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How many of you guys (and gals) ride?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheCount, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I just got my M endorsement on my drivers license a couple of months ago and I'm looking to do more riding.

    I got into it because there's a group of us that enjoy tinkering with project bikes and scooters as a hobby and here in NY, you need a motorcycle license for anything that goes over 30 mph.

    Just curious if any of you ride and if so, what? I'm a tall guy (6'6") so it's a little tough to find something that'll fit me comfortably, so I'm still looking.
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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  3. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    vtx 1800 retro cruiser.......big twin & pipes--snaps like rifle fire....

    dang relaxing
  4. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    I rode for several years in college and my bike was the only mode of transportation. Had a really nice CBR600 F2 that was a joy to ride.

    Not my pic but I had the same color scheme:

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    I'd love to get another bike one day but riding in Houston traffic would scare the crap out of me.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I am currently without a bike, but I do ride, and I hope to have a new Harley soon.
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I'd love a Harley, I'm more a cruiser guy that a sports bike guy, but I love the cafe racer style, mostly for how stripped down they are. I'm currently looking real hard at the Triumph Bonneville or perhaps an old Honda to work on myself.
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Jarv rides.
  8. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    There is an old biker thread in the members zone iirc. Lots of members here ride.

    Count, if you're looking at old triumph stuff, be prepared to invest twice as much as you initially think. Love trumpets, but they're a pain in the ***. The new ones are dope though...throw a hardtail on a new Bonnie and be done with it.

    Still looking for a shovelhead if anyone has one laying around. :)
  9. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Hey Count, have you sat on any of these bikes yet?

    Good idea to start with something in that 750-900 range IMO. Ride it for a year, get some miles under your belt, and then move up if you want.

    I like a standard bike. The Bonnie is a great looking bike, too.
  10. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Driving in Houston is scary enough
  11. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I've had various dirt bikes and several superbikes.

    ZX-7
    GSXR-750
    R1

    I have since gotten married and have two small kids. So lets just say that motorcycles aren't my wifes favorite thing, so now I ride a Schwinn.
  12. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I sat on a friends Triumph but it wasn't a Bonneville, but I did fit on it. I plan to get something used, I need more experience working in traffic, I've only ridden on relatively free flowing roads.

    I don't plan on bothering with anything pricy till I've got a good deal of experience.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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  14. Temo

    Temo Active Member

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    Definitely more of a sport bike guy myself; haven't owned one (due to living in a ****ty place for riding). I do mess around a bit on some friends' bikes though.
  15. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    I have a black vulcan 1500, I'm 6'2" and it fits me like a glove. Living near Chicago, we don't have a long riding season. I'll get me a Harley one day, but I'm keeping the Vulcan for the days the Harley needs repairs.:D
  16. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Smart plan.

    I know that a lot of guys love their huge displacement bikes, but there is also a lot to be said for a relatively lighter, more agile and maneuverable bike, especially early on.
  17. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    when I saw the thread title I thought,,,,,

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