Our Former Motorcycle "Fleet"
Last Bikes

David's 2001 H-D Road Glide

2001 H-D Sportster

1994 Honda Shadow VLX Deluxe

In 2003, we bought a Cycle-Mate CM1000 motorcycle trailer to carry our gear.  Here we are stopped at Ozark Harley-Davidson in Missouri.  Its only option is the spare tire and bracket

David and Marcia have both been riding for quite a while.  David got his motorcycle license in 1968.  His first motorcycle was a 1968 Suzuki 305, two stroke twin, bought in early spring of 1971.  As a "struggling college student" and not being able to afford a car and a bike, that was sold at the end of the same summer.

After college graduation and a year of work behind him, he bought a 1973 Kawasaki Mach III.  It was a two stroke triple and was a screamer!  In 1976, that was sold and a brand new Honda CB-750F was purchased.

Marcia got her motorcycle license in 1977.  She came from a motorcycle family.  Both of her parents had bikes and all four of her siblings were also licensed while still living "home on the farm."

We were married in 1978, and in 1982, with a growing family, the Honda was sold, leaving us without a bike.  It took fifteen years for that to change.  In 1997, our son, then 14, asked if he could have a dirt bike.  We compromised by buying a pair of enduros.  We figured David and David, Jr. could ride together off-road and David and Marcia could use them on-road.  That summer, we became the owners of a 1993 Yamaha XT-225 (Serow) and a 1994 Suzuki DR-350.

As David, Jr's lifestyle outgrew the enduro and we realized that they weren't the most comfortable thing to ride for any length of time, we started looking for some road bikes.  In July 2000, we bought Marcia a 1994 Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe and, the next month, David got a 1998 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100.  The bug was back.  After only six months of ownership, the Honda 1100 was sold and replaced by a 2001 Harley-Davidson Road Glide in vivid black.  We sold both enduros and bought a 1987 Honda Rebel for our two daughters to learn on.  Later that summer, Marcia took delivery of a 2001 H-D Sportster 883 Custom in white pearl, keeping the VLX for David, Jr.

Since then, the girls decided that motorcycling wasn't in their immediate future.  We sold the Rebel in 2006 and our "fleet" was down to three.  Actually, we bartered it away.  A good friend helped us install the kitchen and bathroom at the cottage and that was his pay!  After a series of events and some soul searching, we decided that our life style was changing.  We found ourselves riding less and less, so in the spring of 2008, we sold our last three bikes and invested in a "toy car".

When we owned a motor home, we bought this trailer to take the bikes with us.  When we sold our bikes we decided to keep the trailer because it has served so many other purposes, like moving our kids and other family and friends.  It is a Timberwolf R612, 12' enclosed utility trailer.  Some of it's features include:

  • Ramp rear door

  • Spare tire

  • Side door

  • Roof vent

  • 2 recessed/retractable tire chucks
  • 8 recessed D-rings (4 per bike)

  • Interior 12 volt lighting

It's shown here behind our 2002 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup.

Past Bikes

1987 Honda Rebel

1998 Honda Shadow Spirit

1994 Suzuki DR-350

1993 Yamaha XT-225

1976 Honda CB-750F

1973 Kawasaki Mach III

1968 Suzuki 305


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