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How many of you Pinheads have a motorcycle


By zr11990

4 years ago



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#701 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballmike217:

Here's my girl on my Fatboy and yes, that's a T2 plastic riding proud on back. Had to have this bike after seeing Arnold ride one all those years ago in the movie.

That's why I got mine as well, but yours is too new!

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#702 1 year ago

Terry Bradshaw says "Ride after you retire!"

#703 1 year ago

Hooray for light Kendon trailers!

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#704 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballmike217:

Here's my girl on my Fatboy and yes, that's a T2 plastic riding proud on back. Had to have this bike after seeing Arnold ride one all those years ago in the movie.

They just recently sold Arnolds Fatboy for something like 25K I think.

#705 1 year ago
Quoted from zr11990:

They just recently sold Arnolds Fatboy for something like 25K I think.

It is on exhibit at the Harley Museum.

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#706 1 year ago

My little ‘73 Trail 90.

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#707 1 year ago

Love my YZ250F, but pinball is still numero uno

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#708 1 year ago
Quoted from freegame450:

I have never ridden a Duke 390, but I own a KTM 350XC-W. In general KTM's are known for being light weight and having a higher than average fun factor. I am sure he will be grinning from ear to ear.

You were dead on. When we got back to the house from the dealer he had that ear to ear smile when he took his helmet off.

#709 1 year ago
Quoted from zr11990:

They just recently sold Arnolds Fatboy for something like 25K I think.

Damn, might have been a buyer for that.

#710 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballmike217:

Damn, might have been a buyer for that.

It is currently in the H-D museum-

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#711 1 year ago

I finally got around to painting my '74 CB550. I probably put 20+ hours into it, which was mostly sanding. Paint looks good from 5+ feet away but has some flaws. I'm pretty disappointed in myself, but I'm not going to redo it. It's a metallic silver base with an orange candy mid coat, and it's not very forgiving. This was my first time using a HVLP gun.

I now have a ton of respect for people that do this type of work for a living. It's not easy, and there's some skill involved.

The rest of the bike needs to be cleaned and some polish, but I think it looks 100x better with the new paint.

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#712 1 year ago

After a month of me trying to pinpoint carb problem/replace both throttle cables I finally said fuck it and dropped it off at our local tech.
Dude only charged me $160 to fix carb (pilot jet most likely) and install cables!! WIN!!
Headin out to the highway TOMORROW FCK YEAH!!
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#713 1 year ago

New love for my favorite game and favorite bike! And my pit crew working hard for bones!
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#714 1 year ago

Head’n out for a late Cruz...I hope everyone has a wonderful night.........Joey

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#715 1 year ago

Back on the road! Little maintenance on my rc51

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#716 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

Back on the road! Little maintenance on my rc51
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Oh my. Now this I like.

I'm too old for it. And I still want one so badly.

#717 1 year ago

Not a motorcycle, but a moped. Love my Peugeot 102 SP. She doesn't got that fast, but is a ton of fun to ride around. Especially to go play some pinball!

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#718 1 year ago
Quoted from kirkgun:

Oh my. Now this I like.
I'm too old for it. And I still want one so badly.

She is fun! Nothing like those gear driven cams screaming on that V twin between your legs!

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#719 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

She is fun! Nothing like those gear driven cams screaming on that V twin between your legs![quoted image]

My spine insists I stick with my 'old man' flat twin (screams like a sewing machine). Behind it is my wife's Ninja 650r.

Enjoy that rc51, for all us that can't. It's always been my dream bike.

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#720 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

She is fun! Nothing like those gear driven cams screaming on that V twin between your legs![quoted image]

That's a cool pic of Nicky Hayden. Guy was a legend that's for sure

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#721 1 year ago

Survived my 1st crash yesterday. Cruisin along in rush hour traffic on a busy street, gal in front of me gets over to turn right, but in front of her guy was stopped for some fucking reason. Goin about 30mph, hit front brake too hard and my baby went a-rollin, as did I. Arms bloodied up but went pretty well I'd say. 20 people standin around lookin fuckin amazed when I stood up and picked my bike back up. Everybody except the dickpants that was stopped, that pussy took off like a scared child. As pissed as I am about his driving; I have no one to blame but myself. Those morons aren't lookin out for me, I'M lookin out for me. Need to pay closer attention, and I will.
Not even a scratch on my lucky shirt.
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#722 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Survived my 1st crash yesterday. Cruisin along in rush hour traffic on a busy street, gal in front of me gets over to turn right, but in front of her guy was stopped for some fucking reason. Goin about 30mph, hit front brake too hard and my baby went a-rollin, as did I. Arms bloodied up but went pretty well I'd say. 20 people standin around lookin fuckin amazed when I stood up and picked my bike back up. Everybody except the dickpants that was stopped, that pussy took off like a scared child. As pissed as I am about his driving; I have no one to blame but myself. Those morons aren't lookin out for me, I'M lookin out for me. Need to pay closer attention, and I will.
Not even a scratch on my lucky shirt.
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Man, I hate hearing stories like this. Last night the local news did a piece about motorcycle crashes. There were six deaths in the area in August alone. Then there was the father of three that was killed about a half mile from my house back in May. Minivan making a left turn pulled out right in front of him.

