Concours Owners Group (COG) Forum

Motorcycle Talk => Other Motorcycles => Topic started by: ZG on November 19, 2016, 10:59:36 pm

Title: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 19, 2016, 10:59:36 pm
I think this "OTHER BIKE" section on here needs some love and attention...  :)

Hopefully this is a thread many can engage in and be a part of!  :welcome: :campfire:

Post up pics of your past & present bikes you've had or have, tell a little bit about them or just post a pic, no wrong answer here folks!  ;D


 :TPIWWP: :TPIWWP: :TPIWWP:


 :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 19, 2016, 11:02:17 pm
I'll start it off with one of my past bikes, 01 929RR, man this bike was a blast. It had a damaged title and needed some TLC, I fixed her up and rode it for a couple years, good times!  :great: :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/cbr%20929rr_zpshxalkt5v.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/cbr%20929rr_zpshxalkt5v.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 19, 2016, 11:11:30 pm
Here's another one of my fav's, 91 GSXR1100.  :-*

This one I bought down in LA, one way plane ticket PDX to LAX, plan was to buy and ride it home, made it about a 3rd the way, had mechanical issues, had to rent a Uhaul and load her in the back and drive it home. Very challenging finding parts for these old girls now days, pretty much only source for parts is forums and ebay. A couple years later finally finished the restoration, she was a gem!  :)

This is one that I'm now sad that I let her go, sold it on ebay and she made her way north to Canada...  :'(  :s_bye2:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5861.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5861.jpg.html)



Parts were so hard to find I ended up buying another complete bike, just because I got such a good deal on it, drove to Idaho and bought the other one.

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG00431.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG00431.jpg.html)


It worked out good for Gumby me having 2 of them...  :)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/meandgumbi.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/meandgumbi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: WANDRNG on November 19, 2016, 11:12:14 pm
My 2007 KLR - last year of Gen1  geared up for light adventure riding

Down in the Sierras by Lake Isabella

(http://www.westcoastmagnas.com/klr650/images/large/chimney_1.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Sport Rider on November 19, 2016, 11:12:57 pm
this was one of my favorites to ride.  narrow bike, fairly light, plenty of torque from the v-twin.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Sport Rider on November 19, 2016, 11:14:07 pm
this one was surprisingly more comfortable than I thought it would be.  lots of fun in the mountains.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: WillyP on November 19, 2016, 11:19:15 pm
I had this bike in high school, I took my MC endorsement test on it. 1968 Yamaha... YR2C, if memory serves. 2-stroke twin. Yes, that is a wooden seat I made, the bike had burnt prior to my owning it and there was nothing left of the seat but the metal pan. I also had to make a new wiring harness, and I repainted the entire bike in my bedroom after doing the disassembly and prep in the basement. Then I put the bike together and rode it down the stairs and out the front door. Well, we came a long way from my first bike that my mom flipped out over.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: WillyP on November 19, 2016, 11:26:39 pm
And here's the last Triumph I had, a '72 Tiger. I painted that bike red, replaced the mufflers with '69 bullet style, low handlebars and a few other subtle mods, as well as rebuilding the motor and refinishing just about every part on it.

I am very sad I can't find any pictures of it completed. I don't think I took any.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 19, 2016, 11:30:06 pm
Here's one of my past fav's, 93 CBR900RR, man this bike was a hoot!  :motonoises: :great:

When I got her she was a wrecked oem white with red/blue, when I rebuilt it she ended up in a full red dress!  :)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/CBR900RR_zpsce458a6e.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/CBR900RR_zpsce458a6e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 19, 2016, 11:34:15 pm
this was one of my favorites to ride.  narrow bike, fairly light, plenty of torque from the v-twin.

I need some more details on this one SR...  :)  :popcorncouple:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: SalNap on November 20, 2016, 12:11:32 am
These three ZRX's are in my garage now

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: SalNap on November 20, 2016, 12:18:04 am
Had this for a couple years along with my first ZRX

(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/salnap/81%20GPz%20550/100_0234.jpg) (http://s944.photobucket.com/user/salnap/media/81%20GPz%20550/100_0234.jpg.html)

And this 96 DR 350 for a few years

(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/salnap/WP_20130902_002.jpg) (http://s944.photobucket.com/user/salnap/media/WP_20130902_002.jpg.html)

And this beast for about a year, xl 600r

(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/salnap/Photo0133.jpg) (http://s944.photobucket.com/user/salnap/media/Photo0133.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 12:33:33 am
Had this for a couple years along with my first ZRX

([url]http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/salnap/81%20GPz%20550/100_0234.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s944.photobucket.com/user/salnap/media/81%20GPz%20550/100_0234.jpg.html[/url])



Good memories with that post, thanks SN!  :beerchug:

I had an 83(?) back in the day, Kerker exhaust on it, man that bike was a blast!   :motonoises: :great: :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Sport Rider on November 20, 2016, 12:38:53 am
this was one of my favorites to ride.  narrow bike, fairly light, plenty of torque from the v-twin.

I need some more details on this one SR...  :)  :popcorncouple:

that one is a Suzuki VX800.  it was sold here in the states from 90 to 94, I believe.  production ran until 96 in other areas of the world. it was an 800 Intruder motor in a standard frame, but included shaft drive.  I bought that one in stock purple color, but it was pretty clapped out.  I rebuilt and fixed where needed and had a friend paint it yellow.  the fairing was an aftermarket one made by Powerbronze.  unfortunately, a friend of my son decided it needed to be wrecked.  that led to my first track bike, a Triumph TT600.   ;D
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: SalNap on November 20, 2016, 12:46:55 am
Those Gxsrs :c029:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 12:47:14 am
Here's my current dual-sport, 2015 KTM 500EXC, I'm SOOOO glad I bought this bike, fuel injected 500cc street legal dirt bike that weighs only 240 lbs. I bought it as a leftover model when the 2016's came out and got a super smokin deal on it. I had the suspension resprung for me, bigger fuel tank, better lighting, better seat, some extra storage, etc...

I rode friends dirt bikes when I was younger, and have had a couple dozen street bikes over the years, but this is actually my first dirt bike I've owned.

Sometimes I ride it to the office or around town as well, it's like a toy, so hard not to ride it like a hooligan round town...  :motonoises:  :truce:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3095_zpslqg2ppgl.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3095_zpslqg2ppgl.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3458_zpsgwcaxeie.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3458_zpsgwcaxeie.jpg.html)


I love how light weight it is, very easy to pick up, and trust me I have to pick it up a lot off road!  :motonoises:  :-\  :))

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/1st%20day%20out%201.2.16_zps4nbocl22.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/1st%20day%20out%201.2.16_zps4nbocl22.jpg.html)


Living in the PNW, having a dual sport or full off-road bike is a great way to get outdoors, get some great exercise, and do whatever you want with friends, not many rules when off the grid!  :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/P1024100_zpsdd3nisqd.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/P1024100_zpsdd3nisqd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 12:50:20 am
this was one of my favorites to ride.  narrow bike, fairly light, plenty of torque from the v-twin.

