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Title: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: JJ on March 17, 2019, 10:46:51 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!  :cool: :boozing: :thumb:

I had two - '75 Kawasaki H1 500cc 2-stroke triple and a '93 Triumph Trident 900!
 

(https://i.ibb.co/vcBTBSz/Screen-Shot-2019-03-17-at-8-47-15-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/vcBTBSz)



(https://i.ibb.co/7vm3vQx/Screen-Shot-2019-03-17-at-8-45-23-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/7vm3vQx)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: canuck750 on March 17, 2019, 10:58:45 AM
Being of Irish decent I naturally love green bikes!

(https://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/1974%20Benelli%20650S%20Tornado/20190113_154615_zpsxvaato7f.jpg) (https://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/1974%20Benelli%20650S%20Tornado/20190113_154615_zpsxvaato7f.jpg.html)

And this one that was breifly in my care last year

(https://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/1993%201000S/IMG_0890_zps38xi2xql.jpg) (https://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/1993%201000S/IMG_0890_zps38xi2xql.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: RinkRat II on March 17, 2019, 11:11:43 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/vvZzGZK/20170805-122814.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vvZzGZK)
   

       Green Is Good! Happy St. Patricks Day To All!

      Paul B :boozing:
                   ^^^^
              Green Beer
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: s1120 on March 17, 2019, 11:50:40 AM
No picture, but my first road bike was a old Suzuki GS400 that was green. nice bike...though pretty slow
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Rough Edge racing on March 17, 2019, 11:55:54 AM
  My Ducati....

     (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7559/30151639911_83df5fe978_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Bob Wegman on March 17, 2019, 12:19:42 PM
No picture but I bought a new 1969 Triumph 500 T100C that was green.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Aldo on March 17, 2019, 12:53:38 PM
1972 Benelli 650S Tornado with original paint. I bought it in England in 2008 and it was actually featured in Motorcycle Classics magazine where it wore Tommaselli clipons, vice reguler handlebars. Here it is pictured outside my house in Italy about 5 yrs ago:


(https://i.ibb.co/hcf8VBt/2012-04-27-18-26-08.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hcf8VBt)


Oops, almost forgot the Y2K V11 Sport...also in Italy:


(https://i.ibb.co/ZYwzdQ2/A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZYwzdQ2)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Matteo on March 17, 2019, 01:04:00 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/y5RTH5n/4-A3-B333-C-B35-E-4981-82-EE-A2-B2778-AC04-E.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y5RTH5n)

different dice (https://freeonlinedice.com/)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: JJ on March 17, 2019, 01:04:24 PM
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:

Seems here we have the makings of a GBC (Green-Bike-Club!!) :laugh: :grin: :wink:

Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Muzz on March 17, 2019, 02:35:16 PM
I have heard through the grapevine that a kermit-like Greaso has been seen lurking in Oz.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: malik on March 17, 2019, 02:47:35 PM
Red, blue, black, white, grey - no green, though I did see a green Lagonda the other week . No photo - parked in shadow.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: tris on March 17, 2019, 03:00:40 PM
I did - VFR 750

I was stolen one night by a scrote and recovered the next morning by the police

Once I'd fixed the things they had busted to steal it I took it out and broke the chain, and the damage that caused wrote it off  :sad:

Still the replacement was my Cali which brought me into the Guzzi fold!
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: ohiorider on March 17, 2019, 03:18:32 PM
In my mind, prettiest bike I ever owned.  July 2012-Sept 2015.

Bob


(https://i.ibb.co/Wtd21mP/IMG-1428.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Wtd21mP)


Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Sheepdog on March 17, 2019, 03:34:15 PM
My '03 Bonneville T100 was Aztec Gold and Goodwood Green. Well, it was before I dropped it. Pictured below with my son onboard in 2004. I'll be giving him that bike this spring...

(https://i.ibb.co/Xj2zkk7/7-A31-E0-B1-416-A-4221-8420-7-F869-F945-A66.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Ncdan on March 17, 2019, 03:36:59 PM
No but British Racing Green is my favorite color.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: JJ on March 17, 2019, 04:15:45 PM
No but British Racing Green is my favorite color.

I like that color as well!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: rutgery on March 17, 2019, 04:20:13 PM
Nice bikes!


