kx100 , bored out 80,kawa
nsr180 , custom honda
cx500, plastic pig :deadhorse:
armstrong mt500 1985
kx100 , bored out 80,kawa
nsr180 , custom honda
cx500, plastic pig :deadhorse:
armstrong mt500 1985
See my signature below:) thats since 02 when i got back into biking again:D:
Previous to that, to name a few had up to my first marriage in 1991 :deadhorse:
CX500 Turbo,Cx500a, VF750F,CBX550, NS250R (PRODUCTION RACER) tz350F2 (F2 racing, late eighties when i was 6 stone lighter and my balls were bigger;) ) CB550F2 millions of C90's and runarounds, used to be a Honda bike mechanic back then so bought lots of cheap part exes:)
Well, I'm afraid that I can't compete with you lot.
The stuff that I've had has been somewhat slower, and not nearly as modded.
I started off on borrowed learner bikes. Most notably on some small 50cc shopper that I had to sit on the top box 'cos I couln't get my knees under the bars if I sat on the seat.
My first owned bike was an RX-S 100 until I passed my test.
Then a Z400 J1,
a couple of Z550s,
(a honda CB550 - featured in the my worst bike thread),
a Kawasaki GT550 which I had for about 10 years (until 3 months ago),
a purple (yes purple. The best colour!) ZRX1100
there's a "funny" tale about that one involving a blind bend, a pot-hole & a busand now, after a 4 year break from ZRXs, a red (The other best colour) ZRX1100.
From the dr600 to the x7 several bikes owned at the same time
My history is short and sweet:-
CBR 600 - Thought this was great until the ZX7R blew it into oblivion
ZX7R - Extreme bike fantastic front end, looked the b*****ks
ZRX1100 - Yippie, puts a smile on my face everytime, great machine!!!
And thats my lot for the time being....
Kawasaki AR125 (the love affair with kawasaki begins)
Kawasaki 750 Zephyr (my first brand new bike)
Suzuki XF650 Freewind
Kawasaki VN1600 Meanstreak
Honda VT500 (Ratbike)
Kawasaki GPZ900R (Which I still have)
Kawasaki ZRX1100 (Which I get next week)
getting brain into gear.................
it all starts in 1975 ish !!!!!
yamaha dt 125
honda cd 175
suzuki ts 100
suzuki gsx 250
ktm exc 600...wicked but cost me loads
yamaha 750 super tenere
honda cbr 900 rrs ,fireblade,castrol honda.
presently kawasaki zrx 1100 ,muzzy zzr cams ,pods,stage 3,full muzzy zorst.
pretty much had a bike without a break.wife and kids always came second !! not.
Where do you start?
1971 (11 years old) Dad bought me a Honda Step through to have some fun on and modify for dirt racing, First time on and front wheel was in the air and rode into a barbed wire fence (don't tell anyone my rep is on the line), Since then it has been a succession of bikes I will try and rattle them off in order.
Yamaha DT 125
Yamaha Ex Factory 125 Motocrosser
TAS Mini Bike
Honda MR 50
Honda CR 125 M1
Suzuki GT 250 RAM AIR
Suzuki DR 250
Yamaha RD 250 LC
Suzuki GS 550 (I Think)
Kawasaki GPZ 1100 A1
Honda XR 75
Yamaha XT 250
Husqvarna CR 125 (Still Own)
Kazuma Falcon 150 Quad (Still Own)
Kawasaki GTR 1000
There will be a few more bikes in there somewhere that I have forgotten
and now the mighty ZRX 1100:biggrin: :biggrin:
I needed transport for my first job (at 17 yrs old)10 miles from where i lived(never gave a thought of bikes till then) my dad had a Honda spacy 125.lol.he took me to local bike shop in Llandudno and bought me a CB100n.was shown how to start it and change gear by shop owner ,went up and down street twice (stalled it a couple of times) rode it home .that was it had the bug.
passed test then had
Gsx750 Katana(pop up headlight)
Did not have bike for about 12 years as Playing rugby ruled my life.Then
Now Zrx1100:) :)
Honda CB250N....passed test on
Yamaha XJ550......brand new...wrote it off
Yamaha RD250DX.....hated it!!
Suzuki Katana 1000
Suzuki GSXR750J....brand new
Suzuki GSXR1100K.....at same time brought cosmetic damaged slabbie 11 and fightered it.
Yamaha FZR400 3TJ.....discovered the art of cornering correctly!! :cool:
Yamaha XJR1200...but was after a Rex but someone bought it from under my nose and was offered a fOOking good deal on the XJ...well....?
