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Offline Jim K.

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #50 on: December 16, 2020, 03:25:38 AM
1965 - K10 Suzuki (80cc, P.O.S.)
1958 - Heinkel Tourist ( spent 8 months riding this all over Europe in 1972!)
1972 - Honda CL 350 (bought in '73...great machine)
1977 - Honda CB 550 (1st NEW bike, also great machine)
1981 - Honda CX 500  (solid machine...but we never bonded)
1984 - Honda 700 Sabre (great bike, stolen after only 4 years(
1988 -  Honda GT 650 Hawk ( bought in '89 to replace the Sabre, nothin like a V-4)
2000 - Kawasaki C10 Concours  (solid tourer, bullet proof, surprisingly fast, but heavy)
2008 - Suzuki GSX 650 F (wonderful bike, GSX blue/white attracted police eyeballs, sportbike "ish", but relaxed ergos)
2020 - Kawasaki Z 900 RS Cafe (2019 leftover, loving it so far, 4500 mi.)
Last Edit: December 16, 2020, 03:28:29 AM by Jim K.
Start out slow, then ease up.

Offline FuzzMonster

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #51 on: December 16, 2020, 06:58:54 PM
1970:  Honda Trail 70, I guess this started my love for motorcycles, thanks Dad
1974:  Kawasaki G4 100, lots of fun as a teenager, lots of places to ride off road back then
1975:  Triumph T160 Trident,  first street bike
1976: Yamaha 750 Special,  not sure about the year
1974:  Norton 850 Commando,  great fun, but wacky electrics, etc
1977:  BMW R77/7 750,  had a bad accident in mid-80s, quit riding for quite a while
1997:  Kawasaki Vulcan 1500,  back on two wheels after an extended hiatus, I put many miles on this one
200_:  Kawasaki Vulcan 900,  downsized a bit, put lots of miles on this one too. Can't remember what year model it was.
2009: Harley Heritage Softail, 96ci,  first Harley
2010:  Harley Ultra Classic,  I really hated this one.  Heavy, uncomfortable, did not fit me.
2015:  Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel, loved this one, fast, first rbw bike, comfy, gorgeous (red), but didn't work well with ethanol gas
2014:  Triumph Explorer 1200,  nothing wrong with it, but never fell in love, plus it was white
2014:  Harley Fat Boy,  good model, fit me good
2015:  Kawasaki KLR 650,  spur of the moment purchase, was fun, but didn't keep more than a year.  Too tall
2018:  Harley Heritage softail, Milwaukee 8 motor, was fine, but overkill for solo commuting.  Display was wet/had moisture/water inside, made hard or impossible to read.
2017:  Harley Dyna Fat Bob, my favorite Harley that I've owned
2014:  Harley Dyna Switchback, never fell in love
2017:  Harley Sportster 1200 Custom, my 2nd favorite Harley I've owned
2012: Harley Softail Deluxe
2020:  Kawasaki Z900RS, only ridden 10 miles, opinion pending

That's what I remember.  Lots of bikes, lots of money spent, lots of fun.





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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #52 on: December 16, 2020, 07:23:09 PM
The Z which made way for the 900RS and my current Triples.







Which means I now own two RSes  :020:
A play on words, or words on play
Last chapter, verse in the final act
Words well scripted, each sentence choking
Inaudible gag, blanket which suffocates
As you eat another's words, malnourished, you starve.

Offline Sanctuary

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #53 on: December 16, 2020, 07:40:26 PM
And where I am heading to on the weekend...Manfeild (Circuit Chris Amon) on my '13 ZX6R:



A play on words, or words on play
Last chapter, verse in the final act
Words well scripted, each sentence choking
Inaudible gag, blanket which suffocates
As you eat another's words, malnourished, you starve.

Offline Sanctuary

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #54 on: December 25, 2020, 08:37:20 AM
Track pics from the weekend!  :018:



A play on words, or words on play
Last chapter, verse in the final act
Words well scripted, each sentence choking
Inaudible gag, blanket which suffocates
As you eat another's words, malnourished, you starve.

Offline sprocket

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #55 on: January 17, 2021, 06:26:27 PM
This thread got me thinking hard, enjoyed trying to remember all I've owned over the years, some new and some (mostly) second hand.
Started riding legally in 1975  :084:

Yamaha FS1E
Suzuki GT 250
Kawasaki S3 (KH400)
Yamaha XS 500
Honda CJ 250
Yamaha XJR 1200
Kawasaki ZX9R
Suzuki SV 650s
Honda CB 1300 (03 model)
Yamaha R1 (02 model)
Aprilia Mille
Yamaha R1 (06 model)
Suzuki GSX 1400
Honda CB 1300 (09 model)
Aprilia Tuono V4 RR  (1000cc)
Aprilia Tuono V4 RR (1100cc)
Triumph Speed Twin
Kawasaki Z900RS

Still got (and will be keeping for a while yet) the 1100 Tuono (amazing bike)!!!

I've put the Z900RS on my list although its on order I am not going to physically have it until the beginning of March!!!!
Think I got them all????
Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 06:35:39 PM by sprocket

Offline Michael Howard

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #56 on: January 17, 2021, 09:09:10 PM
Well Mine will seem boring after the previous posts!!

First as a Lad was an
70ish cant remember exact year
Yamaha Mini Enduro 60 I think(Redand white)

Suzukis as follows
RM 125
250
79 GS 1100E Black
82 GS 1000 G Black
82 GS 1100E Maroon
82 Gs 1100E Red
82 GS 1100E Champaine
83 GS 1100 E Blue
 :034: :305:

Forgot...
80 or 81 Honda Cb1000 Blue

Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 09:10:39 PM by Michael Howard

Offline Richingreen

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #57 on: January 18, 2021, 12:57:06 PM
Hey MH, you must really like those GS's
RP

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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #58 on: February 28, 2021, 06:40:25 PM
My old Zephyr



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Re: past and present bikes
Reply #59 on: March 01, 2021, 05:01:52 AM
Nice.
Glen
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2012 1400GTR (Concours)
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