Welcome David Smith to the group.

I’m a new associate member called Dave.

I’m 65 with nearly 50 years bike ownership. I bought my first bike aged 15, a Honda CB160 for
£20. It was a non runner, so I pushed it 10 miles home and spent the winter stripping it down,
replacing the big end bearings and getting it running ready for the road on my 16th birthday in
June 1971. Passed my “round the block without falling off” test in ’71 and then traded down to a
Triumph Bonneville 650 in 1972. WHY? A Honda 250 followed (quicker than the bonneville!) then a laverda 750SF, a kawasaki 900 Z1B that handled like a barn door, although I did manage Italy and back without serious incident in 1976, and a very yellow Honda 750F1 in ’76 and a new Suzuki GS1000 in ’78.

Then family interfered a bit so I was restricted to a Suzuki 380 single for quite a while.
Since the kids, I’ve owned a BMW 1150RT, a couple of BMW 1200RT’s, Honda VFR750f and
probably some others. Currently I have a very original 21 year old RC46 which is as new with only 2000 miles on the clock, a very well used BMW F800GT which is my everyday ride and a new Triumph Street Triple RS which I’m currently running in. I’m officially an OAP in June this year and looking forward to many more miles on two wheels. Very much looking forward to new friendships and rides out with HAB.

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2 Responses to Welcome David Smith to the group.

  1. Andrew Pratt says:

    Welcome David, look forward to meeting with you. I too have a GT, recently acquired, an an earlier GS

    Best Regards
    NB checkout our Facebook site, (if you do FB) probably gets more traffic than this

  2. Barry Ring says:

    Hi Dave

    Welcome to HAB. Great to have you on board. Look forward meeting you too. Any room left in your garage?!


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