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About carlmt

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  • Birthday 08/29/1963

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  • Current Bike(s)
    Honda ST1100 Pan European Honda CB250N Superdream (x2) Honda PCX125 Suzuki GS850G Yamaha XS400 1979 (soon!)

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    Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
  • Interests
    Motorcycling, Touring (bike & Motorhome), Motorcycle restoration, R/C Boats, Architecture, Flying, Classical music.
  1. carlmt

    Then and Now

    Mostly because it was all I could afford at the time (second hand at £300 - had interview with the bank manager for the loan!!). I had just started work from leaving school. Passed my test on it (twice round the block and emergency stop............) then the 125 law came in, so managed to buy the Superdream cheap (£795 new) as the dealer had a stash he couldnt shift! Happy days!!!
  2. carlmt

    Then and Now

    Go on then - it would be rude not to frighten you all................. Me - 1980- my first bike CB100N - I was 17: Dad had the XS400 at the time........... Then 1982, with the French girl who is now my wife, in Salzburg, Austria - CB250NB - we married there exactly 30 years later: That's it - horror show over..................
  3. I have done it a few times over the past couple of years - but always on a Pan European!!!!! Trust me - there is bugger all of interest along the route!!!!!!!!!! It has to be one of the most boring journeys in GB............ Full respect to you guys contemplating doing it on sub 400cc bikes................
  4. Been in the diary a while - I'll be there on the XS.........even with a leaky fork seal.... oh well.... Hi Drewps - sorry not been about much. So much work on - but have been having a blast on the XS on these balmy evenings!!!! Still going strong, but I really must sort out the leaky fork seal.... BTW = do you still have the rack you once had fitted to it? If so and you could bear to part with it.......how much??? See you on the Friday folks.........but not really looking forward to all the motorway miles from Gloucester!!!! CT
  5. Hi all, WELL - what a weekend...........hottest few days of the year so far, and only one breakdown of note (holed piston on a fizzie). Met up with some absolutely CRACKING lads (John - Blackhat, Patrick - 2 Wheels & Paul -Airhead) along with a whole host of buddies I had known a while.............oh and of course the mad mob on the fizzies!!!!! Had a few difficulties myself with the Pan on the Fizzie run.............it really doesn't like travelling 60 miles at 35 average in 26 degree temps!!!! It even pee'd itself in the centre of Pocklington...............oh, the embarrassme
  6. Crackin' jacket that...........real fashion statement!!!!!! For someone on a 50's thumper........... CT
  7. carlmt

    ebay bidding

    Ian - call me a Retro idiot if you like..........but I seriously LIKE that first jacket you bought!!!!! If you really cannot learn to live with it, tip me the wink and I will relieve you of it and settle you back to square one cash-wise!!!! Would be perfect for riding my classics that would!!!!!! Cheers CT
  8. Not been about for a while, sorry folks - work has got in the way............ Will be heading up for Squires for the Fizzie Meet - arriving on the Friday evening. Taking the Pan as the XS is currently tucked up and it would be criminal to load her up with camping gear (no rack!!!). Camping with the Superdream mob - looking forward to meeting you all!!!!! .........and Blackhat - see if you cant squeeze Scott's SD into the van whilst you're at it!!!! Cheers CT
  9. Great to see such an active and positive involvement here from 'The Industry'. Should be applauded..... I note you offer Modern, Modern Classic and Classic Classic policies............would you consider a policy for one modern bike and two or three classic bikes as a multi-bike option? The modern bike isnt that modern though......1998 ST1100 Pan Euro........... I am currently with CN until mid August and have just had a devils own job adding the XS400 to my Pan policy - the underwriters were going to reject it!!!!!! Look forward to hearing from you when convenient. Cheers CT
  10. Happy Brithday Bippo for the 28th, the 29th yesterday, today and tomorrow!!!!!!!!! CT
  11. Count me in.... Would love to do the Manx Classic to be honest. CT
  12. http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/ For those who are interested, this is an excellent day out with the bike, along with a few thousand others, to pay our respects and remember those in the Armed Forces who can no longer ride alongside us. Have done this run myself for the past few years and it is a very humbling event - raising good sums for a good cause. Join me if you can - you wont regret it!!! CT PS - I will be starting from Strensham Services (M5 Northbound) About Ride to the Wall - RTTW RTTW is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunit
  13. carlmt

    Rain Rain Rain

    Showing yer age there Drew!!!! Although - I DO agree with you.... CT
  14. carlmt

    my xs on eBay

    4 more sleeps...................
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