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*** Show us your bikes! ***

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Electroshadow, May 21, 2010.

  1. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: the south

    Just got back from here, What a trip! What a track!

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  2. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,324

    Just 1.30hr down the road, great first proper ride on the S1krr!

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  3. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,562

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    @MowyTone Very nice choice bud, The sound they make is mean! Is that from the shop in Swindon as I saw one similar in there along with a ZX9
     
  4. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,002

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Picked up this old girl a couple of weeks back:

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    27k on the clock, tidy enough, but I'll be putting some work into it, prior to taking the Misses out on the back.

    Got a cheap end can to go on; annoyingly though, I need a link pipe (as you have to chop off the OEM can) and have yet to find one for sale :( Front brakes are shocking, so I'll rebuild the calipers and replace the lines, the rear is good enough, other than that a bit of oil on the cables to [hopefully] ease the stiff clutch and throttle opening.

    It's actually really enjoyable to ride, I can see why so many people used to get them as their first bike - it's got enough poke and handles well enough, though it's quite a sporty riding position - though that is coming from the RS with bar risers on it :D
     
  5. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,443

    This thread needs more posts @Clov!s
    Come on mate you must be ready for a bike change by now :D
     
  6. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,262

    Location:

    I'm actually without a bike now :( Sold it to concentrate on buying a house which I bought 2 months ago. :)

    I miss it so much already! :(
     
  7. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,443

    Buy a cheap 1-2k bike, anything is better the nothing. I’ll look forward to future posts to see what you get next :p
     
  8. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,262

    Location:

    S1000RR is a big possibility as well as a Tuono factory.

    Biggest fear with the Aprilia is no main dealer within 55 miles, would be a chore with servicing etc if I wanted to keep everything original.

    We'll see... :)
     
  9. djjuk

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 13, 2006

    Posts: 995

    Location: South West

    Today my Triumph met a much older (1947) Triumph....

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  10. edd1e

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,741

    Location: Oxfordshire

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  11. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Aprilia Scotland Owners group run out last Sunday. Mix of Gen 1 RSV's and RSVR's plus a load of RSV4's and V4 Tuonos.

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  12. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,262

    Location:

    Your camera wearing sunglasses? :p
     
  13. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    LOL......its NikCollection HDR effect filter in Photoshop.... :D:cool:
     
  14. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,915

    Being an Aprilia meet, I assume that only half of those attending actually made it? :p
     
  15. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    LOL!!! No breakdowns m8, nope! For a moody Italian, Ape's are pretty damn reliable compared to some marques! On a recent group ride of the NC500 a month ago, out of all the bikes there including Aprilias and a Ducati Multistrada it was a Honda Fireblade which broke down and spat the dummy! :p
     
  16. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,915

    Well colour me shocked :eek: lol! :p
     
  17. edd1e

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,741

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Finally after ordering in November last year!

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    It's a bit good.
     
  18. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,262

    Location:

    Very nice. :) Who's is the fireblade behind it?
     
  19. edd1e

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,741

    Location: Oxfordshire

    The soulless washing machine? :o my mates bike, it's the SP2. He loves it.
     
  20. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,262

    Location:

    Haha I thought you'd say that, my dad has a 2014 blade and wants the SP2 but I've tried talking him into a S1000RR. :p