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#5431 OFFLINE   UltraWomble

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:29 PM

 

 

Is the Honda Cub a YAMAHA TOWNMATE?

FTFY


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#5432 ONLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:31 PM

Think that's a Yamaha Townmate (because shaft drive)-like these a lot.

 

The CBR600 I had was the FV model and was the last in line four I owned. And will ever own. It was a great bike but prefer my v-twins now. The CBR is a brilliant all rounder, and even for a near 60 year old me, was all day comfortable. I must be an odd shape, as my RC8 is more comfortable.


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#5433 OFFLINE   drivewaymyway

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:45 PM

I went from a FT  CBR6 to the Thunderace and it was night and day, the Ace is everything the CBR6 is trying to be but with 403cc more.. Easy power and plenty of it, all day long comfort ( I did it more than once ), 200 mile tank range and it will still take a beating around a track ( first bike I got my knee down on ).. Good with tyres and brakes it cost little to run.. All in a very under rated bike in my opinion..


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Berlingo 1.9D 2005..  Blueish. Van.

Berlingo 1.9D 2004 Multi...  Silver.

VW Golf GTTDI 1997.. Silver..

Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDI 116, black.

MGF 1.8i.. Silver...  Shite...

2003 Yamaha R1.

Scott Mountain bike.

Daws Stratos road racer bike.

Static bike.

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2 wheel sack trolley, bit bent but functional.

 


#5434 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:56 PM

Those townmates used to run up to unfeasible milages untouched, for some reason they always seemed to do high milages than cubs used for commuting.
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#5435 OFFLINE   Bradders59

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

FTFY

 

I really must get down to Specsavers.  :shock:  :-D


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

You guys recommend a good Mile muncher?

Have a 1000f (when I get it back), so want a modern equivalent.
Been thinking on the lines of a Hayabusa, as ridden one recently, and was impressed how comfortable and agile it was.
However you more knowledgeable folk, may know better.

Edit:

Will be used on the ride to work, which is around 30 miles, and it'll also be used for the odd weekend 'fun' day out
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#5437 ONLINE   Jazoli

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:11 PM

Hayabusa's are ok but I didn't like mine to be honest, Blackbird, K1200 or K1300, Fazer 1000, ZZR1200, ZZR1400, ST1300 and R1200GS are all capable bikes, best thing is to go and sit on a few and see which fits you best, there's a lot of choice!
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sigs are shit, wgaf?


#5438 ONLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

Depends on your budget, but ZZR1100/1200 are good bikes. Had a CB1000F at work a few years ago and was disappointed when they got rid of it on age grounds.

V-Strom 1000's are great after a few mods (MCT reworked the front suspension and turned it into an awesome handling bike). I toured Europe on mine three years running-only sold it because of a knee issue I had. The bike was 100% reliable.

I know I'm being biased rather than objective, but a KTM RC8 really does make a great tourer as well as a bike for tracks. Only it's ability to ear tyres, even in gentle touring mode takes away from its overall ability.
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#5439 ONLINE   N Dentressangle

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:06 PM

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 An old Rukka jacket, these are a pretty lose fit, I don't know if it's still water tight.. £30 + post ?

 

PM sent.


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1974 Land Rover S3 - trialler, wood carrier and donkey

1984 Mini 25 - Mrs D's

1993 Range Rover Vogue SE V8 - liability

1996 Mazda Bongo - camper and comfy* cruiser

2010 BMW R1200GS - economical transport


#5440 ONLINE   N Dentressangle

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:12 PM

Some of my redundant bike stuff for sale on Gumtree at the mo:

 

Bike rucksack:

 

https://www.gumtree....xcel/1325292811

 

Nice big old-fashioned throwover panniers:

 

https://www.gumtree....bike/1325291449

 

Shiters' discount definitely applies! PM me if either are any use to you.


1963 Land Rover SIIA - in a field, probably waiting for next summer

1974 Land Rover S3 - trialler, wood carrier and donkey

1984 Mini 25 - Mrs D's

1993 Range Rover Vogue SE V8 - liability

1996 Mazda Bongo - camper and comfy* cruiser

2010 BMW R1200GS - economical transport


#5441 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

You guys recommend a good Mile muncher?

Have a 1000f (when I get it back), so want a modern equivalent.
Been thinking on the lines of a Hayabusa, as ridden one recently, and was impressed how comfortable and agile it was.
However you more knowledgeable folk, may know better.

Edit:

Will be used on the ride to work, which is around 30 miles, and it'll also be used for the odd weekend 'fun' day out


I knew a lad who went through rear tyres within 80 miles on his 1st gen Busa..all the way over too,no chicken strips for him
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Soobaaarooo Legacy for the awd fun
XT600z Tenere for the off road fun
Happy trails....

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

Some of my redundant bike stuff for sale on Gumtree at the mo:

Bike rucksack:

https://www.gumtree....xcel/1325292811

Nice big old-fashioned throwover panniers:

https://www.gumtree....bike/1325291449

Shiters' discount definitely applies! PM me if either are any use to you.



Can I take the rucksack if you can post it?
Ta
Soobaaarooo Legacy for the awd fun
XT600z Tenere for the off road fun
Happy trails....

#5443 ONLINE   N Dentressangle

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

Can I take the rucksack if you can post it?
Ta

 

Sure - it's pretty light and squashy so shouldn't be more than a fiver or so to post. PM me for a paypal address and I'll get it off to you.


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1984 Mini 25 - Mrs D's

1993 Range Rover Vogue SE V8 - liability

1996 Mazda Bongo - camper and comfy* cruiser

2010 BMW R1200GS - economical transport


#5444 OFFLINE   LostnotFound

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

until you try them, it's hard to believe how much better the ergos are with those chinese 'cnc' levers. i fitted them to every bike ive had in the last 10 years, where they are available. They are so much nicer/easier/comfortable to operate than the curved cast-ally fitted as standard. The ones i ordered were actually plain metal, but china sent me 'gold' so thats what went on.

 

Is there a seller /  keywords you go for specifically on EBAY? I need a new clutch lever and am tempted by a new set of both for basically the same money, however like everything Chinese made, the internet suggests you either get something great value or something guaranteed to snap as soon as you need it. 



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

Is there a seller /  keywords you go for specifically on EBAY? I need a new clutch lever and am tempted by a new set of both for basically the same money, however like everything Chinese made, the internet suggests you either get something great value or something guaranteed to snap as soon as you need it. 

Funnily enough, i just took my new [to me] ZX10R to the Mot station [with success] and had put chinese CNC levers on it yesterday. I just bought the cheapest ones listed for my bike. I think they were £13 inc p&p. I carefully inspected them before fitting and made sure the locators, pivots, cable nipple retainers matched the oem ones. Just find ones that fit and for the cheapest. They are all similar, but better than oem.

 

btw my FZ1S had them on for 35,000 miles, my NC has had them on for 16,000 miles and my FZR1000 2,000, all with no drama at all.


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#5446 OFFLINE   LostnotFound

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

Sounds good. I'll have a nose and see what options there are for the VFR.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

Who is after a field bike?

 

https://www.ebay.co....cJ1uz:rk:2:pf:0

 

£275.00

 

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#5448 OFFLINE   stonedagain

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:32 PM

If only I had a field....

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:36 PM

Who is after a field bike?

 

https://www.ebay.co....cJ1uz:rk:2:pf:0

 

£275.00

 

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I had one of them* it was rusty at 6 months old. I sold it to a mate for his CBT etc, he took it off road once (I never did) he got 12" of air off a jump & bend the swingarm massively! So I hope whoever buys it has a smooth field!

 

 

 

 

 

* looked the same, was a GY125 but I can't recall the make.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:03 PM

As alluded to on the high street thread after moaning about tyre changing and threading to try myself I've finally bitten the bullet and have a round bit of rubber and some hopefully manly enough levers enroute. I'll upload pictures of my bruises and scrapped knuckles in due course.

 

What I did actually get done was follow Pilingas' sartorial advice and fit these fresh off a boat from Shenzen. Took less faffing to fit than the last genuine clutch lever I had to put on, match up perfectly and are pretty substantial metal so I'm happy.

 

Now all I need is a free weekend day to see how they'll have turned me into Marquez, oh what's that it's forecast to snow this weekend FFS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:40 PM

Who is after a field bike?

 

https://www.ebay.co....cJ1uz:rk:2:pf:0

 

£275.00

 

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Is it really worth that?

 

It was me who wanted a working field bike, but since I have found out that end of life bikes are worth more than cars I think I need to fix the Honda Vision and Peugeot Elyseo 50 for the field.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:43 PM

Why put cheap Chinese shit on safety critical components?

Serious question, do you want the lever to fail when you need it the most? I had one cause the brakes to jam on and tip me off my track bike at 90mph, a friend had one that caused an uncontrolled emergency stop from 120mph, I've known others with issues too, they are not worth it in my opinion, I only fitted it to my track bike as I'd dropped it and broke the standard lever and it was the only spare I had, expensive lesson, freshly built bike, 3 miles ridden, written off, I wasn't so good either.

sigs are shit, wgaf?





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