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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2019, 05:49:33 AM »
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2019, 08:45:51 AM »
Yup, still do.





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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2019, 09:28:52 AM »
I was always told to be suspicious of green motorcycles due to Revelation 6:7,8

"7 When the lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Go!” 8 I looked, and there was a pale green horse! Its rider’s name was Death,"
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2019, 01:26:25 PM »
Yep.

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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2019, 02:08:10 PM »
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2019, 02:15:25 PM »
My "old faithful"... my '72 CB750, I painted Olive Drab. That counts, right?
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2019, 07:18:57 PM »
Only had 1 green bike. My old man wouldnt ride it,  green is bad luck.

Yes, that was the rule, especially with old school Harley / Indian racers back in the day...but Kawasaki capitalized on it...saying green was GOOD and they took it to a new marketing level! :thumb: :smiley: :cool:
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2019, 07:41:32 PM »
 No, I never have.
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2019, 05:50:55 AM »
Two,,,never again !
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2019, 08:06:37 AM »
My first motorcycle.


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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2019, 08:46:43 AM »
My very first real motorcycle (not a mini-bike) was a Honda SL100 in John Deere colors    :grin:
Bought in 1971 with my lawn mowing, hay pitching, odd-job money.
I don't have a photo of it - but it looks just like this one
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2019, 08:57:54 AM »
My very first real motorcycle (not a mini-bike) was a Honda SL100 in John Deere colors    :grin:
Bought in 1971 with my lawn mowing, hay pitching, odd-job money.
I don't have a photo of it - but it looks just like this one

OK - Now that's one "way-cool" little tiddler!  Would love to own something like that! :thumb: :cool: :smiley:
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2019, 09:59:03 AM »
My first bike. One of these: 

I'm on the lookout for one of these:



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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2019, 12:12:17 PM »
Yup, still do.





I had the same Triumph Tiger. the color was spring gold or spring green as I recall.

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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2019, 01:51:18 PM »
Only had 1 green bike. My old man wouldnt ride it,  green is bad luck.

Thats interesting , what your "Old man" said.. I have had a few old time "harley types" tell me the same thing. Green is bad luck on a motorcycle. ( I used to have a green Kawi Nomad)
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2019, 08:07:25 PM »
HD superstition was that green would be bad luck for a HD bike.  I had my Recon painted MR2 blue.  Still own my green bikes 2 1991 1000S and a 1993 Strada.
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2019, 09:26:42 PM »
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2019, 09:38:47 PM »




Restored this one last winter, won some vintage bike awards with it and sold it on.
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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2019, 09:44:42 PM »
I had the same Triumph Tiger. the color was spring gold or spring green as I recall.

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Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
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