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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Denim Chicken, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ride? I just bought my first—just a little 250, but it is fun.
     
  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Yep. I own a 2004 Big Dog Mastiff.

    Don't ride it as much as I'd like to though.
     
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I had to look that one up. That's a nice looking bike.
     
  4. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    When I got married 38 yrs ago, I sold my Honda 305 Scrambler to get money for our honeymoon. LOL

    For 28 yrs I kept telling my wife, I'm going to get another bike someday. She would always say, "ok honey, .. ok honey"

    Ten years ago I bought a Honda 750 Shadow ACE. Beautiful blue bike, I loved it.

    Three years ago I sold it and bought a Kawazaki Vulcan 900 LT. I really love this bike too.

    In WV there are numerous roads and back roads that are great for cruising. It is theraputic for me.

    Oh, and BTW Rack, none of us get to ride as often as we like, and I ride 2-3 times a week, ... still not enough. LOL

    (I have my eye on the Vulcan 1700 Voyager for when I retire)
     
  5. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    After I learn to ride well on this 250 Honda Rebel, I might look at the Shadow.
     
  6. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Started on my grandparents Honda 50. Graduated to the Honda Elsinore family. Then to the Kawasaki GPZ family. 550.
    I now have a Suzuki vs1400 a YamahaTW200 and a Suzuki LT230E quad-runner. Like WV said........never get to ride as often as we'd like. The 1400 sure is fun to run up the mountain to Estes Park.

    I like the sportster style much better for the long rides. Waaaaayyy more comfortable. Could ride for days.

    Enjoy your new bike. You're doing it right, IMO.
     
  7. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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  8. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Got a 2010 Suzuki Boulevard C90. A 1500. It's the only vehicle I have atm.

    If you ride a Crotch Rocket, please don't call yourself a biker :). Sports bikes are for women and wannabes !
     
  9. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    Riding a motorcycle is easily my second favorite thing to do. I doesn't get any better than heading out on a multi week road trip with no particular destination in mind.

    I'm down to four right now. One is technically my wife's but I have put at least double the miles on it that she has. A Harley Softail Custom is my main squeeze and the bike I strap the tent and sleeping bag to and head whichever way it isn't raining on. I picked up a Honda XR650L this spring and have had a blast on that bike this summer. Total hooligan bike that can go from the highway to the logging roads and trails. A hopped up Honda XR250r which will likely be the one that kills me. My wife's is a Triumph Bonneville America. I'd like to get a pre 05 EVO Sportster to hot rod and also an early 70's CB750 to restore. Of course there are the "adventure bikes" like the KTM990adv or the BMW GS's that I have been lusting after for a couple years now.

    I think Nixon was in office when I hopped on a bike for the first time. My wife had never ridden at all but decided she wanted to learn a few years ago. She took the MSF class on one of their 250 Rebels. She wanted to get one as her first bike but I suggested we try to find her something just a bit bigger that could hold up to 70 on the interstate a bit better. She is vertically challenged which limited the choices a bit, she needed to have both feet fully on the ground. We ended up with a Shadow 600 which was an excellent first bike for her. Enough motor to keep up and light enough and with a low enough seat height and cog to make it easier to handle. She rode that for a couple years and moved up to the Triumph which is a very capable touring bike which with a couple mods was low enough for her to be comfortable on.

    Have fun man. Remember, That is YOUR road when you are on it. Passivity will get you hurt.
     
  10. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Had bikes the past few years but im bikeless now since i just sold my hayabusa. Only ride sportbikes. I don't care for cruisers. Maybe when im 60 ill get a cruiser nah probably not then either.
     
  11. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes:....Funny I'm pretty sure Harley riders would say the same thing about you.
     
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    No bike since my 2003 Road King Screaming Eagle. Had to sell it to keep my oldest son from getting on a very fast crotch rocket. Miss having a bike.
     
  13. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Don't understand why. Is it a Logo thing? 'cause they don't out perform, only out price.
     
  14. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Well-Known Member

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    That's funny because I don't understand why you would make the comment you made about Sport Bikes. I assume at one point you probably saw some kid riding his 600cc "crotch rocket" at 100mph doing a wheelie down the freeway. He’s a squid, and he’ll either grow up or just take care of himself. I don’t represent him and he doesn't represent me.
     
  15. Sean50Lee

    Sean50Lee Active Member

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    I love old bikes. BMW R51 not my bike, one day..[​IMG]
     
  16. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I used to race bikes in my mid-teens, mostly the Suzuki RM 125. After each year passes, I find myself missing that more and more, especially the crackle of the muffler. I think it would be fun to just go out and play on the dirt now instead of trying to kill myself like I was 15 again.

    I am now in the market for one to just play on but have no idea what to look for in these new bikes. I don't want anything too powerful(haven't rode a cycle in 10 years), will only be riding along dirt trails and an occasional mini-jump. The wife is pressing me for a 4-wheeler but those bore me and I suspect because she can't ride a bike.

    Any suggestions for under 3k? It doesn't even need to be relatively new, I would be fine with one that is 20 years old as long as it runs.
     
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    You can get two up on a cruiser with relative comfort. Not so much on a sport bike. Get your wife on the back of a decent sized cruiser and roll on. A bagger is not harder to ride than a small bike. Just a lot more comfortable. You can take a 3 to 6 hr ride on a bagger. Hard to do that on a crotch rocket. But if you want to ride fast and nimble mostly by yourself or road race then go for it.
     
  18. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    If that is to me(not sure), don't want a sport bike or cruiser, looking for off-road. Something along the lines of Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha. I plan on running trails mostly and trying to re-live the old days minus the daredevil stuff. This isn't a duo thing with the wife to enjoy, its for me only :) She just wants a 4-wheeler because it is safer, allegedly, heh.
     
  19. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    I used the Smiley in my original post to indicate humor, sorry if I gave offense.
     
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I'm scared to ride like that. Too many broken collar bones and wrists as well as separated shoulders. Too bumpy for my back and neck, too. Respect for you younger guys. :)
     

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