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Motorbikes
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:50:45 AM »
Thanks all spent the day looking at broken bike working out how its going to get me round Holland in a couple of days time   :( Apart from that a good day will be celebrating in a couple of weeks time too much going on at the moment.

What kind of bike is it?
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 10:37:10 AM »
http://databikes.com/infophoto/yamaha/xj600s-1998.html

One of those.

Old and rattly like its owner. It decided to destroy a chain a sprockets over the last week the cause was the nut holding the front sprocket has stripped its thread and was allowing more movement than it should. Part arrived a few minutes ago so I should have it sorted today.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 11:06:15 AM »
http://databikes.com/infophoto/yamaha/xj600s-1998.html

One of those.

Old and rattly like its owner. It decided to destroy a chain a sprockets over the last week the cause was the nut holding the front sprocket has stripped its thread and was allowing more movement than it should. Part arrived a few minutes ago so I should have it sorted today.

Nice!!! My best buddy in school had a Yamaha-- his was a shiny red R1 tho and he had a whole matching red outfit topped with a sparkly red helmet. Until this girl called him a power ranger then he got a black jacket.

I started on a 1983 Honda then moved up to a new SV-650 back in 06.




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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 02:58:33 PM »
Tend to have older bikes and use them up although something new and eye candy has appeal at the moment as a toy as i no longer do 300+ miles a week, which is why I have a succession of old bikes with low mileage I use up every 2-4 years and get another.
I only ride so I need reliable,fuel efficient and easy to work on and the XJ is all of that. I have taken 2 of them over 100k miles before moving on to another bike.

The SV is a cracking bike done a couple of thousand miles on a friends while she was broken.

In the garage I have a MUZ Skorpion

http://moto.zombdrive.com/images1280_/muz-660-skorpion-tour-1997-1.jpg

Weird that photo is actually my bike taken in a driveway in Essex at a party not sure how it is on motorcycle DB.

A Moto Morini Sport not as pretty as this one

http://onlymotorbikes.com/public/01/moto-morini-3-12-sport-1978-moto.jpeg

a Ducati mach2 with a Triumph 5TA engine fitted  and a couple of BSA Bantums in various states of disrepair.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 08:13:09 PM »


Weird that photo is actually my bike taken in a driveway in Essex at a party not sure how it is on motorcycle DB.



Ha!!!


I've always wanted a black and gold Triumph Triple, but it's expensive af to get one over here and I don't have 10k. Got the Honda for 600$ back in the early 2000s

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 09:04:13 PM »
if i build another bike it will be a triumph tiger with a smart car diesel engine in it 110mph and 120mpg has appeal.

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 10:29:36 PM »
I think the fastest I've ever gone was 115 and I blew out a tire

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 08:08:55 AM »
I split these posts from the Birthday thread - there might be other people wanting to chat about bikes ;D
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018, 10:47:19 AM »
Thanks Bea and apologies for the hijack

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »
Oh, no need to apologise!
It's quite a normal thing hehe

I like the pretty pictures ;D

(the only time I rode a motorbike was when my elder cousin was 30 and got one - it felt really good hehe)
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 12:34:05 PM »
well my 20 year old divvy took me nearly 1000 miles through the UK and Holland in stupendously hot temperatures without a murmur after a little love and attention. It made it all the was back into Gloucestershire and blew all the instrument lights so couldn't see the speedo or tacho for the last few miles. Just need it to cool down enough to drop the fairing and swap the bulbs out.

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2018, 12:13:42 PM »
Quote
(the only time I rode a motorbike was when my elder cousin was 30 and got one - it felt really good hehe)

Well the option is always there for a quick spin Bea next time we are at the same event, but its more fun to ride than to hang on the back and maybe you should consider a bike as your mid life crisis  ;D

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 05:33:07 PM »
was parked next to one of these today. Such a cute little bike,



Oh and I am buying one of these next week

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 10:44:47 PM »
So jealous!!!!

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2018, 09:46:56 AM »
Collected the tiger yesterday a very capable bike if lacking in all the characteristics that make biking fun. Everything is effortless.

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