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talking about motorbike

Post by 164EVER » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:57 pm

Just ask to members if they are also bikers and what are they riding, or what they owned before.
I actually have a Yam FJ 1200 and a Suz 750 GSXF with a "R" engine.
Waiting for better days to ride again.
Often go to see hillclimb races in the Alps.
Went on TT in 2012.

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Post by alfa east » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:40 pm

You are going to be disappointed. Whereas I love my cars; I don't care what 2-wheeler I drive as long as it beats the Bangkok traffic. I have 2 Hondas which hardly qualify as mopeds (they both have 110 cc engines (4-stroke)):
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Honda Dream
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Honda Spacy i

I have a soft spot for the Dream as it is 24 years old, has done way over 110,000 km and when it "breaks down" even I can troubleshoot it. When it doesn't start, it either ran out of gas, or you change the spark plug. At around 95,000 kms and more than 20 years of loyal service it started to use a bit of engine oil and I went to the dealer and asked if we should overhaul the engine? You know, take the head off, change piston rings, flatten the head, change the gasket, to give the old bird a bit of a second youth. "No", was the answer, a few seals and O-rings and it was like new again. I was almost disappointed.

The Dream has a rider/handling advantage as well. The Spacy-i has better storage (helmet fits under the saddle), mileage, automatic but in terms of handling there's nothing better than to have the bike "between your legs" instead of the "throne-seat"position of the scooter-type Spacy-i.

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Post by AlfaWhiz » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:31 pm

I have to say I love the Honda Dream, I completely fail to understand why in Europe there are no mopeds with bigger wheels? I enjoyed all Hondas (also the older CUB and so on) in Asia a lot, would actually love to get one old CUB 50 for me here. :D

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Post by QVtomcat » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:07 pm

i had and recently sold my 1993 yamaha FZR600 was a very good bike for its age was quick enough for me to get a nice driving ban :evil:
anything yamaha always good very rideable mid range torque not like the GSXR's lots of revs to make them go although that 750 is very good bike love the 750's still have the agility of a smaller bike with the poke of a 1000

will get another bike one day soon i like the pocket rocket 400's from the 90s although they are getting rare!
1993 164 QV, the best way to go 150mph

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Post by alfa east » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:41 am

mike.foxtrot wrote:I have to say I love the Honda Dream, I completely fail to understand why in Europe there are no mopeds with bigger wheels? I enjoyed all Hondas (also the older CUB and so on) in Asia a lot, would actually love to get one old CUB 50 for me here. :D
They have brought out a kind of retro-Cub here:
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Quite tasteful in my opinion.

The Chinese have made a complete rip-off copy (also available here):
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Post by 164EVER » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:16 pm

Okay, thanks for the pictures, nice little moppeds, well done for Bangkok.
Honda is a very great motorcycle builder, had some models years ago, CB500FOUR and CB900F BOL D 'OR.

Yam FZR600, very fast and light bike, good choice.

Here my bikes

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Post by 164EVER » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:18 am

Suzy has gone, with a brand new white gown.

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And now may I present my recently buyed favorit, the KAWASAKI GPZ 1000 RX 1986.

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And still remains the travel bike.

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Post by alfa east » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:37 pm

Big bikes are becoming popular in Thailand with new entrants in the market, like Benelli, KTM and even Royal Enfield (from India nowadays). Still, they are not convenient in traffic-clogged Bangkok so we added another scooter to the stable for my eldest son:
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Bought at an auction for repossessed bikes (from hire-purchase customers). 14 months old, less than half the new price; Yamaha Filano (110 cc). Still, can't beat the Dream.

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Post by 164EVER » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:33 am

alfa east wrote:Big bikes are becoming popular in Thailand with new entrants in the market, like Benelli, KTM and even Royal Enfield (from India nowadays). Still, they are not convenient in traffic-clogged Bangkok so we added another scooter to the stable for my eldest son:
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Bought at an auction for repossessed bikes (from hire-purchase customers). 14 months old, less than half the new price; Yamaha Filano (110 cc). Still, can't beat the Dream.
OK, but we can't see the pict. Royal Enfiel, hum :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by 164EVER » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:36 am

The fine look on yours moped is given by the wired wheels and the sweet colors. :D

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Post by alfa east » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:29 pm

I think this image-link works now (see my previous post); it's a Yamaha Filano 110 cc.

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Post by 164EVER » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:08 pm

alfa east wrote:I think this image-link works now (see my previous post); it's a Yamaha Filano 110 cc.
Yes it works fine, it's a very pretty bike .

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Post by martin_g » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:32 am

Hi guys

Here are my machines, the first one is a 1980 BMW R100 with only 24000km on it:
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The VIN says it's a R100 S (which had a fork-mounted bikini fairing), but my uncle had an RT fairing put on to it. Sadly he deceased, so I got the Bike. The first thing I did was remove the fairing, but I will put it back on as it's just more comfortable to ride with than naked.

Then I've got this beauty, 1990 GSX-R 750, 45000km
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These are the pictures when I bought it, completely stock. Changes I made to it: complete Yoshimura exhaust with headers and muffler, K&N filter in stock airbox and carburettor rejetting (I will yet have to do a dyno-run, but I guess that the modifications brought me around 3-5PS.

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Re: talking about motorbike

Post by 164EVER » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:35 pm

martin_g wrote:Hi guys

Here are my machines, the first one is a 1980 BMW R100 with only 24000km on it:
IMG_20151115_102728.jpg
IMG_20151115_102738.jpg
The VIN says it's a R100 S (which had a fork-mounted bikini fairing), but my uncle had an RT fairing put on to it. Sadly he deceased, so I got the Bike. The first thing I did was remove the fairing, but I will put it back on as it's just more comfortable to ride with than naked.

Then I've got this beauty, 1990 GSX-R 750, 45000km
IMG_20150620_164209.jpg
IMG_20150620_164221.jpg
These are the pictures when I bought it, completely stock. Changes I made to it: complete Yoshimura exhaust with headers and muffler, K&N filter in stock airbox and carburettor rejetting (I will yet have to do a dyno-run, but I guess that the modifications brought me around 3-5PS.
Hello,
You own two of the main machines in bike history.
I rode on the BMW 100 RT, it's a good bike. In fact it's one of the best due to the twin schocks absorbers that made a bery stable bike.
I rode on R65s, R80rt TIC, K75, R1100gs, R65gs, the 100 was my prefered.
Your Suzy is the most interesting among the 750R, the fairing is awsome and the engine is a marvel.
My 750 GSXF shown on the picts up in white or blue-yellow paint was equipped with exactly the same engine instead of the previous GSXF engine and it made a tremendous bike.
Save them along.

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