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Smokey
08-19-2014, 07:17 PM
I love motorcycles and it always give me a thrill to ride one. I used to own one back in early 90's untill had an accident where I lost control (ran into a ditch) and had to go hospital for extensive bruises and burns.

So that made me give up riding motorcyles for good.

But still love motorcycles and like motorcycles that are not too heavy and more managable.

My favorite is Honda Rebel 250 street bike which been in production since 1985, and its reliability, ease of maintenance and ridebility is second to none. So that make it my favorite motorcycle if I decide to get back on one again :)

http://www.americanidlemotorcycles.com/Hondas/202%202005%20Honda%20Rebel%20250%201.JPG

Hyfi
08-20-2014, 03:01 AM
I started out with with a 1966-68 basket case revival of a BSA 250 single my brother built that looked similar to this

http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/BSA-B25-STARFIRE.jpg

later had a Suzuki GS750 for a while but then got a nice 1975 Norton Commando like this

http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/images/75NOR-850Comm-R.jpg

I later had one of the original Intruders V-Twin Belt Drives for a total of 6 days before being run down from behind on my way to work in 1988. Between that and getting hit by a drunk driver at 645AM on my way to work in 1979, I had to stop riding since I was not trying for a third time and had enough injuries from idiot cagers.

Feanor
08-20-2014, 06:46 AM
I've never owned or driven a motorcycle -- unfortunately. I don't know much about biks either really, but I used to watch American Chopper and various Discovery Channel build-off show and really admired the workmanship and originally.

Speaking of American Chopper, I don't consider Orange County Choppers to be all that great. Theme bikes are bit of a turn-off, cleverly conceived though many are.

Most of all I'd say I like modern, understated Harley soft-tail designs; I don't admire the excessive length, rake, or high frames. Here's a nice looking soft-tail from Special Effects Chopperworks in Burlington, Ontario near Toronto ...

http://chopperworks.yolasite.com/resources/024mi.JPG.opt864x430o0%2C0s864x430.JPG

TheHills44060
08-20-2014, 05:25 PM
My dream motorcycle was a 1984 Suzuki RM250
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e140/shodulik/1984_RM250_right-side_760.jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/shodulik/media/1984_RM250_right-side_760.jpg.html)

Smokey
08-22-2014, 09:21 PM
I started out with with a 1966-68 basket case revival of a BSA 250 single my brother built that looked similar to thishttp://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/BSA-B25-STARFIRE.jpgl

Later had a Suzuki GS750 for a while but then got a nice 1975 Norton Commando like this

shttp://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/images/75NOR-850Comm-R.jpg

I later had one of the original Intruders V-Twin Belt Drives for a total of 6 days before being run down from behind on my way to work in 1988. Between that and getting hit by a drunk driver at 645AM on my way to work in 1979, I had to stop riding since I was not trying for a third time and had enough injuries from idiot cagers.

Nice looking bikes :)

It is more dangerous today with everybody being on the cellphone. One good advice given when start riding was to stay away from cars on the road as much as possible. Also wear face cover or bugs in your mouth :D

Smokey
08-22-2014, 09:29 PM
I've never owned or driven a motorcycle -- unfortunately. I don't know much about biks either really, but I used to watch American Chopper and various Discovery Channel build-off show and really admired the workmanship and originally.

Speaking of American Chopper, I don't consider Orange County Choppers to be all that great. Theme bikes are bit of a turn-off, cleverly conceived though many are.

Most of all I'd say I like modern, understated Harley soft-tail designs; I don't admire the excessive length, rake, or high frames. Here's a nice looking soft-tail from Special Effects Chopperworks in Burlington, Ontario near Toronto ...

http://chopperworks.yolasite.com/resources/024mi.JPG.opt864x430o0%2C0s864x430.JPG

As you said, some of customs bikes with excessive length, rake, or high frames do really look ugly as I never cared for their style. Power seem to be the biggest feature of custom bikes.

Smokey
08-22-2014, 09:30 PM
My dream motorcycle was a 1984 Suzuki RM250
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e140/shodulik/1984_RM250_right-side_760.jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/shodulik/media/1984_RM250_right-side_760.jpg.html)

One lesson I learned when riding a dirt bike was to never ride it on street when raining. You feel like you are ice skating :)