The sun is out and the twitch is back...

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  1. Readie

    Readie Well-Known Member

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    Lovely sunny days here in wonderful Plymouth... a chaps mind turns to Motorcycles 8)

    What to get as a summer toy?

    Harley Superglide?
    Triumph Speed triple?
    Yamaha XJR?

    Got be a big frame bike to accommodate my frame.

    Any other suggestion welcomed :)
     
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    John, don't know about availability but my personal choice and my bike is the Kawi Vulcan 2000
     

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    My namesake, a custom built Henderson...

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    Geo
     
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    Early (real) Harley Davidson, Indian Chief, Triumph (real) Bonneville, BSA Gold Star, BSA Rocket Gold Star, Manx Norton or AJS 7R cafe racer....don't listen to the others! :lol:
     
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    The Henderson is new to me. Never seen one of them before. Very distinctive too. Like it.
    Kawa Vulcan, yep. a Japanese HD clone derided here by the HD boys but, reliable cheaper. Nice bike.
    A '68 Bonny is a bit out of budget...

    A Suzuki Bandit 1200 is a contender...but, those forks :(
    Lovely oil cooler motor :)

    Cheers
    John
     
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    Get all 3!!!!....I always thought there was one bike out there that can do it all,NOT but I geuss I came close with the BMW k1600glt,takes care of the sport bike/touring part but man sometimes I still want a cruiser. Will need a divorce first thou.:)
     
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    Try a MG TC or TF, or even a (original ) Lotus 7 - why have two inches of rubber in contact with the ground, when four wheels are available !
     
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    Ducati 900SS? Or, I can't believe I'm saying this, that....cough....cough....hark....Honda 750F or whatyacallit....need to brush my teeth now, mouthwash and a stiff drink!
     
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    i am partial to the BMW 650 GS Dakar
     
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    The SOHC 750 Honda's are ok... a mate swears by them. Mind you he is as mad as a balloon.

    The BMW GS1200 fits me like a glove but.... its too old man ish.

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    This is a def front runner.
     
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    Oh bollocks I thought to myself....
    You only live once soooooooo..

    Here is my new bike


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    The Union Jack won me over, Its a 02 Speed Triple 955 and goes like stink :)
     
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    But it's bent!
     
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    Au contraire...the headlights are fixed forward facing.

    Its in very clean nick for a 2002 bike.

    Whoop
     
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    Nice congrats and good luck, Trumpets have come a long way........
     
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    No John, not the headlights and forks - the rest of it! It's bent in the middle - and very blue!
     
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    :pottytrain5: Blue enough to fry your eyes :)

    Its as straight as Triumph made them Terry
     
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    Sooooo.....no Vincent Black Shadow or Black Knight then? :lol:
    Well, it is a Triumph....
     
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    i can dream of bikes like those Jan..
    The speed Triple has plenty of bang for your buck though :)
     
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    Wouldn't mind a Triumph.....was it Spitfire, old classic with the pipes ending under the engine, plenty of bark in those, I can imagine! :lol:
     
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    The final version of the BSA A65. It had that rather heavy styling that was fashionable at the time. A big bike physically too.
    One day mate,,,one day.
     
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