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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by IC3, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 24,762

    Location: Swansea

    I saw one chap with a skin tight t-shirt and shorts.

    He had lots of muscles, so maybe they'd protect him? :p
     
  2. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,234

    Location: Southampton

    Seen some amazing bruises where the muscle structure comes through
     
  3. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 12, 2004

    Posts: 6,132

    Location: Manchester

  4. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,366

    Location: Kent

    So as I've mentioned before I'll be looking to see the VFR shortly, I've done 4 miles on it in 9 weeks and that's not going to increase any time soon! :o:p

    By comparison, I've done 115 miles on my mountain bike I bought less than a month ago...

    Now with my little 'excursion' in the alps it did the favourite VFR thing and damaged the nose fairing slightly, mainly breaking the indicator mount and aslo cracking a little by the bolt mounts. I'm not bothered by this, good old cable ties have kept it all together in the few thousand miles it's done since! However this would put off a potential purchaser, with this fixed I'd hope to get my money back (paid £1900), as it would have a new MOT (due in June) and it's only done 32k miles and is otherwise in great condition.

    However, the cost of a new OEM fairing is about £300, but I reckon it'd be 1. harder to sell and 2. worth a lot less with the damage as is, plus I can sell the old one for about £50 if the ebay sold items are anything to go by.

    What would you do? I'll also give the centre stand a repaint as it's looking a little worse for wear, and there's a couple of other little bits to tidy it up a bit which won't cost much.

    The funds will be going towards a car I'm afraid - I'll be keeping the Tuono though, just need to get that MOT'ed and serviced at some point this summer... :rolleyes:
     
  5. The_Abyss

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 8,762

    Location: Ipswich

    I'd repair it. If there's damage, it is obvious it has had a drop or a slide, and even if fully repaired there are doubts in the buyer's mind.
     
  6. nick5466

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 3, 2010

    Posts: 390

    Test rode the Mt09 SP today.. Deposit paid for a new one ;)
     
  7. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 15,061

    Location:

    Got rid of my MT-09 today, glad to see the back of it.

    Picked up a 2017 GSX-S1000, will see how it goes for the next few weeks :p
     
  8. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,010

    Location: Home

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  9. Minibiker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 2,433

    Location: Swindon

    What do you think of the GSX-S1000, A mate of mine had one for a few months and said he loved it
     
  10. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 15,061

    Location:

    Go back to catching the bus you noob. :p
     
  11. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,010

    Location: Home

    I ain't a peasant to go on a bus, pff...
     
  12. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 15,061

    Location:

    Only had a quick ride but seems good so far, 145/155bhp whichever it is, is great on such a small bike, they are never going to be as exciting as a V4 but I just had to get off the MT-09, I was actually willing to sell it at a loss just to get rid of it.
     
  13. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,010

    Location: Home

    Was it too violent for you? :p
     
  14. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 15,061

    Location:

    The Yamaha? No it was ****, suspension is ****, brakes are ****, the only good thing was the triple engine.

    Good engine, everything else let’s it down.
     
  15. nick5466

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 3, 2010

    Posts: 390

    Was that the regular MT? I've only rode the sp version which has the better suspension supposedly.

    I wanted another sports type bike but after my knee op I cant bend it to get on the pegs for a long period before it hurts. The Mt's position was perfect for me and was just so fun to ride slow
     
  16. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 39,740

    Location: /* */

    They cheaped out on the SP and it has the same front forks as the standard MT-09 just with a different colour. They only upgraded the rear shock.

    They did improve the MT-09 with the 2017 facelift version though which had a much better throttle response and marginally improved forks.
     
  17. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 15,061

    Location:

    It was the regular MT-09, it was a 2014 so I think it was the first year they were made, I’ve mentioned it before, everything apart from the engine is poor. I can’t speak for all the MT bikes but mine was definitely very poor, maybe it had been thrashed by previous owners.
     
  18. Scratchy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2005

    Posts: 1,369

    They did change the front forks slightly they are dual rated rather than the single-rate springs on the standard version and are fully adjustable.
     
  19. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 39,740

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    It's exactly the same fork as the standard 2017 MT-09.

    It's not just you. The suspension got slated as being almost dangerous in the reviews.
     
  20. Scratchy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2005

    Posts: 1,369

    If it's exactly the same why is there an adjuster at the bottom of the forks on the SP version and not on the standard one?