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Bogger's Guess The Bikes

Date Received - 30 March 2020

Idea From Bogger - Words By Ren

PLEASE - Don't post your answers in the comments until after Sunday 19th April.

So Bogger emailed me with a picture or two. "Guess The Bikes" he suggested, maybe a little challenge? So yes, why not share the pain with the already long suffering BAT readers. There are, apparantly 5 bikes (motorcycles not bicycles) in this shot but one of them is in bits.

A shed filled with bikes, you have to guess which is which
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Reader's Comments

Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
My first question... why is everyone else's shed/garage so much nicer than mine???
09/04/2020 02:35:04 UTC
Borsuk said :-
Yes.

I am evil.
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09/04/2020 02:38:23 UTC
Bill said :-
Not on your scale Borsuk but fresh coat of preservative during lock in.
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09/04/2020 07:31:27 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I suppose this is the downside to being a lazy halfwit. I'd add a picture of my shed but it's too dark right now.
09/04/2020 09:19:57 UTC
nab301 said :-
I can't find any of those bikes in this book.....

Nigel
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10/04/2020 11:06:37 UTC
Bogger said :-
Aww. That's just cheating.

Bogger
10/04/2020 11:23:12 UTC
Upt'North said :-
I had one of them.....
This was probably about 2005 at a VJMC event.
It was an unrestored 1977 CB750f2.
Upt'North.

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10/04/2020 01:31:39 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Is it an *edited by Ren* at the front?
Upt'North.
10/04/2020 05:38:27 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Upt'!!! Can you not READ?!?!?!?
11/04/2020 08:15:02 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
It's a "one of them" and an "either ?? or ?? version"....
11/04/2020 08:17:23 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Oh yeah......but how can we decide on the day date when every flaming day is just the same.
I'll consider myself told. But I'm sure it's a R..........
Upt'North.
11/04/2020 01:13:42 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Silly boy. Will someone get Upt' a calendar so he knows which date this particular Groundhog Day is. And yes one of them does begin with "R", "Raleigh", probably the pushiron on the wall.
11/04/2020 04:26:57 UTC
said :-
Raleigh. Raleigh. Ren, you just don't know your push bikes. It's obviously a a Specialised Hard Rock. Tsssk.

Bogger
12/04/2020 05:23:27 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Can't be Bogger. Specialised doesn't begin with an "R" durgh.
12/04/2020 07:19:46 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
I don't think Specialized has an s in it either......
12/04/2020 05:09:02 UTC
Bogger said :-
It starts with an S. But you are correct no S it's a Z. Sorry for the tiping erer

Bogger


12/04/2020 10:11:37 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Bogger...
You didn't play a Policemon in Allo Allo by any chonce.
Upt'North.
13/04/2020 10:00:45 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
HA!
13/04/2020 11:44:09 UTC
nab301 said :-
I guess it's ok to post comments now ? Visually from the screen and bars a BMW RS airhead of some capacity... An SH300 . The one on the shelf possibly a Yamaha Townmate? The other scoot with the weird shaped rear light I'm not sure and the bike under the cover I'm not sure , and yes I have trawled posts using Bogger as a search but I gave up....
Nigel
21/04/2020 09:26:50 UTC
nab301 said :-
Searching again reveals possibly a V90 Yamaha , the swingarm with what looks like a driveshaft in it kind of confused me ( easily done)
Nigel
21/04/2020 09:38:22 UTC
Bogger said :-
I used to have a V90, but that got sold on a year or so back. The V90 was a two stroke and had a chain drive, it was the T80 four stroke that had the shaft drive. One of the guesses was spot on the other was close.

Bogger
22/04/2020 06:54:46 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
The one with the Givi top box and the "CYM" sticker is the new C125 Cub. Deffo and BMW R60/60/100 in burgundy. We know he owns the SH300 from the review so that'll be in the foreground. But what lies under the cover and what is in bits on the shelf?

The swingarm with the driveshaft is in fact the forks off a C50/70/90 - look at the leading linkage housing at the opposite end of the burgundy fork, and there's a leading link next to that in blue. Yeah the mudguards with the squared off flared ends are from a slightly later version.

As for what is under the cover - absofrikkinlutely no idea.
22/04/2020 07:25:08 UTC
Bogger said :-
Under the cover is a younger relation to the old big bike which is indeed an R80RT. I'll give you a clue. Lozenger!

You are spot on with the new C125 Cub. The one in bits is a 12v C90. None of the bits on show are actually for that bike. I reckon I've enough parts to build at least 5 more C90's. I've 7 spare engines for them.I am a hoarder.

So it's just the last bike under the cover then.

Bogger
22/04/2020 10:51:15 UTC
Upt'North said :-
One of these?

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22/04/2020 01:22:34 UTC
Bogger said :-
OOh err. Nothing that fancy I'm afraid.

