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Everything posted by Heidel_Kakao

  1. I would be interested to see how the extra 6BHP feels on the 200, I would prefer that version as the ultimate iteration of a Van Van but it's obviously not learner legal and they are much rarer as they only did the bigger engine for two years. Yeah that's partly why I was attracted to it, all the sports bike 125's are all mouth no trousers in my opinion. I have disconnected the battery to see if that clears the Fuel Injection warning light and will investigate further if it doesn't. I also removed the rear foot pegs as I can't legally have a pillion passenger on L plates and when
  2. Would be this one...… Page 10 onwards if it doesn't take you to the right post. Clicking on the arrow top right should link to the first relevant post though. I don't know about transporting though sorry as I elected to drive mine home.
  3. On the way home from York I saw a bike meeting so I popped in, didn't speak to anyone though as I wasn't feeling very sociable but I have been nodding at the vast majority of fellow bikers as I guess I am one now! I stopped off at my mom's on the way home to show off my new steed and even gave it a quick wash which is a sign of how much I like it. The above image is a clear indication that I live on my own haha, the carpet was already knackered from having dogs and stuff so meh, it's great having it in my living room as I can glance over at while watching telly. And
  4. Don't tempt me haha, I have not even drifted the field bikes yet.....
  5. Apologies for the indulgence as I could probably put this in the Bikeshite thread but would rather have my own sporadically updated thread to document my adventures with my first bike and most likely other bikes down the line. So my first bike! It's a 2016 Suzuki RV125 Van Van ( so good they named it twice) and when I collected it from Penrith Motorcycles it had just 173 miles on it! The first owner was apparently an 80 year old guy who did 7 miles on it by its first MOT then the second owner carried it around on the back of a motorhome so it's as close to a new one of these that I could
  6. I made it the first 50 miles to Scotch Corner okay! @SgtWilson who lives in the Penrith area kindly accompanied me cross the Pennines, bike is running fine but the fuel injection warning light is on for some reason, maybe because it's been sitting for so long.
  7. Yeah I have done that before too, I now set an alarm on my phone ten minutes before my stop so I can't doze off and miss it. I got on the wrong train because I was on the right platform but an earlier train was running late so when it pulled in I assumed it was mine but nope, going to pay more attention this time.
  8. Just got on the wrong train like a moron on my way to collect the Van Van. Not the end of the world but rather annoying, this is why I generally don't do public transport.
  9. Yup that's right I had this HC Viva with a 2 litre pinto at the time but it's long gone and yes it did have a dodgy starter and required bump starting occasionally. I think the October thing is in Wales.
  10. Pity Chumley has been cancelled as it would have been a good reunion! Am I right in thinking you are the same reanimation that also used to be on Retro Rides? If so I was Jammzr on there and you may or may not remember hanging out at Santa Pod once at what I guess must have been the Retro Cars show.
  11. Sad but that first picture of it being lifted by the JCB is calendar worthy for sure!
  12. Cheers for the offer dude but I have a very loose itinerary planned which may be subject to change at the drop of a hat so will have to decline. The jacket I just purchased has a space to record my blood type......Not exactly confidence inspiring haha.
  13. Yeah you have all convinced me to split it over two days ☺️, I have booked a night with secure parking in York (£36 so under my minge bag £50 max per night limit) which is not really half way but should be a leisurely first drive to get used to the bike. Then visit the NRM briefly first thing Saturday morning and probably make a detour to cross the Humber Bridge on the way home (that should be fine on L plates as it's an A road right?) as I only visited it once before many years ago. @CavcraftI was thinking 50mph but 40mph is more realistic with roundabouts and fuel stops etc. No worries
  14. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371448108080 Anyone have experience with these chinesium universal rev counters? It's about the only mod I want to make to the Van Van at the moment.
  15. Thanks for the advice, I guess I could choose York as a halfway overnight stopping point and visit the National Railway Musuem on Saturday...…. I will think about it. I think even when fully run in about 55 is all it will be good for but that's fine as I can't use motorways on L plates anyway.
  16. Probably should do but I R too stingy to spend a night in accommodation, I actually sat on a Van Van last week in a dealer and it has a lovely big comfy seat so I should cope ok.
  17. Will the Astravan be available for sleeping in? I just purchased a bike so no car camping for me this time!
  18. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-RV-125-L6-VAN-VAN-at-Penrith-Motorcycles/114380310008 Just bought this puppy Picking it up Friday, cannot wait. With 173 miles covered it's virtually a brand new bike and in fact my journey home is going to more than double the current recorded mileage, I could have had it delivered but I have never had a vehicle delivered so far & I am not about to start, I love the first journey on or in any vehicle as you bond with it. Slightly daunting collection mission for a first time rider but hey any collection I do is going to be less epic than t
  19. I look like some kind of social parish just eating my fish and chips on my own in this shot! Many thanks again to Claire and Chris for hosting another great weekend and supplying the scrumpy that was my downfall Saturday night (dangerous but delicious stuff) and thanks to @Smoll Floatylight for "rescuing" me after said downfall. The IS200 proved rather popular and was easily in the top three of most laps completed of the FOD, pretty good to sleep in too considering its compactness. Finally ticked off the tractor and JCB so am running out of things that I haven't driven yet, @Six-cylinderw
  20. Bed made, sportcross maybe the smollest estate I have tried car camping in so we shall see how good it is.
  21. Heading to the FOD now, should arrive about 15:00.
  22. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303652046040 Just been to see this Van Van, it seemed mint but the dealer won't take a credit card which I am surprised by.
  23. If you stripped the livery off that and made it look like a beat up work truck that would be an awesome sleeper!
  24. I popped my V8 cherry in January and I don't regret it Only problem is the next logical progression is to get a V12 but luckily there are not many Japanese 12 bangers so it may never happen.
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