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    I had a friend I worked with in Bellingham that rode Guzzi's.
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    N1PA....are you x Pan Am?

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    Everything I have is old, including myself
    Don't ride anymore. Will be flying the cub soon on wheels and floats.
    A&P/IA, ATP, 747 Rating, SES
    1953 Vincent Black Shadow (haven't ridden for 20 years), 1945 Widgeon G-44A (project-just using up hanger space) 1956 PA-18A-180 (project-in-the-works),
    1975 C-185 amphibian (lowest time 185 around TT225 hrs), stink pot 1976 Jones Googdell 45ft Trawler.
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    That's an impressive stable!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doczee View Post
    1953 Vincent Black Shadow (haven't ridden for 20 years)
    It doesn’t have soul like a Vincent ‘52...
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    Yeah, I've taken lessons, got the kite under control in all circumstances, did the body drag thing,
    but the wind died by the time ole fat boy tried getting up on the board...that was a few years ago...

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    doczee,
    Any info on Widgeon project? For sale if only taking up space?
    Have had 3 over the years, still want one more!
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by CenterHillAg View Post
    It doesn’t have soul like a Vincent ‘52...
    Hell of a sneaky Richard Thompson reference. You hit that hanging curve out of the park....Reckless Kelly’s cover of the song doesn’t suck
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlyl...&feature=share
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    Quote from an old friend: "Man was meant to fly not float". Done enough floating to last me forever. Sold my last bike (Heritage Softail) a couple years ago.....still flying.

    MTV
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    I started on a hang glider, but the most scared I've ever been was on a Hobie 16. All three of us were trying to stand on the windward rudder gudgeon, because Hobies like to pitchpole when you pour on the power. All 3 on traps, and a shroud breaks. Another shroud catches my harness hook and takes me under. The skipper traded for a Nacra 5.2. Those will make a clean break into hyperspace. Or was it when the power company dropped a wire right in front of me, on a motorcycle doing 60. I could only hope the thing would lie flat, and it did, a microsecond later as I crossed it. A hand was just coming out of the hedge...
    I fly to relax.
    What's a go-around?
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    Well, I must be a real OLD GUY!!!! Been a pilot since '71, bought a '76 Honda 750 K model in '77, done tons of sailing, including deliveries of brand spankin new Beneteau's x the 'stream'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvivion View Post
    Quote from an old friend: "Man was meant to fly not float". Done enough floating to last me forever. Sold my last bike (Heritage Softail) a couple years ago.....still flying.

    MTV
    There's still hope Mike for another Super Cub.....

    https://powersports.honda.com/2019/s...-c125-abs.aspx
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    I scare myself more snowboarding every day then I scare myself all year flying. And I board almost every day, it's for sure the most dangerous thing I do. Flying is peaceful and relaxing, even (especially) when doing off airport. Probably not what the gen pub feels.
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    Lived on or near Lake Ontario all my life. Did lots of crewing. I have been flying since ‘61 and riding motorcycles most of that time. Never rode on the street but raced all over eastern US and Canada. Flat tracking BSAs, road racing super bikes, off road, supermoto, etc. Only stopped for the draft, child birth, flying unlimited comp but always went back to them. Have not put a leg over one in 5 years but will be riding a track day at Laguna Seca in May on one of my son’s Ducati’s. Maybe I can still go fast and maybe my leathers still fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    There's still hope Mike for another Super Cub.....

    https://powersports.honda.com/2019/s...-c125-abs.aspx
    Now, that is just my style.....

    MTV

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    Had a girlfriend whose mother had a big sailboat, does that count. Dang she was a sweetheart, don't know much about the sailboat though. LOL

    Motorcycles, fast cars and planes are some of my crutches. Adrenaline junky I guess. I'm a Harley guy! Heritage Springers to be exact. The silver one is the lowest mileage one. All original with 6700 miles. The Yamaha I restored and sold a few months ago.
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    Wow...RD250! Had a 1975 RD350. 0-60 Fastest thing I ever rode. Thanks for the pic!

