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Anyone ride as well as build?
Posted by Beemer on Thursday, November 20, 2003 11:32 PM
I love to build. I also love to ride.
My current scoot is a '92 BMW K100RS.
It's a great bike and goes like stink. It more than likely will not keep up with the current batch of crotch rockets, although, it's no slouch.
It is big and heavy and sticks to the road like glue.
It goes fast enough that it could get me into some serious trouble.
A man who limits his interests, limits his life. Vincent Price
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Friday, November 21, 2003 2:31 AM
I had a Suzuki GSX 750 ESD from 86. I sold it 8 years ago.
It was a great bike, but the wife and kids had to take priority over the bike so I sold it.
I have learned to love cars when it rains but its no fun sitting in a tin can when the sun is shining Wink
My recently finished Tamiya GSX 750 Katana was bought because I wanted to modify it to look like the 750 ESD, but I didnt get it built when I had the 1/1 bike, so I just made it OOB with a different paint scheme.

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by Zoom Zoom on Friday, November 21, 2003 7:41 AM
I occasionally ride my original '84 Honda Nighthawk S. It goes faster than I'll ever want, so who cares if it won't keep up w/a current crotch rocket?!Wink Anything that does a 1/4 mile in 12 sec. flat is plenty fast. I love the bike, it's all original (I have a Corbin seat and the original seat as well), has about 15,000 miles. I haven't ridden much this year...since I got a convertible I don't ride nearly as much. It's a great bike, very easy to maintain and has been very reliable, and still looks almost new.


Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
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Posted by Beemer on Friday, November 21, 2003 11:23 AM
I owned a 1986 GS 750 ES. Loved that bike.
When I bought the Beemer, I had to make a decision as I was not riding the Suzi much, so I sold it. Man, did that thing go. Handled like a dream.
My cousin had a Nighthawk S. Great looking bike. Is yours a 700 or 750, Bob?
Ray
A man who limits his interests, limits his life. Vincent Price
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  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Zoom Zoom on Friday, November 21, 2003 3:22 PM
My Nighthawk is a 700, from the days of the tariffs to save Harley Davidson. What a joke! Performance is great nonetheless. The Canadian Nighthawk S was a 750 with a different upper fairing, IIRC. I was just outside cleaning up, put the battery charger on the bike so I can ride it some this weekend. It needs to be ridden more, and this weekend is supposed to be nice w/temperatures in the mid 70's. I also need to replace a turn signal mount, the last of the original ones...it just broke this week from dry rot, a common problem w/them.
Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 21, 2003 3:56 PM
Well, I was riding up until this past June when a idiot not paying attention turned left in front of me. Now I'm in a wheelchair most of the day trying to learn to walk again. I found out the last time I went to the doctor that I have a hip replacement to look forward to. I rode for over 30 years before having my first accident that resulted in a real injury. This happened after making eye contact with him at the intersection. I can't believe he said he never saw me even after looking right at me. Watch out out there guys, they're out to get you. If and when I get well enough, heck yea I'll be riding again.
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Posted by Beemer on Friday, November 21, 2003 4:44 PM
Sorry too hear about your "encounter" with a cage.
I've had a few close calls, although, nothing that would put a scatch on me or my scoot.
You are right though, it seems like they are all out to get you.
Maybe see you on the road sometime? Take care.
A man who limits his interests, limits his life. Vincent Price
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  • From: Ottawa
Posted by belair on Friday, November 21, 2003 5:41 PM
I ride a 2001 suzuki GS500. its my first bike been riding for 3 seasons, got 13000kms on it. Hoping to trade up to something like a superhawk or sv1000.

I have built three mc models, all tamaya. gsx1300r, cb900f, and katana
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Posted by gbritnell on Friday, November 21, 2003 8:07 PM
I have a 95 Kawasaki GPZ 1100. I bought it new in 95. I previously had owned an FJ 1200 Yamaha and I wanted something for the twisties but could take my wife when I needed. I bought the Kaw hard bags and mounting hardware to make an early sport tourer. I still ride the dirt ( dual sports and play ride in the woods). I quit riding in competition about 8 years ago at 50. I figured if I didn't break anything by this time I wasn't going to push my luck. My dirt ride is a 2001 Suzuki DRZ 400 E. I also have an old Yamaha 500 single that I ride in the winter when the lakes freeze up. I have a set of wheels studded up for the ice.
My modeling interests are mainly Tamiya bikes but still love to build aircraft as well. I have a pretty complete machine shop in my basement so I make a lot of scratch parts for my models.
gbritnell
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Posted by scamp on Saturday, November 22, 2003 1:01 PM
I use to have a Yamaha 400 Special. What a sweet bike. Wine Red or Maroon metallic boy was it nice. I sold it and now I wish that I had it back.Sad

