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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Bikes you"ve owned in the past.

Here are some pics of the 3 Bikes I had befor my V Star.
First one is my 1970 Triumph 500 Hardtail Chopper

Next is my '77 Ironhead 1000 Hraley Sportster.

And the last one I had was my '82 Yamaha 650 Maxim XJ

Now 2010 V STAR 950 T
Former bikes were
1982 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim
1977 Harley Iron Head Sportster
1970 Triumph 500 Hard Tail Chopper
4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul

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post #2 of 83 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 07:35 AM
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No pics of these, been a long time....

'67 Triumph Bonneville
'74 & '76 DT250 Yamaha
'78(?) CB360 Honda
'78 CB750 Honda

Still wish i had the Bonnie or one of the DT's
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post #3 of 83 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 11:31 PM
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Summer of 2001 bought 01 HD 883 Sportster (aged 45 & a motorcycle virgin) Summer of 2003 bought 2000 HD Heritage Classic. May of 06 hit on the Heritage ($6000. cosmetic damage to her, shattered left leg & right shoulder for me)

July 15/10 2008 V Star 1100 Classic. 1st time in the saddle in 4 yrs. Feel alive again at 54. Happy to have found this site.

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post #4 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 08:21 PM
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From my first to now:
6 years old - Yamaha Pee wee 50
9 years old - Yamaha 100 Enduro
15 years old - Yamaha 175 Enduro
16 years old - Yamaha 400 Special
18 years old - Yamaha 700 Virago
38 years old - Yamaha 1100 V-Star

Yeah, I'm a Yamaha guy.

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post #5 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 08:48 PM
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Smokey, you have been pure and true to the best! Wish Ol Sugar Bear could say the same, took him awhile to find the best but sure did get it after awhile. Hang tough and don't go branchin off to some of those that figger they are the only ride there is. You got the best and know it Ride Safe. (yeah, I like Yamaha a ton)

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post #6 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 09:16 PM
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One of my favorite bikes was a 72 triumph 750 Trident with a Stein LS200 sidecar made in 1953. I still have the sidecar and one day may put it on my V star. I'm 65 and have bad joints, hips and knees, One day I might need it to hold up the bike. I've had too many bikes to list probably 16 or so.
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post #7 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 08:07 AM
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'71 Kawasaki 350 Bighorn(73-76)
'72 Honda CL350(76-78)
'74 Honda CB450 twin(78-80)
'75 Honda CB400Four(79-80)
'75 Honda CB550Four(80-81)
'81 Honda CB900F(81-87)=totalled, no injuries
'85 Honda VF700Sabre(87-97=still have just not operable
'07 Yamaha V Star 650 Classic(08-10)=totalled, no real injuries(18 JUL10)
'09 Yamaha V Star 950T(10-present)

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post #8 of 83 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 10:22 AM
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My first bike was a 67Yamaha 250 Enduro, next was a 74 Honda 350 4cyl.street bike, next was a 77 Yamaha 650 special, next is a 86 Yamaha 750 Maxim X that I still ride now and then, and my new to me 02 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Classic. I really like the looks of the new Raider

02 Vstar 1100 classic
Samson Warloard Ripsaws
chubby pod kit/maxair pms screws
barons ork
kuryakyn isso grips
breakaway cruise cont.
driver backrest
barons DT risers
barons tackometer
oem passing lights
crome visors on all lights & signals
drag highway pegs
viking studded bags
sissy bar with rack
studded front and rear seats
studded gas tank bib with pouch
clocks for bikes- stem mount
Ram mount& hard wire for GARMIN GPS
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post #9 of 83 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 11:15 AM
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10 years old to 15 years old - mini-bikes - forgot how many
16 years old - 1974 Yamaha 250DT Enduro
18 years old - 1976 kawasaki 900Z1 (fastest production motorcycle that year)
28 years old - 1984 kawasaki ZX750E1 "GPZ Turbo" (fastest production motorcycle that year) AND STILL HAVE IT!

48 years old - 1981 Honda CB650 - (it was free, one of those come get it and it's yours deals)
48 years old - 2002 Yamaha RoadStar Warrior

Last Month - 2009 Stratoliner-S (left over), Daddy Likey!

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No pictures, but my learner bike was a a 1987 Suzuki LS650 Savage. If you're not familiar with that model, its a one-cylinder bike that just barely counts as full-size. The whole thing probably didn't weigh more than 450 pounds. I'm 6'3'' and about 180 lbs so I looked a little funny on it, but it was great for feeling out the road. That was in 2009.
Late last year I sold it and purchased a 2007 vstar 100 classic. Must say I'm much happier on the bigger engine

2007 V-Star 1100 Classic
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