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Wvboy

Previous Bikes

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Wvboy

These are not the bikes I owned, mine never looked this good. These are pics I found on the net of the models and I've tried to get them in the same color.

 

I'm trying to post them in the order I had them.

 

This was my first bike, a Honda SL 70. I was 4.

 

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This was a Honda 125. Mine was stripped down for dirt, it was a decent hillclimber with a rear sprocket big enough to cook a pizza on.

 

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This was a Suzuki TS 400. It was actually Dads bike when I started riding it. I was 12 and couldn't start it unless I coasted down the hill we lived on. Eventually I grew enough to start it and I rode the old beast until I fianlly blew the head off of it (mixing alcohol in the gas)

 

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I don't remember the order but I had a Yamaha DT125, two DT250's and this Harley all in one summer.

 

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This was the first thing I bought when I joined the Army. I needed cheap transportation and this fit the bill. I actually got a ticket for riding it with a cast on my right leg(broke it playing ball) Turned out to be quite a Liquor cycle. I was young and dumb.

 

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I just had to have this as soon as I bought my first truck. It was a blast riding around Texas. Got in trouble a few times with this one too, 250 two stroke, it would scream.

 

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My second bike for the street, a Yamaha Maxim 750. Good bike, quick, and a blast to ride. It was the first shaft drive I ever owned. I didn't have any saddlebags or windshield, backpack and sunglasses were all I needed.

 

I once lost 3 cases of Budweiser off the back of it(the old cases, 4 sixpacks in a box) I thought for sure I would get a DUI picking up the beer. It was spraying everyplace. All turned out well, even with the losses we had enough to get toasted.

 

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After the Maxim became a bad mix with beer, amazingly I never wrecked it, I traded for this.

 

A Honda XL500 which I left with my brothers during my first deployment to Korea. They broke the shaft off for the kickstart (no electric) and then managed to lock up the motor. I was only gone for two years.

 

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More to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wvboy

I was off bikes for a few years, the Army was moving me too much and the kids were young.

 

But eventually I got back into them.

 

I had one of these KX 250's in Hawaii for trail riding. Decent bike just a little hard to tune. It needed a top end kit and a new carb but it still ran good, just hard on plugs.

 

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I got this for my son so he could ride with me. Turned out to be way too much bike for him, it would carry the front wheel thru all the gears with me on it.

 

RM 60

 

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Sold the KX and bought a XT 600, just a little heavy for riding trails in Hawaii but it had a license so I didn't have to haul it.

 

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A couple more bikes I bought for the kids that they didn't ride. I don't know where I went wrong but they don't have much interest in bikes.

 

A KE100 (ours was white)

 

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We had 3 of these 50cc pocket rockets. One 2 stroke and two 4 strokes, quite dangerous little machines.

 

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I think that is all except for what I have now, I'll get pics of them later.

 

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paper

At 43, I've had over 25 various bikes (more??).. I had a list, but it was so big I lost it..

I've had up to 7 bikes at one time, and I figure I'm a good boy right now, since I only have 5 (unless you count my 250 Recon 4 wheeler)..

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lucky_x16

Someone had to go here!

 

OK my first bike:

 

Honda 750, not an actual picture but one that closely represents it:

 

Mine had a bike ending tragedy that made it resemble an accordian more than a motorcycle.

 

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That put me off bikes from 83 until 2007, when I bought my Vulcan.

 

This is the actual picture of the vulcan after I revived it, last year.

 

Still own it, and currently working on custom brackets to securely mount a set of "Bates" saddlebags to it.

 

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This brings me to my current project:

 

1986 Goldwing Aspencade, which brought me to the group.

 

It is not fully reborn yet, but I am still working on it.

 

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The reason I quit riding after the Honda died is not because of fear of bikes, but because of fear of me doing something stupid on the bike.

 

After getting the Vulcan up and running, during a momentary lapse of reason, I revisited that stupid side of me, by seeing if the odometer on the bike was truely matched to the engine. It is a darn close match!!

 

Since then, I have cleaned carbs and replaced parts, and my mechanic buddy did something to it. It still has plenty of power in it but tops out about 95mph now instead of almost maxing out the spedometer.

