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struan80
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PostPosted: 18:24 - 03 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keithy wrote:
Not much of a one for changing your mind then?

Very Happy


Variety is the spice of life Keithy Laughing

Definitely the 900 is going. I've not advertised it yet properly. Local Honda dealer, TwoWheels, has put someone in touch with me that might be interested, so have been speaking (bartering) with him. We are a few hundred pond apart at the moment but he lives up in Forres, so don't know when he'll get down. As soon as he sees it. He'd be take my money Very Happy . If only it didn't have a polished up front section of the frame, takes away from it's authenticity.
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PostPosted: 19:03 - 07 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off way down to Darlington tomorrow, stay the night at a Premier Inn and then do Croft on Monday with the VFR.

All the shit checked and raring to go. Actually have a reason to use the topbox for a change.

Will post what's left of my bike after likely binning it. Shocked Hope not but I can't control myself sometimes on the track. It's a big lump.

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PostPosted: 23:31 - 07 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darlo - jeez it'd make Scumdee look like the Algarve Very Happy
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struan80
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PostPosted: 18:48 - 12 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well had a great day at Croft on the big yin. Goes like fuck it does, don't think there were to many faster bikes in a straight line on the day smooth and planted. A wee bit heavy to chuck into corners for me and my wreck of a body and mind. A more powerful and fitter gent than me would manage this quite well though.

It w as a Mick Kinghorn skills development trackday. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to one of his days. There is no overtaking allowed but the way the protocol works you never feel held up as you get your chance to ride up front. Good classroom segments although nothing you couldn't find yourself online.

Anyone that always wanted to go for a trackday, but was scared of some bampot whoring up his inside unexpectedly, should really check this course out.

ANYWAY. I've now just sold the VFR to the Superbike factory. They are picking it up on Wednesday.

I dropped the bike twice on the way down to Croft, once in a garage forecourt, the other at a dodgy junction move I did. Both times was because my short legs and lack of muscle can't actually keep the bike up. My slow manoeuvering on the VFR is terrible. Anyway that and then having to ride back up in the dark and pissing rain, then get detoured through half the borders, as the A1 was closed. Close the A1? ffs! I had a dark tinted visor and genuinely thought I was having near death experiences every few seconds in the back of beyond , running out of fuel as the tank in the VFR 1200 is small.

Next on the agenda is getting the 400rr out at Knockhill. I'm 250 punds in credit there from an ARDS that I had to cancel due to my getting drunk the night befeore. I'm not really sure I want to go out on a normal trackday because not sure if I want to die.

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PostPosted: 21:33 - 12 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, decision arrived at Thumbs Up
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struan80
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PostPosted: 21:51 - 12 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keithy wrote:
Oh well, decision arrived at Thumbs Up


The VFR is a lovely bike but acht well not to worry.

Just need to get the pain in the arse 600 that never wants to start up. Up and running. Acht well

Still selling the 900. I really don't like the riding position. Iconic bike but acht well
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PostPosted: 18:34 - 13 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy that model of VFR all day long - not missing out there.

What about a Diavel, they're nice and low Very Happy
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PostPosted: 19:31 - 13 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Machine reliability improves with frequent use in my experience, and not just with bikes, but I noticed this even when I moved from one bike to two. How you keep 6 or 7 bikes running I don’t know. Can you just pick one and know it’ll work? Batteries suffer from lack of use in particular.
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struan80
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PostPosted: 12:51 - 18 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
Machine reliability improves with frequent use in my experience, and not just with bikes, but I noticed this even when I moved from one bike to two. How you keep 6 or 7 bikes running I don’t know. Can you just pick one and know it’ll work? Batteries suffer from lack of use in particular.


I tend to keep the bikes maintained, well it's not me that maintains them, it's the local bike fixer man. The VFR went this morning so I've only got 4 left to look after Smile I'm still contemplating selling the 900 as it's not really very comfy to ride. The 600 won't start and I need a new battery, carb maintenance and a good general going over for the 400. Only leaves me with the 250 to ride at the moment. Can never have to many bikes. Going to nip out for ride right now. 250 is just a tad lighter than the VFR was, feels like a minimoto Laughing
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struan80
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PostPosted: 01:26 - 19 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only problem now is that all the bikes don't have a gear position indicator or a fuel gauge. Bliss they even have a choke and no ABS. The 900 stops very well though. The 400 needs some work and the 250 a feather could stop it on it's nose. 600 is just meh. Anyway I've insured the 900 and the 250 for the summer. Just think all these bikes for less price as a second hand GS. Or a small car. Fuck i like CBR's. Next one is going to be a 600RR.
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PostPosted: 20:48 - 21 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish my legs were 2 inches longer so more bikes would fit., actually while I'm at it I wish my cock was 2 inches longer for more .....

I've got two dogs and they insist on sticking their nose in the other ones piss. Why would you want to do that. Then they want to lick me...arseholes.

Going to organise a Fireblade meet at Knockhill. If anyone fancies it? Book the track for a couple of hours for some parade laps with knee down Laughing They've had them at Donington and Silverstone, would be good to have a meet in Scotland.

Happy Saturday everyone. Smile
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struan80
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PostPosted: 22:58 - 21 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't ridden it much as it's a big lump of uncomfortableness. Going to take it out tomorrow though. Down the A68. It'll be the first proper ride since getting it. I think it's a smart looking bike but the 400RR looks better side on. Do you think?

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trevor saxe-coburg-gotha
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PostPosted: 07:14 - 22 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

neh - i prefer the blade - the vented tail section doesn't look as slabby, then at the other end, I think it looks better because the upper panel finishes closer to the clip ons, giving it a more enclosed vibe (although that might be the angle of the shot tbf)

gull arm on the 400 is better though, i.e. without the bracing of the blade

also don't like can bracket on 400
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