Michael Tarr's Member Page
Member: vl800se
Name: Michael Tarr
From: Manitoba, Canada
Gender: Male
Riding For: 37 years
Member Info: I have been riding for over 20 years and this is by far my favourite motorcycle. I have had a couple of Yamaha Specials, a couple of older Suzukis including a 1985 Intruder and a couple of Hondas an older one and a wild V65 Magna. I love the VOL because it is comfortable and looks great. I rode 3300km in 5 days without a complaint.
 
 Current:
2003 Suzuki Intruder Volusia

Photos: 4
Purchased: Apr 2003
1997 Honda VT 600 (Shadow VLX)

Photos: 1
Purchased: May 2006
Info: My Wife''s replacement for her 250 Marauder. So far so good, She really enjoys teh added power and the stability it brings on the highway.
 
 Past:
1985 Suzuki Intruder 700

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jun 1995
Sold: May 1998
Info: This was a 750 intruder it was a fun bike, but the tank was to small and the seat was crap. If I was to keep it I would have had to change the seat and probably put on forward controls. Was also thinking of replacing the tank, but i had a chance to sell it so I did.
1985 Honda VF 1100 (V65 Magna)

Photos: 2
Purchased: May 1998
Sold: Jun 2001
Info: This bike replaced the Intruder, It was comfortable and fast, the seat was a little worse for wear but I put a number of 3000kms trips on it. Over the years I owned I put on over 20,000kms with no real problems.
1985 Yamaha Virago XV1000

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jul 2001
Sold: Apr 2003
Info: This bike replaced the Magna, a friend needed some cash so I bought it off him, rode it for two seasons and traded it off on my current ride.
1978 Suzuki GS 750

Photos: 1
Purchased: Mar 1995
Sold: Jul 1995
Info: Bought this bike because it was cheap, fixed it up rode it for a few months sold it for a profit including taking a bike on trade to fix up. The kid after buying it proceeded to put 2,000kms on in 4 days without a problem.
1983 Suzuki GR Tempter

Photos: 1
Purchased: May 1991
Sold: Jun 1995
Info: My second bike, and the only one I truly missed when I sold it. I thought I wanted something better, but in hind sight the tempter did everything I asked of it with never a problem.
1982 Yamaha xs400

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jun 1982
Sold: Jun 1984
Info: My very first bike, lots of fun lots of memories. Also the only bike I crashed - not fun - in the hospital for a week and on crutches for much longer.
 
 Friends:
2002 Suzuki GZ 250

Photos: 1
Purchased: May 2004
Sold: Jul 2005
Info: This is a company photo of my wife´s first bike, she just passed the Motorcycle Safety Course. Once I get some actual pictures of her bike I will include them. She is probably going to move up to a Vulcan 800.
1981 Yamaha Maxim 650

Photos: 0
Purchased: May 2004
Sold: Apr 2005
Info: This is my sons first bike a 1981 Midnight Maxim 650, he just passed his Motorcycle Safety Course. He is wanting more a sport bike next possibly a Honda Hurricane.
2001 Kawasaki ZZR 600 / ZX6

Photos: 1
Purchased: Apr 2005
Info: This is the bike my son bought as a replacement for his Maxim. A 2001 Kawasaki ZX6, so far he has really enjoyed it.
2003 Yamaha Raptor YFM 660

Photos: 3
Purchased: Dec 2004
Sold: Feb 2006
Info: This is my son´s Yamaha Raptor, he bought it as an insurance right-off, it was run over by a tractor, fixed it up and has many miles on it already. Has plans to race it in the future.
1987 Yamaha Warrior

Photos: 1
Purchased: Mar 2004
Sold: Jul 2005
Info: Son´s first quad, needed work when he bought, he did a great job fixing up and learned alot. Great experience.
1991 Honda VFR 750

Photos: 1
Purchased: Feb 2006
Info: My son sold his raptor and bought this bike the next day. It needed a little work, some paint and tank repair, but the fellow who sold it was moving out of province and it was a good price. This is a fast and comfortable bike.
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