I need some more details on this one SR...  :)  :popcorncouple:

that one is a Suzuki VX800.  it was sold here in the states from 90 to 94, I believe.  production ran until 96 in other areas of the world. it was an 800 Intruder motor in a standard frame, but included shaft drive.  I bought that one in stock purple color, but it was pretty clapped out.  I rebuilt and fixed where needed and had a friend paint it yellow.  the fairing was an aftermarket one made by Powerbronze.  unfortunately, a friend of my son decided it needed to be wrecked.  that led to my first track bike, a Triumph TT600.   ;D

 :goodpost:  :great: :great:

Very cool SR, I don't think I remember those. And with shaft drive, crazy!  :o
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 12:52:21 am
My 2007 KLR - last year of Gen1  geared up for light adventure riding

Down in the Sierras by Lake Isabella

([url]http://www.westcoastmagnas.com/klr650/images/large/chimney_1.jpg[/url])


Great pic WD!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 01:00:49 am
I had this bike in high school, I took my MC endorsement test on it. 1968 Yamaha... YR2C, if memory serves. 2-stroke twin. Yes, that is a wooden seat I made, the bike had burnt prior to my owning it and there was nothing left of the seat but the metal pan. I also had to make a new wiring harness, and I repainted the entire bike in my bedroom after doing the disassembly and prep in the basement. Then I put the bike together and rode it down the stairs and out the front door. Well, we came a long way from my first bike that my mom flipped out over.

 :goodpost: Very cool WP!  :great:

As I search for more pics of my old bikes I can't help but think how simple things were back then, if you needed a seat, grab some wood and make one!  :o :allhail:

I can think of quite a few bike paint projects etc in the garage of my folks house back then, life was so much simpler pre-internets for farkling yer ride!  :72:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: WANDRNG on November 20, 2016, 01:11:18 am
I love how light weight it is, very easy to pick up, and trust me I have to pick it up a lot off road!  :motonoises:  :-\  :))
([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/1st%20day%20out%201.2.16_zps4nbocl22.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/1st%20day%20out%201.2.16_zps4nbocl22.jpg.html[/url])

Your dualsport is lighter than my dualsport
(http://wanderingbackroads.com/reports/tuolumne/IMG_1272.JPG) (http://wanderingbackroads.com/reports/tuolumne/IMG_1272.JPG)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Zarticus on November 20, 2016, 01:43:50 am
Here's my 2 Honda V65 Magna's I restored.
The 1986 was about a 75% restoration
While the 1984 was a complete frame up restoration
 down to every nut & bolt. I still
Have both & ride them regularly. 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on November 20, 2016, 05:08:28 am
 I had a 71 DT250 new. Third bike for me.
 Was stationed on a destroyer during Vietnam era. Last visited port was Hong Kong before Subic Bay, PI before ship rotating back to San Diego.
 Asked Exc if ok to bring back mc. Yes, so three of us did. Bikes were hoisted up from pier to 01 exterior level deck next to torpedo tubes and tied to safety cable stanchions. Bikes in crate and sealed in plastic so no salt exposure during transit. Borrows crow bar from machinists mate and used bike tool to assemble front wheel/bars. Rode it down the gangway to the pier.
 Many a good time riding around the county and out in the desert trails.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-2qj6dnS/0/O/3%201971%20yamaha%20dt%20250.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-2qj6dnS/A)

 File photo of ship
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: SalNap on November 20, 2016, 11:05:39 am
Cool story Dan
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gypsy JR on November 20, 2016, 01:41:56 pm
ZX11 in France, 1991

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa468/privateer3/europe1_zps92gsskaq.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: jettawreck on November 20, 2016, 02:10:22 pm
I had several dirt bikes when I was younger. Much younger, as in beginning40 plus years ago. No surviving pictures although I did repurchase my second "real" bike about 30 years ago and have kept it in captivity out in the shed untouched (as in unrestored, which it needs/deserves desperately). I did get it fired up this summer just to see if it would. That ones a '72 (?) Suzuki TS125.
After that there were some Yamaha MXs and an IT175.
I never had any interest in street bikes. Figured a mistake on a dirt bike could (and did) injure me and that was my fault. On the road someone else's mistake could kill me.
Then I got married and started a contracting business and life went on. Most "toys" we're in the form of snowmobiles to help pass the time during the long MN winters.
Then a few years ago while attending and swapping at the largest power sports swap event in MN I was starting to notice road bikes. Not sure why, but a browse thru CraigsList found something that looked useful and unintimidating. And under $1000. And only a few miles away.
So I contacted the guy and went and had a look. Bought it, left my car there and rode the '82 (?) Honda GL500 home. 175 miles home. On a bike I knew nothing about history wise, old weather checked tires and no current license-me (no mc endorsement) or the bike. Reception at home was less than enthusiastic, to say the least and it meant a round trip drive to retrieve the car. But, I have/had bought dozens of snowmobiles and turned them (sometimes quite profitably to finance other toys/trips), so figured this could just be another such participant.
After new tires I enjoyed it. After a couple short rides the wife even enjoyed it. A lot. It was a great beginner street bike. Easy to ride, easy to touch the ground, stable and relatively underpowered. I needed/wanted more, but this one was the one that started me on the path to riding on the roads.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: jettawreck on November 20, 2016, 02:14:27 pm
And then I bought the 2002 C10.
And then the 2005 C10
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 02:24:20 pm
I had a 71 DT250 new. Third bike for me.
 Was stationed on a destroyer during Vietnam era. Last visited port was Hong Kong before Subic Bay, PI before ship rotating back to San Diego.
 Asked Exc if ok to bring back mc. Yes, so three of us did. Bikes were hoisted up from pier to 01 exterior level deck next to torpedo tubes and tied to safety cable stanchions. Bikes in crate and sealed in plastic so no salt exposure during transit. Borrows crow bar from machinists mate and used bike tool to assemble front wheel/bars. Rode it down the gangway to the pier.
 Many a good time riding around the county and out in the desert trails.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-2qj6dnS/0/O/3%201971%20yamaha%20dt%20250.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-2qj6dnS/A)

 File photo of ship

 :goodpost: :allhail: :great: :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 02:30:15 pm
I had several dirt bikes when I was younger. Much younger, as in beginning40 plus years ago. No surviving pictures although I did repurchase my second "real" bike about 30 years ago and have kept it in captivity out in the shed untouched (as in unrestored, which it needs/deserves desperately). I did get it fired up this summer just to see if it would. That ones a '72 (?) Suzuki TS125.
After that there were some Yamaha MXs and an IT175.
I never had any interest in street bikes. Figured a mistake on a dirt bike could (and did) injure me and that was my fault. On the road someone else's mistake could kill me.
Then I got married and started a contracting business and life went on. Most "toys" we're in the form of snowmobiles to help pass the time during the long MN winters.
Then a few years ago while attending and swapping at the largest power sports swap event in MN I was starting to notice road bikes. Not sure why, but a browse thru CraigsList found something that looked useful and unintimidating. And under $1000. And only a few miles away.
So I contacted the guy and went and had a look. Bought it, left my car there and rode the '82 (?) Honda GL500 home. 175 miles home. On a bike I knew nothing about history wise, old weather checked tires and no current license-me (no mc endorsement) or the bike. Reception at home was less than enthusiastic, to say the least and it meant a round trip drive to retrieve the car. But, I have/had bought dozens of snowmobiles and turned them (sometimes quite profitably to finance other toys/trips), so figured this could just be another such participant.
After new tires I enjoyed it. After a couple short rides the wife even enjoyed it. A lot. It was a great beginner street bike. Easy to ride, easy to touch the ground, stable and relatively underpowered. I needed/wanted more, but this one was the one that started me on the path to riding on the roads.

 :goodpost: :13:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: jettawreck on November 20, 2016, 02:38:21 pm
And currently the 2004 Honda ST1300.
Click on the pics to view full size low resolution.
Not sure how to get around the file size limit for full size pics like many are able to post.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 02:49:02 pm
Ok, I think I can get away with this one, since I no longer have her...  :??:  :'(

At the end of 2010 when the 2011's were hitting dealers I bought a brand new left over 09ABS Connie for $10k OTD, this was the very first bike in all my life that I bought brand new, all my prior bikes were always used.

Here's a pic of her on day one, I had them remove that ugly rear fender and oem potato launcher before even riding her home, and that's where the journey started.  :)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_1181_zpsy08fc7tp.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_1181_zpsy08fc7tp.jpg.html)


She wen't through a couple renditions over the years of ownership, I have short attention span, lot's of great times and memories with this ZG, had it not been for this bike I most likely would never have found COG. Lot's of time and dough went into this bike, she kept me entertained for many years!  :great: :great:


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/F51CC0A9-0195-4AD1-8F80-A6FF02D011E8-7844-0000073F1D2AC139.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/F51CC0A9-0195-4AD1-8F80-A6FF02D011E8-7844-0000073F1D2AC139.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5723.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5723.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/i-NX4PM2Z-X3_zpsylyo18ab.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/i-NX4PM2Z-X3_zpsylyo18ab.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/4.14.14.3_zpsko6znynn.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/4.14.14.3_zpsko6znynn.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/78145_zps1101452a.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/78145_zps1101452a.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/1214148_zpsed819cee.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/1214148_zpsed819cee.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/6414D5DA-5D8B-499B-B6E8-3D2748F87B0F_zps6jlxwqd2.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/6414D5DA-5D8B-499B-B6E8-3D2748F87B0F_zps6jlxwqd2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 02:56:01 pm
My very first sport touring bike was an 06 VFR800, loved this bike, bullet proof and so comfy compared to all my prior sport bikes, lockable hard luggage gave me a new look on bikes and what I wanted as I aged.

I did some odd's and ends to her, exhaust, seat, bar risers, etc. For a solo bike it was everything I wanted, only reason I let her go was she just wasn't a great 2up loaded bike for me & mama...  :??:


Now that I dig for pics and post this maybe I'll need to pick up another, I always liked the red/wht/blu ones they did a couple years later...  >:D


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/Yale4-5-09.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/Yale4-5-09.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/vfr3.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/vfr3.jpg.html)


This was the first bike our youngest daughter began to go on rides with me, great times! Don't hate on the lack of ATGATT, I wasn't as mature then as I am now...  :truce: ;) :)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_4570_zpsyje0nd9i.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_4570_zpsyje0nd9i.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Pilgrim on November 20, 2016, 03:42:02 pm
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m207/Pilgrim32/Bikes/Suzuki%20GS650E%20i_zpsaj9dpm1s.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Pilgrim32/media/Bikes/Suzuki%20GS650E%20i_zpsaj9dpm1s.jpg.html)
1981 Suzuki GS650E.  (Internet pic)  Was a great first bike. Had it for a few years and learned how to ride.  But, it was tough keeping up with my friends who were driving 1000s and 1100s.

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m207/Pilgrim32/Bikes/V65Magna_zps8279be2c.png) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Pilgrim32/media/Bikes/V65Magna_zps8279be2c.png.html)
1984 Honda V65 Magna.  Had it for many years and many miles. 

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m207/Pilgrim32/Bikes/KLR250_zpsa13deb87.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Pilgrim32/media/Bikes/KLR250_zpsa13deb87.jpg.html)
Picked up a KLR 250 to satisfy my off-road riding.

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m207/Pilgrim32/Bikes/100_1937_zps07782eeb.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Pilgrim32/media/Bikes/100_1937_zps07782eeb.jpg.html)
2005 Honda 919. 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 04:44:22 pm

([url]http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m207/Pilgrim32/Bikes/KLR250_zpsa13deb87.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Pilgrim32/media/Bikes/KLR250_zpsa13deb87.jpg.html[/url])
Picked up a KLR 250 to satisfy my off-road riding.



Like!  :great:

What year is that PG? I'd love to hear more about this one...  :)  :popcorncouple:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 20, 2016, 05:35:53 pm
Ok, I'm having to dig for old photo albums now, pre digital photo's lol, here's some phone pics of those, much faster than scanning them in...  ;D

This was an 87 Ninja 250, judging by the Langlitz leather pants, tennis shoes, and mullet  :o,  I'm going to guess this pic was taken in about 88/89'sh. These bikes weren't off the line fast, but they were like an RX7 rotary engine and red-lined at like 12 or 14k, an absolute blast in tight twisties!  :motonoises: :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_4567_zpsopqla0mz.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_4567_zpsopqla0mz.jpg.html)


I ended up wrecking it, back then having no $ I glued & fiberglassed the backside of the bodywork back together and rattle canned it full red in my Dad's garage (I was still living at home back then), it actually came out pretty good, I probably didn't spend more than $100 fixing/painting myself...  :great:

The hot chick on it in this pic is my then highschool girlfriend... (she's now my wife of 25+ years  :-*)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_4568_zpsshyse1sm.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_4568_zpsshyse1sm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Pilgrim on November 20, 2016, 07:28:44 pm

Picked up a KLR 250 to satisfy my off-road riding.


Like!  :great:

What year is that PG? I'd love to hear more about this one...  :)  :popcorncouple:

I believe it was a 1985.  I bought it from the original owner in the 90s while I had the V65.  Replaced the DOT tires with knobbies and explored the NH woods and power lines for years with it.   Very reliable and took a beating.   
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on November 20, 2016, 08:12:22 pm
  Marc,
 Yeah the cx based gL was imo a good unit with an engine that was durable.
 I had the last year, 1983, that had the bored/stroked? 674 cc that they called the GL650, that was also the interstate model with 3/4 fairing, saddle bags and top box over the passenger seat. I did outgrow it in 2 yrs and got my first Connie a '98 in Aug 1997.

I had several dirt bikes when I was younger. Much younger, as in beginning40 plus years ago. No surviving pictures although I did repurchase my second "real" bike about 30 years ago and have kept it in captivity out in the shed untouched (as in unrestored, which it needs/deserves desperately). I did get it fired up this summer just to see if it would. That ones a '72 (?) Suzuki TS125.
After that there were some Yamaha MXs and an IT175.
I never had any interest in street bikes. Figured a mistake on a dirt bike could (and did) injure me and that was my fault. On the road someone else's mistake could kill me.
Then I got married and started a contracting business and life went on. Most "toys" we're in the form of snowmobiles to help pass the time during the long MN winters.
Then a few years ago while attending and swapping at the largest power sports swap event in MN I was starting to notice road bikes. Not sure why, but a browse thru CraigsList found something that looked useful and unintimidating. And under $1000. And only a few miles away.
So I contacted the guy and went and had a look. Bought it, left my car there and rode the '82 (?) Honda GL500 home. 175 miles home. On a bike I knew nothing about history wise, old weather checked tires and no current license-me (no mc endorsement) or the bike. Reception at home was less than enthusiastic, to say the least and it meant a round trip drive to retrieve the car. But, I have/had bought dozens of snowmobiles and turned them (sometimes quite profitably to finance other toys/trips), so figured this could just be another such participant.
After new tires I enjoyed it. After a couple short rides the wife even enjoyed it. A lot. It was a great beginner street bike. Easy to ride, easy to touch the ground, stable and relatively underpowered. I needed/wanted more, but this one was the one that started me on the path to riding on the roads.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on November 20, 2016, 08:24:06 pm
 Back in the day we did things that are not 'acceptable' today. 2yr old daughter Carrie in back pack. I was just putting around on a remote gravel road with wife taking photo
 PE 250 near Evanston WY 1982 was working construction on high elevation (8k ft) gas fields.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Fun/i-gDmCxg6/0/M/Carrie%20and%20Dad%20%2782%20Ogden%20UT-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Family/Fun/i-gDmCxg6/A)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: 90GLYD on November 20, 2016, 09:10:50 pm
First bike was a 1972? KZ400 I bought used in 1976. I don't have any pictures of that bike.
Second bike was a 1978 KZ1000 purchased through overseas purchase service and picked up in San Francisco when I returned from Italy.
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/notlon/bikes/IMG_20161120_144602_zpsxmenye28.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/notlon/media/bikes/IMG_20161120_144602_zpsxmenye28.jpg.html)
Wrecked that bike in December 1978 in New Mexico riding from San Diego to the east coast for school.
Next was a 1979 KZ1000LTD purchased in spring of 1979 to ride back to San Diego.
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/notlon/bikes/IMG_20161120_144524_zpsvieyjank.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/notlon/media/bikes/IMG_20161120_144524_zpsvieyjank.jpg.html)
The vette in the background was bought after wrecking the 1978 KZ1000 with plans to drive it back to San Diego and sell it. Wrecked it after about 6 weeks.
Next was a 1990 HD Superglide that I still have and ride on weekends.
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/notlon/bikes/IMG_20161120_144139_zpsvcsqw1kk.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/notlon/media/bikes/IMG_20161120_144139_zpsvcsqw1kk.jpg.html)
In 2010 I bought my 2010 C14 for road trips. It is my daily commuter, when work allows.
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/notlon/bikes/IMG_20161120_144153_zps84afxfud.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/notlon/media/bikes/IMG_20161120_144153_zps84afxfud.jpg.html)
Really wished I had kept the 78 and 79.

