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For The Motorcyclists Amongst Us

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Deadshot, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Deadshot

    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    Oh this looks interesting do tell what have you done so far exactly what goodies apart from turbo (which is a nice touch btw) and filter is she being treated to and don't skimp on the details ... race cams? a little gas flowing? a ludicrous speed gearbox fitted eh eh :D
     
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    Eying up one of these for my first "big" bike when/if I ever get a chance to do my full licence :)

    2019 CBR500R

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    I rode a CB500F a while ago, and I really liked it. I think that if you bought the 500R, you would end up keeping it for a long time.
     
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    Here's my CBR300R. I use it mainly to commute between Bury and Trafford Park. I've fitted a 45L Givi top box on a Renntec rack, and CBR 250R mirrors, so that I can actually see behind me. I also have a Tutoro chain oiler on it, which makes life much easier. It's very cheap to run. I get on average 95mpg and the service intervals are every 8,000 miles. It has a torquey, single cylinder engine, which can cruise all day at 70mph, but starts to sound a bit busy if you go much over that. It's great for filtering through all the traffic on the M60 in rush hour, and it also handles pretty well. If you're not bothered about huge amounts of power, it's a lovely bike to ride. I wouldn't recommend it for carrying larger pillions though.
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Always think ahead to what you want the bike to do before buying new as your going to keep it for a while or lose a shed load if you change it.

    These are very nice bikes, but are you a "big guy" or will you regularly carry a pillion? All this kind of stuff can make or break your new bike feeling in a matter on months:thumb:

    James
     
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    I'm definitely not a big guy, to give you an idea my uncle calls me skeletor lol. So this thing will probably feel like a million cc hyper bike to me lol. If I do go for it (realistically probably won't be this year) it'll be a long term keeper and my only mode of transport.
     
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    I currently have its little brother and due to the way it rides is the reason I've been eying up the 500. It's comfortable, easy to ride yet can be a lot of fun in the corners

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    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    You can't really go wrong with the CBR model range they've still gotta be up there with the best on the market today they handle well are a nice smooth ride power delivery through the range is flawless and there when you need or want it and are usually pretty reliable on the whole I like the CBR500 looks a nice bike I'd have one :thumb:
     
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    I remember the end of Deansgate in Manchester in the 1980's with Knott Mill Kawasaki, Dot Motorcycles, B.J West and about 10 other shops, some doing rebores and stove enameling. it was a great place buzzing with biker activity.
    Now if you go just south of Deansgate on the same road (A556/ Chester Road) in only a 2 mile stretch you have the BMW Centre, Harley Davidson Manchester, Ducati Manchester and the Yamaha Centre, so it's still very good in Manchester for bike shopping but it has lost some 'old world' character.
     
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    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    Yep I was always down there for something or other through my teenage years be it parts or to buy or sell/trade in a bike here and there those places were always a hive of activity more often than not you'd go down with one purpose in mind but end up spending more than you'd planned on because something caught your eye that you'd decide you couldn't do without it's a crying shame all those places are now gone. I know the big Harley place on the corner I went down there a few years back with a mate who was picking up parts for a restoration but don't know Manchester Ducati .. or the Yamaha Centre ... or at least I can't picture it one of the only shops I know of now that is still operating is B & C Motorcycles in Manchester run by a guy called John spent a few quid down there over the years an all.

    There used to be Bikes n Bits on Ashton old road run by a guy called Fred with his mechanic Glyn and his shop lad Vinny but they have now gone it was taken over by someone but not the same place now and may even have shut up shop haven't been there in a good while. There was also Jax spares in Audenshaw it was run by an old guy might have been called George and he had another old guy working for him along with his son Tony. This place was a always somewhat of a bombsite everything just pushed in and parked wherever there was room and parts were the same just stacked wherever there was space but the place was always stacked to the rafters with 70's and 80's goodies.

    It was also taken over a good few years ago but just wasn't the same and may now be gone completely not sure about college Motorcycles in stockport either as again haven't had any dealings with them for some years but I'm betting there gone as well by now, there used to be a motorcycle shop in Holmfirth as well back in the day could have been Norman hydes but not sure it was quite some years ago it's a damned shame these have all but dissapeared it really is :(
     
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    ooooh its finally ready and being sent tomorrow..............im not excited at all :D

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    RagnarHairybreeks Keyboard Hero

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    Started my two wheel journey with scooters
    And before you say anything NO I wasn't a MOD:mad:

    Ended up selling everything basically due to the influx of kno*heads on the scooter scene

    first big bike was the Gixer 750 streetfighter
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    Then came the TRX850 which was one of the most underrated bikes I have ever owned
    light, nimble and plenty of low down grunt from the twin

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    Then came the Firestorm which sounded like thunder
    not good when your Mrs can hear you coming from 3/4 of a mile away and knows exactly how much stick you gave it through the village:D 17062009650.jpg
    Then came the latest tool
    The first R1 with fuel injection so its a lot easier to ride than the first incarnations
    Doubling the speed limit (obviously only on private roads officer) is just too easy

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    Good bikes the Africa twin I've always liked them myself they're a really comfortable ride and handle well to be fair I've only ridden one of them for about 30 miles but I found the road holding smoothness power and gear train characteristics of it quite pleasing. It's a bike I'd definitely have should one turn up at the right kinda money I kinda like my big street and trail tourers, if you're of a mind go for it it's a good choice :thumb:
     
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    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    Nowt wrong with Scooters Wacko and you don't have to be a Mod to own or ride one not that that label should wind you up I think were all old enough now to look at these scooters in a different light from maybe how some of us once viewed them and their owners back in the day. It's all a lot of B******s really when all said and done it stems from and began in the 60's in Brighton when it all kicked off in the infamous Mods and rocker clashes after that down through the years if you rode a Motorcycle you were a Rocker if you rode a scooter you were a Mod and there was no love loss between the two factions. Stupidity resentment and childishness knew no bounds and Chaos would ensue whenever the two met WHY be aggressive towards an individual or hate someone just because he chooses to ride a hairdryer :D no sense in it no sense at all.

    We've all moved on were a lot older now and we've all grown and matured throughout our years if I see a scooter 'now, I usually walk up to it and have a good look round it and appreciate it for what it is they were a good bike and not unlike our classic Jap stuff have a good bit of history surrounding them. I was about 11 when I bought my first scooter it was a Lambretta LI 175 black with twin springer leather saddles on it bought it from a neighbour for the grand sum of £7.00 so that would have been around 1977 the second one I bought was an orange Lambretta Vega at around 13 1979 cost me £10.00 both of these were used as field bikes for a while before being sold on ... wish I still had them now I'll never get lucky enough to find anymore at that sort of money :(

    Like the GSXR slabby had a hankerin for one about 18 years ago went looking at one or two but they'd been thrashed to death so gave em a swerve and bought something else never come across a TRX 850 but they look ok. Quite like the firestorms one of my brothers rebuilt one for a friend of his after he'd introduced it to the side of a car :facepalm: went like the clappers that thing he was out on it on its maiden test flight after he'd finished it coming up the Hyde Bypass screaming up the fast lane when a taxi moved out on him from the overtaking lane. Quick thinking and a cool head was needed he adjusted his line and ended up riding on gravel RIGHT next to the central reservation barrier to get past and avoid hitting him :facepalm: He said he passed the car that fast the driver jumped so high he nearly ended up in the passenger seat he never saw him coming that much was obvious.

    The R1's were never known for their engine reliability think it's the bottom end/gearbox that goes on em that's why you see so many of em being broken on eBay don't know if the same engine issue carries on through the range but one would hope Yamaha pulled their fingers out and sorted it there's one or two others on the market that do the same the Fazer range being one of them and there's another bike I instantly liked when they came out and would have if not for said issue :facepalm:

    Going back to the scooter thing I remember walking up Rhyl seafront one hot sunny afternoon with a mate of mine about half way up there are some rocks set back just off the pavement area on these rocks were sat about 15 or so Mods with their scooters parked facing out into the road slightly skewed side by side and there were some REAL nice ones you could plainly see that a lot of work had gone into them.

    We stopped and got chatting with them and had a good look around the bikes lots of pristine shiny scooters decorated with their mirrors chrome this and chrome that spare wheels all mounted etc but this one scooter really stood out from the rest. I seem to recall it having a Northern Owls club mural on it it was custom painted and MAN did it look good. Out of the corner of my eye I can see my mate fumbling in his pocket for something he the proceeds to walk around the bike in what looked like confusion so he then asks 'Who's is this' this one lad steps forward big grin on his face and says 'it's mine Ah says my mate ... where do you put the 10 pence then:laff: his mates were sniggerin their @rses off :D
     
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    I like that Ragnar that looks VERY tidy I'd like to have a ride of that it looks like a fistfull of fun I'll bet that handles a treat and power delivery being a CCM should be REAL good fun :thumb:
     
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    Nice to have you back home Rellum hope all went well while you were away, liking the Triumph bud looks tight tidy does that and as far as rotherham goes you should avoid that place like the plague mate it's full of backwoods yokels over half of em are from India and the like .. and we all know how they drive over there :facepalm:
     
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    Short stop in Blighty before I’m off back again 9 days off Stopped over at my old Mans place up in Notts to pick up some bits and bobs inc one for Blackmax before He orders a contract out on me lol.
     

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