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Forum: 2 smokers Today, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 314,666
Posted By Tanshanomi
Yamaha RZ-1 250. Does anybody know what years...

Yamaha RZ-1 250. Does anybody know what years these were manufactured?

http://img.webike.net/mm/newbike/829r1-z_199006/r1-z_199006.jpg
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
They're getting closer to my dream version all...

They're getting closer to my dream version all the time...

http://www.tanshanomi.com/temp/VStar950-XS1100-mashup.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,887
Views: 466,075
Posted By Tanshanomi
And the VW torsion beam front end has just the...

And the VW torsion beam front end has just the ideal suspension geometry for a three-wheeled vehicle...NOT!
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,583
Posted By Tanshanomi
Hadn't noticed a similarity to the Scout until...

Hadn't noticed a similarity to the Scout until you mentioned it, but I can see it now.

As for the wheel stripes, I would just go with the green bodywork, which goes with the wheels and honestly...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,583
Posted By Tanshanomi
Ah, yes I see that now.

Ah, yes I see that now.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,583
Posted By Tanshanomi
Not bad looking, and an interesting concept. But...

Not bad looking, and an interesting concept. But green-line tires? What's that all about?
Gak! ...especially on the white bike.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4,887
Views: 466,075
Posted By Tanshanomi
Nothing to recommend it. Kinda gutless compared...

Nothing to recommend it. Kinda gutless compared to a Honda MB5, the silly "factory custom" styling means it only fits somebody about 4'11" 5'4", and flexi-flyer handling.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 1,092,528
Posted By Tanshanomi
I hope this isn't a dupe, but I found this on...

I hope this isn't a dupe, but I found this on Webike.net, and thought it belonged here. I don't recall seeing this one before.

http://img.webike.net/photo/bike/40/1360490227740L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 3,297,671
Posted By Tanshanomi
[/CENTER] You stay classy, Ukraine!

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You stay classy, Ukraine!
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
VicRattlehead, was it a solid mount or rubber...

VicRattlehead, was it a solid mount or rubber mount Sportster? My experience is they feel like two totally different motorcycles. The old ones had real character but vibrated so badly they were hell...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,412
Posted By Tanshanomi
My buddy's NT650 Hawk. He lived in Aurora, CO,...

My buddy's NT650 Hawk. He lived in Aurora, CO, and my GB500 spun a crank bearing outside Denver, 700 miles into a vacation trip. He very generously lent me his Hawk for the rest of the week. Rode it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
Bikes You Have a Love/Hate Relationship With

I've been following Road Warriors threads like Bikes you didn't like nearly as much as you thought you would (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=842295), What bike do you want today?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 267,816
Posted By Tanshanomi
I have done this (on a dune buggy not a bike),...

I have done this (on a dune buggy not a bike), but it took 12 months and $1000 to get it through the court system in Missouri.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
How's that a "Sweet Evo?" It's an original...

How's that a "Sweet Evo?" It's an original ironhead XLCR. An Evo conversion would look like this:

http://legendmotors.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/harley-davidson-xlcr-evo-02.jpg?w=520
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/web-WING5260.jpg

I thought I'd like the CTX1300 until I sat on one at the dealer about two weeks ago; it felt immediately, totally wrong. I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
I really don't mind the big radiator on the...

I really don't mind the big radiator on the Scout. It reminds me of the ones on old watercooled vintage bikes. If anything, I would have made it look brass.
...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,145
Posted By Tanshanomi
Just got back from a 4-day trip to Arkansas. On a...

Just got back from a 4-day trip to Arkansas. On a couple of random legs, I followed my wife's RT with an action-cam strapped to my RS-S. I posted this video over in the Motorcycle Videos thread, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 695,645
Posted By Tanshanomi
Okay, compared with videos that have awesome...

Okay, compared with videos that have awesome cornering or outrageous off-road trails, this is going to be very tame. But My wife and I spent last weekend down cruising around Northwest Arkansas on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
True, but lots of low-pipers WERE called...

True, but lots of low-pipers WERE called scramblers. It was just a generic term for a competition dirt bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
Timerider came out when I was 19, and I lusted...

Timerider came out when I was 19, and I lusted after the bike so much, I can't hate on low piped dirt bikes.

http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/attachments/367506/
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 3,297,671
Posted By Tanshanomi
Between Colorado and Missouri.

Between Colorado and Missouri.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,955
Posted By Tanshanomi
I blame it all on all those who grew up playing...

I blame it all on all those who grew up playing with transforming robot toys.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,412
Posted By Tanshanomi
It's a 1971 BSA B50SS Gold Star, with aftermarket...

It's a 1971 BSA B50SS Gold Star, with aftermarket down exhaust and drag bars.

Bought it in April 1982, sold it in August of '85.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,955
Posted By Tanshanomi
I agree, but unlike some of the really angular...

I agree, but unlike some of the really angular '80s stuff that looks so ugly now, I think future riders will think today's overstyled bikes look more odd than ugly. Sort of like this does to us...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,412
Posted By Tanshanomi
http://tanshanomi.com/temp/myb50ss_web.jpg I...

http://tanshanomi.com/temp/myb50ss_web.jpg

I wanted to love it, I really did. And when I was riding it, I guess I did, pretty much. It was entertaining, despite the vibes and crude switchgear and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4,887
Views: 466,075
Posted By Tanshanomi
Stay classy, Chicago.

Stay classy, Chicago.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 3,297,671
Posted By Tanshanomi
Wow, never thought about it that way before. Aww...

Wow, never thought about it that way before. Aww man, now this thing SUCKS!
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
I thought I was pining for a Duke 390, but the...

I thought I was pining for a Duke 390, but the graphics and color scheme are a bit too flashy for an old man like me, and KTM's reputation for mechanical trouble concerns me. The CB300F offers a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 3,297,671
Posted By Tanshanomi
Gave my THAT'S-NOT-A-MOTORCYCLE motorcycle a...

Gave my THAT'S-NOT-A-MOTORCYCLE motorcycle a well-deserved bath yesterday afternoon. After sixteen months of ownership, I enjoy riding it even more now than when I first got it. It helps that a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
Nearly all of them!

Nearly all of them!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,358,876
Posted By Tanshanomi
That. Is. EPIC.

That. Is. EPIC.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
I have a thing for orphan children, so today I...

I have a thing for orphan children, so today I want the Sportster nobody else wants: '79 Siamese-pipe Roadster. Sure it vibrates like a paint shaker and handles like a Zamboni...I'd still take it and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,358,876
Posted By Tanshanomi
I stand corrected. ...

I stand corrected.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Custom%20Bikes/Norton%20V8.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 09-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 314,666
Posted By Tanshanomi
Love the modern Explorer in the back! Wowsers!

Love the modern Explorer in the back! Wowsers!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tanshanomi
Okay, I'm going to put together an online flyer...

Okay, I'm going to put together an online flyer and begin promoting this after the first of the year. In the mean time, I'm getting estimates on patches from a couple of embroidery places.Which color...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,465
Posted By Tanshanomi
Lookin' nice! Continuing to follow this...

Lookin' nice!

Continuing to follow this thread...should be a great result.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,358,876
Posted By Tanshanomi
I'm not sure there's anything that would look...

I'm not sure there's anything that would look horrible in a featherbed frame...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
Today I'm feeling very old-school. But...

Today I'm feeling very old-school. But replaceable and fixable enough to actually ride. I'd give U.S. Choppers a call if it wasn't for, ya know, money.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
http://tanshanomi.com/temp/CB650F-blue.png I...

http://tanshanomi.com/temp/CB650F-blue.png

I really liked the CB650F in the original red, white and blue stripes. But the solid blue is even more excellent.

So much Want. So much Can't Have.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,499
Posted By Tanshanomi
Today I don't just want this bike, I want to be...

Today I don't just want this bike, I want to be this guy. Simpler times.

http://hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/rd400_broc.jpg
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