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Show us your motorbike. Stll, action or broken.

RMM is to blame for this thread with his action and still shots of his YZ250. There are a lot of us here that love motorbikes as much as they love anything else in life so please indulge yourself and show us your pictures. Everything welcome. Smile

I'll start with a few old pictures from 1979, the start of the DNF era. This was my first real bike and tried to kill me or blew up every second time I rode it. The things you wish you still had.

An action shot. Note the top line safety gear. I did have a helmet on though.

Unfortunately open face helmets don't offer much protection when you face plant. Smile

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What does the DNF stand for?

Here in the USA in motorsports it means “Did not finish”

Nice lookin bike by the way.
P.S> Where you in Ac/Dc? Smile
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I remember a time, when I searched for lights to fit my needs. Now I search for needs to fit my lights.

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DNF= Did not finish……must have gone balls to the wall and crashed out of everything like James Stewart Wink

Here mine is in her practice set-up

This is what she looked like when I got her

She has many outfits, spoiled girl!

She has at least two more than shown Wink

What happens when you pound her to hard

My first love (man how I miss her! Now I have a ’03 yz125 as a backup bike)

First race with my numbers on the bike

Dont tell my GF but my bike is more spoiled than her! Bike has over $15k in parts and engine work in it. I could talk about her all day, motocross is such a love of mine and I cant wait to recover from surgery and get back on the bike!

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My Jonway 250cc scoot. er. Parked in the garage this week, lows down in the teens (degrees F) make it a bit uncomfortable in the mornings. Normally a daily work commuter, gets me about 73mpg. All lights except for the cluster (and headlights) have been replaced with LEDs for increased visibility and reduced drain on the charging system. I'm currently waiting on a shipment from DX with LED bulbs for the cluster, and once done, I'll be full LED. Maybe some aftermarket HID headlights in the near future...

Here, parked between a Victory and a Can Am Spyder at my workplace:


Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

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Muto wrote:
What does the DNF stand for?
Here in the USA in motorsports it means “Did not finish”
Nice lookin bike by the way.
P.S> Where you in Ac/Dc? Smile
Thanks,
Keith

Yep you got it. I read it in a US dirt bike mag in the mid seventies and that pretty much summed me up then. My parents hated it.

ltinifni, You have had some varied bikes. The Ducati must be a weapon. My brother in law had a 848 which I was lucky enough to ride. Its gone now as with two kids his wife put her foot down and said sell it and get a car for the kids.

Pavithra_UK. You haven’t stolen Pulsars bike have you? No seriously I’m not familiar with your bike. What is it?

Livinloud. I’m glad you can talk about your girlfriend all day and I’m sure she could talk about you all day as well. A yellow Yamaha. I thought you had a Suzuki for a sec. I never did any serious moto cross, mainly just bush bashin. It looks real sweet. I’m sure your girlfriend would approve of the money spent anyway if you just talked to her. Maybe not. Best keep what happens on a light forum on the forum. Wink

Keltex. Hid headlight on the maxi scoot. Sounds like a plan. O dont know anything about them personally but dont they take a second to get up to max light output? Cant complain about the mileage. Your mileage would sound even better in Aus as we have bigger gallons. Its gotta make a cheap ride to work. What does the owner of the Victory think of it? I went riding with a mate who has one a couple of days ago. He’s done 12000 miles and loves it.

Nice pictures and story’s guys. love it. Smile

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An action shot. Note the top line safety gear. I did have a helmet on though.

Unfortunately open face helmets don’t offer much protection when you face plant. Smile

Dangerous bloody dirt bikes… :8)
You face has not improved :bigsmile: it just has more character.

That sand pic reminds me of once ripping up a wheat paddock next to the Little Desert National Park in the Wimmera on an RM500.
I felt a tug on my boot and looked down (doing about 80kph fanging it) to see a loop of fencing wire around my ankle… don’t ride near a fence…

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Ive had many bikes of different sorts. Love em all !! Here is one of the last, about 3 years ago. Really only ended up being a Sunday rider. One of the original super bikes, 1984 Honda Cbr 900 RR. 25 years old at the time and totally original with low k’s and went really well, even up against the fuel injected models of today.

Check out the blue tint in the headlight.

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Nice Blade.
I rode with a few guys that had them, I could never keep up.

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Most of my bike pics are from last century and before digital cameras.
Here’s my red CBR600F2 at Mount Glorious.


My favorite bike was a 1994 YZF600RG, that had a wicked induction roar and was fun on the Black Spur,
this colour, this one’s not mine, I have no digital photos of it:

My R6 from this century:

A mate and our Honda 125s on one of my many rides around the Island Of The Gods:

Crazy local bike on Bali:

Nearly bought this to ship home as a project, as my brother has a 1955 Matchless and outfit.

Thinking about doing a ride from Denpasar to Jakarta, via Ubud, Borobudur, Mt Bromo, Jogjakarta etc in September..
Must ride more.

