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What's a bank holiday weekend without a trip to the coast? 

Popped to Aldeburgh, had a lovely run down leaving before the traffic started. It was rammed there so no chance for the planned chips just picked up some bottles from the Adnams shop. 

You couldn't get the sea in shot where I parked so have a picture of a surprised tractor instead.

 

 

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Yam 125 I had after 500 got pinched lasted a week and a half and that wasn't a long cummute before I bought a 600

The 90 miles took more than 3 hours from Lichfield on the 600 it woulda been hour and quarter or less

Def two days - you will feel better for it

And having g never done distance in any bike it's a definate

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On 8/28/2020 at 9:16 PM, strangeangel said:

How about this? They're getting dearer now and £550 for an honest (if tatty) example like this isn't bad:

 

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Helix-scooter-1989/184422181920

 

 

I also posted this on a maxi-scooter forum I hang out on, and one of the new inmates has been a long-term admirer of the Helix and bought it :)  The few survivors left in the UK deserve to be saved; hopefully I've helped this one on its way.

 

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On 8/29/2020 at 9:21 PM, Heidel_Kakao said:

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 about sounding patronising as I pretty much am a complete noob when it comes to bikes, I managed to choose my first bike fairly easily but choosing my next one will be tough as there is almost too much choice! I won't be taking my "big" bike test till Summer next year at the earliest too.

 

If you fancy a bit of company on your maiden voyage I'll happily accompany you part of the way back on the Saturday? Let me know.

 

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Good friend and I went to Lincolnshire and Norfolk on our bikes today. No M-ways at all.

Him on his V Strom 1000, me on the Niken. The Niken is very comfortable.

Tons of bikes at Hunstanton beach.

Over 500 miles, just wish we'd been able to have a bit more time over that side.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Jerzy Woking said:

I agreed to buy last October, but travel plans and Covid meant a severe holdup.

Well, finally picking it up tomorrow. It's a Speed Triple, and, at the grand old age of 61, it will be the first Triumph I have ever owned. I do hope I like it.

They are great bikes I've had a couple of them, noisy cans are mandatory BTW. 

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Went for a bimble on the 125 today to here...IMG_20200831_164723.thumb.jpg.4592718fcc3bf6a3908a156613b939fb.jpg

Lost an mirror somewhere near willingham....IMG_20200831_160941.thumb.jpg.b0c182cd5ea1175d16f7caae0b28bebc.jpg

Saw some lovely old motorcycles along the way....IMG_20200831_150531.thumb.jpg.a83d7bbd03117ded00e61ef780d353c8.jpggp100 in lovely condition.

IMG_20200831_150431.thumb.jpg.6e29955ff9b872128f63344ffcab39a2.jpgNorton Commando 850

And my ultimate favouriteIMG_20200831_150245.thumb.jpg.0a5d11adf12c6d8076fed311630cdbd1.jpgIMG_20200831_150233.thumb.jpg.4eed24df85a4e716d4100a7ad2be9d6b.jpg1928 Ariel in utterly astonishing condition. 1 of 9 left in the UK I think 

Managed 155mpg over 270 miles in the day as a happy end \o/

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Borrowed a mates Fiat van- I have never seen a van with so many hooks to tie it too. There are twenty, in all eight at "foot" level, six at waist height and six at head height.

Don't think it's been easier way to strap a bike down so securely with just four straps. 

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The bike needs a good check over and the dust removing, as it's been parked up for 11.5 months.

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On 8/30/2020 at 10:06 PM, strangeangel said:

If you fancy a bit of company on your maiden voyage I'll happily accompany you part of the way back on the Saturday? Let me know.

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.

IMG_20200903_130234145.thumb.jpg.54e358f13fc0f9b49dd0721fcd4f9f81.jpg The jacket I just purchased has a space to record my blood type......Not exactly confidence inspiring haha.

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Picked this up yesterday,

too busy riding it to take any pics but here's one from when I got home

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30 minutes later....

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why would you do that to a 150 mile old bike?

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Ahhhhhh! :D

The bike is just as I remembered after the test ride 18 months ago, it sounds great for a modern bike, in fact it sounds like an 80's Kawasaki, the OE tyres are shit but I'm not changing them till spring and it drags its pegs too easily but I've not set it up yet, its faster than it looks!

I also fitted some heated grips and sprayed the rear of the numberplate black as as it looked shit white, just got to run it in now........like fcuk!

 

 

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Picked this up yesterday,
too busy riding it to take any pics but here's one from when I got home
DvKfp3t.jpg
30 minutes later....
Mvh0uYj.jpg
why would you do that to a 150 mile old bike?
Cx9hzzC.jpg
Ahhhhhh!
The bike is just as I remembered after the test ride 18 months ago, it sounds great for a modern bike, in fact it sounds like an 80's Kawasaki, the OE tyres are shit but I'm not changing them till spring and it drags its pegs too easily but I've not set it up yet, its faster than it looks!
I also fitted some heated grips and sprayed the rear of the numberplate black as as it looked shit white, just got to run it in now........like fcuk!
 
 
I love those. Probably my favourite new naked bike out there........And that colour looks perfect. Health to ride!!

Also.....top tip re spraying the back of the reg plate black. Something I'd never thought of before but seems like a no brainer now

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My throttle cable just snapped without warning. Currently awaiting the AA ..... Wouldn't mind so much but it smells like wild garlic and shit where I'm waiting. 

Such is life ? 

*Edit* while my dad was in the way to pick me up ... Some tw@ in a large 4x4 overtook him and drove into his 9 month old ioniq.... then immediately sped off.IMG_20200906_222650.thumb.jpg.597fb4c84db85aa14ec703e78f66b1ca.jpgIMG_20200906_222646.thumb.jpg.7fa712671ef741e03437fb4d27e9493e.jpgIMG_20200906_222655.thumb.jpg.0096db1954f2a985d2c2bcc3c6656685.jpg

Now we have a broken bike, a broken car and a police force as useful as a cock flavour lollipop

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