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B 2/75 5 September 2013 23:54

Let's See Your Scooters...
 
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I miss this old girl badly...

91 FXSTS Springer bought new from the Aviano BX Harley vendor. Got bored and after 6 months took a hacksaw to that nice chrome springer set, and didn't look back. Went from 21" bicycle tire front end to 16" with '47 Indian Chief fiberglass fenders. The front fender called for the brake caliper to be inverted, so when you hit the brakes, your front end would RISE instead of dipping. Odd, but not a handling issue. Note the nice bronze 2/75 coin set into the caliper. Wide, low bars. Chromed controls. Big fat headlight. 5 gallon tanks (originally was 4.2 gal) 3 dot light dash w/ tombstone speedo. Hand made leather tank divider. '50s original Harley cop skirted solo saddle with T bar, bushing welded onto frame between tanks. Rear fender struts sawn off, forward chrome strut cover bolt holes convenient for seat spring mounting. Stock motor. Granny's Gears kick start, because that was cheaper than fixing the hold-in starter jackshaft that shit the bed at 10K miles. Jay Brakes pegs / brake master. Loud shotgun upswept fishtails. Tombstone tail light. Left side kidney tool box.

She ran bone stock, but looked great. Took 1st Place in the Cherokee Rally bike show in 93, and 1st place in an EZriders show in Memphis in 94. Note the lack of a back seat. Intentional.

Rode it hard for 10 years / nearly 50K miles, and sold it for a 6K profit to buy a house in 01. Been in a car since :(

BOFH 6 September 2013 02:12

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Originally Posted by B 2/75 (Post 1058320071)
Been in a car since :(


Now THAT is tragic. My credit is shot to the point I can't even get a VA home loan, so I'm saving to buy a house with cash. As such, I will continue riding my shitty little Honda Shadow 750 for a good long while...I still miss my last Harley, though. 75th anniversary ironhead Sportster. I bought it after a wreck and rebuilt it in my kitchen.

Still...as much as I miss it...this little Honda just refuses to die...and at least it's not a car...

VNSniper JDS 6 September 2013 07:36

Me and a few buds[I thought I was the only nut that had a plain white ride]: http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...psadcfb2a8.jpg

Highspeed160th 6 September 2013 08:59

2006 streetglide
 
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43,000 miles.

CV 6 September 2013 09:05

I'll snap some photos when I get home tonight. I have a nice little HD883 rat bike that is lowered and kitted out. Sweet local bike, hard-tail makes it hell for any rides longer than 30 minutes.

JoeArmyNCO 6 September 2013 09:35

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Cherohala Skyway on my VFR 1200F

Husker19D30 6 September 2013 09:39

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2007 Ducati Monster S4R

Dragbag 6 September 2013 09:52

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This old dog is my sled, don't get to ride it much anymore.

busa 6 September 2013 10:07

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The "old days", all gone but one. Being a one eyed troll now, I have given up riding....:(

leopardprey 6 September 2013 10:18

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Originally Posted by Dragbag (Post 1058320130)
This old dog is my sled, don't get to ride it much anymore.

Pretty awesome looking, beautiful bike - but how was it to ride and handle?

GST 6 September 2013 10:24

[IMG]<a href="http://s445.photobucket.com/user/meenstreak66/media/12R.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq175/meenstreak66/12R.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 12R.jpg"/></a>[/IMG]

2005 ZX-12R

Football Batt 6 September 2013 10:37

2004 R1150GSA

http://mojavegs.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...DSCN3473-L.jpg

leopardprey 6 September 2013 10:42

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Originally Posted by Football Batt (Post 1058320155)

That is the one I want!( either the 1150 or a 1200) (ever since reading Neal Peart's, of Rush, Book "Ghost Riders" and Charlie Boorman's "Long Way Around".

They seem to be proven for long ride international/cross country trips.

What is your experiences/reviews on it?

Scotty 6 September 2013 10:52

http://www.socnet.com/attachment.php...1&d=1331561397

http://www.socnet.com/attachment.php...1&d=1331561397

From the previous bike thread. My 02 Fatty

13F/COLT 6 September 2013 12:06

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/...n/IMG_1227.jpg
My first Harley, 2011 SG w 103.
Highspeed160th I ended up getting the riders claw after seening your photos last year.
B 2/75 and Frog, those are some nice rides!

Hot Mess 6 September 2013 12:12

Calling Kid A, calling Kid A:biggrin:

KidA 6 September 2013 12:18

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Originally Posted by Hot Mess (Post 1058320199)
Calling Kid A, calling Kid A:biggrin:

Right here!

1979 P200 Vespa 4-speed manual.

Stock the motor runs 65-70.


Cut down legshield, cut the bars and dropped them. Machined aluminum clutch basket (custom).

It now has a Honda CR250 piston and head custom ported and matched to the stock cases. RD350 Reed block intake. 35mm Mikuni flatslide carb. Rear tire is a 130. Custom expansion chamber. Front disk brake.

Pushes about 37HP on a scooter that weighs 150lbs.

Top speed is unknown but I've had it around 95 mph. Being a 2-stroke I can trounce crotch rockets and Harleys off the line all day long - as long as I wanted to continue replacing clutches, which I dont.

Fun bike. I've had RD350s, Ducatis, etc, etc and this is the most fun, esp when in twisties. Even better when passing "big" motorcycles on the right in the twisties.

PS the front shock is a Fournales air shock that is air-dampened by a custom air tank built into the body and I can raise and lower with two hidden switches under the seat while on the fly.

tooslow 6 September 2013 12:35

I was waiting for that... on my Jawa.

13F/COLT 6 September 2013 12:51

KidA,
What is the hole in the seat for? Is that for a highspeed class 4 dump while in the twisties?

24/7 6 September 2013 12:52

This tread SUCKS!!!:biggrin::rolleyes:

KS11 6 September 2013 13:01

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Originally Posted by KidA (Post 1058320202)
Right here!

1979 P200 Vespa 4-speed manual.

Stock the motor runs 65-70.


Cut down legshield, cut the bars and dropped them. Machined aluminum clutch basket (custom).

It now has a Honda CR250 piston and head custom ported and matched to the stock cases. RD350 Reed block intake. 35mm Mikuni flatslide carb. Rear tire is a 130. Custom expansion chamber. Front disk brake.

Pushes about 37HP on a scooter that weighs 150lbs.

Top speed is unknown but I've had it around 95 mph. Being a 2-stroke I can trounce crotch rockets and Harleys off the line all day long - as long as I wanted to continue replacing clutches, which I dont.

Fun bike. I've had RD350s, Ducatis, etc, etc and this is the most fun, esp when in twisties. Even better when passing "big" motorcycles on the right in the twisties.

PS the front shock is a Fournales air shock that is air-dampened by a custom air tank built into the body and I can raise and lower with two hidden switches under the seat while on the fly.

I've highlighted the pertinent information. :biggrin:

KidA 6 September 2013 13:26

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Originally Posted by 13F/COLT (Post 1058320214)
KidA,
What is the hole in the seat for? Is that for a highspeed class 4 dump while in the twisties?

It's a fast fill fuel cap. Another custom item.

Ya'll can buy your fancy chrome machines, every piece of this scooter has been fabricated or built by me to include the engine.

When you can figure out how to double the horsepower of one of your Harleys (not with bolt on, but custom engineering and fabrication and trial and error) let's talk.

I probably had to have more aluminum welded to the cases so that I could then have it bored out and flowed to accept an RD350 reed cage than made up the original cases from the factory...

Frog 6 September 2013 13:33

KidA, nice Scooter. I found a video that says insurance will pay almost all the cost. It also mentions the hole in the seat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC3XyaCIBrw

Specboatteam 6 September 2013 13:39

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Originally Posted by KidA (Post 1058320221)
It's a fast fill fuel cap. Another custom item.

Ya'll can buy your fancy chrome machines, every piece of this scooter has been fabricated or built by me to include the engine.

When you can figure out how to double the horsepower of one of your Harleys (not with bolt on, but custom engineering and fabrication and trial and error) let's talk.

I probably had to have more aluminum welded to the cases so that I could then have it bored out and flowed to accept an RD350 reed cage than made up the original cases from the factory...

Somebody is sounding a little defensive ;)

Shadow 6 September 2013 13:48

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Originally Posted by Frog (Post 1058320223)

KidA, nice Scooter. I found a video that says insurance will pay almost all the cost. It also mentions the hole in the seat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC3XyaCIBrw

Priceless; LMMFAO...

KidA 6 September 2013 13:50

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Originally Posted by Shadow (Post 1058320229)
Priceless; LMMFAO...

Don't encourage him!

...nice video...find it while shopping for one? ;)

Buaya Darat 6 September 2013 15:34

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2010 HD 883 Iron with a little bit of customization :biggrin:

Dragbag 6 September 2013 15:43

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Originally Posted by KidA (Post 1058320221)
It's a fast fill fuel cap. Another custom item.

Ya'll can buy your fancy chrome machines, every piece of this scooter has been fabricated or built by me to include the engine.

When you can figure out how to double the horsepower of one of your Harleys (not with bolt on, but custom engineering and fabrication and trial and error) let's talk.

I probably had to have more aluminum welded to the cases so that I could then have it bored out and flowed to accept an RD350 reed cage than made up the original cases from the factory...

What he does not tell you is that when he rides his Vespa, when it comes to a stop he is standing on his tippy toes, so not to fall over.
This is why mama won't let him have a big boy bike, afraid it's to tall for him and he would fall over and ding and scratch all the chrome.
It's okay KidA, you will grow out of your Sears tough-skin jeans one day, and put some big boy pants on.:eek::biggrin:

AFpj 6 September 2013 16:20

http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data.../IMAG05901.jpg

1970 Triumph Daytona

BOFH 6 September 2013 16:26

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...and...THIS is what passes for a bike in my life right now. Yay for saving money. Will be worth it down the line, though...



