What cars/bikes have you owned?

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What cars/bikes have you owned?

Due to being stuck indoors, I've wasted some time and put together some images of bikes & cars that I've owned during my life.
  1. NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph) Easyrider (Petrol tank in frame)
  2. Honda C50 Step though (Cub)
  3. British Leyland Mini 850cc in Pageant Blue
  4. British Leyland Mini Metro Vanden Plas in Royal Blue
  5. FIAT Strada 65 CL in Metallic Silver
  6. Renault 11 TC in Red
  7. Rover 213S in Creamy White (Honda engine)
  8. Toyota Corolla 1.3 Liftback in White
  9. Toyota Carina II Special Edition 1.6 in Metallic Green
  10. Toyota Carina-e 1.6 in Blue
  11. Toyota Prius Hybrid Gen 2 in Dark Blue
  12. Toyota Auris Hybrid 1.6 in White
  13. Toyota Prius Hybrid Gen 3 in White
  14. Nissan LEAF n-connecta (Facelift) in Pearlised White
  15. Kia e-Niro 4+ in Yacht Blue
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The Fiat Strada and Renault 11 were my biggest mistakes. Dreadful cars. Bought my only used car, the Rover 213S with a Honda engine. The engine sold me on Japanese cars as it was miles ahead in refinement and smooth, quiet driving. There were import restrictions on Toyotas at the time and it meant they held their used value better than any other cars at the time. I only moved away from Toyota when I wanted an electric car and Toyota just don't make them for the UK market.
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Jan 2021 14 14:27

Re: What cars/bikes have you owned?

Bikes are my bread and butter. Cars are simply a means to go shopping, here's my list

Bikes -
Yamaha XJ6 2012
Yamaha MT10 2017
Yamaha Tracer 600 2016
Suzuki SRAD 600 1999 which is a track bike.
Honda CB500F 2015 which belongs to the girlfriend.

I love Yamahas if you couldn't tell!

Cars-
Ford Fiesta 2007
Seat Leon 2013
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1/Puch VZ 50 (flying banana)
2/Honda CB125S
3/Kawasaki Z250 (plastic oil pump gears = 3 ruined cylinder heads!)
4/ Yamaha RD 200
5/ Yamaha RD 400
6/ Mini Metro
7/ Suzuki GS 1000E
7/ Suzuki GSX 750F (the teapot)
8/ Volkswagen Golf driver
9/ BMW F800S
10/ BMW F800GS
11/ Yamaha Super Tenere 1200
12/ Yamaha Tracer 900GT
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Oh and
1/ Raleigh MTB
2/ Marin MTB (nicked)
3/ ProFlex 950 full suspension MTB (written off in Spain)
4/ Orange C16r built as Hybrid
5/ Dahon folding bike
6/ Scott hardtail comp frame MTB built by me
7/ Cannondale racer
8/ Boardman 8.9 mtr full suspension MTB
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Jan 2021 14 15:38

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Bikes ..
Honda cb250
Honda cb200
Honda cb550
Honda cb750k
Honda cb900f
Yamaha dt125
Yamaha xj750
Yamaha xs400 special
Yamaha v max
Suzuki GS 850 x 3
Suzuki gt550
Suzuki gs550 x 2
Suzuki gsx550 x 2
Kawasaki gpz750 x 2
Kawasaki zl600 eliminator x 2 ( lovely little bikes )
Kawasaki vn750 vulcan
Kawasaki zx10
Kawasaki gtr1000 triked that one. Huge fun!

Probably a few more that dont come immediately to mind. A greater number of cars!
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Jan 2021 14 16:01

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1: Vauxhall Viva
2: Ford Escort mk1
3: VW Golf GTS
4: Ford Granada
5: Ford Cortina
6: Vauxhall Chevette
7: Ford Escort mk4
8: Totota Carrola
9: Alfa Romeo 156
10: Toyota Rav4
11: Hyundai Santa Fe
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Forgot a Honda cd185 and another gpz750.
Cars.....
Wolseley hornet.
Ford's..Corsair, escort MK1 (2). Consul MK2. Zephyr MK2 (2). Zodiac MK3. Capri MK1 3000 gt. Granada MK1 gxl and a consul 3000gt..Cortina MK2. Cortina MK3 gt estate. Vauxhall cresta pc (2) and a viscount. An early Mazda rx7. Talbot alpine. Opal commodore coupe. Ford Sierra. Volkswagen Jetta. Toyota liteace and hiace. Mitsubishi l200 pickup. Transit MK1 and 2. Bedford cf camper and pickup. Commer camper. Sherpa camper. Ldv V8 motorhome. Nissan sunny car and van. Datsun stanza. Allegro. Beetle.
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1.6 Astra Dads car i was allowed to drive.. A very quick nice handling car.

Fiat 126 Dad helped me buy but in my name. Immense fun although not recommended driving over the top into Yorkshire on the M62 with a headwind and in fog.. -JawDropped.png- was down to second gear and 20MPH at one point...

Mini 1275 GT in Bronze, Why oh Why did i sell that car... 1380cc built engine would slip the standard clutch in 3rd if pushed hard. Bucket seats harnesses and full cage, no rear seat just the shelf...

Race cars
Mini 1000 Autograss class 1 in Pink (my choice) Won local championships two years running.
Formula TKM 100cc direct drive race Kart Had Huge fun and was racing at the same time as Button and Hamilton.

Company cars now
Escort 1.3 estate Horrid, just horrid.
Escort 1.3 hatchback Not a whole lot better.
Orion 1.8i saloon would wheelspin forever and doesn't like rocks hidden in grass in farm tracks at night (don't ask) -Big grin.png-
Three different Astra hatchback variants
Ford sierra Hatchback (x2) 1.6 and 2.0 Workhorses but not really my type of car.

Ford Courier van Proved to be a bit small
Fiat 1.6 Scudo van hopelessly under powered.
Fiat 2.0T Scudo van much better and a good reliable van
VW Transporter 1.9TDi (Vera) Used for work pleasure and I converted it to a camper after I didn't need it for work anymore. Still have it and absolutely love that thing.
1990 Mini Mayfair 1275 Auto currently in my dads garage in bits awaiting restoration when I have the time...
i'm going to need a bigger bucket! -JawDropped.png-
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Jan 2021 14 19:02

Re: What cars/bikes have you owned?

And ..... Renault 16 and trafic 4x4. Honda st70 monkey bike. CD 185 and Yamaha xt250
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Jan 2021 14 19:13

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Gosh, I haven't lived -Shock.png-
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inspector wrote: Thu, 14th Jan 2021, 7:13pm Gosh, I haven't lived -Shock.png-
I was also thinking that -Scared.png- here is my mundane list:

Ford Cortina 1200 Deluxe (dads’ car borrowed)
Trabant 600cc
Ford Escort 1300L Mk1
Ford Capri 1.6GL Mk2
Honda C50 Cub x 2
Ford Escort Estate 1.6GL Mk3
Austin Metro City 1.0
Ford Fiesta 1.1L Mk2
Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.25LX Mk4
Ford Fiesta Style 1.4 Mk5
Ford Fusion Zetec 1.4LX
Ford Focus Titanium Nav 1.0
Nissan Leaf Tekna 30kw
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Jan 2021 14 22:44

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I only have a bike licence so no cars on my list, passed my tests first time back in 2004 and jumped straight onto
Kawasaki ZX6R G1 (sold 2012)
Kawasaki ZZR600 (only had this for a few months as a 2nd bike in 2005)
Honda CB1-400 (this was given to me by a friend in 2006 as I had crashed my zx6r)
Back to my Kawasaki ZX6R
Kawasaki Z750 around 2009 for a year or so
Back to my Kawasaki ZX6R
Suzuki Gladius 650.

The gladius is my current bike, I still have the Honda but it needs a massive amount of work and money spending on it. I absolutely love my gladius but I really miss my zx6r, it was an absolute workhorse, I abused the he'll out of it but it always put up with it, u fortunately when I got my gladius the zx6r needed an engine rebuild and I didn't have time, money or room in the garage.
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Mk 4 Ford Cortina 2.3 Ghia Estate (first car given to me by my Dad)
Westfield SEi with a Ford Crossflow bored to 1700cc
Mk 2 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 GLS
Mk 1 Renault Megane Scenic 1.6 RT
Kia Carens 2.0 LX D (the first and only car I have bought brand new)
Ford Grand C-Max 1.6 Titanium (bought as an ex demo when 4 months old)
Ford Focus Titanium Navigation 1.6 Powershift (my first automatic)
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