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Growing up in San Diego, on the weekend evenings I used to walk up and down the main drag in Pacific Beach
looking at all the choppers parked in front of all the biker bars. There I guess, I developed my love for choppers,
and when I could finally afford one, I got this one.

This thing has so much torque, I can ride it all day long at less than 1,500 rpm.



you're a better man than me. I'd need chiropractic after 1 mile.

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I'm in Europe at the moment and have never missed my bike so much as when in Ceske Budejovice, the three owners of these walked into the bar with helmets and tank bags.

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Two of mine last summer going over the mountains to camp with my son who's at airborne school right now. We're heading to Glacier National Park when he gets back.



This one is on it's way soon from the east coast



A few years ago near Bend OR




The VFR loaded for a trip to Lake Chelan




The start of the disease now sold
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Growing up in San Diego, on the weekend evenings I used to walk up and down the main drag in Pacific Beach
looking at all the choppers parked in front of all the biker bars. There I guess, I developed my love for choppers,
and when I could finally afford one, I got this one.

This thing has so much torque, I can ride it all day long at less than 1,500 rpm.



Beautiful Bike Geoff,
Like you, I lusted after choppers in my youth and had my share of BMW airheads and crotch rockets before I bought my harley. With 124 cubic inches, she must be a real beast...
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Much appreciated, JP. Yes, it is a beast!
Thanks again.
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The VFR loaded for a trip to Lake Chelan

Love the little fairing on the kickstand. How cool is that?
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I still have my '87....clutch went out a while back though....this thread has motivated me to get it back on the road - I really miss riding!

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There are not a lot of things I enjoy more then riding a motorcycle...I ride everyday.


Whether its touring the Alps with my girl



Touring with my buddies on the Duc




Attempting to tear it up on the track



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My last street bike was sold to pay for dirt bikes for the kids.

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What did you think of the Honda Hawk? I've been thinking about picking one up as they are quite unique.
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Like Vash, I cant really remember why I ever quit riding at all. I am pretty sure this is going to be my next hobby. I rode most of my life , quit in my late 20's when I started my biz, and could not afford health insurance. I only rode on the street for a short while , but always loved cranking through the woods.
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My last street bike was sold to pay for dirt bikes for the kids.

I do miss it:

Hawks seem to have settled into a cult bike nitch. Its cool to see some of the crazy race bike builds back on the track.

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Been riding since I was 6. I'm now 46 and just bought this commuter bike 3 weeks ago. Already logged over 1700 miles just going to work and back! 72 miles each way. Getting about 60-68 mpg's!
It's not the most powerful thing but it does pretty well, really carves the corners is is pretty fun.




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Touring with my buddies on the Duc


Photographic evidence of insanity. I remember when you let me ride this and my knees were begging for mercy after about a half mile.

I'll take my GS. I did a lot of pedaling uphill today, next weekend will continue to break in the new helmet. The old one finally had to be retired. This is my first modular one - still not convinced about it but we'll see.
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My bike in Germany, picture is from 2005 but still have it, stored in my brothers garage:


Now here in Seattle with this:


Started riding when I was 15, since then maybe 6 years without a bike but always missed it and was looking around. Really looking forward to do some tours in the Cascades with the BMW!
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Had the GS out today for a blast, easy to ride a long way.



For going faster than the GS, I blast off on the K1300S,
With this bike even if your passed you wont be outrun .
This is the fastest bike I have ever ridden,


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Last weekend I rode up through Napa and over the Oakville Grade into Sonoma. Spectacular. LOVE motorcycles. Lusting after a Thruxton lately.
that is a truly stellar road

too many idiots on the road for me to get a scoot
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