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Husker19D30 11 September 2013 14:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Specboatteam (Post 1058321431)
I'd like to find a nice ZRX1200, I use to do the crotch rocket stuff, still like the styling, but I think the ZRX has nice lines, looks the old Kawasaki ELR ( Eddie Lawson Replica)

Ahh, the Z-Rex. Classic bike, for sure! They're actually in pretty high demand...

Local 12 September 2013 16:50

There is nothing like doing document delivery by motorcycle. Sure beats trying to park or deal with city traffic. I rode to law school every day that I could. Used to wheelie up onto the curb and stick it next to the bike rack. Then some other jerks started copying me and for the first time in 3 years we started getting tickets.

First rule of city motorcycle parking:

If you can't hide between cars on a side street than stick with safety in numbers.

ricardo 12 September 2013 17:42

Is the 'S' silent in scooter?
 
Every time I see the title my mind goes elsewhere, especially when guys are talking about crotch rockets.

urban dictionary's definition of cooter

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cooter

Warning!!!

MAY NOT BE SAFE FOR WORK

CV 14 September 2013 09:13

Pic of my Harley rat bike. Fun ride.

http://s23.postimg.org/q6dmn9qm3/image.jpg

24/7 14 September 2013 12:44

Well, I'm not sure which thread has better eye candy, this one or those "Big Rack Wednesday" threads a few years back.

Both could get me in trouble.;)

69harley 14 September 2013 17:07

My street bike in racing trim for Bonneville. 8" swingarm stretch, Buell XB fork and wheels, 4.375" bore engine with extensively modified Hurricane heads by Dan Baisely, Redshift 725 cam, 15:1 compression, Jessell solid lifters, corrected geometry rocker boxes, etc, etc. About 185 rear wheel horse in this trim, depending on the air.

In street trim, lower compression, different heads, different exhaust, etc around 150 RWHP, depending on the air at the time.

My wife calls this my 'Angry Bike', I also have a no frills bagger and an old Panhead chopper.


http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/...ps80c515ff.jpg

CPTAUSRET 14 September 2013 17:26

My street bike in racing trim for Bonneville. 8" swingarm stretch, Buell XB fork and wheels, 4.375" bore engine with extensively modified Hurricane heads by Dan Baisely, Redshift 725 cam, 15:1 compression, Jessell solid lifters, corrected geometry rocker boxes, etc, etc. About 185 rear wheel horse in this trim, depending on the air.

In street trim, lower compression, different heads, different exhaust, etc around 150 RWHP, depending on the air at the time.

My wife calls this my 'Angry Bike', I also have a no frills bagger and an old Panhead chopper.


Sweet! Must be tons of fun!

37F5V 14 September 2013 21:33

2012 Triumph Tiger 800 that I picked up in Colorado. It's a great all around bike that has taken me every where from dirt mountain passes to the Million Dollar Highway.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2010.20.27.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/P1000024.JPG

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...012-05-022.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...012-05-029.jpg

Highspeed160th 14 September 2013 21:39

Really nice 69...can you take the scooter?

Louis 15 September 2013 03:09

Honda Repsol's
 
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I sold the old shape one for the new and the difference in handling was incredible. The new shape felt almost like riding a 600 in the twisties and yet was still as stable at top end. I have sold it now but will be getting another very soon ... that 300 km per hour thrill is calling :biggrin:

69harley 15 September 2013 15:32

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Originally Posted by Highspeed160th (Post 1058322345)
Really nice 69...can you take the scooter?

Not sure I understand what you are asking?

CPTAUSRET 15 September 2013 15:56

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Originally Posted by 69harley (Post 1058322540)
Not sure I understand what you are asking?

He was making a joke regarding KidA's scooter. I believe it's pictured around post 18, and 69 in this thread.

T

69harley 16 September 2013 09:52

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Originally Posted by CPTAUSRET (Post 1058322546)
He was making a joke regarding KidA's scooter. I believe it's pictured around post 18, and 69 in this thread.

T

Thanks for clarifying.

As for taking the scooter, well it depends. Heads up I would kill it, in an index race where repeatability and ability to hit your index time after time, those little bikes can be very competitive, just not very fast.

godfather 16 September 2013 10:02

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My 77 FLH

SOTB 16 September 2013 10:04

In advance, godfather's pic is true and verified. Sadly, the story that goes with it isn't near as cool as one would hope....

Dragbag 16 September 2013 11:12

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Originally Posted by godfather (Post 1058322728)
My 77 FLH

I want one of those! I mean the bike, no the girl, shit I don't know, I am confused now:biggrin:

MacDuff 16 September 2013 11:31

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Originally Posted by Dragbag (Post 1058322757)
I want one of those! I mean the bike, no the girl, shit I don't know, I am confused now:biggrin:

There's a bike in the picture?

:biggrin:

RangerCharlie 16 September 2013 12:03

My woods bike for the last few years. This was when I first got it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...f/IMG_1729.jpg

Polypro 16 September 2013 15:59

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A lot of Titanium - 405 LBS.

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Polypro 16 September 2013 16:02

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Quiz: What's up against the wall? :biggrin:

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KS11 16 September 2013 16:08

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Originally Posted by Polypro (Post 1058322882)
Quiz: What's up against the wall? :biggrin:

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An old ass lawnmower.

tooslow 16 September 2013 16:34

Honda.

B 2/75 16 September 2013 17:03

Blue & white Igloo cooler

Matchanu 17 September 2013 09:29

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Originally Posted by 37F5V (Post 1058322344)
2012 Triumph Tiger 800 that I picked up in Colorado. It's a great all around bike that has taken me every where from dirt mountain passes to the Million Dollar Highway.

Nice.


I've heard a lot of love/hate with that bike, looks like you are on the love side.

Matchanu 17 September 2013 09:31

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Originally Posted by godfather (Post 1058322728)
My 77 FLH

Cool bowling ball FLH.

My first HD was a 74 Sporty.

CV 17 September 2013 09:52

Very nice, Match. I like smaller bikes, personally.

Polypro 17 September 2013 09:56

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Originally Posted by B 2/75 (Post 1058322909)
Blue & white Igloo cooler

Hahaha...wise asses :biggrin: No World Superbike fans from the 90's here I see...

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godfather 17 September 2013 09:58

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Originally Posted by Matchanu (Post 1058323115)
Cool bowling ball FLH.

My first HD was a 74 Sporty.

Thanks, I grew up with this bike. My parents neighbor got it from a police department on the east cost in the early 80's. As a kid when I would hear him roar down the street I'd run out and follow him home just to look at it. I love the older bikes but they do take some tinkering, or at least mine does. The same guy has a early 60's pan basket that I'm trying to talk him out of. I want to build a striped bobber, nothing on the handle bars except the throttle.

Medic09 17 September 2013 10:02

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Originally Posted by Polypro (Post 1058323126)
Hahaha...wise asses :biggrin: No World Superbike fans from the 90's here I see...

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All I can really make out is it's a Honda. RC45?

Seawarrior 17 September 2013 10:13

My scooter 2011 FLHRC, w/Dynojet Tuner, Big Johnson bars, LED brake light assy, Avon Cobra Snakeskin tires,... Still making it mine... Anybody need a lace to rest going thru Texas... Plenty of room hrte on the farm

Polypro 17 September 2013 10:27

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Originally Posted by Medic09 (Post 1058323128)
All I can really make out is it's a Honda. RC45?

Ding, ding, ding! :biggrin:

(Actually it's a custom VFR750 built with RC45 parts...I didn't have $27,000 at the time. Aaron Slight replica.

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Polypro 17 September 2013 10:31

OT:

Best pass ever in WSB:

(Go to 6:50)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmJCSHNw3I

Fogarty was such a dick.

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Matchanu 17 September 2013 11:14

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058323124)
Very nice, Match. I like smaller bikes, personally.

I have plans to build a sporty into a Scrambler. I really wanted to love the Triumph Scrambler, but after I took it for a test ride those dreams were dashed. It's a lawn mower engine, boring and flat, no tourqe, no power.


For some it's probably the bees knees. After all, lots of people loved the 70's BMW R75/5, I thought it sucked. Perfectly fine motorcycle, just boring.

I'm no brand whore, I'll ride anything that works for me. However, HD's fit a niche for me, intoxicating tourqe, simple mechanics, nice character, important factors for me.

I love the FXR I have now but alas, it has no real off-road capability. I want to be able to ride up to Alaska, or down through Mexico (and further). So I want some sort of dual sport but I prefer the style of an older bike and the simplicity of the HD motor.

So I'm going to have to build one as no one makes what I want.

B 2/75 17 September 2013 11:21

Enduro Sportster with mermite can panniers?

Matchanu 17 September 2013 11:27

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Originally Posted by B 2/75 (Post 1058323158)
Enduro Sportster with mermite can panniers?

Not a big fan of panniers, I prefer soft bags.

busa 17 September 2013 11:33

Matchanu, have you thought about starting with an HD XR750....?
I think that would rock as a "dual sport".

DrlSgt 17 September 2013 11:36

My Current Scooter.
 
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I got this almost a year ago as a to and from work get up and go mobile...Turns out it saved my life, it has become a rehab for me..

2013 Harley Davidson Sportster 48'. I love it..

Football Batt 17 September 2013 12:16

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Originally Posted by Matchanu (Post 1058323160)
Not a big fan of panniers, I prefer soft bags.

You may rethink that preference after a day long rain on the Dalton Highway between Deadhorse and Antigun Pass.

Matchanu 17 September 2013 12:46

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Originally Posted by Football Batt (Post 1058323171)
You may rethink that preference after a day long rain on the Dalton Highway between Deadhorse and Antigun Pass.

It's no different than the way I ride now. I waterproof everything that needs to stay dry. Panniers are far too restrictive with space and can't be fixed on the side of the road if they break. I ran into that issue a few times with panniers in the past, not to mention weight.

I try not to carry too much these days, light as possible.

That is not to say I won't use them in the future, just where my mind is right now.

Matchanu 17 September 2013 12:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by busa (Post 1058323162)
Matchanu, have you thought about starting with an HD XR750....?
I think that would rock as a "dual sport".

Rare and expensive.

It would be a cool dual sport, but I haven't found the dog that shits money nor the tree he eats from.


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