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Mr.Bill Member Posts: 10
Without even trying on Friday afernoon I met a contactor, rep, and wholesaler who ride.

Let's hear from the riders.


  • Mr.Bill
    Mr.Bill Member Posts: 10
    How many

    Who in the plumbing and heating industy (contractor,wholesaler, rep , designer, manufacturer)rides a motorcyle. I'm exploring the option of creating a loosely structured Industry Riders Association.

    Let me know if you own a bike and would bee interested.
  • Mr.Bill
    Mr.Bill Member Posts: 10
    By the way

    I just got back into biking after almost 40 years and ride a Kawasaki 800 "Vulcan"
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    I ride!

    I try to ride to the RPA summer retreat every year, for my long distance trip. My current scooter is a 900 Triumph Tiger.

    Here is a picture of my first "ride", taken in 1961! Built with sched 40 steel pipe and a 2-1/2 hp Briggs engine.

    hot rod

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  • jim sokolovic
    jim sokolovic Member Posts: 439
    Did you notice...

    the "hit and run" victim behind you (your own sister!)?????
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    I don't know

    The motor looks like a 26-64 :)

    Nice memories huh ?

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,430
    I think that's Ellen.

    That's the day she fell in love.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Jason_15
    Jason_15 Member Posts: 124

    I'm a pipefitter at a chemical plant in southern Wisconsin, I ride a 2002 Harley-Davison XL1200c. Prior to this I had a Honda Shadow 1100, and an old Honda Goldwing 1100. I like the Hondas, but since H-D is a Wisconsin company, local loyalty won me over. I like ALL bikes. Perhaps a BMW someday??????
  • Ray Landry
    Ray Landry Member Posts: 203

    I'm a plumber and I ride a 2003 Buell firebolt xb9r... lemme know if you end up making a club. [email protected]
  • bob_44
    bob_44 Member Posts: 112
    BAD Motor Scooter

    1955,3/4 H.P. B&S, 1/2" gal strait pipe, ford valve springs under the seat for suspension,belt drive with centrifugal clutch to jack shaft, bicycle chain to rear wheel, I cut all the angle iron out of an old wind mill on my uncle's farm. Cost me $15.00 to get it welded. I still have a Bultaco sherpa-t and an alpina. bob
  • don_144
    don_144 Member Posts: 27

    not to see a flatpate hx under the seat and water line wrap around the exhaust,for them cold winter rides.

  • Dave Yates (PAH)
    Dave Yates (PAH) Member Posts: 2,162
    My first ride

    was a 1957 panhead hardtail Harley - my cousin's ride. We were out late and he knew I loved that bike. He stopped in a mall parking lot, got off and said she was mine to ride! I'd never driven a bike, so I declined. He said we weren't moving till I took er for a spin. I did & rode circles for the best part of an hour! Hog fever was born(G).

    Eventually, I found a 1974 "74" Super Glide that was in my price range and that became my ride. My first and only bike! Then, in 79, I went into business for myself. Single-horse shop & it struck me - you wreck & get hurt, you don't eat or pay the bills. I quit riding & sold her two years later - for more than I'd paid.

    Every time I hear that low rumble of a Harley, I get a twinge of fever(G).

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  • Andrew Hagen (ALH)
    Andrew Hagen (ALH) Member Posts: 165
    Interesting Bike

    A friend of the family built this. It has a 3-53 Detroit Diesel engine along with various parts from various vehicles...and 9.00x20 truck tires.

    No doubt he could just about pull a camper with this thing.

    And all before anyone heard of Monster Garage.

  • Leo
    Leo Member Posts: 767

    I ride a Sportster. Before coming back to Mass from Oilstock we went to York to tour the Harley plant.

  • G Averill_2
    G Averill_2 Member Posts: 45

    I currently ride a HD FXDL low rider, which replaced my old favorite FXE Super Glide. The Super Glide replaced an few years earlier iron head sportster 1000. The iron head was a great joy to ride, but the kick starter (only) dry clutch and AMF quality oil leaks took its toll on me.
    I have had a few metric bikes as well, a Suzuki GT750 water cooled triple - smooth, and a RM400 motorcross - my only off road bike.Nothing better than a calm morning on a midwestern backroad on the bike.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    I have to stay off them and the macadam arent good

    friends...i like the 250 triumph trumpet trident the 1000 sporty and the old indians ...Peace :)
  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Motorcycle from Wetstock?

    Hot Rod, that looks like the motorcycle from Wetstock!
  • Mr.Bill
    Mr.Bill Member Posts: 10
    Who is riding this weekend.

    Canadian long weekend, US long weekend. Who is riding? What? Where?
  • Dale Heath
    Dale Heath Member Posts: 4
    Before more rain

    I'll be out on Friday before more flooding rain hits the Alberta Province. Calgary broke rainfall record from 1927 and it has been a difficult month to ride. Thought I would share a few photos of a trip that Mr. Bill, Buck Heath w/ Padcar Mechanical, some friends and I took last Saturday. Questionable weather, 360 miles later and good times had by all. Anybody else hit'n the roads over the long weekend?
  • Dale Heath
    Dale Heath Member Posts: 4

    I am a newbie to bike riding. Took a big leap - stepped right into a large touring bike. I ride a 1985 Yamaha XVZ12 Venture. Took the lessons, taking care and so far a fair weather rider.
  • eric_2
    eric_2 Member Posts: 148
    Hittin' the road

    I'll be hittin' the road on my 2002 Roadstar 1600. Nice comfortable ride that I spoiled myself with 3 yaers ago. Been riding since I was 7. On the road since 17. Best feeling in the world. Always up for a good group ride.
  • Dave_71
    Dave_71 Member Posts: 1

    Life is short - get out and enjoy it - one word to ease your mind - AFLAC!!!
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