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    Any motorcyclists here?

    Be interesting to hear some stories, what's the funniest thing you've ever done ( or attempted ) on your ( or a friends ) motorcycle


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    Re: Any Motorcyclists?

    I don't have one now, but I enjoy driving motorcycles a lot. Nothing odd to report though... With motorcycles, that can be a good thing...
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    Re: Any Motorcyclists?

    I started riding at 14 and have had several bikes.

    I currently have 2 early 60's BSA's, a 850 Norton Commando, and a 53 (same year I was born) Harley panhead.

    All in running condition though I don't get to ride as often as I'd like to.

    I also have my Granddad's 37 Indian Chief but don't ride it since it needs work. It ain't for sale....

    The only stunt I ever pulled was to ride an unfamiliar course on a 450 Ducati and ended up in 30-40 feet of ocean while stationed in Hawaii in the 70's.. was able to recover the bike but had to completely strip down the engine and clean it out..
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    Re: Any Motorcyclists?

    Used to ride many crotch rockets from 2 strokes to 4, nothing funny about it really.





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    Re: Any Motorcyclists?

    First bike was a 2004 Ducati Monster 620:



    Sold it so I could get a 2005 BMW R1200GS:



    Current bike is a 2009 Triumph Street Triple R:



    Just sold the BMW and am picking this up this Spring:



    Don't know about any good stories but here are a couple of interesting ones:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607958

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...0#post13412570

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585861

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470330

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157782

    P.S. Here's something that may be of interest:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/group.php?groupid=506
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    Re: Any Motorcyclists?

    I don't have a motorcycle, but a scooter... I take it out on the highways so I'm not that different, just don't have to change gears is all.

    Funny stories, nope. I'm more of a serious rider than some of the kids out there.

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    Just thought i'd ask as never seen any posts on the community side of things, i've been riding 3 years recently passed my full test. thought i'd ask about funny stories as a saw a lad riding around decorated in tinsel and christmas lights earlier on this morning!!

    EDIT: Some nice machines there bug! Thanks for the link to the group have joined
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    Not really any funny stories to tell, other than the first bike I ever learned to ride on. It was a Honda QA50, rather like the one pictured above, only blue. I was only five years old, so I could just get my tip-toes on the footpegs and change gears by half sliding off the seat to get the toe under the shifter, (lucky they were only a 3-spd w/centrifugal clutch), but I couldn't for the life of me touch the ground and still keep the bike somewhere reasonably close to upright enough for a go or a stop.

    So my Dad used to hold the bike vertical so I could take off or stop. All just laps around on the front lawn of our house, so it was just a matter of calling out to Dad to catch me, and then slowing down and almost stopping somewhere near where Dad was standing by the verandah so he could catch the bike and keep it all nice and upright.

    Trouble was, if he had to go inside to answer a phone call, and I wanted to get off, the only solution I could find was to take a jump off the bike and a roll on the grass, leaving the little Honda to plough through my Mum's rose gardens and into the side fence. Smack, crack ... oops.

    It didn't take too many more dismounts of that style before my Mum worked out that it was better for her roses and our front fence (asbestos and fragile) when someone called to speak to Dad, to just take their number and tell them he'd call back later.

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    Now I'm all growed up, this was the last bike I had. Another Honda, this one a water-cooled 125 2-stroke. Bought her in December last year, named her Dao whic means 'star' in language Thai. According to the speedo', which may or may not have been calibrated somewhere near to the actual displacement of tarmac metres per hour, she was good for 160km/h, or basically she did the ton ... just. (100 mph)

    Light bike and light rider (I'm 70kg), took off like a shower of the proverbial from the lights providing I wasn't dragging rucksacks or laptops or cartons of beer around on the back.

    Next month I'm looking at picking up something a little more conservative, and most probably a boring old 4-stroke just for tonking around the village, rather than long distance high speed touring.









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    Re: Any Motorcyclists?

    Got a little Rieju 125 RS2 black myself. Used purely in town and I never really get anywhere with a limit above 50mph. No point in me getting anything bigger.

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    Re: Any Motorcyclists?

    Best laugh I had was in South Wales when my nephew on his GSXR 1100 and my Divvi 900 kept being overtaken in the villages when we reduced speed to the 30 limit but a plonker in an EVO kept his foot down. After about six episodes of retaking on the open road we saw a little man standing behind a field gate in a village. Sure enough about 2 miles out of the village the EVO was parked up giving his details to the men in blue.

    Not funny but great fun is my XT660R in the Spanish mountains

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kFDq-wnLts
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