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Title: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: speed on September 10, 2021, 03:52:12 pm
In the 80 I had a Honda CB 650.Still today I wish I never had sold it.Had to sell it.Was going to the army and it was just standing.What motorcycle you had that you never had sold?
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: martin90 on September 10, 2021, 03:57:37 pm
Oh that's an easy one for me.
A year and a bit ago I sold my two bikes.
A 2012 ninja 250 SE, amazingly efficient and fun way to get around and generally great bike that performed way better than it should have.
And my 2012 Street Triple 675, what an absolute blast and a fun bike to ride.
I sold them both so I can get my tiger 800.
I don't regret the change, but I do miss those street bikes

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Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Gerrard on September 10, 2021, 04:00:45 pm
My BMW R100RS I sold in 1996.

To also turn it around... the bike I wish I never bought is this DR800 lying on my garage floor in pieces.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: petri oosthuizen on September 10, 2021, 04:21:37 pm
My 1982 R 80 G/S, en baie kort op sy hakke my 1992 R 100 G/S PD.

Daai 100 was wonderlik, single seat en Hepco's en rev counter en cubbu and all that........maar somehow was daai ou 80 nog steeds my favourite gewees.

Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: subie on September 10, 2021, 04:29:27 pm
My 1981 GPZ1100 B1. The short wheelbase with the big square box {clocks). I had 2 of them,not at the same time.
Most fun bike I ever had
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: TheHamster on September 10, 2021, 04:38:18 pm
Two of them from the mid 80's....
1. Honda CBX - Pearl white, full fairing and luggage boxes.
2. Kawasaki GPZ900R - the start of the Ninja craze.

Let me add to this........ bloody hell, just watched my 800gs being driven out the gate!!!

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Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: ktmmer on September 10, 2021, 04:41:47 pm
Kawasaki KR 250
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Tommy Transalp on September 10, 2021, 04:50:59 pm
I still own mine!
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Salty on September 10, 2021, 04:59:43 pm
1983 XR 500R :'(
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Beebop on September 10, 2021, 05:38:15 pm
Two bikes that I should have kept, but its all hindsight
My '79 Z1R mkII and my '03 R11S
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: BliknÍrs on September 10, 2021, 05:41:26 pm
Early eighties Eddie Lawson Replica.
Attracted all the right (wrong) girls.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Dux on September 10, 2021, 06:48:18 pm
All of them , but most definitely all the 2 strokes and a very special GPz1100B1 , I didn't think there was anything special about it until I rode another one and realised there were a lot of differences , where a normal GPz did 85 kmh in 1st gear , mine did 135 , discovered that mine had a close ratio gearbox , flowed heads , different cams and steeper rake on the frame . Was one very special bike .
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Noneking on September 10, 2021, 06:59:45 pm
This thing was a beast!!


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Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: IceCreamMan on September 10, 2021, 07:16:05 pm
My 1983 Suzuki Katana 750. Loved that bike. Did 90 000 kays on it
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Tampan on September 10, 2021, 08:12:36 pm
My old XR200 that I bought just when I started farming. It was the perfect bike for sand.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Cracker on September 10, 2021, 08:32:12 pm
My '82 PE175 .................. fitted road tyres when the knobblies were gone ...................... As a neighbourhood, Fuck-the-cops bike, could not be beaten.

I remember dicing a Katana 1100 down Jan Smuts, from Craighall to JHB ........................ he musta turned off ..................  :biggrin:

Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Sabre on September 10, 2021, 08:52:06 pm
My '82 PE175 .................. fitted road tyres when the knobblies were gone ...................... As a neighbourhood, Fuck-the-cops bike, could not be beaten.

I remember dicing a Katana 1100 down Jan Smuts, from Craighall to JHB ........................ he musta turned off ..................  :biggrin:

 :biggrin: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Herkules on September 10, 2021, 08:57:34 pm
 :sip: This is the most depressing thread I have ever read...................................... :bueller:
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: JIMMI on September 10, 2021, 09:00:39 pm
Yamaha RD350LC
Ducati ST2
Honda NC700X
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Wayne on September 10, 2021, 09:23:13 pm
My Honda CBX 1000

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Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: RobC on September 10, 2021, 10:36:55 pm
All of them...

