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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 16 Aug 2021 15:01 #853907

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I am/was big time into bicycling, mostly off road mountain bike stuff, got into 24 hour racing (on trails) and some long one day events (me on the back of the tandem) I worked full time as a bicycle mechanic when I got downsized in 2008, I only did it for one year as the store went bankrupt. Too bad as I loved working there, ended up working out of my house doing CAD design for prototypes and small assembly lines.I also scratch built a recumbent but quickly found out I could not ride it as my thighs pumped too much air into my gut :) 
I am also into beer brewing from grain and float fishing for steel head if I get the time.

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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 06 Sep 2021 15:22 #854929

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Found this work of art on Facebook. Way way beyond my pay grade!!!! Amazing detail!!!
 









1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 06 Sep 2021 19:51 #854943

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Great detail in that shop...!!!   Notice the GS1100 engine on the bench and GS1100 tank on the BMW race bike....

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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 06 Sep 2021 21:19 #854946

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Great detail in that shop...!!!   Notice the GS1100 engine on the bench and GS1100 tank on the BMW race bike....


Closer shot of of GS motor on bench.
Don't know what the motor with the head off is.
Love the Haynes manual and the factory Honda shop manuals below the bench!!!!



 


 
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 06 Sep 2021 22:29 #854948

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Yes, amazing detail, the packet of Drum rolling tobacco, the mig welder, oxy bottle and drill press, brilliant, could be a photo of an early, probably 1980's , well used workshop....!

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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 14 Oct 2021 05:48 #856626

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My wife and I enjoy ripping up the snowy trails.
1977 KZ650C1, Kerker Header, Dyna ignition and coils, GPZ 750 oil pan and cooler
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 14 Oct 2021 09:52 #856638

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My alter ego,  one facet of my "gun hobby".

Mike
Former M.E. at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Lincoln, NE
1966 W1 (the Z1 of 1966-50H.P. and 100mph!)
1974 Z1A (disassembled)
1976 KZ900B LTD (SOLD!) it's in GOOD Hands!
1978 KZ1000 LTD
1976 KZ900B pile O parts
1980 KZ750E
1980 Honda XL250S (I know, wrong flavor!)
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 14 Oct 2021 10:52 #856639

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We, Mrs. slayer & I, have determined that fire arms can be as addicting as motorcycles! At one time we had a dozen motorcycles in the garage. Most of them were registered, insured and running...

 

After determining that it was a lot of work & money, we thinned the herd & put some of the capital into firearms. Hand guns for the most part

A small sample is below 









And now we have added a dune buggy to the list of projects





 

Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI Mikuni RS34s W/ K&N pods
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My alter ego,  one facet of my "gun hobby".

Mike  
Very cool. Winchester yellow boy? 45-70?
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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Jimi Hendrix.

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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 14 Oct 2021 14:21 #856649

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Thanks for getting rid of my extra picture Matt.  I tried to edit when my picture showed up as a thumbnail,  and then I had two full size and couldn't figure out how to fix it. Old guys, at least this old guy are sooo dumb on computers! The rifle is an Italian replica of an 1866 "Yellowboy" carbine. They were originally chambered in .44 Rimfire or .44 Henry,  same as the 1860 Henry which preceded it. My replica is a .44-40, also referred to as .44 WCF, or .44 Winchester Center Fire. 

Mike,  known in the "make believe" 1800s as Broken Nose Scotty
Former M.E. at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Lincoln, NE
1966 W1 (the Z1 of 1966-50H.P. and 100mph!)
1974 Z1A (disassembled)
1976 KZ900B LTD (SOLD!) it's in GOOD Hands!
1978 KZ1000 LTD
1976 KZ900B pile O parts
1980 KZ750E
1980 Honda XL250S (I know, wrong flavor!)

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Slayer, You can't go wrong with Sig Sauers and Dan Wessons!

Totally agree about the "addiction" aspect!  

Mike
Former M.E. at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Lincoln, NE
1966 W1 (the Z1 of 1966-50H.P. and 100mph!)
1974 Z1A (disassembled)
1976 KZ900B LTD (SOLD!) it's in GOOD Hands!
1978 KZ1000 LTD
1976 KZ900B pile O parts
1980 KZ750E
1980 Honda XL250S (I know, wrong flavor!)

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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 14 Oct 2021 18:14 #856657

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I too enjoy punching holes in paper from a distance.

And about 30 years ago I had a Super Beetle that would chirp third gear. All of the engine specs are locked away in my head (carved in stone, so to speak ) so I can build another one someday. I've considered doing a dune buggy for the light weight, but also like the idea of a Type 1 powered kit car of some kind.

Or another MGB.
1979 KZ400 Gifted to a couple of nephews
1967 Yamaha YCS1 Bonanza
1980 KZ440B
1981 Yamaha XT250H
1981 KZ440 LTD project bike
1981 GPz550
2013 Yamaha FZ6R

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