The wife has never gotten into pedal bikes, but she enjoyed the CVT quad. She could actually ride, too. But when the daughter quit riding, we sold em. Now she's decided we need to ride again and pull the trailer with Frita. So I'm down.
Sweet! The Rally 790 has better suspension it looks like. I would like one of those style bikes one day!
My Dad always had BMW GS bikes and a BMW R75/5 and I often wonder why I started riding motorcycles so late in life. Actually, I know why.... I thought it was dangerous haha....
Oh well, my wife and I love to ride together and we both got our licenses in our mid thirties. Here are a few of my Dad’s bikes.
He used to ride from Tucson down to the tip of Baja and back. This is from the last time he did it with his 60 year old college buddy.
I was always interested in trail riding and maybe some technical riding but never long distance simply because my lower back is moldy.
This is my biggest and most ridden bike. I have plates but a 2 stroke isn’t super cool on the road. Street bikes are too much fun on these twisty mountain roads and I can’t be trusted.
@jimmydean My wife and I love riding motorcycles together. I say go for it! She is so proud everytime.
I love anything with 2 wheels and a handlebar! @dump you got anymore pics of your uncle’s chopper? That thing’s a beauty!
I have a left hand rear brake on 2 of my bikes so I can ride down the WC track when it’s wet. I know it’s not for purists but I like having the option for hand or foot brake. It makes wet and steep right corners a breeze.
@kidwoo Haha, yeah... I have mixed feelings on hard enduro but with the new sticky tires it is all of a sudden semi possible. I never thought you could get good grip on wet roots and rocks until now.
This kind of stuff is all my buddy wants to ride. I got maybe 30 feet up in there before aborting mission. He went real far and was quite happy with himself. I have no idea what I’m doing riding with him and our third trail builder and sometimes I go home early but sometimes I make it up their “trails”.
GFF pointed me to Graham Jarvis the first year he won Romaniacs. I have been following him for a while and then got a book from him. His story is pretty good and his skills are incredible. He was good at trials,but hard enduro is where he shines and he's almost my age and that's just nutty.
- The concept was Steam Punk crossed with Steam Roller. It's a playful build. He took it from a conventional mid 90s sporster, to this. Doing all the fab, paint and otherwise save for the seat and handlebars. The fork he widened and took some doing iirc.
- Quote on the frame below the seat references Ray Bradbury, "Something wicket this way comes".
- You'll notice we're missing a few pieces. Can't recall what he was working on when we stopped by...
- Keen eye will spot a shifter handle that's taken from a cold war era fighter plane, the rocket launch button actually does something as does the trigger
- The faucet has a function.
- Really unique/fun concept.
- This was his second chopper and definitely more his personality.
His first project was a standard super macho chopper, called the Grim Reap'r. Similarly, he designed, fab'd, painted, etc this one too. Believe he sold it shortly after it was built. This was in the OCC days.
Never got around to sewing on the million mile patch, pretty much got tired of the cosplay and the genre of retards over the last 15 years. I think sons of anarchy is to blame for the mass introduction of posers and D-bags. Used to be a fun gig rolling to all the events and shooting everything for the mags.