cRc motorcycle interEST PAGE

Posted June 15th:

Roy strikes a dapper pose with his new Royal Enfield bike. It certainly is a beauty!

May 26...............if you would like to input a photo of your motorcycle, or tell us about an upcoming event or a recent road trip, please send your information to


Photos of Lani's Whizzer

Photos of Ray Waldron's bike

From Gary Miller, his  2004 Kawasaki KLR 650.  He rode this from North Carolina to the Pacific ocean in Oregon. 22 days 90% off road. Did you know that in addition to the bike shown below, Gary and Janice have 7 additional bikes in their fleet?


Just before Teluride Colorado

My 2001 Honda Goldwing 1800 My grand daughter loves to ride.

Gary's 2009 Harley 1200 Custom  and his  wife's 2009 Suzuki Bergman.

Posted June 5, 2018 ROAD TRIP! Jon Forman and Philip Scott took a recent break from the world and rode into New Mexico and down the Santa Fe Trail....and here are their photos. Well done guys, well done.
El-Camino:  looking north from the motel parking lot

LosAlamos:  We got lost and found one of the most interesting stops on the trip.  Upon stopping at a cul-du-sac, a homeowner of a cliff-edge house came out to shoo us away until she realized we were two lost nice old geezers.  She immediately became friendly and showed us the cliff edge on her property.  No  rails.  Instant death with a couple of wrong steps.  Breath taking view because her house was at the end of a ridge.  Everybody's dream house.

Fat Man replica in the Bradbury Science Museum.

Photo of the ceiling in the bar at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM.  Notice the bullet holes from the wild west days.  Yes they are real!  The hotel is on the Santa Fe Trail.  Jon and I road our motorcycles on the Santa Fe Trail.  Route 66?  ehh!

Maricha Thompson weighs in with her beautiful 2002 Harley-Davidson Custom Softail Deuce. This bike is 16 years old? Well done.....Maricha, well done. 

Soft-tail describes a motorcycle frame with an active suspension.  The suspension is fastened to the frame via a horizontal axle that allows it to pivot. This type of frame is favored by those riders who prefer a smoother ride.

The active suspension is dampened with the use of shock absorbers.

Billy and Mary Henry's Honda VTX 188f

Engine type l-c 52-deg. V-twin

Valve train SOHC, 6v

Displacement 1795cc

Transmission 5-speed

Frame Steel double-cradle

Front suspension Showa 45mm inverted fork

Rear suspension Twin Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload

Front brake Dual Nissin three-piston calipers, 296mm discs, linked

Rear brake Single Nissin three-piston caliper, 316mm disc, linked

Front tire 130/70R-18 Dunlop D251F

Rear tire 180/55-18 Dunlop D251

Wheelbase 67.5 in.

Fuel capacity 4.8 gal.

Measured weight (tank full/empty) 775/746 lbs.

J.D. Whitney's  2016 - XL1200CX

Harley-Davison Sportster

Length 86 in.

Seat Height, Unladen 30.9 in.

Ground Clearance 6 in.

Wheelbase 59.3 in.

Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal.

Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.

Weight, In Running Order 568 lb.

Engine Air-cooled, Evolution

Bore 3.5 in.

Stroke 3.811 in.

Displacement 73.4 cu in

Compression Ratio 10:01

Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Exhaust Shorty-dual exhaust with chrome tapered mufflers with laser cut black heat shields

Wheels, Front Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Wheels, Rear Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Harlan Butler - 1942 Harley-Davison WLA model

Specifications: Top Speed 65 mph

Engine: 45 Degree, V-Twin

Type: Air-Cooled, Side-Valve

Compression Ratio: 5:1

Displacement: 739cc, 45.12 Cubic Inches

Carburetion: Linkert

Horsepower: 23.5, Rated

Primary: Chain

Transmission: 3-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Wheelbase: 57.5 Inches

Dry Weight: 576 Pounds

 Made to United States Army specifications it is sometimes known as “The Liberator” or “The motorcycle that won the War.”

In 1939 the first WLA prototype went from the Harley-Davidson factory to Fort Knox, Kentucky for testing. Harley-Davidson began producing limited numbers of the WLA for the US Army in 1940. Based on the then current WL model, a 45 cu in (738 cc) flat-head, solo-seat v-twin, the suffix “A” means Army. The “W” series had been developed from the “R” series, produced between 1932 and 1936, and “L” signifies high-compression. High compression then meant 5 to 1, of course very low by today’s standards.

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Jim Robertson and Nathalie Arnell


Did you know? cRc member Bob is one of our last surviving World War Two Veterans? Bob also likes to line dance. Go figure.
Did you know? About 6 years ago, cRc member Ron Blisset rode a 1914 Indian that he had rebuilt from North Carolina across the United States in the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run and finished at Santa Monica pier in California. Ask him about it sometime, he will tell you an amazing story about the little red Indian.
Bill Farris

Gary Miller - HONDA 


Manufacturer Honda

Production 1989–2003

Predecessor Honda XRV650

Class Dual-sport

Engine 742 cc (45.3 cu in) V-twin

Bore / stroke 81.0 mm × 72.0 mm (3.19 in × 2.83 in)

Compression ratio 9.0:1

Transmission 5-speed, chain 

Frame type Single downtube with double-loop cradle, rectangular section, steel

Suspension Front: 43mm air-assisted telescopic fork

Rear: Pro-Link 214mm wheel travel with preload and compression damping adjustment

Brakes Front: two 276mm discs 2 piston calipers

Rear: Single 256mm disc 1 piston caliper

Dimensions L.91.1 in to 94 in

Fuel capacity  6.1 US gal

Jon Forman

Roy Sherry

Roy also owns a new Royal Enfield.


Maricha Thompson