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12 June 2016 - 07:45 PMNext year it will be 5 years since a few of us from here did a 7 day tour of Scotland, so I am looking to plan another Scotland tour for next year. I want to do a steadier paced tour taking more time to stop and take scenery and attractions in rather than just seeing them zoom bye while enjoying the quality roads. Also want to make it an Island hopping tour up the west coast (east and north east were the worst parts last time).
So does anyone have any recommendations of islands / places we should visit up the west coast, and any ferries to use or avoid?
Thinking of probably going late May / early June 2017 if that makes a difference to which places will be good or bad to visit.
15 March 2016 - 02:33 PMAfter a very busy few years building kit cars and then starting my own businesses, and not riding my bikes hardly at all, I have decided that this year thats got to change!! So I bought some new Spring / Summer trousers and a new jacket, and got the old Goldwing taxed and took it home last night :thumbsu:
Only problem was that when I went to put my Sidi boots on I pulled the zip up on the left boot and the zip puller snapped!! Did the right boot zip up and then that one did the exact same thing! Whats the chances of that; both boot zip pullers breaking on the same day? :hmmm: So anyway, new boots also now ordered. Suppose it was about time as the Sidi's I have had for a fair few years now and have had some good use.
So I have decided that even if it is just using some of the bikes to commute to my new warehouse and back when I have the chance, at least I will be getting some riding. And I can always then choose to take the very long way home if I feel the need :thumbsu:
Do you think you will be doing more riding this year that you did last? Less maybe if you have particular commitments this year? Or are you just consistent?
07 March 2016 - 10:31 PMGot this in the other day and I am going to be stripping it all down to make it a plane Jane model sort of, so do need all the plastic and chrome bling off this, or the seat, so its all available for sale. The full lot of fairings and panels and boxes etc etc etc.
OPEN TO OFFERS
07 March 2016 - 10:20 PMhttp://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/jonabonospen/20160306_164136_zpsecaqojxj.jpg
ONLY 15,907 MILES
MOT UNTIL 29/09/16
Very low mileage bike in excellent condition and which appears to be 100% standard and unmolested, and in the best colour scheme for this model bike (in my opinion).
Just had a new rear tyre and new pads in the front brakes.
Comes with every single MOT from new, and no advisories on the last MOT.
HPI checked and fully clear.
Bike has only done 2,500 miles in the last 6 years and has been very well looked after.
Comes with some old servicing receipts and 5 stamps in the service book, with last one being done only 600 miles ago (15,338 miles)
Also comes with owners manual, folder and 2 keys
There is a restrictor kit certificate in the folder however this is believed to have been removed (only 4 washers between carbs and engine).
Only minor mark it a scuff on the top edge of the right side fairing and a scratch / tiny dint in the right side of the tank. Both can be seen in the one photo I took to show. Guess it probably bumped in to the gate post or something when going in and out of previous owners garden.
Starts up straight away and runs and rides just as it should.
You are more than welcome to come and view the bike by appointment, at my unit in Ossett, West Yorkshire.
Any questions then please do not hesitate to ask.
PRICE: £1495 to forum members
** DELIVERY POSSIBLE AT £1/MILE ONE DIRECTION FROM WF5 9ND (MINIMUM £40) **
28 February 2016 - 12:00 AMAs I have the space at my warehouse to use, I am trying where possible to keep hold of some of the bikes that pass through my hands whether it be for work (I buy some bikes to strip and sell the parts, and some just to sell on) or whether it be a bike that I have bought with the intention of riding, like the Goldwing GL1100 I came to the 2015 major meet on.
At the moment I have the Goldwing, a TL1000S (which is probably being swapped for a ZX7R next week), a ZXR750H, and the ZXR750J that I picked up this last week. I'm not too bothered about keeping the TL so when an offer came up from a guy selling his ZX7R who was looking for a TL I thought it would be ideal. But the Goldwing I would really like to keep, and the ZXR750's I would like to keep too.
So I am looking to slowly build up a bit of a collection for my own pleasure of viewing, cleaning, and using from time to time, with the hope that they will also go up in value. So that got me thinking more of the value in investing in bikes rather than putting money in a savings account.
As part of this I decided I would like some pre 80's bikes but not wanting to spend thousands on bikes to just sit there, but something intersting to look at and talk about with people that come to visit, so I looked at some 60's and 70's mopeds. Ended up buying 3 this week. First off I picked up a Jawa 210 50cc moped with only 59km on the clock and in fantastic running / riding condition. Then I got 2 restored Raleigh Runabout RM6's both of which are running and riding. All 3 for less than a "bag of sand". They are never really going to be ridden, but are there for the age and the interesting factor. And surely they can only go up in value from this point?
So my questions are; do any of you have bikes you own that you consider investments for the future?
What do you think to the concept of investing in bikes that either are classics or will be future classics?
What bikes would you pick?