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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,845
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    Is it just me or does @motorhead43026 look like Clint Eastwood? :p

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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    Nightfall wrote: »
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    Is it just me or does @motorhead43026 look like Clint Eastwood? :p

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    I was thinking Peter Fonda, but I can see the resemblence to Clint as well... B)

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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,598
    edited February 2016
    Nah more like Huey Lewis
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,004
    My best looking bike

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    My most comfortable bike

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    My current and most fun ride (in the foreground)

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  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 340
    My best looking bike

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    My most comfortable bike

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    My current and most fun ride (in the foreground)

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    I always liked the night train. Was dead set on getting one. Then I rode a street glide. Might be on the hunt for one since my buddy is getting a street glide.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    edited February 2016
    gce wrote: »
    I bought this Road Star in 2001. It had bags, full windshield and big **** 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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    I love what you did with that bike, it looks great!

    Hard to believe it was a Road Star...


    PS - How many miles can you log in that saddle? With my back and hip issues I doubt I could make 10 miles. lol :)

  • exalted512exalted512 Posts: 10,747
    Hopefully these work since I'm linking from Facebook. Here's me at Circuit of the America's. Thankfully my suit has metal elbow sliders.

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    All my loves in one picture:
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    And a couple of my grandpa back in 1947...further proof that motorcycle riding is genetic! Unfortunately, he died before he could ever see me race.

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    But I'm not sure what this 'spring fever' is. It's riding weather year-round here in Texas.
    -Cody
  • gcegce Posts: 2,036
    Rick88 wrote: »
    gce wrote: »
    I bought this Road Star in 2001. It had bags, full windshield and big **** 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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    I love what you did with that bike, it looks great!

    Hard to believe it was a Road Star...


    PS - How many miles can you log in that saddle? With my back and hip issues I doubt I could make 10 miles. lol :)

    I still ride her to work and that's 30miles round trip. It still has the same suspension that a stock Road Star has and adding the spring seat makes her pretty comfy.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,004
    edited February 2016
    Motorcycles and Audio seem to be popular around here! Some nice looking rides and great performance machines posted, keep it up!

  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 340
    exalted512 wrote: »
    Hopefully these work since I'm linking from Facebook. Here's me at Circuit of the America's. Thankfully my suit has metal elbow sliders.

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    All my loves in one picture:
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    And a couple of my grandpa back in 1947...further proof that motorcycle riding is genetic! Unfortunately, he died before he could ever see me race.

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    But I'm not sure what this 'spring fever' is. It's riding weather year-round here in Texas.
    -Cody

    You sure that's you and not mark Marquez in the first picture? Looks like you're just about dragging your elbow.
  • Polkaguy58Polkaguy58 Posts: 228
    edited February 2016
    I just received a call today from a guy who wants to buy my latest scoot, so I may have another Honda Silverwing by the end of the week.
    I've had 7 so far.
    Buy them used, with low mileage, ride the hell out of them for a year or so, sell and repeat.
    This last Yamaha I bought because it was so cool looking, but a 250cc takes longer to ride around America. (heh heh)
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,309
    What's the joke about fat girls and scooters? Fun to ride but you don't want to ....
  • exalted512exalted512 Posts: 10,747
    quickr1 wrote: »

    You sure that's you and not mark Marquez in the first picture? Looks like you're just about dragging your elbow.

    I was :smile:

    Here's my elbow slider. This was on the triple apex at CotA. I was dragging my elbow so long I could start to smell my metal elbow slider burning. Sure enough, there's a burn mark on it...haha

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    -Cody
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,004
    exalted512 wrote: »
    quickr1 wrote: »

    You sure that's you and not mark Marquez in the first picture? Looks like you're just about dragging your elbow.

    I was :smile:

    Here's my elbow slider. This was on the triple apex at CotA. I was dragging my elbow so long I could start to smell my metal elbow slider burning. Sure enough, there's a burn mark on it...haha

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    -Cody

    Now that's "leaning into it" good job! Best I can do is scrape a peg.

  • What's the joke about fat girls and scooters? Fun to ride but you don't want to ....

