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Your host, Steve Richmond Sr.
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 Born To Be Wild

1973
1973
I bought this 750 Bonneville for $200, the
engine was blown, it had transmission 
problems, and the whole thing was
completely disassembled and piled into a 
crate.  After I pieced it back together I wasn't
disappointed, it would wheelie straight up even in third gear, and had enough torque to literally snap the chain, (It happened more than once)!

Incidentally, I have a freshly rebuilt 650 Tiger engine, 16" Triumph rear wheel and tire, gas tank
etc. for sale, I also know where a new rigid
frame is located if anyone is interested.
See  "The Auto Pool"

I built this little 350 Honda from an insurance total,for
my ex-wife to ride, -- I painted it and changed the tank insignia to give it a more "custom" appearance.





1975
This Honda was my pride and joy, check it out,.. it even has a "king & queen" seat (jump back!), lowering blocks, and a 16" rear wheel (hidden behind the prize canine).  Very chic, no? ...Seriously, it may look stupid now, but it really was a sweet ride at the time.
-- Note the Sportster engine ahead of the front wheel.--




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1978
I really enjoyed this '74 Harley, built up from a wrecked "dresser" and sporting a few S&S internal parts.  It would "go" pretty well, but it didn't stop so good.




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1987
Another Harley, and my ex-wife (the ticket recipiant). I left this one stock because it was a 1976 Bicentennial collectors edition.  I did change out the ugly AMF super glide tank with all the Bicentennial decals, but I kept the old parts so I could change it back if necessary.
This is what happens when you try to ride free (sans helmet).




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1987
How about this project?,.. Whadaya call it,-- a Hondarley?,.. Is this sacrilegious?
Just building something for the girlfriend to ride out of what I had on hand.  It looked quiet a bit different when it was finished, and I thought it turned out pretty sharp.  We added a 16" rear wheel, drag bars, a Corbin seat, had everything that would unbolt easily on the engine chromed, and painted the tanks and fenders black (what else?).  The only real problem I encountered was in routing the new exhaust pipes, because the bike was so low and the cases are wide.




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1987
Me again, on my faithful GS1100L Suzuki.  You'll notice I wasn't wearing a helmet.  Believe it or not I've never gotten a real ticket for riding this way, although I have received some warning tickets, and been escorted back home.  Of course I don't ride this way all the time, but I think the law is a violation of the United States constitution, and a violation of anyone's personal rights!
I hate to say it, but this was probably the best all around motorcycle I ever owned.




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1988
My "boy" Jimmy qualifying my '85 VFR1000R on his way to a second place class finish at the Gatornationals.  Take it from me,..   This guy can *ride*!!
I still own this bike, & would like to find some plastic to replace or repair the broken fairing parts. 




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I haven't even scratched the surface of the list of cycles I've owned.  Many of them were never photographed, and I'm still digging out old pictures of others, -- stay tuned if you're interested... 
 
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