John Bryan Kamerer's Member Page
Member: kamerer
Name: John Bryan Kamerer
From: Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA, United States
Gender: Male
Riding For: 42 years
Member Info: Currently a Medical student at University of Washington. "Doing Bad Things on Good Motorcycles since the Nixon Administration."
 
 Current:
1994 Harley Davidson FXDS

Photos: 2
Purchased: Aug 2002
Info: This started life to me as the second owner in 8/2002. It was basically stock but with a 6" over front end, 21" front 40 spoke wheel and narrow tire and a slammed 11" rear with HARD Progressive 412 shocks. Yuck. What a bad idea. I have seen Democratic Party campaign promises that made more sense than that. I trailered it home and stripped that crap off before I ever rode it. I
1998 Honda VTR 1000

Photos: 2
Purchased: May 2000
Info: So this was a middle class Manhattan guy´s mid-life crisis. He was too scared to ride it, then too fat to ride it well. So I got it from him and took it to where it belonged - racy looking, sleek and comfortable. Note the Corbin Saddle, Heli-bar risers, Zero G Double Bubble screen. That stupid stock oil filter air damn is in a trash heap in Vermont somewhere; what an un-Japanese waste of plasti
1978 Honda CB 750

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jul 2004
Info: What can you say? This is the alpha of Japanese Superbikes. A design breakthrough so stunning in 1969 that everyone had to make one to stay in the game. The 1969 to 1978 model of this bike changed motorcycling history - called the "Bike of the Century" by a few magazines. This one is the last year of the SOHC head and thus the legit "Ur"-Japanese superbike. It has been res
1983 Honda CB 1000

Photos: 3
Purchased: Jul 2004
Info: The Omega of Japanese superbikes, standard version. In 1984 it disappeared and Honda went solo with the raked-out Sabre/Magna V-fours and the end of an era was marked with tears. This sweet girl has only 10k on her and is just broken in. I have done a lot of work to her, blasting and painting engine cases, serious polish on the pipes and some body parts, but she looks lovely now. This is the f
 
 Past:
1982 Kawasaki KZ 550

Photos: 1
Purchased: Aug 2002
Sold: Jul 2004
Info: Sad to let her go, she did nothing wrong, yet I spanked her ass like a rented mule. Does that make me a bad man? I wonder. I spotted her under 1" of dust parked behind a boy-racer BMW M3 in my parking garage. I tracked down the owner and found he had been two-timing her for years. Poor Girl. She didn´t run, so she was mine for $300. She did yeoman duty here in Seattle for two straight
1982 Moto Guzzi V 50

Photos: 1
Purchased: Mar 1990
Sold: Jun 1991
Info: Well, this is a representative shot since mine didn´t have Netherlands license plates on it. I bought htis from a pilot in Germantown, Maryland and rode the hell out of it for a year. My first street bike. It was a lovely introduction to a) street bikes) b)the beautiful countryside of the Middle Atlantic and upper south, c) the idiosyncracies of Italian engineering. Fortunately I also had
1985 Honda VF 500 (Interceptor)

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jun 1991
Sold: Apr 1993
Info: My first a)sport bike, b)Honda, c)really great bike. A steal in super clean condition for $1500, it did great duty for work and fun. Sacrificied to the god of "more displacement" for it´s larger cousin.
1986 Honda VFR 700

Photos: 1
Purchased: Apr 1993
Sold: Oct 1995
Info: This is the ONE bike you wish you never sold. It was a must, though, as a few years living in downtown Manhattan put the end on motorycling for a little while - hassle, parking, etc. just made it flat to expensive and I just wasn´t the kind to leave a nice bike on the street, or own one that I didn´t "care" about. Someday I will pick up a clean on of these again. This one was specia
 
 Dream:
2004 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI

Photos: 4
Info: My brother got one of these in the fall of 2003. Since he was imminently moving out of the LIVING HELL known as Southern California, I did a Harley Fly/Ride and met her on the strip three years ago, in a Camaro with this dude from LA (wait a minute, that wasn´t me, that was "Racing in the Streets" by Springsteen). What I meant was I rented a dresser outta LA. He (the Bro, not the dude
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