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Old 11-04-2013, 12:07 PM   #281
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Now your talkin'! Personally, I'd like an early 70's H2 Kawasaki 2 stroke triple, a classic Bonneville and maybe a Honda Scrambler. So many wants and not enough moola, lol.
Nice picks there strat!
Dad had the H2 Kaw back in the early 70s,talk about a screamer!!
Dad liked playing with Harley riders lol He'd let them catch up and then roll that throttle,i'd turn around to see the smoke rolling and the Harley riders, no where in sight?
Man that thing would hit 120 before you knew what was going on!
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I have a confession. My husband bought me my dream bike and it turns out that I'm actually terrified to ride...how lame am I?
My first bike was a Yamaha 600. Bought it last year. I had only ridden dirt bikes before and that had been years ago. I rode around my apartment complex for 250 miles working on my breaking and finding out where the clutch sweat spot is at. From miles 250-600, I mostly rode down back roads behind the complex to get used to actual roads. Now I'm at 3500 miles, a lot being highway, and it's a blast! I was scared sh!tless at first but with practice, comes confidence, sorta like with firearms and now I'm wanting a liter bike..
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I have a confession. My husband bought me my dream bike and it turns out that I'm actually terrified to ride...how lame am I?
You are not lame! This sport is not for everyone. You may or may not learn to relax and enjoy the ride. Or your ride just may be too much ride at this stage of your learning.

Years ago my wife decided to learn to ride a bike to accompany me on road trips. I bought her a Honda 250 street bike to learn on. She enrolled in a week long bike riding course. During the course of the course the instructor made a fatal mis-statement (for my wife) that stopped cold the whole learning process for her.

He said “A scared rider is a dead rider.”

She was scared to the point of paralysis. In her mind, since she was scared she was as good as dead…just a matter of time. And she might well have been.

The next spring we sold the bike and she started taking riding lessons at a horse facility. Loved it! Climb on the top of a horse, commands and control via reins and leg pressure…no throttle, clutch or brake linkage…her kind of riding!

Go figure!

On the other hand, I bought my first motorcycle in 1959. A 1957 police Harley panhead from a dealer in San Diego. Up to then the only two-wheeled device I had ever ridden was a bicycle and a Sears motor scooter in high school. The service guy at the dealership had to show me the gears and which way to turn the throttle. (The throttle on my scooter turned the opposite way!) Then he started it for me and I rode it home through downtown San Diego traffic. I timed the lights because I was afraid if I stopped I would kill the engine and wouldn’t be able to start it again. But I don’t remember being scared at all. Cautious..yeah!!

But get on a horse?? Twice I tried it. Not for me! Scared?
Absolutely!

A scared rider is a dead rider!
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I love horseback riding and motorcycle riding. But a horse has a mind of its own, no matter what. I like to be in control.

Here's what I got to cruise around on last weekend...

Kawasaki 900 signature.

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Considering buying that bike. It's pretty much just right for me and my experience level, and oh so damn easy to handle.

But there are so many bobbed choppers for sale right now... and that's more my style.
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Our son rode this until he crashed on Bent Mountain, Roanoke, Va. Bike was totaled after 1 wreck. 11 months old GSXR 1 Liter.



Broke both hands and both feet, skinned his knee and had nice road rash on his left cheek. Just think about what you can and cannot do with both hands and both feet unusable. He had a good friend who was a nurse that took care of him for about 6 of 8 week recovery. He lived in a small house with a finished basement. His TV was downstairs (where he is sitting) - bathroom upstairs. Not good.

He was working at Advanced Autoparts at the time. Instead of flowers or candy they send a Home Cleaning service once a week for 6 weeks. That was pretty thoughtful if you ask me.

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And my funnest bike ever


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Don't let this thread die!! Let's see some more bikes! Who alls been trying to get their last minute rides in before winter??
Gonna ride today The low tonight is gonna be in the upper 40s, no rain in sight.
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amazing...


Long Beach Press-Telegram 11/05/2013, Page A03






CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

Long-lost motorcycle found

Agents seize Nebraska man’s 1953 Triumph, stolen 46 years ago, as it was bound for Japan


By Karen Robes Meeks



An Omaha, Neb., man is getting back a motorcycle that was stolen from him 46 years ago, thanks to investigators who recently recovered it at the Los Angeles⁄Long Beach seaport complex.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers, with the help of National Insurance Crime Bureau agents and California Highway Patrol investigators, seized a 1953 Triumph motorcycle en route to Yokohama, Japan, on Oct. 30.

Officers ran the bike’s vehicle identification numbers and found that it matched those in an Omaha Police Department report of a Tiger T 100 model bike that was stolen from the owner’s backyard in February 1967, according to the CBP.

“He didn’t believe me at first,” Lou Koven, special agent at the National Insurance Crime Bureau, said when he reached the bike’s owner, now 72 years old and still residing in Omaha.

The bike, then valued at $300 uninsured, has a “manifested value” of $9,000, according to the CBP.

The bike is being shipped to the owner, who could not be reached for comment Monday.

“CBP officers and their law enforcement counterparts check many outbound vehicles on a regular basis,” Todd C. Owen, CBP director of field operations in Los Angeles, said in a statement. “Their success in recovering stolen vehicles is remarkable. A few have nice stories like this one.”

This is one of three vehicles recently intercepted by CBP that were stolen at least 20 years ago, Owen said.



This 1953triumph motorcycle was stolen from an Omaha, Neb., man in 1967. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted the motorcycle, estimated to be worth $9,000, at the port as it was being shipped to Japan.
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Gonna ride today The low tonight is gonna be in the upper 40s, no rain in sight.
Same here. Except lower 40s for the low. I rode anyways!
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