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OcUK Motorbike Meet 2012 *Interest and ideas*

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by bakes0310, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. arctine

    Mobster

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    How old are you mate? Just get some quotes tbh pal.
     
  2. 4T5

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    I'll be 47 end of July & would have passed my test about a day/week & will have 1 years No claims from my Chopper.
    I just wondered whether I should only be looking at 600's ? I've had a hankering for a Blackbird for ages now & it would fit the bill for what I want it for as in everything & some Serious touring.
     
  3. arctine

    Mobster

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    I reckon you'll get a fairly decent quote at your age. Shouldn't be any more than £500 a year fully comp.

    I suppose that'd be quite a bit compared to what you're used to though. I am completely guessing though.

    Like I said, just do a few quotes. Try devitt, they were quite cheap for me.
     
  4. 4T5

    Man of Honour

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    A monkey is well do-able. :D
    I am feeling that school boy excitement us blokes never grow out of. :o + :p
     
  5. VoG

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    Why fully comp tho, given how high the xs can be on some policies, your better of just tpf&t, to put it into context, the tpf&t is all of £130 ( including legal cover & breakdown recovery ) on my XJ1300 at 47, granted ive got max NCB, but still, is it really worth paying the extra dosh?.
     
  6. 4T5

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    I'll do it within my budget mate so 3rd party would be well acceptable I was just wondering whether I was wasting my time looking at the Blackbirds.
     
  7. bakes0310

    Capodecina

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    Live the dream and get the bike you want, worry about cost later:D
     
  8. ElliorR

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    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    My ER6 fully comp for a 44 year old with not having ridden a bike for 20 years cost me £330. If I'd just got an ER5 then it was something like £200.
     
  9. Snaggle

    Mobster

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    Location: Northants

    tuono cost me £150 a year with 6 years ncd .. Not sure if a blackbird is a good step after the cruiser though . lovely bike though
     
  10. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Midlands!

    almost 47? your quotes should be pretty damn cheap then!

    Also a name change is needed I think....as of july 4T7

     
  11. dsb

    Wise Guy

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    Nice one mate, them Stroms are fast hay!!!!!
     
  12. ElliorR

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    I think that was the sun reflecting off my right indicator ;)
     
  13. VoG

    Soldato

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    A Blackbird as a first big bike ( in every sense of the word ) with so little experience & low NCB, might get the insurance companies rubbing there hands with barely contained glee. tis a helluva brave choice. :)
     
  14. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

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    I concur :)

    Very rapid bike, and a touch on the heavy side I believe.
     
  15. edd1e

    Wise Guy

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    awesome video, can't wait for part 2 :)
     
  16. 4T5

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    Vids excellent mate especially at the end identifying everybody. :cool:
     
  17. metbandit1

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    Missed out 1 name sadly as I wanted to get it uploaded!

    Decided to use a range of music too, to try and meet everyone's tastes.
     
  18. 4T5

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    I remember the guy whose name is missing but I didn't catch his name on the day, It's hard enough to remember everybodys names & then identifying the forum name & bike about pickles my brain. :o
    Your vid put my head back in order. :p

    Fork seals done & replaced with Jap seals & decent oil, Weathers scorching here today as well & easily warm enough to ride in shorts if you're completely mentals.
     
  19. Fireskull

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    Looks like you all had an awesome day :D Very jealous, gutted I could not make it, need to watch all the videos now..

    Roll on the next one!! :D
     
  20. ElliorR

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    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    But you didn't have any Belinda Carlilse :(