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I left one out. During the Suez crisis we had petrol rationing, so I bought a BSA Bantam. This was a 125cc two stroke with very good fuel consumption. I was able to get to work cheaply and within my petrol coupon limit.
 

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Tip for changing a tube type tire.
This video is oriented for a dirt bike tire but works for any tube type street tire:




(Note: using NoScript will block these youtube videos )
 
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Zip tie trick for mounting a radial tubeless tire.
It's that easy, I do mine this way.
I do have a zip tie tool for tightening up the zip tie, but merely putting a knee to the tire and tightening the tie by hand works . Just a little more effort.

 

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Tube type tires are relatively easy to dismount.
Radials not so much unless you follow a drill something like this:


I do like the looks of those tire irons. I'll be getting a pair.
 

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One of my early motorcycles was this.
A 1972 Suzuki TS 90
Stock photo of a similar bike. Mine was this color green but had no stripe on the tank.
There were 2 versions. Mine was a 5 speed and there was a 4 speed with a dual range option for trail riding. A friend from high school bought the 4 speed model, but it turned out the 5 speed worked better for street and trail.
They cost the same.
I rode it frequently for 5 years and sold it to another friend so his son had something to ride. It lasted almost 4 years before the engine expired. It had a hard life :D and wasn't repairable.



I had a lot of fun on that little bike :)
I could beat a Vega to 40mph lol!
If a trail got too tough, I could usually walk it through a bad spot.
I did a lot of that. lol
 

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Here it is, winter is outside my window with almost 2 inches of snowfall over night.

It's moments like this I remember riding off road and regret all the missed chances in the past, to ride more often.

Getting older and motorcycling in adverse weather isn't working out anymore and I'm not interested in moving south out of Ohio.

lol. But I'm glad for the time I did spend outdoors riding on two wheels :)
Spring, summer, fall and winter (y)
 

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Just a couple memories of time well spent in Arizona back in November 1992:

Arizona Nov 1992  a.jpg

Arizona Nov 1992 b.jpg

Arizona Nov 1992 c.jpg
 

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It was hard enough maintaining the old bikes. I couldn't afford a camera.
There was that and the cost of film and processing.
I wish low cost digital cameras had existed several decades earlier.
I would have taken many more photos.
 

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It's been interesting seeing how the sport of motorcycling has changed over the years as have the motorcycles, too.

Just like autos, there are the elites, the super bikes and the exotic.
And of course, pricing to match.

This showed up recently at TopSpeed.com.

For those who seek life-bending experiences on two wheels
https://www.topspeed.com/motorcycle...rcycles-currently-in-production-ar186986.html

From the $55K Kawasaki Ninja H2R to the $Million dollar Tamburini T12 Massimo.

Enjoy the eye candy.
 

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