Sandy Smith's Member Page
Member: laverda3ce
Name: Sandy Smith
From: Kedlock Feus, Kedlock Feus, Fife, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Age: 58 years old
Riding For: 48 years
 
 Current:
1978 Laverda 3CE

Photos: 5
Purchased: Jun 1978
Info: Owned since new in 1978. Currently undergoing a ground up rebuild.
2002 Honda VFR 800

Photos: 3
Purchased: Jun 2002
Info: This is the wife ,Margaret , with her VFR 800.Extras include scott oiler-(touring)headlamp protector-heated grips and Autocom bike to bike radio.
1981 Montesa Cota 247

Photos: 2
Purchased: Sep 1983
Info: Bought this in Sept 1983. It has been modified to works spec. by removing frame tubes under engine and replacing withan alloy plate.
2004 Honda CBR 1100 Blackbird

Photos: 13
Purchased: Mar 2005
Info: Bought new in March this year. Prefer this to 2005 model colours. Milage as of 22/08 05 10478. Tried Conti road attack tyres but handling was not to good after 2500 mls. Back on 020s now. Pic. of Conti after a twisty run. Pic. of Dunlop 2760mls in 7wks
 
 Past:
2000 Honda CBR 1100 Blackbird

Photos: 3
Purchased: May 2000
Sold: Nov 2004
Info: Best all round sports/tourer on the market. Will be replacing it with a new one spring 2005.
1978 Suzuki GT 750

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 1977
Sold: Jul 1978
Info: This is actually a 1977 model.Bought new in April 1977 and part exchanged for the Laverda a little over a year later. I never really got on with this bike due to it 4 stroking on the overrun and hesitating under acceleration after periods of slow running in towns etc.
1970 Norton Dominator 600

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 1972
Sold: May 1974
1976 Triumph Trident 750

Photos: 1
Purchased: May 1976
Sold: Apr 1977
1957 Triumph Thunderbird

Photos: 0
Purchased: Jun 1971
Sold: May 1973
1981 Honda CB 650

Photos: 3
Purchased: Apr 1981
Sold: Jul 1997
Info: This was the wifes bike which she loved with a passion , and I stuck in a ditch alongside Loch Earn
1998 Suzuki Bandit 1200

Photos: 1
Purchased: May 1998
Sold: Sep 1999
Info: After adding race can and derestricting link pipe, Had to add Barnett clutch to stop clutch slipping.
1999 Honda CB 600 (Hornet)

Photos: 2
Purchased: Jun 1999
Sold: Sep 2000
Info: This is the wife,Margaret with her Hornet and my Blackbird on a Holiday to the Island of Mull in Scotland
1972 BMW R 60/5

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 1976
Sold: May 1977
 
 Friends:
1974 Ducati 750 SS

Photos: 1
Purchased: Apr 1975
Sold: Aug 1977
Info: This was George Barclay´s 750ss Ducati.The bike was purchased from Shirlaws in Aberdeen and sold to fund a 350 TZ Yamaha which George rode in races in Scotland and England.He was tradgically killed in a road motorcycle accident with a drunk.
2002 Triumph Daytona 955

Photos: 1
Info: Martins 955 Daytona still in current use.
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