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Bike Talk / AGV AX8 Naked Helmet
« on: Today at 01:17:34 PM »
Anyone know any owners of it??

What do they think? It’s a discontinued lid but so like the look of it and I need a new one. It’ll have to be an online purchase so just wondered if I could get any owner feedback?

Bike Talk / RST 2 piece textiles
« on: February 03, 2019, 08:40:03 PM »
Anyone got a set? Any good?

Do they zip together around the full(ish) waist or just a short section at the back?

Looking at a cheap set on eBay but would rather have a full zip, the seller is away so can’t check and “can’t remember” ....

Can anyone help?

Bike Talk / I’ve finally bought one.....
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:09:26 PM »
Unlike some members of this wonderful forum, I’ve never had a keeper.

Well - times are changing.

Now I have.


Bikes For Sale / KTM 790 Duke for sale
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:00:23 PM »
New Year - new bike shenanigans...... fell for the 1290 SDR whilst the 790 was getting its first service done.

A deal too good to turn down has led to this.... offered a smidge above trade in offer. The Austin Can looks like it may be sold imminently.

Bargain 790 for sale. £6250!!

Prices reflect trade offer on the table from my local dealer.

Standard bike £6250

Standard bike with tail tidy £6295

Bike will all extras apart from the Austin Racing exhaust £6375

Bike with all extras (not including bar end mirrors) £6995

Extras include

- Carbon / Black Austin Racing short slip-on (£720)
- KTM Seat Cowl (£110)
- R&G Tail Tidy (£100)
- R&G Bobbins (£20)

Apr 18, I’m the only owner - not a pre reg or thrashed from cold ex-demo.

925 miles. Carefully run in. No issues at all.

First service and recalls done.

All original parts included.

Wanting a 1290 for touring in 2019 - 790 for sale whilst the bike I want is available.

If the bike gets sold or traded as standard the following will be available (plus postage)

- Austin Racing Can £600
Steve Vaughan has first refusal on the AR exhaust
- Seat Cowl £80
- R&G Tail Tidy £70
- R&G Bobbins £10

Drop me a line with any Qs.


Bike Talk / Silly season
« on: December 07, 2018, 05:33:53 PM »
Not racing but MOz’s wanting a new bike urges getting really silly.

Current thoughts are V4 shaped (as in Panigale). Man maths easily makes the PCP numbers look stupidly cheap......

Stupid idea right? The 790 hasn’t even done 1000 miles yet  :rofl:

Bike Talk / Drying your bike after washing.
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:22:43 PM »
Anyone here use either a purpose bought bike dryer or a pet dryer?

Which model do you use? They look pretty useful but you can get a 2800W pet dryer for £45. The same output “bike dryer” is £135.

I’ve read they do the same job. Anyone got one?

Misc For Sale / Samsung S8+ Smartphone
« on: October 20, 2018, 09:25:42 PM »
Brand new Samsung S8+ mobile phone.

Unlocked - used on EE.
I bought this phone from Danoir who had it as an insurance replacement. I’ve given it a few days but much prefer my iPhone. The phone is pretty much brand new.

I’m not wanting profit, just what I paid for it including the extra bits below I bought.

Package includes

Wireless charging stand
3 x charging leads (brand new)
Black shock proof Spigen Case (brand new)
Spare screen protector (I fitted one before using the phone)
Smart switch lead

Ninja price is £300 plus postage.

Bike Talk / KTM Finished.
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:41:28 PM »
Not much pissing about with it. 

Tail tidy, seat cowl, bar end mirrors, de-pegged and AR shorty slip-on. The can is loud considering it’s still bolted to the cat.

Bike Talk / Bike Show?
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:52:44 AM »
Have tickets already - planning on opening weekend (as I can’t do last weekend).

Anyone else going?

Have I missed a previous thread?

Bike Talk / Indian FTR1200
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:48:24 AM »
Oh yes - that is a gorgeous looking bike.

It will be ruined by a number plate I suppose - but I am very keen to try this.

Bike Talk / New H2
« on: August 11, 2018, 03:52:22 PM »
228 BHP apparently.

What ever happened to the Euro BHP limitation agreement???

Bike Talk / Why do I want a (enter motorcycle model here)???????
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:42:40 PM »
This is a thread for all.  Insert your bike of interest and await random replies.  Ensure relevant bike of interest is mentioned at the top of each reply in BOLD

Rule breaking will be fined......

So, I'll start - why do I want a



Bike Talk / Orange crush
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:43:25 AM »
I’ve recently got back on two wheels.

The hype was awesome - the test ride very entertaining - therefore it had to be done.

Ninjas I give you - the finest and most entertaining middleweight naked on the market.

One from collection day

I fitted the tail tidy yesterday. I have the slip-on akky coming as part of the deal but I’m hearing a full Akky system is on its way too so I might wait for that. Austin Racing make a lovely looking system for the 1290 so I’m hoping they might produce one for the 790 too.

I’m very impressed with it - really nice engine, the QS works very well both up and down and it handles so sharp!!! Despite not being adjustable, the suspension feels great out of the box and the brakes aren’t Brembos but they are plenty for road riding.

An R model is being denied but if it turns up I’d definitely consider it. First service is booked in a weeks time. Looking forward to having all the revs. It lifts the front off the throttle in second beautifully. It also has fully switchable lean ABS, TC, launch control (why I have no idea but it sounds cool) and a supermoto mode for backing it in (personal talent pending!!) 😎

Bikes For Sale / Ducati 749 Dark 06 (56)
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:01:44 PM »
I can barely believe this but having done a couple of average ride outs this thing is crippling me. I’m old, overweight and must have been dreaming that it would be OK.

So I’m going to try and sell it being a good time of year and find something comfier.

Nov 06 749 Dark - one of the last made with the later R swingarm. Asking price includes rare custom made single seat cowl and lots of Ducati Performance carbon bits.

Good condition for its age. Has the usual Ducati crack in the clocks, small scratch in the tail unit and a few age related marks. Must be seen really.

Comprehensive service history as follows.

Nov 06 - PDI
Dec 07 - Service @ 3267 miles
Oct 09 - Service / Belt change @ 5176 miles
May 12 - Service / Valves check / Belt change @ 6862 miles
Mar 16 - Service / Belt change @ 8830 miles
Sep 17 - Service / new Regulator Rectifier / new battery / new brake pads @ 9047 miles
Mar 18 - Service / Belt change @ 9087 miles

MOT due Mar 19
New Pirelli Diablo 2 tyres fitted for MOT
Currently on 9200 miles

Bike is great, nothing wrong with it. 

Ninja price £3995

Bike Talk / Any scary reason why not?
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:23:51 AM »
Viewing this tomorrow. It’s had loads of interest but I have my name top of the list.

Really fancy it. It’s got a reasonable service history and just a couple of minor marks I’d try and sort. Matt Black is not my favourite finish.

The dealer can’t do a test ride but it should be OK at about 105 bhp.

What do you think?

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