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Old 08-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #3496
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Which reminds me ...this very tidy X7 was parked next to the LC on Monday .....

Now that is noice! :-)


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Old 08-30-2013, 05:59 AM   #3497
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what a beautiful car

and beautiful house


..and that's not 'the house' - just the stables tagged on the side of the house.......


The house is pretty impressive - It's Holkham Hall in Norfolk ...... built in 1764 it is home to the current Earl of Leicester

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:03 AM   #3498
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That Bentley looks similar to the Bentley my husband and I left our wedding in - it was a rental, but it was pretty amazing to ride in, for sure!

Hi Liz, good to hear from you .....sounds like you had the perfect wedding car ... I do love the smell of old leather you get inside cars from this era.
Bet it made a perfect 'backdrop' to some of your wedding photos too....
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:06 AM   #3499
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I used to like the old GT250 that came before it .... when I started out riding at 18 yrs old I had the RD250..and my best mate had the GT250 ........ 'happy days'... rattling baffles and trails of blue smoke ..
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #3500
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I used to like the old GT250 that came before it .... when I started out riding at 18 yrs old I had the RD250..and my best mate had the GT250 ........ 'happy days'... rattling baffles and trails of blue smoke ..
my 2nd bike (when I was 17) was a Suzuki T250R or Husler as it was known at the time, very quick 250cc at that time.

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Old 08-31-2013, 08:02 PM   #3501
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Hi Liz, good to hear from you .....sounds like you had the perfect wedding car ... I do love the smell of old leather you get inside cars from this era.
Bet it made a perfect 'backdrop' to some of your wedding photos too....
I won't lie, it was pretty incredible! It was a total surprise, too - we left the getaway car up to my parents, with the only stipulation being that they not get a typically American stretch limo. We suggested a 7 series BMW. The Bentley was much cooler! I wish we had a better photo of us and the car - we have several of the car, but only a couple of us getting into it.

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #3502
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I won't lie, it was pretty incredible! It was a total surprise, too - we left the getaway car up to my parents, with the only stipulation being that they not get a typically American stretch limo. We suggested a 7 series BMW. The Bentley was much cooler! I wish we had a better photo of us and the car - we have several of the car, but only a couple of us getting into it.

Liz

Sounds like your parents made a good choice ...not only are these older cars 'cool' as you say ...but they are also 'classy'......

They do come with a slight risk though ..they are not always as reliable as a new car ...and on your wedding day 'reliability' is pretty high on the list of requirements. .
My daughter had an old Roller for her wedding car ...and it looked fabulous ..... (see pics below) ...however on the way to the wedding ...out in the 'middle of no-where' in the open countryside, it decided to stall... and wouldn't re-start ..... for several stressful minutes. I am sure it was a practical joke by her 'husband to be' who knew the owner/driver..... Luckily it started again after about five 'uncomfortable' minutes and my daughter starting to panic (we were already running late).



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Old 09-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #3503
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..and just because every page needs bike pics .......and to show we don't spend all our time on lovely winding country roads ...one of us arriving back in Glasgow on the M8, in the evening sun, after our last trip to Braemar...

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:35 AM   #3504
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my 2nd bike (when I was 17) was a Suzuki T250R or Husler as it was known at the time, very quick 250cc at that time.


Hi Terry,


My mate's was the model after that, when it became the GT250 (gaining the 'Ram Air' cooling shroud on the cylinder head and a front disc brake)... I ended up with the bigger brother of your's - the T500 'Titan' shortly afterwards. ..It was the first bike I had that would do over 100 mph ...mind you, 100 mph on it was a tad terrifying ...with it starting to do a 'death weave' as you approached maxxing it out at 108, even with the steering damper screwed right down........oh, and the drum brakes were also pretty lethal. Lol! ... I remember running a red light once because I knew there was no way I was going to be able to stop in time.

btw. have you seen this thread ? may be of interest, if you haven't...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801389

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:37 PM   #3505
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Speaking of old two-stokes ...here is my RD250, my very first bike ..picture taken back in 1976.....when I was 18, *sigh* how time flies!

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #3506
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you were very courageous lol
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #3507
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i don't have pictures of my first bike but it was that...

ZXR 400
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:05 PM   #3508
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you were very courageous lol

..or stupid ..Lol! ... I didn't know how to ride ..had never ridden on the road ...just read the Yamaha manual to understand the controls ...put some 'L' plates on ..and that was me out on the roads! It was a different world back in those days ...mind you, I stalled it 6 times just trying to let the clutch out and get out of the drive.

15 mins later it felt like my arms were getting ripped off as I had never experienced acceleration like it! .....and I was 'hooked' - for life.


Anyway - get you! - With a ZXR400 as a first bike .......you were even crazier! .... Nice 'first bike'.

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #3509
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my poor ZXR 400...

And after i had all the models of the ZXR.

But what a shame i never rode a 2 strokes on road (only on track, a Kawasaki KR1S)

you are lucky, you had 2 strokes!!!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #3510
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my poor ZXR 400...

And after i had all the models of the ZXR.

But what a shame i never rode a 2 strokes on road (only on track, a Kawasaki KR1S)

you are lucky, you had 2 strokes!!!!


You can still do so ! - this my friend's RG500..... He lives in Lancashire but has ridden it up to Scotland in the past to come on rideouts ..... mind you, at 18 mpg it's a bit expensive for long runs ...and then there is the two-stroke oil as well. Funnily enough, this the same friend who had the GT250 37 year's ago! (mentioned in previous posts above) ...

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