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CD & Bear's Weekend Cruisers

 

His Cruiser: 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (VN750-A19)

Nickname: "Blaze"           Colors: "Luminous Vintage Red"/"Metallic Graystone"

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June 7, 2003 - Accessories: Willie & Max Braided TP232 Fork Bag, SB230 Standard Saddle Bags, & SBB481 Sissy Bar Bag (with old AOL CD-ROM disk and round red reflector attached); RAM handle bar mount Garmin eTrex GPS unit; Fire & Steel #K46001-010A V-Force wind screen; F&S #K3200-023A Engine Guard; F&S #K53021-094 Saddlebag Supports; O-ring clamp-on Foot Pegs; Corbin #VN75GLB Seat; Jardine #31-3000-01 Cruiser Rack; Jardine #32-3000-01 Tall Backrest; Pathblazer #P115W-S Headlight Modulator; Vista #74043 Universal Cruise Control; Jardine #14-3801-01 Slashcut slip-on pipes; Seal-Line #40HD Baja Bag (Holds leathers and serves as backrest); Chris Products License Plate Frame; collapsible 6-pack cooler; leather snuff can holder; custom-made beverage can coozie; and stock Bridgestone Tires.

Update October 2009 - This bike has 21,953 miles on it, Avon tires, and is in storage (on the patio) while I ride my old cruiser.  The accessories are now back on the old cruiser.

 

Her Cruiser: 1998 Suzuki Marauder 800 (VZ800)

Nickname: "Bruiser"           Colors: "Creme"/"Crimson"

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April 19, 2003 - Accessories: Willie & Max SB330 Braided Touring Saddle Bags w/CC01 Comfort Cushion; Michael Andretti #99950-70168 Saddlebag Supports; Willie & Max TP232 Braided Fork Bag; unidentified Sissy Bar Bag; Grand Canyon #04-07000220 Freeway Bar; O-ring clamp-on Foot Pegs; Suzuki Luggage Rack; Suzuki Short Windshield; unidentified hand lever tassels; Mustang #MUS75818 2-piece Wide Vintage seat; RAM handle bar camera mount system; Jardine #14-4905-01 Slash-cut Slip-ons, Seal-Line #40HD Baja Bag (filled with new custom-made ThayerRag doo-rags); child-size panda bear backpack (contains Frogg Toggs rain suit); Highway Hawk #H733-063 Tech Glide Rider Floor Boards; universal water-tight 12VDC power plug (cigarette lighter port); Chris Products License Plate Frame; Walmart folding chairs w/o arms (2) and Dunlop CruiseMax Tires.

Update October 2009 - This bike is still being used regularly by Bear to ride back & forth to work at her fabric store.  It has 58,268 miles on it, has gone through several chains, sprockets, and tire sets (now running Avon), and is still running strong.

 

 

His Old Cruiser: 1995 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (VN750-A11)

Nickname: "Babe"           Colors: "Cosmic Splendor Red"/"Candy Wine Red"

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July 6, 2003 - Accessories: Jardine #14-3801-01 Slashcut slip-on pipes and Avon Venom X Tires. A stripped pinion shaft side-lined this bike from May-July 2003 until replacement parts could be located. With the Final Drive Gear Assembly replaced, this bike is now a spare bike that CD rides back & forth to work. The kids ride with us on it and/or take it for a spin when they come to visit.

Update October 2009 - This bike is still being used regularly for CD to ride back & forth to work.  It has 40,744 miles on it (speedometer quit 2 years ago), and is still running strong, although with cam chain chatter.

 

 

Her Other Cruiser: 1998 Suzuki Marauder 800 (VZ800)

Nickname: "Bronc"           Colors: "Creme"/"Crimson"

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December 11, 2004 - We found another bike that was the same make, model, year, and color as her main cruiser.  This one only has 2186 miles on it, so we're saving it for when the first one wears out.  We keep it in our living room.

Update October 2009 - This bike is still has only 2186 miles on it, is still completely stock, and is still setting in the living room.

 

 

 


>>>>> CRUISER CAMPING <<<<<

Between 2001 & 2005, we rode about 13 thousand miles per year on our small cruisers, and camped several times along the way. 
15 states & counting Take a look at our

CRUISER CAMPS

     < (CLICK MAP)


>>>>> CRUISER EQUIPMENT <<<<<

"CD's Cruiser Equipment List"

Cruiser Equipment List

A check-off list of items to take on a motorcycle ride.


>>>>> CUSTOM-MADE DOO-RAGS <<<<<

ThayerRags Custom Doo-rags ThayerRags Custom Doo-rags ThayerRags Custom Doo-rags ThayerRags Custom Doo-rags

Bear's "ThayerRags™" Doo-rags.  CD wanted a doo-rag made out of a bandana that had his company's logo on it.  Since Bear is good with a sewing machine, she came up with a pattern that will make a doo-rag out of one average bandana.   After the success of that first one, Bear began making doo-rags from all types of fabrics.  As of 2009, she has made over 850 doo-rags.  Bear can make a custom ThayerRags™ Doo-rag for you.

>>>>> FAMILY RIDE HISTORY <<<<<

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2008 - Son Daniel's 1980 Harley Davidson FLT and 2007 Harley Davidson FLHTC, in Phoenix, AZ.

 

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2001 - Son Daniel and his 2000 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard, in Jacksonville, FL. shortly after he bought it. Daniel had his own motorcycle while in school in '93 & '94.

 

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2001 - Sister-in-law Vicki & husband Phil with their new 2001 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide.

 

 

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2001 - The generation spread is bridged temporarily as Bear's Father (shown below in 1948) takes a seat on grandson Daniel's 2000 Harley FXST in Arboles, CO.

 

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1999 - Son JD on his Suzuki GSX R600 when he picked it up new at the shop in Liberal, KS. JD had his own motorcycle while in school in '92 through '94.

 

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1992 - JD on his 1992 Kawasaki KE-100 in Frederick, OK. Just a few more days before getting his 14-16 year old motorcycle driving license so he can get it out of the yard!

 

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1992 - Bear taking a spin on JD's 1992 Kawasaki KE-100 in the back yard at Frederick, OK. This was Bear's first "solo" on a motorcycle.

 

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1970 - CD on his 1969 Honda SL350 in Pagosa Spgs., CO. Hard to make out is the custom paint job by former owner George Gurule. Shortly after this photo was taken, the bike was outfitted with a set of 12" ape-hangers.

 

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1969 - More of Bear's family, left to right... 1.Grandma on her 65 cc Suzuki at age 64; 2.Aunt Janet; 3. Uncle David; 4.Aunt Maxine; 5. Uncle Elden; 6. Aunt Faye. Can't tell if they've gotten any of them started yet or not...

 

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1948 - Bear's parents with a 1941 Harley Davidson Model 74, or it could be a 1936 Model 84....(one or the other, you tell me).


>>>>> MAINTENANCE, SERVICE <<<<<

CD's SERVICE ORDER

CD's Motorcycle Service Order

A checklist of routine service items for keeping track of maintenance at your home service area.

(PDF file, click image to view & print)

 


>>>>> VN750 CHOPPERS <<<<<

SEE WHAT HAS BEEN DONE WITH A VULCAN 700 or 750

Josh's 1985 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN700 BOBBER
Magali's 1985 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN700 CUSTOM
Hamish's 1986 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 BOBBER
Rick's 1985 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN700 CUSTOM
Mark's 1985 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN700 CUSTOM
Joe's 1996 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 CUSTOM

Mac's 1988 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 SIDECAR

Ken's 1992 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 CUSTOM

Tom's 1987 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 BOBBER
Shea's Chopper

Shea's 1992 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 CHOPPER

Art's Chopper

Art's 2002 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 CHOPPER

Andreas' Chopper

Andreas' 1993 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 CHOPPER

Brian's Chopper

Brian's 1992 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 CHOPPER

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CD's 1990 KAWASAKI VULCAN VN750 RIGID BOBBER

   

 

 

 

 

 


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