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Riding => It's not a Concours - other Bikes => Topic started by: eng943 on December 26, 2017, 09:48:59 am

Title: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 26, 2017, 09:48:59 am
What ya got, and post pics if you have them of your other bikes. Looking to see what niches others try to fill besides the C14/Sport Touring.   
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: banditrider on December 26, 2017, 12:21:47 pm
A dirty Connie...

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Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 26, 2017, 03:10:19 pm
Nice! Different mission parameters to be sure.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 26, 2017, 06:27:33 pm
I have several other bikes in addition to my 2017 C-14...

2016 Victory Magnum
(http://www.thevog.net/data/photos/l/48/48321-1492493199-bc899846e1b9a676f3e11e99b656262b.jpg)

2013 Suzuki M109R
(http://www.thevog.net/data/photos/l/42/42809-1479442864-85f0b947e066f89e5e9cab1febbe8902.jpg)

2016 Can Am Spyder F3T (Wife's bike)
(http://www.thevog.net/attachments/img_4702-jpg.357769/)

2013 Yamaha Grizzly 700
(http://www.m109riders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=359521&d=1506987386)

2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 (wife's bike)
(http://www.m109riders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=359529&d=1506987386)

2007 Kawasaki KFX90's (for the grandkids)
(http://www.m109riders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=341946&d=1482461314)

2013 Can Am XMR 1000
(http://www.m109riders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=359537&d=1506987546)
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 26, 2017, 07:10:30 pm
I need to show your post to my wife so she can see having two bikes is not extravagant lol!!!
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 26, 2017, 07:44:08 pm
I need to show your post to my wife so she can see having two bikes is not extravagant lol!!!


The story behind my Connie... My wife took me to the dealership last week and told me to get the bike I had been looking at for my Christmas and birthday present. We ride almost every weekend, year round. Either off road or 1up and sometimes 2up on road. She enjoys riding as much as I do!

Here she is tearing it up on the dragon.

(http://www.m109riders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=360593&d=1508246604)
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Akumu on December 27, 2017, 04:26:13 am
(http://i66.tinypic.com/fk5t1u.jpg)

2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR

Talk about a completely different bike. All that wind, all that power, all that handling and by God the sound coming out of that stock exhaust is blissful. (The stock exhaust sounds like a damned slip-on with a catalytic about the size of a nickel in there.)

It's not me, but here's a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGEJfLUsUT4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGEJfLUsUT4)
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Kelly E on December 27, 2017, 10:11:26 am
I also have a 1984 Honda VF700S Sabre with the factory sport tour package. My uncle gave me this bike after he abandoned it for dead outside for 6+ years. I got it Sep. 2017 and got it running 1 1/2 months later. Several months later I found the factory fairing on CL. I rode it on a 4 day trip this last summer and have put 4500 miles on it so far.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 27, 2017, 12:20:01 pm
([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/fk5t1u.jpg[/url])

2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR

Talk about a completely different bike. All that wind, all that power, all that handling and by God the sound coming out of that stock exhaust is blissful. (The stock exhaust sounds like a damned slip-on with a catalytic about the size of a nickel in there.)

It's not me, but here's a listen.

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGEJfLUsUT4[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGEJfLUsUT4[/url])


I love the sound of that V4!!!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 27, 2017, 12:22:04 pm
2016 Indian Roadmaster



(http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?action-media;sa=media;in=818;thumb)
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 27, 2017, 12:27:11 pm
2016 Indian Roadmaster


([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?action-media;sa=media;in=818;thumb[/url])


Where's the pic?!?!
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 27, 2017, 12:32:47 pm
It was there the whole time.....trust me.. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Ghost Rider 2 on December 27, 2017, 01:39:56 pm
 This is my 2014 GL 1800  It is called midnight.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: gPink on December 27, 2017, 02:10:44 pm
This is my 2014 GL 1800  It is called midnight.

Trailer tires interchangeable with the bike tires?
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 27, 2017, 02:18:48 pm
Some great bikes here!

I'm at a crossroads. My K16 will be sold soon, as my C14 has replaced it.

Very tempted to buy a second "different" bike - OR- buy a toy car. Tough call. 
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Pilgrim on December 27, 2017, 02:28:32 pm
I only have one, but I can't resist looking at others.    :popcorn:
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: tweeter55 on December 27, 2017, 02:43:31 pm
I only have one, but I can't resist looking at others.    :popcorn:

Kinda like being married, eh?
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Ghost Rider 2 on December 27, 2017, 03:30:08 pm
Trailer tires interchangeable with the bike tires?

  Bike tire bigger  now.   But the strange part rear bike tire has 11,600 miles, I would say at least 1/2 of it left. 
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 27, 2017, 05:03:33 pm
2016 Indian Roadmaster



([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?action-media;sa=media;in=818;thumb[/url])


It's blue?  Oh my...

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 27, 2017, 07:28:19 pm
I thought I was going to buy a convertible, but the Indian has kept me riding.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 27, 2017, 07:50:11 pm
I thought I was going to buy a convertible, but the Indian has kept me riding.

