Motorcycle Riders...

Do you have spring fever as bad as I do??

I was fortunate to have purchased the first brand new bike of my life last year. The new Harley-Davidson Low Rider is a great bike for me and my riding style. Its relatively light frame and 103 engine equals many grins per mile for the Rickster. Just like it's owner, this bike is a Hot Rod. :) Naturally, it didn't take but a few months for me to invest another $2500 or so to make it better looking, more comfortable, and faster..

Here's a few photos of my bad **s bike. Show me yours... B)

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,848
    edited February 2016 Accepted Answer
    My 1450 bike has been through snow-sleet-rain storms & last year i had to remove seat 5 times to charge the battery :) time to buy battery i guess. The Mrs's wants to go look at a new trike at the Harley shop. Getting old has its advantages. Pics of Rebecca at Boothbay Harbor then & Lands End Baileys Island a couple years ago. She has 19+ years of riding. My little shadow. hbw9ypkldfxu.jpeg
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 582
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    Nice looking ride Rick88. Here's a couple pics of mine. It's a 2004 Kawasaki 2000cc Vulcan that I bought brand new in 05. My 4th and probably last brand new bike. Mustang seat, V+H pipes, aftermarket aircleaner+performance chip, taller rear sprocket, switchblade windshield+lowers, crashbar and saddlebags are a few mods I can remember off the top of my head. I keep thinking about selling it cuz it's so damn big and heavy. But I take it out for a ride and those thoughts quickly disappear.
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,061
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    I bought this Road Star in 2001. It had bags, full windshield and big ass fenders front and back. Turned 100K on her and decided to cut up a perfectly good bike. This is what came of it.
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    So then I needed a daily rider. So I picked this up, FJ-09. Luckily I can ride every day. I feel for you guys that have to wait till Spring!
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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,611
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,333
    Rick88 wrote: »
    Do you have spring fever as bad as I do??

    I was fortunate to have purchased the first brand new bike of my life last year. The new Harley-Davidson Low Rider is a great bike for me and my riding style. Its relatively light frame and 103 engine equals many grins per mile for the Rickster. Just like it's owner, this bike is a Hot Rod. :) Naturally, it didn't take but a few months for me to invest another $2500 or so to make it better looking, more comfortable, and faster..

    Here's a few photos of my bad **s bike. Show me yours... B)

    bkg0fzcdcq2a.jpg




    Sweet! Not a rider but have spring fever for my garage queen... tf12u7irs1xl.png
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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,611
    First 2 pics have the custom Mustang seat, and the second 2 have the stock seat. I am a big fan of Mustang's seats!
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,848
    Why does Vanilla do that BS
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,358
    Man, is that your garage ? With a throw rug ? I want one...lol.

    Nice bike bro, power, comfort and that classic look. Judging by the bones on the back, it's been awhile since you took her out for a ride. :)
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,848
    Rick88 wrote: »
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    Love the looks of that air filter cover. Nice
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  • This is an old photo, circa 1980 on my 1978 Triumph 750 Bonneville that I bought new. On the way back from the Indy 500. Notice the Schlitz beer....lol. Crappy picture, but like me it is old.

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  • Nice bikes guys, I hope to back into it once I retire in 4 years.



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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,848
    ^^^^ nice bike sir. I loved it when the gas prices went sky high & youd see the old Honda's & Kawi's come out of barns. Pure beauty. Love the old bikes from back in the day
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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,611
    boston1450 wrote: »
    Rick88 wrote: »
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    Love the looks of that air filter cover. Nice

    Thanks! It's a Roland Sands Design. It, along with the Vance & Hines Pro Pipe 2 into 1 pipe and the V&H Fuelpack, have turned an already very strong running bike into a monster... :D

    https://www.denniskirk.com/roland-sands-design/chrome-turbine-air-cleaner-0206-2037-ch.p185317.prd/185317.sku

    Great bikes guys, keep 'em coming!! B)

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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,611
    This is an old photo, circa 1980 on my 1978 Triumph 750 Bonneville that I bought new. On the way back from the Indy 500. Notice the Schlitz beer....lol. Crappy picture, but like me it is old.

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    When I woke up today and first saw your photo, I thought you were riding the bike with no hands/beer in one hand/helmet on handlebars. :o

    After 2 cups of coffee and looking at it again, I see that you were parked. lol... :p
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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,611
    Here is the last photo I took of my 2004 Sportster 1200 Custom. It is the new owner (he bought it for his wife) riding away on it last August. I put a lot of time, money, and love into that bike. I put 28,000 miles on it in the 3 years I had it. I have many great memories (and a million photos) of the Sporty. It took me through the Catskill Mountains of New York on my way to the sacred grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Festival on 2 occasions... B)

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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,611
    What it looked like when I first got it.

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  • The first Street bike I ever owned. 1999 CBR 900RR. I was racing ATV's at the time and had a race modified 2001 Yamaha Raptor that I traded for this bike. This isn't my photo though, although mine was identical.
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    My favorite bike I ever owned. I purchased it new back in 2006...My wife talked me into selling it a few years later, to help with the down payment of our home. I still miss it :'(
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    She bought me this one (03 955 Speed Triple) used a coupe of years later. It was a really fun and more practical bike, but couldn't replace that 06 R6 Raven.elime0dxinbz.jpg
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  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 352
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    This is my last bike. Sold in 2012. Still miss it sometimes.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,662
    edited February 2016
    Gorgeous!! @quickr1 Is that a 2006? I loved the all black with red wheel stripes, "Raven" models.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 352
    Thank you. Yeah. You're exactly right. 2006. I really liked that bike. Bought new and added all the extras. Unfortunately it just hurt my wrist too much to keep it. Yours was really nice also.
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