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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby lcrken » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:46 pm

davamb wrote:MZ? We don't get them down our way Ken. Pic please?


MZ Skorpion Traveler is here

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby lcrken » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:48 pm

And the Baghira and Tour are here.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby davamb » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:31 pm

Thanks Ken, good stuff!
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby mrmach5 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:35 am

Ok, here is my line up,,,,,,,,,,,

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1975 Norton Commando MKIII
1974 Yamaha TX650A
1975 Honda CB550K
1980 Honda CB750F
2007 Triumph Bonneville T-100 X 2
2007 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby grandpaul » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:44 am

Nice lineup!

I miss my CB550...(and my XS650)

Still have my 81 CB750F...
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby MS850 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:00 am

Nice gaggle of bikes. :D
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby worntorn » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:12 pm

Since I see you have both, gotta ask-

T100 vs the 850 Commando, how do they compare on the road?

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby MS850 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:29 pm

My 60th birthday present 3yrs ago from stepson and family, 1973 Honda CB500 1243 orig miles bought from original owner.
Other than the extended forks, bike was 100% complete.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby mrmach5 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:23 am

Sorry Glen , but having just picked the Norton up last week , I have only ridden it up and down my street a few times, so I won't be able to report till I get some miles on her.
As far as the Triumphs,, I liked my first one so much I bout another, both are 2007's ,, last year for Carbs (I'm old school) and really like them. They are a nice weight (similar to the 850 Commando) nimble, smooth, and just feel well balanced. I did make some suspension changes that greatly improved the ride and handling. New Ikon rear shocks,,, and progressive fork springs and Ricor damper valves up front.

Hope get out on the Norton this weekend , first just going thru some checks its been in storage. so Checking all fluids,, bleeding out the old brake fluid, stuff like that. 99 degrees here yesterday, hope I don't melt the tires,,,, like riding a blow torch.
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby mrmach5 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:31 am

Wow,,,,, Mark , Incredible.
It's beautiful! Nice work . Mine is nice, but not that nice. As you can see mine lacks the original 4 into 4 exhaust, but does have a very nice 4 into 2 exhaust . Some one is making new 4 into 4's now however after pricing it all out, by time you buy the pipes, brackets, etc, and then ship them, probably $1300-$1400 bucks. That's about 1/3 of what I've got in the bike, so hard to pull the trigger.
Did you replace your exhaust , re-chrome???
Anyway, thanks for sharing the photos,,,,, awesome job.
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby grandpaul » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:01 am

MS850 wrote:My 60th birthday present 3yrs ago from stepson and family, 1973 Honda CB500

What a beauty.

Never having ridden a 500 (3 different 550s), I can't compare although they look identical.

I wonder how much that 50ccs is missed with all else being equal? I know that at just under 130# (at the time), and my bike being as hopped-up as you could build a 550 (apart from rods & crank), it was pretty amazing; I had no trouble keeping up with my KZ1000 until the ride got longer than 1/2 mile.

It's a classic.
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby MS850 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:15 pm

mrmach5 wrote:Wow,,,,, Mark , Incredible.
It's beautiful! Nice work . Mine is nice, but not that nice. As you can see mine lacks the original 4 into 4 exhaust, but does have a very nice 4 into 2 exhaust . Some one is making new 4 into 4's now however after pricing it all out, by time you buy the pipes, brackets, etc, and then ship them, probably $1300-$1400 bucks. That's about 1/3 of what I've got in the bike, so hard to pull the trigger.
Did you replace your exhaust , re-chrome???
Anyway, thanks for sharing the photos,,,,, awesome job.


I wish they made re-pop pipes for the 500-550, those are the orig with zero rust, just pitted. Right side is banged up from what looks like things hitting them not from crash. If you saw the bike up close you would see pitting on the pipes, rear fender and fork ears all of which are not available. The front fender is a re-pop CB750. I missed out on a nice set on eBay for about $800.
The story goes the PO bought new in '73 rode for 1243 miles parked it. He got a job working the Alaskan pipeline, last registered in '82. The wife told my step son she had a bike for sale, he bought it for $300. Sat in a backyard in SoCal, thats why it wasnt in real bad condition. It was a great gift, much appreciated, its turned into a family heirloom.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby lcrken » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:02 pm

Well, this one is not my usual style, but it is a big pushrod twin.

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It's a 2006 Yamaha Road Star Silverado MIdnight XV1700. I bought it to help out a friend with a brother who needed cash now. It hadn't been ridden for a couple of years, and wouldn't run without the choke, and the rear tire was down to the cord in several places. The local bike shop wouldn't take it to sell, so I bought it cheap for $2000. It has about 24K miles, and looks really nice. I put half a can of Seafoam in the gas tank, ran it for a while on the choke, and it cleaned out and runs great. Still pretty cold blooded, but fine when warmed up. Might have something to do with the the aftermarket Cobra pipes. Put a new rear tire on it yesterday, and took a ride on it today. Quite an experience. It is really heavy, close to 800 lbs, and is a little scary at first at low speeds. Very easy to ride once you're at speed, and handles surprisingly well. I always wondered what it was like to ride one of these behemoths, and now I know. Still, it's not for me long term. As soon as the new registration arrives, I'm putting it up for sale. I'm sure I can get my money out of it and make a little profit at the same time.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby Fast Eddie » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:28 pm

lcrken wrote:Well, this one is not my usual style, but it is a big pushrod twin.

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It's a 2006 Yamaha Road Star Silverado MIdnight XV1700. I bought it to help out a friend with a brother who needed cash now. It hadn't been ridden for a couple of years, and wouldn't run without the choke, and the rear tire was down to the cord in several places. The local bike shop wouldn't take it to sell, so I bought it cheap for $2000. It has about 24K miles, and looks really nice. I put half a can of Seafoam in the gas tank, ran it for a while on the choke, and it cleaned out and runs great. Still pretty cold blooded, but fine when warmed up. Might have something to do with the the aftermarket Cobra pipes. Put a new rear tire on it yesterday, and took a ride on it today. Quite an experience. It is really heavy, close to 800 lbs, and is a little scary at first at low speeds. Very easy to ride once you're at speed, and handles surprisingly well. I always wondered what it was like to ride one of these behemoths, and now I know. Still, it's not for me long term. As soon as the new registration arrives, I'm putting it up for sale. I'm sure I can get my money out of it and make a little profit at the same time.

Ken


Or...
Cheap donor for outrageous featherbed special....
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby lcrken » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:20 pm

Fast Eddie wrote:Or...
Cheap donor for outrageous featherbed special....


Actually, that thought crossed my mind, but I'd have to build a custom featherbed to fit. It's a really large engine! No way I could fit it into a normal FB.

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