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 Post subject: Greetings.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:53 pm 
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To all my friends that live in the USA, happy Thanks giving, to my Canadian friends and everybody else around the globe, have a good weekend. God bless you all. Pat.


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:55 am 
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Thank you from Italy!
In my place there is not Thanksgiving, but I can tell you that, in this moment, we feel as your turkeys on the table of Our
political mens :D :D :D

Nice to have you hear!

A big hug from Italy


Leoncini Carlo


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:54 am 
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Thank you, and all the best from France , where next year some of the turkeys will be voting for Christmas no doubt.


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:24 am 
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Hey Pat, very nice sentiment! Best wishes from Australia to all around the world!

I will certainly have a good weekend, it's the Sydney Motorcycle Show this weekend, an appropriate segway to this piece of trivia; the F1 750 made its world debut at the Sydney Motorcycle in Feb. 1985. http://www.philaphoto.com/imageLibrary/ ... =99&pos=11

Cheers,
Mike

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:36 am 
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Thanks for the great photos Mike. When that bike came out it blew my mind, and I HAD to have one. At the time the economy was bad, the machine tool company I worked for was on the verge of shutting down, and I was raising two kids pretty much single-handedly. But none of that mattered when a little Guzzi/Ducati shop, Gardner Cycles in central Massachusetts, said they were working on getting one in. I told them I'd take it and started paperwork on a second mortgage on my house. Well, they never got it in and the second mortgage fell through when I lost my job because the plant closed. I finally got a used one 13 years later, and still remember how exciting that introduction was.
Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:09 am 
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Location: harrisonville, missouri
greetings to all from the midwest,

thanks Pat for your thoughts & efforts our way. i hope
a return of goodwill will find its way to you and the
international membership in like manner.
i had to work this holiday, so taking a moment to escape
the weekly turmoil & reaching for this passionate site
& as usual; i find a great story in Pantah_good's reciting
of a memorable effort --- ok, its a good world again.
;)


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:08 am 
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I agree with you Bill in regards to the release of the F1. When it came out I was even further than you from owning one. I was in highschool! But the first time I saw it I knew I had to have one. It was, in my mind the perfect motorcycle. Once I saw it no other motorcycle would do. Anything produced in Japan just seemed uninspired. I made due with a salvaged FZ700 throughout college years, (which cost me more than the car I was driving) but I pined and secretly schemed for an F1. I look back and am actually happy that I didn't manage to get one back then as my poverty and youth would have most certainly meant the destruction of a truly wonderful motorcycle. And afterall that's what japanese motorcyles are for. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:56 am 
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I had a SS back then and it was my ride to work bike and only transport. I really wanted a TT2, but that wasn't going to happen.
Then the F1 came along and I couldn't afford that either, so the SS had a hard life. I sold it for 3k,,,,,,,
It took me till my mid 50's to get a TT2 (had to build my own) but I never did get an F1.
Graeme


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