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    Interesting progression of bikes.
    But then I never trust anyone named Cliff, Cliff.
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    I bet I can't do this!

    1. 1972 100cc Yamaha
    2. 1974 350cc Yamaha (Sporster eater)
    3. 1974 650cc Yamaha
    4. 1974 XLCH Sporster
    5. 1968 500 BSA
    6. 1972 650 Triumph
    7. 1977 Superglide (new!) $3640.00
    8. 1971 XLH 900cc Sporster
    9. 1973 XLCH Sporster
    10. 1965 Panhead (semi-rat) Yes, I miss this one
    11. 1977 XLCR #427 Harley Cafe Racer (only made 2 years)
    12. 1985 K100
    13. 19?? R60/5
    14. 1974 R75/6 (still own)
    15. 1976 R100s
    16. 1981 R100RS
    17. 1985 K100RT (still own)

    Meee that's all I can think of. Naturally I owned several at any one time and I know I've owned almost a dozen Harleys. Some of the Japanese bikes I don't remember. Total miles... I'd say between 175,000 and 200k total. The '65 Panhead was sweet.

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    Those XLCRs are cool. I liked them when they were new and still think they're pretty cool.

    If I could find an XR750.......
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    Thumbs up AWESOME!!

    Eric, those pics took forever to download on my old slow dial-up system, (it's all that is available out in the boonies where i live), BUT well worth the wait. I especially love the shot of the K100. Really cool history, I would bet there are some good memories and stories that go along with each of those rides.

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    Great shots

    The K-1 is still one hot looking bike IMHO. How did it ride?
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    Eric,
    I like the "Guzzi"! Always wanted one (of some flavor). Humm... ebay? R100RT yes! Nice bikes and pictures.

    Mike

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Those XLCRs are cool. I liked them when they were new and still think they're pretty cool.
    AGREED!

    I love the XLCR and my first lusted for bike was the XR1000 I saw at the 85 or 86 Motorcycle Show.

    As far as Moto Guzzis I have always loved the Lemans of the 70's and 80's. Would love to have one of all four models plus a V7 Sport.

    DAMN! I wish I never sold my V65SP.

    MarkF

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    Originally posted by Eric Blume
    Hey MarkF,
    I have a Lady Friend who has a V65SP and due to having a recent child probably has no use for it. It has been sitting in their garage unused for a few years. Do you want me to inquire?

    Do I get finders fee?
    Are you kidding? My BMW is already killing my marriage. Another Guzzi would be the final straw!

    MarkF

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    Hey Eric,
    My G/F may be interested in the Guzzi. She wants to get started riding, and That would be a good bike for her to tour on, and I could ride it till she is ready for it
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    My first bike was a '64 Honda Dream 150. A friend bought a matching bike and we took them from Detroit through Ohio, Pennsylvania, up state New York, across the 1000 Islands bridge and back through Canada. Quite an adventure at that time with bikes that size. My second was supposed to be a '65 BSA Lightening. I went to the dealer with cash in hand and saw it sitting on the floor. It was beautiful with glossy paint, chrome, and a drip pan. Sitting in the back looking lonely was a R50/2. It was love at first sight and I rode her home. I sold her when I joined the AF and headed for Viet Nam. Next was a '70 Honda CB 350, which I sold in the fall of '71 when I headed for Germany the first time. Twenty-five years later it was my current '96 R1100R.
    Last edited by Kenn45; 10-18-2009 at 05:39 PM.

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    Thumbs up Back on track

    Kenn, thank you for getting this thread back on track. I'll bet that long trek on the 150 was pretty exciting.

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    At age 15 (1958) I bought a 1947 Triumph 5TA ex-flat tracker, laying on it's side in the mud behind a barn, tran. all blown to Hell, for $42. My Dad only let me get it 'cause he knew I'd never get it running... Boy, was he wrong.
    First BMW was a new 1963 R60, didn't keep it long 'cause I was too young for it. Came back to BMW in 1974 (R75/6) and the rest is history.
    Aprox. 46 bikes of many brands, more than 400k BMW miles, plus 200k on brands BSA through Yamaha.

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    Have only owned two motorcycles:

    First was a 1968 Honda sport 90. Bought it new with summer work money. Rode the wheels off it and passed it on to my younger brothers. I think it was still running is 1980.

    Second is my present ride, 2002 R1150R.

    In between rode anything and everything anyone would let me. Probably the scariest was a 250 Ossa back in the late '70s. Thing only had two speeds, on and off, and 6 gears that all sounded the same.

    Had a friend who drove a BMW to and from work years ago and swore I'd soon have one. Got to the point where I just had to do it. Heard of so many folks climbing past 50 and having a long list of regrets. I've eliminated one big one.
    2002 R1150R (Black)

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    Thumbs up no regrets

    Originally posted by ScottM
    Have only owned two motorcycles:

    First was a 1968 Honda sport 90. Bought it new with summer work money. Rode the wheels off it and passed it on to my younger brothers. I think it was still running is 1980.

    Second is my present ride, 2002 R1150R.

    In between rode anything and everything anyone would let me. Probably the scariest was a 250 Ossa back in the late '70s. Thing only had two speeds, on and off, and 6 gears that all sounded the same.

    Had a friend who drove a BMW to and from work years ago and swore I'd soon have one. Got to the point where I just had to do it. Heard of so many folks climbing past 50 and having a long list of regrets. I've eliminated one big one.
    Chalk up one more guy who has one less thing on his "I wish I had done. . . " list. Good for you Scott.

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    '66 Ducati 160 Monza Jr.
    '67 BSA Victor 441
    '71 Honda SL350
    '71 Suzuki TM250
    '72 Honda CB450
    '73 Suzuki TM400 <
    '73 Suzuki GT750 Water-pumper <
    '75 Kawasaki 900 Z-1 <
    '74 Suzuki RM370
    '80 BMW R100S <
    '83 BMW R100RT <
    '75 BMW R90/6*
    '59 BMW R26
    '68 BMW R50/2
    '66 Triumph T100 500
    '52 BMW R51/3
    '78 BMW R80/7
    '81 BMW R80GS
    '88 BMW K100RS
    '63 BSA A65 650*
    '55 Matchless G9B 550 Twin*
    '68 Gilera 124*
    '55 BSA C11G 250*
    '72 Honda CB450*
    '68 Ducati 350SCR*
    '88 BMW K75C
    '66 Ducati 250*
    '81 Honda XL350*
    '67 Triumph T100 500*
    '00 Ducati M900 Monster*
    '92 BMW K75RTA*
    '72 BMW R75/5*

    I went through a period when I thought BMW's were the only motorcycles made, well... they aren't!
    I will say though, that of all of them, the overall sweetest bike I ever owned was the '68 R50/2, and the one I've owned the longest is the '75 R90/6 purchased in 1985.
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