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post #1 of 37 Old 12-27-2012, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Past bikes owned by KLR riders here

hey guys, thought it would b interesting to compare what other bikes we've owned other than KLR's, as for me, pas to present: 1971 kawasaki bighorn 350 rotary valve enduro,70 kawasaki 250 green streek, 1974 husqvarna 450 desertmaster, 1971 yamaha 360 mx, 72 yamaha 350 r5 (cafe), 1974 kaw 350 s2 triple, yam tt 500 single, yam tx 500 twin cafe, honda 550 four,homebuilt maico as 250 frame with honda 350 xl single engine,yamaha 250 blaster quad, 2002 yam wr250f, 1992 kawasaki zx1100 ninja, 2006 suz S40 metric cruiser, and now .......the great 2002 KLR 650 ultimate machine, and thats just the ones i can remember,,lol
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1974 Honda XR75
197something Hodaka Wombat 125, I converted it to a Combat Wombat and motorcrossed it
Late 70's RM250
Early 80's YZ490
Mid 80's CB 550-4
1969 Yamaha 650 street bike, not stock...sold it before I killed myself on it
1985 Honda XR350, enduro race it for about 4 years before the accident that ended my enduro racing and took me off bikes for 21 years (almost forever)
2009 KLR650
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1974 Honda XR75
197something Hodaka Wombat 125, I converted it to a Combat Wombat and motorcrossed it
Late 70's RM250
Early 80's YZ490
Mid 80's CB 550-4
1969 Yamaha 650 street bike, not stock...sold it before I killed myself on it
1985 Honda XR350, enduro race it for about 4 years before the accident that ended my enduro racing and took me off bikes for 21 years (almost forever)
2009 KLR650
nice... i forgort about the 2 xr 600's i had and a dkw with leading link front end
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In 1971 I sold my horse and swing set and bought a 1970 Honda QA50 (Ko) in Gypsy yellow as a birthday gift to myself. I had just turned six.

In 1976 I bought a 1974 KX125

In 1981 I started riding my Dad's 1976 CB400F (Hawk) "Just to the store and back, I swear!" He didnt ask WHICH store.

In 1985 I bought a 1984 GPZ900R (ZX900A, Ninja) and sold it when I went into the navy. I regretted that dumb-a$$ move the second I signed the title and most every hour since.

In 1988 took over payments on another sailors Kawa 600R. I wrecked it in late 1990 on the PCH in cali near Longbeach. Bad wreck, scared me.

Did not so much as sit on another bike until this year when I bought a sweet little 2011 KLR650. It quickly let me know that it is neither a dirt bike or a street bike and that I must accept it and love it for what it is. Which I do.
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1979 Honda XL185 (good starter bike)
1980 Suzuki PE175 (loved it, climbed like a raped ape)
1984 Yamaha IT250 (biggest POS i ever owned, hated it)
2001 XR250 (another good one)
old yamaha 650 speacial
Presently own '08' klr650
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1979 Honda XL185 (good starter bike)
1980 Suzuki PE175 (loved it, climbed like a raped ape)
1984 Yamaha IT250 (biggest POS i ever owned, hated it)
2001 XR250 (another good one)
old yamaha 650 speacial
Presently own '08' klr650
oh yeah, i had a yamaha IT 490 too, ... forgot lol ..mayor4u
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Fuzzy on the years, but the list is something like this. Current to oldest

08 KLR
98 Honda Shadow ACE. First bike I bought new
09 Konker KSM 200 (chinese trail bike)
80 Honda CB650 Custom
84 Honda VT500 Ascot
79 Suzuki PE250
80 CX500 Custom
70 something CB450 Custom
74 (I think?) CR125 Elsinore
Late 60's (I think?) Honda SS125. Awesome looking bike! Burnt
1971 Honda CT70... Still got it! Currently being repowered
Home built 5 hp deathtrap... Sticky throttle and no brakes!!!!

I think there were a few more in there but I can't remember for sure... Lol, it was a long time ago!

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Does a mini-bike count? If so I'll start with that...

Late '60's AC Agajanian, sold by Montgomery Wards

bd616500 by a99flash, on Flickr


'70 Honda CL 100

Honda 1969 CL 100 copy by a99flash, on Flickr


'72 Honda CL 450

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'72 Kawasaki Z1 900

Kawasaki 1971 Z-1 900 copy by a99flash, on Flickr


'84 Honda Magna V-45

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'08 Kawasaki KLR 650

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'08 KTM 990 Adventure

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Still have the last two and miss all of them except the Magna.

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Buffalo, NY area with short riding season:
Many small (50 to 125 cc) machines for dirt - can't remember makes
1966 Honda CB160 converted to dirt bike thanks to J.C. Whitney
1973 Honda CB350G new, $1500! about 24,000 miles
1977 Yamaha XT500 nightmare to start, about 7000 miles
1975 H-D SX250 (scary "Jekyll and Hyde" Italian 2-stroke machine)
1982 H-D FXRS 82,000 miles summer bike - wish I still had it
1982 Yamaha XJ750 Maxim winter bike, heated grips

Sierra Vista, AZ area with year-long riding season:
2007 Suzuki C90T 12,000 miles
2009 H-D FLSTC 32,000 (for sale) favorite street bike I have ever owned
2011 Kawasaki KLR650 6,580 miles (keeping this one!) Perfect all-around machine

Probably forgot some.
Lot's of neat autos too. (69 BOSS 429 Mustang, 69 427 Corvette, 79 Mazda RX7)

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1976 Honda CB125
1976 Honda CB200
1977 Honda CB360
1978 Honda CB500
1970 something Kawasaki 750 with Windjammer fairing
1979 Yamaha SR500 thumper
1980 Honda CX500 (later called the Silverwing)

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