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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2016, 05:41:26 PM »
Nice, the lot of em.  :cup:

Keep em coming :worthles:
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2016, 05:50:01 PM »
Have no bike now but here is a pair of stagg leathers I use to wear down Wonthaggi enduro race track back in the 70's when I was 5yr.
Dad rode with Kelvin Thomas and we use to ride with his boys.

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2016, 06:02:12 PM »
That tree hugger thread needs a rival  >:D

Where are the real riders of Myswag??

Here's my current. I say current coz I just signed up for the BMW Test Ride day at Wisemans Ferry next Thrursday. Test riding the new GSA.



BTW, that's not me, that's my daughter (in case anyone thought I was small and wore yellow)



Love the photo, I lived at the top of that track for 25 plus years before moving north and now looking for a BMW GS like yours for riding on weekends. Have fun on the ride at wiseman.

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2016, 06:28:59 PM »
Love the photo, I lived at the top of that track for 25 plus years before moving north and now looking for a BMW GS like yours for riding on weekends. Have fun on the ride at wiseman.

You can have mine for $11500.  :cup:
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2016, 06:33:07 PM »
A good representation of bikes across different types, uses......... keep em coming.

I had a bike licence as soon as I could get one, had a car lic too, but only rode bikes. Didn't own a car till kids come along in my early twenties, still had bikes then too for my commuting.....
Pre lic had an old DT250 yammie ( for trail riding and sneaking about town as a 15/16 yr old) flogged that thing mercilessly, couldn't kill it. Mate however killed it, stacked it creek side in Cairns on a high bank, bike did a few cart wheel to wards the bank drop off and continued to somersault until landing about 15mtrs out in deep swamp water....... we tried at low tide to retrieve, not a chance, she was silted over and vacuum stuck to the river bed....... prob still there now in part.

First bike with lic - XL250 (back in the 250cc restriction days.

Bought a 69 Triumph Trophy TR6 (partly mongrelised, but I thought it was the coolest beast)

GPZ750 Kwaka.

Honda CB750 with a 1000cc motor in it that had been given a wiseco big bore kit and worked accordingly (Brett Katana in Cairns gave it some 'special' treatment)...... in essence, motor was fit for drag racing, frame steering general handling was not, but I had plenty of fun and some scares on that thing.

Then over the years a few other trailie / commuter things TT350, XT250 DR350, all bought at different times to suit current situations.

I still like them now and frequently still buy mags and spend time on bike sales keeping up with research on whats new etc....

If I was to buy a bike now I'd be inclined to go for a cruiser type or adventure type...... No interest anymore in sports/speed bikes....... too fat, too old.  ;D

Oh and the Mrs has seen the Ural side car set ups...... she reckons they look like a fun way to spend a Sunday, I agree with her........ but for ~$20k I would have other more usable preferences first. A lotto win would definitely see one in the stable though, just for novelty value.

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2016, 06:34:08 PM »
current steed in Tassie early this year (been there 11 of the last 16 years!).
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2016, 06:37:20 PM »
I missed out on a 1929 Rudge (I think it was) my grandfather bought brand new - with sidecar on it several years back...
My Uncle had it in the UK and was selling it.. I told him I'd buy it and pay shipping and shout him a hour at brothel...  but the cocksucker wouldn't do it.. Needed full restore, but stayin in family all those years would have been awesome

Nice of him, he did send me a photo of it fully restored by the prick that won it on ebay... ****wit

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2016, 06:46:26 PM »
A good representation of bikes across different types, uses......... keep em coming.

I had a bike licence as soon as I could get one,s.

I had a Vic bike licence at the age of 16. Vicroads stuffed up and approved a British moped licence and let me ride. The moped licence came in the mail if you wrote away lol.

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2016, 06:51:41 PM »
current steed in Tassie early this year (been there 11 of the last 16 years!).


After numourous work trips to Tassie and comensurate number of rent-a-cars to hoon about the place in, i finally got to take a bike down there a few crissys ago. What a great place to ride for a few weeks. 2 up on the beemer, hot, cold, windy, hail, rain, sleet, hot again,,,,, and all that was in one day  :cheers:.

We will go back one day.
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2016, 07:10:44 PM »
2 up on the beemer.

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Hey Joff,

Always liked the idea of two up tripping about with the Mrs.
Obviously it would be on a suitable bike designed for this type of mile muching two up...... question is, I'm around 130kgs over 6' tall, and the Mrs while shorter is around the 85kgs.......
what sort of weights does it get to when it's considered just too much for two up riding...... Obviously we'd have gear on board too, suitable to either just day rides up to spending a week or so floating about.

I'd also be looking a beemer's in both road and adventure, also big Jap equivalents....... possibly even HD in a full dresser type or variant of.....

Your thoughts?
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2016, 07:11:48 PM »
2015 KLX250, 150 and 110.

Sold the 150 not long after purchase. Indonesia piece of Shit it was.

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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2016, 07:34:21 PM »
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2016, 07:59:38 PM »


Hey Joff,

Always liked the idea of two up tripping about with the Mrs.
Obviously it would be on a suitable bike designed for this type of mile muching two up...... question is, I'm around 130kgs over 6' tall, and the Mrs while shorter is around the 85kgs.......
what sort of weights does it get to when it's considered just too much for two up riding...... Obviously we'd have gear on board too, suitable to either just day rides up to spending a week or so floating about.

I'd also be looking a beemer's in both road and adventure, also big Jap equivalents....... possibly even HD in a full dresser type or variant of.....

Your thoughts?


Ha! We could be twins  :cheers:.

Im 125 - 130 depending on my last motion and the Mrs, while not 85 kegs (i wouldnt tell the mrs that you revealed that  >:D) isnt a 50kg weed either. The 1200GS tours quite fine with us plus loaded hard cases (not in photo below but they are the regular BMW Vario boxes), topbox and tankbag.i just screw the rear spring up and take it easy. It does touch down on the pegs a bit more but nothing that could be considered a problem.

Any of the bigger bikes would be ok with you and your mrs. They do have GVMs etc but i have never even bothered to look mine up or weigh us. I just ride and have fun.  :cup:

Pic is actually from that Tassie trip but it was a day trip out from a nice BnB in Huonville so big panniers are off

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2016, 08:08:30 PM »
Similar thread here with heaps of entries, will merge them soon

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=7497.msg110754#msg110754

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2016, 08:14:33 PM »
You can get suspension setup for nearly any weight these days on any bike...
either standard suspension, or after market, but Ohlins etc are extremely expensive, but you can do some amazing stuff with them
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« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2016, 08:15:02 PM »
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And here's a pics of my Deckson Daredevil.

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That's a bit flasher than my first bike......a mower engine between 2 wheel-barrow wheels  :cup:.......but it was heaven on a stick for a 12yo
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« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2016, 10:19:52 PM »
Here is my ride. A 2015 Yamaha FJR1300AEF. Being a sports touring tragic this bike is my motorcycle nirvana. And Mrs Snow loves it too.  ;D
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2016, 10:47:02 PM »
Geez I had a few I  can't remember

Some funny mini bike made here
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2016, 11:53:57 PM »

 and the Mrs, while not 85 kegs (i wouldnt tell the mrs that you revealed that  >:D) isnt a 50kg weed either.

Oh don't worry, she's a proud 85kg, curves in all the right places type of girl............  :cup: ..... And my motto is, "no body likes to cuddle a stick"  ;D  :cheers:
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2016, 12:48:54 AM »
Enduro riding is where it's at. 2013 Husaberg FE 350. Got about 230 hours on it and coming up towards 7000 km's I think.












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« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2016, 06:47:55 AM »
Ive only been riding for about 12 years, I though that I should wait until I was older and more mature as I was a bit stupid in cars when I was younger, the jury is still out as to whether I have waited long enough.

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2016, 07:29:41 AM »
Here is my ride. A 2015 Yamaha FJR1300AEF. Being a sports touring tragic this bike is my motorcycle nirvana. And Mrs Snow loves it too.  ;D


You might be interested in this ?

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2016, 01:05:41 PM »
This is from a few years ago. The little fella is nudging 18 now - and as big as me  :angel:

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« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2016, 08:29:04 PM »

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« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2016, 08:45:43 PM »
My trusty steed, unfortunately I wasn't using it much, so got rid of it.

I miss my bike :-[