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OK, if you ride tell us what, where and when. Tell a riding story, send some pictures, whatever. In fact since bikers travel, Maybe there's a meet and ride we can work out. Let's hear it!

 

I'll start. I go 3,000 +/- miles a year. Frequent flyer at Bike Week in Laconia. Anchored by life and business but I look for rides that can get done in a week or less starting from Central New York.

 

Bikes owned:

1972 Gemini 80

1973 Honda XR75

1974 Honda XL125

1975 Honda CB500

1978 Honda CB550

1981 Suzuki GS650G

1999 Harley FXD Super Glide

2008 Stupid Choppers Custom

 

Current Bike:

2001 Harley FLHRC Road King Classic

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OK, if you ride tell us what, where and when. Tell a riding story, send some pictures, whatever. In fact since bikers travel, Maybe there's a meet and ride we can work out. Let's hear it!

 

I'll start. I go 3,000 +/- miles a year. Frequent flyer at Bike Week in Laconia. Anchored by life and business but I look for rides that can get done in a week or less starting from Central New York.

 

Bikes owned:

1972 Gemini 80

1973 Honda XR75

1974 Honda XL125

1975 Honda CB500

1978 Honda CB550

1981 Suzuki GS650G

1999 Harley FXD Super Glide

2008 Stupid Choppers Custom

 

Current Bike:

2001 Harley FLHRC Road King Classic

 

 

Good Stuff! I'll fill you in later. Steve50.... Keeping it new!

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Previous Motorbikes:

 

1970 Honda CL 350

1982 Honda Nighthawk 450

1993 Honda Nighthawk 750

 

 

Current Motorbikes:

 

1981 Honda GL500 Silverwing Interstate

1999 Suzuki SV650

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Over the last 40 years I've owned the following in order of aqusition......

 

The good stuff.....

 

1956 Zundapp Bella scooter

1966 Bridgestone 175

1968 Suzuki 250 dirt bike

1956 Harley FLH Panhead Chopper

1961 Harley FL Police Special

1974 Suzuki GT 750 (Water Buffalo)

1975 Harley 1200 FXE (purchased new)

1975 Harley FLH (purchased new)

1973 Norton 850 Interstate Commando

1954 BMW 250 Single

1947 Harley 61 inch Knucklehead

1937 Harley 61 inch Knuckle head

1941 Harley 74 inch Knicklehead - Current

1937 Indian 4 cyl.

1974 Harley FLH Police Special

1975 Harley FLH Police Special

1953 Harley G Servi-car 45 cu. in.

1982 Harley FLH (purchased new)

1975 Harley FLH

1955 Harley FLE - Current

1959 Harley FLH

1958 Harley FL - Current

1965 Harley FLH - Current

1966 Harley FLH - Current

1967 Harley FLH

1968 Harley FLH - Current

1984 Harley FLT w/ sidecar - Current

1993 FLT Ultra Glide

1946 Harley UL - Current

1961 Harley FLH - Current

1938 Harley EL - Current

50 Harley FL - Current

63 Harley FLH

1978 BMW R7/100 - Current

1967 BMW R60/2 - Current

2002 HD Heritage Springer (purchased new)

1929 Henderson KJ 4 cyl. - Current

1929 Indian 101 Scout - Current

1938 Harley U - Current under construction.

 

The "other" stuff.....

Still out in the barn there are a couple of Honda 550 4 cylinder bikes, a trail 90, a CL 70, a couple of Honda trail 50 mini bikes, a Honda ZB 50, a Honda 160, a Mazda ? motorcycle, a 165 Harley Scat, parts and pieces to a couple of 650 Yamahas, and a 79 BMW RT, 1968 Harley golf cart & 1973 Harley Snow-mobile.

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Over the last 40 years I've owned the following in order of aqusition......

 

The good stuff.....

 

1956 Zundapp Bella scooter

1966 Bridgestone 175

1968 Suzuki 250 dirt bike

1956 Harley FLH Panhead Chopper

1961 Harley FL Police Special

1974 Suzuki GT 750 (Water Buffalo)

1975 Harley 1200 FXE (purchased new)

1975 Harley FLH (purchased new)

1973 Norton 850 Interstate Commando

1954 BMW 250 Single

1947 Harley 61 inch Knucklehead

1937 Harley 61 inch Knuckle head

1941 Harley 74 inch Knicklehead - Current

1937 Indian 4 cyl.

1974 Harley FLH Police Special

1975 Harley FLH Police Special

1953 Harley G Servi-car 45 cu. in.

1982 Harley FLH (purchased new)

1975 Harley FLH

1955 Harley FLE - Current

1959 Harley FLH

1958 Harley FL - Current

1965 Harley FLH - Current

1966 Harley FLH - Current

1967 Harley FLH

1968 Harley FLH - Current

1984 Harley FLT w/ sidecar - Current

1993 FLT Ultra Glide

1946 Harley UL - Current

1961 Harley FLH - Current

1938 Harley EL - Current

50 Harley FL - Current

63 Harley FLH

1978 BMW R7/100 - Current

1967 BMW R60/2 - Current

2002 HD Heritage Springer (purchased new)

1929 Henderson KJ 4 cyl. - Current

1929 Indian 101 Scout - Current

1938 Harley U - Current under construction.

 

The "other" stuff.....

Still out in the barn there are a couple of Honda 550 4 cylinder bikes, a trail 90, a CL 70, a couple of Honda trail 50 mini bikes, a Honda ZB 50, a Honda 160, a Mazda ? motorcycle, a 165 Harley Scat, parts and pieces to a couple of 650 Yamahas, and a 79 BMW RT, 1968 Harley golf cart & 1973 Harley Snow-mobile.

 

Hey, Truckerick...DAMNNNNN!! THAT is quite a list. I had a riding lawnmower once. Wish I could go back to my 20s and do it up right...looks like fun.

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The funny thing, TR's garage must be bigger than his house...

 

I'll bet TR has some of these bikes in his bedroom. So THIS is what you can buy when you don't spend $$$ on dip.

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That is an impressive and valuable collection. If you check TR's Facebook you see some pictures. Very nice specimens indeed.

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The funny thing, TR's garage must be bigger than his house...

 

 

It's funny that you mention this... I had my 38 Knucklehead in the living room. (because it was warm) My shop IS bigger than my house. When I got married, she.... (fill in the blank) made me, convinced me, threatened me, coreced me to move it outside so she could put a couch in it's place. I bit my tongue. Vengence is mine! Fifteen years later, I have Radiant floor heat in the New shop! HAHAHAHAHA!

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Rick…you ARE the man. Any off road guys here? Going from memory here, my list:

 

1964 Honda 125 twin

1963 Harley ( Aermacchi) 250

1965 Triumph 650 Thunderbird

1970 Honda SL350

1971 Sachs 125

1968 Husqvarna 250 WR

1972 Yamaha 250 MX

1974 CZ400

1976 Husqvarna 360 CR

1981 Yamaha SR500

1969 Honda CB750

Long long break here....

 

1982 Yamaha IT465 – in the garage

1979 Yamaha YZ125 – in the garage

Edited by steppinup

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Damn, you guys are towing some serious bikeage.

 

I'm a bagger. Got a 2004 Honda VTX 1300c

 

Being in Texas, we can ride 10-11 months out of the year and I average about 12k miles per year. I'm a daily rider and try to do a couple 600-800 mile rides per month.

 

Here's a pick of the group at a Ft. Richardson ride we did a few months back. I'm the good looking one. :D

 

Here's an older picture of my bike. I've done a lot to it over the past couple of years and I need to take a new picture.

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Looks like some riders here. I've been a sport bike rider for years and recently got a dirt bike because I thought it might be cheaper. I prompltly crashed and broke some ribs. My observation is the dirt bike is cheaper to fix than the road race bike.....but on the muscko=skeletar (is that a word) cost.....dirt bikes are pricey too.. I tend to crash a lot!

 

Current bikes:

 

2008 KTM EXC-F 250 (trails)

2005 Suzuki GSXR 600 (track only) - currently wadded up from Barber crash...

2007 GSXR 750 (Street/Track duty)

1999 Ducati 900SS (Collectable and sounds really cool)

 

I actually ride very little on the street any more...mostly on the race track when I have time and money.

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Balmy 50 degrees here in Central NY today. Roads all dried out. Gave me a little itch...

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Balmy 50 degrees here in Central NY today. Roads all dried out. Gave me a little itch...

I've been riding all week here in Tejas. Ice and snow last couple of weeks and in the 70's all this week. I was almost afraid she wouldn't start, but, she takes real good care of me. Planning a road trip with my son this weekend, probably head to little biker restaurant/bar a couple of hours from here, grab a bite for lunch and head back. That's if the rain holds off. If we get rain to the south/west, then we may just run over to Stroker's and hang out a while.

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Are there no bikers in the northeast? Serious? I'm the only dumbfuck ex-dipper biker that lives up here? Try out this "map gadget" , find your hometown and type in a 150 mile radius. Place a second radius over Syracuse NY and if yours intersects with mine we could ride to a lunch meet sometime. I just did a few radius's and you could live as far as Cleveland, Washington DC, Boston. Basically anyone in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland would be close enough. Hey I don't need much of an excuse to ride...

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I don't know why a freezing cold February day makes me think about my bike...but I decided to bump this topic.

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OK, if you ride tell us what, where and when. Tell a riding story, send some pictures, whatever. In fact since bikers travel, Maybe there's a meet and ride we can work out. Let's hear it!

 

I'll start. I go 3,000 +/- miles a year. Frequent flyer at Bike Week in Laconia. Anchored by life and business but I look for rides that can get done in a week or less starting from Central New York.

 

Bikes owned:

1972 Gemini 80

1973 Honda XR75

1974 Honda XL125

1975 Honda CB500

1978 Honda CB550

1981 Suzuki GS650G

1999 Harley FXD Super Glide

2008 Stupid Choppers Custom

 

Current Bike:

2001 Harley FLHRC Road King Classic

 

New guy reading old topics... bringing this one back to life...

 

5000 a year plus, some as many as 10k...

 

80 something Honda Rebel 250 - gift from a old friend who ran a courier company, they had a fleet of them

1983 Honda Nighthawk 550

2000 Yamaha Road Star 1600

2005 Harley Road King (current ride)

 

Done a lot of Daytona trips, bike week and Biketoberfest, lots of east coast trips etc... ride to work 35 miles a day most of the year with heated gear in the winter.

Been in some riding clubs etc...

Been down only once so far of any consequence and even then it was minor, few stitches on the elbow.

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New guy reading old topics... bringing this one back to life...

 

5000 a year plus, some as many as 10k...

 

80 something Honda Rebel 250 - gift from a old friend who ran a courier company, they had a fleet of them

1983 Honda Nighthawk 550

2000 Yamaha Road Star 1600

2005 Harley Road King (current ride)

 

Done a lot of Daytona trips, bike week and Biketoberfest, lots of east coast trips etc... ride to work 35 miles a day most of the year with heated gear in the winter.

Been in some riding clubs etc...

Been down only once so far of any consequence and even then it was minor, few stitches on the elbow.

 

Cool gr8. I love this thread. Keep bringing it back. I just returned from Laconia. I've been several times but this is the first time back in four or five years. Lately I've been joining a few pals in Vermont and having our own bike week instead. This year I did a little of both.

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I've been a biker for 38 years.

currenty have

 

KTM RC8 street and track

YZ250f motocross

WR450f trail and woods

700 raptor for the coal banks

Waverunner FX/HO for the wife

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Bump...Seriously...where are all the bikers? I see a few new guys with bike pics as an avatar. I just made a 4 day tour around Vermont and it was about 1,100 miles of awesome. Heading back to Brant Lake, NY this weekend and will take the scenic route through the Adirondacks. Should be around 375 miles round trip. Where are you riding these days?

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