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Remember that old bike you had? Post a pick!

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  1. Bujee1

    Bujee1 Well-Known Member

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    I know I am not the only one who had a bike (or more) before my current steed. Post up your picks and maybe a story about it. I'll go first.
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    This is an old Yamaha Road Star. It had a carburetor that had to be choked at start up. The pipes where load and I felt like a badass when riding it. I replaced it with a Highball. (I was still in my "Gangster" phase.)
     
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    1973 Ducati 750 GT. My first new bike, I was 19.

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    The bike I had just before I bought my first Victory. 2002 Ducati Monster S4.

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    Bike just before my Vision....2000 WideGlide (FXDWG) with the TC88.

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    2000 1500 Kawasaki nomad. I put a road glide fairing on it with HD lower fairings and a Honda Valkyrie trunk. All fab work by myself. Put 20,000 trouble free miles in it in this configuration 90% 2-up. The 4.2 gallon tank was a killer though when everyone else had close to 6.
     

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    I really liked it as a solo bagger. Took about 10 minutes to convert it.
     

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    My other bike is a 750 nighthawk I built similar to the walking dead bike. R6 front end with a custom stem I made, 1976 XS650 tank, built the bike in a couple weeks after collecting parts for a few months
     

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    Ok.That is a cool bike!
     
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    I did multiple 500 mile rides across Iowa on this beauty, seriously grand partying. Still have the bike, it’s outfitted with all the best components you could get in the ‘80s. I don’t ride it much anymore ‘cause my body isn’t built like that anymore. But I don’t care, just like my Kingpin, it stays with me.
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    Vision tour 10th anniversary. #90
    Sold my GW for my Vision. Never looked back.... LetgoImg1450391158245.jpg
     
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    Still, a great looking bike!
     
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    Down tube Friction shifters, Chromoly Steel Frame, 40 spoke wheels riding on 700c rubber. Man! That takes me back! Do you have one of those leather"hairnet" helmets? PM me if you are interested I'll ship it for free. It's the only remnant I have of those bicycling days and it needs a good home.
     
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    Believe or not guys, this was my first motorcycle.
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    I was getting close to finishing college for my MBA. I wanted to "reward" myself for doing this in my fifties. I bought the bike on Friday, took the motorcycle class over the weekend, and took delivery of the bike on Monday. My wife thought I was nuts. I had never been on any motorcycle in my whole life and she knew it.
    Thinking back on it, I was nuts! This thing weighed close to 800 lbs., would do 0-60 in under 4 sec, and top out at 140 mph!
    Not a bike for a new rider!
    I guess God takes care of Fools and Babies.
     
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    Trek 640, weighs all of 17 lbs. Naturally not all of my parts are stock, but anything non stock is upgraded :)
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