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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-12-2004, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Stories and Pics of the Past ....

You can all blame Aussie Dave for this thread, but some pics of him giving it stick over 10 years ago ... (shite ... 1993 IS over 10 years ago !!) has got me thinking ... again. I'm sure we had a post like this but can't remember much else .. that's age for ya ...

So then, lets have your old stories, pics or both, and the older the better ...

Suggestions, old cars, bikes ... even old pics of girlfriends (ok Boycie you can stick up your pics of boys), old slappas (that one is for you 1-4) .... and basically .. anything old ...
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-12-2004, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Remember this ..... you really could look at this for hours ... and STILL wonder how theyboth got round ....

Now I guess that is why they call him .. Slasha ...
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Yeah I agree lets see some of the good old days......

Nice pic, love the way Slasher has the lever to the bar and then some So they both stayed up?? Did Slash go behind?

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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Davo ... I'm quite sure they both got round .... but in what order is now relegated to folklore .... although I am sure Mrs Slasha has the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth ....

Here's me ex-rides backin NZ before leaving for the fine shores of Singapore ....

A twinturbo toyota supra, targa top, inline 2.5litre 6 ..... monster of a thing but by fark did it chew tyres, brakes ... did I mention tyres !! ... at $500 each a pop it made owning an R1 cheap !! ...

And .. my baby .. the ZXR400 .. which got be back on 2 wheels after being scared stupid of the things doing the stupid things you do as a teenager .... like braking into every corner and staring at big cliff faces as you fail to go round said corners ....
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Old stories? old pictures? Well i don't have any "old" stories just stories, and pictures of bikes? I owned my first bike about 3 years ago - (GSX-R 600 Corona - sexi paint job).

Got an empty bucket of experience and a full bucket of luck at the moment (well 90%), Hopefully i wont run out of the later before i fill the former.

The only experience of old bikes i have is riding Enfields around India on my hols, can't even call it nostalgic.
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first bike

Against the advise of my instructor - What do they know?

Was about 6 months before i came off it.
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Aside from Bikes

This is the other side to my parents trauma.

Joe asked me what was more scary, paragliding or racing bikes.

I think they are about the same however when things go wrong (like getting sucked into a cloud or having some major collapses) it doesn't stop 10 seconds later (hopefully).

2 hours of fear running riot through your veins is a bit different to the spilt second when you realise you are too hot into a corner.

The feeling is the same!

Photo - Crossing the first range - Himmalayas (14000 feet ASL, -10deg)
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Crazy that..

I can see the footpegs but where the fark are the brakes on that thing????

and is that picture at 1:1 scale??

The odd limb rubbing on armco doesn't scare me anything like being up there in that calico and bent coat hanger do hicky

Nice looking little 600 by the way

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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My first bike. When I got it the age of the bike was the same as mine - 18 years old.
NSU Max 250; 247cc, 18 HP, 4 speed gearbox, 126 km/h.
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Oh christ .... you lot never learn ... DO NOT start mentioning things like Royal Enfields, BSA's, Vincents, Indians, Triumphs .... you'll get Blue Cat all farkin excited and he'll leave his new hobby and spend all day posting shite into this thread ....
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