Greetings from DownUnder

  • Big Hello from the Land of Oz (Australia),


    I have been riding motorcycles for the last 40 years and I have had a, Honda VT500E, Honda VF750S, VF1000F2 Bold'or. I have a Kawasaki GTR1000 and I am restoring a Honda CBR1000F 1989 at the moment. It was a bike I always admired when it first arrived and I found the fairing to be way ahead of its time. So, Looking forward to communicating with you guys and sharing info about the CBR and bikes in general. That's all from me, ride safe. :thumbsup:063

  • Welcome on the blue pages, refreshing to write here in english (German takes more effort, although I've been practising it here for some 15 years).

    Good luck with your resto, does it need much to make it presentable?

  • Thanks for the welcome guys. I studied German at school but use Google translate although with German it is not possible to translate word for word one must read the complete sentence to grasp the actual meaning. Anyway, we will be able to get along I am sure. For those that missed out above:


    Ich bin seit 40 Jahren Motorrad gefahren und hatte einen Honda VT500E, einen Honda VF750S, einen VF1000F2 Bold'or. Ich habe einen Kawasaki GTR1000 und restauriere gerade einen Honda CBR1000F 1989. Es war ein motorrad, das ich immer bewunderte, als es ankam, und ich fand, dass die Verkleidung ihrer Zeit weit voraus war. Ich freue mich darauf, mit euch zu kommunizieren und Informationen über die CBR und die Motorräder im Allgemeinen auszutauschen. Das ist alles von mir, fahr sicher.



    Danke für die willkommenen Jungs. Ich habe in der Schule Deutsch gelernt, benutze aber Google Übersetzer, obwohl es mit Deutsch nicht möglich ist, Wort für Wort zu übersetzen. Man muss den vollständigen Satz lesen, um die tatsächliche Bedeutung zu erfassen. Wie auch immer, wir werden sicher miteinander auskommen können, da bin ich mir sicher.

  • Regarding your question Rob, she needs a well doing over, she is at the mechanics to get her heart, lungs etc up to scratch. I have been working on the fairing the last month gluing tabs, filling in bits and sanding like crazy. I'll get there, organising new stickers, windshield etc. Should look alright once painted and ready to ride. Ride safe.


    In Bezug auf Ihre Frage, Rob, braucht sie eine gute Arbeit, sie ist bei den Mechanikern, um ihr Herz, ihre Lungen usw. auf den neuesten Stand zu bringen. Ich habe den letzten Monat an der Verkleidung gearbeitet, Laschen geklebt, Teile ausgefüllt und wie verrückt geschliffen. Ich werde dort ankommen und neue Aufkleber, Windschutzscheibe usw. organisieren. Sollte nach dem Lackieren gut aussehen und fahrbereit sein. Fahre sicher.:thumbsup:

  • Greetings to Down Under from "Good Old Germany"!


    I hope you'll have lots of fun with your Bike. It's my favourite one, because it's comfortable and fast and in my oppinion it's design is timeless.

  • Welcome!

    For sure you will have the longest distance / ride to one of our meetings, when they hopefully will take place during next year :rolleyes2:

    On the picture you posted (Honda CBR 8) the bike looks great, but as you stated, there is still some "interior work" to do.

    This forum has some real experts for most of your questions you may have (I'm not one of them!) and most likely you will get the right answers.

    Good luck for your task and also for you all the very best!


    (This was written with the knowledge of my English learned in school and practised partially on job, therefore it may contain mistakes and misspellings - but I hope, it is understandable) :ähm:

  • Hi bro, welcome to the blue pages.

    In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful bikes ever.

    She is worth every minute you spent restoring and of course riding.

    Good on you mate.

    For all the other crap happens rigt now.. head down, bump up and go through.:-)

    Take care

  • A warm Welcome from me as well:-)

    Have fun with your Bike and the restoration, but it looks already restored on the Picture :-)


    by the way..... nice Paint scheme :thumbsup:

    Gruß aus dem schönen Königswinter im Siebengebirge

    hinter den sieben Bergen, bei den sieben ............

    bleibt gesund !!!

    Michael :-)

  • A warm Welcome from me as well:-)

    Have fun with your Bike and the restoration, but it looks already restored on the Picture :-)


    by the way..... nice Paint scheme :thumbsup:

    Looks can be deceiving. She needs lots of work especially the fairing, lots of tabs broken....etc. Will get there eventually. Will be changing the color scheme to all blue.

  • Thanks to all for the warm welcome guys. Getting my Kawa ready for some nice rides seeing summer has just started here so looking forward to getting out of this lockdown we have had.


    Vielen Dank an alle für den herzlichen Empfang. Die Vorbereitung meines Kawa auf einige schöne Fahrten im Sommer hat gerade erst begonnen. Ich freue mich darauf, aus dieser Sperre herauszukommen, die wir hatten.