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PaulD
Around the block
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Country: United Kingdom
Suzuki 2-Strokes: T250, Dunstall GT750L, GSXR1100, Z1300, GT500
Location: If I'm not working I'm in the shed

Newbie (sort of)

Post by PaulD »

I thought I had better introduce myself after lurking in the background without joining for a good 12months!
I'm Paul and I'm an alcoholic (oops wrong forum)
I live in the NW of England, and I'm 62. I've been into bikes since the tender age of 11 when I had an old D1 Bantam which I used to ride on fields and the country lanes around where we lived. The bike was hidden in a hedge overnight as my mum & dad didn't approve of motorcycles. As soon as I turned 16 I was on the road legally on a 1963 C92 Honda 125 (couldn't afford the CB92 I really wanted) I went through all sorts of bikes and my first and only new bike and first Suzuki was a 1972 Hustler. All sorts followed including a few Brit bikes, a kettle, a stunning GSXR1100K which was the best and scariest bike I've ever owned, Z1300, GT500's x2 a spell of club racing on an RGV250 and my crowning glory a Suzuki TR500 rep. My current bikes are a lovely old GT750J and a T500K which I'm currently restoring.
Those jap bikes are rubbish they won't last five minutes son, get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
A quote from my old dad

1971 Pink GT750J
1973 Blue T500J
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Alan H
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Suzuki 2-Strokes: 2 x GT550s GT750B, GS750B
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Post by Alan H »

There's no bloody escape!
Anyway I thought you were way over 62, Paul. :shock: :lol:
Think of how stupid the average person is, then realise that half of them are more stupid than that.
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PaulD
Around the block
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Country: United Kingdom
Suzuki 2-Strokes: T250, Dunstall GT750L, GSXR1100, Z1300, GT500
Location: If I'm not working I'm in the shed

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Alan H wrote:There's no bloody escape!
Anyway I thought you were way over 62, Paul. :shock: :lol:
Oh my gawd, I was just thinking the same thing! How's it going then hopalong?
Those jap bikes are rubbish they won't last five minutes son, get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
A quote from my old dad

1971 Pink GT750J
1973 Blue T500J
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Alan H
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Suzuki 2-Strokes: 2 x GT550s GT750B, GS750B
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Re: Newbie (sort of)

Post by Alan H »

Better day by day. Ill soon be back in the garage 'fettling'.
This knee op has cost me a fortune.
Must stay off ebay.....must stay off ebay.....must stay off ebay.....must stay off ebay
Think of how stupid the average person is, then realise that half of them are more stupid than that.
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Jimroid
To the on ramp
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Suzuki 2-Strokes: GT500 T500 GT750
Location: Pisgah Forest, N.C. USA

Re: Newbie (sort of)

Post by Jimroid »

You sound like a real character! Welcome and good luck with the knee. I got a kick out of your quote:_____
Those jap bikes are rubbish they won't last five minutes son, get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
My Dads quote was : "Stock is best" I even had that sticker on a few full blown race bikes. And another quote (my own this time) "Seen it, felt it, ate it" . But that was non bike related.......
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