Let's see your bike

Discussion in 'Photos' started by kiwiDakar, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. pik Ass

    pik Ass Adventurer

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    Hi,

    is a BMW K100 RS 16V (Bj. 1990). The engine is original but the rear rims is from the BMW K1200 RS :ricky
  2. Old Queenslander

    Old Queenslander Been here awhile

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    My latest folly.
  3. RTinNC

    RTinNC Long timer

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    Congratulations on the new bike and entry to street riding. Certainly looks like you made a great choice in bike and gear! Here's to many happy miles and smiles! :clap
  4. Sky Earth Road

    Sky Earth Road Adventurer

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    I appreciate the warm welcome, thank you! So far, the bike has been flawless and the gear seems to be working! It was kind of hilarious riding a CBR250R single in a group that included a GS1150, an R1200RT, an R1200C, a Harley Police Special, and an ST1100! I was probably less comfortable (but not uncomfortable) on the highways but once we hit the hairpins I was in high cotton! :nod It was also kind of cool that during rest breaks, people - usually BMW guys - would come over to chat and check out the little sportbike. I think most people were kind of surprised that a quarter liter could keep up with the liter+ bikes while hauling around a 200-pound rider plus two saddlebags and a couple of DrySpec tailpacks. I guess it's all about a different approach to riding: conserve momentum; work the six-speed aggressively to keep the rpm in the powerband; don't hesitate to use a lot of throttle, anticipate any "need for speed" and build it up a little earlier than the rest of the crew. Even running the pants off the motor though, I was getting between 69-80 mpg, yielding a range of 200+ miles on the 3.4 gallon tank.
  5. Sky Earth Road

    Sky Earth Road Adventurer

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    That looks fantastic!
  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cortez_cro/9194022083/" title="Hit the road, Jack.. by Cortez_CRO, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/9194022083_d031b5123e.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="Hit the road, Jack.."></a>
    (click for big one)
    (no, not that, sick bastards)
  7. MerrellJr

    MerrellJr Adventurer

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    4th of July SoCal. Short ride to the scout meeting and off to
    Bass Pro Shops.

  8. 250txc

    250txc 250TXC

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    West of Carmen area ... 08 WR250 Husqvarna --Doing alot of riding lately verifying trails for customer rides in July.

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  9. 250txc

    250txc 250TXC

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    08 WR250 Husqvarna 2t machine ... Just another valley bottom in a boxed in canyon..

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  10. kb0yrk

    kb0yrk Suzuki DL650

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  11. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    I might just see if I can't talk my wife into a vacation in the Philippines. Let me know when you ad a big bore thumper to your stock of bikes!
  12. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    my 1098 [​IMG]

    my Trophy[​IMG]

    and my Multi PP which is my favorite [​IMG]
  13. broken paddle

    broken paddle Adventurer

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    Meet an interesting fellow at the Chehaw Mt. state park a couple of weeks ago. He was Swiss and has been living in the US since the 1980. We both had the same first bikes:50 cc Puchs made in Austria. His English was very good with a mixture of N. Alabama and Swiss accent.

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  14. d.c.

    d.c. Been here awhile

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    hey advrider, dc here from southeast ohio. i'm new to the site and just wanted to introduce myself.

    this is what i'm riding most of the time now, a 1998 cbr 600 f3.

    that's the licking river in falmouth ky. right on rt 22 which is an awesome road.

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    and here is my young son a few years ago racing the rm 85. he's 16 now and has taken over my plated ktm 400 mxc.

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  15. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Nice posting DC,I like the older CBR's and your son must feel lucky getting a plated Katoom to ride,post more and share your stories with us,that is what this is all about!
  16. Sky Earth Road

    Sky Earth Road Adventurer

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    Heck yeah, KY 22 is outstanding!

    Willow, KY:

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  17. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    D.C., your CBR looks great. I am from NE Ohio and love thr roads down your way, 26, 260, 555 etc.
    Maybe we can go for a spin sometime.
  18. Mehaniotis

    Mehaniotis Been here awhile

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    I'm from SE indiana.If you guys ever get a ride together pm me,I like to join in on the ride.
    Thanks.
  19. d.c.

    d.c. Been here awhile

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    thank you all for the warm responses.

    heres one of my older son on the rm, looks like just before he stepped up to the 105.

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    when he turned 18 he bought the 98 cbr. it was set up as a stunt bike. we bought another junker cbr and swapped over the gas tank and less damaged rims. i was concerned at first of the prospect of him riding a crotch rocket but now i have come to love the performance of these bikes. his experience racing off road has made him a better rider than i am. dirt bike bars really improve the riding position for me, and the crash cage gives me plenty of options to move my feet around. i took over the '98 when he bought a 2001 cb 600 f4 which had been sitting for years outside with 1500 miles on it. we replaced the tank, went through the fuel system, new tires, tore the plastics off, put dirtbike bars on it, here it is...

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    2001 ktm 400 mxc. this thing is a blast.

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    rode down in early june to meet up with my young son who was attending a team wrestling camp in northern ky. we camped at kincaid lake state park. i rode over to dry ridge ky one day to check on a skate park that i had helped build and on the way back rode ky 330. truly spectacular and it did not end there. 7 hour ride home and every road as good or better than the next. kentucky rules.

    this was on the way down. oh 52 along the river near shawnee state forest i believe

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    and before i left

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    thank you for the complement and i would love to ride anytime. pm me if you want to come down. advrider is now set as my homepage. i'm riding to west virginia tomorrow, i'll be back wed.


    ...dc
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  20. Ruan

    Ruan Adventurer to be

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    In Merzouga - Maroco

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