what has been your most favorite motorcycle - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: denton texas
Posts: 228
what has been your most favorite motorcycle

I have owned 19 since 1972,and I was trying to think what is my most favorite motorcycle.I love my 2011 900 custom.But I think my most favorite bike was my second bike.It was a 1973 suzuki 500 cc 2 stroke twin.I would love to own one of those again.I had a chance to buy one for $800 once but passed it up.Maybe someday.Have you ever tried kickstarting a 2 stroke twin with the kickstarter on the left side?

Bikeless and hating it.
doubleminded is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 04:06 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Aussie.Nomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 128
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by doubleminded View Post
I have owned 19 since 1972,and I was trying to think what is my most favorite motorcycle.I love my 2011 900 custom.But I think my most favorite bike was my second bike.It was a 1973 suzuki 500 cc 2 stroke twin.I would love to own one of those again.I had a chance to buy one for $800 once but passed it up.Maybe someday.Have you ever tried kickstarting a 2 stroke twin with the kickstarter on the left side?
All the bikes I have owned are, Suzuki 70 cc stepthrough, 1970 450 Honda, K1 Honda 500 4, K1 Honda 750 4, K2 Honda 750 4, Yamaha 1600 Roadstar ( still in the stable) & Vulcan Nomad 1700.
The Roadstar has over 208,000 kiklometres on it, but would have to say that the K1 750 4 Honda is my favourite
Aussie.Nomad is online now  
post #3 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:07 AM
Senior Member
 
RogerE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 345
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by doubleminded View Post
I have owned 19 since 1972,and I was trying to think what is my most favorite motorcycle.I love my 2011 900 custom.But I think my most favorite bike was my second bike.It was a 1973 suzuki 500 cc 2 stroke twin.I would love to own one of those again.I had a chance to buy one for $800 once but passed it up.Maybe someday.Have you ever tried kickstarting a 2 stroke twin with the kickstarter on the left side?
I would have to say my very first one. I got my drivers license when I was 16. My Mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas that year and I said "A motorcycle". She said "No". I had an after school job and some money in my pocket so I went down to the local Honda dealer and bought a 1966 Sport 50 myself. I am now 63 and still riding - I haven't gotten it out of my system yet.


Patriot Guard Rider
Taps Bugler - Bugles Across America
Sons of the American Legion

I spent most of my money on wine, women and motorcycles. The rest I wasted.
RogerE is offline  
post #4 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:08 AM
Member
 
101stFister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 85
from scooters to street bikes to cruisers, i can without a doubt say that my favorite bike is my current ride, the 2007 VN2000. the only drawback is that i dont see how any other bike is going to be able to stack up. i guess im just a torque whore.

2007 Vulcan 2000 LT
BAK
V&H Powershots
computer thingy

May the road rise to meet you and the wind always be at your back
101stFister is offline  
post #5 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:30 AM
Senior Member
 
markstep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Geraldton Ont. Canada
Posts: 243
Send a message via Skype™ to markstep
Well I have only had 4, as I took 30 years off to work and raise a family, but, by far my favorite is my 03 1500 Meanstreak, that I presently ride. I never had a bike even close to this one and I am in love with it.


2003 1500 Meanstreak
Hardchrome pipes
saddle bags
MS hot shot windscreen
Fuel Genies
not sure what else added by p/o

Last edited by MN-Rider; 01-15-2013 at 08:33 AM.
markstep is offline  
post #6 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 122
Quote:
Originally Posted by doubleminded View Post
I have owned 19 since 1972,and I was trying to think what is my most favorite motorcycle.I love my 2011 900 custom.But I think my most favorite bike was my second bike.It was a 1973 suzuki 500 cc 2 stroke twin.I would love to own one of those again.I had a chance to buy one for $800 once but passed it up.Maybe someday.Have you ever tried kickstarting a 2 stroke twin with the kickstarter on the left side?
I have had several bikes thru time myself including the Suzukie 500 triple ram air. The kickstarter on the kick stand side? That a new one. My favorite was a 1981 Suzuki GS750L 16 valve, four cylinder. Bought it new for around $3000 and would put bikes today to shame. Do like my 2009 Vulcan 500 tho.
Btnpushr is offline  
post #7 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:23 AM
Top Contributor
 
Dadinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Guston, Ky
Posts: 541
Quote:
Originally Posted by 101stFister View Post
from scooters to street bikes to cruisers, i can without a doubt say that my favorite bike is my current ride, the 2007 VN2000. the only drawback is that i dont see how any other bike is going to be able to stack up. i guess im just a torque whore.


Agree 100%

2008 V2K Classic LT.
Ride Long and Prosper
Dadinator is offline  
post #8 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:28 AM
Top Contributor
 
SWVA_08V2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 3,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dadinator View Post


Agree 100%
Another one . In second was probably my 650 nighthawk. It was no powerhouse but it was fun to toss around the twisties.

1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (First Bike)
2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic (First Big Bike)
2007 Vulcan 1600 Meanstreak (Love Affair)
1999 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Custom (Right Price at the Time)
2008 V2K Classic (Favorite Vulcan)
2014 HD Ultra Limited (Bells and Whistles)
Who would have thought I would grow up to become "Spatially Educated" and play Connect-the-Dots for a living.
SWVA_08V2k is offline  
post #9 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:35 AM
Administrator
 
MN-Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 6,616
Garage
For me it was my KZ1000 LTD. It was the fastest bike at the time (for a while) but it just did everything so well for me.

MN-Rider is offline  
post #10 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 10:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 112
the bike i liked the most is that a trick question i liked them all, i like bikes when i was younger from a mini bike 3-hp, mini bike 5-hp, honda ct-90, honda 150, i seen one sell on e-bay for 5 grand about 6 mo. ago then a bsa 441 victor flat track bike, honda 550-4
then a honda 750-4, kaw vulcan 800, yahama 850 triple, honda gold wing, now a 2012
voyager the first New one, i can really say i did like every one of them.
Byron is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome