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Old 11-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #1161 (permalink)
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Sorry, weak attempt at humor. Yes it does, but it's got everything else right.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #1162 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:39 AM   #1163 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:59 AM   #1164 (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.
i had an 81 model , GS1000 E ,bloody good bike and sounded Awesome with homemade 4 into 2
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:02 AM   #1165 (permalink)
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My own little Gixxer 600 rocket of a just few years ago (about 8), which I still had it as it would make a perfect trackie.



Although that Kerker exhaust would split your ear drums at 50 paces
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #1167 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:11 AM   #1168 (permalink)
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While we are reminiscing, this was my very first bike (not this one, just grabbed a pic of the webzes). Bought it in 1981 of a guy who was getting divorced and unloading all his worldly possessions before the litigation started.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #1170 (permalink)
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OK, here are a few more that I've collected on my hard-drive:


These first few are cafed Bonnies that, well, for me anyway, get all the styling cues right.






This one just sort of resonates with me. It just seems so completely like what a great standard should look like. It just looks like a bike that would fit in with any crowd.


And this was my first bike. It was three times more powerful than anything my friends or I ever rode, it would pull a wheelie at will and it had the enormously entertaining habit of occasioanlly starting up backwards (yes, a weak kick would fire the plug but send the cylinder backwards. And while it may seem an odd choice, it absolutley blew my hair back.

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