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Post by randlemarcus @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:12 am

Chewing the Fat, PIN 2355

Yay, I'm leading. Mostly because theres only me in there at the minute, but hey ;)
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Post by Hooli @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:16 pm

Jagdpanther wrote:
If I do get around to buying another, I would have to go for something either brutal or classic

Suzuki GSX 1400/Yamaha XJR1300

Original Kawasaki Z1000
Honda CB900 or CBX1000


if it helps i got the gsx1400 9 months after doing my DAS & i hadnt ridden a bike since i was about 6 at a fair! lovely machines, so balanced at low speed it doesnt feel heavy & comfy as an old armchair. oh goes ok too.
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Post by nervy @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:18 pm

about to buy something.

list down to:

ducati 848

augusta f1


everything else black and moody.
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Post by nervy @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:19 pm

but not kris akubusis wife, obviously.
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Post by Ducati Gary @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:27 pm

848 ?


*subliminal mssg*

748r
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Post by 3oh8 @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:30 pm

nervy wrote:about to buy something.

list down to:

ducati 848

augusta f1


everything else black and moody.


What sort of use will get from it?

Unless youre getting an '08 model and theyve worked some magic on it, forget the MVNerv. Lovely bike, really lovely, a site to behold. But the first service is a strip down and rebuild (at 500miles!) and the fuelling on the EFI is woeful. People will tell you they can be sorted with a PCIII but it doesnt do the job fully.

Had one in the family ('06 model 1000) and sold it early in the piece.

Ive no experience of it, but by all accounts, the 848 will be a better bet and it will hold its value better as the new models have become sought after (and credible) again after the 999/749 debacle.
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Post by nervy @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:44 pm

3oh8 wrote:after the 999/749 debacle.


what was wrong with them?
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Post by 3oh8 @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:07 pm

nervy wrote:
3oh8 wrote:after the 999/749 debacle.


what was wrong with them?


Mainly that they werent much of a technical step forward from the 998/748 and they were a styling disaster.

In the year after the 999 was released, it was outsold by the 998.

I have a (the boss') 998R in my office, so I guess Im slightly bias.
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Post by Jagdpanther @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:39 pm

3oh8 wrote:
nervy wrote:
3oh8 wrote:after the 999/749 debacle.


what was wrong with them?


Mainly that they werent much of a technical step forward from the 998/748 and they were a styling disaster.

In the year after the 999 was released, it was outsold by the 998.

I have a (the boss') 998R in my office, so I guess Im slightly bias.


prefer the styling of the 888 or 916/996 to the newer stuff personally
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Post by Schmeeky @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:04 pm

Got a '96 Bandit 1200 that needs a wash...
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Post by Streethawk @ Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:22 pm

3oh8 wrote:
nervy wrote:
3oh8 wrote:after the 999/749 debacle.


what was wrong with them?

they were a styling disaster.

I have to disagree here, I think they are a beautiful looking machine, especially the rear end on the Monopostos. I am considering an 848 but styling wise, I honestly prefer my bike. All boils down to personal taste though.
And as for your comment about them not being a big technical leap forward, the 848/1098 isnt exactly light years away from the 749/999.
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Post by parakitaMol @ Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:41 pm

Don't have a bike right now but I do sometimes read the bollocks you write on the bike forum.

Hey Yoda my freind of old! :-) how many forums have we shared now? lol!!
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Post by 3oh8 @ Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:37 pm

Hyperthrust wrote:
3oh8 wrote:
nervy wrote:
3oh8 wrote:after the 999/749 debacle.


what was wrong with them?

they were a styling disaster.

I have to disagree here, I think they are a beautiful looking machine, especially the rear end on the Monopostos. I am considering an 848 but styling wise, I honestly prefer my bike. All boils down to personal taste though.


I think there are a few who liked them, no doubt. But it didnt have fraction of the mainstream appeal as the 916 shape.

Hyperthrust wrote:
And as for your comment about them not being a big technical leap forward, the 848/1098 isnt exactly light years away from the 749/999.


No thats true but an increase in displacement for the flagship model is fairly significant, plus the data logger, traction control etc etc.
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Post by D_T_W @ Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:03 pm

Currently have a CBR600F which is up for sale as i'm being made redundant, however i'm possibly think of a Blackbird as my next bike in the future and not having a car.

Or i could just buy an R1 and be done with it!
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Post by StuR @ Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:19 pm

Nothing at the minute, but that should hopefully be changing in the next week.

Had a GSX-R 750 in TT centenery colours last year.

Not sure what I'm getting just yet, but as I'm very keen to pursue a trackday hobby it'll most likely be a 600, in which case i'm 90% sure it'll be a new Yam R6. Much as I'd love an R1 I think I'll be better of on a 600 for track.
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Post by Psychlist @ Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:34 pm

R1200ST, BMW's best kept secret 8)
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Post by GingerNinja @ Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:42 am

ZX7-R here.
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Post by AndyG @ Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:31 pm

GS500e, N Reg, Black.

Mods so far: Headlight Faring (took all the wires out of the headlight and put behind Faring), Headlight On/Off Switch, LOUD Horn, Back carrier.


Dream 8) : PA System with the sound of a V8 :twisted:
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Post by Jelle @ Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:49 pm

Hello, Rach81 on PH checking in. CBR600F, still not passed my chuffin test but it won't be long! Currently pimping my ride while he's in the shed - replacing bulbs, generally polishing and saying nice things to him. :lol:
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Post by Hooli @ Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:19 pm

didnt you have a problem with weather on your test Rach? rebooked yet?
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Post by Jelle @ Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:50 pm

Yeah the weathers been rubbish, finally got a test on a really windy day, so he took me on a town route to a notoriously tight road for the u-turn. My insrtuctor said, dont think about it, loads of revs and wang it round.
Got up there with Mr No Tolerance examiner, couldnt get the new bike on the centre stand, by the time i got it up I was shaking and on the verge of tears.
Pushed the bike round, still shaking and thought I'd failed already. Set off on my uturn and paniced totally, revvved the bollox off the bike and wobbled putting my foot down.
Wish I had wheelied, would have been a cooler fail!
Did the rest of the test with the toughest examiner, with only 1 minor! Goddamit!!!

I cried on the examiner back at the test center I was so pissed off with myself!!

Have another test booked now, went to the bike shop today and the guys were just setting off for a ride and I felt so gutted!
Next time!!

ETA that was test 5 after the rest being cancelled due to the weather, now Ive got to pay for a retest, bugger!!
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Post by Hooli @ Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:02 pm

bad luck there dear, hope the next one works out. one minor proves you can ride though dont it?
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Post by Jelle @ Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:17 pm

Yeah I'm pretty chuffed with that bit, especially from Mr Zero Tolerance, I think he felt bad when I started crying back at the test centre, didn't change it to a pass though grrrr. :lol:
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Post by bikers nemesis @ Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:00 pm

07 R1.
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Post by randlemarcus @ Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:05 pm

Hallo you :)
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Post by StuR @ Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:11 pm

bikers nemesis wrote:07 R1.


Good to see you here John 8)
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Post by bikers nemesis @ Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:25 pm

Hello lads, quite a few familiar names in here. :)

Have you decided on a new bike yet Stu?
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Post by StuR @ Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:49 pm

bikers nemesis wrote:Hello lads, quite a few familiar names in here. :)

Have you decided on a new bike yet Stu?



Yep, done and dusted as of today :mrgreen: Delivered some time next week hopefully!

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Yellow 749S with one previous owner who chopped it in for a 749R, 8k miles on an 04 plate, standard aside of crash bobbins and alarm but it's getting a termi system and a better alarm fitted before I get it, and the ECU and filters that go with it. Couldn't believe how roomy they are, I went expecting (despite reassurances otherwise here) them to be like a 748, but they're great even for someone of my size! I'm sure I'll still look like a gorilla on a moped.

Dead chuffed
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Post by bikers nemesis @ Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:58 pm

StuR wrote:
bikers nemesis wrote:Hello lads, quite a few familiar names in here. :)

Have you decided on a new bike yet Stu?



Yep, done and dusted as of today :mrgreen: Delivered some time next week hopefully!

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Yellow 749S with one previous owner who chopped it in for a 749R, 8k miles on an 04 plate, standard aside of crash bobbins and alarm but it's getting a termi system and a better alarm fitted before I get it, and the ECU and filters that go with it. Couldn't believe how roomy they are, I went expecting (despite reassurances otherwise here) them to be like a 748, but they're great even for someone of my size! I'm sure I'll still look like a gorilla on a moped.

Dead chuffed
:mrgreen:


Excellent Stu. Look forward to having a run out with you in the near future. Did you get it from M&S, I hope you're not going for the "Ghost Rider" look with the riding gear. :mrgreen:

I'll keep an eye out in here, but I'll mostly be on that bike site I sent you the link for a while back.

Just in time for spring too. 8)
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Post by StuR @ Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:24 pm

LoL I had black leathers, helmet and boots but they've since been replaced as I saw the error of my ways.

It's at M&S yeah, was prepared to travel much further afield for the right bike, but it turned up on my doorstep, who am I to complain :mrgreen:

Definately up for some runs out mate, though I suspect you'll be leaving me standing on that R1 8) I'll be posting on hooners too :mrgreen:
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