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Messages - Manic636

Bike Talk / Re: Cap on Horsepower.
December 19, 2019, 03:25:00 pm
Depends on mode and style of riding, if I'm completely honest the 120 the B1 had was plenty for the road but the GSXS at 150 feels about right, Having rode the GS1200 with 124 it felt ok but also that I'd get a little bored with it especially as I was considering one for 2 Up with luggage.. Remember the BMW K1 which had 100BHP and was produced to the agreement but BMW spent a fortune with all the bodywork and wind tunnel testing, interesting as it was I don't think I'd buy a modern equivalent.
Fancy a go on the new super duke with 180BHP tho ;-)
Bike Talk / Re: New bike....
December 13, 2019, 09:48:39 pm
Peek, great bike, colour scheme makes it look quality and I like the gold wheels, enjoy it as I do know from that recent test ride that they a very capable beast...
Bike Talk / Re: Any exciting you....
December 05, 2019, 06:48:27 pm
Thought I had put something on here previously but maybe it was my imagination lol

New Z1000SX floats my boat and looking forward to getting a ride on one in the new year, BMW R1250RS also still appeals.
Have toyed with the adventure bike thing but ruled it out now and tbh taking my GSXS in for service the other week reminded me how much fun I can have on it albeit perhaps only without Julie on the back....
Bike Talk / Re: What's the future.
December 05, 2019, 06:42:14 pm
Quote from: Foo on December 05, 2019, 02:08:19 pmAfter having driven a few electric cars, and experienced the acceleration and speed I'm actually looking forward to trying an electric bike.
I do get to use the EV's at work on several occasions and have to say they are very driveable so if we can get to decent range and the new thermal charging battery technology can be approved for super fast recharging times then the bikes should be plenty entertaining. Will miss the noise tho
Bike Talk / Re: Kawasaki Z H2
November 06, 2019, 12:25:07 pm
Quote from: Alzo on November 03, 2019, 05:24:43 pm
Quote from: The Wizard of MOz on November 03, 2019, 05:01:29 pmI'm at the NEC on the 16th.
I'm there on 16th as well, sure I owe someone a coffee lol
Bike Talk / Re: Kawasaki Z H2
November 02, 2019, 11:44:13 pm
Less than £16000 apparently... just a rummage down the back of the sofa for a good chippie 😉
Bike Talk / Re: Kawasaki Z H2
November 01, 2019, 10:14:19 pm
Brave styling allied to possibly the most exciting engine package, what's not to love..
Scottish Memorial Rideout / Re: Memorial Ride 2020
October 11, 2019, 02:11:54 pm
Had been looking at Premier Inn prices for the last weekend just this week, I'm up for it and if I can sort a comfy seat for Julie then we may even do the ride there and back instead of just hiring for the day..
Bike Talk / Re: New Lid Time
July 19, 2019, 09:43:22 pm
Quote from: mc101 on July 18, 2019, 01:05:19 pmJust got a replacement for my Shark ... X-Lite 803RR (huge discount on them as they are "last years model") -- link below:

X-Lite Sale

Super comfy and at that price rude not too ....

Nice lids, had a much earlier version which i was wearing when got knocked off my K4, do fancy the 803 but it definitely feels 'snug' ... ,must be my huge brain lol
Bike Talk / Re: New Lid Time
July 11, 2019, 07:17:32 am
I've had quite a few Shoei in my time and always seem to come back to them after trying other brands including Arai, The GT-Air I've got is 5 years old, superb helmet if a little heavier than I'd like and there are some bargains to be had because the GT-Air II is now out.. The NXR is on my list because of weight although doesnt have the drop down sun visor and doesn't fit speakers as well at the GT.
Superb build quality and strength from the shells is the big attraction backed up by the plush feeling, great airflow and in the GT-Air noise is low, may have a look at a Schuberth next as some cracking deals on the R2 and they have an excellent rep
Scottish Memorial Rideout / Re: 2019
April 29, 2019, 05:57:18 pm
Quote from: GRUMPY on April 29, 2019, 02:56:59 pm
Quote from: Foo on April 29, 2019, 12:11:58 pm
we've made the decision to do the Memorial in 4 wheels next year  :azn:

51 weeks to change your minds.  ;)
What about a birl roond the Borders at some point ?
Give Ian a hug fae me and wish him a speedy recovery.

A hug from you would just break the other ribs ;-)

Foo you and Ian could always do next year on a couple c90's just saying  :rofl:
Scottish Memorial Rideout / Re: 2019
April 28, 2019, 10:12:50 am
Really enjoyed the day in spite of the weather and other events, great to see all the usual faces and laughs galore in the evenings. The big KTM was the right bike for the day in the circumstances and looking forward to the next trip. Thanks all for making it worth the trip  :)
Bike Talk / Re: Would you still ride if?
March 28, 2019, 10:23:12 am
Hmmm, wont be affecting bikes tho will it but I think I'll have to keep a 'classic bike' running just for the history of it  ;)
Newbie Corner / Re: Its been a while
December 05, 2018, 06:16:09 pm
Quote from: Raydial on December 05, 2018, 08:39:33 am
Quote from: Manic636 on December 05, 2018, 07:51:56 am
Welcome back Rob, any Kwaka is a good one even though some of them have a fat sexy arse  ;)

Fixed it for ya. You're welcome. :thumbleft:

That's what you used to see behind the B1 whilst on your C  ;)
Newbie Corner / Re: Its been a while
December 05, 2018, 07:51:56 am
Welcome back Rob, any Kwaka is a good one even though some of them have a fat arse  ;)