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    Being nostalgic tonight

    Found some old pics of bikes i owned and scanned them,my first Honda 750 F2



    the white VFR when it came out caused a bit of a stir




    this is one of my fave old bikes, a 1991 EXUP painted by Bike Paints in Tech21 colours, it was mint, till i wrote it off with a kak handed wheelie that went pear shaped





    Replaced it with another EXUP in standard colours



    chucked this one up the road and wrote it off as well



    Bought this ZXR as i needed a bike quick to do a trip i had organised, did not keep it long




    traded it in for one of these




    bought a yellow Blade after this one, but never took any pics of it, owned various other bikes in between including a few Enduro and full moto crossers, probably explains why my knees are feckin painfull all the time yes.gif

    After the yellow Blade came a diet of Aprilias which has lasted for 10 years now, i luv looking back on old pics.

    Oh, and not to forget the first Mille



    followed by this one



    which was turned into my track bike, still looks great





    then this factory



    which was converted into my latest track tool



    then sent it up the track at 110mph with this result



    rebuilt into it's current form



    and finally the current road bike



    Well, that's my nostalgia for the night

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    Your factory trackbike looks awesome Badger i'd have the road bike with those colours

    I had a VFR750 FK in HRC colours

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    Sooper stuff...My Brother-in-law has a pretty much mint 1976 750/4 sitting in his garage (which he hasn't ridden in years) along with the RSVR (he hasn't ridden in a long time ) and the Speed Triple he bought in November, which probably won't get ridden much either!...Jammy bugger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocker View Post
    Your factory trackbike looks awesome Badger i'd have the road bike with those colours

    I had a VFR750 FK in HRC colours
    Why thank you kind sir

    I had a VF750 prior to the VFR, you know the one with chocolate cams
    i remember watching Ron Haslam put the VFR in pretty much standard trim on the podium at the Transatlantic races in 1986, run rings round the factory bikes, i had one on order then (before they were in the showrooms), imagine how excited i was when i saw Rocket doing that, could not wait to get my hands on it

    NB, get round and ride some of them bikes mate

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    gees badger awsome collection matey just to let u guys know some of those bikes are older than me hahahaha (with all due respect)

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    Quote Originally Posted by v-twin luke View Post
    gees badger awsome collection matey just to let u guys know some of those bikes are older than me hahahaha (with all due respect)
    Cheeky young fecker

    Welcome to the zone whippersnapper

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    lovely collection badger

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    cheers badger be safe mate

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    great pictures mate i like the standard coloured exup,wish i'd had that many bikes...

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    That's a great bike history Badger. Some great pics.

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    Cheers guys, there were some others along the way i never got pics of, RD350LC x 2 off, VF750, a 97 model yellow blade and many many more enduro and motox'ers.

    Been 10 years on Aprilias now, i must like em eh

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    Tell you what Mr Badger...you've had most of the quality bikes over the last few years..respect!

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    In reply to yer PM FoxB regarding the place of this pic, it was over the hill road between Dunoon and Glendaurel that's Mrs badger BTW and her ER5


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    Badger did you throw the bike down the road at Croft? think I was there that day. Taff was also there I recognised him because I bought his RSV of him, looks sweet now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tash View Post
    Badger did you throw the bike down the road at Croft? think I was there that day. Taff was also there I recognised him because I bought his RSV of him, looks sweet now.
    Aye, i did mate, yeah Taff was there and some lads from Hexham area, Croft has never been kind to me

    Were you with Taff? i know him well actually

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    I used to love those ZXR's. Nice set of bikes mate

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    Tash, recognise this


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    I dont know him I just recognised him from buying the bike, looks nice in the pic doesnt look like that now, I have just ordered a full set of carbon body work for it and a 1060 big bore plus 57tbs. If you see Taff tell him I said hi and still enjoying the bike.

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    Sounds like yer goin to town on it Tash, keep us posted on progress and what she produces at the wheel etc.

    Who is fitting the kit for you then?

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    Top thread Badger, takes me back a bit.

    Had loads of bikes myself, all Jap stuff until I saw the light, and bought the Aprilia.

    Unfortunately, I have no pics of ANY of mine, as I left them at the house when I split with my ex-wife 7 years ago. Needless to say, they were nowhere to be found when I went back to collect all my stuff; said she "couldn`t find them" !

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