All Jap Bike Show 2015


K10D

Link Posted 23/03/2015 - 12:31
Some from a great show held this year at the Burswood open air cinema grounds, Perth.

















































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adamsuk777

Link Posted 23/03/2015 - 16:28
Great photos - very nostalgic for me. i have not seen a Suzuki GT750 "water-pumper" for years. I had their little brother, a second-hand GT550 in 1978/9. That was when the Johannesburg Traffic Police were replacing their water-pumpers with GS750's.
Thanks again for bringing back old memories.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 23/03/2015 - 17:28
An amazing line-up. Who would have thought Japanese bikes would ever evoke feelings of nostalgia?
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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 23/03/2015 - 18:35
The Eddie Lawson replica is the winner for me there, had one many many moons ago. And who cant fall in love with the 400 yam, I remember being impressed with the amount of torque the 400 had over the 250, a massive 22lbs/ft!! The starter motor on my K100 has more than that!! LoL!!
Nice set, thanks for the smiles

gramar

Link Posted 23/03/2015 - 18:45
Wonderful photographs take me back to a time when I was an active biker. I owned some of the bikes you have shown including a Suzuki T500M and then a Suzuki GT500A. Great carefree days when summer seemed to last forever. Now in my 60's and although I still hanker after a bike and keep up with the latest trends my wife says NO!

vic cross

Link Posted 23/03/2015 - 20:26
gramar. I was even earlier and had Triumph T100's and Thunderbirds. I did own a Yamaha 350 RD for a short time. BUT. Now I'm with the trombones in their big parade I just run a little 27 year old Honda CD 250 U. I'd like something bigger but at my age I'd kill myself. My wife worries every time I go out on it. I only ride it in good warn dry weather these days. BUT I do still ride. Tell your wife she can have a diamond ring or some other useless expensive item and you will have a bike.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

K10D

Link Posted 24/03/2015 - 01:31
All comments appreciated.

adamsuk777 wrote:
i have not seen a Suzuki GT750 "water-pumper" for years. I had their little brother, a second-hand GT550 in 1978/9.




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python118

Link Posted 25/03/2015 - 15:57
Thanks for the pics we were all a lot young those days

Regards Dave

Stuey

Link Posted 25/03/2015 - 22:42
Nice shots - nice bikes
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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adamsuk777

Link Posted 25/03/2015 - 22:50
Thank you for the GT550! Mine was red and I sold it in late 1979 following an accident where i suffered a T4-T5 compression fracture. I founfd a truck at right-angles across the carriageway and had to try to go under it - I managed to get 3/4 of the way. It happened at night and I found that I was damned scared to ride at night. I have hankered after riding again but I am now in my 60's and reaction times definitely preclude me from riding - and my wife.

I agree with the earlier comment that few would have thought nostalgically about Japanese bikes. My cousin had two bikes - a Yamaha 350 and he had one of the first Honda CB750 four's to be sold in South Africa. He was bike mad and took a three-day ride - day 1 was from Johannesburg to East London via Durban, day 2 from East London to Cape Town and day 3 back to Johannesburg which was close on 4,000 miles in the three days. He is still a bit of a nutter today.

Once again, thanks for the memories.

vic cross

Link Posted 25/03/2015 - 23:04
K10D. Thanks for the "almost" old timers. I hope there's a few old timers still riding them?
adamsuk777. See my little note to gramar above. Try the same tactics. Hell I'm 76 and still riding, small though it may be. It's still a lot of fun if you know your limitations. There are people out there older than me still riding.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

08tiger

Link Posted 26/03/2015 - 05:10
gramar wrote:
Wonderful photographs take me back to a time when I was an active biker. I owned some of the bikes you have shown including a Suzuki T500M and then a Suzuki GT500A. Great carefree days when summer seemed to last forever. Now in my 60's and although I still hanker after a bike and keep up with the latest trends my wife says NO!

Great shots Gary, not a jap bike fan but appreciate what they have done in the past,
gramar i'm 64 and still ride (triumph tiger ) my wife encourages it, my dad is 87 and just retired from it.
C&C welcome.
Don.

vic cross

Link Posted 26/03/2015 - 09:55
08tiger. Which Tiger do you ride. 100 or 110? What year? I had my Tigers and Thunderbird in 1956/7/8/9 and 60/61/62. CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

08tiger

Link Posted 26/03/2015 - 10:17
[quote:3496ace15f="vic cross"]08tiger. Which Tiger do you ride. 100 or 110? What year? I had my Tigers and Thunderbird in 1956/7/8/9 and 60/61/62. CHEERS Vic.[/quote
I had the tiger cub, the T21 , T110 and the T100 years ago but now im on the tiger 800 xc, when you travel the distances that this country has to offer then reliability is needed more than nostalgia
C&C welcome.
Don.

python118

Link Posted 26/03/2015 - 12:46
Sounds like we are all old farts on this forum

Regards Dave and still biking
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