Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:21 pm

av8r wrote:Those H1's were bad-a$$ back in the day....


... as crazy as your avatar... :punk:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: coalmeister On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:31 pm

stockingfull wrote:
coalmeister wrote:You would cry if you saw it today, the rust has not been kind when I left it in NY while I was living in California.


Rusted parts can be replaced. People are paying real money for those bikes these days.

http://www.kawasakitriplesworldwide.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=42813


Nice website, thanks. I must go out to the barn and take another look. Last time I rode it, it dumped me in gravel, dang near broke my shoulder. I was shocked and it took me a few minutes to figure out what happened. The front caliper was dragging just enough to let the wheel turn in the straight but not in a slight turn. On the road it would wheelie like crazy after sitting for3-4 years. Just an absolute beast.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:35 pm

Most insane 60 HP bike ever!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Motorbike On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:25 pm

Just found this thread. Pretty cool.

My story is I have been riding and racing motocross for 6-7 years. Now I pretty much race 3 out of 4 weekends a month.
Currently riding a 2007 Honda CRF450.
I should be picking up a 2009 Yamaha YZ450F by the end of the month.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:41 pm

coalmeister wrote: That CR125 was an awesome bike. I had that same jacket from the early eighties, still do. I wear it once and a while until my wife starts laughing at me cause the snaps are about to blow and takes someones eye out :lol:

Looks like we had a bit of the same type history, one decade apart. My first bike was a spanking new CT70, when I was 12

I think that KH500 2 stroke triple is a timeless beauty, the CT70...not


Yeah, that CR flew! That was the first bike I ever tore down to the frame & rebuilt, including tearing down the motor. When I first bought it, it ran like crap. After the rebuild, it flew! Built up my confidence & have been fixing motors ever since. I used to be able to grab all 6 gears just riding on the rear tire. I tried to do that on my KDX & I had this strange sensation that I never felt when I was young.....FEAR :shock:

I had to tear down a CT70 for an exam at "bike school" years ago -- those are just as much fun as the BW's! :lol:

I think my jean jacket is still at the police station........long story that involves 101 Schnapps...... :doh: :woot: :shots:

I do still own my leather fringe jacket ! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I'm afraid to wear it today ---especially in this state ........might get marriage offers from MEN! :sick: :lol: :lol: :funny:

If you pry the seals out of that caliper (after removing the piston with compressed air -- watch your fingers!) & clean them up, & clean the grooves that they sit in with a dental pick, it may cure that dragging problem. Flush all that 20 yr old fluid out of there too.

If it were me, I'd have that thing on the road, rust & all --they are SWEET bikes! Even rusty! :up: I've been saving cash to do insulation upstairs, but after reading this & seeing your pics............well........I may have other plans for that money!!! :woot:

Gotta get it on the road before they become completely outlawed ...... after the election & all...... :cry:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: europachris On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:57 pm

Well, I finally found "the one" and pulled the trigger - I'm going to pick it up today. Just the thing to be doing in the middle of January.....at least I was smart and rented a cargo van from Budget, $50 and unlimited miles, to make the process a lot easier. Only "problem" is the bike is 3 hours away in Wausau, WI, so I have a bit of driving to do....
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Now I get to look at it for a couple of months until this never ending winter goes away.....

Chris
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:42 pm

Nice Buell Chris (9 or a 12?)!!! You will love it, and don't have to wait till spring, just make sure the roads are relatively salt free and dry... I don't think I would be able to wait!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:18 pm

I second that motion! ;) Sweet ride!

Lately I've been leaning away from the street & going back to my younger days off-road. Trouble is finding places to ride these days with all the friggin' cry-babies out there these days.... :mad:

I've been scouring Ebay for months looking for a Yamaha BW 350. There's one fairly close to me on there now, but the guy wants some big $$$$ --- it is in FLAWLESS condition though! Tax returns are just around the corner..........I may jump!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:19 pm

Great looking ride! Good luck with it.

At the risk of restating the obvious, make sure you chock that front wheel before you tie it down inside your box van so it doesn't slide to either side.

After that, as Matthaus points out, patience will be your biggest challenge! :D
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:52 pm

Hey Smitty, not having a place to ride is one more of the benefit of living in the great socialist republic of mass. :lol:

Those big wheels are fun, hope you can get it.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:08 pm

europachris wrote:Well, I finally found "the one" and pulled the trigger - I'm going to pick it up today. Just the thing to be doing in the middle of January.....at least I was smart and rented a cargo van from Budget, $50 and unlimited miles, to make the process a lot easier. Only "problem" is the bike is 3 hours away in Wausau, WI, so I have a bit of driving to do....
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Now I get to look at it for a couple of months until this never ending winter goes away.....

Chris


Looks nice. Is it new?
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: rman On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:55 pm

Hi, just noticed this thread, here is my 1979 XS1100

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I also have a 1976 xs750
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and another 76 750 for parts

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:49 pm

Matthaus wrote:Hey Smitty, not having a place to ride is one more of the benefit of living in the great socialist republic of mass. :lol:

Those big wheels are fun, hope you can get it.


Yep.....ain't that the truth! :lol:

I currently own 4 BW80's.......at one point I had 6! :shock: Mid-life crisis? :roll:

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Here's one that I redid the engine on & slapped on a pipe. It lofts the front wheel effortlessly! :lol: :up: My buddy is buffing out the plastic so it will look brand new, & I have a brand-spankin' new gas tank & a complete set of new decals to make it look showroom. I'll be doing that in the spring.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: GRinRI On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:05 pm

I've been riding since '85. Rode from RI to CO on a Honda Nighthawk "S" in '86. Spent the whole summer there. Went to Sturgis that year and Laconia the next year.
Almost tore my leg off in '99 riding a Yamaha V-Max. I did manage to tear the grill off a Honda Civic with it.
This is my current ride. I ride up to Laconia every year since I got it in '04.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:09 pm

I used to ride dirt bikes as a youngster. I bought a Yamaha YZ250 when I was 14. Man would that thing fly.
Anyway I have never seen the big wheel bikes around here. What are the advantages of the big wheel over the conventional wheeled bikes.
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