Post pics of bikes you have OWNED

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Nophix, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    We all have or have had bikes that move us in ways that we never thought possible. From that crazy Hayabusa to that classic Harley, or anywhere in between.

    Post up some pics of these 2 wheeled gems! The only rule, you must post pics of the bike you OWNED or OWN. No factory photos. Get the memories flowing!

    My absolute favorite, out of the 50 or so bikes I've had, still sits in my garage. She's just a soul-mover every time I get near her!

    Ginger- My dirty Goth Girl, '04 z1000
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    We bonded well! I'm not really even trying in the pic.
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    Then there is the earth-mover. SOOO much power. Many years, 9 different engines, and the ugliest paint job ever. Actually, the PO painted it, and I never changed it. Too busy with the go-fast goodies. I made many "newer and faster" bikes look silly with this beast. It was cramped, one of the most uncomfortable machines I ever road, broke all the time, but damn do I miss this bike!! Sadly, the guy who bought it did not treat it as well, and last I saw it, it was rocking bald tires, broken plastics, and looked like it went through a few tornados.

    '94 GSXR1100.
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    The day I sold her. I took this pic right before I went to meet the new owner.
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  2. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    ohhhhhhh this could take a while! LOL
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  3. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    So I'll start with a few of my favorites and work backwards:

    Current GSA

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    Current ZX-14

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  4. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Current Banshee

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    Last GSA

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    RC 51

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  5. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    West Coast Chopper

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    KTM 505 EXC

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  6. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    I really need to quit buying and selling bikes so I can retire some day!!!!!!
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  7. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    A few of my past favorites.

    My '98 VFR...

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    '05 Road King...

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    '02 ST4S...

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  8. Flash412

    Flash412 Elk Biffer

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    1942 HD XA
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    1960 BMW R26 w/ Globe GS200
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    R26 photo credit: Jackson DeParis, Nashville, TN

    1971 BMW R75/5 (short wheelbase)
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    R75/5 photo credit: Jackson DeParis, Nashville, TN

    1998 BMW F650 Funduro
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  9. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    2009 KTM 990 Adventure (still own)
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    2002 Suzuki DRZ400E (still own)
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    2010 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 (sold last year)
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    2009 Triumph Sprint ST (sold 2 years ago)
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    2007 Kawasaki ZX10R (sold 2 years ago)
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    2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100 (sold 3 years ago)
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    1975 Honda CB550T (sold 3 years ago)

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  10. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    I remember getting my copy of Motorcyclist in the mail, and low and behold, the 2003 Z1000 was on the cover. I said I will have one of these bikes. March 2003 came and my local dealer had an orange one on the floor. I wasn't in the position to buy, so my wheels began turning on how to unload some things to get it. Well, fast forward to October. The Z was still sitting. I coundn't take it anymore, so I traded my perfectly good 2001 F4i in without consulting with my new bride ( we were married October 2002) and brought the Z home. My wife was pissed, but she had every right, we were just married, just bought a house, and our first child was only 4 months old. Anyway, we're still married, I still trade bikes a lot, and eveything is well. The Z1000 is the only bike that I've had an emotional attachment to. I may even try and get another some day.

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    My second favorite has to be the 2007 KLR 650 I had. It was my first dual sport, and it introduced me to an entire new side of riding. Don't really know why I sold either. I guess it was the "Grass is greener" syndrome. I'm on my third KLR now!

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  11. micq

    micq Been here awhile

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    First road bike , XV1000 Midnight Special , was surprisingly good on the dirt . I lived 70 miles from the nearest bitumen road so it saw plenty of dirt roads .
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  12. micq

    micq Been here awhile

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    favourite at the moment 625 SXC
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  13. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    Here are a couple of my favourites.
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  14. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

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    2005 Buell XB9SX
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    2000 Buell M2
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    2009 Buell XB12XP "police Uly"
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    2003 Suzuki DR650 (current ride)
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    1983 Honda XL600
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    2004 Yamaha FZ6
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    1996 Kawasaki KZ1000P (another police bike)
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    1998 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic
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    And the biggest peice of crap award goes to my 1998 Harley Davidson Sportster, so glad its gone.....
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    There were others but these I liked!
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  15. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    I've had other bikes that I've put a lot more miles on, but, other than the second bike posted here, I've never had one I put more thought into how I was going to set it up. Set it up for IronButt riding and then promptly bought the KTM and almost never rode the ZX again. Sold it this fall, but wish it was still in the garage. Damn orange bike has taken over my brain!

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    Now all I want to do is ride this one......

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    It's like a damn disease! :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  16. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    Tough. I loved them all (almost). Had many bikes but not many pictures in the 1950/1960 era. Warning: most of these pictures are 205...

    1953 Velocette MAC 350. That bike gave me a Venezuelan and a South American championship
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    1954 Gilera Saturno Corsa, 1954 Venezuelan champion
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    Fast forward, several bikes, no pictures.
    1972 BMW R75/5
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    1975 R90S - I'd love to have one of those today...
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    1986 K75. That bike did about a dozen Reg Pridmore CLASSes. The last one was at Watkins Glen. It turned over the 200.000 mile marker at full throttle on the track.
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    1999 R1100RT. 175.000 (s)miles
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    2002 R1150Rt-lite - the bike I modified most to my liking
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    2005 R1200GS - sold 2 month ago, after 180.000 (s)miles
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    Always the best bike is the one I own. So the best bike is
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    2009 Yamaha Majesty scooter!
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  17. SquidRavioli

    SquidRavioli Beer Snob

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    Sometimes I'm sad I sold this one....but it was not comfortable for any length of time lol!
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  18. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    Yamaha FZ1 she has 90+K miles on her now and still just as fun as the first.

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  19. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    I guess I tend to hang onto bikes for longer than most. I've ridden quite a few but I've only owned 5. But fortunately, my favorite is one that I own, I've had this bike for almost 8 years now and, apart from its current charging problems, it's been very reliable and a blast to ride. Here she is wearing her rack and bags for a road trip:

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  20. woods wizard

    woods wizard Been here awhile

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