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Old 11-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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These shots were taken in 1968, my 68 Bonnie.
I bought this bike new, it cost $AU1003.00, a lot of money in those days.
I got into a lot of trouble on this bike, speeding and racing the Police, proves that at 18 years of age the brain is not fully matured. I ended up in jail after being shot at by Police in a high speed chase where I unknowingly turned into a dead end street and got knocked off the bike, the girl on the pillion was not too happy, never saw her again,,,wonder why!!! I got out of the can and hotted the bike up so it was faster and fitted a switch where I could isolate the brake light as this gave the persuing Police a heads up when I was braking to turn, worked a treat, the ammount of cop cars and bikes that overshot the corner was remarkable.
Later I got a few brains and sold the bike before I ended up in Boot Hill

Last pic is a 69 Bonnie I restored in 2004.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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and hotted the bike up so it was faster and fitted a switch where I could isolate the brake light as this gave the persuing Police a heads up when I was braking to turn,
Ha- ha good story,

We had one of those on my wife's 2002 BMW for some unauthorized runs for Columbia's finest, back in the day!

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Love it!! Here in San Francisco, there's a lot of foot bridges cars can't fit through-the perfect escape from the filth! No more of that now, evasion is a felony as of a few years ago.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Love them first pics, interesting to see the lipped rear guard and reversed colour scheme on the guards.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Love them first pics, interesting to see the lipped rear guard and reversed colour scheme on the guards.

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Yep, only the first batch of 68 Bonnies into Perth, Western Australia came with reversed colours, all others were the normal silver fenders with hi fi scarlet stripe.
I rode the bike to Melbourne and no one there had seen anything like my bike, they had the US spec with the small tank.
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