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Your motorcycle history (no scooters)

Discussion in 'Hobbies and special interests' started by Crystalhead, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Crystalhead

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    I have been asked so many times if I intended to buy a Scooter to romp around the Philippines in as I do know that's the norm and than I always drop the list of actual Motorcycles that I have owned over the coarse of of 52 years. I left a few beaters off the list as they were just fixer-ups I flipped for re-sale. No need to create an image as I did, but feel free to list the Motorcycles that were part of your driving history. Hope it will turn into an interesting discussion of the makes over time.
    My List. 1-1974 RM250 Suzuki, 2- 1979 500 Honda Custom Deluxe, 3- 1981 Goldwing 1100, 4- 1979 Yamaha XS 1100, 5- 1978 Kawasaki 900 Z, 6- 1979 A1 Kawasaki 1300 sport.
    The 1300 was the fastest and most loved and the Goldwing was the one I most traveled and comfortable. Cheers, have fun.
     
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    Will give it a go lol: (UK) BSA C15, Matchless 350 side valve, BMW R100RT, CBX 750, VFR 750, ST1100 Pan European, GL1000 Goldwing, 1200 Goldwing Aspencade, 3 x 1500 Goldwings, Kawasaki ZZR1100. (New Zealand) Triumph 650 Bonneville (Brazil) GSXF 750. (Thailand) 2 x BMW R1100RTs, BMW R1150 GS and 1150 GS Adv, Yamaha FJR 1300, Yamaha Fazer 1000. (Philippines) BMW R1150GS, BMW R1200GS, Yamaha Fazer 1000, Suzuki VStrom 1000, Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 and last but by no means least a Kawasaki 650 Versys. Also a couple of XR200s and an XR150 plus the ubiquitous Honda Beat runarounds! All time favourites: My Black R1150GS and Yamaha fazer 1000s in Thailand.
     
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    Who. That is a big order. Have to get the CASIO out for this.

    1. How is that?
    2. 1965 Norton Atlas 750 I was 22.
    3. 1976 350 honda twin.
    4. 1977 400 Suzuki S/T one cylinder.
    5. 1977 400 Suzuki Street twin cylinder.
    6. How is that?
    7. 2009 Suzuki EN125 Thunder, very strong 125.
    8. 2017 Racal 150 3 wheeler JUNK.
    9. 2018 Rusi 250. the Suzuki EN125 Thunder was just as strong as this 250.
    10. My next bike will be in the 300 to 600 cc range and be either a Suzuki or a Kawasaki.

    I like to ride and I know the difference between acceleration and exhilaration!
    :happy::sneaky:
    Let's ride.
     
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    The Fazer is in a nitch all by itself. Definitely for extremely experienced only. Love the Goldwings also. Anyone that rides one never really wants to park it.
     
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    Nice vintage list of machines. I had to google more than one of them. Salutes
     
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    A marvelous machine. Both of mine were the last of the carbed models. The fuel injected successor was simply not as smooth or fun to ride IMHO! My mistake was really buying one here in the Phils as there were few roads that could do it justice. In Thailand, on the other hand, with the fantastic roads there the bike was in its element and was my first choice for many a long trip from Phanom Sarakham (near Bangkok) where I lived to the fantastic roads up north in the Golden Triangle. Happy days!!!
     
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    A Honda 70, a Yamaha YZ-80 and a Kawasaki ZX-6 in my younger days.
     
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    I forgot the 1978 Honda twin liquid cooled, shaft drive 500, full dressed. It would run out of power at 100.:frown:
     
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    Made a print screen of the motorbikes I did own during 27 years.

    Though not as sophisticated as @Crystalhead was able to manage, it gives, a review, of the motorbikes I did own and used. All for commuting home - office vice versa. Only the Ducati was used as a fun bike when retired. After 6 years, still low mileage, never used it when it was raining, so still looked like brand new when I sold. Reason my move to the Phils.

    I started on the Honda Twin 125cc, soon after the next bike was the Suzuki GN400TD, same year it became the Moto Guzzi V50III, followed up by the Honda CB400N with a full Rickman, for little more power Yamaha XZ550, then back to an Italian bike again Benelli 504 Sport, next Yamaha XS400 SECA and another Yamaha XJ600, during one winter I had a MZ ETZ251 to save the Yamaha XJ600 not get damaged by the winter road conditions when a mix of salt and sand is being used to make roads less slippery but a killer for motorbikes unless after each ride you did an extended wash. The Suzuki GSX600F was the next, followed up by the Honda NTV650 with which I did reach a mileage of almost 89000 km, next the BMW R1100S, the following BMW R850R 2-tone and my final bike the Ducati 900SSC.
    Honda 125 twin.jpg Suzuki gn 400 td.jpg Moto Guzzi V50III.jpg Honda CB400N.jpg Yamaha XZ550.jpg Benelli 504 Sport.jpg Yamaha XS400 SECA.JPG Yamaha XJ 600.jpeg MZ ETZ251.jpg Suzuki GSX600F.jpg
     
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    It appeared only 10 images are allowed to attach to a posting, so here are the missing ones. Honda NTV650.jpg BMW R1100S.jpg BMW R850R.jpg Ducati900ssc.jpg
     
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