Mark Leadbeatter from Austrailia
(Forum name: Ozhammer)
I am a newcomer to the group, having only recently become a first-time X7 owner.
I migrated to Australia in 2005 and since then have been slowly building up a small collection of 70's & 80's Japanese two stroke motorcycles, the latest of which is a 1981 GT250EX X7. I am the third owner of the bike, which is in very good condition, having covered just over 20,000 kms since it was manufactured. The previous owner was a retired chap, who had taken great care of the bike and treated it very gently, so I am now the lucky beneficiary of his stewardship.
The X7 doesn't have the same notoriety here in Australia that it does in Europe, so prices have consequently not yet risen to the same levels and I was therefore pleased with what I was able to get for my money with this example. I do plan to make a couple of improvements over the coming months, as I intend to show the bike at the 2016 VJMC Australia national rally and have been very impressed with the amount of parts available for this model, especially compared to some of the other bikes in my collection.
We have an excellent historic vehicle registration scheme for any bike or car over 30 years old here in Australia , which allows us to ride them to/from any official events for a modest annual fee of $70. Whilst this does prevent them being used on a daily basis, there are usually several club events each month. which means that our bikes do get to see regular use.
A couple of photos of my bike
2 beautiful examples that were at the 2015 VJMC rally I recently attended.
I did this little lady in six months, loved every moment!!
Pictures show before and after.
Paul from Exmouth
Ray from Southampton
This is my full resorted x7. Its a 1979 with r-g rear sprocket. Will hit 100mph+. Ray from Southampton
Fullseguridad from Argentina
Hi guys, this is my suzuki x5 200 I am restoring ..I am in Argentina. Here in my country it is difficult to find parts, so it is going to be very had for me to restore this bike.
That's all we have for now........