Motorcycles

Johnny b

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This is a thread simply about motorcycles.
What you own.
What you've owned in the past.
What you like the best.
The style and type of riding you do and have done.
Where you've ridden, trips you've taken.
Tips and recommendation.
What's new of interest.

Anything of interest about motorcycles.


My latest ride is a 2014 KTM Duke 690.
Great handling and a good power to weight ratio.
Best as a track bike, but I use it mostly for afternoon rides in the countryside.
The more elevation changes and twisty roads the better :D

This is a stock photo, but I'll post an image of it later:

 

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OK so don't laugh (OK, you can laugh) I owned this, a 1972 Honda C70:

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So I'm officially a biker gal. :D I actually bought it to go to work because it took less than ten minutes and cost me something like 4 cents a day in gas whereas I had to take three different buses and it took me an hour to get to work before.

P.S. Also a stock photo. I'm not going digging for any of my own pictures of it.
 

Johnny b

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In my area, those early Hondas sell for quite a bit, some approaching $2000.

My first motorcycle was a used (correction must have been a '64 or 65) Honda S90
Also a stock photo:




Worst gas milage was 130mpg
Best, and was common, 180 mpg

It only had a 1.9 gallon tank, but it seemed like I could drive 'forever' on a full tank.

I commuted to college and it was incredibly inexpensive to use :)
 
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valis

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I love motorcycles, but have never owned one. Given that the fatality rate is something like 35 times higher than cars (oddly, DUE to cars) I have always passed on them.

Had a buddy with a 72 or so Bultaco, had fun tooling that around Black Forest. :)

And Karen, I never would have pegged as a biker girl. :D
 

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It is a real effort to remember all the motorbikes I had when I was young 1935 Matchless 250 (sloper) hand gear change, coil ignition. 1934 BSA250 Maglita ignition hand gear change. Velocette KSS 500 OHC. BSA500 side valve (ex dispatch rider bike) Triumph 600side valve with sidecar (I was married by this time 1953) Triumph Thunderbird. All second hand, and all maintained by me. Dirty hands and clothes.
 

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Agreeance...very nice....the Velocette, to be quite honest, looks fantastic. Terrifying, but gorgeous.
 

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