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owned one at a time, mostly, except on two occasions when two bikes resided side by side.

re-entered mc-ing in dec 97. bought this practically new suzuki intruder 800 with +-400 miles. rode it three years and 38k miles.


late 2000, bout a barely used 2000 suzuki intruder 1500 LC. rolled 50k miles in 4 years. sorry, can't find a pic anywhere on my pc.

february 2005 i gots me a brand new kawasaki vulcan 1600 classic. threw on a set of leatherlykes and a rifle windshield with proprietary lowers. loved this scooter immensely. hydraulic valves (self adjusting!), easy-to-get-to plugs, air cleaner, shaft oil, and oil/filter. i could do everything but the brakes. for those of you who remember "top gun", that's the beach house used in the movie. i had the opportunity to appraise it for eminent domain purposes. heck, maybe even rode my bike to the site (and get .50 per mile reimbursement :) )



my daughter on her ninja 250. she rode for a couple of years before ditching the bike, getting married, and bearing the two cutest grandsons y'ever laid yer peepers on...LOL. anyhow, i kept the vulcan for 6 years and 66k miles, 3 years simultaneously with the ninja 650 :) what a duo :)



shortly after she bought the ninja, my daughter headed to mexico for a two-week mission trip. while she was gone i put 500 miles on it, which pushed my to buy a new 2009 kawasaki ninja 650. put 56k miles on this one in 6 years.


in september 2015 i bought a new 2015 suzuki v-strom 650. she had 14,500 mi on her when i sold'r. 2nd pic is a fun venue :)



that's it on my motorcycle history.
 

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Nice write up and it sounds like you've had some fun adventures over the years. I'll be 63 years old next month and counting every motorcycle, dirt bike, track bikes and 4 wheelers (ACTs), I'm presently on #29. Right now I have the FZ09, a track only GSXR750, and a Zuma50 for a pit bike. I just sold my ST1300 a couple of months ago and will eventually have another Sport-Touring or Touring bike at some point in time. I spend a lot of time on the track as an Instructor for the largest Track Day company in the U.S., so there's no lack of seat time for me.
 
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I'm 74 and have had to many motorcycles to count any more.

My herd, 1965 Honda 250 Scrambler



1972 Honda SL 350



1973 Honda MT 125



2009 Kawasaki KLX 250



2012 Yamaha Zuma 125



2017 Yamaha FZ 07

 

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Fun looking bunch of bikes. I applaud you for continuing to ride. You are an inspiration to a lot of us! Isn’t that fz 07 a ball to ride? I sure get a kick out of mine
 

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JSG; why yes the FZ 07 is a fun bike. I put a Akrapovic exhaust on it trying to get some sound out of it , it sounds a little better
but not as loud as I wanted. My old ears and a road helmet don't help but it is a great little bike. I was going to get a 09 but every one I talked to said to go for the 07, glad I did. Take care all.....
 

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Just joined today although I bought my FZ-0719 months ago. Longtime vintage 2-stroke nut here. The FZ-07 is the closest 4-stroke approximation to my beloved 2-strokes. I had to sell my first house last year, lost the shop I'd built, so I had to sell 5 of my other bikes, but I still have s 2003 Z1000 Kawasaki I bought new, it has > 122,000 on it & still runs great. My 2 stroke street bikes include an '84 Yamaha RZ350; '76 Yamaha RD400; '75 Yamaha RD125; '74 Yamaha RD350 and '72 Kawasaki G5-100 (street legal dirt bike). The strokers are all awaiting top and/or bottom end rebuilds but the 400 will be back on the road soon. I'll have to get by on the FZ07 in the meantime. I don't ride the Z1000 anymore due to it's bulk doesn't feel safe at stoplights with my weakened FUBAR right knee. I've been riding on the road legally since 1977 and I always smile at the funny looks I get when I get off a bike and get out my cane so I can safely walk. 61 with no plans of quitting riding EVER.
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