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Jim Gallant motorcycles

I've been riding motorcycles since I was 15 years old back in 1973, ever since Paul Gallagher let me crash his Honda Trail 90 on some wet grass in back of his house. I've ridden a little dirt, but am a street bike guy. Only owned one cruiser and these days lean towards standards. Bikes I've owned in rough chronological order include: Suzuki TS185, Yamaha RD400, Yamaha Radian, Suzuki VX800, Aprilia Falco, Honda ST1100, Moto Guzzi Norge, Buell Lightning XB9SX, Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1500, Ducati Multistrada, Buell Lightning XB9SX (another one), BMW R1150RS, Buell Lightning XB9SX (another one). I'm pretty happy with second generation Buells these days, the ones with a Harley engine but with fuel in frame rather than the early trellis frame jobbers. Never have owned a 12 and like my 9s. Got a 12 you want to sell me?

Anyway, here's a index to a bunch of ride reports, and further down are links to random pages about motorcycle stuff.


Best of the West Sportbike Roads - August/September 2023

Northwest Loop to Bighorn Mountains - September 2022

2,800 mile ride around the Pacific NW - September 2021

10,000 mile ride around the US - May, June 2021

Ride around Hood Canal - March 2021

Trip to southern CO - August 2020

California - September & October 2016

Eastern OR with Rob - October, 2013

Eastern OR and Western ID with Paul - October, 2012

British Columbia on a Cruiser - September, 2012

Hell's Canyon Motorcycle Trip - September, 2007

Trip to Idaho with Dave - 2007

Cascades Loop - 2006

Neah Bay with Dave and Shawn - 2006

Eastern OR with Dave and Joseph - 2006

British Columbia on my Falco - 2005

Eastern OR with Dave - 2005

First trip down FS25 in WA with Joseph and Tim

Vintage Motorcycle Enthusias (VME) ride on Vashon Island - 2000

Random other stuff

My Oxford top case

My new-to-me-back-then Aprilia Falco

Custom paint for my Suzuki VX800

Custom exhaust for my Suzuki VX800

Jeff Wieand's Suzuki "VXR"

Hanson Winterhands (no longer available)