Charlie
When I get this sucker rollin you will be beggin for Mercy
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Posted by Beemer on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 12:42 AM
MY first bike was a 1978 Yamaha DT175.
I traded it for a big old Suzuki GT550. A two stroke triple. Great fun, put 35k on it.
I then bought a 1994 GS550EF. Sweet little bike. Went like heck. Put 15K on it.
I then traded that for a 1986 GS750ES. Great bike, as I mentioned before. Put 42k
Beemer is the only one I have now. When the wife decided that she would like to join me, that's when I thought that I needed something physically larger. Didn't need the extra power, although, what the heck.
I also decided that hard luggage was the way to go (and it is).
I haven't been riding as much as I would like to the last few years,although, there is next year. Might just go to the BMWOA rally in Spokane in July.
Ray
A man who limits his interests, limits his life. Vincent Price
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Posted by stevegt738 on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 8:11 PM
Bikes in order of aquisition.`80 H100 Honda, `79 TS185er suzuki, `76 RD400 Yamaha, `82 GSX400four suzuki, `86 XJ900 yamaha, `72 GT750 suzuki, `83 CBX550 honda,`71&`70 T125(twin cylinder) suzuki`s, `76 GT500 suzuki x3, all in 23 years of
riding. All up mileage is about 970,000kms.
Only have the gt750 these days due to being on pension. It has 350,000kms of which i have done 320,000 since `88. As i`ve never had a car license, i don`t need an excuse to ride( fine weather, wife, etc) hence the big kms on all my bikes.
steve. "i`m not peeling that!!" -quote Hamster-Top Gear in America. http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/stevegt738/
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 12, 2003 4:55 PM
why man yeah i ride.i got slam dunked last year by a chevy truck on my harley. after all that i built a chopper. i work for seago brothers choppers in atl,ga. check out our personal bikes. thats me on my red sporty chop. www.xpphotoalbum.com/showgallery.php?ppuser=2081
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:16 AM
I've been rebuilding bikes pretty heavily for the past four or five years. My father owned a shop in the past and I inherited his love for wrenching. So currently in my garage/ mueseum I have a rebuilt '67 BSA 441 Victor, a '71 Triumph TR6, '75 Yamaha RD350, a '75 Triumph T160. In pieces I have a '70 Triumph Bonneville that is going to take a fortune to rebuild. And I am looking for a two stroke triple. Scale models are so much cheaper. And my fingers don't freeze off in the winter time. I'd post pics of the couple big bikes I just finised if I knew how to post them. Anyone have a quick lesson?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2003 12:29 PM
I ride a 2002 Yamaha V-star classic. I change the seat to a leather corbin saddle, added some chrome parts. Change the stock pipes to some hard chrome drags and added a K&N filter in a kurakyan air cleaner and jetted the carb. For a 650cc bike it look great and has good power.

I'll post a photo soon

Bob
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 22, 2003 12:45 PM
Hi Beemer -

I currently ride a 97 Kawasaki Concours. I rode the Lake Basin Promotions Circle the Lake tour this past summer - 3k miles in one week.

Here is a link to pictures and a list of all of my past/present cycles - too many to list here.

http://www.angelfire.com/ill/mqqn/bike.html

best regards -

mqqn
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 1:45 PM
I build and ride, at the moment Im relegated to a pissy lill 250 after an encounter with the boys in blue!
Last bike that was worth owning, Ducati 996 SPS-R all carbon fibre fairings, race wheels (Illegal on the street, but hey why not?)
Ah the memorys................................

I now have one almost finished to look the same, just a little bit smaller...
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 7:06 PM
I am currently the lucky owner of a 2000 Honda CBR 600 F4 (hence my handle)with a few mods here and there. Aswell my current modelling project is the Tamiya R-1 with the forks and triple clamps off a Suzook Motogp bike aswell the wheels, The only problem with this project is stole the mufflers off my 916 Duc project for a custom underseat exhaust on the R-1.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 9:09 PM
well, i don't have a car or a bike. not of the age yet.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 1, 2004 6:04 PM
Here are a couple shots of my Harley Killer - VTXtreme:







1800cc V-twin, Power Commander III with custom map, Roadhouse Shorty freeflow exhaust, Corbin saddle, Hondaline shield, lots of Kuryakyn goodies - pegs, grips, mirrors, reservoir covers . . . .

Fast, fast, fast . . . .

Oh yeah, that's momma on the right and my daughter on the left. What more could a man ask for?

Marc Havican
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 2, 2004 12:13 AM
Classics. Owned a 1972 Honda CB350 Twin, 2 1977 Kawasaki KZ1000's, and fixing up right now for the summer a 1981 Kawi KZ650. Love those UJB's!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 7:04 PM
Learning to ride....sort of...too darn cold right now, and messed up my left hand over the summer, that put the kibosh on riding for a while. The bike I am learning on is a 1973 Honda CL360, very low miles and a great little bike for a beginner like me! Will have to go renew my permit when the weather warms up and get some time in to get my endorsement!
The other half rides a 1985 Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager. It is in need of a bit of work at the moment, hasnt seen the road in a couple of years, but it will again hopefully next summer.
Bike models I have - 1/10 scale Harley police bike converted to street cruiser, working on a 1/8 scale Kawasaki KZ1300 touring, and have a Yamaha XV1600 and Honda CB750, both 1/12 scale, waiting to be built.
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Posted by Hoser on Friday, January 9, 2004 2:26 PM
Not quite sure if I'm 'legal' to post to this one. I haven't ridden any of my bikes since we moved to the new house 2+ years ago. Anyway, I own an '84 Kaw 900 Ninja (first year for the Ninja); a '67 Honda CL77 305 (Scrambler model, not the Dream), torn down right now for a restore; a '70 Yamaha DT250 - the dirt bike. Ugly as sin, it looks like a cat fight wadded up with duct tape, but it can climb trees.
And my pride and joy - a '70 Norton 750 Commando with a '74 front disc, steel braid brake hose and Drag Specialties guages, otherwise stock. I'm thinking of selling them since I don't ride much anymore - all except the Norton. I'd put that one in the living room if the wife would let me! Big Smile


"Trust no one; even those people you know and trust." - Jack S. Margolis
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 19, 2004 8:26 AM
I currently own a '02 Yamaha R1 (liquid silver)
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 5:39 PM
Just bought a 92 cbr 600 f2 frame. Should be a cool piece of art when i'm done...

katana
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Posted by Slabbedask on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 10:42 AM
Used to have a '78 Yamaha XS 500. DOHC Twin, looking ugly as hell, but quite a fun bike. Great twin sound from rusted pipes...LOL
Had to sell it to get my Mercedes 300 engine refurbished...Sad
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 2:38 PM
I generally miss 2-3 days per year due to snow/ice. Otherwise, 2 wheels are my only transportation. As a matter of fact, I put more miles on my scoot in a year than my wife puts on her car.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 10:39 PM
I have a 1982 Honda CB900F. Only had 4500 miles on it when I bought it from the father of a fellow modeler. I am afraid to ride it much, it is practically brand new. Came with the Hondaliine sport handliing kit installed and the stock parts taken off and put in a box. Grab the Tamiya CB750F Custom Tuned version and make it a 900 with stock pipes and that is my bike! 22 year old bike that looks brand new.
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Posted by Guzzi on Sunday, February 15, 2004 8:08 PM
I own a 1990 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 (Mk V), owned since 1994, mods include rece mufflers (La Franconi), straight ex pipe crossover, pod filters, modified 40mm carbs, tomiselli throttle and modified engine compression ratio. Oh, and its red.
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Posted by Beemer on Monday, February 16, 2004 11:37 PM
What other colour would you want your Le Mans?
Isn't it against some Italian law that all sport bikes (and cars) have to be red?
Read that on the internet a while ago, so it has to be true (chuckle).
A man who limits his interests, limits his life. Vincent Price

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