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I dont get to ride as much any more unfortunately, and I dont have a bike at them moment, but that wont last long :).

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This was great in the bush, but was a real B## to start especially with no compression release.

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The old Kwaka Z500 ready to take Santa around for the kids at a street party, years ago.

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CT50,RX125,DR250,DR400,RD400,XL500,RZ250,CB900F2C were my “real“bikes.

These days I’m happy with my Ducati…

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Pavithra_UK. You haven’t stolen Pulsars bike have you? No seriously I’m not familiar with your bike. What is it?

:bigsmile: he he its Bajaj Pulsar 135LS. made by indian bike manufacturer Bajaj. Its 135cc bike. Yeah all you guys not familiar with this bikes becuase they dont export these bikes to US or Europe. these are economical and cheap bikes for most asian and african countries. In here sri lanka, cheap indian & chinese vehicles everywhere. not perfect in quality. I brought this bike second hand and paid around 1600$. new one cost around 2000$ cheapest bike in here cost more than 1200$.

most of the bikes in this thread, I saw rarely in here. before indian and chinese bike invasion, japanese bikes were very famous. even now some people still looking for japanese bikes regardless of price. Honda AX1, Honda hornet, Yamaha TW200, Honda Jade, Honda CBR, Kawasaki D tracker most famous bikes.

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 90cc westbend bee go cart motor on a chopper minibike was my first bike/ loud ,very loud..ran like hell or not at all...age 12 /honda50/honda50/honda70/suzuki ts90/15th birthday I bought a 71yamaha dt 250/75 suzuki titan 500/78 yamaha dt175/yamaha rd350/rd350/rd350 cafe///today..50ccKTM..suzuki drz400/suzuki drz400

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 90cc westbend bee go cart motor on a chopper minibike was my first bike/ loud ,very loud..ran like hell or not at all…age 12 /honda50/honda50/honda70/suzuki ts90/15th birthday I bought a 71yamaha dt 250/75 suzuki titan 500/78 yamaha dt175/yamaha rd350/rd350/rd350 cafe///today..50ccKTM..suzuki drz400/suzuki drz400

honda50,70,yamaha dt125 still using here..

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forgot I still have a 71 kaw.125 f6 in the barn too

1971 Kawasaki KE 125 mine was about that nice before it got tossed in the shed.:P

If it doesn'thave dirt on it ..it must be a girls bike

 

was looking for pics of  mini chopper like mine

 < kind of like this ....I sold off the moter to a go kart guy & I kept that frame forever .... I was a bad dude

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first was an italjet big wheel 50, then was an rm80 that was a retired race bike that was all done up by pro circuit. that bike was crazy when power ban kicked in. then a kx80. i have some pix of that one i can post up tonight. 

my dads buddy has an rz350 in his basement i would love to get my hands on... someday maybe. 

love me some 2 stroke 

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2009 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Custom
My current ride.  I bought it in 2010 and it now has over 32k miles on it.  I don't have a pic of it uploaded (much to my surprise) but here is one that looks just like mine except I've changed out the seat and added a luggage rack/backrest.

2007 Buell P3/Blast
I got back into riding with this one right after my divorce.  This is my bike pictured (lots of photos of this one for some reason). I bought it new and put over 26k miles on it before it shit the bed on me by having it motor literally fall out on me on the highway.  I got back every penny when they covered it under the state lemon law (couldn't keep an exhaust pipe in one piece. That and the whole engine falling out on the highway thing).  Took the money from it and bought my current H-D 883 Custom.

1985 Ninja 600R
My second motorcycle.  Bought new.  Didn't have it in one piece for long before I totaled it with just 1000 miles on it.   Had it for several years and fixed it back up.  Ended up selling it.  That person totaled it in just 2 days.  This time I think it stayed dead.  I swear the bike was cursed.
Bike pictured is not mine but exactly like it.  I think I have some old photos somewhere in an album but are probably lost. 

1974 Yamaha RD350
My first motorcycle.   Can't recall how many miles I had on it when I sold it to a co-worker.  AFAIK it's still alive.
Not my bike pictured but one exactly like it.  I don't think I have any photos of this one.  If I ever did they are long lost. 

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Nice thread, I’ll share
First bike, 1986 VFR700. Painted it myself with rattle cans (including the Honda wing on the tank)

Second and current ride, 1995 VFR750. Swapped out the front end, gauges, rear hub and rim (there was nothing wrong with it, guess I just like to tinker Smile

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Livinloud. I’m glad you can talk about your girlfriend all day and I’m sure she could talk about you all day as well. A yellow Yamaha. I thought you had a Suzuki for a sec. I never did any serious moto cross, mainly just bush bashin. It looks real sweet. I’m sure your girlfriend would approve of the money spent anyway if you just talked to her. Maybe not. Best keep what happens on a light forum on the forum. Wink

Yamaha was yellow back in the day, 70’s was YZ Yellow not that stupid looking RM yellow Wink

My girlfriend knows I put a ton of money into the bike but idk if the figure of $15k+ would make it mind blowing lol I have a ton put into my safety gear as well but that’s acceptable Big Smile $600 for knee braces beats a $10k surgery. $600 neck brace beats being paralyzed any day! $500 helmet is still not enough IMO, I mean its my dang melon!

