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Double Kawasaki Trouble with KawiBoy (my boy) Brian …. And now….

He is Serving his country .. AIRBORNE! ALL THE WAY!

Man how time go’s by… so Quickly! Wink

Note: I updated the previous pics with some info, for those who asked, I forgot about this thread, I apologize for not updating it sooner!

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my bikes, both Specialized :

end December 9th next to Paris :

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Good fun guys! Ok, here was my first full size bike, 1985 Yamaha Virago 1000:

Then along came a 1988 Yamaha Vmax, my dream bike:

I’m not sure I have heard a better sounding bike than this V4 with a huge Kerker open baffle:

The red Vmax moved on and I got a black 1992 Vmax with a few other goodies/enhancements. The wife and I did a lot of camping and traveling on it before the kids came along:

Winding through the tail of the dragon:

And finally, what is in my stable now, the Vmax and a 1998 Honda Foreman 400, which is a lot of fun with the kiddos:

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new 20 year old bike. Still available here in Austrailia

suzi drz400e

sorry all images down
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My trusty 1978 Honda CT90 … Smile

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You haven’t pulled it apart yet ltp?
Thats one clean 90 weklund. Over here they are all red. Did not know they come in yellow.

Edit. Heres an early version of your 90. My dads on the left with me in front of him and his mate on the right who now collects early CB750 Hondas. Picture must of been taken late 60’s.

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This is my current ride and it’s stable mate…‘16 Yamaha FZ09 with plenty of mods, and my great little trail bike the ’97 KLX300 with a platehttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154552271411176&set=pb.5986461...

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A picture of me and my girlfriend on my 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650 taken around 1979. I sold the bike to a friend of mine in 1980. I haven’t seen the guy in years. I found out just recently he is no longer with us :(, but the bike still exists and running.

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Kodachrome40 wrote:
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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

Your image seemed to have faded over time. I took the liberty of restoring it a bit. Here it is:

!http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p669/Kodachrome40_BLF/BLF/Pulsar_Bik...!


Remembered I posted this here years ago, showed my wife and she didn’t believe it was me lol

Thanks again for restoring the picture. Downloaded it to my phone again. Should he stored in my Dropbox so it doesn’t get lost again

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So I guess your not that guy now Pulsar. Smile
Is the girlfriend still around Glenn?
Nice bike waynestractor. Suncoaster here has one from the same family as yours. If you resize the picture to 100% it will only fill the page that is opened. Thumbs Up

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

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She won’t let me have a bike because she says “I want you alive”…
She’s heard stories and tales of what I used to be, so can’t really blame her I guess… But one day I will ride again.
Think I was probably 15 in the pic… More than half a life ago…

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atbglenn wrote:
A picture of me and my girlfriend on my 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650 taken around 1979. I sold the bike to a friend of mine in 1980. I haven’t seen the guy in years. I found out just recently he is no longer with us :(, but the bike still exists and running.

!{width:90%}https://i.imgur.com/e9MHDWQ.jpg!

Glenn,

Looks like Eddie Van Halen and Valarie Smile
Kawi has 4 into 1 header

Like the cars in the backround, Toyota ? Wagon, then looks like semi hippy Chevy van and maybe a Mustang Fastback?
And a Firebird hiding in the bushes on the left, see the honeycomb wheels.

Post more 70’s stuff!
Later
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All men are equal when their memory fades

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MRsDNF wrote:
So I guess your not that guy now Pulsar. Smile
Is the girlfriend still around Glenn?
Nice bike waynestractor. Suncoaster here has one from the same family as yours. If you resize the picture to 100% it will only fill the page that is opened. Thumbs Up

How do I resize to 100%?

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My nephew atop my 1968 R69S BMW.

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lostheplot wrote:
new 20 year old bike. Still available here in Austrailia

suzi drz400e

Nice, been thinking about the Suzuki DR650S The aftermarket accessories seem endless for these bikes. Suzuki has had these DR bikes in their line-up for 27 years, refining them each year.

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Muto wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
A picture of me and my girlfriend on my 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650 taken around 1979. I sold the bike to a friend of mine in 1980. I haven’t seen the guy in years. I found out just recently he is no longer with us :(, but the bike still exists and running.

!{width:90%}https://i.imgur.com/e9MHDWQ.jpg!

Glenn,

Looks like Eddie Van Halen and Valarie Smile
Kawi has 4 into 1 header

Like the cars in the backround, Toyota ? Wagon, then looks like semi hippy Chevy van and maybe a Mustang Fastback?
And a Firebird hiding in the bushes on the left, see the honeycomb wheels.

Post more 70’s stuff!
Later
Keith

Hi Keith. That’s a Danco 4 into one header. I also installed hotter cams, velocity stacks, a Barnett high performance clutch, and S&W Shocks. I also replaced the swingarm bushings with needle bearings. That said, it performed much better than stock.

The car right behind me is a 1973 Mazda RX-3 Wankel. The car on the right is a Mustang Fastback. Not sure what year. Not sure about the other vehicles.

Steve, the girlfriend is still around.

A friend of mine who managed a machine shop drilled my rotors for me.

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My dad has a kz650 he bought new when he got out of boot camp, think its a 79. He had it done up with bigger (or more?) mikuni carbs, kirker exhaust, pretty sure he did work to the motor too, cant remember exactly what all was done. From what I found it was a pretty hot bike in its day, top of the 750cc class being only a 650cc. He keeps telling me to take it, but I dont have room to store a bike here and dont want to leave it sitting outside.
He also had an rd400 that he bought my mom before they split, he ended up keeping it in the divorce. He always said you know its time for a rebuild when you cant pull a wheelie in every gear lol.
I always wanted to get an rz350 and do it up, or get a newer 250 ninja and put a banshee motor in it. Always loved 2 strokes

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If I remember correctly, the Kirker headers for the KZ650 were reverse of the Danko’s. The pipe was on the opposite side.

BTW, I had to paint my Danco’s a couple of times each season. And yes, I used high heat paint designed for this purpose. It would turn white where the pipes exited the head after a couple of months. I couldn’t live with that.

One other thing, I had a full shim kit for valve adjustments. I did all my own work back then. Times have changed. I don’t even change my own oil anymore. Except of course my lawnmower and snowblower. I’m not that lazy! lol!

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My motorcycle.
A Yamaha mt03, 660cc single cilinder.

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Very nice! I love single cylinder motorcycles. Around here we call them thumpers.

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Nice stories along with nice bikes. Beer

Nice work keeping something from 1979 Glenn. We nearly have something in common. I met mine in 79 but did not call her a girlfriend till early January 1980. I still have her as well. Three amazing kids and we only have one left at home. I nearly have her back. Love

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

Budget light hobby proudly sponsored by my Mastercard and unknowingly paid for by a hard working wife. 

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

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With my dads kz650 he was the first owner. When him and my mom got out of the Air Force and had my sister he sold the bike off to his brother, which sold it to one of his friends. My mom bought it back for my dad for their 5th wedding anniversary and he had kept it for a while that time. Ended up totaling it when I was 7 or so, and me and him rebuilt it together. when I was in my late teens he sold it off again to one of his buddies when he was building his house and garage, but then bought it back a few years later and it has been sitting pretty much since.
He had his and my moms bike both custom painted along with their helmets, cant remember the exact color, but think it was something along the lines of a custom metal flake root beer.
I want to say his kz650 had a letter or letters after or under the “kz650” on the side panel, but I cant remember exactly. If anyone is interested, I can get some pics of that bike, as I guess it is technically mine since he keeps giving it to me but cant really take it yet lol

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I have a confession Steve. I met my girfriend when I was 13. She was 23. We kept our relationship a secret until I was 20. Only a few people know I was sexually involved with her at such a young age. To this day we’re still best of friends. BTW, she looks amazing for 75, and I still look like a dork at 65. lol!

Here’s a picture of us from the late 90’s. I do look like a dork.

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Based on my username, many of you have figured out I ride this

 

 

...and I somewhat regret selling this last year

 

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X3, fast and comfortable.
klrman, both proven bikes.

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southland, yes, they never let me down wherever I rode them, they are both stone reliable.

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klrman, you green bike brought me back years ago when the Kawa KDX came out. After it came out, I started to buy cycle magazines, unfortunately my father wouldn’t allow any of us to own a bike.

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klrman, you green bike brought me back years ago when the Kawa KDX came out. After it came out, I started to buy cycle magazines, unfortunately my father wouldn't allow any of us to own a bike.

 

KDX was a winner of a bike, I liked them a lot.  Got my KLR because the range is so huge on one tank and in BC, where I live, there is almost 400,000 miles  of dirt roads, mostly through mountainous terrain to discover.  Plus the KLR being street legal is the best of both worlds around here.

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klrman wrote:

tatasal wrote:
klrman, you green bike brought me back years ago when the Kawa KDX came out. After it came out, I started to buy cycle magazines, unfortunately my father wouldn’t allow any of us to own a bike.

 


KDX was a winner of a bike, I liked them a lot.  Got my KLR because the range is so huge on one tank and in BC, where I live, there is almost 400,000 miles  of dirt roads, mostly through mountainous terrain to discover.  Plus the KLR being street legal is the best of both worlds around here.

I haven’t kept track of the cycle developments for a very long time…is the KLR a four-stroke version of the KDX?

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