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    Wwhunter, I thought you’d appreciate these. 05 springer and 84 rz350. Sold both of them to buy a plane. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1piece@atime View Post
    Wwhunter, I thought you’d appreciate these. 05 springer and 84 rz350. Sold both of them to buy a plane. Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes, the Springer is the epitome of class in my opinion! Those Yamaha's were BA in their time!! Not much could touch the early RD's either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doczee View Post
    Everything I have is old, including myself
    Don't ride anymore. Will be flying the cub soon on wheels and floats.
    A&P/IA, ATP, 747 Rating, SES
    1953 Vincent Black Shadow (haven't ridden for 20 years), 1945 Widgeon G-44A (project-just using up hanger space) 1956 PA-18A-180 (project-in-the-works),
    1975 C-185 amphibian (lowest time 185 around TT225 hrs), stink pot 1976 Jones Googdell 45ft Trawler.
    hey Dick that must be you judging by your fleet,,,,,welcome to the site. The project in the works is coming along,,,,back from DEN last night and all went great.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve G View Post
    Wow...RD250! Had a 1975 RD350. 0-60 Fastest thing I ever rode. Thanks for the pic!
    RD 350 was my first street bike,,,if it was perfectly tuned it would spank the kawi 900s for 1320’ but man was he going by at about 1350...had 2 of them and keeping the points perfectly in time and gap was critical. All the local hot cars would be sucking 2 stroke exhaust and you never got them into sixth gear until you were headed home.

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    I had a Kawasaki 500 triple, two stroke. I sold it because of certain death.
    But, shortly thereafter, I bought a Kawasaki 750 triple, two stroke. They were both terrible handling bikes, but lots of fun.
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    I had an RZ 350 also. 1986 I think. Red and white. Wheelie King! Speed wobbles above 120mph two-up.

    Carey. were those triples smooth running? never been around them. Maybe that saved me
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    Those 3 cylinder Kaw's were fast. Point and shoot. Saw a restored one at a car show last summer and the sound and smell of the exhaust brought back the memories.
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    Want wood? >>>>>>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1weWqDdqBZ0

    We live a block from the Kawasaki dealer and in the '80s their triples were a daily event...ripping sound and smoke that would melt many a snowflake today.

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    The Kawasaki triples were fast, but I've never heard them described as smooth.
    When you got the speed up the grips would vibrate so bad and get so big that you could barely hold on. The mirrors were a blur.
    Heaven help you if you needed to stop quickly and even Heaven couldn't help if you needed to turn.
    They vibrated, smoked, stunk and got really crappy gas mileage...pretty cool.

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    First “new” motorcycle I bought when I turned 18 (1984). 34 years later I still have it. Could never bring myself to sell it. 47,000 miles later & many piston,cylinders & engine rebuilds, I decided it deserved to be fully restored. I spent over 12k restoring what cost me $2,700 new!
    I’ve always admired the paint scheme on Dan Dufaults black & yellow Husky.....now I know why!
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    Enduro anyone?

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    Gotta stay on your minute
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    Remember, These are the Good old Days!
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    Back in the day (1986)….

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    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carey Gray View Post
    The Kawasaki triples were fast, but I've never heard them described as smooth.
    When you got the speed up the grips would vibrate so bad and get so big that you could barely hold on. The mirrors were a blur.
    Heaven help you if you needed to stop quickly and even Heaven couldn't help if you needed to turn.
    They vibrated, smoked, stunk and got really crappy gas mileage...pretty cool.
    Had a friend John Drake who had a 750 Kawi and he could pull up along side you at any speed and lift the front wheel up and ride a wheelie forever.

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Still have the Indian I purchased in 1962.

    https://www.alliedleisurecorp.com/li...ianhistory.htm

    HT & V

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    Yep...thats me....thanks. 80 degrees day and 60's at nite. Nice gentle breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carey Gray View Post
    The Kawasaki triples were fast, but I've never heard them described as smooth.
    When you got the speed up the grips would vibrate so bad and get so big that you could barely hold on. The mirrors were a blur.
    Heaven help you if you needed to stop quickly and even Heaven couldn't help if you needed to turn.
    They vibrated, smoked, stunk and got really crappy gas mileage...pretty cool.
    Hey Group, I'm really glad to have so many responses.

    I think my Carpal tunnel started on my Honda 360! Hands used to go numb, worse in cold weather....

    Cheers and happy landings.
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