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Discussion in 'Photos' started by kiwiDakar, Jun 29, 2002.
@MedicAndy We're relieved that you did the wash-n-wax ... your bikes were getting soooo dirty!
Andy... Do you have a house, cars and yard to maintain like the rest of us?
Where do you find the time to care for and feed all those Guzzis?!
I do have a house, cars, and a rather large yard. Something had to give in order for me to spend time working on my bikes, so I decided that I could do without maintaining my yard. The two pictures below show a perfect correlation between owning one bike twenty years ago, and owning 12 bikes today....... Besides, who needs grass anyway?
This picture of me was taken back in the late 90's, back when I only owned one bike and the yard was still full of green grass.
The same back yard today..... I have given the land back to nature in order to find time for my bikes. I also like to think that I'm doing my part with reducing pollution by not running a lawnmower! :)
And yes, I worked for another eight hours on my bikes today. I installed the trapezoid headlight and fairing, installed a new Staintune exhaust, an almost new instrument cluster, and new powder coated golden wheels onto my red 1996 Sport. I also serviced the silver 1100 Sport, since this bike is getting ready (amongst four to five others) to be listed on eBay next week.
I'm realizing that I'm getting older, and I would like to enjoy riding my bikes versus just working and servicing them. So I'm going to cut the herd down from twelve to seven bikes.
Here is the end result of sixteen hours of my labor during the last two days:
I started this morning with this:
And I ended late this afternoon with this: I also must say that I really like the red paint with golden decals with the now matching golden wheels. The new Staintune header pipes and crossover also compliment the bike nicely.
I uninstalled the golden wheels (after installing them yesterday) from the silver bike this morning and decided that I like them on the red bike better, so I'm listing the silver bike on eBay next week with the black wheels.
You can send me one or two of them...
GLWS's! I sure like looking at them but I could no more ride one (ergos) than I could fly to the moon by flapping my arms. I envy some of the bikes the smaller guys with good knees and backs get to ride!
New to me CRF450X. Pretty stoked on this thing!!
I feel your pain my friend! However, I'm 54 y/o, weigh in at 225 lbs, and stand 6'2" tall. Those bikes are not as comfortable to ride, lets say like a Honda Africa Twin, but not as bad like my 96 GSXR1100. I'm fine with riding the Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport for shorter 2-3 hour trips anytime, and I take them out every now and then for day rides in the mountains. I think riding these bikes all depends on the physical shape that the rider is in, so if a rider can't tie his or her own shows without feeling pain in their legs, back, and stomach then this is not the bike to ride. I'm planning on riding my sport bikes for another twenty years..... :) However, I do wish that my arms could grow about a foot in length and my legs shorten about the same for whenever I go on a ride on most sport bikes.
Maybe you could transplant the shins to forearms?
If you ever sold this...I hope you would give me a heads up
Hell yeah, I love to see the Versys out making a name for itself. I’ve always been a Kawi guy but I couldn’t pass up the deal I got on my Honda. Cheers!
This hyper activity has not subsided, I've just arrived home after a 3 day ride with my latest bike, a 1968 BSA Lightning. Again the seller suggested I freight the bike home, but that is like admitting defeat before getting out of the gate. I enjoyed the ride home, Australia is a big country, especially travelling at 50 mph. Apologies to all the traffic I held up, look at that old geezer on the Beezer.