Featured Your Motorbike History?

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  1. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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  2. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Apologies for the derail everyone but how was your diving trip @Sandi T ? Hope you had a "whale" of a time!:joy:
     
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  3. Adie P

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    Hey Sandi! Thank you SO much for the birthday wishes - most kind and thoughtful of you! Much appreciated. :heart:

    I don't, in all honesty, think that my motorcycle history is "amazing" as such, but there are back stories behind much of that history that do (or might) make for an interesting read - from a black bear in Tennessee to a tornado in North Dakota; from crossing the (unpaved) Haast Pass in New Zealand's Southern Alps on an overladen Suzuki VX in a tropical rainstorm, to crossing Death Valley in August on an air cooled Commando; from the rawness and rowdiness of a fairly delapidated, 8 year old Triumph 650 twin on a daily 25 mile commute to work; to the plush, 600 miles a day comfort of a GL1200LE sat on I-10 with cruise on at 75 per!

    I haven't (by any means!) seen it all, though I HAVE seen a lot - and I haven't finished yet - but the very best of everything I've seen and done has involved, in one way or another, motorcycles! I know that it can't last forever and that there'll come a time when I can no longer ride anything, let alone the machines that are my pride, my passion - my person, but I will, without a doubt, own a Triumph until my very last breath and I'll enjoy just looking at it and remembering what little I can with the very deepest of pride and joy.

    Here endeth today's sermon .......................................... :);)
     
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  4. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    What a wonderful testimony Adie!:grinning:
    Makes me realise I have only scratched the surface of this motorcycling lark:joy:
    And I echo Sandi's wishes for a great birthday.!
     
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  5. Adie P

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    Thank you so much, Dawsy, for your kind words and, of course, for the birhday wishes - it's a week or so away but I'll (try to!) remember your well-wishes.

    I think most of us only ever 'scratch the surface' of the wider world and endless opportunities opened up by motorcycling - especially when you compare our adventures to the likes of Nick SANDERS et al. - but whatever we do on a motorcycle almost invariably brings its own joys, rewards, pleasures - and pain! I hope you continue to safely scratch away at that surface for many miles and many years to come!
     
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  6. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    A belated happy birthday, @Adie P - without a doubt you embody what this wonderful way of life is all about. We're lucky to have you with us on here.
     
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  7. Jage

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    Slightly off topic but couldn’t figure a way to send this directly
    @Wfc-james - here you go
    @Adie P Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you!

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  8. Craizeehair

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    What a great thread.

    I started pottering about on a scooter that was gifted to me as a non runner in 1987, I can’t even remember what it was?
    Since then I have had several breaks in my riding journey but am now well and truly back on the saddle and loving my T120 black.

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    Suzuki GS500
    Yamaha XV 1000 Virago
    Kawasaki ZZR 600
    Triumph ST 1050
    Victory Vegas 1700
    BMW R1200 GS
    Honda CB750
    BMW 9RT
    Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
     
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  9. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    For some reason I read Vigaro as "Viagra", Greg (not that i'm casting aspersions :laughing:).
     
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  10. Adie P

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    GUYS & GALS ....... many - and sincere - thanks for the birthday wishes ......

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    .... it's still a week or so away!! I am (apparently) "full of grace"! Most people don't use the word "grace" when that sentence is normally directed my way ........ dunno why, mind! :grinning:;);)
     
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    Oh stop it, this bar you keep setting is way to hi :):) seriously some great trips by the sound of things, makes my bike outings seam rather pathetic
     
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  12. Sandi T

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    We had a terrific time, @Dawsy! Thanks for asking. It was wonderful being by the sea--and in it! We missed one day of diving due to winds closing the port to small boats but still had five days of super dives. I'll post a few photos tomorrow (on a new thread not to derail this one ;)) if you're interested.
     
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  13. Sandi T

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    @Adie P
    :cool::cool::cool::):):):kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart::heart::heart::heart:

    P.S. Please write a book, Adie!
     
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  14. Sandi T

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    Just consider our birthday wishes best wishes for your "birthday season", Adie. ;):) These days we need to take--and extend--any reason to celebrate. :):joy:
     
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  15. Ge-Minigun

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    60’s – mini-bike of some sort

    ’71 or ’72 Honda CL100 – wish I still had it…would be great to either restore or Café

    ’77 Suzuki RM360 – cannot count how many times it tried to kill me…absolute blast to ride

    ’85 LT250R Suzuki Quad Racer – first and only quad

    ’74 Honda CB 550Four – would love to have it to restore

    ’82 Suzuki GS1100E

    ’84 Yamaha FJ1100

    ’85 Honda CR500 – Satan’s bike…that thing was a BEAST to no end…really wish I kept it

    ’96 Moto Guzzi 1100i Sport – great bike pulled like a freight train

    ’01 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

    ’20 TTRS
     
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    Well I am getting on a bit Tony
     
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  17. Iceman

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    Hi everyone, I did attend the Kickback Show on Saturday the 8th, it certainly rekindled my love of all things chopper and custom motorcycles, so no new STRS or Panigale Streetfighter V2 for me, my next machine is definitely going to be one of those. I will set about costing a frame, engine and everything else I will need, then decide if it will be more cost effective to look for a second hand one and just add things as and when I fancy. Was it worth going, well no it wasn't, it was not as good as the blurb made out, it was advertised as "top custom builders, plenty of trade stands and lots of food stalls offering variety", absolute cobblers, only a very small number of food stands, Pizza and Wraps was about it, only a few trade stands, a small hall and poorly represented, had it not been for the excellent Tattoo Show in the adjacent hall an hour would have been far to long. The standard of machines were excellent builds and a credit to those people that built them. Would I return though, not a chance. Ride safe all from an ageing Rocker.

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  18. Iceman

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    More photos from the Kickback Show.

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  19. Iceman

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    A really nice Harris Magnum 2, and a really cool little BSA Batam, the one I had decades ago didn't look like that though.

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  20. Mrs Visor

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    It will be interesting to see what you go for @Iceman (and a shame that the show wasn't as good as you had hoped). I take it you'll keep your STRS and the new machine will be an addition?
     
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