CB 360 Honda Twin
Z750 Kawa twin
Z1000 Kawa
KL175 Kawa

Then came Shrek... :deal:
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: silvrav on September 10, 2021, 10:45:36 pm
My last GSA - should've made a plan to bring it to NZ
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: petri oosthuizen on September 10, 2021, 10:49:32 pm
Nog n nice bike was my TT 600........by Skulpiesbaai by Stilbaai met hom in die see in gebliksem, maar wil nie rerig graag daaroor praat nie.

Dis Private Info.

Maar wat 'n heerlike bike was dit nie - tot en met die Insident. ;D
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: dw1 on September 11, 2021, 12:01:28 am
My 1981 XT500
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: TrailBlazer on September 11, 2021, 05:09:35 am
In the 80 I had a Honda CB 650.Still today I wish I never had sold it.Had to sell it.Was going to the army and it was just standing.What motorcycle you had that you never had sold?

I had the 650C similar to the pic below, that I kitted out with Wedge panniers and a quicksilver fairing. Still kick my arse for selling it  :'(
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: speed on September 11, 2021, 05:16:39 am
In the 80 I had a Honda CB 650.Still today I wish I never had sold it.Had to sell it.Was going to the army and it was just standing.What motorcycle you had that you never had sold?

I had the 650C similar to the pic below, that I kitted out with Wedge panniers and a quicksilver fairing. Still kick my arse for selling it  :'(
Nice one!
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: speed on September 11, 2021, 05:23:00 am
My Honda CB 650 with a 3/4 rickman fairing.Bought it for R3500. Sold it two years later for R1500. Big mistake.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 11, 2021, 08:10:13 am
Where do I start??

My Suzuki GT750's?  The Yamaha RD350B's?  The DT400B? The 250/400.500/750 aircooled Kawasaki triples I owned? That sweet little Suzuki GT380?

The Yamaha RD400 racebike that I put so much effort into?

The 1985 Suzuki GSX-R, what a wonderful bike, even if so thirsty.

The Yamaha XT500's?  The old Yamaha XS650's?  The Kawasaki KR1-S? The Yamaha RZ350YPVS?

Or the wonderful little Yamaha 90cc HT-1 I had in grades 11 and 12, together with a YDS7 250?

There were many more, but hese were the ones I can think of now that I would have liked to be able to keep. BUT....only because they would be worth something today, as I have no misconceptions about what

they were, good in their day, but vastly outclassed today.

I got my first bike in around 1973/4, my Dad bought me a old Suzuki A80 delivery bike, and I have never been without a bike, sometimes more than one, until today.

I have also never bought a bike new, always older machines, which brought me tremendous happiness.

There, I wrote a composition again. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Beserker on September 11, 2021, 08:33:46 am
My old XR200 that I bought just when I started farming. It was the perfect bike for sand.

My XR200R ('81)  - the first ProLink that came out, my only brand new bike ever.
I was in Std 8, working in Checkers on the till over weekends to make money for it.

I still ride XR's today - I had a 250, 350, 500 and 650.

There is a nice 400 on Gumtree, and a nice 600 here on WD, I wish:



Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Motties on September 11, 2021, 08:41:49 am
Terrible thread this  :'(

690 Rally Replica real Mccoy
990 Adv S
CRF450X

Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Twinman on September 11, 2021, 01:46:21 pm
My Africa Twin 750XRV
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 11, 2021, 01:58:19 pm
Z750 4, think it was a 1982

But most of all by far my XC800

I am in the process of sourcing another one though 8)
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Dwerg on September 11, 2021, 02:10:32 pm
My bikes usually go to heaven  :imaposer:

But my 640ADV was damn near perfect
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Captain Zef on September 11, 2021, 02:10:44 pm
None.

For the first time since my first bike in 2005 i am completely happy with my motorcycle. It fits me like a glove.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Dwerg on September 11, 2021, 02:14:11 pm
Terrible thread this  :'(

690 Rally Replica real Mccoy
990 Adv S
CRF450X

Now thatís a solid 3 bike garage  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 11, 2021, 04:05:51 pm
My bikes usually go to heaven  :imaposer:

But my 640ADV was damn near perfect


No other manufacturer has ever managed to offer a package for adventure touring so perfect as the 640 Adventure.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 11, 2021, 04:52:58 pm
My bikes usually go to heaven  :imaposer:

But my 640ADV was damn near perfect


No other manufacturer has ever managed to offer a package for adventure touring so perfect as the 640 Adventure.

