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I'm sure she's glad that she stuck at it.

Good for her.

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This sign always makes me smile...

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^^^^ I do like that :thumbup:
...and every time I see your bike Richard, I have flashbacks to the 1980's Nighthawk 650
(there's a certain resemblance)
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StrapMeister wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:32 pm
^^^^ I do like that :thumbup:
...and every time I see your bike Richard, I have flashbacks to the 1980's Nighthawk 650
(there's a certain resemblance)
If you rewind your memory a little further - back to mid 1970's, you will find the true inspiration for my bike - the CB750 Four...

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I remember this bike (and more specifically the 550 Four). It was my dream bike way back then. :D
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downer wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:34 am
StrapMeister wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:32 pm
^^^^ I do like that :thumbup:
...and every time I see your bike Richard, I have flashbacks to the 1980's Nighthawk 650
(there's a certain resemblance)
If you rewind your memory a little further - back to mid 1970's, you will find the true inspiration for my bike - the CB750 Four...

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I remember this bike (and more specifically the 550 Four). It was my dream bike way back then. :D
Of course :thumbup:
What a great bike that was in the day.
I actually had a CB550/4 but the cam chain tensioners were made of chocolate :thumbdown:
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OK, here's a bit of fun. My first bikes.

Like most spotty teenagers of the time, I couldn't wait to turn sixteen when we could ride mopeds on L-plates. I didn't have a bike but my Mum did, so this (or rather one like it) was my daily commute to work 20 miles a day.



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Before you giggle too much, I did take the basket off! Street cred wasn't really a thing for me (and still isn't) - but this was my ticket to freedom, to a degree of independence and bragging rights to getting nearly 40mph going downhill. I used the Passola for some six months before I passed my driving test and then used the car (Vaux Viva) mainly. After another year I passed my bike test and bought my first real bike- a 1981 Kawasaki Z250A3.


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Which I absolutely loved. I did get to know it inside and out due to it's tendency to eat seals and burn valves. Had the Kwak up until I needed to go away to Uni. Some eight years later in '97 I got back into bikes and went significantly more upmarket to this-



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Which was a revelation. It started, it went, it was easy to work on. It was a perfect tool for tootling around as well as a couple of longer trips in and around the highlands. I had the K75S for 13 years before the opportunity to upgrade once more, but those were my first three bikes.

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I don’t understand I am driving liike crazy but not moving at all :ka:
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Korkki wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:45 pm
I don’t understand I am driving liike crazy but not moving at all :ka:

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😁😂
Takes me back, scaring the neighbors when testing a 200hp in a big bin on the drive in my urban neighbourhood before i relocated the boat to a compound by the sea...
Im envious as no boat now and rarely get to the coast.
P.S found the Tohatsu was a great workhorse I had one to replace a big (too big) old temperamental Evinrude when it expired.
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Me thinks too Tohatsu makes great engines. That said, having also one Evinrude motor (+ one Johnnson)

This puppy started up, out of box with the second pull


I am breaking in the motor in a bucket since I don’t want to go out today having zero minutes in
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richtel wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:00 am
OK, here's a bit of fun. My first bikes
Some cool retro there Rich! Like the scooter and the Kawasaki 250 👍😁
Mine started with a beaten up FS1E shared with a mate then a DT125 (a bitsa deathtrap), after I came off 4 times in a short period I decided bikes and me weren't a great combination at the time and switched to 4 wheels (I was young, reckless, stupid).
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Korkki wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Me thinks too Tohatsu makes great engines. That said, having also one Evinrude motor (+ one Johnnson)

This puppy started up, out of box with the second pull

I am breaking in the motor in a bucket since I don’t want to go out today having zero minutes in
If you get chance (and have the inclination) please post some pics when you get out on the water👍
Though it will probably start an itch and the Mrs will divorce me if I start looking at boats.
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I will do that

Here’s 3/5 of my fleet, so just one boat does not do any harm 😀
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Korkki wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:45 pm
I don’t understand I am driving liike crazy but not moving at all :ka:

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I see the problem. The stand only has 2 wheels which means it's dragging across the ground. Fit 2 more wheels and it'll go like sh1t off a shovel. 😁
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Ian Mc wrote:
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[quote=Korkki post_id=816049 time=<a href="tel:1592135139">1592135139</a> user_id=2094]
I don’t understand I am driving liike crazy but not moving at all :ka:

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I see the problem. The stand only has 2 wheels which means it's dragging across the ground. Fit 2 more wheels and it'll go like sh1t off a shovel. 😁
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Now tried but still stuck like a sh1t in a paper :ka:
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OK, try this...
Turn it upside down, take off the prop and put an aero prop on.
Bet it will go then!
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