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Bike Talk / Re: New 2021 ZX10RR unveiled
November 19, 2020, 01:23:25 pm
Fuck me sideways thats one ugly machine!
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Bike Talk / Re: Are modern bikes just too good?
November 16, 2020, 09:09:14 am
I agree with Danoir, my GS was £18,000 which I paid £6000 towards, the rest is on finance obviously.

I will say that the GS community love modding bikes so I wouldn't say it's all dead in that arena either, but certainly I suspect people are less likely to wanna tinker especially with a bike that has tons of electronics.

I read about people getting fault codes and unrideable bikes just because they removed the wheels to have tyres fitted and managed to damage to dislodge an ABS sensor or something.

Mines got active suspension, lean sensitive ABS and TCS and all manner of gizmos which are great, but I'm not sure I'd wanna be fucking around with too much in case it caused an expensive headache.

As for bikes being too good, given my experience of BMW quality I'm not sure I'd say that, but it does amuse me that the 6.5inch TFT dashboard on my bike can be removed just by pulling it out of 3 rubber grommets and then disconnecting the wiring block.

And by remove, I mean steal. There's been a spate of them being nicked given how easy they are to remove, BMW say it's not a design flaw and suggest owners remove the TFT's themselves should they feel it's a safety issue. A new one is £1200 from the factory lol
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Rode it to and from the dealers recently, but excluding that, 2600 miles around the French and Swiss Alps in August.
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
September 29, 2020, 10:50:55 am
Despite all the issues I've had the GS is probably the best all round bike I've ever owned/ridden (for my style of riding). But I do think the Z1000SX will suit you, I nearly tried one myself.
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Misc For Sale / Re: 2006 Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol
June 26, 2020, 01:20:42 pm
Quote from: Andy M on June 26, 2020, 01:07:34 pmHi mate, Iain has first dibs I'll drop him a line now and check. Hope you well 👍🏻

All good here fella you?

And no worries, I wouldn't try and muscle in! Any chance of the reg of the car? I'm having a nightmare with leasing a new car so considering this as a fallback option.
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Misc For Sale / Re: 2006 Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol
June 26, 2020, 11:44:35 am
Hi Andy, did this get sold in the end?
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Bike Talk / Re: New bike....
December 13, 2019, 03:16:14 pm
Quote from: The Wizard of MOz on December 13, 2019, 02:51:09 pmLove it.

And for once - gold looks OK. I'd still have black if the choice was there.

I think if I'd been ordering it brand new I'd have played it safe and ordered it with the black wheels too.

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Bike Talk / Re: New bike....
December 13, 2019, 01:35:31 pm
Quote from: Lord Danoir the first on December 13, 2019, 12:33:08 pmfuuuuuucking lugly mate...... did I say lugly? I meant lugly...... bollocks..... LOVELY!!!!

FUUUUUUUUVKING LOVELY MATE

:rofl:
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Bike Talk / Re: New bike....
December 13, 2019, 10:51:35 am
Quote from: Jarse on December 13, 2019, 10:45:29 amVery nice machine.  Gold wheels are a yes from me.

Thanks dude!

Quote from: Alzo on December 13, 2019, 10:50:58 amThe Gold wheels define the design...don't succumb to polarisation...embrace your own mind.
Bike is ace...I wish you and your much better quarter many happy safe journeys.

I agree! And thanks :)
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Bike Talk / New bike....
December 13, 2019, 10:37:50 am
I've bored everyone on Facebook with pics, so thought I'd inflict them on the rest of you lol

The gold wheels seem to polarise people's opinions, they are growing on me I must admit but overall I'm velly 'appy.





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Think I'm paying £74.99 to BT for Unlimited Fibre plus BT Sport HD. Can only get 24mbps download/3mbps upload here and no option for Virgin fibre. Paying Sky £36 a month for Sky Q 2TB (UHD) and have the minimum of channels but get Eurosport so I can watch the BSB and WSBK.

I might swap back to streaming next year, last time I did it it worked out less than 200quid for the year to be able to stream MotoGP, BSB and WSBK live and thats all I ever watch. I don't watch any other live TV.
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Bike Talk / Re: got a test ride booked
September 10, 2019, 09:43:15 am
The odd indeed, the Tiger 1200 XRT has shift assist as standard and I know for a fact is a QS with auto blipper but perhaps they haven't carried that properly over to the Speed, which is a real shame and possibly a bad move by Triumph!
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Bike Talk / Re: got a test ride booked
September 09, 2019, 04:17:34 pm
Quote from: komp on September 09, 2019, 04:12:54 pmit comes with something called triumph shift assist, which i found to be shit when i went on test ride
so had a QS installed, only works on up shift... i believe, i haven't actually tried on downshift tbh


Thats odd mate, Triumph Shift Assist IS a quickshifter for the upchange with a blipper for the downchange. Tiger 1200 owner with it rate it highly so I'm surprised you found it shit :(
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Bike Talk / Re: got a test ride booked
August 30, 2019, 04:07:33 pm
Quote from: Alzo on August 30, 2019, 03:28:04 pm
Quote from: PJ on August 30, 2019, 03:16:08 pm
Quote from: Alzo on August 30, 2019, 02:57:59 pm
Quote from: PJ on August 30, 2019, 02:35:03 pm
Quote from: Alzo on August 30, 2019, 12:27:25 pm
Quote from: PJ on August 30, 2019, 09:10:59 am
Quote from: komp on August 30, 2019, 08:41:42 amyes mate... excellent powers of deduction :)

i didnt know that, although not sure i would need any more ponies, the 1050 was rapid


I wonder if it's to balance any new emissions regs strangling the engine?

To keep up with the competition...the new generation BMW S1000R with the Shiftcam engine will lead the field soon...a bike for real men...not many on here...😂😉

None as far as I know.... ;)


Apart from me.

I stand by my previous statement....


You'd have starved last weekend if not for my efforts. 🙄😉

Thats true, you fed me with a constant supply of good food and good insults :D
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Bike Talk / Re: got a test ride booked
August 30, 2019, 03:16:08 pm
Quote from: Alzo on August 30, 2019, 02:57:59 pm
Quote from: PJ on August 30, 2019, 02:35:03 pm
Quote from: Alzo on August 30, 2019, 12:27:25 pm
Quote from: PJ on August 30, 2019, 09:10:59 am
Quote from: komp on August 30, 2019, 08:41:42 amyes mate... excellent powers of deduction :)

i didnt know that, although not sure i would need any more ponies, the 1050 was rapid


I wonder if it's to balance any new emissions regs strangling the engine?

To keep up with the competition...the new generation BMW S1000R with the Shiftcam engine will lead the field soon...a bike for real men...not many on here...😂😉

None as far as I know.... ;)


Apart from me.

I stand by my previous statement....