I have to agree on that

Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Allegro on September 14, 2021, 06:37:54 am
My 950S and mostly my 990S  :(
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Sheepman on September 14, 2021, 07:26:18 am
Kawasaki Z1a 900 - What a bike ! The bike that knocked the legendary Honda CB 750 Four off its throne as the biggest, meanest fastest production Japanese bike of the time.
Yamaha IT 465 - Brilliant monster Yam and a handful to ride in technical terrain. My mates with their newly bought KTM 250 's ex Butch Hirsch ( the then importer ) killed me at de Wildt !
Suzuki Katana 1000S - After years of being a one eyed, hard assed Big Kawa fan, I finally succumbed to the stunning multi valve Sword, which was way ahead of its time.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Odd Dog on September 14, 2021, 11:40:59 am
This could tow a bus.

Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Leo on September 14, 2021, 12:38:21 pm
My XT600 Tenere  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: WillemInsit $ on September 14, 2021, 02:57:02 pm
My KR250 and Hyabusa, should have hang on to it
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: blackbird on September 15, 2021, 08:11:17 am
CBX en Blackbird
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: DustJockey on September 16, 2021, 11:20:03 am
My first road bike the '86 Suzuki GS 1150 EF, had it for 2 years in the mid 90's. I swopped my Ford Laser for it with my younger brother, best deal ever. This bike was a beast and felt like riding a supercharged V8.

Got 25km to the litre at 100 and 3km/l at full speed... Let's just say my monthly fuel bill was not in line with my earnings at that time.

If only I knew how rare these beasts are in SA I would've kept it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210916/e659a0348af7b0d69d8f7dff01ef77a5.jpg)

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Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: TwinDisco on September 16, 2021, 12:13:53 pm
My Suzuki RM500E... ported and 5 speed g/b. A beast, similar to the 1 in the pic.
My Honda CX 500, fitted with a CX650 engine.
My 2nd Honda CX500 Turbo.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: edgy on September 16, 2021, 01:47:08 pm
This one without a doubt :'(
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: JohnB on September 16, 2021, 02:33:15 pm
My MBX 50. Those were the best days of my life, without a doubt.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 17, 2021, 08:18:11 am
My Suzuki RM500E... ported and 5 speed g/b. A beast, similar to the 1 in the pic.
My Honda CX 500, fitted with a CX650 engine.
My 2nd Honda CX500 Turbo.



That RM500 !!! :drif: :drif: :ricky: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: sidetrack on September 17, 2021, 08:39:26 am
My RGV 250 VJ23, only 2218 were made in total ! Last of the Japanese race rep 2T's.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Bill the Bong on September 17, 2021, 10:00:55 am
Terrible thread this  :'(

690 Rally Replica real Mccoy
990 Adv S
CRF450X

Don't worry, your 450X's shock lives on in my X
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Sheepman on September 17, 2021, 01:17:39 pm
CBX en Blackbird

Lekker Magnum that  :thumleft: Looks like a Cowley 6 in 1 = beautiful sound  8)
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Spawn182 on September 17, 2021, 01:26:16 pm
My RGV 250 VJ23, only 2218 were made in total ! Last of the Japanese race rep 2T's.

Beautiful, and probably worth way more than you sold it for.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Nish on September 17, 2021, 03:54:34 pm
First my KTM 550 two stroke ! kick start was on the left side..

Second my CR500 AF conversion. Installed a CR500 2 stroke motor into a CRF450 donor.
Put my heart and soul into that bike. :'(

Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: dookie on September 17, 2021, 04:33:49 pm
Yammie TDR180.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Skeltonsc on September 22, 2021, 09:21:21 pm
my first bike a TS 185 bought for R500 in 1996 and sold in 1998 by my mother while I was at school  :'( :'( :'(

I was working for R30 a day at the time and it took forever to save that much and still have bucks for smokes dop and condoms.

Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: IDR on September 23, 2021, 08:26:43 am
All of them...

