Archive of Bikes I have Owned
BSA Bantam D1 125cc
stipped field bike, total loss ignition
Frances Barnet Villiers 197cc
Road Bike stripped down for field Bike
Cotton Trials Villiers 32A 250cc
My first Competion bike
Honda PC50 Automatic Moped (16 at last.....)
my first experience on the road, and mine was orange Yuck..............
Yamaha FS1E Super Moped
50mph from a 50cc moped, it blew your mind
Yamaha DT175 Trail Bike (17 now where's that test)
Back on the dirt again, this time with some power
Bultaco Matador 250cc Enduro
Ex ISDT bike (what a mistake, a pile of cr*p)
Suzuki TS250 Trail
really nice big two stoke, stacks of torque
Maico 400 Radial (Short Stroke)
Extreme Machine -Very Fast but a Ba*t*rd to start
Kawasaki KT250 Trials
Had two of these, bought one with its crankshaft in two halves (owner could not start it !)
Honda XL250 Trail
really nice on the road, bit heavy on the dirt
Kawasaki KH175 Trail
Nice Bike on the dirt, all be it a bit underpowered
Yamaha RD250 (found out that examiners prefer road bikes)
This bike took me over the ton for the first time, and i passed my test on it...........
Kawasaki KH350 Tripple
This thing was a monster power band between 5500rpm and 7500rpm, the only road bike i fell off
This was the pinnacle of my road bike career, 130mph on a bike is far too close to God for my liking.
BSA 441 Victor
Back to the dirt and some classic racing, found some really good friends
Ariel HT500 Pre-65 Trials
Built from a 1938 Rigid Road Bike, took 5years to find all the right parts
Bought in 2003 this 2001 model, run with both Michelin Enduro (Winter) and Bridgestone Trail Wings (Summer) tyres.
Suzuki AN400Y Burgman
Short run this one, needed a cheap to run road bike to get to and from my new job. Unfortunateley hit a deer, breaking my shoulder and a number of ribs.
Honda TLR200 Twinshock Trials
This was a good deal easier to ride than the HT , very forgiving on steep climbs. Weighs in at 194lbs with a wheel base of 51 1/2"
An excellent commuter bike this returning over 60mpg at 75mph. Only broke down once in two and a half years riding in all weathers (fuel pump relay). Really easy bike to get on with with loads of engine braking and torque from the big V-Twin
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