The first motorcycle I had, could I buy from money I won on a lottery ticket that my aunt had given me for my birthday. Before I had my licence I bought that motorcycle already it was a Honda Shadow 1100cc, I bought this bike with 23.000 km on the speedometer and after 5 years I sold the bike with 54.000 km, so it was not standing still in the shed. With the money from the bike I sold and some extra I bought one off the motorcycles I still have and that’s a bike where lots off bikers dream about to own and that’s the American dream a Harley Davidson, type FLST Heritage Softail from 1988. This one is mine since April 2000 when I bought it with 27.000 miles, till now I used it very well and the speedometer is now over 74.000 miles. In 2005 I spend some money on another bike to drive to work back and forward, first I did this with the Harley but its now not safe anymore to park a Harley there and before somebody else takes it I decided to buy another motorcycle, my choice became a Honda CBR 1000 F, also not a bike to park without a lock but less interesting for thieves then a Harley. Where the Harley Davidson is a bike to drive easy and relaxed with, is the Honda CBR just a race fun bike with on the end off the speedometer 300 kmph. I think I never going to reach that or try to reach that but I past already the 200 km border on the Speedo, and I think that was a hell off a speed to drive. In October 2011 I bought a damage bike, a Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird. I had bought this motorcycle with the idea to fixe it upp and then sell again. When he was finished, I took it for a test run and since then I was hooked, what drove this motor nice compared to my other CBR. I have driving this bike for almost 2 years and it was time to sell him because I want to something else. May 17 was the day, the Blackbird was exchanged and there came another motorcylce in return. A Triumph Tiger Explorer from 2012, with all the extras whats on it you can hop on and take a trip to the North Cape or the tip of Italy. So this are my rides till now. Well I think I told enough about my motorcycles, the only thing I can do is show some pictures from the bikes.
My Motorcycles
My first motorcycle a Honda Shadow 1100cc The Shadow taken from the other side. And here a picture from above. This is my Harley Davidson FLST Heritage Softail. Overhere the Harley after his revision in 2011 Very nice to see this engine. The special painted tank is also cool to see. On the back of the Harley a sticker from the Open road Tour 2003 where I have been to. This is my Harley and my second bike the Honda CBR 1000F. Feeling rich with two of those bikes. The CBR from close upp. The dashboard was grey and boring so I spraypainted it bright yelow. Nice sticker from a eagle on the side, a personal touch. The CBR was in 2011 in the magazine Moto73 as a Marathon motorcycle. Here a picture from the otherside of the bike. This was my fixed upp Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird. Fairings painted new and I put new stickers o the side.
And here they are, first my Honda Shadow 1100cc , then the Harley FLST Heritage Softail, Honda CBR 1000 F and the fixed upp and now sold Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird and the new and latest asset the Triumph Tiger Explorer.
In Februari 2009 I drove my CBR over 100.000 Km as you can see on the pictures. Now I start at zero again, maybe somebody likes to have a CBR with low mileage on it, just mail me.
Here is the speedometer standing on 99.999 Kilometer. And finally we are on 100.001, yes more than a ton an the CBR. Here are we standing on 00.000
On the day of this update the speedometer is standing on 180.320 Km
Not so nice when you are on a picture of the police.
This is what it looks like when you go to fast, o yes its not free.
Joining a Club When you own a Harley Davidson you can join at a Chapter (local Harley club), but before you can join you must first become a member at the worldwide Harley Davidson club called HOG, This stands for Harley Owner Group. This membership can you get by buying a new Harley, usually you will get for a period of one year a free membership or you can sign in yourself att the biggest club in the world, officially sponsored by the motorcycle brand itself. (900,000 members) I became a member off both , the H.O.G. give you all kind off benefits like cards for big events that they organize or a road planner to plan your trips and off course the club magazine and a club card for when you breakdown and need some help to get you riding again. Do you want to know more go look here www.hog.com and when you are there go look here also for the latest models www.harley-davidson.com. This year I stopped my membership from the Coast riders Chapter witch is located in Alkmaar. Every year they organize a couple off very nice trips through the Netherlands or the other Benelux country's, but I never did go with them on those trips because every three weeks I have one week-end off and then I want to spent my week-end a different way, or its just I don't want to go ride out. Hard to understand I think for diehard riders. So what’s the meaning off that membership then for me, not much I guess, I still got the patch on my leader jacket and that just look good. They have a website so take a look at www.coastriderschapter.nl or you can look at our local dealer website who is also there sponsor www.westcoastmotors.nl 
Down here some interresting motorcycle website's   http://harley-davidson.startpagina.nl its a start page to Harley related things. ( in Dutch ) www.h-dcn.nl  is the Harley-Davidson Club Netherlands. ( in Dutch ) http://stolen.harleyd.nl When your Harley is stolen you can put some info on this site so other people can look out for it. ( in Dutch ) www.startkabel.nl/k/motor is a Dutch start page with all stuff around motorcycles. ( in Dutch )  www.cbrclub.nl  A Dutch Honda CBR club site ,that's because I also have that CBR 1000. ( in Dutch ) www.magnamotorclub.nl The name say's it all its the Honda Magna motor club in the Netherlands. ( in Dutch ) www.moto73.nl Dutch motorcycle magazine. ( in Dutch ) www.youngchoppers.com  Something else then the bikes from OCC, I like this more. www.crockermotorcycleco.com  American motorcycle brand with the first real V-twin engine.
18 - 01 - 2015
My new Triumph Tiger Explorer. Second time caught, driving home from TT Assen. Again my new Truimph Explorer without the luggage boxes.