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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #125 on: October 21, 2019, 04:48:01 PM »
GW is a 2016 resto acquired for a dollar and two days laboring for a needy friend.  Very satisfying tourer two up w Shannon.

 Second corners poorly tops out about 105...unless you dive.   Id never say it to my pilot pals, but bricking is a more satisfying grade of freedom to my taste.

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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #126 on: October 23, 2019, 03:33:40 PM »
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #127 on: October 23, 2019, 04:34:17 PM »
Only a couple days away from springing to life:

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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #128 on: October 23, 2019, 08:42:48 PM »
greetings...

72 roebuck 5hp tecumseh... its what started this mess...


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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #129 on: October 24, 2019, 02:43:17 AM »
That’s a stylish tank on the mini yee-haw.   

Some local guys have started an underground minibike racing league in a bar parking lot on Sunday mornings.  Courses are laid out around cars left behind from the night before.  That’s the impetus behind getting the ol’ Rupp back in action. 
I’ve only gone a couple of times, but have seen some neat old mini bikes drug out from behind the garage and brought back to life. 
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #130 on: October 29, 2019, 04:44:35 PM »
My father-in-law's 1971 Yamaha 175 enduro wouldn't start for the first time after 38 years of use since he bought it new, so he gave it to me.  I put a condenser in it and kept enjoying it in all it's un-modified minty-ness (even has original tires) He replaced it with a new (09) Honda Rebel 250.  Before he died, he asked me and his son which of us wanted the Rebel, and which wanted his 94 Corvette (automatic, perpetually dead batteries) and I quickly said "the bike!"  He was 5'9" and I'm 6' and it's just a little small for me, but I love riding a slow bike fast so I made a bobber thing out of it using some fabricated parts, some ebay junk, and a Blue Collar Bobbers fender kit.   It's a blast to ride and I think it looks sharp.  I don't know it's future once my K100 is on the road, but I do really enjoy it on my daily commute and exploring backroads.  I don't have a picture of the Yamaha on this computer, but it's identical to the one in the ad.
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #131 on: October 29, 2019, 04:45:21 PM »
Bobber, from above post.
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #132 on: February 11, 2020, 05:35:59 PM »
Just brought it home today, to add to my very slowly growing stable.

Heck, at this rate I'll have 4 bikes when I turn 100!

Now I need to get to wrenching on the new (to me) bike.



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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #133 on: February 11, 2020, 06:17:40 PM »
Just added a carbon fiber wonderbike to my fleet, big step up from the gravel grinder on the left.  Paid more for it than my first new car (72 Spitfire) Worth every penny!
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #134 on: February 11, 2020, 06:27:33 PM »


I guess you can see hanging from the ceiling in my garage -- a Giant carbon fibrer mountain bike that I've had for 25 years and like Chaos' cost more than my first car (a '62 Falcon) and a Kestrel Talon that was even more (and either one cost more than my new motorbike!!)
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #135 on: February 11, 2020, 06:32:28 PM »
This is my newest addition to the stable, 2009 Suzuki dr650se.  This one was modified (very common on these bikes) with an aftermarket carburetor, airbox and exhaust, a very loud exhaust.  But I almost immediately put it back to stock. How people tolerate 96+ db from the exhaust, i don't know.  Now it just purrs quietly and the stock carbie returns well over 50 miles per gallon of regular petrol.  Fun bike.

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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #136 on: August 04, 2020, 11:20:40 AM »
I figure this is the last of the fleet. Had to get rid of many projects and previous rebuilds. It was tough at first, but I’ll tell anyone in that situation, it’s actually a relief after they are gone. Hoping to keep these as long as possible....... 
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #137 on: August 04, 2020, 12:37:42 PM »
My K bike is the newest to me.

I've got an 87 R65 and an 09 R1200GS.  You might notice I have a thing for BMW bikes.
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #138 on: August 11, 2020, 10:27:30 PM »

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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #139 on: August 21, 2020, 08:47:37 AM »
2005 XL1200C, love the carburetor version. In process of building up another Museeuw for next season roadracing.

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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #140 on: August 21, 2020, 10:36:48 AM »
I just got half my engine back for this little beast - freshly bored, valves and guides replaced, new gasket set and pistons to be installed.
It was terrifying with a massive compression leak, I'm quivering with antici.............

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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #141 on: August 21, 2020, 11:18:13 AM »
Is that an '85?  :johnny  How many miles have you put on it?
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #142 on: August 21, 2020, 12:02:47 PM »
It's an '86. I've put around ~10k on it, which puts it at a whopping 34,000. I got the K because I'm 6'4 and riding a race bike is a masochist exercise. Totally worth it, not a good idea for more than an hour or two if I want to stand upright the next day.
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #143 on: August 22, 2020, 04:26:53 AM »

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1974 Honda 400F long term restoration project from the good old US of A with stupidly low mileage on the clock. I bought this bike in the middle of my K build so haven't really started it yet other than getting it running (it hadn't ran for a very very long time). The brake fluid had turned to powder and the carbs were full of old fuel which had turned to tar. It has good compression but I think i'm going to need to do more work there. I have had the frame repaired (someone had hit the side stand HARD!) and I have repainted it. I don't expect to finish it for at least a year.
I won't be chopping this one.
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #144 on: August 25, 2020, 05:41:39 AM »
I've added a new ride to my stable this last week. Unfortunately it came as the result of the loss of one of my K's.
It's a work in progress as it did need some tlc, but for the price with everything else that came with it I just couldn't say no.
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #145 on: August 28, 2020, 09:19:32 PM »
I've added a new ride to my stable this last week. Unfortunately it came as the result of the loss of one of my K's.
It's a work in progress as it did need some tlc, but for the price with everything else that came with it I just couldn't say no.

I think you’ll like it.  I got an R1100RS a year ago and have been very happy with it. 
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #146 on: September 07, 2020, 09:15:23 PM »
just cracked 3,000 miles on this DL650 since April.  Not as gyroscopically perfect as the K, and the doesn't have quite the top end torque, but the L twin revs to 10K.

It went above and beyond going down White Lake ATV trails in Langlade county Wisconsin this weekend in order to get my girlfriend and I out to hike the Kettlebowl segment of the Ice Age Trail.  Tackled some babyhead rocks, some rutted hill climbs and sandy washes and the ride there and back too.

The 6th gear is nice too - not a jetfighter but admirably willing to tackle what you throw at it given the limitations.


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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #147 on: September 07, 2020, 11:29:01 PM »
My first street legal bike when I was 13 1/2 and the world was my oyster.  I don't get her out much now.  It has to work hard to haul my fat ass around.   :laughing1:
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Re: What Other Non K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #148 on: September 08, 2020, 09:16:03 AM »
My first street legal bike when I was 13 1/2 and the world was my oyster.  I don't get her out much now.  It has to work hard to haul my fat ass around.   :laughing1:

Mine was a Honda 90, at 15 years old [and holding a learners license] the bike had to be 5HP or less, and the 90 was 5HP. Got a Honda 350 when I turned 16, then a Honda 750 when I was 17. It's the one with the fiberglass unibody and 4 in 1 pipes at left.
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