This photograph shows a mass bike washing session at our family home in a photograph dated March 1982. The bikes are my Suzuki GT500 and my bother Norman's BMW R75 & Yamaha SR500. Missing is my MZ TS150 that I used for commuting. I would have just started riding again after a bad accident the previous year when I broke my leg that took a long time to heal.
My GT has its mirrors removed for some reason. Also the carrier has pannier loops attached. I generally only fitted them for touring. This was likely for a trip the next month I took to Ireland. Note the blocks of wood taped to the loops to prevent the panniers burning on the silencers and the cheap cycle type lock.
Norman bought the BMW to replace the SR which seems to have a plastic cover over the tank for some reason. He disputes the date saying he'd sold the SR by then, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. ***update*** - no I'm not - it's September 1981.
|The neighbours' children playing in the street will be middle aged by now - gulp.|