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airmail wf
01-16-2006, 03:35 AM
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.

Don Sims
01-16-2006, 04:13 AM
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.

airmail wf
01-16-2006, 04:28 AM
Very Very nice Don. Couple better pics of mine.

Maybe someday we can ride and fly together.

Don Sims
01-16-2006, 04:39 AM
That is a nice one AW sorry to hijack the thread for a few posts slowmover!!

Crash Test Dummy
01-16-2006, 04:50 AM
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/


CTD

airmail wf
01-16-2006, 04:57 AM
slowmover I'm sorry also. I'm seeing the making of a new thread.

slowmover
01-17-2006, 05:29 PM
No problem here. Soon as I figure how to do it I'll show my 96 custom.

Jeremy Z
01-17-2006, 11:41 PM
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.

Don Sims
01-18-2006, 12:07 AM
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!!

airmail wf
01-18-2006, 12:54 AM
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.:rolleyes: :D

Are you catching yours yet.:D I got it down to an art.:D I just throw the tx down and run after the plane.:p

airmail wf
01-18-2006, 01:02 AM
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.;) :D

Don Sims
01-18-2006, 01:11 AM
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.

airmail wf
01-18-2006, 04:23 AM
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.:rolleyes: 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

slowmover
01-18-2006, 05:03 AM
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.:rolleyes: :D

Are you catching yours yet.:D I got it down to an art.:D I just throw the tx down and run after the plane.:p

Great:D Wish I could get my pics up-loaded,down-loaded, side-loaded, on this &%#!*& machine:confused:

Don Sims
01-18-2006, 11:25 AM
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:
http://www.irfanview.com/

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!
Don

KenK
01-19-2006, 12:12 AM
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!!!

Don Sims
01-19-2006, 12:24 AM
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!! ;)

slowmover
01-19-2006, 04:49 AM
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:
http://www.irfanview.com/

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!
Don



Thanks Don, I think I fingerd this out.:D 6203
Hope I can remember how I did this. More to come.:)

buzzbomber
01-24-2006, 04:12 PM
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...:rolleyes:

Don Sims
01-29-2006, 11:28 PM
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...:rolleyes:


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

aviatordave
02-02-2006, 06:22 AM
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! :)

Dave

LuckyArmpit
02-04-2006, 02:46 AM
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.

Dave...

vax6335
02-26-2006, 11:48 PM
My 1980 Honda CB650, my first (but not last!) bike:

TLyttle
03-05-2006, 05:59 AM
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...

Flytoolow
03-05-2006, 06:29 AM
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...

Show us!!!!

Don Sims
03-05-2006, 01:21 PM
LOL how many CC's is it? ;) I'd post a shot of my 10 speed mountain bike but it's so dusty it looks like the floor it's setting on!

Don Sims
03-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Here's mine a Wal-Mart Huffy special that I bought on clearance. You can tell the usage based on my photo and the size of my gut....

TLyttle
03-06-2006, 01:47 AM
A Huffy? I have two of them, one a single-speed twin-rail, the other is a 10-speed with disc brakes... The twinrail has its crest on the post, and it says "Huffman"; they must have changed the name during its history.

Can't get a pic of the Raleigh, it is still under reconstruction, shall we say. I'm surprised that my idle remark started this diversion!

madcratebuilder
03-13-2006, 03:23 PM
Here's my garlic Indian, lazy-boy on wheels.

desmobob
03-13-2006, 10:23 PM
I also have a 1969 Triumph Daytona hard-tail springer chopper in the garage, awaiting either TLC as-is or restoration to original stock form. I sold my Kawasaki KLR 650 dual-sport last spring.

When I was younger, I roadraced in WERA's C and D Production and Superbike classes (Yamaha RZ350 and FJ600; 1980's).

My other bikes are a Bianchi Axis cyclocrosser and a Motobecane LeChampion road bike. Have to pedal those....

Good flying,
desmobob

Don Sims
03-13-2006, 10:57 PM
More fine rides.

aviatordave
03-15-2006, 05:05 AM
Well we finally got a ride in Saturday (3/11/06)..it was 65 degrees F

first ride since October.....we posted our ride picture here on post 22 (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=42012&postcount=22)

cant wait for warm weather to stay.....

Dave & Laura

airmail wf
05-22-2006, 05:43 AM
Man, some really nice rides. I was wondering why nobody was posting on this thread. I just realized I never subscribed after it was switched over. :rolleyes: To many bug hits in the head at 80 mph.:eek: OUCH!!! What the heck was that?

Don Sims
05-22-2006, 11:17 AM
I did a thread about my mis adventures attempting to go to SEFF in the SEFF forum. Here's a couple of shots of the loaded Dragon.

Th Universal joint was fixed but I was out of cash and had to ride back home.

airmail wf
05-22-2006, 10:47 PM
Don, sorry that you missed SEFF. That's why I always carry Uncle Visa with me.:D Charge now and pay forever.:eek: I'm still doing better then the government. I'm not up to a Trillion, yet.

I'll have to check out your thread.

Crash Test Dummy
05-24-2006, 05:53 AM
Oops, I forgot I also have a 1983 Kaw LTD 750 with 37000 miles on her. It has been sitting for about 4 years so I'm sure it needs a ton of TLC. It still looks good, it has been garaged since it was new. I'm the 2n owner.

CTD

redneckflyer
06-14-2006, 05:59 PM
does anybody have a triumph. my dad has a triumph bonneville america, i'll post pics soon. if i can get it to work.

buzzbomber
06-14-2006, 09:41 PM
does anybody have a triumph. my dad has a triumph bonneville america, i'll post pics soon. if i can get it to work.

Nope, but I wish I did. I've been lusting after the new Bonnie and America since they came out. Last year I came VERY close to breaking down and getting one, but I wound up buying a new mustang convertible to replace my truck instead. Oh well, can't have everything.;) Maybe when I'm done paying off the mustang...

redneckflyer
06-15-2006, 06:37 PM
Nope, but I wish I did. I've been lusting after the new Bonnie and America since they came out. Last year I came VERY close to breaking down and getting one, but I wound up buying a new mustang convertible to replace my truck instead. Oh well, can't have everything.;) Maybe when I'm done paying off the mustang... Yeah! I wish I was old enough to get my motorcycle indorsement! But as soon as I do, Im getting me a bonneville or an America or a Speedmaster or a Rocket III!!:D :D ;)

vax6335
06-16-2006, 12:33 AM
One of our pilots at work has a Triumph Speed Four, a naked sportbike. He let me ride it on base a couple days ago, I was scared out of my mind. Very fast bike. From what I hear, some of the Command level people were pretty ticked about 'some guy on an orange bike' screaming around the base....

airmail wf
06-16-2006, 01:59 AM
One of our pilots at work has a Triumph Speed Four, a naked sportbike. He let me ride it on base a couple days ago, I was scared out of my mind. Very fast bike. From what I hear, some of the Command level people were pretty ticked about 'some guy on an orange bike' screaming around the base....

OK I'll bite, Was the bike screaming or the guy setting on the bike?:D

vax6335
06-16-2006, 02:19 AM
The bike is a very noisy bike. That's why they probably thought I was speeding around base. I was too scared to speed. Honest....

Bill G
06-17-2006, 07:23 PM
Man, some really nice rides. :rolleyes: To many bug hits in the head at 80 mph.:eek: OUCH!!! What the heck was that?

And the nicest of all. No bug hits at 80mph, guaranteed.

Don Sims
06-17-2006, 07:26 PM
And the nicest of all. No bug hits at 80mph, guaranteed.


LOL Bill but a Junebug hit at three even on that thing can put the hurt on your forehead!! ;)

ragbag
06-18-2006, 02:14 AM
13054 13055 13056 13057 13058

Had to sell recently. Trigger fingers in both hands. Releases didn't last, don't have time to break them loose and reach for the brake.:( :( :(


Most of the miles were put on it on the Blue Ridge, from Front Royal to Blue Ridge Ga.

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Nitro Blast
06-18-2006, 05:06 PM
I've owned Yamaha's consistantly since before I had a DL. '72 DT250, '79 XT500, '85 FJ600 & '99 FJ1200.

Now, I have come full circle. Heres my '05 ZUMA
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/6501/0631un.jpg

It sports many mods, motor work, gearing change and more. 50cc's gets me 55mph, and 85 MPG. I've never been hassled by the PD on this, but got constantly looked at with my FJ.. gee, I wonder why that is...

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6233/0617es.jpg

I've owned a bunch of bikes. This one by far has given me the most fun per dollar invested (and it isnt considered a motorcycle!). Cheap to ride, own and insure. So cheap in fact, we got my wife one!

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/2049/szumapipe6no.jpg
Her's has about 50% of the modification work that mine has. Notice her bike still has full plastics (rear fender) , and is lower when compared to mine.

ragbag
06-19-2006, 12:36 PM
Wish I could find the pictures of my '41 Indian Scout, my RD 400 Yamyha, not realy proud of that one, it ate spark plugs all the time, always at the most inappropriate times. Then there was the 74 Beemer, what a ride that was on the back rodes of West Virginia. The speed restrictions on the Blue Ridge hampered it.

My father let me ride the Indian Cheif a few times. That was when they were just motorcycles, not collectables.:)
The right hand spark and the left hand spark were confusing sometimes.




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qban_flyer
06-20-2006, 03:43 PM
And no, she doesn't have an attitude, but you had better stay out of her way and that front end! :D

redneckflyer
06-21-2006, 02:12 AM
hey guys how do you put pics on this thing????:o

airmail wf
06-21-2006, 02:29 AM
Go to post reply, scroll down a little till you come to additional options. In there you will see manage attachments, chick on that. Then click on browse. Find a picture then double click on it. Then click on upload. You might have to resize your picture. If so PM me and I'll try and walk you through it.

qban_flyer
06-21-2006, 02:55 AM
Click on the Post Reply button.

Enter the text you may wish on the text box as usual, then scroll the page down to the "Manage Attachments" button. Clicking on it will bring up a Manage Attachments dialog box, Click on Browse then choose from where on you PC do you want to upload your photo from then click upload.

redneckflyer
06-22-2006, 03:20 AM
sorry my computer wont do it.

airmail wf
06-22-2006, 04:22 AM
sorry my computer wont do it.

Hey Qban, I think redneckflyer lives closer to you then me. You might have to take a ride and show him how to do it.:D :p

Don Sims
06-22-2006, 11:44 AM
sorry my computer wont do it.

If you have a popup blocker, make sure that www.wattflyer.com is an allowed site. A blocker might be the issue.

redneckflyer
06-22-2006, 02:49 PM
If you have a popup blocker, make sure that www.wattflyer.com (http://www.wattflyer.com) is an allowed site. A blocker might be the issue.i got past that part, but when i get the pics on the manage attachments thing, and i click upload nothing happens! this is embarrassing:o :o

Don Sims
06-22-2006, 03:16 PM
You may need to resize your photos I usually put up 640x480 and use a program called Irfanview to resize if neccessary. (It's a free program and simple to use http://www.irfanview.com/ .) On dialup it takes a couple of minutes to upload even small ones so you have to wait until the popup window flashes kinda then check your window where you post for the attachments before you do the actual final posting click.

HermitRiver
06-27-2006, 06:37 PM
Just going to post the Harleys, don't want to be a bandwidth hog (yes, really do have more:p). 2003 883 100th anniversary Sporty. 1991 FLHTC with 1340cc or Dresser, Bagger whatever you like to call em. Last my $$$$ 1970 Ironhead Sporster. Hermit

phuffstatler
06-28-2006, 01:48 PM
My '03 Honda Superhawk, and my '82 'Wing.

That's my Goldberg Yak on the bench, a 4-Star 120 hanging, a Sig profile way over there, and other such goodies still hanging around...


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vax6335
07-14-2006, 02:45 AM
I want a Super Hawk sooo bad. Also thinking about an Interceptor, or maybe a Suzuki SV650 or 1000.

drelizabeth
07-24-2006, 05:27 PM
Click on '0 blocked' blutton in the toolbar to allow popups.
elizabeth
http://www.voiceofusa.com

max2112
09-11-2006, 05:40 PM
Here is the top bike in the garage. It is an 85 Wide Glide. First year of the Evo (on this model) and the last year for factory kickstarts.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16039&stc=1&d=1157088106

Tireshred
01-05-2007, 02:51 PM
My favorite bike, look fast, the videographer was slow.

http://media.putfile.com/Falco-64

Tireshred
01-05-2007, 04:14 PM
One of our pilots at work has a Triumph Speed Four, a naked sportbike. He let me ride it on base a couple days ago, I was scared out of my mind. Very fast bike. From what I hear, some of the Command level people were pretty ticked about 'some guy on an orange bike' screaming around the base....

I have one of these too, here's an onboard video.

http://media.putfile.com/Speed-4-Onboard

Tireshred
01-05-2007, 04:24 PM
This bike will never go away, the big ones will come and go (the Falco will be going away pretty soon I think), but this one will be with me till I'm gone.

This one isn't mine, I don't have a pic of mine at work, but it looks real similar.

redneckflyer
01-05-2007, 04:32 PM
what year model is your scooter tireshred?

Airhead
01-05-2007, 05:08 PM
I would love to post a photo of my bike. as soon as I go through this thread and understand the procedure to place a photo on the site.
I'm workin' on it.

Bruce

Tireshred
01-05-2007, 07:23 PM
It's a 1981 CT110 "Trail" bike. I had a CT90 I rode to school for 2 years in the early 70's, I've loved them ever since.

redneckflyer
01-05-2007, 07:26 PM
cool!

Tireshred
01-05-2007, 07:32 PM
I have a video of me wheelying the CT110, but I thought you might be getting tired of them, that and I'm not wearing any PPE.

airmail wf
01-06-2007, 02:37 AM
I have a video of me wheelying the CT110, but I thought you might be getting tired of them, that and I'm not wearing any PPE.
Hey we don't care what you are or are not wearing....as long as you have pants or shorts on.;) Bring on the video.:D

buzzbomber
01-06-2007, 03:33 AM
Well, this thread started almost a year ago. Now, I've finally take the 30 seconds needed to track down a jpg of my moorsicle floating around on my hard drive. Without further ado, I present Suzi the Suzuki, pictured here at a local general store near the Delaware after a long ride with my wife an I on board('scuze the ugly mug blocking your view of the bike:o ).

Tireshred
01-06-2007, 05:06 AM
I can't find the video, but here's a pic.

http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4436693

aviatordave
04-07-2007, 02:00 AM
Well I have gotten to ride a whole ONE time so far this year......with the gas prices hitting 3 bucks a gallon makes me want to use the bike even more. I just cant do it when its 20 degrees F out...I know - I'm a wuss :)

airmail wf
04-07-2007, 02:54 AM
Wuss......I at least got 3 rides in.:p :D Really it was 3 1/2 had to run down the street for gas.;)

Airhead
04-07-2007, 04:24 AM
I've been pretty fortunate, The last 3 weeks I've been able to ride 4 out of 5 days to work. Its been warmer here.. until the last 2 days...25 degrees!!!!!!!!! Brrrrrrr...
I am a Wussy...;)

K CLOSE
04-08-2007, 08:08 AM
I'm with you Bruce. I don't ride in the cold anymore--just not into the endurance test anymore. Well I sold my XJR today with out getting around to posting in the collector car fourm, and realized (digital camera-less as I am) that I'll never get aroud to grabbing any great pics of my 3 vintage Triumphs. But I have this one from last summer. Me and my youngest on the '69 Bonnie heading out on great summer day. COME ON WARM WEATHER...
DAMM AND BLAST.!.!. PIC IS NOT HERE. I'll try again later. sorry.

CHELLIE
04-08-2007, 01:08 PM
Hi everyone here is my poor persons Harley Sporster :D its a 2003 Honda Shadow, 600cc v twin, Chrome delux, its a lot of fun to ride, i just add gas and change oil on it, take care everyone, Chellie

Ps bruce I am a Bigger Wus than you :) if it drops below 70 degrees, I am freezing my buns Off :)

airmail wf
04-08-2007, 03:02 PM
Nice ride CHELLIE. You people from Calf. need to put so clothes on.:eek: That might be why you are cold. Leathers work for me.:p :D

aviatordave
04-08-2007, 08:06 PM
Here is good thinking......I parked the bike here in front of the garage door about 2 weeks ago when we had 70's temps - thinking I would be riding soon again......now it just sits...


http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/aviatordave1967/bike.jpg

Don Sims
04-08-2007, 11:35 PM
Put another car tire on the Valk last weekend but I found a couple of seals in the final drive not looking good so I had it up on the jack all week waiting on the seals. Got them in Friday, installed them yesterday, finished putting most of it back together today and went for a ride. It was about as bad not being able to fly looking at the Dragon on the rack! :eek:

The tire is a Goodyear Tripletread and it rides better than the Yokohama that I had on it the last go around. I've got a new piece of chrome for it and plan to put that on this coming week then reinstall the saddle bags.

airmail wf
04-09-2007, 01:41 AM
I'm in the same boat as Dave. My ride is sitting in the garage. It's just to cold to ride. Snowing the last two days and expected snow for the next 3 or 4.:(

Balil
04-09-2007, 02:41 AM
this is my 05 customized softail deluxe. mods include crome lower legs, 8" ape hangers, round mirrors, samson bone shaker exhaust, stage 2 arlen ness big sucker air cleaner, k&n air filter, power commander usb2, house of kolor candy apple red laid over a metallic silver base coat.


now you older guys dont be jealous... i pay out the ass in insurance to be able to ride this thing legally... DAMN MY BEING 23!!!!

aviatordave
04-09-2007, 03:21 AM
I'm in the same boat as Dave. My ride is sitting in the garage. It's just to cold to ride. Snowing the last two days and expected snow for the next 3 or 4.:(

Fellow WUSS...huh :D ?

aviatordave
04-09-2007, 03:23 AM
now you older guys dont be jealous... i pay out the ass in insurance to be able to ride this thing legally... DAMN MY BEING 23!!!!

Man...good for you owning a Hog @ 23! most people wait till the kids are out of the house so they can afford one.

airmail wf
04-09-2007, 03:38 AM
Fellow WUSS...huh :D ?

WUSSES-ARE-US :o :D

Balil
04-09-2007, 03:48 AM
that is actually my 3rd harley. my first one was a 78 basket case sporty 2nd was a 04 883 xl custom. took me 5 years to realize im too tall to ride a sportster...

K CLOSE
04-10-2007, 05:42 AM
Balil,
Nice scooter. '78 was a sharp year sporty, gotta love the shovels. (except for doing chains every damn month:mad: ) Heres another try at some Bonnie pics (and I found an old pic of the newly departed Jag :( )
Cheers
PS. Any Wattflyers out there lookin' for a perfect 96 1200 sporty PM me, black and worked-$4500.:D

chickenstrafer
04-11-2007, 02:36 AM
Here's my rides.
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R.
1990 Honda GB500.
The 3rd I sold last year, 2000 Kawasaki W650.

The GB500 is the most fun to ride.

Dennis

CHELLIE
04-11-2007, 03:28 AM
Hi Dennis :) and Welcome to wattflyers, Nice bikes, and Very Cute Avatar :) take care & ride safe, Chellie

chickenstrafer
04-11-2007, 03:38 AM
Thanks Chellie, warm weather is about here, time to ride.

Dennis

ElectricFlyGuy
04-11-2007, 04:22 AM
Hey, how come we can't click on it and get a closer look:eek: . But it sure looks good at 30 feet away:D . I will post mine soon. 2006 Kawasaki Concours 1000. Take care, Scott;)


this is my 05 customized softail deluxe. mods include crome lower legs, 8" ape hangers, round mirrors, samson bone shaker exhaust, stage 2 arlen ness big sucker air cleaner, k&n air filter, power commander usb2, house of kolor candy apple red laid over a metallic silver base coat.


now you older guys dont be jealous... i pay out the ass in insurance to be able to ride this thing legally... DAMN MY BEING 23!!!!

CHELLIE
04-11-2007, 06:02 AM
Dennis what type of planes do you fly? If your into deltas & wings, come over and join out delta & wing design club, just post to join :) Bunch of super nice people there, here is the link, Chow, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17498

chickenstrafer
04-11-2007, 06:06 AM
Chellie

I just got a eflight CX heli, spent more time fixing than flying. I do like wings though. My dad used to be into wire control flight in the 50s and also free flight.

I'll check out the link.

Dennis

CHELLIE
04-11-2007, 08:42 AM
Chellie

I just got a eflight CX heli, spent more time fixing than flying. I do like wings though. My dad used to be into wire control flight in the 50s and also free flight.

I'll check out the link.

Dennis


Kewl, here is a link to a scratch built delta that we are doing right now, its Cheap to make, like 2.00 worth of foam board thats sold at walmart, michaels, ets its the 20" x 30" foam board and if you need any electronics, motors servos, lipos, etc, heads up rc has them real cheap, jeff is a Safe ebay seller, quick shipping and shipping is only 2.00, here are the links, enjoy, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16298

http://cgi.ebay.com/2408-21-Outrunner-Brushless-Electric-Motor_W0QQitemZ220068728803QQihZ012QQcategoryZ3405 6QQcmdZViewItem


ps these deltas will go about 60 to 70 mph, there fun.

Airhead
04-11-2007, 09:07 AM
Here's my rides.
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R.
1990 Honda GB500.
The 3rd I sold last year, 2000 Kawasaki W650.

The GB500 is the most fun to ride.

Dennis
Good looking Bikes Dennis...Thanks for sharing..;)

Airhead
04-11-2007, 09:12 AM
Hi everyone here is my poor persons Harley Sporster :D its a 2003 Honda Shadow, 600cc v twin, Chrome delux, its a lot of fun to ride, i just add gas and change oil on it, take care everyone, Chellie

Ps bruce I am a Bigger Wus than you :) if it drops below 70 degrees, I am freezing my buns Off :)
Hey Chellie,
Thats a great ride you have there. I also have a poor persons Harley only mines a Suzuki.....
Have fun.. Go for a ride. It must be warmer where you live today!;)

Tinman
04-11-2007, 01:16 PM
Hey Chellie,
Thats a great ride you have there. I also have a poor persons Harley only mines a Suzuki.....
Have fun.. Go for a ride. It must be warmer where you live today!;)

You have a nice ride Bruce, I myself ride a Honda.

:)

I'm not going to tell you how many Harleys I've passed alongside of the road cause they broke down.

No offense to the Harley guys.

Im gonna run now.

ElectricFlyGuy
04-11-2007, 11:01 PM
Ok, here is my latest ride.2006 Kawasaki Concours 1000 tourer. I bought this over the winter, off the showroom floor with ZERO miles for $8000. I have 3000 on it now and I have enjoyed every one of them:D . Take care, Scott.

aviatordave
04-12-2007, 04:17 AM
Nice bike Scott, what is winter in Florida? like summer in Iowa? :)

Crash Test Dummy
04-12-2007, 04:51 AM
Put another car tire on the Valk last weekend but I found a couple of seals in the final drive not looking good so I had it up on the jack all week waiting on the seals. Got them in Friday, installed them yesterday, finished putting most of it back together today and went for a ride. It was about as bad not being able to fly looking at the Dragon on the rack! :eek:

The tire is a Goodyear Tripletread and it rides better than the Yokohama that I had on it the last go around. I've got a new piece of chrome for it and plan to put that on this coming week then reinstall the saddle bags.

Hey Don,

I have herd of guys putting car tires on their Valkyries. Whats up with that?? I'm am in need of a rear tire for my Valkyrie this season. Got some pros and cons for the car tire use. Do you get a ton more miles out of a car tire? How does a flat tire handle in the twisties? I like to lay my Valk down in the corners. I was going to buy an Avon Venom R, they have proved them selfs with many Valk riders.

What size tire did you get and how much did it cost?

Thanks,
CTD

ElectricFlyGuy
04-15-2007, 12:10 AM
I don't know about Iowa,but, it gets pretty nippy here about 5 times:D a winter:p . Each NIPPY spell is about 4 days, once a month:D ...We ride all year around and insurance in not required by law:p .

Nice bike Scott, what is winter in Florida? like summer in Iowa? :)

buzzbomber
04-15-2007, 11:35 PM
I pulled my Suzuki out of the cycleshell yesterday, hoping to get a nice ride in before this stupid monsoon hit, but the moto-gods were not smiling on me. After topping up the battery cells, checking the tires and oil and all the other pre-ride stuff, I fired up the bike and let it warm up while I got my gear on. When I turned off the choke, it immediately stalled.:confused: Hmm, okay, I'll leave a little choke on till it warms up all the way. So, I pull out of the driveway with the Suzuki feeling rather anemic and head down the hill. Again, it quits at the stop sign.

By this point, I figure something's wrong, so I resign myself to just heading around the block back to the house. I couldn't even carry 35mph going uphill!:eek: . I now have a pretty good idea what's wrong, since the bike isn't stumbling or anything, just really wheezy and powerless. Sure enough, back at the house I pull the gas tank off to find my airfilter stuffed to the brim with acorns and hickory nuts. Stupid #[email protected]*&! mice!

Hope y'all had a better riding experience than I did this weekend.

ElectricFlyGuy
04-16-2007, 12:20 AM
That was not nice of those mice to leave their NUTS in your air-box!!!:eek: :D ;)


I pulled my Suzuki out of the cycleshell yesterday, hoping to get a nice ride in before this stupid monsoon hit, but the moto-gods were not smiling on me. After topping up the battery cells, checking the tires and oil and all the other pre-ride stuff, I fired up the bike and let it warm up while I got my gear on. When I turned off the choke, it immediately stalled.:confused: Hmm, okay, I'll leave a little choke on till it warms up all the way. So, I pull out of the driveway with the Suzuki feeling rather anemic and head down the hill. Again, it quits at the stop sign.

By this point, I figure something's wrong, so I resign myself to just heading around the block back to the house. I couldn't even carry 35mph going uphill!:eek: . I now have a pretty good idea what's wrong, since the bike isn't stumbling or anything, just really wheezy and powerless. Sure enough, back at the house I pull the gas tank off to find my airfilter stuffed to the brim with acorns and hickory nuts. Stupid #[email protected]*&! mice!

Hope y'all had a better riding experience than I did this weekend.

Don Sims
04-16-2007, 03:05 AM
Hey Don,

I have herd of guys putting car tires on their Valkyries. Whats up with that?? I'm am in need of a rear tire for my Valkyrie this season. Got some pros and cons for the car tire use. Do you get a ton more miles out of a car tire? How does a flat tire handle in the twisties? I like to lay my Valk down in the corners. I was going to buy an Avon Venom R, they have proved them selfs with many Valk riders.

What size tire did you get and how much did it cost?

Thanks,
CTD

Hey CTD 205-55-r16 Goodyear Tripletred is what I put on the bike this go around. I had a Yokohama Avid the last time. Breaking is better and I got 22,000 miles on the Yoko. IMHO if you do a lot of twisties, stick with the bike tires. The car are excellent for stopping and regular riding, you have to counter-steer through twisties with them. Here's a link on opinions and darkside tire reviews though:
http://www.totallypissedoff.com/Darkside/darkside.htm

Here's my two favorite Valk sites:
http://www.valkyrie-owners.com/forums/
http://www.valkyrieriders.com/

aviatordave
04-16-2007, 03:09 AM
I pulled my Suzuki out of the cycleshell yesterday, hoping to get a nice ride in before this stupid monsoon hit, but the moto-gods were not smiling on me. After topping up the battery cells, checking the tires and oil and all the other pre-ride stuff, I fired up the bike and let it warm up while I got my gear on. When I turned off the choke, it immediately stalled.:confused: Hmm, okay, I'll leave a little choke on till it warms up all the way. So, I pull out of the driveway with the Suzuki feeling rather anemic and head down the hill. Again, it quits at the stop sign.

By this point, I figure something's wrong, so I resign myself to just heading around the block back to the house. I couldn't even carry 35mph going uphill!:eek: . I now have a pretty good idea what's wrong, since the bike isn't stumbling or anything, just really wheezy and powerless. Sure enough, back at the house I pull the gas tank off to find my airfilter stuffed to the brim with acorns and hickory nuts. Stupid #[email protected]*&! mice!

Hope y'all had a better riding experience than I did this weekend.


LOL...that happened to me last year, the mice put corn kernals in my airbox. Since then I have sealed every crack and crevice in my garage with expanding foam. and I set multiple mousetraps.....didnt matter - those buggers still find their way in. :mad:

aviatordave
04-16-2007, 04:01 AM
WUSSES-ARE-US :o :D

I'm riding to work tomorrow, only 32 degrees in the morning....brrr

The vehicle I drive to work is a Ford Expedition...aka 12 miles/gallon @ $2.70 a gallon

I can freeze :D

Crash Test Dummy
04-16-2007, 04:29 AM
Hey CTD 205-55-r16 Goodyear Tripletred is what I put on the bike this go around. I had a Yokohama Avid the last time. Breaking is better and I got 22,000 miles on the Yoko. IMHO if you do a lot of twisties, stick with the bike tires. The car are excellent for stopping and regular riding, you have to counter-steer through twisties with them. Here's a link on opinions and darkside tire reviews though:
http://www.totallypissedoff.com/Darkside/darkside.htm

Here's my two favorite Valk sites:
http://www.valkyrie-owners.com/forums/
http://www.valkyrieriders.com/

Don

Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll stick to the bike tire. I didn't know you were a member of the VRCC!! I've been a member for years. however I havn't been to their site for quite some time. There are a bunch from the VRCC that meet up not far from my house. They ride on Saturdays. I'd like to meet them but I have to work Saturdays, and in my business you don't take off Saturdays.

CTD

airmail wf
04-16-2007, 05:31 AM
I'm riding to work tomorrow, only 32 degrees in the morning....brrr

The vehicle I drive to work is a Ford Expedition...aka 12 miles/gallon @ $2.70 a gallon

I can freeze :D
Hey Dave same temp here. Since I only have 2.2 miles to work it doesn't pay me to ride the bike. By the time I get there I'm still on the choke. Well almost. Well if you are going to ride in 32 degree weather we'll have to call you a Hee-Man.:p :) No more Wuss.:D But we need some pictures or video of this Polar Bear Ride.;) :)

ElectricFlyGuy
04-16-2007, 05:43 AM
When I ride in the 40 degree range> I where a jacket under a heavy coat(police/security) type. I then put a rain suit on over my coat including the rain suit pants(excellent wind breaker!). BUT most of all, YOU need good thermal gloves!! I got mine at Sears in the men's dept. NOW when I ride> I feel like I am in the comforts of my living room!:eek: :D :p


I'm riding to work tomorrow, only 32 degrees in the morning....brrr

The vehicle I drive to work is a Ford Expedition...aka 12 miles/gallon @ $2.70 a gallon

I can freeze :D

CHELLIE
04-16-2007, 07:27 AM
I'm riding to work tomorrow, only 32 degrees in the morning....brrr

The vehicle I drive to work is a Ford Expedition...aka 12 miles/gallon @ $2.70 a gallon

I can freeze :D


ONLY 2.70 a gallon, your lucky, here in so calif, try 3.50 a gallon, Ok I really need to get my Hydrogen generator going again, they work great, it will double your fuel milage at cruise speeds, and only uses distilled water, it breaks up the water into hydrogen gas and oxygen, and it feels like you have the cruise control on, but it wont take off on you, once you touch the brakes, it stops the cruise control feel, dont even need to hardly touch the gas peddle, i love it, they dont work very well in city ,stop and go driving, but on the highway they shine :D My son and I designed it, and a amp regulator to maintain a constant 15 amp to the generator, we will be selling plans on how to build it soon, for about $10.00, and all the materials to make it can be bought at your local hardware store like lowes, etc. and radio shack, Take care, Chellie

Don Sims
04-16-2007, 10:54 AM
Don

Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll stick to the bike tire. I didn't know you were a member of the VRCC!! I've been a member for years. however I havn't been to their site for quite some time. There are a bunch from the VRCC that meet up not far from my house. They ride on Saturdays. I'd like to meet them but I have to work Saturdays, and in my business you don't take off Saturdays.

CTD

Visiting the VRCC site convinced me to get a Valk! I just hang out on the Tech board as Don07tncav. The Dunlop Elete Three front tire that I have is wearing well. My second career allows me to take every weekend off, now if I could only convince mama to give me all weekends off!

Crash Test Dummy
04-17-2007, 06:26 AM
Visiting the VRCC site convinced me to get a Valk! I just hang out on the Tech board as Don07tncav. The Dunlop Elete Three front tire that I have is wearing well. My second career allows me to take every weekend off, now if I could only convince mama to give me all weekends off!

I knew I wanted one from the 1st time I saw the Dragon!!! Mine is a 1997, I got it with only 1700 miles on her. It was an awsome deal. I'll have to visti the VRCC site again soon to see whats up.

Good luck with Mama. You just need to take her along. My wife loves to ride on the back of my Valk.

CTD

Crash Test Dummy
05-05-2007, 05:26 AM
Here is an updated picture of my Valk. It is set up as a single seater in this shot but beleive me.........Mrs. CTD will demand the seat be put back on, LOL.

CTD

Don Sims
05-05-2007, 10:44 AM
Looking good CTD, the bumblebee is one of the best color schemes that Honda made with the standards. If you do a lot of one up riding you can use the, Look honey, no passengers excuse.

ElectricFlyGuy
05-05-2007, 03:05 PM
She can ride on the handlebars :D

Crash Test Dummy
05-06-2007, 05:48 AM
Thanks Don,

I have always loved the Blk and Yellow Bumble Bee Valks. I guess thats why I looked for over a year to find this one. The wife always wants to ride with me. The rear seat hasn't come off since I installed it. That picture is the one I saw in the Ad on the VRCC site. The wife made me buy the the matching Corbin back seat and backrest and install it ASAP after we picked the bike up. It was 4 years old with only 1700 miles on her!!! She really liked the bike almost as much as I did, we were use to riding a little 750CC Kaw. The Valk feels like a Limo compaired to the KAW. Funny.............my wife just walked in and said......hey if it is nice tomorrow, what do you say we go for a bike ride, LOL!! Funny how things work out.:)

CTD

Don Sims
05-06-2007, 11:09 AM
LOL CTD! I'll be cleaning Drakker this morning, bet my wife will want to go for a ride after Church.

Tinman
06-30-2007, 01:49 PM
Here is my bike... It's a 1980 Honda 750C. Really has some power behind it.

My wife is making me sell it :{

Check it out. It's on Craigslist too.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21432

ElectricFlyGuy
06-30-2007, 03:18 PM
If you tell here how much money you will save in gas, you won't have to sell it:ws:, scott

Here is my bike... It's a 1980 Honda 750C. Really has some power behind it.

My wife is making me sell it :{

Check it out. It's on Craigslist too.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21432

Tinman
06-30-2007, 04:32 PM
True true!

Don Sims
06-30-2007, 11:42 PM
Dang Brian, that's a classic bike. You need to hang onto the thing!!

Tinman
07-01-2007, 05:30 AM
I know Don....... need the money though... it is a nice ride. :(


It's older then me!! By a year!!!

Fangar
07-01-2007, 08:33 AM
This is my Daily Commuter. You fellas need to move to California for the riding weather alone (Actually no you don't it is already too crowded). This my second Harley. My first was a 1995 Sportster. I bought it new myself at age 21. It was a great bike for sure. Best engine Harley ever made was the late 90's sportster.

Cheers,

Fangar

CHELLIE
07-01-2007, 09:01 AM
Here is my bike... It's a 1980 Honda 750C. Really has some power behind it.

My wife is making me sell it :{

Check it out. It's on Craigslist too.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21432


Hi Tinman :) I will trade you my 2003 Honda Shadow 600 cc Chrome delux for your piper cub :ws: just kidding, keep the bike and sell the wife ;-) take care, chellie

max2112
07-01-2007, 10:13 AM
Tinman,
I think the Honda in-line 4 is possibly the most bullet-proof internal combustion engine on the planet! Those things will run forever.
My first bike was a '74 CB 500. I wish I still had it.

------

Looks SWEET, Fangar!

I don't think I could ever ride a bike w/ apehangers' though. Especially at slower speeds.

CHELLIE
07-01-2007, 10:22 AM
Tinman,
I think the Honda in-line 4 is possibly the most bullet-proof internal combustion engine on the planet! Those things will run forever.
My first bike was a '74 CB 500. I wish I still had it.

------

Looks SWEET, Fangar!

I don't think I could ever ride a bike w/ apehangers' though. Especially at slower speeds.

Hi max :) your right, hondas are the most bullet proof vehicles on the planet, I had a 650 honda, and i could not wear it out, and a 175 honda enduro, and a 250 cr not to mention a 125 cr honda and now a honda shadow 600 shadow, they just last for ever, now i have a 2006 honda accord, and I think it will out last me :ws: take care, Chellie

Tinman
07-01-2007, 01:41 PM
Yep they are great engines. Thing really goes too! I totally agree!

fyerfytr
07-08-2007, 11:40 PM
This is my Daily Commuter. You fellas need to move to California for the riding weather alone (Actually no you don't it is already too crowded). This my second Harley. My first was a 1995 Sportster. I bought it new myself at age 21. It was a great bike for sure. Best engine Harley ever made was the late 90's sportster.

Cheers,

Fangar

Good taste in Bikes too I see -

Here's mine

Tinman
07-09-2007, 12:47 AM
Just sold my Honda last week. There goes my glory days haha

gfdengine204
07-09-2007, 01:15 AM
All this makes me miss my '98 Goldwing...... <sigh>

Tinman
07-09-2007, 01:50 AM
Yep I hear ya, someday I might get another...

aviatordave
07-09-2007, 01:55 AM
Just sold my Honda last week. There goes my glory days haha

I was in your shoes about 15 years ago. Now my kids are all teenagers and we got the bike back in our lives. Its hard to make time with little feet running around, I know!

You will be back in the saddle again, play the family part and enjoy that....after awhile you can have your fun.

Dave

dont get rid of your planes or we (WATTFLYER) will disown you !!

aviatordave
07-09-2007, 01:58 AM
Good taste in Bikes too I see -

Here's mine

Geez...life is rough!

Gotta a beemer in the garage and a hog outside!

gfdengine204
07-09-2007, 03:07 AM
My wife told me she loves me and hence I can't have a bike.....and that I should worry if the day comes when she says "go buy yourself a motorcycle" cuz then she don't love me no more.....LOL

fyerfytr
07-09-2007, 04:49 AM
Geez...life is rough!

Gotta a beemer in the garage and a hog outside!

Hey that's the wife's vehicle lol. She lets me drive it and wash it
once in awhile ;)

Yep my kids are teens and don't require as much time as they used to so the bike is a nice escape for the wife and I.


Mark

aviatordave
07-09-2007, 06:25 AM
Ahh...Mark

I recognize your name from rcg. Not to many guys from Iowa here...

Especially with beamers and Hogs in the garage!...lol

I'll be in your hood Tuesday @ the big amusement park.

Dave

Fangar
07-09-2007, 06:55 AM
Good taste in Bikes too I see -

Here's mine

Nice Anniversary Softy!

Fangar

Fangar
07-09-2007, 06:56 AM
Hey that's the wife's vehicle lol. She lets me drive it and wash it
once in awhile ;)

Yep my kids are teens and don't require as much time as they used to so the bike is a nice escape for the wife and I.


Mark

I hear that. Mine are still small (4 and 6). If I didn't ride to work, I wouldn't ride much at all.

Cheers,

Fangar

Tinman
07-09-2007, 11:51 AM
I was in your shoes about 15 years ago. Now my kids are all teenagers and we got the bike back in our lives. Its hard to make time with little feet running around, I know!

You will be back in the saddle again, play the family part and enjoy that....after awhile you can have your fun.

Dave

dont get rid of your planes or we (WATTFLYER) will disown you !!

Thanks for the kind words Dave! No wporries the planes aren't going anywhere :)

airmail wf
07-09-2007, 02:29 PM
I hear that. Mine are still small (4 and 6). If I didn't ride to work, I wouldn't ride much at all.

Cheers,

Fangar

Hey Fangar, If your ride to work is more then two miles you are doing better then me. By the time I take it off choke I'm there.:{ Sometime I do take the long way home.:)

Fangar
07-09-2007, 04:14 PM
Hey Fangar, If your ride to work is more then two miles you are doing better then me. By the time I take it off choke I'm there.:{ Sometime I do take the long way home.:)

LOL. Yeah a whopping 12 miles. But I know what you mean.

Fangar

Chad
07-14-2007, 04:12 PM
I want to get a motorbike licence when I'm older
just so I can wear a full leather outfit with a kool helmet
apparently, I'll have to ride a small scooter first... then move up to the 'beasts'
A nice fast bike that can get me to the front of a packed freeway in seconds

airmail wf
07-14-2007, 05:53 PM
I want to get a motorbike licence when I'm older
just so I can wear a full leather outfit with a kool helmet
apparently, I'll have to ride a small scooter first... then move up to the 'beasts'
A nice fast bike that can get me to the front of a packed freeway in seconds

It can also get you into trouble faster then that.:<

300Spartans
07-14-2007, 10:02 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/luis1972/Picture3.jpg

TLyttle
07-15-2007, 01:38 AM
You're right, airmail, I think he may adjust his thinking after being dumped on his butt off the scooter a few times. Nothing like a few hamburgers to make a kid realise that that he isn't quite invincible (rude shock!).

I see these guys howling past our place at 100mph or more, some of them ending up in the pasture where the highway turns. I don't call 911, I let them struggle back to the road for help...

vax6335
07-15-2007, 02:13 AM
Got out the chrome polish last night and got her all shiney. Here's some new pics.

RacerPaul
07-15-2007, 02:24 AM
Gotta take a pic of my Yamaha Maxim 650... but 'till then do scooters count?

http://www.scootermotique.theshoppe.com/id21.htm

Paul

ElectricFlyGuy
07-15-2007, 03:36 AM
Nice 650/4 !!!!!!!!!!!

Got out the chrome polish last night and got her all shiney. Here's some new pics.

airmail wf
07-15-2007, 03:38 AM
Sure do Paul. Two wheels is two wheels. That's what I started on many many moons ago.

CHELLIE
07-17-2007, 05:37 AM
Gotta take a pic of my Yamaha Maxim 650... but 'till then do scooters count?

http://www.scootermotique.theshoppe.com/id21.htm

Paul


Hi Paul :) I love the Scooter, its so cute :ws: and yes scooters count, A while back, ok a long while back, I rode a honda 90 scooter, with a automatic transmission, no clutch, and it was super fun, 1st gear, its alright, 2nd gear, out of sight, 3rd gear ,hold on tight, Faster, its all right :silly:ok I like getting silly, Take care, Chellie

Piratemed
07-17-2007, 03:43 PM
Hello all .... I'm currently riding a x-treemly custom '00 Sportster (not much original left) ... between this bike a Hobie "dugout" kayak ... and now back into R/C's ...

RacerPaul
07-17-2007, 03:49 PM
Hi Paul :) I love the Scooter, its so cute :ws: and yes scooters count, A while back, ok a long while back, I rode a honda 90 scooter, with a automatic transmission, no clutch, and it was super fun, 1st gear, its alright, 2nd gear, out of sight, 3rd gear ,hold on tight, Faster, its all right :silly:ok I like getting silly, Take care, Chellie


Chellie... love the Beach Boys tune ya singing:tc: ('lil Honda)

I also have a Yamaha Maxim XJ650 and recently offed a Moto Guzzi... gotta take a pic of the yammie!

That scooter pictured is a All Pro Modena 125cc Retro scooter.. sell them and others on my website(s) and have a small scooter shop locally.
Thanks for the song!!

Paul

jooNorway
07-20-2007, 01:00 PM
Being bored of japanese bikes I bought a new Triumph some years ago. My first bike with less than 1000ccm, but I fell in love with the 3-cylinder motor, the noice and especially my favourite colour.

buzzbomber
07-20-2007, 02:25 PM
I love Triumphs! There's nothing quite like the wail of those three cylinders at full tilt. My only wish is that they made something like the speed triple but a bit more practical for passengers and light touring. Of course, I'd take a Speedmaster too...

Tireshred
07-20-2007, 03:54 PM
I just bought my 4th Triumph, a Tiger 1050, a great bike so far. The pic was taken in the Texas Hill Country, the video was taken with a small camera. The guy on the Speed Triple is a good friend and a great rider.

http://media.putfile.com/Tiger-1050-Quick-Ride

fyerfytr
07-20-2007, 04:52 PM
I just bought my 4th Triumph, a Tiger 1050, a great bike so far. The pic was taken in the Texas Hill Country, the video was taken with a small camera. The guy on the Speed Triple is a good friend and a great rider.

http://media.putfile.com/Tiger-1050-Quick-Ride

Yeah I would probably kill myself on that bike, looks plenty quick.

Nice ride.

buzzbomber
07-20-2007, 05:00 PM
dOH! I forgot about the new Tiger! Very nice.

Tireshred
07-20-2007, 08:34 PM
I've loved all the Triumphs, but the Speed 4 was my least favorite I guess, it just didn't have that 3 cylinder growl, but it was a very competent bike. This is my first sport tourer and I'm loving it so far.

jooNorway
07-22-2007, 10:47 AM
I love Triumphs! There's nothing quite like the wail of those three cylinders at full tilt. My only wish is that they made something like the speed triple but a bit more practical for passengers and light touring. Of course, I'd take a Speedmaster too...

Agree. Had a hard choice between Sprint and SpeedTriple. Still I love the insane look of the SpeedTriple :$
Triumph is the first bike I have not concidered selling after 2-3 years. Think I will keep this as long as it lasts...

Don Sims
07-22-2007, 02:32 PM
If my Valk gives up the ghost and there's no more out there, I'd take a serious look at that Triumph Rocket touring bike.

aviatordave
08-23-2007, 04:48 PM
Here is a funny site about Harleys.....its all fun and games :)

Harley Test Ride (http://cycletownusa.com/HarleyInetcycletown.htm)

Tireshred
09-10-2007, 02:27 PM
My lastest scooter, and it's really a scooter, a Schwinn Graduate 150. I bought it for around town stuff and it's been great, lots of underseat storage and it will do 55mph with my 6'2" 250lb frame on it. Here's a quick vid, I didnít move to England, the camera I used (I just velcroed it to my helmet) is the one I use for flying (FlyCamOne from H-L) and has a mirror lens so when I lay it flat it reverses the image and explains why it looks like I'm on the wrong side of the road, and yes, it will wheelie going up my driveway. I edited to 2:48 minutes.

http://media.putfile.com/Schwinn-on-board (http://media.putfile.com/Schwinn-on-board)

buzzbomber
09-10-2007, 03:08 PM
Just went to Bike Night in Lansdale, PA this past Saturday. I've never seen that many bikes in one place before('course, I've never been, nor do I desire to go to Sturgis, Daytona, etc). This show was all about real bikes and real people. Plenty of Harleys and clones, but also a LOT of Japanese and Euro and Brit bikes of all persuasions. Most of the customs present were homebuilt(you can just tell somehow), and there were a lot of ratbikes. Even saw a few vintage Lambrettas and Cushmans.


Sadly, my own motorcycle is still languishing in its shelter. I did spend time diagnosing the problem over the weekend though. The left cylinder appears to be fuel starved, so I need to pull the carbs and look around to see if a jet's clogged or the floats hanging up, etc...

When I get a chance, I'll have to upload some pics from bike night here or start a new thread.

MikeMc
09-10-2007, 05:23 PM
I've had everything from an old school RC30 to CR500RR but that was before kids. Probably going to get a couple motocrossers for my son and my self soon. Here's what we have now.:Q

Tireshred
09-16-2007, 02:49 AM
I've had a CT 110 for around 15 years, it will always be in the garage as the big bikes come and go.

Fangar
09-16-2007, 05:48 AM
I love my wide glide, but I have been getting a major urge for a new bike. I think I am going to have to get the new 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14. SWEET!

Hmmmm. That is a lot of plane stuff...

Fangar

Mr. Baggins
10-29-2007, 02:17 AM
I owned a few bikes back in the day and have recently been bitten by the bug again. I'm struggling now with whether or not to lay out that cash for a bike or put it in to some new aircraft. I sure do miss the feeling of cruising the country roads and mountain parkways. Been looking at the Suzuki Boulevard and they have a great deal on an 07 Boulevard right now.

sgf323
10-29-2007, 02:40 AM
Here's my very heavily modified Suzuki SV650S. It won SV of the Month over on SVRider.com this past August.

K CLOSE
10-29-2007, 07:04 AM
With all this Triumph love'in going on, am I the only vintage bike rider on Wattflyer? ----Old Honda's don't count 'cause you don't have to fix 'em and they don't shake bits off themselfs.:Q----

RacerPaul
10-29-2007, 05:52 PM
K... I've got a Rickman Zundapp 250cc vintage trail bike that I've been threatening to restore!! For sale to the right new owner probably..LOL!

Paul

airmail wf
10-30-2007, 02:22 AM
With all this Triumph love'in going on, am I the only vintage bike rider on Wattflyer? ----Old Honda's don't count 'cause you don't have to fix 'em and they don't shake bits off themselfs.:Q----

You need to check out the first post, vintage HD. 1980 all original.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6038&d=1137382427

Mr. Baggins
10-31-2007, 12:33 AM
Not officially mine yet, but being delivered tomorrow evening around 5'ish :)

Liquidity
10-31-2007, 01:09 AM
WOW. You did go ahead with it. Let me know if you want to go riding. Well, if you do not mind being seen with a sportbike :)

Mr. Baggins
10-31-2007, 01:29 AM
I almost bit on the sport bike but I would kill myself for sure. I can't be trusted to keep it on the ground if you know what I mean. Been there, done that and have the fractures and scars to prove it.

Can't wait to get it in the garage and I still have to go down and get the bike ticket on my license. Probably have the daylight/non interstate permit till I get tuned in again. Been about 15 years since I did any real riding.

firemanbill
10-31-2007, 01:32 AM
Bill please don't kill yourself... I was just starting to like you...:p:D

Liquidity
10-31-2007, 01:42 AM
Bill, sign up for the base motorcycle class. I am not too sure about GA, but that class in MS allowed you to forgo the DMV driving test.

Mr. Baggins
10-31-2007, 02:56 AM
I'll try and not kill myself FMB.

I talked to the chick at the dealership and the safety course is $250 and you gotta take time out to do it. I rode a street bike for 3.5 years at Ft Bragg and am a bit more cautious nowadays so I should be ok...I think :)

Liquidity
10-31-2007, 02:58 AM
The base course is free

firemanbill
10-31-2007, 03:01 AM
I'll try and not kill myself FMB.

I talked to the chick at the dealership and the safety course is $250 and you gotta take time out to do it. I rode a street bike for 3.5 years at Ft Bragg and am a bit more cautious nowadays so I should be ok...I think :)

ahhh those female salespeople... The'll get you everytime!:p;)

Mr. Baggins
11-02-2007, 01:05 AM
It wasn't her but they got me anyway. Check me out trying to look gangster.:silly:

11-02-2007, 01:24 AM
:tc:I've had my 2004 Yamaha FRJ1300 since October, 2003. It has been smooth, fast, and reliable since the first day I brought it home.

firemanbill
11-02-2007, 01:48 AM
It wasn't her but they got me anyway. Check me out trying to look gangster.:silly:


ahhh... you don't scare me!:p I'm gonna start callin' you Barney now!:D:rolleyes:

Mr. Baggins
11-02-2007, 03:01 AM
[email protected] (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/member.php?u=16953) Sweet looking ride. I almost pulled the trigger on a sport bike but can't trust myself with them anymore. Once I roll it on I find it hard to stop myself. :)

FMB - I'll probably end up scaring myself more than anyone else.

It'll be nice to get out on those long Georgia country roads and cruise by the cows and such. You know the ones down by Hodges :)

Liquidity
11-02-2007, 04:32 AM
They do a ride every year that goes down hwy 49 to the POW memorial. LOTS of bikers show up for that ride.

Mr. Baggins
11-03-2007, 11:38 PM
Had my first ride tonight and it was great to be in the wind again. I'm gonna like this :D

firemanbill
11-03-2007, 11:48 PM
Good for you Bill! I bet you had a blast.:D

Mr. Baggins
11-04-2007, 01:54 AM
Sure did. A bit nervous at first but it soon came back to me.

Crash Test Dummy
11-04-2007, 05:13 AM
Look at this bike!!! It's not mine...........but I wish it was, LOL!! I'll take the Corsair too!!

CTD

airmail wf
11-04-2007, 07:04 AM
Look at this bike!!! It's not mine...........but I wish it was, LOL!! I'll take the Corsair too!!

CTD

The only problem with that bike is....it keeps wanting to turn into the wind.:cool::cool::p

woodsy
11-07-2007, 06:09 AM
2001 VFR 800. 80,000kms on her now and never missed a beat

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m138/Woodsyau/bike%20pics/fishsbike.jpg

Mr. Baggins
11-08-2007, 11:48 AM
Sweet ride and rider. Good job on both :)

Ohiopete
11-08-2007, 08:38 PM
http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/attachments/6/2/9/1/3/a1454210-15-Petehawk1.jpg
http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/attachments/6/2/9/1/3/a1454213-161-vtr996rider.jpg

Mr. Baggins
11-09-2007, 01:09 AM
That's nice too Pete :)

Liquidity
11-30-2007, 02:42 AM
I figured it was time to show mine. I will try to get a picture of it during the daylight.

Sparky Paul
11-30-2007, 07:06 PM
Back in the good old days pre-mandatory helmet on Angeles Crest... and older and wiser looking down at the lake at Big Bear..
And commuting between Burbank and Palmdale, in Soledad Canyon.

Tireshred
12-01-2007, 12:29 AM
I figured it was time to show mine. I will try to get a picture of it during the daylight.

Nice ride.

2ManyToys
12-01-2007, 07:52 PM
Here's mine, its a little different from all the rest of yours! Its a kawasaki kx250.

Mr. Baggins
12-03-2007, 12:17 AM
Nice! I wish I had an off road bike too. Really miss tossing dirt around.

vax6335
02-01-2008, 01:24 AM
Updated some pics of my bike, from my original post on the first page...
1980 Honda CB650

Edit: Forgot I already posted these pictures, oops!

sgf323
02-01-2008, 03:40 AM
I've attached several pics of my bike as I made modifications to it. I've also attached a picture of my buddy with his red SV (which he later sold). I love this pic because it makes the bike look like a mechanical monster.

The SV650 is a budget bike. It has a great power plant but horrible suspension and the factory looks aren't all that great. I prefer the V-Twin over the I4's which is why I just didn't buy a GSXR, plus, it's my first bike.

Here's what I've got on it at the moment:

Complete GSXR750 front-end with Racetech internals
Ohlins PRCL Shock
Leo Vince Exhaust
Honda F3 Rear Wheel
Michelin Pilot Power Front/Michelin Pilot Road Rear
LED Turn Signals/Clear Alternatives Taillight/Hotbodies Undertail
Veypor Gauges w/ custom dash panel and warning LED's
GP Composites GSXR Fairing kit with GSXR750 headlight and fairing stay
Motrax bar-end mirror
14t/45t Gearing w/ DID X-Ring Chain
Woodcraft rearsets
Solo seat cover
Sargent seat
Pazzo Shorty Levers
Stainless Steel Brake Lines

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54164&d=1201835841

I'm also working on a fiberglass GP inspired hugger. Once the weather warms up again I'm planning on finishing it. The original is red. The one on the left is the mold I took from it and the one on the right is the hugger I pulled from the mold which I used to turn into a plug for my new design.

http://raminal.com/svrider/misc_sgf/hugger/IMG_2592.JPG

http://raminal.com/svrider/misc_sgf/hugger/IMG_2591.JPG

Here's me working on the design of the new one. I put resin on the cardboard to stiffin it then used that as a base to lay FG cloth.
http://raminal.com/svrider/misc_sgf/hugger/IMG_2791.JPG

Here it is with some primer on it. My next step is to pull a mold from this so I can turn out the real thing.
http://raminal.com/svrider/misc_sgf/hugger/IMG_2927.jpg

aviatordave
02-01-2008, 03:50 AM
Here is mine, its been sitting there since November '07 when Mother Nature started torturing us...

Bill G
02-01-2008, 05:32 AM
Pardon the quality, my digi-cam's kinda old:

buzzbomber
02-08-2008, 09:20 PM
Are there any dual-sport or supermoto riders among us? I'm really thinking about selling off my old GS and picking up a DRZ 400SM or a similar bike, since about 90% of my riding is commuting on fairly rural twisty low traffic roads. I miss my dirtbike days, but there's not much in the way of legal trail riding areas here, just some fire roads, etc.

MikeMc
02-08-2008, 10:09 PM
It's been a while but he's my old stuff.

1st: 1985 Honda CR500R, PAL Track in Santa Clara, Ca
2nd: 1988 Honda CR125R, Carnegie Off Road Park, Ca

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i94/Razorfish3000/Misc/MotoX_20.jpghttp://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i94/Razorfish3000/Misc/MotoX_21.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i94/Razorfish3000/Misc/MotoX_10.jpghttp://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i94/Razorfish3000/Misc/MotoX_13-1.jpghttp://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i94/Razorfish3000/Misc/MotoX_18.jpg

ajs007
02-12-2008, 05:08 AM
Hi guys would all so love to meet up for a ride & fly!.But from Germany could work out a bit close getting back to work on time.Any way a few plcs of my KA-Wow-SAKI cu Alan:D

buzzbomber
02-12-2008, 08:43 PM
Nice Z-Rex! I really like those, heck, even my wife really likes them, especially in the kawasaki green scheme...

ajs007
02-13-2008, 05:42 AM
Cheers Dude,I got a red one because every body else had green !.

eflyer219
02-22-2008, 05:31 PM
My G rides

95' Honda CR500. Full tricked bike now. This is when i first purchased it about 4 years ago.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/metalmulishadude/myspacee009.jpg

and i also ride a 2007 kawi Kxf450 which i also race a little here locally. pics will be soon

MikeMc
02-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Nice CR500. How much did you pay for it? My son is 14 and I'd love to get back into dirt bikes and get a CRF450 for myself but that's a lot of $$$.

Fangar
02-22-2008, 10:15 PM
Well... I splurged and bought a new rocket ship...

:D

aviatordave
02-22-2008, 10:23 PM
You prob get year round riding out west there. Plus it pays for itself with gas prices the way they are. I'm forced to drive the 4k lb Expedition in the winter because it has 4WD, but it also sits most of the spring/summer/fall while I ride most of the time.

Fangar
02-23-2008, 01:34 AM
You prob get year round riding out west there. Plus it pays for itself with gas prices the way they are. I'm forced to drive the 4k lb Expedition in the winter because it has 4WD, but it also sits most of the spring/summer/fall while I ride most of the time.

I would say about 10+ good months out of the year....

I just sold my Harley Wide Glide. Loved the bike, but wanted something that ran smoother with a shield and had some modern features. This bike is amazingly comfy for me. It is also capable of 40+ mpg, so I feel you there. My F-150 is a 15 mpg at best.

Cheers,

Fangar

eflyer219
02-26-2008, 01:56 AM
I payed 7,200 out the door here in San diego,ca but the prices all depend on where you live. the CRF's are good bikes there is a R version and an X version. i would recomend the X version because it is elect. start and has lights on it. i race motocross so i have the R. plus the 7,200 included some motor upgrades to it like a spark enhancer and high compression head. in turn i ride year round out here because i have the desert 2 hours away and motocross tracks within 45 min

Nitro Blast
02-27-2008, 12:34 AM
I posted my current street legal bike, but not my most fav off roader...

SDG (speed Defies Gravity) Pro Mini 125
More hp per pound than many bikes. This tractor climbs near vertical hills!

Best part is when I dump it, I just stand up, its too low to get hurt badly!~

Thats me in the red gloves with my buddy Patrick on the green 125.

45 years old, and I still cant stop playing with toys, because they are so much better now than when I was a kid!

http://www.maxrpm.ca/imagemagic.php?img=1trC39fjnL3T59%2FZ29aP4uLX&w=504&h=360&page=popup

curly56
02-27-2008, 01:40 PM
Here's mine. Can't afford a Harley cause I spend too much on planes.
Curt.

max2112
02-28-2008, 02:29 AM
Here's mine. Can't afford a Harley cause I spend too much on planes.
Curt.

Looks SWEET, Curly!
I had an early 90s Suzuki Intruder and I loved the shaft drive.

curly56
02-28-2008, 02:39 AM
I really like it. It's an '06 with fuel injection and liquid cooled. Has all the spunk I need and it should run for a long time without any major work needed, just basic maintenance. I've got about 6K miles on it so far and trouble free.
Curt.

Buzz
02-29-2008, 08:49 PM
It's been a while but he's my old stuff.

1st: 1985 Honda CR500R, PAL Track in Santa Clara, Ca
2nd: 1988 Honda CR125R, Carnegie Off Road Park, Ca


Nice pics, MikeMc. I'll have to dig up some REALLY old pictures from when I raced motocross professionally. To give you an idea how long ago this was...I finished 15th out of 100 at the first Supercross race ever held inside the Daytona International Speedway. Yeah... 1971! ::o

If you guys want to see some photos just let me know. I'll scan some and post them. Bikes? I started on Yamaha's... then got a sponsorship to ride Maicos and CZ''s. Finally, in my 3rd year, our team got picked up by Ossa motorcycles. Fastest, best handling bike I ever raced. I even made the center fold of "Dirt Bike" magazine, at Daytona. Never owned a Harley...or any other big bike. "My sole intention was learning to fly....... :)

FlyWheel
02-29-2008, 10:56 PM
Wow! I can't believe I missed this thread! Well, I certainly can't pass it up now.

Here's Banas Nimoram, my main ride:
57883
And "fully dressed" (before her new paint job):
57884

She's a Schwinn Voyager (a real Schwinn, not one of the taiwan "knock-offs" that they sell at Wally World). Custom built from the frame uphttp://mescal.pixelized.ch/smilies/heart.gif

I don't have any of her brother yet, but I'll add one as soon as I get around to taking one. http://mescal.pixelized.ch/smilies/fatt.gif

Buzz
02-29-2008, 11:15 PM
::oUhhhhh.......

MikeMc
02-29-2008, 11:21 PM
Guys with mustaches like that only ride single speed. Don't you know.

MisterNoob
03-02-2008, 05:52 PM
My sister and I had a photo shoot when my brother came home with a motorcycle... It's not mine, but I would love to "inherit" it! LoL I edited the photos to make them look more interesting.

Its a Yamaha R1

Buzz
03-02-2008, 06:18 PM
Ok, here's some pictures of when I raced motocross professionally... Yeah, the pictures are horribly old.. The first one is during the first Supercross ever held at Daytona International Speedway. That's me at the bottom...

I've got more around here somewhere. Long time ago....but I can still do a wheelie as far as you can see. :tc:

Well, the upload of the pictures failed for some reason. Might be too big. I'll get to them later.

Buzz

fmattox11
03-02-2008, 07:01 PM
I've had it about a year now. Bought it from a local whose husband had passed away for a fair price and have added a Stereo with remote controls and a cruise control. It now has 65K miles on it.

FlyWheel
03-03-2008, 01:54 AM
::oUhhhhh.......

"::oUhhhhh......." what? I'm not the first to post a non motorized bike on this thread. Nor does my moustache restrict me (or anyone else) to single speed machines. http://mescal.pixelized.ch/smilies/linguaccia.gif

Buzz
03-03-2008, 04:31 PM
"::oUhhhhh......." what? I'm not the first to post a non motorized bike on this thread. Nor does my moustache restrict me (or anyone else) to single speed machines. http://mescal.pixelized.ch/smilies/linguaccia.gif

Uhhhhh.... I just didn't expect to see a bicycle. C'mon now, I never said anything about your moustache. That was someone else. I really do like your paint job though. ;-)

MikeMc
03-03-2008, 05:36 PM
I don't have a cool mustache like yours but I do have long hair so I'm allowed to ride single speed too. Here's mine. 2007 Specialized Langster. I use the freewheel side so the hardcore guys probably won't talk to me. hehe

FlyWheel
03-04-2008, 02:58 AM
Uhhhhh.... I just didn't expect to see a bicycle. C'mon now, I never said anything about your moustache. That was someone else. I really do like your paint job though. ;-)

You should see her up close (in the sun). That royal purple candy apple also contains microscopic holographic particles (it's full of stars!):cool:

Buzz
03-04-2008, 03:38 PM
You should see her up close (in the sun). That royal purple candy apple also contains microscopic holographic particles (it's full of stars!):cool:

Where'd you find paint like that? Can you get a close up photo so we can see it all? I've never even heard of paint with holographic particles. <?>

FlyWheel
03-05-2008, 01:45 AM
Where'd you find paint like that? Can you get a close up photo so we can see it all? I've never even heard of paint with holographic particles. <?>

The frame was painted by a shop in New Jersey, I think. I'll have to call up my LBS to get the name if you want it. You don't see the glitter untill the sun hits it, then they show as tiny (but bright) points of light. Their color changes depending on the angle, of course. Think of stars in the night sky, which was exactly the effect I was after.:cool: It isn't easy to photograph the effect, but I'll try to get a picture posted tomorrow, if the sun is shining.

Before she was repainted, I had her so she looked like she was made out of wood:tc:
58580
For more pics, go here (http://geocities.com/czcorner/california.html)

OK, I got a couple of pics of the new paint, the "stars" don't show as bright as in RL, but you can see them at least. http://mescal.pixelized.ch/smilies/hide.gif

sgf323
03-05-2008, 01:50 AM
I took one of my RAW photos, outputed it at -1, 0, +1 and tried a bit of HDR with Photomatix. What do you think?

3 source images probably would have been better but I think it's pretty good for a first try from a single source image.

aeromite
03-05-2008, 11:06 PM
Nice pics, MikeMc. I'll have to dig up some REALLY old pictures from when I raced motocross professionally. To give you an idea how long ago this was...I finished 15th out of 100 at the first Supercross race ever held inside the Daytona International Speedway. Yeah... 1971! ::o

If you guys want to see some photos just let me know. I'll scan some and post them. Bikes? I started on Yamaha's... then got a sponsorship to ride Maicos and CZ''s. Finally, in my 3rd year, our team got picked up by Ossa motorcycles. Fastest, best handling bike I ever raced. I even made the center fold of "Dirt Bike" magazine, at Daytona. Never owned a Harley...or any other big bike. "My sole intention was learning to fly....... :)


Incredible, Buzz! It's a Small World After All!

A friend and I bought used Triumphs together back in 1964 and used them for our only on-road transportation, and on weekends we raced "scrambles" (pre-motocross) as well as flat track with them! We travelled to all the tracks in PA, W. VA, and VA for scrambles racing, and to MD, Upstate NY, and NH for flat tracking.

I picked up a Maico and he picked up a CZ for the scrambles races so we could run the 250cc class, and the open class with the Triumphs. When we flat tracked, we only used the Triumphs. We never went professional but pretended we did and after a while we were unbeatable in open-class scrambles. We made up a banner and called ourselves "The Snow Crop Orange Juice Motorcycle Racing Team" - what a hoot! (it does have a certain ring to it if you say it right - like Strawberry Alarm Clock - LOL!). We always had trouble beating out the guys on Bultaco Pursangs in the 250cc class but we always came in 2nd and 3rd (or 3rd and 2nd) and once in a while got the best of them. That was really "back in the day"!

He now rides a 1973 Triumph Bonneville and I've got a 2005 XL1200R Sportster. I've been riding 44 years all told and have always had a bike. I wish I still had that 2-cycle Maico, it was great bike. In addition to his Triumph, my buddy still has his CZ and puts spiked tires on it for ice racing in the winter on Lake Wallenpaupak in PA.

Dang, it IS a small world!

Buzz
03-06-2008, 03:32 PM
Incredible, Buzz! It's a Small World After All!

A friend and I bought used Triumphs together back in 1964 and used them for our only on-road transportation, and on weekends we raced "scrambles" (pre-motocross) as well as flat track with them! We travelled to all the tracks in PA, W. VA, and VA for scrambles racing, and to MD, Upstate NY, and NH for flat tracking.

I picked up a Maico and he picked up a CZ for the scrambles races so we could run the 250cc class, and the open class with the Triumphs. When we flat tracked, we only used the Triumphs. We never went professional but pretended we did and after a while we were unbeatable in open-class scrambles. We made up a banner and called ourselves "The Snow Crop Orange Juice Motorcycle Racing Team" - what a hoot! (it does have a certain ring to it if you say it right - like Strawberry Alarm Clock - LOL!). We always had trouble beating out the guys on Bultaco Pursangs in the 250cc class but we always came in 2nd and 3rd (or 3rd and 2nd) and once in a while got the best of them. That was really "back in the day"!

He now rides a 1973 Triumph Bonneville and I've got a 2005 XL1200R Sportster. I've been riding 44 years all told and have always had a bike. I wish I still had that 2-cycle Maico, it was great bike. In addition to his Triumph, my buddy still has his CZ and puts spiked tires on it for ice racing in the winter on Lake Wallenpaupak in PA.

Dang, it IS a small world!

You know, the more we talk the more I wonder if we led parallel lives! ;)
I can't upload my pictures because they're scans and if I reduce their size, you won't be able to see them. I'll try uploading them to my site server and postin links. I raced flat track on an Ossa DMR (Dick Mann Replica). I also raced scrambles on a Yamaha 250. But, I'll have to admit, the Ossa Stilettos were faster and better handling than any other motocross bike I ever rode. The CZ was a strange bike to me. I could be flying down a straight stretch and the bike would just throw me on the ground! I finally figured out when it started doing the "Hospital Hop" the only way to straighten it out was to pour the throttle on. I used to love to go to a non-sanctioned race because they knew I was a pro, so they made me race the 250 Ossa in the open class. I still won all of them! U got any pics?

I'm going to try uploading and linking back to some pictures that are so old they're falling apart. lol The Pro motocross I raced was international, and Florida/Georgia were the winter races. I got to race against the likes of Joel Robert, Sylvan Gabor, Enji Greff, Barry Higgins, Brad Lackey, Zane Kent and many other famous riders from Europe. Let me dig around a little. ;)

Buzz

aeromite
03-06-2008, 05:03 PM
You know, the more we talk the more I wonder if we led parallel lives! ;)
I can't upload my pictures because they're scans and if I reduce their size, you won't be able to see them. I'll try uploading them to my site server and postin links. I raced flat track on an Ossa DMR (Dick Mann Replica). I also raced scrambles on a Yamaha 250. But, I'll have to admit, the Ossa Stilettos were faster and better handling than any other motocross bike I ever rode. The CZ was a strange bike to me. I could be flying down a straight stretch and the bike would just throw me on the ground! I finally figured out when it started doing the "Hospital Hop" the only way to straighten it out was to pour the throttle on. I used to love to go to a non-sanctioned race because they knew I was a pro, so they made me race the 250 Ossa in the open class. I still won all of them! U got any pics?

I'm going to try uploading and linking back to some pictures that are so old they're falling apart. lol The Pro motocross I raced was international, and Florida/Georgia were the winter races. I got to race against the likes of Joel Robert, Sylvan Gabor, Enji Greff, Barry Higgins, Brad Lackey, Zane Kent and many other famous riders from Europe. Let me dig around a little. ;)

Buzz


Yeah, I'm beginning to think we were separated at birth - or something!

I'd love to see any old pictures you may have from your racing days.:ws: Joel Robert and Brad Lackey are familiar names to me, but the rest, I'm not so sure. Gary Nixon is the one I remember best.

I'm afraid we were not very much into taking pictures, and that's a shame because I would love to see them now!:( In fact, the only picture I can ever remember seeing was of my Triumph 650cc TR6-C all by itself. There's a couple of places that picture could be and the next time I'm in the attic I'll see if I can find it, scan it, and post it.

In 1970 I started taking flying lessons for my private license (in an Aeronca 7AC), but gave up 1:1 flying when our first son was born in 1973. Now, tell me you also got your private ticket and I'll arrange the family reunion - LOL!:eek:

aeromite
03-06-2008, 08:58 PM
Buzz,

My desire to see my old Triumph got the best of me and I went to the attic to rummaged for the picture of it.

Here it is in all of it's racing glory during a local practice session for scrambles (lights removed, mufflers removed, and carb needle raised to enrichen and compensate the mixture for the straight-pipe exhaust).

As mentioned previously, I bought it used but it was only a couple of years old when I got it, and it cost me the whopping sum of $600.00 (a lot at the time!) It was the 650cc, single carb, model TR6-C. Notice the "Bell" helmet (about all that was available at the time- LOL!)

http://www.wattflyer.com/photopost/data/500/thumbs/Triumph_TR6-C.jpg (http://www.wattflyer.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=2474)

ajs007
03-07-2008, 06:17 AM
:tc: Ah that brings back memory's the good old days great photo .Regards Alan.:DGB

buzzbomber
05-15-2008, 04:01 PM
Well, I did my part to curb dependence on foreign oil.;-) After a year of it languishing in the cycleshell in my yard, I finally got off my duff and diagnosed and fixed my GS500. Tore down the carbs and thoroughly cleaned them, amazingly the o-rings and diaphragms were still good. Wound up fitting an inline fuel filter to stop the rust from the tank from clogging the jets, a new higher flow air filter element and some minor stuff. Just got it through inspection this morning and have a set of new tires waiting to be mounted. It's good to be back on two wheels.:D

Tireshred
05-15-2008, 04:04 PM
The GS is a great bike, rode many of them, great on fuel too. Have fun...

Crash Test Dummy
07-16-2008, 05:17 PM
I'd like to try one of these babies!! Aprox $15995.00 not bad.


CTD

buzzbomber
07-17-2008, 03:58 PM
The good thing about that Can-Am is that cars might actually PAY ATTENTION to you on it, thanks to the size. I don't understand how so many cars can fail to see a motorcycle high beam, but but they do......yes, I had to test my emergency braking skills a couple times yesterday:mad: in case you were wondering. Keeping two fingers on the brake and clutch levers paid off. SOME Stupid cagers(not everybody) drive like everyone else on the road is just scenery in a video game(some motorcyclists do it too, to be fair but they're usually just putting themselves at risk). I know the risks, wear the gear all the time, but sometimes the sheer incompetence and/or arrogance displayed by others on the road just gets to me. I'll shut up now......

Liquidity
07-17-2008, 04:00 PM
edit.

Fangar
07-17-2008, 04:31 PM
The first was my Grandpa... 1917 Harley Davidson. Photo was taken in 1921. My grandpa lived to be 97.

The second is my Pop. This is a Harley 45. I don't recall the year, but he was about 15 years old.

Cheers,

Fangar

buzzbomber
07-17-2008, 04:42 PM
Cool pictures! My father-in-law's father was a motorcycle officer in Paterson, NJ back in the middle part of the last century:tc:. We have some nice old black and whites of him on the job. Can't remember exactly what they put him on, but I want to say Hydro-Glide...

Fangar
07-17-2008, 04:46 PM
Cool pictures! My father-in-law's father was a motorcycle officer in Paterson, NJ back in the middle part of the last century:tc:. We have some nice old black and whites of him on the job. Can't remember exactly what they put him on, but I want to say Hydro-Glide...

Cool. Both of those photos above were taken in Chicago Illinois.

My old man has had over 75 bikes in his time. I have had 3 harleys and now the new ZG1400. That bike smokes.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56997&d=1203718528

Cheers,

Fangar

Crash Test Dummy
07-18-2008, 05:11 AM
I had someone try to kill me tonight coming home from work. A Van pulled out in front of me. They were making a right hand turn and they almost hit me in the side!!! I yanked my Valkyrie hard to the left and threaded the needle between the Van and the car on my left!! Dam that was close!! I"d guess he missed me [Thanks to me!!] buy no more than a foot or less. At least I"m able to post the story here tonight.

Fangar,

Those are some cool pix. My Dad also had a few bikes in his day. I'll have to ask my Mom if she still has any pix of him on his bikes. Nice GZ1400. I have a 1983 LTD 750 Kaw. It is old but I still love it.

CTD

King Cobra
07-18-2008, 05:54 AM
WOW! threading a needle is not an easy task on a Valkyrie ! Those folks probably have chrome marks on their vehicles from your pipes:D. That is what is wrong with 4 wheelers that don't pay attention to all obsticles in the road. Happened to me a few times. It is a bad feeling when that happens.I have a 2006 Concours. When I am approaching an intersection and I see a car approaching, I flash my headlights till I get by. Safe riding. Matt

Fangar
07-18-2008, 07:28 AM
I had someone try to kill me tonight coming home from work. A Van pulled out in front of me. They were making a right hand turn and they almost hit me in the side!!! I yanked my Valkyrie hard to the left and threaded the needle between the Van and the car on my left!! Dam that was close!! I"d guess he missed me [Thanks to me!!] buy no more than a foot or less. At least I"m able to post the story here tonight.

Fangar,

Those are some cool pix. My Dad also had a few bikes in his day. I'll have to ask my Mom if she still has any pix of him on his bikes. Nice GZ1400. I have a 1983 LTD 750 Kaw. It is old but I still love it.

CTD


Glad you made it through that ok. Ride safe!

Fangar

Don Sims
07-18-2008, 11:38 AM
I had someone try to kill me tonight coming home from work. A Van pulled out in front of me. They were making a right hand turn and they almost hit me in the side!!! I yanked my Valkyrie hard to the left and threaded the needle between the Van and the car on my left!! Dam that was close!! I"d guess he missed me [Thanks to me!!] buy no more than a foot or less. At least I"m able to post the story here tonight. CTD

Dang CTD, glad you missed that bullet. I would have had to stop and change underwear after something like that!

Mr. Baggins
07-18-2008, 12:14 PM
Glad you dodged the land yacht CTD. There is probably still a huge boot shaped dent in the passenger door of a Delta Eighty-Eight in NC somewhere. Older lady that tried to make her exit from the highway from the left lane right through me.

Crash Test Dummy
07-18-2008, 01:31 PM
Thanks guys. It al happend sooooo FAST I couldn't even honk the horn until it was all over. I felt stupid honking after the fact but I felt I needed to I was so pisst. The Valk handels so good for a land yacht. The low center of gravity of the flat 6 cyc is awsome.

CTD