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Offline niceonept

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...and bikes I have now
« on: October 16, 2020, 12:03:35 PM »
Some pics of my current bikes.
My GT750A, 2 pics, taken from when I got it in 1981 and now.
My RD350B and my little AP50 (currently undergoing a total transformation to a 16er special cafe racer)
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Pete in the New Forest.
Current bikes GT750, RD350 & AP50.
Previous bikes YR5 (x2), KH250, GT185, DT250, AP50 & YDS7.

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Re: ...and bikes I have now
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 05:33:58 PM »
Nice bunch!  Started my biking life on an AP50.

350 looks good.  Maybe another one for Peter's register of UK 350b's.
'80 RD400F, restored
'75 RD350B. Not touched for at least 20 years. Next up
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Re: ...and bikes I have now
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 05:55:08 PM »
Nice bunch!  Started my biking life on an AP50.

350 looks good.  Maybe another one for Peter's register of UK 350b's.

Thanks.
Wasn't aware than anyone kept a register!
Anyway it's an original UK spec RD, unrestored (so is showing its age a bit now) and been in my ownership since 1990.

Here's another pic of it, taken this summer. First time out of the garage for a very long time and in desperate need of a good clean.
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Pete in the New Forest.
Current bikes GT750, RD350 & AP50.
Previous bikes YR5 (x2), KH250, GT185, DT250, AP50 & YDS7.

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Re: ...and bikes I have now
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 09:20:45 AM »
That looks great, all present and correct which most aren't  :D
I also have an original unrestored P reg one.  Probably a bit more timeworn than yours and not been started for many years, but again its all there.

Peter, bettyfoRD on here, is trying to document as many as possible of the surviving 521 350b's.
'80 RD400F, restored
'75 RD350B. Not touched for at least 20 years. Next up
'01 ZRX1200R
'01 GSX-R1000 K1

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Re: ...and bikes I have now
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 10:31:43 AM »
Happy to have LEA 304P added to Peter's register.
Does that now make it 522 then?
Pete in the New Forest.
Current bikes GT750, RD350 & AP50.
Previous bikes YR5 (x2), KH250, GT185, DT250, AP50 & YDS7.

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Re: ...and bikes I have now
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 03:05:26 PM »
Happy to have LEA 304P added to Peter's register.
Does that now make it 522 then?


No...521 is the model for the 350B Uk/EU version...it’s what your frame and engine number start with.
there were less than 3000 made in total of which only a small proportion came to the UK and obviously even smaller proportion still exist. We are mid 30s at the mo with estimate of 50 out there.

So great to see another...😀

Register = ‘list of acquaintances who have UK 521 silver dusts on original plates’ ....I don't want stray anywhere near anything official that would trigger mind boggling data protection cr*p..

My particular purpose was to attempt to estimate the likely number of silver dusts imported to the Uk using cluster analysis of the frame numbers.

Rev 'em till they rattle

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Re: ...and bikes I have now
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 03:21:38 PM »
Happy to have LEA 304P added to Peter's register.
Does that now make it 522 then?


No...521 is the model for the 350B Uk/EU version...it’s what your frame and engine number start with.
there were less than 3000 made in total of which only a small proportion came to the UK and obviously even smaller proportion still exist. We are mid 30s at the mo with estimate of 50 out there.

So great to see another...😀

Register = ‘list of acquaintances who have UK 521 silver dusts on original plates’ ....I don't want stray anywhere near anything official that would trigger mind boggling data protection cr*p..

My particular purpose was to attempt to estimate the likely number of silver dusts imported to the Uk using cluster analysis of the frame numbers.

Duh!! Of course. Sorry...my bad. Must've been having a senior moment!
I'll PM you with the bike's frame and engine number Peter
Pete in the New Forest.
Current bikes GT750, RD350 & AP50.
Previous bikes YR5 (x2), KH250, GT185, DT250, AP50 & YDS7.

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 10:19:41 PM »
Just checked the vin you sent me and something interesting....it’s two away from one of mine !  Would have followed it down the production line , same sea shipment and from the reg looks like it was also a London bike although Stanmore office not Wimbledon like yours.
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