I’ve got a 1985 Suzuki RG500 in the garage
I bought a new RG125 in 89' as I needed cheap transport for work (riding a pushbike 11 miles each way in all weathers got boring fast).
I loved that little RG so when I saw a late registered 89' RG500 Pepsi for sale for £5k in 90' I wanted it immediately but hadn't yet passed my test which was due just 4 weeks later. I thought it'd be fine as they couldn't shift the things back then.
I went back a week later & the damn thing had been snapped up! - just my damn luck. I was gutted but that quickly changed as they had a brand new gixxer 1100 on discount for only £4999 to clear! (Pre facelift).
I said I'd have it but could they hold it for 3 weeks as I was still too scared to commit there & then in case I failed my test. They said they couldn't.
Well I passed my test & went straight to the shop but they'd sold it THAT MORNING!!
Probably for the best regarding my life as that would have been an insane step up. I luckily had a backup plan as the new ZZR600 had recently been released so I went to the Kwaka dealer up the road & said I'd buy one if I could have it TODAY!.
Rode a brand new one home that same afternoon
My mom wasn't too happy, went out on my RG & came back on a ZZR. That got stolen 7 months later, damnit, so bought back my RG (Yes, the shop still had it sat in storage!!) to tide me over which I kept for many, many years anyway as a keepsake - until some scrote saw me test ride it one day after many months restoring it, it got stolen shortly afterwards & said scrote got his just rewards shortly after that.
As kids & cars came along bikes were already on the back burner for the most part.
Not rode a bike since I ditched my Cagiva in 2008 & did my knee in. Decided then that I was done with bikes & ended up giving my long time garaged FZR600RR away to a friend for doing my back garden - bad trade as he did a half arsed job.
Wow - that ended up being a part life story just from the word RG500 being mentioned