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Offline Tyler Durden

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Motorcycles
« Topic Start: June 23, 2012, 04:36:25 PM »
Haven't seen a motorcycle thread on here.

I have a beat up old Vulcan but am thinking of upgrading.  V Strom or one of the Honda (NC 700 - a new bike) or Kawasaki (Versys) equivalents.  I'll probably get whatever Coleman's gives me a good deal on.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #1: June 23, 2012, 04:49:11 PM »
Why do you want to switch?

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2: June 23, 2012, 05:00:13 PM »
It's twelve years old and I've had it for about 6 years.  It's time. 

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« Reply #3: June 23, 2012, 05:07:20 PM »
It's twelve years old and I've had it for about 6 years.  It's time. 

I've had mine 10 years and have added/changed it over the years.   If you get a new one, get a "blank canvas".   That way, you can trick it out as you like.

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« Reply #4: June 23, 2012, 05:17:44 PM »
What do you ride? 

I'm just riding my bike until it dies - fixing the various problems it has (leak in the exhaust pipe causing a clank/backfiring being the biggest pain in my azz) would cost more than the bike is worth.

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« Reply #5: June 23, 2012, 05:21:55 PM »
What do you ride? 

I'm just riding my bike until it dies - fixing the various problems it has (leak in the exhaust pipe causing a clank/backfiring being the biggest pain in my azz) would cost more than the bike is worth.

My original was a 1970 350 Scrambler (LOL).     I bought a 2002 Sportster 1200 Custom.   Put an extended Dyna front end on it.   Solo seat with a sprinkling of chrome  ... straight pipes (love noise).   Added white walls to give it the classic 60's look and ...




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« Reply #6: June 23, 2012, 05:24:26 PM »
My clown bro is riding an old in progress Triumph, has another not ready and is taking 10+ years to rebuild his 1929 Terrot he salvaged from his mom in law's in Dijon, Fr.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #7: June 23, 2012, 05:25:50 PM »
Nice.  My first bike was a crappy Nighthawk.  Moved up to a Vulcan which I've had for several years. 

I really want one of the 'adventure' type bikes like the V Stroms.  I'm not a Harley guy.  I do like the Triumph retro bikes.

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« Reply #8: June 23, 2012, 05:35:35 PM »
My original was a 1970 350 Scrambler (LOL).     I bought a 2002 Sportster 1200 Custom.   Put an extended Dyna front end on it.   Solo seat with a sprinkling of chrome  ... straight pipes (love noise).   Added white walls to give it the classic 60's look and ...





You need a Captain America helmet

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« Reply #9: June 23, 2012, 05:39:08 PM »
My clown bro is riding an old in progress Triumph, has another not ready and is taking 10+ years to rebuild his 1929 Terrot he salvaged from his mom in law's in Dijon, Fr.

My first love was a 1970 Triumph Bonneville.

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« Reply #10: June 23, 2012, 05:39:35 PM »
You need a Captain America helmet

I don't do drugs  ...  anymore.   LOL

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« Reply #11: June 23, 2012, 05:41:41 PM »
That's a beautiful bike. Too bad you don't still have the Scrambler, too.
My original was a 1970 350 Scrambler (LOL).     I bought a 2002 Sportster 1200 Custom.   Put an extended Dyna front end on it.   Solo seat with a sprinkling of chrome  ... straight pipes (love noise).   Added white walls to give it the classic 60's look and ...






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« Reply #12: June 23, 2012, 05:45:35 PM »
My first love was a 1970 Triumph Bonneville.


This is a nice bike -


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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #13: June 23, 2012, 05:46:51 PM »
The Thruxton is is nice, too.

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« Reply #14: June 23, 2012, 05:46:59 PM »
That's a beautiful bike. Too bad you don't still have the Scrambler, too.


As a PA guy you'll appreciate this ...   Rode the Scrambler (with knobby tires) from Western PA to DC on the Turnpike.   Whoa  ....


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« Reply #15: June 23, 2012, 05:54:09 PM »
:rofl:

My F-I-L, may he rest peacefully - he was mostly a jackass when he was alive - (only half kidding) rode from Easton to Aberdeen when he was in the service on a two-stroke, 98cc 1939 German DKW.

Gigantic, brass cojones, or no sense. One or the other.

The bike's in my shed. :)

As a PA guy you'll appreciate this ...   Rode the Scrambler (with knobby tires) from Western PA to DC on the Turnpike.   Whoa  ....




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« Reply #16: June 23, 2012, 05:55:06 PM »
My first love was a 1970 Triumph Bonneville.

Amal Carbs, Lucas electrics what could go wrong.


One of the best twisty road bikes of that era.

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« Reply #17: June 23, 2012, 05:59:34 PM »
:rofl:

My F-I-L, may he rest peacefully - he was mostly a jackass when he was alive - (only half kidding) rode from Easton to Aberdeen when he was in the service on a two-stroke, 98cc German DKW.

Gigantic, brass cojones, or no sense. One or the other.

The bike's in my shed. :)



I have a buddy (82nd AB vet) who rode from Philly to DC every weekend on a 150CC on the BW PKY from B'more south.   That's when it was loaded with the asphalt strips every 30 or 40 feet.   Said his ass took a beating.

When we were young, none of us had any sense.   Young, dumb and full of cum :).   That's why they drafted young guys.   LOL

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« Reply #18: June 23, 2012, 06:26:36 PM »
I have a buddy (82nd AB vet) who rode from Philly to DC every weekend on a 150CC on the BW PKY from B'more south.   That's when it was loaded with the asphalt strips every 30 or 40 feet.   Said his ass took a beating.

When we were young, none of us had any sense.   Young, dumb and full of cum :).   That's why they drafted young guys.   LOL

I can't imagine taking a bike that small on the highway.  I see a lot of 250's around DC but I never see them on highways. 

Highways around DC in general are pretty ridiculous.  Seems like everyone is on their cell phone.

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« Reply #19: June 23, 2012, 06:29:43 PM »
I can't imagine taking a bike that small on the highway.  I see a lot of 250's around DC but I never see them on highways. 

Highways around DC in general are pretty ridiculous.  Seems like everyone is on their cell phone.

Back then, if you had a 450 or lo a 650, you had a "big" bike.   Back in that era or perhaps a little later, Goldwings were only 1200CC.

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« Reply #20: June 23, 2012, 06:30:17 PM »
What would take me back would be a 1970ish Honda CB 350. (I know, pathetic, but it's what I remember.) I guess it would be okay to tool around on local back roads.

But I'm too much of a chicken to ride.






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« Reply #21: June 23, 2012, 06:31:32 PM »
What would take me back would be a 1970ish Honda CB 350. (I know, pathetic, but it's what I remember.)

But I'm too much of a chicken to ride.





I always tell folks I'd rather die with a throttle in my hand than a TV remote.   LOL    Believe me,  I've had a few opportunities to change my mind.

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« Reply #22: June 23, 2012, 06:34:16 PM »
I do have one of these sitting in my basement ready to be restored. :rofl: we tooled around in the woods on these things for six hours a day every summer day in Northern New Jersey when I was 14. God, was that fun. Sometimes Margaret O'Mara would ride on the back...


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« Reply #23: June 23, 2012, 06:36:01 PM »
I do have one of these sitting in my basement ready to be restored. :rofl: we tooled around in the woods on these things for six hours a day every summer day in Northern New Jersey when I was 14. God, was that fun.

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Riding is like psychotherapy without paying $150 an hour.   I told the wife that if the motorcycle could cook, she'd be gone.

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« Reply #24: June 23, 2012, 06:37:23 PM »
My bro's Triumph is a '71 Bonnie t120r