Art Edelstein's Motorcycle Chronicles

Lebanon Valley - Kawi Z1

Kawasaki Drag Bike at Lebanon Valley Dragstrip - May 13, 2001

Harley Fatboy, Oct. 2011 - Burtonsville, NY

A Personal History of Motorcycling

Drag Bike Story Old Bikes Pages Road Trips More Bikes
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The Main Line

Bike Year and Model     (* = Used) Purchased

Sold

Miles Ridden

1968 Honda CB 125 SS

May 5, 1968

May 5, 1969

6,000

1967 Harley-Davidson Sprint 250 SS (Aermacchi) *

July 1969

Nov. 17, 1970

6,500

1971 Honda CB 450 K3

Jan. 1971

March 1974

16,350

1974 Yamaha TX 650 A

March 1974

April 17, 1978

12,600

1978 Kawasaki KZ 750 B3

April 17, 1978

April 29, 1979

4,700

1979 Kawasaki KZ 1000 MKII A3A

May 3, 1979

March 10, 1984

16,167

1983 Suzuki GS 1100 E D *

Nov. 8, 1983

April 3, 1989

13,200

1987 Honda Hurricane CBR 1000 F *

Sept. 7, 1988

June 30, 1989

1,644

1988 Suzuki Katana GSX 1100 F *

Nov. 1989

Dec. 18, 1997

11,000

1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 1100 C 3 *

Oct. 4, 1997

Aug. 27, 2005 15,000
1996 Yamaha Royal Star XVZ 1300 A

July 7, 1999

May 28, 2012 28,000
1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 A2A*

Jan. 26, 2002

Jan.30, 2004 2,000
2003 Kawasaki ZZR1200 *

Sept. 9, 2006

April 30, 2012 11,000
1979 Honda CBX 1000 6 Cylinder *

 Jan. 11, 2003

June 6, 2015 2,000
1999 Honda Blackbird 1100 XX (CBR1100XX) *

 July 7, 2008

  9,000
1985 Harley Davidson FXST (Softail) *

July, 2010

Aug. 24, 2011 1,200
1996 Harley Davidson Dyna Lowrider FXDL *

Aug. 24, 2011

Oct. 8, 2011 400
2003 Harley Davidson Fatboy FLSTFI *

Oct. 8, 2011

Jan. 18, 2016

5,000
2009 Suzuki DL 650 VStrom*

April 30, 2012

  7,000

1984 Kawasaki Gpz 1100*

Aug. 25, 2012

June 8, 2014 800
2002 Suzuki Bandit 1200S * May 20, 2014 May 13, 2015 120
2008 Suzuki VStrom DL1000 *

Aug. 24, 2014

  2,200
2009 Suzuki Gladius 650 *

Aug. 26, 2014

Aug, 10, 2015 150
2002 BMW R1100R * Sept. 5, 2014 May 21, 2015 900

1998 BMW R1200 C *

April 10, 2015

 

2,500

2004 Harley Davidson VROD * Aug. 21, 2015   2,000
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650 * March 12, 2016   400
1983 Honda Ascot VT500 * Sept. 20, 2016 July 23, 2017 400
2013 Suzuki DRZ 400 S * Feb. 10, 2017   200
2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 * July 11, 2017   400
2016 Honda CB500F* Sept. 14, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017 664
       

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3 Bikes - May 5, 2002

Other Bikes

Projects, Purchases for Friends, Short-term Use, Buy and Sell

Bike Year and Model Comments
1969 Honda CA 90   (step through) Bought for Susan W.  Used for off road riding in the Albany Pine Bush.  Centrifugal clutch was replaced a few times. 1971 to about 1973.
1973 Kawasaki 100 G3SSE Nancy's first bike.  Got it for her in 1977 from Laura S.
1973 Kawasaki 250 F11 A Betsy's first motorcycle.  Nice yellow, street-legal dirt bike.  Rode it in the snow.  Taught Elisa L how to ride it. 1977-78.
1978 Kawasaki KZ 200 Nancy's next bike.  She had it for many years.  Story and pictures.
1975 Kawasaki S3 400 two stroke triple Fixed up and sold for Bob Redlo while working at Bill's Boneyard, 1979.
1976 Honda CJ 360 T Bought at insurance auction in Scotia.  Fixed and sold for small profit.  1979-80.
1977 Yamaha XS 650 E Bought at a bank auction.  Sold for quick $300 profit. 1980.
1978 Harley-Davidson FXS LowRider Fixed up and sold for Kenny's friend to settle loan problems. Ridden to the 1980 Helmet Protest Rally with Scott Malossi (picture and story).
1975 Honda CB 360 T Kenny's bike. 1980.
1977 Yamaha XS 650 D Another 650 Yamaha.  Windshield made it useful to ride around for fun before selling. 1980-81.
1978 Suzuki GS 400 X Sold to Mark Waldman who never used it. 1982.
1981 Yamaha Virago XV 750 H A California bike.  My first shaft drive bike.  Used it as an all-weather commuting bike.1982.
1980 Honda CM 400 T  Arlene's bike.  Bought, cleaned carbs, gave riding lessons, earned jacket.  1982.
1982 Kawasaki 440 LTD Bought for friend of a friend. 1985.
1979 Kawasaki KZ 1000 MKII Bought this second one in 1986 for $1200.  Put on the fairing I'd saved from the first one and used this as a second bike until 1988.
1993 Yamaha FZR 600 From an Israeli relative, Zevic (Michal), who rode it from NYC to Schenectady in January 1995 for me to sell.
1987 Yamaha Virago XV 535 Found this bike for Lorraine in 1995 and then sold it 3 years later after fixing the carbs.
1996 Honda Shadow VLX Bought in the fall of 2002.  A fun, easy ride.  Fixed carbs and sold - 4/23/03.
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250 EX Great small bike for new riders to learn on.  Teenagers especially.  July 2003. 360 miles. Sold Aug. 2004 with 975 miles to Victoria from Conn.
1999 Kawasaki Ninja 250 EX Another one.  Black and teal this time.   635 miles.  Bought Nov. 2003.  Rode it home on a frigid day.  Registered Aug. 2004. Sold Sept. 2006 with 2,600 miles.
2001 Kawasaki Ninja 250 EX Another yellow one.  1,500 miles.  Bought Dec. 2003 from in Port Ewen NY.  Sold to Mike White May 15, 2004.
1964 Honda Dream 305 (red) Acquired summer 2005.  Last registered in 1984.  A new project.  Definite collectible motorcycle.  Sold summer of 2008.
2001 Kawasaki Ninja 500R A great deal.  $2,200 Oct. 1, 2005.  A zippy, run-around bike. 4,550 miles. Sold, Dec. 2006 with 7,350 miles ($2,575).
1964 Honda Dream 250 (white) Another Dream.  This time a very collectible 250.  John finds me this one in May of 2006.  May have less than 8k original miles and be readily able to be restored to running condition.  Sold Dec. 5, 2008.
1980 Suzuki GS1000S A drag bike with all stock street parts included. April 2007. A potentially great collectible bike.  John builds a matching Suzuki 1000 in 2016.
1978 Honda CB750 (SOHC) From New Paltz (Nov. 2007).  Needed electrical work. Very nice bike. Sold March 19, 2012 [four years later, but never ran for me].
