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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2008, 11:02:45 AM »

Always been a big fan of the 1983-86 Suzuki GS550E/ES.  Owned two of them, and wish I still had one...
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2008, 11:08:19 AM »


This is a no brainer. I owned for 15 years. Bigsmile 1981 CB900F

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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2008, 12:23:11 PM »

'81 Yamaha SR500.....I've got a '79 as well, but it ain't near as pretty. Lol
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2008, 12:47:50 PM »

I might add, as nice as the GS and the FJ were...it wasn't until I bought a 78 Ducati Darmah that I found out what a real motorcycle was.

I don't mean that out of disrespect for the GS & FJ. Both were excellent bikes. Faster and more reliable than the Ducati, but both fell short when it came time to delivering signals to your neurons  Smile

Those of you that haven't tried a v-twin yet, owe yourselves that favor before kicking the bucket

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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2008, 12:49:40 PM »


'81 Yamaha SR500.....I've got a '79 as well, but it ain't near as pretty. Lol

I want one  Bigsmile
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2008, 12:53:47 PM »

I'm kind of attached to this one:

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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008, 12:55:39 PM »


I'm kind of attached to this one:




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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 01:12:25 PM »

Ariel Red Hunter or Triumph Speed Twin
1968 Triumph T-120 (not exactly stock resto though)
an old 70's Husky or early Penton
1986 GSXR 750 special edition (or was that 87?)
Any non-cruiser Guzzi
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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2008, 01:17:19 PM »

This one kindled a kid's wanderlust, and represented the freedom I couldn't have at the time.
I could have taken me to Woodstock. Maybe even back...
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2008, 01:27:11 PM »

I had a 1975 Kz900z1.  What a monster.  Yes it was spooky fast....at the time.  I would guess perhaps it was something like maybe 75-80 horse max.  I don't know for sure but power production was weak by today's standards.  They had crappy brakes and a frame from noodles.  It has looks that are timeless and wonderful.  They sound awesome.  That bike started my love affair with Kawasaki.  Up to that point I was a real Honda fan.

I developed quite a lust for the GS Suzuki.  I still have two of them in my storage building.  A 1979 GS550E...and a 1982 GS650GT...painted in bright orange with cafe bars and bar end mirrors.

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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2008, 01:31:50 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2008, 01:37:12 PM »

RZ500.  I wanted one so bad, back in the day, I could taste it.  V-four 2-stroke, waaay too much power for the chassis...

Nowadays, though, my tastes have changed.  UJMs don't really do it for me (except, maybe, an SR500).  I'd love an old Guzzi V7 Sport to play with, or maybe an early 70s Ducati 750 Sport.  Or, there was this old Moto Morini I saw once at a bike show, a tiny thing with a looong tank and clip-ons barely a hands width apart...looked uncomfortable as hell, but what a beauty!
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2008, 01:38:33 PM »

That's why I bought mine...




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« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2008, 01:47:47 PM »

A picture of a bike just like my last one (mine was destroyed).

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« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2008, 01:50:40 PM »

I can't bring myself to sell this one, even though once I started riding the BMW, I can see it does have some limitations. Smile   I like a lot of other bikes from that era as well, including the Honda CB900/1100's and GPZ's.

I had the GS out for a spin yesterday.

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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2008, 01:53:04 PM »

BMW R100Rs with smoke paint job
Honda Rc30
Honda NSR400
Suzuki Katana (the original one)
Suzuki Rg500 Gamma 2-stroke
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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2008, 01:55:29 PM »

I'd love to have back my old CB750K0, that was a beautiful bike.
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« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2008, 02:05:22 PM »

I kick myself every time I remember I sold my cafed SR -- what a fun bike!
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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2008, 02:34:37 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2008, 03:18:03 PM »


I'm kind of attached to this one:




Great bike! Thumbsup  I bought a new 850 T3 way back in '77 and it took me and my first wife all over Europe for a few years until I fell in love with a Laverda Jota. The purchase was inevitable - as was the divorce! ... Bigok

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