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About Moontanman

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  • Birthday 01/23/1955

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    South Eastern North Carolina
  • Interests
    I enjoy surf fishing, beach combing, scuba, aquariums, native fish breeding,
  • College Major/Degree
    some statistical analysis but no other higher education.
  • Favorite Area of Science
    Astrobiology, evoluntionary biology, space travel, nuclear power,
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    I live near the ocean, I am a science junkie and just another bundle of ignorance trying learn.
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    Retired

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  1. I started riding motorcycles in 1970, dirt bikes, a yamaha 125 enduro lasted almost two years of hill climbing, and tearing through the woods and hills of WV but i tired of that and i wanted a street bike. A RD 350 yamaha bought by working for a year at a local grocery story provided the funds and and i enjoyed "cafe" type racing throughout all the little twisting roads  that snaked through the mountains and I thought I had the world by the tail until one day i saw this on the cover of a motorcycle magazine. I still have that magazine encased in plastic for all time :lol:

     https://www.motorcycle.com/features/archive-1971-yamaha-gl-750.html

    I worked as many hours as possible hoping to one day own that beautiful motorcycle but finally I got tired of waiting and bought a Kawasaki 900. I thought I'd never forgive yamaha for not producing that motorcycle but I forgave them when the yamaha 1100 midnight special became mine. 

    But I still dream about what it would have been like to have thrashed the curves on a motorcycle, that at the time, was close to 5 years head of everyone else in nearly every way. Just before yamaha decided not to produce a street legal version of the bike, opting instead for the TZ 750 road racer it was rumoured the production bike was going to be a 1000cc two stroke 4 along with reed valves, fuel injection, hydraulic disc brakes and liquid cooling, all this in 1971!...   Sadly my dream never came true but I still have my baby in my dreams.

    https://pin.it/2xhuuyx4tfrhkf

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    2. arc

      arc

      Hey Moon, I have one of its descendants, they only offered it for one year in the U.S. 1982 Yamaha XJ650RJ Seca 650. 

      IMG_1759.jpg.d65f21bee9cc25a16cf1931d3f8a9a08.jpg

      It's a four stroke of course, but still has a great get up and go  It's my little time machine, when I need to get back to those good old days. 

      https://ridermagazine.com/2012/11/12/retrospective-yamaha-xj650rj-seca-650-1982/

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naaXuqezwdo

       

    3. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      That is a nice looking ride, I've thought of getting an old V-Max, maybe a 2000 model or there about and customizing it to something similar to this but I'd have to acquire some skill first. 

      https://pin.it/zap5zuhi7b4xvb

      Whoa! How about this helmet, I might wear one of these driving a car! Maybe eve walking around after dark!

      https://pin.it/njv4sdydcxp36h

    4. Curious layman

      Curious layman

      Nice bike, careful you don't fall off and land on your helmet.

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