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Old 10-02-2009, 12:41 PM   #29
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Current ride - HD VROD. Over 100K miles in last 10 years. Just returned from the Devils Hwy in AZ, old US 666, talk about CRISP, how about 4 hail storms that day. My face was so cold I looked like Palosi (but not that ugly).

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:49 PM   #30
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2002 VTX 1800 C with 60,000 miles.

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:50 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Kevin245 View Post
It's my favorite time of year to ride. Crisp morning air, predictable weather (for the most part), and beautiful scenery changes.

Was curious about how many motorcylists we have in our group.


BMW R1200RT. Love it.
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Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

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Old 10-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #32
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I ride a Vespa GT200 & my husband rides a Honda Enduro. I like the control I have by myself & he likes to do wheelies whenever he wants! (farmboy tricks). My sister & I rode out to our other sister's house in Grand Rapids, MI this summer & put on 400 miles. Had a blast. I think we're having our mid-life crisis's! We probably will get a comfy Gold Wing when I want to let him have the wheel. Love it, & hope to live through it! (Our son is going to the bone dr. next week due to a crash on his cycle, so it's a little too real right now!)

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Old 10-03-2009, 07:20 AM   #33
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I'm just breaking in a 2010 Triumph Bonneville T100 -- the fuel injection got me back to two wheel commuting for work
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #34
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Started on dirt bikes about 30 years ago....have had two street bikes; first an '81 Goldwing that I got in 2000, fixed it all up, and really liked. Sold it and bought a new Kawi KLR650 Dualsport bike in 2003. Have done a few mods to it for adventure touring, but have not ridden it down to Honduras and back like another WV guy I met who rode his from Moorefield WV to South America and back. He hooked up with the Moonride guys (who went from LA to Tierra del Fuego and back, then from Capetown to Cairo and back).

I like the big enduro, but want to get a second bike that's better for the street. The KLR is a bit small. I'm a Kawi guy and am looking hard at the new Concours 14. Basically a ZX-14 converted to shaft drive, a bigger fairing, more upright seating, and cams changed for more torque and lower peak horsepower. It's still 156hp, so it should move out OK

I've never ridden a Bimmer sport tourer myself, but I know some guys who have them and really like them. That group of guys rode a Connie 14 at my local dealer and said it was spectacular. So I'm taking that on good authority. Works for me anyway. Plus, I even like the color

I did find a Harley Night Rod at a nearby dealer that I REALLY like a lot! My problem is that I'm like Jay Leno in that I like all the different kinds of bikes. Unlike Jay Leno, I don't have the fundage to acquire them all. They always build at least two of everything; one for the museum and one for Jay Leno!
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:03 AM   #35
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Had a 1948 Harley with the suicide shifter at age 15. Now I have a 1988 Harley Softtail Custom and my wife has a 1986 Honda Rebel.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:23 PM   #36
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i was born to biking. my mom and dad rode very hot indians. my dad had a 48 chief that was clocked at 147mph. been around bikes all my life. 64 yrs. did alot of dirt racing in my younger days. all my road bikes have been choppers that i built. my ride now is a 1996 road king that has been dropped to the ground. i have about 3in under him. the neck has been cut to 34 degrees. it's FI with a commander to tune with and a andrews 27 cam. will carry the bike on a rampage lift in the back of our 90 chev dually and hopefully be pulling a AS. later

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:21 AM   #37
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:48 PM   #38
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Been riding since '63. I've owned a 1949 Indian Chief, a 1963 Triumph 650 Bonnieville, a 1965 BSA 441 Victor, a couple of Hondas, one Yanaha, and am currently on my 5th Harley, a 1995 Heritage Softail. Both my grandfather and father were Harley riders; so I guess it's in my blood.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #39
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Still have the Vespa but I picked this 2007 Yamaha Majesty in November. 700 miles on it, 400 cc's.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:12 PM   #40
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Riding since '69. Now ride for recreation, no longer for transportation....brrrr.
Sold the Norton Commando to buy first house.

Still ride the stock 1947 Indian Chief and '67 BSA Thunderbolt when weather permits.
Summer is on a Tuesday this year.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:19 PM   #41
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Riding since 1975 ... current ride is a 1985 Honda Nighthawk, w/ plate
"Ratbyk".... When i cannot comfortably ride my bicycle to work (rain, usually) I ride the rat bike since gearing up on the scooter is easier than staying cool and dry on the bicycle.. Rattle can paint job...

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Old 01-25-2010, 11:01 PM   #42
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Hi, I have been riding Honda's forever, almost. (1.) Honda C110 (2.) Honda 305 Dream (3.) Honda 305 Super Hawk (4.) Honda XL 175 (5.) Honda 400 Four (6.) Honda Goldwing (7.) Aprilia Mojito Custom 150. I still have the Aprilia.

Just to give you an idea of how long I have been riding bikes, I got a ticket while riding my brother's motorbike before I was old enough to get a learner's permit. "Now I'm older than the hills and twice as dusty."
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