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Agreed-cheap second hand bikes (unlike cheap cars) are very rare, obtained only by word of mouth or luck.

 

Both my Aprilia RS250 and Cagiva Mito have rocketed in price-i could sell (sell, not just advertise) my RS250 for 50% more than I paid for it 13 months ago.

 

Yesterday I picked up my very first (probably not last) electric two wheeler, a Lifan Eco scooter. Unloaded it from the can this morning and took it for a test run (not as far as i wanted, but bit busy today) and it held an indicated 64kph using the cruise control (speed courtesy of the updated controller fitted by the Spanish importer). Range isn't great at 30 miles, but never did 30 miles on my 50cc scooters, and this whips the Arse of any four stroke 50cc scooter.

 

And it's the near enough the same shade of orange as my KTM RC8.

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Agreed-cheap second hand bikes (unlike cheap cars) are very rare, obtained only by word of mouth or luck.

 

Both my Aprilia RS250 and Cagiva Mito have rocketed in price-i could sell (sell, not just advertise) my RS250 for 50% more than I paid for it 13 months ago.

 

Yesterday I picked up my very first (probably not last) electric two wheeler, a Lifan Eco scooter. Unloaded it from the can this morning and took it for a test run (not as far as i wanted, but bit busy today) and it held an indicated 64kph using the cruise control (speed courtesy of the updated controller fitted by the Spanish importer). Range isn't great at 30 miles, but never did 30 miles on my 50cc scooters, and this whips the Arse of any four stroke 50cc scooter.

 

And it's the near enough the same shade of orange as my KTM RC8.

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I suppose licencing has to come into it for pushing the values of some of the smaller cc machines, and the rest is the nostalgia tax - those who either had them 20 years ago and want to relive their youth, or those who didn’t have them and still hanker after the experience.

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those who didn’t have them and still hanker after the experience.

I'm sure your right it's a two way pincer movement. With the new laws meaning 17 year olds are stuck on 125s for two years you can see why they'd look to interesting stuff from the past when you look at the dull l plate stuff available today.

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I can believe that, Thuds and ZZRs are worth next to nowt at the moment.

 

I’m not really after anything faired but it depends on what comes up I suppose.

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Perhaps I shouldn’t say that my minty thundercat was £350 then

Can you find me one please, cheap bikes are no longer easy to find, I have a new one in the garage but I'm bored and fancy something else that I don't have to worry about breaking/scratching.

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I took the MT09SP for a tour round the local bike dealers today, it's going, I have never gelled with it, it has a great engine (in fact probably the best engine out of all the bikes I have ridden and owned subjectively), but its poor handling at 7/10ths and above and the harsh front end combined with zero wind protection and annoying switchgear means something green and sensible has been acquired, it's cost me a few quid to change but I didn't fancy another 2 years of riding the fucking thing, pics to be added when I collect next Sat

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We had an MT09 on test at work. Despite all the good reviews, I fucking hated it, and a couple of my colleagues were not that impressed either. We got a Honda CBF1000 which I didn't mind, but would not buy with my own money.

 

Look forward to seeing what you are replacing it with.

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I took the MT09SP for a tour round the local bike dealers today, it's going, I have never gelled with it, it has a great engine (in fact probably the best engine out of all the bikes I have ridden and owned subjectively), but its poor handling at 7/10ths and above and the harsh front end combined with zero wind protection and annoying switchgear means something green and sensible has been acquired, it's cost me a few quid to change but I didn't fancy another 2 years of riding the fucking thing, pics to be added when I collect next Sat

Green and sensible?  Z1000 SX perhaps?  

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We had an MT09 on test at work. Despite all the good reviews, I fucking hated it, and a couple of my colleagues were not that impressed either. We got a Honda CBF1000 which I didn't mind, but would not buy with my own money.

 

Look forward to seeing what you are replacing it with.

 

I really enjoyed the test ride on a standard MT09, but it was wet so I didn't get chance to push on a bit, the SP was only £900 more and for that I got ohlins and special paint and blue wheels, but the bike is not as good as it should be, a standard street triple is a better bike, and I test rode one of them too but the Yam had the better engine, typically it was the only thing that was better, I'd gotten to the point where I really didn't like riding it as every single bump from the front was transmitted directly to my wrists and arms and I wasn't prepared to spend another £1k sorting the front end out on a bike I didn't own, combined with the total inability to cruise at 80mph on a motorway without giving me a migraine despite me spending over £250 on several different screens, still at least its only cost me £1/mile........

