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New toy in the man cave?

New toy in the man cave?

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Wicker Man

Original Poster:

693 posts

167 months

Sunday 22nd October
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If all goes well, I'm expecting to add another motorised conveyance to the man cave today. One of the two wheeled variety.

The purchase has been a little unconventional. The bloke off the internet didn't initially mention that the bike didn't have an MOT or a V5 or that it wasn't actually in the UK at the moment. But he did offer to meet me at his local airport. That rang a few alarm bells.

However, his emails have all been perfectly spelled and grammatically correct, so he doesn't appear to be a scam artist. Or have they evolved?

Wicker Man

Original Poster:

693 posts

167 months

Monday 23rd October
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Well it's now tucked up in my garage. The vendor wouldn't let me keep the Swiss reg plate, but I do have a pile of documents including an HMRC import certificate and a new MoT. Still waiting for a response from DVLA though. Here it is:




alexknight91

1 posts

27 months

Wednesday 25th October
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Not a bad collection there, jealous also of the garage space

Wicker Man

Original Poster:

693 posts

167 months

Friday 27th October
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Thanks Alex. Welcome to PHEA btw.
I didn't think I had much garage space, just a mountain of clutter that had built up over the years. Most of it was too good to throw out, but has now found new homes via eBay. Result!

iluvmercs

6,790 posts

151 months

Sunday 26th November
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Very nice addition, Steve. I'm not a big bike person, but can appreciate a lovely thing.......and that is a very lovely motorcycle! I hope to see her one day smile

Enjoy! thumbup

Darren
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iluvmercs

6,790 posts

151 months

Sunday 26th November
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alexknight91 said:
Not a bad collection there, jealous also of the garage space
Welcome to PHEA wavey

Darren

kamilb1998

2,180 posts

101 months

Monday 27th November
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I'm in Old Buckenham and frequently drive past your place wondering whether you're a member on here. wavey

Nice collection by the way thumbup

Wicker Man

Original Poster:

693 posts

167 months

Thursday 30th November
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iluvmercs said:
that is a very lovely motorcycle!
Thanks Darren. I did buy it for the styling rather than performance. smile

The 2300cc Triumph Rocket has been calling me for a while, but as I've never had a motorcycle before (I passed my test on a Lambretta!), I thought the 865cc Speedmaster would make a better starter bike.



Edited by Wicker Man on Thursday 30th November 08:41