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Discussion in 'Auto, Tractor, Motorcycles, Racing, and Mechanics' started by LetterG, Jan 28, 2016.



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Where is your favorite State to Ride??

  1. South Dakota???? Black Hills

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Tennessee??? LBL or the Mountains

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. California??

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  4. Arizona??

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. Florida??

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  6. Texas??

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  7. Alabama??

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  8. North Georgia??

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. The Carolinas??

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  10. New Mexico??

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. LetterG

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    Any Motorcycle enthusiast out there that could share unknown scenic routes, pictures, and bike tips... Jump in the saddle, let's get the information pumping... images.jpeg
     
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    Our Son seeing me off for the day.. Riding his own Harley Hot Wheels at 3yoa! I call him Chopper Dave! What a blast! Hope you enjoy the moment as I did, while viewing the photo

    -Letter G
     
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    GOLDZILLA Harvurd Koleej Jeenyus Midas Member

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    I ride but never in any of those places. I usually stick to within 50 miles of my home due to work. Actually just got home from a ride.
     
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    Welcome aboard LetterG.

    Cascade Loop, Washington state. Also Ridge motor sports. Get to do track days to get the juices flowing in Shelton, WA.

    79' KZ 1000 st . Custom restored 4 into 1 exhaust, 10to1 pistons, mikuni carb pods, undercut gears transmission, custom built Brembo front disc rotors, custom built rear nitrogen shocks. Shaft drive.

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    Awesome Goldzilla! I went for a 190 mile stroll yesterday. The Air Temp never got above 38° during my ride. It was chilly..
     
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    GOLDZILLA Harvurd Koleej Jeenyus Midas Member

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    I just got my old lady a 1980 440 ltd for her birthday. She likes it but she's still scared to go on the highway. She just putts around town on it.
     
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    Thanks a Ton Reo54! Beautiful ride man! I love it! I know you have had many conversations standing next to that iron! Right on Man!

    Letter G
     
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    I have a subzero suit, so I will go out no matter how cold , as long as there is no ice on the road.
     
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    GOLDZILLA Harvurd Koleej Jeenyus Midas Member

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    My bike is just a run of the mill sportster, but it was cheap and it's enough bike for me. It does have fuel injection so I don't have to warm it up or diddle with chokes no more.
     
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    I need to invest in one of those as well... I only wear leather.
     
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    GOLDZILLA Harvurd Koleej Jeenyus Midas Member

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    I also have a 79 suzuki 750 basket case in my garage.
     
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    definitely worth it.
     
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    @ Letter G..... thats a great pic of father-n-son, seems like it is in the spirit of motorcycling, it would prolly get published in a MC magazine if submitted.... Just say'in my $.02
     
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    49 degrees here today and I'm riding to work.
    I had a440 ltd in high school. My dream then was the kz1000 reo!
    I rode a bike for 2 years straight regardless of weather back then. No rain gear or helmet. Nothing I wanted more.lol
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    The op didn't offer Arkansas aa choice. Plenty of good curves and hills down there.
     

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    Thanks BarnacleBob! No doubt about it! The cool part was I didnt even know My wife was taking the photo. I guess that old saying is true, the best photos are when they are not staged. I have had several friends to tell me that photo would go viral online if I put it out there completely. It's really cool.
     
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    I love Arkansas as well! Beautiful State! Beautiful bike! I ride a streetglide 14' Daytona. I will post pics soon. It's a smooth ride. I've been riding since I was a kid. I love anything with two wheels.
     
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    Love that color!
     
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    Harley gave it a porn star name, Amber whiskey.
    I've 2-toned it with the black forks and lowers fairing and black trunk. Thanks
     
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    I always wanted a mini bike since the girl next door had a Honda mini trail and I got to ride it once. The neighbor that purchased their house sold me one of a pair of Puchs that didn't get stolen from their shed. I paid $200 for this Puch 49cc in 1980. Swapped the sprockets and it did 52mph two up. Back then there was a moped cult going on among high school kids.

    It eventually got stolen from my backyard when my father set it outside of the garage. He never offered to replace it or help me get another. He said I was lucky it was stolen. I was upset, but eventually got a Honda Shadow and then a Kawasaki Ninja and now a Yamaha FZ-1.
     

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    So many switchbacks and twisty mountain roads in California and I love it. Looking forward to riding to Sturgis one day. South Dakota looks like a beautiful riders paradise.
     
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    Nice bikes Nick! All of them! That's a pretty cool story. I grew up on them my entire life. I know some of those same feelings. It's really other than hunting some of the best memories of my childhood. Riding or wrenching on two wheels of some sort. My mother even rode her own personal bike back then. It was definitely cool. I remember in 1999 my mother and I took our last motorcycle ride together before she sold her bike. She felt like it was time to stop riding via hip surgeries, back surgeries etc.... lol... Good times! I love that Ninja also Nick! Nice color. It's pretty close to my StreetGlide.

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    In the woods.
     
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    Nickndfl reminded me of my other bad motor scooter......

    81' Honda C70. All original w/basket! Only 200 miles on it.

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    My first boy in 2001. Sidecar was attached to my wife's bike for a while
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    In its current configuration
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    And I have to include a current firstborn on his 16th Birthday(yesterday) with his grandparents.
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    Sorry for a little ot will post pics relevant to op topic when I have access to a scanner(re my vote for South Dakota)
     
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    That's way cool! Love it! Love the bike's! Love the story! Great times.
     
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    Now that's a sidecar! And enough about the basket on my moped. That picture was taken over 30 years ago at the moment I got it. Five minutes later I took the basket off. Shortly after that I changed the sprockets and had the baddest bike in the neighborhood.
     
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    Here's my rocket sled. 782 pounds of pure fun. :D


    I voted for California.

    Mainly because the only other state Ive ridden in was Nevada, and it was all on the 15 to Las Vegas. In August. Hot and pretty miserable. Shoulda taken the car with A/C. : P
     
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    South Dakota in '90 with my brother Im the short one
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    Love my Rocker C.... not the most comfy ride though, gotta admit.
     

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    Memories that will last a lifetime...
     
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    Present ride without all the farkles

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    I've added a fairing and bags, plus an engine guard - and a few dings I didn't intend, but added to the character - ride it like ya stole it. chopper.gif
     
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    That picture could be a painting over the fireplace mantle! Love it! Good memories behind that photo I'm sure.
     
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    I've ridden the Blue Ridge Parkway in it's entirety at least once a year for the past 30 years. Put that one on your bucket list. I rode to Sturgis from the east coast in 2013, and the Black Hills are definitely a treat as well. I'm on a 2003 anniversary model Electraglide the past several years.
     

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    Another fun ride is the Natchez Trace Parkway that is about 440 miles from Natchez Miss. to just outside of Nashville Tn. It is not nearly as dramatic as the Blue Ridge but a beautiful flat and slightly curvy ride. It's a different kind of ride.. just slow relaxed cruising. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Loveless Cafe is a must at the terminus of the north end outside of Nashville.
    http://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/index.htm
     
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    If you're ever in the neighborhood of Alliance, Neb. check out Car Henge. It might not quite be in the middle of nowhere but it is just down the road from it.
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    Also, don't miss the worlds largest frying pan in Brandon Iowa... but don't go to too much trouble to get to it.
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    One other thing I wanted to mention is that the Blue Ridge and Natchez Trace parkways have no commercial traffic allowed and most of the time no traffic at all. Both are a lot of fun. Also, if you ever ride the Blue Ridge a must is to visit Dale Walksler's Wheels Through Time museum. It is just a few miles off of the Parkway in Maggie Valley at the southern end. There are dozens of motorcycles in there made before 1925 and dozens from the 30's 40's and 50's. There are some cool cars also.
    http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/
     
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