I sold my bike last summer and miss it every sunny day, but it don't miss playing dodgeball with the distracted drivers.

Glad to hear you're ok Gryszzz. How's the bike?

#723 1 year ago
Quoted from BillySastard:

Man, I hate hearing stories like this. Last night the local news did a piece about motorcycle crashes. There were six deaths in the area in August alone. Then there was the father of three that was killed about a half mile from my house back in May. Minivan making a left turn pulled out right in front of him.
I sold my bike last summer and miss it every sunny day, but it don't miss playing dodgeball with the distracted drivers.
Glad to hear you're ok Gryszzz. How's the bike?

Glad you are OK. I just don't ride bikes on the street anymore. You can only be so defensive driving around dickheads these days.I ride in the dirt.

#724 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Survived my 1st crash yesterday. Cruisin along in rush hour traffic on a busy street, gal in front of me gets over to turn right, but in front of her guy was stopped for some fucking reason. Goin about 30mph, hit front brake too hard and my baby went a-rollin, as did I. Arms bloodied up but went pretty well I'd say. 20 people standin around lookin fuckin amazed when I stood up and picked my bike back up. Everybody except the dickpants that was stopped, that pussy took off like a scared child. As pissed as I am about his driving; I have no one to blame but myself. Those morons aren't lookin out for me, I'M lookin out for me. Need to pay closer attention, and I will.
Not even a scratch on my lucky shirt.
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Close call. Glad it didn’t turn out too bad. Hopefully, the incident will increase your perception to this type of douchbaggery.

I put my bike down last Spring due to some gravel on the corner of a country road. Lost some skin on my forearm, similar to you. Now, I’m hyper aware of gravel. I won’t let that happen again.

#725 1 year ago

Gryzzz I would take off if I saw you coming my way too. You look like a pretty bad ass dude. The m afraid if someon made
Me drop my HD I would pull them out of the car or try.

#726 1 year ago

Damn dude. Glad you're ok!

So far I've been lucky. The closest call I've had was doing about 40mph on a 4-lane commercial area. Lady was pulling out of a parking lot turning left, heading my direction. She shot over all three lanes, right into my lane.

Slammed on my brakes, locked up the rear, and slid towards the curb. Luckily, I was able to let go of the brakes just before I hit the curb and keep it on the wheels. After I had full control, I made sure she knew she was #1.

For one, I understand that people just don't look where they're going. But what almost drives me more nuts is that people don't understand the common rules of the road. Under no circumstance should she have shot over to my lane. Rules state that you must take the first open lane, and then merge when safe.

Oh, and speaking of laying it down with gravel, I puckered up a few weeks ago when I was going around a round-a-bout, and I ran over that tar-like patch-job on the asphalt. My tire slid the width of the patch, which was about 6-inches. Was like ice. I thought I was going down for a second.

#727 1 year ago

Glad you are ok Gryszzz, be careful buddy. Motorcycle wrecks usually dont end well, you got lucky!

#728 1 year ago

Just picked this up 1973 Suzuki 125 rv K Tracker , not bad for 45 years old !

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#729 1 year ago

Thanks for the kind words guys. For as scary as it was, it really couldn't have gone any better. Once again, learnin the hard way. What pissed me off the most was when I got back on my bike all bloody and a little disoriented, this dickheaded soccer dad gets his mini van 6 inches from my tire. I yelled at him and flipped my cigarette at his windshield, but I shoulda got off my bike and stomped his ass. Hopefully I see him again tonight.
My buddy gave me some good advice (I think)....stop holding the front brake. Only use back brake. Gonna work on that.

#730 1 year ago

The bike skidded on the taillight and foot brake for about 20 ft then turned over to the left. I rolled past it. It fired right up. Sounded kinda wonky ar first, which was why when I pulled back out to go home, I was only doing like 30mph. Doesn't matter. You ride a bike's ass, be prepared to have yours handed to ya. I'm gonna find this dickpants, I live in a fairly small town. But Sporty runnin strong still!
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#731 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

stop holding the front brake. Only use back brake. Gonna work on that.

Bad idea. That's not the ticket at all. 80% of braking is physically done with the front brake. Practicing your emergency braking with both brakes is the ticket.

Is that not part of the training and testing in the USA?

(In Canada, it's the most important part of the final testing to get your motorcycle class)

I can elaborate on this if you want. There's a lot about emergency braking on bikes. A lot that goes into it.

Glad you're OK though. Wow.

