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In a proper Dillema !!!

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by bl4de, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. bl4de

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    My Head is saying one thing Heart saying another :confused:
    Now then, I'm as some of you may know a Biker. Without going into detail I will shortly be able to spend some money on a new Vehicle. My heart is saying Bike, Bike, Bike. BUT, I've been without for appx 3 yrs now, not that getting back on one is going to be an issue, but with the way our seasons are going am I really going to be getting my monies worth for maybe 2-3 months of the year. ( Yes, Turning into a Butterfly rider :eek: ) plus with Back issues I have or do I go down the 4x4 route ? This will make more sense as I'm now lucky enough to have gained permission on land with the possibility of more to come. I know exactly what Bike I'd get IF I went that way, but unsure on the 4x4, thinking of Land Rover TD5. What Trucks are you guys Driving ?
     
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    I sold my Daytona last year and I'm now without a bike for the first time in 30 years. I must say although I have the occasional hankering for one i don't really miss it.
    What with guns photograhy,cycling and ive just picked up my guitar for the first time in years plus 2 young kids i just dont have time for one right now.
    If a Triumph Scrambler turned up at the right price i might be tempted...........
    Pick up a cheapy chap a cb 500 or spme such,small outlay cheap to run. If the urge bites you harder you wont lose money on it.:up:
     
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    I'm using my super tenere purely as a commuting tool, not for pleasure. When the need ends in 18 months I think I'll be selling it and won't replace it.
    Which landy are you looking at? Defender or disco? I've had both if you need to ask any questions.
     
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    With pennies available up to £5k Either optional ! any Pros or Cons against either ?
     
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    mate i love my bikes and not been without one for over 30 years
    but with this bloody weather am seriously thinking of getting shot and hanging up my gear for good
    am lucky if i do 1000 miles a year now on the bike
    now just an expensive toy to me so giving some serious thought to getting shot
    I would go down the 4x4 route as you will get more use out of it
    This country is the pits for bikes :(
     
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    Defender:
    Pro- unstoppable off road, very cool, easy to work on, cheap parts.
    Con- very cramped in the front, will leak oil out and water in, terrible on fuel, agricultural ride, high risk of it being nicked.

    Discovery:
    Pro- very comfortable, very good ride, good off road, seats 5/7 comfortably, reasonable fuel economy.
    Con- more electrical systems to go wrong, will go wrong frequently, harder than defender to work on, will leak oil out and some leak water in.

    I'd choose the disco personally.
     
  7. bl4de

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    :rolleyes: That's the way I was thinking Andy !
     
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    I have been looking at both but there seems to be more discos available and the Prices seem to be better also !
     
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    I gave up mine in 2006 (GSX1400) and have never regretted it, have the odd nightmare that I still have it, unused and unloved in the garage rotting away... and then I wake up and breathe a sigh of relief!

    Everyone's circumstances are different but I would make better use of any car, even a 4 x 4.... over a bike now!
     
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    I'd have both, a defender for playing with and an older bike on a classic policy, something a little retro, it wouldn't cost a bomb either. That's what I do!

    John
     
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    I packed bikes in around 10 yes ago now, I hated it for a while but for me the roads are a lot busier than they were!!!!
    And I like my leg bone connected to my pelvis without more pins and plates...... Lol
     
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    I was a 20000 mile a year biker for 28 yrs and had over 60 motorbikes in that time..u name it I had it,...4 years ago I was sideswiped on the snake pass by a d******d car driver who overtook a line of traffic on an hairpin bend, resulting in losing control of his car and hitting me..resulting in losing my right knee!!!... 3 yrs of court cases and 5 knee ops..I decided to all it a day...yes I still miss motorbikes..as it was my life, but life's too short to risk another pillocks and the roads are full of em...now I enjoy more cycling albeit steady now as I had a stroke last yr....and I enjoy my shooting and family...but only u can decide
     
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    Blade.. I sold my beloved GSXR 1000-K1 3 weeks ago and have regretted it ever since. I have back, neck and shoulder problems that kinda forced the sale plus I needed the money.... Can't see myself being able to ride again but if the opertunity arose for a cheap runner (as posted above) I would go that route. But a Land Rover and pending Perms in the near future for you is a no brainer. Good luck with your choices fella, and enjoy the 4x4 its got to be the way to go.
     
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    Get a quad bike. That's like the lovechild of a motorbike and a defender.
     
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    A Nissan Terrano does everything I require of it, can't fault it.
     
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    I know which id have :)
    LaraCroftDefender.jpg
     
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    Anyone using a 300tdi ?
     
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    i used to have a discovery 300tdi i hate defenders way too cramped without major modifying
    the 300tdi's are a good motor i had a few my last was a xs. cheap parts and easy to work on not that i realy ever had to work on any of mine
    i used to get about 30 to the gallon
     
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    Cheers for that peter ! was originally looking at the TD5 but a friend of mine who runs a 200tdi told me that the 300 will be a slightly better choice over the TD5 because of "Ease of Maintenance" and fuel economy.
     
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    and electrical faults the TD5's were known for it when i got my 300tdi xs i was debating getting a td5 but after some research and friends who had both i got one of the last made 300tdi xs models lol just before the change over
     

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