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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: BullFrog on May 17, 2019, 11:50:11 am

Title: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: BullFrog on May 17, 2019, 11:50:11 am
My current collection.

VF 1000 R: Had it since 1984 from new - 37 600 km's.

XR 650 L: Bought in 2011 - 81 000 km's.

NC 750 X 2014 : 'Delivery bike' - Bought in 2014 - 69 500 km's.

YZ 250 2001.

Triumph 650 Bonneville T120 - Inherited from my dad who had it for 25 before a complete restore. 


Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: jaybiker on May 17, 2019, 11:59:35 am
You have an enviable collection. :ricky:
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: Skootaboy on May 17, 2019, 12:17:27 pm
The triumph is cool
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: edgy on May 17, 2019, 12:33:42 pm
81000 kms on the XRL :o
Any issues in the time you`ve owned the bike?
Impressive! :thumleft:
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 17, 2019, 12:36:09 pm
81000 kms on the XRL :o
Any issues in the time you`ve owned the bike?
Impressive! :thumleft:
I'd like to know too if the engine had been open?
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: BullFrog on May 17, 2019, 12:37:46 pm
81000 kms on the XRL :o
Any issues in the time you`ve owned the bike?
Impressive! :thumleft:

None, apart from the obligatory right hand valve seat coming loose. I was lucky that it did not cause any damage.
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: eberhard on May 17, 2019, 12:48:59 pm
 :thumleft: :thumleft:

Take good care of them.
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 17, 2019, 03:14:22 pm
Nice, I really liked those VF1000R's in the 80's.

Good collection.
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: Casting from Turd on May 17, 2019, 06:04:44 pm
Looks really good.

Hijack on

How did you mount the GSA screen on the XR650L?

Hijack off
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: Sheepman on May 19, 2019, 07:42:28 pm
Nice mix of bikes you have - particularly the old  Brit 😉
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: Roxtar on May 20, 2019, 11:45:00 am
Nice mix of bikes you have - particularly the old  Brit 😉

Like spanners, you gotta have metric and Imperial... ;D :thumleft:
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: BullFrog on May 20, 2019, 01:23:27 pm

Looks really good.

Hijack on

How did you mount the GSA screen on the XR650L?

Hijack off

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Here is a pic.

I made a bracket from a SERIOUS piece of ally I found in the old man's garage. Still a work in progress as I need to figure out how to secure the bottom of the screen properly as well. I just used some zip ties for the time being.

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Like spanners, you gotta have metric and Imperial... ;D :thumleft:
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The old man was in the motor trade for over 60 years and collected a LOT of tools!!!!
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: Sheepman on May 20, 2019, 03:35:56 pm
Nice mix of bikes you have - particularly the old  Brit 😉

Like spanners, you gotta have metric and Imperial... ;D :thumleft:

True and also a knack of sorting out oil " sweating "  ;)
Title: Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
Post by: Edgar on May 21, 2019, 11:02:29 am
That Honda VF 100R looks like an awesome bike!!! :thumleft: Nice collection :deal: