Recreational Vehicles

Most of my fun things are high technology electronic things like computers. However, when I get a chance to get away for a break I also like RV’s. Here are pictures and a little history on each of them.

1977 Honda CT-70 TrailBike

Soon to be twenty years old, our trailbike has 2,290 miles on it as of September 1, 1996. It has never been outside of the small lakeside community where we use it. About 5 years ago a neighbor of ours gave the trailbike to us. He had bought it originally for his children who are now grown up. The one catch was that it needed “some” work. Turned out to be about $600 worth but it has worked great ever since. Well, until recently when the muffler went bad. I searched everywhere, new and used, to find one and finally got a used one for $80! The new ones were $85 but Honda discontinued them. I took a chance and bought the 15+ year old muffler and it turned out to be in good shape. Didn’t fit right but after some reengineering of the brackets it now works like a champ. Lots of fun puttering around in the woods with this.

1987 Kawasaki 220 Bayou

Kawasaki has a lot of interesting things about the Bayou on their Web site. Their Bayou’s look so nice and new. Here is a picture of my dirty ten year old one. It has about 2,400 miles on it as of September 1, 1996. Not much more than the Honda trailbike but in quite a few less years. It provides a lot of utility for moving things around and it also tows the JetSki from the lake.To see a full size picture (50KB), click on the image

1996 Yamaha WaveVenture 700

The WaveVenture is the latest addition to the RV collection. Never thought I would want one. In fact some people were quoting me the other day as having suggested they be banned from the lake. Maybe after turning 50 things like this get more interesting! I really enjoy going out on the lake early in the morning or just before dusk when there is very little choppiness in the water. The top speed I have reached is 51 mph. It will do about 40 with two adults and something less with three. As of September 1, it has about 32 hours on it. To see a full size picture (50KB), click on the image.