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jaybee333
06-02-2005, 07:55 PM
My CH Pro Pedals had to be repaired under warrenty (new pots). I needed some excitement in the mean time.

I bought a motorcycle. I got a 2001 Suzuki GS500E twin, with 220 orig. miles. Yes! 220 miles. It's in super primo shape, I'm in love!
It's my 5th bike, but I haven't owned one in many years.

I imagine lots of us dogfighters ride bikes.

What do you ride? Tell us about it, if you feel like sharing, while we wait for you know what!

PBNA-Boosher
06-02-2005, 08:14 PM
Might I suggest Ick352nd's "The Messenger" series for this thread?

FI_Willie
06-02-2005, 08:29 PM
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0QAAJA4wSelCOUPRzmRev0j1DEYG0FzyAiqqSkzvzbhX!jxl2m !bLri*MuAp2aKFrNW6OoRuh3YdZgabbLibOfO4LUSYPU0W3zow JAwBwxxw/kickinit.JPG

Does this count? 47 Knucky. I sold it though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Workin on a 93" rigid, panhead at the moment. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Hunde_3.JG51
06-02-2005, 08:49 PM
'99 CBR-900RR.

Had it up to 161mph indicated, and that was on public road at night. At that speed, when you are tucked in, you really look for (more like hope there are no) small critters that are crossing the road. I think it would give me more but I haven't tried it yet. Hope to get a new bike in the not so distant future.

RedDeth
06-02-2005, 09:01 PM
just bought a kawasaki 2005 ZX10R 3 weeks ago. had a zx9 in past and took it up to 165mph. also had original 900 ninja in 1985 took that to 151 which was max.

zx10r is a monster. PERIOD. lime flourescent green too. much more noticable to cars than red or blue bikes. it tops out at 186 mph. but im 39 now and aint pushin it that fast. did pop it up to 130 during the break in period on highway 1 on the coastal highway in CA.

HerrGraf
06-02-2005, 09:17 PM
Only 220 miles? Good buy, but my wife beats you with her 2002 Triumph Bonny- it only had 65 miles on it when she bought it from a private party.
My bikes are a Hinkley Triumph for commute purposes, a Victory for my road bike, and a modified Norton Commando for those vintage rides. Had the last one for 25 years now; it will stay with more modern machines until the road opens up a little.
There are quite a few of us twowheelers here. My question would be "What type of plane do you think your motorbike resembles?"

Bandit.426Cdn
06-02-2005, 09:27 PM
No longer a 2-wheeler, indeed, something just a little different. A sport-standard '99 Suzuki Bandit 1200, with a little something on the side, an '88 Hannigan Sidecar. Full front end, car tire conversion, along with tweaked suspension and sidecar linkages to make it a cornering 'slotcar'.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~wstrong/images/sidecar-done-2med.jpg

HerrGraf
06-02-2005, 09:55 PM
Heck Bandit, bring that thing to the sidecar rally in L.A. in October, it will fit right in.

Beckh_3.JG51
06-02-2005, 10:05 PM
98'ZX9R here. Hey Hunde I didnt know You have a bike, thats cool! Mine is pritty beat up, got hit by a car, broke both legs and all that crapolio. I am not getting new one any time soon, I like my Kawi, although zx10r whould be nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TAGERT.
06-02-2005, 10:31 PM
Got my first motor cycle (minibike) in 1970.. A honda 50, did alot do dirt bike racing during the 70s.. Did all of the Suzuki TM's 125, 250, 400.. Even raced Steve McQueen once 1 vs. 1 at sadleback park.. He had one of the first, if not the first, Honda 250 Elsonors and I just had to see what it could do. Then in the 80s I switched to street bikes.. Did the Suzuki 750s.. Than in the 90s gave it up for about 10 years.. Then in 2001 I got a road star.. I just put now, but still love it.

http://www.geocities.com/grantsenn/4ALL2SEE/PICTURES/MY_MUG/meandmyroadstar.jpg

441Spyder
06-02-2005, 10:41 PM
here's my ride still have it and love it
http://www.thegsresources.com/_scripts/gallerydispwnd.php?RegID=401

fabianfred
06-02-2005, 10:54 PM
Honda Steed (shadow) 600cc 1993

had it for 9 years and ridden around Thailand...140,000 km

MS_Siwarrior
06-02-2005, 10:57 PM
My dad had a rare Norton 850cc,
but he sold it for a Honda http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
Then he sold the Honda http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Link_352nd
06-02-2005, 11:25 PM
Suzuki VS1400, just put on a 8 inch chopper kit it this winter, rides great!

pourshot
06-02-2005, 11:48 PM
My last road bike (http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/myCBR.jpeg.JPG) was a 96 CBR600 with a few small tweaks, it would hit the rev limiter in top wich is around 280kph indicated. I am saving for a new bike now but cant decide what to get another 600 or go all the way to 900cc +.

GAU-8
06-03-2005, 01:07 AM
ive had 3 SECA II's.. i just LIKE them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

ive got two of the same models currently..dont know why :P

a 93, AND 97 yamaha SECA II..

93' has 127,000 miles on it (being the only form of transpo for 10 years..before getting a car.


