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  1. steve f

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    #1 steve f, Sep 24, 2005
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    Had one of these when i was 17 had hundreds of others but never this model just finished restoring it been out on it today then a mate came round and has offered silly money as i dont want to sell
    What do i do as i dont think i would ever get another and i have loads of bikes better and worse but spent a whole year on one of these at 17 keep for nostalga with all the others or take the money

    Here is a bit of history of me love 70's stuff got the first moped i ever had fully restored this was my second bike spelt most of my teens in cafe playing pinball got the same game of pinball i played on when we went on holiday as i kid i loved playing bar billards so i got one of them and a few space invaders next project is a MK1 escort RS2000 silver and blue my first car sad really so i think keep the bike but have been offered twice what its worth

    ps looking for a red bt phonebox if anybody has or knows of one
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  3. barabus

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    Sell it to Dale and it'll last forever, he'll even get DB to clean it for him :D
     
  4. GrahamS

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    Don't forget to mark your threads as O/T please. I've done it now :)
     
  5. D11VE:J

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  6. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    sorry boss


    d11vej would rather buy a nacker and restore it myself as i like doing things like that infact if you pop up to yorkshire i will try and restore you if you like [big task]
     
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  8. stevew

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    If you don't need the money keep it.If you do need the money sell a couple of the ones that you are not nostalgic about.Like you say,you will probably never find another and it's obviously part of your personal history and gives you far more pleasure than the money sat in the bank,I say keep it.
    But I know what the car salesman in you is saying :D

    BTW I've got loads of 70's projects if you want one :D
     
  9. closeshave

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  10. D11VE:J

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    stevef: well I tried; on the other matter-wasting your time m8, I am past restoration, a hopeless case of too much work and not enough play. Even me wrinkles have wrinkles, but still spank a few of these little plonkers on this forum around the track. I am either great or they are crap, haven't worked it out yet. :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p luv my own jokes

    D11VE:J
     
  11. closeshave

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    Do remember saying this:

     
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  13. barabus

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    Oh if we all had 575's then we'd see whose BOSS !!
     
  14. tonyh

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    Keep it. BTW, i think Kingston council sell off BT phoneboxes . Might be worth a call. They have built a "work of art" consisting of 18 boxes knocking each other over like dominos .
     
  15. rmdferrari

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    Keep it. Rare as rocking-horse **** a 400 triple, never seen one before. Plenty of 500's around (even the evil handling H2).

    As I'm a year or two younger than you ;) I'm hankering after a mint RD350YPVS in black, like the one I had at 18 'till some bugger nicked it.

    Keep it, and buy more to do, your work is top notch...... p.s. don't try restoring one of those "difficult models" like a DIIVE:J, bit too specialist for most, known to be problematic...! :D
     
  16. murph7355

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    Now who'd have put you down as a sentimental old fart!

    Keep it. If you're mate's *that* serious about it, he'll always offer you the same or more at a later date should you need the cash.

    On the postbox front, the link Dave sent also does knackered ones. 850GBP (versus >4kGBP for a fully redone one!).
     
  17. closeshave

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    Here here well said and trying to run me off the track for overtaking him doesn’t make him a better driver.
     
  18. F308 MAN

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    speak to fred stanbrook at andy thorntons' in elland (the place where leep didn't manage to collect my lamps from, a few weeks back)
    tell him i sent you.
    cheers, d
     
  19. barabus

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    Dave is there any contacts you havent got??? :)
     
  20. steve f

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    yes work
     
  21. Hazy

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    Keep the KH mate, that is irreplaceable, had a 500 when I was a kid, boy do they NOT handle at all!

    Have you got the RS2000?
    Totally jealous, want one badly badly badly Steve :D:D:D
     
  22. steve f

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    product knowledge thats not a kh its a S3 which is pre kh
     
  23. F308 MAN

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    #20 F308 MAN, Sep 24, 2005
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    This "stuff" should be in the motorcycles section !

    (oh, by the way, did i tell you all that we have this beauty for a race meet tomorrow ? .... if all goes well, we shall have it for the TT next year.)

    cheers, d
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  24. Hazy

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    That makes it rarer than an FChat thread without the brekky pic then...:D:D:D
     
  25. steve f

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    you still doing the veteran racing dave
     
  26. F308 MAN

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    shy folk get nowt, si
     
  27. Stewart 430

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    Steve, If it means that much to you then keep it. The money would soon be gone, but the bike under your ownership should last for ever.
     
  28. angelis

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    Keep it mate or you'll always regret it.
     

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