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Offline electroken

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2019, 02:41:43 PM »
Those that were registered, in approximate order:
1975 Honda CB200T
1972 Honda CB500K1
1972 CB175 (X2, acquired in disassembled form)
1984 Honda CB700SC
1984 Honda VF1100S
1972 Honda CL350K4
2003 Kawasaki Concours
2005 Yamaha TW200
2008 Kawasaki KLR650
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer ABS

Only the CL350, KLR650, and TEX are still mine.

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2019, 02:57:23 PM »
Kawasaki KE175
Kawasaki GTR1000
Kawasaki GT750
Honda CBR1000F
Honda CBR1000F
Honda CBR1000F
Honda GL1500 Goldwing
Honda GL1800 Goldwing
Honda GL1800 Goldwing
Honda XL1000 Varadero
Honda XRV750  Africa Twin
Honda XBR500
Honda CBF1000
Honda CB500T
Suzuki GSF1250
Suzuki DR650
Triumph Explorer 1200 Gen1
Triumph Explorer 1200 XRX Gen 2
Triumph Explorer 1200 XRT Gen 2

This covers my motorcycles from 1974 to date - think I've remembered them all but couldnt possibly remember the years for most of them! Some like the CBR1000F (Hurricane!) I liked so much I owned 3 of them at different times!

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 05:13:52 PM »
'72 Honda CB450T
'79 Honda CX500 Deluxe
'74 Honda CB350F (four banger)
'81 Honda GL500 Interstate (Silver Wing)
'83 Honda XL350R
*Intermission*
'96 BMW R1200R
'79 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing (with full Vetter touring kit)
'06 Honda F600A (Silver Wing scooter)
'04 Honda ST1300A (Pan)
'09 Suzuki DL650A (V-strom)
'13 Triumph Tiger Explorer
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 06:14:16 PM by CaptainTrips »
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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 05:16:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
Triumph Tina Scooter
Saw one of these locally on Craig's List last week! Complete, but missing the carburetor. I presume that the carb would be somewhat difficult to find... Thought about restoring this for my wife, whose name is (of course) Tina.  :001:
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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 06:43:15 PM »
LOL! What a leading question.
Ariel: Arrow/Leader x5
BMW: R1200GS/K1200S
BSA:A7 Shooting Star
Honda: C90 sport/CG125/MTX125/CB500T/CB500S/VF750/VFR750/VFR800/CBR900RR x2/CBR1000F x4/XL1000V/CBR1100XX/VFR1200
Kawasaki:ZX6R x2/GPZ750R/GPZ750S/Zx7P4/ZX9 x 7!!/GPZ1100S/ZZR1100D/ZRX1200S/ZZR1400ABS x 2
Lambretta:LD150
Suzuki:TS185/DL650V/DL1000 x3/SV1000S x2/GSXR 1000 x4/GSX1300R x3
Triumph: T100(TriJay S)/Street Triple R/Tiger 800ABS/Tiger Sport/Explorer XRT
Yamaha:FZS600/FZS1000 x2/FZ1-S x2/XJR1200/XT1200Z
Current total =64: X= number of that model!: Full reviews, most reg #'s & many photos available on request
Most of one type= Kawasaki ZX9 x7
Best solo :GSXR1000K6 Worst solo: Lambretta LD150
Best Sports Tourer: GSX1300R: Most overrated  sports tourer CBR1100XX
Best Adventure: XT1200Z :Worst Adventure XL1000V : Explorer still growing on me after 5k miles but let down by luggage/pillion probs & fuel range.
Is this a reflection of my age or state of mind?
Maybe somebody should ask which countries have been ridden in??
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 06:44:52 PM by riffraff »