97' i had to have another ride while doin motor work on the 93..so there ya go!

cheapm to buy, and hell, get familiar with 1 bike, and you can do a lot more than it was ever originally meant to!

um pics... i guess photos of all 3 the the red, the green, and the newest red

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/GAU-8/rocketred_fireseca.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/GAU-8/rileys_wheelie.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/GAU-8/seca112.jpg

about the MIDDLE pic, ive discovered a SECRET to picking up chicks!

buy a big teddy bear..a BIG ONE!, bunjie it to passentger seat. ride EVERYWHERE WITH IT! women of every age, just HAD to know who the big bear was for,..... it was for my neice, with a big sign taped to his back "caution! care package in transit!" i was stopped at EVERY light, parkinglot, gas station

i was 2 weeks late in delivering to her for her birthday ...http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif heheeee

madsarmy
06-03-2005, 01:31 AM
Brando your reply is required herehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Moto-Xer's have always been my passion when it comes to bikes.Can't ride bikes anymore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif I had a couple of bad crashes that have now left me unable to ride again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/kx250.jpg
This bike was stuck in the back of the garage for 6 years & not started. I decided to sell it last year So thought I best start her. She started second kick http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif


I must admit that if I had pots of cash Orange County Choppers would be building a Dad's Army chopper for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

JG53Frankyboy
06-03-2005, 01:34 AM
for days to be "cool"

http://www.franky.fliegerhospital.de/Harley-rechts.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

than , when im hunting japanese big bikes in the mountains BMW R1150GS , for long range holiday BMW K1100LT and for the City BMW C1 scooter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

dazza9806482
06-03-2005, 01:37 AM
Had a Yamaha YZ 125 trial bike a few years ago.

Beast! especially on quiet northern ireland country roads....


girlfriend (medic) says she will dump me if i get a bike http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Abbuzze
06-03-2005, 02:23 AM
A 79´ BMW R65 flattwin. Just 3 years younger than me. But didn´t drove it for nearly two years.
I like old bikes, this one has no torque support for the fully suspended drive... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif this fact combinded with biting clutch let even experianced bikers looks like total idiots when they drive it the first time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif - Bunny effect, they jumping around cause the suspended drive kicks your *** if you go to full power.

And the sound... original exhaust fumes, real silent bike if you are crusing, but - full power = pain in your ears...

And it is a real ingenious bike!
The waring light for the dynamo is on as long as the dynamo is not producing enough electicity to charge the battery, so if you see the light is going off at 1500rpm, the dynamo is ok. If this value rising, you will need a new one.

You hate to change the tires,cause you need a workaround to strut the bike when one tire is removed? No problem here, normaly the bike stand at it rear wheel, so removing the front wheel is no problem. But you want to remove the rear wheel? Also no Problem, this bike is so well balanced that after the removing of this it is dropping to the front...

A real nice bike http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.redeker.net/r45/kleineboxer_de.jpg

GerritJ9
06-03-2005, 02:32 AM
Kawasaki 500 H1 and 750 H2 Triples.......... Two-strokes rock, valved horrors suck!

christopher65
06-03-2005, 02:36 AM
far to dangerous for me!! to fast as well,should be banned!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif never really seen the attraction,what is it??

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

trumper
06-03-2005, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by GerritJ9:
Kawasaki 500 H1 and 750 H2 Triples.......... Two-strokes rock, valved horrors suck!
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I know what you mean,i had the KH250 triple,when all the cylinders fired when they should she was a little bullet with the handling of an elastic band LOL.
I now have a Honda cbx 750 and a Triumph speedtwin 500 but both are off the road needing love and attention.
Broken collar bone and slipped disc and lack of mechanical knowledge means they are both sitting gathering dust in need of an enthuiastic owner/mechanic. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Viking-S
06-03-2005, 02:46 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/a1e51724.jpg

This is the Il2 of the motorcycles. (Brings this thread back to rules http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) Sound and speed feels the same as the €œtractor€ bomber. Had Harleys from a flattop 46 to this Evo Fatboy 99. BMW by far makes the best motorcycles but that is irrelevant when you€re in love.
My next ride will be a Chang Jiang.
http://www.changjiangunlimited.com/

Drive safely! In RL you only crash and burn once!

x6BL_Brando
06-03-2005, 04:18 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/BEAST.bmp

IL2-wise, this is a schizoid outfit. The bike is pure German engineering - 16-valve, water-cooled, fuel-injected, ABS-braking; it goes like sh1t off a shovel as we say in Britain.

The chair is bullet-proof! Made by the Russians from a pre-WW2 German design, it has a steel body and chassis tubing of the same gauge as scaffolding.

They click together though. I can take my hand off the bar @ 80+ mph, it's steady as a rock.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/B_and_B2.bmp

RAF56_BTB
06-03-2005, 04:30 AM
I had a Yamaha YZF750r sold for a Yamaha YZFR1 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif which i currently own, a bit of a manic machine.

I also own a Kawasaki GTR1000 or concours to our American friends.

The Kwaka is my winter stead whilst the R1 is my choice for summer country lanes.

GAU-8
06-03-2005, 04:52 AM
christopher...

no bike is TOO FAST for you, when YOU control the speed.. its all about wrist restraint!

on another point
ill keep riding, no matter whats missing of me ..until I, and only I ..or GOD says "ENUFF!"

its in my blood, the day i burned my hand at 3 years old ..walkin up sayin "MY-CO-GO!" and touched the exhaust..

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.. lovinit ever since!

SidCheshire
06-03-2005, 05:03 AM
Had a motorbike for nearly 30 years.
Owned Suzuki U50, GT380, GS550E (luverly), Honda CD175, CB250 G5 and Superdream, CB500T, Moto Guzzi 850 California, BMW 600, 800, R100RS and now have a 2000 Triumph Sprint RS 955i (no others....!!). Rebuilt a BSA Bantam, but swapped it for the CD175.
Bit of variety, but owned the GS550, CB500 for 2-3 years and the R100RS for 7. The Triumph is a departure from what I am used to, but is a great ride http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

T_O_A_D
06-03-2005, 05:18 AM
1979 Kawaski 1000 LTD I've has it since I was 19, I'm 40 now. Its the only toy I got left from being single LOL

lbhskier37
06-03-2005, 05:51 AM
I have my eye on a new Harley Davidson Night Train, but it may be a year before I actually bite on it.

