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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'm Lyle. 54 years old, been riding since I was 15, varied selection of dual sport and road bikes. Standard progression, new Honda SL175 in high school then a CB 350. Next was an Elsinore followed by a Yamaha RD350. Stepped up to a 650 Special then onto a Kawasaki 750 with a fairing. Had an XS 850 Yamaha then moved up to the 1100 Special which I drunkenly smashed into a phone pole at 100 mph. Stopped drinking that night! Spent the last 15 years on an 83 Suzuki 1100 GK with the fairing and hard bags. Last year I bought an 83 Honda XL 600 to get back to my dual sport roots. This summer I passed the Suzuki on to one of my sons and bought myself a 2007 Yamaha VStar 1300. There you have it, me in a nutshell.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 10:10 PM
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I think I see your problem, Lyle: you haven't had enough motorcycles!

Most wise to stay off the sauce....especially if you expect to stay on two wheels.

Welcome, stay safe, and congrats on moving up in class. Make sure to visit the Daily Ride thread when the spirit moves you.......
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Welcome to the forum Lyle.

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Welcome from where ever i may be

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The views expressed above are those of the author and may, or may not, express the views of those around me. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. No animals were harmed in the typing of this messege.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Lyle View Post
There you have it, me in a nutshell.
Oh there's lots of nutshells here. Me included.

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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howdy. feel free to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 10:42 PM
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Welcome aboard Lyle.Very nice portfolio of scooters.Glad to see you step up to star.
Be safe and keep the shiny side up.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 10:41 AM
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Hi Lyle, hope you enjoy the 1300. Sounds like you have had experience with a lot of different bikes. You were pretty lucky to have survived the crash, ya have to watch out for those poles when they jump out at ya! Ride safe!

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