1977 Honda CB400F From Louis and Janice.  Oct. 2007.  To Carl, Sept 2010
1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 G Z-1 Classic (Fuel Injected) From Sparrowbush NY.  Nov. 2007.  Low miles but needs electrical work and fuel injection restored. Lien and Title obtained. Sold March 19, 2012.
1999 Suzuki Bandit 600 From Long Island, Nov. 2008. 4,500 miles. Headlight and taillight modulators and security alarm.  Perfect condition. Sold Dec. 1, 2008 with a new battery.
1977 Kawasaki 1000 LTD From Saratoga, Nov. 22, 2008.  A cold day to buy a bike. Sold to CT.
1999 Suzuki Bandit 1200S Bought in May 2009 from Ware MA and sold the next month to guy in NYC. Quick sale and made some money on it. Minor cosmetic issues but low miles.  Fun to ride to Saratoga Racino on it.
1971 Honda SL350 From Predel's. Sold at Rice-O-Rama, Sept. 2010
1993 Suzuki Katana 1100 F Carmel NY, Fall 2009.  Sold Aug. 2010.  Ridden 1,000+ miles.  Rebuilt petcock kit and then carb work done at PCW Racing.
1980 Kawasaki KZ750 E Lake Luzerne NY.  Fixed carbs, gas tank, solenoid, tires and brakes.  Runs really well by Oct. 2010. To Morgan spring 2011.
1976 Honda 750 SuperSport From Louis, summer 2010.  Carbs to CA for rebuild. $155 plus shipping. Sold Jan. 2012.
1977 Honda CB400 F (Super Sport) From Harriman ($50 with title). Sold for $200 at Rice-O-Rama Sept. 2010.
1975 Honda CB400 F (Super Sport) From junkyard in Geneva for .20/lb. To Carl, Sept. 2010. Sold at Rice-O-Rama in 2011.
1980 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD Summer 2011.  Easy to get running and easy to ride. To Marissa.
1982 Kawasaki KZ305 CSR Summer 2011. Off of Rt. 29.  Lots of small items needed attention. To Caitlin.
1976 Suzuki GT500 From Predel's. Sold to Pat from Delmar (Sept. 22, 2011). $600
1974 Suzuki TC100 Bought from Predels in 2011 and sold for $440 to Aaron from Schenectady.
1982 Honda CB900 C Bought from Predels, June 13. Sold June 27, 2012  for $1,135.
2005 Yamaha FZ6 Bought from GE consultant (Aug. 2012) and sold in two weeks.  8k miles.  Minor fairing damage.  Ran fine. A decent ride but not my style.
1983 Honda Shadow 500 Bought from Predels Nov. 2012. 14k miles.  Sold in early 2013.
2009 Suzuki GZ250 Bought in Malta with 5,400 miles in July 2013 and used by Caitlin for 4 weeks. Needed a battery and main fuse (20A). Sold July 6, 2014.
2006 Suzuki SV 650S 962 miles.  Bought in 2015 in Mechanicville on a 10 deg. Feb. day.  Had to deal with fuel injector warning light issue and lumpy running.  Sold in April 2015 to Dan L who rode it home to Saratoga on a far nicer spring evening.
1981 Kawasaki GPz1100 Sold on Jan. 18, 2016 to Ken D in Florida.  Picked up by mover Chad. A project bike owned for a few years that was never finished. Bike was repainted and looked good  when sold. 
2006 Ducati Multistrada 620 Dark Bought Sept. 13, 2016 with Andy.  Great price from Suzuki dealer. 5,400 miles.
1988 Kawasaki Ninja ZX600 Bought Sept. 13, 2016 from Suzuki dealer. Great price. Carl will use this. 28,000 miles.
   

Motorcycle Photo Collections

The Ones That Got Away

Four old Kawasaki's

1 Stocker (Art's 78 KZ1000)

2 Drag Bikes (Drag Bike Story)

1 Custom (John's KZ1000)

Honda Shadow VLX - 1996

(sold April 23, 2003)

1993 ZX11 C

Nov. 2003

(sold Aug. 2005)

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Carol D and

1978 Harley LowRider

Spring 1980

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CBX Honda - 1979

Six cylinder

 

2003 Kawasaki ZZR1200

Honda CBX - 1000

(For Sale)

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Edited July 25, 2017