Your bike history - in pictures

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Post by Turntable @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:25 am

Good list.
What were the Bimotas like NNK?
I always used to dwell on those come bike buying time and then lose my bottle.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:31 am

NNK what the purpose of the Husky?

It looks like a trials bike but with road tyres?
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:03 pm

Honda CR 250
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KTM 420 GS
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Honda XR 250
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Kawasaki KLX 600
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Piaggio Zip 50
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:10 pm

Some nice bikes there NNK - also love your Honda CR ID.

Ginj, when are you going to do your BMW? You MUST.

Tokes, your ducati is still the tits.

TT, how are you still liking the CBR? Using it much?

Hooli, is you Bonnie and old one? It looks like it has real carbs...
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by GingerNinja @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:21 pm

Disastrous wrote:Some nice bikes there NNK - also love your Honda CR ID.

Ginj, when are you going to do your BMW? You MUST.

Tokes, your ducati is still the tits.

TT, how are you still liking the CBR? Using it much?

Hooli, is you Bonnie and old one? It looks like it has real carbs...


I'm just waiting to get some more strength and movement back into my right leg before I see if I can ride again. Currently can't swing a leg over a bike seat, but could sort of walk onto the back of the new Triumph Bobber. Problem I had then was I really struggled to lift my right foot from the ground to the foot peg. Anyway, I think a Bobber conversion of some sorts to that BMW is in order.

I'll do a separate post for my "inspiration board"

NNK - truly an enviable history there. Nice one.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:32 pm

Dath could you get nervy to contribute here. I'd love to see what he's got through over the last few years. I know he's got/had a desmosedici which I'd love to hear all about.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by GingerNinja @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:34 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Dath could you get nervy to contribute here. I'd love to see what he's got through over the last few years. I know he's got/had a desmosedici which I'd love to hear all about.


He had the KTM RC8 too, which was gorge and suitably rare.
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Post by Hooli @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:23 pm

Disastrous wrote:
Hooli, is you Bonnie and old one? It looks like it has real carbs...


1976 T140v. So yes an old one, but according to the bearded gits at bike shows it's not a real one as it's oil-in-frame (the downtube is the oil tank) rather than having a separate oil tank.All that really means is the frame is a bit taller, which I'm glad about as it's still a small bike. Oh & the controls are the wrong way round like all modern bikes (gears on the left) rather than how proper Brit bikes have the gears on the right.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by NNK @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:14 pm

Turntable wrote:Good list.
What were the Bimotas like NNK?
I always used to dwell on those come bike buying time and then lose my bottle.


They were beautiful to look at, everything oozed quality. The yokes, triple clamps, rearsets, linkages, etc were like the best aftermarket parts you could buy. Bodywork was carbon/fibreglass, etc.
However, the SB7 was primarily a race bike, a GSXR 750RR motor and gearbox with ridiculously tall gearing made it a pig in town/traffic.
IIRC it would do nearly 90mph in first. This was the bike with the Stack clocks on Deuts.
It had massive issues when I first got it, I think the first owner had given up on it and dumped it at a bike shop (non Bimota). It had no cold start circuit on the FI and was almost impossible to start if it wasn't 20C+.
With some (not very) subtle pressure on Bimota UK the ECU was sent to Italy for some 'stuff'.
It got knocked over whilst parked and it was repaired/painted by Kinetic Art. They were left to their own devices with the only guideline being blue/silver. It came back with floating spheres and pink metallic wheels, hmmm.

SB6R (I had an SB6 too, forgot that one in list) was more user friendly (GSXR1100 motor) but I never really got to grips with the handling . I tried jacking up the rear and dropping the forks down but it still steered slowly. It felt tall and not very agile.
I sold it to a mate and he nearly killed himself on it the next day, another mate of mine bought it when repaired and he kept it for many years.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by NNK @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:22 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:NNK what the purpose of the Husky?

It looks like a trials bike but with road tyres?


Have a look at supermotard/supermoto racing on YouTube.
Sooooo much fun on the road, leaving every set of lights on the back wheel, nipping up the inside of sports bikes into corners, general hooligan behaviour. But, and its a big but, an hour in/on that saddle was plenty. I did 2 hours once and couldn't feel my nuts/feet at the end, still grinning though.
Really light, grunty (but not ridiculous top end, I think 150kmh was fastest I went), great handling. Either hang off like a road racer or have your nuts against the tank , foot down and use the wide bars to lever it into corners. Oh no, I want another !
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Aesgarth @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:57 pm

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That's it. Need a bigger list but I keep getting distracted
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Aesgarth @ Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:44 pm

Yes, exactly there.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:41 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Dath could you get nervy to contribute here. I'd love to see what he's got through over the last few years. I know he's got/had a desmosedici which I'd love to hear all about.

I'll have a word.
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Re: Your bike history - in pictures

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:32 am

NNK wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:NNK what the purpose of the Husky?

It looks like a trials bike but with road tyres?


Have a look at supermotard/supermoto racing on YouTube.
Sooooo much fun on the road, leaving every set of lights on the back wheel, nipping up the inside of sports bikes into corners, general hooligan behaviour. But, and its a big but, an hour in/on that saddle was plenty. I did 2 hours once and couldn't feel my nuts/feet at the end, still grinning though.
Really light, grunty (but not ridiculous top end, I think 150kmh was fastest I went), great handling. Either hang off like a road racer or have your nuts against the tank , foot down and use the wide bars to lever it into corners. Oh no, I want another !


:D Thanks, interesting!
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