i spent 2 years touring the U.S. on this sweet ride. 1971 CB500:
some drunk dolt pulled out in front of me and i t-boned him. totaled the bike.
this has to have been my favorite bike. 1975 CB750:
i bought it for about $100 U.S. and fixed her up. rode that bike everywhere.
this was my most recent ride. 1978 yamaha xs750 tripple:
was a very dependable, strong bike. didn't even flinch to take me up to 180mph. but i hated the thing. there was something about the ride quality that i really didn't like, but i never could put my finger on it.
now i work for yamaha, writing service manuals for their new motorcycles here in japan. i get to take apart, and test ride their new prototypes. can you say ... dream job ...
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