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Messages - Manic636

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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
October 28, 2020, 08:38:28 am
Now put off till new year, an element of frustration kicked in with finance company being dicks.. And yes I know its like the last chapter of the book being ripped out or the last season of GOT
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
October 20, 2020, 07:11:21 am
Decision has been made just having some issues making it happen.. reveal will be made once issues are sorted..
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Projects / Re: R1 -- SOLD 2021 Project Starts Here ....
October 16, 2020, 04:14:44 pm
We will be looking forward to the future teases of the decision
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Projects / Re: R1 -- SOLD 2021 Project Starts Here ....
October 16, 2020, 04:09:31 pm
Mmmm the blade might be a tasty option for a change..
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Not counting the test rides

2 weeks ago
I took the GSXS1000F for a spin in Wales, got a bit of fast fun in, loved it
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
October 09, 2020, 01:38:12 pm
Quote from: MOzZereLLa on October 08, 2020, 02:10:23 pmDon't do it too quickly though. This thread is the only thing keeping the forum alive....

LOL
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
October 07, 2020, 10:46:28 pm
BMW R1250RS ridden and have to say what a bike, I really do like it .. a lot but all things being even it is approx £100 per month more expensive on the finance although it is cheaper insurance than the Ninja by about £20 per month ( equivalent) plus with current offer just announced another £15 per month saved, so £65 per month difference gets me better weather protection, higher residual value, more control over the gadgets (dodgy Bluetooth tho lol), keyless operation, electronic suspension...
Alternative is to buy an ex demo or 1 owner BMW with 2 years of warranty, have a realistic difference of £30 per month and I suspect I'd be a very happy bunny....

I know I'm leaning towards the BMW but I know I will love the big Kwak...

Stay tuned as the bank manager has his say......lol
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
October 05, 2020, 04:45:25 pm
Test ride done today on the Ninja, very impressive, everything that was good about the old one but with some added refinement and better handling, the brakes are very good. The deciding factor may be how Julie feels on pillion but need to organise a ride for that. Yes I could definitely live with one again, BMW on Wednesday and perhaps Multistrada..
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
October 03, 2020, 05:47:32 pm
The only wish for me on the ninja is not having electronic suspension although it does have a remote adjuster for preload, but.... it looks good in white or graphite and It is a box ticker lol
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Bike Talk / Re: Should I shouldn’t I
October 02, 2020, 08:31:50 am
Quote from: Alzo on October 01, 2020, 12:36:23 pmPS: I'm toying with the 2021 SX1000...like what I see...would suit for a bit of spirited riding and touring.
It's an impressive piece of kit still, not sure I'm liking the look but cant have everything
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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


!!!!
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..