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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:02 pm
by rudolphwolven
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This is my Dutch 1975 GL1000 K1 with 11.500 mls...............









.......and my 1986 Yamaha SRX 600, 1.000 mls which I donated to my son 3 years ago....




Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:55 am
by Hoosier Jack
I have a 72 CB350. Trying to sell the bike if anyone is interested. Frame off restoration a couple of years ago.





The KZ400 listed earlier reminded me of my first real bike, a 79 Suzuki GS400. Great bike and, like all of our old bikes, it is missed. Rode that bike over most of the eastern United States. Remember the Rooster fairing?





The bike on the left was a Silver Wing like onewelder mentioned. That was a GL500 of my buddy, Mt. Mitchell in the background,

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:36 pm
by WINGER3
I'm working on restoring a 1961 BMW R69 that my 93 year old neighbor had in his shed for over 20 years and that is how long I'v been trying to buy it from him, he is now relocated to S. Carolina by his daughter and that is how I finally bought the bike. :mrgreen:

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:37 pm
by Sidcar
I have a 1930 500 cc BSA Sloper and sidecar
Girder forks, rigid frame and hand change gears.
Bit of a different ride from the GL1500.

Sid

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:25 pm
by dawgout81
Sidecar: that is one cooool vintage ride and hack!

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 pm
by seelyark1
Still playing with my 76 CB 550-4. Made my daughter mad as it has an antique tag, and that is her birth year. Just over 10,000 miles. Just love to hear it run.

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:22 am
by landisr
Nice ride. I miss my 75 CB750. Love your tag comment. I can just see the frown on your daughter's face. PAYBACKS! :twisted: :lol:

Ron in AZ

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:30 am
by offcenter
I have two vintage rides.
I have a '76 GL-1000 Goldwing and a '77 Honda Trail 90.
Both are registered and ridden regularly.
My Trail 90 has what I call the "optional touring package". :lol:
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:33 pm
by landisr
Nice rides. 👍

Ron in AZ

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:53 pm
by harveysmedlap
Have a 81 Kawasaki KZ750 I bought new in 81. Sadly it has sat outside under a tarp for the last 15 years. It still ran 6 years ago and didn't look to bad. It will finally get to live in a garage this summer, and plans are to restore it over the next year.

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:15 am
by Sidcar
I've spent the last ten years on this project, off and on (more off than on until I retired) and when I had the money, and at last I've ridden it on the road. It's a 1936 BSA G14 998cc side valve, the sidecar has to be 1930's with styling like that, make unknown but I've never seen another like it despite much research. The bike was in bits though engine and box had been rebuilt and the sidecar was derelict.
I only did a couple of miles on it, enough to show the clutch dragged, the brakes are atrocious, the carb leaks petrol and the sidecar alignment leaves a bit to be desired so there's a bit more fettling to do over the winter.

Sid

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:04 pm
by minimac
That is awesome! Nice work.

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:22 pm
by landisr
I agree. Outstanding. That has got to draw a crowd any- and everywhere. Is that a V-twin?

Ron in AZ

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:42 pm
by Sidcar
Yup, a V Twin. A real dinosaur, side valve and total loss lubrication. 4 speed g/box but hand change.

Sid

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:09 pm
by rudolphwolven
It is a very, very nice, exclusive and special combination.........
Congratulations.........!
Regards, Ruud

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:12 pm
by wally
Very nice, keep plugging away, you'll get it right!

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:26 pm
by C-dub
Not yet. I just got my new 2016 last year.

I wish I still had my GS1100E. That was a great bike. I bought when I was 18y and in the Navy. Rode it from Memphis to San Diego, arriving in SD on my 19th birthday. Back and forth from DFW a couple times. Unfortunately, it was totaled when a woman ran a stop sign in front of me and I t-boned her right front wheel. :(

I had a lot of fun on that bike.

Hmmm, my 2016 won't be a classic until 2041 and I'll be 76. IDK guys. We'll see!

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:31 am
by Rockdog
I picked this up a couple years ago and then went through the mechanics of it until I was comfortable with it being reliable....1978 gl1000...