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    Zongshen 'Pursuit' ZS125-50

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    a motoskeeter 100 cc had a pull start like a lawnmower. went on to a yamaha rd100 then the road bike: a '73 kawasaki 250 triple. sorry can't yet post photos here. soon

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    First bike was a 1960 Royal Enfield Crusader Sports 250cc, purchased in 1967. Unfortunately it leaked more oil than the Torrey Canyon supertanker which was wrecked on the coast of Cornwall the same year.
    Second - BSA Gold Flash 650cc twin
    Then passed driving test in 1969 and decided that 4 wheels were safer.
    Had a couple more bikes since then - a Honda 250 superdream (well, wet dream actually as the 400 was better.
    Now occasionally display a wee bit of bravado by venturing out on the Honda Wave 125. (not too far though)

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    My first bike (mid 70's) was a Yamaha LS 100.
    When 18, I finally got a Honda 500 Turbo, a beast of a machine that almost got me killed the first season. Fantastic acceleration, but very heavy for a small rider.
    These days ... a Nuevo does it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xray
    When 18, I finally got a Honda 500 Turbo, a beast of a machine that almost got me killed the first season. Fantastic acceleration, but very heavy for a small rider.
    Was that the CX 500 Turbo V-twin? A guy I know in the States has just restored one of them.


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    I had a Honda CX500 like this one

    was a real pig, couldn't get out of its own way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    I had a Honda CX500 like this one was a real pig, couldn't get out of its own way.
    Maybe that's why they chucked a turbo on it?

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    I worked as a motorcycle salesman for many years and you would get these blokes trying to impress you buy saying I had a cx500, the standard answer would be "I am sorry to hear that"
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    I sure wasn't trying to impress anyone, and it's a good thing, too. That bike was so damned heavy, in part due to the radiator, and underpowered- that is surely why they stuck a turbo on it, because 48 hp really wasn't quite enough.

    The good points were it was quiet, had great suspension and a comfortable ride, and a low center of gravity so it was stable and handled well. I never used it for anything more demanding than to commute to school and work and to ride up and down Big Sur on PCH (I was living in Monterey).

    It was very nice for that indeed. Every motorcycling enthusiast needs to ride that road at least once before they die.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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