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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 28 Oct 2020 12:50 #837890

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I go off roading a lot.

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'87 Suzuki Savage 650 Street Tracker
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 29 Oct 2020 09:05 #837944

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Love the look of your sculpture Mr. Bill. It fun making things with our hands. I would love to be able to do sculptures using motorcycle parts. I saw one where the artist used like a 250 LTD fuel tank as the body of a bird. The head and tail feathers were all different motorcycle parts!!!! Wish I would have saved the photo when I saw it.

I build my models with the very same patience and workmanship as when I was building my bikes. No taking half ass ways or shortcuts just to save a bit of time!!! You make something to the best of your ability and you keep pushing yourself to build or make the next one better than the previous one. If I make a mistake, I start over or correct it. Not just leave it. Today's generations do not know what it is to actually make something with their own hands. To make something out of nothing. That is why model building, model trains, and slot cars are dying hobbies. Hell kids and parents don't even build their own Pinewood Derby cars anymore, they would rather buy them. Look up Pinewood Derby Cars on Ebay and you will find tons of finished cars. Very sad in my book.

Check out this model diorama. Its a motorcycle work shop!!!!!! Its got to be in 1/12th scale by the Kanatuna on the lift. Check out all the little details the builder put into it!!!!!!! WAY beyond my pay grade!!!!


Doc it's been quite a long time since I heard anyone use the term Kanatuna. I believe the first time was when Cal Rayborn III was riding a "kanatuna" tuned by Tom Houseworth back in the 80s.

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Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI Mikuni RS34s W/ K&N pods
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 29 Oct 2020 13:08 #837960

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I have been calling those bikes Kanatuna since the first version came out back in the early 80's!!!!!

One nick name that makes my hair on the back of my neck stand up is when they call a GSXR a gixxer or gixster!!!!!!

I will stop you in mid sentence and correct you if you use that term around me!!!!!
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1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
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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?? 29 Oct 2020 14:09 #837963

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Oh Come on Doc! They like their Zukis.
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1968 BSA 441 Shooting Star, 1970 BSA 650 Lightning, 1974 W3, 1976 KZ900, 1979 KZ750 Twin, 1979 KZ750 Twin Trike, 1981 KZ1300, 1982 KZ1100 Spectre, 1987 Yamaha Trailway, 2000 Valkyrie, 2009 Yamaha Roadliner S. 1983 GL 1100
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 30 Oct 2020 07:01 #837980

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I have been calling those bikes Kanatuna since the first version came out back in the early 80's!!!!!

One nick name that makes my hair on the back of my neck stand up is when they call a GSXR a gixxer or gixster!!!!!!

I will stop you in mid sentence and correct you if you use that term around me!!!!!


My wife feels the same way about "crotch rocket" or "ninja style bike"

You'll get an earful.
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 31 Jan 2021 15:42 #842758

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My latest lockdown project. Got tired of building warbirds and military armor. So decided to build something different for a change. Found me a vintage 90's NASCAR model. Davey Allison's Havoline T-Bird. Always like the colors of this car. The fluorescent colors really stood out from most of the other cars back then!!!!!









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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?? 31 Jan 2021 15:46 #842759

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Is that the car they referred to as the Battlestar ?

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Is that the car they referred to as the Battlestar ?


That I could not tell you the answer.

Robert Yates always made some serious horsepower back then!!!!!

Davey, Larry Mac, and Robert were hard to beat back then!!!!

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?? 26 Mar 2021 08:14 #845529

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slmjim's getting interested in high performance LED handheld flashlights.
   Many are powered by Lithium Ion cells, and there are many others that run on Alkaline primary cells.  Some can run on both.
Lights offer some amusement, as well as being practical tools to chase away the darkness.
  With prices ranging from a few dollars to well over $1,000.00, there's a light for every use, taste and budget.
There are lights that will run at low-but useful levels for days on a single cell, lights that will ignite a sheet of paper, UV lights to excite florescence in minerals and security marks on currency, lights that throw a pencil beam for kilometers.
  There are enthusiasts who manufacture custom, one-off lights, and there is a deep pool of modders that take stock lights and change not only the LED, but install multiple LED's in custom reflectors.  The electronics (drivers) are myriad, as is the firmware that defines the different operational modes of the drivers.
   High performance handheld LED flashlights can be an economical, entertaining hobby that requires little space or financial outlay.

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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 26 Mar 2021 09:09 #845530

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This is what is taking time away from the Kawi's these days. 
1967 Triumph GT6
 
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2016 Yamaha FJR1300ES
1982 GPz750 R1
1974 Kawasaki H1
1976 Kawasaki KZ400
1979 Yamaha XS650 cafe'
2001 KZ1000P
2001 Yamaha YZ426
1981 Honda XR200 stroked in an '89 CR125 chassis
1965 Mustang
1967 Triumph GT6
1976 Bronco
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 26 Mar 2021 09:23 #845532

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A little of woodworking and a lot of Fatbike rides.


 
1979 Honda CB400T Cafe Racer (current ride)
1982 KZ750 LTD (current project)
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Anybody Have Other Hobbies Besides Motorcycles?? 26 Mar 2021 14:45 #845544

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I like to roast my own coffee beans. I buy the green unroasted beans online and roast them to my liking using a hot air popcorn popper. Pretty easy to do. It creates a lot of smoke so I do it outdoors. Here's my crude setup.    
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