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Blast From The Past
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Guth Online
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Post: #31
RE: Blast From The Past
Every time I see that photo I think it could have been a Kawasaki promo shot. Let The Good Times Roll....

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12-13-2017 09:46 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Blast From The Past
BTW Here's my dad on his 1941 HD 45ci we restored for him

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and my son (3rd generation motorcyclist) who got his first bike at age 5 a Honda Z50

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and my son's son (4th generation) getting his first bike at age 3.. a Yamaha TT50 with training wheels. He's 5 now and you should see him ride that thing lol

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12-13-2017 09:54 AM
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RE: Blast From The Past
great pics ferret that looks like and Indian your dad is on right ? , always wanted a KZ 900 or 1000 ,
had an 900 BMW for 15 years and a R1200R [ with painful seat ] for 1 year and really do not miss them , the Busa almost killed every week and Pilots only lasted 2K miles. even had a pocket bike


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The ferret Offline
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Post: #34
RE: Blast From The Past
found some more old pics

my son getting his Z50 on Christmas 1984

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My mom and dad in their later years He was on a late 60's Moto Guzzi 125 she was on a 72 Yamaha U7E 70cc which we still have This would have been around 1973 I think

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Di and I travelling on the Kawasaki (camping along the way..we couldn't afford motels then)

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My younger brother and his wife on their first GoldWing on one of our later trips to Florida (yep still camping)

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How about me cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway on my 1981 GS 850G Suzuki

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or taking my kids for a ride in the neighborhood on my 76 CB750K

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my nephews Mike and Roger (both in their 50's now) on my their mom's (my oldest sister) CB160. Mike now rides an SV650 Suzuki and Roger a NC700 Honda. Rogers son rides a KTM 390 Duke

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or my younger brother while we were riding at 4 below zero a couple of years ago

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12-13-2017 10:16 AM
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Post: #35
RE: Blast From The Past
Ferret, I would never give up my CBEX, but since you and your Wife have such fond memories on a Kaw, here ya go! Supposedly coming out in 2018.    

(12-13-2017 09:20 AM)Guth Wrote:  
(12-13-2017 08:18 AM)2017EX Wrote:  We also rode our bikes to Santa Fe Speedway, that was close to where we lived, to watch dirt track motorcycle races. One of the dirt track racers that was well known back then we followed and watched at Santa Fe, was Swede Savage. Swede later tried to transition to Indy car racing. Sadly, Swede died of injuries from a crash during the 1973 Indy 500. We also used to ride our bikes to Oswego Drag Raceway to watch the drags ( car and motorcycle ) once and a while too.

I used to listen to the broadcast of the Indy 500 on the radio every Memorial Day with my dad and I remember Swede Savage (by name at least). I had no idea that he raced motorcycles prior to his career racing automobiles. Speaking of drag strips, growing up listening to WLS out of Chicago you would have thought that US 30 drag strip over in Indiana was the only drag strip in existence: "SUNDAY!, SUNDAy, SUNDay, SUNday, SUnday, Sunday, sunday at Smokin' US 30 Drag Strip!" lol.

This thread is missing something. I keep waiting for a return appearance of the photo of the ferret and his wife aboard his KZ1000 back in the day — classic.

Guth, Ah yes, WLS am radio in Chicago! I think the other one we listened to, but was not as good, was WCFL? Here are a couple of restorations I did years ago, and by "restoration" I mean they were unrecognizable plies of junk when I found them! Lets see how many out there know what they are, haha.        
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Post: #36
RE: Blast From The Past
the Cushman on the left looks like the ride that changed my life at about 9YO
a pic of my 2nd Goldwing , sure loved that bike


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12-13-2017 11:38 AM
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RE: Blast From The Past
(12-13-2017 08:18 AM)2017EX Wrote:  Nortoon, I had no Idea my Blast From The Past post would bring out so many great stories and pictures, and am very glad it did. Your reference to the "hamburger joint" reminded me of something Jim, I and sometimes George used to do on a Friday or Saturday night if we did not have female companionship. The local McDonalds in La Grange Illinois, had a "no motorcycles" on their lot policy, so we would park our bikes on the property line between McDonalds and the gas station next door. Apparently the McDonalds owners did not want "bad boy" bikers on their property. Anyway, we would walk across and get a coke, then walk back and sit on our bikes sipping our drinks.

At first we gathered at Harvey's (a Canadian hamburger chain) after supper every night. When the group and bikes were small they didn't mind us there. But when the group and bikes grew larger they complained about us taking too much of their parking lot. Beside them was also a gas station that closed at 6, so we started to park there.

As the group and bikes grew larger, we moved across the street to a shopping center lot that had a donut shop on the corner. Donuts after supper made more sense and were less expensive than burgers. At first the elderly cashier complained that we were scaring her customers away. But when girls (mall shoppers) joined the group and we all became regular customers that didn't create a fuss, she accepted us.

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12-13-2017 01:21 PM
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Cormanus Online
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RE: Blast From The Past
2017EX, the Kawasaki Z900RS is already available in Australia. It is being, or will be, sent to the USA. See http://cb1100forum.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=11452
12-13-2017 01:54 PM
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2017EX Offline
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RE: Blast From The Past
(12-13-2017 01:54 PM)Cormanus Wrote:  2017EX, the Kawasaki Z900RS is already available in Australia. It is being, or will be, sent to the USA. See http://cb1100forum.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=11452

I am very happy with my CB, but as I like motorcycles in general, I would certainly like to see one of the new Kawasakis up close...Maybe even take one for a short spin.
12-13-2017 06:10 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Blast From The Past
I'd test ride one, just to see how it is. I kinda like motorcycles in general as well Big Grin

On this forum we most universally admit we like motorcycles first and CB1100s secondly.

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