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Old 14th March 2014, 01:43 PM   #61
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

My BMW MegaMoto.





These pics below are from the PCH ride I did last year.




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Old 16th March 2014, 06:42 PM   #62
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Yep. Latest bike for the last couple of years has been a Buell Ulysses. Great machine, one of the best bikes I've owned. Shame HD killed Buell. Wouldn't want to build a modern motorcycle now would we?

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Old 18th March 2014, 01:27 PM   #63
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

X2 on HD killing off Buell....

Nice looking scooter Ron!
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Old 18th March 2014, 03:14 PM   #64
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Cool ride Justin, of course you have to be like, 7 feet tall to touch the ground on one

Ron, Hardly has an unwritten rule - no technology that was born after the average born on date of the target market.

Buells are neat machines.
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Old 19th March 2014, 08:43 AM   #65
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

It all started with a Honda 450 Scrambler I rode in flight school in L.A.
Next was a HD, my first and last HD, never again
A Yamaha YZ400 in full GP fairing (still have it)
I had several air and oil cooled BMWs.
Currently have 97-R1100RT, 94-R1100RS, 99-K1200RS, and 03-K1200LTE.
I live 4 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 70 miles from 'The Tail of The Dragon'. I stay off both of those while on two wheels....Too many Boy racers and tourist not driving their cars. I've driven on day trips in the Smokies and Rocky Mtn Park. Nice rides. Only problem is when the wife falls asleep.
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Old 29th March 2014, 09:03 AM   #66
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

You lucky bastards on your sportbikes.
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Old 29th March 2014, 03:57 PM   #67
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

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You lucky bastards on your sportbikes.
Wheelies would be easy.....stopies impossible.
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Old 29th March 2014, 05:47 PM   #68
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

I've owned this 72 Harley Sportster for over 25 years. Still ride it occasionally.

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Old 30th March 2014, 12:05 AM   #69
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Harley may no longer support Buell production, But the MAN behind Buell is still building them. Check this out. Erik Buell Racing

EBR : EBR unveils new American sport bike at AIMExpo in Orlando
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Old 16th May 2014, 08:31 AM   #70
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The rain has stopped and it looks like bike weather so its out with the Harley and blow the dust off.






And see if i can extend the mileage Pathetic 853 miles since 1996. Its still under warranty




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Looks like the suns going to be out for a good few weeks , went to start the bike and the battery is f@cked. Typical. Is there a better brand/type of battery than can poke up with being left in a less than full charge state ?

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Old 16th May 2014, 09:52 AM   #71
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Better than what?

It's been my experience that most need to be kept plugged in to a monitor/charger if you're going to leave them a long time.

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Old 19th May 2014, 08:59 PM   #72
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Been riding since age 7. Sometimes I give it up, but then the call and desire comes back. For some reason through various other bikes I kept my 1986 Yamaha Radian, it always just semmed to ride so nice, and was the first new mavhine I ever bought. It spent about 14 years in storage from 94 the day before I got married to 2008ish when a freind helped me redo it after I spent years collecting all the necessary bits.. Worst part was cleaning the gas tank internal rust and coarting it, brakes took a while to sort and had to redo the carbs twice. Then a few rides and I got the bug again.

Fast forward to 2010 and another friend suggested that Harleys are slow and therfore safe. Saw a sportster 48 loved the look, changed it to mid munt controls(how can you ride properly feet forward) a power commander intake and proper tuned exhaust(not too loud either) and now there is far more power than brakes or chassis. Its fun to ride in an modern antique crude sort of way.
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Old 19th May 2014, 08:59 PM   #73
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My BMW MegaMoto.





These pics below are from the PCH ride I did last year.




Sweet bike.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 03:01 PM   #74
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Better than what?

It's been my experience that most need to be kept plugged in to a monitor/charger if you're going to leave them a long time.

Glenn
Well I had it checked out and that one on the bike which is just out of its warranty at 13 moths old is knackered. I ordered a new on which was north of 100 so I will have to consider a trickle charger , I just have this dread of anything plugged in left unattended.

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Old 22nd May 2014, 04:51 PM   #75
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Harley may no longer support Buell production, But the MAN behind Buell is still building them. Check this out. Erik Buell Racing

EBR : EBR unveils new American sport bike at AIMExpo in Orlando
Thats interesting. He's still building them using "specialized components from world-class suppliers around the globe."

I wonder which bits he uses?
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Old 22nd May 2014, 04:57 PM   #76
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Well I had it checked out and that one on the bike which is just out of its warranty at 13 moths old is knackered. I ordered a new on which was north of 100 so I will have to consider a trickle charger , I just have this dread of anything plugged in left unattended.

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Better get used to it. The last thing you want is a "trickle charger," you want a charger/conditioner. Battery manufacturers have changed their reco several times but the conventional wisdom now is - if you want your battery to last - leave it plugged in to a conditioner.

Otherwise use the bugger!
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Old 23rd May 2014, 01:04 PM   #77
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

I have a few, KTM 500, DRZ 400, Can Am Spyder touring, BMW 1600 GTS. My business makes automatic clutch's for motorcycles.

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Old 22nd June 2014, 06:43 AM   #78
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Old 1st July 2014, 11:06 AM   #79
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Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Hi,

New guy here, about to go over to general chat and post an intro, but felt I had to reply here first. I still have a few bikes:-

The "new" one....a 1999 R1. Rebuilt from a lightly-dropped bike off eBay.



The "old" one...my 1968 Triumph TR6R/C hybrid. Resurrected from a few boxes of rusty bits into a real head-turner (I think)



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The "dirty" one. Now sold, but I have another 1976 bike (this time a TT, not an XT) to rebuild



And finally, the "keeper". Bought new in 1996 and owned ever since. My Ducati 916 undergoing a full rebuild




Need to slim down the collection, I think...or there won't be room to build a GT40!

And hello from Lancashire.

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Old 1st July 2014, 04:05 PM   #80
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Very nice! And welcome.
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