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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by GrahamH » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:52 pm

My life in motorbikes………..

1965 Honda CM90 – Pushrod model bought from teacher at school

1970 BSA Starfire – I thought a CD175 would be better but my mate persuaded me, he was wrong!

1972 T120V – Had porous barrel casting, sent back to Meriden to fix, took six months as next day they went on strike!

Honda P50 – Better than the bus

Suzuki B120P – Rode it from Yorkshire to Plymouth one night, via Wales for variety, swapped for a Humber Sceptre

Suzuki GT500 – Not as nice to ride as the Triumph but always arrived

Ossa 350 – So good it could climb trees

Yamaha YB100 – Restored for my wife, she rode it once, bless her.

Yamaha SR500 – Was an art form to kick-start

BMW R650 LS – Nice bike but vibrated a bit

1985 BMW R80 monoshock – Beautifully made, big numb thing

RD350 YPVS – Excellent machine, was raced by two lads on FS1Es, I lost but I doubt they survived to old age

Norman Nippy – Not sure what I was thinking of

VFR750 – Too heavy and too tempting to speed

XBR500 – Hated the low bars and rearset footrests

BMW CS650 – Had stood for 10 years and was home to old cobwebs and dead spiders

Honda CB400SS – Single cylinder import – SS stands for Standard Single

Tmax – So wide it was difficult to get feet down, very noisy screen

Puch 50 – Never got it to run properly, turned out to be the ‘fixed’ timing was out.

CN250 Helix – Now on my third, must say something about me

VX535 Virago – Love the low seat, not so sure about the looks

1956 Rouge Lion Moped – I think I’m regressing back to childhood!

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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by skyrider » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:54 pm

yamaha fs1e suzuki 250 x7
yamaha as3 125
yamaha rd 250e
suzuki gs550
yamaha rd 350lc
yamaha xj550
yamaha 350lc
yamaha xj600
honda cbr 400 tri arm
yamaha serow
honda vfr400
kawasaki 550 zephyr
honda c90
yamaha rxs100
honda cb500
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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by Squidward » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:53 pm

Bianchi Tonale 175 OHC Non runner
Triumph Sports Cub T20SH new.
BSA 441 Shooting Star new..very disappointing.
Triumph 65 Thunderbird Outfit.
Ducati Mk3 250 new great little bike.
Triumph T100, used and unreliable.
Triumph T100 Daytona new fragile.
Norton 750 Commando 'Combat' new total rubbish, dreadful.
Honda CB750 ohc new boring.
Honda CB400F new great bike wildly underrated.
Laverda 3CL 980 triple Jarama new wonderful. best bike I ever owned stupidly I sold it.
Laverda SF750 hard work.
Kawasaki ER6F nearly new a great bike much better than you'd expect.Kept it 10 years. Bloke who bought it wrote it off almost immediately.
BMW G310R new still got it, in a real world it's all I need at 75
Never been without at least one roadworthy bike since 1964 and still doin' it !.

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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by XTreme » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:38 pm

Great list @Squidward.

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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by bonio » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:13 pm

2002 Honda CB500S
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2013 BMW R1200GS
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2002 Suzuki GSX-R600 K2 Movistar
Sadly had to sell this as it caned my neck :(
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2007 Suzuki DR Z400-SM
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2019 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx Low
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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by Roland » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:49 pm

Ian Frog wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:11 pm
XTreme wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:14 am
Ian Frog wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Very interesting reading and surprising how many of us had Z650`s back in the day!
Great fun machines and good for apprentice hooligans lol.
Cheers
Ian
1978......

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The GS750 was a far better bike though!

1979.....

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Actually totally agree with you on that thought.
I had my GS in 84 and loved it.
at the time I thought it was a great mix of power and handling.
Cheers
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I haqve two Bikes in my Garage I want rid of. there is a GS750 & a CB650. Any interest in either or do you know where I may generate responses from interested parties as they are both partly disassembled.

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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by Swagman » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:34 am

Motobecane sport 50
Yamaha 50 step through
Honda cd175 blue
Lambretta li150
Honda superdream
Suzuki 185 gt blue
Suzuki 185 got red
Honda cd175 red
Honda 400/4
Yamaha xj900
Kawasaki zzr1100
Honda cbr600
Yamaha Fazer 1000 had this one 15yrs still own
Kawasaki vn750
Yamaha YZF750
Yamaha xj1200
Yamaha thundercat
Yamaha fz6 Fazer black still have this
Yamaha fz6 Fazer s2 Blue still have this
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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by husoi » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:14 am

I started with an Africa twin 750
then moved to a VFR800 '99
moved to UK
Got a VFR800 '98
Then a few years ago I was old enough to get a ST1300 8-)
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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by boboneleg » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:15 am

Right, I'll have a go ............

Garelli Tiger Cross
Lambretta LI 150
BSA Bantam
Honda XL185S
Suzuki TS250ER
Yamaha RD250 DX
Kawasaki KL250
Honda MTX200
Honda Dominator
Yamaha RD350YPVS
Suzuki DR350S x 6
Gilera SP180
Yamha Serow
Honda Transalp 600 x 3
Honda Transalp 650 x 3
Honda Africa Twin RD03
Honda Africa Twin RD04 x 2
Honda Africa Twin RD07
KTM 950 Adventure x 2
KTM 990 Adventure
KTM 640 Adventure
BMW 650 Dakar
Triumph Scrambler
Suzuki DRZ400 x 4
Honda CBF125
Honda CBR600 R
BMW1150 GS
KTM400 EXC
Honda CRF250 Rally
Suzuki DR650 SE x 3
Yamaha Tenere 700

I might have missed some out, age does that sort of thing to you :lol:
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Re: What bikes have you owned over the years?

Post by XTreme » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:18 pm

boboneleg wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:15 am
Right, I'll have a go ............

Garelli Tiger Cross
Lambretta LI 150
BSA Bantam
Honda XL185S
Suzuki TS250ER
Yamaha RD250 DX
Kawasaki KL250
Honda MTX200
Honda Dominator
Yamaha RD350YPVS
Suzuki DR350S x 6
Gilera SP180
Yamha Serow
Honda Transalp 600 x 3
Honda Transalp 650 x 3
Honda Africa Twin RD03
Honda Africa Twin RD04 x 2
Honda Africa Twin RD07
KTM 950 Adventure x 2
KTM 990 Adventure
KTM 640 Adventure
BMW 650 Dakar
Triumph Scrambler
Suzuki DRZ400 x 4
Honda CBF125
Honda CBR600 R
BMW1150 GS
KTM400 EXC
Honda CRF250 Rally
Suzuki DR650 SE x 3
Yamaha Tenere 700

I might have missed some out, age does that sort of thing to you :lol:
Another 16 needed Bob! 8-)

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