Featured Your Motorbike History?

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  1. Iceman

    Iceman Crème de la Crème

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    One of the many Tattoo Artists at work, I was amazed how many people attended the Tattoo Show, many had them done on the day, the whole show was excellent, love them or indifferent, they are fantastic to look at.

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  2. Iceman

    Iceman Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Mrs V, yes I always intended keeping my STRS as I have put a lot of time and money into it, and wouldn't want to part with it, the new RS or Streetfighter V2 was an addition, although I originally only ever intended having one machine at a time, the days of having multiple bikes have gone for me, it takes an awful lot of time keeping on top of them all. I am looking forward to the new project though, are you still enjoying your Fireblade.
     
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  3. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Elite Member

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    I am loving it, I like the feel of being over the front wheel - only really starting to get to know it now the roads have been dry this weekend - I went out on it on Saturday and yesterday and the Street Triple on Friday so have had a brilliant weekend (poor Helmut was on call for work, so I got to have all of the fun!!).
     
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  4. Bolosun

    Bolosun Well-Known Member

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    My bike history starting in 1978:
    Puch Maxi
    NSU Quickly
    Yamaha YS3
    Honda 250 Superdream
    Suzuki GS550
    Moto Guzzi Le Mans MKII
    Honda CBX 1000
    Kawasaki Z550
    Suzuki GS1000
    Honda CB900
    Suzuki GS1000 - Bored to 1150, smoothbore carbs, monoshock
    Suzuki Bandit 1200 x 3
    Honda 750K6 (still have)
    Honda CBR600
    Suzuki Hayabusa (still have)
    BMW K1200R
    BMW K1300R
    Honda CBX 1000 (still have)
    Triumph Sprint
    Triumph Sprint GT
    Triumph 1200 Explorer x 2
    BMW 1200 RS
    BMW K1600 x 2 (still have one of them)
    Triumph Street Triple 675
    Suzuki SV1000
    Triumph Speed Triple 1050 (Still have)
    Kawasaki KE100 (still have)
     
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  5. MARKYMARKTHREE

    MARKYMARKTHREE Senior Member

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    Started in 73
    NSU Quickly 3 speed.
    BSA B25 ss gold star.
    Royal Enfield GT Continental.
    Comerford's TRW25w.
    Rickman Montesa 250.
    Triumph T90.
    Husqvarna 250.
    Husqvarna 400.
    Triumph T100.
    Norton Commando 750.
    Triumph Bonnyville T140v new in 76.
    Mk1 BSA Rocket 3 750.
    Miles engineering BSA A75 Rob North replica.
    MZ 250.
    Numerous C90 clunks for getting to work.
    Yamaha XT 550.
    Panther M120.
    Triumph Street Scrambler 900.
    Triumph Thunderbird Night Storm 1700.
     
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  6. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Not something I'd ever consider having done, I just can't see the point ( no pun intended) but I admit some of them are works of art done by very talented people.
     
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  7. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks for sharing photos from the Kickback Show, @Iceman. :) There may not have been a lot of bikes but there certainly were some creative and unique offerings.:heart_eyes: I'm sorry it didn't turn out to be a better event. But as you said, it did serve to rekindle your love of choppers and custom motorcycles and help you decide what your next machine will be. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you choose! BTW, I did notice a burrito stand. How are the Mexican food offerings in general in the UK??
     
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  8. Markus

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    @Iceman: Thanks for sharing your great impressions with us!!! ;)
     
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  9. Iceman

    Iceman Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Sandi, my son and I did have the Mexican wrap, it was really good, there are very few places offering Mexican food here in the UK and that is a real shame, whilst I don't have any Tattoos, nor intending getting one (at my age anyway), I do love looking at them and the history behind them especially the Japanese ones, both my sons have a rather large amount of them and they are real works of art, they do go to one of the best in the area though. They get there love of bikes from me (they said they were fascinated with the Triton I built many years ago) unbeknown to me at the time, although they did accompany me driving all over buying quality parts for the build, although Mountaineering and White Water Kayaking was my main passion, but sadly no longer to climb the likes of Mont Blanc etc , although I have a trip booked for Switzerland this June with my wife, however we won't be climbing the higher peaks. Ride safe all from an ageing Rocker.
     
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  10. Jage

    Jage Well-Known Member

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    Ask and you shall receive.

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  11. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    #111 MoreT, Apr 20, 2023
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    From 12yo to ancient. not including hire/borrow bikes
    There were times in my life without a bike but never more than two years at a stretch.

    Garelli 50cc Tiger Cross
    Yamaha RD250DX
    Yamaha RD125LCMk1
    Yamaha SR 125
    Suzuki GS550E
    SuzukiGS550 Chop
    Yamaha FZS600
    Harley Davidson Street Bob
    Harley Davidson Road King
    Harley Davidson Sportster 48
    Yamaha XJR 1300
    Triumph SpeedMaster 1200
     
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  12. Peter Bx

    Peter Bx New Member

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    #112 Peter Bx, Apr 20, 2023
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    An old Greeves trials that I rode around on a farm
    BSA C15
    Jump to 1980's
    Honda C70
    Honda RSA250
    Ducati 900 GTS
    BMW R100
    BSA B40
    Kawasaki Z650
    Laverda Jota 180 crank
    Guzzi LeMans MK 3
    Guzzi Eldorado
    BSA A65 OIF
    Triumph 900 Daytona
    Triumph T595 Daytona
     
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  13. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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  14. NickT

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    C90 step thru field bike
    KH100 at 17yrs old 1981
    79 Suzuki GS 550E
    X7 25O
    80 RD400 DX
    79 RD250 DX
    79 GS1000S
    89 GSXR750K
    74 GT750 WATER BUFFALO (LIVED IN PHILADELPHIA)
    78 GS1000E (STILL HAVE,PROJECT BANDIT HYBRID)
    94 GSXR1100WP
    80 GSX1100
    TRIUMPH TRIDENT CRK (RECENTLY WRITTEN OFF) WILL RETURN!
    73 GT750 KETTLE (STILL HAVE)
    2002 XJR1300 SP REPLACED CRK FOR NOW.
     
