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Another family member

Postby Bill Smithson » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:12 pm

After travelling a few thousand miles and a few years searching for one of this particular model, I finally found one!
Right price, right colour, right everything!
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Re: Another family member

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:44 pm

Nice! =D> :grin:
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Re: Another family member

Postby Jaythro » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:21 am

R65LS Nice one

Getting rarer as time goes on

Not that I need to tell you but Enjoy
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Islandmagee in case you're interested?

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Postby kent_instructor10 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:45 am

Lovely!! :-)
Now: 2013 R1200RT SE; 2012 R1200GS Triple Black; Previously: K1100RS, R1200RTPx2, R1100RTPx2, R1100RT, R80RT, K100LT and Jap stuff!
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Re: Another family member

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:54 am

That is a clean looking bike, nice.
I tried to be normal once, worst two minutes of my life.

Barry the old goat!!!!

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Another family member

Postby Ruralman » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:16 am

Hi Bill,
What a beautiful clean looking bike :smile:



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Re: Another family member

Postby Bill Smithson » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:37 pm

Thank you all for your kind comments.
The bike was the first one of that model to enter the UK and has some history.
The seller owned the bike for the last 21 years and he was the second owner from new.
All the credit for the condition belongs to him for nurturing the machine during the years he had it. I'll have a lot to live up to.

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Re: Another family member

Postby george baker » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:00 pm

HI
that looks good Bill
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Re: Another family member

Postby Tony the Skin » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:57 pm

Heading for Wray next month =D>
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Re: Another family member

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:16 pm

Tony,

The famous Church I was speaking about last time we met is in Wreay, NOT Wray - I did not realise there were two places with the same-sounding name!

Wreay is close to Carlisle - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/54% ... !1s0x0:0x0

Wreay Church -
http://www.stmaryswreay.org/

No wonder we couldn't find it!
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R1100RT 1996.
Sent by Boson Quantum Transmission from the Starship 'Galahad'.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... ing_bosons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - It works!

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Re: Another family member

Postby Bill Smithson » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:02 pm

Tony,

The famous Church I was speaking about last time we met is in Wreay, NOT Wray - I did not realise there were two places with the same-sounding name!
No wonder we couldn't find it!
And just to confuse you a bit more - there are at least two places in Cumbria with the name Wreay.
One is just off the A592 near to Pooley Bridge plus the one you mentioned between the A6 and M6 north of Low Hesket and High Wreay.
The old folk of Westmorland were not very imaginative with place names, see New Rent, Unthank, at least two places named Hutton Roof and High Wray and Wray Castle on the west shore of Windermere.

Tony - Unfortunately I can't get to the last Classic Bike Night for 2015 because of yet another hospital appointment which will mean I can't drive for at least 12 hours afterwards!

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Re: Another family member

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:29 pm

Hi Bill,

I didn't know of the other Wreay! No wonder I keep getting lost in Cumbria! :grin:

If I am out and about late in the Pooley Bridge area I often call in at the Queens Head Inn in Tirril for dinner.
It's got good parking and a nice cosy bar with a log fire!
They have a good selection of local Cumbrian pies too!
http://queensheadinn.co.uk/
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R1100RT 1996.
Sent by Boson Quantum Transmission from the Starship 'Galahad'.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... ing_bosons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - It works!

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Re: Another family member

Postby Bill Smithson » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:49 pm

After travelling a few thousand miles and a few years searching for one of this particular model, I finally found one!
Right price, right colour, right everything!
Well the 'right everything' was a bit premature as I discovered after a couple of hundred miles. The seat proved to slippier than an eel which from memory was the main reason I sold the first one I had.
Yesterday the seat was returned from Motorcycle Seat Works at Wyke after having it recovered in a Corbin lookalike basket weave material, it's now much grippier!

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