This is my cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion

(https://i.ibb.co/Kb69kfR/L1010262.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Kb69kfR)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: JJ on March 17, 2019, 04:21:44 PM
Nice bikes!

This is my cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion

(https://i.ibb.co/Kb69kfR/L1010262.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Kb69kfR)


Lovely Guzzi!! :cool: :thumb: :smiley:
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: BrotherJim on March 17, 2019, 06:36:20 PM
Interesting, I've had a few green bikes.  I had a green CT70 in my early days of riding.  The two bikes I've painted were done in green.  My first street bike was an '84 GPz900R that I had painted Kawi-Green, and my current '02 CalStone I have painted in late-40's OD.  First clutch bike I bought for the boy was a nice '11 KLX110.  Nice looking little dirty. 
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: rschrum on March 17, 2019, 06:39:30 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/Q9GThBy/20181031-165813.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Q9GThBy)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: pebra on March 17, 2019, 06:54:09 PM
Green enough for you?
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3057/2985310944_027b218042.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/5xNuWm)

Meet Verdina!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/26515670793_e7c1a03930.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/5xNuWm)

Now, where did this come from....

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5720/23368514276_892a21277d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Gp6K8P)
 (https://flic.kr/p/BAZK9y)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: twowheeladdict on March 17, 2019, 07:00:14 PM
Legnano Green

(https://i.ibb.co/zJRVXfp/v7-cafe-classic-1-1.jpg)  (https://ibb.co/zJRVXfp)



(https://i.ibb.co/wCgj6dm/20151226-151457.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wCgj6dm)



Candy Lime Green

(https://i.ibb.co/TLqw0s8/DSCN1307a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TLqw0s8)


Lime Green

(https://i.ibb.co/G2vzMPH/002-KLX-250.jpg) (https://ibb.co/G2vzMPH)



(https://i.ibb.co/nccM5XX/KT-compare-to-KLX.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nccM5XX)




Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: maquette on March 17, 2019, 07:43:51 PM
Riding my wife's Kawasaki 250 Super Sherpa somewhere in eastern Kentucky and my Kawasaki KLX250S, both green. Happy St. Pat's to all.

(https://i.ibb.co/bPqZCW1/Tomincreek.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bPqZCW1)



(https://i.ibb.co/7zXbpDt/IMG-1079.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7zXbpDt)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: LowRyter on March 17, 2019, 08:30:18 PM
(https://g4.img-dpreview.com/41243FEB29E74958B360D3C9DA31968F.jpg)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: antmanbee on March 17, 2019, 08:36:32 PM
The one above is more green than mine.
But a little green is better than none.
(https://i.ibb.co/M23f7zt/IMG-1219.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M23f7zt)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: cliffrod on March 17, 2019, 08:44:51 PM
The greenest (?) bike I ever had was a Kermit the frog green 1959 BMW R27.   It sure was bright green & not in a good way.

While it's not green yet, my in-process V700 Corsa-Record will be zinc phosphate green just like the real Record bikes.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Bulldog9 on March 17, 2019, 10:31:16 PM
My one and only Green bike, 1979 Yamaha XS1100SF 1300 Wisco Kit, Kerker 4 into 2 with alternating cross overs, Instead of 12 into left pipe and 34 into right, it was staggered, 1&3 into left pipe 2&4 into right. Gave it a vey different sound. Bike was insane fast, even with a custom fork brace and added frame bracing it was like trying to tame king kong.


(https://i.ibb.co/1RYJVbp/Frog-2-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1RYJVbp)

(https://i.ibb.co/0MP2JLQ/FROG-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0MP2JLQ)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: kfz on March 18, 2019, 02:42:59 AM
Only had 1 green bike. My old man wouldnt ride it,  green is bad luck.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Testarossa on March 18, 2019, 02:52:05 AM
My Aermacchi was green. The TR6R started green/gold but by the time I got her the paint had turned mostly to rust. Come to think of it, the factory color of the CB500/4 was similar to the Triumph, but I tossed the original tank when I installed the Dunstall bits. Those three bikes were '69, '70 and '71 model years -- must have been a fashionable shade then.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Peter949 on March 18, 2019, 05:06:35 AM
Here is my own version of 'Army' green.


