Yeah, I'm bragging. Had a birthday that makes it 50 years of continuously owning and riding motorcycles.
Who'd a thunk it!
Who'd a thunk it!
Just a few questions:
What is the "oldest year" motorcycle you have ridden....?? Can't remember exactly, something in the late 60s I guess. It belonged to a friend.
My first bike was a 305 engine mounted in a cb250 frame. I later found a scrambler frame and transplanted the engine into it. I think it was a cl77?
Ever ridden any British bikes with switched "shifter and brakes" compared to most other brands....??
Owned several, three or four Bonnievilles, a TR6 and 1973 Hurricane, serial number 254. Owned the Hurricane for one year. Sold it and made $1000.00. Thought I was hot @#@^!
I sold my 1973 T140V, right hand shift, about four years ago.
Ever ridden a bike with !st gear "UP" and the higher gears DOWN....??
Owned a couple of Nortons.
Congrats on your 50 years, I have 51 years of seat time......!
Ah.....So you want to know if I know anything about Triumph's.....!! You know both pistons go straight UP/Down.....!!I remember when people were sniveling about manufacturers doing away with kick starters.
Question for you. What does the V in T140V mean? No cheating!!
Yep! They were mounted under the right hand side of the false tank. Had several of those including a 76 Limited with the gold trim. That one had a leather case for the chromed tools.Ah.....So you want to know if I know anything about Triumph's.....!! You know both pistons go straight UP/Down.....!!
I was riding them in the early 1950's. I still have a BSA and a full set of Whitworth tools....!! My brother also has a BSA with 6-volt system...!!
BTW.....The first years of Gold Wing's had kick starters but they were not permanently mounted....!
I have no idea. Probably not that many. I rode a lot of off road for years. I owned a 1971 250 Husqvarna for 38 years. I was bummed out for a month after I sold it. I've gone on several long trips but I've never been one to keep track of miles. Three trips from Oregon to Kansas and back. Sturgis in 1979 and 2008 from Oregon. Several others around the Western United States with a buddy. When I was 18 I rode from Leavenworth Kansas to Denver Colorado. Down to Colorado Springs and to the top of Pikes Peak. 1700 miles in a week on a 1972 TS250 Suzuki Savage. Yeah a two stroke! When I got to the top of Pikes Peak people looked at me like I was crazy. I looked around and realized I was the only bike up there.How many miles travelled in 50 years Rayjoe?