SidCheshire
06-03-2005, 09:00 AM
....in fact, going touring Normandy (France) on the bike for 4 days starting Sunday with biking workmates..woohooo. Staying in Falaise and cruising around the beaches and Pegasus Bridge. Maybe the patch will be out when I get back.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Cold_Gambler
06-03-2005, 10:09 AM
'96 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 here...

Christopher65, you asked what the attraction is. There's no adequate answer really.

It's a completely subjective experience; an enjoyment that comes from leaning into a turn in the road and accelerating out of it, from *really* feeling the road as opposed to experiencing it in a box on four wheels.

It can't really be explained, only experienced...

...
...
...

That, and the chicks dig a dude with leathers and a helmet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


PS- Bandit, that's a really nice side-car. On another note, is that a stock front tire? It looks very wide in the photo.

x6BL_Brando
06-03-2005, 11:12 AM
Well, sadly, it is a dangerous hobby - and the coolest, niftiest, scratchiest biker can cop a bad one anytime. In fact, it was a 'biker' wot took my right arm - cos he was driving at 40, on the wrong side of the road, at night in the rush hour. Worst of all, he lied through his teeth to try and evade his responsibilty.

Eventually the pr1k took a step too far when he tried to say that my lights weren't on - I'd just ridden 40 miles on a winter night on an unlit highway, not something that you do without lights - and the insurance company just gave up on him. I'd a ****load of witnesses anyway, and I still don't understand why he needed to tell stories......but he got out with a broken toe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I lost an arm, broke my back, and had to shackle my XS650 to a bloomin' sidecar - there is no justice or fairness to an accident. I'm not sure why I'm ranting on - but everyone is bein' so cool about it and Christopher has a valid point. It's in my blood though too - and getting back on a bike was the first thing I thought about when I found I could still walk!

But a set of sexy leathers don't make a good rider, or an invulnerable one - that's what I wanted to say http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Just a word to the wise.....http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Tromplamort
06-03-2005, 11:23 AM
Here's my own little plane:
http://www.tromplamort.france-simulation.com/Fert%e9-Allais-2005/Photo-012.jpg

Monty_Thrud
06-03-2005, 11:26 AM
far to dangerous for me!! to fast as well,should be banned!! never really seen the attraction,what is it??



Closest thing to flying you'll get on terra firma http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

I've had a few Bikes..CD175('76)..CB250('76)..CBX750..GS550..Z100 0(shaft)..GT380..BSA C15ss '65..etc, had my BSA Starfire '68 since i was 17...had my Triumph Bonneville '79 since i was 20...had my Triumph Thunderbird for 7 years..i quite like them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Heres the pics

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//My-Bonnie2.1.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//My_TBird.jpg

This isnt my bike but similar to the original model, but mine is black with high level exhaust 21" front wheel and muddplugger tyres, for offroad and has a B40GB ex army 350 engine and is '68 vintage
http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//BSA-Starfire-2.jpg

And these are what i would like next...santa if your reading http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//tb_lg_TriumphHurricane.jpg
http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//wp_blackbike_1024.jpg

Jumoschwanz
06-03-2005, 11:56 AM
http://img23.echo.cx/img23/744/manxman13to.jpg

What a bunch of posing f*&(gots!

S!

Jumoschwanz

LEBillfish
06-03-2005, 12:18 PM
94 Harley Davidson FLSTF FatBoy SoftTail, radically customized.....Sadly, I rarely ride it of late since my husband won't ride one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

dieg777
06-03-2005, 12:26 PM
Monty_thrud
I used to have Bonnies too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

I had a W reg electric start but that was a dog- spent a fortune on chrome and cafe-racer kit only for it to blow up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

bought a 79 model while that was off the road and that was sweet apart from the chrome front discs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
broke my kneecap on this doing a steve mcqueen great escape impersonation- missed a bend and went flying into a post

Had to sell them after I totalled a car and needed a new car for work- havnt got back on them --------------- yet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Thankfully Iv calmed down a bit as my hobby of crashing was getting a bit sore and boring.

MOH_MADMAN
06-03-2005, 01:30 PM
been riding it since "90, crossed most the country on it and still a sat night or runaround ride in prime shape
Honda CB900 Custom, 1980

someday another when the time comes

TROOPER117
06-03-2005, 03:24 PM
Got an original '92' Blade, Full Repsol racing colours! 16" front wheel, 17" rear. Will drop you into any corner as fast as greased weasle sh1t!
Anyone who resides in the UK, I'll see you at the 'Cat & Fiddle' on the top of snake pass next weekend!!

Regards... Dave S.

bun-bun195333
06-03-2005, 04:24 PM
It's an '05 Harley Road King. Rides like a Cadillac.
I need a black skid lid to fit in with the Harley crowd though - lots of trouble fitting in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


http://home.comcast.net/~argylestransom/Pics/LeonAndHarley2.jpg

FI_Willie
06-03-2005, 05:24 PM
ROTF laughing at what Jumo said!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bandit.426Cdn
06-03-2005, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Cold_Gambler:
'96 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 here...

Christopher65, you asked what the attraction is. There's no adequate answer really.

