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#4561 OFFLINE   5speedracer

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Posted Yesterday, 09:16 AM

2000 zzr600 or 2000 Thundercat?

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#4562 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 09:47 AM

I went to the local TOMCC annual concourse last nght, some very nice bikes there. Also a bloody horrid reliant trike that makes Bub's look well engineered! Also clocked up another pretty number on the way home.

 

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#4563 OFFLINE   Faker

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Posted Yesterday, 09:49 AM

2000 zzr600 or 2000 Thundercat?
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Both good bikes and very affordable at present. ZZR is a distance bike. Not earth shattering performance but comfy, and a tad dated now. Thundercat uses slightly more modern technology, and was the forerunner to the R6. YZF thundercat is quite a capable machine, and definitely more chuckable than the zed. I'd have the cat
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#4564 ONLINE   John F

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Posted Yesterday, 11:59 AM

"Thundercat"?

 

Where do they get these names?

 

Most cats I've ever met fuck off under the bed whenever it thunders.


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#4565 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 12:04 PM

Always makes me think of this

 



#4566 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 12:40 PM

"Thundercat"?


http://autoshite.com...read/?p=1525292 ;)

#4567 ONLINE   John F

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Posted Yesterday, 12:54 PM

Haha!


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#4568 ONLINE   Nyphur

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Posted Yesterday, 01:51 PM

Picking my bike up tomorrow. Starting to get quite nervous now....

Couple of hours train to the seller, then 100 or so miles back.

 

Weighing up whether to come back on the motorways (M23 / M25 / M3 or M4) at around 2 hours time, or stick to A roads at around 2hrs 30 mins.

A roads are winning at the moment, largely because I don't fancy hitting the M25 in Friday rush hour.

 

Thoughts? :)


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#4569 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 01:56 PM

I agree avoid the rush hour if you can. It's no fun at all even when you're not on a strange bike.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:23 PM

Stick to the A roads and have some fun, just watch out for speed cameras on a new bike as you might be going faster than you realise!

And don't worry you'll be absolutely fine after the first 10 minutes, just remember to keep your elbows bent and your arms loose, don't ride around with straight arms :)
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sigs are shit, wgaf?


#4571 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 02:47 PM

largely because I don't fancy hitting the M25 in Friday rush hour.
 
Thoughts? :)


May I remind you you'll be on a motorcycle FFS.
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#4572 ONLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted Yesterday, 02:50 PM

I would take the A roads too, in fact when i collected my VFR after passing my test i rode it back from Wolverhampton to Huddersfield over the peaks to avoid the motorway.

Just make an evening of it, ride for an hour or so and stop for some scran halfway, its near enough the longest day so you will still be back in the light even if you're out till 10.

Also, pics pls.
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#4573 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 02:52 PM

May I remind you you'll be on a motorcycle FFS.

 

Newish rider, new bike to him = rush hour with the twats on the M25 would be no fun.

 

Besides A roads are more fun to ride anyway.


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#4574 ONLINE   John F

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Posted Yesterday, 03:00 PM

IMO motorways are safer than A roads.

 

A mate of mine that lost his left leg above the knee riding home on an A road after collecting his first big bike would agree with me. He braked coming into a long sweeping corner, due to his inexperience he wasn't expecting the bike to sit up & try to go straight on. He hit a car at a closing speed of approx. 130 mph (i.e. about 65 mph each).


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Never knowingly under-ambitious

 

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#4575 ONLINE   Nyphur

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Posted Yesterday, 03:00 PM

Thanks all, A road it is then...

 

 

May I remind you you'll be on a motorcycle FFS.

 

Yeah I know, and I'll be up and down the M4 to work so not worried about motorways as a rule... however as others have said, new bike to me, first time riding a proper sports bike etc.

I wouldn't be filtering between lanes 3/4 on one wheel at 50mph.... I'd probably be sat in the traffic exactly as I would were I in a car, til I get comfortable with the bike.


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#4576 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 06:33 PM

Newish rider, new bike to him = rush hour with the twats on the M25 would be no fun.


When I was a newish rider, I used to take my L-plates off and go on the M8 Erskine to Edinburgh (and deal with fannies on that, plus it was hard work overtaking lorries). Never got caught. :)

It wasn't fun though, but then it beat having to go through Bathgate...
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#4577 OFFLINE   UltraWomble

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Posted Yesterday, 07:54 PM

 it was hard work overtaking lorries

Bit of a giggle on a 125 isnt it - generally OK till you hit thw downdraft off the cab, then its like hitting a brick wall :-D


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#4578 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 08:01 PM

I went from the M23 to A12 on the M25 a week after my test, it wasn't fun.

#4579 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 08:07 PM

Bit of a giggle on a 125 isnt it

Wouldn't know. It was a H100SD! :P

(Cheaper insurance paying for up to 100cc, than going up to the 225cc band ;))
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Posted Yesterday, 08:24 PM

Bit of a giggle on a 125 isnt it - generally OK till you hit thw downdraft off the cab, then its like hitting a brick wall :-D


My RD125LC was ok ish but by that point all the restrictions had been long since removed. I wouldn't try it on a CG125.

#4581 OFFLINE   UltraWomble

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Posted Yesterday, 08:25 PM

Anyhoo - in other news

 

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#4582 OFFLINE   castros_bro

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Posted Yesterday, 08:44 PM

Picking my bike up tomorrow. Starting to get quite nervous now....

Couple of hours train to the seller, then 100 or so miles back.

 

Weighing up whether to come back on the motorways (M23 / M25 / M3 or M4) at around 2 hours time, or stick to A roads at around 2hrs 30 mins.

A roads are winning at the moment, largely because I don't fancy hitting the M25 in Friday rush hour.

 

Thoughts? :)

 

I've plotted your route for you. Bikers loft should be a soft intro with beer, food, accommodation and bike museum. We usually go by moped. 

 

https://www.google.c...96!2d51.1826017



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Posted Yesterday, 08:48 PM

I forgot some people emerged from the womb doing a wheelie on a 2stroke ;)


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#4584 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Yesterday, 09:00 PM

Anyhoo - in other news


Ok you got my attention, what's the story there then, especially the background vehicles!
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#4585 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 10:52 PM

I know it's OT, but the spats on that Ovlov. We need to know MOAR!
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