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Bike Talk / Re: Triumph Street Tripple 765 RS
June 29, 2019, 03:36:56 pm
I brought my 765 RS after falling in love with the triple last year. Hired a 675 RX for the Scotland trip in 2018 and it was ace! Finally got round to a test ride in Janurary this year and picked up a cracking deal on a used 765RS in March. Took it on the Scotland trip this year and did 1206 miles in 4 days. It is, by far, the best road bike Ive ever had. Much more fun than litre sports bikes and more comfortable than my old gixer 750.

You wont be disappointed.
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Mechanical / Zx6r G/J Radiator measurements required
October 02, 2017, 09:33:44 pm
As per the title, can anyone with a G1/2 or J1/2 give the measurements of their rad.

Ta
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Bike Talk / Re: Ear Plugs - ANYONE USED THESE?????
June 22, 2016, 09:59:00 pm
I used to use foam ear plugs but got professionally moulded ear plugs made up 6 years ago by Ultimate Ear. The difference was incredible!!

I ride nearly every day - I commute to work on the bike using "blank" plugs and I ride as part of my job with plugs that accomodate my comms/music. With this amount of riding, I want decent protection.

3 years after my first pair were made up I went in for another fitting. My ears had changed but the new plugs weren't made correctly. This was rectified free of charge and another pair were made up and received within a week.

Just had my latest "work" moulds done and they've changed again. The difference was noticable immediately - the new ones feel tighter and the noise, especially wind at higher speeds, has significantly reduced. So I'm getting a new set of blanks made up too.

Whilst some of you say that "these are only £XXX per pair/hundred of pairs" etc and are more worried about price than your hearing, that's fine if you only ride a few weekends a year. But for someone riding a lot, spend a few extra quid and keep your hearing :thumbright:
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Misc For Sale / VW Passat estate, 57 plate £2500
May 10, 2016, 01:22:40 pm
Afternoon guys and gals,

Due to new car coming in early June, my VW Passat is up for sale.



2.0l diesel, 140bhp, 'S' spec model, 57 plate with 114000 on the clock. Me and the Mrs have owned the car for 2 years. It had a full history up until we brought it with the all-important cambelt done at about 80k (receipt to prove). Serviced late last year by my friend who's a technician at the local VW garage, he discovered it was due a recall to have all the injectors and wiring loom replaced so this was done also (about 2 grand if you had to pay for it!!)

New clutch and duel mass flywheel also done last year along with electonic handbrake switch and tailgate latch (both common problems on this model and replaced with genuine VW parts). Good tyres, brakes etc. MOT until July but should sail through it's next test.

Few bad points in that it has been a work horse so it has a few dinks in it, the aircon could do with a re-gas and we've only ever had one key.

I will post some more pictures when it stops raining and I've had chance to wash it properly and hoover out the inside.

Bargain car that will go forever. Located in Aylesbury, Bucks. £2500ono.

Sax
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Bike Talk / Re: Return to the Ninja
February 11, 2016, 08:35:41 pm
Thanks for the comments peeps. Really happy with it. Heated grips now fitted so perfect for my commute.

The S1000RR left me a bit cold. I rode it for a whole day a year or so ago at warp factor 9 (legally). It just did everything so boringly well and I think the looks are a bit average. But the 10 really gets me going :love4:
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Bike Talk / Return to the Ninja
February 03, 2016, 08:23:50 pm
So, 16 years after buying my last ninja, I'm back!! :cool:



Picked this up today. Quite a bit quicker than the 600 J1 I used to have but it feels very familiar. Love it!

This does mean my CB1000R is for sale :( I posted an ad a few months back but this will be updated in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I have some riding to do :moto:

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Both biker and car driver at fault here. Overtaking/filtering rider should have been aware of the potential of emerging traffic from the nearside and car driver should have been aware of other road users so very much 50/50. To "prove beyond all reasonable doubt" that the car driver was at fault would be extremelty difficult hence there being "no realistic prospect of conviction". Therefore the police aren't going to over-investigate a job that's going nowhere or do the job of the insurance company and start taking statements to sort out the claim. They don't have the time, money or resources. And anyway, that's where you come in TC :thumbright:

If there was a case for the car driver to answer and they were taken to court, I would also expect the bike rider to be taken to court as she is partically blameworthy.

Whilst a broken leg is classed as a "serious" injury, FCIU (Forensic Collision Investigation Unit) would not have been called. They generally only go to life changing and fatal collisions.

An unfortunate set of circumstances for all. I agree that maybe the police could have communicated with the biker a bit better but as stated in the article, she was in hospital and updates were given to the family to pass on. I know that I wouldn't want to see a rozzer at my bedside if I were laying in hospital all smashed up and feeling sorry for myself......
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Quote from: The Wizard of MOz on August 29, 2015, 08:15:47 am
Carbon was asking what he could get for £4100.

If he stopped ebaying wrecked KTMs he could have a decent bike.


