Written by Rocky Burton. (21 December 2001)
My bike is poorly at the moment, it seems my close encounter of the brick kind
has done more damage than first thought. I've had the wheel sorted but my steering is twisted and I've had to strip
the front end to check my forks.
I've sent some more pics of a few of my previous bikes for you to ogle (and laugh!).
The 250 was probably the best bike I've had and got me through thick and thin
and stood up to a severe thrashing of 64 miles on a regular basis, when I was working in Huntingdon. Amazingly
it was stolen three times and sadly the third was the last. Stripped for parts I believe (the tank,side panels
and leather seat was last seen in Peterborough).
The Suzusick was just a big mistake.I confess to being a gullible prat when I
bought it from Carnells. When I picked it up from Carnells, the chain was too large for the sprockets and I could
fit a fag (cigarette) between the chain and sprocket. It rode like a bag of shit and was uncomfortable at speed
of any kind.
The GS gone I bought a Honda CBR750.That was just a missile, it should've had
USAF on it's tail! It had gear driven cams and made a sweet sound under acceleration and handled really well for
such a big bike.I was sad to see it go but it was costing a fortune to run. Like the RC42, Bits were hard to find.
Anyway, I hope you all have a happy Christmas and New Year
All the best Rocky