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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #70 on: 14 September, 2009, 11:03:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by pedro [+]
I wonder how many of us wish that we still had some of our old bikes. In many cases they are much rarer now and will have increased in value. Of course space and financial reasons dictate we usually sell them, even if when :155: go for a pittance.

So...once you've finished with your Biffer, should you keep it at the back of the garage, where it can be dragged out in 30 years time by your grandson whilst you look on all dewey-eyed?

Like a 1954 Series C Vincent Rapide? Sold for £120 in 1963 :125: Plus many pre-war bikes. Then there was a 1932 (I think) BSA three wheeler that used to belong to Archie Scott Brown, and a 1935 Triumph Gloria Southern Cross (I bet that has got some of you 'googling') and so on.

Yes I could have started a motor museum, but moving thirty times since we married might have made it a little difficult, and I was usually broke. :164:
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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #71 on: 15 September, 2009, 04:08:16 AM »
1974 Suzuki TM125
1979 Suzuki RM125
1983 Suzuki RM125
!983 Honda XR350R
1980 Suzuki GS1000S
1985 XL250S
1996 XL500R
!987 Kawasaki KDX200
!987 Honda CBR1000
1991 Kawasaki KDX200
!993 Suzuki DR350
!996 Honda VT1100C2
1996 Ducati 900ss (still own)
2006 Kawasaki KLX250 (still own)
!980 Suzuki GS1000S (2nd one, still own)
2009 Honda CBF1000 (picked up yesterday)

I think thats it :211:

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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #72 on: 15 September, 2009, 07:20:28 PM »
Well! Carrying on from my post about keeping all your old bikes, which of course isn't really feasible, it's interesting to see how many of us have more than one bike anyway. Perhaps a dog as a winter commuter, an off-roader, a cruiser or a cosseted classic.

It's made me think perhaps I should have another. Although there's an 02 Blade sitting in the garage, that will be going because the Biffer replaced that. So...what? I think maybe an old (ish) not-quite-classic. Not too expensive, perhaps a 70's jap. A middleweight maybe, one of the early Honda fours or something I always thought looked nice. Perhaps one wanting attention although not a basket of rust. Food for thought for me perhaps. Or perhaps I'm daydreaming.  :084:

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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #73 on: 15 September, 2009, 08:31:21 PM »
 Hey Pedro

Check this site out!

http://www.nirvana-motorcycles.com/

I like the '72 500/4

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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #74 on: 15 September, 2009, 09:36:36 PM »
Thanks for that Mowjoe. I've put it in my favourites to visit on occasions in the future. Maybe...

I recall in the early/mid 70's when I was tootling about on small Honda twins I always hankered after a Norton Commando. There used to be a bike shop, just a single fronted shop, the location of which escapes me now (I used to go there with my parents for a pub lunch and a walk along the canal) that had a single shop window and displayed in it was this new black Roadster that I would drool over.

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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #75 on: 17 September, 2009, 10:31:03 PM »
Wandered a tad off topic there. So, bringing it back into line... come on - what bikes have you owned over the years? Or has everyone posted here now?

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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #76 on: 18 September, 2009, 12:29:00 AM »
1937 Francis Barnett Cruiser
1935 Velocette MSS (First with a sidecar, then without it - but that is another story.)
Several Villiers powered small bikes.
Velocette Venom
Velocette Viper,
Cyclemaster (the bigger 32cc version) :020:
1956 Vincent Rapide Series 'C' (again with and without a sidecar) :018:
Some yowling Japanese 2 stroke bike in Hong Kong
Several Army bikes while serving eg BSA M20? 500cc sidevalve, girder forks; Royal Enfield (nearly killed me when the frame broke just below the headstock :151:; A Norton and I think a Matchless; Also a Triumph side valve twin.(Later a short encounter with a Bombadier)
1964 Velocette Vogue
Yamaha Majesty 250cc Scooter (Oh the shame - but I was recovering from serious surgery :107:)
650 Deauville
700 Deauville
CBF 1000. :142:

Now for my next bike ........ :oldie:
Edit: Forgot my first new bike - Honda 400 Superdream, with Avon fairing. Rode it many thousands of miles, and it was the first bike that could go around corners; stop, and could be used at night! I used it for advanced training (Star Riders), and it was perfectly adequate, even with the 'big-boys' brigade, especially on the twisty bits.
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Re: So What Bikes Have You Owned Over The Years
« Reply #77 on: 23 September, 2009, 03:30:37 PM »
Started in 1970,

1) Italjet, Malaguti monti, 1970
2) Suzuki 50 1972 fuel gauge haha
3) Suzuki gsx 250
4) Kawasaki gpz 550 unitrak, 1982, good handler
5) Kawasaki 175
6) Yamaha DT 175
7) Kawasaki 750 shaft drive
8) Kawasaki GPZ 1100,1988, electronic speedo (broken)
9) Honda 750
10)Italjet 350 scott trial's bike, well made but heavy
11) Suzuki DR 650, 2003
12) Suzuki 650 V-strom, 2006 top bike
13) Honda CBF1000F abs, 2009

that's it I might have missed a couple thou !!
 I think I will keep the BIFF for along while it does everything so well, but I have just seen the new pic's of the Honda VFR1200 V4 !!! interesting.

Cheer's


 


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