Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Drif10, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. MacMcMacmac

    MacMcMacmac Struttin' n frettin'

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    Hi folks. New member here. Thought I'd start off by showing a few of my old bikes.

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    1983 Heritage Special, various bolt on mods for improved looks and function. Bought it for $500 as a non runner but complete. Ditched much of the "specialness" to make it more of a standard style bike. LOADS of fun at legal speeds. Could use a bit more elbow grease to remove the last bit of wear and tear, but as I have yet to wash my 2004 Bandit 1200S after 3 years of ownership, I'm more of a rider than a polisher.

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    1983 GS1100E. Mostly stock. Waiting in the wings for a SEVERE motor upgrade, GSXR bits for the suspension, etc. The usual torture these bikes accept with aplomb.

    Anyone here from the other sites I'm a member of will no doubt be sick of seeing these pictures yet again, but your fresh eyes were ripe for the whoring, so here they are.

    Previous bikes, 650 Seca Turbo, Seca 900, GS1000S with 83 1100 motor,1983 GS550E, 1975 GT380 and 1980 CB650.

    Great site you have here. Although I must admit I have lost a couple of night's sleep with all the new projects it has inspired.
  2. TroyJ650

    TroyJ650 Long timer

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    1978 Honda Hawk - CB400A Hondamatic, Disco Edition :D

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  3. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    85 k100rs with pichler fairing and body kit. 6900 miles.
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  4. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    That red K looks like it could cruise "well above any responsible speed in any state without a speed limit...." endlessly... yowzaaaa :evil

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  5. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    The white seat on the Honda is really something !!!.


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  7. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    As she was found unloved for decades:

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    And when I dragged it home:

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    As she runs today:
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  8. Duelsporter

    Duelsporter Been here awhile

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    Nice job. Ya didn't dig those apehangers, huh?
  9. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    Thank you. Actually, my 6'-2" 37" sleeve frame LOVED them, but EVERY time someone looked at the bike, a desparaging comment ensued. So, in the interest of originality, I endure the ergo's :1drink
  10. Daytonacharlie

    Daytonacharlie 2 Wheeled Backpacker

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    You did an amazing resto! :clap:thumb
    Always loved that paint scheme. I had a 73 TX500 with the same graphics.


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  11. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    Izat a '47 in the background? Nice TX500! They would howl when duly twisted, short stroke engine, as is the 750.

    Kudos to my Nephew at DangerBoy Enterprises for the paintwork!:freaky
  12. Daytonacharlie

    Daytonacharlie 2 Wheeled Backpacker

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    Why yes it is. My Dad worked for Delta at the Atlanta jet base. I came by to see him at work one day and they had just finished servicing a new 747 (circa 1974) and it was sitting on the tarmac. You couldn't get that close today.
  13. MikeO

    MikeO Like your helmet Lou?

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    You needed to abbreviate 747?

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  14. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Nothing really special, I just like to post pix of it.
  15. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    Nah, I chose to. Just wanted to show I was a real plane guy, you know.:norton
  16. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    Nice!
  17. White Tenere

    White Tenere 42 years on two wheels

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    My latest addition--
    1971 JT1j import
    Street legal version, lights, blinkers, rear pegs... Original condition, unrestored.. This was the very first bike I ever rode/owned. The old man brought it back with him from overseas back in 72'... Really happy to have this bike back:D

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  18. Motoduc1

    Motoduc1 backtrackvideo.com

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    Extremely cool!

    I love the international variations on the different models. I wonder why the Japanese thought that Americans weren't worthy of a yellow stripe on the tanks of our Mini Enduros?
  19. bbjumper

    bbjumper Been here awhile

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    This is my 82 Suzuki GS850G with an 81 tank on it, still looking for a tank to finish it up. Spent the last two years bring this great classic back to life. Even though now she is mechanically tip top, I frequently find myself out in the garage looking for what I can do to make her function better. A combination of capability and comfort makes this bike hard to stay off of.:D

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  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I hear ya brother,great bikes!!.

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