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General Board / Re: The decline of RoV
« Last post by ArrrGeee on January 21, 2023, 11:39:24 AM »
2022 saw another record low number of posts on RoV - just 32
Not all that long ago we were getting that a week.

It's sad to see this decline - Facebook is a decidedly crappy alternative but seems to get all the traffic

yeah, unfortunately, not the best.

I do appreciate you guys stopping in from time to time
as they say, time marches on, and at some point in time this site will also.
I plan on keeping it going as long as there is some interest.


General Board / Re: Bikes and parts for anyone who wants them
« Last post by jefferson on January 21, 2023, 11:12:02 AM »
I'm hoping someone is close to you and can pick these up and make good use of them. An 83 is an awful good bike so someone needs to get this and get it on the road.
General Board / Bikes and parts for anyone who wants them
« Last post by trialattorney on January 20, 2023, 12:48:46 AM »
I have an 82 full fairing last run maybe 10 years ago; and an 83 I was working on restoring. I have the full fairing for this one as well. Also have an 82 "parts" bike and lots of assorted parts including covers, wheels, forks, tanks, etc.... I am moving and don't have time or energy to try and get the 82 running again and to finish the restoration of the 83. I will gladly give the bikes and all parts to anyone who is willing to come to Sylmar, CA to pick them up  but must take all bikes and all parts. I am leaving the state by January 29, so if no one comes to get them, I will give them to a motorcycle junk yard. Call if interested. Free. (818) 298-3416
General Board / Re: The decline of RoV
« Last post by fret not on January 15, 2023, 10:38:59 PM »
Sorry to hear of Eddie Willbanks' passing.  I knew he was instrumental in making the Vision motor into a competitive 750cc flat tracker.  For anyone interested in making a larger displacement Vision his work is an inspiration to study.
General Board / Re: The decline of RoV
« Last post by jefferson on January 14, 2023, 02:59:23 PM »
After reading your post I decided to check the facebook site out. While scrolling since that is all you can do, I came across some terrible news. Eddie Wilbanks passed away Aug. 25th of last year. For those of you that don't know, he was a master machinist and builder. He built a Battle of the Twins racer based off a Vision engine that was heavily modded and 750cc. It was chain drive and trellis framed. Eddie built it all. He also built the Memphis Shades Vision engined flat tracker using the same basic engine. He was a really nice guy. I'm honored that I got to spend time with him a couple of times and see his Vision handiwork. Watched an hour long video on Youtube about the Memphis rodders that he was a lifelong member of. It was episode 8 that was out 10 months ago. Found out he was much more than I knew of. Pearl paint was his idea that he toyed around with and kind of got stolen from him. He was a spiritual man and I know he's in good hands.
General Board / Re: The decline of RoV
« Last post by pullshocks on January 14, 2023, 03:22:27 AM »
When I bought my Vision back in '07, it was in large part because there was an active forum devoted to the bike. I see from P.O.D's chart that I joined when activity was at its peak.

Although my Vision is long gone, and my riding days are over, I still look in periodically, and post when I have something to contribute.  After reading this thread, I checked Facebook for the first time.  There is an impressive level of activity and enthusiasm there, (and even a recent post from John Clemens!) but I far prefer the forum format.  There is a tremendous amount of good info accumulated here, readily searchable.  Thanks to Ron/ArGee/Admin for maintaining the site all this time, and the many folks who took the time to assist me.
General Board / Re: Nice vision artical
« Last post by fret not on January 12, 2023, 05:46:35 PM »
I think it is the general way they do things in Japan:  domestic models get the crafty bling, exports get less expensive 'serviceable' hardware to keep prices down.
General Board / Re: Nice vision artical
« Last post by The Prophet of Doom on January 10, 2023, 04:38:28 AM »
That's the Japanese market XZ550D
Similar, but has a seat strap and fancy alloy footpegs
General Board / Re: Nice vision artical
« Last post by Kenny on January 07, 2023, 08:50:34 PM »
Wow , very neat .I Love the look of the grey and black one.
General Board / Re: Nice vision artical
« Last post by jefferson on January 07, 2023, 10:56:23 AM »
Thanks for that. Something new I haven't seen. Kind of like the way his bike looks.
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