Kawasaki ZRX1100..... :cool:
Kawasaki ZX9R c1....needed speed again!
Suzuki TL1000S....awesome bike!!
Honda CBR900 Fireblade[early jobbie twin lights]...dont ask me why!!
Suzuki TL1000R....another awesome bike!!
Kawasaki ZX10R 05....Best bike i have ever owned....still have it!
Kawasaki ZRX1100.....not got it yet but very soon!!
Trying to remember them all in order as I owned them. I have pics of most in 6 old photo albums. If only I still had them all.:biggrin:
YAMAHA AS3 125 TWIN
YAMAHA AS3 125 TWIN
HONDA 400 4
YAMAHA RD 400
YAMAHA YPVS 350
KAWASAKI GPZ750 TURBO
YAMAHA YZR 750
HARLEY DAVIDSON 883
HARLEY DAVIDSON 883 CHOPPER.
SUZUKI BANDIT 600
Hi all i'm Dooney, a little bit new to all this forum thingy. Heres my bike history..
CG125 (japanese model) owned for 2 years
GSX250 (sold prior to riding for a......)
GSF600s Bandit owned for 3 years
GSXR600K2 03 reg owned from new for 3 year
Z1100 Hardtail Chop (inheritence from my late dad) :(
CBR600F Just for something to sell on, whilst owning the above Gixxer
GSXR1000K2 still have nearly 3 years after buying
CBR600F Project track bike (in many pieces)
ZRX1100 T reg 99 model. Not sure exactly what model it is, I got it for a commuter bike 5 days ago. Did look lovely until.......
On Saturday whilst out for a pottle/play, i tried cornering like i would on my Gixxer and..........you guessed it.......Stacked it.....ARSE!!
Thats my history
gsxr1100m streetfighter 1260 big bore high lift cams flat slides etc
I think thats it but iv maybe forgot a couple
from about 13 years old
honda wet dream 250
yam xs 350
yam cbx 550
kwak z550 a1
kwak gpz 550 c
suzuki 750 kettle
suzuki gs 500
now my head hurts and i bet i forgot some. used to swap bikes like women change shoes and knickers when we were kids lol:crazy:
Takes me back a bit doing this...
Honda CB125 Superdream
Honda XL1000V Varadero
...be nice to see a ZRX1200R on the end of the list :)
suzuki gt 250
yz 450 f
1200 sporty.for sale nice ride.love my zrx more.:headbang:
yam dt 125lc
yam rd 125lc mk1
honda mt5 wi h100 engine
honda monky bike
yam yds7 lawson kit
honda red rocket 250
suzuki x5 200
suzuki x7 250
honda super dog 250
kawasaki ke 100
kawasaki kh 100
kawasaki kx 80
honda cbr 600 fr
yam rd 350 lc
suzuki gp100 x 3
yam sa1 125 twin
kawasaki kx 500
will ad em as i remember lol ad loads more
yamaha rd200 dx,
gpz 550, gpz 750 turbo,gpz 1100b2,gpz 600r
mz skorpion 660 (interesting)
Yamaha DT 185 Off road
Suzuki TS250 Off road
Honda NSR 125 ( Couldn't pull the skin off rice pudding )
Yamaha TZR 250 ( Smoking Stroker )
Kawasaki GPX 600 ( Got nicked )
Kawasaki ZXR 750
Yamaha V Max
Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom
Yamaha XJR 1300
Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Flatracker R
Cagiva Elefant 750
Yamaha 750 Super Tenere
Yamaha Fazer 600
Kawasaki Zrx 1200R ( Green )
honda xl 125
suzi gt 250
(5 year gap)
Yamaha FS1 E
Suzuki GT 185 twin
Suzuki X7 ..
Break from bikes.
Back into biking april 2008
Kawasaki ZRX 1100...:bike:
Short list here.
1979 Suzuki Red GS 425N purchased new in June of 1979
2004 Kawasaki Silver ZRX 1200R purchased new in April 12, 2005
1976 Honda 550F Super Sport
1977 Harley FX
1976 Harley 175 SX
2001 Harley Sportster 883
1997 Kawasaki ZX-6R
2000 Kawasaki ZRX-1100
Really hate Harley as a company, but like the bikes. The "Lifestyle" is lame. Sold my Ninja this summer and was dying for a sport bike the moment I sold it. Ran across a semi-abused ZRX on craig's list and picked it up. I have wanted one since they came out. It is in my top 5 dream bikes. Next on the list is an 89-91 ZX-7R, hopefully.
