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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2017, 11:15:54 pm »
I picked up this V-Strom 1000 to keep the C14 company. Not to mention some back country riding out west this year. Alaska in 2018, did you get that Randy?

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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #126 on: February 12, 2017, 11:11:20 am »
Nice bike Cliff!  I'm guessing it has the skinny bags on it so it doesn't suffer from wide azz syndrome.  Givi bags are great......but damn things stick out so far!  My cousin has a 1250 bandit with givi's.  Have ridden that bike in San Francisco with those.  One just better not forget how wide it is back there.  On a different subject, it looks like you have some interesting stuff in your garage!

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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #127 on: February 12, 2017, 12:07:52 pm »
Thanks Bud, those bags will be coming off. There tiny, I'll put something on much larger & useable. Lots of farkles to come.

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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #128 on: February 12, 2017, 03:02:11 pm »
I picked up this V-Strom 1000 to keep the C14 company. Not to mention some back country riding out west this year. Alaska in 2018, did you get that Randy?

Cliff   :beerchug:

Grats on the new toy Cliff!  :beerchug:
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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #129 on: February 12, 2017, 08:32:01 pm »
That dude must have had a heck of a big toe to bend a set of forks!    :-\

My dad had a bike like that, but was a 160. It looked identical to yours but with a larger engine. I never did get to ride it, but it planted the seed.

Thanks for sharing, Dan!

 I had CB160 around 1974. Bought it not running and put a Rocky big bore piston kit in it. I kept up with the 250's.
 BTW, most of my bike photos before 1980 are file pics off the web. That made it easy to do the moto photo album.

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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #130 on: February 12, 2017, 08:50:42 pm »
I picked up this V-Strom 1000 to keep the C14 company. Not to mention some back country riding out west this year. Alaska in 2018, did you get that Randy?

Cliff   :beerchug:

I'll go Alaska with you in 2018, its on my schedule as a must do anyway. Unless you off-roading...... the trike don't do that well.  :motonoises:
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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #131 on: February 13, 2017, 09:50:01 am »
That dude must have had a heck of a big toe to bend a set of forks!    :-\

My dad had a bike like that, but was a 160. It looked identical to yours but with a larger engine. I never did get to ride it, but it planted the seed.

Thanks for sharing, Dan!

 I had CB160 around 1974. Bought it not running and put a Rocky big bore piston kit in it. I kept up with the 250's.
 BTW, most of my bike photos before 1980 are file pics off the web. That made it easy to do the moto photo album.


Yes! That is exactly like the one my dad had, except the front fender was different. The previous owner cut the fender back a little ways for some reason.

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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #132 on: February 13, 2017, 11:36:46 pm »
I picked up this V-Strom 1000 to keep the C14 company. Not to mention some back country riding out west this year. Alaska in 2018, did you get that Randy?

Cliff   :beerchug:

Grats on the new toy Cliff!  :beerchug:

Thanks buddy, it's not a replacement for the C14. Just an option for riding style & some backcountry touring.

I picked up this V-Strom 1000 to keep the C14 company. Not to mention some back country riding out west this year. Alaska in 2018, did you get that Randy?

Cliff   :beerchug:

I'll go Alaska with you in 2018, its on my schedule as a must do anyway. Unless you off-roading...... the trike don't do that well.  :motonoises:

Planning on some back country & off road. The trike want be up to it.

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Old thread. I know, I know... but hey Cliff! :s_hi:

Looking for any feedback you may have on that V-Strom 1000.? Likes/dislikes etc-

My dealer still has a new leftover 2014 sitting on the floor & I'm thinking about STEALING it here soon. Literally, price is rediculous-

Same exact bike(desert khaki) except it's the base model, not the "adventure".

I've read pretty much everything I can find on the web and I'm 99% sold on the deal.. just wondering what's your take on it after riding/owning it a while?  :beerchug:

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Old thread. I know, I know... but hey Cliff! :s_hi:

Looking for any feedback you may have on that V-Strom 1000.? Likes/dislikes etc-

My dealer still has a new leftover 2014 sitting on the floor & I'm thinking about STEALING it here soon. Literally, price is rediculous-

Same exact bike(desert khaki) except it's the base model, not the "adventure".

I've read pretty much everything I can find on the web and I'm 99% sold on the deal.. just wondering what's your take on it after riding/owning it a while?  :beerchug:

Hey LakeTrax, Admittedly I haven't ridden it that much, I've been hung up on hitting 200K on the C14. I've only put around 6,000 miles on it so far. I do like it, it's just a fun bike. Much like riding a really fast Schwinn bicycle.

It's geared slightly high, but on the upside it will cruise 90 mph all day long. Also a easy fix with sprockets. Seat height, bar position all works well for me. I'm even happy with the stock shield. Stock suspension works well, handles good & plenty of power for what it is.

I rode it out to New Mexico to do the NMBDR ride. A couple sections of that trail were all most to much for it, brutally rough, steep & rocky. Overall the bike did great though. 

I did a 700 mile day on it & it wasn't bad. That was with stock seat. Seat is the only thing left to do on it, will get it done this spring. With a good seat those kind of days should be no problem.

I have a trip planned to Alaska & Canada planned for it this year. It should be around 10,000 miles total. Needless to say I'll know more then.

I'll try to get some new pictures posted tonight of it's current state.

Cliff   :beerchug:

 
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Thanks for the info man. :great:

All the stuff I wanted to hear really..
Like with most motorcycles, I fully expect to have some trivial personal gripes. Good to know though that most of those, and any mechanical beefs, can be cured with some thoughtful aftermarket bucks. I'm mostly glad to hear that you think the power is acceptable. Really the only thing I've wondered about being disappointed with-
Heading to the dealer tomorrow am and hoping to get it done-  >:D

Good luck if you make the trek up north this year!
I envision doing the same type of trip with it someday if I bring it home-

-Jesse  :beerchug:

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I have a trip planned to Alaska & Canada planned for it this year. It should be around 10,000 miles total. Needless to say I'll know more then.


Will definitely need a thread to follow along that epic trip Cliff, sounds awesome!  :great:  :popcorn:
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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #137 on: February 20, 2018, 02:46:20 am »
The current lineup, sport touring, sport, dual sport... I think I'm happy and covered for a variety of riding.  :great: :great:




A full touring Wing would be nice to round out the herd, but I just don't know, I find myself on the fence lately and very content at the moment with the current toy chest.  :13:

Only thing missing now is less time working and more time riding...  :( :truce: :motonoises:
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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #138 on: February 21, 2018, 04:52:49 am »
 I NEVER said I wouldn't ride one...
 I did say they didn't make a MC I am interested in.
 Then I rode this a couple years ago and yes they did make a model in 2006/7)  that I wanted.
 So four weeks ago saw orange/silver 2006 HD VRSCR Street Rod (version of the VROD) with only 12k mi in good condition.
 Very diif than the other VROD's. Sport like seat/bar/footpeg positions, 5" suspension with upside down cartridge forks. More ground clearance. 120 hp, 80 ftlbs torque.
Rode with the Triumph group out of Olympia two Sats' ago logging 300 mi  and really enjoyed it.
 More like a std bike.

 Read the review.
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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #139 on: February 21, 2018, 10:56:25 am »
That's pretty cool , Dan. Just don't hork it up with open pipes now! 

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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #140 on: February 22, 2018, 05:22:34 am »
 Jerry, it already too loud! With stock pipes.
 Another version of baffleectomy. PO has 12  1/4 holes  drilled on rear muffler plate on each pipe.
 Thinking of using pop rivets to close half of them at least.
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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #141 on: February 22, 2018, 10:29:36 am »
Quite a different ride- no wind protection, low seat and a big fat rear tire. Too bad that engine was not well received by the HD crowd.

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Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
« Reply #142 on: February 23, 2018, 04:50:01 am »
 30" seat height.
 Stock rear tire is a 180.
 Not much aftermarket support anymore.
 I am looking for a diff handle bar as it it narrow and a reach. Normal risers wont work as gauge set incorporated. A short screen.
 Still after a cold 300 mi ride two sat's ago it was until 3 PM when the real cold set in below 40. I was also wearing heated clothing. Jacket/gloves/insoles.
 

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how do you like that vulcan?  sat on a  few, not a fan of the fwd controls but otherwise looked pretty good.

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The attachment is my first bike (Benelli 65 Dynamo) and my two lovely sisters.

Then I had a few other bikes over the years.  I only have 14 right now.

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Nice to see that you don't discriminate; quite a lineup!  :great:

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The attachment is my first bike (Benelli 65 Dynamo) and my two lovely sisters.

Then I had a few other bikes over the years.  I only have 14 right now.

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I recognized your Benelli from the JC Penney's catalog when I was a kid.   I remember it's long seat and kool looks.   I was drooling over almost any mini-bike at that time but especially liked the Benellis but never had one.    My first mini-bike was a 1970 Honda CT70.   Catalogs were our internet as kids.   Did you buy the Benelli from JC Penneys, just curious?

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pic with triples: h2, 400 and h1?  nice.

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Thanks, Diz! I definitely love all things two wheels, and it just never pays to discriminate. ;^)

Roger - thanks. My Pop purchased the Benelli from the kid across the street when we lived in N. Tonawanda NY in the early 70s. My friend bought a "new" Yamaha DT100, and sold "me" the Benelli and we proceeded to ride the numerous trails in the area.
I remember that the importer for Benelli back in those days was Cosmopolitan Motors in Rochester NY - but there is a lot of fuel through the jets since that time..

I remember a couple of things about that bike.
1 - we used to dig holes and pile the dirt up, and then jump over the hole by hitting the "ramp" made from the dirt. I remember one underwear-filling aerial maneuver when the right handlebar folded up, as was the design on the Benelli, whilst I was "tounge-out-mid-air" over the "jump-hole". I am 55, that happened when I was 12 or so, and I still remember it "fondly" ;^) .
2 - The bike was the single worst ever for changing a tube. My very patient father had much trouble changing the tube when I finally got a flat, likely from my aerial antics previously detailed. Split-wheels are no fun if you don't have much experience with bike tire changing. That is all I will say, except that my father is a Saint.
3 - I traded that Benelli for a Hodaka Dirt Squirt 100. That is a completely different story.

m in sc -

That was, front to back, my custom built (by me) 1974 frame with dealer installed dual disc front end, with a 1972 engine from a beautiful but crashed blue 750. I bought both bikes for literally beer money back then, and put together that sweet wheelie machine.  Wish I had that one back - it was a screamer, but had all the bad habits you love in an H-series.

The second was a 74 H1, and the third a 75 H1.   

I'll post this picture here; there is a good chance a few of you will appreciate the subject based on the above.
I have run my old Illinois "SMOKE U" plate, which originally was on that 74/72 franken H2 above, later on my 61 Pan, and then finally landing on my 97 Concours - where it still resides today.  Following is what that plate looked like after getting back to Fairbanks AK after riding the trip to Deadhorse and back....I still have this plate on my C10 Concours.


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