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"The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« on: March 05, 2019, 04:36:49 PM »
68 degrees and sunny today! :thumb: :cool: :wink: (Sorry for those still stuck in the grip of winter!)

* Breakfast at Violetta's Cafe this morning in scenic Clarkdale, AZ
* Ride to historic downtown Cottonwood, AZ
* 1998 Moto Guzzi Centauro GT, aka "The Yellow Horse"
* 1999 BMW K1200S - "The Flying Brick" - 135HP inline-four
*2001 BMW R1150GS - A very smooth and nice riding bike!
* 100+ miles total round-trip - - rain coming in the next few days, so we had to get out and exercise the horses! :wink: :thumb: :cool:



« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 04:38:38 PM by JJ »
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 05:16:15 PM »
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 07:09:03 PM »
That's just B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!  :grin:

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 07:58:00 PM »
Waiting for spring.  It is coming, isn't it?  Isn't it??

ďYou donít have any meat, do you?"
I donít have any fish, the next section has no meat.

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 08:09:10 PM »
 :thumb: :thumb: jealous  Maybe 40's next week for us, that will be good enough.

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 06:37:42 AM »
Waiting for spring.  It is coming, isn't it?  Isn't it??



Nice MZ - Skorpion?!?  Spring coming March 20th this year!! :thumb: :cool: :wink:
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 05:20:06 PM »
Nice MZ - Skorpion?!?  Spring coming March 20th this year!! :thumb: :cool: :wink:

Thanks and you're correct-- it's an MZ Skorpion Traveler.  The (very) poor man's Bimota.

Spring can't get here soon enough.  I just checked the long term forecast and it's predicting rain and snow on the 20th with a high of 46F.  My Skorpion won't be doing any traveling that day.  :)
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 08:32:47 PM »
Whoops, my bad, I thought it read Yellow Hammer club, Iím out  :wink:
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 07:13:05 AM »
Thanks and you're correct-- it's an MZ Skorpion Traveler.  The (very) poor man's Bimota.

Spring can't get here soon enough.  I just checked the long term forecast and it's predicting rain and snow on the 20th with a high of 46F.  My Skorpion won't be doing any traveling that day.  :)

Thanks john fish!

I almost bought a left-over MZ Skorpion ,(*new* in the crate) in 2004, when I lived in Aachen, Germany, but they wanted too much money for it. 











I never heard of it called "The Poor Man's Bimota" and will remember that.  I know they are good little bikes! :smiley: :thumb: :cool:

We had have a very "wet" winter this year, so spring in northern AZ cannot come too soon! :wink:
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 06:22:57 PM »
Sorry it's been such a crappy winter for you, JJ.  Let's hope things brighten up for both of us soon.  I need a bike ride soon or I'm going to go nuts.  (nutsier?)

Here's some more members of the YBC to appease the weather gods.

Very forlorn Beemer that's probably still for sale.



A friends Buell.  Wonderful machines.



And a Commando that occasionally shows up at our local meet.  I always thought that these were super sharp.



Some mad, Irish roadracers.



This may explain my affinity for the color yellow.  This is the flag of Donegal where my mother's people came from:



And my father's folks came from Baden-Wurttemberg:



And a yellow quiz.  Anybody remember this fellow?  My favorite cartoon:




Man, I really need for spring to get here.  Can you tell that I'm bored out of my mind?   :laugh:
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 07:43:06 PM »
Thanks for the images, john fish...and the kind words!  Spring is just around the corner for us here in northern AZ. :cool: 

The few days of "SNOWMAGGEDON" were special, actually, because it rarely snows that heavy here. :wink:

What part of the world do you call home? :smiley:

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 05:29:18 AM »
Interesting K75S. I believe these were imported in 94, one per dealer. They were" special editions" in Dakar yellow paint, with unique BMW logos. They were released to commemorative BMW winning the Paris/Dakar rally. This one needs a caring owner.



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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 05:38:27 AM »


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'97 Centauro yellow 25,000 mi
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 08:01:24 AM »




Yes..."The Yellow Horse..."...in all its glory...and amidst the Vortex!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:





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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 08:16:32 AM »
This is a handsome old round-head in yellow! :thumb: :cool: :smiley:




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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 08:42:02 AM »
My current bike is yellow -- a 1995 Ducati M900 Monster.

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 04:00:50 PM »
My current bike is yellow -- a 1995 Ducati M900 Monster.

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Cool beans, PhilB! :cool: :thumb: :wink:  Do you think you have enough gear / luggage packed on that poor little Monster?!? :shocked: :shocked: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 10:22:42 PM »
Cool beans, PhilB! :cool: :thumb: :wink:  Do you think you have enough gear / luggage packed on that poor little Monster?!? :shocked: :shocked: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :laugh: :grin: :wink:
Well, I had to get me and enough stuff from NH to MN to work and live here for several months.  But yes, this is exactly why I'm looking towards a sport-touring bike next (and thus why I'm on this board -- a Guzzi is under consideration).  I've been riding Monsters for 25 years; it's time for a change.

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2019, 02:24:47 AM »
Does the YBC suffer from millions of flies sitting on the tank when they stop for pie and mash?

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2019, 06:34:39 AM »
Does the YBC suffer from millions of flies sitting on the tank when they stop for pie and mash?

 :laugh: :grin: - I am sure there was a reason why Ferrari called their shade of yellow...."Fly Yellow!" :wink:
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2019, 05:44:45 PM »
Well, I had to get me and enough stuff from NH to MN to work and live here for several months.  But yes, this is exactly why I'm looking towards a sport-touring bike next (and thus why I'm on this board -- a Guzzi is under consideration).  I've been riding Monsters for 25 years; it's time for a change.

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2019, 06:06:56 AM »
I joined.

Picking up this clean, 1994 BMW K75 S, in Dakar yellow this weekend. I had a 1990 a few years ago, and really enjoyed the nimble handling of the S model.


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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2019, 08:45:58 AM »
I joined.

Picking up this clean, 1994 BMW K75 S, in Dakar yellow this weekend. I had a 1990 a few years ago, and really enjoyed the nimble handling of the S model.




CONGRATS! :thumb:  Never saw a yellow one!  :cool:  They say the 3-cylinder versions of the infamous "Flying Brick" were the best of the lot.   :thumb:
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2019, 07:30:45 PM »
JJ,

 Thanks, I'm looking forward to picking this little gem up. I had actually purchased about a week ago, just before you posted the this "YBC" thread.  I am finally and to pick it up, as our area has had a few, late winter snow storms recently.
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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2019, 06:34:58 PM »
YBC😁

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Re: "The YBC" - (Yellow Bike Club)
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2019, 11:59:34 AM »
My '86 Suzuki FA50.  Sorry, couldn't help myself.



 
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2019, 02:34:55 PM »
My '86 Suzuki FA50.  Sorry, couldn't help myself.



 

Yes...and that little tiddler also qualifies!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
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