Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!

What manufacturer motorcycles have you owned?

BMW
34
2%
Buell
14
1%
Ducati
23
2%
Harley-Davidson
145
10%
Honda
399
27%
Kawasaki
218
15%
Moto Guzzi
8
1%
Suzuki
264
18%
Triumph
45
3%
Yamaha
271
18%
Other
57
4%
 
Total votes: 1478

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ZooTech
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My Motorcycle: Nomad / Ninja 500 / VLX Bobber / C3 / VS
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#751 Unread post by ZooTech »

CURRENT:

2009 Kawasaki Nomad
1994 Honda VLX (bobber)
1999 Kawasaki Ninja 500 (neo-cafe)
2005 Yamaha C3

PREVIOUS: (FULL DISCLOSURE: I flip bikes so I've owned too many to even remember at this point...)

Suzuki Savage/S40 (several)
Suzuki GS500F (several)
Yamaha FJR1300
Kawasaki MeanStreak
Suzuki C50 (several)
Suzuki M50
Yamaha XS650 (several)
Yamaha Venture
Yamaha RoadStar
Yamaha Vstar 1100
Yamaha Virago
Honda NightHawk 750
Honda NightHawk 700SC
Honda NightHawk 250
Kawasaki Ninja 250r (several)
Harley Sportster 883
Harley FLHTPI
Yamaha XT225
Honda Shadow Aero 750
Honda Shadow Sabre 1100
Honda Shadow Ace 1100
Kawasaki Vulcan 500 (several)
Yamaha Majesty 400
Honda Elite 50
Honda Spree
Honda Interceptor 500

...and more I can't remember at this point...

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JackoftheGreen
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#752 Unread post by JackoftheGreen »

ZooTech wrote: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:53 am CURRENT:

2009 Kawasaki Nomad
1994 Honda VLX (bobber)
1999 Kawasaki Ninja 500 (neo-cafe)
2005 Yamaha C3

PREVIOUS: (FULL DISCLOSURE: I flip bikes so I've owned too many to even remember at this point...)

Suzuki Savage/S40 (several)
Suzuki GS500F (several)
Yamaha FJR1300
Kawasaki MeanStreak
Suzuki C50 (several)
Suzuki M50
Yamaha XS650 (several)
Yamaha Venture
Yamaha RoadStar
Yamaha Vstar 1100
Yamaha Virago
Honda NightHawk 750
Honda NightHawk 700SC
Honda NightHawk 250
Kawasaki Ninja 250r (several)
Harley Sportster 883
Harley FLHTPI
Yamaha XT225
Honda Shadow Aero 750
Honda Shadow Sabre 1100
Honda Shadow Ace 1100
Kawasaki Vulcan 500 (several)
Yamaha Majesty 400
Honda Elite 50
Honda Spree
Honda Interceptor 500

...and more I can't remember at this point...
Well now you're just showing off. :)
What was the MeanStreak like? I've wanted an '04 Meanie for a long time, really hoping that Kawasaki revives them in the new Vulcan S platform.

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#753 Unread post by ZooTech »

JackoftheGreen wrote: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:10 am Well now you're just showing off. :)
What was the MeanStreak like? I've wanted an '04 Meanie for a long time, really hoping that Kawasaki revives them in the new Vulcan S platform.
If I still had all of them, maybe...some I had for one day (brought Interceptor 500 home for $1000, sold an hour later for $1500)...some I got to keep a while and enjoy (put about 500 miles on the Yamaha FJR1300).

The MeanStreak was everything the reviews said it was. I was pressured by friends/family to come off my NightHawk 700SC and join them in the cruiser crowd, but I didn't want to lose agility, braking, power, etc...the Meanie had all of it in spades, especially with Stage 3 engine mods. The best year was 2004 (the one I owned). The engine was 1600cc and the front brakes were still 6-piston off the ZRX1200R. Prior to '04 the engine was "only" 1500cc, and after '04 the brakes went to 4-pots and they were nowhere near as good.

If anything, Kawasaki is dropping models from the lineup. I would have loved a 1700cc belt drive Meanie, preferably with a proprietary aluminum frame like the Yamaha Warrior had. But the power cruiser craze is well over and Millenials aren't buying expensive bikes.

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#754 Unread post by JackoftheGreen »

ZooTech wrote: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:56 am
JackoftheGreen wrote: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:10 am Well now you're just showing off. :)
What was the MeanStreak like? I've wanted an '04 Meanie for a long time, really hoping that Kawasaki revives them in the new Vulcan S platform.
If I still had all of them, maybe...some I had for one day (brought Interceptor 500 home for $1000, sold an hour later for $1500)...some I got to keep a while and enjoy (put about 500 miles on the Yamaha FJR1300).

The MeanStreak was everything the reviews said it was. I was pressured by friends/family to come off my NightHawk 700SC and join them in the cruiser crowd, but I didn't want to lose agility, braking, power, etc...the Meanie had all of it in spades, especially with Stage 3 engine mods. The best year was 2004 (the one I owned). The engine was 1600cc and the front brakes were still 6-piston off the ZRX1200R. Prior to '04 the engine was "only" 1500cc, and after '04 the brakes went to 4-pots and they were nowhere near as good.

If anything, Kawasaki is dropping models from the lineup. I would have loved a 1700cc belt drive Meanie, preferably with a proprietary aluminum frame like the Yamaha Warrior had. But the power cruiser craze is well over and Millenials aren't buying expensive bikes.
I thought the '03 was the one I wanted, because I thought the fuel capacity went down when they increased the engine size. After your post I looked again, though, and it's the other way around. So you're right, the 2004 is the one I'd want.

I know cruisers are falling the wayside, but I'll keep hoping for them to drop that 1000cc i4 from the Z into that S frame. That would be a STUNNER.

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#755 Unread post by ZooTech »

JackoftheGreen wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:55 pmI'll keep hoping for them to drop that 1000cc i4 from the Z into that S frame. That would be a STUNNER.
They already did that. Doubt that style will come back...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Eliminator

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#756 Unread post by blues2cruise »

2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100.

After 3 years of not having a motorcycle, I got another one.
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#757 Unread post by totalmotorcycle »

blues2cruise wrote: Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:45 am 2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100.

After 3 years of not having a motorcycle, I got another one.
Congratulations Blues and a warm welcome back to the Total Motorcycle community. :revv:

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#758 Unread post by jstark47 »

blues2cruise wrote: Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:45 am 2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100.

After 3 years of not having a motorcycle, I got another one.
Wow, I missed this post! Hooray!! :kicking:

But I gotta ask..... what color is it? Is it...... blue? :mrgreen:
2003 Triumph Trophy 1200
2009 BMW F650GS (wife's)
2012 Triumph Tiger 800
2018 Yamaha XT250 (wife's)
2013 Kawasaki KLX250S

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#759 Unread post by Gummiente »

blues2cruise wrote: Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:45 am 2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100.

After 3 years of not having a motorcycle, I got another one.
Excellent news, congrats!
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It's THAT you ride

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#760 Unread post by Gummiente »

Sold the Road Glide and bought a Jeep last June, thought I could retire from riding after 37yrs. I was wrong. Forgot that I work at a motorcycle dealership and when this mint 03 Super Glide Anniversary Edition showed up last month, well, I could not resist...
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