Do you have a vintage ride??


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rudolphwolven
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by rudolphwolven » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:02 pm



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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....





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Hoosier Jack
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by Hoosier Jack » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:55 am

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,

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by WINGER3 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:36 pm

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:
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by Sidcar » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:37 pm

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.

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dawgout81
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by dawgout81 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:25 pm

Sidecar: that is one cooool vintage ride and hack!

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seelyark1
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by seelyark1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 pm

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.
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landisr
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by landisr » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:22 am

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:

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by offcenter » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:30 am

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??

Post by landisr » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:33 pm

Nice rides. đź‘Ť

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by harveysmedlap » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:53 pm

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.

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by Sidcar » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:15 am

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.

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by minimac » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:04 pm

That is awesome! Nice work.

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by landisr » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:22 pm

I agree. Outstanding. That has got to draw a crowd any- and everywhere. Is that a V-twin?

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by Sidcar » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:42 pm

Yup, a V Twin. A real dinosaur, side valve and total loss lubrication. 4 speed g/box but hand change.

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by rudolphwolven » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:09 pm

It is a very, very nice, exclusive and special combination.........
Congratulations.........!
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wally
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by wally » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:12 pm

Very nice, keep plugging away, you'll get it right!

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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:26 pm

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!
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Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Post by Rockdog » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:31 am

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...
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