I love racing the track but dont get me wrong, I still love sandpits (if I can find any still open lol) and I will ride the woods (although I have a slight sour feeling about the woods still. The Honda cr125 shown above was my first bike, yes I started later than most racers. I got it for xmas and being that I lived in MA, its was snowy. Decided to go out for a ride to the reservoir anyways with my dad on his ATV. Made it all the way up and back with NO problem. Get 200 yards from the exit of the trail and I dump the bike on a ice covered mud hole. Put a nice dent in the new FMF exhaust and ever since then I have been super cautious while riding in the woods. If I smashed my thumpers exhaust I’d cry :_(

Anyways, now my dad got a ’03 yz125 and is learning to ride, yes my dad is learning to ride at over 50. Crazy if you ask me but he has always wanted to learn so I give him all my older equipment and let him do his thing. Im pretty sure he is selling the 2 smoke for a thumper since at his age he doesnt want to ride in the powerband and thus fouls a few plugs. Dont blame him so maybe a nice woods bike or even a yz250f will be coming to accompany mine. I’m pushing for a mx bike over woods so I can use it if mine ever is out of service Wink

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Thanks for the pictures and stories guys. I’d love to respond to all of them as they all mean something to someone but I do need a life. Wink Keep em coming.

Suncoaster. I should know where all your shots are taken but unfortunately I never stopped to look at the scenery. The overseas shots would be ones to treasure as well. So the 600 yammie does exist. Sounds a bit like an 850 that may or may not exist.

JM. My first road bike was an RD250 from 1976. It had wire wheels back and front with a disc rear end. I never saw another like it. Before I had my license I put 350 barrels and heads on it as we had a maximum size of 250cc on a provisional license. It was written of as well as me about 4 months after getting my licence. It was rebuilt and ridden on the road and drag strip for 12 years after this. Another that I should still have in my shed. Damn.

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djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Heres a shot from the other day that may not happen again. Left to right. Brothers 750 Honda, Mates Victory Vegas with many mods, My TRX, Brothers 650 Katana and the Old man on his Harley. He did all right for a 76 year old. My only problem with him is that I cant keep up with him in anything. 

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djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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bad pic of a bad pic years ago. dont know if i still have the original photo kicking around.

there was a man made "pond" out back of my house, they piled the dirt up around it. dont look so impressive, but I am landing on flat ground lol

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Impressive Pulsar. KX80?

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djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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yeah, that was my 97 kx80. my 92 rm80 had way more nut, but also blew the.motor every other week. was tweaked to the max. it woukd eat wrist pin bearings, stretched rods, melted pistons... the thing was a beast. but the kx had a nice smooth powerban, where the rm was all bog then balls to the walls. 

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Paid $800 for a ’76 GT750 w/17,000 miles about 10 years ago. Invested a few hundred in parts and now it looks and runs great!

Mine shows it’s age more than this pic but similarly it’s all stock. Last year, it got 1st place in a local car show that included bikes.

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Like all the bikes, especially the Yamaha RD350, basically same engine used in the Banshee quad and Suzuki GT750, water buffalo. Really want one of the old two strokes but anything with more than one carb can be a pain to work on. Will get up a few pics this weekend, too cold here at the moment to take pictures.

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Here’s my recently sold Honda VTR1000 Firestorm

And its replacement, the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

What an astounding machine the Blackbird is. And scary. I love it.

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a pre-owned Honda CBX 125 custom (identical in condition and color to this pic):

She gave me my first taste of the easy rider style and a sense of freedom like no other vehicle. Cos her handlebars were still narrow enough to allow me squeezing her between cars to make it all the way to the front of a queue. Pretty frugal on gas and repairs she was! My main issues with her were leaking oil, intermittent breaking of her main-stand axle and faulty starter motor. Despite her idiosyncracies, she was memorable enough to make me grin with nostalgia. I learned the importance of trouble shooting problems with tenacity and commitment in repairing faults. Got me into reading the ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’. So I like to remember her as my mobile premarital counsellor…In fact, I had given quite a few gals pillion rides on her as well! Love

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southland wrote:
Like all the bikes, especially the Yamaha RD350, basically same engine used in the Banshee quad and Suzuki GT750, water buffalo. Really want one of the old two strokes but anything with more than one carb can be a pain to work on. Will get up a few pics this weekend, too cold here at the moment to take pictures.

the rd 350 is an air cooled motor. my mom had an rd400 when i was a kid. the rz 350 has the same motor as the banshee, just different gearing in the transmission and a variable valve system.

the rz 500 is kind of my dream bike, but since they were never imported to the US, I will likely never get my hands on one.

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