:baby: Vespa Primavera 125 x2 One of 'em got left behind in a Yarmouth council bin after the engine RH main bearing collapsed.)
Lambretta sx125 with at various times SX150 or (I think TS175) head barrel and pistons. In the case of the 175, changed the crank as well, then found it had worn the inside of the crankcase as it was a tad long!):doh:
MZ TS(or TZ I can never remember...)125
MZ TS (see above) 250 (Seized)
C90 (Works bike that I was on when a Range Rover didn't look before pulling out. Fractured femur and 15 year lay off.):headbang:
From next week ZRX1200S:cool:
yamaha sr 500 78
72 yamaha xs 650
80 suzuki gs 550
78 cr 250 elsinore
84 Cr honda 500
85 cr 500 honda
82 honda 750 sabre
74 Kz 900 z1a
85 kawasaki kx 125
89 honda cr 250
87 gsxr 750 blue
88 gsxr 750
87 gsxr 750 red
2 gs 1100e drag bikes 1983 9 sec raced in NY
03 blata origami midi pocket bike raced in masschusetts
Bikes in the stable now :
1983 Gs 1100 e with es fairing lots of 1150 parts 13500 mi
oct 08 added 2002 Zrx 1200 red 11000 mi
Suzuki ZR 50 X1
Honda CB 125 Twin
Honda CM 250 (i walked by a 350LC that was £200 dearer to buy this, what an @rse)
Honda CB 400N
Yamaha XS 500
Suzuki Katana 750 S3 (with GSXR running gear)
ZRX 1100 (01 model)
MZ Baghira BP (02 model)
Possibly a CBR 1100 or ZZR 1100 (dont tell the wife she will never notice)
Rd 250e 79-81
z900 a4 88 89
ZRX COMIN SOON
I have had quite a few street bikes come and go in my life. My first one, when I was about 15, was a used Yamaha 450 Special. What a slug!!
When I was about 18, I bought a brand new Honda V65 Magna. That bike was a real blast to ride.
Currently, I have my 02 REX (RED), and a 2009 Kawasaki Concours 1400 (RED)
only the one zrx 1100
In 2008 . . .
Yam YZF1000R Thunderarse
I think thats it for this year . . . although i may have a Yam YZF750R basket case before christmas . . . :biggrin:
My first two wheel ride (in 1971) was a early 1960ish Cushman Scooter,
it had a 2 speed transmission with a suicide clutch. It was in bad shape but could be ridden by a 14 yr old looking for fun.
My first street bike was bought in the Summer of 1973, a used 1970 Honda CB175 when I was 17.
My first new street bike was a Maroon 1974 KAWASAKI 400 S3 Triple originally purchased by my brother. This bike could take the 1974 750 Honda off the line and midway thru 3rd gear, after that it was all Honda.
Sold the S3 Triple a year later to my girlfriends brother and bought 2-1975 RD350b's. The Yamaha's handling was refined compared to the S3.
Then, I found the UJM's and bought a new '82 GS750E in June of 1982 and had a blast with it. :thumbs:
In May of 1983 at the request of my ex-wife who was 6 months pregnant with our first child I sold the Suzuki and didn't ride street bikes again until 2004 when I bought the 2001 ZRX.
Sold the 2001 in March of 2007 and bought the 2002 and 2003 in 2007
Also in 2007, the next generation of the Frewil clan started riding.
Hey, Frewil - Nice to see ya on this side of the Atlantic. Oh yeah, this thread is about our m/c history. It's been a long time, let's see if I can get this right.
In 1967 I bought a used 160cc Ducati Monza Jr.
In 70, I got a new BSA 650 Lightning
In 75, a used Honda 160CB
In 78 a new Honda 650 Nighthawk
In 80, a Honda CB900F SS
1n 83, a Yamaha FJ1200, crashed it, airlifted to hospital and stopped riding for a long time.
In 04, I got a GS500 Suzuki
6 months later a used Green 03 ZRX
In 06, a used 02 SV 650S
In 06, a used 03 Blue ZRX
Sold the SV last week and now I'm down to my 2 REXES
Lusting after a new Ducati Streetfighter
It's been hard work remembering, but i think i've got most of them.
James Captain 175
BSA Bantam 175
BSA Bantam 125
Triumph Tiger cub 200 trials bike
FS1E (first road bike)
GT 750 Kettle
XJ 650 with 750 engine fitted.
