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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.
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
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"!
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.
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.
I kinda' got a thing for 6 cylinder bikes.
1998 Honda Valkyrie, 50k miles. Only bike I ever bought new.
Another 98 Valkyrie, 135k on this one. Bought it with over 100k intending to flip it - about 5 years ago!
And my 1981 CBX. Wife's gift to me for our 25th anniversary!
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:
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
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.
Original 7000 mile bike. Purchased from estate of good friend and fellow 650 fanatic after 26 years displayed in his family room. Was with him in 1990 when he purchased it from the original owner. Includes original 1972 Ohio XS license plate.
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!
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.
I want to insure my bike with you with all my cars but you don't do that in Canada
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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!
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