Edit: and of course, nothing says classy like a tuxedo and a motorcycle...in front of Wal-Mart...

Matchanu 6 September 2013 19:26

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Originally Posted by Dragbag (Post 1058320261)
What he does not tell you is that when he rides his Vespa, when it comes to a stop he is standing on his tippy toes, so not to fall over.
This is why mama won't let him have a big boy bike, afraid it's to tall for him and he would fall over and ding and scratch all the chrome.
It's okay KidA, you will grow out of your Sears tough-skin jeans one day, and put some big boy pants on.:eek::biggrin:

Yeah okay, coming from someone riding one of those OCC monstrosities.

Nice bike, sorry about your penis.

Matchanu 6 September 2013 19:27

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Originally Posted by Husker19D30 (Post 1058320125)
2007 Ducati Monster S4R

I didn't know you were a chick.

SOTB 6 September 2013 19:34

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Originally Posted by BOFH
....THIS is what passes for a bike in my life right now. Yay for saving money....

Is the bike;
  • Fun to ride?
  • Reliable?
  • Safe?
From looking at the cleanliness of the bike, the manner in which you strap your shit down, I think the answer to at least the first question must be yes and you appreciate having the bike.

As such, who gives a fuck if it isn't some bazilliondollar bike from HD or some some HD forgery? I think its cool you have a bike and ride it.

I have a bike that has sat -- literally -- in my garage for over 3 years. How stupid is that?

Husker19D30 6 September 2013 19:44

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Originally Posted by Matchanu (Post 1058320305)
I didn't know you were a chick.

I keep that on the D/L.

Matchanu 6 September 2013 19:46

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Originally Posted by SOTB (Post 1058320308)
Is the bike;
  • Fun to ride?
  • Reliable?
  • Safe?
From looking at the cleanliness of the bike, the manner in which you strap your shit down, I think the answer to at least the first question must be yes and you appreciate having the bike.

As such, who gives a fuck if it isn't some bazilliondollar bike from HD or some some HD forgery? I think its cool you have a bike and ride it.

I have a bike that has sat -- literally -- in my garage for over 3 years. How stupid is that?


X1000


Ride the shit out of it, that bike will take the miles. When some douche tells you to "get a real bike" look at his odometer and laugh.

Matchanu 6 September 2013 19:47

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Originally Posted by Husker19D30 (Post 1058320314)
I keep that on the D/L.

;)

Just yanking your chain.

Husker19D30 6 September 2013 20:05

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Originally Posted by Matchanu (Post 1058320315)
X1000


Ride the shit out of it, that bike will take the miles. When some douche tells you to "get a real bike" look at his odometer and laugh.

Absolutely.

If someone tells you you're not a real rider because of the brand of your bike, then you know they're just in it for the fashion show.

thatkindasux 6 September 2013 20:46

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l5...pscf24f142.jpg #1013 2000 RC51.

BOFH 7 September 2013 03:34

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Originally Posted by SOTB (Post 1058320308)
Is the bike;
  • Fun to ride?
  • Reliable?
  • Safe?
From looking at the cleanliness of the bike, the manner in which you strap your shit down, I think the answer to at least the first question must be yes and you appreciate having the bike.

As such, who gives a fuck if it isn't some bazilliondollar bike from HD or some some HD forgery? I think its cool you have a bike and ride it.

I have a bike that has sat -- literally -- in my garage for over 3 years. How stupid is that?


Actually, I could care less about the name. I used to be a hardcore HD loyalist, until I bought this thing...it just won't die. I bought it in 2011, and have put 50k miles on it since then without any problems whatsoever. My only issue with it is the tiny little 750cc engine. I'll likely stick with Honda from this point forward, but I do look forward to moving up to one of the 1300s...and I really wish they were still making an 1800 other than the Goldwing...

...as for not riding...well...I figured out some years back, if I'm quite honest with myself, I'm a terrible driver. I take stupid chances on 4 wheels that I would never take on 2 wheels. After careful consideration of my own limitations...I've come to the conclusion that I'm genuinely safer on a bike. (I've totalled every car or truck I've ever owned.) Also, it's a lot more fun.

Dragbag 7 September 2013 08:41

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Originally Posted by Matchanu (Post 1058320304)
Yeah okay, coming from someone riding one of those OCC monstrosities.

Nice bike, sorry about your penis.

My scooter was not built by OCC, I built it, the only thing I did not do was paint, take a closer look, also, it took about a year and a half for me to put this monster together:biggrin:
As for my penis, I am on meds for it right now, should be fine in a week or two once I get my cast off:eek::biggrin:


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