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thebrandonbeezy
04-21-2017, 12:30 AM
What is the preferred bike of the gs community to hop between bars and such. Obviously disregarding the political correctness of that statement. For me its my tc185 light and nimble and when i park it right at the door of my favorite bar (the stamp) the castor oil envelops the establishment in a haze of glory when i het thestart button. Man i love that sound of a 70s air cooled 2 stroke :)
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/beezxr4i/Mobile%20Uploads/20160612_141526_zpsf2fpxyfh.jpg (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/beezxr4i/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160612_141526_zpsf2fpxyfh.jpg.html)
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/beezxr4i/Mobile%20Uploads/20160611_181117_zpsgb13zqog.jpg (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/beezxr4i/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160611_181117_zpsgb13zqog.jpg.html)
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/beezxr4i/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_212020_zpsuhtnupgr.jpg (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/beezxr4i/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_212020_zpsuhtnupgr.jpg.html)
I miss riding this little ghetto trick around, the previous owner installed a smaller main jet and i ended up melting the piston (sobar) stock is a 131 and installed is a 87.5.. how it ran is beyond me.. she'll be back soon :)

hillsy
04-21-2017, 01:02 AM
I just got this thing off a buddy of mine:

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq6/hillsythegreat/image_zpsze9e8wci.jpeg

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq6/hillsythegreat/image_zpssyvjhb56.jpeg

The idea was for me to flip it, but it's great for taking the kids (one at a time)......and there's enough room under the seat to carry a case of beer in ice......so I can take the bar with me!

Joe Garfield
04-21-2017, 02:36 AM
Scooters are fun.

Joe Garfield
04-21-2017, 02:37 AM
What is the preferred bike of the gs community to hop between bars and such. Obviously disregarding the political correctness of that statement. For me its my tc185 light and nimble and when i park it right at the door of my favorite bar (the stamp) the castor oil envelops the establishment in a haze of glory when i het thestart button. Man i love that sound of a 70s air cooled 2 stroke :)
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/beezxr4i/Mobile%20Uploads/20160612_141526_zpsf2fpxyfh.jpg (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/beezxr4i/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160612_141526_zpsf2fpxyfh.jpg.html)
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/beezxr4i/Mobile%20Uploads/20160611_181117_zpsgb13zqog.jpg (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/beezxr4i/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160611_181117_zpsgb13zqog.jpg.html)
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/beezxr4i/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_212020_zpsuhtnupgr.jpg (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/beezxr4i/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_212020_zpsuhtnupgr.jpg.html)
I miss riding this little ghetto trick around, the previous owner installed a smaller main jet and i ended up melting the piston (sobar) stock is a 131 and installed is a 87.5.. how it ran is beyond me.. she'll be back soon :)
I don't get how you don't burn you leg?

azr
04-21-2017, 04:03 AM
I had a TS250, loved that thing.

Steve
04-21-2017, 06:54 AM
Personally, I think the PERFECT "bar hopper" is a bike that will NOT run at all. http://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif

As far as I know, the only reason most people visit a bar is to consume alcohol.

If you are consuming alcohol, you have no business riding a motorcycle, or even driving a car.

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thebrandonbeezy
04-21-2017, 07:55 AM
Well the term is a more or less a generic term. Not specifically meant to go to bars, but a bike thats not massively over sized in downtown and city areas. Although i have taken that one to bars, i dont drink more than one or two depending on how much ive had to eat haha..

JJ
04-21-2017, 08:32 AM
Personally, I think the PERFECT "bar hopper" is a bike that will NOT run at all. http://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif

As far as I know, the only reason most people visit a bar is to consume alcohol.

If you are consuming alcohol, you have no business riding a motorcycle, or even driving a car.

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AMEN, Steve! Personally, I will not drive or ride when drinking. If I am going to have a drink/beer or three, I do it at home.

Burque73
04-21-2017, 09:48 AM
AMEN, Steve! Personally, I will not drive or ride when driving. If I am going to have a drink/beer or three, I do it at home.

+1 on that! One beer and I won't even sit on the bike (temptation). Also I've found it very difficult to drive and ride at the same time but I am willing to learn!??

But seriously, I'd love to have a little zip around town bike like a 250 or 400 something or other.

GS1150Pilot
04-21-2017, 10:27 AM
For buzzing around town on any road (or none at all), an XR600R would be a hoot.

JJ
04-21-2017, 11:51 AM
+1 on that! One beer and I won't even sit on the bike (temptation). Also I've found it very difficult to drive and ride at the same time but I am willing to learn!??

But seriously, I'd love to have a little zip around town bike like a 250 or 400 something or other.

I love my XJ650 for short trips, and if I wander into town.

BigD_83
04-21-2017, 12:37 PM
But seriously, I'd love to have a little zip around town bike like a 250 or 400 something or other.

Some people might poo-poo the idea, or find them too small, but I have an absolute blast tossing our Rebel 250 around in city traffic.

thebrandonbeezy
04-21-2017, 02:05 PM
I didnt mean to stur up the pot with the drinking and driving thing guys, the term bar hopper is just a name my buddys and i always called the smaller bikes like that you know..

Burque73
04-21-2017, 02:40 PM
I didnt mean to stur up the pot with the drinking and driving thing guys, the term bar hopper is just a name my buddys and i always called the smaller bikes like that you know..

Its all good Brandon. I figured you were just describing something like a cafe bike, hopping from one to the next not necessarily with a belly full of beer. Still a good topic to throw out there once in a while.


I rode my Rebel 250 all over Albuquerque and did have a blast on it. That was a few kids and grandkids ago though...

Cyrano
04-22-2017, 04:23 AM
The best bar hopper I had was a DR400. Light, nimble, pokey and always ready to go.

Some bars were pretty far away...

50655

gsrick
04-22-2017, 08:09 AM
I always figured a bar hopper was a cool looking, but very uncomfortable bike to ride. Like a bobber of chopper not designed for long rides, hense the bar hopper. Designed more for posing while you're at the next stop than going for a soul cleaning ride.

dorkburger
04-22-2017, 09:03 AM
Me thinks we're discussing potentially different bikes. While I feel no need to impress, I think a typical bar hopper / bike night bike would be a little over the top, and generally not good for long rides.

An in town bomber sounds like more of what's in question here. A small easy bike with perhaps a means to carry small items back from the spirits store, etc. This is exactly my intent for the rusty old scooter if it ever gets a title and registered.

Burque73
04-22-2017, 10:35 AM
Maybe something like this? Nimble, compact, looks fun!

https://images.craigslist.org/00E0E_3YUy9CFC8yd_600x450.jpg

1965 Ducati 250 Scrambler. Black and Silver Very original, great condition for its age

https://santafe.craigslist.org/mcy/6098258087.html

I've noticed something interesting take place with threads like this. Maybe it started for me in a thread titled why do we need more than one. Well, as one member put it each bike in the stable scratches a particular itch. There's only one problem, what if you keep developing a chronic itch? Like laying in bed trying to sleep and your leg itches, no big deal just scratch it. Then your nose, ok last one, scratch then sleep. Nope another pops up, ok ignore it and sleep, trying....trying.... ok just scratch but then another. It doesn't end unless you can just convince yourself to be content and relax. This is the motorcycle conundrum, there's no end as far as I can see. If you've got the time, space, and finances to play the itch and scratch game then by all means have at it. If not, as in my case, then relax and dream!

mrhedges
04-22-2017, 10:53 AM
50656

This is my bar hopper...much safer after a couple cold ones...

thebrandonbeezy
04-22-2017, 11:31 AM
Me thinks we're discussing potentially different bikes. While I feel no need to impress, I think a typical bar hopper / bike night bike would be a little over the top, and generally not good for long rides.

An in town bomber sounds like more of what's in question here. A small easy bike with perhaps a means to carry small items back from the spirits store, etc. This is exactly my intent for the rusty old scooter if it ever gets a title and registered.

As long as the vin is clean i might be able to help with that

bonanzadave
04-22-2017, 12:16 PM
This is completely OT cause I realize what we are talking about is a nimble MC used to run errands and such but......

.....all the real "bar hoppers" around here are pirates on HDs and Ive seen them in action. Some actually do drink ! One came out of the local last year at 2AM, fired up that obnoxiously loud POS. Did a few burnouts then launched down the street and hit and killed a young gal Army Vet then ran and hid. Hes in jail now. No more bar hopping for him ! Sad....

http://www.fox9.com/news/207891648-story

tom203
04-22-2017, 05:49 PM
On to the next bar!50659

GS1150Pilot
04-22-2017, 08:08 PM
That made me laugh!

dorkburger
04-22-2017, 09:41 PM
As long as the vin is clean i might be able to help with that

Thanks Brandon.
I just need to make time to do it. I'm pretty certain the Vin is good. It was last registered in the Virgin Islands in '65, then brought here by the original owner. Then it sat for many years. I actually went thru the process to get a title thru the state. But they responded that only a bill of sale is needed.
I should be able to get something.

thebrandonbeezy
04-23-2017, 02:48 PM
Yeah that sounds like it'll not be a problem then

thebrandonbeezy
04-23-2017, 02:49 PM
On to the next bar!50659

Aloha snack bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dorkburger
04-23-2017, 09:30 PM
It popped into my head that the bike you started the thread with is very similar to the first bike I ever rode on- a 70s TS 250. The hunting club my father was in had a cabin in PA. We vacationed there as kids, and the neighbors cabin was owned by another friends club. The bike was parked under the porch and always ready for a ride. One evening my dad put me on the back and took me for a ride up into the mountains on the paved and / or gravel roads depending on location.

thebrandonbeezy
04-24-2017, 05:19 PM
It popped into my head that the bike you started the thread with is very similar to the first bike I ever rode on- a 70s TS 250. The hunting club my father was in had a cabin in PA. We vacationed there as kids, and the neighbors cabin was owned by another friends club. The bike was parked under the porch and always ready for a ride. One evening my dad put me on the back and took me for a ride up into the mountains on the paved and / or gravel roads depending on location.

Love the ts/tc bikes. My tc185 is identical to a ts185 except its 12v with electric start and has a high and low range gear box. Its all sugar sand round here and it has a tough time in it so its off road days are over. Soon as the knobbys are dead im going to run old school avons with some lower bars on it. Need a new piston first though.

thebrandonbeezy
04-24-2017, 05:25 PM
Although I have this wild dream of stuffing my titan 500 engine in there with a little bracing, doing an 18/18 wheel combo with the low rise bars... ohhh boy it'd be a riot

850 Combat
04-25-2017, 11:52 AM
I like some storage space. A rack with a milk crate on it and we are in business.

Cyrano
04-26-2017, 04:37 AM
On to the next bar!50659


Aloha snack bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Proper funny.:)

kaufen
05-26-2017, 07:42 AM
As far as I know, the only reason most people visit a bar is to consume alcohol.

Steve
05-26-2017, 09:07 AM
As far as I know, the only reason most people visit a bar is to consume alcohol.
See post #6. :-\\\

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Buffalo Bill
05-26-2017, 12:34 PM
I dunno about "perfect" in regards to bar hoppers, but I'd buy Faye Dunaway her last drink any night…:very_drunk:
http://www.filmkuratorium.de/filmk15-data/akten/screenshots/2016/barfly-1987-faye-dunaway-mickey-rourke-03-max.jpg

80GS850GBob
05-26-2017, 04:06 PM
I dunno about "perfect" in regards to bar hoppers, but I'd buy Faye Dunaway her last drink any night…:very_drunk:
http://www.filmkuratorium.de/filmk15-data/akten/screenshots/2016/barfly-1987-faye-dunaway-mickey-rourke-03-max.jpg

Ok...but what were you intending on riding........{remember this is a family site-lol}

80GS850GBob
05-26-2017, 04:08 PM
...This is exactly my intent for the rusty old scooter if it ever gets a title and registered.

...pics or it never happened! {as in let's see the R.O.S.}...I like classics/antiques...heck, I am one!

80GS850GBob
05-26-2017, 04:12 PM
Now...my rendition of a classic bar hopper...
51160
...and no, while I like it, I wouldn't paint mine like that.

dpep
05-29-2017, 11:18 AM
If we are talking about actual bars the perfect bar hopper would be a cell phone. It allows you to summon a cab or Uber.

If we are talking about an around town short trip bike I have recently settled on my Yamaha Majesty scooter. Handy and fun and all that built in storage. It is 400cc so I don't have to avoid Interstate/Expressway segments if they make sense route wise. I didn't buy it for myself originally but now I believe I'll always have a scooter in the fleet. I am sure some folks double take when they see me tooling along next to them on my step through in Hi-Vis ATTGAT. :lol:
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dorkburger
05-29-2017, 11:50 AM
...pics or it never happened! {as in let's see the R.O.S.}...I like classics/antiques...heck, I am one!

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a590/dorkburger/IMG_2619_zps346fd491.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/dorkburger/media/IMG_2619_zps346fd491.jpg.html)

80GS850GBob
05-29-2017, 12:14 PM
http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a590/dorkburger/IMG_2619_zps346fd491.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/dorkburger/media/IMG_2619_zps346fd491.jpg.html)

Cool lil scoot...she run? When we 1st moved to this house a neighbor down a block had a vespa with a tiny side car{really} out for sale...It was gone soon there after though - I like hacks, but not that small!

dorkburger
05-29-2017, 12:29 PM
It actually runs real good. It's a '64-65? Raleigh Roma. Thankfully it's mostly complete as parts seem to be really rare.

More later this year. .... if things go as planned there will be a project thread this summer. My younger son wants to restore it. I will be keeping the 50 year old patina though. Mainly a mechanical going thru and clean up.

Carter Turk
05-31-2017, 12:38 AM
RM 465. Will get the hopping done quickly.

gustovh
09-17-2017, 09:10 AM
Honda 450 Rebel was my around town bike. Don't live in town now.

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GSXR7ED
09-17-2017, 01:04 PM
One can have a bar hopper bike without drinking. It doesn't take much discipline to just drink soda or water.

Anyway, I enjoy my "T" wherever I may roam...when I do roam...lol.


Ed