OK, so in 1979 I bought a Yamaha RD400F motorcycle.
She was called Smokie and was a flying fire engine model (Red and white!) and went like...
She took us, my fiancee and myself to Sweden for the first time. She also fell over in Norway forcing a visit to Bergen.
Good times, then a 'mature student' ( I can't say what I thought of him the ..) in a Mk3 Cortina turned out in front of me. That should have been the end for Smokie, but no, I got her back and rebuilt her.
Over the following years she became the winter bike (don't ask!) and was finally stripped down and put in storage in 1987.
Funny thing is that now...