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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 21 at 9:20pm
GS1000 another good bike, feel for you, got a GS 1200, you sit in it not on it.
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Canyon Lux looks rather slick. The big air gang and gnarly downhill jockeys are all about long travel but those (me) who simply like up n down trails short travel light XC does the job a treat. I love my Bianchi Nitron, heading for pension age and not craving e assist on this lightweight as yet. 
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

I haven't regretted selling many things, can't think of a boat, a board or a guitar but I do regret selling two vehicles, my scruffy old MX5 in 2019 and, especially, my equally scruffy 1981 GS1000. Bikes are somewhat easier to restore which could have been my lockdown project if I still had it. If I had a time machine and could reverse one deal that would be it...


Time machine? Give me one of those, the things I wouldn't have let go, hmm lets think Vincent Comet, Indian Chief (Beaten Up 1947 with sidecar)62 California Bonnie, '85 Gamma 250 (they're fetching stupid money now, the Mrs wasn't grateful at me accidently wheelying away from a wine bar and dropping her in the road when she was pregnant with our first, bloody things were useless at low end..)I even let my Harley go for silly money not long since ago, needed room for bloody sailing dinghys. #StupidRus

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Originally posted by Do Different

Canyon Lux looks rather slick. The big air gang and gnarly downhill jockeys are all about long travel but those (me) who simply like up n down trails short travel light XC does the job a treat. I love my Bianchi Nitron, heading for pension age and not craving e assist on this lightweight as yet. 

I tend to ride fire roads, gravel and farm roads around here.... a bit of single track through the treelines, but nothing too gnarly.  

It's all about getting out in the open for me and decompressing, so I think the XC options are fairer game than some ballsy weapon with 150+ travel.

This is kind of typical up in the Serra Calderona:




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 21 at 3:19pm
For me it would be a mint, original 1981 Suzuki GS1000ET (the one I sold though mine was far from mint by then), A black 1971 UK spec Bonneville 750 (didn't sell that one, it was stolen, I could probably work out the date and catch the b'stards red handed), a Ducatti 998 SP and (just 'cos I love the song) a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 21 at 3:40pm
I had a gs550 circa 1980 with a sidecar, kept it about 3 years, only almost turned it over once, (first day I had it  LOL didn't let it put me off, tougher back then and barmy), bike solo was brilliant, nothing has good as modern bikes though, faster, smoother, better brakes, better finish, more reliable, BMW gs 1200, perfect, except for weight.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 21 at 6:40pm
Nice down there TT.
Similar but not the same.

https://youtu.be/cSFhd9ecDIA           


https://youtu.be/Q_MbahS-8NQ







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Blimey! It worked..... There's one of mine. B44 Victor Special 1967
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