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Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« on: January 30, 2019, 04:44:58 pm »
I swam 1500m in the pool this morning, at least I think it was 1500m. When there is a shapely lady in the lane next to me I often lose count of the laps.

I normally count in 50m increments, each 50m being a double lap in the Active Virgins 25mm pool.

This morning I was wondering if there is a motorcycle for each 50cc split from 50 to 1500. Counting by bike may be easier than counting by number.when distracted. 

I got this far. Can you help close the gaps ?

50 - My Suzuki from uni days - don't remember the model
100 - ?
150 - Sym scooter I had.
200 - Must be Tee Dub
250 - XT250
300 - Kawa Versys 300.
350 ?
400 - Suzuki drz400 ?
450 - All the Dakar bikes.
500 - Must be XT500
550 - A mate's old Honday Silver Wing V-Twin
600 - Yam XT 600
650 - klr
700 - hONDA nc700
750 - Old Africa Twin
800 - GS 800
850  - Norton Commando
900 - ?
950 - Yam XV950
1000 - Yam r1
1050 - Triumph Tiger
1100 - da Peeg
1150 - Bigger Peeg
1200 - Musr be GS1200
1250 - ?
1300 - BMW K1300
1350 - ?
1400 - Kawa ZZR 1400
1450 ?
1500 - Honda Gold Wing. 
« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 04:45:29 pm by GundaGunda »
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 04:50:25 pm »
Yamaha TTR 100; KTM 350 EXC; Honda CBR 900 Fireblade; BMW R1250 GS.
 

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 04:55:58 pm »
Yamaha TTR 100; KTM 350 EXC; Honda CBR 900 Fireblade; BMW R1250 GS.
then we are into exotics or imperial aproximations
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 05:02:36 pm »
You had the Yamaha TDM900 as well and I believe Harley Davidson had a 1450cc engine a few years ago and a 1340cc before that. Maybe some of the real Harley Afficionados might know of s 1350cc.

If not...Im sure BMWs boxer will be 1350cc in around 10 years from now, they go up in 50cc increments from time to time


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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 05:28:49 pm »
I swam 1500m in the pool this morning, at least I think it was 1500m. When there is a shapely lady in the lane next to me I often lose count of the laps.

I normally count in 50m increments, each 50m being a double lap in the Active Virgins 25mm pool.

This morning I was wondering if there is a motorcycle for each 50cc split from 50 to 1500. Counting by bike may be easier than counting by number.when distracted. 

I got this far. Can you help close the gaps ?

50 - My Suzuki from uni days - don't remember the model
100 - Honda CB100
150 - Sym scooter I had.
200 - Must be Tee Dub
250 - XT250
300 - Kawa Versys 300.
350 - Yamaha RD350
400 - Suzuki drz400 ?
450 - All the Dakar bikes.
500 - Must be XT500
550 - A mate's old Honday Silver Wing V-Twin
600 - Yam XT 600
650 - klr
700 - hONDA nc700
750 - Old Africa Twin
800 - GS 800
850  - Norton Commando
900 - Yamaha TDM 900
950 - Yam XV950
1000 - Yam r1
1050 - Triumph Tiger
1100 - da Peeg
1150 - Bigger Peeg
1200 - Musr be GS1200
1250 - R1250GS LC?
1300 - BMW K1300
1350 - Harley Davidson Electra Glide
1400 - Kawa ZZR 1400
1450 - Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
1500 - Honda Gold Wing.

All the blue text by memory except the two Harleys.  Uncle Google had to help with them.  8)
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 05:51:53 pm »
Thanks for the help.

It's actually quite amazing how complete the list is.

A dof of me to forget the TDM900 - I spent at least 1000km riding behind IanTheTooth's

And the only bikes I have no clear image of in my mind are the 350 and the harleys- I must google them
« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 05:55:22 pm by GundaGunda »
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 06:12:36 pm »
Thanks for the help.

It's actually quite amazing how complete the list is.

A dof of me to forget the TDM900 - I spent at least 1000km riding behind IanTheTooth's

And the only bikes I have no clear image of in my mind are the 350 and the harleys- I must google them

You don't know the legendary Yamaha RD350!?  *gasp shock horror* 

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 06:27:55 pm »
Yes, there were many 350s over time.

Yamaha had an RD and an XT. Suzuki had a DR, Honda had the XL...wasnt it the Elisnore?


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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 06:32:49 pm »
This is OT, but how did you happen on you forum name? GundaGunda, with the avatar of a tractor.

As a preteener I grew up in Vryheid, KZN and we had a Zulu live-in lady maid and child minder.
 My younger sister started calling my "Ghanna" , short for "Ghanna-ghanna" (the spelling might be different), stemming from Hilda, the Zulu nanny playing with us and my tractor toy. I do not know whether this was a noise she made to imitate the tractor or whether it is a Zulu word for it.


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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 08:06:48 am »
This is OT, but how did you happen on you forum name? GundaGunda, with the avatar of a tractor.

As a preteener I grew up in Vryheid, KZN and we had a Zulu live-in lady maid and child minder.
 My younger sister started calling my "Ghanna" , short for "Ghanna-ghanna" (the spelling might be different), stemming from Hilda, the Zulu nanny playing with us and my tractor toy. I do not know whether this was a noise she made to imitate the tractor or whether it is a Zulu word for it.


