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Author Topic: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.  (Read 793 times)

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Offline Dick Turpin

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Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« on: July 27, 2017, 03:47:20 pm »
I'm 54, and haven't had a bike for about 30 years, then got all mid life crisis and started looking at bikes again, saw the bolt, read all the reviews and the next thing I knew I'd bought one! Absolutely love it, and though the Bolt's not the type of bike I used to favour, it's feels spot on for me right now. I honestly don't think there's anything on the market like it. Looking forward to fitting a passenger seat, backrest etc and taking the wife out for a few trips. It's really put some excitement back in my life and no mistake.

Jim.



« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 04:09:27 pm by Dick Turpin »


Real name - Jim Raven

Offline josh

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 06:41:43 pm »
Never to late to get back into it, enjoy and be safe. Bolt is a great bike!

Offline pei_guy

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 08:19:04 pm »
Welcome from Canada! And congrats on the Bolt, looks sharp.

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Offline flatrack

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 10:46:36 pm »
Canada here as well eh. Your bike looks great man.Congrats!!  Damm they look so good in black. Being close to the same vintage as yourself I just want to remind you that we are not as young as we once were. Have fun, get to know the bike and ride safe!

Offline Dick Turpin

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 02:02:24 pm »
Thanks for the replies, and reminders about safety guys, I'll try keep safe riding practice uppermost at all times, while I just take my time, and cruise about enjoying the ride and the scenery. This bike's all about relaxation, fun and recreation for me. I work hard enough making a fortune for someone else, so I reckon I've earned it.

Besides that, the Bolt's such a stunner I like to just go into the garage and look at it sometimes, it's such a lovely machine.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2017, 01:45:23 pm by Dick Turpin »
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Offline ImMrEd

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 08:24:41 pm »
Welcome aboard Jim. Good to see Bolts going strong in Queens country.

We love photos on here so be sure to share.

Something about an air cooled V Twin! Itís a thing of beauty! & the Bolt has one of the best looking V Twinís out there.
The horse has Bolt'ed!

Offline RandalPen

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 04:34:34 am »
Thanks, I swapped the air filter for a superb fat burner naked O2 one, and had Ivan's Flash done by Samios Motorsports in Athens.

Nice bike Jim!
« Last Edit: August 28, 2021, 08:53:31 am by RandalPen »

Offline Dick Turpin

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 04:44:40 am »
Thanks, I have just swapped the air filter for a Vance & Hines naked O2 one, and had Ivan's Flash done by Samios Motorsports in Athens.
Real name - Jim Raven

Offline jimcaliber1977

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 10:34:35 am »
Congrats brother! Enjoy it! Great bike! ride Safe!

Offline ShakerNorm

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Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 08:58:07 pm »
We have most of the Commonwealth represented here, so Ride ON!   

I have to agree - black looks best - although I do have my fair share of brass on mine.....  I have to display my own 22 years of Service to Her Majesty.  And Yeah - I'm in the same group as you  - even the same age!  I've also had a few bikes - my first is a 79 Yammy XS650 - looks a lot like a Bonny...  all the style, but reliable and doesn't leak....

Damn - I'm jealous - would love to take mine to the Ace Cafe and show it off......
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