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

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Dr. Gamma wrote: 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
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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!!!!!
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!

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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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Dr. Gamma wrote: 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.
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Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI

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