My reply above was a copy and paste from your post in my intro thread... it was meant to be a joke. I guess it looses some of it humor when I... have... to... expl... oh, never mind.   :D

Indians are nice bikes. I'm just not a fan of the retro look and fringe. Any bike that keeps you riding is good in my book!
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 28, 2017, 10:54:02 am
I do like the retro look but I'm with you about fringe's.  Plus the bike is darn comfortable to ride two up.  I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 28, 2017, 02:23:28 pm
Here's my second bike short list:

Triumph T120 Boneville
Kawi Z900
BMW R Nine T

OR

VMAX: This scratches the toy car/ muscle car itch in a nice way too. Really do not have the room for a third car presently, so I am leaning in the direction of a vmax.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 28, 2017, 04:14:49 pm
Here's my second bike short list:

Triumph T120 Boneville
Kawi Z900
BMW R Nine T

OR

VMAX: This scratches the toy car/ muscle car itch in a nice way too. Really do not have the room for a third car presently, so I am leaning in the direction of a vmax.

That is a bike I would like to add to the stable too!  :thumbs:

(https://cloud.yamahamotorsports.com/library/img.jpg?id=59c03b5d2a0ab7132cbe49d3&w=840)
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: O.C. on December 29, 2017, 01:14:01 am
I only have one bike nowadays....I've had plenty in the past, in fact the total is about  18 over the last 12 years or so,, here's some pictures of a couple of them, hope you like 'em

My current ride  :) 

(http://i65.tinypic.com/10ddump.jpg) 

My H2c

(http://i64.tinypic.com/o7shvl.jpg)   

H1b 

(http://i63.tinypic.com/fbbwxt.jpg) 

Monoshock special - Kawa Triple 

(http://i65.tinypic.com/4gr35.jpg) 

The stunning TZ250

(http://i63.tinypic.com/16c505s.jpg) 

Same bike with Phil Read & Myself (at the rear)  :)   )

(http://i65.tinypic.com/1zcd6at.jpg) 

The pretty S3A

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2r3ggf5.jpg) 

Mind warpingly beautiful Bridgestone 350 GTO 

(http://i67.tinypic.com/35i6tf8.jpg)

GT 750 (Kettle / water buffalo )

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2mect3n.jpg) 


And then I had an affair (short lived) with a couple of Brit Irons, well it was an itch that I wanted to scratch

Velocette Venom   :o 

(http://i66.tinypic.com/eio4s6.jpg) 

BSA Gold Flash A10   :o 

(http://i64.tinypic.com/1rof8n.jpg) 

There have been plenty others including a good few trail and trials bikes which is where my biking really started in the early 70s, but I won't bore you all with endless pics of them.....it's abit like looking at someones holiday pictures after a while    ;)    :rotflmao:   




 
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 29, 2017, 03:38:29 am
O.C. that is an incredible group of bikes. I love those Kawasaki triples. My buddy bought one second hand in high school knowing nothing about them. We were all shocked at how fast it was.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 29, 2017, 03:41:48 am
That is a bike I would like to add to the stable too!  :thumbs:

(https://cloud.yamahamotorsports.com/library/img.jpg?id=59c03b5d2a0ab7132cbe49d3&w=840)

This would be my second Gen II vmax. It's probably the most entertaining bike I have ever owned. The sound, the torque, the look and feel all collaborate to give the feeling you are atop a 426 hemi musclecar. It puts a grin on my face every time.   

Not sure I prefer the all black paint scheme over last years red with polished scoops, etc. Good news is there are lots of new older models languishing. It's not a strong seller, and it's done in Europe. I would guess it's days here are numbered.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Rubber_Snake on December 29, 2017, 10:31:58 am
My other “bike”...

Before and after pics of my pitbike project, a high performance 1986 Honda Elite80 scooter.

39 MPH all day!
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 29, 2017, 01:22:04 pm
My other “bike”...

Before and after pics of my pitbike project, a high performance 1986 Honda Elite80 scooter.

39 MPH all day!

R2D2... Nice!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: fartymarty on December 29, 2017, 02:54:39 pm
Current stable in addition to the '10 C14:

'75 Honda Trail 90 with a '10 125cc Lifan Chinese clone engine and an Igloo top case.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RMcX2FL/0/8fc8c1d9/X3/i-RMcX2FL-X3.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RMcX2FL/0/8fc8c1d9/O/i-RMcX2FL.jpg)
'07 Suzuki DR650SE
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Big-Bend-MSTA-2017/i-8wnqKtL/0/a2a559a5/M/PANO_20170226_163514_1-M.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Big-Bend-MSTA-2017/i-8wnqKtL/0/a2a559a5/X3/PANO_20170226_163514_1-X3.jpg)
'76 Suzuki GT750 Le Mans (aka water buffalo)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/GT750/i-98LGCLw/0/bee62b75/M/IMG_0098_0099_0100_easyHDR_batch-M.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/GT750/i-98LGCLw/0/bee62b75/X3/IMG_0098_0099_0100_easyHDR_batch-X3.jpg)

Previous: First "bike" was a heavy Cushman scooter frame ('48?) that I push walked home 4 miles. I mounted a small Briggs & Stratton to it, and then quickly toasted the centrifugal clutch because I didn't have enough gear reduction on it. I should have used a jack shaft with more reduction on it but I didn't even know what that was back then. It was sort of like starting out in 4th gear using an automatic clutch. Still I got some two wheeled "mileage" (probably a couple of tenths) going up and down the alley out of it before the clutch smoked and crumbled to pieces.

..then, '66 Kawasaki 85cc J1T (http://images1.adsinalberta.com/nlarge/1965-85cc-j1t-kawasaki_3183638.jpg) that I purchased from an Aldens catalog. It was an ugly maroon color and came with whitewall tires and a high mount scrambler pipe. Quite the ugly combination.
'68 Bridgestone 350 GTR (http://www.lowbourne-classic-vehicles.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BFBA7E31-43D8-4E64-B59F-7815A0844498.jpeg), my first GTR! At the time a most advanced bike and still fondly remembered. I replaced the skinny 3.50 rear tire with a 4.00 inch tire and it then looked as fast as it was.
Then the motocross bug hit me (https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-Cross/i-TqtmvMv/0/0d1ff907/XL/Scan2-XL.jpg), '67 Husquvarna 250 (https://classic-motorbikes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/11947.jpg); '72 CZ 400  (http://www.motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic-bikes-2/CZ400.jpg); ..and missing the pavement..'72 Suzuki GT550 (http://novusordosaeculorum.com/wp-content/2013/03/Suzuki-GT550.jpg)...
......followed by a multi decade absence from motorcycling :(.... ending in 2010.  :) 


Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on December 30, 2017, 12:28:55 pm
Close to talking myself into putting a deposit on this until K16 is sold.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: Poseidon on December 30, 2017, 04:20:45 pm
Close to talking myself into putting a deposit on this until K16 is sold.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: harry76 on December 30, 2017, 06:38:55 pm
(https://image.ibb.co/h9Wrx6/bikes.jpg)

(https://image.ibb.co/bZK2DG/vfr2.jpg)

These are me and my sons bikes, we had them out when cleaning the shop.
The VFR 1200F was added since the first pic was taken.

Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: eng943 on January 01, 2018, 05:10:27 am
(https://image.ibb.co/h9Wrx6/bikes.jpg)

(https://image.ibb.co/bZK2DG/vfr2.jpg)

These are me and my sons bikes, we had them out when cleaning the shop.
The VFR 1200F was added since the first pic was taken.

Wow, now that'a collection! What are your sons thoughts on the FZ10? I just read an article comparing naked bikes and they really liked the FZ10, calling it very charismatic. That's not a word often used to describe Japanese bikes. 
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: harry76 on January 01, 2018, 09:23:02 am
Wow, now that'a collection! What are your sons thoughts on the FZ10? I just read an article comparing naked bikes and they really liked the FZ10, calling it very charismatic. That's not a word often used to describe Japanese bikes. 

The FZ10 is one of mine, I love it, mine has had full Graves exhaust installed along with a host of other supporting mods including a Graves tune , it is now much smoother and more powerful than stock.
I actually rode it the most this year as it is a blast on a curvy road.
The Concours 14 is still king if we are going to be in a faster or longer trip.
The VFR 1200f is also a great bike with more power than the 14 but its not as comfortable for me.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: fartymarty on January 01, 2018, 10:11:33 am
(https://image.ibb.co/h9Wrx6/bikes.jpg)
The VFR 1200F was added since the first pic was taken.

So you've got two of them??? Looking at the first pic it looks like there is one in position #6 just on the other side of the Vmax.
I couldn't get the photo large enough but it sure looks like a VFR (I don't know Hondas very well), although it seems to be missing a front rotor on the left side?

OH, and by the way, it's official Harry, I hate you and your son! (Green with envy emoticon goes here)
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: harry76 on January 01, 2018, 07:48:50 pm
So you've got two of them??? Looking at the first pic it looks like there is one in position #6 just on the other side of the Vmax.
I couldn't get the photo large enough but it sure looks like a VFR (I don't know Hondas very well), although it seems to be missing a front rotor on the left side?

OH, and by the way, it's official Harry, I hate you and your son! (Green with envy emoticon goes here)

No, that is a Honda CBR 250, I have it for the daughter and daughter in law to ride.

Honda Grom
FZ10
R1
C14
Vmax
CBR 250
FZ1
Another FZ1
FZ6
Ninja 250
and the last two are both R6s dedicated track bikes.
Title: Re: Your other bikes
Post by: fartymarty on January 02, 2018, 12:01:06 am
No, that is a Honda CBR 250, I have it for the daughter and daughter in law to ride.

Well that explains the missing rotor.  They sure tried to make it look like the VFR, but like I said I don't know Honda very well.