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3rdbike

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    2017 Honda CB1100EX, 2015 VFR800 Deluxe, 1977 Moto Guzzi 850 T3 FB, 1976 Moto Guzzi 850 T3

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  1. The list: '64 Cushman HighLander '67 Honda S90 '67 BSA 441 Victor '68 H-D Aermacchi 125 Rapido '75 Honda TL250 '78 Yamaha SR500 '74 H-D Aermacchi Sprint '00 Montesa Cota 315R '74 Moto Guzzi Falcone '66 H-D Aermacchi 250 Sprint Out of all those bikes, the Victor is still the standout to me. It was the bare essence of motorcycle.
  2. SCL: Ahhh, so it wasn't a bent fork afterall! πŸ˜‰ Glad she's up n runnin' like she should! As per the 25mphπŸ’¨ wind, go on now, git out there and practice! πŸ’ͺ Here in New Mexico, we judge wind strength by tumbleweeds. A tumbleweed "alert" means tumbleweeds 2 - 4 ft in diameter. A tumbleweed "warning" is for 6 - 8 ft diameter. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
  3. What a wonderful life!! Thanks for all the pix and memories! Are you still the wild dude in the pix??!!
  4. Bought my 2nd VFR this summer, a 2015 Deluxe. 1st VFR was a 99, loved it enough to come back and buy one of these classics again. I'm 68, started on a Cushman Hilander in 1967. So this makes 55 years now, I'm still practicing. Someday...I'm gonna get good. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦³
  5. FJ12, There's a big RV park on the west side, bound to be others. (Just not something on my radar) Eastern NM is high grasslands, roads are purty straight. The 'quadrant' west of I-25, north of I-40 is loaded with great twisties! South of I-40 and West of I-25 is good close to the mountainous areas. The Rockies fizzle out that far south. North will always be cooler, partly because of latitude, but more because of elevation. Albuquerque is a mile high, the Sandia Mountains on the east side of town peak at 10,400'. (The Crest Road going up the east side of the Sandias is a local favorite.) Temps here are a happy medium between cold up north and HOT further south. Come on down!!
  6. FJ12Ryder, I lived up there from '89 to '92, worked down in KC, in MO, then KS. That was during my "Harley phase.
  7. Especially down here in the SouthWest, aka the SandBox. (Can't imagine Platte City without Sonny Hill!)
  8. RC, I really enjoyed your story, for content and writing style! Do you write professionally? That stack of gummies brought back memories from working at m/c shops!
  9. I concur 100% with Cogswell's statement, and especially this nugget: "This is all for the benefit of billionaires who are positioning themselves to cash in on cramming battery vehicles down our throat." No one is allowed to talk about a couple little details: how is that electricity made? What happens when a battery is thrown away?
  10. Maxima Chain Wax, sparingly. Dust is the enemy down here in the SouthWest. I apply the chain wax after a ride and let it dry. Very little fling, runs clean, attracts very little dust.
  11. StrayCat, you are a sick individual! 😁 Isn't there a local MBD* chapter up there? Just teasin'..... actually I'm glad for you. Being retired and doing exactly what you want! Bully for you!! Welcome (back) to the group! * Multiple Bike Disease
  12. Got it!! A toast to Grum!! 🍺🍺 Uh...Grum, do you know anything about TV remotes? I got this........ πŸ˜†πŸ˜„
  13. Hi 3rdbike, Thank you for your donation of 15.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  14. Does anyone on here remember the urban legend story about being able to buy a WWII Army surplus H-D WLA? "Oh yeah, a warehouse up in Nebraska just full of'em. Now you'll hafta scrape all the cosmolene off, but hey, for 2 hunnert bucks.......
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