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    • Country: Surrey, UK
    Other bikes you have owned
    on: June 06, 2015, 08:21:16 pm
    June 06, 2015, 08:21:16 pm
    Interesting to see what else you have owned over the years ( or have in your current stable).

    Puch MS50D got me started as a 16 year old
    Yamaha RS100
    Kawazaki A7 350 ( referred to elsewhere as the worst buy)
    Yamaha RD400
    Yamaha XS750
    Suzuki B120 (after I wrote off the above Yamaha)
    Yamaha XS400 SECA  Monoshock
    Kawazaki GT750 Ruined by me putting on a barn door of a fairing and leaking air shocks)
    Ducati 906 Paso ( a pig of a bike which was bought back by the importers / sellers in exchange for..)
    Ducati 907i.e. ( a lovely bike which I wish I still had as a 2nd steed)
    Suzuki RGV 250P
    Honda CBR600F
    Honda CBF1000A
    Honda VFR1200FD ( My favourite of all time, oops don't let the C.R. hear that.)
    Honda VFR800X Crossrunner
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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 01:27:35 pm
    June 11, 2015, 01:27:35 pm
    Nice to read you list of bikes. I think mine shows my age, quite a few British bikes. One of my favourites was the CX 500 not too exciting but a great commuter. The BMWgs 1200s were great but not as reliable and tough as owners like to pretend, spares and servicing overpriced.

    Here are some of the bikes I have owned.
    BSA D5 Bantam
    Ariel Leader
    Royal Enfield Crusader Sports 250 (when they were made in UK)
    Yamaha RD 250
    Norton 99
    Kawasaki 750GT
    Honda CX 500
    Yamaha FJ 1200 (2 of these)
    Triumph Trophy 1200
    Triumph Sprint
    BMW 650 GT
    BMW 800gs
    BMW 1200gs (3 of these)
    BMW 1200GT
    And now a
    Honda Crossrunner

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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 04:04:39 pm
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    an interesting spread!
    Nice to here some honest feedback about GS ownership

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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 08:08:35 pm
    June 11, 2015, 08:08:35 pm
    Crickey I'm an amateur

    Nsu quickly
    Cb175
    Bmw r65
    R80rt
    Vfr750fj from new-still in the garage
    Vfr800fix still in garage about to be sold
    Bsa a65 failed resto project
    Crossrunner - luvin it

    Embarrassingly low mileages, but who cares - it's the joy of ownership!

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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 08:43:14 pm
    June 11, 2015, 08:43:14 pm
    Not too many for me either.

    50cc Mobylette - what the hell it was usable transport for £10
    Kawasaki KH125 - used through most of my yoof, until I could afford a car.  Decent little bike as long as you did not try to exceed 55mph when it would cut out.
    VFR 800 FiX - bought new in 2000 and ridden for nearly 15 years until some prick in a white van decided to change lanes without warning as I was filtering past. Fabulous bike and barely run in with only 60,000 on the clock.
    CB500S - Bought in 2005 when I was commuting into central London everyday.  Cheap, reliable and a surprisingly brilliant to ride.  One of life's guilty pleasures.  Still in the garage.
    CR - Bought to replace the VFR, using as my daily commuter and starting to really enjoy it.

    Still should have bought the salvage for the VFR though...
    Best Regards Dave
    2012 Honda Crossrunner
    1955 Triumph TR2
    1999 Land Rover Discovery 2 TD5 ES

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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 08:47:46 pm
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    Vfr800fix still in garage about to be sold

    Keep talking...
    Best Regards Dave
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    1955 Triumph TR2
    1999 Land Rover Discovery 2 TD5 ES

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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 09:01:04 pm
    June 11, 2015, 09:01:04 pm
    10k miles, W reg only one owner before me, a few extras, bubble screen, upgraded rectifier, gel seat, bar risers, rack, heated grips and hi level Remus exhaust (still got the original seat, screen & silencer).................


    Probably about to be assassinated by a sponsor now!

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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 10:10:39 pm
    June 11, 2015, 10:10:39 pm
    Resist, must resist........

    Stainless exhaust?  Colour?  Price?
    Best Regards Dave
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    1955 Triumph TR2
    1999 Land Rover Discovery 2 TD5 ES

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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #8 on: June 12, 2015, 06:46:12 am
    June 12, 2015, 06:46:12 am
    Original exhaust
    V ery F ast  R ed
    £ 2750
    Garaged from new


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    Re: Other bikes you have owned
    Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 05:16:50 pm
    June 12, 2015, 05:16:50 pm
    Had a few, started on shhhh :138: scooters, well they were cheap in the early 70s
    Lambretta Jetta 125
    Vespa SS180
    Vespa GS160
    Honda 50 step through x 2
    Lambretta Li125 s3
    Suzuki GT 250
    Suzuki GS425
    Yamaha RD 250 + 350
    Yamaha DT 250
    Honda 250 wet dream
    Honda CBX 1000 Silver
    Honda 400 wet dream
    Yamaha Thunderace, my 1st modern bike :002:
    Triumph Tiger
    Suzuki GSF 600 x3
    Kawasaki GT 1000
    Kawasaki Z750
    Honda Varadero 1000
    All sold /scrapped/whatever
    In current Stable:-
    Well the CROSSRUNNER, I love to ride this bike,it sings to me :046: :046:
    Ducati Multistrada It's a bit special and I have owned over 6 yrs.
    Lambretta Li 125 S2 Well I just had to have one!

     



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