US!....back in the day.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Backlund, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Nice boots! :lol3
  2. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America Supporter

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    Nice underpants
  3. dohcammer

    dohcammer Long timer

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    moto-gross racer
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  4. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    Either somebody lost a bet or took the dare. :lol3
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  5. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Holiday in Greece with first proper girlfriend in 1989, best day I had in the week was out on my own on this hire bike, mountains and wild honey, great day.
    Dumped girlfriend on the flight home...............


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  6. Garry Mayfield

    Garry Mayfield AHRMA 20z

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    Yep, I had a Kawasaki Mach IV squeak in the middle lane of an expressway at about 70 mph. Got the clutch in with it sideways and jumped off when down to a running speed and ran diagonally across the highway with it to the shoulder. Traffic was light in the seventies on Oklahoma expressways (not any longer). I don't ride center lanes after that.
  7. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    That behavior was quite normal back then!! Imagine the youths of today being told 'Well yes it's a great bike but it could let go any minute so always keep a finger on the clutch'
    I was really lucky with mine, I was flat in top in fast lane and it locked up dead straight and either I got the clutch in quick enough or the clutch gave out. Coasted to a junction, left it in a hedge covered up with branches and managed to sell it to a mate in the pub that night for £50 so I never even had to go pick it up. :D
  8. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    I bought a 1970 Kawasaki A7 Avenger 350 in 1975, because it seized up in front of my house.

    While the owner was loudly cussing it I ran out and waved $50 at the guy.
    Sold! :lol3


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  9. dxamet

    dxamet Been here awhile

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  10. I82l8

    I82l8 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hope she had a chute :gerg
  11. Garry Mayfield

    Garry Mayfield AHRMA 20z

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    Late 1984, brand new 1985 CR500 and blaring from the van tape deck with its huge Jensen speakers; I get up and nothin' gets me down...........blaring in my head going up the face of a high speed rocket launcher............Might as well jump, go ahead and jump...........! WIN_20201021_11_59_32_Scan.jpg
  12. Backlund

    Backlund Been here awhile

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    This was taken only two decades ago. I bought my new Hayabusa in the dead of winter in 2000, brought it home on a reasonably nice day for a South Dakota January, parked it in our shed just in time for winter to freeze and snow us back in.

    So there I was, with a brand new, fastest damn production motorcycle in the world, and couldn't ride it for several weeks until the next temperature break came along.

    So I finally got to ride my new missile, brought along a very small, and very cheap camera and snapped this selfie shot while running the bike down highway 79, just south of Rapid City. I had that bike for the next three years, racking up 37,000 miles on it, with only two speeding tickets, though to my credit, one was a 102 in a 65 zone...just a tick over half rpm in 6th on that bike. My busa was an early year production 2000 model, and wasn't speed restricted at that point, though shortly thereafter they were....as if 187 wasn't fast enough anyway.
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  13. greenlizard

    greenlizard adventure lite

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    Me in 1971, just north of Phoenix. Bike is my ‘67 Suzuki X6 Scrambler, much modified.
  14. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    Some new ones

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  15. Gundecker

    Gundecker aka fng

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    1973 on my brothers 305 Dream.
    me in my 78 XS 750, my first real Mc above 500 cc and same bike at speed. Not in order obviously

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  16. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile Supporter

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    November 1968 -putting it away for the winter
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  17. Jim K in PA

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    Mk I A-H Sprite?
  18. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes.
  19. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    This is me on my then fairly new 1987 FJ1200 at Laguna Seca for the USGP in April of 1989. That tent was the Flag Room. The Flag Room was a ticket upgrade, as I recall $145 for the weekend, that included all food and drink, (beer and wine too), you wanted; and closed circuit coverage of the race.
    We drove 48 hours straight through from Atlanta to get there, stayed at the Pine Inn in Carmel.
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