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Old 09-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Old Skool funeral bikes

I was out in CO a few weeks back and was at a funeral for a friend's grandmother She lived to the ripe old age of 95.

They had burial plots and the funeral home had a couple of bikes to block traffic along the way. The guys rode very aggressively and had whistles and mustaches!

It was like going back in time.

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Old 09-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Man, those are some nice looking dinosaurs!

Wait a second... I think they have the same wheels my Harley FXR wore!
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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We have those guys here in S. FL. They have green revolving lights on poles and are perfectly happy to block an intersection so the funeral procession can get through. But they ride cheesy Japanese cruisers.

Are those Vetter fairings, or something Kawi sold back in the day?
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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Windjammers I believe, includung the top box and bags.... pretty functional for the day and groovy- kool retro now. Of course they need matching mettalflake 3/4 lids with bubble shields to complete the look..
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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The bikes were so old the flashing lights on front and back were barely visible.

In FL I'm sure they are running day and night!
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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We have those guys here in S. FL. They have green revolving lights on poles and are perfectly happy to block an intersection so the funeral procession can get through. But they ride cheesy Japanese cruisers.

Are those Vetter fairings, or something Kawi sold back in the day?
From KZ1000.net: "The KZ1000 came optional with a wind jammer fairing, saddle bags, a sissy bar and highway bars - all of which were removable without any interference with performance or function.

The fairing and saddle bags were molded fiber-glass resin made by Vetter, while the sissy bar and highway bar were chrome plated to accentuate the look."
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #7
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I see a guy at Cooks every now and then with one just like this. It looks to be all original but well taken care of. Am I wrong to like this/these bikes? I think not.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #8
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I see a guy at Cooks every now and then with one just like this. It looks to be all original but well taken care of. Am I wrong to like this/these bikes? I think not.
Geez, I haven't been to Cooks in many years.

Is it still Poserville?

It's just a grind up the freeway from here but such an uninteresting ride that I choose something else.
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Geez, I haven't been to Cooks in many years.

Is it still Poserville?

It's just a grind up the freeway from here but such an uninteresting ride that I choose something else.
It's still poserville. I like to ride Live Oak Canyon and then on to Santiago by Modjeskas. Other than the yearly Bike Blessing by the local Padre I never stop in I just ride by. I ride the Ortega Highway every once in a while. There is some kind of Devil Flame place on the way to Elsinore. I can't remember the name of it though. They are close to my house so I ride them more often.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #10
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Nice old bikes.

Nostalgia is wonderful. But one taste of those old brakes will cure you.
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