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  1. #221
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaGTV View Post

    A nice Kawasaki AR125 bought for a nickle and not much more. Used for commuting and enjoying some two stroke smell!



    My pride and joy, Suzuki RGV250 -92. Unfortunately it consumed pistons, rings and cylinder nicasil-treatments like crazy after a bad day when the exhaust valves fell into the forward cylinder.. But between the repairs it was a total blast to ride!



    And finally my molto belissima Ducati 750SS. I loved it to pieces, never failed me sounded better than my stero and rode like a dream. Miss it dearly!
    I lusted after an RGV250 but never did have one, just seeing your photo has set me off again. A friend had an Aprilia RS250 with the RGV engine, pure pornography.
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    Back in maybe 1994 I had my first dalliance with Ducati in the form of this 750SS. It led to me owning around five Ducati's throughout the nineties. I had a 600 Monster then a 900 Monster then the best Ducati I ever had, a 907ie. I then had a 900SS that just worried me because of its deceptive speed. I used to think I was doing say 90 only to look down and realise that it was way over a ton. It didn't stay around long.

    Ducati 750SS AOS by Shaun Haselden, on Flickr

    One of the most fun machines I ever owned was a 550 Kawasaki Zephyr. It would just zip around everywhere like a bloody hornet. One of my least favourite was a Yamaha FJ1200. So forgettable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaGTV View Post

    A nice Kawasaki AR125 bought for a nickle and not much more. Used for commuting and enjoying some two stroke smell!
    That 125 and the AR80 were hugely popular with the teenage boy racers round my neck of the woods in the 80's. Tuned to the hilt and noisy as hell. Of course I never did any of that! ;-)
    You clearly look after your bikes Mike, they all look mint.

  4. #224
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    Thank you, Ian, Shaun and Loz!
    Interesting Shaun, my 750SS hade dual discs in the front? Country specific or different year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackneyRF View Post
    That 125 and the AR80 were hugely popular with the teenage boy racers round my neck of the woods in the 80's. Tuned to the hilt and noisy as hell. Of course I never did any of that! ;-)
    You clearly look after your bikes Mike, they all look mint.
    I loved my ar 125, everyone else had rd125s, they all sneered
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    I absolutely loved this Boxer. A true mile muncher. It was actually a straight R100 with an RS fairing that was the most aerodynamic fairing known to man! A joy to own.



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    And that's a GSX-550 ES in the background if I'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    And that's a GSX-550 ES in the background if I'm not mistaken.

    Blimey Geoff, how can you tell that? To be honest I remembered it as a friends K100 brick but my brain has probably filled in the gaps for me.

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    My bike ownership went a bit like this:
    Suzuki GT185
    Yamaha RD200 (same time as the GT185)
    Yamaha RD400 great bike, quick and handled well - better than the GT380.
    Yamaha YR5 (same time as the RD400)
    Yamaha YCS5E (same time as the RD400)
    Honda 400/4 mkII yoshimura half race cam, Dunstal silencer and K&N filters
    Yamaha XS750 big, lazy but comfortable.
    Suzuki GT750 outrageous fuel consumption fitted with a 3 into 1 expansion pipe and enlarged jets.
    BMW R100RS (twin shock). Comfiest bike I ever owned used to ride from Stevenage to Edinburgh just about every weekend for a year.
    BMW K100
    Kawasaki Z1000ST bit of a dog but long legs.
    Kawasaki GPZ750R nice, a bit heavy though. (Edinburgh to Stevenage via M74/M6/M1 in just over 5 hours).
    Kawasaki GPz500S (dog)
    Kawasaki GPX600R very quick and superb handling.
    Yamaha FZR250EXUP my favourite fun bike, 18000 red line, revs cut at 19200, nothing below 10000, but would do 100mph 2 up. Off the clock at 200kph solo. Handled supremely, wore out boots with this
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition.
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC.
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    CDP: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A.
    Digi: Squeezebox.
    Amp: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, Cambridge Audio Azur 651A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HackneyRF View Post

    Blimey Geoff, how can you tell that? To be honest I remembered it as a friends K100 brick but my brain has probably filled in the gaps for me.
    It is a K100 variant for sure.
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition.
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDP: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A.
    Digi: Squeezebox.
    Amp: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, Cambridge Audio Azur 651A.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales.
    Headphones: AKG Q701.

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