Much better than a RD250LC as regards everyday use. Commuted 90% of the time on it 1984 to 1992 and perhaps 50% for another 4 or 5 years (? until it needed a full refit) It never let me down until the front brake had to much friction and caused the front wheel to skid on ice, it had to be right beside a bus stop with quite a few Edinburgh commuters. It was at very low speed little damage, but an abrade right knee/leg and a day off work. Went through two front pipe combined collector box assemblies, the rot spot was where the rear pipe met the box. Renewed the left handlebar switch gear (maybe twice) a weakness in the slide/ push button headlight switch. The fasteners and thin grease retaining sleeves in the lower monoshock linkages changed twice. The camchains were changed once. Changed the oil every 3000 miles with the best shell fully synthetic (except once it had a lesser quality which only lasted 1500 miles before it was suspect) , and it was a happy machine .
Current, CB250NA in fast silver, Test & Trials;- CB400NC Pending;-CB450DX, CB400F2, CB250N, 2x CB250NA...tbc 1 more CB250N.
I like the Renault 16 in the background. Is it still alive? I would hazard a guess the MG will be. And the bike too!
The Renault 16TX Auto was sold mid 90s-ish?, I had used it for a while, and the Reg plate was worth as much as the car. It was returned to the parents when I had done a deal for a Volvo 344 & two cats, from someone who was moving to Thailand ( for about 12 years)
I sold the VT250FD late 90S (which I regret), I should have just stored it until I got round to it, which may have been now, at the speed I go at. Last V5 change was 2015, so is it still around somewhere (No other history).
When I stayed in Edinburgh it was in a Bungalow rented with two friends (85-87 approx), far enough out to miss the parking zones but not to far out from the center of town, that you could not walk home should a taxi be unavailable, after a heavy evening
The MG belonged to a friend of a friend, that we sub-let the 4th bedroom to.
Our neighbours when we lived in Kilwinning had a red TL. I quite liked the shape of it, but I do like odd cars. My friend in school, they had a 4, which again I liked. We had a Fiat 131 bought new and the gearbox went after 9 months. My dad had no confidence in it after that and changed it for a Princess 1800HL in white. I started to learn to drive in that after we had moved to Carnforth, down on the shore at Hest Bank. I don't think the salt did it much good as it did rust badly, but then so did most of BL's offerings! I'd gladly take a 16 or 4 right now but they are pretty rare in the UK now.
I've done a bit of work on MGB's but never owned one. My cousin did though and drove it a few times.
I had a look at the VT's reg and saw it was still around somewhere untaxed and no MOT.