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Its times like these I'm grateful I barely have room for the one bike I have.

I perved over those pics then clicked the ad expecting it to be £4/5k or something (i barely know how to ride the bike, never mind what anything is worth)... If I had more space I fear I'd fill it very quickly :D 

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On 5/19/2019 at 7:44 PM, Jerzy Woking said:

Place I purchased my Enfield from have a part of their showroom filled with 70's and 80's bikes (Goldwings, CB750's and a CBX1000) but more interestingly for me a couple of little Moto Guzzi Hispania's

 

 

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Interesting suspension on the Guzzi - there will be modern day manufacturers who'll claim they invented this layout, for example Kawasaki...

 

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I signed wifey up to do her CBT - anytime she goes out on the back of my bike she wants to get her own, then the notion leaves her.

So I signed her up with the rational "do the course and you'll be more informed at the end whether you definitely want a bike or not"

Well she's halfway through (the local school split it into chunks for complete novices) and surprise surprise she loves it and wants a bike - being sensible she's decided to stay on a 125 for a while before pursuing a full license.

She prefers cruiser style bikes, and as she has shortish legs the low seat height appeals - the schools CG125 has been grand but she's on tip toes with it, a cruiser would mean both feet flat.

I've seen a Suzuki GZ125 at a dealer near work, are they any good? I'm guessing because it's a very basic Japanese air cooled 4 stroke 2 valve single it's going to be sewing machine reliable....

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26 minutes ago, They_all_do_that_sir said:


I've seen a Suzuki GZ125 at a dealer near work, are they any good? I'm guessing because it's a very basic Japanese air cooled 4 stroke 2 valve single it's going to be sewing machine reliable....

Should be, unless its been owned by a dozen teenagers, one of my staff has a Suzuki Intruder 125cc V twin cruiser and its a really nice bike that is low but not small and has a bit of road presence.

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On ‎5‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 7:54 AM, They_all_do_that_sir said:

This is the yoke, I prefer the spoked wheels but the cast ones would require less maintenance I guess.



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That's a smart looking bike.

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19 hours ago, Fabergé Greggs said:

Tell me more! 

A lovely 4th gen 97 VFR with just a few careful owners before a non careful one in myself. 35k miles although showing more as replacement clocks have been fitted.

It's currently suited to the odd coloured panel thread as it had a minor disagreement with a HGV. As such one panel is orange. Runs and rides happily, new front tyre, has stainless headers fitted which is their usual issue. Cosmetic problems other than the colour and general poor condition of the fairings, are the odd missing bit of fairing trim and the odd screw / fixing that isn't in place. A couple of zip ties are helping in that respect.

The only real issue is the electrical problems, they're on the ask a shiter thread, basically there's some issue in the main loom from what I can tell. I really should just buy another loom but I'm just depressed with the amount I've already spent on it, if I'd known how much damage I'd done to it I'd have just scrapped it what was going to just be a panel has turned into three panels, fairing mounting bracket headlights etc.... I was hoping to deal with the electrical issues after the summer but it's now kyboshed my shitefest chance. 

The problem is what I've pissed away on it means I'll probably end up keeping it as I'm too far in for what it's worth. Offers involving swaps with a working bike with a little bit of cash the other way definitely welcome.

 

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