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OT - The EHForum Motorcycle Thread

BotchBotch Posts: 2,962
Thought this thread already existed, but a Search didn't reveal it, so I'm starting one (I have a hunch that grilling/barbeque and motorcycles go together, even if you can't haul even a Small... )
This is my first bike:
Yamaha FZ-6, bought her in 2007, absolutely love her, but the legroom is very tight (I'm 6'5") and can only ride her 90 minutes before having to quit.  I want to spend more time exploring the backroads throughout the West, and wanted another bike with more comfort.  

Yesterday I bought a new steed, a 16,000-miles, 2009 BMW R1200-GS:
She came with a lot of extras, ABS, electronic-adjustable suspension, Akrapovic muffler, aluminum sidebags, two extra sets of tires, and heated grips.  She's gonna be fun!  
 

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,962
    So, let's see YOUR ride!   :-bd
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,705
    edited March 2013
    Here is my scooter. Have fun with the new bike Botch
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Here's mine !
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  • BigGreenBamaGrillerBigGreenBamaGriller Posts: 499
    edited March 2013



    Birmingham, AL
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  • Me and pops a few years ago with our rides. He has a Ultra Classic now and I had to trade in the Dyna for a more family friendly vehicle. :-<
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  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 813
    For 13 years I rode a Honda St1100 and then last spring I treated myself to this BMW R1200RT.  This photo was taken about the third day I had it.  We went on a three week holiday to Newfoundland on it and had a great time.

    Gerhard


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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,181
    edited March 2013
    I have a 2004 Yamaha VStar 1100 Classic that doesn't see to much action anymore. Just way to busy but hopefully that will change this summer Here is a pic of me and the wife in the Smokies

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    @Charlie -are you an antique collector? I have 4 old Allis Chamlers, 2 were my dad's, 1 was my grandad's and the other was my great uncle's. My grandad's and uncles were bought at the same time with the serial numbers only being 2 apart.
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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    Hold onto them, they are part of your family !!  I have ten tractors, thinking i would restore them after i retired -- something to keep me busy!!  But then i bought AN EGG !! :)>-

    I have 1934(A) and 1935(B) John Deere hand starts 

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,181
    They are definitely near and dear to me. I have 2 tri-cycle front end CA, a wide front end CA and a D15. All the CA's have the original cultivators with them.

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034

    Still haven't grown up and like to play in the dirtimage

     It also runs on  $10 a week and is $300 insurance

    Cheap entertainment

     Shane

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    My buddy and I rode part of The Three Sisters on my Vespa on our way to Salado.



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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Slow down a little i couldn't read the road signs !!!   I thought you might be singing the "Salado Eggfest Song" ?? :)>-
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  • MklineMkline Posts: 177
    Everyday rider! 07 Honda st1300. 127000 miles.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527

    My buddy and I rode part of The Three Sisters on my Vespa on our way to Salado.




    Good to meet y'all. Had a great time. Can't wait to see the gopro videos.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,860
    My buddy and I rode part of The Three Sisters on my Vespa on our way to Salado.


    Your knuckles look pretty white - I didn't know Vespa's could go so fast!
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  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 813
    edited March 2013
    If I were to hazard a guess the video wasn't taken on a Vespa, the Vespa was probably following this bike.  I don't know for sure but my guess is this is a Japanese cruiser of some description.  The sound of the bike and the fact that the rider is shifting gears makes me think it is not a Vespa and the handle bar and speedo point to cruiser and it doesn't sound like a Harley so my guess is Japanese.  On the other hand I could be all wet on this.

    The video is nice, love the scenery, no crazy riding that many GoPro type videos seem to promote and the sound is good without being drowned out by wind.  I would wear gloves though, I have been hit by flying gravel and it hurts even with gloves.

    Gerhard
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  • tybishtybish Posts: 61
    2003 Harley 1200 custom. Loud pipes save lives!
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    gerhardk said:
    If I were to hazard a guess the video wasn't taken on a Vespa, the Vespa was probably following this bike.  I don't know for sure but my guess is this is a Japanese cruiser of some description.  The sound of the bike and the fact that the rider is shifting gears makes me think it is not a Vespa and the handle bar and speedo point to cruiser and it doesn't sound like a Harley so my guess is Japanese.  On the other hand I could be all wet on this.

    The video is nice, love the scenery, no crazy riding that many GoPro type videos seem to promote and the sound is good without being drowned out by wind.  I would wear gloves though, I have been hit by flying gravel and it hurts even with gloves.

    Gerhard
    Gerhard,

    It's a Harley Custom 1200 with Vance & Hines drag pipes..

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  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 813
    Ooops, it sounded smoother than most Harleys.  I couldn't hear that rhythm that is associated with Harley, I'll go get my hearing checked.

    Gerhard
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,468
    gerhardk said:
    Ooops, it sounded smoother than most Harleys.  I couldn't hear that rhythm that is associated with Harley, I'll go get my hearing checked.

    Gerhard
    That's because it's a 1200 Sportster custom. First paint shaker was an 883 with a 1200 kit then a Dyna. Since '97, it has been a Yamaha Virago 1100. Two wheels is good, even the ones that say potato, potato, potato. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,860
    edited March 2013
    Never seen a Vespa with a V-twin. 

    I used to have an old 1970 Vespa.  Got my worst case of road rash losing control of a wheelie on it.  Wore it like a man badge of honor.  I was a young, reckless lad.  Now I'm an old, reckless lad. :D
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Ride less after retirement than before. Current ride is R11 RT, wife currently rides an F650 thumper with Ural hack. A 83 R100 airhead is getting ready to ride, but yesterday the fuel tank must have leaked out the gas and with only 70 miles on the tank, it died. A mile is a long walk home pushing. Tank needs phosphoric acid anyway and then find if petcock is leaking and then go for another ride.
    Has anyone rigged an egg trailer? Head down the road with a cloud of wood chunk smoke.
    ride safe
    Bob
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  • I have two bikes a Honda Shadow and a Honda CBR250R. Don't have a picture of the CBR but here is my Shadow...

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  • My buddy and I rode part of The Three Sisters on my Vespa on our way to Salado.



    Riding parts of 3 sisters can be considered incest....
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214



    My buddy and I rode part of The Three Sisters on my Vespa on our way to Salado.




    Riding parts of 3 sisters can be considered incest....

    ROFl

    Lynnwood WA
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    edited March 2013
    Here is my steed. Its a K1200S and this is an older pic. Have accessorized it more since this pic. :D
     
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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,666


    gerhardk said:

    If I were to hazard a guess the video wasn't taken on a Vespa, the Vespa was probably following this bike.  I don't know for sure but my guess is this is a Japanese cruiser of some description.  The sound of the bike and the fact that the rider is shifting gears makes me think it is not a Vespa and the handle bar and speedo point to cruiser and it doesn't sound like a Harley so my guess is Japanese.  On the other hand I could be all wet on this.

    The video is nice, love the scenery, no crazy riding that many GoPro type videos seem to promote and the sound is good without being drowned out by wind.  I would wear gloves though, I have been hit by flying gravel and it hurts even with gloves.

    Gerhard

    Gerhard,

    It's a Harley Custom 1200 with Vance & Hines drag pipes..

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    That is a coolass bike VI. @ VI, check your PM.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    PM back, Chubbs.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,666
    Thanks @VI. That was an older PM. Did you get mine from this AM?
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Nope.  If you need to email me, do it at gary_willson at yahoo.c**


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