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    Senior Member mathieulecomte's Avatar
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    Yes, I ride too - some are small, some are bigger..

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    ...2 answer the thruxton
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    I've had a few, but had a long break when I had nowhere to keep it off road. As soon as I bought a house with a garage I was back in the game. Bike theft is far too big of a risk in London. I use my BMW to commute through central London every morning (when I'm not isolated at home). Biking through London is super dangerous, but the only way to get anywhere in a reasonable time. The BMW 1250 GS is a great bike but too big for weaving through traffic. I need a screen to protect me from the weather too, so a sports bike or naked bike isn't ideal for commuting.

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    I stopped riding about 10 years ago but still have my 94 Ducati 900SS/SP that I got back in 94 along with my Bultaco Metrella MKII (project) and more recently purchased a Gilera 150 Sport. I sometimes think of selling Bothe the Ducati and Bultaco and keeping keeping just the Gilera... we'll see.
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    After having totaled 2 cars when I stuck my bikes (also both totaled) into them after their drivers haven't seen me I only drove off Road and haven't been on the street for 20+ years.
    Still have 3 Bikes '87 Heos Husqvarna 501 (a one-off), a 93 HD Sportster (also more a one-off, but stopped rebuilding it - so it' in boxes), and a GAS GAS trial bike.
    A friend who lives near me has close to 30 bikes everytime he visits me I am tempted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by haul View Post
    ...2 answer the thruxton
    Bikes like that were my inspiration!
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    Been riding 40+ years with my brother, almost always on dedicated motorcycle trips. Used to commute to college, then work in LA in the early 80’s. It was scary then and I can’t imagine what it’s like to daily commute in big city traffic these days. We take the country roads now but you still have to be exceeding careful and expect every car will do something bizarre and try and nail you. If you haven’t ridden in a long while, I strongly suggest a refresher intermediate instruction course even if you think you don’t need it. You will be glad you did.
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    And latest non-Porsche project

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    I had a few Triumphs back a few years ago:



    The above was a Triumph Bonneville poster from when I dated blond girls.

    Then:
    My 1973 Bonnie with a Harley that I flipped:


    I also had a 1972 Norton Commando (it was stolen):
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    your Triumph poster.. thank you for this...really great
    would love to hang it on my wall.

    I once had been together with a very nice woman, who made her bicycle driver license only for the purpose to drive a Triumph.
    She still has her 500 Daytona from Las Vegas and a 73 Bonnie....

    concerning the Norton...there is only one tone:
    The Nor Ton

    enjoy
    stay safe&healthy
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    59 750 pre unit triton
    63 650 gray silver bikinitub triumph thunderbird
    70 650 astralred silver triumph bonneville
    65 912 slate gray "erwin"
    73 914 ravennagreen "ferdl"

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    This fellow has some interesting reviews on how to consider what type of bike is best suited for a particular purpose. I have read up on many, but realize one bike cannot do it all for most riders..

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3RloqoZQk

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