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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2007, 10:32:06 pm »


          Well, I said I was going to try to get some more of my Dad's pictures to post and here are two more.

         My Mom with my Dad's Indian Chief in 1944.

       


         My Dad in an event on a Jawa175 (crossing a creek ahead of the others ;D) in the early 1960's

         
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2007, 02:23:21 pm »
40 Cheif, or maybe 41

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2007, 08:37:53 pm »
more pics of dad's old bikes...  and another pic of my 440LTD

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the KZ440LTD I brought home:



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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2007, 05:11:17 pm »
I had a KZ440 for many years. I really liked it a lot. Sold it this year to a guy who wanted it for his daughter.
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2007, 10:26:29 am »


This is my father's 1966 Honda 305 Superhawk with my daughter.  That is him in the background.  Photo was taken about 1983.  I still have this bike.

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2007, 10:32:06 am »


My daughter again, with me on my 75 CB550.  We are on our way to Grandma's house.  Grandma was not too happy.

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2007, 10:35:18 am »


My wife of 35 years posing on my 70 CB450.  Photo was taken about 5 months before we were married.

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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2007, 10:38:50 am »


My father and I in 1973.  That's my new Sportster. 

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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2007, 10:41:10 am »


My Mom with my 75 CB550.  She was terrified of motorcycles.  Refused all offers of a ride.

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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2007, 10:58:19 am »


My father and I visiting friends. I am riding my 78 750F and he is on my old 550 that I gave him.  I always cherish the memories of the the two of us riding together.  It was motorcycles that got my parents to meet.  My mom's older brother and my dad rode together back in the 30's and early 40's.  My dad had a Indian Scout and a Harley.  He sold them when he was drafted in early 1943.  His interest continued, but it was'nt until 1971 that he started riding again. 
This thread has been fun.  To dig out the old photos and think back.  It also makes me remember how much I miss both my parents to this day.

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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2007, 11:01:01 am »


The photos did not paste for some reason.

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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2007, 11:02:25 am »

My 750F

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« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2007, 11:05:02 am »
To bill440cars:
Thanks for the thread. ;D  ;D

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« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2007, 11:30:22 am »
Of Course Ma wasnt happy!!

 You & Kidlet were not wearing gloves  !!.. :o

I forgot the 73 Sporty had wrinkle paint!!.. dig the Lazer Paint job!!! I kow a guy bought a 73 FLH..still has it!!

Thanks for posting the pics..

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2007, 11:51:01 am »
INSTAMATIC: yes...took many pics with that thing..

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2007, 07:17:43 pm »
To bill440cars:
Thanks for the thread. ;D  ;D

            You are most welcome! ;) I did this, in hopes that it would be a place where folks would post pictures like they (and you) have, but I kinda expected to get a better turnout though! :-\ Oh well, maybe with time they'll come. Sure enjoyed seeing yours though, and all the others who have come and joined in by posting theirs too! 8) ;)

             BTW, I have no idea what kind of cameras were used to take the pictures I posted of my family and the Indian motorcycles.

                                      Later on, Bill :) ;)
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2007, 03:58:40 am »
Me and the old girl at the New York end of a trip back in '77. Yup, one of those grainy 110 pics, and to create a real visual challenge, scanned. ;D
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2007, 08:23:33 am »



                  Still a great picture Bob, thanks for posting! ;)



                                    Later on, Bill :) ;) 
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PRAYERS ALWAYS FOR: Bre, Jeff & Virginia, Bear, Trevor & Brianna ( Close Friend's Daughter)
"Because HE lives, I can Face Tomorrow"                  
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Main Rides: 1969 Plymouth GTX, 2007 Charger R/T,  Dad's '93 Dakota LE 4x4, '66 CB77
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& My First M/C Experience: 1958 Jawa Pioneer

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2007, 09:33:26 am »


This is the last photo I could find It was from spring of 1978.
Left to right:My 77 H-D FXE Superglide..My 1969 BSA Lightning..My fathers 75 CB550..and his 66 Honda 305 Superhawk.  Most of the neighbors thought we were a little crazy, but you can't have enough toys.  ;D
My father liked his motorcycles, but hated rock and roll music.
My mother didn't care for bikes, but liked rock and roll (That's the front end of her 66 Mustang in the lower edge of the photo), all the radio buttons were set to Detroit area rock stations.

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2007, 09:44:02 am »


This is the last photo I could find It was from spring of 1978.
Left to right:My 77 H-D FXE Superglide..My 1969 BSA Lightning..My fathers 75 CB550..and his 66 Honda 305 Superhawk.  Most of the neighbors thought we were a little crazy, but you can't have enough toys.  ;D
My father liked his motorcycles, but hated rock and roll music.
My mother didn't care for bikes, but liked rock and roll (That's the front end of her 66 Mustang in the lower edge of the photo), all the radio buttons were set to Detroit area rock stations.

            Hey, Great pictures and the last one was also! 8) And the story that goes with is them, was great too! Always cool to hear about the times like those. As far as the motorcycles go, my Mom married my Dad when all he had for transportation WAS a motorcycle. ;) Then they liked their Country & Bluegrass music, while I had MY 50's & 60's Rock & Roll! ;) They did like some of the R & R singers though, like Elvis, Ricky Nelson and Dad liked Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place To Go". :D  Just a quick note here: My Grandfather got so sick of hearing "409" by the Beach Boys, that he threatened to sail it off across the yard! ::) ;D I Still have that 45 rpm record by the way. ;)

                                    Later on, Bill :) ;)
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PRAYERS ALWAYS FOR: Bre, Jeff & Virginia, Bear, Trevor & Brianna ( Close Friend's Daughter)
"Because HE lives, I can Face Tomorrow"                  
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              "Married To A Special Lady"

Main Rides: 1969 Plymouth GTX, 2007 Charger R/T,  Dad's '93 Dakota LE 4x4, '66 CB77
Builds I Want To Do:  Super Hawk Cafe, Dad's 250 Jawa Replica, CB450K7, CL450K6, CB400F,
& My First M/C Experience: 1958 Jawa Pioneer

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2007, 10:22:29 am »
bill440cars:
If you notice on the wall above the Superglide is the top of the aircleaner from my 68 Road Runner.  I would post a pic but not sure if this is the thread to do it in.

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2007, 10:51:04 am »
bill440cars:
If you notice on the wall above the Superglide is the top of the aircleaner from my 68 Road Runner.  I would post a pic but not sure if this is the thread to do it in.


            Since I started this AND being the Mopar Nut that I am AND since I used to own 2 69's myself (and also, being that there are others here who have had some Mopar Muscle and some have some now), I say
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                                 Later on, Bill :) ;)                       
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PRAYERS ALWAYS FOR: Bre, Jeff & Virginia, Bear, Trevor & Brianna ( Close Friend's Daughter)
"Because HE lives, I can Face Tomorrow"                  
 You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks, Just Takes A Little Bit Longer & A Lot More Patience!! 

              "Married To A Special Lady"

Main Rides: 1969 Plymouth GTX, 2007 Charger R/T,  Dad's '93 Dakota LE 4x4, '66 CB77
Builds I Want To Do:  Super Hawk Cafe, Dad's 250 Jawa Replica, CB450K7, CL450K6, CB400F,
& My First M/C Experience: 1958 Jawa Pioneer

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2007, 11:56:17 am »


1968 383 4spd 3:55 sure grip coupe
I was working at Chrysler Trenton Engine at the time.  My first new car.  Had it 2 years, many mods, finally spun a rod bearing and got rid of it.   >:(Wished I had it back.

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2007, 06:41:43 pm »


1968 383 4spd 3:55 sure grip coupe
I was working at Chrysler Trenton Engine at the time.  My first new car.  Had it 2 years, many mods, finally spun a rod bearing and got rid of it.   >:(Wished I had it back.

         All right, nice looking runner! 8) ;)

      Here's my 76' & one of the 69's (2dr hdtp)
       


      My other 69' (2dr coupe)





      (don't know why this picture looks like this, the picture doesn't look that way until I put it on here) :-\

                              Later on, Bill :) ;)
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PRAYERS ALWAYS FOR: Bre, Jeff & Virginia, Bear, Trevor & Brianna ( Close Friend's Daughter)
"Because HE lives, I can Face Tomorrow"                  
 You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks, Just Takes A Little Bit Longer & A Lot More Patience!! 

              "Married To A Special Lady"

Main Rides: 1969 Plymouth GTX, 2007 Charger R/T,  Dad's '93 Dakota LE 4x4, '66 CB77
Builds I Want To Do:  Super Hawk Cafe, Dad's 250 Jawa Replica, CB450K7, CL450K6, CB400F,
& My First M/C Experience: 1958 Jawa Pioneer

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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2007, 06:18:43 pm »
my old Aspen R/T looked a lot like your 76 RR there bill...of course it had the Dodge badging on it and large R/T decals on the quarter panel between the rear wheel and the back edge of the door..but still..



Heres a pic of one like what mine looked like. When i had it i wasnt into taking pics of my rides i just drove the things lol..
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