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Ok, here's a recent one of mine, 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure.

This is the bike I traded my ZG for, but decided to let the 1290SA go just a couple months ago...  :??:

I wasn't even shopping for a new bike when I did this deal, it was more just the right timing. I was looking at it at my local shop, very cool bike and like nothing I'd ever had, drinking lots o orange cool-aid after just buying the EXC lead me to this one... In talking to my local shop they were like "hey you should get one", to which my reply was na I've already got too much $ into the ZG, can't have both... Long story short, they said "trade you for your ZG?"...  :o

I loved my ZG, but had done everything I could to it, had somewhere in the mid $20's to $30 into the ZG, knowing that nobody would ever pay that for her I looked at this as a good deal and decided to go ahead with it, at that time they wanted just under $22k for the 1290SA, so my justification for trying it was that in my head I was getting about 20gz for my ZG without doing anything to sell it, seemed like a good deal to me.

I've had dozens of bikes but never a twin, this 1290SA was my first twin, oh my is that fun, all you need is a little bump in the road, quick blip of the throttle and boom up comes the front wheel, so much fun!  :great: :great:

This was also my first European bike, all my prior bikes were Japan bikes. Wow at the quality of parts etc, night and day compared to Japan bikes.  :great: :great:

I loved the bike for just me, but the downside to it (IMO) is it was not a very comfy long distance 2up bike. Sure it can be done, but my wife was not in love with being on the back of it, and as we age I have her on the back more and more for long distance trips, I need and want her to "want" to go, so hence why I ended up trading the SA in for a Wing just a couple months ago.

Some of the things I really loved about this SA were the tank size (8 gallon  :o), built in cruise control, twin torque, and bullet proof to hit gravel/dirt roads.  :great: :great:

If I could afford having two $20k+ bikes in the garage I would have kept it, but for that much dough it just didn't check every box for me...  :??:

Below is the day one pic in it's oem form...





I swapped out the luggage, had Loren build me a seat, added more crash protection, better lighting, full Arrow exhaust w/PCV, K&N, did some custom paint work to orange it up a bit more, etc...









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Really, nobody going to comment on this ugly a** mullet. :D That's a slice out of the 1980's right there.




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Really, nobody going to comment on this ugly a** mullet. :D That's a slice out of the 1980's right there.


 :49:   :sign0099:  :sign0144:


Don't make me hunt down some good mullet shots of you from back in the day bro...  ;D  :beerchug:


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the key is Jay, when was the mullet set on the back burner.... :rotflmao:

we all grow up... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :nananana: :beerchug: :beerchug:


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In 1971 I bought this Honda CR110 after seeing an ad in the San Jose Mercury. Here I am during my one and only road race in Cotati California (in which I took second place):



Twenty years later, in 1991, I sold it to a restoration expert who drove up from southern California to pick it up:



Forgot about it until twenty years later (2011) and the restorer contacts me out of the blue to show off his restoration:





He was able to save the original finish on the tank, front fender and frame. This is as close to new as any CR110 on planet earth, he did a magnificent job. I sold it to the right guy.

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This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):



I had this up until two years ago when I sold it to my son. This is one of the best motorcycles I've ever owned, smooth, fast, comfortable and almost maintenance-free (hydraulic valve actuators).

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Me and two of my best riding buddies on my 1969 Honda CB750 (one of the first to arrive in northern California):



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This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):



I had this up until two years ago when I sold it to my son. This is one of the best motorcycles I've ever owned, smooth, fast, comfortable and almost maintenance-free (hydraulic valve actuators).

Dan

You are dead on, I think that was one of the best bikes made.....  :great:

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You are dead on, I think that was one of the best bikes made.....  :great:

I see that bike and remember Frankie's back then, man he beat on that bike and it just kept ticking!  :great:
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In 1971 I bought this Honda CR110 after seeing an ad in the San Jose Mercury. Here I am during my one and only road race in Cotati California (in which I took second place):



Twenty years later, in 1991, I sold it to a restoration expert who drove up from southern California to pick it up:



Forgot about it until twenty years later (2011) and the restorer contacts me out of the blue to show off his restoration:





He was able to save the original finish on the tank, front fender and frame. This is as close to new as any CR110 on planet earth, he did a magnificent job. I sold it to the right guy.

