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post #1 of 5 Old Dec 6th, 2011, 1:42 am Thread Starter
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Bikes - past & present

Used this site to get pics of bikes I had owned in the past, then put together a nostalgia slideshow.



Yes there is a gap of about 20 years (for child rearing) between the 2nd last and current bikes, and I can explain the Jawa. A mate owed me $50 and gave it to me to clear the debt. I soon realised I'd been robbed!
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Nice job Ian. That Kawasaki H2 750 was one scary fast bike wasn't it?

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Nice job Ian. That Kawasaki H2 750 was one scary fast bike wasn't it?
I put many miles on mine & my buddies who had them in high school. My first long distance trip was on one in 1972 to Murray Ky. I can remember running wide open in 5th gear with my legs over the rear turn signals & my chin between the speedo & tach. heading to Tennessee for more beer (Murray was in a dry county) none of them Kentucky boys could even come close to keeping up with me.

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post #4 of 5 Old Dec 9th, 2011, 12:29 pm
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When I was a kid there were two bikes I lusted after: the Kawi 750 triple and the BMW. Got the latter, maybe I should start looking for the former. I think I'd add a Honda CBX to the list now, like the Kawi Mach IV, ahead of its time.

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The 750 Kwaka holds special memories for me beyond its outrageous performance (in a straight line if not under brakes nor around corners)
I'd only had it for about 6 months when it was stolen from a university carpark.
Improbable event # 1
Some months after the theft I made my usual pilgrimage to the then largest motorcycle race meeting in Australia - The Bathurst Easter Races. But this time I planned to spend the 3 days roaming the many parking areas looking for the Mach 4. And there it was. Different number plates and engine numbers but that was definitely it. I found a cop, told him the story. He wanted to know how I knew it was my bike when the number plate and engine numbers didn't match. As the proud owner of the bike I'd washed it plenty of times and knew every scratch and blemish on it and they were all there. As the cop and I approached the bike another rider strode up (so I got a good look at him), started it and got ready to ride off.
After contradictory statements were made the police took the bike as evidence to be used in the charge of "receiving stolen property". Turned out that the thief had possession of my bike for 4 months and the police had it for over year - only releasing it when the court case was over.
Improbable event # 2
A couple of years later I was driving with my wife through some dreadful weather when we stopped to pick up a hitch hiker. It was him! Motivated by a combination of discretion and cowardice (on my part anyway) we pretended not to recognise each other.
But I'm as sure that he recognised me as that I knew him.
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