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Old 11-21-2023, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by init4fun
What all of us old bikers eventually turn into. The only guy we couldn't beat in a fight, , , , , ,

Father Time!


Yep, still riding, no more iron butt stuff anymore. Shorter trips now.



Old 11-21-2023, 05:24 PM
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Nice pic, Thank You for sharing Dennis

I sold my last one about 15 years ago. I've still kept my motorcycle license for "just in case", but as the years dwindle I'm not sure if it'll ever happen again....
Old 11-21-2023, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by init4fun
Nice pic, Thank You for sharing Dennis

I sold my last one about 15 years ago. I've still kept my motorcycle license for "just in case", but as the years dwindle I'm not sure if it'll ever happen again....
72 still rolling guess when I have to have help picking it up I might have to rethink. Met a guy this summer 84 and he was still riding. Biggest sh#t azz grin you ever saw. Rode together better part of the day don't think he ever stopped grinning.

The bike is a 1999 Yamaha Roadstar and has always rode n handled like a forever bike. A keeper for sure not worth much in todays market but fun to ride.

Usually only put it away with the first snow and road salt.

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Old 11-23-2023, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Propworn
72 still rolling guess when I have to have help picking it up I might have to rethink. Met a guy this summer 84 and he was still riding. Biggest sh#t azz grin you ever saw. Rode together better part of the day don't think he ever stopped grinning.

The bike is a 1999 Yamaha Roadstar and has always rode n handled like a forever bike. A keeper for sure not worth much in todays market but fun to ride.

Usually only put it away with the first snow and road salt.
Well to me, your Yamaha looks great no matter what it's worth in today's market. It runs and makes ya happy, to this old guy that makes it priceless

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Old 11-23-2023, 10:45 AM
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Happy thanksgiving all!
Old 11-23-2023, 05:28 PM
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Triumph for ever>>>
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Originally Posted by mongo
Triumph for ever>>>
Old 11-23-2023, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mongo
Triumph for ever>>>
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Old 11-23-2023, 06:51 PM
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Old 11-24-2023, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mongo
Triumph for ever>>>
The sad part is that most of their line is now made in India.

Same with Royal Enfield made in India.

Triumph Tiger was my second bike, and I had several others through the years. I even had a Triumph 500 cc military version, no chrome, single-seater and pannier racks on the back. I was lucky enough to acquire a 1956 Arial Red Hunter, British 500 cc single with magneto and manual advance. I've been lucky enough to be able to have owned a few nice bikes, from old to modern.

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now you are in the right ballpark...

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Originally Posted by astrohog
Very nice MKIII! Had one many years ago. Unfortunately it got totaled, with me in it. Was very lucky.

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Originally Posted by R_Strowe
Very nice MKIII! Had one many years ago. Unfortunately it got totaled, with me in it. Was very lucky.

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Disclaimer: All of those were random internet pics. Never had any of them myself. I DO however, own a 1971 240Z that I absolutely love! And yes, you were lucky to have survived totaling that car! The sports cars of that era had very little consideration for safety, especially by todays' standards.

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Originally Posted by astrohog
Disclaimer: All of those were random internet pics. Never had any of them myself. I DO however, own a 1971 240Z that I absolutely love! And yes, you were lucky to have survived totaling that car! The sports cars of that era had very little consideration for safety, especially by todays' standards.

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You arenít kidding about that. Woke up with the engine sitting next to me, and the center of the steering wheel about 2Ē from my sternum. Itís a miracle I didnít break anything.

I always wanted a 240 or 260, thought they were great cars. I get to play in the good weather with these instead.


2000 Mazda Miata SE

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Are you serious? Missile Toads? Is that anything like "Warts and bombs"?
Old 12-01-2023, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie
Are you serious? Missile Toads? Is that anything like "Warts and bombs"?
We could go with this if you don't like the toad.....



Old 12-02-2023, 07:48 AM
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I was more of an American Muscle kinda guy. I regret not taking more pictures. Had what I think was a nice collection. My first car was a 1970 Firebird 350, 4 speed. Followed was a 1976 Trans Am, 1969 Camero, 1970 Nova and a 1968 Firebird. Only picture I was able to find was of the 1976 Trans Am. This car was the beginning of my affinity for fiberglass work.



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Very nice. Buddy of mine had (I think) a '69 Camaro SS convertible 4 speed manual. The thing was a hoot.

I always had a thing for the old British stuff. Would get one of these if I ever hit the lottery, there are nit many left in existence anymore (last I heard the number was something like 11)

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I did something similar. This is what my first sports car looked like. I would probably still have it today, that is IF I hadn't let the "X" force me into trading it for a 1984 Z-28. It wasn't the fastest "bird" but it was a fun car. With a Turbo 301 and a Turbo 350 transmission, it could get up to around 120 though I never pushed it that hardClick image for larger version

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Itís funny how we recall these cars with fondness. Sometimes I forget that my current daily driver is superior in every aspect.



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My fave has always been the Super 7 built in British Columbia, Canada. David Peck has passed, and I heard the company has been sold to the Chinese, go figure. When I was growing up, the neighbor had an early one by Lotus, and it was the closest thing to a go-kart with a car motor, LOL!

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I've considered getting the Caterham 500 as a kit (I think they are still available that way), when and if I ever get a proper garage/barn built on my property.

The rate I'm going, it gonna have to be a pretty big barn😳

This looks like way too much fun:


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Old 12-03-2023, 03:19 PM
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The Caterham 620S 310 hp ford 4 cyl engine just over 1000 lbs.

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