Big Rock, IL Motorcyclist smokeater
Member for: 8 years, 317 days
- Road Rep: 25 points
- Home Base: Big Rock, IL
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What's in my Garage? 1981 Honda CM400T that I rebuilt frame up, and 1977 Kawasaki KZ650, the wifes bike. Also my 2001 HD Sportster 883.
My ride, 2001 Hugger 883.
A little about me: I am a Firefighter/Paramedic in the Chicago Suburbs. I have wanted a bike for about 15 years now. The Honda was given to me by my uncle and I did a frame up rebuild on it just cuz. I learned alot about bikes in general by doing this. It didn't run when I got it so I figured if it did not run when I was done, then no loss. Fortunately, it runs great now. I bought the Harley in April of 2008 and have been riding it almost every day. I am an active member of the Patriot Guard Riders and the Vice President of Fire and Iron MC Station 909. My wife just started riding in late September of this year also. Hope to meet you fine folks down the road. If anyone is ever going to be in the western suburbs of Chicago and want to go on a nice day ride, drop me an e-mail. The Fox River Valley, Illinois River Valley, and the Rock River Valley are all nice rides and doable in a day.
Below is the '81 Honda I rebuilt.
Me on Saturday November, 29th, 2008 43degrees w/5mph winds, making it a 37degree wind chill.
smokeater has been a member of our motorcycle community for 8 years, 317 days. smokeater's home location for riding is Big Rock, IL. Since becoming a member, smokeater has racked up 25 road reputation points!
Hello from south Georgia. A really nice looking 883. Where did you find the hard bags? They match the curve of the bike just right.
Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 5:42 PM
I bought the bike from our neighbor/freind. They bought the bike new w/the hard bags. They got the bike from a dealer in Chicago.
Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM
The best of the best. These folks have ridden and shared more roads than any other ORJ member this month.