`79 got my first road bike, an S50 b1 M.Z. simson. cracking bike that i did over 6000 miles on in 1 year. bought a garelli 50 at the same time and rebuilt it and painted it and sold it for a profit.
traded it in against a new CB250na honda. lotta fun and learned about the downside to credit
swapped that for an XS500. cracked head, bought another cheap, also had a cracked head. broke them and sold for parts.
gpz500 - now that was an interesting little thing. had a hardtail frame built for it but ran out of cash so sold it as a project bike.
the following years of the late 80īs was spent running around on various communist built M.Zīs of various capacities that no-one wanted. hey! 3rd class riding is better than 1st class walking!
then came the comboīs. first a jawa 350 and sidecar that i bought with a mate, which was followed by a newer jawa 350 and lighter sidecar. took the chair off after somone vandallised it, and ran around on it for the next few years as a solo.
then came a cheap honda cb400 auto. had a lot of fun with that and sold it for what i paid for it.
i then bought an old B.M.W. r65 with about 89,000 miles on it which i stripped it down, rebuilt, and ran around on for quite some time. that bike taught me more about setting up for a corner than any bike i had ridden.
after selling that one to an ex-girlfriend, i bought a VF1000F honda for pennies, fixed it up, rode it round, then rode it down here to spain. some asshat ran me off the road on it, so i repaired the damage and sold it (the bloke who bought it stuffed it 4 months later. sad end for a good bike)
with the insurance payout and the money from the VF, i bought the lardmobile. had it over 9 years, which is the longest iīve owned a bike for, and i have no intentions what so ever of selling it or trading it. after all those years i found my perfect bike.