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Hello from Pottsville NNSW , always keen for a ride .

I have owned 3 Bultaco's first trail bike a 200 matador .

1974 750 Bonniville as my first road bike for 2-3years.

1680cc Genny Shovel was next road bike , was a very nice loud bike , attracted the wrong attention I did not want at 20yo , sold in 6 mths.

Next Ducati Desmo 500 , wicked bike to ride , expensive bike to maintain , the battery cost more than the Harly battery , electrics played up , put a Yamaha harness on it , worked great , sold after a few years .

Bultaco persang 200 , I registered and rode this bike for many years , great when in between bikes , lived near the city and was great to ride to work as I could park anywhere , when I worked at PaddysMarket in Brisbane , I used to ride it up 3 stories of stairs as a short cut. I could also stand on the seat and ride this bike like a surf board .

Had a couple BSA's 500 single side valve bikes , rode one for 5 years as main bike , it was in a B54 frame . The other was original ,with the girder front end .

1200 Sportster , loved this bike , sportster are great bikes to throw around , I think I may own another one day . I did 10000km in the first week. More fun than than the heavy cruisers , faster than most bikes , mine spat fire from the exhaust ,loved it a lot . Sold to finance my business and new family .

Trophy 71 650 wet frame ,I bought this as a basket case for my best mate in the early nineties ,when I bought my second BSA at a swap meet, he rebuilt it , rode it for 2 years and died tragically walking home from the pub at Bangalow . I have owned the bike since , probably will always keep this one , this bike is for my Daughter ( Son doesn't care or want), either when she gets a bike licence or when I'm dead .

Sprint st 2000/01 had this a little while and love it , British Racing Green , now the kids are grown and no longer my main priority (financially ) , I can own a bike for me .
Probably move to a Thunderbird in 5-10 years as my old body deteriorates or another sportster .

I have also owned YZ500 ( chrome tank and deadly compression) and XR500 , they were farm/bush bikes in the 90s for a couple of years when I owned property at Rappville ,they came and went with the property.
There was also a Z400 that my mate and I shared , we put 250 side covers on it and had it registered as a 250 . This bike was our pillion seat , if you wanted to come/ride with us we would take you to the cop shop , get you a learners , then give you the keys to the Z , ride behind us ..
I have ridden some old Harlys WLA and the like ( old past friend owned and accessed lots of old bikes) .I used to swap with a girlfriend that had a BMW 650 , ridden a Boldador for 4000k on a camping trip , used to swap the Sportster for my mates Duke monster , but prefer the HD .
I love bikes , not ordinary ones , bikes that have real character , for that reason I probably won't do the 1050 sprint , it looks ordinary , a bit like any other bike with a fairing , bring back the retro style of 98-2005 sprint , she has curves and I love her .
I really want to get my hands on another BSA , maybe a M22 or M21 , but I need to save for that , sigh!

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