#732 1 year ago

Thanks for yer input Bendit. Yes they teach you apply both brakes evenly but in a split second, actual emergency, my instinct was front brake-squeeze hard.
Even though I try to give adequate room, this time I was too close, and going too fast. Had I been back further, this wouldn't have happened. I will own that. Will NOT happen again.

#733 1 year ago

Also, it just took me 3 minutes to get outta my chair so tonight's scheduled ass whoopin has been rescheduled until Mon night at 6 pm EST.

#734 1 year ago

Front brake does more good than back. On sportbikes a skilled rider can raise the rear wheel off the ground while using the front brake. How effective can the rear brake be while the tire is in the air? I have been riding for almost 40 years now, had many close calls, a few crashes and own 4 bikes. On the HD, both brakes are the rule, but a locked rear wheel does nothing for ya. On the FZ1, I never touch the rear brake, unless it is raining or the road conditions warrant it.

#735 1 year ago

36 hrs later and yes Lt Harry, I feel pretty damn lucky.
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#736 1 year ago

You guys make some valid points. It would seem that in that situation, going too fast into a stopped car, that hitting EITHER brake too hard and/or individually, the other tire is gonna lose traction and start drifting. I'm really trying to learn from this. So far the biggest lesson is: SLOW DOWN AND BACK THE F OFF. Got it.

#737 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

36 hrs later and yes Lt Harry, I feel pretty damn lucky.
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That sucks. I did that on my dirt bike last year.I bought some armour after that. I don't heal as fast as I used to.

#738 1 year ago

I start out with the back and apply the front as needed my bike has anti lock but not integrated brakes. I would worry about fucking up my bike than myself. Mine is one of a thousand and would be hard to replace.

The only time someone purposely fucked with me on the bike I had a ball bearing in my pocket and put it through his windshield. He got off my ass quick.

#739 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

You guys make some valid points. It would seem that in that situation, going too fast into a stopped car, that hitting EITHER brake too hard and/or individually, the other tire is gonna lose traction and start drifting. I'm really trying to learn from this. So far the biggest lesson is: SLOW DOWN AND BACK THE F OFF. Got it.

AND WEAR GLOVES!

#740 1 year ago

CAN'T KEEP A MEDIOCRE MAN DOWN
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#741 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

CAN'T KEEP A MEDIOCRE MAN DOWN
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PM me your address and I'll mail you an extra MSF rider handbook I have. It has some good tips and techniques. The MSF Class is really good for riders at any skill level.

#742 1 year ago

Thanks bud, but I took that class and have that book. All in all, for my 1st emergency situation, I think I got the gold medal bub. Couldve been SO much worse.
Part of my problem us that I no longer take the time to practice becoming a better rider. I just ride. I am 99.9% of the time Grandma Bea on a bike. That .01% is all it takes though.
Lemmy was watchin over me.
Thank you for the offer though.

#743 1 year ago

Like Pinball Machines, hard to stop at one:

2003 Kawasaki Z1000
2106 Ducati Panigale R

Past Rides:
1978 Kawasaki KZ650SR
1980 Pacer 2 Speed (moped)

#744 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Survived my 1st crash yesterday. Cruisin along in rush hour traffic on a busy street, gal in front of me gets over to turn right, but in front of her guy was stopped for some fucking reason. Goin about 30mph, hit front brake too hard and my baby went a-rollin, as did I. Arms bloodied up but went pretty well I'd say. 20 people standin around lookin fuckin amazed when I stood up and picked my bike back up. Everybody except the dickpants that was stopped, that pussy took off like a scared child. As pissed as I am about his driving; I have no one to blame but myself. Those morons aren't lookin out for me, I'M lookin out for me. Need to pay closer attention, and I will.
Not even a scratch on my lucky shirt.
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Glad your ok, I love motorcycles but anymore im sticking to dirtbikes, a friends mom got ran over and killed riding her Harley with her boyfriend by some dumb bitch texting on her phone.

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#745 1 year ago

My ride.

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#746 1 year ago

Ahh. ...springtime in the southern hemisphere, time to dust off the bob limited and blow the cobwebs out of the screaming eagles
Potato potato potatoes

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#747 1 year ago

Forgot to post the best pic. That's my right thigh. Tis but a flesh wound lol.
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#748 1 year ago

Damn Justin those red rims and mini apes look nice. Cheers.

#749 1 year ago

Thanks Gryszzzz
It's a polarizing look, metallic ruby rims, many like it, many don't. I think it's a cool nod to old school hotrod styles.
It's a stock paintjob, but all the chrome is gone, replaced by custom black spokes and hubs, black mini apes, indicators, black fox shocks etc etc. I don't ride it enough, 4000kms on the clock.....

#750 1 year ago

Summer really flew by, wish I didn’t have to work so much. Hopefully I’ll have more free time to ride next year...

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