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3/19/2018 6:45 AM

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I don’t think I have been this excited about a bike in a long time. The older I get the lazier I get, and not having to change oil and air filters is a big plus in my book. Picked it up from SMS Racing in Denton Texas on Saturday, so of course in rained all afternoon and night. First ride later in the week.

I am actually going to do what everyone has brought up about electric motorcycles, and that is build a track in the city. I have 50 acres in the Garland Texas that will be surrounded by a forest preserve with a walking trail, two apartment complexes and a senior living development. The track can be hidden with trees, but I can’t hide the noise. I believe this is the solution.
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3/19/2018 7:30 AM

Nice, pictures and full race report will be appreciated. You are a vet rider right?

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3/19/2018 7:37 AM

Yep, I am 53. And like you, I am on blood thinners, so no racing, just riding.

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3/19/2018 7:44 AM

Put it close to the senior center, hell they couldn't hear a 74 Maico 400 with a stinger pipe!

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3/19/2018 7:45 AM

I guess we could have a nurse go to all 400 rooms and turn down their hearing aids each afternoon.

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3/19/2018 7:47 AM

I love the idea of electric bikes for being able to Moto in town and if they are anything like cars it’s going to haul ass.

I just don’t think I’d be able to handle a silent SX. Have fun with that bad boy....looks like a blast

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3/19/2018 7:48 AM

Nicely done...congratulations!

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3/19/2018 7:50 AM

Nice, I'm speaking the same thing later this week. Getting the EX so I can commute to work on it. The bike is pure joy off road.

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3/19/2018 8:22 AM

KennyT and easydoesit, Thanks!

p0wn, please let me know how the EX works out for you.

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3/19/2018 8:24 AM

Trading gas cans for generators. I cant wait to ride one. Pretty soon instead of talking exhaust systems, clutches, and tuners we will be bragging about how bad ass our generator is. lol.

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3/19/2018 8:34 AM

Another question. What happens when the battery does die? Certainly it doesn't just quite like a lithium battery drill. Must let you know somehow that it is about to die. Would hate for it to just quite on a jump face.

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3/19/2018 9:04 AM

As a matter of fact, I did buy at a pretty badass generator at Al Lamb's Dallas Honda on Saturday. Alta is lifting sales across the industry.

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3/19/2018 9:38 AM

Very cool bike. The possibility of urban moto parks in the not to distant future is exciting.

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3/19/2018 4:22 PM

Holigan wrote:

Yep, I am 53. And like you, I am on blood thinners, so no racing, just riding.

Oh man I didn’t ride anything while on blood thinners each time. I’ve been off for a month now and riding once or twice a week.

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3/19/2018 4:44 PM

walleyeguy wrote:

Another question. What happens when the battery does die? Certainly it doesn't just quite like a lithium battery drill. Must let you know somehow that it is about to die. Would hate for it to just quite on a jump face.

There’s somewhat of a dashboard on your handlebars that has a light around it that will flash when it gets to a certain percentage. You can feel the bike start to lose power and know it’s time to bead back to the pits.

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3/19/2018 4:59 PM

Nice, and congrats. Good look'n vintage bike's too.

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3/20/2018 4:28 AM

The idea of riding in urban/suburban areas is quite exciting. One could argue that golf and mountain biking are popular because they are so convenient.

But we need to find a way to make these bikes more affordable for common folks. Perhaps the Japanese OEMs will offer e-bikes in the 8K range.

The idea of ripping around a BMX-style track right near work/homes/bars would be a hoot.

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3/20/2018 5:07 AM

I would think that one of these generator companies would want to jump on board. Alta could offer a big discount on a certain brand that would be willing to "team up" with them.

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3/20/2018 5:16 AM

Holigan wrote:

Yep, I am 53. And like you, I am on blood thinners, so no racing, just riding.

kkawboy14 wrote:

Oh man I didn’t ride anything while on blood thinners each time. I’ve been off for a month now and riding once or twice a week.

Please pardon me, not trying to hijack the thread! I am 61, been on blood thinners for the last 10 years and continue to moto. I understand the safety concerns with the thinners, just don't quite get the rationale of drawing the line between riding and not racing? Been lucky, since my first race in 1972 I have suffered very few major injuries and can split them almost evenly between riding and racing. All pretty hazardous, I suppose. Congrats on the purchase!

