Category Archives: Member Profiles

Jim Park

MSTA Member Jim Park
MSTA Member Jim Park

Hometown/State? I was born and raised in Madison, Indiana and moved to Florida in 1970. I currently reside, with my wife Dianne, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

What was your first motorcycle? Mine was a 1969 Bridgestone 350 GTR.

Current motorcycle(s)? I own a 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer

What is your all-time favorite motorcycle? That would be my 2004 and 2008 Honda ST1300A. I put nearly 250,000 miles on the two bikes.

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Member Profile: Robert Ohm

Robert Ohm
Robert Ohm

Hometown/State? I live in Neenah, Wisconsin.

What was your first motorcycle? Mine was a 1966 Yamaha 250cc street bike.

Current motorcycle(s)? I own a 2010 Honda ST1300.

What is your all-time favorite motorcycle? That would be Honda’s VFR800. The bike is sporty, yet comfortable enough to ride 1000 miles in a day. The 5.8 gallon tank allows one to cover 200 miles between fill ups.

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Todd Faris

Todd FarisHometown/State? Holiday, Florida

What was your first motorcycle? My first motorcycle was a 1974 Honda Z50 Mini Trail bike that I obtained in 1979 and rode during several Wisconsin summers.

Current motorcycles? My stable of motorcycles are all Hondas: 2004 ST1300, 1994 CB1000, 1986 CB700SC Nighthawk, 1985 Gold Wing GL1200, 1984 VF700 and 1975 CB360T.

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Judi Rowe

Judi RoweHometown/State? As an Air Force brat I’ve had the good fortune to live all over the country. I was born in Great Falls, Montana and have lived the majority of my life in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

What was your first motorcycle? My first bike was a 1970 “something” Suzuki DR100.

Current motorcycles? 2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 and 2004 Yamaha WR250F.

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Phil Tarman

Phil TarmanHometown/State? I live in Fort Morgan, CO.

What was your first motorcycle? A 1983 Honda GL650i Silverwing. This bike had skinny panniers and a trunk big enough for a helmet. It also had cool LED meters on the fairing that gave me digital readouts of voltage, CB channel, outside air temperature. I always thought they made the bike look especially impressive at night. Before I bought the Silverwing, I thought I’d be a “cruiser” kind of guy. The Silverwing made a sport tourer out of me.

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Richard (Rick) Watts

Richard (Rick) WattsHometown/State? Our current address is Box Elder, South Dakota. Being retired, we spend quite a bit of time in Illinois and Michigan during the summer and currently winter in south Texas.

What was your first motorcycle? My first motorcycle was a Black 1940 Harley Davidson 61 knucklehead that I bought used in 1966. The suicide clutch and tank shift took a little time to master.

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