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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
I'm sorry for the delay in replying to your above...

I'm sorry for the delay in replying to your above post .... thanks for signing up and posting. I feel kind of honoured that your first post was on here. Welcome.

You are right about the track days...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Thanks again to everyone for the condolences and...

Thanks again to everyone for the condolences and kind messages ..it's very much appreciated.

Fraser : I don't know exactly what happened, but Peter was involved in a head-on collision with a car...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 04:30 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
A quick thanks to everyone for the kind messages...

A quick thanks to everyone for the kind messages posted in the last few days.

Sarah and I are fine, although, like the rest of the group we are shocked and saddened by the tragic events of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 04:38 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
I don't really know what to say ........ ...

I don't really know what to say ........





...words seem somehow inadequate today,
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2015, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
One of the really cool things about this 12th...

One of the really cool things about this 12th century Abbey are the gargoyles on the roof ...one of them is the Alien from the film of the same name!

Apparently when refurbishments were being...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2015, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
We had cycled down to Lochwinnoch from Glasgow...

We had cycled down to Lochwinnoch from Glasgow ...it was a 38 mile round trip and we stopped for a morning coffee in Paisley at Paisley Abbey.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2015, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Well, that's one month of my ban done .....just...

Well, that's one month of my ban done .....just eleven to go.
I know it's going to get harder as the weather picks up ..as I will be wanting to get out on the gixxer.

Weather wise ..today...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Had breakfast with a few of the guys this morning...

Had breakfast with a few of the guys this morning at 'Spoons'.....despite the cool temps again Mike turned up on his bike ... almost fully 'run in' now, his new GSX750...now with new can (Leo Vince)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Leaving the Tullie Inn after a bowl of reviving...

Leaving the Tullie Inn after a bowl of reviving hot soup (chicken n rice).....

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8722/16627202120_29fc20058b_o.jpg

Sunken boats on the river Leven.....
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Out for our Saturday cycle yesterday .... Did a...

Out for our Saturday cycle yesterday .... Did a 38 mile run up to Balloch for a bowl of soup at the Tullie Inn.

It was 5C with a cold easterly wind ..so the soup was most welcome when we got...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Like you bubu, it takes all of 2 mins to wash and...

Like you bubu, it takes all of 2 mins to wash and dry my 'hair'. :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Ha ha :lol3- you were close ...... It was more...

Ha ha :lol3- you were close ...... It was more like 'I wish he would hurry up and stop taking photos so we can go get dinner' :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Hi Jimmy, I have sent you a 'pm'. :wink: ...

Hi Jimmy, I have sent you a 'pm'. :wink:

Good luck with getting your friend to come here touring.

Cheers

Kam
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Ha ha - Last time Dalhousie Castle was on the...

Ha ha - Last time Dalhousie Castle was on the market the price tag was around 7.5 million.

I could probably just about afford a 'sand castle' at the moment though. :D:wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2015, 03:24 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
I'm not sure what is going on here - A Harley...

I'm not sure what is going on here - A Harley ..in Suzuki racing colours ...with off-road tyres.....:huh

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8672/16190274393_bf3117bb3f_o.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2015, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
On the subject of bikes from past era's ...A nice...

On the subject of bikes from past era's ...A nice Scott 'Squirrel' from the show last week ....I like the idea of naming bikes after woodland creatures, although I can't see it catching on these days...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2015, 03:04 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Bubu - you should start a business rebuilding...

Bubu - you should start a business rebuilding them - I think good Z1 rebuilds command quite a bit of money these days. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2015, 03:02 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
For that era, they were excellent - Voted MCN...

For that era, they were excellent - Voted MCN 'bike of the year' here for four years running when they came out in the 70's.
:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2015, 03:00 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
That is the great thing about the 'AC Sanctuary'...

That is the great thing about the 'AC Sanctuary' rebuild bikes, they still look great (even better than the original in my opinion) but have modern frame, suspension, brakes etc. so handle well.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2015, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Ha ha ...Well it's hard not to feel a little...

Ha ha ...Well it's hard not to feel a little 'royal' staying at the castle ...the room came with a four poster bed and a balcony on the 'battlements'....