VFR 400 Race bike
YZF 750 Streetfighter
RVF 400 race bike
Ossa 350 Trials bike (still got it)
T140E (still got it)
ZXR400 race bike (still got it)
ZX9R B4 (bought for front end, still got the rolling chassis, sold the rest)
ZX7R (ex-race with 147BHP 900cc engine fitted, Animal!)
ZX9R E2 (still got it)
ZRX 1200R with ZX9 front end
Can't help thinking i've forgotten a couple.......
Wow theres some great bikes you had out there,
My measly history goes like this......
Garelli tiger cross, man i thought i was so cool !
Suzuki TS 250, snapped the frame spine ha ha
Suzuki PE 250
Suzuki GT 250
Yam RD 400
Suzuki RG250 amazing fun
Suzuki bandit 600 commuter
The ZRX 1200S One of the first ones Aug 2001
It all started with a ....
1975 Yamaha DT 250
1975 Kawasaki ZIB 900 (still have it!)
1984 Kawasaki GPZ 1100
1993 Kawasaki ZR 1100 (still have this one too)
1999 Kawasaki ZZX 1100 (and this...)
2000 Honda XR 650 R (a little dualsporting for something completely different)
1984 Honda 700S Nighthawk
2003 ZREX (have not put much mileage on it but I have seen the light already)
Goood thread..... lots of bikes mentioned here that I'd love to have a go on.
Mine goes something like this:
Puch Maxi (field bike)
TS50ER (field bike)
Husaberg FC550 Motard
Pretty slim list compared to some, but I loved every minute on every one of them apart from the Firestorm, which was great up until I took it to the IOM for the TT, when we didn't get on one little bit, and it had to go the minute I got back. Completely wierd, but I couldn't stand to ride it again after that..... and I never figured out why.
These are the ones I've owned (or dad funded as a kid) ridden and registered in the case of the road bikes, doesn't include stuff I had for a week didn't like or want and sold on. In almost the right order I think.
Suzuki M10 50cc (converted for schoolboy MX)
Suzuki M12 50cc as above
Suzuki TM75 with a 50cc sleeve down kit MX
Gilera Trail 50cc (converted for schoolboy MX)
Gilera chassis, Minarelli 50cc engine..MX
Rickman 100cc MX
Yamaha FS1E DX
Yamaha FS1E (x2)
Suzuki RM250 MX
Suzuki RM465 MX
Husky CR500 MX
Suzuki 550 Katana
Kawasaki KH250 (dyson rep)
Kawasaki GPZ750R1 (early rex alike)
Honda CX500 Custom
(3 years with company bikes various inc ZX10, FJ12,GSX750F, GSXR750L, EXUP, TDM750 alsorts really as I used to have a choice of demonstrators)
Moto Guzzi V50
Scorpa 270 Trials Bike
Kawasaki ZX9R B4
Kawasaki ZX9R C1
BMW R1100S Boxer Cup
Kawasaki ZX9R C1
Superbyke 200 supermoto
IT STARTED WITH :
YAMAHA 250RDLC(PASSED MY TEST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE LAW CHANGED OR I WAS DOOMED TO RIDE MY DADS YAMAHA DT 125
YAMAHA 350RDLC ( SOME F!!!!!KER NICKED IT)
DADS YAMAHA DT125 ( SOME F!!!!!KER NICKED THAT AS WELL)
AT THAT POINT MY BIKING WAS OVER BECAUSE MY RD COST ME 999 QUID AND MY INSURANCE WAS 1200 QUID(IN 1981)
MOVED TO LONDON(NO MONEY FOR BIKES)
MOVED TO ITALY IN 1988 AND FINALLY IN 2002 DECIDED TO BUY A
GPZ1100 B1(NOT LIKE ENGLAND HERE NO MODIFICATIONS ALLOWED).
DIFFICULT TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE BOY RACERS HERE WITH TYRES THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY CAME OF MY MOUNTAIN BIKE.
ONE DAY DREAMING OF MODIFICATIONS AGAIN.....
SAW A ZRX 1200 AND BOUGHT ONE STRAIGHT AWAY
OLD SCHOOL 80'S STYLING MIXED WITH MODERN RUNNING GEAR .
NOTHING ELSE TO ADD APART FROM I HOPE THEY WILL RE-CONTINUE TO MAKE THEM.
Here goes... (in rough order)
Z650 x 2
CX650 & 500
ZRX11(last 2 owned from '92 & '99 respectively).