 

GOOD!

 

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mespock

My first Yamaha 1978 XS 400 Special - Not mine but pics that I found

 

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My Second - Yamaha 1978 XS 500

 

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My Third - 1978 Honda GL 1000 Goldwing - Not mine but set up pretty close to what I had

 

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My Forth - 1985 GL 1200 Aspencade again not mine just one I found searching the web.

 

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My 5th and Current - 1985 Honda GL1200 Aspencade

 

Would look the same as the one I'm driving now LOL

 

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Vegaswingnut

My list went something like this.........( many of these pictures were found online)

 

1976 Yamaha DT100B

 

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1978 Yamaha XS400

 

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1976 Kawasaki KZ900

 

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1974 Honda CB750K

 

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1979 Suzuki GS850

 

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1976 Husquavarna 360WR ( restore in progress)

 

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1984 Honda 750 sabre

 

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1982 Honda GL1100I

 

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1986 Yamaha Radian 600

 

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1993 Honda GL1500I

 

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Devans

Ok here is mine....

 

This is my first "ride"... not really a motorcycle but it had 2 wheels and an engine.

 

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After I tried to jump the orange one off of a ramp and cracked the frame at the steering head, I bought this sweet azz ride for $25 from a friend.

 

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Im not sure what happened to the yellow one, but after that I ended up with the jealousy machine...talk about a chick magnet...

 

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After several more mopeds that were either crashed or trashed in one way or another, my dad bought me this Yamaha for my 12th or 13th birthday.

 

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I rode this bike for about 2 years, on and off road. Then I bought a suzuki 185 from my neighbor. (Obviuosly, not my picture...couldnt find one)

 

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My dad passed away in 1989 and he left me his pride and joy.... and Suzuki GR650 Tempter...I believe it was a 1981. This bike was emaculant!!! There was not so much as a scratch on it.

 

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After a couple years of riding it, my brother came back from Hawaii (Army) and needed a bike. I bought this georgeous Yamaha 650 maxim from a good friend and gave the tempter to my brother to ride.

 

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We rode the maxim for several years...when we lived in Arizona, I sold it to Donnas brother. When we moved to Iowa, Donna's brother quit paying on it, so I went back to Tucson over a weekend and repo'ed it back. After about another year, it started having head problems, so we sold it again.

 

My sister has a little Yamaha 250 Exciter sitting in her garage for about 2 years, and I bought it from her, just to have cheap transport. It turned out to be a piece of crap... and would only haul Donna and I at 55 MPH on the highway going to work. That was a bit scary with semis passing us at 70 MPH:surprised:

 

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After that we were bikeless for a while. After visiting several Honda shops, we bought our first goldwing... a 1986 Aspencade. We only had it for about 1 season, and then I started getting envious of all the 1500 riders.

 

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So, after getting tired of being envious... we bought a 1998 1500SE, and could not be happier..

 

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I have had others, that I can not remember for the life of me, but those are the main ones I remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mespock

I forgot between my two 1985 Aspencades I had this but in Red

 

A 1981 CB 750F Super Sport

 

Only owned it for a month needed it for getting back and forth from a job. $400 sold for $400

 

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detdrbuzzard

'69 z50a honda candy blue and white, '71 ct70h blue, '72 hodaka wombat 125 chrome and black,'71 commando 750 norton black,'72 cb350 blue ( repainted ),'73 cb 350 green ( drum front brake),'73 cb 350g green ( disc front brake ),'69 cb 350ss blue and green,'70 cb 350 red,'71 cb350 red, '80 yamaha xs650 special,'71 cb 350 red,'75 cb750k blue ( i still have it ,'79 cb750k brown ( still have this too ),( 2 ) '71ct70 minitrails'80xl 125 '88 suzuki katana 1100 blue

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mespock

How come nobody has listed any HD's LOL

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Devans

[user=25]mespock[/user] wrote:

How come nobody has listed any HD's LOL

:ponder:

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Wvboy

[user=25]mespock[/user] wrote:

How come nobody has listed any HD's LOL

I still have a sportster ( supposed to be sold next month) at Dads and one of the enduro's in my pics was H.D. (4th pic down)

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3rdwing

Some of you guys have quite a list. If owned just a few bikes. I only have pictures of the last two, both Goldwings. Anyway heres my short list...

