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  1. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Us motorcyclists are a unique bunch. It's either in your blood or not. It's certainly in mine!!
    You know you're a biker when you want to nod to passing bikes even in the van, you go for bike overtakes then realise you're in the van and even in the pouring rain you put the window down to hear bikes pass you.

    Feel free to discuss all things bike in this thread, old bikes, current bikes, future bikes, pics, trips, spills, stories......
     
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  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I've been riding bikes since I was very young. I didn't pass my full test until I was 23 as always had my fill from motocross. I'm currently without my own bike but will get another soon. I have use of a BMW RT1200 which belongs to a friend and a group of us regularly travel the continent. Spent over a decade on sports bikes and love the freedom, speed and agility of a sportsbike. Kids in my thirties meant I had to phase out my 3 bikes and my biggest regret was selling my Honda SP2 a couple of years ago :(

    My SP2
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    A bike visit to the Eagles Nest...
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  3. Kyle Knowles

    Kyle Knowles Professional Tiler

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    Widnes
    Well seeing as tho this is the bike thread who's bin watching the Isle of Man TT
     
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  4. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    went to the isle of man tt races in 1988 on a Yamaha RD350 like this..
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    Except mine was Stan Stevens stage 3 tuned and scary quick..!
     
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  5. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I love the old Yamaha styling. I used to drool over the FZR's of the 90's
     
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  6. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    I've been riding bikes for 35 years..
    First bike I had was a Suzuki AP50
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    Best bike I've had was my triumph speed triple like this one...
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    Bought it new and kept it for 4 years but had to sell it as I felt I was going to end up loosing my license......very quick bike with loads of torque ......absolute wheelie machine!!
    Now I have my kawasaki VN 800
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    It's a 1997 model and a lovely bike to ride.
    Got straight through pipes as well just to keep the rebel in me alive !
    This is the t-shirt my kids bought me for Xmas..
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  7. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    We've been riding around the same time...... Only difference is I started at age 5 in schoolboy motocross! :D
     
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  8. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    I got my Fizzy at 15 and used to ride to work ( I know but it was only a month until my 16th birthday..)
    Had bikes until I moved out here nearly nine years ago. Sold my R1150GSA before I left and a year later sold my 916 track bike that I'd had for 13 years and was dripping with factory bits that I picked up on my travels around Italy.
    Things have been tough since moving here but this year looks like it's going to be good so hopefully I'll have some money in the bike fund at the end of it!
     
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  9. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    How are you even still alive Andy? :eek:

    Bloody nutta! :p
     
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  10. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Oh I've had a few bikes, I've done a lot of resto work and customising on the but in the end. I decided we don't have the weather for it here as i Hated riding in the cold and wet
     
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  11. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    I used to do all my own two stroke tuning in my bedroom at my mums house. Always full of iron filings and the smell of paint because it doubled as my spray booth as well!
     
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  12. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    When I lived on my own I had a CB900 Harris Honda in my living room...:)
     
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  13. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    IMG_3938.JPG IMG_3935.JPG IMG_3937.JPG IMG_3936.JPG My last bike before and after 76 cb750
     
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  14. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I've had a few spills.....but worst I've ever done is brake my little finger when a lamp post jumped out in front of me !
     
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  15. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    I built an RS100 Yamaha for my little brother in his bedroom. That was fun getting it down the stairs.
     
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  16. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Another one, cd250u before and after. That's me with my mate on back IMG_3939.JPG IMG_3940.JPG IMG_3941.JPG
     
  17. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  18. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    It's real hard to ride with dropped bars, I tried as I love the look but went with drag bars in the end. Brat style. I think cb550 is probably a better size as that big boy weighed 250kg
     
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  19. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    An RD350C I owned had clipons down on the bottom yoke and rearsets that used the passenger footrests.
     
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  20. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I've had a couple of bikes here and there.
    First was a Suzuki ts250
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    First day I got that, I rode from London to Plymouth and it was £0.77p a gallon! haha

    Then a Suzuki gs250
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    Then a Honda cbr400
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    Then a short time with a freaky Suzuki X7
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    Horrid thing.

    Then a Suzuki gsxr 750 upside down fork version
    What an amazing machine!
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    Then a Yamaha diversion 900 shaftie, good bike.
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    Then a Kawasaki wheelie machine 900 Ninja!
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    Then I started jumping out of planes instead! Haha
     
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  21. wayne

    wayne Professional Tiler

    Location:
    leeds
    This is my machine at the moment. Won't have a road bike has there's to many idiots about so I'll stick to motocross. Started riding properly about three years ago and I've got my first national meeting this weekend

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  22. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Good luck!

    Let us know how you go. :thumbsup:
     
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  23. peteablard

    peteablard Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Without one at the moment but hoping to get a track bike next year. Last bike was a 98 Fireblade , had a 93 blade before that which I wrote off. The frame was straight so I turned it into a streetfighter whilst still in a wheelchair! Had an 89 CBR 600 before that. Off to Barcelona for the Moto GP on Friday, can't wait!!
     
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  24. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Zarigani, I used to export loads of those ( and the 400's) back to Japan.

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  25. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I'd only had it 5 mins and the weather was dreadful, snow too. Didn't have much money in those days and got in to a row with my wife about buying a wind shield for it.
    I still bought it tho, first day out to work on it, got to the end of the road and a roundabout, lost it and smashed the screen to a thousand pieces!
    She laughed, I cried! :(
     
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  26. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    IMG_0336.JPG IMG_0337.JPG Dirty smelly bikers see you next May Day!
     
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  27. judge

    judge Professional Tiler

    Had a kawasaki kmx 125 when I was nineteen then passed my test when I was 25 and got a Honda cbr 600 for a few years before selling that and buying a Honda 1000 firestorm which ended up spending most the two years I had it in the garage as I was working away all the time.had a terrible itch over the last couple of years to get another bike but ended up with a seat leon cupra instead !!!
     
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  28. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Had many an argument as to which was the fastest....the fizzy or the AP50...
    Could just touch 60mph on my AP (Down hill with the wind behind me)..:)
     
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  29. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    We are the mods...we are the mods...we are we are we are the mods....ha ha
    You still ride round with a target on your back.?..:)
     
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  30. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Love that gsxr Marc, a bit like Honda nsr looking.

    Here's my first bike and most dramatic transformation. These are very popular now but back then they wernt so. I miss it genuine Honda st70 Dax, barn find. I went to town on it. IMG_3949.JPG IMG_3950.JPG IMG_3948.JPG IMG_3947.JPG
     
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  31. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    No argument from me, AP50 was normally faster having 5 gears. My Fizzy ended up with a YB100 engine until it met the side of a Datsun 100A.
    My Puch Grand Prix Special was an all together different thing!
     
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  32. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Wow! That's pretty kool Andy!
     
  33. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Wow memories eh! :)
     
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  34. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    All of my old bike photos are those old fashioned things that you printed out and they're all in my loft in the UK.
     
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  35. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Cheers. You should have seen me riding it :D
    Standard wheels were 2.5 inch I managed to get a 5 inch wheel in the rear, had to widen the swing arm, 3.5 inch front. Front and rear disk conversion, custom scalloped seat I made. Trimmed with half an Italian cow hide. 140cc engine, lowered 100mm all round and loads more stuff!
     
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