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Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Cobra88 » 02 Sep 2018, 17:08

Hi Guys and Girls

Anyone else on here a Biker ?

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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 02 Sep 2018, 18:07

Was until the 80's. Back in the days when we had British bikes.
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby jrt » 02 Sep 2018, 19:04

Only the dangerously slow two stroke/smokey sort :lol:
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby petethefeet » 02 Sep 2018, 19:34

Yes, had bikes since I was 18, had a selection of British and Jap bikes, started with a Suzuki TS100ER trail bike, them a TS125ER, then two Triumph Tiger Cubs, one a 1961 model and also a home built cafe racer Tiger Cub, they were sold regrettably and a 1957 Triumph 6T Thunderbird was bought in a box of bits, this was rebuilt about 10 years ago and has been used on and off since. Last year a 1988 Yamaha XT350 came up for sale locally so that is in the garage with the 6T and is used to do a 20 mile commute occasionally and the odd fair weather bumble around the quieter roads.
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby tobydog » 02 Sep 2018, 19:48

Continuously had a motorcycle since 1975, gaps with 4 wheels. Current bike is a Guzzi Le Mans Mk II owned from new since September 1980 :D
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby 300CE » 02 Sep 2018, 20:19

Have an XMax 250 for work and an SP1 - here's a pic going over the mountain section at the IoM:

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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Stevest25 » 02 Sep 2018, 22:55

Evening all, yes also been into bikes for some time, sarted with like above smelly two strokes,
Gilera 50 trials, suzuki gp100,kawasaki ke 175, Yamaha rs100 ,125 yz125 ,dt125,husquavarna 250,
Then full licence. Suzuki gs 500, kawasaki er 5, Suzuki sv650, Suzuki sv1000,Yamaha xt660x,triumph street triple r
Kawasaki versys 1000 and current bike Yamaha r6 , have an ongoing rebuild
Project on a bsa c15,but current t25 keeping me busy and away from using bike
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby maxstu » 02 Sep 2018, 23:44

Very much so until a bunch of lowlife scrots stole my Suzuki GSF650 K8 on Sunday morning. :evil:
Apart from above too many to mention in 45 years riding and 17 years competition racing between 1987 to 2004....when guess what...my last race bike was also pinched. :roll: Started with Puch Sports M50 & Suzuki AP50 reg SMV3R in 1975/76 to Bandit 1200 2001 to 2011 and many many in between.
So please look out for GD59LFT cherry metallic red with grey petrol tank, heated grips and Scotoiler system. Also Oxford Sports soft side panniers.
Please call me if seen or offered parts.
Give me five minutes alone with the c**ts. :twisted:
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby scottbott » 03 Sep 2018, 07:47

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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Alzey » 03 Sep 2018, 10:58

Oh yes, been riding motor cycles since 1975, first one was Suzuki TS100 and currently riding a Triumph Scrambler and lost count of everything in between. I had a yam T-max scooter a few years ago and considering going back to the twist and go convenience ... On the other hand I've never owned Italian Hmmm decision decisions !

I must say that the standard of driving is so poor nowadays that I sometimes think I must be mad to still be on two wheels.
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Ian and Lins » 03 Sep 2018, 11:27

Yep. Been riding since I was 15. I got a Lambretta `125 scooter as my first legal on the road bike 'cause Mum said they were safer than a real motorcycle! Never been without a bike since and 65 next year. Anything from 1932 New Imperial to Aprilia RSV 1000RR. Got a Triumph 595 Speed Triple now. What's your history Cobra?
Are we going on anything else?

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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Cobra88 » 03 Sep 2018, 15:26

motocross from 9 (Ran out of talent)

passed test in 1980
Raced in production 750 till 82 (As per MX)
Joined UK Armed Forces
Back to civvie street in 92
never been without a bike even in Military time.
Do a few trackdays with a couple of mates.
don't like silly sports bikes with 200 hp.

I like to take a Knife to a Gunfight sort of deal :D

prefer lower power with top handling
mostly V twins
Currently Ducati M1100evo had since 2011 which has evolved as usual with my stuff
and a Suzuki RV125 I modded to bimble around on and get to work.

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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Mr Bean » 04 Sep 2018, 15:30

Yes I have been riding motorcycles right up to and beyond retirement age.
My first bike at age fifteen was home made job with an ordinary cycle frame with a 50cc Phillips clutched two stroke sitting over the pedal crank connected by chain to a three speed Sturmy Archer with a pedal crank wheel attached to the Sturmeysprocket. I had to bump start it with a sprung loaded pin which temporarily disabled the free wheel mechanism and jumped out once started. I used it for work making most of the journey on the river Lea towpath thus avoiding the local bobby – those were the days. It would do a frightening speed and sure enough I crashed it on a long freshly gritted adverse camber road mounting the kerb and suffering multiple grazing along a wall. I then moved on to an Excellsior 98 and then a Norton 16H from Pride and Clarks. Many years and many machines later I still have a rat bike style A65 with full dustbin fairing and some wild Frank Frazetta Based murals - larger than life Berzerka as a frontspiece image on an Historic rego . For fun I also have a 50cc Peugeot Sports which surprisingly goes off the clock at 60 MPH if you get tucked in. It is a water cooled tuned pipe two stroke with upside down forks, disks front and rear, five speed box and seems to be based on a ¾ scale super bike chassis and fairings.
However largely due to a lifetime of motorcycling and an on-off relationship with motorboat racing I am no longer capable of mount/dismounting solo's due to various biking related medical conditions.
So sadly I guess I will have to sell the Peugeot and maybe build a racing style sidecar for the BSA if ever I find time.
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Troopy » 06 Sep 2018, 08:19

Rode trials and MX when I was a kid, first road bike an FS1-E

Rode all through my life (mostly Triumph's) and now own an Aprilia Mille RSV which I am planning to get rid of to start a trike project :D
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Re: Anyone else on here into Motorcycles?

Postby Mr Bean » 06 Sep 2018, 15:36

Troopy wrote:Rode trials and MX when I was a kid, first road bike an FS1-E

Rode all through my life (mostly Triumph's) and now own an Aprilia Mille RSV which I am planning to get rid of to start a trike project :D


Yes the other option for my A65 is to make it into a front to back trike using the front suspension components from as small car. Having done a lot of combo riding I am very aware of the braking into bends scenario. Although one of my passenger bum tighteners was to do Whipps Cross long about with the side car wheel off the ground. However I do believe the conventional layout has better chance of getting through the first registration stage.
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