Some of the other bikes I have owned - Page 3 of 3
I bought a road registered 2006 YAMAHA YZ250F through eBay In August
2010 to try and get fit again with some trail riding, some MX practice and
maybe an Enduro or two.  The little Yam looked great and ran like a
dream.  This bike was so quick for a 250 4 stroke single, nothing like the
wheezy old KLX250's or XR250's I've ridden before.  I just had to remember
that at 10,000 revs I still had 3,500 to go before I needed to change up.  
After the Tiger it felt like a super light BMX bike on stilts.  It had been 6 years
since I last rode round an MX track and boy had I slowed down.  In my 3rd
session I got back some speed but I had to re-learn how to rail round a
deep rut.  Good fun and I lost 5lbs in weight for every hour of track time!
Triumph Tiger 1050i (New in 2007)  All the details
are contained in my Tiger 1050 pages
This is me taking
a tabletop in
2011 on the
Yamaha  at Wild
Tracks near
Newmarket
er.... and this is
my leg after I
snagged my foot  
in a rut.  When
riding off road you
can really hurt
yourself without
even falling off
I was really enjoying my  2006 YAMAHA YZ250F but it tended to bog down after
a jump (a known fault).  I decided to upgrade to a
2008 Yamaha YZ250F.  Mine
came in Samsung colors and it ran better than the earlier bike with much
improved pickup from low revs.

I decided to replace all the plastics with a new set from UFO and add a new set
of stickers (decals).  One good thing about off road bikes is you can give them a
complete makeover for under £150.  See before, during and after photos to the
left and below.
In Feb 2012 I decided to rejoin the TRF (Trail Riders Fellowship) in order to go
back to trail riding to improve my skills on the Tiger.  So I sold my YZ250F and
replaced it with a
CCM404ds.  See my page devoted to the CCM
In 2011 I upgraded my scooter in Turkey to a Keeway 160cc.  These are made
in China to a high standard with a watercooled engine.  They come with a DVD
which shows a very sophisticated factory where the scooters are made.  I
wanted a scooter with the larger 16" wheels because they cope better with the
potholes and badly surfaced roads.

The Keeway is very quiet and runs smoothly.  I have taken it off road to the point
where I can't go up any stepper because of wheel spin.  These scooters are
sold in the UK under different names for 3 times what I paid and I see them all
over London
Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer 2012.  See my pages devoted to the Triumph Explorer
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Bikes I have owned
Link to Other Bikes I have ridden but not owned
Victory Vegas 2009.  See my pages devoted to the Victory Vegas
MV Agusta Brutale 990R.  See my pages devoted to the Brutale
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