The Sprint RS I wrote off after 90000 km  :'(
The KLE500, which started my adventure biking career
The KLR650 which took me everywhere without skipping a beat
The Z750S, which was boring in an exciting way, or exciting in a boring way
And then the Explorer which wasn't really a good fit, was standing too much and I needed the money and would have been great to have in the garage now because it was such a great bike - the (for now) end of my biking career

And then the Rocket I rode for 3 months, but never owned.  That thing was a beast!
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Dorsland on September 23, 2021, 09:40:12 am
My first road bike the '86 Suzuki GS 1150 EF, had it for 2 years in the mid 90's. I swopped my Ford Laser for it with my younger brother, best deal ever. This bike was a beast and felt like riding a supercharged V8.

Got 25km to the litre at 100 and 3km/l at full speed... Let's just say my monthly fuel bill was not in line with my earnings at that time.

If only I knew how rare these beasts are in SA I would've kept it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210916/e659a0348af7b0d69d8f7dff01ef77a5.jpg)

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Suzuki used to make some awesome bikes back then.  They still have a few but seem to have actually the plot a bit.

In fact, to me it seems there was much more true innovation back then.  Today it's a question of how much more off the shelf electronic crap can we add to bikes. Or, do we add a TFT screen with millions of colours, or one with bazillions of colours.  162 rider modes or 202 rider modes?

True ground breaking innovation is rare these days. Where are the Katanas, CX500 turbos, CBX sixes.

Bah, maybe I'm just in a reminiscing mood today.  I miss the good old days.  And don't come muddy the waters with points and condensor vs CDI OK. :)
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Dorsland on September 23, 2021, 09:41:20 am
My Suzuki RM500E... ported and 5 speed g/b. A beast, similar to the 1 in the pic.
My Honda CX 500, fitted with a CX650 engine.
My 2nd Honda CX500 Turbo.

You probably have longer arms than most guys right?
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Dorsland on September 23, 2021, 09:47:55 am
This FZ750 that Linex had, um, worked on a bit. It was seriously LOUD, (today I would be locked away for insurrection riding that on a public road); it was QUICK (it was one of the bikes to beat between the bridges at Lanseria on what was the R28 - think its the N14 these days) and it was seriously lekker to ride.

Besides the Honda NS400R, this was the most fun a young oke like me could have on a bike I feel.
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Boerbok on September 23, 2021, 12:08:38 pm
Ď96 Honda XR600R. Loved the raw simplicity.

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Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Sheepman on September 23, 2021, 01:15:22 pm
My first road bike the '86 Suzuki GS 1150 EF, had it for 2 years in the mid 90's. I swopped my Ford Laser for it with my younger brother, best deal ever. This bike was a beast and felt like riding a supercharged V8.

Got 25km to the litre at 100 and 3km/l at full speed... Let's just say my monthly fuel bill was not in line with my earnings at that time.

If only I knew how rare these beasts are in SA I would've kept it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210916/e659a0348af7b0d69d8f7dff01ef77a5.jpg)

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Suzuki used to make some awesome bikes back then.  They still have a few but seem to have actually the plot a bit.

In fact, to me it seems there was much more true innovation back then.  Today it's a question of how much more off the shelf electronic crap can we add to bikes. Or, do we add a TFT screen with millions of colours, or one with bazillions of colours.  162 rider modes or 202 rider modes?

True ground breaking innovation is rare these days. Where are the Katanas, CX500 turbos, CBX sixes.

Bah, maybe I'm just in a reminiscing mood today.  I miss the good old days.  And don't come muddy the waters with points and condensor vs CDI OK. :)

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Agree Dorsland  :thumleft: Mechanically, it seems the manufacturers have hit the ceiling from a developmental side  ::) The big whoo ha about the screens and modes are just marketing gibberish in my opinion  ;)
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: Bappas on September 23, 2021, 03:23:54 pm
My kids  PW,s  would have been a good investment if I kept them !!!
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: WillemInsit $ on September 27, 2021, 09:59:52 am
My KR250 and Hayabusa, should have hang on to it

Manage to get a replacement for one over the weekend, original derestricted Hayabusa
Title: Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
Post by: skydiver on September 27, 2021, 10:09:08 am
Beautiful Busa   :drif: