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Old 06-01-2011, 10:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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cleanspeed1: you did extremely well, but what is the 2nd Ford/Chevy shared ci V8?? I haven't ever owned a triple? Had many bikes? How about a grand list for fun??

jamesqf: thanks for your response! I think we are bigger when we can admit to not always being perfect, or slow, or we have inadequatesies like my spelling here!! LOL!!

'74 Honda 360 1st bike
'75Harley FX 1200 superglide (basically a 200cc larger sportster)
repeat of above Harley... sold 1st to get Datsun 240Z... FX meant kick start only
'75 Yamaha RD 350 w after market exh., tomato sou
p colored wheelie machine
'73 or so Kawa 175 Enduro
'74 Honda CB450 rode to Texas and back
early 80's? ST 90 : a street legal mini bike sized Enduro that I actually rode on freeway once at 40mph.
early 80' Honda MB5 tiny 50cc sport bike w real shocks
'81 Honda CB400: rode from OR. to NC., and back w/o even a fairing (silver color)
a '70's basketcase Yamaha 650 vibrator bought from an ex-boss for $50. or so...total beater.. heard eng. run once...gave it away
'78 Kawa KL250 Enduro: current!
'81 Honda CB 400 in black, added 2into 1 exh. :current!
'77 Suzuki GS 550, gave to neighbor friend who did a great job of restoring it.
'83 Honda 650 (673) GL Interstate full dresser w shaft, watercooled... Burgandy w much extra chrome...took off boat anchor lighted bumper bar... has alt. issues, but fires right up w cables to car: current!
'83 same as above but in silver w much less chrome amd no CB/Am/Fm/or Cassette player
I think thats all.. my truck/van/car list I'm sure is 45+ some other time... I'm sure I would feel done w that list; then something memory wise would have to be added!!!!

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Old 06-01-2011, 10:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Don't know how 240Z got on bottom of post..... PS: I forgot Honda CB125..see how it is??? Had a past coworker who had the evil handling Kawa 500 triple in an Emerald green!
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Ok, let's see..........

On the bike front, I have only had 2 Hondas, an 86 Nighthawk S and a 78 CB750.

The other engine sizes that Ford and GM share are 400ci ( small block Chevy and the 400M Ford ). Technically they shared the 428ci size ( FE and current GM LS7 ( marketed as a 427ci, but is a 428ci engine) ). And one last one, 302ci ( Windsor, Boss and first generation Z28 Camaro ).
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AFAIK, all the Japanese motorcycles had left shifters with toe up for higher gears, and right rear brakes. British bikes had right shifters with toe down for higher gears, and left rear brakes.
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1963 Honda Cub 50 cc 4 stroke streeter
1966 Suzuki X-6 (T-20) Hustler 2 stroke 6 speed 250cc streeter
1968 Suzuki T-500 Titan 2 stroke 5 speed 500 cc streeter
1970 Suzuki TS-90 Enduro (2, 1 for parts) 2 stroke 90 cc dual-purpose
1972 Yamaha 360 Enduro 2 stroke 360cc dual purpose
1976 Kawasaki 175 Enduro 2 stroke 175 cc dual purpose
1977 Suzuki TC-185 Enduro 2 stroke 185 cc dual range (10 speed) dual purpose
1976 Suzuki GS-1000 4 stroke 1000 cc streeter

I rode over 100,000 miles on the above motorcycles, primarily the GS-1000, X-6 Hustler, and TS-90.
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jamesqf: thanks for your response! I think we are bigger when we can admit to not always being perfect...
Not perfect? Moi?!?! Though I will admit to a certain excess modesty :-)

Don't know that I could list all the bikes &c from memory, but a few...

Late '60s/early '70s? Honda 305, the one that had an odd-lookinq scissor spring/shock arrangement on the front forks.

'70s 350 Honda.

'70s 450/4 Kawasaki, died on the road north of Yakima, so I traded the remains for its 650 brother, rode that through western Canada & back to California where I was living at the time.

Yamaha something that was supposed to be a clone of a Harley chopper. Sold it after about two weeks 'cause I couldn't stand the noise.

650 & 850 Suzukis. The 850 was the last I owned, 'cause I bought a house & acquired dogs that liked to go everywhere with me.
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Ford and Chevy made 427ci big block
Ford and Chevy also both made 302 ci small blocks. The Chevy 302 was the original Camaro Z-28 engine. It developed 290 HP @ 5600 RPM. (Same as the Ford Boss 302)
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I was waiting to see when someone would remember the 302!!

My friend's ex- state patrol car was a "70 Plymouth Fury I w all white exterior.. typical Oregon cop car color.

For you younger ones, the Fury I meant basic, less chrome, rubber mats instead of carpeting, etc.... they made FuryII's, and Fury III's also! In the Ford line, Custom was the low model on the tootem pole, in the 60's, it was Biscayne, Buick had Special's, and eventually even Chevy started calling the low a wagon a Nomad; go figure???

It's interesting how some names were shared: GTO Pontiac and Ferrari! Mercury had a Cyclone, and then yrs. later GMC had their Syclone truck.

How about weird names???... Plymouth Cricket! Chevette Scooter! Hudson Wasp! AMC Hornet! Scuba Doo Brat! (lol) Pontiac Tempest! Monza Mirage! Ford Aspire ! (to what?) Dodge Shadow! (pleeeeease!!) I'm actually surprised no-one has come out with a Gnat or an Aphid, Mosquito, or a Flea!! In the econo car class a Chigger would sound tough, Citroen's were known for Leech like handling.... Opel's Kadette! A camillian (sorry for spelling) would be a great name for a sleeper performance car!!

I'm surprised that there was never a Rambler Badger!

Back to old cop cars, would the Dodge equivalent to the Plymouth Fury I be a Monaco what???? in the mid 60's Dodge had 330 and 440 BODY names??? can a Dodge fan clarify here....??? I used to have a '63 Dodge330 4dr. sedan w 318 and 3spd. on the column. Maybe there's a Corenette subname, like what would be Adam 12's Dodge counterpart (their Plymouth Belvedere) sorry, my spelling sucks today!!

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