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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Ah the good old days ... ride a 50cc bike at 16, pass your test on your 17th birthday and you could go out on an RD250. Bloody thing tried to kill me the day after.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
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If you live 200 odd miles away from work


Eh? That is a bit a of a commute isn't it?

:oops: yeah, a lot further than the 20 miles I meant.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:57 pm 
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RXS 100s, LCs, Sidewinders :shock: :lol: Those all open up the memory floodgates. Racing fisies anyone?

A pal had an NS400 triple which I coveted hugely: they're probably hens teth now. Too quick for my old brain though - something sit up and beg, 250 or under seems more fitting now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:01 pm 
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FS1E-DX at 16, RD400 at 17, happy days


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:07 pm 
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doctor-bond wrote:
RXS 100s, LCs, Sidewinders :shock: :lol: Those all open up the memory floodgates. Racing fisies anyone?

A pal had an NS400 triple which I coveted hugely: they're probably hens teth now. Too quick for my old brain though - something sit up and beg, 250 or under seems more fitting now.


I had a Kawasaki KR1-S up to a few years ago...wish I had one back then, what a very very fast two stroke! I couldn't ride a monster bike but around 600cc would be fine I guess


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Eeee when I were a lad....

bought a Suzuki AP50, the last of the unrestricted bikes on an R plate when i was 16, oversize pistons and rings, no experience no CBT to worry about or any of that crap. It would do 70+ with me on it. Was in a ditch within 24 hours!

God I loved that bike! Do you remember riding to places just because you could?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:16 pm 
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My mate had an AP, I had a Fizzy, we were always 'racing'.

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you remember riding to places because you could?


Boxhill...very often, I can still feel the back end po-go-ing going around the deceptive bends (when I was on larger but equally crap handling bikes).

I want my youth back! ha ha


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:40 pm 
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First moped, pedal assisted old Honda PC50, unrestricted as pre 77 restrictions but could only hit 45-50mph off a cliff. Total instruction was, this is how you start it, this is how you switch it off, here's the keys and with that the mechanic walked away :lol:
Crashed it often, didn't wear proper protective gear other than a helmet. Favourite trick was disconecting engine via a switch between feet at 30-40mph, switching off engine and lights and rolling last couple of hundred yards in darkness to the halls of residence. Scared the bejeezus out of my fellow students, glory days, to be 18 and stupid again :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:

I had a Kawasaki KR1-S up to a few years ago...wish I had one back then, what a very very fast two stroke! I couldn't ride a monster bike but around 600cc would be fine I guess


They were the thing to have - those and the RGs. A bit too quick for some of the lads who had them round my way though.

Just saw this: if had the funds spare, I'd buy it to look at, sit on and rev a bit.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-NS-400- ... 4171c4f196

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Just love two strokes...gotta watch the powerband around corners though :shock:

RG500 in action 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lniZg9NoTnw


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