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: RodWpg on November 20, 2016, 10:52:37 pm
Whelp, I sold my connie and have an 08 FJR AE now, so not sure if this qualifies but this is it.....................
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: SteveJ. on November 20, 2016, 11:55:19 pm
i can play.

It's partly SiSF's fault. He let me ride his c14 with trick Traxion/Penske suspension. I was gonna get a Versys next year or in '18, after the c10 turned a quarter million miles. The ride on his bike with that trick suspension sold me on updating sooner iff'n it made sense. A short time later I found this:

(http://wm41.inbox.com/thumbs/79_ec223_fdbbfac1_tn.jpg.thumb)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 21, 2016, 12:05:47 am
JAY.....

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/IMG_20140619_181133_651_zpsssmwzbkj.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/IMG_20140619_181133_651_zpsssmwzbkj.jpg.html)

circa 1980 something, after a couple crashes...gotta dig up the history photos taken of various stuff... pre digital...
my '78, Ltd...
mising some parts...
(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/old%201/2453637490015463693JNMqyc_fs_zps8f2c9dc5.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/old%201/2453637490015463693JNMqyc_fs_zps8f2c9dc5.jpg.html)

looks like this now...
(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/old%201/281619335PLbXjE_fs_zps6058b2f5.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/old%201/281619335PLbXjE_fs_zps6058b2f5.jpg.html)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/old%201/281618866MUtMGp_fs_zpsab5ca087.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/old%201/281618866MUtMGp_fs_zpsab5ca087.jpg.html)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/old%201/281618729CJkQAZ_fs_zps3c9c6041.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/old%201/281618729CJkQAZ_fs_zps3c9c6041.jpg.html)

but, that is after it was wrecked again, in '02
(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/old%201/2486683320015463693EgCaGW_ph_zps379de9f7.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/old%201/2486683320015463693EgCaGW_ph_zps379de9f7.jpg.html)

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/old%201/90035885XeVOSF_fs_zps80f9401b.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/old%201/90035885XeVOSF_fs_zps80f9401b.jpg.html)

digging for OLD stuff and digitizing... I'll be back....
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: WANDRNG on November 21, 2016, 01:26:51 am
My 2003 Honda Magna VF750C brand new on her maiden ride.

The first "new" bike I ever bought. The very last year of the 3rd generation of the name.

Love this bike. Quick, light, easy to ride and as bulletproof as the Concours. Doesn't get as much ride time as in the past, but still in my stable.
(http://kewpro.com/magna/btrees.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on November 21, 2016, 02:36:15 am
  Keith,

 Love the V4's!
 Brother Mark bought this 1985 V65 Sabre new in box in 1987 at Renton WA Honda and when he moved to NM in 2004 I bought it after bugging him to sell it the last 10 years!   :pokestick:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-ssrWD94/0/M/19%201985%20V65%20VF1100S%20Sabre-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-ssrWD94/A)

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: LakeTrax on November 21, 2016, 04:08:52 am
Good thread ZG. :great:
I've been fortunate to have quite a few over the years, hard to choose pics-
Also an excellent choice with the 500EXC.... maybe Santa will bring me one this year! >:D


Gotta throw a GL1800 in here for ya...
Probably the best pic I got from a 5000+ mile cross-country trip back in '09.
Somewhere in the Sierra Mtns-


And ongoing/upcoming winter project: 2001 Yamaha FZ1 streetfighter
No beauty queen but perfect for when I feel like hanging it out! :motonoises:






Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Moto2wheelin on November 21, 2016, 01:08:28 pm
My 4th FJR, should have kept this one...
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Moto2wheelin on November 21, 2016, 01:41:44 pm
The one that brought me to COG damn near 20 years ago I guess...  I would love to know where it is!
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 21, 2016, 05:09:41 pm
Back in the day we did things that are not 'acceptable' today. 2yr old daughter Carrie in back pack. I was just putting around on a remote gravel road with wife taking photo
 PE 250 near Evanston WY 1982 was working construction on high elevation (8k ft) gas fields.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Fun/i-gDmCxg6/0/M/Carrie%20and%20Dad%20%2782%20Ogden%20UT-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Family/Fun/i-gDmCxg6/A)

Great pic D!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 21, 2016, 05:10:40 pm
@ MOB...

 :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 21, 2016, 05:13:31 pm
Good thread ZG. :great:
I've been fortunate to have quite a few over the years, hard to choose pics-
Also an excellent choice with the 500EXC.... maybe Santa will bring me one this year! >:D

Gotta throw a GL1800 in here for ya...
Probably the best pic I got from a 5000+ mile cross-country trip back in '09.
Somewhere in the Sierra Mtns-

And ongoing/upcoming winter project: 2001 Yamaha FZ1 streetfighter
No beauty queen but perfect for when I feel like hanging it out! :motonoises:

Thanks LT!  :beerchug:

And thanks for the Wing love n pic, big girls are fun and comfy!  :)

Keep us posted on the FZ1 project...  :popcorncouple:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: bozosoku on November 21, 2016, 05:25:24 pm
1984 Honda VF1000R bought as a  parts bike with missing 2nd gear in 2001, spent the next 10 years building it up.  Love the big V4.   Tank was ordered  from UK with a more square look.   My first paint job, looks better in the picture than it really was.   Sold  :??:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a47/chrisyukari/VF1000R/DSC08669.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/chrisyukari/media/VF1000R/DSC08669.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 21, 2016, 05:40:49 pm
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...

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3254_zpsat5wvpm6.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3254_zpsat5wvpm6.jpg.html)



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...


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3273_zpshggoqapq.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3273_zpshggoqapq.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_4023_zpseurw4w4s.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_4023_zpseurw4w4s.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_4142_zps91o9xbuj.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_4142_zps91o9xbuj.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_4146_zpsremzkxhw.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_4146_zpsremzkxhw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gumby on November 21, 2016, 07:11:14 pm
Really, nobody going to comment on this ugly a** mullet. :D That's a slice out of the 1980's right there.

