Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
2/3/18 12:14 p.m.

In reply to Slippery :

Oh that's excellent! So many cool bikes I want to ride in this thread! Stuart's Suzuki is beautiful too!

Slippery SuperDork
2/3/18 12:22 p.m.
Ransom said:

In reply to Slippery :

That's an incredibly cool bike!

Thank you! I was in the market for something completely different and then saw this one, I read some reviews and they mostly complain about the riding position. I made Max what I considered was a very low offer and after getting their counter I went ahead. The deal was too good to pass up and on top got $400 back for being a BMW CCA memeber.

I find the riding position is not bad at all, very similar to my Yamaha R1. The engine runs quite hot though, never had a motorcycle with a big air cooled engine though.

A couple of more pictures. Hopefully they are resized because they show up huge on the preview.

AWSX1686 Dork
2/6/18 8:10 a.m.

In reply to Slippery :

Man that looks good!

EricM SuperDork
2/13/18 4:28 p.m.

The New Canyon Endurace CF SLX 8.0, my 2013 Trek 1.1, and various other stock in the background.

APEowner HalfDork
2/13/18 4:44 p.m.

I don't think I've posted mine yet.




gearheadE30 HalfDork
2/28/18 8:42 p.m.

Finally finished the disc brake conversion on the front of my TY350. Hopefully that will give me a little more chance of being competitive against modern bikes in Sportsman this year, since the local group got rid of the Air Cooled Mono class. I guess I can't blame them - it was just me and one other guy most of the time.


wheelsmithy Dork
2/28/18 9:11 p.m.
APEowner said:

I don't think I've posted mine yet.




Say, that's a TURBO, right? Looks great in that paint.

sanyarcosean Reader
3/1/18 6:48 a.m.


My newest toy..


1986 Virago 1100.  Looking forward to building this one!

Rozz New Reader
3/28/18 12:29 p.m.

Street tracker that I had put together this last winter. Fully street legal (although it's missing the mirror in this shot)

'83 Yamaha XT550, stock frame, CBR900rr forks.

m4ff3w UberDork
3/28/18 1:08 p.m.

MulletTruck Reader
3/28/18 3:32 p.m.

In reply to APEowner :

Is the turbo removed from this Seca? Shortened Hayabusa mufflers?

clutchsmoke SuperDork
3/28/18 10:33 p.m.

Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera HalfDork
4/2/18 8:06 a.m.

While visiting for Easter, I spent two days trying to kick start this '64 BMW R60/2 for my Dad.  My '71 R60 has an alternator and will generally start if the battery is charged, but this thing fought us to awaken from a 15 year slumber.  I set the magneto and adjusted the timing and eventually we got it to run half-heartedly on one cylinder.  We decided that was victory enough so Dad ordered a new coil and is turning it over to my uncle who is a retired airplane mechanic and has a '68 R60.  He also has more patience.

FSP_ZX2 Dork
4/2/18 8:18 a.m.

44Dwarf UberDork
4/2/18 11:40 a.m.

I've got way to many to upload pictures of but this is the one i ride the most.

Its a Knight Ultra light frame, Ceriani 38mm forks, powered by a Rotax 504cc single with a 40mm VM round slide.  Approx 46hp to the ground.


m4ff3w UberDork
4/5/18 11:57 p.m.

sanyarcosean Reader
4/9/18 6:44 a.m.

And Because one project bike is never enough...

m4ff3w UberDork
4/12/18 9:12 p.m.

TRoglodyte UltraDork
4/12/18 9:16 p.m.
44Dwarf said:

I've got way to many to upload pictures of but this is the one i ride the most.

Its a Knight Ultra light frame, Ceriani 38mm forks, powered by a Rotax 504cc single with a 40mm VM round slide.  Approx 46hp to the ground.


Flattrack much? Well done sir!

Challenger392 New Reader
4/15/18 8:45 a.m.

Just picked up this project, 1990 Ducati 750 Sport.  The Ducati that no-one wants.  It was essentially a parts bin bike when Ducati was struggling in the late 80's and early 90's.  Only 400 imported to the US, of 1300ish produced between 1989 and 1990.  The book value is incredibly low for these even though they are rare now.  A perfect example is still only worth about 3K I think.  This one was high-sided into a guardrail and has sat in a shed since 1999, untouched.  has a nasty tank dent, cracked fairings, busted mirror and blinkers, and smashed handlebar switches.  Otherwise it seems mechanically sound.  It was supposedly driven home after the crash.

stroker UltraDork
4/15/18 10:25 a.m.

In reply to Challenger392 :

That looks like a score.


BoxheadTim MegaDork
4/15/18 12:40 p.m.

I've had this guy (a '79 GL1000) hanging around my garage for a couple of years now. Initially bought it because I always fancied a GL1000 in its pure form (ie, not Vetter fairings and stuff), and this one was the best one I could find. Then I discovered that I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, but after months of trying to sell it, I've now decided to do it up a bit further and most importantly, look into the mechanical side of things as I've always had the suspicion that the mechanical side of the restoration consisted of painting the motor. Without removing some of the bits they should have removed, too.

It also looks like it has a problem with the carbs - I ran it for about 100 miles yesterday and it drank almost the whole tank...

Challenger392 New Reader
4/15/18 12:58 p.m.

In reply to stroker :

Wicked score.  Its amazing what can be hiding near by. In someones shed.

DaveEstey PowerDork
4/30/18 3:48 p.m.

It's finally spring!

Dave Reader
4/30/18 4:08 p.m.


Bought a Suzuki TU250X - its like an old bike that starts every time.

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