Past Loves....any Bikes You've Loved And Lost And Wish You Still Had..

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  1. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper First Class Member
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    1993 Fireblade, one of the few "game changing" bikes of the last 30 yrs IMO.

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    Did just over 18k miles in 14 months until.......
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    2002 XR650R, bought in Dec 2009 with genuine 525 miles on the clock and absolutely mint. What a find that was! Got nicked off the drive several months later. Turned up damaged at a local dealer a few weeks later and was written off.
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    2004 R1, the first model with the underseat chimneys. Still the best full on sports bike I've ever owned. Part-exd for a Ducati1198SP in 2011 which I fell out with quickly. Tried to buy the R1 back 3 months later but it had gone. Oh well, such is life I suppose!

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  2. Tosgha

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    Already mentioned about this in another post but definitely a big mistake to let this go. this isn't my picture but this is what I used to have but it also looked like this when it was in the film 'SOME GIRLS DO'.

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  3. JtC

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    Not mine but I wish I would have bought my son’s 500 Interceptor. Of course the 2010 V2K I sold last year.

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  4. Judd Dredd

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    Stan Stephens tuned RD250LC and another vote for slutty Sarah.
     
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  6. Russell Stroup

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    This was my first bike, before and after. I did all the work on it. I just want good or patient enough to keep it running as an every day rider. Sold it before I bought my T100.

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  7. Bad Billy

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    Great bikes mate! :cool:

    However those leathers in picture 1 are fecking awful! :dizzy::eyes::poop::scream::p
     
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  8. Pegscraper

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    #8 Pegscraper, Nov 12, 2020
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    Aren't they just! They were made to measure Manx Leathers, £600 in '89. I thought they were the dogs at the time. Very well made but a bit of a cringe fest now though:mad:!

    Edit...They lasted years until I came of the R1 in Nov '04 and they were cut off me in hospital. I replaced them with an off the peg 2 piece Alpine Stars suit which fitted very well almost everywhere but pinched a bit round the gentleman's area. I'm no human tripod but there wasn't much room for the three piece suite.
     
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  9. ChasChas

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    All my bikes had their time and place but this I bought new and was forced to sell it so it's the only one I regret losing

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  10. Pegscraper

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    I had one of those in 1990, the first model with the upside down front suspenders. The 1127 oil cooled motor was one of the best around at the time IMO.
     
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  11. Pegscraper

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    I had one of those in 1990, the first model with the upside down front suspenders. The 1127 oil cooled motor was one of the best around at the time IMO.
     
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  12. ChasChas

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    Mine was the first of the watercooleds, '93. Loved it to bits.
     
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  13. Iamtheonlyone

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    My vfr400 was my first loved bike, before wrapping her up around a lamppost after being hit by an elderly driver.
     
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  14. Bad Billy

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    Tough to choose, the Gixxer nearly cost me my leg in a crash, bike came out of it better than me & was repaired, I couldn't ride it anymore due to lack of movement in left ankle, so I bought the KTM, I owned that bike longer than any other.

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    My daughter was probably 10 then, 22 now & expecting our first Grandchild!

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  15. Pegscraper

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    Was that the NC30 model, smaller version of the RC30? I fancied a RC30 when they came out but found them small and cramped compared to other sports bikes at the time. A bike of legendary status in road race circles.
     
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  16. Iamtheonlyone

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    NC30 beautiful.
     
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    Hi Grandad!! SURPRISE!!!
     
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  18. ChrisJHuff

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    2004 Hinckley Bonneville 790cc Black

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  19. Sandi T

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    I was going to blame those leathers on being made during the Disco Era but that was well over by '89.;):cool:
     
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  20. Bad Billy

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    That's strange I have just bought some Alpine Stars race leathers & they have plenty of room for my gentlemen's bits, maybe that says it all! :joy::blush:o_O
     
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