It's a completely subjective experience; an enjoyment that comes from leaning into a turn in the road and accelerating out of it, from *really* feeling the road as opposed to experiencing it in a box on four wheels.

It can't really be explained, only experienced...


The closest i've been able to describe it, on two wheels, is flying, extremely low. Flying was my first deep love in my teens as it was part of my family background (Instead of going to soccer practice or Hockey games as a kid, I went flying with my father in his tail-dragger), and due to multiple vision issues, when i went for my pilots medical I was all but laughed at by the examining DOT MD. Motorcycles immediately turned into my next passion, as it was the next closest outlet that afforded similar sensations and freedom.

Obviously, a sidecar rig offers less so as much a feeling of freedom of movement, but by it's own different characteristics, it's just as much fun as a solo bike, to me.




PS- Bandit, that's a really nice side-car. On another note, is that a stock front tire? It looks very wide in the photo.


There's hardly anything remaining stock of the running gear of the rig, now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I've got enough spare Bandit stacked up in the basement i'd be able to put a heavily crash damaged, front punched in, Bandit back on the road for little or no money.

The front/rear tires are automotive conversion wheels, mounting 185/55R15 tires. The rear is a motorcycle hub, automotive rim composite wheel assemby, while the front is a purchased specialty-made sidecar purposes wheel assembly that uses stock suzuki braking components. The front end is a home-designed and built leading link built to handle the additional stresses of sidecar duty, and ease of handling.

I got a sidecar project related website up, if you care to learn further about it at http://home.cogeco.ca/~wstrong/index7.html

psychobabbler
06-03-2005, 06:13 PM
big kawasaki

TheGozr
06-03-2005, 06:30 PM
Well i had many but the ones i have right now is my Prototype 1100 GSXR and ZX-12R Kawasaki

sopwithkennel
06-03-2005, 06:56 PM
Off the raod with the dreaded Virago starte problems. Its hard to clucth start with a chair. ;-)
http://www.wargamer.com/Hosted/CloseCombatFuture/ourbike1.jpg

http://www.wargamer.com/Hosted/CloseCombatFuture/ourbike2.jpg

I also have a 1953 Matchless 350 waiting to be restored.

han freak solo
06-03-2005, 08:47 PM
Just another "poser" here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif
From the past to the present, 20 years of riding.

http://www.lssdigital.com/moto-montage.jpg

dagmar-
06-03-2005, 08:55 PM
Old Reliable '88 Yamaha FJ 1200 here

FI_Willie
06-03-2005, 09:16 PM
Hey Jumo,

Here's a pose for ya'.
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0OgA0AwkQpLcDQDEbMtoDqwbuwtO0WDrMPQUUR2J1GHacP8IgJ yJrQIgLIGxgyv2mG81s4urgd8TX1ssqoKV7ADUDbtJRCTwq/me.JPG

The shirt drives the 'rubs' nuts!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

HerrGraf
06-03-2005, 09:29 PM
Hey Willie, nice knuck and nicer T-shirt. Come up to the Notrun Rally in Oregon in July. I enjoy wearing other brands shirts when I ride one of my bikes just to see peoples reactions.

FI_Willie
06-04-2005, 10:19 AM
ONe of these days when the kid is raised and the bills aren't so large, I'll make a few of the lesser known rallies.

I got sick of trailer queens and rubs a LONG time ago.

That knuck was a a lot of fun, I sold it to a rub in KALI for a LOT of $$. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Here's what I', messin with now.
ftp://68.189.216.86/BIKE%20STUFF/MVC-594S.JPG
Me missus is holdin the rear fender in place for that pic LOL. And it happens to be a front fender off a YAMAHA!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

LW_Icarus
06-04-2005, 01:19 PM
been a rider since 1986. first street bike was a kawasaki 350 2 stroke triple.

just this year I picked up a 1983 suzuki GS850G.I got the shaft http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Need to do some work on it but its pretty nice overall, and once I transplant a GS1000 engine in place of the 850 itll be exactly what I want.

any old GS owners need to visit http://www.thegsresources.com

DuxCorvan
06-04-2005, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
94 Harley Davidson FLSTF FatBoy SoftTail, radically customized.....Sadly, I rarely ride it of late since my husband won't ride one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

It's so sad when married people give up riding... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

han freak solo
06-04-2005, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by FI_Willie:
ONe of these days when the kid is raised and the bills aren't so large, I'll make a few of the lesser known rallies.

I got sick of trailer queens and rubs a LONG time ago.

That knuck was a a lot of fun, I sold it to a rub in KALI for a LOT of $$. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Here's what I', messin with now.

Me missus is holdin the rear fender in place for that pic LOL. And it happens to be a front fender off a YAMAHA!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

How's that high performance corrugated, white, intake elbow work for you? You know, the one layin' on the ground just in front of the engine.

Tully__
06-05-2005, 12:31 AM
Kawasaki GTR1000 (aka Concours)

RedDeth
06-05-2005, 02:09 AM
heres my 1 month old 2005 Kawasaki ZX10R. itll do wheelies in the first 4 gears and hit 186 quick. its lighter than the new 2005 600s too.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1117941498_zx10rjune05015.jpg

No457_Stretch
06-05-2005, 02:19 AM
2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600. Ride it rain or shine as it's my only transport, the wife has the car. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
My mother, if you can believe it, bought me my first bike (Suzuki TS-185) about a month after my 17th birthday, I'm now 43, and I've ridden ever since and she's cursed her decision every day since... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif LOL We all make mistakes I suppose. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers,

