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And another 'newbie' Qlander...

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by bahamazoo, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Back on a bike after, wait, shish, 20 years! Sounds bad when you count it out...
    First was a '78 SSD Ducati 900 (864) -big question.. why was she ever sold??? Also in the garage was a GSX 1100E '80 -now there was a bike, did 8000k's in 9 days one time, 180,000 in total. Traded her on an '88 FJ1200 -too fat for a sports bike, too thirsty for touring, but did both brilliantly for a few years - Did you know you can do Broome to Perth in 19 hrs? (had to see Meatloaf at Bindoon Rock!).
    Had a couple of years without wheels, then somehow found a GSX-R1100 Slingshot. We didn't get on. Pretty lame I guess, only 4 bikes in 10 years.
    Now, the garage houses my first new bike, a 2008 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sports.
    She'll be with me for a while.

  2. Nice to have you back, 'zoo. Welcome to NR.

    Ah ... the GSX11E - there was a motorcycle. I've had 5 of them. The last one had 1000 katana head on an 1134 EFE block and cases. That sat in a locally made (Brisbane) replica of a Harris Magnum. One and only of its kind. Wish like hell I still had it. Never mind - the ZX14 does the same job with better comfort and a hell of a lot better steering lock.

    A 1200 Guzzi - nice. You must tickle the ivories and give us an owner's report. This is mine for the 14. In 3 parts.

  3. Cheers Kneedragon... don't suppose you kow anyone who needs/wants a Rickman Centura fairing to suit the ol 1100s do ya??
    The 1200 in the garage...


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