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Tales from the XJR1300

24 Mar

Having Javier and Bainzie pop in to the site put me back to my XJR1300 years which lasted from 2000- 2010 plus a few dabbles in the years that followed.

The annual club meet for coffee at the Broadway Hotel in the Cotswolds was always guaranteed to bring out some heavy metal —

and sumwun had to keep them all in line —

Especially when you had tearaways like Bainzie there – 4th from left in the shades – he was the best tailgunner in the biznez when the pace got hot and a few fell by the wayside —

Did I see Tony here on the left – just checking his bollocks as usual – last time we ran together was from Matlock and we didn’t get far on that occasion before a bunch of us were spread up the road! A Suzuki riding Loonie from Manchester coming fast on our side of the road round a blind bend wiped us out. It took two armed polis – two ambulances and a whole lot more to clean up that mess.

What else have we got?

Mad Mick on the right and Ollie with their Yellow Perils at Ravenglass in the Lakes – the faster red bike is mine. Poor Ollie there in the centre had recently returned from a trackday on a circuit in the south of France. Having discovered the freedom of the race track the XJR was in the proccess of being exchanged for a go-faster Ducati. He lost his life when hit by a car just a couple of days after this photo was taken — a sad loss.

H-mmm – that memory detuned me a bit – I will dig a few more pics out when I have time because every ride didn’t end badly – even if an over-exhuberant Lampy did make a habit of killing lamposts and bursting holes through stone walls —


 
2 Comments

Posted by on March 24, 2019 in out and about

 

2 responses to “Tales from the XJR1300

  1. Don

    March 26, 2019 at 16:02

    You could teach me how to cook properly Javier but where’s the fun in riding a bike ‘properly’ lol

     
  2. yamahista

    March 25, 2019 at 08:31

    Great bike the XJR…
    And of course you have good memories of those days, remember the nice days we share together in the Madrid mountains countryside?…
    How I was able to teach you both how to ride a heavy XJR properly?… hahaha
    Big hug my friend.

     

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