Favorite Motorcycle - Page 2




View Poll Results :Favorite pocket rocket?
Harley 10 40.00%
Ducati/Aprilia/Mv Agusta (other Italians) 4 16.00%
Yamaha/Kwak/Suzuki 6 24.00%
something I missed? 4 16.00%
Custom Chopper 1 4.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
November 17th, 2004  
egoz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pimp_squeak
There's another guy who did that with a go cart...imagine going down small skinny streets @ 70 MPH an inch off the ground
heheh, i used to do that, well minus the small skinny streets. i raced a 125cc shifter when i was younger. geared right we could get up to 125mph or so, and could do 0-100-0 in something like 7 sec.
February 18th, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
At the moment, my hubby's HD Sporty...
February 18th, 2009  
senojekips
 
 
Forget the posermobiles, give me something that's practical and can be ridden hard and put away wet.

Honda XL 600 Road/Trail (Chook Chaser).

Mine's nearly 20 years old and has more than enough power to scare the bejesus out of me.
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Boots
February 19th, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
I enjoy the feel of the HD Sporty! I don't know about riding hard and putting away wet... never did sound all that great of an idea to me... but back on the subject, I have more miles on the Sporty in the last 5 years than my hubby. It's a great ride, and I haven't tried to top her out, but he says she does well over 100...
February 22nd, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
My last bike was a BMW R65, which the main agents coverted to an RS. Lovely bike, smooth ride but a very clunky gearbox and only managed 120 mph. I'd love to get hold of the new Triumph Bonnie.
February 23rd, 2009  
The Other Guy
 
 
I love the Japanese Rice Burners, and the old British Bikes. Indian, Triumph, the like.
March 15th, 2009  
Jilly
 
 
Harley....
March 15th, 2009  
Chief Bones
 
 

Topic: Crotch-rockets ... booooooo ...


A lot of you guys appear to like crotch-rocket motorcycles ... I don't.

The bike(s) I like, are the old 1940-1950, light tinted - Kelly Green, Indian Chief road-cruisers, that have the right-side gear shift 'lever' {not the foot shifter} .. a large two passenger saddle seat, leather saddle bags, custom roll-bars and other custom addons.

Maybe one of the reasons, is the fact that the very first motorcycle I ever had a chance to ride on, was my uncle's "Old Calija". My nephew inherited the bike when my uncle died .. he completely restored it to 100% original with EVERY part being original with NO 'machine shop produced parts' and has won virtually every show he has entered it in. He still has the original sales slip and title (that he uses as part of the display). According to the experts, there are only 6 of these bikes still in existence and my nephew owns two of them ... Calija and one basket case that he used for 'original' restoration parts.

My nephew very seldom puts the cycle on the road any more ... he has been offered in excess of a $100,000 dollars and doesn't want to take the chance that something happens to it. He stores it and transports it to shows in a custom trailer that was built specifically for the bike.

My uncle has to be spinning in his grave, knowing the bike he bought for so little, is now worth over $100,000 dollars - I guess the wee people would be adding their laughter to "Casey's" {my 'Irish' uncle}.
March 15th, 2009  
tomtom22
 
 
Harley's my fav.
March 28th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I had a look at one of the Royal Enfield 500 Bullets built in India. I must admit I was highly impressed, they are exactly the same as the old Royal Enfields built in UK years ago, my dad had the smaller 350 Bullet. I love the sound of the old big single cylinder thumpers. Now that what a bike should sound like.

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Originally Posted by Chief Bones
A lot of you guys appear to like crotch-rocket motorcycles ... I don't.

The bike(s) I like, are the old 1940-1950, light tinted - Kelly Green, Indian Chief road-cruisers, that have the right-side gear shift 'lever' {not the foot shifter} .. a large two passenger saddle seat, leather saddle bags, custom roll-bars and other custom addons.

Maybe one of the reasons, is the fact that the very first motorcycle I ever had a chance to ride on, was my uncle's "Old Calija". My nephew inherited the bike when my uncle died .. he completely restored it to 100% original with EVERY part being original with NO 'machine shop produced parts' and has won virtually every show he has entered it in. He still has the original sales slip and title (that he uses as part of the display). According to the experts, there are only 6 of these bikes still in existence and my nephew owns two of them ... Calija and one basket case that he used for 'original' restoration parts..
There is nothing quite like restoring an old classic back to pristine condition.