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  • Member since
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  • From: new bedford ,ma. USA
Posted by modelhermet on Sunday, February 17, 2008 7:12 PM
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Posted by hotrod1 on Saturday, February 16, 2008 2:15 AM
I am a rider time to time.
97 Honda Valkyrie
6 cylinders, 6 carbs, 6 pipes, 2-up, 24mpg

Sold it for all the many mods I did to my Rock Crawler.
I started on the Standard Honda Z50 and kept movin up in size through the years.
Next Bike I get will be the Honda VTX 1800 or the BossHossBig Smile

Mmmmmmmmmm All aluminum Block 454 sounds niceBig SmileBig SmileBig Smile
Big Smile
But just not in my budget..
probley stick with a Honda.
I'm a Cruizer..
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    February 2008
Posted by jenntek on Friday, February 15, 2008 9:47 PM
Kawasaki Vulcan '06 - with a ninja hop-up and a few little accesories, (GPS) etc.
Honda Rebel '01 250cc - the 'beginner bike' - to teach newbies how to ride...
-so they can upgrade to FatBob's n stuff... Muhahahahahaha!
Also, a little 200cc on/off road bike, for messin' around on the jumps and trails.
Ford Ranger '96
Ford Focus ST '05
Nissan 300zx '85

I guess I'm somewhat of an auto/bike hog... bawhahahahaha!

Dad put me on a motorcycle @ age 5 or 6.... been riding them ever since!
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    January 2008
Posted by streetfighterkz on Friday, February 8, 2008 6:55 AM
I have several bikes. My daily ride in decent weather is a 2000 Ducati M750 and I built a 1978 Kz1000 Streetfighter (hence my user name).

I rode the Duc almost 5,000 miles last summer mainly commuting back and forth to work.

I'd like to build it in 1:9 or 1:12 but all the Monsters are liquid cooled w/ DOHC and I have yet to find a source for a Oil cooled SOHC engine that isn't a bevel drive.

Later, Doug
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 3, 2008 2:59 AM
never gave it up even after marrage and kids
biker to the bone thats me LOL
still riding my tiumph bonneville america and have a couple of 50cc motocross bike that i taught my kids to ride on and use for work shopping ect
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 2, 2008 6:34 PM
Used to--before marriage and kids. Had a Kawasaki KZ440. Then bought a 550 with a blown engine to re-work. Had my eye on a beautiful GPZ when had to give it all up for family reasons...Can still build minis in the basement though :-)
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  • From: Belfast N/Ireland
Posted by airbourne on Saturday, January 26, 2008 6:45 PM
Yeah, well all I have is A Yamaha TZR 125 , But even though it is in need of a lot of TLC at the moment, ( its been of the road for a while due to no road tax nor mot, ) and also due to me becoming a lazy loafer sitting at my pc alot. I amnow praying for better weather to get out strip it down and rebuild it, (its just like a full sized model kit realy). but in the meantime, I enjoy the challenge of model cars,bikes,mainly,( thats about all I can do living in the wettest part of the world ( Belfast,N.Ireland.)Clown
Of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.!!!!
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  • From: Stuttgart Germany
Posted by showersg on Friday, January 25, 2008 7:31 AM
I sport a 2001 HD Road King Classic.

On the shelf: Too Many!

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Posted by Q-DawgVFR on Friday, January 25, 2008 7:11 AM
My '02 Honda VFR:

Hoping to add Rotrex supercharger soon.........
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Posted by airbrush addict on Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:45 PM
I finally figured out this photo stuff!! Here's my wife on my 06 Honda Shadow.
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    January 2008
Posted by PaPa-John on Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:41 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by modelbuildngrandpa

QUOTE: Originally posted by PaPa-John

Daytona Cop Week isn't far off.

Fixed it for you.

Good to have you here PaPa-John

Being a retired Cop, I can relate to that. Never rode a m/c during my police experience, but did have a Ford Mustang (5 speed), and a Chev Camaro (6 speed) in my Unit. Talk about fast.......and cool.

Thanks for the welcome.

I am dabbling in scale models and trying different gendres. Will have to try a bike sometime. I like to do a variety and not just one area.

By the looks of your handle, you must have grandchildren. I have three.

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  • From: N.E. of Indy-a-no-place, where cool was born
Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:29 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by PaPa-John

Daytona Cop Week isn't far off.

Fixed it for you.

Good to have you here PaPa-John
Wheres my #$%^@# bailout??
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    January 2008
Posted by PaPa-John on Thursday, January 17, 2008 8:03 PM
Ride Thumbs Up. You betcha. My ride is a 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100. Been through several provinces in Canada and some US States.

Motorcyclists are some of the greatest people to meet. Two wheelers are always waving to each other. How many cagers waive. When I am in my car and an fellow rider overtakes or meets me, I wave and smile. I always get a nice friendly wave and smile from them and no doubt they realize that the person in the four wheeler is a fellow motorcycle rider.

I ride for the enjoyment, touring and the scenery. Try to smell the fresh and varied scents from inside a closed vehicle.

Its not about what you ride, its about the enjoyment, travel and friendship. Each one of us have our own riding styles and interest, thats what makes it so interesing and fun

Daytona Bike Week isn't far off.

I am new to modeling (since Nov/Dec 06) and have not done any motorcycle models. Presenlty doing autos and aircraft

To each and every rider, I say Ride Safe and keep on


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Posted by TRX450RDUDE on Monday, January 14, 2008 7:55 PM
thanks chad i just put on a rossier exhaust, and some fasst co flexx bars.. i will post more pics soon..
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 13, 2008 10:11 PM
The kids and I love motocross. That's how we roll! Nice quad TRXdude!

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    December 2007
Posted by TRX450RDUDE on Sunday, January 13, 2008 9:26 PM
this is what i ride...

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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 13, 2008 9:06 PM
I designed and built my 90% custom '71 Sportster chopper back in '72. It is currently in pieces waiting enough money to re-build. I had been riding a 95% original '70 Sportster up until a few years ago. I had a '53 Panhead for about a year.
I am making a model of my '71 out of an old 1000cc MPC kit. All I can use is the front 3/4 of the frame and the motor. I am having a tough time figuring out a 1/8 scale rule to work with. A model of the Pan is next.
I am also trying to make a model of my fathers old '45, parade dress, Harley from the ERTL WLA-45, but need stock period wheels to continue.
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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Friday, January 11, 2008 9:37 AM
Finally got back on two wheels again last summer, as I bought a 76 Honda CB750F1.
Pretty tatty shape, and with the front end from a K-model. Still, it ran ok, and I put over 3000Km's on the odo between June and late October. And we had a seroiusly wet fall.....
It's in winter storage now, but plans for the summer include trying to find a better rear wheel, new tires, fixing some odds and ends, and probably a new splash of paint. (Including some airbrushwork...)
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 10, 2008 9:11 PM
My main ride is a 93 BMW Paris Dakar but my bad boy is sort of a full scale kitbash, or one to one scale model if you will. It's a 1200 sportster engine in a Norton frame, and like any good custom model there are lots of scratchbuilt and a few aftermarket parts on it. Google on Nortley Fartster and check out the Cycle World Lost Specials page. Some day I may even do a model of it - research should be easy, I built the prototype.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 21, 2007 12:05 AM
I ride a 51 goldenflash, wish someone would offer this in kit form...
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  • From: Wild And Wonderful West Virginia
Posted by bigtruck on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 6:46 PM
Wow old post back to lifeSmile
I currently have a 2006 Honda VTX1300C In Storage until Spring then back to riding..

The Smell Of Diesel Makes Me Happy... Jeff.. --------------------------------------------------------- bigtruckerwv Photobucket
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  • From: Central Wisconsin
Posted by Jeff Duranso on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 8:05 PM
Heres my 02 V-Star 650. I repainted it in red & off white,It was all black when a got it
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  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by skumole on Saturday, December 15, 2007 7:09 AM
There are some very nice bikes here! I'm riding a 2007 Suzuki RM-Z the summer!
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  • From: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posted by Fordforever on Saturday, December 15, 2007 2:09 AM
I have a 81' Honda CB750 custom.Will ride it next spring.Needs carb and exhaust work.Will change the exhaust because the original is rotted.Maybe a 4 into 1.Iride my brothers 82 Honda nighthawk.My brothers and dad have Harleys.Novadose ,I like you're old school Hondas .Cool
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Posted by rcarlisle on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:45 AM
Currently riding a 2003 BMW K1200 LT (light truck). Bought for me by an elderly Canadian couple who decided to do a U turn in front of me. Before that was a 2002 Suzuki Vstrom; before that a 96 Honda 600 Shadow.

nice bikes folks.

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Posted by 2000F4 on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:45 AM
It's winter again but I can't wait for spring to get out for a ride and out of the cage LOL. Here's my 2000 Honda CBR 600 with a bit of motor work, nitrous, airshifted, newer modded swingarm and it now has all the suspension done.

And just before I put her away for the winter, the finishing on the Rothmans paint scheme will have to wait until spring.

Cheers, Mike.
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  • From: right here, WI
Posted by novadose71 on Monday, December 10, 2007 11:33 AM
I'll bite, even though mine are in cold storage til spring. 72 Honda cb350(not running), 73 Honda CB 750 pretty stock and nice, I put 10,000 miles on it in two summers, then got my 74 CB750 chopper on the road, painted it, got rid of the cheesy apehanger bars(after I took the pic), and put around 6000 miles in a summer and a half. I just can't get enough, my wife and my 11 yr old son love to ride too. Now I am in the middle of fixing some minor things and doing a cosmetic restoration on my 73. I was looking for a 73 Kawasaki Z-1 when I found my 750's, and I'm glad I got these, dead reliable and I got a smokin deal on the pair. Ride on!
Good, bad or ugly,feel free to question and comment,that's why we're here.....right? THANK YOU FOR BUILDING MODELS!!!
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Posted by MikeMc on Monday, December 10, 2007 10:13 AM
the old

the new

and I'm still old!!!!Cool

HANG UP AND DRIVE........ Mike

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  • From: N.E. of Indy-a-no-place, where cool was born
Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Sunday, December 9, 2007 11:01 PM
Boy this came back from the dead !!
I still have the chopped 75 Sporty I talked about 2 pages (and 3 years )ago but now it shares garage space with my 2007 FLHTC Electraglide Classic. I got 5600 miles on he bagger and 1200 on the Sporty this season so it was a fairly good year.
Wheres my #$%^@# bailout??


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