Any motorcycle enthusiasts here?

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  1. SiNNiK

    SiNNiK Well-Known Member

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    Just dropped new plugs in the bike, running crispy.

    I've got a '09 Yamaha 1300. I lo0oves it.

    Wondering what kinds of bikes folks here ride.

    Peace.
     
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    Laugh if you all want, but I'd love to have a Royal Enfield... just for short trips around town. It's definitely not a highway bike... but look at it! That's a cool bike.

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    I owned a RE once..we called it god's gift to the oil companies..use to leak like a sieve.
     
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    How was the ride? I've heard the vibration is hell on the hands.
     
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    Diablo Well-Known Member

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    They all vibrated, RE, BSA. Through the seat too so you got a numb ass....handled OK though, when it wasn't broken. Tbf, I was poor so I could only buy old bikes.
     
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    SiNNiK Well-Known Member

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    Very VERY cool. I would never laugh at a bike. I love them all.
     
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    SiNNiK Well-Known Member

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    Were there any Japanese brands around your area back then?
     
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    Diablo Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah. Honda4; the original Kawa 500 3cyl, 60bhp at the rear wheel and a flexible frame, named the Green Meanie.
    Italians too, I owned Ducatis, there were Laverdis too.
     
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    SiNNiK Well-Known Member

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    All those bikes, and no pics? :(

    I love old vehicles and garden tractors. Fixing them is almost more fun than using them.
     
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    Confederate has some crazy designs.


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    '76 R75/6
     
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    They { Royal Enfields } are gaining popularity due to increased
    production improvements and of course affordability.
    Go to YouTube and - Itchy boots - a very courageous female from
    Europe and her remarkable trek thru old Russia and terrority as she
    Videos her plan to single-handidly travel { even thru Iran } while never
    becoming depressed even when her Enfield breaks down a few times,
    Her never-say-die mindset combined with her cheerful attitude make
    her a near Joan of Arc among female long travel bikers.
    She is just awesome.However not to many examples of such
    here stateside.I did read a Nice story { about 12 years ago }
    about a Black Female with a goal of travelling 100,ooo miles
    { stateside } on her Honda Valkyrie Tourer.That was 100,ooo
    miles in a year.I had that very bike in 2000.
    I used to average 6,ooo miles a year on me motorcycles.
    I've been down to less than 2,ooo miles the last 5 years.
     
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    A complete failure and ridululous waste of money even if
    Brad Pitt.The bike is little more than a novelty.Very difficult to
    start and even when it does it runs roughs.I doubt even Jay Leno
    a master-class collector wants one.
    It is blatantly Overbuilt to the point of being unusable.
    I doubt even Sturgis devotees give a crap.It's a remarkable
    attempt to be above all other motorcyles.
    A Motorcycle has to have chops { ability }.
    I highly doubt Steve McQueen would give it a thumbs-up.
    A Motorcyle HAS to work.First and foremost.
     
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    Nonnie Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Never ever been on a motorbike in my life and I'm 52 !!!!

    Not on my to-do list.
     
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    Well yer in luck.For less than $ 4,ooo you can get the brand new
    Honda Super Cub 125.The Honda Super cub has been in production
    since 1957-58.With just a few years off.
    It is THE Most manufactured vehicle of all time.Beating out all
    other motorycles as well cars.With over One Hundred Million Units being made
    and sold.The little bike has no clutch on the handlebar and is a 4-speed.
    It is very easy to ride and is fun.17 " wheels make it like a motorcycle
    more than a Moped.It has just 8 ponies { 8 h.p. } but it'll hit over 50 m.p.h.
    in no time.Great for around town and running errands.
    Honda had many colors to choose from.And a really nice cushioned
    seat.Which is red because Mr.Honda loved the color red.Wore a Red
    shirt to work every day.
    This year marks the 6oth anniversary of Honda in the U.S.
    Keeping in mind ...
    You Meet the Nicest People on a HONDA
     
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    Nonnie Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Motorbikes aren't for me. The Honda super club sounds like the Vespa, owned by guys that like to feel the rush of air over their vagina.
     
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    That's cool, I used to ride on the back on my Dad's Honda from Dallas to Houston when I was a kid, looked a lot like that BMW. Do you still have it?
     
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    I lol'd, literally. Those can be fun too, till your friends see you on them. I started on a Yamaha C3 scooter, which is just as bad. Went up to a 650, then the 1300. Got a 1900 outside that needs a little clutch work, but I will step up to that one after while. Right now I'm pretty focused on the 13.
     
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    2010 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic. Wife has a 2010 Ultra TriGlide. Hers is black with flames. :)
     
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    Is there anything more beautiful than a Vincent Black Shadow?
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    Recumbent bike and trike I fabricated. The rear triangles are donor parts from Wally world, suspension Mountain bikes. Ditto front forks and the bottom bracket shell and the existing 'seat tube and down tube'. The rest is fabricated from EMT conduit and a tubing bender. The bike has a one piece leather bucket seat I cut from a half a hide I had, I punched all the holes by hand.

    It has 3 12 volt lites running on 2 seperate toggle switches, as well as the rechargable 1300 lumen Bushnell on the handle bar, better lighting than many cars. Once you ride a recumbent, you wont want an unright anymore. Comfy as can be.

    Want to motorize one but the frame would need radical changes.

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    I would never laugh at that beautiful machine!
     
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    "old"? the word is VINTAGE :p
     
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    crank Well-Known Member

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    Trikes are awesome! Fantastic urban transport. If you're careful, you can put a week's worth of groceries in those big rear baskets.
     
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    Bike admirer, but never a bike owner.

    Back in my yooth, couldn't pass up a pretty Vespa. Good dirt bikes were fun, and Triumphs turned my head. All bikes really, except the giant modern highway machines in bright colours. Never liked 'em.
     
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