Old girl is 50 today

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by dubber68 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:52 pm

mine turned 50 this year as well. Good feeling innit?
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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by Stewie » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:57 am

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Yep my old Bird is 65, still a few laps of Europe in hers yet, that's if I can get in after March...😂

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by crofty » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:01 am

Nice to see folk using their bikes and racking up respectable mileages instead of changing them for the next big thing every year.

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by scoobydidler » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:31 pm

SteveW wrote:
Tink wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:36 pm
What bike is it?
I was thinking the same....is it one of those 700cc Honda twist and go half a Jazz engined things?
I had a ride on one once, fair play to you for Sticking it out for 50K.
Same platform i believe Steve, different thing.

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by micksea » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:00 pm

mines a 750cc manual.is that the standard seat base with a cut out? morocco was good,bike coped well apart from the front wheel being too small to cope with soft sand.flattened the gear shift dropping it on a rock,need to look into a folding tip option,i believe the only way is to cut the standard one and weld the end of a folding one on.had a kriega us20 on the frunk and a OS18 on the back seat which was a bit of a faff for fueling but not a great hardship.

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by RandG » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:23 pm

Good commuter but would pull the skin off a rice pudding, I commend you for having the wherewithal to ride it for such a sustained period, I rode it once on a Honda demo day with a 15 mile loop, I was bored to tears within 3.

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by crofty » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:26 pm

micksea wrote mines a 750cc manual.is that the standard seat base with a cut out? morocco was good,bike coped well apart from the front wheel being too small to cope with soft sand.flattened the gear shift dropping it on a rock,need to look into a folding tip option,i believe the only way is to cut the standard one and weld the end of a folding one on.had a kriega us20 on the frunk and a OS18 on the back seat which was a bit of a faff for fueling but not a great hardship.
Yes its a back seat i got off ebay and butchered. I had mine to Maroc a couple of times but it was a handful on the piste for me. sounds like you had a good time Keith's trips are great.
RandG wrote Good commuter but would pull the skin off a rice pudding, I commend you for having the wherewithal to ride it for such a sustained period, I rode it once on a Honda demo day with a 15 mile loop, I was bored to tears within 3.
Freudian typo there perhaps

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by garyboy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:01 am

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I got the `S` .. (naked) DCT … ok its not a race blaster, but I often overtake the power ranger rocket men, when I catch them up at traffic queues or indeed, long distance work, .. as the little girl do slip in and out of traffic very sneakily, and is suited to comfy distance work.

Laav it :)

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by crofty » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:41 pm

I see you run a crf250l as well Gary, i ran both for a couple of years and it was a pretty good combination that covered everything. Ive bought a Himalayan to replace the CRF but have kept all the bits and may yet go back to buying another if the Himalayan does,nt work out.
good to see you appreciate the real world virtues of the NC too.

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by Scott_rider » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:48 pm

This topic has got me thinking. Why do we change our bikes so frequently? Perhaps we need a 'bike mileage' topic? :idea:
Honda CBF1000A...the KTM 450 EXC-R has gone

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