([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_4567_zpsopqla0mz.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_4567_zpsopqla0mz.jpg.html[/url])


Couple of my old toys
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/Bikes/Picture077.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/Bikes/Picture077.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 21, 2016, 09:04:12 pm
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:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff203/thechenmeister/Gumby/bestbecalmdownv2.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/thechenmeister/media/Gumby/bestbecalmdownv2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 22, 2016, 12:10:41 am
the key is Jay, when was the mullet set on the back burner.... :rotflmao:

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

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/IMGP2420_zpswwuhrw8e.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/IMGP2420_zpswwuhrw8e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bergmen on November 22, 2016, 01:00:44 am
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):

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110RaceatCotati-03_zpsc3aef9fa.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110RaceatCotati-03_zpsc3aef9fa.jpg.html)

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

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR110DanRich_zps9d7bc83e.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR110DanRich_zps9d7bc83e.jpg.html)

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

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-01_zps5e9a5d2d.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-01_zps5e9a5d2d.jpg.html)

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-02_zps7c5bb8a9.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-02_zps7c5bb8a9.jpg.html)

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
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bergmen on November 22, 2016, 01:06:24 am
This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg.html)

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
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bergmen on November 22, 2016, 01:08:26 am
Me and two of my best riding buddies on my 1969 Honda CB750 (one of the first to arrive in northern California):

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/Me-Mark-and-JerryonmyCB-750_zps16af73bc.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/Me-Mark-and-JerryonmyCB-750_zps16af73bc.jpg.html)

Dan
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gumby on November 22, 2016, 01:15:08 am
This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg.html[/url])

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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 22, 2016, 01:34:59 am
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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 22, 2016, 01:36:47 am
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):

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110RaceatCotati-03_zpsc3aef9fa.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110RaceatCotati-03_zpsc3aef9fa.jpg.html[/url])

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

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR110DanRich_zps9d7bc83e.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR110DanRich_zps9d7bc83e.jpg.html[/url])

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

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-01_zps5e9a5d2d.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-01_zps5e9a5d2d.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-02_zps7c5bb8a9.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%20CR110/CR-110-Refurbished-02_zps7c5bb8a9.jpg.html[/url])

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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: mattchewn on November 22, 2016, 01:49:18 am
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.

Matt
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bud on November 22, 2016, 10:47:08 am
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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: el paso on November 22, 2016, 12:01:02 pm
This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg.html[/url])

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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Sport Rider on November 22, 2016, 01:01:47 pm
This is my 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S I bought brand new in March of 1986 (close out):

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/Honda%201985%20CB700SC%20Nighthawk%20S/IMG_1746_zps9d75b902.jpg.html[/url])

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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: GeorgeRYoung on November 22, 2016, 01:03:41 pm
The oldies are internet pix.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: GeorgeRYoung on November 22, 2016, 01:09:31 pm
The newer pix are of the bikes I had.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: lather on November 22, 2016, 01:58:08 pm
first bike
(http://www.wfr-ridersclub.com/gallery/firstbike1971hondacl100.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Sport Rider on November 22, 2016, 02:15:04 pm
my first one.bought used in about 1984, IIRC.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Sport Rider on November 22, 2016, 02:19:51 pm
my second bike.  I hauled this one to Texas in 1989 before I sold it down there to buy the V45 Sabre.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bergmen on November 22, 2016, 03:20:02 pm
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.

Dan
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gumby on November 22, 2016, 05:09:40 pm
Ok, ok I guess i was sportin' the mullet back in the 80's too.  :-[

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/Bikes/Picture065.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/Bikes/Picture065.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: lather on November 22, 2016, 05:41:16 pm
2nd bike
(http://www.wfr-ridersclub.com/gallery/1972HondaXL250.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: SteveJ. on November 23, 2016, 12:44:14 am
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.

(http://wm41.inbox.com/thumbs/7b_ec221_49b66dd8_tn.jpg.thumb)

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.

Neat road.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on November 23, 2016, 01:04:45 am
 1984 Adelanto CA at inlaws
'68? CZ 360 with later tank
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bergmen on November 23, 2016, 01:33:41 am
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:

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/Honda%20CB77_zpsu704vmke.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/Honda%20CB77_zpsu704vmke.jpg.html)

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:

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/FirstMajorService_zps1501f9be.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/FirstMajorService_zps1501f9be.jpg.html)

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.

Dan
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gypsy JR on November 23, 2016, 01:56:37 am
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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: lather on November 23, 2016, 02:47:19 am
3rd bike
(http://www.wfr-ridersclub.com/gallery/firstroadbike1980Hondacx500c.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bergmen on November 23, 2016, 03:45:05 am
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.

Dan
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Pilgrim on November 23, 2016, 09:43:16 am

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

([url]http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/FirstMajorService_zps1501f9be.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Motorcycling/My%20Years%20in%20Motorcycling/FirstMajorService_zps1501f9be.jpg.html[/url])

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.

Dan


Love the pic.  Great story!        :great:   
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 23, 2016, 12:23:11 pm
Ok, ok I guess i was sportin' the mullet back in the 80's too.  :-[

([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/Bikes/Picture065.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/Bikes/Picture065.jpg.html[/url])


 :08:   :72:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on November 23, 2016, 12:26:10 pm
The newer pix are of the bikes I had.

Is that first one a Seca GRY?  :??:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: GeorgeRYoung on November 23, 2016, 01:20:16 pm
The newer pix are of the bikes I had.

Is that first one a Seca GRY?  :??:
1982 Yamaha XZ550 Vision, 550cc water-cooled V-twin with shaft drive, 4 valves per cylinder, shim over bucket. Horrible reliability, stator fried regularly far from home, but I used this as my middle-weight tourer for 20 years before graduating to the Concours.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: mtnbandit on November 23, 2016, 04:44:58 pm
  My 2002 Honda Super Blackbird.  A great motorcycle.
  Brent
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bud on November 24, 2016, 10:00:43 am
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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: glenn 12 on November 24, 2016, 08:46:00 pm
i came across this early this year, 1991 Honda vfr750
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: mnbikeguy on November 25, 2016, 12:44:12 am
Couple of my restores:

1980 Honda CB750 Super Sport

Before:
(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae296/mnbikeguy/CB750F/102.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/mnbikeguy/media/CB750F/102.jpg.html)

After:
(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae296/mnbikeguy/CB750F/IMG_4606.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/mnbikeguy/media/CB750F/IMG_4606.jpg.html)

Before:
(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae296/mnbikeguy/1981%20CM400T/IMG_0017.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/mnbikeguy/media/1981%20CM400T/IMG_0017.jpg.html)

After:
(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae296/mnbikeguy/1981%20CM400T/IMG_9917.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/mnbikeguy/media/1981%20CM400T/IMG_9917.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on November 25, 2016, 03:56:47 am
 Brother Mark and I both had early quads , Suzuki sport 230S, not powerful but fun.

 Mark 1990 on his,  Ocean Shores WA
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Family/i-ZQGL3Kv/0/M/Mark%20in%20sand%201990%20-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Family/Family/i-ZQGL3Kv/A)

 Dan on his, Moses Lake WA
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Family/i-3cs8HgT/0/M/Dan%20at%20Moses%20Lake%20WA%20about%201990-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Family/Family/i-3cs8HgT/A)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: DVanecekOld on November 25, 2016, 11:02:19 pm
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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on November 30, 2016, 05:24:53 am
1978 Yam XS650 std.
 Bought 4 years ago w/o title. Title in my  name last year. Waiting for the darned mechanik to start on it. LOL
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XS650/1978-Yamaha-XS650/i-zGv6psG/0/M/78%20XS650%20-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XS650/1978-Yamaha-XS650/i-zGv6psG/A)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bergmen on November 30, 2016, 06:08:40 pm
1978 Yam XS650 std.
 Bought 4 years ago w/o title. Title in my  name last year. Waiting for the darned mechanik to start on it. LOL
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XS650/1978-Yamaha-XS650/i-zGv6psG/0/M/78%20XS650%20-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XS650/1978-Yamaha-XS650/i-zGv6psG/A)

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

Dan (the other Dan).
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on December 02, 2016, 12:02:13 am
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!  :)     

    :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on December 02, 2016, 12:09:53 am
  My 2002 Honda Super Blackbird.  A great motorcycle.
  Brent

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?

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on December 07, 2016, 01:55:05 am
 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.

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bud on December 09, 2016, 09:35:58 pm
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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 09, 2016, 10:57:29 pm
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)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on December 09, 2016, 11:36:09 pm
 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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: TnRider on December 18, 2016, 07:40:58 pm
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. 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: 2fast on December 18, 2016, 11:50:38 pm
Here's what I had right before the 86 Connie, a 1978 XS1100E. Did my first Iron Butt ride on that :motonoises:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: MotoWojo on December 19, 2016, 12:05:09 am
Brian - What's the story on that Fairing?  I bet that was a conversation starter. 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: 2fast on December 19, 2016, 04:12:45 am
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 (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)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Fais on December 19, 2016, 03:30:10 pm
This has been a favorite thread to go through. Love the old pics and Bergman's 6-shooter maintenance pic.

Brian, the Superwedge is incredible! I mean, really?! When you say 'it worked' - what worked? Smooth air? Great mileage? What were the major advantages?

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/SECOG/IMG_5642_zpsnhas5ipw.jpg) (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/SECOG/media/IMG_5642_zpsnhas5ipw.jpg.html)

Ewa loves her MiniZ - I passed plenty of cruisers on the Dragon with this 9hp beauty. Wasn't trying to prove anything, they were just so loud and slow! Had to be embarrassing for them.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: 2fast on December 19, 2016, 05:08:07 pm
The Superwedge split the wind with ease, very smooth behind the fairing and decent coverage. The best part was the faster you went, the more planted the bike felt. At a buck twenty it was smooth a silk.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Harry76 on December 19, 2016, 11:05:04 pm
Here are my sons and I bikes last fall when we cleaned out the shop.






(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/madmike1973/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg) (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/madmike1973/media/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Fais on December 20, 2016, 04:33:02 am
Here are my sons and I bikes last fall when we cleaned out the shop.






([url]http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/madmike1973/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s774.photobucket.com/user/madmike1973/media/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg.html[/url])


  :-\ Awesome 👏🏽
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Fais on December 20, 2016, 04:38:52 am
The Superwedge split the wind with ease, very smooth behind the fairing and decent coverage. The best part was the faster you went, the more planted the bike felt. At a buck twenty it was smooth a silk.

Nice 👍🏽 If only it had radar proof paint it would be perfect  :))  Sounds like quite the ride.

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: LakeTrax on December 20, 2016, 01:36:53 pm
Here are my sons and I bikes last fall when we cleaned out the shop.






([url]http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/madmike1973/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s774.photobucket.com/user/madmike1973/media/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg.html[/url])


Nice!  :great:

How do you like that new FZ10? I really want to try one of those out.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on January 02, 2017, 03:07:53 pm
Here's another one of my past bikes, 07 Gixxer 750. After a half dozen years or so away from bikes and into Porsche's the economy took a big dump so I went back to bikes and picked up this little gem with only 300 miles on it, great bike and good times!  :motonoises:

I have this Gixxer (and the economy I guess...) to thank for getting me back on 2 wheels!  :great: :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/100_0015.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/100_0015.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gumby on January 02, 2017, 03:33:21 pm
^^^^Very Nice.... never saw that one.....^^^^^^^
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on January 02, 2017, 06:52:54 pm
^^^^Very Nice.... never saw that one.....^^^^^^^


Thx, I had it for a couple years, I think that was during our hanging out gap...  ;)
Maybe it was cause I was bikeless for a bit...  :??:


Lately I've been trolling for a clean low mile 05 anniversary 750...  :)  >:D

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/2005_GSXR750_20th_800_zpsyzpidjbz.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/2005_GSXR750_20th_800_zpsyzpidjbz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on January 02, 2017, 08:12:36 pm
Here's another fun one, in the late 90's I did some racing. I drove up to Canada and bought this 95 ZX7, it was already a track bike and had most of what I needed already done to it, I remember coming back into the States with it in the back of my truck, Customs gave me the run around for a couple hours, but I eventually crossed and was on my way. I rattle canned all the bodywork myself, added the Hindle and a couple other things.

Man this thing bike was a blast to rip!  :motonoises:  :great: :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/zx72001.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/zx72001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: LakeTrax on January 03, 2017, 03:30:25 am
Dang Jay, just think... all these sweet sportbikes and now you get to go look at a GL1800 in the garage.  :sleepy:..... ;D

Who am I kidding... I own one too. :truce:

Figured I put up another oldie as well...
My first street bike:
1990 Kawasaki ZX-6D.
It had been down and was repainted before I bought it.
Never got the actual name of the paint color but I still love that blue-



Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on January 03, 2017, 04:11:24 am
 Ahh, sweet summer time Wyoming  2007  :motonoises:  :) on the '01 Connie that had 144k mi on it when sold 2015

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2007-Casper-WY-Historical/i-sjNK4ws/0/L/Wyoming%202007%20263-L.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2007-Casper-WY-Historical/i-sjNK4ws/A)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on January 05, 2017, 01:05:27 pm
Dang Jay, just think... all these sweet sportbikes and now you get to go look at a GL1800 in the garage.  :sleepy:..... ;D

Who am I kidding... I own one too. :truce:


 ;D  :beerchug:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bud on January 06, 2017, 12:21:56 pm
This is what started it all for me.  From age 10 thru 27, my family owned a pretty large Western Auto store in Tell City, Indiana.  In 74 IIRC, my dad took on the Chaparral line of motorcycles.  I don't know what possessed him to do that, but I was thrilled to say the least.  When they arrived at the store, I was in northern Missouri at my grandparents farm.  I agonized about being on the farm while the bikes were 500 miles away! >:( >:( >:( :'( :'(
I think wholesale on the T100 I bought was about $400.  It topped out at about 35 and was a blast to ride.  There was a "track" that a few kids kinda created in a large open area in town and that's where I spent most of my free time away from school and working at the store after school and on weekends.  Someone has a 71 T100 for sale in Bagdad, Kentucky for $895 on craigslist.  I thought about going to look if only to take some pics and have one of me sitting on it.  Seems like the graphics are different on the 71 than what mine was.  Just can't remember that part.  I'm posting a bit of info someone posted on oldminibikes.com if anyone is interested.

From oldminibikes.com
Chaparral was a company based in Colorado. They were in business from about 1968 though 1974 or so. They were primarily known for their snowmobiles, but did make a few minicycles in the early 70's.

A friend of mine had an 80 cc Chaparral back in the 1972 - 1973 time frame and I rode it many times. At that time, Chaparral called the bike the "Bullet" and it was available with either a Fuji 80 cc two-stroke engine with manual clutch and 4 speed tranny....or the same basic bike with a 172 cc four-stroke Tecumseh engine and torque-convertor. The 80 cc bike model was either an ST80 (dual purpose style, with lights and speedo) or a T80 (same bike, stripped down for off road use). The Tecumseh-powered version was called a T172 (no lights or speedo). I have never seen the 100 cc version, but would guess that it also uses a 100cc Fuji two-stroke engine with manual clutch and either a 4 or 5 speed tranny.