Stretch

Capt_Haddock
06-05-2005, 03:48 AM
Blimey! Quite a few bikers around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Virago 535 here. Flies like a dream. Sounds like a J8A Gladiator http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.haddock.f2s.com/il2/forums/virago_01.jpg

http://www.haddock.f2s.com/sig/F19bannerh2.jpg

249th_Maico
06-05-2005, 05:28 AM
In 1994 I returned from a tour in Korea and bought a 750 Virago. Then it was followed by a 500cc Magna. The four carb, four cylinder had me hooked. I returned overseas, this time to Kuwait and while there I knew I would get the baddest of the bad. I picked up my GSXR 1300R in January of 01. I will never forget the day I was on the highway on a sunday morning. It was first light when I came around that last bend. Fighting to stay on the bike I brought her up to 190mph. As the tach reached for redline I knew I still had another gear. I clicked into sixth and held on for dear life. As the sides of my vision blured I thought I would die but held on untill she settled down and I must have been doing 200mph for about 30 seconds. At the end of my journey I walked into my girlfriends house. I sat on the couch and woke up a couple of hours later. There was enough adrenaline pumping through me to make a Sloth do the Macarena. I never told her what I did. It is one of the highlights of my life. I wreaked that bike later on at triple digit speeds but survived thanks to my leathers. (I dont leave home without them) I came back to the mid east in 2002. Two years ago I bought a GSXR 750 but then a great deal came up on a RC51. Its been with me ever since. I managed to get some track time on the Losail international circuit of Qatar. This was again a highlight. I dont ride during the summer(ironies of the desert) but the winters are the best ever here. Cant wait for November to come along when I can again get some track time.

Ride SAFE

Vacillator
06-05-2005, 05:54 AM
Ride safe? At >200mph? LOL.

My bikes have been GPZ550 (good post-test starter), GPZ750 Turbo (fast as lightning in a straight line, but too flexy round the corners!), GSXR1100 (fast but heavy), ZXR750 (wasn't that impressed), borrowed Laverda Jota (classy and full of character, but I could hardly pull the clutch in), and finally CBR900RR (best of them all, fast and handles beautifully). Neighbour has a very nice early Ducati 916, need to persuade him that I should have a go...

BaldieJr
06-05-2005, 09:48 AM
I'm a greenie weenie since I got married. Pedal power!

http://www.trekbike.co.uk/2005/city_path_hybrid_fx/images/images/7200_fx.jpg

TheGozr
06-05-2005, 11:21 AM
RedDeth : This is the place i'm going as well ALice's restaurant in La Honda on my way to Capitola/ Santa Cruz.

You got a green one ( the fastest color they say.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) Mine was green as well , now it's silver.

Where are you located ?

Viking-S
06-05-2005, 01:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/PICT0093.jpg
Reflector sight Mk0.5! Special for Intercity engagement.

ATLAS...
06-05-2005, 02:11 PM
2005 VTX 1300 Retro/S
Putting tons of miles on it and loving it http://members.isp.com/madison_r@isp.com/motorcycle/VTXR.jpg

ATLAS...

FI_Willie
06-05-2005, 04:20 PM
Han Freak Solo wrote:


How's that high performance corrugated, white, intake elbow work for you? You know, the one layin' on the ground just in front of the engine.

That was supposed to the secret to my ultra high horsepower trick and yuppie eliminator.

Cat's out of the bag now.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

womenfly
06-06-2005, 06:30 AM
I ride a 02 Heritage Softail .....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/womenfly2/cid_003e01c4256954ef9e00cf2b6ed1keriann1.jpg

my Son and me at OCC after we went to Rhinebeck Aerodrome, NY to see the WW-1 airshow .....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/womenfly2/UntitledPhoto25.jpg

...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

StellarRat
06-06-2005, 01:13 PM
We used to have five riders in our squad, so far, four of them have been seriously injured. Methinks this is not a sane way to travel.

womenfly
06-06-2005, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by StellarRat:
We used to have five riders in our squad, so far, four of them have been seriously injured. Methinks this is not a sane way to travel.

<span class="ev_code_PINK">.... lets see, two wheels on the ground vs. no wheels on the ground at 5000 feet in the air .... </span>http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif hummmmm ...

P.S. Life in general is a risk .... enjoy it to the fullist .... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

trumper
06-06-2005, 01:25 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif As womenfly says,everything is a risk BUT you can try and limit it.
What percentage of the crashes were the fault of the riders and if so were they riding within their limits.

VFA-195 Snacky
06-06-2005, 01:40 PM
ride everyday. Put about 200 miles on in a weekend riding with my boys.

http://www.volusiariders.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=6746

my boys
http://www.volusiariders.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=8142

Boxer_1
06-06-2005, 03:03 PM
ZX-6R and KTM 640 Adventure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Marinoni
06-06-2005, 03:26 PM
A 1953 Vincent Rapide "C"...Black Shadow pistons..Black Shadow Cams...

FI_Willie
06-06-2005, 06:08 PM
A 1953 Vincent Rapide "C"...Black Shadow pistons..Black Shadow Cams...


Post some pics. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SKULLS_Virga
06-06-2005, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I'm a greenie weenie since I got married. Pedal power!

http://www.trekbike.co.uk/2005/city_path_hybrid_fx/images/images/7200_fx.jpg

Do you ever take that off any sweet jumps??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

HerrGraf
06-06-2005, 08:34 PM
Speaking of Vincents- Century Cycles in San Pedro Calif. will be hosting their usual Fathers Day festivities on June 19th. There will be a few Vincents in attendance (It originally started as a Vincent dealership.) as well as pretty much every other brand of M/C made!
If you ride and live in So. Cal. check it out.

FI_Willie
06-06-2005, 09:21 PM
HerrGraf,
If you're going to that meet. I hope you cna get some pics of those BEAUTIES.

Old Brit cycles are fascinating to me. Elegant and tempermental.

gkll
06-06-2005, 09:41 PM
Big thumper dirt bike, 1983 Honda XL500. Also put together a bike from a truck load of parts, a 78 GS750 frame, aluminum swing arm, Katana engine. Got the stuff for free and with a little labor and fabricating got a nice bike. Have a 1971 Honda CL450 waiting for resto... any have any cam followers? Blast waited a decade too long to order them....

Been riding on and off for years but have always taken things very easy on a bike, that is I race cars, but wouldn't dream of thrashing a bike... just too dangerous. Earlier poster, now sans arm, is what could happen to any of us in a flash....

SKULLS_CoyMS
06-06-2005, 10:37 PM
HD for over 30 yrs

x6BL_Brando
06-07-2005, 05:17 AM
Earlier poster, now sans arm, is what could happen to any of us in a flash....

The sick part is that I wasn't at the end of my chain..... I was doing 25 mph on a 125cc MZ, bar-end more than a yard (metre) away from the white-line, on the correct side of the road http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif The guy that hit me was doing 40 (in a 30 limit) on the wrong side. It was rush-hour, a forest of headlights from either direction, but this knob-head was just too stupid to use his road-sense.

It turned out that he was one of those perpetual L-drivers (a new law has stopped that) - a 35yo who'd been using a provisional licence for about twenty years - and his street-trailie was only just on the safety limits as far as mechanical condition went. A rat on a rat bike. The lucky SoB landed on a car-bonnet and broke a rib - and was last seen, by my wife, sitting on a hospital bed having a laugh with his mates, who'd come to pick him up. He never ever contacted me, never passed on any sympathy at all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I'm sorry to p1ss on the camp-fire http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif, but gkll is spot on! This kind of cr@p comes out of nowhere and makes no sense whatsoever.

I love speed, but I save it for the open road and empty stretches. I bought my first Bantam in 1963, for 5/- (25p), and slid it all over the local quarry....and went on the road in '65 on a 5...road legal...Bantam. My old man bought me a brand-new Royal Enfield Crusader Sport 250 when I passed my test (247/7/6d) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

He was as mad as hell when I traded it in on a secondhand 650 BSA Road Rocket! But hey!? Who wouldn't? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Nortons, beezers, Ducati's, Mmmm; and another brush with Enfields' in the shape of a 700cc Connie - they all changed hands for a few hundred quid back in the days before the Japanese invasion & annihilation of the industry. I also travelled the length and breadth of the UK, much of it on a '65 P&M Panther outfit. With a 650cc single sloper engine...long-stroke, it had so much bottom-end that 1st gear hardly got used; I pulled a Mini-Cooper out of a ditch on Box Hill (to the utter amazement of it's owner http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

Thing is, I only had one other incident in those thirty years of daily riding, when a Volvo-driver decided to pull out without looking. That's kinda like saying "it'll probably snow in Russia", a regular event here. Apart from that mild prang, I had a really good run.....but it all made no difference on the day I got hit. The only roadcraft I could've used was catching a bus! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

So don't get me wrong - I'm a biker until I'm too old or dead to do it - but please take the point. Anyone can say Ride Safe, or Ride Free, or Ride with no trousers on....it get's like a TV jingle, or that bloody frog....but you have to MEAN IT.

RIDE SAFE - not just for yourself, but for everyone else out there.

S!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/Tovarich.jpg

B16Enk
06-07-2005, 06:28 AM
I'm with you Brando http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

UK roads are a 'mare for a biker, although some improvement is notable.

I recall my early years (started in '76 on an AP 50) where 'bikes were all but invisible. Now many drivers see a bike and give it quarter, tucking in to the verge to allow it to pass.

Having said that I was nearly tipped off my Pan (a monster bike for a guy who is barely 5'8" and tips the scales at 140lbs) by an early morning car driver who failed to observe me in my day glow jacket a foot from his nearside and in front of him.

Lucky for me the lorry on my nearside moved of at the same speed as me so I was able to lean on it to keep upright (and from under it's wheels).

Goes to show, on two wheels you have to assume the whole world is out to get you.

Ride defensive, and ride considerate.

I live on the B660 in Cambridgeshire, any biker from around here will know it for what it is. A bike magnet especially on sunny days @ weekends.
My section is in a 40 MPH limit as it is residential, 90+% of the bikers respect it, but there are still morons who come through at speeds in excess of 70, risking their necks and those of the children, adults and pets in my village.
I get so tempted to bounce a ball across the road when I hear them coming...

I too like speed, had my Pan well in excess of 130 (it indicated over 140 but you know how speedos can be) but I respect any limit of 40 or below- it is a limit not a target http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jumoschwanz
06-07-2005, 07:29 AM
http://img247.echo.cx/img247/3075/manxmanright6dl.jpg
I just had this baby over the ton yesterday on I-79. It used to have an extension on the centerstand so you could put it down without reaching under the bike, but I ground it off on the road leaning around turns. A friend of my old man's bought this 650 Norton new in 1961. He threw it in his garden shed in 1971. I got it about 15 years ago and have been beating up punks with it ever since.

Once I went past a state cop doing over a hundred on it, laying down on the tank. I had already lost my license to points so I said I did not have my wallet and gave him my little brothers name, since I knew his date of birth and all that jazz. I had done this before when I did not think I would get any points and I could just pay the fine. Things were going well until the trooper told me he had graduated with my brother from High School, then my elderly parents happened to drive by and stopped to boot! That was funny...

http://img247.echo.cx/img247/681/dommie993oh.jpg
I was supposed to sell a friend of mine a rear fender for this Dommie 99 when he fell over dead deer hunting, so I ended up with the whole bike. It is on my list of things to do...

http://img247.echo.cx/img247/7076/g3cclose1bq.jpg

My old man was a Matchless racer/dealer in the late fifties and early sixties and this is a 1961 G3C he had new at his dealership and ran in some events. We just got it back after forty years, it is also on my list of things to do.

I am completely comfortable on a bike. If you are anything else you do not belong on one, you will get hurt. You have to know you are the smartest and best out there and you will do ok. Of course have some common sense. If you want to go over the ton do it on a limited access highway. Stay out of the stix at night so you don't hit a deer or some other big animal.

Oh yeah, once in town late at night a drunk walked out of a bar right in front of my bike and I hit him. I didn't go down, and when I looked back he was ok and cursing me like it was my fault! The only time I got hurt on a bike was when I celebrated the fourth of July by riding my 490 Maico around the neighborhood drunk. I won't do that again!

S!

Jumoschwanz

trumper
06-07-2005, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by B16Enk:
I'm with you Brando http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

UK roads are a 'mare for a biker, although some improvement is notable.

I live on the B660 in Cambridgeshire, any biker from around here will know it for what it is. A bike magnet especially on sunny days @ weekends.
My section is in a 40 MPH limit as it is residential, 90+% of the bikers respect it, but there are still morons who come through at speeds in excess of 70, risking their necks and those of the children, adults and pets in my village.
I get so tempted to bounce a ball across the road when I hear them coming...

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I live on the A14 near Cambridge so i know what you mean about the roads and lorry after lorry after lorry,but it's the idiots in their cars that turn the radio up and ignore everything outside of their vehicle.Mirrors what do they need mirrors for http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

AirRanger
06-07-2005, 12:36 PM
I live in Wichita, Kansas. I'm lucky enough to fly for a living in the fractional industry, however I've done night frieght, charter/air taxe, and coporate also. But what I want to do now is post a picture of my 86 FXWG, I think ya'll would get a kick out of it. I do. Could someone post for me. Thanks

When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

StellarRat
06-07-2005, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by StellarRat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by trumper:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif As womenfly says,everything is a risk BUT you can try and limit it.
What percentage of the crashes were the fault of the riders and if so were they riding within their limits. One was an unexpected dip, another was debris on the road, the others were people in cars and trucks that didn't see the motorcycle. My point is no matter how careful you are motorcycles are far more dangerous than cars, so you're right in saying everything has risk, but motorcycles have much more risk than other forms of travel. I was hit twice on my bicycle going back and forth from work because someone turned right across the bike lane and cut me off. Fortunately, I was only scratched and bruised both times (my helmet saved me from serious injuries both times), but my bike was wrecked both times and had to go the shop. I've given up riding to work. It's just not worth getting killed over.

I'm glad you guys enjoy riding and if you're willing to take the risk great, but I'm done. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

SKULLS_CoyMS
06-07-2005, 03:37 PM
others have come and gone....but this has been my baby since 1969

http://home.centurytel.net/pooka/54pan.JPG

womenfly
06-08-2005, 08:23 AM
Adding to the comments here€¦..

My biker name €¦. not my choice €¦ is €œBad Kitty€.

In my life so far I have been in Two car accidents, put a plane down into fields 3 times, put my HD Sportster into the back of a car, had the engine of my homebuilt plane cut out 20 feet off the runway, ground looped her many times, had pulled out of a loop to low and only took the landing gear off on a clipped wing J3 cub €¦ have had 4 surgeries do to all this and still have not found my limit as of yet.

Hence the biker name €œBad Kitty€. . I figure I have used up 7 lives by now. And by the way you will never, ever, get me on a roller coaster! ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

<span class="ev_code_PINK">P.S. I am going to try parachuting this summer.</span>

blakduk
06-08-2005, 08:21 PM
Good thread guys- there seem to be a few of us here who cant get away from the two-wheel bug.
I have to disagree with you guys about car drivers in the UK. I hate to say this, but in general car drivers in Europe are far more 'bike-aware' than most parts of the world. In oz we're fair game, car drivers are b*stards that wont let you through and do anything they can to block or collide with you!
I was amazed when riding in the UK that drivers would let me into lanes and actually pull over to let me through the centre lanes when the roads were blocked. Here drivers actually BLOCK any access you might have during a traffic jam.
BTW- the only way to get around europe is on a bike, there are too many traffic jams to make a car trip worthwhile.
I round around europe for a few years on a Triumph Trophy 900.
When i returned to oz i got a Triumph Sprint ST- i wrote it off in an accident (my own fault, too tired, too quick, dusk, didnt see the kangaroo until too late). My worst mistake was asking the doctor in the emergency department how long until i could ride again (i broke my right arm and left ankle)- Man, she went BALLISTIC!!
Now i'm riding a Hyosung 650 (nice cheap Korean machine), not as nice as the Sprint but it goes well. A truck pulled out in front of me the other week- i locked the back wheel at 140kmh and tore through the steel belts. Lucky not to blow the tyre actually. My wife keeps shaking her head at my stupidity and so do i.
As far as the mortality rate among my mates- i've had 8 friends killed in vehicle accidents, only one of them was on a bike at the time.

madsarmy
06-09-2005, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by blakduk:

I was amazed when riding in the UK that drivers would let me into lanes and actually pull over to let me through the centre lanes when the roads were blocked.

<span class="ev_code_RED">UK car drivers don't like having the side of their motor kicked in by the angry bicker they just cut up.</span> <span class="ev_code_RED">Iv'e done it. If they have no respect for my life it's the least I could do </span>


My worst mistake was asking the doctor in the emergency department how long until i could ride again (i broke my right arm and left ankle)- Man, she went BALLISTIC!!


<span class="ev_code_RED">LOL! They don't take kindly to that do they. The last time I had to go to A&E with a smashed shoulder. I had to change out of my Moto-X gear because they would keep you waiting til last if you were a moto-Xer. told them I fell off my mountain bike & was seen straight away.</span>

Tazzers1968
06-09-2005, 02:01 AM
Here you go. I am just about to get her out now.http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/Tazzers/DSCF1995.jpg

Phil http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Budge4
06-09-2005, 02:09 AM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/Budge4/GSX-CG.jpg

Me on my GSX-R750K4 and the missus on her
Honda CG125 (the bikes called Poppy, woman thing i think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ), shes just about to take her test and then she's getting a Suzuki GS500 (God Help Us) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/Budge4/GSX-R750.jpg

My bikes since 1975 - Malaguti Supercross 50cc, Honda CB250G5, Yamaha XJ550 (82 Isle of ManTT on that one - Joey Dunlop (RIP) on his Honda and Jock Taylor (RIP) in his sidecar outfit - Both Brilliant), Kawasaki Gpz1100B2, Honda VFR750FJ, Honda CB450DX, Kawasaki Gpz500, MZ250 (how did that one get in lol) Kawasaki KH125, Honda CB250 Dream, Suzuki GSX750F, Yamaha FJ1200, Suzuki Bandit 600S, Suzuki SV650, Suzuki Bandit 1200S, Suzuki SV1000S and now my GSX-R750. Plus the odd 1 or 2 BSA Bantam 175cc track bikes somewhere along the line.

ps - Sorry trumper but im driving one of those lorrys that keeps going up the A14 in the middle of the night http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

trumper
06-09-2005, 04:33 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Hi Tazzers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
You lot are going to cost me money,for 2 years my bikes have lain untouched needing work,well i think i've found someone i trust to have a go at getting my old Triumph up and back on the road http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif YOU BASKETS LOL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

AirRanger
06-09-2005, 08:46 AM
I am trying my first picture post. I read this web site almost everytime I go online, but as you can see I don't post. I am an Airborne Ranger with 25 years in the Army, Jumpmaster(with one combat jump), and Combat Infantryman's Badge/with one star(second award). I just returned from Afganistan as a Combat advisor to the Afghan National Army (ANA) and I thought(alot of things) of how I would rebuild my scooter....I think this works for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I may put campaine stripes on the front of the frame below the oil cooler. I also have a 69 Z/28 that I have done a frame off restoration. I just love fossil fuel toys...next I gotta build a 2/3 scale Mustang...I wish ! I hope this picture posts...

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, EVERYTHING looks like a nail"

AirRanger
06-09-2005, 08:50 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/rangertab/IM000904.jpg

I'm not doing very well at this, but I guess you've noticed that by now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Marinoni
06-09-2005, 10:48 AM
Cool Looking Bike...glad to see you're home safe

pauldun171
06-09-2005, 11:19 AM
1993 zx-11

Former rides 85 GPz-900r, 83 CB-750

SailorDoc
06-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 here. Installing Vance & Hines BigShots.

womenfly
06-09-2005, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by AirRanger:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/rangertab/IM000904.jpg

I'm not doing very well at this, but I guess you've noticed that by now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Awesome bike .... and thanks for your service from all of us. ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

My son in the 10th mountain div just came back from Iraq.

BTW: My bike has "Bad Kitty" painted on the front fender ... a girl thing naming bikes.

RedDeth
06-11-2005, 07:26 PM
side shot of my 2005 ZX10R . helmet matched coincidentally. shoei Obelisk.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1118539173_zx10rjune05005.jpg

Tazzers1968
06-12-2005, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by trumper:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Hi Tazzers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
You lot are going to cost me money,for 2 years my bikes have lain untouched needing work,well i think i've found someone i trust to have a go at getting my old Triumph up and back on the road http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif YOU BASKETS LOL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

No worries Gaz, you'll thank us for it later, honest you will.

Phil http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tazzers1968
06-12-2005, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by RedDeth:
side shot of my 2005 ZX10R . helmet matched coincidentally. shoei Obelisk.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1118539173_zx10rjune05005.jpg

Reddeth if I ever manage to justify a 1000cc nutter bike to the wife the ZX10R will have to be it but for now the ZX7R is THE perfect road bike. The new 1050cc Triumph Speed Triple is turning my head though.

Phil http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TheGozr
06-12-2005, 11:07 AM
http://www.french.themotorhead.com/il2/images/arts/GXRmoi.jpg

http://www.french.themotorhead.com/il2/images/arts/mvgozrw.jpg

RedDeth
06-12-2005, 02:06 PM
if i had more money instead of my ZX10R ida bought an Aprilia mille R, or an MV Agusta possibly, or a 2005 Ducati 999R.

I think all 3 are about 30,000 dollars american each though. my next crotch rocket will be a twin most likely and ill keep the kawi. but thats a few years away.

oh and theres nothing wrong with that black yellow ZX7R.

TheGozr
06-12-2005, 02:14 PM
WOuld be fun to go for a spin at Alice's with my ZX12R http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Beware for the cops there.

The ZX7R could be an awesome bike for the track it's a bit heavy but the bike is very stable.