Readers’ Rides

Jun 07, 2019
1980 Bike XS850

Midnight Special (more midnight than special at this point nearly 40 years in…)

Sep 03, 2020
2009 Yamaha FJR1300

The War Pig 2.0—an old man bike that doesn’t look like one. A joy to ride to work or across the country. One of the few motorcycles that does everything well.

Jan 08, 2019
1986 Yamaha Zink 19

Old F440 (F500) that is going to be powered by a 2005 Yamaha R6 engine. With the Kawasaki 440 engine I won the Cincinnati Sports Car Club F mod championship in 2003. Took the car apart after that and life …

Oct 02, 2017
1978 Yamaha XS500E

Known as the cheap bike! Trade it for a Squier guit I had left over from a down payment on a bike the guy did not pick up 6 onths later.. i basicly redid ignition and carbs, battery and tires… …

Jul 04, 2017
1980 Yamaha SR500

MOAR Thumpers in the garage, pleez. Just picked this one up. Will do a little spit shine and tuning on it and see how she runs.

May 06, 2017
2002 Yamaha R6

Still in storage. :(

Apr 01, 2017
1981 Yamaha RZ-350

Also inherited from the same deceased friend

Apr 01, 2017
1979 Yamaha RD-400 Daytona

Inherited from a dear deceased friend

Apr 01, 2017
1976 Yamaha RD-400C

My first street bike

Oct 02, 2016
2015 Yamaha FJ-09

Finally a REAL bike!

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