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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-15-2009, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Am I the only Scot here?

Hi all,

The VN750 is a rare bike in the UK but I'm sure some other Scottish bikers own one.

I see VN800's all the time!

Cheers, Trace.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 08:58 AM
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I believe that it was my great grandparents that came to the States from Scotland, but that's as close as I get...

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X2! My G, G grandfather and family came over in the early 1800's. They were from Dumfries (spelling?) and we've traced back to quite a few living ancestors in that area and keep in contact with several of them.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hello to you both.

I might be going near dumfries tomorrow. That is the correct spelling (pronounced dum-freece, not dum-fries).

I live about 30 miles south of Glasgow.

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Hi Trace,
My ancestors came from the highlands and Edinburgh. We are from the clan of Donnachaidh. I would like to travel back to Scotland someday before i die.

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Close. Borders Northumberland. Go to Scotland every year on the bike. Ive walked, pushbiked, hitchhiked VW van, train + steam train at Fort will, Brilliant cant get enough of the highlands ( When the sun shines )

Headin that way at end of may, touch wood...
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Scotia,

I had to travel down to near Newcastle to get the bike a couple of years ago, I'm sure there must be more of them north of the border.

Aye the highlands are where it's at!

I'll definitely be taking my VN to Fort William at some point this summer.

Have fun at the end of May, if your going anywhere near Prestwick airport on the way up feel free to pop in.

Cheers, Trace.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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Hi Trace,

I am from County Durham, about 30 minutes from Newcastle. Funnily enought bought my bike from Newcastle way (Morpeth). Just joined vn750.com, although had my bike for 9 years. Your right about been a rare bike.

Love Scotland. Used to go there every year. Love the Highlands and Recently discovered southwest coast and Portpatrick etc. really looking forward to getting up there on my bike one year.

Brothers wife from East Kilbride and also had family at Gretna.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi lh,

Good to meet you man! I know Portpatrick and East Kilbride quite well. Do you know Retrogaz he's from down your end. If you want to keep in touch drop me a pm with your e-mail address as I don't get time to check the vn750 forums very often at the moment.

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