A little about me:
Welcome to my motorcycle page(s). My name is Bob Held and I live in Allentown, Pennsylvania. When I gave up dirt bike riding (Trials mostly) and moved onto the street (mumble, mumble years ago), my first road bike was a 1982 Yamaha Turbo Seca (purchased new as a leftover in 1984) . . . and I survived!
After the Yamaha I had a 900 Ninja (which was actually the bike I started taking longer trips on), a Concours and much later added a couple (non-running) CBX's. The 900 Ninja was replaced by the Concours when my wife and I traded rides for a stint with my best riding bud, Craig. It didn't take my wife more than a mile or so to exclaim that our next bike would be a Concours and we'd be getting it soon! I can still hear Craigs wife ranting about the piss poor seat on the Ninja :-)
While trying to decide what to do with the CBX's, I bought a pretty nice Honda 650 Turbo from turbo guru Dan Topping. I rode the Honda for a little more than a year and sold the Concours, CBX's and Honda Turbo to help finance a 2004 Yamaha FJR1300 ABS and got hooked on long distance riding (see the Iron Butt Association link). I've spent quite a bit of time and money getting the FJR just the way I want it. It's almost there now.
Recently the turbo bug hit me again and I found myself scouring Ebay, Craigslist and any other place I could find looking for a decent Kawasaki Turbo in my price range. My patience paid off and I bought my '84 at a very reasonable price and pretty close to home in October of 2007. The bike is a nice rider, not perfect but not junk either and 99.9% stock. For now I just want to make sure it is safe (brakes, brake lines, tires, etc) and ride it. If I like it as much as I think I will, then maybe I'll look into suspension upgrades and the like, but for now it's just ride the wheels off the thing. Hope to see you on the road.