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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Nope.....
    Darn it.

    XJ650?

    Bit of a result ending up with the GPz Turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    The graffiti-spraying exhaust is very impressive Tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    The graffiti-spraying exhaust is very impressive Tony.
    I wish

    About time you posted a photo on here, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    My sister’s friend sent her a pic of me sitting on my mates bike. I would have been around 20 at the time, so 1982 ish...

    Can anyone guess the bike??

    Honda CB1100F with the nose fairing missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Darn it.

    XJ650?

    Bit of a result ending up with the GPz Turbo.
    Iíll post a pic before you go mad...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Iíll post a pic before you go mad...

    Could be, I suppose :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Taken on a pre-lockdown ride with my son...



    He wants to move on to a bigger bike now, so I guess heíll be taking his A2 test once weíre all back to normal.
    It may be a bit soon, and might not be what he fancies, but when we do return to normal I'll be putting my bike up for sale.

    I know I'm a teeny bit biased, but......it is the coolest A2 compliant bike money can buy. And the only one for sale in the whole of the UK with the factory fitted Termigoni exhaust! It's got bar end mirrors now too.

    Just imagine you both on orange bikes 


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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    It may be a bit soon, and might not be what he fancies, but when we do return to normal I'll be putting my bike up for sale.

    I know I'm a teeny bit biased, but......it is the coolest A2 compliant bike money can buy. And the only one for sale in the whole of the UK with the factory fitted Termigoni exhaust! It's got bar end mirrors now too.

    Just imagine you both on orange bikes 

    Probably a bit early for him, Mark, as he'll need to go through the whole test process and also save up some dosh! Why are you selling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Probably a bit early for him, Mark, as he'll need to go through the whole test process and also save up some dosh! Why are you selling?
    It's the usual story Tony.....I've had my head turned by another :o)

    Personally I blame it on that new Triumph showroom in Watford. Too much opportunity to sit on stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    It's the usual story Tony.....I've had my head turned by another :o)

    Personally I blame it on that new Triumph showroom in Watford. Too much opportunity to sit on stuff.
    Yes, they have some nice bikes right now. Speed Twin or Street Triple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Yes, they have some nice bikes right now. Speed Twin or Street Triple?
    Neither.....my inner Steve McQueen has my heart set on a Street Scrambler.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    Neither.....my inner Steve McQueen has my heart set on a Street Scrambler.


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    Lovely bike, and to my mind a definite upgrade, Mark. The new Street Scrambler is also a much better bike than the old one.
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    Browsing through some pics and found some of these the last couple years. Really hoping things settle down this year and we can get out again on the bikes and go tour Europe.

    Northern Spain a few years back on a 3.5k mile banzai road trip


    Moody in Vercors @LaCombeLaval



    Highest paved road in Europe in less than perfect conditions!




    Descending the corkscrew at Aragon



    Beauty and the beast at the Nurburgring



    My Twins. Colin Edwards Castrol SP2 was HRCs reposte to Ducati back in 2001/2 whereas Checa and TB cemented the 1098R in history by taking the 2008 and 2011 WSBK.



    On my K13s with Andy Carlile at the Ring doing some laps in the wet




    This was a glorious 200miles on a Ďmain roadí somewhere in Bosnia between Sarajevo and Mostar 2 years ago.



    At the Millau



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    Great photos Adrien! God I need to go touring again

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    Some fabulous pictures on this thread, really enjoying them. Got me thinking about some of my bikes from years ago, (unable to ride anymore so thinking about bikes is all I can do!), some of the below shots might take some of you back a few years....







    Jonathan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    Browsing through some pics and found some of these the last couple years. Really hoping things settle down this year and we can get out again on the bikes and go tour Europe.
    Super pictures and a nice selection of bikes on tour.

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    Thanks, Adrien - enjoyed looking at those!

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    Some great bikes there, and thatís some barnet you had back then.

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    Some of my more recent bikes.



















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    ^^^ Love the Valkyrie

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    ^^^ Love the Valkyrie
    Which one? There are two.
    Although I guess the other is the F6C UK version.

    I really liked that green and cream one.
    Purchased from a dealer in Staffordshire.

    Spent a bit of time and money getting it as near perfect as I could. Then sold it to a mate for under £6000. Regretted it. He done the same. Sold it. Then wondered why.

    Owned about 8 over the years. I think I need another in my life real soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalic Mud View Post
    Which one? There are two.

    I really liked that green and cream one.
    Purchased from a dealer in Staffordshire.

    Spent a bit of time and money getting it as near perfect as I could. Then sold it to a mate for under £6000. Regretted it. He done the same. Sold it. Then wondered why.

    Owned about 8 over the years. I think I need another in my life real soon.
    Yes, the green and cream one. Stunningly gorgeous.

