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Re: Raging Inflation
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2019, 08:20:40 AM »
You youngsters.

When I started riding.petrol was 4s11p a gallon. In 73 when we bought our house (£8500).my weekly wage was about £27.

Rural areas have great scenery. But low wages

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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2019, 08:24:07 AM »
Just about to shell out on a new van that will cost the equivalent of 1/3 what we paid for our house only 22 years just ago! That just seems mad however you look at it!
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2019, 08:49:12 AM »
You youngsters.

When I started riding.petrol was 4s11p a gallon. In 73 when we bought our house (£8500).my weekly wage was about £27.

Rural areas have great scenery. But low wages

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Low :( When I started as an apprentice mechanic in 76 I was on £13 a week and petrol was 50p a galon.
I did get a slight discount on that but not much (owner was a right barsteward) ::)
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Offline Nurse Julie

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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2019, 09:14:14 AM »
You lot have got fantastic memories. The only thing I can remember from the late 70's is being able to fill my bikes with fuel for about £1.75 which got me to work and back for a week as a Student Nurse. The rest if my life from then to last week is a complete blank 🙄🙄🙄🙄
Edit....just remembered Norwich Union Riders policy..£300 in 1980
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 09:16:19 AM by Nurse Julie »
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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2019, 09:20:33 AM »
We all had Rider Policies at Uni (76-79). It insured the rider on any bike so we shared all the time :)

This is outside our place in Brighton in 1979

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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2019, 09:41:45 AM »
Nice picture Steve,  also it reminds me I had hair once  ;D

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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2019, 09:43:11 AM »
That's me in blue taking the photo of the two guys on the front path.
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2019, 10:04:18 AM »
 ;) steve that reminds me i have a brand new fairing for a cb750 like them in the pic  let me know if you want to buy it lol
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2019, 10:44:53 AM »
Which one?

There's Hondastyle Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 in the picture.

The issue nowadays is the brackets. If you've not got them, it's a real faff to fit...
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2019, 10:55:33 AM »
lol i dont know they all look the same to me?  it is white one
there is a sticker saying f2 and takes a single headlight
 feel free to ask any questions i know nothing about fairings

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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2019, 01:58:30 PM »
Love all this nostalgic stuff - seeing those fairings reminded me of the one I had fitted to my 71 K1 in 77, I think it was a Rickman with ace-bars and had the turning circle of a London bus so it and they didn't last long!  ::)

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Re: Raging Inflation
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2019, 02:21:22 PM »
Nostalger and first bike inflation.
Bought one of these Suzuki T125 Stinger for £75 sold it for £50 in 77 now going for 4k+ ;D



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« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2019, 04:54:40 PM »
First  bike 1971 cb250k3 - £325 - apprentice engineer wage was £7 pick up - £3 hp loan, £2 house keep and £2 for petrol/running costs/odd beer (35p gallon and 19p pint) - it's all relevant.

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« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2019, 04:57:26 PM »
That's per week by the way - nobody got paid monthly!

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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2019, 05:00:43 PM »
That's per week by the way - nobody got paid monthly!

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Haha, in the days of the weekly little brown envelope with all the deductions and Net take home pay written on the front by the wages clerk 🤣🤣I though I was very important when I worked somewhere where that actually put the pay slip IN the envelope with the cash 🤣🤣🤣
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