My Pretty

This is the forum for current/former/aspiring 'S owners to discuss their other two wheeled choices.

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My Pretty

Postby pau168w » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:33 pm

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Re: My Pretty

Postby Topcat » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:36 pm

Oh yes, me likely a lot!

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Re: My Pretty

Postby SP250 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:40 pm

Now that is nice.
If I could post pictures on here, I would show you my 1970 Triumph T100C undergoing rebuild at the moment.
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Re: My Pretty

Postby dave the german » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:30 pm

very nice - and memories of my yoof!!
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Re: My Pretty

Postby Boxered » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:24 am

Yes very nice, I really wanted one of those when I was 18 8) but could'nt quite afford one, and now 40 years later I definitely can't afford one :(

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Re: My Pretty

Postby pau168w » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:10 pm

Thanks for all your splendid comments
It's the only note bmw member of my fleet but like many I started my biking days on machines like this.
When I purchased this it was a real shock to the system as to just how crap the brakes were in those days!
I love it though and it always pulls a crowd wherever I go

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Re: My Pretty

Postby nab 301 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:26 am

Now that looks better than new!
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Re: My Pretty

Postby pau168w » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:33 pm

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Re: My Pretty

Postby SP250 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:27 pm

That looks like Lake Vyrnwy and certainly not this last week!
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Re: My Pretty

Postby dave the german » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:53 pm

Wots that growing out his head? :wink:
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'04 BCR

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Re: My Pretty

Postby slparry » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:15 pm

dave the german wrote:Wots that growing out his head? :wink:



Vyrnwy straining tower

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Re: My Pretty

Postby SLOSR11S » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:37 pm

Beautiful GT500. One of the best bikes I've ever owned. Ultra reliable, fun and sounded great.
Here is mine circa 1987. Sadly no longer with us as it was written off by a careless driver pulling out from a side road. I survived to tell the tale.

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Can't seem to get the photo to work correctly. Maybe someone knows what I'm doing wrong?
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Re: My Pretty

Postby sjrainsford » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:07 am

Lovely bike! Sorry to say this on here, but I'm a bit of a suzuki fan.
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Re: My Pretty

Postby Paul » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:58 am

slparry wrote:Vyrnwy straining tower

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Is that what they use to strain vowels out of Welsh place names? [smilie=dont know.gif]

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Re: My Pretty

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:50 pm

Like many I always fancied one of these when I couldn't afford it - Always thought the advert for it was great
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