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chawk610
06-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Ok... so what toy you into before boating??? Here is what I was into, and still are... but my next bike will prolly be a Gold Wing, yes, I am getting older :(

DooSPX
06-24-2011, 10:02 AM
Drag Racing and building cars... I always loved setting up the engines and suspension....

chawk610
06-24-2011, 10:09 AM
Oh... cool! Here is my dad's bonneville saltflat bike he built... I aint got his skills!!!

silverblueBP
06-24-2011, 10:39 AM
I resto-modded my 66 Mustang and now open track it as often as possible!


http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss41/silverblueBP/Mustang/HPT42011Small.jpg


Recent in-car video at Heartland Park Topeka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2rVVSTnjyU

chawk610
06-24-2011, 11:55 AM
That looks FUN!!!

shepherd
06-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Ok... so what toy you into before boating??? (

Before boating? :confused:

DemolitionMan
06-24-2011, 12:08 PM
I use to help some of my friends with their custom trucks back in the late 90's and some of them with there zr1 corvette's.

DemolitionMan
06-24-2011, 12:17 PM
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oxberger
06-24-2011, 12:41 PM
chawk610, those are some sick bikes! I'm into bikes and cars. Don't have either right now, but hoping to change that soon. Used to have a Buell CityX but sold it to help purchase my house. I had a '63 Impala and wrecked it, took the engine out of it and put it into a '67 chevy pu.

Brian B
06-24-2011, 01:02 PM
Offroad racing, and sand duning. I work in the industry and continue to race, with hope to go professional one day.....

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c250/ultimatuc2/UTV262-prep-dgp.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c250/ultimatuc2/IMG_1601.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c250/ultimatuc2/DSC00085.jpg

chawk610
06-24-2011, 01:03 PM
Hey... I never heard a better reason to sell your bike!!! Dang guys, so we all started out as motorheads... no one played the flute or anything? :)

chawk610
06-24-2011, 01:03 PM
whoa... serious machines!!!!!

chawk610
06-24-2011, 01:05 PM
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Dude... looks like Satan himself might step out of that beast!!!

Brian B
06-24-2011, 01:07 PM
I also did a fair amount of ricing and engine building. This is a Nissan Altima. 400 whp.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c250/ultimatuc2/522707048_l.jpg

scog72
06-24-2011, 01:07 PM
My toys. '03 Mustang Cobra and '09 Honda 680 Rincon.

funk
06-24-2011, 01:14 PM
I wouldn't say "before" boating since I grew up on a boat but I have also built and slammed a few rides in my time.

scott023
06-24-2011, 01:34 PM
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Isn't that Snoop Dogs ride?

scott023
06-24-2011, 01:35 PM
I wouldn't say "before" boating since I grew up on a boat but I have also built and slammed a few rides in my time.

How's that van ride after the mods??? :eek:

Duane D
06-24-2011, 01:59 PM
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Is that an old Continental Demolitionman? That thing is BADA$$!!

JeromeM
06-24-2011, 02:09 PM
I am a car guy as well, most recently before buying the boat and getting a truck I had a 06 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP with a turbo kit. Made 505whp on stock engine. I went through 4 transmissions though, and it was FWD Auto :s while a fun car, it wasn't the performance I was looking for. One day my car will be a 911 Turbo. Until then I am happy with the boat and truck, lol
Dyno Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NS03jBi-XQ

Track Video: (The below is just a test and tune day, so that is why the reaction time is not good, as it doesn't matter, rather focus on not burning the tires off instead of the tree :) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc5ZKgwXvQw

funk
06-24-2011, 02:59 PM
How's that van ride after the mods??? :eek:

On airbags... Like a cadillac!!

Gofast
06-24-2011, 03:14 PM
Always been a gear head.

Only pics I had at work. Sold the RX7, 340 HP at the tires on 4 psi boost, built to run at 20 psi, it was a little monster when I bumped up the boost.

Ride the bike as much as possible year round. Did Big Bend, Hill Country in Texas and a little excursion to the Dragon this year.

Rob

chawk610
06-24-2011, 04:00 PM
That blacked out bike is great!!

scott023
06-24-2011, 04:04 PM
On airbags... Like a cadillac!!

Wow. So a massive improvement over stock. Those vans rode like horse carriages.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-24-2011, 05:17 PM
So before the Mastercraft I was messing with other boats, mostly named CVN in the navy and repaired E-2C and C-2A aircraft not much time for a hobby back then...

oxberger
06-24-2011, 05:25 PM
Always been a gear head.

Only pics I had at work. Sold the RX7, 340 HP at the tires on 4 psi boost, built to run at 20 psi, it was a little monster when I bumped up the boost.

Ride the bike as much as possible year round. Did Big Bend, Hill Country in Texas and a little excursion to the Dragon this year.

Rob

I recognize a Buell when I see one. How was the Dragon's Tail. I never had chance to ride it when I had my bike. Rode Natchez Trace quit a bit. Buell built that beast to go up against the Ducati's. His new bike seems to be doing well at the track.

Gofast
06-24-2011, 11:37 PM
The Dragon was great. I love the twisties. Wish I could afford the new 1190RS....

And to keep it on topic, Old hobbies were offroad stuff. Old cars and now Buells.

DemolitionMan
06-25-2011, 12:18 AM
Is that an old Continental Demolitionman? That thing is BADA$$!!

Yes, it is a friend of mine's.

Covi
06-25-2011, 08:16 AM
Yes, it is a friend of mine's.

I love the suicide doors!!!!

Dino Don
06-25-2011, 09:04 PM
My other bad habit!


http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu353/rioo68/IMG_0002.jpg

1redTA
06-25-2011, 10:37 PM
I am a sucker for two engines, the Wankel and the LT-1 (93-96). The first gen RX-7 was a blast to drive, the second gen not so much with a street ported motor and the TA in my sig was WAS a blast in the twisties or straitaway With the M6, Koni adjustables and a little north of 400 rwhp it could abuse some built 5th gen Z06's.

chawk610
06-28-2011, 08:55 AM
beautiful Vette! Wow... I bet she has a spot in the garage!!!!!

O2BESOHUGE
06-30-2011, 12:10 PM
Theres Nothing Like The Adrenaline Rush On A Sport Bike! My 07 Cbr600 Rr

captain planet
06-30-2011, 02:31 PM
Before boating? :confused:

Me too. Before boating? All I've ever done is go boating, I don't know anything else.

chawk610
06-30-2011, 03:08 PM
Me too. Before boating? All I've ever done is go boating, I don't know anything else.


G.I. Joe? He-Man? The Snorks?

captain planet
06-30-2011, 03:15 PM
G.I. Joe? He-Man? The Snorks?

Matchbox/Hot Wheels and Stompers maybe....then right to fishing and then skiing.

chawk610
06-30-2011, 03:21 PM
Ok then! :)

TonyB
06-30-2011, 04:57 PM
There was nothing before boats. Born into a family that lived on the water. There's always been a boat.

Ski-me
06-30-2011, 05:03 PM
Been working on my old Blazer for several months now. Sold it 12 years ago in Seattle and just stumbled acrossed it about 10 months ago on Craigslist. Bought it back and have been working on it ever since. According to CarFax, it has 317,000 miles on it.

Swapped tires, different top and redid the interior along with a lot of drivetrain work. :o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/nielson2020/1989%20K5%20Blazer/2010-11-23_02043_DSC_0636.jpg

Road tripping back from Seattle. 37" tires, rhino lines back end, muffler about ready to fall off, driver's seat tilted/bent back terribly and the PO's comment: "sometimes it would just not start for a few days?!?"

ShamrockIV
06-30-2011, 05:47 PM
i got a 12 foot grumman flatbottom john boat with a 4.5 merc on it when i was 10. so not really much beforee boats!!

it happens to still be in my collection. the merc is gone cause some @$$hole stole it!!

TxsRiverRat
06-30-2011, 05:57 PM
I been thinking about how to respond to this one...

Before boats, I would say I was busy throwing rocks at girls...

Oh wait - still am... LOL

captain planet
07-01-2011, 07:41 AM
i got a 12 foot grumman flatbottom john boat with a 4.5 merc on it when i was 10. so not really much beforee boats!!

it happens to still be in my collection. the merc is gone cause some @$$hole stole it!!

Similar here Sham, I got a 14 alum boat when I was 13. Never sold it. I put it in a farmers barn when I graduated high school, I just got it back out last summer for my nephew and my kids to enjoy after 17 years in storage. My wife didn't believe it existed until I brought it home on the flatbed trailer.