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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:12 pm 
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You'd spend hours removing body work, fuel tank, radiator etc JUST TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS!!!


sounds exactly like that vfr i had there, bloody nightmare to change the plugs :evil:


8) I was thinking of VFRs but didn't want to say so 'cos of your pic.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:13 pm 
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You could always go for a retro ride once ready, with something like my bro's triumph....
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fantastic character 8) long as you like oil leaks :lol:


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Sorry for hijacking your thread Crayons but this brings back fond memories.

:lol: We used to work on and sell old British stuff too. We'd drain all the oil out of them when they went in the show room so folks would believe they were oil tight :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:03 pm 
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This is the Retro British ride i'd go for, slow, impractical, noisy, uncomfortable, sh*te handling but i wouldn't care when it look's like this 8)

It's an early 70's Triumph 650 chop, sold on E-bay for 3K a while ago.

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moterbikes pulled me away from cycles for 5 years.....had lambie and then an intruder for cruising.....loved em both...still a biker at heart and would swap me sannie for that triumph in a heartbeat(soz max i would ...retro mbikes british 1s are lovely)..... :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:56 pm 
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do it and get a monster of a bike (my last one was a zx12r with a engine full of muzzy tuning parts and 186bhp at the wheel god i miss that bike so much :cry: :cry: :cry: ) and go and ride the guts off it for ten mins.
then once you stop shaking vow never to that again :P

no seriously tho if you aint used to modern sports bikes (and they are some serious bits of kit when you want them to be) working up to a bigger bike is a very good idea IF you have the will power that i never did :?
in saying that get some thing like a early 90,s zzr 600/cbr 600 still a very capable machine but nice and cheap and if you bin it just street fighter it :twisted:
and a good stepping stone to bigger/more powerfull machines (that you will NEED !!!!!) lol

and as said above dont skimp on protection for your self a good quality set of leathers/boots/gloves/helmet are esential

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:42 pm 
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supermoto's are always an option too, tremendous fun!! 8)

note to self.....stop thinking about bikes until you can afford another...... :roll: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:32 pm 
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yep threads like this are bad news for me :evil:
im on a wife enforced lay off with motor bikes after i was coming back from donnington one day on the m1 doing way too many mph (in top cog hitting rev limiter :twisted: :oops: ) when a side wind blew me about 6 inches the wrong side of the central reservation line in the crap at the side of the motorway scarey as feck as the bike went sideways at 170+!!!!!
my mate then proceded to tell the boss all about it (knob end)
the zx12r was for sale 2 days later :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:08 pm 
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then you can ride like this numb nuts
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YUlX4qavDTk

he must be as mad as a hat full of fish but he does have some serious bike control with it :wink:


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