Motorcycles

Motorcycling is a hobby I have enjoyed for many years. I wrote a story in 1998 about how my interest started. There is much more in the motorcycles category of the blog. Except for a major exception in 2010, most winters were mild and without much snow so it has been possible to ride almost every weekend. That was then. I don’t ride in the cold any longer. It requires some special equipment and procedures and is no longer fun. A couple of books related to motorcycling are: The Holy Ranger — Harley-Davidson poems by Martin Jack Rosenbaum, Outlaw Machine — Harley-Davidson, and The Search for the American Soul by Brock Yates. Below is a chronological look at my present and past motorcycles. Click on the thumbnails to view a larger image.
2013 can-am Can-am Spyder RT Limited
Model: Spyder RT Limited  Color: Blackcurrant  VIN: 2BXNBBC16DV000989 Purchase Date: 2013-05-31  Dealer: Stamford Motorsports  Cost: 27095 Status: In Service in CT Notes:

2005 Harley-Davidson Harley Trike
Model: FLHTCUI  Color: Black Cherry/Black Pearl  VIN: 1HD1FCW175Y620131 Purchase Date: 2004-12-02  Dealer: Baer Sports Center  Cost: 44748 Status: Sold to William Philcox Notes: Trike conversion by Lehman. Engine upgrade to 103cc by Screamin Eagle. Done by Baer Sports Center.

2003 Harley-Davidson Fatboy
Model: FLSTFI  Color: Rich Red  VIN: 1HD1BXB163Y104283 Purchase Date: 2003-07-23  Dealer: Baer Sports Center  Cost: 17645 Status: Sold Notes:

2002 Razor Razor
Model:   Color: Black  VIN: Purchase Date: 2002-07-15  Dealer: John Revelle  Cost: 2000 Status: Sold on eBay in 2009 Notes: Rhino-line coating added by Heibeck Motors

2002 Handy Hydraulic lift
Model: 10740  Color: Grey  VIN: Purchase Date: 2002-07-03  Dealer: Handy Industries, LLC  Cost: 1200 Status: Sold on eBay in 2009 Notes: Rhino-line coating added by Heibeck Motors

2000 Harley-Davidson Dresser
Model: FLHTCUI  Color: Suede Green/Black  VIN: 1HD1FCW15YY634355 Purchase Date: 2000-03-30  Dealer: Baer Sports Center  Cost: 20855 Status: Traded for Trike on 12-02-2004 Notes:

1999 Harley-Davidson Dyna WideGlide
Model: FXDWG  Color: Blue/Silver  VIN: 1HD1GEV11XY319500 Purchase Date: 1999-02-13  Dealer: Baer Sports Center  Cost: 17000 Status: Sold to William Ehmke July 15, 2004 (eBay) Notes:

1995 Harley-Davidson Sportster
Model: XL1200  Color: Blue  VIN: 1HD1CAP15SY217854 Purchase Date: 1998-05-20  Dealer: Baer Sports Center  Cost: 8000 Status: Sold to Jeff Nichols Notes:

1987 Kawasaki Bayou
Model: Bayou 220  Color: Red  VIN: Purchase Date: 1987-08-01  Dealer: Rusty Palmer  Cost: 2500 Status: Garaged at Pennwood Notes:

1977 Honda Trail Bike
Model: CT-70  Color: Orange  VIN: 2601582 Purchase Date: 1977-07-09  Dealer: Rusty Palmer  Cost: 525 Status: Garaged at Pennwood. Gift from Ben Giangiulio Notes:

1970 Honda Honda 160
Model: 160  Color: Orange  VIN: Purchase Date: 1970-03-01  Dealer: Tampa, Florida  Cost: 600 Status: Sold in 1971 Notes: This picture is not my Honda 160, but it is similar. I believe this picture is a 175 but the color looks like what I had. No digital cameras back in 1970!

1969 Honda Honda 90
Model: 90  Color: Blue  VIN: Purchase Date: 1969-10-01  Dealer: Tampa, Florida  Cost: 300 Status: Traded in for Honda 160 Notes: Dates estimated. Note also that this is not my Honda 90, it is almost the exact same bike, except mine was blue.

1997 Kawasaki Prairie
Model: KVF400-A1 Prairie  Color: Blue  VIN: JKAVFKA11VB509138 Purchase Date: 0000-00-00  Dealer: Rusty Palmer  Cost: 6274 Status: Garaged at Pennwood Notes: