The rarest, most unusual bike you've ever OWNED

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Al Goodwin, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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  2. ctfz1

    ctfz1 been there

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    66 Benelli 125 a 250 frame possibly called Baracuda? Thought it was. Forward cylinder 4 stroke single.
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    davenowherejones short guy

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    togordy "better than I deserve" Supporter

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    first motorcycle I ever "rode"....
    Sitting in my dad's lap.

    I almost want to buy one today for nostalgia

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  6. ratattack

    ratattack Adventurer

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    Well, there's rare because very few were built, rare because it's old, or rare because it's got a California plate...or any combination of above. And prolly some reasons I've left out. Here's one of mine, model 212, 1977 Alpina. Not really legal but does have a plate...

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  8. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Now with more sarcasm

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    Eh, he's just trying to get around the guy on the inside without scaring him.
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    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus Supporter

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  10. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 expert apprentice

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    Yes , I was one of the none that bought one of these new off the showroom floor .

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    I also had one of these , not sure which is more rare .

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  11. ctromley

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    When the Yamaha Virago first came out I thought, "Bleaugh! But the mechanicals have promise...." And promptly forgot about it.

    Years later I came across this (not mine, but exactly like mine):

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    It's an XV920RJ, the Euro chain-drive version of the Virago. Didn't even know they existed. It delivered on all the promise I saw in the Virago, with none of the cruiser-chic that turned me off so much. Mine needed some help, which I gave it, and it worked as well as it looks. Not a hot performer, but a very satisfying everyday bike. I've never seen another one in person. Sold it when home and family got too demanding, not long after I got everything working right.
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    :fpalm The RE5 was a rotary. :imaposer
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    There seems to be some confusion between an RE5 rotary Suzuki, and an R5 2 stroke Yamaha. :nod
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    I knew what they BOTH meant , but it was funny. :lol3
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    DSCN0282.JPG DSCN0282.JPG Still have it. 1975 T-160 just over 7200 made
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    amr2ul Machinery 2 Upper Level

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    Pursang or Sherpa S? Looks like a Pursang to me.
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    ctfz1 been there

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    I had an 1982 Suzuki GS650G. May not be "technically" rare. Cannot remember ever seeing another one anywhere. Which is unusual.
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    Vetter Quicksilver faring and Krause Starlet saddlebags on mine.