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  1. Fire-medic

    Burt Munro 50 years ago record set

    If you like stories about the characters of speed, this has to be one of the most-engaging of the seekers of speed records. "World's Fastest Indian," the story of Burt Munro, a New Zealand self-taught mechanic/machinist, and his bought-new 1920 Indian Scout V-twin, which he turned into a land...
  2. Fire-medic

    those 50+ years, what does this look like?

    I think it looks pretty-good! I don't know why, but I'm suddenly hungry for one of these:
  3. SpecOps13

    2 1/2 Years, My Mustang

    2 and a half years ago I bought my mustang. Negotiated the dealer down from $19,995 to $15,000 OTD. Tax, Tag Title Etc. with Cash. It's a 2005 Mustang GT Premium that was ordered Very Plane Jane. Even had a spoiler delete. Whoever had owned it only put 47,777 miles on it and seems to be garage...
  4. D

    31 years of Yamaha
  5. K

    ADVICE to BRING TO LIFE: 1985 vmax 1200 sitting in garage for 3 years

    Hello - I am newbie not only to this forum, but to the VMax. I did some searching within the forum before I posted, but was not able to find exactly want I need to know. I just picked up a 1985 VMAX 1200 which has been sitting in a garage for 3 years without being started or covered...
  6. Bill Seward

    Godzilla turned 32 years old today..

    And I turned 67. It's also the 50th anniversary of me buying my first bike.
  7. caseyjones955

    50 new HD models in 5 years Interesting short read. If I'm not mistaken all current HD models are based on one of four different platforms. I wonder what "new model" means? How much R&D can be afforded to even one...
  8. Fire-medic

    split window VW van leaves forest nap of 40 years under its own power

    I think this is a cool video, about saving an abandoned VW van from the space it 'slept' for 40 years, between two trees in a forest. The parts I like are seeing the guys remove the engine, and carrying it away, slung off strapping looped-over a 2 x 4 they carry on their shoulders. Once they...
  9. Fire-medic

    Medal of Honor to MI soldier 47 years later

    This guy is finally getting the recognition he deserves: He was on my college wrestling team a year ahead of me. A true American hero. Private First Class James McCloughan, a native and...
  10. Fire-medic

    Fifty-seven years of dictatorship

    It took too-long for millions of Caribbean citizens and their descendants. Fidel Castro has died. He survived many years longer than his contemporaries. He was also socking away hundreds of millions of dollars which he stole from his countrymen, but because he controlled the military, the...
  11. Fire-medic

    2007 to 2017 = 10 years

    The last year of the Gen 1 was 2007, and now if you calculate the ten years that a vehicle manufacturer is required to keep parts in-stock, to allow vehicles needing repairs to remain on the roads, we've hit the ten year mark. Some parts are already listed as 'obsolete,' meaning, "you're not...
  12. J

    Please verify Venture final drive years...

    Well I'm told by the stealership that the bearings and shims need to be done on my 2007 Vmax. And parts are backordered for about 3 weeks. Thinking now might be a good time to do the Venture final drive swap. From what I've read 1986 to 1993 1300cc Venture final drives will fit? Is this correct?
  13. dannymax

    FEEBS giving up on DB....after 45 years!!
  14. Lotsokids

    Then and Now... 20 Years Later.

    Just took a ride with my daughter today. Still riding the First-Gen V-Max (my third one). :eusa_dance: She has grown up now. But me and the bike have not. :biglaugh:
  15. U

    Serial number of middle gear – over the years

    Hello all, I want to change my leaking middle gear unit from my 85 vmax A friend send me a complete middle gear in a good condition The Yamaha books show the serial number of the MIDDLE GEAR COMP. is different 85-95 is - 26H-W1751-00-00 96-2007 is - 26H-W1751-01-00 The 2003...
  16. Lotsokids

    3 Years Ago Today - Big Surgery (sort of graphic photos)

    Hey y'all, Today marks 3 years since my major surgery to correct my face following a nearly fatal car crash where I took a cable in the mouth at about 30 MPH. You can read about it HERE. Anyway... April 18, 2013 a couple teams of extremely talented doctors at the Mayo Clinic removed about 5...
  17. D

    A Hero comes home after 47 years.

    I thought some of you might be interested in this story about a neighbor of mine who was MIA for 47 years.
  18. Lotsokids

    My Nearly Fatal Crash - 3 Years Ago Today

    Well, today is the 3-year anniversary of my crash in my car. Took a cable to the face at about 30 MPH. Multiple skull fractures, destroyed left jaw, lost 16 teeth. I woke up from a 6-day coma on Christmas day. Through it all, God's been good to me. I've recovered and healed well... and of course...
  19. B

    '98 Carb Swap (Compatible Years)

    Have a broken ear on one of my carbs. What years are compatible with the 98? Thanks in advance...
  20. SpecOps13

    Trump's View 25 Years Ago.................

    25 years ago...... Dave