John Buckham's Member Page
Member: bumblebee
Name: John Buckham
From: Belmont, Ca, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 58 years old
Riding For: 41 years
Member Info: I am a motorcycle fanatic, I have been riding since 1975 - I collect and repair all sorts of machines. My collection now includes over 20 machines, all run and are rideable. I am slowly adding photos of my bikes to Bikepics. None of them are for sale.
1975 Yamaha RD 60

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Info: This is a Yamaha RD-60, itīs got a cast iron 55cc two stroke engine. Imported in ī74 and ī75. Not a lot of horsepower, yet can get up to 55 MPH (not for too long though!) and has a 5 speed gearbox. Not a popular model in the USA - no parts are availalbe for it today from Yamaha. This is a clean unrestored example of an RD-60. There are a few of us that have these around here and we take them
2003 BMW F 650 GS Dakar

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Info: This is my í02 F-650 Dakar. This is the second generation of F-650 ďFunduroĒ BMWís. Unlike the models before it, it now sports fuel injection and gets incredible fuel mileage. Itís excellent on the road with crisp handling and plush suspension. No super bike, but it gets you where you want to be. The fuel tank is under the seat, the oil and battery are in the ďtankĒ, it has a catalytic conver
1982 Yamaha XT 250

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Info: 1982 was the last of the SOHC 250 XT´s. I got this one in a basket and rebuilt it to what you see here. It´s not powerfull at all for a 250, but it´s easy and forgiving fun to ride. I´ve had this for about 15 years now.
2005 Buell CityX Lightning

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Info: Now this is a gem. It puts a smile on my face when I ride it. Although not competitive with Japanese repli-racer sport bikes, it does a much better job doing what it does than they do. Whatís that? Riding around on public roads and having a good time. Powered by a derivative of a Harley-Davidson Sportster engine this fuel injected gem rocks! Little-nimble-quick-almost telepathic handling qua
1977 Yamaha DT 400

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Info: This is a 400cc two stroke dual purpose motorcycle. Itīs quirky to ride, the engine is sort of peaky and unpredictable. Full of sound and fury-but signifying nothing! Except perhaps itīs still running-and you arenīt pushing! Handling is strictly rubber cow oaf like. Vibrates like an old electric Schick razor and parts fall off regularly! Maybe thatīs why you donīt see too many around anymore.
1986 Honda CB 700

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Info: This is a very nice UJM. Shaft drive, self adjusting valves, front fork anti-dive, adjustable handlebars, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, tail light monitor are just a few of the features of this motorcycle. Itís very user friendly, handles well, smooth engine, very comfortable. These were available in America as a 700cc motorcycle from ´84 to ´86. I think the ´86 was the
1981 Yamaha XT 500

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Info: The Yamaha XT-500. This was Yamahaís first venture into big-bore singles. This one is an í81, the last year the XT-500 was available in the USA. It needed a serious upgrading by then, the next year the XT-550 was introduced, this was a major improvement all the way around. Yet, I like this motorcycle, something about itís prime- evil viscera that turns me on. Itís as real as real gets.
1981 Moto Guzzi V-1000 G5

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Info: This is an í81 Moto-Guzzi V-1000G5. Quite similar to the I-convert but with a 5 speed gear box rather than the I-converts 2 speed with Sachs torque converter. This one is the American spec. model with floor-boards, I guess they were going for the police market. Itís reliable, comfortable and gobbles up the road as well as anything available at the time. The G-5 is much faster then the I-conver
1974 Honda CB 750

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Info: This is a 1974 CB-750 "K4" Honda. Itís all there, all original. Although a nice ride a trip around the block reminds one of how far motorcycles have come in the last 32 years. Itís also a testament as to how well Honda built bikes then. These machines were reliable as the ground. I still see Honda 750ís of this era in use as daily transportation. About the same time as this machine
1988 BMW K 100 RT

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Info: BMW thought they would compete with the Honda Goldwing with this model. Granted the GL 1500 would be introduced the next year, but it wasnít in the same class. This is a nimble 1000cc motorcycle that will gobble up the miles. This one has been virtually trouble free for the 18 years I have owned it. Other than routine maintenance all I add is a bettery about every 7 years and thatís it. This
1982 Honda XL 500

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Info: This is an XL-500R, the first year with the mono-shock "Pro-Link" suspension and the last year before they went to the 600 cc motor and added a disc brake. It´s big and red. The engine is a torque monster.
1996 Honda Goldwing

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Info: Half-a-Ac, Bike-A-Bago, Leadwing, call it was you want, just donít call me worn out at the end of a 1000 mile day. Other than I think itís ugly with all of itís plastic, some of it chrome plated, this is a pretty darn good long distance machine, some would say the best there is. Itís powered by a 6 cylinder liquid cooled boxer engine, it boasts automatic valve adjustment, shaft drive, built in s
1997 Honda Honda Valkyre

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Info: Based on the Goldwing engine this is a no nonsense heavyweight cruiser. Indeed, they replaced all the plastic with Chrome on this model. They also increased the performance of the engine Ė spec says 100+ HP, with 100 Foot Lbs of torque, tests by motorcycle magazines say substantially less. It feels pretty athletic for itís size. Handling is solid and good for a bike of itís size. Only drawbac

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