Biggles's Member Page
Member: biggles69r
Name: Biggles
From: Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Riding For: 42 years
 
 Current:
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jun 2001
Info: My second Moto Guzzi V1000 (948cc) semi-automatic Convert it''s actually a 78 Model fitted with a ''Spada'' fairing (I couldn''t upload it as a 78 coz I''ve already done one.)
1982 Moto Guzzi Monza

Photos: 1
Purchased: Oct 1991
Info: This is a Monza, honestly, non-standard tank, seat, and handlebars and no fairing:- the tank holds more, the seat''s much more comfortable and the bars!? I can''t reach clip-ons any more with my knackered left arm! And the fairing wouldn''t fit with these bars.Great little bike though, excellent handling, superb brakes and a fair performance; accelleration of this particular bike has been improved at
 
 Past:
1978 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

Photos: 3
Purchased: Feb 1994
Info: This was my first Convert, it had 32000 miles on the clock when I bought it, I rode it practically every day until Nov 1996 when the gear box packed up. I completely rebuilt the bike to standard specifications, apart from Le-mans barrels and pistons, adapted switchgear and Craven panniers the cost was nearly 3000 but I was rewarded with a machine that (for such a big heavy bike) had excellent ha
1969 BSA B 25

Photos: 1
Purchased: Oct 1972
Info: My B25 ''Starfire'' and my second BSA 250, which was a higher revving better handling version of my first bike (C15 star) but even in 1973 with its lack of indicators and revcounter it seemed a bit dated compared with the shiny new Japanese bikes belonging to my mates! Served me well until it siezed and snapped the conrod, broke it up and sold the bits.
1972 BSA B 25

Photos: 2
Purchased: Feb 2000
Info: This was an ex police BSA B25 ''Fleetstar'' and my third BSA 250, it was a high revving agile machine and was one of the very last bikes to come out of the BSA factory before the firms demise in 1972. I am sure it would have still been serving me well if some A**hole hadn''t burnt down my shed, with the bike in it, in 2003.
1987 Moto Guzzi V 35

Photos: 2
Purchased: May 1988
Info: My Moto Guzzi V35II 350cc, in the early morning sun at the 1988 Magna-Carta freedom rally. A smashing little bike with good performance fine handling and superb brakes. Fitted with non-standard seat when purchased but this was replaced later and the bike went through a number of colour changes. Great bike which convinced me of the merits of Moto Guzzis, just a pity I blew the engine!
1973 Triumph Bonneville T120R

Photos: 1
Purchased: Sep 1974
Info: My 1973 650cc T120R Triumph Bonneville, it was fitted with clip-ons and rear-sets and was a fine handling machine with good performance. After being fitted with 11-1 pistons and a high lift cam it went like stink until it went BANG!!
1973 Triumph TR6R

Photos: 2
Purchased: Sep 1984
Sold: Jul 1986
Info: First bike after forced six year lay off (due to injuries/disabilities received in bad smash in 1978!) Standard colour was blue/white, changed it to black, then red with a different tank!
1972 Suzuki GT 250

Photos: 1
Purchased: Apr 1977
Sold: May 1979
Info: This is actually a ''T250J'', for some reason I always thought it was called a ''Hustler'' but maybe not? It was my first Japanese bike with startling performance compared to my previous 250''s and for some reason the front wheel kept lifting off the ground! The picture shows it loaded with camping gear with my first (now ex) wifes'' combination in the background. Only got rid of it after I smashed myse
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