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How many members ride a bike ? and what kind ?

I will start it off ,,
I have a 1982 Yamahaha 650Max that is a 4 banger and has a drive shaft drive train , I got it in a box or two in 1984 and rebuild it and put all the parts back in place it's great road bike ,it now has just over 6500 miles on it and when I got it the speed o meter was about 2100 miles...I just got a new battery for it so I could ride it b/4 summer was over this year...

Now it's your turn for a bit of show and tell


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I used to ride a BMX bike to school...

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Bj, that's a BIKE! I've always thought it was my bike that attracted what was then my wife to be, however once we were married she never sat on it again! WOMEN! But she really is perfect in every other way even after 53 years together. Now Bj, how about a shot of you all dressed-up and sitting on it.
I almost forgot, my present machine has to be peddled and I go around the estate a couple of times a year.

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Very nice looking bike Bj. I ride a 1984 Kawasaki 550Ltd that I rescued from a barn after sitting for 7 or 8 years. New tires, fuel tank, battery, etc etc. Been on a few trip with it and never a problem. I'll post pics when I find them. They are currently "lost" on another computer... long story, but I've almost finished recovering, er, "finding" them.

I also own a 1978 Yamaha XS1100 that I carried into the garage, one box at a time. Someday, I might actually finish putting it together. I've got the motor together, in the freshly (5 years ago) painted frame. Just have to get the electrics, brakes, etc etc together on it. Someday.....

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Hi Brian

Look forward to seeing the snapshots

I like the old iron,, it's fun to work on unlike the new stuff they have out now, at one time had many bikes ,one time I got the BOSS and me some trail bikes to go tooling around on in the hills, the Boss hit a tree the 1st. time out with her bike, that was funny to me but not her, that took her riding days down to zero.. so now I just hop on the bike and hit the road..
late at night the norm, just about sundown when all the bugs come out but I like the cool air , the sid lid is a must for me now but I still like to take it off now and then to get the free feeling back one more time...nothing like having the wind blowing on you at 60 or so with the bugs hitting you at 70 or so.. sure saves on dinner, all the bugs you can eat for free

I'm getting a bit older now but I sure enjoy riding the bike... many will say your nuts, but they are the ones that have not been on a bike.. at 11:00 at night pich black out on a dark highway ,just you and the bike and the stars and the wind.., GREAT some will say I have the seen the Kawasaki TV add and that looks like fun,,, it's about 10 times better than the add on TV...

As you can see I like bikes and have for about 50 years or so..


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Very nice looking bike Bj. I ride a 1984 Kawasaki 550Ltd that I rescued from a barn after sitting for 7 or 8 years. New tires, fuel tank, battery, etc etc. Been on a few trip with it and never a problem. I'll post pics when I find them. They are currently "lost" on another computer... long story, but I've almost finished recovering, er, "finding" them.

I also own a 1978 Yamaha XS1100 that I carried into the garage, one box at a time. Someday, I might actually finish putting it together. I've got the motor together, in the freshly (5 years ago) painted frame. Just have to get the electrics, brakes, etc etc together on it. Someday.....

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I started out with a Honda CT-70 and moved up to an XL-175 in high school. Since then I have owned several different bikes; a Yamaha DT-250, a Suzuki 500 triple, a Honda CB-350 and the last was a highly modified Kawasaki KZ-750. This was the small frame version of the bike, and it had all the goodies such as Emron epoxy paint, custom headers that were very quiet and a Vance and Hines racing clutch. It appeared to be stock to an untrained eye, so it didn't attract undue attention from the police. It was too fast for the average rider to enjoy. It would run side by side with a V-Max 1100, the quickest you could buy at the time. (with a 50 lb weight disadvantage between riders) Cracking the throtle hard would lift the front wheel in 3 gears with a 255 Lb rider leaning forward. The bike came with an 85 MPH speedometer which was a joke. The top end stop peg was removed and I found out the bike was going 145 when the speedo pointed at the neutral light. I owned this bike while I was stationed at Ft Riley, KS. We used to go fishing everyday after work and some of the access roads were very difficult to manage with the racing clutch. KZ bikes were not designed to climb broken concrete road fill in the first place. I miss that bike a lot. I will find a photo and scan it and edit the post when I can. This weekend I am looking at a pocket rocket. It sounds like a fun toy to play with.