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  15. Funnelli

    Funnelli Well-Known Member

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    Oh the c90 step thru field bike, I had one as well, drove the neighbours mad! We also for some reason had a c70 but with no engine, my best friend thought he could jump the stream in our local woods on it as the run up was down hill!
    Up the ramp he went, down went the front wheel and straight over the handlebars, hilarious!
    On a sadder note that same best friend died in a car accident at only 19 years old, and at the age of 54 I still miss him and often think about him. Thanks Nick for prompting the memory and a tear in my eye.
     
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  16. NickT

    NickT Member

    Hi funelli.
    Funny how little things like that bring back memories.
    I also lost a good friend in a car accident at 20. Think of him everytime I see an Imp car. He had a rally spec 1 and let someone else drive it,crashed it, my mate died. Sad days indeed. 59 still think of him time to time.
    Cheers Nick
     
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  17. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    To absent Friends!..

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  18. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    Edit note: Just noticed I had put this down as 1200. Getting old..
     
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  19. andyb57

    andyb57 Senior Member

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    First bike - Honda CB100 in 1974. Killed it within a couple of years by riding too hard from cold. Should have listened to Dad, but I did learn the lesson and still warm up any vehicle I drive (much to Mrs B's annoyance :joy:)
    Suzi GT250
    Yam DT400 (while living in Cyprus in early 80s - ideal bike for riding the around outskirts of Nicosia!) Hired a CB500/4 for longer rides.
    Too many years bikeless until I took my UK test in 2010 and bought a Daytona 955i.
    Triumph Sprint 1050 - fantastic sounding bike with the TOR exhaust fitted.
    2nd Daytona 955i - swore I would buy something like a Speed Triple but the Daytonas are so much bike for so little money!
    Yamaha XT600 (bored out to 660)
    Current bikes -
    Morini 3 1/2 (a real hoot to ride around back roads but will probably sell this year)
    Triumph Scrambler 865 - still growing on me, new sussies have made a world of difference through the potholes :)
     
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  20. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    I love reading about peoples pasts and the unusual bikes more so. I started around 1977 aged 13 on a z200 in a nearby massive car park as I wasn’t old enough to ride, then joined the ‘in crowd’ of lads that were rugged field bike riders just after. They sussed out I was useful to them as I was handy with spray cans and good at making things….. the rest was history!
    So in that time scale I had one gap of 12 months in 46 yrs!!
    Here was my fleet of
    Motorcycles I’ve owned

    current to old

    BMW R9T FV19XFO

    Benelli 125 2c GTA256N

    BMW F800gt YG13DXF

    CX500 black red JGK354T

    MZ TS150 blue SMT226S

    MZ ETZ250 silver JGH953Y

    MZ ETZ250 orange SPG874X

    MZ TS250 blue RYN870R

    BMW Rockster KT03AWW

    Suzuki TL1000 silver red R370RNK

    Honda varadero 125 02

    MZ TS250 black UNK602W

    Triumph tr6 trophy 650 BYF573H

    WK650CF2 AV63OKS

    Honda cbx550 (4 of)

    Kawasaki er5 TReg

    Yam trx850 EBA94V

    Triumph bonneville hf13fkl

    Gsx250sn katana

    BMW R1150R 03 RV03NFR

    Ducati ST4 w reg

    Xjr 1300 FJ05JZN

    Skyteam trail 50 10reg

    Mz Skorpion red R715YVF

    Honda cb1300 AF05 WPX

    R1 05 Reg salvage

    Sv400 s reg

    Mz250 w Reg silver

    Mz125 b853xua Reg black

    Speedfight 100 scooter 06reg

    Harley nightster YJ08KWO

    Ducati monster m900s r reg

    Trx850 r reg

    Tigcraft dominator Q345DPG

    Aprillia falco x reg

    Ducati 748 p reg

    Ducati900ss k reg

    Mz Skorpion yellow M144RAL

    Yamaha sdr 200 d reg

    Gsxr400 c hrh Reg

    Xj 600 diversion j Reg

    Xj 600n gold/terquiose L108LJN Reg

    Fj 1200 c Reg

    Superdream w Reg

    Z 650 w Reg

    Cb900f v Reg

    cb750w Reg

    H100 w Reg

    Cb550 p Reg

    z750 twin

    Gsx250 es ACX321Y

    Xt 125 y Reg

    Xt250 LVH231W

    Xt250v Reg

    TL125

    Xs250 UCX636T

    XL125 k3 WBT521V

    Gilera 50 roadster Oww54M

    Dt 175

    X7 250 JVH298S

    Yamaha 80 (Dave Arnolds) GNW58K

    Bultaco Sherpa LJM11K


    What can I say but all but a handful had memories
     
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