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Re: Journey to Biking

Had my second full day lesson on Friday, and rather pleasingly, we got transferred over to the 650cc bikes at lunchtime - Suzuki Gladiuses (Gladii...? :^ ) I absolutely loved it! I'm back to not being totally confident at slow speed stuff, and there were a couple of dicey ...
by LeCreusetFiend
Yesterday, 11:49
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Journey to Biking
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: WDW 2018

If you have a passion for Ducati’s it’s a great place to be. If you have a passion for bikes in general it’s an retesting place to be. Italians love their bikes and especially Ducati’s. Not many sports bikes but loads of Multistradas, Monsters, Streetfighters and Hypermotards. ...
by duke63
21 Jul 2018, 18:41
 
Forum: Photos and Videos
Topic: WDW 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: KTM 790 Duke - Review

One of the guys on the Performance Bikes forum has just traded in his MT09SP for one of these. He did a track day today and in his first session he was 5 seconds a lap quicker around Donington on the KTM than on the Yamaha.

It sounds like he really enjoyed himself on the bike.
by Kwacky
18 Jul 2018, 19:59
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: KTM 790 Duke - Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: Talk me out of it....

... old bike with 1,000 miles on it that's only dragged out for a few weekends a year and not looked after in between. Owner knowledge is key. Some bikes I've seen on the forums with massive mileage are owned by blokes who think nothing of doing their own engine strip downs. I don't disagree. But ...
by duke63
17 Jul 2018, 21:38
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: Talk me out of it....

... old bike with 1,000 miles on it that's only dragged out for a few weekends a year and not looked after in between. Owner knowledge is key. Some bikes I've seen on the forums with massive mileage are owned by blokes who think nothing of doing their own engine strip downs.
by Kwacky
17 Jul 2018, 19:54
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: Talk me out of it....

Kwacky wrote:/laughs at comments about being unable to sell high mileage bikes

(lol) (lol)


What would you figure as high mileage on a bike??

Sportbike.

Not a Harley/cruiser....they go for light years.
by D41
17 Jul 2018, 19:39
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: Talk me out of it....

D6Nutz wrote:
Kwacky wrote:/laughs at comments about being unable to sell high mileage bikes

(lol) (lol)
Agreed. I had no problems shifting the RSV which was probably about 40k. Couldn't tell though as the odo kept resetting whenever the battery went flat (facepalm)


:D :D :D
by Cavetroll87
17 Jul 2018, 16:01
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: Talk me out of it....

Kwacky wrote:/laughs at comments about being unable to sell high mileage bikes

(lol) (lol)
Agreed. I had no problems shifting the RSV which was probably about 40k. Couldn't tell though as the odo kept resetting whenever the battery went flat (facepalm)
by D6Nutz
17 Jul 2018, 15:59
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: Talk me out of it....

/laughs at comments about being unable to sell high mileage bikes

(lol) (lol)
by Kwacky
17 Jul 2018, 14:42
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: Recommendations Please: Suspension Setup

Still a full day out but JHS are highly recommended and do the Fast Bikes magazine work.

http://www.jhsracing.co.uk/
by duke63
16 Jul 2018, 18:40
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Recommendations Please: Suspension Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Talk me out of it....

... enjoy something newer next year without such a big adjustment period if that makes sense For the road I think This generation of 1000cc sports bikes are perfect, better than some of the later bikes especially value for money ( I have gone through quite a few newer bikes looking for another ...
by rocket
16 Jul 2018, 10:13
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Took the rs250 to Anglesey for a classic track day. Not done the new circuit before. I enjoyed it the group was really mixed bikes and abilities. The rs never missed a beat but it was hard work not much room for error when over taking most of the bikes as they had more power. It was ...
by rocket
15 Jul 2018, 20:01
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: What did you do to your bike today ??
Replies: 8041
Views: 258578

Re: Talk me out of it....

About a tenner more a month than I'm paying now from quotes, I'll ring up and ask properly tomorrow as always different when you swap bikes
by Cavetroll87
15 Jul 2018, 16:52
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Talk me out of it....
Replies: 25
Views: 359

Re: Merde...

Oof.

This is what happens when you zig when you should have zagged. still, the synchronised laying down of the bikes was impressive...
by LeCreusetFiend
15 Jul 2018, 11:04
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Merde...
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: V4 bikes ready for the WDW racing at Misano

I wonder if this means Chaz and MM have signed new deals with them for next season as the last id heard was that neither of them were being allowed to try the V4 until securing a new deal. I guess they could mean just the race version but still.... And agree they look stunning, especially the GP liv...
by Cavetroll87
13 Jul 2018, 14:36
 
Forum: On the Track
Topic: V4 bikes ready for the WDW racing at Misano
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: V4 bikes ready for the WDW racing at Misano

Lorenzo and Dovis bikes look stunning
by Blade
12 Jul 2018, 22:24
 
Forum: On the Track
Topic: V4 bikes ready for the WDW racing at Misano
Replies: 2
Views: 67

V4 bikes ready for the WDW racing at Misano

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by duke63
12 Jul 2018, 20:10
 
Forum: On the Track
Topic: V4 bikes ready for the WDW racing at Misano
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Must be getting old

So a list of bikes I would like to try is forming. I want to keep my Multi but add something that is very different - light, agile, pokey engine, not expensive Yamaha MT07 KTM 790 Superduke Monster 797 and 821 Street Triple . V4s ...
by duke63
12 Jul 2018, 16:48
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Must be getting old
Replies: 48
Views: 1167

Re: Must be getting old

So a list of bikes I would like to try is forming. I want to keep my Multi but add something that is very different - light, agile, pokey engine, not expensive Yamaha MT07 KTM 790 Superduke Monster 797 and 821 Street Triple . V4s ...
by StMarks
12 Jul 2018, 15:27
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Must be getting old
Replies: 48
Views: 1167

Re: Panigale V4S test ride

Enjoy. It takes biking to another level in my opinion and far closer to full on race bikes than ever befi
by duke63
12 Jul 2018, 15:15
 
Forum: Biking Stuff
Topic: Panigale V4S test ride
Replies: 36
Views: 568
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