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kaw_boy
01-02-2009, 08:37 AM
I'm pretty multicultural....* Product of a baby boomer who came home from the army after watching Easyrider...* Then blend in a little bit of my Xgen mentality.....* You get the following.....

Dad's fist bike right outta the service...

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... ikes/5.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/5.jpg)[/img]

Here I am in Mom's belly...

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/23.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/23.jpg)[/img]

I grew up thinking everyone built custom bikes in the dining room...

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... b109a2.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/l_8a2e7c4287415fb914ad6e9f78b109a2.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/28.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/28.jpg)[/img]
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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/35.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/35.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/38.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/38.jpg)[/img]
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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/53.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/53.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/56.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/56.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/62.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/62.jpg)[/img]

Then Dad passed the torch and sparked the passion...

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Then logging 600 miles a day with Dad learning roadside repair and iron butt awards!

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/76.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/76.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/96.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/96.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/79.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/79.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/94.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/94.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... kes/84.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/84.jpg)[/img]

1999 my dad's dream comes true...* Me on the 86 softail, my bro on the 67 shovel, and dad on the 97 BossHoss trip to Sturgis

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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... es/109.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/109.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... es/115.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/115.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... es/121.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/121.jpg)[/img]

Dad now assumes a new role as POPPA, and passes the torch to the 3rd generation...

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... es/124.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/124.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... es/126.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/126.jpg)[/img]

My brother get's smacked head on by a drunk....

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To help him recover, I rush out and get my 1st street bike and give up on cars......

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Then I get rear ended on the highway...
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... HCRASH.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/ZX7/2005BUDBASHCRASH.jpg)[/img]
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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... EBONES.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/ouch/2005BROKEBONES.jpg)[/img]
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This leads to familiar background......

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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 9f5056.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/ZX7/l_87a3201eb844ad8d05a91f56f49f5056.jpg)[/img]

Dad has similar plans and my bro gets a new bike...

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 5-1005.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/7-20-2005-1005.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 6-1052.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/6-9-2006-1052.jpg)[/img]
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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 6-1136.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/mikes%20bikes/6-9-2006-1136.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 6-1001.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/jeff/8-4-2006-1001.jpg)[/img]
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V.I.P tickets from GForce Customs to meet OCC!!!* Lenawee and Allegan shows!!

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I get my opportunity to pass the torch and an excuse for a new toy!!

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 081819.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/fiddy/downsized_0712081819.jpg)[/img]
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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... bf1f2f.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/fiddy/l_4cf19b03e7b6c663ac09dc93fabf1f2f.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 8_3868.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/fiddy/n1187111356_69628_3868.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 5_2891.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/fiddy/n1187111356_69625_2891.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 2_5075.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/fiddy/n1187111356_69632_5075.jpg)[/img]
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb25 ... 4_5686.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/zx7_kaw_boy/fiddy/n1187111356_69634_5686.jpg)[/img]

I log the most miles in a summer to date [8500] and meet a lot of great people!!

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Then the snow came and onto new ideas for the winter teardown.....

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But with no cash after Christmas....* I am left with but two thoughts....

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detdrbuzzard
01-02-2009, 03:13 PM
nice photo essay. hows your brother doing? and how come he and your dad are not on this forum?* :-\ those old harley electra glides are what got me interested in bikes back when i was around 7yrs old. i didn't become interested in goldwings until '84

kaw_boy
01-02-2009, 03:20 PM
I don't think my dad or brother even know how to turn a computer on!!* * I'll keep ya posted with any updates from them....

Gas Man
01-02-2009, 05:12 PM
Awesome thread!!!* Loved LOVED the pics!

kaw_boy
01-02-2009, 05:47 PM
Awesome thread!!!* Loved LOVED the pics!


Thanks!!* This is really the only forum I could express ALL of the variety of bikes that have influenced me over the years....

Bob
01-02-2009, 08:12 PM
Very nice man!* Thanks for sharing!

Gas Man
01-02-2009, 10:55 PM
Hey I hear ya... I don't have such a great parental past...* I got some... and have rode many many types of bikes...*

I welcome any types of bikes at my house.*

You and yours are welcome to use the lift as well... unless old chests are still the preferred meathod of raising the bike to work on a bike.

kaw_boy
01-03-2009, 01:12 AM
Milk crate for the fiddy and race stands for the cafe' bikes....* *

My father uses car jack stand under that BossHoss...* LOL!!!

kaw_boy
01-03-2009, 03:40 AM
when I get time I can do an encore thread of just choppers over a span of 40+ years!!