Steven K. Mariner
|Last Updated: 18-Sep-2008|
I love motorcycles. Bikes I've owned & ridden:
|1976 Yamaha RD 400|
|1982 Kawasaki 400|
|1986 Kawasaki KZ-1000 Spectre|
|1986 Suzuki GS-650|
|1978 Honda CX-500|
I still own the CX-500, but I've got what appears to be a stuck valve and haven't take the time to repair it.
I miss the old UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) frames; a bike you could sit up on while you rode it without having to get a fully decked-out touring bike. All these modern bikes are either these tiny little things where you can't add any useful gear, big honkin' touring bikes that look like they're waaaay too big to be in-town fun (although that's probably not a fair assessment, and I'll just have to get over it) or these damn crotch rockets where you have to lay on the gas tank to ride 'em.
I really miss my KZ-1100. *sigh* Oh, well. Just gonna' have to get a Gold Wing at some point and accept that the big bike is the only way I'm going to get a bike I can sit up on anymore. In the meantime, I'll keep my CX-500 and try to get it into tip-top shape.
I'm putting together a list. Feel free to help out:
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