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What a beautiful bike

In 1976 one of our crowd bucked the trend and bought one of the last Bonnie's out of Meriden while everyone else was riding Jap bikes. Got to say that Bonnie was a disgrace. It was a joke compared to new Japs at the time. They are great too look at and to ride as a classic bike, but even in their day they were tat.

My old man worked for James and Velocette and knew most people in the British bike industry back then. He knew exactly why the British bike industry died.
The largest part of its failure was its refusal to invest in its own product in preference to paying greedy shareholders. They couldn't compete with the Japs on that basis.
The irony is the same situation still exists in British companies today ie: greedy shareholders and lack of investment.
He rode a Vinnie up until he passed on in 2007. But I was a major influence in him getting back on a bike after a 3o year absence.

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gsr750 tyre options

Michelin Pilot road 3, bit cheaper now the 4's are out. Brilliant road tyre, don't square off, never had a better tyre in the wet.

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tank bag

@smidget said:

I wouldn't get that one, the weight of the bike on your back dragging you backwards is a killer especially when fell walking.

So I'm told.


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Hi Viz Jacket

If he's still looking maybe BaldE35 could assist?????????????

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Donington race Sunday schedule on the 24th?

cant....true ! Officially, support races start at 10:15, first WSBK race due to start at 12:00

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"Where are they now ?"

I remember Chris guy and graham wood. great riders who could run with the best of them. my late brother in law Bob smith used to race with them in the late seventies Early eighties. often wonder what happened To them.

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legal advice

Loss of earning with your insurance provider best you can do ..... Sounds like you are experiencing some shite luck mate hope things work out for you

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Ace Cafe to Beijing?!?!

Why not try the BMW F800GS? I've got one and done loads of touring. Much lighter than the 1200GS

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Riding school/instructor recommendations

Hi everyone; I was just wondering if anyone has any reccommendations of a good riding school or instructor around or near the merseyside area? Would really help me thank you

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Brake Pads

I've heard Gold Fren are just fab...... :expressionless:

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For all your motorbike Clothing and Accessories just visit our ebay shop Leatherdirect in Yorkshire.

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22 May 2015

I'm coming from West Wales best part of 250 miles one way but making a weekend of it . Travelling down on Thursday

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