you have a motorcycle?

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Anyone have a motorcycle they would like to post a picture of. Here is What I ride, usually pretty fast with spurts up to 155/160. I love it. It is the only motorcycle that had a functioning turbo that actually worked. When it kicked in you better be holding on. :D ;) It is a Yamaha.
     

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    He would just be wanting to out run papa, and he might just do it some day. :D ;)
     
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    Back in '82-'83 I was an AFM roadracer. I raced at Willow Springs and Riverside Raceway (now closed) in California. Won a couple, lost a couple. I ran open modified production class 1000cc Kawasaki (Eddie Lawson replica)

    I have grown to appreaciate Harley Davidsons now. I worked at a Harley shop many years ago.

    I rebuilt this bike with Baisley 93" top end (racing valves, etc) started off with branch heads - ported and polished, S&S forged pistons, andrews cam - S&S "B" carb and 2" straight drag pipes - bike was good for near 100 hp - great torque off the bottom end (low rpm) - no real need to fan the clutch for launch, just twist the wrist.

    It's been sitting in my garage (in pieces) for 4 years after it was returned by police. It was stolen right out of my garage and found in someone's house a year later.

    My pride and joy ~
    http://img85.exs.cx/img85/5438/lynchhog0fp.jpg
     
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    I've ridden off-road for years and would consider myself a traitor going full street. Never quite got away from the aggressive and agile layout provided by a street legal moto-crosser. A few years back there was a company out of Europe that made a small run of 950v-twins in this style weighing approx. 270lbs, delivering 100+ ponies....NO wheelspin.....All GO! :D
    I'd estimate 0-60.......low to mid-two's. :cool:

    When you live in the Garden State.......It's survive or die!

    S-U-P-E-R-M-O-T-A-R-D-!
     

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    did a little freelance at Willow Springs my self. I love it out in the desert around Palmdale and Mojave And Victorville.

    bigc
     
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    As long as you have about three buckets full of money they will probably fix you up. ;)
     
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    Yeah, but i can dream can't i ? ;) :D :D



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    HD made a big come back a few years ago. They were just about dead.

    There is a good possibility these days of getting run over going to the Post Office by a grandma riding a long fork Sportster!! :D
     
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    I wish for an OCC chopper!

    Willow springs can be quite windy at times. There was one race day where the wind was blowing us all over the track - it was fun! My favorite corner is, I think, turn 5? - a right hand decreasing radius at the crest of the hill turning into a sharp left to the (bumpy) back straight.

    I also used to dirtbike around Victorville. I had an 1981 CR450R Honda
     
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    I "88" I partcipated in a twenty four hour endurance race at WS on the Yamaha team, I must say we kicked tail royally that weekend. Those were fun times.
     
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    Hush my mouth!! :D
     
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    I had a 1993 Yamaha XV750 Virago for years - till I got ran over on it :rolleyes:

    Used the money from the wreck to pay for most of my Master's Degree so I haven't another bike - yet ;)
     
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    Key word
    [MOVE] Yet[/MOVE]
     
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    Yup - that's the important one there :D
     
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    Found a pic of my old bike online! It was a limited production. I think they only made 750 of them. Mine was frame number 6. hehe, "open modified" means almost anything goes.

    http://img79.exs.cx/img79/8343/lawson7ky.jpg

    - I would have loved that. I was a guy who rode to the track, raced, and rode home on my bike (San Gabriel valley)
     
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    These two wheel wonders are a heck of a lot of fun :D ;)
     
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    Fun for experienced riders. But I caution new riders. Especially not to be afraid of the front brake - it will save your life. The rear brake can lead to death for newbies.

    I gave a guy CPR after he crashed into the curb around a fast left hand sweeper. He hit his lower jaw on a no parking sign and bent it to the ground. He had no lower lip and his neck was broken. When ambulance showed up I yelled, "here! take over" blood was squirting all over my hands from his mouth (what was left of it) He made it to the hospital where he died.
     
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    I had one of these in 1965, in it's day it was hard to catch. I used to blow the paint off of triumph 650 Bonnevilles
     

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    My seca turbo yamaha braking was rated 73% front wheel 27% rear. There was no way to stop with the rear only.
     
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    A couple of Moons ago I had a 2nd hand 56' BSA Road Rocket (650 CC). I bought it before I had ever ridden on a bike. I received about 5 mins of instruction, then off I went. The learning curve was fast and furious. Had it for a couple of years and enjoyed every minute. I don't know who had more bruises when I gave it up, me or the bike. I will say that the skills and anticipation I developed during that time still serves me well today. I just went to my desk to retreive a Brochure for the 1958 BSA's. The 650 CC Super Rocket retailed for $1062.00. Aaah, the good ole days.

    Motor on, big ed
     
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    the old beasers were a good bike back when, put a few miles on one. ;)
     
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