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    Posted: 13 Apr 2018 at 21:21
Wanted, an interesting old bike to buy with my ISA money as an investment. Somewhere ITRO £10k -35k.   Yep I’m a very lucky chap but you can’t polish a bank statement. 

I’m after something that I can adore and be proud of for a few years (so riding is optional!!) and which stands a reasonable chance of beating inflation.   To give you an idea I prefer Italian, they are easier to love! and I’ve been considering squarecase 750/900 SS Ducatis, Series1 Jotas and Guzzi Le Mans 850 or V7 or S3 but happy to look wider such as BMWs and old Harley WLCs.       

Prefer original and history/ provenance /unrestored BUT I’m open to suggestions. 

Turn that garage queen into some cash, and I guarantee to love it to bits, I’m not after a quick turn around. Happy to travel.   
Send me a private message or text/call my mobile..  Zero Seven Seven Oh Three 459 349  

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brian. You're my long lost brother. Finally i found you. Theres enough there for 2 bikes.....well. I tried.  John. Wink
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A guy can’t have enough bikes Thumbs Up
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I sure have, lots of toys yummy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2018 at 15:45
I have lots of Nigerian relatives who are always looking for money to invest for me. Well so the emails tell me.
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ClapThat made me laugh BrianThumbs Up
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Mite be worth considering Z1..Z1A-B....900A4 Kawasakis also....
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if I had that money after a visit to the Norton factory I would buy  a brand new Norton , sound investment something to adore and if like me something to ride the wheels off.  Whatever you go for EnjoyThumbs Up
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On Thursday I went to see a guy selling a lovelyold series 1 Jota- sadly it didn’t work out ...but he also had a new Norton in the garage, 400 miles and less than a year old..it’s been back to the factory twice for faults..eek!
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There are so many variations of the big Zed out there Kate, I get confused with them, need to do more research.

I really quite fancy the Ducati 750/900 Super Sport... Do you know of one for sale Kate wink wink LOL
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How about a nice little BSA Goldstar, 350 or 500, doesn't matter. Fun to ride and if you break it, unlike some of those mentioned you can still fix it with a spanner and hammer. Plus they hold their money, so what's not to like?
V7 Classic Black and gold is the best colour
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Originally posted by Oldrat Oldrat wrote:

There are so many variations of the big Zed out there Kate, I get confused with them, need to do more research.

I really quite fancy the Ducati 750/900 Super Sport... Do you know of one for sale Kate wink wink LOL
Ha!...alas am not quite ready to flog the Thin Black Duke just yet....I can still start him.....!
Regarding the big Zeds....those are the ones to have.....
See..... www.classicbikes.co.uk    my place of work....the site is quite a useful archive....
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Originally posted by Oldrat Oldrat wrote:

On Thursday I went to see a guy selling a lovelyold series 1 Jota- sadly it didn’t work out ...but he also had a new Norton in the garage, 400 miles and less than a year old..it’s been back to the factory twice for faults..eek!

My commando, bought new, had to have a rebuilt engine and a new frame, Trigger's broom comes to mind.
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Oddly enough....and despite unreliability issues....I think new Nortons bought secondhand at the right price....may come to be reasonable investments....judging by the reaction my mate Erica got with hers at the Big Brekkie yesterday....mind you....shes rather lovely too !
Hers is in the Manx colours.....the one to have.....
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