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*** Show us your bikes! ***

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

  1. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,656

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

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  2. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    :D
     
  3. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,796

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Coincidentally watched LCR do a quick review of the new S1000RR last night on his YouTube channel. He rates it very highly indeed, especially as a super quick road bike rather than a prima donna track focused thing. Said he thought it could sometimes be a wee bit 'vibey' as could the mirrors?
     
  4. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Clapham Junction

    My 2015 is vibey too at specific RPM (unfortunately exactly at 75-80mph in top), enough to give everything haptic feedback after a ride!

    I'd gladly give up numb hands for the extra midrange grunt though :D
     
  5. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2009

    Posts: 4,122

    Location: Wales

    First visit to Cadwell on the R1,

    Incredible place that i can't wait to get back to, Donny first though no the 20th.

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  6. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Epic photo!
     
  7. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2009

    Posts: 4,122

    Location: Wales

    Cheers Scort, love the mountain :p
     
  8. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,221

    So many jizz machines! :p
     
  9. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,272

    Location: London

    My new to me bike. Mostly stock aside from the full Akrapovic system, tail tidy and a few carbon bits. Shame the weather has changed recently, not having much of a chance to ride it yet.

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  10. Minibiker

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 4,407

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    @Thomas. PLease. That's a naughty Duc right there... I'd love a Panigale but theres no chance in that happening anytime soon
     
  11. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,689

    I have a full blown erection.
     
  12. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 5,556

    Location: St A

    That full Ti exhaust is perfection. I miss having a Duc to look at.
     
  13. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,272

    Location: London

    Thanks, think I got lucky with that pipe, seen a few others and they haven't blued in the same way. It's a beautiful gradient across the length of the exposed pipe.
     
  14. Crowze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 1,280

    Location: Cambridgeshire

    Took the old Goose on probably its last ride of the year, stopped off at Hunstanton next to an immaculate example of its bigger brother:
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    The exhaust wrap is still a mess, can't decide whether to redo it or take it off and refurb the downpipes. Back home and cleaned up, here's its slightly better side:
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    And finally, cleaned my little winter hack:
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    Not the best looking bike they've made (see above) but still fantastic to ride.
     
  15. djjuk

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 13, 2006

    Posts: 984

    Location: South West

    My latest arrival:

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  16. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,108

    Location: the south


    I'm seriously considering getting a Multistrada, I really like the way it looks. Whats it like?
    Is that the 950 or 1200.
    Only thing that's really putting me off at the moment are the major service costs, especially the DVT motor in the 2015+ models.
    On paper it does tick all the right boxes for me.
     
  17. Crowze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 1,280

    Location: Cambridgeshire

    It's brilliant, been riding sports-tourers for years but they've always been a compromise whereas this manages to be great for commuting in all weathers, leisurely tours and (in the hands of a competent rider i.e. not me) scraping pegs. Mine's the 1200S so the Desmo service is a bit scary (and coming up real soon), but it is at least less frequent than the older non-DVT ones - 18k vs 12k I believe.
     
  18. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,108

    Location: the south

    Just what I'm after, something comfy for long distance tours but still mad and powerful enough for those weekend blasts.

    How long have you owned yours? any of the common electrical gremlins shown their heads, fuel sensors, skyhook sensors going bad or any thing else of note?

    If you don't mind me asking have you been quoted for the Desmo service with the belts changed, seems it varies massively every where I read.

    My head tells me to get a V-strom 1000
    but I keep going back to the Multistrada and the Superduke GT.
    Won't be properly looking until next year now so have a while to mull it over.
     
  19. whyscotty

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 6, 2012

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Wigan

    Have to disagree, they're beautiful :D

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  20. Crowze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 1,280

    Location: Cambridgeshire

    9 months, and yep the fuel sensor is on the blink already. Both dealers anywhere near me are owned by the same group, so I'm soon to be £1200 worse off :eek: Definitely going indy for the minor services.

    Had a similar dilemma but I just can't get on with the looks of the KTM, S1000XR came close but I was put off by the hand-numbing vibration.

    Well I was going to say it's the best-looking adventure bike but that sounded like damning with faint praise :)