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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:49 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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velomaniac wrote:
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:


Should have got an AP! Far more chance of killing yourself. It had a pedal you pulled out and swung round if you needed it to get away with regs. Once rode it home from Melton Mowbray to near Leicester with no exhaust! The locking ring had sheared off. Haring through villages like a 4 into 1 GS1000 or so I thought :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:01 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Rummage around here and see if you fancy anything
http://www.classicbikes.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:50 pm 
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doctor-bond wrote:
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.


friend of mine had one of those and lent it to me while he rebuilt my first MTX200. the NS was excellent! think the idea was that I would buy it from him,never did.....bugger!

they are now "classic bikes" and go for silly money. would still have one if I ever won the lotto. or maybe two! one in Rothmans and one in HRC colours.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:35 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Harryburgundy wrote:
Rummage around here and see if you fancy anything
http://www.classicbikes.co.uk/


Orgasmic! I'm so glad I don't have a garage. The Honda 400/4 with 2000 miles from new :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:35 am 
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I find it difficult to compute how some of those bikes, unsophisticated by modern standards, are worth more now than they were new !


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:34 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
I find it difficult to compute how some of those bikes, unsophisticated by modern standards, are worth more now than they were new !



there is a FSIE on there for £3995! its only a bloody moped! silly,silly money.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:48 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
FS1E-DX at 16, RD400 at 17, happy days


Fizzie at 16, Honda 250K4 and CB450 Black Bomber at 17, RD400 at 18, passed test at 36! Oops! :lol:


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