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Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By SmokingBear
Yeah that's what I was thinking. He ran a number...

Yeah that's what I was thinking. He ran a number of bikes over the years, his brother's collection is in the hundreds, so wasn't too sure about this one.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By SmokingBear
Here's another one for you all: help identify this old Yamaha

Run by same deceased uncle as from the previous Kawasaki thread

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/BullittMan/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseb6ed5f2.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-20-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By SmokingBear
Thanks for the background info on the bike, very...

Thanks for the background info on the bike, very interesting. He did more salt flat racing than anything else, so it's likely you are correct. I'm sure there are a few guys left around. Will probably...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-20-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By SmokingBear
My knowledge of older bikes is pretty limited....

My knowledge of older bikes is pretty limited. Seeing as how that bike was around 15 years before I was even alive, just trying to get some more information about it. But thanks for your invaluable...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-20-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By SmokingBear
Yes he drag raced many bikes on the Bonneville...

Yes he drag raced many bikes on the Bonneville salt flats, and was chief mechanic for a number of other racers. He was also an official for some time. Here's an article on him if anyone is...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-18-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By SmokingBear
Thanks for the info and ideas. I would date this...

Thanks for the info and ideas. I would date this photo as right around 1972. He did lots of salt flat racing and tinkering, so would not be surprised if the one in the photo is far from stock.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-18-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By SmokingBear
Question Help identifying old Kawasaki

My uncle who was well known in the Southern California motorcycle racing world back in the day has passed recently. I am wondering if someone can help me identify the bike he is on in this picture....
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 65,930
Posted By SmokingBear
Same thought process and circumstances. I went...

Same thought process and circumstances. I went through last year when buying new tires for my 08 fz6. Ended up with the Pilot 3s and couldn't be happier. Very solid and confidence inspiring tires. No...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,272
Posted By SmokingBear
What an awesome idea. Going to look hard into...

What an awesome idea. Going to look hard into making this happen this time next year after I finish my bachelor's. Out of state (Ohio) MC endorsement acceptable or does it need to be CA?
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 187,941
Posted By SmokingBear
Are you still selling the daytime riding lights...

Are you still selling the daytime riding lights for $49/pair?
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,129
Posted By SmokingBear
As someone who works EMS and drives emergency...

As someone who works EMS and drives emergency vehicles everyday, here's some tips:
Never ever ever follow directly behind. We do in fact direct relatives to stay far back and travel at normal pace....
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,688,881
Posted By SmokingBear
Two day camping trip to the race track at...

Two day camping trip to the race track at MidOhio. About 200 miles round trip (I need a new seat, factory is killer):

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7756746166_f569b4814b_z.jpg
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By SmokingBear
While you're in Sheridan, take a quick scoot up...

While you're in Sheridan, take a quick scoot up Red Grade rd out of Big Horn. 335 turns into Red Grade as you approach the mountains. You won't regret it. Great views and well kept dirt roads (back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,396
Posted By SmokingBear
As an EMS provider, my coworkers and I couldn't...

As an EMS provider, my coworkers and I couldn't agree with this more.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 65,930
Posted By SmokingBear
Just finished my naked conversion. ...

Just finished my naked conversion.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8027/7654125206_e5dc68c8f3_c.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 70,747
Views: 5,786,254
Posted By SmokingBear
Have a 10% motorcycle-superstore.com coupon for...

Have a 10% motorcycle-superstore.com coupon for the first person to PM me. Figured I'd offer it to fellow Ohio riders first.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,153
Posted By SmokingBear
This sounds like a fun gathering. Would love to...

This sounds like a fun gathering. Would love to go and meet some fellow riders, but the Indy races are that weekend at MidOhio. Worthwhile to come down for Friday and leave Saturday am at 10?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70,747
Views: 5,786,254
Posted By SmokingBear
Thanks, black 2008 Yamaha FZ6

Thanks, black 2008 Yamaha FZ6
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 65,930
Posted By SmokingBear
Just got my 2008 FZ6 earlier this year and I love...

Just got my 2008 FZ6 earlier this year and I love it!
Working on the "naked" single headlight mod right now, will post pictures of the finished product soon.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 70,747
Views: 5,786,254
Posted By SmokingBear
New guy here, planning on going down for the...

New guy here, planning on going down for the weekend on Saturday morning from Akron area.
Usually hang out by China beach, and the esses by the Honda bridge.
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