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#1 Post by Goldie » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:03 pm

Don't you just love the smell in here. :smt003 :smt003 :smt003

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#2 Post by Falco9 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:10 pm

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Castrol R :smt045

Is there a finer smell? I think not!

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#3 Post by Goldie » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:14 pm

Personally, I'd like a KH500 to play with, but I suppose an RS250 would do... :smt004 :smt003

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#4 Post by paddyz1 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:21 am

I've got an RD350lc

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#5 Post by Aladinsaneuk » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:34 am

Personally, I'd like a KH500 to play with,
trust me, you wouldn't

I had just about all of that range - KH250, 350, 400 and an H1 - and they all scared me stupid - very very fast in a straight line... corners were a natural cure for constipation

and have i mentioned the joke they called brakes??

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#6 Post by paddyz1 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:10 am

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
Personally, I'd like a KH500 to play with,
trust me, you wouldn't

I had just about all of that range - KH250, 350, 400 and an H1 - and they all scared me stupid - very very fast in a straight line... corners were a natural cure for constipation

and have i mentioned the joke they called brakes??
I used to have an S1 250 , It was a load of shit round corners. Just like the Z1 that I had.

I guess they left the hinge in the frame

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#7 Post by Falco9 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:18 am

Well I was the proud owner of a KH500 in my dim & distant past,which was the start of my "personalising" career. I had the frame nickel plated, lots of chrome, custom paint work etc..why did I ever sell it? :smt017

It also featured the wonderful "hinge in the frame" and the appauling lack of ground clearance was also fun.

Another factor was the fuel consumption just opening the filler cap when the engine was running caused a vacuum strong enough to pull you in!

Never the less I was and still am a triple fan, and hopefull will be the owner of a fully restored S3 to add to the stable very soon :smt016

2 strokes, once bitten eh?

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#8 Post by HowardQ » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:28 pm

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
Personally, I'd like a KH500 to play with,
trust me, you wouldn't

I had just about all of that range - KH250, 350, 400 and an H1 - and they all scared me stupid - very very fast in a straight line... corners were a natural cure for constipation

and have i mentioned the joke they called brakes??
Yeh but we didn't know any better about brakes and handling in those days and they were a lotta fun in a straight line. Over time I had -
Suzuki T350 and GT380 plus KH250 and 350 Kwackers and loved em all at the time, well most of the time!
Used to really enjoy blowin open topped sports cars away and leavin em lost and chokin in the smoke screen. :smt019

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#9 Post by Kwackerz » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:24 pm

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Lovely stuff. :smt003 I wish I'd not gotten rid of my MZ racebike now :smt009 4 Strokes dont quite have the same smell when you start them up in the morning..

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#10 Post by Falco9 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:10 pm

This is my new baby if I ever get her. Currently being restored by a very good friend and promised to me once completed

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#11 Post by Fausto » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:15 pm

paddyz1 wrote:I've got an RD350lc
I had one of those.

Loved it.

Never a dull moment.

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#12 Post by Kwackerz » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:25 pm

Falco9 wrote:This is my new baby if I ever get her. Currently being restored by a very good friend and promised to me once completed

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Thass nice! My KZ440 looked very similar apart from the colour (and the high level zorsts)
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#13 Post by Goldie » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:31 pm

Falco9 wrote: It also featured the wonderful "hinge in the frame" and the appauling lack of ground clearance was also fun.
Sounds just like my KH250. Oooh I'm coming over all nostalgic. :smt003

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#14 Post by Goldie » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:34 pm

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
Personally, I'd like a KH500 to play with,
trust me, you wouldn't

I had just about all of that range - KH250, 350, 400 and an H1 - and they all scared me stupid - very very fast in a straight line... corners were a natural cure for constipation

and have i mentioned the joke they called brakes??
Trust me, I WOULD.

You've just listed all the things that made them so entertaining! :smt003 :smt003 :smt003

Actually I thought my 250 went round corners rather well... (and what were the brakes for??? :smt002 ). Oh to be 17 again. :smt003

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