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Offline Leo

Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2021, 12:38:21 pm »
My XT600 Tenere  :'( :'(
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2021, 02:57:02 pm »
My KR250 and Hyabusa, should have hang on to it
 

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2021, 08:11:17 am »
CBX en Blackbird
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #43 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.



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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #44 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.
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2021, 01:47:08 pm »
This one without a doubt :'(
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2021, 02:33:15 pm »
My MBX 50. Those were the best days of my life, without a doubt.
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #47 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:
 

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #48 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.
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2021, 10:00:55 am »
Terrible thread this  :'(

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Offline Sheepman

Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #50 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)
 

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #51 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.
 

Offline Nish

Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #52 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. :'(

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2021, 04:33:49 pm »
Yammie TDR180.
 

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #54 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.

 

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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #55 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!
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #56 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.



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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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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #57 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?
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #58 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.
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Re: Bike you wish you never had sold
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2021, 12:08:38 pm »
‘96 Honda XR600R. Loved the raw simplicity.

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