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trevor saxe-coburg-gotha
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PostPosted: 12:25 - 01 Apr 2023    Post subject: "new" bike Reply with quote

The nine stranded me three times late last year - here's once:

https://i.ibb.co/TTsFTNg/ZX9-R-c2-recovery-25th-Nov-2022-1.jpg

Intermittent electrical fault, after fitting new discs and getting the wheels powder coated. Rolling Eyes

Got dyno'd to see if it would cut out but it never did (at least i got a some power runs though - it's making 127bhp, it turns out - not bad for 98k miles).

Anyway, for one reason or another, I fancied a change. A serious change. Seeing as I ride 75% unmarked back lanes, some sort of adv type bike seemed the best bet. After a lot of umming and arring (I came close to throwing 6k at Tiger 800 XCAs a couple of times), I eventually bought this old 1150GS for £3.4k with 45k on it (I think this is not a cheap price btw):

https://i.ibb.co/0mSFjNY/BMW-1150-GS-2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ckrbYfL/BMW-1150-GS-3.jpg
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PostPosted: 18:48 - 02 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tidy example. What year is it? Single spark engine makes it pre-2002 should think.
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trevor saxe-coburg-gotha
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PostPosted: 20:41 - 02 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers - it;s on an 02 plate
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PostPosted: 22:41 - 16 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your new bike mate.

I prefer the Kawasaki though Smile
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PostPosted: 22:17 - 25 Oct 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah me too, kind of. The nine was a really good bike and i enjoyed it a lot - great power, and on new-ish tyres it rode well too. But as I said, it wasn't really the best bike for back lanes, which is where i live and most of what i choose to ride.
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PostPosted: 12:45 - 26 Oct 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mate had a very similar ZX9 in the early 2000s which had an untraceable misfire - spent all one trip to IoM changing the plugs which is no easy task as I recall,.
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PostPosted: 17:54 - 28 Oct 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grim.

Mine was rock solid for 80k - can't remember how much valve adjustment I had, maybe three lots. It did try and kill me a once, with a collapsed swing arm bearing. But in general it was ace. I got addicted to it tbh.
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