For £4100 I'd throw in the steering damper and fitting kit :cool: Damper was replaced last year under a warranty claim so pretty much brand new. It's a Hyperpro RSC.
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Forgot to say, new front tyre being fitted next week and plenty of miles left in the rear. Chain & sprockets good as always on a Scotoiler and plenty of meat on the brake pads. Will throw in the official Honda workshop manual as well.
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Hi all,

It's time for a change so the CB has to go.

Honda CB1000R 2009 59 plate.

I have owned this bike since it was 3 years old purchasing it in January 2012. At the time of purchase it only had 2627 miles on it. I purchased it from On Yer Bike in Aylesbury. They had taken it in as a part exchange and it was then its original colour of Dragon Green. On Yer Bike had Dream Machine do one of their paint jobs on it and now it's red, white and blue HRC colours and looks spot on. I am the third owner of the bike. It was pre-registered by Padgetts Honda in Yorkshire and then privately owned. Prior to me buying it, it had barely been ridden!

The bike has now covered about 32500 miles. I have meticulously maintained it and kept it looking sweet. I have always used genuine Honda parts for servicing and if anything, it has been over-serviced having oil and filter changes more regularly than Honda suggest in the maintenance schedule. The details look like this:-

24/12/11 @ 2627 miles. Serviced by On Yer Bike, Aylesbury prior to me taking delivery
15/06/12 @ 6076 miles. Oil and filter plus minor service
14/09/12 @ 9568 miles. Oil and filter plus minor service. Hel braided brake hoses fitted with new fluid
02/03/13 @ 15010 miles. Oil and filter plus major 16000 miles service including valve clearance check
02/11/13 @ 20069 miles. Oil and filter plus minor service
22/04/14 @ 24387 miles. Oil and filter plus minor service. Front brake calipers replaced due to pitted pistons
05/02/15 @ 30081 miles. Oil, filter, spark plugs, air filter, brake fluid , coolant and major service completed including valve clearance check. At this time the alternator stator packed up but this was replaced by Honda under a warranty claim (known issue with this part) and fitted by Marshalls Honda at Milton Keynes. I also fitted a new rear shock as the old one was getting a bit bouncy and the fork oil was changed.

I have fitted a few extras and these are included in the sale. It has heated grips, tail tidy, Jon F undertray, Hel Braided brake hoses (front fitted but rear still in box unused), mirror extenders, a touring screen, Pyramid rear hugger, Beowolf radiator guard and full Venture Shield Paint Protection. R&G aero crash bungs and spindle bungs, upgraded two-tone horn (130 decibels!) and a genuine Honda rear seat cowl painted by Dream Machine to match the rest of the bike. I also have a set of Renthal handlebars that I fitted to play about with the riding position. I didn't get on with these so put the originals back on but they are included in the sale.

I have all the original parts; bar grips, rear foot rests, passenger seat, engine bolts, horn etc and will include these. I have both keys, the original manuals and service book, loads of photos, receipt for when I purchased the bike and fist fulls of receipts for all the parts, filters, bit & bobs etc to back up the service history.

The bike is currently on a private plate which is not included in the sale. I will get this changed prior to the sale and it will go back on a 59 plate. Photos show it fitted with a Yoshi R77D can and Hyperpro Steering Damper. These ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE OF THE BIKE.

This bike has been a peach but it's time to move on. It is in fantastic condition for the miles it's covered and is probably better than some bikes out there with half the miles. It does have the odd stone chip and the paint is rubbing off on the frame where my boots rub but that's about it. Apart from the alternator stator it has never gone wrong. It's never used any oil and always started when I hit the button. Work colleagues have run these bikes past 60k miles without any problems. I have loads of photos including some where it's in bits for the servicing. I welcome any inspection. I will also include a new genuine Honda oil filter and sump plug washer so you're half way to the next service! Brand new front tyre being fitted next week and MOT until December.

Been hard to put a price on my bike due to the mileage. But on AutoTrader at the moment you'll find an 08 with 26k miles for £4800 (trade) and an 08 with 18k miles for £4550 (trade). On ebay there's nothing comparable (except the same £4800 bike above). On MCN there's an 08 with 7400 miles for £4500 (private and rubbish advert) or an 09 with 21k miles for £5k (trade). This makes mine a pretty good buy at a ninja price of £3975!






If you have any questions, please ask.

Sax
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Products & Services / Re: HPI checks
May 31, 2015, 05:26:20 pm
Cheers Moz. Shows my memory is still working well though! LOL
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Products & Services / HPI checks
May 31, 2015, 02:00:39 pm
Does anyone have access to free or reduced price HPI checks? I seem to remember someone offering to do them a while ago if people wanted.

Cheers
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Wanted / Re: ZX10R 2011 onwards Service Manual
May 14, 2015, 05:40:39 pm
Downloaded. Many thanks!!  :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Wanted / ZX10R 2011 onwards Service Manual
May 14, 2015, 05:08:33 pm
Does anyone have an electronic copy of the service manual for 2011 and onward ZX10R'S they can send me?

Cheers :cool:
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Bike Talk / Re: R1 launch
November 08, 2014, 09:46:51 am
Those brake calipers were first used 10 years ago on the 2004 model. You'd think they'd put something a bit more special on it considering the likely price tag and some of the competition running Brembo's as standard..?