    Now now, There's a shoe for every foot.................even people without them. (heh heh)
    Maxi-scooters were the perfect solution for me when they came out.
    The motor sits low, below the seat and the gas tank is between your feet.
    This gives the bike a very low center of gravity, which makes it easier to hold up.
    The brakes operate from the bars and there's no shift, so the only thing I need my legs to do is keep me from falling over at a stop.
    These bikes are perfect for long distance trips.
    I can fit three days worth of clothes under the seat.
    Here's a pic of my travel map, so far.........
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  • Cool man...I have always wanted to do some extended rides like that. Maybe one day.
  • Cool man...I have always wanted to do some extended rides like that. Maybe one day.

    The one in red was my very first trip (7500 miles)
    I was quite new in the saddle when I left.
    Nothing like learning the hard way.
    I did these trips solo too, through some pretty desolate areas and there was no planning whatsoever.
    I've never owned a GPS and brought a throw away cell phone for emergencies (which there were none)
    Don't wait to do something like this...............sometimes "some day" never comes.

  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,004

    Polkaguy58 wrote: »
    Cool man...I have always wanted to do some extended rides like that. Maybe one day.

    The one in red was my very first trip (7500 miles)
    I was quite new in the saddle when I left.
    Nothing like learning the hard way.
    I did these trips solo too, through some pretty desolate areas and there was no planning whatsoever.
    I've never owned a GPS and brought a throw away cell phone for emergencies (which there were none)
    Don't wait to do something like this...............sometimes "some day" never comes.


    Very good advice, live before you die. I once saw a personalized plate on a bike that said NO-GPS, got a chuckle out of that.

  • Yeah..one of these days has already turned to over a decade. When I first started riding I received a copy of Leanings by Peter Egan. His motorcycle adventures in the book fascinated me, and sparked my interest in touring. I also read his second book Leanings 2, which wasn't as intriguing as the first, but still it added the some fuel to that fire. I have three kids now, who are involved in many activities, and I am a full time college student, so taking off on a bike doesn't seem feasible at this point. I will receive my degree in august, however, and plan to re-enter the workforce this year. So maybe once I have some vacation built up. You know I have those books around here somewhere, I may have to offer them up as a karma if any of you fellas think you would enjoy them.
  • thsmiththsmith Posts: 6,075
    My 1980 80" Shovel head, tour pack is off in these pics.
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,838
    Sweet ride ^^^^ Bet those lights are bright at night
  • Well, the Honda Silverwing deal fell through, but I pulled the trigger on a brand new, unsold 2011 Suzuki Burgman 400 today.
    It's got an extra 150cc's over my Morphous and will do 100 mph, so that should get me back on the freeway......when I want to leave The Blue Highways that is.
    I dropped the price enough on my Morphous, where it should sell quickly.........I hope.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,838
    ^^^^ ride it like ya stole it :)7mra69mjv8xk.jpeg
  • Polkaguy58Polkaguy58 Posts: 228
    Well, I got the new one home yesterday, but it was a jumpy ride, as my friends ancient pickup has bouncy bedsprings and the highway was riddled with pot holes.
    I kept waiting to hear a big CRASH on the pavement behind us. (heh heh)
    This bike was a 2011 leftover with zero miles !
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,598
    Very cool man..be careful cruising around on that panty dropper ;)
  • JPeteJPete Posts: 246
    Nice bikes everyone!

    My 2007 Road Star Warrior. 210mm Metzler on the rear, PCIII, and custom dyno tune.
    Sorry for the crappy pic.


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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    Been a rider for many years, just haven't had a bike for about 8 years and I dearly miss riding. Soon though...soon. I bounced back and forth between spotbikes and cruisers; Yamaha YZF600's (3 of them), Honda Magna, Yamaha Road Star, just to name a few. I bought the Road Star the first year they came out (99) and mine was the first crate delivered to our dealership---watched them uncrate and assemble it. Talk about fun. I was like a kid at Christmas watching the techs assemble/check everything. It was the off-white/blue model and it was gorgeous. Talk about a comfortable bike for long hauls....
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,598
    JPete wrote: »
    Nice bikes everyone!

    My 2007 Road Star Warrior. 210mm Metzler on the rear, PCIII, and custom dyno tune.
    Sorry for the crappy pic.


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    Nice!! I absolutely love the roadstar warrior.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    edited March 2016
    I ordered my new rear tire on Monday and it arrived today. I am hoping to find the time this weekend to pull the wheel off the bike so I can get it mounted next week. It is supposed to be in the 60's a few days next week, and I'm getting the fever real bad...
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