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I chose the name for two reasons. The first vehicle I ever had was a Vaaljapie tractor. On the farm I grew up on there was an old vaaljapie discarded in a shed. I asked my dad if I could have it, and with some help from the farm manager we got it going and it rejoined the work team on the farm, and when we left the farm 10 years later it was still going.

The second reason is that my first adv. bike was a grey KLE500, and someone once said I rode it like a farmer on a vaaljapie - hence the name.

the tem GundaGunda, GandaGanda and other spellings is used in many african languages as the onomatopoeic name for a tractor (likre iStuTutu for a scooter, iSibam for a gun etc )
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 08:12:30 am »
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 08:17:35 am »
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?

I am deeply ashamed, but I don;t think I have ever seen one - sorry
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 08:30:45 am »
I'm sure you have. Perhaps this will refresh your memory...
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 08:38:46 am »
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?

It was actually me who selected the Yamaha TDM900.    I did think about the Z1, but I remembered it as a 1000cc bike.  Blame the old age for that.   :-[

This is a nice exersize GundaGunda.  It did jolt ye olde memory about a few iconic bikes.

« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 08:40:29 am by TheBear »
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 08:44:34 am »
This is OT, but how did you happen on you forum name? GundaGunda, with the avatar of a tractor.

As a preteener I grew up in Vryheid, KZN and we had a Zulu live-in lady maid and child minder.
 My younger sister started calling my "Ghanna" , short for "Ghanna-ghanna" (the spelling might be different), stemming from Hilda, the Zulu nanny playing with us and my tractor toy. I do not know whether this was a noise she made to imitate the tractor or whether it is a Zulu word for it.


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I chose the name for two reasons. The first vehicle I ever had was a Vaaljapie tractor. On the farm I grew up on there was an old vaaljapie discarded in a shed. I asked my dad if I could have it, and with some help from the farm manager we got it going and it rejoined the work team on the farm, and when we left the farm 10 years later it was still going.

The second reason is that my first adv. bike was a grey KLE500, and someone once said I rode it like a farmer on a vaaljapie - hence the name.

the tem GundaGunda, GandaGanda and other spellings is used in many african languages as the onomatopoeic name for a tractor (likre iStuTutu for a scooter, iSibam for a gun etc )
Thank you sharing.
I own a Massey Ferguson 220.
 She's not with me and not nearly as sentimental as your VaalJapie.

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2019, 12:52:36 pm »
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?



Nah, c'mon. Gotta be the Benelli 900 Sei.  :deal:
 

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 12:59:21 pm »
Thanks for the help.

It's actually quite amazing how complete the list is.

A dof of me to forget the TDM900 - I spent at least 1000km riding behind IanTheTooth's

And the only bikes I have no clear image of in my mind are the 350 and the harleys- I must google them

You don't know the legendary Yamaha RD350!?  *gasp shock horror*



....and don't go telling me you haven't heard of the 'Big Port' AJS?  Or the Velocette KTT?  I wont believe you!  :o
 

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 01:01:22 pm »
The Z1 still stirs the loins to this day, as it did when I saw my first one about 47 years ago  :biggrin:
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 05:57:42 am »
I swam 1500m in the pool this morning, at least I think it was 1500m. When there is a shapely lady in the lane next to me I often lose count of the laps.

I normally count in 50m increments, each 50m being a double lap in the Active Virgins 25mm pool.

This morning I was wondering if there is a motorcycle for each 50cc split from 50 to 1500. Counting by bike may be easier than counting by number.when distracted. 

I got this far. Can you help close the gaps ?

50 - My Suzuki from uni days - don't remember the model
100 - Honda CB100
150 - Sym scooter I had.
200 - Must be Tee Dub
250 - XT250
300 - Kawa Versys 300.
350 - Yamaha RD350
380 - Suzuki 2 stroke tripple
400 - Suzuki drz400 ?
450 - All the Dakar bikes
465 - Yamaha YZ.
490 - Yamaha IT
500 - Must be XT500
501 - Husky
550 - A mate's old Honday Silver Wing V-Twin
600 - Yam XT 600
650 - klr
675 - Triumph
690 - KTM
700 - hONDA nc700
701 - Husky
750 - Old Africa Twin
800 - GS 800
850  - Norton Commando
900 - Yamaha TDM 900
929 - Honda CBR
950 - Yam XV950
1000 - Yam r1
1050 - Triumph Tiger
1100 - da Peeg
1150 - Bigger Peeg
1200 - Musr be GS1200
1250 - R1250GS LC?
1300 - BMW K1300
1350 - Harley Davidson Electra Glide
1400 - Kawa ZZR 1400
1450 - Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
1500 - Honda Gold Wing.
2300 - Triumph Tripple

All the blue text by memory except the two Harleys.  Uncle Google had to help with them.  8)
 

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2019, 12:55:14 pm »
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?



Nah, c'mon. Gotta be the Benelli 900 Sei.  :deal:

Gee, forgot about that. Bit of a niche bike but yes, for sure a classic.
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