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Topics - The Wizard of MOz

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Bike Talk / New H2 Z model
October 10, 2019, 03:29:02 pm
I've read Kawasaki have announced a naked supercharged H2 Z model today - launched on 23 Oct.

Sounds v interesting  :moto:
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Bike Talk / 2020 plans
September 26, 2019, 01:04:17 pm
So I'm considering a change for 2020 (no shock). I've enjoyed the Daytona 675 so much since I got it that I'm keen on a newer model.

The KTM is awesome but a bit raw. I wouldn't miss it if it went.

So options are:

Sell both and acquire an older 675R model and an older 765 Street RS.

Sell both and buy a 2017 S1000R Sport (liked my older one) and a newer Daytona 675R model.

Wait for the new 765 Street RS and see if  I can get an older 675R with the "change"
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Bike Talk / New Lid Time
July 10, 2019, 08:31:11 am
My Arai is now 11 yrs old.

I'm thinking Shoei as well as Arai as they have changed their shell shape in recent years and they now appear to fit me of the couple of new ones I've tried on. 

Who wears a Shoei? Which model? Any recommendations? Budget of about £400.
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Bike Talk / Ducati Streetfighter V4
June 13, 2019, 03:14:18 pm
Prototype images released to coincide with them having a crack at the Pikes Peak KTM record.

It looks fucking gorgeous.

https://www.ducati.com/ww/en/bikes/streetfighter-v4

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Bike Talk / B1H or P8F ZX6R?
June 07, 2019, 07:11:58 pm
Couple of bikes for sale close to me at the moment.

One is an 09 p8f 600 with a paint gouge in the tank but he's offered it to me at a very nice price.

The other is a totally standard black B1H - similar money.

Both have about 20k mileage.

Obviously my heart says B1 as they are the finest ZX6R ever made but the p8f is very pretty and I hear a total track weapon.

Fancy something completely different to my KTM for Oulton Park fun and moving forward.

Anyone ridden both? Will the lack of tonque in the 09 piss me off?
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Bike Talk / Still a Kawasaki fan at heart...
April 21, 2019, 05:19:25 pm
Anyone got £11.5k that could lend me.

:afro:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KAWASAKI-ZXR750R-1992-MUST-SEE-THIS-AMAZING-EXAMPLE-ORIGINAL/202631463786?ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F710-53481-19255-0%2F1%3Fff3%3D2%26toolid%3D10044%26campid%3D5338018685%26customid%3D%26lgeo%3D1%26vectorid%3D229508%26item%3D202631463786%26srcrot%3D710-53481-19255-0%26rvr_id%3D1942138136528%26rvr_ts%3D40b0dfb116a0a88aa7441f88ffa50e3b&ul_noapp=true&pageci=a8652026-59b5-41be-bd11-60de403223d9
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Bike Talk / Flare Audio Ear Plugs
April 04, 2019, 09:26:02 pm
Anyone use them for riding? Any good? Effective?

Look pretty interesting (for earplugs).

https://www.flareaudio.com/collections/isolate

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Bike Talk / Manchester Bike Show
March 14, 2019, 07:30:15 pm
I'm being "encouraged" to go on 24 March.

Anyone else wanna meet up? Al, Iain, Peej, Dan???

I'd like to look for a textile suit. Anyone who's been before before, is there any decent trade stands??
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Bike Talk / Bemoto bike Insurance
March 09, 2019, 12:26:41 pm
Anyone here use them? Ever had to claim?

The lads on the KTM forum really rate them - just wondered if anyone here had any dealings with em?
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Bike Talk / AGV AX8 Naked Helmet
February 17, 2019, 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?
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Bike Talk / RST 2 piece textiles
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?
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Bike Talk / I’ve finally bought one.....
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.

:cool:

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Bikes For Sale / KTM 790 Duke for sale
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.

Cheers
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Bike Talk / Silly season
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:
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Bike Talk / Drying your bike after washing.
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?
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Misc For Sale / Samsung S8+ Smartphone
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

Phone
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.
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Bike Talk / KTM Finished.
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.

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Bike Talk / Bike Show?
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?