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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-26-2007, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ever misplace something for years (decades) and finally find it?

When I got into Kawasaki triples about 1983, I rented half of the double farm house from my grandfather. I had a place to keep my bikes until he passed and the farm was sold in 1991. The '74 H1E 500caught on fire and was parked in 84. I purchased the '73 H1D 500 and rode that for a few years until I got a '82 GPZ 750. I moved three triples ( I also picked up a '74 H2B 750 from my brother ) to my friend's place, pulled the keys and there they sat until 2000. Then they moved to a different spot.

I brought the bikes back here a few years ago and haven't found the keys which were put in a "good spot".

I was sitting here at my computer and glanced over at the change jars. The newest coins are from the 80s in them.

Something catches my eye .... I see a piece of black shiny plastic.

I dumped the change out and found the keys to my '74 500 H1E ( the elusive plastic headed key ), the plastic headed key to my '73 500 H1D and the copy of the key for the '74 H2B .

Life is good


( after I put the change back in )

I did purchase keys off of ebay but was unable to get a plastic headed key for the '74.

I also got these change jars back from my ex when she tried to take things that weren't hers during the divorce in the early 90s.

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what luck! Also the fact that you had some sweet bikes.
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Great story but where the hell are the pics of said bikes?




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I found my Tattoo after loosing it for a few years.

Which when I was 16 and in highschool I skipped to go watch the NHRA Top Fuel drag races. Which I saw "Nitro Fish" from Pirahnaz racing. I just liked how it looked. So I printed a picture of it and gave it to a friend to draw. I decided to make it the one thing I waited until I was 18 to do. But I lost the picture and found it one day cleaning out my desk when I was 20. The next day I got it drawn out and a few days later I got the tattoo.
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what luck! Also the fact that you had some sweet bikes.
HAVE, as in the present tense.

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Great story but where the hell are the pics of said bikes?
Needless to say after too many years of sitting in a leaky friend's barn , they need work.

Here's the '73 H1D 500 that should be running in a few weeks. I pulled the original motor ( left on milk crate ) and put in the '74 500 motor from the parts bike.


Here's the burgundy '74 H1E 500 that caught on fire ( the fire damaged an oil line which I didn't see that caused lower end bearing failure ) and the '74 H2B 750 in the backround. To the right is another '74 750 frame and in the front left is a '74 500 that I purchased the guy never found the title for. I did get it cheap enough just to use for parts but I'd hate to "kill" one of these triples.



I have enough parts to get every frame I have going

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That is because you found MTP and I again
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That is because you found MTP and I again
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Sweet old bikes!!! I love finding things that have been lost for that long. It feels great.
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Sweet old bikes!!! I love finding things that have been lost for that long. It feels great.
Like when you put on a coat for the first time in about 6 months and you find $10 in the pocket...
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Like when you put on a coat for the first time in about 6 months and you find $10 in the pocket...
Or when you wake up hungover as chit and find some hottie's number in your pocket that you forgot you were smooth enough to acquire...
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although I still haven't found it, but I'm looking
Don't bother, it's not worth it.. Life is more fun this way!

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Or when you wake up hungover as chit and find some hottie's number in your pocket that you forgot you were smooth enough to acquire...

If you cant remember.....How would you know she was a hottie?
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If you cant remember.....How would you know she was a hottie?
All that matters is if at the moment you thought she was a hottie.
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All that matters is if at the moment you thought she was a hottie.

Being drunk its in inevitable that stupid sh*t is going to happen, but you have to draw the line somewhere!
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Like when you put on a coat for the first time in about 6 months and you find $10 in the pocket...
I've had that happen. feels good to pull a nice crisp $10 bill from your coat pocket after forgetting it.
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