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  1. Oh I like that Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  2. I understand that, there is something a wee bit wrong about a parallel twin in a cruiser chassis. My wife likes Harleys. But she's short and in the process of doing her big test so not very experienced beyond her 125. The CMX on paper has similar performance as a Sportster 883, but is waaaay lighter and has a really low seat (did I mention she's a short arse). It's A2 compliant so won't set the world on fire but it handles better than you'd expect, has Honda build quality and only really feels lacking when you try pushing it on a bit. It will do the ton if you really want it to but is much happier cruising. The engine is the CBR500R lump but tuned for more low down torque. It doesn't really have much top end as a result, but feels reasonably torquey from low rpms Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah, CMX500. I have to say it ls far better than I expected Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  4. Dawned on me I never did update this post on here, so without further ado: I've been putting some miles on it since I collected it, and have to say it's bloody good fun. If it was down to me I'd have a louder pipe and a smaller plate pronto. But Mrs thinks it sounds fine as is. Shame as that OEM exhaust isn't pretty..... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  5. I am a regular listener of S&S, when I heard it mentioned I knew there was only one Mondeo they could mean! Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Mental, it can take a week for me to get bits posted from 100 miles down the road Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  7. It's the truth though. I've had a fair few moments on the bike where you've went from perfectly good tarmac to "Jesus I'm on ice!" With absolutely no warning whatsoever so you learn to expect the unexpected - crap surface, spilt diesel, loose chippings. All things in a car might give you a subtle twitch but can stick a biker in hospital. A local lad hit a railway sleeper that fell off a lorry on a dual carriageway here at the start of summer. He's not long out of hospital and his bike was written off. Had he been in the car? Yes the car might be a wreck but he wouldn't If you have local knowledge you can mitigate - for example there is a roundabout near me that's notorious for diesel spills. I have a once lovely pair of spendy RST boots that are scuffed to buggery as a result of almost having a massive off. I lost the front end and just managed to stay upright using my boots as additional contact points. Not intentionally either, my feet were off the pegs and dragging the road as a result of being in the middle of an accident. It's more noticeable on a bike given how much more direct feel you are experiencing from the tyres compared to a car. On a bike the biggest factor in having an off or not (beyond how you are riding) is 110% tyres. Especially in wet weather. Bikes do expect a bit more from a tyre than a car granted. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Potentially just a few niggles after being laid up then put back into regular use again. If it wasn't for MOT fun and games I'd be tempted to decat it and map it. There is a guy in Carrick who seems well respected in Evo circles, and has mapped three of my friends cars. Having said that I imagine there is already more than ample performance as is..... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  9. £2000+ for a nice one. Seriously. When you are approaching proper bike money ahm oooot Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  10. I've also ordered a three issue subscription to give it a bash. It was my birthday yesterday, may as well treat myself! Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  11. Nah, that's just tanks of waxoyl to keep it topped up Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  12. Well....after consideration I felt the Enfield would be something she would grow out of fairly quickly. As a second bike just for me I'm sure it would be grand, but I'd probably wish I'd bought a second hand bullet for a more authentic experience. So I've went and bought a bike we both like, but she doesn't know yet. It's a bike I fancied when it was launched, but wouldn't have bought just for me. It has a low seat height and she loves the looks. All will be revealed next week when I collect it.... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Just seen Fakers new acquisition in the flesh. It's a very lovely little car indeed. Seriously solid too! Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  14. That looks brilliant sir. Will have to get a gander at it Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  15. Himalayan too tall. She's a short arse [emoji12] Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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