How many bikers are members here?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by friendorfoe, Oct 25, 2008.

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  1. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Biker as in "I ride a motorcycle" not as in "I like spandex and things with pedals".

    State your bike, years of riding and anything else you like.

    I have a 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom 883. Soon it may very well turn into a Sportster 1200. I plan on doing a little bobber work it, moving the license plate to the frame and perhaps fitting a flush fit tail light. Possibly integrated and removing the turn signals from the rear but I kind of dig the turn signals. The tank may get a little custom decal work or perhaps the "oil bag". I'm thinking of having a black cat decal painted or adhered with the words "the Jinx" underneath in honor of Southwestern College and also I've named the bike the Jinx because everyone keeps telling me of my impending death upon it. Plus I just think the image is cool.

    I've been riding for about 3 years now. My first bike was a Ninja 500R.
     
  2. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Sweet! I have always loved Harleys. I do not own a bike, but maybe I will get used Harley to tinker around with one of these days. Your bike sounds cool.

    Abner :)
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    It's funny that this thread appeared at this particular time because I just had to let go of my bike. Right now the wind is up to about 30 mph and the temps are dropping to frost levels. Ordinarily I'd be counting on one hand the number of times I could take the bike out before packing it away for the winter. Now it's gone and I'll never ride that bike again. Maybe if there's an upturn in the economy I'll grab onto another next summer. Right now I'm just thinking about home heating oil. If somebody turns up a Triumph Bonneville, you know, a real project bike, around about April or May, please let me know.
     
  4. Hi,

    I have a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 1000, and a 1987 Honda Shadow. Even though the Gixxer turns more heads, I love the Shadow. I have been riding fulltime (jump on a bike years before but didn't fall in love) for about 2 and 1/2 years.
     
  5. BlueMason

    BlueMason Audaces fortuna juvat

    I have 2 kids and a wife, so I sold my bike:( when the kiddos get older, I'll get back on one (BMW 1200 would be my bike of choice!)... I had a Honda Shadow.

    erm..and I ride a mountain bike now, but nay nay on the spandex!
     
  6. Tom57

    Tom57 Member

    It's already clear from the title of your post. We who like the things with pedals call ourselves cyclists, not bikers. ;)
     
  7. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    I thought the Ice Age took care of any mountains in your neck of the woods. :rolleyes: Speaking of mountains Kelly Mountain looms as large as ever but not nearly as twisty and windy as I remember it as a kid.
     
  8. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    I have one mountain bike, four road bikes, two track bikes, and a fixie. My wife has three bikes.
    I just had surgery and my medical team were impressed with my fitess (I ride around 200 miles per week). This is one of my riding locations
    http://www.lavelodrome.org/photos.htm
    Occasionally we ride behind a pacing motorbike on the velodrome.
     
  9. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    So then you guys are cycletightwearingists.... Get your own thread and stop sissifying this one. ;)Joking.

    I have a mountain bike but alas, only urban areas to ride it in.
     
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  12. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Member

    There's so many great bikes coming out, and so few of them were in that slideshow, sigh... It's okay though, as anything with two wheels makes me happy. Haven't rode much in the past few years, between lil'ones and school, but still keep a Ducati in the garage and make vroom vroom sounds at times.
     
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  13. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    My wife and I just became motorcycle riders. Sort of. Our bikes are legally classified as motorcycles, but they are really just overpowered scooters. One is a Honda, one is a Chinese Honda clone. They're fun to ride and a very good way to get around in our neck of the woods, where gas is expensive and cars are hard to store and move around.
     
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  14. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Member

    Congrats, scooters are a blast! Remember to wear safety gear and have fun!
     
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