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
BMF Racing ! Ha ha - I should have guessed! That...

BMF Racing ! Ha ha - I should have guessed! That is awesome bubu :clap, but could it be done with a Z900 tank and side panels..and the same paint as in the pics I posted above? :deal.....then it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Sarah and I had been away overnight staying at...

Sarah and I had been away overnight staying at Dalhousie Castle, (the stay was a Christmas present from my kids)... and very pleasant it was too. The castle dates back to the 13th century and is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
This morning..... ...

This morning.....

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8679/16182138614_4736787abb_o.jpg

This beauty, a peregrine falcon, can do 240 mph ! Surely they should be banned :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Yes, we forget these things when we look back...

Yes, we forget these things when we look back (with a lot of nostalgia), that 80 bhp was a lot 40 years ago ...but by modern standards it isn't a lot. The frightening thing is if I got to ride a Z900...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
I'm not in the market for another bike for a...

I'm not in the market for another bike for a while ..but that sounds interesting for when the time does come bubu ...is it a French company that makes these ? It would be interesting to see what they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
I know, - I need a goatee beard, stubble, shades...

I know, - I need a goatee beard, stubble, shades and a bandana ...then maybe a leather waistcoat and chaps... :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2015, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
From the show - based on another iconic bike from...

From the show - based on another iconic bike from my youth - the CBX1000, in-line 6 cylinders, ..this Moto Martin with a GSXR tail....

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
You were a lucky guy! - owning a Z900 'back in...

You were a lucky guy! - owning a Z900 'back in the day' must have been awesome...I still aim to get one ...one day. Love the restored versions that Japanese company AC Sanctuary turn out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Of course there were plenty of bikes that...

Of course there were plenty of bikes that pre-date even my memories .....such as this 1926 Neracar.....loving the wicker basket top box......

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
..again more 'dream bikes' from my teenage years...

..again more 'dream bikes' from my teenage years ...never did get to sling my leg over a Jota but did get a go on a 'Le Mans' back in the 80's...
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Do you remember when Gold Wings looked like this...

Do you remember when Gold Wings looked like this .........

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8698/16776597441_3f188021b0_o.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Ha ha ...I guess I am just lucky :wink:............

Ha ha ...I guess I am just lucky :wink:......... and the best thing was she already had her own gixxer when we met! :D..yeah, - I'm 'extra lucky' :wink:.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
The nice thing about the show is the trip down...

The nice thing about the show is the trip down memory lane it takes you on ...there were bikes there that I owned back in the 70's & 80's

I had one of these GT380's (my second ever bike) in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Ha ha :D........no, there is a bike somewhere...

Ha ha :D........no, there is a bike somewhere underneath all those buttons and switches. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Sarah being tempted to 'the dark side' .....:D ...

Sarah being tempted to 'the dark side' .....:D

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8742/16128930424_25b9f9c5ac_o.jpg

We got chatting to one of the bike cops on the stand about my ban ..and even he...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
Thank you Nikki :thumb It's always great to hear...

Thank you Nikki :thumb It's always great to hear from you ..and my 'hat is off' to you for sticking with the thread for so long. Thanks. :clap

I intend to keep the pics and thread going as best...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 05:05 AM
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Posted By Kamchat
It certainly is something 'special' - I would...

It certainly is something 'special' - I would have loved to hear it start up and running..... I think a lot of folk my age have a special thing for two-strokes - they are what we grew up riding.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
,,,,, and a 750 H2 triple modern incarnation. The...

,,,,, and a 750 H2 triple modern incarnation. The frame is from a GSXR 400 with an Aprilia swingarm...nice! :wink:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/16147143613_04d0135c29_o.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
As well as big Z's there were two-stroke...

As well as big Z's there were two-stroke memories.....

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8573/16767069235_6fcae1ed90_o.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/16766002652_3b351f8453_o.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Kamchat
Long may your luck last mate. :thumbI don't...

Long may your luck last mate. :thumbI don't suppose I can complain too much - I have had a good 'innings'.... out riding these roads most Sundays for the past 17 years without a ban ...till now....
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