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Bike you wish you never had sold
« 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?
 
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Offline martin90

Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #1 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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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #5 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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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 04:41:47 pm »
Kawasaki KR 250
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2021, 04:50:59 pm »
I still own mine!
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2021, 04:59:43 pm »
1983 XR 500R :'(
 

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2021, 05:38:15 pm »
Two bikes that I should have kept, but its all hindsight
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2021, 05:41:26 pm »
Early eighties Eddie Lawson Replica.
Attracted all the right (wrong) girls.
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #11 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 .
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2021, 06:59:45 pm »
This thing was a beast!!


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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2021, 07:16:05 pm »
My 1983 Suzuki Katana 750. Loved that bike. Did 90 000 kays on it
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #14 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.
 

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #15 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:

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #16 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:

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2021, 08:57:34 pm »
 :sip: This is the most depressing thread I have ever read...................................... :bueller:
 
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2021, 09:00:39 pm »
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2021, 09:23:13 pm »
My Honda CBX 1000

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