Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Eros, Louisiana
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My Barn Find...Well Almost
I rode out to my dealership yesterday to get some oil filters and order a service manual. The counter was busy when I walked in so I just walked around looking at stuff. This place has been in business 50 years and they have some really cool 70's and 80's bike ad posters on the walls and other old nostalgic items. In the corner I saw a turn table book rack and low and behold it was all old Clymer manuals for Honda and Kawasaki bikes of the 60's, 70's and 80's. They had all the bikes I dreamed of as a kid and ones when I started riding at 13. They had all the old CB's, XL's, XR's, VFR Interceptor, Hurricane, KD's, KX's, H1's, H2's, GPZ's, LTD's and even the first Ninja's. They had one I had to buy, early 80's Kawasaki 1000 & 1100cc 4's. Those were the first I4's I ever rode and worked on. I felt like I went back in time for a minute. The owner ask me "What are you gonna do with that?". I made him laugh when I said "Some people read novels, I read motorcycle manuals".
My new escape, 16' Gen3 Versys 650ABS