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    Jap crap were not real bikes Vern. Speaking as an 1960's greaser, british or nothing.

    Mind Jap bikes were better than the sowing machines, that the mods rode.

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    A work colleague of mine had a Triumph Bonneville. Reckoned he needed to buy a Bullworker to get enough strength to lift on the stand!

    Say what you like about the Honda but it actually had a fairly loud and sweet sounding engine.
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    I am a different era, different age group to you Vern. It was all jap bikes from the mid 1970's though.

    No skid lids in my day either, buddy.

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    I had a rental Suzuki GSF-650 that had a centre stand like that, it was a complete bastard to get it up on the centre stand. I hated it, couldn't wait to get my FZ6 back from repair after I got punted off it at Gabalfa in Cardiff by a girl in a Beetle who was looking at the traffic on the roundabout, not what was in front of her.

    This was the last one I owned, Yamaha FZ6, pictured here outside what was then known as the South Wales Control Centre. The Pan behind belonged to one of the maintenance controllers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    Jap crap were not real bikes.....
    "Jap crap"?!
    Are you seriously comparing something like the 4-cylinder Honda 500 or 750, or the 6-cylinder CBX, to a twin-cylinder Triumph or BSA?
    If there's any "crap" involved in such a comparison it's sitting in large piles on the pillions of the British thumpers.

    I had a few Japanese 'bikes.....having gained my motorcycle endorsement in 2010. (Yeah....very late in life but another ticked off the bucket list).
    In the stable were a Honda CM400A, a Yamaha 250 Renaissa, a Honda CM250 and a Suzuki 100
    My favourite was the CM400A - a lovely bike and a comfortable cruiser along Canberra's 100kph motorways.cm400a_dunstall-pipes_a.jpg
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    Still jap crap Bruce, never be anything else to bikers of my generation in the UK.

    The only things worse, were the Vespa & Lambretta sowing machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    Still jap crap Bruce, never be anything else to bikers of my generation in the UK.

    The only things worse, were the Vespa & Lambretta sowing machines.

    Mike.
    A very closed mind you have acquired over the years, Mike.
    Oh...by-the-way...it's "sewing" machine. A "sowing" machine would be something that plants seeds.

    I also owned a Vespa 250 "twist 'n' go" scooter ....two, in fact. Sold the first when we moved from Canberra, bought a clone six month's later and sold it after one summer, as wearing the PPE was like being in a mobile sauna up here!
    Loved the riding experience, though, particularly in Canberra.

    Always aspired to a Ducati but cost and age beat me to it.

    Long live non-British motorcycles!!
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    Oh my gawd not a scooter rider as well Bruce. That really is the pits buddy.

    I have seen more powerful, hairdryers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    .....I have seen more powerful, hairdryers.
    The 250cc provided more than enough power to allow me to cruise to/from work at 100kph. That's all you need as a commuter.
    Like the CM400A, it was perfect for my lifestyle.
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    Not to worry Bruce, being an Aussie you probably do not understand the history of the mods and rockers of the 1960's.

    Plus i was only winding you up. Mind you for a thread about a model railway game.

    I have no idea how it ended up about jap crap and italian hair dryers.

    Mike.
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