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Location: Roanoke, VA
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Started on an '82 Suzuki GS750E. Top heavy bike with way too much power on tap to be a decent first bike. Still, had a lot of fun with that thing and it never really let me down. Rode it from early 2005 and put on 5 or 10k miles until July of 2006 when I hit a deer. Took a couple of years off of riding and eventually gave that bike away. When I got back from deployment in August of 2008, I bought a '99 Rebel. Had it for about a year and only put on 3500 or so miles before I bought the Vulcan 500. I'm coming up on 5k miles on it since getting it on the road last November.

Right now I'm working on an '83 Honda GL650i Silverwing. When I get it on the road, I'll decide whether to keep the 500 or not. It's been a fun ride, but I don't actually need two bikes. We'll see...

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Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:57 am
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Location: Milledgeville, GA
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At the young age of 56 I bought my first ever ride with absolutely zero experience, a 2007 Piaggio MP3 250. :)
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A year and 23,000 miles later I wanted more power for passing or holding speed on hills and upgraded to a 2008 Piagio MP3 400. :D
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Another 2 years and 50,000 miles and I decided to try something different. I also wanted to get comfortble shifting to allow riding other bike when I have the opportunity such as my son's road king when I visit him. Some research led me last week to a good Craig's list buy of a 1993 Vulcan 500, 17,000 miles, great shape, $1400. :D :D
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Onl 250 miles so far. Need a bit more practice andsome luggage before I take a trip to the mountains. 8-)

The MP3 is a great ride anda blast on twisty roads. I will keep it and alternate riding the two bikes.


Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:08 pm
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1968 Trail 90
1980 XR200
1977 PE250
1978 GS1000
2005 Honda Rebel (still own)
1995 Vulcan 500 (still own)
1980 Honda Hawk (still own)

Hey Fuzzy, how does that MP3 handle on snow and ice?


Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:36 pm
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My whole family rode bikes. Dad & most of my uncles rode British singles desert racing. I started riding @ 14, I'm 53 now:

1. 1972 Yamaha 60cc mini enduro
2. 1972 AJS 250 Stormer Still Have)
3. 1969 Yamaha DT1 250 (bored to 310cc)
4. 1967 BSA Victor 441 (it was my Dad's. He told my brother & me if we could start it we could ride it.)
5. 1971 Kawasaki H2 500 2 stroke triple
6. 1974 Yamaha RD 350 2 stroke twin
7. 1970 BSA Victor 500
8. 1975 HD Sportster
9. 1968 Honda 750 twin chopper (paid $15 for it wrecked, traded the frame to a guy building a Triumph)
10. 1955 Triumph 650 (pre-unit frame, later unit-construction engine)
11. 1978 Kawasaki 175 enduro
12. Bultaco 370 mx, unknown year
13. 1974 HD Sportster (Arlen Ness Rocket frame, 18 overstock springer front. Undriveable, but looked cool)
14. 1982 Suzuki GS650 (not the shaftdrive model)
15. 1976 HD Sportster
16. 1978 Suzuki GS750
17. 1982 Yamaha Virago 750
18. 1985 Kawasaki KN700 LTD (shaftdrive, only made 84-85)
19. 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 LTD (Still have)
20. 1972 Yamaha XS 650 (Still have)
21. 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000STD (Shaft Drive Touring. Windjammer fairing, & bags)(Still Have)
22. 2000 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 (hit a deer, 2/23/2012)(Still have)
23. 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD (Current)

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1. 1975 Yamaha RD250
2. 1978 Honda CX500
3. 2001 Honda Shadow ACE 750 (still own)
4. 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 (still own)

1 and 2 I had when I was much younger. I rode them from 1976 until sometime around 1985 or so. I bought the Honda Shadow after about 25 years away from motorcycles just because I'd been wanting one. I've had it since October 2010. The following October I ran across the Kawasaki at a bike shop and the deal on it was just too good to pass up so I didn't.

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