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What is the most exotic bike you have ever ridden?

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Cowtown Tx.
I have rode a bunch of old Harleys but the topper was a 194? Indian 4 cyl. Throttle on the left, tank shift on the right. It belonged to a guy I worked with and he insisted that I ride it. I was scared to death to drop it or damaged it in anyway. Once I got the hang of it I was off :rider:. Still remember that ride to this day.

never owned anything exotic, unless a 68 Bonneville chopper counts, well maybe my Gas Gas JTX270.

I have also rode:
Duc 999
196? Husky 360
1980's YZ490 - That thing was a widow maker
45" HD
103" Stroker Knucklehead Chopper - hand shift, no front brakes.:trust:
145" Bourgett Chopper - What a waste of a great motor
99 Dyna Police Bike with a S&S 124" - I did the advanced rider course on this bike.:trust:
Buell S1 with a S&S 100" prostock motor. 135hp at the wheel.:eek2:

Now I ride a KLR every day.:doh:
 
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Jun 26, 2007
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Moontgomery, Tx
Oh my gosh, a Sears Allstate Compact.
My brothers first bike!! He was three
years older than me and I used to take
it out with a football helmet on and ride
it illegally in the neighborhood in Jr. High!
It had a 3 speed shift on the bar (clutch too)
with a smoking two stroke motor. What a gas!
Thanks for the memories!!
 
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Dallas
My cousin had a 1974 Suzuki GT750 with a Windjammer faring. A two stroke engine that was pretty smooth. I really wasn't old enough to ride it alone, but he took me on several rides. Wow, I thought that was something else.
 
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I had a buddy with a light blue
GT750 with those funky pipes
with black end caps. Very smooth
for a big bore two stroke. And
water cooled too with that one
big Radiator! Windjammer, now
that is a blast from the past!!
 
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I had a buddy with a light blue
GT750 with those funky pipes
with black end caps. Very smooth
for a big bore two stroke. And
water cooled too with that one
big Radiator! Windjammer, now
that is a blast from the past!!
Buell...have you always lived in Montgomery?
 
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Nope,
Lived in Round Rock 20 years
moved here 2 years ago.
Grew up in San Antonio before
that. My Buddy who had the
Suzuki was in the service and
lived near Waco...
 
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Nope,
Lived in Round Rock 20 years
moved here 2 years ago.
Grew up in San Antonio before
that. My Buddy who had the
Suzuki was in the service and
lived near Waco...
Oh,ok..because my cousin I wrote of, was from outside Conroe. Thought we might be mentioning the same person.
 
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If your cousin still lives
by here and has the old
Suzuki "water buffalo"
I would love to see it....
Very rare to see a running
version now days....
 
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Sparkplug.
Buell S1 with a S&S 100" prostock motor. 135hp at the wheel?
Wow!!
I had a fuel injected 2000 X1 with about 20 horses less and
it was so "high strung" I could hardly keep it running. I have
a 145Hp "at the crank" on my 1125CR. I cannot imagine a
tube framed, air cooled Buell with that much power.
Must have been a rocket ride until the crank blew...
 
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If your cousin still lives
by here and has the old
Suzuki "water buffalo"
I would love to see it....
Very rare to see a running
version now days....
Last I heard, he was down around Houston, but I haven't seen him in a while. Man, last time I saw that Suzuki was 70-something, and it was in pieces. He's a mechanic.
 
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Lavon, Texas
Here is a pic of my 'Watter Buffalo" I did a frame up in '07, not quite all original, but almost.

These bikes are smoothe and dead realible, but not very fast for a 2-stroke.


IMG_0103.jpg


Wayne
 
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Here is a pic of my 'Watter Buffalo" I did a frame up in '07, not quite all original, but almost.

These bikes are smoothe and dead realible, but not very fast for a 2-stroke.


IMG_0103.jpg


Wayne
Nice Wayne...brings back a bunch of memorys. But it needs a Windjammer though..;-):thumb:
 
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Frisco, TX
I guess the most exotic bike I've ridden would be my current ride, a 2003 SV1000 naked. I don't consider it exotic at all, but it is somewhat rare. All the other bikes I've riden are extremely common, so this one wins out.
 
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Lavon, Texas
My Water Buffalo is not really red. It is a Candy Burnt Orange color. I actually got it a little darker than I would have liked. I probably should have used silver base coat but instead used a color that had both silver and red flakes in it and it is a little darker than intended.

Wayne
 

RxZ

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Sep 18, 2008
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Tyler
Is it ok if I say MY bike is the most exotic? I rode some sort of Yamaha 125cc for the training class, and had ridden my father-in-laws KLR250 some before that. I now have a Ninja 500. Only three bikes I have had the pleasure to ride on, and I loved every minute!
 

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Huntsville
Almost 9 years. Surely there have been some new "exoctics" that have come out since then. Have any of you slung a leg over one, or even better, been able to ride one?
 
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Jennings,La.
Thinking back > Attempted to race a '77 Suzuki GS out to 870 cc's with turbo at a little road race. Nadda, could not keep the front wheel on the ground when the turbo spooled up. 4 laps, I quit and told the owner to lose the turbo or use the bike for drag racing.
 
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Alvord, TX
1970 Bultaco Pursang; Suzuki dealer in Wichita Falls had a used one for sale, let me ride it around the back lot, what a thrill for a 15 year old.

 
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