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    Lots of us have had other bikes through the years. Lets see some of the pictures. Lets keep these to only ones with you riding the bike in this thread. Telll us a little about the bike and where it was to the best of your recollection. I know I suffer from CRS these days myself and things aren't always a clear as the once was.

    This was back in January of 09' on Seven Mile Bridge heading down to Key West for a week. We had a group of about a dozen bikes that had met up from all over the state. Bike was an 07' Softail Custom.

    Nice looking bike but terrible on the highway. Bike was all over the road at 75 because of the 90/21 front tire and poor fork design. I tried a 19" front wheel with a 130 on it but it only slightly improved. Tried to sell this bike for two years with no luck since it had 45k on it.

    Finally put it on e-bay and a guy from Germany bought it first run for the buy it now price. He arranged for an exporter to pick it up and the guy brought me cash!
    A Happy Traveler Has No Particular Destination.

  • #2
    That's me on the left, sitting on my 1985 red Vmax, and my friend is behind me sitting on his 1985 blue Vmax. This was taken some time in 1985 in my Kansas hometown on the sidewalk in front of his parents' house if I recall correctly.

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    • Just Dave
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      Never had a Vmax but they are some awesome bikes for sure. I was riding a Red Ninja 900 in 85' that I had bought with about 2k on it in 83' I think.

  • #3
    Circa 1977, riding near Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, England. On board a fairly heavily customized 1976 Honda CB400F.

    '08 Goldwing Lvl 3
    '12 Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC
    '08 KTM 300XCW
    '07 Ducati 1098S
    www.gl1800visor.com

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    • Just Dave
      Just Dave commented
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      Wow, thats a great picture! Thanks for sharing that one!

  • #4
    How old? How about 1967ish?!?
    2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
    DS 1126
    15 Tiger 800 XCX
    14 WR250R
    95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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    • RaConnol
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      I am guessing it was a 1967 Honda Z-50 K-1 Mini-trail very much like this 1969 example
      http://www.usedbikesforsale.us/detai...gwNyyvgvp.html

    • Just Dave
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      Where was this pic taken?

    • RaConnol
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      In front my Grandparent's house in Natal BC. The the main coal mine would be just out of sight over my head.
      I grew up riding along the logging and mining mountain roads long before anyone labeled it "Adventure" riding.
      It would be interesting to find anyone around who has been there.

      http://www.ghosttownpix.com/bc/michelnatal.html

  • #5
    Originally posted by RaConnol View Post
    How old? How about 1967ish?!?
    What a great picture. I loved those mini trails but all I could get my hands on was a Taco 44. Do you remember those?
    Dave - High up in Arizona - Black Metallic 2019 DCT

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    • RaConnol
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      There was a few Tote Goats floating around the district, but at that age, they could be have been Taco 44s for all we would know.

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    Dawn and I on our 1987 Aspencade
    Life is all about decisions. I decided for Jesus Christ.
    04 All White
    Mich Alpin PA3
    Darkside #956

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    • Just Dave
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      Beautiful background. where was that taken?

    • Papa smurf2
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      Just Dave, we have a park right around the corner from us in Mason. I set up the tripod and viola, a pretty decent shot of Ol Blackie

  • #7
    pic was taken in 1968,1964 xlch,61 inch stroker,su carb off 3.8 jaguar,big valves in reworked lapped heads,"c"close ratio trans,struts instead of shocks, son sitting on tank is now 50yrs old
    any old gearjammers out there tell me what kind of truck is in backround?don't say international,it had a more common name,1st one of many I bought in 35yrs
    "I live my life like a dog,I smell it and if I can't eat it or screw it,i just pi$$ on it and walk away"

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    • hparsons
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      My step-father used to call IH equipment "binders".

  • #8
    The 305 is the first bike I have a picture of. 1968. I had a 50, 125, and 150 prior. I started in 1962.