(https://i.ibb.co/7kqJsfV/84cali.png) (https://ibb.co/7kqJsfV)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: kballowe on March 18, 2019, 05:49:33 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/40423516493_9962d4c8dc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: lrutt on March 18, 2019, 08:45:51 AM
Yup, still do.


(https://i.ibb.co/ckYD1j2/70-TRIUMPH-TIGER.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ckYD1j2)

(https://i.ibb.co/23YrKB2/20161124-145006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/23YrKB2)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Furbo 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,"
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: mjptexas on March 18, 2019, 01:26:25 PM
Yep.

Had this 2002 ZRex for 10 years.  Shoulda kept it.

(https://i.ibb.co/SmRr2QP/ZRX1200r-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SmRr2QP)


(https://i.ibb.co/yBkwV9B/ZRX1200r-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yBkwV9B)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Glawster on March 18, 2019, 02:08:10 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7923/47361519572_6fdbe0e213_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fabaHE)DSC_0077 (https://flic.kr/p/2fabaHE) by Derek Wardell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154993838@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Toecutter on March 18, 2019, 02:15:25 PM
My "old faithful"... my '72 CB750, I painted Olive Drab. That counts, right?
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: rutgery on March 18, 2019, 02:16:50 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7923/47361519572_6fdbe0e213_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fabaHE)DSC_0077 (https://flic.kr/p/2fabaHE) by Derek Wardell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154993838@N08/), on Flickr

Beautiful!! :bow: :bow: :thumb:
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: JJ 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:
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Sasquatch Jim on March 18, 2019, 07:41:32 PM
 No, I never have.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: MarkMk on March 19, 2019, 05:50:55 AM
Two,,,never again !
The HD got defected off the road, then the forks snapped (funny 'bout that)  :copcar:

(https://i.ibb.co/HG70kZd/WLAtxt-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HG70kZd)



The CB750 was shortened by a taxi that got in my way

(https://i.ibb.co/ns5sRg6/BV-050-I-KNOW-WHO-YOU-ARE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ns5sRg6)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Park Ridge Phil on March 20, 2019, 08:06:37 AM
My first motorcycle.
(https://i.ibb.co/7NZsgs4/91-C6-FC25-0-D76-44-B8-BE21-410-A114-A2-D44.png) (https://ibb.co/7NZsgs4)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: kballowe 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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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/47374444222_c1f87704f9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: JJ 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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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/47374444222_c1f87704f9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Shorty on March 20, 2019, 09:59:03 AM
My first bike. One of these:  (http://i825.photobucket.com/albums/zz178/Devin_Donavon_Sigle/1970%20Yamaha%20CT1%20175%20Green%20Machine/KGrHqFHJDUEOcFrOgkBP0-odyjw60_57_zps883ae52b.jpg)

I'm on the lookout for one of these:

(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44123871_10156734886792937_4426466094953267200_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=9c16b2aca22eca839dc910cce6424954&oe=5D1BDA12)

 :grin:
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Rich A on March 20, 2019, 12:12:17 PM
Yup, still do.


(https://i.ibb.co/ckYD1j2/70-TRIUMPH-TIGER.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ckYD1j2)


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

Rich A
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: bigbikerrick 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)
Rick.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Tom 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.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Turin on March 20, 2019, 08:57:54 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/kSNFTBV/20161202-172920.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kSNFTBV)
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: Two Checks on March 20, 2019, 09:26:42 PM
73 Honda CB 350 F and 97 Kaw Concours...no E on the end.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: rschrum on March 20, 2019, 09:38:47 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/CKH6QVy/20180428-175411.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CKH6QVy)


Restored this one last winter, won some vintage bike awards with it and sold it on.
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: oldbike54 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.

Rich A

 Had two of those R models , same color , both '70 , probably my favorite Triumphs of several . An unrestored one showed up at vintage gathering a couple years ago , made my pulse race a bit .

 Dusty
Title: Re: Ever own a GREEN motorcycle? Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Post by: BRG-BIRD on March 20, 2019, 09:59:34 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/cQ3CP5Q/AC08-D37-A-222-C-49-B8-9-B32-A3-C615-D661-F1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cQ3CP5Q)