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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #80 on: March 06, 2020, 01:39:06 pm »
I just restored a 1977 Yamaha DT250, taking great care with suspension, and engine/carb. renewal, and I agree with Dorsland's "old song" anology. :pot:

One must not expect to take a bike from 40 years ago and have the same pleasure out of it.

With the exception of only one bike, Yamaha's 350/400 twins. :ricky:
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2020, 02:32:20 pm »
I just restored a 1977 Yamaha DT250, taking great care with suspension, and engine/carb. renewal, and I agree with Dorsland's "old song" anology. :pot:

One must not expect to take a bike from 40 years ago and have the same pleasure out of it.

With the exception of only one bike, Yamaha's 350/400 twins. :ricky:
Kan u asseblief link bysit van die restorasie fred met al die foto's ? ;) :peepwall:

Ek het darem al die negatiewe gaan ingee.......
 

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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2020, 02:40:20 pm »
I just restored a 1977 Yamaha DT250, taking great care with suspension, and engine/carb. renewal, and I agree with Dorsland's "old song" anology. :pot:

One must not expect to take a bike from 40 years ago and have the same pleasure out of it.

With the exception of only one bike, Yamaha's 350/400 twins. :ricky:
Kan u asseblief link bysit van die restorasie fred met al die foto's ? ;) :peepwall:

Ek het darem al die negatiewe gaan ingee.......
:laughing4: :laughing4: by die apteek? :lol8: ;)
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2020, 02:43:47 pm »
I just restored a 1977 Yamaha DT250, taking great care with suspension, and engine/carb. renewal, and I agree with Dorsland's "old song" anology. :pot:

One must not expect to take a bike from 40 years ago and have the same pleasure out of it.

With the exception of only one bike, Yamaha's 350/400 twins. :ricky:
Kan u asseblief link bysit van die restorasie fred met al die foto's ? ;) :peepwall:

Ek het darem al die negatiewe gaan ingee.......
:laughing4: :laughing4: by die apteek? :lol8: ;)

Waar's die ou dae?? :imaposer:

Ek begin nou n RD400 restourasie, en my vrou herinner my om foto's te neem soos ek aangaan. Met die DT het ek slegs n paar geneem, letterlik 3 of so.

Ek is net nie foto-ingestel nie.
 

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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #84 on: March 06, 2020, 02:46:09 pm »
I just restored a 1977 Yamaha DT250, taking great care with suspension, and engine/carb. renewal, and I agree with Dorsland's "old song" anology. :pot:

One must not expect to take a bike from 40 years ago and have the same pleasure out of it.

With the exception of only one bike, Yamaha's 350/400 twins. :ricky:
Kan u asseblief link bysit van die restorasie fred met al die foto's ? ;) :peepwall:

Ek het darem al die negatiewe gaan ingee.......
:laughing4: :laughing4: by die apteek? :lol8: ;)

Waar's die ou dae?? :imaposer:

Ek begin nou n RD400 restourasie, en my vrou herinner my om foto's te neem soos ek aangaan. Met die DT het ek slegs n paar geneem, letterlik 3 of so.

Ek is net nie foto-ingestel nie.
het jou CF plaasbike al opgedaag?
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #85 on: March 06, 2020, 03:18:15 pm »
I just restored a 1977 Yamaha DT250

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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #86 on: March 06, 2020, 04:18:31 pm »
. Had 115 000km on and not even using oil between services.

Very good service from your KLE 500. :thumleft:

I also owned one, loved it!
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #87 on: March 06, 2020, 05:51:00 pm »
I just restored a 1977 Yamaha DT250, taking great care with suspension, and engine/carb. renewal, and I agree with Dorsland's "old song" anology. :pot:

One must not expect to take a bike from 40 years ago and have the same pleasure out of it.

