Anybody with motorcycle experience?

  1. i don't expect alot of response here, because it seems most on bikes are guys. however, i would appreciate anything anybody has to offer?

    me
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  2. Poll: Which brand and/or type of bike do you like best? (Pick two)

    • Honda

      41.82% 23
    • Suzuki

      12.73% 7
    • Kawasaki

      18.18% 10
    • Yamaha

      9.09% 5
    • Harley Davidson

      40.00% 22
    • Super Sport bike

      7.27% 4
    • Cruiser Bike

      9.09% 5
    55 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 66 Comments

  4. by   2ndCareerRN
    Where to start?
    First bike was when I was 12, a yamaha 60, then a yamaha twin 100, then a yamaha trail 100, then a yamaha 250 street bike, then a honda 450..can you tell how long ago I started?

    Then a kawasaki mach 3 500cc, then a british bike phase which
    started with a BSA shooting star, which was followed with a Triumph trident and then a Norton Commando 850 (which I still have and am restoring).

    After that I slowed way down on bike buying/trading. I got a new Suzuki 1150, which kept me very happy for quite a while. Then in 1988 I bought a new Honda Hurricane 1000, which is still going strong.

    I am getting the new bike bug though, I have been looking very seriously at the BMW K1200 series of touring bikes....maybe by next spring I will have one, I can only hope. (and do some agency work!)

    So it has now been over 35 years since I started riding, and hopefully I can get in another 30 or so. Where I grew up you could get a motorcycle license at 14, so I did, and have had one ever since.

    bob
  5. by   micro
    no, Cen........

    micro is just not answerin' this because micro likes to see herself type.......

    have not yet learned, but could if i chose......to drive a bike......

    but like nothing better than to hop on the back with a driver that i respect......and just close my eyes and fly...............

    is there anything wrong with my statement......here.......

    bike riding is almost sacred, and almost more sacred for the passenger than the one in control...........

    ...............

    such peace, but not much else between you and the roadway.....with or without a helmet...............

    k'........my next day....off....the bike is getting dusted off...........

    cool, Cen'
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    Yepper...

    Harley Liberty... very nice bike

    PS Not mine
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Dave's got a Harley that he promises he'll take me for a ride on someday...

    Dave? Where are you?

    Heather
  8. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    From deep in the heart of texas

    I miss my old Harley Hog with the high rise handlebars, extended forks, and beautifull paint job from back in early 70 s, also had A 68 triumph 650 bonneville, and a 69 Triumph 750 trident. They were a lot of fun back then, I never did go into the asian bikes, were they around then. Even now if I were to consider a bike, not that my wife would let me, It would have to be a Harley

    American all the way as far as bikes go now.
  9. by   NurseDennie
    Okay - I'm middle-aged. Obviously.

    Those Honda Gold Wing touring bikes - YEAHhhh..

    Also liked the little putt putt putt step-through motorbikes in Italy, can't remember what they're called.

    Love

    Dennie
  10. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    From deep in the heart fo Texas

    Dennie those are called Vespas and a few other brands, Nice little scooters, That back when I was young you could buy for about 2 to 300 dollars. Now look at their prices, ridiculous
  11. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    From deep in the heart of texas

    I miss my old Harley Hog with the high rise handlebars, extended forks, and beautifull paint job from back in early 70 s, also had A 68 triumph 650 bonneville, and a 69 Triumph 750 trident. They were a lot of fun back then, I never did go into the asian bikes, were they around then. Even now if I were to consider a bike, not that my wife would let me, It would have to be a Harley

    American all the way as far as bikes go now.
    a new harley, or an old harley?
    whaddya think of the "new sound"?

    the new ones.... :imbar: IMHO
  12. by   Furball
    I picked Suzuki because that's the only bike I've ridden. My sis had one back in the 70's. There was a fire once at her dorm. While waiting outside she asked a firefighter if she could move her bike farther away from the building, he said "no way" About 5 minutes later a flaming couch came crashing out a window and on top of sister's pretty red bike and smashed the gas tank. Boy, was she ticked. NYS atty general forced the city of Plattsburgh to pay for repairs. Oh well......

    We dumped it once in the middle of Saratoga Springs on a main thoroughfare. We were laughing our a--es off with people stopping and asking if we were ok... 2 twiggy blonds laughing hysterically struggling to pick up a HEAVY bike off the road....what memories!!!!
  13. by   micro
    Originally posted by Furball
    .........
    We dumped it once in the middle of Saratoga Springs on a main thoroughfare. We were laughing our a--es off with people stopping and asking if we were ok... 2 twiggy blonds laughing hysterically struggling to pick up a HEAVY bike off the road....what memories!!!!
    thx for the visual.....furball

    memory on a bike.....

    out for the afternoon, cruisin'.............didn't see the storm clouds moving in.....and moved in fast..........
    no helmet, no coats,just tank and shorts.......and a torrential downfall that we even had to stop to wait it out.....because you couldn't see anything..... twenty miles+ away from nowhere........

    new definition of drowned rats.............
  14. by   kewlnurse
    If i ever get around to selling my 67 olds I'll get a bike, either a Honda 919, Yamaha V max or that new Kawaskaki whose name I can't remember right now. Been saying I'm gonna do this for years. The one and only Harleys I would even remotly consider would be a V rod, but, at $23000 you can buy 3 jap bikes all of which will be faster and more reliable. I am a total speed freak, used to borrow my bro in laws 600 ninja that had some mods to it but 600 power bands are too narrow and the bikes are too small. Sonthing to be said about the abily to get 105 ponies out of 600 cc's though. Cruising at 100 mph on the t-way wasn't a problem, smooth as can be, no noise 'cept the wind, a little helmet buffeting, twist the wrist and your doing 125. Better than any drug.
  15. by   CATHYW
    Hey, Bubba, is that '67 Olds a convertible, by any chance?

    Rick, good to see you posting again.

    Micro, all I've got to say is, you must really, really, REALLY trust that person you are holding onto to ride you around safely.

    Sorry to all that I can't get into your line of thinking. You know I think ya'll are good people, but I've received too many folks into ER on backboards thrashed from MC riding and RACING. I have cut leathers off too many times, and once, even boots. I have responded to emergency calls to our Fire Dept., finding people over the edge of a mountain, motorcycle face-to-face with car (2 folks on bike lost), retired folks on Gold Wing that tipped over in a curve, folks caught by helmet on guardrail, with rest of body dangling over edge of mountain, folks who have eaten or impacted rock face or road, and bikes that have had all types of serious, and yes, terminal injuries.

    These folks ride crotch rockets on mountain roads that are not banked or not banked the correct way at 80-90 mph, suddenly going oh, sh*t! Where did the road go? We are talking at least a 700 foot drop almost straight down, in my area. The only thing that might slow them down is a guard rail or a tree, if they go over.

    Ya'll puhleease be careful! It gives me shivers to think of you out there defending yourselves against a ton of metal and rubber with your own skin and bones! ~ ~ ~ ~Cathy shivers~ ~ ~ ~

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