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3/20/2018 5:24 AM

53 Thumbs up to you. There is definitely an Alta in my future. Have fun.

BTW, Nice Bultaco (and Husky. and Hodad) in the background. '73 350 Pursang?

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3/20/2018 6:18 AM

Holigan wrote:

Yep, I am 53. And like you, I am on blood thinners, so no racing, just riding.

kkawboy14 wrote:

Oh man I didn’t ride anything while on blood thinners each time. I’ve been off for a month now and riding once or twice a week.

1stSSPZ wrote:

Please pardon me, not trying to hijack the thread! I am 61, been on blood thinners for the last 10 years and continue to moto. I understand the safety concerns with the thinners, just don't quite get the rationale of drawing the line between riding and not racing? Been lucky, since my first race in 1972 I have suffered very few major injuries and can split them almost evenly between riding and racing. All pretty hazardous, I suppose. Congrats on the purchase!

It may be OK now. I was on Brilinta and would bruise constantly, not knowing what caused the bruises. If I got cut, I would bleed for hours. They now have me on Plavix and I seem more normal.

By the way, graduated from Tech so we probably were at the same races for a few years.

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3/20/2018 6:28 AM

Bultaco wrote:

53 Thumbs up to you. There is definitely an Alta in my future. Have fun.

BTW, Nice Bultaco (and Husky. and Hodad) in the background. '73 350 Pursang?



Sometimes what happens in Vegas follows you home. I was at the Mecum auction in January and bought some bikes for a restaurant I am starting plans for that will be located on the site with all the other projects.

Rickman Zundap with 1.4 miles on it, Husky, Hodaka and the '73 Bultaco 250 Pursang. Somehow I also ended up with a Ducati. WTF do I need with Ducati (sometimes I don't think things through).





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3/20/2018 6:32 AM

Nice!!!!! Please post a ride report once you are able to get out with it.

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3/20/2018 6:47 AM

ha! Good to hear from you Michael. I'm 50 and now transitioning into mountain bikes. More like easy trail riding, not the crazy stuff you see on youtube. Enjoy your new toy!

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3/20/2018 6:48 AM

Wow- they include nice WP suspension on the Alta.
It’s great to see someone do what some of us dream about- build a mx track in an urban area.

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3/20/2018 7:06 AM

Holigan wrote:

Yep, I am 53. And like you, I am on blood thinners, so no racing, just riding.

kkawboy14 wrote:

Oh man I didn’t ride anything while on blood thinners each time. I’ve been off for a month now and riding once or twice a week.

1stSSPZ wrote:

Please pardon me, not trying to hijack the thread! I am 61, been on blood thinners for the last 10 years and continue to moto. I understand the safety concerns with the thinners, just don't quite get the rationale of drawing the line between riding and not racing? Been lucky, since my first race in 1972 I have suffered very few major injuries and can split them almost evenly between riding and racing. All pretty hazardous, I suppose. Congrats on the purchase!

On blood thinner too, racing you might just try a bit harder and chance of going down
increases substantially, One hit to the head and you could get a bleed. Doh!!
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3/20/2018 7:15 AM

Bultaco wrote:

53 Thumbs up to you. There is definitely an Alta in my future. Have fun.

BTW, Nice Bultaco (and Husky. and Hodad) in the background. '73 350 Pursang?

Holigan wrote:

Sometimes what happens in Vegas follows you home. I was at the Mecum auction in January and bought some bikes for a restaurant I am starting plans for that will be located on the site with all the other projects.

Rickman Zundap with 1.4 miles on it, Husky, Hodaka and the '73 Bultaco 250 Pursang. Somehow I also ended up with a Ducati. WTF do I need with Ducati (sometimes I don't think things through).





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I have a friend looking for a 76 Husky 360, what's that gem I see in the background?

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3/20/2018 8:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/20/2018 9:04 AM

newmann wrote:

I have a friend looking for a 76 Husky 360, what's that gem I see in the background?

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That is a 1975 360 CR from Tom Reese's Moto Armory. I have been invited to tour the Armory and make some buys, so this one might be able to be pried away from me if he is interested in a '75.
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