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Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 24, 2010 - 01:03am PT
I had that exact same bike Gary!
'74 RD250, same color too. I rode that thing everywhere. "Quick" it was.

Pud, I rode my RD to Bloomington, Ind. once, about 150 miles. I couldn't feel my hands until the next day.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Dec 24, 2010 - 01:46am PT
Where to put em...
garage?


shed?

davidji

Social climber
CA
Dec 24, 2010 - 01:57am PT
"Cool little bike and for a Harley...

fast as fuking sh!t!!!..."

People talk about how cool the 883s are but it seem like a lot of people decide to upgrade the engine.

I really liked the Buell Ulysses I rode, with a pretty similar engine (based on Sportster 1200, with 103hp, 7k RPM redline). I wanted to make it mine, but it wasn't meant to be. Oh well...

marv

Mountain climber
Bay Area
Dec 24, 2010 - 02:11am PT
Peter, Gary -- love the old-school bikes. Gorgeous.
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Dec 24, 2010 - 06:06am PT

1969 Sachs 125, west german International Six Days Trial bike.

i was on two wheels for the first several years of my driving life. picture this rig leaning against the barb wire fence outside castle rock before the parking lot. that would be about the tamest of probes into the santa cruz mountains. in those days access to many of the nooks and crannys of the coast range were only barely restricted to motorcyles. even organized off-road events were held in places that today would raise a hue and cry.

mine had lights and license so it was the was the basis of my early dating career. the petite passengers were favored. after the bike and i moved into a VW bus, an additional qualification was imposed, that being tacit agreement that three was not a crowd
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 24, 2010 - 07:21am PT
this one taken by crazy tom..
this one taken by crazy tom..
Credit: climber bob
been doing way more riding than climbing the last few years..
been doing way more riding than climbing the last few years..
Credit: climber bob
Rokrover

Trad climber
SB, CA
Dec 24, 2010 - 08:03am PT
Some of my more memorable iron from BITD that fellow old timers should recognize:









All machines with great character. Present ride is a stock Sportster XL883 Iron that embodies a lot of these classic traits, too.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 24, 2010 - 02:58pm PT
I don't have pics handy.

First bike: Honda XR80 dirt bike. Broken hand while racing my brother when I cut a turn around a tree too closely.
Second: Yamaha 100 dirt bike,
3rd: Honda CBR 600 street bike. Almost died on that one in midtown Atlanta. split a stopped car and a car in the adjacent lane at about 80mph...brushed both car mirrors.
4th: Kawasucki Ninja 1000. Too heavy for me for a rice rocket, didn't keep it long.

Current: '63 Harley panhead, w/ suicide shifter. College graduation present from my uncle, who'd owned the bike since I was a little kid. Pics in the family album of me on back at about 5yr old, starting bolts for my uncle with my tiny hands in the living room at about 4yr old with PBR cans all over. Unfortunately it's sitting 3000mi away right now.
locker

Social climber
Dec 24, 2010 - 05:49pm PT



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"w/ suicide shifter"...











































































































"Yer GONNA die!!!"...



;-)



dougs510

Social climber
down south
Dec 24, 2010 - 08:56pm PT
Fall Sunday, 2010.... Heading into Kentucky with friends.
Credit: dougs510

My friends, Mark and Susan:
Old riding friends from back in highschool
Old riding friends from back in highschool
Credit: dougs510


blackbird

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
Dec 24, 2010 - 09:10pm PT
Credit: blackbird

This past July just after successfully navigating the creek crossing but right before I laid the dayumned thing down in a rocky uphill hairpin.

All part of the fun, right?!

bb

"oh yeah" edit: KTM xcfw
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 24, 2010 - 09:25pm PT
This one gets my vote.

1947 Indian Chief
1947 Indian Chief
Credit: Chief
cupton

climber
Where the past and future meet
Dec 24, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Spiti Valley, Indian Himalaya
Spiti Valley, Indian Himalaya
Credit: cupton
Credit: cupton
Credit: cupton

India is a hell of a place to learn to ride a motorcycle.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 24, 2010 - 10:20pm PT
1960s - Yamaha 125, Yamaha 250
1970s - Honda 350, Suzuki 900
1980-2004 - BMW R75/5, three times across the country and back, 80,000 miles
2004-present - BMW Rockster



Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 24, 2010 - 11:47pm PT
Flatheads rule. But that Velo is pretty nice!
jtlocal

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 25, 2010 - 12:08am PT
GO BIG
GO BIG
Credit: jtlocal
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 25, 2010 - 12:12am PT
I could never figure out how it is possible to control a motorcycle

with such high handlebars, and particularly at any kind of high speed.



What is the attraction is ultra high bars?

I have been riding for over 45 years and still don't understand it.
jtlocal

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 25, 2010 - 12:27am PT
I have no problems with control. It handles better than you would think.
Baggers are not built for speed. it's a fun ride.
As for the "ultra high bars"... It's all image, So Cal style.
TC

Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:46am PT
If you are in love with two wheels:

http://www.manixmag.com/tech/awesome-motorcycle-designs.html
Wack

climber
Dazevue
Dec 25, 2010 - 04:58am PT
[photo
EC Meadows on the Deuce
EC Meadows on the Deuce
Credit: Wack
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40 MPG, fun in the twisties and a small footprint in parking lots.
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