M*CARBO Brotherhood

How Many Of You Ride Bikes? (Not The Kind With Pedals)


#1

I am working on getting back on 2s, I totalled mine out last fall, no pun intended, because I only had water wetter and water as coolant and it got frosty one morning and I wanted to make sure the motor didn’t crack from the water wetter freezing over night and I hit some kind of slick patch as I was turning and down I went at about 5 mph, I had one scratch on me but the bike was totalled😭 hope to be back on 2s by fall 2018, maybe spring 2019


2013 Harley Road King
USMC M27 Semi Auto Clone
#2

I’m a biker. I’ve survived 45 years in the saddle.

Primary scoot is a 2000 Valkyrie Interstate (Supervalk’d & darksided). You can still meet “The Nicest People on a Honda.”

My current inventory also includes: 1985 Yamaha Vmax, 2000 Triumph Tiger, 1970 Motoguzzi Ambassador, and a couple pull behind trailers.


#3

Nice, my first bike was a 1988 radian, rode it until the engine blew up, now it’s a lawn ornament at my friend’s house, then I got a 2007 Honda interceptor, that vtec 4 was way top heavy, I totalled that one and got a Yamaha r6, great mountain Carver, probably the best bike for track or speedy, Twisties until I totalled it last fall, again no pun intended, I think my next one may be a tourer, maybe something like a tiger or a naked like a speed triple, if I could afford it, I’d like a BMW s1000 but that’s too rich for my blood.


#4

I sold my Harley when I was moving out to Oregon, one of my biggest mistakes ever ( selling the bike, not moving) Looking to get a trike if I can find a good used one. Been riding since 1967, damn i’m getting old :sob:
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#5

Still riding a 75 shovelhead (kick only) as well as a older Ducati Monster.


#6


Found a picture of my Honda


#7

@GOBLIN My very first bike in High School was a 50cc Ducati.


#8

my first bike, in second or third grade, was a honda 70 mini trials.
then Honda Cb 360t, Suzuki gs550, then bought a 72 or 73 Yamaha MX360 single cylinder in about 86 or so. in between there was a Honda Cb 360t, Suzuki gs550, 79 Suzuki rm125 with factory 6 speed. Yamaha 700 maxim X, and several honda 90 and 110 trail bikes. trail 90s with hi/lo still one of the greats IMO.


#9

Never have but I’d like to. Not getting any younger. I just want something decent I can putz around on and learn.


#10

I’m on my 9th Harley Ultra Classic, been riding for 40 yrs. I’m a member and Wis State Rep for the Blue Knights international LE MC. Just got back from our International convention held this year at Stone Mountain Georgia. It was a 1000 mile ride from Green Bay, Wis. With traffic and rain it took 22 hrs in 2 days of riding to get there. A little better coming back, only 18 hrs. Extra clothes weren’t the only thing I packed, I wore my Glock 27 for the whole trip.


#11

@Dane, Did you get to do any scenic riding down here in GA? Blood mountain is a great ride, the blue ridge area has some good cruising roads high in the mountains, it has been quite a wet season this year so I’m kinda glad to not have a bike right now, 22 hrs in 2 days is quite impressive, the longest I did was a ride up to North Carolina highlands from Atlanta which ended up being about a 14 he ride through the mountains GA State patrol stopped us and said we were going too slow so they escorted us off the interstate, good times


#12

My '16 H.D. Dyna Switchback …fresh from a very rare washing. My first H.D. after riding various metric bikes for 20+ yrs. Its a great ride. Big enough for a road trip, but nimble enough for around town or the twisty roads that are so prominent in my area.


#13

My 2001 Yamaha Vmax 1200 V4


#14

You can get you a starter bike for pretty cheap these days, get you a little used 300 for 1500 to 2k and you can “put around” all you want, all day on $10 worth of gas.


#15

Unfortunately, my Honda SuperHawk 996 aka VTR1000F is currently in storage in Dallas and I’m in Phoenix.

It is very similar to this one.


#16

This was my first bike, 1987 Yamaha SRX 250.


#17

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My first bike looked like this but black and it was in the process of getting turned into a cafe racer esque bike, headlights were changed to single round, and all the fairings were taken off and wires were tucked, I had some forks that were ready to go on and had the flat bars, it didn’t look too bad but I hadn’t really worked on the engine, probably should have… I had paid $800 for it so I got my money’s worth I think.


#18

First bike (mine was bass boat blue):
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Second:
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And … first bike that never evaded the police:

Most missed (stolen from my front yard):
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And, yes, I have a bit of a Honda problem. I’m alright with that and plenty of Hondas followed these.


#20

@Dred I pulled this 1993 Honda CBR600F2 out of my brother-in-laws garage and fixed it up for his brother. It sat for 15 yrs. Has 3,300 mi. on it.


#21

With temps in the mid to upper 90’s and humidity at 84% didn’t do a lot of riding while there. Did spend time around the pool consuming large quantities of cold beverages.