<NA> Motorcycle photo thread

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Jim K, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. EdFred

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    My Saturday ride resulted in sunburn. I lotioned up my head, neck, face, ears, upper arms. Didn't do my forearms because I already have the farmers tan going. But almost 4 hours of near cloudless riding, I burned the inside of my elbows.
     
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    Blount County Police doing heavy enforcement. We ran it from the west, and as we crossed the bridge to go up the hill two motor officers pulled out after us. So, we painstakingly held 30mph up to the overlook and pulled in. They backed their bikes into hiding and started lasering bikes coming the other way down the hill to the overlook. Within seconds they had a customer, he had no license plate, no mirrors, so started writing him up.

    We took that as a good sign to pull out and continue on to the store. After a few cautions corners we lit it up and had a clean run to the store, very nice! But the enforcement is keeping folks away.
     
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    Makes sense. It's become pretty drastic there over the last few years. It's a fun road when ridden briskly, but zealous enforcement has taken that away.

    Now if there were a place where I would favor defunding the police,......
     
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    The nicest bonus at the Gap was seeing five Honda Pacific Coast out together. It's getting rare to see one out in the wild let alone a gaggle.
     
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    One of the guys in our local group had one a few years ago. Pretty neat to see one.
     
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    I suck at taking photos of my bikes, and I've had a bunch. None of the ones shown are mine, but they're close enough. Lets see:
    Honda Hawk 400. Only rode it about 30,000 miles since I could walk to work most days. My first motorcycle ride was on it on the freeway.
    Kawasaki KZ750. Thought I was stepping up from the Honda. Damn thing broke every trip I took on it. Had to wrench it in the middle of Yosemite valley. Mine was a different color than the one shown.
    Honda Nighthawk 650. Best bike I ever owned. I could do a valve job with a screwdriver, had a fuel gauge, did I mention it was shaft drive?
    Honda Nighthawk 750. Got it after the 650 was thieved for the second time. No fuel gage, shaft drive or other goodies. Rode from DC to Ohio something like 10 times on that bike.
    Honda 954rr. Just had to scratch that itch, and scratch it I did. Mrs. Steingar took one look at it and said "are you out of your ****ing mind"
    Honda Gl110 Goldwing. Mrs. Steingar missed riding with me and couldn't ride the death machine. Just couldn't bend like that. I bought the Goldwing to ride her around. Until I saw an MRI of her back, that is...
    HondaCB1000r. My Italian Honda. Scratches that itch without destroying the rest of me.
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    That's where I know you, from the races in Sears and Laguna Seca. I was a SCRAMP track worker and saw all of you guys. Pridmore and DuHamel were my heroes, though...
     
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    My bikes, past and present:

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    1975 Kawasaki S-3 Triple, before being modified for 410 production racing.
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    2017 Honda CB400F. Fun little bike for around town...
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    The very last red 2017 EBR(Erik Buell Racing) 1190RX! Almost too much motorcycle for street riding!
    It's all Carbon Fiber and retuned now...

    Hard to believe I got this plate:
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    Also a Triumph trials bike and a Vespa, but no surviving photos of those machines...
     
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    Started in Hawaii. Shipped to Montana, continued from there. Nice try, Super Sleuth. :rolleyes:
     
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    With the Hanford "B" reactor in the background

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    Stock photo, not the one I had.

    I had one of these, Honda CB350 Four, I bought it at a garage sale in 1979 for a hundred bucks. The exhaust was rotted so I replaced it with 4 straight pipes. Man, that exhaust screamed at high RPM.

    Unfortunately, I did not know what it was at the time. 2 years later I sold it to a guy for 2 hundred bucks and he made a dirt bike out of it.
     
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    Separate trips. Cool that you have ridden in all 50 states though.
     
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    tsts4 Cleared for Takeoff

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    So here's my first ride, a Kawasaki KLR 650 and that's me on the Dragon's Tail.
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    Here's my next bike, a Kawasaki Vulcan S.
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    And finally my current ride, a 2018 Harley Softail Slim.
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    I loved my 954. As sportbikes go, it was fairly comfortable, and did everything reasonably well.
     
  15. Vance Breese

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    I also raced this at Laguna Seca Sidcar Jack Morris and Vance Breese.jpg
    Thank you for your service. We could not race without you.
     
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  17. John Carnett

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    1969 CB750 Sandcast
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  18. John Carnett

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    1971 Trail 90
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  19. John Carnett

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    1980 CB750 Custom
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  20. John Carnett

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    1974 CB360
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  21. John Carnett

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    My current ride is a 1971 CB750
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  22. steingar

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    I loved mine too, though I wouldn't say it did everything well. My Nighthawk did that. What the 954 did really well was go really really fast. It was kinda like dating a hot BSC girl. Fun to be seen with, fun to ride but hard to live with.
     
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    I'll never forget when my uncle showed up one day on a cb900f.... first non-Harley I ever remember seeing.... think I was about 12.....i thought it was coolest thing ever. Never was that interested in motorcycles till I saw that.
     
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    The CB360 was a pretty rare bike and the last of its kind. I put a Poweroll big bore kit on one and it ran forever...
     
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    My VStrom DL1000.
    I built the lower fiberglass body parts and installed custom lights inside so they light up the engine compartment. I included a "before" picture.
    I also own VS1400 and an SV650S. All are V-Twins.



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  27. Sac Arrow

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    My first bike was a Trail 70. Total blast to ride. That same engine is still used to power millions of motorbike style scooters throughout much of the world outside the US.
     
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    Do they still put kick starts on motorcycles.??

    I had an '81 CX-500 that did not have a kick start. A lot of folks ribbed me on that.
     
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    I think Suzuki stopped offering it in the DR650 in the mid 90s.
     
  30. steingar

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    I've seen them on the little single cylinder 150cc things they sell at the local scooter shop. My first motorcycle had a kickstarter. Ungodly complex thing too. Helped me out when the battery died though. Can't imagine kick starting a Harley or an old Indian with those big engines though.
     
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    I rode a 1-cyl 650(? - it was 30+ years ago) with a kick starter on it. Had a compression release valve that you had to open to get it started.
     
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    With an electric starter there is no emotion. Either is works or it doesn't.
    With a kick starter it feels magical if it starts on the first kick and you have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment if she starts on the tenth kick.
    It is a little like hand proping an airplane although less dangerous.
     
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    My 1975 & 1976 GoldWing GL1000s had kick starters. The lever was stored in the faux fuel tank pod. They were very easy to kick start. Good thing too because the '76 could never keep the battery charged and made barely enough power to keep the motor running. Carried a battery charger everywhere I went and made sure I parked near an outlet whenever I could. :D
     
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  34. Dave Arata

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    I could not wait to get my hands on this bike!!
     
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    Let me see what digital pix I have conveniently stored:

    Triumph Trophy 1200 - up and loaded for a long trip.

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    Having a pre-ride "conference" with my friend, Kevin, as we're rolling out of Tecate.

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    Not enough people see Northern AZ, but my Trophy got me there.

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    I've owned dozens (literally) of Goldwings, and four of them, LTDs.

    If you can handle the colour, the fuel-injected GL-1200 is a cool beast!

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    Everyone needs a fun Speed Triple in their lives:

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    They're fun at Palomar Mountain and Lake Henshaw:

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    But they're not as much fun in the mud:

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    And, everyone needs something ridiculously powerful and fast:

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    The hell with the Trophy! Is that a Mk I or a Mk II hiding in the garage?
     
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    Here's what's in the garage.

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    1967 Jaguar 420. Not many of these things around any more.
     
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    A lot of modern day scooters with electric start still have a kick start for backup.
     
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    Got the model wrong, but did guess it as a classic Jag!
     
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    Here's a few that I've had over the years. Still got the GSA (and a new GSA that I don't have a picture of yet).

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