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Messages - Manic636

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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 30, 2020, 11:58:17 pm
Quote from: Alzo on September 29, 2020, 01:15:05 pm
Quote from: Manic636 on September 28, 2020, 12:23:31 pmTook the new S1000XR out for a spin today to see if the vibe issues was better, got to say riding position is great, engine is a stonker and vibes are reduced but still enough there to bug me and for Julie she feels it through the grab rails. So Z1000SX is booked for next week..
Amazing getting back on my bike after riding the Xr today, it felt tiny, narrow bars, high pegs and I thought it was comfortable previously lol
You find vibes in every bike.
The XR has been the worst I've come across, yes the SX had them in one spot, the GSXS has them in a couple places but not to the extent of the XR, it's a shame as it's probably the right bike other than that and part of me thinks if I could find a used one where the owner had damped them out then I'd be a happy bunny lol
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 28, 2020, 12:23:31 pm
Took the new S1000XR out for a spin today to see if the vibe issues was better, got to say riding position is great, engine is a stonker and vibes are reduced but still enough there to bug me and for Julie she feels it through the grab rails. So Z1000SX is booked for next week..
Amazing getting back on my bike after riding the Xr today, it felt tiny, narrow bars, high pegs and I thought it was comfortable previously lol
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 24, 2020, 11:11:02 am
Quote from: Alzo on September 22, 2020, 08:00:35 pmI've looked at loads of You Tube videos on the 2020 SX and I have to say I like what I see...it's a lot of bike for the money...🤔🤔🤔🤔

I know I will love it tbh, loved my old one and the refinements added just make it a very very good prospect that also gets me back on my beloved Kawasaki's LOL..
Like all the colour schemes as I'd love to see the forthcoming blue in the flesh, it is a bike that I could order happily without even riding one.. It is for the competition to impress me enough to look that way and yes VFM plays a part, pcp makes difference monthly smaller than you would think but of course these 'interesting' times are making me cautious or is that my age HAHA
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 21, 2020, 09:00:10 pm
Quote from: Andy M on September 21, 2020, 10:08:10 am
Quote from: Manic636 on September 20, 2020, 08:50:20 pmHate the engine on the mt10


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I almost hit the report to moderator button


Haha, it has no appeal to me, I know people do like it but the whole bike just felt wrong
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 20, 2020, 11:04:18 pm
Quote from: GRUMPY on September 20, 2020, 10:24:22 pmSX. And if you aren't bothered about the latest electronics, TFT dash, cruise control etc.  get a 2019 model and get a ecu reflash from Ivans performance to give the bike the performance it deserves. 😎
C prefers the seat on the SX over the ZRX.
I'm a gadget fiend lol, actually apart from the tft dash which I really like the appeal of the handling update ticks the box, the seat does seem very different and comfortable for us both but for the right saving I might consider a 2019 with mods..
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 20, 2020, 11:01:13 pm
Quote from: Jarse on September 20, 2020, 10:00:37 pmSX represents good value for money and I know it's a fantastic all round machine.

I'll likely be lambasted but I'll put the 1050 Tiger Sport out there as an alternative.

Jarse I love to 1050 engine and the tiger sport is good to ride but the Julie has sat on it with me and feels to 'slotted in' so I know it'll be a nightmare after 20 minutes..
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 20, 2020, 08:52:23 pm
Quote from: MOzZereLLa on September 20, 2020, 07:48:59 pmSX or wait for the V4 Multistrada.

The V4 is going to be a bit above what I want to try to justify spending lol... I am a Kawasaki man so the SX is likely to win the battle but......who knows for sure
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 20, 2020, 08:50:20 pm
Quote from: Green_Ninja on September 20, 2020, 07:50:53 pmHow about and MT10 touring  ;) just to mix things up a bit LOL.

But from your 4 the Kawa SX is the one.
Hate the engine on the mt10 and fuel consumption is miserable plus it's looks are best not discussed. Lol
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 20, 2020, 07:33:04 pm
Value for money is a definite appeal and I know how brilliant the engine is on the six, the 1250rS with the shiftcam engine is surprising in its urgency and of course is similar power to the six now.. Although with the issues you have had with BMW through the keeper collection and of course Peej I do worry about it as much as I would worry about the KTM..
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Bike Talk / Should I shouldn’t I
September 20, 2020, 05:36:06 pm
Well that time of year and I'm feeling the itch and starting to consider changing the bike, last year saw me decide that the GSXS was still the right bike for me so after not enough miles again this year I'm back to trying stuff out:

The Candidates

In the Green Corner we have the 2020 Z1000SX, performance tourer is probably the spec love the looks, pillion seat looks like it will be decent and I think I will definitely like it a lot

In the Blue corner is the R1250 RS (or do I just go GS) Exclusive spec probably , looks lovely, engine is very very nice, should be decent with a pillion with the electronic suspension and the brakes are stonking..

In the Orange corner the Superduke GT makes a case for hooligan engine and I'm told it is actually a decent pillion bike, great spec but huge huge price

In the Red corner the Multistrada rears its head but do I go 950 because tbh it is probably enough really or do I go 1260, obviously S spec to get the skyhook suspension but I do look at it sometimes and thing it has the looks only a mother could love and sometimes it looks quite tasty, appeal is the handling allied to great pillion performance.

I mention pillion several times because I'm trying to get Julie on the back more often so I can get out and do more miles and more trips with her rather than 'desert' her so that I can have fun but I do want to enjoy myself when I get there. The GSXS does the fun bit rather well but the pillion seat is nearly as bad a a normal sports bike..

Comments freely received but as usual you may all be wrong.. or right dependant on my mood  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:
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Bike Talk / Re: Can’t decide
July 08, 2020, 12:31:11 pm
Personally I love the Triumph triples, probably the best 'road' engine on the market, perfect fuelling and ride-ability and its a bloody good looking bike..

If the only issue on the KTM that is affecting your decision (knowing how much you like a bargain) then is it something that would affect you massively given the mileage you do and the fact it will be under warranty whilst you own it....??
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Bike Talk / Re: New (to me) Z1000SX ABS
May 17, 2020, 07:53:38 am
Great buy and you will love it on the longer trips
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Bike Talk / Re: Apres Lockdown party??
April 11, 2020, 12:14:21 pm
September might be a challenge but I'll put it in the calendar and see what I can achieve
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Bike Talk / Re: Apres Lockdown party??
March 30, 2020, 12:50:39 pm
Quote from: Alzo on March 30, 2020, 12:19:28 pmOrgy
Your place for the hot tub and frolics then ;-)
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Bike Talk / Apres Lockdown party??
March 30, 2020, 10:45:30 am
Feels like a late in the year event needed, lets get the ideas rolling in and see what you intelligent/creative folks can come up with..

Fire Jumping, Alcohol fuelled stupidity, Dodgy food, Average Company, Did I mention Alcohol?

All ideas based around anything vaguely interesting and sociable welcomed....