Dan


Oh my Dan, now THAT is rad! Great one!  :goodpost: :You_Rock_Emoticon: :bravo_2: :allhail: :great:
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Took my MC endorsement on a 1985 CB700SC!
Awesome bike. Just found one in mint condition 20 min from me but the owner thinks it is worth almost 4K!!!    :-\
Maybe 2K. not 4.

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A good friend bought one of these brand new in 1983 just before we did a big loop from southern indiana to Arizona and lots in between.  I was so jealous!  Bought this one in July of 1991 for $1500.  Still have it.  First bike I've had the top end off of to replace the head gasket and base gasket.  Shop screwed that job up three times.  Always ended up leaking at the base gasket.  They blamed my athena gaskets and the motorcycle being old, but never themselves!  It's not good when I turned out to be a better mechanic than someone who makes their living at it.  This is me and my niece Jenny when she was little.  Note my Who "Tommy" t-shirt.  I've had lots more bikes than cars.  If anyone is bored, I'll post more.

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This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):



I had this up until two years ago when I sold it to my son. This is one of the best motorcycles I've ever owned, smooth, fast, comfortable and almost maintenance-free (hydraulic valve actuators).

Dan
Ditto I did the same thing. Same year make model and closeout in 1986. I wish I still had it.

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This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):



I had this up until two years ago when I sold it to my son. This is one of the best motorcycles I've ever owned, smooth, fast, comfortable and almost maintenance-free (hydraulic valve actuators).

Dan


very nice!  My version was an 82 VF750S Sabre.  Sadly, the only picture I had of the bike was lost in the divorce.  :(

here's what it looked like though.  it's the one bike I've owned which I regret selling.

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The oldies are internet pix.

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The newer pix are of the bikes I had.

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first bike

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my first one.bought used in about 1984, IIRC.

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my second bike.  I hauled this one to Texas in 1989 before I sold it down there to buy the V45 Sabre.

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The oldies are internet pix.

I always thought the Bridgestone 350 was a cool bike (second picture). No medallions on the tank, you had to know who made it. Carburetors on the ends of the crank because of rotary valve induction system. It made the engine wide but overall the motorcycle was a sharp design IMO.

My brother had a CB160 like the first picture. Rode it like he thought of himself as Mike Hailwood.

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Ok, ok I guess i was sportin' the mullet back in the 80's too.  :-[


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2nd bike


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The bike I played on for over five weeks in Colorado.

I'm not 100% sure i'm gonna sell this, it does have a certain charm. Original plan was to sell this and the c-10 when I got the Versys. And insurance is only $35/year.



BTW, the dark/wet spot at the bottom of the rear tire is water draining from the drain hole in the right side saddle bag. It's the ice melting as I have that bag lined with foam to make a cooler.

Pic was taken west of Crested Butte on CR12. Went from Crested Butte to Hwy 133 over Kebler Pass.  I liked the road enough to do it in the opposite direction a few days later.

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Okay, a couple more.

This is my 1964 Honda CB77 that I bought used while still in High School. When I got it, the color was lime green and it had a pair of loud megaphone "mufflers" on it. I "Bergmenized" it by stripping the paint and rattle-can painting it Candy Apple Blue, chroming the headlight mounts, installing CL77 Scrambler handlebars, chrome front fender and a set of cross-over high straight pipes:



Notice the round sleeve on the license plate bracket, back then in California all vehicles had to have the registration visible for LEOs. They stopped that practice when it became clear that theives were using this method to locate bikes (and cars) to steal.

My first entry into wheeled vehicle maintenance back around 1953/1954 or so:



That is me wearing the six-gun (every kid my age wore a six-gun) and my brother with safety glasses on (never know what could blow up here).

That box in the background is a utility sidecar my Dad had that bolted up to his 1947 HD Pan Head. He used to take me and my brother out for rides in it, we would stand up and look over the front. I would roll out and get "lost" on my tricycle and Dad would come and find me, pick me and the tricycle up in one bundle, set me in the sidecar and bring me home. I would take many opportunities to get "lost" just because. It is in the blood.

It doesn't get any better then this.

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