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Happiest day of my year (maybe life)

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by bakes0310, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 46,659

    Location: Parts Unknown

    Being a super noob to bikes, how much ? and any pics? :)
     
  2. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    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:

    http://www.hondaireland.ie/Naked_CB600FA_Hornet_Main.HTML
     
  3. SlyReaper

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 26, 2008

    Posts: 6,456

    Location: Bristol, Old Blighty

    Make sure you're on the organ doner's register before you head out, okay? It would be such a waste otherwise. :p
     
  4. Daaaveee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,815

    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!
     
  5. Hotwired

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 7,151

    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 :mad:
     
  6. monkey_boy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 15, 2006

    Posts: 1,719

    Location: Leicester UK

  7. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

  8. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 1,921

    Location: London

    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
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    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 :)
     
  9. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    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:
    Mushrooms
    GPS

    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:)
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
  10. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    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?
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
  11. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Ah yes, the old ones are the best ones, eh?. :rolleyes: :D
     
  12. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    anyone?:)
     
  13. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 1,921

    Location: London

    Never used the Garmin, but the Tom Tom Rider ones are quite nice :)
     
  14. RiPz

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 756

    Location: Middleton, Manchester

    Well done.. and remember.. from my experience, it's better to keep it bubble up and rubber down!.


    bubble = helmet, rubber = tyres
     
  15. gigeorge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 1,281

    Location: The Shire

    Good stuff, well done. Have fun & ride safe !
     
  16. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Very well done!

    I was in the same position in September last year, and ended with a brand new 59 ER-6F!

    Enjoy!
     
  17. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Never heard bubble before :p

    Sticky side down!
     
  18. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,084

    Location: Berkshire

    Congratulations! Hornet looks tastycakes for sure.
     
  19. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,700

    Location: .....

    Nice one, more motivation for me to get mine!