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Old 11-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #1151 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #1152 (permalink)
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This gives me a funny feeling in my trousers:

I know this will hurt some folks feelings and the youngsters will roll theirs eyes but what the hay. These old irons still have class even today. Maybe not as smooth and angular, wasp butted, lizard colored as the new bikes but they just cry out. "get on, I dare you, double dare you."
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I like the big Jap fours from the '70s and '80s.

They had this Big Hammer approach to speed that was so damn cool. It was the motorcycling equivalent of the muscle car era where big engines and speed ruled and things like handling, braking and refinement were secondary.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:38 PM   #1154 (permalink)
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One time , sans license I pillioned on a mates Kwaka 1000 to the Master of Mac race meeting in Mt Gambier ( South Oz ) We got booked twice , and dragged a number of Vettes and Porsches down the main street after a long dinner at the pub . I dont know how I survived my youth !!! The Eddie Lawson Reps were very cool
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #1155 (permalink)
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I had a red and black, like this one, 1979 GS1000s (same as the GS1000G with out the shaft drive). 90 hp of mean straight line grunt. Crashed a couple times on that one.
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My best Buddy had one of these, the modern version. He chipped it up, stubbied the zorst and a few other things.



It went like a stung cat - even handled OK. He perfected this little stunt where he'd jam on the front brake and drive the locked front wheel with the rear. Then he realised (with out injury) how much grief he could come to if he continued, and chose to stop that stunt. But grunt - pheeeweee. With me on the back he'd lift it up in third without clutching it. He's mildly insane on a bike.
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Wow, 29 pages and a lot of of entertaining yappin, but we need more pics!




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No, but the Honda does.
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