A little about me:

Kawasaki 750 Turbo TailWelcome 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.
Later,
Bob

General News:

This year it is going to be challenging to fit in a lot of miles.   We start off by taking a cruise in the Carribean during Bike Week, so no IBA Pizza Party again this year.   Then we take a two week ride to Hyderseek (this is a good thing).   The first ever NAFO will come and go and I'll be at a wedding, d*mn it.   Ditto the IBA National Meet, another wedding.   At least I'm not the one paying for these weddings.   I will be able to mkae the HSTA Mail Pouch Fly By in August for the first time in a couple of years . . . Did I mention that I have to move one daughter to Kansas City and one to San Diego . . . the first week in July?   I also want to get my Mom out to see the Grand Canyon this year so that about uses up my 5 weeks vacation . . . Well there's always 2009 I guess :-)