Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sun 6/Jun/10 9:20pm

classicnutter wrote:"and an 850 Lemans II. dressed like a mark 1, little bikini fairing, round headlight. its my grrrl's. with a tickle of a tune up, its pretty much for sale...

hi there SWTCHBCKR Is this the dark green one that was on trademe about a month ago? If so I might be interested if your still keen to sell?

oh my bikes,
Yamaha tt250 for a bit of mud flinging fun
Suzuki GT750 waterbucket, yep a real whale but oh so smooth once wound up!
Yamaha XS1100 another lump but nice tourer.
Then gave up bikes and got into old cars instead,
oh and bikes with pedals.
and old yachts currently sailing 1907 logan gaff cutter.


Thanks for the comment on the Honda :)
Those cop bikes were good value.
John does great work on his bikes and I try to equal that with the quality of my paint jobs for him.

That yacht sounds cool. I’d love an old sailboat…but wouldn’t like to maintain one!
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby classicnutter on Sun 6/Jun/10 9:46pm

shoudnt really be posting boat photos on here but couldn't resist :paranoid:

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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sun 6/Jun/10 9:51pm

classicnutter wrote:shoudnt really be posting boat photos on here but couldn't resist :paranoid:

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It's ok, it's only a photo of 1/2 a boat ;) but from what I can see a very nice old girl.

A few years ago my dad offered me his sailboat(18 foot keeler that we built together when I was a teenager) for free, but at the time the thought of having a trailer built for it and buying a car to tow it up here from Dunedin was way too much trouble so I said no :(
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby stiffeeslicker on Mon 7/Jun/10 11:26am

classicnutter wrote:shoudnt really be posting boat photos on here but couldn't resist :paranoid:

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She's a lovely girl. Who's the designer/year etc? While we're on the topic, here's the folks' 1905 Albert Stange yawl 'Sheila' with him at the helm. Sorry to all the bikers who have no interest in boats also!
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Colin on Mon 7/Jun/10 11:52am

Loving the Logan
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby stiffeeslicker on Mon 7/Jun/10 12:46pm

Doh, so that'll be the 1907 logan then. Didn't read back far enough. Loverly. The curve in the boom is great - that sail is setting beautifully. :D
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby classicnutter on Mon 7/Jun/10 1:09pm

wow that looks like the real Shiela, the one sailed out from england by Adrian Hayter ?

written about in "Shiela in the Wind" now in the Waikato somewhere I believe??

Sorry about the crap photo of Rawene A5, I should have resized it properly before I loaded it, will see if I can find a better one
shes not my boat owned in a trust but I am sailing her this season :) :) :)

my boats this one,

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not as old as Rawene, 1964 this one and called Rainbird.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby classicnutter on Mon 7/Jun/10 1:28pm

heres another go at the logan photo for you :rolleyes:

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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 7/Jun/10 2:14pm

classicnutter wrote:heres another go at the logan photo for you :rolleyes:

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:thumbsup: Lovely boats...all three of them.
One of the reasons I (used to) like riding Tamaki Drive is the opportunity to stare at all the lovely boat rumps :blush:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Butch on Mon 7/Jun/10 2:20pm

classicnutter wrote:heres another go at the logan photo for you :rolleyes:

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Nice. My old man and his brother have a Gaff cutter, a 1936 Lidyard. Lives in the marlborough sounds. I'm always paranoid taking it out, while I can sail it okay, you're pretty much guaranteed to have something break on every other trip out, and I don't rate my chances vs one of the ferrys..
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby stiffeeslicker on Mon 7/Jun/10 4:10pm

That's much better. ;) That counter really is very pretty...
Yep, she's the original 'Sheila'. However the one sailed out here was Sheila II; she is exactly the same just a bit bigger all round and built 1922 if I remember. Now owned by the former mayor of Hamilton, Russell Rimmington. My dad was here a couple of months ago and ended up meeting him and took some photos of the hull which is sound but in need of a lot of work. The first Sheila is still in the UK on the East Coast, she's being fitted out for summer at this very moment. Here's another gratuitous photo...
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 7/Jun/10 4:20pm

"Sheila take a bow" (The Smiths for those who don't know).
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby stiffeeslicker on Mon 7/Jun/10 4:36pm

:D :D :D I'm just hoping the old man won't sell her and feels like leaving me her in his will! Although like you I'm not keen on the maintenance (mainly the cost, I like the actual farting around (excuse pun) bit).
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Spokes on Wed 9/Jun/10 9:18pm

So back to motorcycles, what sort of economy would I get from a 250?

And would there be any legal reasons it couldnt have a bike rack?
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 9/Jun/10 10:54pm

Spokes wrote:So back to motorcycles, what sort of economy would I get from a 250?

And would there be any legal reasons it couldnt have a bike rack?

Depends on the 250, anything from "Cant remember the last time I filled it?" to "OMFG Ive only just filled the damn thing!".

As a yard stick, my old ZXR 250 did around 280-300k's on a 17l tank, depending on how much time was spent above 11000rpm! :D

No reasons I know of why you cant fit a bike rack to any motorcycle. :eh:
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