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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.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Dec 26, 2010 - 10:34pm PT
first three bikes + 1
1965 bridgestone 90
1967 yamaha yds3 250
1971 norton commando
1970 honda 750 KO & I still have it.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 27, 2010 - 10:25am PT
These guys can ride:
photo not found
Missing photo ID#183623
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Dec 27, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
My 2003 Road King Clasic my 40th Birthday Gift to me, for my 50th I want to restore a 1960 BSA

2003 Road King Clasic
2003 Road King Clasic
Credit: Fogarty
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:13pm PT
No bueno!!!


Cracked FMF Gnarly pipe
Cracked FMF Gnarly pipe
Credit: Minerals

Cracked FMF Gnarly pipe
Cracked FMF Gnarly pipe
Credit: Minerals


Anyone seen a pipe crack like this? I didnít even hit a rock. Talk about a 500cc Japanese vibrator...

Chester can fix it!
locker

Social climber
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:22pm PT



Credit: locker
...


Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:26pm PT
Locker met the nicest person on a Honda.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:55pm PT
So I dug out my old "proof I really did that s@#t pictures":

305 Yamaha ready for Salt Lake to Tetons ride. Cotton sleeping bag? check. Plastic tarp tent? check. Plastic rain suit? check. Cotton shirt and Levis? check. Canteen? check. Camera? check. Cowboy boots? check.
Hot chick? hopefully in the Cowboy Bar.
Salt Lake to Tetons
Salt Lake to Tetons
Credit: HighTraverse

750 Honda ready for Salt Lake to Aspen ride. Hot chick? Definitely!
Off to Aspen
Off to Aspen
Credit: HighTraverse
Gene

Social climber
Dec 27, 2010 - 03:10pm PT
Credit: Gene
Catherine playing

Credit: Gene
Work in progress
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 27, 2010 - 06:45pm PT
Minerals, ah Reno area, I still haven't ridden up there but have heard about the awesome single tracks and the many mountain ranges to explore. If I can get up there I will contact you for a tour.
I guess that 500cc 2 stroke hits pretty hard!



Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 27, 2010 - 09:53pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#183705
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2010 - 03:08am PT
Name your first three bikes?

-50cc Suzuki, too young to remember exact model.
-yamaha QT 70 (?)
-1978 Suzuki GS 400
davidji

Social climber
CA
Dec 31, 2010 - 04:55pm PT
Lots of nice looking bikes here. Scole, your Girlie looks like it could be the best approach tool of the bunch. And it looks great in roulette green.
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