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Show us your bikes past and present....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by madmax-im, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Ok folks i have a need to start my own thread so that I'm not hijacking someone else's:rolleyes:...It occurred to me that we need a nice picture thread on bikes we own..past and present..I'm sure theres quite a spectrum of machines ...so lets see what ya got...
    I'll start with this bike since I already posted it elsewhere..1981 Yamaha XS1100SH Streetfighter that has been altered witha Std tank and rear seat cowl and taillight assy..plus many extras..This was all done when the bike was brand new by the original owner ..I was the 2nd owner..and this was original condition as well not restored...many mods though. 002-22 - Copy.jpg
     
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  2. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Madmax-im,
    Let’s hear everything you know about that small windshield. Did you buy it ?
    I have one in storage. Yours is the first I’ve seen on a bike .
    :thumbsup:
     
  3. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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    Well unfortunately i have no idea what it is/was . The PO installed it..I thought it was made by Chase Harper but not certain...As for the other mods on this bike.. extra slots machined into the rotors..SS brake lines front and rear..Media blasted rims ..bare aluminum left exposed..Kerker 4 to 1 exh. 2point engine case guards..Blacked out lower fork tubes..Std tank debadged and repainted which replaced the Special tank..Stock side covers blacked out over original emblems..side reflectors(orange) removed..gas assisted rear shocks..Std
    seat and rear cowling and tailight which again replaced the Special's seat......Pod filters..thats just about it..Oh..the biggie how could i forget..this motor was bored out to 1178 or 1197 cc(not sure) but it was dynoed at 105 hp. A wicked bike.
     
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  4. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Thanks . Unfortunately I have Zero pics of all my past motorcycles any more .. Actually no pics of anything anywhere besides what’s on this phone :lmao: Livin on the edge :laughing:
     
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  5. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Wow..I have like 10000 pics over the years..just about everything...Heres my 1982 Yamaha XJ1100 Maxim.. aka Mad Max hence my screenname.... the only bike i ever bought new..kept it 30 yrs and sold it regrettably in 2013..I tried to track it down but it got away from me...
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  6. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    Sorry to hear that max
     
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  7. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Well I think it may have been a Givi..nothing else looks even close to it...but chase harper it is not...LOL
     
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    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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  9. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    DSCN4038.JPG DSCN4039.JPG My '92 XJ600 Seca II. She taught me a lot. Had to put her forks and electricals in order. Then the starter gears chipped up ( a known fault of the earlier ones).It was my first inline 4 banger. She showed me what a 4 cylinder is all about. WOW! I'm excited about getting my KZ/GPz hybrid project on the road so I can get "The SG" down and show her some love.
     
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  10. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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  11. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    B711439D-BBFF-4BEA-90D7-019B60C670FE.jpeg Here’s a good one.
     
  12. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I have been following that thread ...Thanks
     
  13. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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    My last XS1100 1979 XS1100F. AKA Swampthing.. A bike a fellow XSive resurrected from a Louisiana Bayou...in 2003..I know him and rode with this bike a few times at XS11.com rallies and RTEs.. before i acquired it...This was the bike that was wrecked 2 yrs ago on Memorial Day weekend... A lady in a Jeep pulled out into oncoming traffic from a shopping center without looking my way. Bike T boned her Jeep and i flew 59ft..landing on the back of my head.neck and shoulders..ATGATT saved my bacon. This bike had 156000 miles on it at the time it died...:(
     
  14. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I have owned a few others but their pics are all before digitalization..old school photos..some of which were lost in a flood during a hurricane in 1998 in NJ..
     
  15. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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    Modern machines... 1995 Honda ST1100...2001 Honda ST1100..2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250S
     
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  16. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    So i have a habit of riding large displacement machines..It will be interesting to see how well i take to an XS650...I am hoping it will be enough to satisfy my needs...unknown at the present time.
    When i rode the ST1100s I would average over 20k miles a year...With the Bandit...I was just beginning to explore its potential after 11 months of ownership..I wrecked it as noted elsewhere...Still have unfinished business with a Bandit...
    to be cont....
     
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  17. Mike G

    Mike G Mike G

    1971 R75/5 before...

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    and after...

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  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I had a R100/7 , which I loved. But I’ve always wanted a “toaster”. Nice bike!
     
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Unfortunately I don’t have any photos from back in the 70’s and 80’. So I snagged some file photos that show what they looked like. In the order that I owned them.
    The bike that started it all.
    1973 RD350
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    1972 Honda XL250
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    1977 XL500. This is my really bad photo, me at 19 years old and flappin my gums at whoever took the photo.
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    1976 custom 76 XS650. Factory mags, rear disc, header. Great bike. This photo is from an auction house in England, but I believe that to be my actual old bike. It just had too many unique modifications to be random. In this photo, the only thing that’s different from the way my bike looked is the seats recovered and the grips.
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    1978 XS750 (file photo ) my bike was bone stock and fast and this color.
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    Now skip 20 years for marriage, career, and kids. In 2005 I got back into things with this restoration. My 1977 BMW R100/7.
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    Followed by my 76 Bonneville
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    Then I bought my first new bike since 1978. My 2007 Triumph Bonneville America
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    Then the first fuel injected , water cooled bike I’ve ever owned. My 2011 Suzuki DL650
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    That brought me back to old iron, because I missed having bikes that I could work on. My present stable.
    The Wind and The Darkness.
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  20. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Nice collection Bob..i love that '76 XS650..those wheels are rare..I guess you know that...ha ha
     
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