With the exception of only one bike, Yamaha's 350/400 twins. :ricky:
Kan u asseblief link bysit van die restorasie fred met al die foto's ? ;) :peepwall:

Ek het darem al die negatiewe gaan ingee.......
:laughing4: :laughing4: by die apteek? :lol8: ;)

Waar's die ou dae?? :imaposer:

Ek begin nou n RD400 restourasie, en my vrou herinner my om foto's te neem soos ek aangaan. Met die DT het ek slegs n paar geneem, letterlik 3 of so.

Ek is net nie foto-ingestel nie.
het jou CF plaasbike al opgedaag?


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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #88 on: March 07, 2020, 03:53:18 pm »
Cagiva Elefant 750LE.  Also likely the worst bike I've had.  But it had a soul.  Really.
 

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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #89 on: March 07, 2020, 06:23:56 pm »
I see nobody longs for the Canyon 900 ... was a great bike.....
 

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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #90 on: March 07, 2020, 07:32:49 pm »
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #91 on: March 08, 2020, 07:47:27 am »
best bike I ever owned was and is my 950 Adventure S, the worst bike I ever owned was and is also the 950 Adventure S , its a love hate relationship with the bike .
the bike I should never have sold was my DRZ400
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #92 on: March 08, 2020, 11:38:05 am »
My TTR250
The first bike I bought after 18 years of being bikeless.
It just reminded me of what I have been missing out on for so many years.
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #93 on: March 08, 2020, 01:27:33 pm »
My Transalp 700 is a very close second, but my first bike wins it for me - 1998 Yamaha DT125. Nostalgia aside, it was the most incredibly capable, reliable and easy to service bike. It took the usual first bike abuse, daily commutes to school (usually via dirt shortcuts), robot to robot dices, ramping higher than my mates at the local off-road track, a weekend camping in the Free State and a number of ill-informed self-services by a 17yr old with the wrong tools. It even T-boned a Corolla and only needed the forks straightened, not replaced...

If FZJ 898 GP came up for sale I'd buy it tomorrow.



Yes that front tyre is a size too big.
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2020, 03:21:48 pm »
My Transalp 700 is a very close second, but my first bike wins it for me - 1998 Yamaha DT125. Nostalgia aside, it was the most incredibly capable, reliable and easy to service bike. It took the usual first bike abuse, daily commutes to school (usually via dirt shortcuts), robot to robot dices, ramping higher than my mates at the local off-road track, a weekend camping in the Free State and a number of ill-informed self-services by a 17yr old with the wrong tools. It even T-boned a Corolla and only needed the forks straightened, not replaced...

If FZJ 898 GP came up for sale I'd buy it tomorrow.



Yes that front tyre is a size too big.



Yes, My DT175 definitely a prime contender. The best bike that I've owned though? One of those unanswerable questions.

But a great and fondly remembered little bike.  :ricky:
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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #95 on: March 15, 2020, 01:43:59 pm »
09 BMW 1200 GSA

THE BEAST

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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #96 on: March 15, 2020, 04:34:02 pm »
Bikes are maybe like old music.  The song may be crap but the memories it invokes when hearing it again are what makes it a "good" song.

My 1981 TT500 gave me the most pleasure, I traveled the most with it, had the most adventures with it.  But it was heavy and uncomfortable (as a long distance scrambler). I won't say I didn't care about it, but I wasn't paranoid about keeping it in showroom condition.  It got serviced and washed regularly, I was never destructive with it, never abused it. But I wasn't sorry for it.  It worked and took me to places that were like heaven for a newly uitgeklaarde Bokkop.  It was freedom personified.

Allow me a few pix if I may....

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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2020, 09:49:23 am »
I have had a few bikes over the decades.  Not one was bad.  All were good.  I had one of two that stood out as great, but it is still very difficult for me to name one.  The one I do remember most and even talk about most was a 1976 Yamaha RD250.  The era before the RD350LC or RZ350.  I can't really explain why, but this bike and I just had so much fun together.  This is the bike that must carry all guilt for hooking me to riding for life.

One like this.



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Re: The best bike you have owned
« Reply #98 on: March 16, 2020, 09:53:50 am »
09 BMW 1200 GSA

THE BEAST

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Re: The best bike you have owned
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