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That box in the background is a utility sidecar my Dad had that bolted up to his 1947 HD Pan Head.

He may have purchased it in the fall of 1947 (assuming HD brought out next year models then like they do now) but it was a 1948. There is no such thing as a 1947 panhead.  :beerchug:
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That box in the background is a utility sidecar my Dad had that bolted up to his 1947 HD Pan Head.

He may have purchased it in the fall of 1947 (assuming HD brought out next year models then like they do now) but it was a 1948. There is no such thing as a 1947 panhead.  :beerchug:

Quite true, I am basically guessing at the year (should have said that). He bought it from Lockheed for $50.00 when they were reducing inventory at the end of WWII. I think I have a picture of it somewhere. I need to dig it out and see what it is. I will post when I find it.

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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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Love the pic.  Great story!        :great:   

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




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The newer pix are of the bikes I had.

Is that first one a Seca GRY?  :??:
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The newer pix are of the bikes I had.

Is that first one a Seca GRY?  :??:
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One of my favorites that I now wish I hadn't sold.  Bought the rolling chassis with 900 miles for $1200.  The guy had pulled the engine to put in a mini sprint car he raced.  Bought the engine and exhaust from a salvage yard called sport wheels up north for another $1200.  When I called about an engine the guy told me that his buddy in Canada was an insurance adjuster and had one to get rid of.  Lucky me!  That bike was a real hoot to ride.  Rode it from So. Indiana to Macon, GA and back.
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i came across this early this year, 1991 Honda vfr750
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Couple of my restores:

1980 Honda CB750 Super Sport

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 Brother Mark and I both had early quads , Suzuki sport 230S, not powerful but fun.

 Mark 1990 on his,  Ocean Shores WA


 Dan on his, Moses Lake WA
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First picture is my old 1970 CB350 (no, it was not an original CL) with my then young  (and still married to) lovely wife.  Second photo is the Yamaha Vision I purchased brand new in 1984. After  almost 30 years with the Vision I then got my red 2000 C10, Vision is gone (had an engine problem, not going to put any more money into it) Son- in-laws Vulcan in the background.  Last picture is the true 1970 CL350 I purchased this summer.  It is still a work in progress but i was able to ride it this September in the "Gentleman's" ride.  Not sure it I am going to keep the old Honda next year or not, it is certainly a different riding experience and it still has a few "bugs" to work out. .      Edit, I am not an "expired" member, don't know how to get that fixed.
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 Bought 4 years ago w/o title. Title in my  name last year. Waiting for the darned mechanik to start on it. LOL

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 Bought 4 years ago w/o title. Title in my  name last year. Waiting for the darned mechanik to start on it. LOL


Dan, those are really fun bikes. A modern Bonneville so to speak (without the breakdowns, oil leaks, Lucas electrics, Amal carburetors, etc.).

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One of my favorites that I now wish I hadn't sold.  Bought the rolling chassis with 900 miles for $1200.  The guy had pulled the engine to put in a mini sprint car he raced.  Bought the engine and exhaust from a salvage yard called sport wheels up north for another $1200.  When I called about an engine the guy told me that his buddy in Canada was an insurance adjuster and had one to get rid of.  Lucky me!  That bike was a real hoot to ride.  Rode it from So. Indiana to Macon, GA and back.

Very nice Bud! I'm a sucker for mid-to late 80's Suzi's!  :great: :great:

I'd like to see some more pics of that one... Please post some more!  :)     

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  My 2002 Honda Super Blackbird.  A great motorcycle.
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Very cool Brent!  :great: :great:

I almost bought one of those a couple bikes ago, it was one of the earlier ones that was carb'd (late 90's?), I think the later model years went to fuel injection at some point right? Did you do hard or soft luggage for it and go on any trips? Any pics with the luggage?

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 Also had a GL SilverWing I (interstate). 1983 version had the engine displacement increased to 674cc? and called it GL650, also made a CX650. The increased power was nice compared to the 500. Bro Al had a 78 CX500 before.
 Had it until summer '97 when  cow orker asked for the third time to buy it for his wife. I had outgrown the GL.
 Just then read article in Rider about the price drop of the C10. So Decided that was the new bike for me even tho had never recalled seeing one.  No available 97's so sales guy put in an order for a '98 that came in in August '97
 It was a brave new world riding the C10.

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Another one of my regrets is not taking more pictures of all the bikes I've owned.  One thing about the "good ole days" of the 80's was that cameras required film......that had to be developed.....I was real bad about taking a roll of film and never getting it developed or just not taking any pictures at all.  Gonna have to start asking relatives if they have any of me and my bikes.
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Another one of my regrets is not taking more pictures of all the bikes I've owned.  One thing about the "good ole days" of the 80's was that cameras required film......that had to be developed.....I was real bad about taking a roll of film and never getting it developed or just not taking any pictures at all.  Gonna have to start asking relatives if they have any of me and my bikes.

my biggest lament today... :truce: :truce: :truce:

all my cool photos of old bikes, are all on paper... and digging them out of boxes that have been archived for 20+ years, and digitizing them for "modern" viewing is causing me a lot of anguish.... back in the '70s I had my own darkroom, and shot a lot of film.. man, it sucks being ancient.

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:    not    :great: :beerchug: :motonoises:

anyone wanna buy some nice old SLR cameras? just kidding... I collect old cameras also.. many garage sales, yielded some from the 20's, thru the 70's...  Kodak's, Polaroids, Argus,
won my first photo contest in 1971 with a Brownie Hawkeye...(circa 1950)
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 Several of the pics of my previous bikes I took off the internet.
 Only a few show me with or on them.

Another one of my regrets is not taking more pictures of all the bikes I've owned.  One thing about the "good ole days" of the 80's was that cameras required film......that had to be developed.....I was real bad about taking a roll of film and never getting it developed or just not taking any pictures at all.  Gonna have to start asking relatives if they have any of me and my bikes.

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My bikes over the past 3 years.  I repainted the 1978 Yamaha myself with rattle cans. Rebuilt the 1980 Suzuki GS850G (most comfortable bike I've ever had).  Currently with a 2001 Concours. 

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Here's what I had right before the 86 Connie, a 1978 XS1100E. Did my first Iron Butt ride on that :motonoises:
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Brian - What's the story on that Fairing?  I bet that was a conversation starter. 
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It's a Jacwal Superwedge.  Actually a great fairing...obviously unique looking. Love it or hate it, it worked.

The link below has a little blurb on page 35.  The scroll down to page 43 for an ad with the Concours.

https://books.google.com/books?id=NvsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA35&dq=Jacwal+superwedge&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiP_cfUvv_QAhWd8oMKHRc2BWQQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=Jacwal%20superwedge&f=false
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