Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by bakes0310, Feb 9, 2010.
Being a super noob to bikes, how much ? and any pics?
I got £500 for my megelli 125m and plus £500 discount cause i mentioned my trainers name to the salesman. So ended up paying about £5570 for my brand new hornet CB600FA. No pics im afraid of my actual bike (not till march 1st) but ill post a link of what i bought:
Make sure you're on the organ doner's register before you head out, okay? It would be such a waste otherwise.
Congrats! Something I hope to do at some point in my life!
Be safe out there, remember its not what you do but what the other idiots on the road do that you want to be careful of!
Nothing like your bikes but I bought a bicycle a couple of weeks ago, been riding it on the gritted roads... just had a look the other day and there's rust spots where it's been splashed and the chain's got patches of rust on it already
This would be a worthy mod for your new pride and joy. Assuming you're getting an immobiliser/alarm!?
Do you need a mobile phone as that will be a problem
Get crash mushrooms for it, the ones I had on my hornet saved a hell of a lot of potential damage when I came off it. R&Gs are the daddy
Also watch this, it's too true.....voices
Obligatory photo of my old one
They are lovely bikes, they handle very well and go reasonably well without biting suddenly. the ABS will probably help out loads initially (though to provoke it takes a bit, which can help you to realise how much you actually brake), though when it did kick in I found it a little intrusive as it's not the sports abs you get on the CBR 600RR and Fireblade. You'll notice the juddering if it kicks in, don't worry that's normal.
Lastly go out and have fun
I really am thinking about getting mushrooms, but it will have to be at a later date due to funds. At the moment i got it into my head that i want the following:
Ill most likely go in where i bought my bike and get it from there, as i seem to be well looked after in there with discounts
What sort of price am i looking to pay for a gps on my bike, i dont really wanna spend more than £450-£500 and im bound to get a discount or installation free.
Garmin GPS and good?
Ah yes, the old ones are the best ones, eh?.
Never used the Garmin, but the Tom Tom Rider ones are quite nice
Well done.. and remember.. from my experience, it's better to keep it bubble up and rubber down!.
bubble = helmet, rubber = tyres
Good stuff, well done. Have fun & ride safe !
Very well done!
I was in the same position in September last year, and ended with a brand new 59 ER-6F!
Never heard bubble before
Sticky side down!
Congratulations! Hornet looks tastycakes for sure.
Nice one, more motivation for me to get mine!
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