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    Beautiful bikes in there!

    Have always thought that the superduke gt might be the perfect one bike all rounder. How is it to live with?

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    I had one identical to this. Horrid, poorly handling thing that rusted the moment you looked at it

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    I was just about to buy one of these, moments before lockdown

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    And this would do me perfectly, R100G/S PD. Lovely

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    The V-Max is a bike I always promised myself but have never owned...yet.

    It’s bonkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Lovely bike, and to my mind a definite upgrade, Mark. The new Street Scrambler is also a much better bike than the old one.
    Apparently it has the best version of the 900cc Triumph Twin engine so far...plenty for me. I'm too short for the other scramblers. I figure it's a great base for a bit of personalisation too as like you I do enjoy making bike my own.

    The Ducati has been great and re-ignited my love of bikes after 10 years on scooters. But I just fancy a little bit more now if you know what I mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    Beautiful bikes in there!

    Have always thought that the superduke gt might be the perfect one bike all rounder. How is it to live with?
    To tell the truth. Not got a clue.
    Purchased that one in the winter when KTM had reduced them by about £5000 to £11,000.

    It sat around for a month or two, while it snowed. Then I thought I fancied a 1290S more. So I sold the GT for what it cost. Never rode it.
    Bit of a waste. As I agree. Lovely bike. Lots of power and reasonably practical with those panniers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    The V-Max is a bike I always promised myself but have never owned...yet.

    Itís bonkers.
    Was a bit disappointed with the range of the new type Vmax.
    Even riding slow. It would only manage 77miles before it went on reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    Apparently it has the best version of the 900cc Triumph Twin engine so far...plenty for me. I'm too short for the other scramblers. I figure it's a great base for a bit of personalisation too as like you I do enjoy making bike my own.

    The Ducati has been great and re-ignited my love of bikes after 10 years on scooters. But I just fancy a little bit more now if you know what I mean?
    I just played with the configurator and my perfect version came in at £10,820

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I just played with the configurator and my perfect version came in at £10,820
    I wish mine had only cost me that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    Some great bikes there, and thatís some barnet you had back then.
    My real hair was worse!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I wish mine had only cost me that...
    Having a quick look play with the configurator mine comes in at £12,836, and that's before adding the 3 Givi Trekker boxes with reassuringly expensive bespoke mounting system (about £1300 all in), BMW Nav VI GPS, BMW 4-button mount, SW-Motech mounting system and wiring harness, (about £800) clock with another bespoke mounting system (about £75), Scottoiler x-system (£200)...

    ... and to think that I bought the Triumph as the bargain option compared with the Harley Softail that I was considering instead...

    I guess it matters not. They're all garage ornaments at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalic Mud View Post
    Was a bit disappointed with the range of the new type Vmax.
    Even riding slow. It would only manage 77miles before it went on reserve.
    You can get a few traffic light drag races in before you run out though?

    Any further range and youíd be in danger of coming across a bend, then youíd have to walk the bike around in a u-turn and go home.

    I know someone thatís got a mid 80ís original that has been under a tarpaulin in his garage for at least 15 years. I keep asking him to sell it to me and he keeps saying no.

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    A few scans from days gone by...




























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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    A few scans from days gone by...



























    Loving the RS250!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Quality Man View Post
    Loving the RS250!
    It belonged to my cousin... The BMW k1000 with the dream machine paint job was his dads..They live in Chesterfield

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    On my uncleĎs harley trying to do the Harley pose without laughing...

    God that bike was crap...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalic Mud View Post

    The disused petrol station Much Wenlock....👍👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalic Mud View Post
    To tell the truth. Not got a clue.
    Purchased that one in the winter when KTM had reduced them by about £5000 to £11,000.

    It sat around for a month or two, while it snowed. Then I thought I fancied a 1290S more. So I sold the GT for what it cost. Never rode it.
    Bit of a waste. As I agree. Lovely bike. Lots of power and reasonably practical with those panniers.
    Sounds like someone I know on UKGSER:)

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    It belonged to my cousin... The BMW k1000 with the dream machine paint job was his dads..They live in Chesterfield
    Have ZZR will travel, good to see you embraced minimalist travelling kit Andy...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Have ZZR will travel, good to see you embraced minimalist travelling kit Andy...........
    I was thinking about that before... back then 1 of those panniers was pretty much filled with my medication for my haemophilia... 20ml per day, everyday for 2 weeks, plus some spares just in case...

    26 years later, I now require 0.7ml once a week... thatís medical progress for you.

    They were great times though, no satnav, no mobile phone. Just the wife on the back with a map, tapping me on the shoulder when we needed to take a new road..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I was thinking about that before... back then 1 of those panniers was pretty much filled with my medication for my haemophilia... 20ml per day, everyday for 2 weeks, plus some spares just in case...

