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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

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

  1. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    I've told them I'm not interested anymore since they never got back to me and I've went with someone else.

    I've put an offer in for a Black one with another dealer.

    If I have to chase them to take my money I would hate to have to deal with any problems with the bike.
     
  2. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

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    Staffordshire Triumph, anyone used them?, i'm about to make the payment on this one, it's £300 more.

    Tail tidy, datatag, immobiliser, pannier rails, rad guard, 1757 miles.

    Edit - payment made, bike to be delivered this coming Wednesday.

    This lot seem to be more on the ball, fingers crossed!, already been emailed the sales order.

    Can anyone ID the pannier rails?, dealer couldn't say what make/brand.
     
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  3. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

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    Got a new helmet, my others are adventure style ones and went with heated gloves (racer heat 4) as i find heated grips are no good for the fingertips and that's the bit that gets painful.
     
  4. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,486

    Location: Bristol

    Could be GIVI TE1173? That's my best guess anyway from a quick Google.

    Bike looks good though and I'm glad that the dealer are actually wanting to make the sale, unlike the other one. If someone is a bit blazé about making a sale I just won't bother, I don't see the point as others have said, chances are aftersales support will be non existant.
     
  5. khemist

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    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
  6. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,443

    Lovely bike. I’ve been amazed by how poor bike and car salesman can be, a few times I’ve had money sat waiting and they’ve never returned calls.
     
  7. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    I think i dodged a bullet, roll on Wednesday, bike arriving and day off work, wee bit excited!.
     
  8. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,773

    Nice Bike :cool:

    That one the bikes I had on the bike list I made when I bought my MT10sp

    But I guess am a bit of a Yamaha fanboy after owning only Yamaha bikes for last 21 years :eek:
    1998 R1
    2003 Fazer 1000 Gen1
    2008 Fazer 1000 Gen2
    2018 MT10-SP
     
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  9. khemist

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    Location: Scotland

    I had plenty of bikes on the list, would have bought one from almost any manufacturer if i was into it.
     
  10. chaparral

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    Posts: 20,773

    One the other bikes I really wanted was the BMW S1000r or s1000xr but there no BMW bike dealer over here anymore (guernsey) so that put me off it
    Same as I love the new ducati 2020 street fighter but we have no ducati dealers over here anymore :(
     
  11. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

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    Location: Scotland

    Just had the bike delivered, delivery guy came early.

    Will be having a good look over in the daylight tomorrow although i doubt i'll get out as it's meant to be heavy rain and just above freezing.
     
  12. khemist

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    Didn't get out on the bike, as soon as i got on it the rain started so i'm going to leave it until it's dry.

    Insurance was pretty good compared to what i've paid previously, £279 for this compared to over £500 for the CRF rally, i guess the one years no claims helped a lot.
     
  13. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,174

    Location: In a house

    I took out the newly road legal 2015 Yzf r125 for a little trip to the office, didn't fancy taking any of the other bikes in the torrential rain :D

    It was quite fun! It could do with heated grips, as my gloves soaked through and were cold on the way back, even though the rain let up. My rain suit is pretty good too, but got to remember to get the bottoms tight to the boots to make sure my trousers stay dry.

    Looking forward to the warmer weather!
     
  14. InvaderGIR

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    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

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    Location: Bristol

    Heated grips won't dry your hands / gloves, they'll keep your palms warm but they'll likely still stay wet and the backs of your hands will stay cold and wet. Fingers will also stay chilly too in my experience and judging by khemist buying heated gloves...same in his experience too.
    Just get some decent waterproof gloves for when it rains! :p
     
  15. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

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    Location: In a house

    I have found my hands are much happier in the rain on the hornet, with Oxford heated grips, but waterproof gloves sounds like a plan!
    I also need some waterproof boots, my rst tracktech ones are really not :D
     
  16. InvaderGIR

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    Location: Bristol

    I think my boots are about the only item that don't let water in. My trousers and jacket are decently waterproof but when it rains hard they do let some rain in, but my feet stay dry so that's great, just have to change everything bar my socks when I get to my destination if I've been in a proper downpour. :D
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,846

    Location: West mids

    As long as my feet are dry I'm happy and luckily Dainese Goretex boots are cheap enough and are on of the few boots that fit.
     
  18. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,001

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    I gave up trying to keep water out of kit in heavy downpours - now I ride with hiking waterproofs under my textile bottoms, and a lightweight waterproof hiking jacket for the top - these keep the soaking to a minimum; occasionally I get a wet foot - but my cheapo Amazon ("Black" branded) boots hold up quite well.

    I did have a Richa onesie over suit for all of two rides - but found I still got a wet arse with it - so sent it back to Sportsbikeshop.
     
  19. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,840

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Reccomended disc lock with an alarm? What is everyone using?
     
  20. InvaderGIR

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    Location: Bristol

    I find my RST gear is really good, it's literally just the sleeve cuffs that get wet if I'm using my short gloves (expected really) and then my stomach can get damp (leading to wet everything) where the trousers and jacket join at the front.

    I can't help with the disc lock advice though, I bought a bright red Abus non alarm one 'cause it stands out against my mostly blue bike.