 

new one has a screen and luggage and an IMU with cornering abs and all that shizz, can't wait!

 

 

 

Green and sensible?  Z1000 SX perhaps?  

 
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We had a couple of those at work - far nicer than the previous model they replaced (the pannier frames were laughable), although I was always looking for another gear at 50mph. But twist the throttle and it would take off like a scalded cat. May be with more riding time on it I'd have got used to that.

 

Enjoy.

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I was steered into looking at a Z1000SX at Cornwall Kawasaki when I was last there. Too small for me (my knees are up around where the tank bulges out at the top) but I did like the look of it.

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Ooooh, I'm wanting a Z1000SX too to replace my VFR. Can't decide if to go for an earlyish one (2012, still £5K+), or PCP one.

Honestly I don't see the point in buying a used one, the new one is much better specced and cheap enough on a pcp, and with a 3 year warranty.

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Yeah, bunch of flash gits! :D

 

Got to 124982 when the clutch cable let go at the lever end leaving work on Friday morning.

 

Apart from one set of lights which didn't change quick enough, I managed to make it home without stopping even though I had to do a diversion through three sets of lights because of overnight roadworks closing my exit sliproad.

 

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Will scramble about tomorrow morning getting the cable off and try and get a new inner shoved in. It'll be quicker than getting a complete cable.

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Yeah, bunch of flash gits! :D

 

 

id be all over a pcp but with a piss poor mileage limit (i can do that in one go) i havent

 

i know well the bike would be kept at the end of the pcp as it would be worth less than their gfv with the miles on it id do but still

 

lightly used second hand i think

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Looked at the prices of a Royal Enfield Himalayan out here in Spain. Exchange rate means I can get one, on the road with registration fee for £3998. Insurance for third party and theft (no fire, but who steals a burning bike?) is £160, which is for the bike, so any rider over 30 years old can ride it here. Took one out for an hour from the dealer near Murcia, and loved it.

 

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Seeing as the speed limits have been lowered (and strictly enforced from what I've seen to date), and there are loads of back roads and tracks everywhere, and I will be here at least half of the year (unless *****) it seems best way to ride here without falling foul of import rules for British registered vehicles. And don't even mention metrication-extremely expensive thing to do on bikes.

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Will scramble about tomorrow morning getting the cable off and try and get a new inner shoved in. It'll be quicker than getting a complete cable.

So no scrambling done because lazy git. Ambled down to Cablecraft and got there after 12. No problem to do it, but it'd be ready 3pm. Went back home so Mrs H could use car to pick up Honda Jr 2. Then left early for work to do detour via Cablecraft.

 

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10 yoyos and quicker than bending over at Joe Duffy Motorrad for a complete new one.

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They're 3999 here :lol: enjoy

 

 

Dont forget to read the small print. Every uk dealer I have looked  states "plus on the road cost" which is £200. Spanish price is inclusive of their €250 OTR cost. 

 

Still to make up my mind, but tthe more I read of them, the more they make sense to me here. Not so sure it would be the same for me in the UK.

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so gathering spares prices so i can bum stena

 

i know from experience that honda europe prices are absolutley insane

 

tried to buy parts in usa while i was there on friday but two day lead time

 

so got part numbers and google fu happened

 

found bars on ebay here but from partzilla - usa parts place ive bought from before that does oem japanese stuff :D

 

uk price 98 quid i was quoted in usa 35 usd but from them on ebay 27 dollars :lol:

 

plus 20 post and 12 import so 70 dollars - 54 quid - barg

 

also the footpeg - did the same but nothing - and just the metal not the under piece the hero blob or the screws

 

in usa 9 dollars here 39 quid

 

on partzillas site this time 25 bucks delivered here :D

 

so for half the price of the uk handlebars ive got both parts - just gotta wait now

 

stena will be quoted honda uk prices and the garage labour to fit - peg i can do bars will be given to garage

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