Skip to comments.(1st Annual?) FreeRepublic Motorcycle Hooligans SHOW 'N' SHINE
Posted on 09/26/2005 6:34:51 PM PDT by martin_fierro
Now that the motorcycle riding season is beginning to wind down in some parts of the country, here's an opportunity to show off your ride!
Yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, RUBS and 1%ers, Ricers and Hogs (and joesixpack1), it's time for the First Annual
Whatchoo ridin'? SHOW IT OFF HERE!
Because honestly, nobody's gonna give a damn any other time of the year.
That's her. I got Samson Longshots on mine and added Willie and Max saddlebags along with a windshield.
1993 Suzuki GS500 parallel twin with 13K miles on it, 1K of them mine. It's red with pink (argh) stripes and white wheels - looks like something Barbie would keep in the garage of the Dream House (or maybe girly-man Ken is riding it, I dunno). Bought it used, so no choice of color!
Here's a pic:
Here's me and my bad helmet-hair on it:
No mods on it yet, just some repairs this summer (new front tire, brake pads, chain and both sprockets). But I'm planning on a fork rebuild with new springs and a new rear shock for next year, the suspension on these is mushy when stock and even worse when stock and old.
It's a great starter bike, enough power but not scary. It unfortunately sounds like an angry farm tractor.
Here's my ride. Ducati Monster 620 Dark. When it finally decides to buck me off, look high 'cause I'll be in the top of the trees with both boots off.
If you high-side that beauty, you deserve whatever punishment she hands out . . .
Someone named Poser displays the most impressive stable of them all. Heh.
I rarely get anything I don't deserve. :)
One weekend I saw a riding club of about 20 Vespas buzz out of the hills near my house. They must really be coming back.
'99 Victory v-92C, Red metallic/black, 1507cc, ohc, efi, built by Polaris in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Quite a few of these in central Maine, snowmobile country. Sorry no pic, camera batteries dead as usual. BTW, what is freepmail? I'd like to get on the pinglist.
Nice bike! An SV will probably be my next one (and first new one) after I outgrown the GS....
Hi LQ ~ in 2000 I sold my '91 1200 Sportster thinking I was all through riding ~ two weeks later I got the bug again and ordered the SV650.
I bought my first motorcycle in 1948 and have been riding ever since except for four years in the late 50's and early 60's, when I went though my sports (Corvette, Austin Healey LeMans and Lotus Super 7) car phase. ;)
Sounds like my hubby - he's been riding since he's 16, and he's 53 now. Hubby's been a Honda guy for all that time - 305 Dream, CB450, then new CB750F and now a 919. He still has the last 2, rides the 919 and is restoring the 750.
I'm still a noob - passed the MSF last summer and got my license, didn't get out of the parking lot until last August :lol: .
At least we can go riding together now - I never liked sitting on the back much but I like riding my own a lot.
I got my first one when I was in the Navy ~ I was 18, I'll be 75 in October.
Riding your own is much better then riding behind someone.
I never ride them. I just stand near them and look great.
I asked the Mod to delete one of them ~ I guess they're too busy chasing trolls. ;);)
How do you like that Victory. How does it ride?
This is my Duc, I affectionately refer to as "Ruptured Duc" or "Spaghetti Western" if I have my cowboy boots on!
L O L
I loved that SV650 motor, but the frame is a too small for me. So I ride it's long legged brother: (DL650 vstrom)
It's a fantastic bike from a lousy company. much more "solid" feeling than a Harley, great gobs of torque, very neutral weight and balance, with a low feeling center of gravity for good low speed manuverability too. I can spend a whole day on it and still be ready to get back on. And it's nice to turn a few heads with a bike you don't see every day. But it has a fatal flaw in the transmission, which is well known among early Victory owners that Polaris is unwilling to admit to. The gearboxes are failing and shifting themselves, finding false neutrals, and generally sucking on many of these bikes. Polaris has released an "update kit" for $1700 plus labour. Subsequent models have the problems corrected. Some dealers with some clout are able to get a "deal" for certain customers, like half off on the parts, after inspecting the innards of the bike. Aside from the threat of the bike turning itself into a paperweight at 13k miles or so, it's a great machine, but my next ride will probably be a Sportster unless Polaris steps up and fixes these older, flawed bikes.
The DL650 is a great bike!
I'm 5'7" with a 28" inseam, the SV650 fits the old curmudgeon just fine. ;)
I just ordered a Corbin seat; it's a little lower and softer. ;)
I like the impalers on the top of the forks. Geez, a guy could draw blood just taking that bike off the trailer! Any explosives on the bike, say, tied to the alarm system?
I'm not sure. I stole that pic back in 2001 from what I believed was a Daytona Bikeweek expo and it's been sitting on my Hard drive since.
I would venture a guess and say there are no alarms. The ignition looks like it's built into the seat plate so, If you can sit on it and ride it off into the sunset and survive, you've earned it! :-)
My bike pics are here:
Hubby's (wedding day) pics are here:
I have a friend who has the 650 Vstrom too - he loves it.
I "tried on" the DL650 last time I saw one in the showroom. It was just a little too tall for me to completely flat foot (I'm a big girl, 5'10" with a 34" inseam). With boots on I might be able to do it, I had flat street shoes on.
I like it, but it's got a lot of plastic on it. I'd be terrified I'd drop it in a parking lot and cause thousands worth of damage to it.
Then again, with the battering I take on the GS on a windy day, a windscreen would be real nice...
I'm really happy w/ the bike, but it is very tall. After the seat mods I've made can't quite flatfoot it anymore either. I'm 6'2" and long legged.
battering I take on the GS on a windy day
Suzuki GS or Beemer R-GS?
Suzuki GS500E, vintage 1993. It's my first bike, got it last year. It's a great starter bike, enough power but not a lot of snap so no accidental wheelies, etc.
I've started ogling possible trade-ups from it but I'm nowheres near ready yet. The VStrom and the SV are 2 on my list.
Here's VetvetDoug on his ride.
Wow! vet you look good. Kid's okay too ;-)
OK! I found you! Nice bike, darling little girl and cute guy. That's you! :)
Nice ride! Cute kid, too, but I'd smack my wife if'n I were you. That kid's WAY too cute to be yours! (:-Þ)
Genetics is funny, her mother was a beautiful woman. I am glad she took more after her.
A simple little ride that gives me GREAT pleasure - and quality time on trips to places like; Key West, Marco Island, Daytona, Myrtle Beach, Lanconia, Sturgis, Four Corners, Laughlin, Hollister, and Alaska.
oops...Lanconia should read Laconia
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