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Old 01-16-2006, 03:35 AM   #1
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MY Harley FLH 1980 with 4,000 miles one of a kind. All original down to the tires. Stored for 23 years in a heated garage. Nice fine.


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Old 01-16-2006, 04:13 AM   #2
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Well airmail, here's a few shots of my ride. A 99 Valkyrie Interstate, it's by far the finest ride I've owned!! We call it Drakker which means Dragon Ship.


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Old 01-16-2006, 04:28 AM   #3
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Very Very nice Don. Couple better pics of mine.

Maybe someday we can ride and fly together.


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Old 01-16-2006, 04:39 AM   #4
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That is a nice one AW sorry to hijack the thread for a few posts slowmover!!
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:50 AM   #5
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Default My ride too

Gotta love the Valkyrie. I love my Stryker too!! It's brushless and very fast , just like my Valkyrie!

Hey Don,

Are you a member of the VRCC? http://www.valkyrieriders.com/


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Old 01-16-2006, 04:57 AM   #6
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slowmover I'm sorry also. I'm seeing the making of a new thread.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:29 PM   #7
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No problem here. Soon as I figure how to do it I'll show my 96 custom.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:41 PM   #8
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slowmover, the Corsair becomes a whole different plane with brushless power, as do most planes upgraded like this.

I thought it was just magical, how I could putter around at minimal throttle & low altitude, then when the trees were coming up, just give 'er the gun and accelerate up at about an 80 degree angle. I'm hooked forever, and brushed power systems seem inadequate now.

My local club had a gathering New Years Day. I flew my TwinStar II, my Corsair, and my trusty T-Hawk. (The T-Hawk is powered well enough on a direct-drive Speed 400)

Last week, I also had my motorcycle out for an hour ride to charge up the battery.


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Old 01-18-2006, 12:07 AM   #9
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LOL we really need to have a bike fly in!! I'll host it at the sod farm in Dyer, TN any Sat or Sunday!!
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Don, That sounds like a grand idea. I think we need to start a thread and see how many bikers fly. Or maybe just show us you ride. Bikes and cages. What do you all think?

Hey Doug I only dropped my Transmitter once trying to catch my SX3. At least thats all I'll admit to.

Are you catching yours yet. I got it down to an art. I just throw the tx down and run after the plane.:p
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:02 AM   #11
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Don I just looked up Dyer Tn. Better be one heck of a flyin'. 11 hour ride for me 676.35 miles. I don't think there will be to many bolts left on my Harley by the time I get there.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:11 AM   #12
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LOL WF!!! The USofA is a big place!! You could ride here, fly fast, and make it home in one day if you drink a lot of coffie and qualify for an ironbutt ride all at the same time.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:23 AM   #13
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Don, You're right. But after you get in your 50s that 11 hour ride turns into 3 four hour rides over a 3 day period. Besides I already have an iron butt. Or at least that's what my wife says. Or was that a big butt. Whatever

On second thought. My buddy just got his pilots license and he needs to do some cross country hops. This would give him some place to go. And I'm teaching him to fly RC. I wonder how many planes we can get into a Cessna 172?

And your right about a big country. Hit just about every state twice, but that was a long time ago in a far far away galaxy. But that's another story.:p
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:03 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by airmail wf View Post
Don, That sounds like a grand idea. I think we need to start a thread and see how many bikers fly. Or maybe just show us you ride. Bikes and cages. What do you all think?

Hey Doug I only dropped my Transmitter once trying to catch my SX3. At least thats all I'll admit to.

Are you catching yours yet. I got it down to an art. I just throw the tx down and run after the plane.:p
Great Wish I could get my pics up-loaded,down-loaded, side-loaded, on this &%#!*& machine
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:25 AM   #15
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Great looking Bike Smaug! Is it a Yamaha or Beemer??


Hey Slow, here's a great photo editor that is free and fairly simple to use:
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I size all photos to 640x480 and upload them using the "Post Reply" button then "Manage Attachments"

If you're still stuck, let us know and someone can help you!
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:12 AM   #16
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Thumbs up 1965 Flht

Been riding Harleys since 1969. Even went on our homeymoon with this one. Tried the valkyrie but had to go back to a Harley. Now a 1995 FLHT.
Thats Vermont in the background.
2000 Valkyrie what a great bike, but not for me!!!


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Old 01-19-2006, 12:24 AM   #17
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My father in law has a FLHT Harley and my Bro in law drives one of those police special Harleys. Both nice bikes but they spend a fortune in upkeep. So far on my Valk and my XS-11's I've had to spend very little on the basic maintance. Plus the Valk is a better looking bike!!

Take care and thanks for posting at WattFlyer!!

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Great looking Bike Smaug! Is it a Yamaha or Beemer??


Hey Slow, here's a great photo editor that is free and fairly simple to use:
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I size all photos to 640x480 and upload them using the "Post Reply" button then "Manage Attachments"

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I'd show a pic of my bike, but you'd laugh--it's a '98 GS500E with some road rash and rust from the previous owner:o. The only thing I've added is a flyscreen from a Buell and a set of Nelson-Rigg soft bags.

Being young, underpaid, married, and a homeowner means there ain't much $$$ in the bike budget, but I've been squirrelling away a little cash and softening up the wife--"Gee, honey, don't you think you'd enjoy our rides more if I had a bigger bike that rode smoother? "

My father, OTOH, just treated himself to a new Softail Springer Classic...

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Originally Posted by buzzbomber View Post
I'd show a pic of my bike, but you'd laugh--it's a '98 GS500E with some road rash and rust from the previous owner:o. The only thing I've added is a flyscreen from a Buell and a set of Nelson-Rigg soft bags.

Being young, underpaid, married, and a homeowner means there ain't much $$$ in the bike budget, but I've been squirrelling away a little cash and softening up the wife--"Gee, honey, don't you think you'd enjoy our rides more if I had a bigger bike that rode smoother? "

My father, OTOH, just treated himself to a new Softail Springer Classic...

Any bike is a great bike! My Blue XS-1100 Yamaha was an ugly critter until I got out the chrome cleaner and wax and she cleaned up right purrty!

Attached are a couple shots of my Yamers. I still have the 81 Yamaha XS-1100 Midnight Special which is the black one and sold the Blue 81 Yamaha XS-1100 Model H.

Fly, that XYZ looks like a jumping machine and a nice crotch rocket! You should see the looks on young guys faces when I smoke them at stop lights on my XS-1100. :o


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Here is a pic of myself and my better half on our bike. We have 6 kids so we dont have a Harley yet but plan on it once the kids grow older. The bike is a 2002 Yamaha V Star 1100, I bought it new with no miles on it a year ago. It was hiding out at a local dealership...got a good deal!

Its a nice 'escape' to go riding and forget everything that life brings us!

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Here is mine. Was going to breakfast and wife wanted to go but she won't ride so she drove our '96 Dodge 3/4 ton (black truck in background).
2005 Harley Road King Classic. I added a stage 1 kit to it. Lots of nice bikes around. To me, nuthin sounds better than a harley.

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My 1980 Honda CB650, my first (but not last!) bike:


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Gee, I was gonna post a pic of my restored Raleigh 3-speed with drum brakes, but then I saw what everyone else was posting...
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