Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by cozi70 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:36 pm

macdee wrote:RC 30
Rode one when the came out in 88
Still haven't stopped crying that I didn't get one
The OP mentioned a mark 1 busa which I once owner but an rc30 or 45 float my boat.

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by AndyB » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:40 pm

sprintster wrote:I always used to lust after a green ZXR750H1 purely for the paint job and Hoover pipes.I still wouldn't mind one to spend more time looking at than riding it. :)
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They're surprisingly cheap to buy. I know a couple of guys who've bought them and spent ages sourcing all the factory parts that went into the race version. One of them picked up a replica at the Manx this year so he obviously did a decent job of sorting it out (thumbs)

I think from what they've said you can find a scruffy runner with a valid mot certificate for about a grand and 2 grand will get a very tidy one.

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by gbags » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:56 pm

I'd like a mid range BMW horizontally opposed shaft drive. About 800cc but new, not something that was new 30 years ago.

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by mark vb » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:07 pm

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by mikeyboy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:16 pm

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by mikeyboy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:18 pm

gbags wrote:I'd like a mid range BMW horizontally opposed shaft drive. About 800cc but new, not something that was new 30 years ago.
I could build you a new one if you wanted :whistle:
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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by Nikonnigel » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:23 pm

herman wrote:TDM850/900. Always thought I would get one but never got round to it something else always popped up. When they were launched I thought they looked spot on and would do everything.
I had a 900 2003 model a cracking bike (thumbs)

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by sprintster » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:36 pm

AndyB wrote:
sprintster wrote:I always used to lust after a green ZXR750H1 purely for the paint job and Hoover pipes.I still wouldn't mind one to spend more time looking at than riding it. :)
kawasakizxr7501989motorcyclephotoCarTuning.jpg
They're surprisingly cheap to buy. I know a couple of guys who've bought them and spent ages sourcing all the factory parts that went into the race version. One of them picked up a replica at the Manx this year so he obviously did a decent job of sorting it out (thumbs)

I think from what they've said you can find a scruffy runner with a valid mot certificate for about a grand and 2 grand will get a very tidy one.
There was one for sale near me last year for about £1400 but I wanted to ride the Route Napoleon.Maybe one year I'll be able to afford both! :)

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by ggp59 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:38 pm

For various reasons....

DT 400 - because I only had a DT 175 at the time, and saw a bloke do a massive wheely on a 400 so instantly smitten, and still am!
Norton Commando - because my mates uncle had one, and he was the coolest bloke alive, so thought I could be just like him if I had one - despite being a spotty 14 year old
RD 500 - because I had a quick go on a mates, and was still shaking days later
Maico 490 - because I was stupid!
Bultaco 350 - because Martin Lampkin had one, and bought one recently, but it's a pig of a thing so be careful!

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Re: Is there one bike that you've always wanted but never had?

Post by almar » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:50 pm

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