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Offline BullFrog

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One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« 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. 


« Last Edit: May 17, 2019, 12:09:54 pm by BullFrog »
'70 Triumph Bonneville 650 T120, '84 Honda VF 1000 RE, '01 Yamaha YZ 250 N, '12 Honda XR 650 L, '14 Honda NC 750 X

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 11:59:35 am »
You have an enviable collection. :ricky:
 

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 12:17:27 pm »
The triumph is cool
 

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #3 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:
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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #4 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?
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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #5 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.
'70 Triumph Bonneville 650 T120, '84 Honda VF 1000 RE, '01 Yamaha YZ 250 N, '12 Honda XR 650 L, '14 Honda NC 750 X

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 12:48:59 pm »
 :thumleft: :thumleft:

Take good care of them.
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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 03:14:22 pm »
Nice, I really liked those VF1000R's in the 80's.

Good collection.
 

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 06:04:44 pm »
Looks really good.

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How did you mount the GSA screen on the XR650L?

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2019, 07:42:28 pm »
Nice mix of bikes you have - particularly the old  Brit 😉
 

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #10 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:
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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2019, 01:23:27 pm »

Looks really good.

Hijack on

How did you mount the GSA screen on the XR650L?

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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!!!!
« Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 01:29:07 pm by BullFrog »
'70 Triumph Bonneville 650 T120, '84 Honda VF 1000 RE, '01 Yamaha YZ 250 N, '12 Honda XR 650 L, '14 Honda NC 750 X

If I REALLY wanted to ride a BMW, I would join the Tshwane Metro.
 

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #12 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 "  ;)
 

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Re: One old Brit and 4 Japs...
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 11:02:29 am »
That Honda VF 100R looks like an awesome bike!!! :thumleft: Nice collection :deal: