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    Thumbs up Show us your motorcycles!

    First off I apologize to everyone as I don't have a vintage motorcycle.

    I have a 2007 Shadow Aero 750 which is all I could afford, and is a "cruiser" style of motorcycle that kind of looks like motorcycles from long ago.




    I love older styled bikes, and somewhere have a photograph on my grandmother sitting on a vintage motorcycle in pre-WWII Germany.

    So if you have an older bike, make me jealous!

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    Yes, but the Shadow does have very classic lines. It's an excellent bike.

    I'm currently riding a CB250. This is it pictured below in my front yard. I have a windshield on it now, engine bars, and also ride with a tank bag. I'll be getting a rear rack for it in a couple of days. I am what's called a "re-entry" rider. I picked the CB250 because it is closer to the rides I remember from the 60's when I first got into bikes. The CB250 of course has the smaller displacement engine, air-cooled, carburetor, cable choke. I will probably step up to something like a V-Strom 650 in another year or two, but only after I get a dirt bike like a Yamaha XT225. I am also interested in getting a 60's Triumph Bonneville, but only as a show/hobby bike.

    Glad to see other riders here.

    Scoot safe,

    M8


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    1970 Honda Trail 90. Lots of fun. Rode these in the early 60's
    Found this one for $250!



    1966 Honda CL77 Scrambler. One of the best sounding bikes of all time.
    Will vibrate your fillings out! Sold mine last year to a guy in Florida. I should have kept it but , not prctical to ride these days and worth too much......



    Current ride, the best all around bike on the planet.
    2000 Honda VFR Interceptor 800. I love this bike. Fun in the twisties and good to tour with.
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    It's amazing how engine size has changed since we were kids in the 60's. Back then a 250cc was an intermediate bike. Most were riding bikes smaller than that and the only folks that had the really big bikes were the police and the One Percenters. Both in the US and Europe, bikes have now gone big. Everywhere else in the world I go bikes are still small.

    That Honda CL77 Scrambler is a cool bike. I think it was Honda's attempt to displace the old Triumph Scrambler (same high pipe style). Honda really made an impact in the US during the 60's. It's like it redefined the whole US market and ate into the traditional markets and nearly put Harley out of business.

    Speaking of Harley, I read some stats the other day that has them at slightly over 50% of the US market. What a comeback!

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    Okay, not a true motorcyle per se, but actually a motorized bike. Here's what sits in my garage, awaiting warmer weather. It's a modified Whizzer WC-1 called a "Cruzzer". Picture a 45mph moped and you can get an idea of what I mean by modified...
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    KilroyCD,

    Wasn't that the bike that Pee-Wee Herman went looking for in the basement of The Alamo? That bike in your photo and the One Percenter talk in the jacket thread now has me thinking about that tequila dance that Pee-Wee did on that bar

    So where did you get that thing? It looks fun.

    M8

    P.S. Nice looking dog at the door!

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    77 cb 750 kinda vintage and kinda fast
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    Man! I remember when the CB750 Four came out. It was like a revolution!

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    Out of all the bikes I have owned, this is the only bike pic I can find;


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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinis at 8
    KilroyCD,

    Wasn't that the bike that Pee-Wee Herman went looking for in the basement of The Alamo? That bike in your photo and the One Percenter talk in the jacket thread now has me thinking about that tequila dance that Pee-Wee did on that bar

    So where did you get that thing? It looks fun.

    M8

    P.S. Nice looking dog at the door!
    You know, I might be the only person to have never seen a Pee Wee Herman movie. I've only see references to his bike being pedal-power only. I've seen photos of his bike on other forums, and it's pretty wild looking.
    This was purchsed from a guy a couple hours away from where I live. I'm not sure where he originally got it. I also have another Whizzer, an NE-5 model sitting in the garage. That needs to have the belts replaced as they're oil soaked. That one was bought on eBay, and the seller didn't drain the oil before disassembling and shipping. I'll post a pic once that one's up and running.
    BTW, the dog is my Springer Spaniel Cocoa, who unfortunately is afraid of the bike.
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