Your significant other ( No, not your partner) your SO bike

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Jontaff, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    Thought we could have some fun with this :-)

    Post up your pictures of your "other" trusted steed (s)
    (AKA: Other 2 wheeled motion lotion internal combustion engine motorcycle).

    Enjoy!
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  2. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    My "other steed" 2015 BMW K1300S

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  3. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    Other steed "2007 Yamaha FJR 1300 with 105,000 miles." No longer in the family. 20160304_120631.jpg
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  4. JimVonBaden

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  5. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    OK Jim,

    I am totally ignorant, so please educate me on that fantastic ride.
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  6. JimVonBaden

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    1981 Vespa PX200! 4-speeds and 18 HP of roaring 2-stroke! :-)
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  7. imjustin

    imjustin Been here awhile

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    For a brief moment I had this, and the GS was supposed to be the "SO" bike... But naturally the GS took the place of the primary bike and eventually the NC started to collect dust so she got sold off to an old friend of mine. I kinda miss the frunk and insanely good FC... but the boxer puts a smile on my face every time I start it up so no regrets there.

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  8. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    Nice!!
    Used to layover at the Holiday Inn near the City center.
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  9. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    So being a "Clarke cycle" motor due you pre-mix the gas and oil or does the Vespa have a separate oil tank?
    The Yamaha TZ-250/350/500 I used to ride (race track) used to have an oil tank in the rear portion of the seat, but the engine was prone to seizures, so we mixed the fluids and placed them in the tank.
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  10. JimVonBaden

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    This version has a separate oil tank and mixing mechanism. So add a quart of oil to the oil tank, and 2.5 gallons of gas, 25 times, and good to go.
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  11. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    Neat.
    But as you are so aware the "Fuel air ratio" can pose problems for correct engine running depending on ambient temperature and so on.
    Cant tell you the amount of times we adjusted the reed valves at sea level only for the mixture to play havoc over the mountain course (IOM TT) at Snaefell.
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  12. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Had this for 6 years. Gone now but not forgotten DF5F00E4-A5ED-4026-8526-C98CB4058B1F.jpeg
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  13. GSBruce

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    James, is this a bike you rode to Ushiai?
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  14. Deano747

    Deano747 Been here awhile

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    Are we talking 'currently owned' or 'previously owned'?

    Currently owned ......... It would seem I have something of a Red Fettish .....

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  15. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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  16. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Yes. One of them. I had already sold Colleen’s. Then got this ready and sold it. I’d buy another! Great bikes.
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  17. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Another ‘interesting’ bike I had E98C141C-61DB-4C07-B36A-4579F24BBC31.jpeg
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  18. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    2002 BMW R1150R I now own, it’s a long term project. 690CC56D-1371-4218-9A33-EC8D8D39D8F0.jpeg
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    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    TUCKERS the famous james

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