 

1) 1983 Yamaha Maxim 400cc Black

 

2) 1983 Yamaha Maxim 750cc Black

 

3) 1983 GL1100i Brown

 

4) 1989 GL1500 Wineberry Red

 

5) 2008 GL1800 Comfort/Navi Metalic Red

 

 

 

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Rudy

Lets see... 44 years of riding?

 

Ok I'll try to remember. One thing helpful is they were all Honda.

 

Trail 90

 

Street 90

 

250 twin

 

350 twin

 

350-4

 

550-4

 

750-4

 

Gl1000 (2x)

 

450 twin

 

CX500

 

GL1500

 

That's all I remember.. sorry. Here is a shot of the current machine. Don't have the Voyager kit on it anymore.

 

 

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Jim in Illinois

OK, here's what i've owned over the past few years.

 

1975 CB750K Chopper

 

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1977 CB750K Chopper

 

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Project that never got finished

 

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1990 ZX1100c

 

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I've also had:

 

1985 Kawasaki Eliminator

 

4 or 5 other various CB750's

 

1995 VLX 600 Shadow

 

1983 Nighthawk 650

 

I currently have the 90 Wing and an 85 Virago.

 

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Joep

[user=5]Rudy[/user] wrote:

Lets see... 44 years of riding?

 

Ok I'll try to remember. One thing helpful is they were all Honda.

 

Trail 90

 

Street 90

 

250 twin

 

350 twin

 

350-4

 

550-4

 

750-4

 

Gl1000 (2x)

 

450 twin

 

CX500

 

GL1500

 

That's all I remember.. sorry. Here is a shot of the current machine. Don't have the Voyager kit on it anymore.

 

Hey Rudy looks like you are brand loyal.. everyone listed there is a Honda correct?? and all of mine are now: 1981 GL1100i, 1984 Vf700C, Previously owned:

74 CB360T, 81 Yam 400 Special II, Kawa 125, 80 CB750 four, 75 CB 550 four, 79 CX500, 78 Suzu GS550. 82 VF750C parter, 78 GL1000 bagger,

Man That 360T has been the only bike to pick me up from standing start and run a wheelie.. I was trying to spin back wheel with the front brake locked.. popped clutch and off I went..

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deejay

Well been riding since I was 15 and I've had lots of fun over the 41 year span(All Honda)

 

Scrambler 90

 

Scrambler 125

 

Sl 350

 

CB 750

 

SL 350(I liked these)

 

CB 900

 

GL 1200

 

GL 1500

 

GL 1800 (present bike)

 

 

 

 

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toomanyfumes

 

 

I haven't had too many bikes either.

 

First was a Honda 125 Enduro. Must have been about a 1980 or so.

 

Lot's of fun but not much power.

 

Next was a 1982 Kawasaki 440 LTD. Decent bike, totalled when a station wagon turned in front of me.:rage:

 

I then bought a 1978 Kawasaki KZ650. Had that awhile, great bike.

 

I bought my 'Wing new in 1994, and will probably have it many more years.

 

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Reinyrooster

Started riding when I was 15 but didn't actually own one til I was 19. Over the years I've had:

 

1977 Honda 550

 

1983 Yamaha Venture

 

1987 Yamaha Venture Royale

 

now my 2000 Honda Goldwing 25th Anniversary edition

 

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toomanyfumes

Here's my old 1978 KZ650....7-01-2009024.jpg

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toomanyfumes

Here's my 440 LTD... Sorry for the crappy pics, they're scans of at least 20 year old pictures...:picture:7-01-2009016.jpg

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Joep

Your 440 ltd was that the first year they belted them???

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toomanyfumes

I don't know I think mine was a 1980 and it had a chain IIRC.

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dwsonar

Here's my list:

90 Suzuki-parents wouldn't let me have a car

305 Honda

450 Honda

550 Suzuki

750 Honda-my favorite up until now

750 Yamaha

850 Suzuki

1000 Suzuki

1/2 of an 850 Suzuki-still in garage

1500 Wing-new favorite

only 37 years for me

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