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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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My brief History and bikes

Been biking for 40 years.
Mostly Yamahas
Honda Z-50
Yamaha YZ-80
Yamaha YZ-125
1976 XS 500
1980 XS850 Special
1908 XS11SG Special
1982 Yamaha XJ650J Maxim
1982 Yamaha XV750
1998 Kawasaki Voyager
2006 FJR1300A

'06 FJR1300A Orion the Hunter

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Welcome to the Forum.

Your 1908 bike sounds particularly awesome
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Welcome to the Forum.

Your 1908 bike sounds particularly awesome
I think Yamaha released a 72nd anniversary edition in 1980

Welcome aboard, Skippy. Where in Texas? Check out the Arkansas rides we have from time to time.
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Just keepin' up with traffic, Officer.

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I'll play with almost 50 yrs of riding,

RUPP,
Mini Trial50,
CT70,
SL100,
XL250,
CB550,
XS650,
CB750F,
74R90s,
83R100s,
PENTON250,
94R100GSPD,
94K75s,
88R100RT,
86R80RT,
2004R1150R
89NX125
2005FJR
93KLX
88K75c

Coming soon - 2016FJR
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everything is green and submarine
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51 years. At 69 years of age I don't know if there will be any more added or not.

1. 65 Honda CB160
2. 66 Yamaha 305
3. 65 Honda CL72
4. 65 Bultaco Sherpa
5. 69 Suzuki 500 Titan
6. 71 Suzuki 120
7. 70 Suzuki 90
8. 68 Kawasaki 120
9. 72 Suzuki 125
10. 73 Suzuki 185
11. 74 Yamaha XS650
12. 75 Yamaha RD250
13. 77 Yamaha XS400
14. 78 Yamaha XS750
15. 76 Yamaha 650 Special
16. 74 Yamaha DT400
17. 75 Yamaha 250 motocrosser
18. 79 Yamaha RD400
19. 80 Yamaha XS850
20. 83 Suzuki GS550
21. 86 Yamaha FJ1200
22. 92 Kawasaki Voyager XII
23. 99 Kawasaki ZRX1100
24. 02 Honda Gold Wing
25. 13 Yamaha FJR1300
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'13 FJR1300
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Hang 'em up, Ed, you're not allowed to violate the "Limited to 25 bikes in a Lifetime" rule!!

My list is much shorter, but then again I'm 3 years younger than you.

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Hang 'em up, Ed, you're not allowed to violate the "Limited to 25 bikes in a Lifetime" rule!!

My list is much shorter, but then again I'm 3 years younger than you.
I went through them fast in my early years.

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My list is shorter too:

Age 57. First bike 41 years ago.

1. 1974 Garelli Moped
2. 1958 BSA Bantam D7
2. 1974 Jawa 250 California
3. Gilera Moped
4. 1976 Honda 250

Gave up riding to have kids and stuff

5. 1990 Yamaha XJ600
6. 1994 Yamaha FJ1200A
7. 1992 Honda VFR750F-L
7a. 1958 Matchless G11CSR (Restored it, rode all over UK and France)

Got divorced, lost Honda. Moved to the US

8. 1977 Yamaha XS750-2D Restored it, completed SS1000 (2011)
9. 1986 Yamaha Venture Royale Restored it, completed BBG and 10 LD Rallies (decent results)
10. 2005 Yamaha FJR1300A (So far done 48/10, several rallies and 2017 IBR is scheduled)
10a. SYM 250 Scooter ... Ride to work.
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Cloth diapers
Fruit of the Loom
Army issue
Haines and Fruit of the Loom
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Cloth diapers
Fruit of the Loom
Army issue
Haines and Fruit of the Loom
More Diapers ... later
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