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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 9:22 pm

Gus - take note.

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1980 XS850 - sold


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2010 Bandit 1250S - NOT sold (wife says I must have one bike)


C,mon Gus, you know you can!
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Post  paul on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 9:37 pm

No tears or tantrums as they disappeared out the drive ?   Sad  ....................end of an era .( wise wife  Wink )  
P.S your center stand still needs a clean  Laughing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 9:47 pm

@paul wrote:No tears or tantrums as they disappeared out the drive ?   Sad  ....................end of an era .( wise wife  Wink )

Bit sad to see the TRX go Paul - I still think they will become a future classic. Loved the Fireblade (205kg wet, 174HP) but would have lost my license if I'd kept it (no self-control with that at my fingertips). XVS1100 was a lifestyle bike for me and the missus but has been replaced with a lifestyle convertible car (paid for by selling the bikes). The XS850 was a shed project and I made $3k on it so I can't complain. Overall, I'm square moneywise (after buying the convertible). And of course, the old Bandit lives on with 88,858kms on it and still able to help the old Massey-Ferguson pull stumps out around the farm.
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Post  Chook on Fri 10 Mar 2017, 6:04 am

@Ewok1958 wrote:

2010 Bandit 1250S - NOT sold (wife says I must have one bike)

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Bev is a very wise woman.

There must have been a tinge of sadness at times but you've still got old faithful, and you both have your lifestyle car, enjoy but dont get a sunburnt head Wink
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 10 Mar 2017, 8:37 am

You've done well Dave. I would have loved the TRX but have other priorities at the moment.
Maybe when I'm handsome and retired like yourself mate.................

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Post  Cameron on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:44 pm

Whats the XVS like?
Its a bike i have been considering when i sell the CB1300. I know im a youngster but on a recent 4 dayer follwoing all the harleys i reckon it might be a go.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 5:05 pm

@Cameron wrote:Whats the XVS like?
Its a bike i have been considering when i sell the CB1300. I know im a youngster but on a recent 4 dayer follwoing all the harleys i reckon it might be a go.

Hi Cam. It's quite a fun bike to ride - you always seem to feel like you're some sort of LA cop (maybe I just watched the wrong TV shows in the 80s). They are not fuel injected and the 1100 did feel a bit underpowered, on steeper uphills. The rear shock is a bit soft for Aussie conditions and heavier pillions and I replaced mine with a Wilbers. Ground clearance is surprisingly good and I only scraped on tight corners (ie typically marked at 25kmph). The deeper sidewall tyres mean softer handling but you get used to it pretty quickly. With my long arms, I'd have replaced the bars sooner or later with something lower and straighter, ie Suzuki Boulevarde style.  cheers
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Post  gus on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 8:38 pm

Actually I added one today a 250.
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Post  gus on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 8:39 pm

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Post  gus on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 8:42 pm

Isuzu nrp 250 . called "LIGHTNING ".Transport to Tasi and plan is to live in it for a while (God help up ) Laughing
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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 7:23 am

@gus wrote:Isuzu nrp 250 . called "LIGHTNING ".Transport to Tasi and plan is to live in it for a while (God help up ) Laughing

Well that is definitely downsizing Gus - maybe not the shed, but the house. All the very best with the venture.  cheers
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Post  truck on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 7:38 am

@Ewok1958 wrote:
@Cameron wrote:Whats the XVS like?
Its a bike i have been considering when i sell the CB1300. I know im a youngster but on a recent 4 dayer follwoing all the harleys i reckon it might be a go.

Hi Cam. It's quite a fun bike to ride - you always seem to feel like you're some sort of LA cop (maybe I just watched the wrong TV shows in the 80s). They are not fuel injected and the 1100 did feel a bit underpowered, on steeper uphills. The rear shock is a bit soft for Aussie conditions and heavier pillions and I replaced mine with a Wilbers. Ground clearance is surprisingly good and I only scraped on tight corners (ie typically marked at 25kmph). The deeper sidewall tyres mean softer handling but you get used to it pretty quickly. With my long arms, I'd have replaced the bars sooner or later with something lower and straighter, ie Suzuki Boulevarde style.  cheers

@gus wrote:Actually I added one today a 250.

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Great before shot Gus, cant wait to see what this project ends up looking like.
Can I suggest going the whole Kevlar look?
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Post  Chalkie on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 12:17 am

Needs windows and a verandah Gus. Haven't you been watching those Little House shows. Will the shed be on a trailer?
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Post  gus on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 6:49 pm

Only had it for 2 Days and its raining . Very Happy
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Post  BanditDave on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 7:13 pm

Howdy Gus,

If you are looking to expand your living space I suggest you cruise around the retirement villages south of Hobart.

You will find a number of "inmates" have a caravan parked out the back that has not seen any use for maybe several years.

These people are very negotiable so if they suggest their 25foot van is worth $40,000 offer them $20,000 cash and leave your phone number.

Most pensioners do not want to see great sums of money appear in their bank accounts but cash is a different matter.

Chances are you will score a 25+ foot caravan with annex plus more outdoor furniture than you imagined.

Who knows, you may finish up a second hand caravan dealer Shocked

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 9:07 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Howdy Gus,

If you are looking to expand your living space I suggest you cruise around the retirement villages south of Hobart.

You will find a number of "inmates" have a caravan parked out the back that has not seen any use for maybe several years.

These people are very negotiable so if they suggest their 25foot van is worth $40,000 offer them $20,000 cash and leave your phone number.

Most pensioners do not want to see great sums of money appear in their bank accounts but cash is a different matter.

Chances are you will score a 25+ foot caravan with annex plus more outdoor furniture than you imagined.

Who knows, you may finish up a second hand caravan dealer Shocked

There is definitely some truth to this - my cousin bought a nice little van for $8k cash - the guy wanted $17k.
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Post  gus on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 8:37 pm

WE have bought 5 acres at Cygnet , someone better come and visit or I be rightly pissed off . Laughing
This is if our house sale doesn't fall through . We have had rain so it look better than it ever has.
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Post  Chalkie on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 9:20 pm

Book me in once you get settled Gus if that's ok with you guys.
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Post  madmax on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:34 am

@gus wrote:Only had it for 2 Days and its raining . Very Happy
That's to get you use to Tassie

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