Let's see your pre 1990 motorbikes.
Suzuki Katana 1100 – got stares everywhere
[url=https://flic.kr/p/aKKjBM]Kat-Crop[/url] by ScotRoutes, on Flickr
RV125 – before fatbikes became mainstream 🙂
[url=https://flic.kr/p/8ZB9wg]Yellowcraigs[/url] by ScotRoutes, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/8NQ9KW]img008[/url] by ScotRoutes, on Flickr
Another Morini 500
Fun little Suzuki RG250
GS750 visiting the Bold’OrPosted 3 years ago
[url=https://flic.kr/p/8NQbQu]South of France[/url] by ScotRoutes, on FlickrhamishthecatMember
Always lusted after the big kat. I remember someone won one in a Which Bike? competition with a slogan along the lines of “Eight out of ten kats say their owners prefer them”
Wish I’d entered now 🙁
which I sold to buy:
Which I really regret selling, but I needed the money at the time 🙁Posted 3 years agokcalSubscriber
there are some stonking nostalgia bikes up there!!
scotroutes I think must have owned many of the bikes I dreamed of owning but was too scared to ride !
Pinnacle was a RS250 which I crashed a couple of times and decided maybe me and motorbikes weren’t meant to be.
My flat-mate back in 1983 raced a Katana, took us for spins round the original city ‘bypass’, old nearly pooped myself :/ Lad at work had succession of nice bikes, Morini 3 1/2 was one of them, lost track of Gogs’ others..Posted 3 years agotillydogSubscriber
With the leg-burner exhaust
(My brother had a CR250R ‘red rocket’ motorcrosser with knackered suspension – it was bl**dy lethal!)
Then I passed my test and bought this:
(Alfa 4-into-1 with home-made, minimalist baffles)
Then one of these (GPz550) for some European touring:
(I still remember the excitement of having an ignition key with GPz on it 😳 )
Then I got what was once my dream bike, but don’t have any decent photos of it 🙁 Abolutely mint, it was, exactly like this:
I even cleaned and polished this one.
Now taken to mountain biking instead…Posted 3 years agoqwertyMember
Just scraping in at 1989 with G47TYP
I loved this bike, i had a blue one as above, put TZR 3 spoke wheels on it, double headlamp conversion & sprayed it all black (no logos). I miss it & still think it looks the nutts! (and yes, thats 1/2 an FZR1000 front disc strapped to the front end!).Posted 3 years agodavehMember
I had one of these for a few weeks after I passed my test (beware the advice of others!):
By God it was crap, and I struggled to do double figure miles before needing to stop for a pish. A nice man from Ireland who was into Trabants bought it off me and rode it home (from Sheffield). Replaced it with a 1200 Bandit.Posted 3 years agoepicycloSubscriber
Norton Commando with Dunstall kit. Painted, lined and sign written by myself.
1948 ISDT Triumph T100 square barrel (generator engine). The Inter was my mate’s. Armstrong Siddeley was mine.
Panther 600 (part way through an unsuccessful home made V-twin conversion.
Trying to stuff a pocket valve H-D motor into a 100cc James frame.
Ariel Red Hunter 350cc
Velocette 500 with a wee bit of work – Dodkins polished and balanced cranks, flattened cam followers (like Thruxton), but with smaller bore carb for flexibility.
Another Panther 600 with deflatable air forks.
Triumph Thunderbird 650 – crossed the Corrieyairack on this following the old Scottish 6 Days route.
All my bikes were extensively modified, but usually subtly so it wasn’t too obvious.
Don’t seem to have photos of more recent stuff. BMW K1, Electraglide, Ducati Monster, but they’re fairly well known, so no great loss.
Oh, and currently this is mouldering away unloved.Posted 3 years agoBustaspokeSubscriber
I’ve never had a bike newer than my XT600 so all my bikes would fit the criteria for this post.Posted 3 years ago
1976 Honda SS50
1978 Honda CB125T Passed my test on this
1973 Suzuki GT250 ramair Rewired by a farmer.I learned a lot about motorcycle maintainance with this
1979 Suzuki 250X7
1981 Yamaha XJ550 The only bike I bought new
1981 Yamaha RD250LC I production raced this 😀 I also rode it around Circuit Paul Ricard after the Bol back in 86 😀
1980 Kawasaki Z650 Cost me more in oil than petrol riding back form Barcelona 😯
1985 Yamaha FZ750 This one has also done a few laps of Circuit Paul Ricard, Bol D’or 92
1986 Yamaha FZ750 This one needs a new engine…
1986 Yamaha XT600
I’ve still got the last 3,love my Yamaha’s 😀
Here’s my current fleet.The other FZ750 is in bits..
1985 Yamaha FZ750
1986 Yamaha XT600
very impressive, Epicyclo. You and I must be of a similar vintage …
No pictures available, and not in any particular order:
1963 Lambretta TV175 (200 conversion)Posted 3 years ago
1965 Lambretta SX150
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1966 James Superswift 250
1963 Triumph 3TA
1976 Honda TL125 (150)
1976 Bultaco Sherpa 250
1976 Bultaco Sherpa 350
1975 Yamaha RD250
1977 Yamaha DT175
Started again in 2001 …..MrOvershootSubscriber
First foray into powered 2 wheels (was into Northern Soul at the time)
Saw the light and moved onto something a bit more real bike! (no pictures of the old DT I can find but this is the closest I can find.
Like a few others had several Morini’s only picture I can find with my sister sat on it!
Had an absolute peach of a Morini 500 triple disk frame with a tuned 350 motor in & gold Campag wheels the 2 into 1 exhaust was a work of beauty and when starting on 1 choke of the 2 Dellorto’s it would spit blue flames out 😀Posted 3 years ago
All the lads with LC 125’s thought it was the mutts nuts 😉
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