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 06:53:53 PM »
Oh this is fun  :001: you can see the speed development
Honda SS50 - slowwwwwwwwwwww  :745:
Triumph Tiger Cub - faster
BSA Lightning 650
Triumph T160 - dross
Yam RD 400 - Wheelie king
Suzuki GT 750 Kettle - Wobble king
Kawasaki Z650 - good allrounder
Honda XL250
Kawasaki Z1000ST - European tourer
Yamaha DT175 - Trials
Kawasaki Z1000R
Kawasaki GPZ900R - legend - real Superbike
Kawasaki GPX750 - awful
Kawasaki ZX10 - mother ship
Suzuki GT750 Kettle opportunity
Triumph T150 Trident - bad habit
Honda CBR 10000F - good allrouder
Triumph Tiger Cub - bought on a whim 1957 !!!!!!
Honda Blackbird - great bike
Suzuki Gen 1 Hayabusa - great fast bike
Suzuki Gen 2 Hayabusa - great fast bike with better brakes
HD 883 Sportster - itch but slowwwwwwwwwwww
2012 Triumph Explorer ( still here) great all rounder - love it
HD XR 1200 - fun ! but no room left
Laverda Jota ( still here ) legend with the best sound of any bike - makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck
Laverda Corsa ( still here ) easier to go further than the Jota  :031:
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 06:56:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by riffraff [+]
LOL! What a leading question.
Ariel: Arrow/Leader x5
BMW: R1200GS/K1200S
BSA:A7 Shooting Star
Honda: C90 sport/CG125/MTX125/CB500T/CB500S/VF750/VFR750/VFR800/CBR900RR x2/CBR1000F x4/XL1000V/CBR1100XX/VFR1200
Kawasaki:ZX6R x2/GPZ750R/GPZ750S/Zx7P4/ZX9 x 7!!/GPZ1100S/ZZR1100D/ZRX1200S/ZZR1400ABS x 2
Lambretta:LD150
Suzuki:TS185/DL650V/DL1000 x3/SV1000S x2/GSXR 1000 x4/GSX1300R x3
Triumph: T100(TriJay S)/Street Triple R/Tiger 800ABS/Tiger Sport/Explorer XRT
Yamaha:FZS600/FZS1000 x2/FZ1-S x2/XJR1200/XT1200Z
Current total =64: X= number of that model!: Full reviews, most reg #'s & many photos available on request
Most of one type= Kawasaki ZX9 x7
Best solo :GSXR1000K6 Worst solo: Lambretta LD150
Best Sports Tourer: GSX1300R: Most overrated  sports tourer CBR1100XX
Best Adventure: XT1200Z :Worst Adventure XL1000V : Explorer still growing on me after 5k miles but let down by luggage/pillion probs & fuel range.
Is this a reflection of my age or state of mind?
Maybe somebody should ask which countries have been ridden in??

Surprised you can remember them all - Busa - Legend such a lot of fun 
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 07:13:07 PM »
It looks like there are a lot of young guys on this forum  :015:

I feel better already   :002:

My list ;

1986 : Honda CJ360T 1976 (First real bike , and now I have one in my garage to restore)
1987 : Suzuki GS750
1988 : Suzuki Katana  1982 (GSX1100SZ)
1989 : Kawazaki Z900 engine in a Martin frame with Lucky strike design (how stupid can you get when young)
1990 : Suzuki GS850 ( Crashed the Katana .... )
1991 : Suzuki GT380 ( Destroyed the engine ...)
1992 : Suzuki Katana 1983 (liked the bike).
1994 : Yamaha Vmax 145HP

... period without money

1997 : Suzuki GSX550EZ , start rebuilding Katana number 2
2005 : Sold all bikes , bought Buell XB12S
2007 : Suzuki GSX1400
2011 : Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
2017 : Triumph XRX Low
2018 : 1976 Honda CJ360T

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2019, 07:24:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by riffraff [+]
LOL! What a leading question.
Ariel: Arrow/Leader x5
BMW: R1200GS/K1200S
BSA:A7 Shooting Star
Honda: C90 sport/CG125/MTX125/CB500T/CB500S/VF750/VFR750/VFR800/CBR900RR x2/CBR1000F x4/XL1000V/CBR1100XX/VFR1200
Kawasaki:ZX6R x2/GPZ750R/GPZ750S/Zx7P4/ZX9 x 7!!/GPZ1100S/ZZR1100D/ZRX1200S/ZZR1400ABS x 2
Lambretta:LD150
Suzuki:TS185/DL650V/DL1000 x3/SV1000S x2/GSXR 1000 x4/GSX1300R x3
Triumph: T100(TriJay S)/Street Triple R/Tiger 800ABS/Tiger Sport/Explorer XRT
Yamaha:FZS600/FZS1000 x2/FZ1-S x2/XJR1200/XT1200Z
Current total =64: X= number of that model!: Full reviews, most reg #'s & many photos available on request
Most of one type= Kawasaki ZX9 x7
Best solo :GSXR1000K6 Worst solo: Lambretta LD150
Best Sports Tourer: GSX1300R: Most overrated  sports tourer CBR1100XX
Best Adventure: XT1200Z :Worst Adventure XL1000V : Explorer still growing on me after 5k miles but let down by luggage/pillion probs & fuel range.
Is this a reflection of my age or state of mind?
Maybe somebody should ask which countries have been ridden in??

The Ariel: Arrow/Leader x5 is a give away of your physical age I'd say ;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Leader

The others look more like a combination of a young spirit and the size of the wallet at that time  :164:


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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2019, 07:36:48 PM »
Glad that some see the funny side of motorcycle madness!
- Have a full Excel worksheet list memory & always been a keen photographer!
- Cheapest bike was the £5 Lambretta & that was over priced!
- Best value was a £5 Ariel Leader (with no kick start splines) that commuted for 2 years ! Then so many Ariels as a result of "crash test dummy" training!
- Multiple ownership since 1998 after the parallel import price crash; bought a 1996 ZX9B3 for £9.5 k for it to be worth £3.5k 18 months later.
- Have met a lot of dealers but yet to find one with a conscience!

 


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