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    ROLL-CALL: Those who ride/collect motorized two wheel objects!

    Ok, so...

    We've all but hijacked another users thread in the California section, SO, I wanted to defer to here.

    Let's see if people will take the time out to fill this in. I am going to create a form for the riders here to fill out, to give us a bit of riding history. Here it goes:

    Years Riding: 25+
    Location: Tacoma, WA
    Current Bike: none (Working on a deal for a highly modified GS1100E, sold my last bike, 2003 GSXR1000, to relocate.)
    Favorite Bike You Have Ridden/Owned: 1999 Suzuki TL1000S
    Number Of Bikes You Have Owned: 25+
    Favorite Road To Ride: Auburn Ravine Road between Cool and Foresthill

    Notes:


    Hopefully you guys see what I am doing here. I love bikes, and am also a huge drag/street car guy specializing in Fox Chassis Fords. I am curious to know how many of us enjoy freedom of the two-wheeled variety.

    Ready,...Set......GO
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    Been riding about two years... 2008 Trek Allant in Black... =P
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    16 years, 50,000+ miles. I stopped counting at 40,000 miles.

    All fueled by beer, sushi, brats and tamales.

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    Favorite road to ride To the end of the road at Northport and the Death's Door Passage

    I've owned, in no particular order; '73 Porsche 911E, '73 FIAT X-1/9, FIAT Abarth Zagato Bilobero, Abarth Monza, SCCA B-Sedan Datsun 510, Dave Caracci powered SCCA F-Vee ... and now my diesel VW.
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    lol great responses, except please note I did say "Motorized".

    If you think a CB100 will go up a tree, throw a CT90 in low and hold the throttle to the stop. Either that or a down-geared big bore dirtbike like a XR600.
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    I have ridden on the road but much prefer the dirt.


    Years Riding: Off and on for the last 33 years.
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    Favorite Bike You Have Ridden/Owned: 2002 YZ426f
    Number Of Bikes You Have Owned: 7 total, 2 road and 5 dirt plus the 3 dirt bikes of my kids.
    Favorite Road To Ride: The Logandale trails a little north of Vegas are pretty fun.

    And this thread useless without pics.

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    Number Of Bikes You Have Owned: 25+
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    I always loved the two-strokes starting with the Yamaha RD-350s, Suzuki GT380s, Kawasaki H1 Mach III 500s up to the GT750.
    Now days, a Honda Vaulk or Wing is more my speed although I have always lusted after the Honda ST1n00 series bikes.

    This is back when I was riding a GS850G Suzuki and working on bikes for friends:



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    This is awesome guys. So many nice pics.

    Most of mine are sitting in a family album in Natomas, a suburb of Sacramento. I am sure i have something around here though.
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    total,,,2

    had a kaw k1 500cc while i was in the navy,,got it in 73, sold it in 75.
    bought a 72 moto guzzi 850 eldorado, in boxes, in 1980.
    done a couple rebores over the years, now 992cc.
    full dress, rusty, greasy, and ugly, but it starts every time, and keeps up with anything.
    loud pipes save lives, nobody wonders if im coming down the street,
    and the sound is, low and pure, i dare say it sounds better than any harley!

    rode to hurricane ridge 3 weeks ago,,parked in the lot with lots of shiny pretty bikes.
    folks would walk by the nice ones, pointing and smiling,
    but they would stop at my goose, and gather round, talking old world craftsmanship
    reliability, and timeless design. im getting carried away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    Years Riding: 45+
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    Current Bike: 2009 Harley Davidson TriGlide / 1976 Harley Davidson FLH
    Favorite Bike You Have Ridden/Owned: 1998 H-D FLHTCUI.
    Number Of Bikes You Have Owned: 6
    Favorite Road To Ride: Skyline Drive Virginia

    NIce glide shovel. I'd really like to see the 76 though if at all possible.

    Here is a short list of some of my bikes I have had over the years. I will work my way backwards:

    2003 GSXR1000
    1999 TL1000S
    1996 CBR600F3
    1990 CBR600F
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    1987 CBR600F "Hurricane" (The Hurricane name applies only to the 87 and 88 model years. It was dropped in 89-90 even though it's the same bike)
    1982 CB650C
    1982 GS1100E (Gold)
    1985 XL600R
    1982 XR200R
    1979 YZ100
    1985 ATC70
    1988 ZX6R
    1982 GS450L
    1970 SL100
    1979 DT100
    1967 Yamaha RD1 (2 stroke 360cc)
    ....and many more.


    Defender...

    Pictures of the ElDorado?

    Ever get tired of it lifting and squating in turns?

    That's a true classic.
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    Cool

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    NIce glide shovel. I'd really like to see the 76 though if at all possible.

    That IS the 1976 FLH..........

    This is the TriGlide.
    Wifey and I took a it on a little trip to the Grand Canyon in Late April............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    That IS the 1976 FLH..........

    This is the TriGlide.
    Wifey and I took a it on a little trip to the Grand Canyon in Late April............
    Yeah I missed that. The first bike looks like an Evo from a distance though. Got any close ups?

    Edit: Scratch that - Zoomed in and its obviously a shovel.

    That thing move ok in full dress like that?

    Also, does that trike conversion change it from belt to chain or ?

    Seen plenty of wings in trike, but not so many HD's. Always been curious about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowfiveoh View Post
    Yeah I missed that. The first bike looks like an Evo from a distance though. Got any close ups?

    Edit: Scratch that - Zoomed in and its obviously a shovel.

    That thing move ok in full dress like that?

    Also, does that trike conversion change it from belt to chain or ?

    Seen plenty of wings in trike, but not so many HD's. Always been curious about that.
    The TriGlide is a factory built Harley trike, not a conversion. The good part is that it is repairable by any Harley dealer and not just specialty shops.

    http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...a-classic.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by flb_78 View Post
    The TriGlide is a factory built Harley trike, not a conversion. The good part is that it is repairable by any Harley dealer and not just specialty shops.

    http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...a-classic.html

    I did not know that. I figured it would be a conversion just like the GL kits.

    Pretty cool.
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    Thought I would join the party and add some pics.

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    "Old Blue" with my (now-traded) 1998 FLHTCUI-A

    The Shovel is bored/stroked/cammed and is no slouch even in "Dresser" trim.
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