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Offline pcoumbe

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what's everyone riding ?
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:48:01 PM »
I guess a lot of people on this forum ride bikes so I'm interested in what people ride. Scooters to commute, tricycles for family transport or business to large capacity crotch rockets and cruisers. They're all available here and I'd love to see who rides what.
I've had tricycles, Barakos, an XRM110 and a number of larger bikes since I've been here and always on the lookout for interesting projects. I currently have a Honda VF750S, Yamaha XS650 and a Guzzi V35 Imola in the garage and I'll be looking for a 135 Sniper soon for a town commuter.
 
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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 11:45:59 PM »
Neat bikes, I used to have a 69 Harley XLCH then a Kawasaki 500 and a Honda 350 that I used to drive to work. I haven't ridden a bike in years and I doubt that I would ever ride one in the Philippines but have seen some nice bikes in Cebu and Mindanao.
 
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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 08:08:05 AM »
Ill post pictures when I get some, but presently, a 78 Yamaha 650 project not running.  A 2012 Yamaha Sniper 135, a 2014 Yamaha Mio 125 mxi, and a Honda CRF 250 dirt bike....Hopefully I will add a Royal Enfield to that sometime this year.
The Sniper is perfect for running around town and for Malines brother to take to school has not had one problem.
The Mio is Malines ride, perfect for shopping
The Honda is what I take when I go to the province as there are places the road is just a pig trail.
If I get one, the Royal Enfield will be just for me and Maline to tour on...
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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2014, 06:14:23 PM »
Lee, has your Sniper got a manual clutch or centrifugal ?
I'm torn between the two. On one hand I want to be able to ride with one hand only and on the other I've always preferred a manual clutch. I know it's easy to convert a centrifugal to manual myself if not happy with it, but really can't be bothered.
I'd appreciate and value your opinion.

 
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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2014, 06:21:04 PM »
Its a manual, and its smooth, love that bike..its way better than a raider in my opinion..and just as fast, Ive raced a couple of raiders and always win.  BTW, if you do get a sniper, I have a friend in Manila who's a sniper guru..you can take one out to 180cc with a new head..check out Pao Piczon on my FB...
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Offline Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am

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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2014, 08:36:27 PM »
Here you go! Nice Sniper!
(see thumbnail pic)
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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2014, 09:08:29 PM »
Looks like a beauty, yours Art ?
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Offline Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am

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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2014, 10:07:09 PM »
No, that was in reference to Lee's post about a guy Pao Piczon on on his Facebook page who has the Sniper.
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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2014, 09:48:45 AM »
This was my last ride a few years back. My son built this chopper from a crashed Harley Deuce. I could never envisage myself riding one of the local hair-dryers after that. Motorella and Jeepney are my chosen rides now.

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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2014, 10:16:52 AM »
Nice bike, but it would be murder on my cheeks, back and family jewels!  ;)
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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2014, 12:03:39 PM »
Here you go! Nice Sniper!
(see thumbnail pic)

Nice little bike but not what I expected a bike called the Sniper would look like...expected something more deadly lol

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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 01:35:07 PM »
We have a Honda crf250l.

I imported a mic improved seat from the U.S. so we can go on longer rides and still be comfortable.

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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2015, 01:47:44 AM »
I sold my bigger bikes away and drive sometimes this small old Yamaha DT 125 R

In Philippines, I do not have any bike on this moment.. maybe later, if we start to spend more time at there.. I wish!  :P

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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2016, 12:36:34 AM »
I have a Yamaha Enticer and a Kawasaki Vulcan. My next one would be a Triumph Rocket 2 touring. But not moved to Philippines yet. Do not know whether I will use a bike in Manila or not?

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Re: what's everyone riding ?
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2016, 07:46:21 AM »
I have a Yamaha Enticer and a Kawasaki Vulcan. My next one would be a Triumph Rocket 2 touring. But not moved to Philippines yet. Do not know whether I will use a bike in Manila or not?
I've ridden bikes big and small during my younger days in the U.S. and it was very enjoyable, but ever since I retired and we moved here, there's no way I would ride a 2 wheel anything here in the Philippines for obvious reasons. JMHO! 
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