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: 5,838
    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: 562
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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: 2,036
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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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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,171
    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)

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    Sweet! Not a rider but have spring fever for my garage queen... tf12u7irs1xl.png
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,549
    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!
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,838
    Why does Vanilla do that BS
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,210
    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. :)
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,838
    Rick88 wrote: »
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    Love the looks of that air filter cover. Nice
  • 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.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,838
    ^^^^ 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
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,549
    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: 12,549
    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
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,549
    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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    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
  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 340
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    This is my last bike. Sold in 2012. Still miss it sometimes.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,597
    edited February 2016
    Gorgeous!! @quickr1 Is that a 2006? I loved the all black with red wheel stripes, "Raven" models.
  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 340
    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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