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sort of new guy in sc
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:13:48 pm »
Joined forum becuse i finally got a c10. im NOT a touring guy typically, last big bike i did any touring on was a 75 CB750-F..  I got the c-10 in trade from a friend who wanted it out of his driveway (hes more of a goldwing/sprint guy), and he wanted me to do soem thing to his 75 RD350-b (yeah, the orange ones).
 Moslty im into old 2strokes and various other oddball bikes. colors run deep yamaha RD though, they are def in my wheelhouse. However, since a recent divorce the road trip bug has hit so this fits the bill. background is too complicated to explain, but im a mechanical engineer that started working life as a mechanic. 45 yrs old, no kids. was married 10 years.  have experience with the c-10 from various friends owning them and some side paid work i have done in the past, and was the ONLY tourer i would have had if i ever got one.

i do all my own work except wheel lacing. hate it. and the occasional paint job.

My other current bikes are as such (they all run and are ready to ride BTW):

4130 lightweight rd350(custom frame)  261 lbs wet



1967 C2TR kawasaki  yes, this has the rotary shift of death if you are familiar with it



1970 yamaha R5. (barney) very early model, serial no 00200 original paint. built in 69.



older picture of my 09 sport classic. currently on ebay.



84 rz350 with a bunch of upgrades.



1989 DT50 bought NEW from dealership in 2015. yes im serious.



honda grom with 4v head and scrambler exhaust i built. + all sorts of other junk. can hit 90+ mph.



74-ish RD350 converted to liquid cooled hybrid thing. this ones my baby.




KTM390 duke. general run around and twisties bike  dead stock aside from a few cosmetics. love love love this bike.



and finally, a 71 kaw G3SS with a cr85 motor, disc brake conversion, and modified kreidler racing faring.




so.. the c10 is def not in my usual wheelhouse.  :sign0023:  However i plan on keeping it stock aside from one or 2 small things, and having it around for a long time.

so, keeping in mind the above, you may get soem weird posts from me.

notable past bikes are also a few h2's, a bunch of h1's, even more s2's (kaw 2-stroke triples), the full range of the suzuki gt series sans the 350, a 74 moto-morini 3 1/2 strada (restored by me), and an indian me-70.










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Re: sort of new guy in sc
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 10:52:25 am »
Welcome to COG Mark!  I just got done wiping the drool off of my face after looking at all of your bikes.  My first 4 bikes were 2 strokes.  Started on a Chaparral 100 dirtbike.  First street bike was a 72 DS7 Yamaha.  Second bike was a new 78 RD400 in silver.  Third was a 74 GT750 that I rode out west in 83.  Me and a buddy from college took that one to NYC and Boston in 81.  It looks like you do very nice work on your bikes! 

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Re: sort of new guy in sc
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 11:25:45 am »
Mark, welcome aboard, you have a nice stable. You should join us at the Barber Vintage Festival, we set up camp COG in lot B.
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Re: sort of new guy in sc
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 02:09:06 pm »
Wow Mark... nice selection. I see a museum in the making :great:

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Re: sort of new guy in sc
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 02:24:32 pm »
Hi,
      That Ducati is SWEET! ;D
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Re: sort of new guy in sc
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 01:26:00 pm »
  Mark welcome to Forum it looks like another wheels of time very nice bikes. :motonoises:

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Re: sort of new guy in sc
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 01:49:43 pm »
Back when I was in the Navy, I had a RD-350. Loved the bike, but it loved to foul plugs!
At the time, Yamaha was advertising the RD; by showing a 750 or 500 owner with his head down, after trying to outrun an RD.

With all the mods, what kind of speeds are yours capable of?
Do you do track days with any of them?

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Re: sort of new guy in sc
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 05:30:36 pm »
Thanks Guys. :) i like my old junk for sure.

the white rd with the lc top end has hit a verified 134 mph when i had it geared crazy until i de-tuned it a bit. I was going to run it at maxton flying mile a few years ago but just didn't pan out. 

ive been to barbers quite a few times. last year i was in the building with my buddy nick at vintage smoke at a vendor booth. i had my dt, white rd and monospine project there at the booth. (the auction bldg) 

I'll def look for you guys next time i go. i usually go one year, skip the next, etc.

i don't track these bikes. if i were to track a bike,. id prob pick up a clapped out ninja 250 or 300 i didnt care about. Im friends with a LOT of ahrma guys though, im def more of a 'wrench'  :)


oh, btw... the ducati is on ebay right now.