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What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by edd1e, May 3, 2012.

  1. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,893

    Location: /* */

    I sold it!

    I did get more for it than I paid 2 years ago though so I couldn't say no.

    Now do I get an old cheap R6 to match my track bike, with the intention of changing the tyres and doing the service etc myself, or a Street Triple RS... or something completely different?
     
  2. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,785

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    3 bikes sold in 2 days; July August is when people are supposed to be riding bikes, isn’t it :p
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,893

    Location: /* */

    I am, but on the track. It's a great time to sell bikes though, people are paying over the odds because it's summer.
     
  4. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,785

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Well the SV was my old bike too :p still riding, just on the XJ instead :)
     
  5. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    I keep forgetting to sell my SV650 :p Mind you, I managed to pop a fork seal on a spirited ride home, so should get that fixed first, as it's gushing oil.
     
  6. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Drew out the old brake and clutch fluid as it was looking pretty brown. Even managed to get some air out of the system so god knows who did it last time. All went well which is a result as last time I messed with the brakes I rode the bike through the closed side gate :D
     
  7. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,627

    Location: West mids

    Just put my SV back up for sale on Gumtree, £900 for a bike that needs a rear tyre and an MOT. Let's see how many daft messages I get.
     
  8. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,848

    Location:

    I'll give you my Lacoste trainers and my half eaten steak and cheese sub?
     
  9. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,627

    Location: West mids

    If it has jalapenos on you may have a deal.
     
  10. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    £20 for a 2nd hand battlax tyre and you can get that off the do to list
     
  11. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,627

    Location: West mids

    We'll see how it goes I'm hoping to save having to mess about having a new tyre fitted and getting it to the garage for an MOT.
     
  12. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,247

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Went to get the XR serviced, and had the new 850 GSA as a loaner. It is quite an interesting bike, albeit not quite as fun or sharp as the KTM 790. The engine is quite barky and it breezes along rather than being frantic. It is actually quite comfortable to ride, and you could spend a lot of time in the saddle. Handling is very comfortable, albeit a little soft and a spirited corner does need some planning rather than being instinctive. It does feel a little top heavy compared to the KTM, but certainly lighter than Triumph.

    Overall I rather enjoyed it.
     
  13. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Having been told my bike is all fixed, I have now been told that they don't have enough vans to actually drop it off to me - for over a bloody week!

    Currently waiting to see if they will allow me to ride up and get it - it's in Manchester at the moment, but I'd rather lose a day's holiday to go get ti, than watch as more Summer disappears :(
     
  14. Foghorn Leghorn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 5, 2003

    Posts: 2,380

    Location: Cheshire

    Only thing I did to it this weekend was ride it. Racing at Anglesey, it was a bit soggy on Sunday morning

     
  15. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Nice riding in the rain!
     
  16. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,611

    Rain??? Looks like a bloody monsoon!
     
  17. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Thats's just 'Normal' rain for Anglesey :D
     
  18. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Clapham Junction

    NICE! Even the warmup lap pace was hanging it out more than I'd like in the wet.

    Was that a front end save at 18:20?
     
  19. Foghorn Leghorn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 5, 2003

    Posts: 2,380

    Location: Cheshire

    :D
    Cheers all, it's a nice grippy track in the wet and fortunately it was quite warm. The next race was about 2 hours later and the sun was out and the track bone dry. Anglesey really does have a completely different climate to the rest of the UK.

    At 18:20 I'd got a bit greedy with the throttle and the rear stepped out. Managed a pb of 1:18.7 on that last lap though.
     
  20. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,851

    Location: London

    You are nuts to ride in that :p

    Some good riding though :cool: