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Licky

Mountain climber
California
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 12, 2005 - 01:43am PT
At times I've heard people that climb look at motorcycle riding as dangerous. I thought I'd pose this question to the board and see how many like to ride, and if so, what do you ride.

I ride a 1997 Harley FatBoy. Cut my teeth on a BSA 441 "One Lunger" and then on to a 750 Atlas Commando. But my heart was always pounding for a Harley.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Aug 12, 2005 - 05:35am PT
ridden street for thirty years.
doing a 600 miler today.
share the road. :)
Southern Man

climber
Aug 12, 2005 - 06:06am PT
1993 Ducati 900 Super Sport and a 1976 BMW R90s. Life begins in the curves.....er, I mean on the sharp end.....er, it's all good. Given a choice between a weekend of Climbing and attending a track-day weekend, I spend Sat. at the track and Sun. Climbing. What a great weekend!
Wrathchild

climber
right behind you
Aug 12, 2005 - 06:42am PT
Ninja 600
CRF250X
capndick4

Boulder climber
The route out of the abyss
Aug 12, 2005 - 06:53am PT
650 Yamaha Maxim
trapeze artemis

climber
Surf City
Aug 12, 2005 - 07:47am PT
Used to ride daily.
Once went 3 1/2 years without a car just 2 bikes.
I survived an accident with 72 stitches in my neck, 16 in my forehead and a torn medial collateral ligament.

Bikes I've owned...
KZ400
Sportster
750 Triumph
SRX600 (it's a thumper)
GSXR
Katana
atchafalaya

Trad climber
California
Aug 12, 2005 - 09:05am PT
nowadays I am riding a 1995 BMW R100S, its a sweet ride... Keep hoping to upgrade again, maybe R1150...
Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 12, 2005 - 10:36am PT
2001 Aprilia Falco (silver)
2002 Suzuki V-strom

70,000 miles in 6 years and counting...

Motorcycling is as dangerous as you let it be. Like climbing. Just consider the oncoming traffic rockfall and its all the same game.

-Kate.
Nohea

Trad climber
Aiea,Hi
Aug 12, 2005 - 11:25am PT
Started out with a cute lil Honda 250, then moved up to the sweetest ride I ever had.... 1969 ElectroGlide. Had her for many moons but let it go four years ago. Now got no bike, until the next Harley grabs my eye. Someday.

will
Joe Metz

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 12, 2005 - 12:56pm PT
Started climbing in 1971, riding in 1977. Been injured doing both. Suzuki GS425, Yamaha XS500, Suzuki SV650, Suzuki GS700. Why would anyone want to ride a Harley?
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Aug 12, 2005 - 04:35pm PT
[url=[/url" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.theimagehosting.com][/url]

'00 Honda CBR929RR
Blue '03 Kawasaki ZRX 1200R

it's a lot like climbing, just horizontal and a little faster.
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 12, 2005 - 04:55pm PT
The only thing that makes bikes more dangerious than climbing is that other people have a lot more -impact- on you. Pardon the pun.

I have owend:
GS500E, TZ250, RD350 and now ride an SV650.
The GS was a good bike to learn on,
The TZ and RD where both a kick, but a hand full on the street
the SV is a good middle ground; Like a clasic 5.8

I have no idea why anyone would want to Ride a Harley, loud, heavy and not very smooth, [except maby the ElectroGlide ;)].
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 12, 2005 - 06:38pm PT
RT350
Then a 1968 R69S BMW, Still have it. Anyone want to buy it?

Quit when it got to more than one NDE experience per month.

Rather live longer and climb more. Ti's safer!

LA ain't the place to ride any more.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 12, 2005 - 07:21pm PT
Great analogy holdplease2!!

Had a 94' Yamaha FZR 600 and fantasize everytime I see one, about owning new Yamaha R6
Licky

Mountain climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2005 - 09:37pm PT
T2...I did a google on your dream bike and came up with a Yamaha outboard motor. Now I can appreciate living on the edge, but where do you put your feet?
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 12, 2005 - 10:21pm PT
I left Yosemite in 1983 to return to school in Berkeley. Both to deal with nasty parking around campus and to replace my adreniline fix needs, I bought a Yamaha XT 250. Worked great. I brought it back to Yosemite in 1986 and rode it around the local forest service backroads.

Then came the helmet law. I know it's lame but I just hate em, for climbing and biking around town too. Sold the bike. Probably needed to downsize anyway.

Peace

karl
Watusi

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 12, 2005 - 10:32pm PT
Only rode Dirt Bikes...but had some wild times as a kid! Don't ride much anymore...alas!
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 13, 2005 - 09:59am PT
Your right Licky, typo on my part I ment R6 sorry!
klaus

climber
Aug 13, 2005 - 01:13pm PT
My current crotch rocket
FZ1

Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 13, 2005 - 02:21pm PT
Hay klaus, How do you like the FZ1? I was looking in to gitting an FZ6.
klaus

climber
Aug 13, 2005 - 02:31pm PT
It looks like a decent bike, and at $6599 it's a good deal. It's not gonna have the zip of a 1000 though.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/model360/273/0/360.aspx
Joe Doty

Social climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Aug 13, 2005 - 04:06pm PT
Hey klaus, nice fazer! I have an '02 that i've owned for a year now. I also have a '78 Yamaha SR500. I live in a house with two other motorcycle freaks.


Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 13, 2005 - 05:55pm PT
Joe, all you guys need a climbing wall in their and your set!

....or better yet a second garage...hum I have an idea....
Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 13, 2005 - 08:34pm PT
Joe, are you, um, taken?

;)

-Kate.

klaus

climber
Aug 13, 2005 - 09:58pm PT


klaus

climber
Aug 13, 2005 - 10:07pm PT


klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:31am PT
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:39am PT
Klaus, you have a video of me (#46) sliding my rear tire around! I glad you admire me. ....I am Valintino Rossi.....

oh and are those all your bikes (thr crashed ones)?
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:08am PT
http://www.splicehere.tv/player.php?MF=hi&ID=spotsoffline2
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:27am PT
Those videos are a joke. I have no simpathy for any rider who dies of worser yet becomes a vegetable doing that stuff on the street. It has no place! They give bike and thier riders a bad name. If any of them hade been on a track thay would realize that they are not going "fast" and just a cars left turn from bieng dead and more to the pint hurting some one who is just minding thier own beeswax. If you listen to there shifts you would notice that they are not smooth riders. They just open and close thae throttle full on to full off. That is not skill.

ok im off my soap box.

pud, your is cool!
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:31am PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:33am PT
Now this is a rad stunt!


klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:35am PT


klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:42am PT
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:45am PT
klaus,
what's up with the lame ass photo's?
i mean like, are you impressed?
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:46am PT




klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:49am PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 10:22am PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 10:29am PT


klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 10:34am PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 12:50pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 12:59pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 01:02pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 04:27pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 04:53pm PT
You gotta teach 'em young


klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 05:05pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 05:07pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 06:32pm PT
Red Rocks Loop Road? Isn't that the Gallery in the back?

HowweirdDean

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:02pm PT
Motorcycles suck!

Too many dead and paralyzed friends due to motorcycles.

Many more hurt on them than from climbing accidents.

A water buffalo was walking along and fell into a sinkhole.
A Harley rider came along, looked into the hole, and said, "Hang on, I'll go get some help for you." Just as the Harley rider rode off, an elephant came along, looked into the hole, and said, "I can get you out." With that, he straddled the hole, lowered his dick down the hole and the water buffalo grabbed on and the elephant pulled him out.

Moral of the story?

















If you have a dick that's big enough, you don't need a Harley.
Wrathchild

climber
right behind you
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:26pm PT
I've lost more friends to kayaks than motorcycles.
WBraun

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:32pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:32pm PT
Howwierd, your right. Some motorcycles do truly Suck. I'd say these gay little rides would be a good candidates for completely sucking!



HowweirdDean

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:40pm PT
Klaus, that be a moped, not a motorcycle.:)
Wrathchild

climber
right behind you
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:43pm PT
I've seen one just like the one on the bottom, painted army green in Viet Nam.
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:44pm PT
OK, back to Non-Sucking bikes, er I mean...





Wrathchild

climber
right behind you
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:47pm PT
Suzuki's suck too

I wonder what all those trophies in the garage are for...
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 07:55pm PT
I hate it when you "buddy" runs you over. That sucks, what an asswipe.



klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:05pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:08pm PT


klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:14pm PT
I totalled one of these bikes. Problem was it wasn't fast enough to avoid the car.

klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:18pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:23pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 08:31pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:18pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:19pm PT
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:20pm PT
klaus, get-a-life!
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:29pm PT
Hey I'm at work getting paid to do this, double time no less!

klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 09:43pm PT


klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 10:00pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 10:02pm PT
Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 14, 2005 - 10:47pm PT
Woooo HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric C...you sound like my mother, and if the rumors are true, you dress like her, too.

;)

-Kate.
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 14, 2005 - 11:07pm PT
ouchhh..... now that was uncalled for.
I am an avid bike guy. I even race them. But doing stunts an the open street puts people who did not ake to be involved in the hospital.


I do like the superman!

Nothing personel Klaus, must be nice to get paid to post on ST all day.
Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 14, 2005 - 11:23pm PT
TR - something is going horribly wrong with the engine of your truck...it is attached to two wheels instead of four!

And EC...I put in the winky smiley. But still...if I could ride a wheelie 90mph on the innerstate I would and I wouldn't feel the first bit bad about having done it, either.

I'd rather ride stunts (ok, not in traffic) and track days than climb El Cap any day of the week, thing is, I'm too light for the riding, so I stick with the climbing.


-Kate.
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 15, 2005 - 01:40am PT
Holdplease2, i was bing a bit sarcastic too.

I think i woild call it a tie between the Captian and a track day. Both exhasting and a kick in the ass!
klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 02:51am PT
I just got home from a 150 mile ride. It's 2:45am. I was racing some annonymous car at 1am doing 95, well I kinda let him/her keep up. One of my headlights burnt out, good thing my bike has two. Sorry if my posts seem exhaustive, offensive, or gay. I just love riding more than climbing and wanted to share some pics that get me excited. And like I said, I was bored at work today, uh, actually that would be yesterday.

Cheers, ec_klaus
smitty

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Ca
Aug 15, 2005 - 06:46am PT
No worries, klaus. Those photos were awesome. I just saw the superbikes race Laguna Seca back in July. I'm an ex-motocross racer that never had much experience near the pavement. Those guys were incredible.
Ever ride Hwy. 9 or skyline in santa cruz mountains?
jaystone

Trad climber
EDH, Ca
Aug 15, 2005 - 08:09am PT
bmw r1100gs
bmw r1100rtl

Ridden daily for last 9 years. The obvious close calls, but still ticking.

Just rode 400 miles this weekend to climb and go to ozzfest with buddy -- Had to witness Ozzy's last hoorah with BS.

Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 15, 2005 - 11:16am PT
Eric:

90mph is childs play...what, were you racing a hybred? ;)

(kidding, glad you made it home safe...btw, don't 'upgrade' to the R1...)

I raced an audi TT in San Diego one night last year. Both my bike and his car were silver. His pipes sounded really good. (my bike is a piped/chipped/modified V2, so it sounded good, too) After the stop/go light dragging down town, we ended up on some innerstate that runs through town, nobody on the road. (2am ish) I guess we weren't really racing, more like playing. He knew the roads so he chose the route.

Why does this sound like one of those playboy write-ins? "I couldn't believe it was me, I'd never done anything like this before, but there she was..."

By the time we were done my threads were showing all the way around on the rear tire...had to stay in town an extra day to get a new one before firing up Hwy 1 to SF to cut over to the valley.

The days that just about kill you are the ones that make it all worth sticking around for. :)

Eric, get a MF answering machine that works, and lets ride.

-Kate.

PS EC - your message is an important one, though, I ride pretty safe around cars, and will continue to do so until I get that wheelie thing down. ;)
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Aug 24, 2005 - 10:22am PT
Street bikes are limited to pavement and pavement sucks. Dirt bikes go wherever you point them – anywhere!

Ride Red! Hondas have wings.


’05 CRF 450R
(photo by E. Rasmussen)


’95 CR 500R
coolclimber

Trad climber
toronto,canada
Aug 25, 2005 - 01:17pm PT
hey guys from all the pics guess everyone got the gist of the whole thing . we got riders and we got others who get hurt, so is that the same way you'll think about climbing . me I do both and enjoy both and am still intact .. take care out there folks
noshoesnoshirt

climber
Aug 25, 2005 - 03:40pm PT
I've been thinking about the parallels between riding and free-soloing quite a bit lately. Both are behaviours that bring me incredible highs and act as stress-reducers. The feeling I get way off the deck with only my hands and feet for safety feels a lot like the sensation of tearing up some twisty roads at high speeds; both are situations where one must live fully in the moment and remain totally in control. Both have objective hazards that must be watched for; soloing has loose holds (and down south, wasps), biking has gravelly corners and a million morons in cages trying to kill you.
The best of both worlds was always tossing the shoes and chalk on the bike (BMW F650GS, baby) and zoomin' on out to the crags, the relaxation of the ride perfectly accentuated by the calming effect of getting a bunch of pitches in on perfect S.E. sandstone.
In the decades I've done it I've never had a bad fall free-soloing. I finally met the idiot driver with my name on her SUV a few months back; I'm finally walking, and just now starting to climb again (a bit of roped stuff, but a lot of easy solo).
I also just bought a new bike (F650GS Dakar, baby).
Here's to risk taking. Who wants to live forever?
Spinmaster K-Rove

Trad climber
Stuck Under the Kor Roof
Aug 25, 2005 - 03:56pm PT
I ride a 1994 Honda Shadow 1100 withthe big potato pipes on them that got them sued by Harley. I love it.
klaus

climber
Aug 26, 2005 - 06:52pm PT
"Dirt bikes go wherever you point them – anywhere!"

Yeah, but you always end up at the same place you started: your truck.
klaus

climber
Aug 26, 2005 - 07:01pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 26, 2005 - 07:16pm PT
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Aug 26, 2005 - 07:22pm PT
"Yeah, but you always end up at the same place you started: your truck."

And my truck can go a long ways away from the pavement.

Or, you just ride out of your driveway or your buddy's driveway... except in California, that is...

So, I suppose there is something special about street bikes where they don't always end up where they started? Maybe that's when they get hauled off to the wreckage yard? You're familiar with that, aren't you Klaus?

Klaus, you still need to get a dirt bike.

klaus

climber
Aug 26, 2005 - 07:40pm PT
Yeah but then the insurance company will buy you a new , bigger and faster one.

klaus

climber
Aug 26, 2005 - 07:54pm PT
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Dec 10, 2005 - 06:23pm PT
good choice Radical.
ride safe (like you are invisible) :)
lucho

Trad climber
San Francisco
Dec 10, 2005 - 06:35pm PT
Klaus you posted 43 times on this thread, thats almost half of the posts!I personally think bikes suck, cause broken bones suck, and I dropped my scooter when i was 15, after that i vowed never to get on a crotchrocket they equal death, I'll take a steel cage on four wheels thank you very much. plus I saw some dudes brains hangin out all over Ceasar Chavez St. when I was young cause he wrecked his bike.
Darnell

Big Wall climber
Chicago
Dec 11, 2005 - 12:06am PT
2001 BMW GS1150 R
SammyLee

Trad climber
Memphis
Dec 11, 2005 - 07:19am PT
2002 Suzuki SV650 (naked, non S)
1998 Kawasaki KLR 650 Dual Sport thumper, dirt and street

I don't winterize my bikes, I winterride them. When I didn't have to wear a suit to work everyday, I rode my bikes all but about 5 days one year. Going around a sharp curve and thinking, "sh##, is that dark spot ice?" will warm you up some.

Sam
elcapfool

Big Wall climber
hiding in plain sight
Dec 11, 2005 - 07:44am PT
The only thing better than clipping a cam overhead,
is reving an overhead cam.
LittlePinkTricam

Trad climber
Providence, RI
Dec 11, 2005 - 09:24am PT
The paramedics I ride with call them "donorcycles". But hey: go out happy, and leave your organs to some good people with a few bad parts. It's not too bad.
Of course, most of my personal motorcycle use is the engine we're using in our Formula car.
The Mad Irishman

Trad climber
VA alpine capital of the world
Dec 26, 2005 - 09:22am PT
I started riding in 89.
Yamaha 89 FZR 600.
Yamaha 99 R1.
Yamaha 99 R6.
Suzuki 01 GSXR 750.
Yamaha 91 SP 750 AMA superbike.

I raced but stopped after I shortened my left arm half an inch. Track days are loads of fun but once I started riding on the track, riding on the street was no fun.
These kinda bikes can't be ridden close to their limitations on the street. On the track, you can start to appreciate their design and horsepower. Just when you think you can ride, some guy on an old piece of sh#t blows you away in a corner. It's all in the rider.


I would love to have a Dakar for commuting to work but all my money is tired up in climbing and bicycling at the moment.
Dog

climber
Dec 26, 2005 - 03:28pm PT
Going to ride to Cabo Saturday form Modesto California.

Anybody want to go along?

I ride a BMW GS Adventure.

Woof
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 26, 2005 - 09:15pm PT
1976 Yamaha RD 250
1974 Triumph T140V Trident
1978 Triumph Bonneville 750
1978 H-D FXE SuperGlide
de eee

Mountain climber
Tustin
Dec 27, 2005 - 10:03am PT
I rode up Saddleback (Santiago Pk.) on my XR400 yesterday afternoon. It was cold, cloudy and windy on top.
mynameismud

climber
backseat
Dec 27, 2005 - 06:47pm PT
honda 90
homebrew brigsnstraton
hodaka 100
suzuki rm125
yamaha 400 enduro
79 cb750
79 fx harley (current basket case restoring)
95 zx11 (current basket case after spinning main bearing)
02 DL1000 (current)

Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Dec 29, 2005 - 01:48pm PT
Name this, almost, famous climber, especially those from Truckke or Maybe SLO



or this one


Note haulbag
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Dec 30, 2005 - 04:34am PT
Is that an old Yamaha IT?

I used to have a (new) 1979 IT175. Loved it! Sold it and got a 1981 Kawasaki GPZ550.

For some reason dirt bikes have been edging into my fantasies lately (and I live in Brooklyn).

First priority is a van!
426

Sport climber
That one arete, HP40, AL
Dec 30, 2005 - 06:46am PT
Jaybro...Mr. Big himself?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:16pm PT
Owned the Ducati, rode the others:


Ducati Mark III Diana
Ducati Mark III Diana
Credit: zBrown




Norton 750 <br/>
Norton 750

Credit: zBrown






Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:27pm PT



Like I said back in 05, my next HD is on the way and I've been on this champ for over a year now.

Aloha,
Will
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:34pm PT
My baby on the left, in Nevada a couple weeks ago.



I'm doing a story on ADV.com, it's not quite done yet. Link below.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840028
kenny morrell

Trad climber
danville,ca
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
i have had , harley hummer 125,two stroke, harley sportser, harley fxrs, and a bsa 441 victor shooting star.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
Credit: The Larry
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
Credit: FRUMY
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
The Larry - prototype skullfuk?

How fast did anybody go?

My 250cc Ducati, with the sketchy speedo, told me 105, which is about the number speed skiers were doing at the time. Yikes.







McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
"Aug 25, 2005 - 03:40pm PT
I've been thinking about the parallels between riding and free-soloing quite a bit lately."

That's my mantra for staying safe on bikes! This is the first I've seen anyone say it. Haven't free-soloed much but that's exactly what I think.
Credit: McHale's Navy
Below, my DRZ400 up at Coyote Flats, Sierra, last year. I have a KLR 650 also.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Currently: 88 KTM 600 (enduro).

Previously:
125 Honda enduro
1200 HD sportster
1200 Yamaha Venture Royale
440 Kawasaki (up and over Donner pass on several occasions. Once in a miserably cold light snow.)
Honda 400 Nighthawk(?)

It's all dangerous. All we can do is try to manage and mitigate some of the risk through knowledge and judgement. So why do I keep posting here?
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Missing photo ID#274488
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
Credit: pud

We spent yesterday trail riding in the clouds all day. My sons on their little KX's and me on my trusty CR500. They are getting fast and will skool me sometime in the next few years no doubt.

I just picked up this fuel injected CRF450 for track duty and after a test session at Piru, I'm totally addicted to big air, again.
Credit: pud

Took both these beasts out as well over the weekend. Just for some mellow road time.
Credit: pud
Credit: pud



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
How fast did anybody go?

My buddy has taken his Hayabusa up to 180.
It gives me the willies just to type it.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
Dude, 180 is fast but, anybody can do it in a straight line. Nothing to it.

Knee down at a buck thirty, now THAT'S hangin' it out there :)

Credit: pud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
Yeah, but he did it on a two-lane back road in the San Joaquin farm country
not knowing if somebody would pull out of some fruit tree grove. Kinda hard
to find a road you can lean it over at 130, isn't it?
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
I'm curious about;

Klaus?

Who did many of the amazing road-bike photos in the early part of this thread.


Is the dude still alive?

Is he out of the hospital?


Jest curious?
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:45pm PT
Reilly, your buddy is playing with fire doing those speeds on open roads.

Hit a coyote anywhere over 150 and you won't be going home that day.
130 or 180 mph on a track with slicks at proper temps is incredible.
It is awesome to control a bike at those speeds.

Busting out 180 on a two lane is hairy. Too many objective hazards in an already lethal environment. Your friend should take it to a track.
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
'99 Duc 750SS (#33) Picked out and bought at the Duc Factory in Oct '98





'06 600RR



In the long process of trying to acquire this baby...
'94 HD VR1000L (Prod #12)


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
180 and 130 are mighty damn fast any way you look at it.

Speed skier Sean Cridland set a training record of 162mph on a car on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1985 which still stands.

Simone Origone - did 151mph (251.4 kph) sans car in 2006.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBUHNfwrnmI

I thought I was moving right along on HWY395 @ 160mph in my 280z (sans skis).

I won't ask about crashes, outa kindness I suppose.

Cridland










T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
My 06' YZF R6





And my plated 2000 BRP

2000 XR650R
2000 XR650R
Credit: T2

I love this bike!!!
yedi

Trad climber
Stanwood,wa
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
Here is one of my Jawas I rebuilt a bit ago to race in AHRMA.
http://www.ahrmanw.com/Machines.htm
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:06pm PT
Black rims with red hubs on your desert sled… Nice choice, T2.



’05 CRF450R



’95 CR500R



Fresh rubber! D739 Desert AT.

T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:01am PT
Thanks Bryan looks like your crf is running the same set up. When I picked up my XR she was totally stock except for the over size tank. She had been crashed and neglected but had a strong motor. I got her for a song and a dance then droped about $3500 into her. The wheel set was originally more than I wanted to put back into the bike but I am so glad I did now.

My girlfriend has a plated 2001 XR250R

Big red and little red love riding with each other
Big red and little red love riding with each other
Credit: T2

Credit: T2

Credit: T2

steve shea

climber
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:08am PT
I had an MV Agusta. Awesome road bike. I got it at a police auction for 300 bucks. I wish I had it still! Now its four wheels only.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:12am PT
I just added this Trail tech Voyager GPS dash board unit on big red. The thing is bad ass. I now have a temp gage, tach, speedo and altimeter. You can import gpx ride tracks I love this unit.

Credit: T2
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:34am PT
My XR650

Credit: pud
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 20, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
T2, is the above shot from the Dusy-Ershim or Rincon or.....?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 20, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
I'm thinking I need a Rokon Trailbreaker...


Credit: Reilly
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
Sharp looking supermoto Pud!

Dee ee:

The first pic of the XR is at Corral Canyon OHV area. It is located east of San Diego near Lake Morena and Pine Valley off Hwy 8.
The first 2 pics in my second post are in the Big Bear area. The 2nd one is on a trail that drops from Crab flats campground to I believe Deep Creek eventually ending at lake Arrowhead. The 3rd is in Bishop. I glanced at your above link to your trip report on adventureriders.com I look forward to actually read it. I just bought my XR back in August and it took me a liitle bit to get her dialed in. She needed some love! I am all about this dualsport riding thing and want to do some bigger, longer rides like the one you did. I am constantly looking at maps, roads and places to ride with my new buddy Big Red. Going to explore Ocotillo and Anza Borrego for a few days over Thanksgiving with my girlfriend. If you ever are putting together a local (SO CAL) day ride or even a bigger ride and have room for another rider please let me know.

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 04:20am PT
Zoom Splats. they go zoomin down the road then they go splat. I love bikes and I love watching Moto GP but I do not think I will ever seriously ride again. there really are only two kinds of motorcyclists. Those who have been down and those who are going down.
Rideing at all fast at night is complete russian roulette. You really do outrun your headlights pretty quick. An owl swooped down and picked a mouse off the road in front of me once. Only going 70 but would never have had a chance to avoid that one. We simply missed each other by luck. I have dumped it at 110 when I burned a hole in a piston and high sided. walked away with a broken collarbone and two sprained ankles. Hitch hiked to the hospital. I thought it was a pretty cool crash. My best friend crashed, burned and died a few weeks later....
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 21, 2012 - 04:50am PT
Some folks are lucky, some ain't.

Motorcycle horror stories are a joke on the tellers imo.

Fear is the real crippler.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 04:54am PT
You think my best friend dead at the age of 21 is a joke?
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:16am PT
Willow Springs, first weekend of June 1983, ARRA Box Stock qualifyer, going into turn 7 wide open on my Katana 750D and booom! The front tire blows. No SHET!... at around 120 or so.... what a slide. Bike went flying into the desert and I all the way down some 200' almost into turn 8. Luckily there was no one along side or behind me.


Got many other slide for life at over 80+ stories on GPZ550's and my other Katana, the 1000, PUD. But as you posted, gotta be luck or just fate.

My Katana 83' 750 was soooooooooo bad ass...
(Borrowed from the web!)


As were my three GPZ 550's...
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:24am PT
Maybe if we lived near a real track my friend would still be alive? Street raceing is real bad but even if you are a conservative old fuddy dudy your going to get squeezed out by a truck sooner or later. if you ride a Harly you will most likly end up obease and croak from a heart attack..
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:29am PT
T2
Palomar? I had friends that had the same shots from that guy.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:40am PT
I had to look twice, but that woman doesn't seem to be wearing a helmet and I'm wondering if she ever crashed riding in that position.

The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:44am PT
if you ride a Harly you will most likly end up obease and croak from a heart attack

Ah.... Bullshet!
Jay Springsteen still going strong at 55.




The dude is still a legend at the track, whether on the VR1000 or XR750.

Let us not forget old Scott Russell running the HD (Prod # 36) VR1000:

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:59am PT
For every harly rider that is in shape there are 10 fat slob wanna be tough guys. For every hot harly chick there are 10 wall mart +++ size specials ... just the facts..... sad but true..
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 21, 2012 - 08:15am PT
T2
Palomar? I had friends that had the same shots from that guy.

Why Yes Jefe that is Mt Palomar.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Nov 21, 2012 - 08:32am PT
credit: originalpmac
credit: originalpmac
Credit: originalpmac

98 KX 250 bored out to 290. FMF as in "fast mother f#cker"
top of Imogene Pass

Motorcycles are the greatest, particularly on dirt.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 22, 2012 - 06:16am PT
Credit: T2

That is one "smokin hot" ride I mean motorcycle
That is one "smokin hot" ride I mean motorcycle
Credit: T2
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 22, 2012 - 08:46am PT
T2, yes we should hook up for a ride. Talking about doing the Mojave trail again soon, would also like to repeat the classic Anza Borrego loop. I still haven't recovered financially from Nevada. Work is slow.
Love the Voyager, the main reason I got it was for the coordinates. With a map and the coordinates you can always figure out where you are. I was kind of a dummy on the NV ride as for a couple days I couldn't remember how to access the coordinates and had to rely on my friends GPS. Finally figured it out, duh!

I'm gonna' finish posting the story by the end of this weekend on ADV.

Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:29am PT
This is impressive:

http://vimeo.com/46856767
Damn this looks high

Trad climber
Temecula, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:26am PT
http://vimeo.com/46856767

That's NOT me at 3:48--but I wish it was.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
WOW! that Isle of man TT video is liveing proof that nascar is for pussys! many of the moto GP races were like that back in the 60's 70's and 80's. I think Isle of man was part of the moto GP circuit back then?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:37am PT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
Isle of Man TT
oh Yeah!
The epitome of real road racing.
"only" 6 laps of a 38 mile race on public roads. About 230 miles.
Except for WWII, it's been run since 1907. 10 laps of a 15 mile course. A LONG way to race a motorcycle in 1907.

Over mountains, through villages, speeds from first gear to 200 mph. Lap record is about 131 MPH! 200 curves in one lap.
John McGuinness, the Superbike winner had 128 mph average over the entire race this year.

Actually there are several classes including an all electric class (which has a lap record of 104 mph!)
Different classes race difference distances. 1 lap for the electrics, 3 laps for sidecars and 600cc bikes. 6 laps for superbike and supersport bikes.

On my bucket list for sure. And if I get there before I'm decrepit, riding the course on public day after the races is also on my list.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:13pm PT
I had a 2003 Yamaha R6 for awhile. I did 7 trackdays and then sold it to buy a house. Good thing I didn't buy a house, because a year later I got laid off. I miss my bike everyday. :(

Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Credit: PAUL SOUZA
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
Acquiring the HD VR1000 is becoming a pretty far fetched reality.

So this may just have to do. The Storz Performance XR1200 series builds are super badass and run 14k out the door. Nice lines and precise workmanship.

Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
A mexican drinking under Mexican Hat .
A mexican drinking under Mexican Hat .
Credit: Dapper Dan

Drinking beer under Mexican Hat on a nice solo ride around the south west .
Damn this looks high

Trad climber
Temecula, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
As far as I know the IOMTT has never been part of the world championship circuit. Moto GP racer tracks have good run offs in the corners and sandtraps, etc. The stone fences, houses, bridge jumps and trees--well, that's the Isle of Man. BTW, John McGuiness holds the record at 131 mph set in 2009. That includes 6 laps AND 2 fuel stops!

Now, for Moto GP enthusiasts, check out this truly amazing 3 laps: http://vimeo.com/32756097
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
Damn this looks high: That was a GREAT clip. Valentino Rossi is amazing, I love that Moto GP stuff!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
Credit: guido
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
Credit: pud
Credit: pud
Credit: pud
Credit: pud
Credit: pud




"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting."
-Steve McQueen
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:43am PT
Good stuff pud! When did you go from riding a Kawi to Yamaha with your track bikes and did you switch for any paticular reason? Do you still do track days or races on a regular basis?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:56am PT
Credit: Reilly
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 30, 2012 - 09:24am PT
When did you go from riding a Kawi to Yamaha with your track bikes and did you switch for any paticular reason? Do you still do track days or races on a regular basis?

I raced 2009-2010 seasons @ Willow Springs.
I Raced the R1 in the Superbike class, the Kawi 250 in the Ninja Cup and the Honda 650 Motard when we raced the small track (Streets of Willow).
Ending one race and jumping from a 33 HP 250 onto a 160 HP bike for the next was always a blast.
I crashed the Honda hard the second to last month of the 2010 season (highside) and was barely able to race the finals in 11/10.
I did, and finished the season winning two titles and 2nd on the Honda.

I sold all my race bikes and gear and continue to ride street and only race off-road now.

I miss it but, it was time to move on.
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
T2, nice Trail Tech unit there. I had one of the original versions, years ago, but had problems with the magnet in the front rotor. The unit didn’t always give a proper reading and sometimes the speed reading was doubled. How does that unit sense engine RPM and temp? Is the unit fairly accurate overall?


Today:



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:06am PT
Minerals, where you at?
ericdehaven

Sport climber
los angeles
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:30am PT
Ahh the motorcycle thread.
So I guess I will jump in. dont post much here of late but I cant resist this one. I know a few know us here (PUD) and if your racing fans.
My 18yr old son #56 Austin DeHaven is a AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike racer and rode for the Kneedraggers.com Triple Crown Industries AMA team this past season where he had quite a few top 10 finishes. In 2010 he won the AMA Supersport National championship and then moved to Europe to race in WSBK for a season before he returned home for this year. He has been racing bikes since he was 8yrs old.
So we have owned quite a stable of bikes over the years, now just a few dirt bikes and supermoto bikes as all the race bikes are provided by his team.
here are a few pics, anyway. enjoy
Eric
#56 &#40;my son Austin&#41; seen here at NOLA motorsports park for the...
#56 (my son Austin) seen here at NOLA motorsports park for the AMA Final
Credit: ericdehaven
My son here on the pre grid at Infineon 2012
My son here on the pre grid at Infineon 2012
Credit: ericdehaven
From Infineon in 2010
From Infineon in 2010
Credit: ericdehaven
#1 plate
#1 plate
Credit: ericdehaven
2008 Red Bull
2008 Red Bull
Credit: ericdehaven
Credit: ericdehaven
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:17am PT
DE, same general area as these photos in this thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1355987&msg=1356980#msg1356980

Out east of Reno.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1355987&msg=1358014#msg1358014

Come on up sometime!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
can anyone recommend a decent touring/"enduro" bike for road trips in the mountains? I want something reasonably comfortable for riding 3 hrs at a time, but that won't get me overly anxious when I go over fire trails and Buttermilk Road.

I was thinking bmw F 650 might do the trick
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
If you are shopping for an 'enduro type bike' Hang out here: advrider.com In fact, find your 'local' sub-forum and you'll likely find some friendly motoheads that'll help hook you up with a nice bike and/or test rides etc.

Credit: gimmeslack

These are nice ;->
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
Credit: gimmeslack

WERA 1983-85 (?) Started on VF750 and then discovered 'the smell of castor oil in the morning' and ran an MT125RII for a while. Was never fast but was slow, mostly. But sure had fun... still brings a smile to my face :-))
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Credit: gimmeslack

Now THAT'S a cockpit ;-)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 4, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Thanks (again) Minerals, I'll try and get my ass up there this spring.

We are doing a cool Anza Borrego loop next week (Wednes.). T2?
ME Climb

climber
Behind the Orange Curtain
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
just got a 1989 Yaaha Virago 1100
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
What a score!

Signed the paperwork for this Legend this afternoon. Ships tomorrow from New Hampshire. Stoked to say the least!!

2008 Buell XB12SCG #29 of 55 produced.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 4, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
i just posted this on another thread; doing so here for sport.
Credit: Tobia
apparently there were quite a few around here in 1909!

i rode this 1984 Yamaha 750 Midnight Maxim in Northern CA when dredging for gold.

Taking a break somewhere on 101
Taking a break somewhere on 101
Credit: Tobia

notice the birkenstocks? (i just did; hopefully I wasn't riding wearing them.)
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Some cool photos from Dakar:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/13/motorsport/gallery/dakar-rally-2013/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
Cassius

climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
'75 Honda CB400F
weezy

climber
Jan 18, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
cool doc about john britten (three parts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyht48MAOTw
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
We are doing the Mojave Trail again next week, (Wednes.-Thurs.)

Wed. Afton Cyn to Loughlin.; Thurs., back.

Whee Hooo.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
May as well post a pic of my 650 V-Strom. I got rid of it to get rid of speed, thinking I might last longer - went back to a KLR 650. I posted my DRZ400S already. That's Boundry Peak in the background.
Credit: McHale's Navy
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Brapp.
Brapp.
Credit: michaeld

So weekends are fun.
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Nov 26, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Credit: c_vultaggio

shot I did for my dear old dad

shot I did for a client
shot I did for a client
Credit: c_vultaggio

The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Nov 26, 2013 - 10:42am PT
A year later:




And of course...







And working on getting this beauty as I type...


pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 26, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Credit: pud

Credit: pud
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 26, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
Chiefy...I didn't know harley's came with training wheels...?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 26, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
I sold the Beemer mentioned on the first page about two years ago to a business associate that is a collector as a basket case for about three times what i originally paid for it.

He got it back into this shape, no new paint, lots of re-chromeing though.

Credit: TGT

68 R69S  Last of the Earles forks.
68 R69S Last of the Earles forks.
Credit: TGT

At a show he was made an offer he couldn't refuse and my old ride now resides here.

http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/

Not part of the displayed collection yet as far as I can tell.

You know you are old when your Bike is in a museum collection!

The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Nov 26, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
Just for you RJ.

Come on down sometime and you can sit on one of mine.

You'll have to clean up the mess on the saddle when your done....
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 26, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
I'll opt for the Honda 90 ...if you got one...? RJ
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Nov 26, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Nope.... too dangerous for me.


Got a 600 Honda Quad you can try.
Cragar

Trad climber
MSLA - MT
Nov 26, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
If it ain't moto

It's worthless
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 27, 2013 - 07:57am PT
Proof that motoheads are crazy: the Ducati dealer in Portland, OR is the nation's biggest.
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Nov 27, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Might be the biggest but the BEST in Service and CS is right down the street from you Reilly:

Pro Italia

http://www.proitalia.com/


I dealt directly with them for over ten years for the three Duc's I owned.

Great group of folks and mech's.
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Nov 27, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Ride both a 1949 Harley rigid, chopped with apes, fishtail pipes, mousetrap clutch, and little else, and a 1999 Buell Lightning.
Credit: Gorgeous George
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Nov 27, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Old love...

Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Credit: PAUL SOUZA

2003 Yamaha R6. Riding track was my addiction before climbing.

New love...

Credit: PAUL SOUZA

My new hawt Italian girlfriend as of 3 weeks ago. 2004 Ducati 749s. ;)
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Dec 3, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
nice topic. i used to race motocross for about 16 years. then became a mechanic for a few supercross/mx racers. was a good time but got burnt out. sold my dirtbikes and bought a cbr600. want to take it on a climbing trip to yosemite this summer.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
1970 KO bought new in 71 still have it.
1970 KO bought new in 71 still have it.
Credit: FRUMY
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