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  • Birthday 17/12/1960

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    Newark On Trent
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    Hunting, Shooting and all types of Fishing, currently training a cocker spaniel. Restoring motorcycles, travelling.

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  1. Took the old girl for a shakedown run the other day, really pleased with it, cant wait to get out some more
  2. I am sure it was 78, they stopped making them because of emission concerns
  3. Its a T plate which i think is 1978 Very distinctive exhaust note on a triple, I loved my old Kh, the noise from that was really nice, especially when it got matched and ported to make the most of a set of Gp style expansion chambers My 1st long distance trip was from Newark Notts, to Lands end on a Honda Cb175 back in 1977 - never forgotten that trip, I learnt so much in a short space of time.
  4. I have been out on it once for a good run recently and its superb, I remember them being bigger and faster when i was 17-18, it was still very enjoyable, The only thing i noticed was i had to change riding style because brakes and handling are not on par with modern machinery, but, once you do this - its really nice to riding a well sorted 2 stroke again.
  5. I have had a lot of different bikes in my lifetime , don't get me wrong i love modern bikes for the handling, brakes, comfort, power etc - but i wanted my last one to be something i had wanted years ago, i want to remember the smell, the noise, the power band, something that you don't see everyday, something to make it worthwhile going to autojumbles just so you can find that last elusive piece you have been looking for, plus i realised there are whole generations of people who have never seen a proper 2 stroke bike, you just don't see them around anymore, too many getting turned into cash cow
  6. I very nearly bought one of those, but decided on the Gt instead, I had one of those years ago, i enjoyed it while i had it, getting old now, need something a little slower and more comfortable.
  7. I waited a long time to get the right one, going to enjoy it while i am able .
  8. Hi Ya me old mate, I have been away from shooting for the past couple of years trying to get myself sorted out, but generally I am doing Ok one way or another, My poor old jag, that car was awesome in the snow, how i got down that hill in one piece i will never now, I have been down it since in good weather and that was scary enough They are only going one way now, I would start looking at sports bikes from the early 90s like original Blades, zx9, R1, R6 etc there getting on for 30 years old now and starting to go up as well.
  9. It has been really well looked after for the past 43 years, now its my turn, i hope i can do it justice. Going to wait for a nice day, get it warmed up and cant wait to get it above 6,500 rpm, I rode my mates many years ago and loved the power and exhaust note, the only thing that puts the fear of god into me now is the skinny tyres that are on it compared to modern bikes like my Ducati ST4s. 😄
  10. I have been after one of these since i was 17, i couldn't afford one then, I have waited 43 years, roll on the nice weather, I cant wait to take this out for a bimble around a few bike nights this year.
  11. I have had both the Touareg 2.5tdi R (04 and i am now running an 06 3.0d X5, they are both very different, the VW was one of the most comfortable cars i had ever driven - but was let down by a poor engine, most of its life was spent on motorways going up and down the country for work and even on decent runs i never saw more than 27mpg, The Beemer is no where near as good off road, the engine is pretty quick and i regularly get in excess of 35mpg driving at normal road speeds, servicing so far has been fairly pain free, Tyres £360 for a set of 4 ( 20" rims and low profiles) both cars are expe
  12. Hi Mate, just been thinking that one of the 1st times i noticed it was at the castle shoot in that deep snow you had on that day, on a more +tve note, i went out today and did a pretty good brisk walk with the dog of appx 1.5 miles and had no problems what so ever, just need to build it up over the coming weeks and can get back in the gym again.
  13. Just a quick update, its over a year ago now i had the heart attack, since then i have had no further chest pains, or problems, However, after undertaking Cardio Re Hab in my local hospital it was noticed that i couldn't do various exercises due to pain in my hip, thigh and calf muscles, when questioned about this i explained to the nurse that i had been having these problems for about 10 years , and my Doctor had informed me that it was just a muscle problem , something to do with the Sacro iliac part of my back, and had recommended physio which i had attended. Too cut a long story sho
  14. I had my old Touareg done with limo tint to stop people looking in the back when out shooting , fishing, I had it done professionally by a company in Derby (£170) , apart from the security aspect it also made the interior more comfortable in hot weather, and even though it was dark Limo you could still see through it pretty easily
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