Your bike history - in pictures

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Your bike history - in pictures

Post by GingerNinja @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:44 pm

Having just posted up my ZX7 in Dis thread, thought the biking gang here might want to share our collected biking history. Don't have photos of most of mine, so going with GIS results, but in order of ownership.....

Suzuki TS50X
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Honda NS125F
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Yamaha TZR250
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Kawasaki ZX7-R
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BMW R80 (current)
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...that was supposed to eventually look like this:
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...before paralysis stopped play. Still pondering what to do with it and half inclined to give it the Bobber treatment instead as that would make it easier to get on to.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:53 pm

Good thread idea.

I was a late started but used to ride a mate's one of these early in life on common land:

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First bike was this:
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then

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then

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then

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with

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then
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replaced with
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replaced with this:

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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by GingerNinja @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 pm

Oooh, I've ridden a Thundercat - all I remember was it was very comfortable compared to my zx7!

What about your VFR?
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:58 pm

GingerNinja wrote:What about your VFR?

Ha! I'd forgotten about that completely! Bizarre. Plus another I've forgotten...hang on...
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:58 pm

Tokes, those Ducati look well gorg.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:01 pm

GingerNinja wrote:Oooh, I've ridden a Thundercat - all I remember was it was very comfortable compared to my zx7!

What about your VFR?

Added now. The thundercat was pretty comfy - I rode it to Spain once with no probs.

I almost replaced it with a ZX7 but the Kwak looked a bit chunky and dated in comparison to the 748.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:01 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:Tokes, those Ducati look well gorg.

They know how to design a bike!
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by GingerNinja @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:03 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:Tokes, those Ducati look well gorg.


I was just thinking the same. The 748 shape was/is obviously a classic, but the 749 had actually aged well especially considering it was very challenging when released. Also, hardly ever see them.
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Post by Käsemeister @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:07 pm

Span wrote:But, but..... they all look the same
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:08 pm

GingerNinja wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:Tokes, those Ducati look well gorg.


I was just thinking the same. The 748 shape was/is obviously a classic, but the 749 had actually aged well especially considering it was very challenging when released. Also, hardly ever see them.


Agree. The 749/999 was definitely a design error at the time I think - too radically different from the much loved 748/916 shape. However time has really proved the design strengths of the 49/99 IMO, I love the look of it more than ever nowadays.
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Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:05 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:Tokes, those Ducati look well gorg.

I know nothing, nothing about bikes but I completely agree.

I guess it must be true of all mechanical designs. You don't have to particularly like cars, bikes, cycles, boats etc. to get the horn over a well designed thing. Why?
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Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:17 pm

thekungfury wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:Tokes, those Ducati look well gorg.

I know nothing, nothing about bikes but I completely agree.

I guess it must be true of all mechanical designs. You don't have to particularly like cars, bikes, cycles, boats etc. to get the horn over a well designed thing. Why?


Good question, I suppose it's because they look entirely appropriate to their indented purpose:

Riva Aquarama
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Supermarine Spitfire
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Massey Feruson 8730
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Heavy Gustav (baddie locomotive/rail mounted gun)
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Post by Disastrous @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:18 pm

Look at those Nazi coats! Heart and Hype!
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Post by Turntable @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:37 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Agree. The 749/999 was definitely a design error at the time I think - too radically different from the much loved 748/916 shape. However time has really proved the design strengths of the 49/99 IMO, I love the look of it more than ever nowadays.


Agree too. For me the 49/99 have suddenly turned into the best looking Ducati's. I have no idea how or when that happened.
Have you still got yours?
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Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:41 pm

Prepare for the most boring bike history in, well, history.

My first was a CG 125:

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Fell off that and sold it to a mate whilst laying on the trolley in A&E.

Next up was a CB 125:

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I did my test on that then "upgraded" to the CB 400:

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Got bored with that and got this:
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Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:43 pm

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Then I met Mrs B who was a Trauma & Orthopaedic nurse at the time so only ever saw people who'd broken themselves on bikes so to retain access to her lady bumps & holes I got rid.

I fcuking loved that bike.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:43 pm

Turntable wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Agree. The 749/999 was definitely a design error at the time I think - too radically different from the much loved 748/916 shape. However time has really proved the design strengths of the 49/99 IMO, I love the look of it more than ever nowadays.


Agree too. For me the 49/99 have suddenly turned into the best looking Ducati's. I have no idea how or when that happened.
Have you still got yours?

Yup.
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Post by Turntable @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:45 pm

Mine is too embarrassingly similar to Tokes so I can't post it up.
I will just add the two bikes that are different:

Fireblade:

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And current fireblade

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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:55 pm

Bikes that that ^ just look so ace, I'd love one - sadly whilst very tolerant of my car stuff, my wife draws the line at bikes.

Which is odd when I think about it, as most of her family has one - her aunt even wrote a book about riding across Canada.

One day I might persuade her that an old Norton or similar classic would be okay.
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Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:20 pm

Tokes where is your no plate on the 749?

They really spoil the lines for me on sports bikes.
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Post by Disastrous @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:50 pm

Relatively new biker but first one was the same as Tokes:

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Second and current is the Aprilia Mille:

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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:59 pm

thekungfury wrote:Tokes where is your no plate on the 749?

They really spoil the lines for me on sports bikes.


Same as all other bikes annoyingly. It's slightly more discreet as I've fitted a better hanger but still ruins it, you're right.

Still love that Mille Dis. Much better than a GPz.
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Post by Hooli @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:59 pm

Short history for me too, started off with a Chinese GY125, I can't remember the make. It lasted fine for the 13 days I used it! I can't find a pic but they were a generic trails bike look.Then I passed my test & got the RF600RR I'd paid for a month earlier out. GIS pic, as all mine are on an old PC that won't boot.

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Two months later I got my Bonnie, I'll never sell this one.

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Then October of the same year I traded the RF in against my GSX14. 10years & 105k later I still have no desire to change it.

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Post by NNK @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:55 pm

This could take a while, and I have def missed a few (years?) after the GSXR600.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:12 pm

Really love that NC30. Too small for me though I think - are you a smaller bloke nnk?!
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Post by NNK @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:04 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Really love that NC30. Too small for me though I think - are you a smaller bloke nnk?!


6' and would have been around 14 or 15 stone then (less now). Probably looked a bit gorilla on push bike like.

I like small bikes, loved my RGV250 (damn that's not in the list above)
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