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Offline bruceb

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Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:02:55 PM »
Hi All,

Been riding since I was 17 as I couldn't afford a car at the time.

Started with a KC100 then had many RDs (aircooled and otherwise) and finally ZZR600s which I used for commuting rain or shine until 2009. On the way to work one morning a car driver lost control on ice and took me out. I was in hospital for three months but luckily the surgeons at Lincoln and Sheffield managed to save my leg. So that was it for a while.....

Until 2015 when I could stand it no longer I had to get on two wheels again - this time only fair weather! Looking at RD's again I couldn't believe the price some were going for - I only paid £100 for an RD400 back in the day (wish I still had it) so I ended up with a fazer 600 and then a fazer 1000 (carb version) great bikes but still had a hankering for an RD.

So now I have one (hence the post) - a US 1975 350B - needs a light restore and recommissioning. Hope to have it on the road for next year. Hopefully I'll get to some events.

Cheers

Bruce
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Offline Motty

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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 08:41:44 AM »
Welcome to the Forum

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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 02:02:00 PM »
Welcome Bruce,

There are more and more of us in the area. Would be good to see if we can organise a meet early next year!

Cheers,

Alan
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Offline Penno

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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 03:05:38 PM »
Welcome Bruce
I am from near Horncastle, and hope to find more time next year to get out and about. Hopefully catch up at some point.
Martin
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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 03:21:12 PM »
Welcome to the the club Bruce.
You will find this forum invaluable if you are doing a restoration, I did when I took on my RD400.
I’m from Melton Mowbray area, just a stones throw from Lincolnshire, so would be up for a meet sometime too.
Good luck with the bike.

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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 08:12:42 PM »
Welcome to the club Bruce.

Glad to see you got back into the bikes after your accident.

Enjoy.

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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 03:53:21 AM »
Welcome Bruce , from Lincs too in Grantham ....enjoy the club, lots of knowledgable people on here, definitely up for a ride out in 2019. Steve
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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 03:54:22 AM »
Welcome Bruce and good luck with the recommission but just be careful that it doesn’t turn into a full-blown restoration as has happened to many of us!  :o
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Offline bruceb

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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 10:36:14 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes,

Looking forward to some rides and meets next year RD or not (house move early next year might delay the restoration!)

I've been on a few of the Wednesday night 'Lincolnshire Bike Nights' this year:

https://www.lincolnshirebikenights.co.uk/

Also Boston bike night, which was huge this year.



Cheers Bruce
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Re: Another new member from Lincolnshire!
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 11:28:42 PM »
Welcome to the club Bruce, i'm from near Alford, i went to Boston on my XT500 this year, parked in the classic bike section, weather couldn't have been better.
Found this pic on the internet of my white 250 and my mates yellow one at East Kirkby bike night this year, its always well attended.
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