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dynax
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PostPosted: 14:41 - 05 Aug 2019    Post subject: Introducing and cruising around with Xena........... Reply with quote

Had a mini rideout this afternoon, ended up at a local fishing spot on the canal i used to go to Laughing

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PostPosted: 16:35 - 05 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa! That's a 125?!
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PostPosted: 16:43 - 05 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup!, she certainly is Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 17:30 - 05 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I thought my old Superlight was a lump Smile How much does that thing weigh?

Looks like someone was going for a bit of a Honda Shadow vibe Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 17:42 - 05 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
And I thought my old Superlight was a lump Smile How much does that thing weigh?

Looks like someone was going for a bit of a Honda Shadow vibe Thumbs Up



Kerb weight 172kg,
it was the colour combo more than anything that appealed to me, and is a great ride comfy ride Thumbs Up

not too bad on handling, and pretty good on the twisties, still running in the engine so not gone much over 60 for any length of time, but will sit quite happy at 50-60 Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 18:52 - 05 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until I saw the L plate I never thought that was a 125. What bike is it?
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PostPosted: 18:56 - 05 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAYK47 wrote:
Until I saw the L plate I never thought that was a 125. What bike is it?


She's a UM Renegade Commando Classic,
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PostPosted: 15:53 - 14 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know UM motorcycle till now. Googled and found there were larger versions (like 300) in other countries, that may be the reason why this bike has a large body size. It's interesting your bike has liquid cooled engine and 18 litre tank (should have a long tank mileage!).
300(280)cc version
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PostPosted: 16:35 - 14 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

kawashima wrote:
I didn't know UM motorcycle till now. Googled and found there were larger versions (like 300) in other countries, that may be the reason why this bike has a large body size. It's interesting your bike has liquid cooled engine and 18 litre tank (should have a long tank mileage!).
300(280)cc version


The others are mainly found in India, and have got a bad rep regarding quality and running problems, the 125's are made in China specifically for the european market, and although share the same style and dimensions have a much better build quality, she had her 1st service today, and i asked the mechanic about the oil condition, he said it was clear just on the verge of changing colour, no metal filings or debris in the oil that came out, you can't say much about them being made from cheese and dropping to bits Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 19:53 - 14 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

dynax wrote:

Kerb weight 172kg

And to think my 850 triple weighs just 16kg more (wet) and has over 110bhp.... Laughing
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PostPosted: 00:44 - 15 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

dynax wrote:
kawashima wrote:
I didn't know UM motorcycle till now. Googled and found there were larger versions (like 300) in other countries, that may be the reason why this bike has a large body size. It's interesting your bike has liquid cooled engine and 18 litre tank (should have a long tank mileage!).
300(280)cc version


The others are mainly found in India, and have got a bad rep regarding quality and running problems, the 125's are made in China specifically for the european market, and although share the same style and dimensions have a much better build quality, she had her 1st service today, and i asked the mechanic about the oil condition, he said it was clear just on the verge of changing colour, no metal filings or debris in the oil that came out, you can't say much about them being made from cheese and dropping to bits Thumbs Up


Thanks for your response. I like the idea of large 125s(like Varadero).
I noticed yours was made in China but looks very good in the colour scheme as you mentioned. I hope yours keeps good condition for a long time.
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PostPosted: 05:51 - 15 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey. My 404 weighs less than 130kg! Would be interesting having a ride of one of those to see how they handle.
Is there brandy in the front flask?
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PostPosted: 07:33 - 15 Aug 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Essentially the same model as Xena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLlO4AZwVMQ
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PostPosted: 14:25 - 08 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another ride this afternoon, this time went to Retford then onto Gainsborough then headed back home through Bawtry, took some pics just out of Gainsborough Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: 17:44 - 10 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's got a nice classic cruiser look about it, and weight actually on a small low c of g bike isn't that much of an issue, not for stability and plantedness on open roads, or for sustainable cruising speed etc.

I do prefer the sound of 97kg and 24bhp, but high speed road stability and comfort isn't going to be comparible.
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PostPosted: 18:26 - 10 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo as b4 wrote:
It's got a nice classic cruiser look about it, and weight actually on a small low c of g bike isn't that much of an issue, not for stability and plantedness on open roads, or for sustainable cruising speed etc.

I do prefer the sound of 97kg and 24bhp, but high speed road stability and comfort isn't going to be comparible.



She has got the styling of a classic Harley softail, and the colour is the main reason i bought her, out of all the cruiser style bikes UM are the only ones that had this particular style and colour combo, despite her weight and size 90" in length she is a joy to ride she is well balanced at high and at slow speeds less than 5mph, nearly had her at 70mph but couldn't quite manage it with a headwind but she will cruise quite happily at 60-65, and fuel economy is fantastic she has done just over 500 miles and is just about ready for her second tank filling although i did put in 5 litres about a month ago Laughing Thumbs Up


just for comparison,
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PostPosted: 18:07 - 20 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early evening ride around Thorne and Hatfield,
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PostPosted: 18:19 - 20 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking bike, see a few in the flesh, seem pretty well made.
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PostPosted: 06:17 - 21 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

linuxyeti wrote:
Nice looking bike, see a few in the flesh, seem pretty well made.


She certainly is a head turner, there are some improvements that could be done but on the whole not a bad bike Very Happy
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PostPosted: 18:50 - 15 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a ride out and ended up at Barlow nature reserve on the outskirts of Selby Laughing Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: 20:09 - 15 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a dogging spot.
How on Earth does the bike move with all that extra stuff on it? Must be lightweight materials??
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PostPosted: 20:28 - 15 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first bike was a tatty one of these... Embarassed


https://i.imgur.com/SkPSxY0.jpg



I fugging loved it. Wub
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