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dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:17pm PT
My 58 panhead
My 58 panhead
Credit: dogtown
My 69 Bobber
My 69 Bobber
Credit: dogtown
My latest 200 hp. hardtail
My latest 200 hp. hardtail
Credit: dogtown
My 34 all steel coupe
My 34 all steel coupe
Credit: dogtown

I got a of shit!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:51pm PT
Two of my favorites-just sold them so I could buy more boat gear. Ah, the sacrifices we have to make in life. Had a Bonneville back in the 60s.

I remember going on a ride with Haan back in 1974 ish when he had just started riding and was a little stiff with the action. Too rigid, trying to overpower the machine instead of flowing with it on curves in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Back in town and close to my house, Peter is ahead of me and I see a car come out of a side street and he collides with it, flies into the air and lands on the hood. "oh my god, he has to be dead". Haan rolls off the hood, shakes himself like a dog that just got out of the water and proceeds to examine his bike. The driver of the car and I are the ones that are all shook up!

R 80/RT 1983
R 80/RT 1983
Credit: guido
R 100/7 1977
R 100/7 1977
Credit: guido

dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:59pm PT
my 200 hp the i cll road kill
my 200 hp the i cll road kill
Credit: dogtown
My BMW side-hak
My BMW side-hak
Credit: dogtown

Cool No?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 25, 2010 - 04:19pm PT
Minerals, where is that trail?
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 25, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
“Uh, photos… Northern Nevada, Churchill and Pershing Counties… first photo is southern edge of Granite Springs Valley (Trinity Range in background); second photo is Shawave Range, west side of Granite Springs Valley.”


Dee, I’d be happy to show you or anyone else around out there, if you are in the (Reno Hell) area. There’re lots and lots of single-track trails, two-tracks, and washes… and more whoops than you will ever want to ride. Some of the tight canyons can only be ridden on a bike (too narrow for quads). Super fun.

I tried to get out there yesterday, but after warming the bike up and putting around for a minute, I took off and only got about 2.5 miles from the truck and all of a sudden things got really loud. It sounded like it was coming from the front of the engine/exhaust manifold. I stopped to check the bike. Didn’t see anything wrong and gave the pipe a few taps with my boot to make sure it was still solid (too hot to touch). It seemed solid, so I started it up and decided to head back to the truck to take a closer look. It was running fine, but man, my ears were hurting. And no sense doing more damage to something that needs to be fixed, or worse… getting stranded.

When I took a closer look after letting the bike cool down, I found that the pipe was cracked, a little ways back from the exhaust manifold. A flap of metal had bent outward, leaving a hole in the pipe that will accept two fingers. Ouch! No wonder it was loud!

Conditions were literally PERFECT! It was a little cold out, but the dirt was moist, and traction couldn’t have been any better. I drove about 120 miles round trip, and rode a total of about 5 or 6 miles of dirt road. Kinda bummed me out. I’ll have to post a pick of the cracked pipe when I pull the thing off the bike later.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 25, 2010 - 07:46pm PT
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 25, 2010 - 07:49pm PT
And our Ole Pal Ann Richards!! RIP.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 25, 2010 - 08:04pm PT
Credit: The Larry

Boy, was my girlfriend pissed!
Lee Bow

Trad climber
wet island
Dec 25, 2010 - 08:20pm PT
Larry that is one of the funniest thing I've seen in years!

I pulled a burnout in my Dad's stock car while it was still in the garage.
I was five...
Lucky I lived to see six!
Wack

climber
Dazevue
Dec 25, 2010 - 11:19pm PT
Credit: Wack

The Memorial Day Weekend ride to Lake Tahoe can be an adventure.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 25, 2010 - 11:56pm PT
This is a great thread, some seriously weird stories. I like the living room burnout photo, I used to live in a pad like that!

Mike the Bike at the Isle of Man.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 25, 2010 - 11:59pm PT
Maybe this is getting OT, but this is an awesome machine:



Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 26, 2010 - 12:07am PT
That is so not O.T.! Nice one!
I spent about $500 restoring my 78 Honda. Did all of the work myself. Paint, seat, mechanics...
jtlocal

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 26, 2010 - 12:09am PT
That 69 bobber is sweet.
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Dec 26, 2010 - 01:43am PT
the bobber.
the bobber.
Credit: dogtown

I road it today.kind cool out!
Rokrover

Trad climber
SB, CA
Dec 26, 2010 - 07:55am PT
Nice G50 there, Gary.

Virgil Elings has one in his superb collection at the Solvang Motorcycle Museum in the Santa Ynez Valley http://www.motosolvang.com/

A refreshing change from the "Disney does Denmark" theme town.

If you like these classic Brit singles here are two of my favorites in the museum





My first bike was a "Hustler" and served well for getting to bush crags in Australia


The stubby boy-racer clipons had to go after one too many spills in the dirt.
Scole

Trad climber
San Diego
Dec 26, 2010 - 10:24am PT
2001 Triumph Tiger
2001 Triumph Tiger
Credit: Scole
HighTraverse

Social climber
Bay Area
Dec 26, 2010 - 07:30pm PT
'01 FZ1 ready for another climbing trip
'01 FZ1 ready for another climbing trip
Credit: HighTraverse

My '01 FZ-1 packed for another climbing trip. I've put 18K miles on it in the 18 months since I bought it. A chilly 60 miles today down to Santa Cruz and back. Like a good dog or horse, she needs regular exercise.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 26, 2010 - 08:05pm PT
Name your first three bikes?

Mine:

1968 Suzuki 200cc five speed "Avenger" two stoke

1970 Suzuki 500cc Titan two stoke

1971 Norton 750 Commando
HighTraverse

Social climber
Bay Area
Dec 26, 2010 - 08:28pm PT
1965 Yamaha 305cc road bike. Used. Drove it home in a snowstorm in Salt Lake. Beat the C@#p outta it and it never failed me. Rode it 12 months a year in Salt Lake.

Traded it in on a new
1968 Yamaha DT1 250 Enduro. Beat the ................. Rode it..........

Traded it in on a new
1970 Honda CB750. WOW. A wicked fast bike for its time. I rode the c#$p outta it and it never failed me. Handling wasn't so good....especially over 100 mph. My longest non-stop ride was 700 miles which I did a couple of times in different directions. Had a Vetter full fairing on it which was a wonderful addition. Packed my toolbox on it and emigrated to California in '72. Sold it in '78 at 80K miles and the twit who bought it totaled it within the week.

New 1978 Yamaha XS-750 triple, shaft drive, cast wheels. The first bike I had with decent handling. Had a Vetter half fairing. The shaft drive was sweet when I'd gotten tired of chain maintenance every 500 miles and replacement every 4000 miles. Ran well but I stopped riding. Sold it when I found my riding skills were getting rusty.

And now my '01 FZ1, bought in the summer of '09. This is an AWESOME bike. An all around great bike for riding fast (don't ask and I won't tell) and far. 20 years of motorcycle development has made a huge difference. Longest day I've done is Los Gatos to Anaheim, 400 miles in 7 hours with rain starting at Grapevine and snow over the pass. One gas stop along the way. Could easily have gone to San Diego. 50K miles and she still runs like new.

I still lust after a 750 Commando.
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