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Old 02-12-2012, 10:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sure it counts Frank.

Though my 1st bike was a new '74 CB 360, in the early '80's I found a clean '74 CB
450 with the same coloring as the 360.

I rode the 450 from Portland, OR area to Texas and back.

I remember it being a little heavy, but remember it having a high frame, with high seat level which suited me very well.

Was your 450 a '70's product like I've described, or the lower '80's kind which have a much lower seat/frame height?

My recently sold '81 CB 400's height to me was kind of in between.

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Old 02-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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When I started riding again a couple of years ago I bought a Kawasaki 125 Eliminator. Then a couple of Rebels and a few others in between, including my 2011 CBR and a Vulcan 500. Whittling the herd down now, but this one is staying with me.

Pretty close to your old CL larrybuck.

All original except for the tires, fuel hose, carb o rings, and petcock.
5700 miles.

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
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'71, first year for the front disk brake. Has that nice flat seat, so that I can put the passenger pegs down and sit on the back- a real back seat driver!

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Smallest street bike I've actually ridden on the road (sometime back in the '80s) was a Honda XL250R enduro.

Smallest motorcycle I've owned is a beat '82 Honda Z50R purchased in '99 for my then 4 y/o son to learn on. Younger boy started on it also. Still have it. We've bought and sold others since then, but the boys want to keep the Z.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Bought a 23cc bicycle motor based on a Canadian chain saw engine years ago and mounted it on a Huffy 3spd with a plexiglas windscreen for a Virago. It would do 25 mph but it is no longer legal in NY state. I'm saving it for when my daughter goes to college in PA and plan a front and rear fairing for her mountain bike.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My new ride:

It's a 2010 Kymco Agility 125 scooter. Top speed so far has been 60 mph indicated (probably about 53 mph actual.) My commute has changed to 15 miles one-way through town (mostly 40-45 mph streets), so I sold the Clunker on Craigslist and went smaller. The cost? $900 with 2,250 km on the clock.

I'm looking forward to starting a fuel log and seeing what I can do to boost the mileage even farther. (Already, I've found that once warm, it will restart with just a bump of the starter, so I've been shutting it off at stoplights.)

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:43 AM   #28 (permalink)
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A Honda 55 and a Suzuki 70 .The 70 saw a few long journeys ,2000 km in 4 days and more than a little suffering !
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Currently own my largest motorcycle, a 1997 BMW R1100RT. I say owning and not riding because I've barely had it a month and it's already in the workshop. BMW = Bring My Wallet, as one of my friends says.

Anyway, on topic:

Smallest ever was a Honda SH50 that I learned on. It was restricted to 30mph so it wasn't much use and only did 75mpg(Imp) because I gave it full throttle everywhere.

Most fun was my Honda H100-S. Did about 100mpg and used no 2T oil at all. Mind you I only had it a week before I crashed it.

Most retarded was my first bike, a Honda (are you seeing a trend here?) ANF125. No wind protection, ridiculous gear-change, rubbish tyres, miniscule fuel tank...it did do 150mpg+ though.

Most long-lived (despite the odds) was my Honda CB Two-Fifty (US Nighthawk) that refused to start ever but took me on a 900-mile round-trip from Gillingham, Kent to Glasgow (broke down twice on the way up) and lugged all of my gear to and from university. I used to hate him so named him Piles because he was like a big red sore between my legs. Now I miss him, the way he could actually handle turns (after I gave him new tyres and head bearings), his ability to deliver 85mpg(Imp) on a bad day and the way he cost practically nothing to maintain.

Once the big Beemer comes back from the lab I'm going to lose it and get back into smaller motorcycles, maybe even get a streamliner project going. Watch this space.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I forgot about this one, I used to own a Puch Magnum II it's a 50cc moped, what they call a Top Tank moped, so it looks like a small motorcycle, it had better suspension and handling then most other mopeds as it felt more like a motorcycle, only draw back was it was heavy and topped out at around 25mph, 30mph if it was well tuned.

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