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Hi Mike

Sounds like you also enjoy bikes

Most that buy a pocket rocket (croch) are walking in about 90 days or so,that's to say they don't have a bike lic. after 90 days or so, they are to fast for the street,,, and it's hard not to open them up and push them down the road.. at 120+ mph.. and the cops hear them coming and just wait a min. or two to get around behind them I have a buddy that is a cop and he tells me when they see/hear them, it's just a bit of time b/4 they crank them open..the norn is at red lights, he took about 100 of them off the street this year so far, most for drag racing from the corner lights..most got a 12 point ticket,,, did you hear that in Cal.they are taking the bikes,cars,etc. to the packer if they are drag racing,,, no 2nd. chance, off to the packer to make a 2' x 2' or a 3' x 3' steel block... and you can pick it up in a hour or so.. with the keys in place.....try and explain that one to the insurance company or the bank that holds the loan note..


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I started out with a Honda CT-70 and moved up to an XL-175 in high school. Since then I have owned several different bikes; a Yamaha DT-250, a Suzuki 500 triple, a Honda CB-350 and the last was a highly modified Kawasaki KZ-750. This was the small frame version of the bike, and it had all the goodies such as Emron epoxy paint, custom headers that were very quiet and a Vance and Hines racing clutch. It appeared to be stock to an untrained eye, so it didn't attract undue attention from the police. It was too fast for the average rider to enjoy. It would run side by side with a V-Max 1100, the quickest you could buy at the time. (with a 50 lb weight disadvantage between riders) Cracking the throtle hard would lift the front wheel in 3 gears with a 255 Lb rider leaning forward. The bike came with an 85 MPH speedometer which was a joke. The top end stop peg was removed and I found out the bike was going 145 when the speedo pointed at the neutral light. I owned this bike while I was stationed at Ft Riley, KS. We used to go fishing everyday after work and some of the access roads were very difficult to manage with the racing clutch. KZ bikes were not designed to climb broken concrete road fill in the first place. I miss that bike a lot. I will find a photo and scan it and edit the post when I can. This weekend I am looking at a pocket rocket. It sounds like a fun toy to play with.



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It is Steve McQueen in "The Great Escape" who makes me have an interest in Bike.
But before seeing it, I used to ride Honda Super Cub(49cc) without license. Because I was younger than 16 at that time.
The first bike I bought is Honda Rebel(233cc) (#1). This is easy to ride. But less power especially in High-Way.
So Honda Steed(583cc) (#2) is the 2nd. one. I think this bike is really good one.
The reason why I choose this type ? Foot(length between the heel and the crotch) is SHORT....

But it is completely covered with(in) WOODY-DUST now.
I did not ride for more than a year.
I should wax it up... someday...


The motorcycle which is bigger than 750cc was not sold in Japan around 20 years ago.
A shops re-imported the big motorcycles which maker exported overseas(abroad).
How strange country, do you think, Japan is.



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I can agree with "MANY".
Summer days are HOT, winter days are cold, rainny days are terrible.
But the season when cherry blossoms are falling, it is the best for riding under them.
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Hi Benny

Time to get the hose out and give it a wash job,,,, you do know if they don't run from time to time they will stop running without taking the carbs off and doing a clean out job on them... that can cost you big bucks...
"Summer days are HOT" = no better way to cool off than get on the bike and go for a small ride,,,"rainny days, = free shower ,,",winter days are cold" = good days to clean and tune the bike up for the cherry blossoms days that will come in the spring.

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Benny, you're English is very close to perfect now, you must have been getting a lot of practice somewhere.
The bike shown in photo #1 is MY idea of a perfect machine. The sideways shot that Bj. corrected had me puzzled, I'm not very observant. Have you made much sawdust lately?

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