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#2461 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 04:00 PM

Having just started running insurance quotes for various things on the off chance I pass my test in August, even the bloody insurance seems cheap for them so a ludicrous bargain for someone who has the readies available now.  It's coming up as half the price of a ZX6r / R6 and only a third of the price of Cavcrafts Blade (which nearing 4 figures on insurance puts me out for that, even if someone doesn't buy it first). 

 

Is there no chance of keeping hold of it and buying an additional bike instead? It's almost philanthropically cheap looking at Ebay.

 

On the insurance frontFor some reason it is half the price of a ZX6r / R6 and only a third of the price of Cavcrafts Blade (which nearing 4 figures on insurance puts me out for that even if someone doesn't buy it first). Maybe I should be looking a tad more naked.

 

Naked bikes are a lot cheaper to insure for new riders. For the simple reason if you throw it down the road it's £200 of engine covers & a lever buggered. Do the same on a fully faired spurts bike & it's more like £2,000 for genuine plastics, plus an engine cover & lever....


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#2462 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 04:00 PM

The busa is taxed. I have booked it in for a service because I have never touched it apart from fuel and a new tyre. I also have braided hoses to go on to firm up the somewhat wooden brakes.

I used to do everything on my gixxer but with having another sprog I really do not have the time.

 

How old are the pads? I've had a few go wooden with age & just not work.



#2463 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted Yesterday, 04:21 PM

 

 

Is there no chance of keeping hold of it and buying an additional bike instead? It's almost philanthropically cheap looking at Ebay.

 

 Maybe I should be looking a tad more naked.

 

I can't afford another bike too, it is very cheap but it seems everyone wants a mint bike these days,it has a plum sized dent in the tank and a few other scuffs and scratches, the plan was to sort all the bits out over winter (prob £300 to make it mint), I'm amazed it hasn't sold, I change bikes every five minutes and I waited months for a street triple to come up at the right price (sub £3k) and every time I'd try to buy one it had been sold already.


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sigs are shit, wgaf?


#2464 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted Yesterday, 04:49 PM

How old are the pads? I've had a few go wooden with age & just not work.


I have had the bike nearly four years and I have never changed them.

#2465 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

Probably worth doing then if they are still wooden after the hoses & fluid is done.



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Posted Yesterday, 07:02 PM

Apprentice at work today decided to "clean the chain" on his 125 at lunchtime.

 

I found out afterwords that he did it by running the thing in gear on the center stand, with an old towel held round the chain with some degreaser.

 

He's somehow still got all his fingers but obviously the towel got pulled in and wound round the sprockets etc, Luckily the chain was mega baggy so it didn't bend it too much when it got thrown off.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:13 PM

Clever lad? to keep his fingers.

 

Silly lad to degrease a non O-ring chain.



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Posted Yesterday, 07:25 PM

This was about an hour after I told him not to use degreaser on it and just wipe the worst of the shit off with a cloth or somert.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:29 PM

Look on the bright side, he can ignore your advice while learning how to change a chain n sprockets soon.






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