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detdrbuzzard
02-01-2009, 10:20 AM
what bikes ( motorcycles) have you owned in the past? being older i have had plenty

Berto
02-01-2009, 04:02 PM
Hmmmm...

Previous bikes

2003 Honda CBR F4i
2004 Suzuki SV650S
2004 Honda CRF250R
2005 Suzuki DRZ 400 SM

Currently own...

2004 Honda VTX 1300C
1978 Honda CL185

Looking to buy...

2008/2009 Suzuki DRZ 400 SM

B-Kinger
02-01-2009, 06:04 PM
650 Yamaha Maxim
XS1100 Special Yamaha
Honda V65 Magna
Yamaha V-max
Kawasaki ZX11 Ninja
Honda CBR929
Kawasaki ZZR1200 Ninja
Current ride, Suzuki B-King

detdrbuzzard
02-01-2009, 07:54 PM
forgot to list mine. '69 honda z50, '71honda ct70h, '73 hodaka 125 wombat, '71 norton 750 commando, '69 honda cb3350ss, eight more cb350 hondas '70 -'73, '81 yamaha xs650 special, '71 honda cb 350, '81 honda xl125, '70 ct 70, '71 ct 70, '88 suzuki katana 1100. everything listed in my sig i still owne

B-Kinger
02-01-2009, 10:49 PM
Holy cow, what a list Detdrbuzzard! You've got quite the resume, sir! A legendary Norton Commando. Never got to ride one. And Berto, you must be a hooligan at heart. The SV650 is an all time greatest fun factor bike. People just don't realize what they're missing when they overlook that thing, not to mention the DRZ. The VTX1300 is more bike for the money than the 1800. I think the new Honda Fury is gonna have that motor in it, and for good reason. Awesome bikes we've had, all of em. I just realized that I forgot a bike. When I had the Yamaha 1100 Special, I also bought a used Yamaha Radian as well. So much damn fun, I'd buy another in a heartbeat if I found a good example.

Berto
02-02-2009, 09:59 AM
any type of hooligan bike attracks me... those SV650s are a trip. But I still wanted something more "crash" and "beat up" friendly. So the SM is more my style.

The 1300 is more machine than anyone needs. The 1800 was nice and an option when buying the VTX, but the 1300 was more fun and more agressive.... less weight, handles better... IMHO.

Saying a 1300 has less weight is like saying a 350lb man is "husky" or slighlty overweight.

Anyway... I am all about pure fun on bikes.

That Fury will have the FI 1300 engine... like I said, more power than ANYONE needs on the street.

detdrbuzzard
02-04-2009, 10:03 AM
well burto i don't think i've ever ridden a bike with too much power and to bking. the norton was setup for club racing 12:1 compression clubman bars i had to put the stock pegs back on to ride a passenger.kick starting that beast was no fun regardless to what the tempature was. it was only rated at 90hp but it weighed 402lbs full of gas and oil. i got a ticket on it for having dunlop k81r race tires on it on the street ;D

B-Kinger
02-04-2009, 01:17 PM
That's awesome. You might certainly have the destinction of being the only member here that will ever be able to say you've owned and ridden a truly legendary bike of that era. Not many people are even aware of the signifigance of that bike, and the odds that another of us will have the privelage of riding one are slim to none. You rule. ;D

Berto
02-04-2009, 03:02 PM
That's awesome. You might certainly have the destinction of being the only member here that will ever be able to say you've owned and ridden a truly legendary bike of that era. Not many people are even aware of the signifigance of that bike, and the odds that another of us will have the privelage of riding one are slim to none. You rule. ;D

+1

My buddy has a CB750... I am trying to convince him to sell it to me... he won't. Right up there with the Norton.

We talked about that bike on our ride doc... isn't that the one you did the ride thru the U.P?

You are a beast!!! haha! Props to you man.

meinschaft
02-05-2009, 10:10 AM
Me:

1965 Triumph Bonneville (1966-67)
1968 Honda CL350 (1969-70_
1972 Yamaha XS650 (1972-74)
1982 Yamaha XS650 (2003-2005)
1999 Triumph Legend TT (2005-2008)
2005 Kawasaki z750s (2008 - ???)

A favorite? All of them.

detdrbuzzard
02-05-2009, 07:16 PM
That's awesome. You might certainly have the destinction of being the only member here that will ever be able to say you've owned and ridden a truly legendary bike of that era. Not many people are even aware of the signifigance of that bike, and the odds that another of us will have the privelage of riding one are slim to none. You rule. ;D

+1

My buddy has a CB750... I am trying to convince him to sell it to me... he won't. Right up there with the Norton.

We talked about that bike on our ride doc... isn't that the one you did the ride thru the U.P?

You are a beast!!! haha! Props to you man.i did the up ride twice on the norton and once on the cb750/9k