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I can't imagine that among us there are not many bike enthusiasts?

Post in this thread pictures and stories of your other addiction.

 

I deal with exclusively 70 and 80s Japanese sport bikes- I can't get enough of them.....loved them then, love them now.

will post pics soon.

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1996 Ducati 900SS/SP

1998 Ducati 748S

Both sadly neglected since I discovered ChumpCar.

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well the nice thing about bikes is that they seem only to go up in value when dealing with older models.

 

I sadly neglected motorcycles for 20 years after quitting superbike racing..... only to get involved again recently and rounding up my old bike collection of the 80s.

Yes Chumpcar gets in the way at times however, I made a great new friend with Steve at Mopar since joining CCWS and he has been instrumental in buying and hauling back to Montreal some of my best finds.

 

I like both of those bikes- I wish I would have bought my buddies 2 Ducs when they were for sale- 888 and 916.......

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Not me (I ride bicycles) but my teammate has I think 7, among them an H2.  

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1985 VF700F all original 9800 miles. I also have  mostly original 11-12k 750 Interceptor (can't find the pix). Loved these since high school

 

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This was the model that started it all for me in 1983...........and then 32 years this bike followed me home after stalking me for 3 months....

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2 hours ago, bbqman said:

This was the model that started it all for me in 1983...........and then 32 years this bike followed me home after stalking me for 3 months....

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Nice bike, back in the day I was looking at a new RZ 350. Didn't have the cash. Before I picked up the Hondas, I wanted a old school (70's) Kawasaki triple double....until I saw the price.

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Runners: '94 VFR (130k+ on the clock), '98 VFR, 2 '99 VFRs, 2001 Ducati ST4

Project: '97 VFR

Wrecked (in memoriam): '94 Yamaha GTS1000

 

Pictures eventually....

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All I have now is one of these:

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Mine needs new tires. ;)

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5 at the moment...

1980 Suzuki GS550 (kick-start only, chopped, ported head, big carbs, hand-built 4-2 headers, still in progress)

1983 Honda Shadow 750 (engine out, awaiting refresh and Microsquirt conversion pending Suzuki completion)

2000 H-D 883 Sportster

2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 - It's for sale!

2007 KTM 990 Adventure

 

Also in talks with another team mate about building a bike for the Texas and Ohio miles in the hopes of cracking 200.  Had an XS11 we picked up cheap, but it was too bent to be safe.  So we're on the look out for something else...

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 I have been looking for  VF 250 Honda. But I hate to go slow and my wife has let me build my own airplane already and dont want to push too hard.  So I putt around on my C70 Hondog. 

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Raced a 1987 Honda Hurricane and a 1989 Yamaha FZR600 back in the day.  Now it's just the Harley.

 

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My first bike and only Harley:

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Current stable:

 

2004 BMW R1100RS <- too nice and too fast for me

1978 Honda CT90 <- barn find (deceased uncle), rebuilt from the frame up, love all 7 hp of it

1982 Honda XL250R <- craigslist junker, bought for $300.  Fun to explore powerline trails on

1991 Honda CB1 / CB400F <- no title.  Trying to decide whether to apply for a new title and restore or part out.  Childhood lust object

1975 Honda CB200T <- "Twingle".  Interesting bike, siezed engine, got it for $100.  Want to restore, eventually

 

Gone but not forgotten:

2006 Honda CB600F <- awesome bike

1985 Honda CB700SC <- loved it

1985 Honda VF700F <- stolen when I lived in MA (jealous of the clean one posted earlier!)

... and a couple other old Hondas

 

 

 

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I've got a couple of these '76 Elsinore's.  This one is 300 miles, still have original Honda title.  Survivor, passes for brand new.

 

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I don't go on long rides much anymore, (wife hates it).  And she's kinda right.  I went about 350 miles one afternoon this summer, nearly got to Canada.  I think I'm about miles 8 south of Canada in this pic.   Bike is pointed right at Mender's house.... :P  this was the end of August, I ended up doing the last 60 miles in the dark, nearly froze to death and it was 70 degrees out... :P

 

 

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Another notable from my past:

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We got the 750 here in Canada. :)

 

I got the bike in pieces as payment of a debt. The first owner put a header and pipe on it, burnt the rear tire off and disassembled it with the intent to paint the frame yellow and never finished it (thank goodness!). It had 750 kms on it (factory oil and filter still!) when I put it back on the road in '96 and 1250 kms when I sold it that fall. Having a very young family changes how a person views rush hour traffic in a big city.

 

Now my kids are old enough to pester me about getting their motorcycle licences with my bike. :rolleyes:

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79 Honda CBX, I have two, but one is burnt due to a garage fire.

84 Kaw GPZ 750 turbo  (sold)

88 Yamaha YSR (sold)

98 VFR 800  ready to ride other than the snow

03 KTM 450 EXC Supermotard  Ready to ride other than snow.  (Yes street legal here)

and a few dirtbikes.

More pics to follow.

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So what's the deal? Have all of us owned an interceptor at some point?

 

:P

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1 hour ago, Ham Sammich said:

So what's the deal? Have all of us owned an interceptor at some point?

 

:P

 

One of the best bikes ever made. I own four of 'em so I am probably biased.

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1 hour ago, Ham Sammich said:

So what's the deal? Have all of us owned an interceptor at some point?

 

:P

if you are 40- 55 years old now- probably!

Alright this thread delivers......

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10 hours ago, mender said:

All I have now is one of these:

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Mine needs new tires. ;)

I love it!

I have an 83, 84, 89 and 90 and still looking to add.....

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I wanted a red over blue 84-86 750, A called a guy on c-list he said he had an all original 700. So he sent pictures, 2 days before he was going to bring it down he said he couldn't find the title (he was/is a bike HOARDER, he has dozens). He said he had a 84 750 that needed work, I could have BOTH bikes for the same price ($1200) So I did what any smart person did, bought both and hid the 750 from the Mrs...  Only thing I have done is buy a battery for the 700 and tires (yet to mount). I did pick up some items for the 750, but it is way on the back-burner.

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 I put the first CR 250 and GL 1000 together when I worked at the dealer (Hennon(sp) Honda, Rochester NY. .  Always loved the 400F.  We took the GL to lunch with the speedo unhooked. It would do a burnout in second gear with my 138# ass on it. 

   The clutch puked shortly after and I recall some sort of update  for it.     In the winter we pushed the crates and tool boxes to the middle of the shop,made a tiny oval track in the upstairs  and shorttracked the 50 minitrails  until the owner smelled the smoke .  If I had still worked there when the VR came out I would have a couple . I wound up at the Ossa/ Maico /Triumph dealer. Tom  Robinsons.  

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