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What Bikes!

Post by BIG BILL » Fri May 26, 2017 5:02 pm

I would be interested to know what riders have owned over the years from mopeds scooters to full on Sports bikes.
I have been riding legally since 1978
Honda SS50 5 speed with a 90cc conversion (so not legal but quick for a moped)SHusss!
CB900 x2
GPZ1100 most unreliable
GSX750F first trip camping with Son.
3X Triumph Tiger 955i's
DR650 (couldn't start the bloody thing)
XT1200 S10 new (nice bike no power though)
Another Tiger 955i (last model)
Fazer 1000 very quick ( new upgraded shock and amazing)
Xt660 Tenere (great bike punchy but seat like a plank should I go on)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 2012 (the ugly one, but I like it) best Bike I have ever owned a true all rounder.
Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the Bl**dy thing ( Barry Sheene )
Your along time dead..

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by Billy Bananahead » Fri May 26, 2017 5:20 pm

I don't usually reply to these posts but what the hell, since 1979/80
CB250 G5 Honda
DT175 two stroke
XS500 8 valve twin
GT550 Kwak shaft
VT500 x 2
GS850G shaft with a 1000G engine transplanted
CX500 x 2
XJ750 import like XJ900
FJ bitsa a la 1100/1200
XJ600 Diversion
CB-1 400cc not the big one
VFR750 FJ version from 1988
XS1100 x 3
XJR1200 x 2
Tiger 800XC
the last three I've still got and one each of.

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by frenchy3 » Fri May 26, 2017 5:22 pm

Puch maxi(bought for me by my stepdad when all my mates had FS1E,s and AP50,s) :( ,Maico 400 mx 1978 :ohmy: ,Yamaha RD250E 1979 :) ,Suzuki TS250er 1979 :) ,Laverda Jota 180 registered 1982 :) ,Harris magnum 2 1200 yoshimura suzuki :ohmy: ,Honda CB500T :( 1976,Suzuki TS 185er 1980 :) ,Yamaha RD 400 x2 :ohmy: ,Yamaha RD 350lc(micron pipes 375cc conversion 1981 :) ,Kawasaki Z550,Yamaha YZ 465g 1980 :woohoo: ,Maico 490mx mega 2 1981 :evil: ,B.S.A B31 1958 :) ,B.S.A Bantam plunger 1955 :) ,Honda CRM 250 mk 1 and mk 2 1989 and 1992 :lol: ,Kawasaki KLX300 2000 :) ,Yamaha WR250f 2005 :) ,CCM 604e 1999 :( ,Harley Davidson MT350e 1996 :) ,BMW F800gs 2009 :) . Suzuki DRZ400s 2007 :) . May have missed a couple.

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by skylineonfire » Fri May 26, 2017 5:44 pm

2012 cbf125
2013 cbf125
2013 CB500X
2013 Hornet
2016 CB500X
2016 Africa Twin
There's a theme here...

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by sid. » Fri May 26, 2017 6:20 pm

Yamaha fs1e. (Stolen). Another fs1e. Yamaha rd250. Kawasaki z900a4. Kawasaki gpz900. Yamaha Xt 500. Suzuki ts 250. Kawasaki z1b. Yamaha xt600. Suzuki gsxr1100. Yamaha xtz750. 5 year break from bikes. Another xtz750. And present bike ktm 950 adv.

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by sprintster » Fri May 26, 2017 6:20 pm

I've not had that many since I tend to hang onto my bikes if I like them.Nothing flash either,I've always preferred practicality over style.
Honda XL125R (until I passed my test)
Yamaha XJ550 (the only bike I've written off)
Honda CBR600FJ (I loved that bike but had a big insurance claim on it then couldn't afford to insure it for a second year. :( )
Yamaha RD350LC (Quite pleased it was stolen.I got £350 more back on the insurance than I paid for it.Plus I seem to be the only person in the world who wasn't wooed by them.Just seemed gutless and slow after the CBR)
Suzuki GSX750ES(nice bike but knackered by the time I got it)
Suzuki GSXF650 (another underrated bike,but not much good for 2 up.)
Triumph Sprint ST 955 (kept for 9 years so must have liked it. :) )
Triumph Sprint 900 Executive (bought as a 2nd bike to my now commuter ST.Sprag clutch went but I had already realised I wasn't quite ready to slow down yet! )
Triumph Sprint RS (present bike,no intentions of changing it any time soon.)

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by tuftywhite » Fri May 26, 2017 7:26 pm

There are some cracking lists of bikes.
Mine are in chronological order:
C90 Cub
R80G/S (still have)
C90 Cub
Beta Alp (for sale)
R1200GS (for sale)
R1150GS (still have)
R65 project
Also have custody of my dad's Dot TDHX.
Not a bad list I suppose.

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by gspod » Fri May 26, 2017 7:33 pm

Z400 twin
XL 600
XT500 in Oz
GL 1000
GL 1000
XLV 750

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by Hoggyf » Fri May 26, 2017 7:42 pm

Honda MB5
Honda MBX125
VFR750 (borrowed for 6 months)
BMW R1100S
CCM 644
BMW gs800
Triumph tiger 800
Gas gas jtx250
Beta Rev3 250
Beta Rev4 250
Montesa 4RT 250
Still got the Montesa and the Triumph, not sure if I regret getting rid of the R1100S
Honda MB5, Honda MBX125, 350LC, RGV250, MTX125, GasGas JTX250, CM 644 DS, BMW R1100S, Beta Rev3 250, Beta Rev4T, Honda XL700V Transalp, BMW F800 GS, Kawasaki Super Sherpa
Montesa 4RT, Triumph Tiger 800, Beta Alp, Montesa 315

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Re: What Bikes!

Post by BobH » Fri May 26, 2017 8:32 pm

Thats got me thinking:
XL1000 Varadero
TDM900 - x 2 great commuter
VN1600 Meanstreak - lovely bike, very bling
GPZ1000RX another
Aprilia Falco - lovely
Royal Enfield 500 Classic
Triumph Thruxton
Triumph Scrambler
Arpilia RSV4R
KTM 1190 Adv
KTM 990 Adv
The last 4 I still have. Looking back I think I tried most flavours.

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