It gets kind of complicated....and I may not be exactly right about this next statement........but from what I remember - Fuji is a large company that made engines.....and there is a link somehow to Hodaka....Hodaka supposedly supplied engines for Yamaguchi motorcycles....Yamaguchi motorcycles were imported into the US by PABATCO beginning in approximately 1961, but Yamaguchi went under in 1963.....and PABATCO decided to continue with their own bikes.....powered by engines sourced by Hodaka.....and ultimately named their bikes Hodaka....thus the reason for the marked similarity between Hodaka and Fuji engines. Fuji is still in business and makes the Subaru automobile and also the Subaru small engines used for power equipment and power sports applications.

So, long story short......the Chapparal bikes were from an American-based snowmobile maufacturer......using Fuji engines.

They have always been one of my favorite bikes. They look great and the engines are simple, dependable and easy to work on. If you need engine parts, you may wish to contact Paul Stannard at Strictly Hodaka (they have a website). He can most likely help you and he runs a top-shelf operation.

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on January 07, 2017, 02:39:02 pm
Great post Bud!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Speedy on January 10, 2017, 02:13:18 pm
Bought myself a little birthday present in November...All off 75 miles on the ODO, if we could just get some decent weather on a Sat or Sun. >:(
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on January 13, 2017, 11:34:41 am
OK, I'll play.

I never got a photo of my first bike, but it was a 1972 Kawasaki S2. (350cc 3 cylinder 2 stroke)

My second one - 1977 KZ 650

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c0c403924d00000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030006397.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

My next bike was a 1981 Honda GL1100. I can't find a pic of that one either.

The next one was my first Connie. A 1987 wineberry.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c0eb61539000000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030413838.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

The one after that was another Connie. A 1998 fugly green

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c13674b20f00000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030419628.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I couldn't take that green so I repainted it in white...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c1a7bb732000000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030329132.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I was feeling the need for a bit more sportiness, so I added this jewel to the stable... Not sure of the year, but it was a Kaw ZX7. It was fast, but handled like crap. Apparently, it had been crashed and the frame was tweaked just enough to annoy me.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c17f5573a200000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111025858038.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

So I replaced that one with this one. A 2000 ZX9

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c1198e734a00000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030246247.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Here they are together...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c05a33130200000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111041729861.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Here she is decked out in her touring outfit. Yeah, that is Bob Dombrower there behind me on his Triumph.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c00eb8929300000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030155122.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Next was this beast...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c04d5653f400000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111031410964.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Another one taken with a C14 belonging to Jim Pavlis...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c12e66b21100000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111025645613.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

That's it. If I can find a photo of my GL1100 I'll post it, but I have a feeling I don't have any on my photo site and I'd have to scan a hard copy. It might be hard to do since my scanner is on the fritz. 

 :motonoises:

Enjoy!


Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gumby on January 13, 2017, 09:19:13 pm
Next was this beast...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c04d5653f400000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111031410964.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Yep, that is LARGE!  ;D
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on January 14, 2017, 03:55:25 pm
OK, I'll play.

I never got a photo of my first bike, but it was a 1972 Kawasaki S2. (350cc 3 cylinder 2 stroke)

My second one - 1977 KZ 650

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c0c403924d00000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030006397.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

My next bike was a 1981 Honda GL1100. I can't find a pic of that one either.

The next one was my first Connie. A 1987 wineberry.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c0eb61539000000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030413838.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

The one after that was another Connie. A 1998 fugly green

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c13674b20f00000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030419628.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I couldn't take that green so I repainted it in white...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c1a7bb732000000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030329132.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I was feeling the need for a bit more sportiness, so I added this jewel to the stable... Not sure of the year, but it was a Kaw ZX7. It was fast, but handled like crap. Apparently, it had been crashed and the frame was tweaked just enough to annoy me.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c17f5573a200000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111025858038.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

So I replaced that one with this one. A 2000 ZX9

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c1198e734a00000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030246247.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Here they are together...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c05a33130200000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111041729861.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Here she is decked out in her touring outfit. Yeah, that is Bob Dombrower there behind me on his Triumph.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c00eb8929300000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111030155122.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Next was this beast...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c04d5653f400000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111031410964.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Another one taken with a C14 belonging to Jim Pavlis...

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cf31b3127ccef1c12e66b21100000030O00AYtXLhu2bsWwPbz4W/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00601767895120121111025645613.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

That's it. If I can find a photo of my GL1100 I'll post it, but I have a feeling I don't have any on my photo site and I'd have to scan a hard copy. It might be hard to do since my scanner is on the fritz. 

 :motonoises:

Enjoy!

 :goodpost:  :sign0098:  :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Diz on January 15, 2017, 11:30:50 am
Here are my sons and I bikes last fall when we cleaned out the shop.






([url]http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/madmike1973/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s774.photobucket.com/user/madmike1973/media/Motorcycles/20160821_174354_zpspcacyeyv.jpg.html[/url])


I don't know if I'm more jealous about the bikes or the garage!  :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: stevewfl on January 19, 2017, 09:46:12 pm
The latest two in the stable

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Mobile%20Uploads/20161225_181210.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_233943.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on January 20, 2017, 12:13:41 am
 Looking back way down into southern OR as we head down into Nevada enroute to Sierra Vista AZ for the back to back AZ UT BDR ride 2014
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x226/danodemotoman/2014%20AZ%20UT%20BDR/010_zps914f73f1.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/danodemotoman/media/2014%20AZ%20UT%20BDR/010_zps914f73f1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on February 10, 2017, 11:55:59 pm
Who's next.... What have you had or have? 

:popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on February 11, 2017, 01:39:47 am
 Having started riding friends bikes since 1960 this was MY first motorcycle in 1966 in Knob Noster MO as a HS sophomore. Honda S90,  65 model year.
 90 cc, 4 spd and loved every hour riding it. Looking back I was working at the Dog N Suds drive in after school.
 Parents to my surprise fronted me the $. Gas wars then had gas 15-19 cents gal.  Making 75 cent hr I could not burn it all! LOL. I would get up two hrs early before school and ride ride ride, to Sedalia and back or Warrensburg.
 One Sat a pal was ridinng his step thru and we came over a hill (dirt riding) met in mid air and broke his big toe and bent my forks. The local machine shop straightened the forks. Pals Mom was mad at me. HA HA

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-Sdstjkf/0/M/1%201965%20Honda%20S90-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-Sdstjkf/A)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on February 11, 2017, 10:38:41 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!
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Just Cliff 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?

Cliff   :beerchug:

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bud 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!
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Just Cliff 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.

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG 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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman 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.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-PBJvh8V/0/M/6%20Honda-CB160-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-PBJvh8V/A)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Gypsy JR 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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE 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.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-PBJvh8V/0/M/6%20Honda-CB160-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-PBJvh8V/A)

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.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Just Cliff 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.

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: LakeTrax on January 03, 2018, 12:02:40 am
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:

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Just Cliff on January 03, 2018, 01:32:40 pm
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:

 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: LakeTrax on January 06, 2018, 03:21:11 am
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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on January 14, 2018, 05:08:38 pm

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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG 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:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_6159_zpsbqvqk5ac.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_6159_zpsbqvqk5ac.jpg.html)


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:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman 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.
https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/first-ride-2006-harley-davidson-vrscr-street-rod-motorcycle (https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/first-ride-2006-harley-davidson-vrscr-street-rod-motorcycle)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-tBBGLgr/0/38d983ec/M/P2030019-M.jpg) (https://danodemotoman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dans-moto-photo-history/i-tBBGLgr/A)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on February 21, 2018, 10:56:25 am
That's pretty cool , Dan. Just don't hork it up with open pipes now! 

