Motorbikes?

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  1. Jello63

    Jello63 Well-Known Member

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    How many of you ride & what? Just about to get myself a bike to commute to work. CBR250RR, yes I know it's a toy :oops: & I did have a GSXR750R back in '85, but it's cheap to register etc.... :idea: & for a 250 they go like a shower of .............. :D
     
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    Renegade Retired Captain

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    Sorry, 4 wheels and a roof for me.
     
  3. HellDad

    HellDad Well-Known Member

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    My NSW driving licence says that I'm allowed to ride a motorcycle, but I haven't actually owned one since 1979. I survived unscathed riding in Sydney peak hour traffic for a few years, but eventually went soft and gave it up. Believe it or not, the last bike I rode was a brand new Harley a couple of years ago. A friend of mine in Armidale NSW bought one for his mid-life crisis and he let me ride it. I was impressed with its power, but it weighed far too much - I wasn't inspired to get one.
     
  4. Arienne

    Arienne The Woman in Red Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    2002 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 Ninja :)

    Very rapid bike, very nice handling and light. I had a Yamaha FZR1000 a few years ago, but I prefer the Ninja. I use it to go to work every day as well as some blats in the mountains.

    If anybody hasn't figured it out, my avatar is the headlights from my bike ;)
     
  5. Pseudonym

    Pseudonym Getting Started

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    Honda VT600 to get to and from work and I used to have fun on these at work a few years ago. (in case you are wondering I'm the one on the far left)

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    Odo Retired Advisor

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    I use to have a GSXR1100 (89 model)and loved it until a comb van remodeled it and almost me :x (lucky for the nice soft grass that I landed on). I rebuilt it and sold it and haven't owned one since. I'm thinking of rebuilding another as a project.
     
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    err...I have been playing a computer game with B1?????

    OMG, can I have your autograph...err...for my son. :D

    Used to ride a Yammy RD250 back in the 80's for uni. Got TK'd so many times on the road by four_wheels_and_roofs, that I gave it up after a particularly nasty shock in the form of a cartwheel over a staionary car.

    sniffle...I lubbed that bike...
     
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    Triumph Sprint ST here. Last years model
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    Biatch :)
     
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    I have a Honda XL250S '81 model sitting in the shed, I'll have to drag it out and muscle up my let kick starting it at some time ;o)

    I did learn the hard way about dropping a little Methanol in the fuel tank... too off like a rocket, litrally... straight up!
     
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    HD, is that the one with a reverse gear coz its too heavy to push/pull back? a friend of mine had one of those, and its an absolute BEAST! :twisted:
     
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    MMMMMMM..........nice bikes guys. Now who knows how to remove drool from your keyboard?
     
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    must admit - i've been thinkin bout gettin my bike license a lot lately

    ... am I approaching mid-life crisis ?
     
  14. HellDad

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    The model I rode had no reverse, but it was too heavy to do anything with except start it up and ride. I remembered the funny ending to that story...
    After I'd ridden this brand new Harley with only about 40 km on the clock around Armidale for about 20 minutes, including a blatt down a country road at 100kph, I sedately rode it back into my mate's driveway with him and our wives standing there wondering why my ride around the block had taken so long. Stopped in front of the assembled group, turned off the engine, tried to gracefully dismount, and dropped it over too far past the point where I could lift it upright. All I could do was let it rest on a footpeg and stop it going all the way over - saying "HELP". Once they'd helped me up and checked the bike for scratches, they all laughed their arses off. Lucky I didn't stop in front of the local pub to duck in for some booze. "Hey, better not mess with that mean old dude, he'll drop his Hog on ya" :oops:
     
  15. Belta

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    I RIDE

    I'll try and keep this short :roll:

    Before i got my licence
    1976 Kawasaki KV100 Agie :wink: WRECKERS
    the only pic on the net i could find !!!!
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    When I got my licence
    1980 Yamaha XT250 TRADED
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    Rode it into the ground too !!!!!

    Replaced it with
    1992 Yamaha TT350 SOLD
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    this photo taken just after my accident on this bike
    $42 worth of damage to it...
    I hit a ute (long story)
    broken pelvis and leg and bits... 8 weeks in traction :?
    sold it to finance a car... couldnt ride with crutches

    after 3 months on crutches I bought this
    1981 Honda CB900 Bol'Dor SOLD
    The whole bike was the colour of the wheels when I bought it 8O
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    customised it a fair bit... as you may or may not be able to tell 8)

    But I missed the dirt bike action and bought this as well
    1979 Honda CR250Elsinore SWAPPED for a Holley carby D'OH
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    Wanna get me another one and go Vintage MXing :twisted:
    this thing would do 120kph on the Pacific Highway...
    oops... did i say that !

    Then I got serious and bought this :D
    1986 Ducati 750F1 TRADED
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    Awesome bike !!!! VERY HARD ON THE WRISTS THO :(

    Sold it to get one of these
    1993 Ducati M900 Monster SOLD
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    Almost as fun as the 750 F1 :wink:

    Then I needed to go TOO fast again and bought a
    1993 HONDA CBR900RR Fireblade SOLD
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    Had some business/monetary probs and sold bikes

    didnt ride for about 5 years :cry:

    Then I got the itch again and wanted a retro/cafe styled bike :twisted:

    Bought one of these
    4 1972 Honda CB350K3 Twin
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    and then 2 more of them (parts bikes)
    and then another... the one you see above !!!!
    Yes 4 of them 2x72 & 2x73 models over the space of a year.
    1 is now restored :)
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    Bought A 1998 Honda CT110 SOLD
    to putt around on for a year whilst I
    was fiddling with the CB350 twins
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    2 CB350 is being built as a Vintage racer
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    and 3 is going to become a paddock basher :p

    Next
    Just purchased a CB750K2 which is my daily rider Project
    It will Look almost identical to the
    1970 CB750K1 Based
    Honda CR750 Racer
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    LARGER PICCYS HERE

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~seandrea/X/

    ANY QUESTIONS ? :twisted:
     
  16. Smash

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    4 wheels, no top :twisted:
     
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    An impressive collection Belta, thanks for keeping it short :roll:

    I think I managed to write as many words about one or two bikes, I truly am a waffler :oops:
     
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    Yep I ride too. Current bike is a Honda NX 650. Which is a cross between road and dirt. It doesn't do either very well but that suits me. I was never too keen on bitumen and am now too old to ride the dirt like I used to.
     
  19. Nightlife

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    I started with a Pee Wee 50 in about Grade 6, but had an accident that kept my leg in and out of plaster for about a year. Doctor hadn't picked up a fracture, so they had to re-break it and put a pin in for a year. Never liked to ride a regular bike after that (unless I was a passenger), didn't want my leg being trapped again, plus I never really liked gears.

    Then when I was 17 I saw an '86 Yamaha 200cc Scooter in Melbourne and I fell in love. In my mind it was a jet ski for the road (not a water person, so owning a proper jet ski would be pointless). I bought it on the spot (wiped my bank balance out and never really gotten it back :roll: ). It also happened to be a Friday the 13th in November. Got my Ls for it a month later and have had it ever since. I've only had one spill on it and the repair was under $40 and I had a sore bum. Rain and dodgy filled potholes on a corner were the cause.

    I have looked at getting a newer scooter 500-650cc (Suzuki Burgman preferred, http://www.bikesmart.co.uk/suzuki_burgman_an650.shtml ), but just as I was about to trade in my bike, the battery went flat. I figured I don't use it enough and didn't go ahead with it. The battery stayed flat for a whole year. My dad is selling a property soon and I am trying to convince him to trade in his bike with mine and we get a new scooter to share.
     
  20. Arienne

    Arienne The Woman in Red Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I'm amazed at how bikelike the scooters look now. Some from the front-on look just like a decent sized road bike.
     

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