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Old 11-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #616
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For anyone who has not seen this, don't pass it by.

Especially any who are shopping for an adventure bike and think they must have the latest and greatest ($$$$$$$)
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #617
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Needs to be in a book.

Need all of this in a hard back book so i can put one on my coffee table and one on my counter at my shop! I can look and read about this for days. I had the opportunity to get to know and become friends with a old timer ( 83 at that time when i was about 26 ) who had rode since the late 20's. Aubry played the trumpet in the naval and was on the ship when they landed in Normandy. If you got him started talking about motorcycles, music or the Navy, you couldnt get away from him. When he passed away he still had his 1939 HD knuckelhead.. We are loosing this kind of history way too quick.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #618
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Hey everybody,

It sure is cool to see all the wonderful replies on this thread. It always makes me smile.

My dad decided that his old bike (a TW200) was getting a bit too heavy for him these days, so I looked around and found him a CRF100. My dad loves it, say he can "pick it up like a bicycle!".

Over thanksgiving, as mostly always, we went riding. This time we went out to the Pueblo Motosports Park. They've got a bunch of little tracks that are just perfect for young and old kids alike:











I swear he looks younger than a lot of 60 year olds. And he's 85 now.

We had a great time. On the way home, my daughter Dayna said that Thanksgiving was "AWESOME!". She and my son Hayden both had a blast riding with their Grandpa. And so did I.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #619
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Thanks for sharing - great family - great Thanksgiving tradition

and wow - this thread turns nine tomorrow
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:01 AM   #620
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Wes, my dad is 82 with advancing Parkinson's. Savor these times; I know I don't really have to tell you that but they are precious. It's awesome to see he is still riding.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:25 PM   #621
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Wes, my dad is 82 with advancing Parkinson's. Savor these times; I know I don't really have to tell you that but they are precious. It's awesome to see he is still riding.
CBAT,

Sorry to hear about your dad. You're totally right, and everybody needs to be reminded of that more often. Thanks.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #622
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Every time I see your Dad on a bike it makes me smile, not sure if it is the thought of an 85 year old enjoying the ride or his infectious smile. Good on you and your Dad for grabbing life by the tail and hanging on.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #623
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This thread delivers.

I'd love to have one of those perfect, yet simple, 74's from the 1950's. I've looked on e-bay, but keeping finding ones all ... goobered up with what different guys thought looked cool at one time or another. The original looked fine enough, and that neutral riding position is what I've been dreaming about for years. But a foot clutch?! lol, I guess if I have to man-up, I'll do it, but wow...
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #624
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here ya go... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...M8iwBqGcg:deal
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #625
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Now that is cool - but apparently they're still of the 'modern' mindset that chrome is a good thing.

Not only do I not want to pay for it, I'll be damned if I'll be forced to look at it and contemplate lifting a rag to keep it clean or shiny. Same bike, no chrome, and ... well, a new job to afford it, and I'd be set.

But, other than that, awesome idea!

It is a kit, though, so the guy who assembled it may very well be able to supply the black parts that it came with.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #626
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Thumb Desert sled Panhead!

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here ya go... (1948 Replica Panhead Kit)
Wow!


What a deal

Considering what the kit includes I think the price is very reasonable.
Way out of my price range unfortunately...

I think that would be so sweet to ride around on.

Carefully, gently, just like these original adventure riders

However, I agree, NO CHROME! But that's just me.
And a few others too
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #627
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Just found this, Thanks Wes. Brings back memories of all the "Old Timers" back in '62 who took us "kids" under there wing.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #628
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Its that time of year again to enjoy this thread !
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:11 AM   #629
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Hi all,
I thought these early 70's films were brilliant, but I have the feeling that most of you guys stateside will be very familiar with them...but maybe not elsewhere SO...sorry if they have been posted here before, won't hurt again though; they just make me laugh in so many ways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-l7ufP-I4 this is the first, more on his channel.


All the best everyone

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:21 AM   #630
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Really Sweet images, nice seeing the boys at play.
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