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Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
My all-time favorite 'Wing will forever be the...

My all-time favorite 'Wing will forever be the 1984 standard, the first year for the 1200 and last year you could buy a stripper. It's one of the many bikes I considered buying but did not, and today...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
I approve this message. Believe it or not, I...

I approve this message. Believe it or not, I lusted after one of these when I first discovered them as a teenager in 1980, while all my friends were slobbering over the KZ550, which was brand new at...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
What a total mind-blow. Not the first time I've...

What a total mind-blow. Not the first time I've seen it, but worth reading again. The stuff Honda did under Soichiro remains truly awe-inspiring.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 377,205
Posted By Tanshanomi
Exactly the bike I wanted, but couldn't afford,...

Exactly the bike I wanted, but couldn't afford, when I was 16.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
You are lucky to be so mature. I'm 52, and not...

You are lucky to be so mature. I'm 52, and not older than about 12 in my head.

http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m65f42u4r11rv1ckao1_500.jpg
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,250
Posted By Tanshanomi
Excellent news!

Excellent news!
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
Not me. I'd be dead in a week.

Not me. I'd be dead in a week.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,250
Posted By Tanshanomi
Patches are in! ...

Patches are in!

http://www.tanshanomi.com/temp/smackdab-patches-web.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
Damn you. After all of the mocking I've done of...

Damn you. After all of the mocking I've done of the Ryca cafe, I'm forced to admit that that pretty much nails it. I'd just do a thicker, more retro seat.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 3,781,483
Posted By Tanshanomi
I'd never really taken to the looks of Victory...

I'd never really taken to the looks of Victory cruisers, but the other day I saw a judge in that suede orange color with a Cobra 2:1 exhaust, and it totally changed the overall look of the bike. For...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
I've realized that nearly all my wants lately...

I've realized that nearly all my wants lately have had a very clear "back-to-basics" message. As my 52nd birthday approaches, I think I am wanting to recapture the thrill I felt simply riding down...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
Even on bikes I really like, there is usually one...

Even on bikes I really like, there is usually one detail or another that I would have done differently and would like to change. I can honestly say that the CBX is the only Japanese bike I would want...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
Yes, yes, yes. Back in 1991, I seriously debated...

Yes, yes, yes. Back in 1991, I seriously debated between one of these and a GB500. I went with the GB because it was $900 cheaper, and more attuned to my laid-back riding style, but I'd sever an...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 634,514
Posted By Tanshanomi
Be sure to go over Beaver Bridge! ...

Be sure to go over Beaver Bridge!

http://plus.google.com/114820303494567879397

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/84/240065581_8d96f185c5.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 1,202,558
Posted By Tanshanomi
I LIKE it!

I LIKE it!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,191
Posted By Tanshanomi
I was generalizing about custom motorcycles in...

I was generalizing about custom motorcycles in general. Regardless of what label you slap on this one or that one, my attitude is the same.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
I love the Hornet's black-and-gold color scheme. ...

I love the Hornet's black-and-gold color scheme.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad227/Sneeky1968/honda-hornet-600_zps592dfe63.png
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,191
Posted By Tanshanomi
I agree with you to a point, but where I draw the...

I agree with you to a point, but where I draw the line is when the customizing significantly REDUCES the performance of the stock machine in a way it really didn't need to. I get that people hardtail...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-15-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 634,514
Posted By Tanshanomi
You'll be about 60 miles from "The Jasper...

You'll be about 60 miles from "The Jasper Disaster," Hwy 74 between Jasper and Ponca.

http://www.harrisonarkansas.org/c_upe_view.php?id=48
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
He's a Harley/chopper guy. I was quoting him...

He's a Harley/chopper guy. I was quoting him verbatim.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
I told a friend of mine that I was pining for the...

I told a friend of mine that I was pining for the Valkyrie, but A) I couldn't afford it, and B) the ABS model is only available in black. He said, "So what, get the black one and have the tins...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
Best looking road bike of all time:

Could be worse...

http://www.actumoto.ch/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/motochinoiseBMWScarverJonwayYY250.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,322
Posted By Tanshanomi
What's interesting is to see the discrepancies...

What's interesting is to see the discrepancies between CR's reliability ratings and owner satisfaction ratings. There are some cars that are reliable but don't get lots of high marks from owners. On...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,191
Posted By Tanshanomi
More impressive when you've seen what a stock one...

More impressive when you've seen what a stock one looks like. What is it with manufacturers putting fake radiator shrouds on air cooled bikes? :rolleyes
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
Wow, I've always thought of the XS650 as rather...

Wow, I've always thought of the XS650 as rather ugly compared to the sculptural lines of the Bonneville. It's a great engine, and the OHC was a real advancement over the pushrod British twins, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
Today I want a Honda CL70. About as basic as you...

Today I want a Honda CL70. About as basic as you can get.

http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/55/8b4921a831d146ca9df713ecc2d56711/l.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,322
Posted By Tanshanomi
My wife and I both have Can-Am Spyders and belong...

My wife and I both have Can-Am Spyders and belong to our local Spyder owners' club. I can assure you that this does not surprise me at all. I love my Spyder, and my wife and I are both wildly...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
A stunning, streeter-ized, split-pipe Astro by...

A stunning, streeter-ized, split-pipe Astro by Romero Motos in Barcelona.

http://tanshanomi.com/temp/Romero-Astro-Bitubo.jpg

A streeter-ized Astro by Romero Motos in Barcelona.

The cool...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,024,246
Posted By Tanshanomi
I know it's sort of a dated color scheme now, but...

I know it's sort of a dated color scheme now, but I love the look of gold and black on just about any bike.

http://www.lamaneta.org/mercadillo/imagenes/138685.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,191
Posted By Tanshanomi
http://www.myuppic.com/x/iq/8800574b3009110600200....

http://www.myuppic.com/x/iq/8800574b3009110600200.jpg

I believe it's a CB400SS.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 3,781,483
Posted By Tanshanomi
:thumb:thumb:thumb

:thumb:thumb:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
Yes. As far as I can tell, it's mostly popular in...

Yes. As far as I can tell, it's mostly popular in Brazil.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By Tanshanomi
I've always liked the Honda 400 Falcon, and I am...

I've always liked the Honda 400 Falcon, and I am again thinking how nice a commuter bike this would be. Alas, you always want what you can't have, don'cha?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,191
Posted By Tanshanomi
I don't think anybody was harshing on the trend...

I don't think anybody was harshing on the trend nearly as strongly as this guy is on other commenters. I think the overall sentiment was simply that fitting a café racer with knobby tires may make...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 3,781,483
Posted By Tanshanomi
Oooooooh! How do you like it so far?

Oooooooh! How do you like it so far?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 833,716
Posted By Tanshanomi
What do you have to apologize for? You shouldn't...

What do you have to apologize for? You shouldn't feel bad about using your native language. We English speakers will have to just get used to the idea that there's a big ol' world out there.

Oh,...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,389
Views: 539,021
Posted By Tanshanomi
The NX250 was a pretty cool, unusual machine....

The NX250 was a pretty cool, unusual machine. With under 5K on it, somebody might be willing to pay something at least in the neighborhood of his price.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,191
Posted By Tanshanomi
Ha! Whitey, who lives on my computer desk, wears...

Ha! Whitey, who lives on my computer desk, wears the same button!

http://tanshanomi.com/temp/whitey-kicks-ass.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,191
Posted By Tanshanomi
http://hooniverse.com/2012/08/21/two-wheel-tuesday...

http://hooniverse.com/2012/08/21/two-wheel-tuesday-the-kick-ass-sound-of-victory/
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,250
Posted By Tanshanomi
Just ordered a dozen patches, which I think...

Just ordered a dozen patches, which I think should have us covered. (If not, that will be a happy problem to have.) They should be here in a couple of weeks; I will post a photo when I get them.

I...
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