1. 1951 BSA C-11 250 single. Peanut tank, Ape hangers and custom paint & seat. I got over that pretty quickly. One year later I bought
2. 1969 H-1 500 Originally icebox white. Decked heads, ported cylinders, purple metalflake paint, drag bars and leather seatcover. Had a hinge in the middle of the frame and I couldn't keep up with a Triumph 650 on a twisty road so I bought
3. 1971 Norton 750 Started out as a stock Roadster, changed to a Fastback with Dunstall pipes and a BMW R90S qtr. fairing, changed back to Roadster with 2-into-1 pipe, lightened valve train, raised compression, Boranni rims,drilled discs, stainless Triumph fenders, braided stainless brake lines, 850 Mk III motor and various homemade brackets and such, I still have it, but I got tired of wringing its neck keeping up with all my pals on Jap 4-cylinders so I bought
4. 1980 GS 1100 Repainted, 1/4 fairing, superbike bars, homemade rearsets. I sold it several years ago because I needed cash and only occasionally rode the Norton and put it in several vintage shows and finally parked it and didn't ride at all for several years. Finally got a little financial security, so I decided to buy the first
5. 2004 ZZR 1200. Totalled it 6 months after purchase and spent 5 days in the hospital, 6 weeks on crutches and another 6 months wondering if I'd ever ride again when I found the exact same machine with hard luggage for less than the insurance paid on the first one, so I bought
6. The Blue Whale It had 9K on the clock when I got it and has 33K now. When it's worn out, I'll probably try to find something a little lighter. At 600 lbs and 130+ hp, it can be a handful.
It may be a pig, but it's a pig with a rocket in it's ass!