    26 years later, I now require 0.7ml once a week... that’s medical progress for you.

    They were great times though, no satnav, no mobile phone. Just the wife on the back with a map, tapping me on the shoulder when we needed to take a new road..
    I used to have a map on my tank bag. Navigated most of France and parts of Switzerland sans Sat Nav. Then again the roads were arrow straight, hardly any junctions.

    Did a very similar route on my GS two years ago relied 100% on the Garmin. One of the biggest benefits was the way Garmin shows the speed limits as the Gendarmerie were out with their hair dryers

    Steve

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    Loved those days, spending an evening over a map and writing directions to put in the tank bag clear pocket for the next day

    Hereís a photo of a photo when my wife and I got stuck in a blizzard near Lake Tahoe, we left about an hour after this photo to beat another storm. All the locals where beeping and waving as it was so weird to see a bike on the road!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    The disused petrol station Much Wenlock....
    Thatís the one.
    Used it a lot up until a couple of years ago. Not for fuel. ;0)

    The old owner came flying out of his home, just behind the pumps. I thought he was going to have a heart attack.
    Think he thought I was going to take them away.
    I calmed him down.
    But not returned since.

    I live nearby.



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    Pics of my bikes over the years, except my first which was a Yamaha Fazer 600s.

    2nd bike - Yamaha R6



    3rd bike - 2003 CBR 600rr. Needed to be down geared, but a wonderful handling bike. Sold it to a mate who turned it into a track bike & crashed it several times.



    4rd bike - GSXR 750 K4 - This pic was on the day I'd collected it & the above mentioned mate was coming over to collect the 600rr. I did loads of miles on the K4 & eventually sold it to the same mate who gave it the same treatment as the 600rr.



    5th bike - GSXR 750 K7 - I wrote this one off after about 11 months. My fault.



    6th bike - GSXR 750 K8 - Love this bike & still have it, although it looks a bit different now



    This is the K8 just after I was punted off at Donington Park on 2010. Broken tib & fib & 2 months off work - what a PITA?



    Thankfully most of the damage was cosmetic, but in 2014 I put into a gravel trap at Brands GP & after that I converted it to track spec as below



    7th bike - Newly out at the time BMW S1000r. The Jizz Machine, loaded up for a weekend away.



    8th & current bike - The absolute missile that is my 2015 S1000rr.



    I also did a load of mikes on this 250cc single cylinder Honda XR in 2018 with my eldest son when we toured Vietnam - amazing trip



    The chain broke at one point, but we got it fixed quite quickly - just very lucky it happened where it did.



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    Iíve decided Iím going to turn the Ducati into more of a beast than it already is....

    Just ordered a Translogic Quickshifter (never used a QS before) and Iím trying to decide which race exhaust to get.... the ceramic coated Zard is favourite up to now..




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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Iíve decided Iím going to turn the Ducati into more of a beast than it already is....

    Just ordered a Translogic Quickshifter (never used a QS before) and Iím trying to decide which race exhaust to get.... the ceramic coated Zard is favourite up to now..
    Does the translogic go both ways, so to speak?

    Love the bidirectional shifter on my boxer. I've clutchless shifted up for years, twitching the wrist, so that's taken some un-learning, but it's the downshifts that are wonderful.

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    Enoch, once youíve used a QS you wont want to go back. Be warned, life wont be the same after one. Just make sure its set up correctly or they can be an absolute nightmare. What about the Termis for the X ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Does the translogic go both ways, so to speak?

    Love the bidirectional shifter on my boxer. I've clutchless shifted up for years, twitching the wrist, so that's taken some un-learning, but it's the downshifts that are wonderful.
    There is an auto blip option, but Iím not sure if itís listed for the duke... I need to speak to them, but it looks like they have a system that works with bikes with fly by wire, which the Ducati is...itís quite an expensive add on though, so Iíll just go for the up change for now, and maybe add it later..
    The blurb says you have to have the QS anyway, and the autoblip piggy backs off that..


    Stuart, I really donít like the termi, it sits to low, and isnít even level, itís lower on the left to miss the belt.. itís also damn expensive..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quality Man View Post
    Some fabulous pictures on this thread, really enjoying them. Got me thinking about some of my bikes from years ago, (unable to ride anymore so thinking about bikes is all I can do!), some of the below shots might take some of you back a few years....

    That Benetton colours CBR600, I had the same!

    I loved that bike until some scrote nicked it :(

    I used to get the pi55 taken out of me because of the pink colour, but it was light hearted because they all knew it a serious bit of kit (at the time).

    Funnily enough the insurance company paid out more than I bought it for and I replaced it with a brand new '96 ZX6R that I owned until 2007 when I bought the Street Triple that I own to this day.

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