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Old 04-26-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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Bikers, Lets see your Scooter!!!

Since spring has sprung, and everyone should now have thier Bikes out and ready for riding.............I thought it would be good to see Just How many motorcycle riders we have here at the forum.
I am a Lover of Classic Motorcycles and have owned several classics in my day including a Kawasaki Z900 and A Suzuki GT 750 (waterbuffalo)

Here is a shot of my Current Classic..........A Honda CB900C Custom with 20,200 orig miles.( had 18,200 when purchased 2 years ago)
This Bike is a 10 speed having a high and low range gear.This transmission was used in the 1980-82 CB900 customs and the 1983 CB1000 custom Only.

From Cycle World Review ..........MAR 1980

It does a 1/4 mile in 12.29 sec @ 108.43 MPH
Top Speed...........152 MPH
0-60....................3.8 seconds
Mileage.................42 mpg
Range..................147 miles to reserve
weight.................700# (full tank)
Load Capacity.......473#
Suspension...........Air Ride

I am slowly setting the Bike up for touring with a planned MC trip around Lake Superior next summer.
So far I have replaced the loud 4 into 2 V&H Exhaust System with Original Honda Exhaust.( added tremendous performance and quieted bike up nicely)
Added AM/FM/CD Player and added sliding Backrest ( critical for me at present)
The wife ( Niki) rides also and has a Honda Rebel 250.(3,100 orig miles....she rides with me alot )

So, heres a pic of Ours..................Lets see yours
Doesnt matter if its a Moped or a Harley, its all about Riding!!!!
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:51 AM   #2
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I don't have one, but here's my husband's. (he's also got a Valkyrie)
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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Hi Todd,

Good looking ride. Loved the Honda CB bikes from the early 80ís. I had a red CB1100F bought new in '83, amazing Iím still alive. That thing was fast. Thatís the last bike I owned, but wish I still had it -especially with gas at $3.00. Iím not a much of a Harley fan, I liked peace and quiet when I rode. There's enough noise already on the roads without adding to it.

Happy riding and be careful out there,

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Old 04-26-2006, 09:35 PM   #4
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new Nortons?

When I was a kid, I fell in love with Norton motorcycles (always wanted a Dunstall 750 cafe racer) but, unfortunately, never got one.

I understand they went out of business while I was growing up but now have recently become available again.

If I remember correctly, they, Triumphs, BSA's and basically all other English bikes had sucky electrics and leaked oil. Do they still?
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:54 PM   #5
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Dan,
I've heard that the new Nortons have been re-designed from the road up so I imagine that the dripping and the sparking reputations have been looked into. Have you seen the new Vincents though?? Richard Thompson made sure I'd always have a soft spot in my heart for the 1952 Vincent "Black Lightning" and the new bikes seem to have kept with that flavor pretty well.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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Here's my Harley Sportster, gotta Yamaha Road Star Warrior also. I'll havta get a picher of it soon. Riding is about the only "escape" I have these days.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:23 PM   #7
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This is my ride.
Yamaha Raptor 350 4 stroke.
I have ridden bigger and know this is the
right size for me.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:41 AM   #8
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Jack are you a PEE WEEE?????. well when i go down to south florida next few weeks maybe I will drag the harley out of the storage shed and take shome shots.
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:37 AM   #9
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I rented this one on my trip to Coverings this year. My Grandfather lives in St.Cloud/Kissimee area. Once I got there from NC I parked the van blasted around on this thing. Harleys are great.

Hamilton - I picked up a yfz 450 a few months back. I'll look for a pic. Crazy speed for a four wheeler.
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:41 AM   #10
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How much does it cost to rent one????
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:51 AM   #11
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Here it is!
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:56 AM   #12
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This one was one of the more costly ones. If you get it for 5 days its about 100/day. Or about 140/24 hours. Still pretty affordable IMO to cruise around on a $24,000 bike.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:44 AM   #13
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Since we are adding ATV's to the Mix, i suppose I'll have to go out and take a shot of the Polaris 425 Expedition

Davy, Youve got a Warrior and your riding a sporty.............Whats a matta U.......does that big ol 1600 scare ya!!
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Ok guys here is mine, it is a 97 honda F3
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:27 PM   #15
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Todd, the Warrior is a big heavy bike, not as heavy as some though. It has a 1700cc engine and 85-90 hp. I added High compresson pistons to it. It runs purty good, ain't scared though. I ride it alot more than I do the Sporty.
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