The MK3 is my daily runner, the Eldo is a restoration project. I'm an MGOA NSW member.
I work as maintenance supervisor in 2 small hospitals (Bellingen and Dorrigo). I have a '98 BMW R1100RS, a '69 Moto Guzzi 750 and a '69 Norton Commando basket case. I'm a member of the local (Coffs Harbour) vintage bike club and also of CIMAA.
I also have a Suzuki GS550 enlarged to 700cc with different head, carbs, cams, etc. I also have a Suzuki VX800.
I needed a bike to tour with that I could use as a daily commute. I had recently sold my XJR1300 Yamaha due to the age of bike and spent a lot of time looking. The bike needed to be one that had character, went well and had a good range. I went to check out a Norge and bought the 1200 instead. It strips down to a naked but with panniers and all accesories fitted it makes a great tourer.
I've had bikes around all my life, with lots of time spent racing and messing about in the
shed. More recently I've enjoyed pottering around backroads and shortish
trips away on the G/S, and the dust collects on the VMX and road racing
bikes- not to mention the Imola...
I confess that I'm joining AIGOR because what I really want is a Nuovo Falcone. So if you know anyone with a spare N.F...
I bought the T3 in London and eventually rode it back to Aus. It still gets used for
commuting, touring and Frats rides.
I last sold a bike in 1978. The last one I bought was the Honda, when I needed cheap wheels.
The BSA is in bits-a retirement project?
I've had 30+ years of riding Japanese bikes while still admiring "others". I don't regret any of the bikes I've had (well, except for one Honda), but I finally bit the bullet and bought a Stelvio. I love it! I am now busy planning some road trips.
My first Guzzi, a 1987 Lemans Mk111, was an excellent jigger. I have been through the Japanese 4 cylinders collecting tickets. Age has convinced me to lean toward cruiser style bikes. Any good day becomes a great day riding.