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View Poll Results: Which Branch of the Military Were You In?
Navy or Coast Guard 35 28.00%
Army 53 42.40%
Air Force 21 16.80%
Marines 16 12.80%
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:08 PM
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Location: Bremerton Washington
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Military member

I was active duty for 21 years 03/1983 to 10/2003 all navy all active hate being retired miss my bros
Ego Sum Meus Frater Custodis...
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:17 AM
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Location: Woodstock, VA
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Active Duty 77-81 Nas Jax Tradevsman Flight simulation and tactics trainer. Reserves 81-91 Little Creek Comspecwar Special Boats ET & Boat Commander Seal Team 6.
To fix the problem one should not make more assumptions than the minimum needed.

1980 G Silverbird
Original Yamaha Fairfing and Bags
1198 Overbore kit
Grizzly 660 ACCT
Barnett Clutch Springs
R1 Clutch Fiber Plates
122.5 Main Jets
Mac 4-2 Flare Tips
Antivibe Bar ends
Rear trunk add-on
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:01 AM
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Location: Lawrenceville, GA.
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US Army from 1967 to 1970. Ft Rucker, Al / Hunter Army Airfield Savannah, GA and Nam.

1980 XS1100 SG
Jardine Spaghetti with Harley Mufflers
1984 Kaw GPZ550
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:18 AM
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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia.
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Talking U.S.Navy

U.S. Navy (1981-1987) Active, (1987-1997 Active Reserve (Willow Grove/PNSY), Recalled to Active Duty (2001-2002).
Kurt Boehringer
Peachtree City, Georgia

1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
1986 - FJ1200 - - Georgia Maverick
1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:36 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 11

US Marine Corps 1997-2001
79 XS1100F (The SS Dumbo)
- Her ears flap when you get up to highway speeds...

* Complete newb as far as attempting a restore, just couldn't pass her up after a test drive. She deserves better than whatever happened to her so far...
* She's an "F".... More or less. has a pretty good mix of SF/F/?? Parts on her at the moment though.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:47 PM
Abnorml Abnorml is offline
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Post Falls, ID.
Posts: 18
Navy/Navy reserves
Did my boot in Great lakes RTC in July 77
Engineman A-school was across the street at SSC
Then on to the fleet, USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) till released from active duty in 80.
transferred to Active reserves attached to SIMA San Diego drilling out of N&MCRC Denver.
Re-enlisted in the reserves attached to the USS Skidway (Midway CV-41) until my discharge in 85.
3 Meds, 1 NATO, 2 trips to Gitmo
I tell people I did more world travel before I turned 21 than most people do in a lifetime.

BTW, those flat bottomed boats make for a rough ride on the open seas.
80 XS1100SG (the Lazarus Effect)
81 XJ550 bobber (sold)
81 XS850 (sold)
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:28 PM
je2wheeler je2wheeler is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Moved to NC to help my Dad
Posts: 179
Days As a Marine

Arrived at MCRD Parris Island in August 13, 1966 and was introduced to the "Yellow Footprints".
Came out of Boot camp an 0311 Grunt and slated to Armory School following ITR. Came out of school with a second MOS 2111 Small Arms Armorer.
Did first In Country tour '68-'69 without a scratch. Second tour '71-'72.
I went back to PI as a PMI (Preliminary Marksmanship Instructor).
Then I was NCOIC of the Armory at MCAS Yuma, Arizona. I most enjoyed being the Range Master at Yuma's Rifle Range.
Then Liaison Staff NCOIC for "Operation New Life" at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA
Then a tour of Recruiter Duty in South Texas.
Then Desert Storm.
I retired in '93
My background in small arms has fueled my collection of Twentieth Century Main Battle Rifles BUT my true passion is Motorcycles.
1979 XS 1100 Special - Nicknamed "MONSTER"

ATC fuse box
Braded stainless brake lines
4/2 aftermarket exhaust(temp until stock is re-chromed )
V-Max auto cam chain adjuster
Brake light modulator with reserve brake light bypass
Vetter Windjammer III faring
Tkat Fork Brace

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed; unlike the citizens of the countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms”
James Madison, The Federalists Papers
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:56 AM
AdamW AdamW is offline
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: San antonio Texas
Posts: 9
USAF active duty 2002-2007, USAF Reserve 2012-2013, Texas ANG 2013-present currently stationed at lackland AFB San antonio.
79 XS11 Cafe` project
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:43 AM
Boneswig Boneswig is offline
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 53
I'm in South Africa, but was 1SSB in Kimberley '93 onwards. Not active anymore and not allowed to say when I completed.
RMZ250 (Toy)
'79 XS1100 2H7 (Sold)
FZR1000 Ex-up (Current)
'81 XS1100SH Canadian (Bobber Project)
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:14 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Muskegon, Mich.
Posts: 159

USN Operations Specialist First Class/E6
1983 - 1992
USS Knox FF-1052 Yokosuka, Japan 1983 -1986
USS Leahy CG-16 San Diego 1986 -1988
Fleet Electronics Support Group Surface Detachment 2 1988 -1992
1979 XS1100SF with a Mac 4 into 1, ZRX 1200 carbs, 82 XJ rear air shocks, ACCT
1980 XS1100SG with a Jardine 4 into 1, ZRX 1200 carbs, round 160 speedo, 82 XJ rear air shocks, ACCT
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:49 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Greenwich N.Y.
Posts: 676
Army- Heavy Equipment Mechanic 77-81
Basic and Ait- Ft.Lost in the woods, Mo.
77-80 Bamberg, Germany 82 Engineer BN. (Heavy)
80-81 Ft. Bragg, North Carolina 659th Maint Co.

2009 Suzuki V Strom 650,Adventure in Touring,I call her "Smooth" SW Motech engine guard,Coocase top case w/ LED brake and tail lights,20" MRA touring screen w/adjusable bracket,Grip heaters,fender ex-tender,Givi hard sidebags

1980 XS11SG-sold
1999 Vulcan classic-sold
1982 XJ 650-sold

Old is only a state of mind......John
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:20 PM
1980xs1100 1980xs1100 is offline
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Location: georgia
Posts: 51
united states navy

us navy jet mech. 1965-1969 launching a little hell on the north.
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:46 AM
JeffH4547 JeffH4547 is offline
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Location: Ovid, michigan
Posts: 9
U.S. Navy

1974-1981 U.S. Navy Electronics Tech
USS Bluefish (SSN 675), USS Silversides (SSN 679), USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) (Plank Owner)

2000- present. U.S. Navy Construction Electrician
NMCB 26, NMCB 27, NMCB 28, CBMU 303
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:20 AM
Salomon108 Salomon108 is offline
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Location: Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Posts: 7
US Army

Army 01-06 101st Airborne(Air Assault) 07-Present Vermont army national guard.
81 H Venturer
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Bergman16 Bergman16 is offline
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Location: New York, N.Y.
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I never served, but I did one thing to help!

If any of you had a drink at Bellows Beach Club on Oahu from 1982-1984 on a Friday or Saturday night, I probably sold it to you. All services/All ranks club on the windward side--not sure it still exists.

Grew up on AF bases in the 60s in Europe, USAFE and MAC.
Steve R

'80 SG
"Fred" -- TC fuse box, stock airbox/exhaust/jets, SS brake lines, Windjammer V fairing, Cibie headlight lens, TKAT fork brace, Showa rear shocks, MikesXS emulators

Former bikes:

1973 Yamaha 125 Enduro (brother's but I 'borrowed' it a lot, usually after midnight)
1978 XS400E Red
1981 XS850 Special (Stingo)
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