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  1. #1
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    Whats your motorcycle history

    Based on an idea by Hackneymanz from the old board, where did you start, and how did you get to the Rex?

    For me:

    T120
    KH350 (Race Tuned nutter of a bike)
    Greeves scrambler with Matchless 350 engine
    GT380
    RD250
    RD400
    H100
    BSA A10 Chop
    BSA C15
    Honda CB175
    CB400F
    Z250
    GS750
    MZ125
    CB125
    Cj250
    CB250
    Z250
    GTz750/1100 (monoshocked 750 with 1100 motor, wild acceleration, scary handling
    Gpz305
    Gpz750
    REX

    Last edited by Sirreal; 6th July 2005 at 03:29 PM.

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    Honda SS50
    Honda CB250N
    Honda CX500V
    Honda XL185S (second bike to the CX)
    Triumph T140E Bonneville
    Honda XL250S (second bike to the Bonny, bought at the time my then fiancée bought her XL185S)
    Moto Guzzi Le Mans II
    Triumph T160V Trident Slippery Sam Replica (No. 27 of 28 and the only red one)
    Suzuki GS750
    Kawasaki KH400
    Honda CB250RSA
    Yamaha SR500
    Honda CB900FA
    Kawasaki GPZ550
    Kawasaki GPz900R
    Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis
    Kawasaki ZRX1200R

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    KE 125
    RD250E (SEVERAL)
    RD400E
    T140V BONNY
    RD400E
    RD350LC (SEVERAL)
    Z1300A3 (I HAD THIS LONGER THAN IVE HAD MY KIDS!)
    TDR240
    GUZZI V50 (DONT ASK)
    GREEN 1200 R.
    GIXER SLINGSHOT TO KEEP THE ZRX COMPANY.
    Last edited by oakspeed; 17th February 2007 at 03:29 PM.

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    Bloody hell a memory test.
    The year in brackets is the year/s i owned it not the year of manufacture.

    Yamaha YAS125 (1973) crashed
    Yamaha YS250 (1973) blew up
    Triumph 250 Trophy (1974)
    Triumph 500 Speed Twin (1975) sold for a fiver
    Kawasaki Z400(1975)
    Kawasaki Z900 (1977)
    Kawasaki Z1000 (1977) bought it could'nt touch the floor kept falling off owner for 6 weeks
    Kawasaki Z900 (1977)
    Suzuki TS125 (1980) Took it to Gibraltar with me (bought for 90 quid at Bracknell auctions sold for 450 in Gib) (Could have got more but needed a quick sale as some argies decided I was needed in the South Atlantic)
    MZETZ250 (1983) seized solid at 65mph (and still the only bike I've ever got a speeding ticket on)
    Suzuki GS550M (1984)
    Honda CB250 Superdreams x 3 (1984-1989) the lean years
    Yamaha XS250 (1990)
    Kawasaki Z400 (1991) although it was an original 1975 model
    HONDA VT500 (1996) bought this as a present to myself when I left the RN will rate as the worst decision I've ever made. Although I actually owned it for four years it spent 2 1/2 of them off the road.
    Kawasaki W650 (2000) The one and only bike that was brand new when I got my hands on it.
    Kawasaki ZRX1200S (2003 - present) Not many of the above made me smile like this one does every time I open the garage door, and I certainly didn't lavish the time and money on them like I do my REX.
    Sod the nickname, call me les.

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    :hm:

    Started about 14 with-
    James 250
    Lambretta 200
    AJS 350
    C90

    Got on the road at 16 on a SS50 (pissed off with the fizzie/AP50 boys going faster so put a C90 top end on it)

    Past test at 17 on a CB175 (later fitted with a 240 Jock kerr conversion) but it blew up.

    New 125 learner laws meant that 250's could be had for peanuts,so for a couple of years it was a selection of RD's,KH's etc, most blew up.

    First proper bike was a CB900 at 19 but had to sell it after wife got pregnant and buying first house.

    Others to follow-
    GT 380 (lovely bike)
    GT750 kettle (3-1 piper sounded great but crap for power)
    KH 400 (always jumped out of second gear)
    S3 400 (faster than the KH)
    CB650
    XS850
    Z650
    ZR-7 (still got it, Deb rides it)
    ZRX 1200S first ever new bike

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    CZ 175 dont laugh weird gear/ kickstart thingy lots a smoke and ...nothing.
    CB125j Lamp post jumped out and killed it..Its my story and I'm sticking to it.
    CZ250 twin..dont laugh,but it did handle and noone got through the smoke!
    GT380 x2
    FT500..so comfortable...so crap running..looked better than it went.
    VF400F sweet apart from inboard brakes.
    GPZ500s x2 Cars killed em both shame they were damn good.
    SV650 S race can etc load of fun
    GSXR600k2 SORRY LADS BUT IT KILLED MY BACK.
    2002 zrx1200R WHO COULD WANT MORE( Well maybe a black K5 but I want to live to reach 50 !!!)

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    mines is a tad embarassing

    since '83

    vespa pk50
    vespa px125 x2
    vespa 150 sprint
    servietta 125
    lambretta ld150
    vespa px200
    kawasaki gpz500s
    suzuki gs500 (4wks p.o.s.)
    kawasaki zx6r x2
    kawasaki zrx1100

    at least the cc's going in the right direction




    TPB (ED)

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    Here's mine.........

    Yamaha FS1E-DX
    Kawasaki KH100EL
    Yamaha RD250, borrowed for a few months from a mate.
    Suzuki GS550E
    Yamaha XJ550
    Yamaha XJ600
    Suzuki TS100
    Suzuki GP100
    8 year gap with out a bike
    Suzuki SV650S
    ZRX1200R, bought 2 days ago

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    Yamaha FS1E-DX 78-79 waited years just to be 16 for this (it was great)
    Honda CB250K4 79-80
    Honda CB350K4 80-80
    Suzuki GS550E 80-82
    Yamaha XS650 82
    Kawasaki Z750 LTD 82-84 wild
    Suzuki GS1000E 84-85 forgiving
    Kawasaki Z1000 LTD 85-87 the jelly mould jet
    Kawasaki Z1000J 87-88 modded to ELR spec (my favorite)
    Honda CB900F 91-92
    Kawasaki ZXR1100 05- the only bike to come back to biking for, after my Z1000J. my son asked "what bike would you get if money was no object" answer "I've just got it"
    Last edited by BenjZRX; 2nd July 2005 at 08:54 PM. Reason: punctuation

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    Re: Whats your motorcycle history

    AP50
    KE175
    RD250
    Rd350LC
    SR650
    Z1000J
    Harris Magnum 2
    KE175 for winter
    2 x ZXR750's
    Rd400E
    Gpz750 Turbo
    Rd350 YPVS
    Z650
    ZZR600
    RD250LC
    RD350LC

    The REX

    A lot of the above were owned at the same time but lack of garage space and a nagging other half have thinned the collection down a bit.

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