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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #60 on: 06 June 2018, 20:45:28 »

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But now driving manuals....as I had a DVT in my left leg....which was blamed on me driving an auto all day  :(

I knew there was a reason for me left foot braking   :y
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #61 on: 06 June 2018, 20:50:18 »

Passed car and bike test in 1977. The Queen decided to throw street parties all over the country. Nice touch I thought. :)

This was when you could pass your bike test on a 100 MPH 250.......and not a nancy boy 125 like today.

Car test passed Aug 79 & bike test Nov 80 on a borrowed Z250
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #62 on: 06 June 2018, 20:53:24 »

I believe Opti they introduced a 250cc  limit for learners-unless you had a chair[sidecar]strapped to the side of it-to stop young riders killing themselves on the bigger bikes,so all the[mainly Japanese]manufacturers did was make 250s that went faster and some were evil handling things with it.Although I really liked the look of the Kawasaki 250 two stroke triple they called the Samurai.
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #63 on: 06 June 2018, 22:06:24 »

I came very close to dying on one of those. I loved them though, especially the 500 triple. It had a vicious powerband, no brakes and a frame made from plasticine. Very exciting.  ;D
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #64 on: 06 June 2018, 22:19:00 »

I passed my car test in a Marina pickup in British Racing Green!  :y  and my bike test on a Yamaha RXS100, both in 1986.  :y
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #65 on: 06 June 2018, 22:41:25 »

I passed my bike test on a Kawasaki KH 100 and my car test in a Mini Metro but learnt to drive in a Rover 214 with my Dad
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #66 on: 06 June 2018, 22:56:03 »

Got my first bike at 17, a tatty Honda 250 K1 and took & passed my test about 9 months later, then progressed to a wideline Triton 650 and then replaced that with a 750cc Triumph Trident T150V. Bought a Reliant plastic pig van to learn to drive a car and as soon as I passed my test bought a 2.5l Ford Consul estate. :y
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #67 on: 07 June 2018, 10:49:20 »

Got my first bike at 17, a tatty Honda 250 K1 and took & passed my test about 9 months later, then progressed to a wideline Triton 650 and then replaced that with a 750cc Triumph Trident T150V. Bought a Reliant plastic pig van to learn to drive a car and as soon as I passed my test bought a 2.5l Ford Consul estate. :y


I 'rolled' two plastic pigs in my youth.

A 700 cc  Supervan and a 600 cc Regal saloon.

These days I like 4 wheels. One in each corner. :)
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #68 on: 07 June 2018, 11:57:49 »

I came very close to dying on one of those. I loved them though, especially the 500 triple. It had a vicious powerband, no brakes and a frame made from plasticine. Very exciting.  ;D

Mate of mine had one of those,front tyre lasted ages because it rarely touched the ground :-X
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #69 on: 07 June 2018, 17:34:20 »

I came very close to dying on one of those. I loved them though, especially the 500 triple. It had a vicious powerband, no brakes and a frame made from plasticine. Very exciting.  ;D

Mate of mine had one of those,front tyre lasted ages because it rarely touched the ground :-X
It,s quite surprising how stable the old Regals were, Unless you really tried that is. ::)
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