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« on: February 04, 2020, 07:08:05 am »

https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/harley-davidson-rolls-out-fat-boy-30th-anniversary-model/

I can’t believe this pirate has been around 30 years.  

What are some other bikes that have been around that long.   I know the Gold Wing has  Thumbsup
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 04:10:37 pm »


https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/harley-davidson-rolls-out-fat-boy-30th-anniversary-model/

I can’t believe this pirate has been around 30 years.  

What are some other bikes that have been around that long.   I know the Gold Wing has  Thumbsup


Well, the Sportster has been around for 50-60 years so there is that.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 07:13:37 pm »




Well, the Sportster has been around for 50-60 years so there is that.

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I forgot about that.   That’s a pretty good run.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 05:05:34 am »

Oh!~ It's still cool!
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2020, 07:20:12 am »


Oh!~ It's still cool!


I have always liked the sporty Sportster  Bigsmile
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 01:46:37 pm »




I have always liked the sporty Sportster  Bigsmile


My first brand new motorcycle was a 1968 Sportster XLCH I bought right after my first year of college. Owned it for two years and sold it when the Honda CB750 was first introduced (July, 1969). The Sport was a fun motorcycle although very crude (it didn't even have a battery and had manual spark advance on the left grip). Gas tank was tiny (2 1/4 gallons) but I usually got 50-60 mpg. It was a challenge on my first road trip to Canada and back from Northern California in the summer of 1968 but I made it okay (although I brought gas with me in two one gallon gas cans in a metal box on the back).

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 03:22:57 pm »



(although I brought gas with me in two one gallon gas cans in a metal box on the back).



Things haven't changed much, the adv guys are still doing that.  Lol
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 08:40:40 pm »




My first brand new motorcycle was a 1968 Sportster XLCH I bought right after my first year of college. Owned it for two years and sold it when the Honda CB750 was first introduced (July, 1969). The Sport was a fun motorcycle although very crude (it didn't even have a battery and had manual spark advance on the left grip). Gas tank was tiny (2 1/4 gallons) but I usually got 50-60 mpg. It was a challenge on my first road trip to Canada and back from Northern California in the summer of 1968 but I made it okay (although I brought gas with me in two one gallon gas cans in a metal box on the back).

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Now I guess I couldn’t call those “Meals on Wheels’ boxes.   They actually held something the bike needed to run on.  Bigsmile Lol
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 03:40:21 pm »




Now I guess I couldn’t call those “Meals on Wheels’ boxes.   They actually held something the bike needed to run on.  Bigsmile Lol


Yep, I remember running flat out of gas in the middle of absolutely nowhere in the great state of Montana at about 3:00 am. Those cans came in pretty handy then (and a few other times during that trip).

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 05:34:14 pm »




I have always liked the sporty Sportster  Bigsmile


Visually interesting, suck to ride.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 07:48:21 pm »




Visually interesting, suck to ride.


Vibrations

Viii braaaaa tioooooons
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2020, 03:10:55 am »




I forgot about that.   That’s a pretty good run.  Thumbsup


Can you already call it vintage motorcycles then?
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2020, 06:44:21 am »




Can you already call it vintage motorcycles then?


Heck

The year 2000 is a vintage motorcycle
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2020, 11:17:09 am »




Vibrations

Viii braaaaa tioooooons


Absolutely! But every motorcycle from that era (and before) had the potential to shake your eye teeth out. My '68 had a single music wire throttle cable with no return spring. Set it, sit back and go. So the hands weren't welded to the handlebars which would have made the discomfort way worse.

Fast forward to 2002 and I'm shopping for a new motorcycle big enough to take my new wife and me on short trips. I had a 1985 Honda Nighthawk S at the time (fabulous solo bike, not so good for two-up touring). Just for kicks, I decided to test ride a new Sportster (1200, dual spark plugs, prior to rubber engine mounts). The definition of torture is 20 minutes on that horrible excuse for a motorcycle. During that short ride, the right hand mirror vibrated loose and fell off. I was actually in pain for the rest of the day and part of the next one. I parked it and walked out, didn't even say a word to the sales guy.

I ended up with a 2003 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours that I ended up owning for 12 years and close to 80,000 miles.

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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 01:49:26 pm »

Nighthawk S

One of my favorite motorcycles of all time

But not great for 2 up with normal size adults
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2020, 02:06:51 pm »

The Ninja has been a model for 36 years.
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2020, 02:33:04 pm »


The Ninja has been a model for 36 years.


Ninja
GSXR
And CBR

All awesome  Thumbsup

FZR Yamaha  Thumbsup
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2020, 04:48:53 pm »


Nighthawk S

One of my favorite motorcycles of all time

But not great for 2 up with normal size adults


I had one.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v704/Jay547/nighthawk1.jpg
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2020, 05:06:43 pm »




I had one.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v704/Jay547/nighthawk1.jpg


Looks just like mine. My son has it now.

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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2020, 07:33:56 pm »

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