 :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman 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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Diz 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.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman 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.
 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: funsize on March 15, 2018, 08:52:15 am
I started off with a 1995 Honda Shadow 600 with Fred Flintstone brakes.  Jorge surprised me in May 2016 with the Vulcan S. 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: m in sc on March 26, 2018, 12:57:33 pm
how do you like that vulcan?  sat on a  few, not a fan of the fwd controls but otherwise looked pretty good.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: mqqn on March 27, 2018, 01:26:41 am
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.

http://iammoon.com/bike.html (http://iammoon.com/bike.html)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/fxst_and_pan1.jpg)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/triples2.jpg)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/kz1000a4_1.jpg)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/duo_in_the_shade.jpg)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/86_fxst_standard.jpg)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/92_springer_fxsts.jpg)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/ktm_300_exc_small.jpg)

(http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/yz490_1983.jpg)

(http://www.iammoon.com/albums/2015%20ZG1400%20Concours%20ABS/slides/IMG_20170513_150306729_HDR.jpg)

(http://www.iammoon.com/albums/2006%20Harley%20Davidson%20FXDI/slides/FB_IMG_1485720461949.jpg)

best

mqqn
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Diz on March 27, 2018, 09:23:07 am
Nice to see that you don't discriminate; quite a lineup!  :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Roger B on March 27, 2018, 12:10:44 pm
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.

[url]http://iammoon.com/bike.html[/url] ([url]http://iammoon.com/bike.html[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/fxst_and_pan1.jpg[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/triples2.jpg[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/kz1000a4_1.jpg[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/duo_in_the_shade.jpg[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/86_fxst_standard.jpg[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/92_springer_fxsts.jpg[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/ktm_300_exc_small.jpg[/url])

([url]http://iammoon.com/images/bikes/yz490_1983.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.iammoon.com/albums/2015%20ZG1400%20Concours%20ABS/slides/IMG_20170513_150306729_HDR.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.iammoon.com/albums/2006%20Harley%20Davidson%20FXDI/slides/FB_IMG_1485720461949.jpg[/url])

best

mqqn


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?
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: m in sc on March 27, 2018, 05:16:31 pm
pic with triples: h2, 400 and h1?  nice.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: mqqn on March 28, 2018, 04:37:47 am
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.
(http://www.iammoon.com/albums/No%20Pansies%20Alaskan%20Tour/slides/DSC_4309.JPG)

best

mqqn 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: m in sc on March 28, 2018, 07:01:14 pm
gotcha. very cool, ive had my share of triples as well. very nice.  dealer option dual disc setup is worth BIG money today, well over 1k in parts alone.


 :great:

my first rd plate ended in '666' by coincidence, still have it (but on the wall). i did have it on my FBG drag h2 for a while back a few yrs ago.  :beerchug: but the vibes killled the plate mounting hole so i had to retire it. 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Stasch on March 28, 2018, 07:38:04 pm
1995 ZX1100E - GPZ 1100
Rode this bike to the Mt. Snow rally in VT.  Basically a ZRX1100 motor - exceptionally smooth.
(http://www.rdmtech.com/files/GPZ/Kawasaki_ZX1100E_GPZ_1995.jpg)

1979 KZ1000 MKII
Blast from the past - had it in the early 80's.
(http://www.rdmtech.com/files\KZ1000\79KawRight01.jpg)

1981 Honda xl500s
A little project brought back to functionality as a dual sport.  Not a museum restoration, kept the patina.
(http://www.rdmtech.com/files\xl500s\xl500s_800_600.jpg)

1994 Suzuki DR350
dual sport - had it out to Cortez, CO rally.
(http://www.rdmtech.com/files\DR350\2015-06-16_14-17-32_414.jpg)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: KevinRLI on April 07, 2018, 11:01:12 pm
C14 is gone... Now just this :)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Just Cliff on April 08, 2018, 11:18:00 am
The V-Strom got a new seat. Had the stock seat built by Tom Simmons customs in n/w Arkansas. So far I've only made the 175 mile ride home but it felt great.

I'm looking to have happy a$$ now!  :) The stock seat was brutal to say the least.

Cliff   :beerchug:

Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: X_Romad on April 08, 2018, 07:37:55 pm
My Ducati ST4s Senna sans panniers and my Speed Triple
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: X_Romad on April 08, 2018, 07:39:11 pm
Still one of my favorites
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on April 08, 2018, 08:53:00 pm
The V-Strom got a new seat. Had the stock seat built by Tom Simmons customs in n/w Arkansas. So far I've only made the 175 mile ride home but it felt great.

I'm looking to have happy a$$ now!  :) The stock seat was brutal to say the least.

Cliff   :beerchug:

Grats Cliff, that looks comfy!  :bedtime2:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: LakeTrax on April 15, 2018, 07:01:04 pm
Sorry I never got back on this thread Cliff.
Like your new seat!
I went ahead and bought that VStrom. Know what you mean, stock seat is not good-
I went with a Seat Concepts tall foam/cover kit and am happy now.
Enjoy! :beerchug:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ConcoursKZ on June 11, 2018, 07:50:30 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/SlxmL7k.jpg?1)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Eric on June 19, 2018, 02:16:21 pm
Here's my other toy.  A blast to ride, I love the V-twin torque, but my wrists are hurting after 30 minutes...
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bob H on June 19, 2018, 03:57:53 pm
Here's my restored '67 Bridgestone 350.  I'm the first and only owner. 

Built back when each and every part of a motorcycle was styled to be attractive and visible, not covered up by plastic! 
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Wolverine on June 20, 2018, 05:22:14 pm
Suzuki GS1100E

My favorite bike
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: danodemotoman on June 21, 2018, 05:17:44 am
 'As I recall' was jonesing for one a few years before the '67 350. Early 60's Probably looking at the 175 twin in the local hardware store.

Here's my restored '67 Bridgestone 350.  I'm the first and only owner. 

Built back when each and every part of a motorcycle was styled to be attractive and visible, not covered up by plastic!
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Roger B on June 22, 2018, 11:40:25 am
Suzuki GS1100E

My favorite bike


I had a 1980 Suzuki GS1100E, a burgundy one, when I was 21 years old, 57 now, and it was one of my favorite bikes that I have owned.    For 1980 there wasn't a better bike to be had, my opinion.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: m in sc on June 22, 2018, 04:55:35 pm
as a follow up, finally got my 70 hs1 paint completed. what a hoot.  :motonoises: 1650-ish original miles.

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/hs1-painted_11_zpssmuvun6e.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/hs1-painted_12_zps56wcy9zt.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Bud on June 22, 2018, 05:22:16 pm
as a follow up, finally got my 70 hs1 paint completed. what a hoot.  :motonoises: 1650-ish original miles.

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/hs1-painted_11_zpssmuvun6e.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/hs1-painted_12_zps56wcy9zt.jpg[/url])

 :)

One day, I'm gonna buy a motorcycle from you! :great:
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: m in sc on June 22, 2018, 06:27:35 pm
lol, thanks

side note: that hs1 is 2 years older than i am.  :rotflmao:

 i build them to keep them usually, but of course eventually i sell one or 2 off here and there to make room.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: Wolverine on June 22, 2018, 07:10:43 pm
agreed, I would love to find one and restore it...

I can't even remember how many tires I went through, that thing was a burnout monster


Suzuki GS1100E

My favorite bike


I had a 1980 Suzuki GS1100E, a burgundy one, when I was 21 years old, 57 now, and it was one of my favorite bikes that I have owned.    For 1980 there wasn't a better bike to be had, my opinion.
Title: Re: OTHER BIKE PIC THREAD - show us some of your past and current "other" bikes!
Post by: ZG on June 23, 2018, 01:34:44 pm
Here's my other toy.  A blast to ride, I love the V-twin torque, but my wrists are hurting after 30 minutes...

Nice, love the RC51's  :great: :great: