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mlfreeman
Hagerty Employee

Show us your Motorcycles

Congratulations to @broughsuperior and their awesome 1936 BroughSuperior SS80 for getting the most likes in our Motorcycles car show.

 

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Join our virtual car show with this week's theme:  Motorcycles.

Reply to this post and include:

  • A few photos of your ride
  • The bike's year, make, and model
  • Your location
  • (Optional) A short write-up about the bike's history or significance to you

No bike to submit? No problem. Have fun looking at the pictures and reading stories from others. And make sure you “like” your favorites!

 

The reply with the most likes by next Thursday 29 October will win this week’s show - earning unlimited bragging rights and some Hagerty social media love.

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VC
New Driver

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Monique
New Driver

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ClayTheMan
New Driver

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rz500
Pit Crew

 

 

My bike is a 1985 Yamaha RZ500.

I bought it new in 1985 and put about 30,000 kilometers on it. It's in excellent condition. There are many 4 stroke motorcycles with more power, but the power band on this bike is extremely explosive and peaky.  It's a very exciting bike to drive and it gets your adrenaline running.

I didn't have much time to drive it as I got older. The lack of riding kept the bike in excellent condition. Also I live in Toronto Canada and winter in long and cold. It's not motorcycle weather.

Hope you like my bike.

 

 

 

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Rob1
Instructor

Absolute killer ride,and pristine makes me pine back to my past on crotch rockets and the old air cooled triples pumped out by Kawi and then graduated too 4 smokers mostly Gixxers last one on juice,then I got old and hung up the leathers and helmet gittin old sucks.LOL Cheers

cam
New Driver

2030 Harley Davidson Firefighter Special residing in the greater Pensacola FL area.  The picture of the tank shows what appears to be a rusted bolt.  These were welded to steel building girders for cement to adhere to, the bolts were fractured from the the building and lay all over 911 Ground Zero.  At the bottom of the tank is a square piece of metal with barley visible "911 - 343". the 343 being the number of NYC firefighters killed.  This metal was the exterior shins of World Trade Center 1 or 2. This has become, in my mind, a tribute to all of those that perished that day.  People are drawn to this machine and I point out these artifacts, saying its not about me nor the bike, its about "Never Forget"!Wicked Paint Job.jpgFLHR After2.jpgHD Artifacts.jpgMy Bike at PGR.jpg

broughsuperior
New Driver

My 1936 BroughSuperior SS80 In Akron Ohio about 1968.

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FourFour
New Driver

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 About 25 years ago I was trying to relive my youth and on the hunt for a 60’s Triumph Bonneville 650.  Found the bike I wanted and the owner started it and I thought I’m going home with this bike. I got on the bike and couldn’t kick start it to save my life. After a few tries I reluctantly took a pass. About a week later I’m driving to work and see this yellow bike for sale in a homeowners yard. It had electric start and it was about $1500 cheaper than the Triumph. I bought it from the original owner with all the books and tools. It’s a 1977 Honda CB 400F. Currently it has 17,000 miles and never been restored. I ride it only a few times a year. It leaks a little gas at first but then goes away and it still runs beautifully without ever touching the carbs in all these years. I’m sure it’s worth many times more than what I paid but I just can’t sell it because I’ll never have another Motorcycle. 

Blackdog9966
New Driver

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 1951 bsa d1 bantam located in Tucson AZ original paint fun little bike gets a lot of looks. This little jewel was a ebay find at 125cc she is no speed demon but is a real blast to ride.

pupmiller
Pit Crew

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Original paint. Obtained from widow of original owner.

Tommy1
New Driver

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Madjack
New Driver

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 Madjack

Wildfire , 2010 bobber built by American Classic Motors to please me ! 88" rev tech motor , seat by Roberto customs , Texas 

RudyF6
New Driver

I kinda' got a thing for 6 cylinder bikes.

 

1998 Honda Valkyrie, 50k miles. Only bike I ever bought new.

 

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Another 98 Valkyrie, 135k on this one. Bought it with over 100k intending to flip it - about 5 years ago!

 

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And my 1981 CBX. Wife's gift to me for our 25th anniversary!

 

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Somer
New Driver

My 1951 Vincent Touring Rapide. All original paint. I acquired in in 1982. Very reliable ride. touring rap on skyline.jpg

pupmiller
Pit Crew

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Pit Crew

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Original Paint. Obtained from widow of original owner. Miami, FL .  $$$ 

Larrytye
New Driver

This is my 1975 Norton commando I bought new when I was 15 years old. I have all the original paperwork including the newspaper ad!

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pupmiller
Pit Crew

 
JohnHenry
New Driver

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 1971 Honda 500 Four in the Redwoods and along the Lost Coast in Northern California.  There are many great roads to explore by motorcycle in Humboldt County.

justbs549
New Driver

2002 Fat Boy2002 Fat Boy

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Check out 

"Honey", my 2002 Fat Boy and "Chyna", my 2012 V-Rod at https://www.youtube.com/whatsupbob

pupmiller
Pit Crew

Original paint. 90 degree V-twin. $$$

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janneman
New Driver

This is my 1972 Norton Commando Roadster 750.

It came into my possession from a friend as a sad pile of parts after a crash.

Through my work as a transporter for Colorado Norton Works I got motivated to bring the bike to life. Along with Matt of CNW, we worked out a plan and here's the result:

 

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Many, many upgrades......here are a few:

Engine has been balanced and blueprinted.

Primary drive has been converted to belt drive

Carburation by two  Keihin 35mm FCR

Electronic ignition by Tri Spark

Front brake converted to disc brake with Brembo caliper

John78
New Driver

Superb Norton! Really well done.
Congratulations!!
in_garage
Pit Crew

Love the seat although for me the footpegs would be too far forward with those handlebars. Disc a great addition. In 1972 I bought a new Commando SS because I liked the looks of the smaller tank than the Roadster. I swapped the dumb off-road high front fender for a low Dunstall one, and the high exhaust pipe on each side went away for some stock low pipes. Great machine, smoother than most other engines when rpm got up to where the Isolastic engine mounts worked. Of course in 1972 the shifter was on the proper side - the right. 

Brunnie
New Driver

Early in ownweshipEarly in ownweshipOn a trip to "Wharf Rat" rally in Digby N.S. here one of my oldest riding buddies and I have just had a GR8 seafood dinner ! est riOn a trip to "Wharf Rat" rally in Digby N.S. here one of my oldest riding buddies and I have just had a GR8 seafood dinner ! est riI like rare Yamahas, my MT-01 and my '74 TX750.I like rare Yamahas, my MT-01 and my '74 TX750.104 inches of pushrod Yamaha VeeTwin !104 inches of pushrod Yamaha VeeTwin !Chain and alignment maintenanceChain and alignment maintenanceFall ride in the beautiful Saint John River Valley.Fall ride in the beautiful Saint John River Valley.

RickMyers
New Driver

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grumburg
Intermediate Driver

Original 7000 mile bike. Purchased from estate of good friend and fellow 650 fanatic after 26 years displayed in his family room.  Was100_2413.JPG100_2388.JPG with him in 1990 when he purchased it from the original owner.  Includes original 1972 Ohio XS license plate.

Fredl
Pit Crew

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JJK
New Driver

This is my 1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer.  It exemplifies everything that defines the American-made classic H-D: chrome, leather, conchos, sounds, smells, retro "springer" front suspension. All the accessories are genuine H-D.  The previous owner replaced the fishtail exhaust with Screamin' Eagle pipes to pick up a few more horsepower. Not the fastest bike around but a great fun cruiser which has done the Route 66 run from Chicago to Santa Monica and got looks all the way. Cheers!1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS1997 H-D FLSTS

Fredl
Pit Crew

2001 BMW R1100 RT hoping to do some serious traveling across USA 

 

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Braon1
New Driver

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The one that got away.  I've had several HD's, but my 2004 Road King Classic is the one that really stirred my soul.

RoadsterJ
New Driver

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Rayj
New Driver

I have wanted a Harley for a long time but I wanted one I could wrench myself. No computer fuel injected stuff. After years of trying, I finally convinced my wife to let me get one. I found a 58 panhead that had sat for years. I rebuilt it to ride. I wanted a rideable bike. It has primary belt, 12 volt alternator. electric start. Signals,  Leds lights. It rides great. Diehard Pan guys critized the changes I made but it is my bike. I have done everything myself except paint.

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Camaroholic208
New Driver

2003 Springer Softail 100th Anniversary. Lots of extra chrome, custom paint with ghosted anniversary logo, custom tank and seat.

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ronsbikes58
New Driver

1964 Bridgestone Surfrider 7 or bs7d this is a deluxe model that has 3k miles and is 12 volt with ele. start and winkers what they called turn signals it has won many awards  at bike shows and people flip out when they see it and its one rare bird or surf bird for sure..from ron l. in ft.myers fl.001.JPG002.JPG003.JPG 

69Kaw500
New Driver

This is my 69 Kawasaki H1 500. I bought it new when I was just 16 years old. Finally restored it in 2015-2016. Won Best in Class at Ironstone Concours d'Elegance in2016. Wayne Carini was there and he said "I love your motorcycle!"

Merrill Vanderslice Finally finished!Finally finished!First time in the sun in 40 years!First time in the sun in 40 years!My first day with the brand new H1.My first day with the brand new H1.Fifty years later...Fifty years later...

in_garage
Pit Crew

The Mach III was a little scary.  I bought a new one when I was 18. The red one. These were basically race-tuned. They would come on the pipe at around 5,000 rpm and usually the front wheel would come up. Weight biased too far rearward and engine high to get the side cases away from the pavement. I think they built in a hinge in the middle of the bike.

rz500
Pit Crew

I like your bike.
I have the RZ500 on the first page.
rz500
Pit Crew

Like your bike.

I love 2 strokes. My brother had a Kaw 2 stroke triple.

I have the RZ500 on page 1.

 

 

John78
New Driver

I purchased my Red Smoke Metallic 1978 BMW R100S on October 7, 1978....42 years ago! The June 1978 edition of Cycle Magazine had a feature article about the "big twin" from Germany, and I was instantly hooked.

This is a 100% original bike (not restored) and has 24K miles on the clock. 

I still enjoy riding the many scenic roads in N. California, especially along the coast.R100S Left.JPGRight Cylinder.JPGRight Side.JPGR100S Right.jpgRight Engine.JPGLeft Rear.JPG

 

 

Fredl
Pit Crew

Looks like new!

olds4559
Pit Crew

Wow! Very nicely kept! My dad had one just like that when I was a kid, I now have a '84 CS
DMCNorth
New Driver

This is my 1977 Harley XLCR, which I purchased new. The photo was taken late last year just after I finished reassembly from a complete “refreshing” of the bike. 02125DCB-D694-46DF-ABCC-F8234E4B3E87.jpeg

Miatabob
Intermediate Driver

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My bike is a 2017 Honda NC700XD. I downsized from my Honda ST1300 and have never looked back. This bike has Honda's DCT (dual clutch transmission), that I absolutely fell in love with. If you try it, you will never want to go back to a standard clutch again! Very flickable and loads of fun!

jbiker
New Driver

I bought this 1982 GL 1100 with sidecar in October, 1992, a few months before my daughter was born. I had the idea to take her school 5 years later in the s/c, walking in with her own helmet...coolest kid in school. It never happened; my wife never agreed with my plan. But I kept the bike anyway. 

I did sell it once, and then bought it back a few years later. I have since taken each of my kids on long rides, weekends away from home. I consider it my 'family bike', along side my 'sport bike', as in family car and sports car. .... Philly, PA

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MC356
New Driver

1970 Honda 350 SL Motorsport1970 Honda 350 SL Motorsport

rogerx
Pit Crew

Me and Dan Gurney with Alligator #15Me and Dan Gurney with Alligator #15Dan Gurney, designer and builder of the Alligator and Me with #15 of 36 bikes made

LynelleTurner
New Driver

1995 Kawasaki Vulcan 8001995 Kawasaki Vulcan 8002006 Suzuki VSTROM 10002006 Suzuki VSTROM 10001995 Kawasaki Vulcan 8001995 Kawasaki Vulcan 800

Frankmmf
New Driver

19651965

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1975  1975197520202020

2020 A work in progress I think you could say.  Still need a few more parts