    I traded the 305 on the 450 and I was really happy. That was the first bike I owned that really performed in that day.I have fond memories of that 450 riding around Northern MN. I lived in Duluth at the time.
    2008 GL1800 Titanium (cleanest color)
    2012 750 Shadow Aero (My scooter)

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    • #9
      Here I am coming back to Houston from the GWRRA WingDing in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1991. Just picked up my new Bushtec trailer there.
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      2012 Goldwing CSC Viper Trike
      Retired MSF Instructor

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      • #10
        Some people need to wear helmets... with a face shield... to protect other riders on the road








        j/k
        George - 2013 F6B Standard - Largo, FL

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        • Just Dave
          Just Dave commented
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          LOL, I wondered how long it was going to take the police to chime in about that. Do you have any old riding pictures to share?

        • srt8-in-largo
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          Haha... no, I wish I did though.

      • #11
        Originally posted by srt8-in-largo View Post
        Some people need to wear helmets... with a face shield... to protect other riders on the road








        j/k
        Maybe a real dark face shield.
        2012 Goldwing CSC Viper Trike
        Retired MSF Instructor

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        • #12
          This was in 1984 with my son on my Kawasaki 440LTD.
          2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
          USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
          US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
          2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
          2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

          50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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          • Just Dave
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            I use to have a 80's something Brown 550 LTD. I rode that bike from Houston Texas to Franklin N.C. straight through on Christmas eve. Had 12 bucks in my pocket when I left Houston so all I could buy was gas. Made the Alabama line and it started raining, made the Tennessee line and it started snowing. Sure could not do that ride these days.

        • #13
          I crashed this old 57 FLH back in 67 or 68 and it was going to cost more than I paid for her to repair the damage so I decided to chop her. She is still the only motorcycle that I have ever owned that I wish I had never sold. The guy I sold her to entered her in several shows and did quite well. On top of that she made the cover of Street Chopper magazine three times, although one of those was the back cover. I think this picture was taken in 1968 as I was 19 years old then.

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          • Just Dave
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            SWEET!!!!! I am gonna dig some pics of my old mans choppers out and get them up.

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          1967 Shovelhead. After working all winter on this project in 1970 I sold it the following spring. Some kid wanted it much more than I did.

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          • Just Dave
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            WOW! These old Choppers are great to see. Those were the days for choppers for sure. The new ones that were a fad back 10 years or so ago were just crap. Can't believe how mush some of them cost new. Lots of guys lost their butts on those things.

        • #15
          Rode this KZ1000 for over 7 years....
          2006 Titanium Level 3 'Wing with a few 'farkles. From Mesa, Az.
          My avatar is me from a recent summer ride in the Phoenix Az area:"Its a dry heat"

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          • #16
            Originally posted by azsandrider View Post
            Rode this KZ1000 for over 7 years....
            I loved my 87 KZ1000PS. If I only could have gotten it to stop spitting oil on my leg. I'd still have it today.
            2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
            USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
            US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
            2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
            2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

            50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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            • #17
              Originally posted by clayusmcret View Post

              I loved my 87 KZ1000PS. If I only could have gotten it to stop spitting oil on my leg. I'd still have it today.

              I had one that did the same thing since new. The dealer, after 4 service calls, finally found that they had tapped a hole that the jug bolted to slightly too deep and caused a crack. He put thread sealer on it and no more oil on my boot.
              2008 GL1800 Titanium (cleanest color)
              2012 750 Shadow Aero (My scooter)

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              • #18
                1988 Kawasaki Ninja 600R. Bought it in German in May of 88. That bike was with me in Germany (obviously), shipped to the US for a couple of years in the fall of 88, and then shipped back to Germany again in 1991 when I went back over. This photo is from about 1992.

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                • #19
                  Originally posted by biglefti View Post
                  I crashed this old 57 FLH back in 67 or 68 and it was going to cost more than I paid for her to repair the damage so I decided to chop her. She is still the only motorcycle that I have ever owned that I wish I had never sold. The guy I sold her to entered her in several shows and did quite well. On top of that she made the cover of Street Chopper magazine three times, although one of those was the back cover. I think this picture was taken in 1968 as I was 19 years old then.
                  These old choppers are great.
                  Dave - High up in Arizona - Black Metallic 2019 DCT

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                  • #20
                    a few of mine
                    Jack & Jolene on a GL1800/Champion Trike out of Silver Springs, FL.

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