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Two wheelers

Bicycles
I got my very first bicycle when I was about 10. It was a very heavy 18" Raleigh Roadster with Rod Brakes and no gears.
I got my second bicyle when I was 13.  It was a 20" Raleigh Gran Sport it with 10 gears. It got stolen when I was 18.
I bought my third bike from a friend when I was 20.  It is a Jack Taylor tourer with five gears.
52 years later I still have it and still ride it.
I don't change my machines very often.

Motor cycles, Scooters
My first bike was given to me by a friend. It was a 98cc Excelsior with two gears. It was horribly unreliable.
My next was a Lambretta LD 150cc which was my very first reliable motorised transport. I loved it.
Then followed : -

  • a 500 Triumph T100, (horrible)
  • a Lambretta GT200, (OK)
  • a Triumph T110 (great),
  • a  Norton Dominator 88 (OK),
  • a 650 Triton (made from the previous two bikes - wonderful)
  • a  500 AJS (OK)
  • a Honda CB450, (OK)
  • a 750 Norton Commando, (horrible)
  • a Kawasaki KLR600, (horrible)
  • a Honda H100 (wonderful)
  • a BMW R65LS (which I still have - wonderful),
  • and  a Honda Deauville (OK)

I was off bikes for around 10 years  then I decided to renovate my BMW.  As I had not ridden for quite a while I bought a 500cc  Royal Enfield Bullet sixty-five, to ease me back into bikes. I really liked the Bullet
I traded the Bullet in for a a Royal Enfield Himalayan. and now a Suzuki Address 110.

The Address is as much a revelation as my first Lambretta.  It is ideal for the roads where I live and the little 113cc 9hp engine is  enough to keep up with traffic on the roads in Cornwall - at least solo.  It seems to reach 60mph hTwo up it is a little slow on the hills.  It is so light and easily manhandled.  It is a cheap but well made scooter.

So currently I have my Jack Taylor Bike - made in 1964, my 1986 BMW R65LS, and my 2020 Suzuki Address.

What next??

BMW Engine

The BMW

The Bullet

The Himalayan

The Address


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