Bogger
22/04/2020 01:55:44 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
That clue Lozenger is bugging me! I've googled BMW Lozenger to no avail.
22/04/2020 07:25:00 UTC
Bogger said :-
I've read in a couple of reviews now, that a part of the bike is oddly shaped. Like a lozenge.
Not my words but it is apt.

Bogger
22/04/2020 09:05:12 UTC
nab301 said :-
A hex head 1200 BMW RT ?
Nigel
22/04/2020 11:54:15 UTC
Bogger said :-
Very close, but no cigar. You got the engine capacity right.

Bogger
23/04/2020 06:59:12 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
So it's a BMW 1200. It has not got the FULL barn door screen and from the image it appears to have either handlebar mounted mirrors or perhaps screen mounted with a narrower screen between. GRRRRR!
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23/04/2020 08:43:24 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
It also appears to have a rack fitted.
23/04/2020 08:44:11 UTC
Bogger said :-
Yes, yes and yes.

Bogger
23/04/2020 09:19:47 UTC
Bogger said :-
This model was only a shortish production run. About 4yrs ? from memory.

Bogger
23/04/2020 09:21:18 UTC
Upt'North said :-
1200GS?
Upt'North.
23/04/2020 09:24:34 UTC
Bogger said :-
I tell you what. It's a bit unfair this. I'll take another image tonight with the cover off. I'll not image the complete bike, just the lozenge bit.

Bogger
23/04/2020 10:09:04 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Ya killin' us here. Why tonight? You got a busy day ahead? Sorting out your belly button fluff collection? I've already sorted mine out, I'm onto ordering toenail clippings by size and colour.
23/04/2020 10:24:53 UTC
Bogger said :-
Cause i'm at work

Bogger
23/04/2020 10:44:33 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Always with the excuses.
23/04/2020 11:02:20 UTC
Upt'North said :-
R1200R. K1200GT.
Upt'North.
23/04/2020 01:10:48 UTC
nab301 said :-
It can only be a 1200ST or cruiser if it's a short production run and as the ST is a hex head it must be the 1200C or some derivative...
Nigel
23/04/2020 01:22:55 UTC
Bogger said :-
Sorry Upt. Incorrect.

Bogger
23/04/2020 01:23:49 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Well, further to my earlier post.........Bogger could be the only person to buy a 1200C.
Explains a lot.
Upt'North.
We need emojis at times like this.

23/04/2020 01:36:36 UTC
Bogger said :-
Nah, not a 1200c. But NAB has has hit the nail on the head. It's an R1200ST

Bogger
23/04/2020 02:25:02 UTC
Upt'North said :-
You don't see many of them Bogger me lad.
I think Price's in the NE had one for sale recently.
I'll be able to sleep tonight now, not in the garden.
Upt'North.
23/04/2020 06:07:23 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I'm guessing it'll be something like this then Bogger?
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24/04/2020 08:09:17 UTC
Bogger said :-
That's the one. Mine is two tone grey. They look better in the metal than they do from images. It's a really nice bike to ride. Dead comfy as well.

Bogger
24/04/2020 09:05:35 UTC
Upt'North said :-
I think the headlight was the challenging part hence folks have come up with variations on a theme.
Not sure any of them work that well though. Picture of one attempt.
I think a few manufacturers have struggled with half faired bikes, some of the Harlies and Beemers...... Well only a mother would love them.
Upt'North.
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24/04/2020 11:17:41 UTC
Bob said :-
Have you seen that new Harley ADV? PanAmerica I think it's called.
What were they thinking?
24/04/2020 03:52:59 UTC
ROD said :-
They were obviously thinking 'BMW GS'
24/04/2020 05:48:25 UTC
nab301 said :-
The headlight on the ST may have issues but apparently unlike Italian bikes it was designed with function over form , supposedly one of the best motorcycle headlamps , maybe Bogger can confirm.
Nigel
24/04/2020 06:43:06 UTC
Bogger said :-
The headlamp is excellent. The much derided servo brakes are superb. Great feel and massive stopping power for very little effort on the lever. I really like the design of the bike as a complete package. However panniers and top boxes are eye wateringly expensive, even second hand.

Bogger
24/04/2020 09:28:59 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
The LED headlight on the CB500X is, erm, "feeble". On low beam it's about the same as my 35 watt incandescent on the 125. Highbeam is like low beam, you can barely tell you've flicked the switch. If ever there was a bike designed for aftermarket lights.
26/04/2020 08:30:07 UTC
nab301 said :-
I looked at an ST years ago but the servo brakes put me off , it's not that there's anything wrong with them( servo brakes) per se , but why the complexity and expense ( and the poor to non existent residual braking when the servo fails) when I have a 20 yr old BM which has superb 2 finger braking like all the post servo models?
Nigel
26/04/2020 02:14:05 UTC

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