Archive for the ‘Other Motorcycles’ Category
Rode up to Long Beach yesterday and met some friends at the convention center. Nothing really sparked my interest at the show. I just bought a new Triumph Bonneville this past week at Rocket Motorcycles. Was hoping to find some Mobile Warming battery operated heated leather gloves, which no one seems to have for the past year.
Honda displayed their new CB1100 and their new 500 series (sport, naked and adventure) motorcycles. Suzuki had their new 250cc naked fuel injected twin, and they started making the DRZ400 SM again after a couple years of not.
Ural had a sidecar outfit complete with a paddle; the sidecar can be detached and floats.
Yamaha had their adventure offering outfitted with a winch. What will they think of next?
Did take a few pictures of my buddies Rob and Cody having fun, plus some of the items I mentioned above.
We had fun and look forward to next year!
I picked up one of these last week on Craig’s List. It is so new, it still has the protective plastic over the seat. Hopefully, when my grandkids come to visit next year, they will be able to ride it around and have some fun.
Mini Bikes were real popular back when I was a kid and rode many, but never owned one. These bikes are the only current ones being built and sold as new, although there are “kits” out there. There is a site called http://www.oldminibikes.com/ and it has so much information about people that collect and restore the old ones. Usually powered by a lawn mower engine, some were sold with small motorcycle engines. Because of the very light weight, not much power is really needed to make these go.
This one has a 2.5 hp engine and it takes a bit to get going with an adult on it. A popular, and relatively inexpensive, modification is to change the engine out with a 6.5 horsepower engine that is usually sold at Harbor Freight for around $100. Anyway, for the time being, I will just keep this one as new.
Here’s a beautiful motorcycle owned by my good friend Victor. He has MMS also (Honda Nighthawk 750 and a dirt bike).
I found these pictures on the Internet that looks alot like one of the many Honda 750s that I had owned in the past. They certainly were nice smooth bikes back in the day and there were tons of aftermarket stuff for it. Enjoy these pictures:
David in Kansas sent me these pictures of his Dad’s 1971 T 125. It has been garaged all these years and is pretty much original only needing a throttle cable and the usual maintenance to bring a classic like this back to life. If anyone is interested in buying this, email me and I will put you in contact with David.
Sure brings back memories!
Kevin, the new owner of my old DR350 recently made a trip from San Clemente to Mojave. Kevin sure knows how to enjoy that bike! Here are some pictures he emailed me:
Thank you Kevin for keeping in touch and sending the pics!