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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,182

    Location: Scotland

    Didn't know that, thanks.
     
  2. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,133

    Location: Shropshire

    Got it MOT'd, no advisories other than for the chain guard I've taken off. Not bad for a 22 year old bike.

    Time to get it up for sale.
     
  3. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Bought my son a Oset 20 :cool:

    not really sure where it belongs on the forum :p

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  4. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Not satisfied with the sons bike bought another R1. Now have a pair :p

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  5. Tenzo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,096

    I really want to get one of those, for my son of course....! :p

    Would be interested to hear what you think about it for sure
     
  6. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2006

    Posts: 15,943

    Location: Amsterdam, NL

    I picked it up after a very patient wait.

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    Ducati Multistrada 1260 S GT with full titanium Termignoni race exhaust system (and mapping), top box. So far I've put in a throttle spacer (I had ethrottles with play in them), Evotech GPS mount with a quad lock adapter. This weekend I'll fit the Evotech tail tidy and get some mileage under her belt to get me to the 1km service.

    The backfires from the quick shifter are just... Epic!
     
  7. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    BMW gave me a r1250rs as a loaner, hated it to start with little clip on type bars, hunched forward with my legs doubled up to get to the pegs. An hour later and I was really enjoying it :p not a long term consideration for me but quite fun. One of the 7 bikes I’d have if I had the lotto win.

    Can’t understand the dealer fitter akrapovics though, barely louder than standard and quite pricy.
     
  8. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 5,502

    Been out for the day doing the TET (trans euro trail) in the lakes.
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  9. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,182

    Location: Scotland

    Sounds fun, nice bike that.

    Got the oil and filter change done on the CB, had one at 600 miles and the second is meant to be 8000 miles or one year later but i'm only at 3500 miles fourteen months after last, out the way now.
     
  10. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,133

    Location: Shropshire

    Put it up for sale :(
     
  11. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,182

    Location: Scotland

    Only had it 7 months or so, i'll be getting something different when i can afford it.
     
  12. phil675

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,434

    Location: UK

    Anyone got any cleaning tips? The bike has been off the road for 3.5 years so I've not done it in a while. It was reasonably clean but I've since been out in the rain and there is a layer of grime on the wheels and exhaust. Can I use washing up liquid or is car shampoo stuff better? I've got some Scottoiler anti-corrosion stuff so I'll put a layer of that on after.
     
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,133

    Location: Shropshire

    Don't use washing up liquid it's full of salt, any cheap car shampoo will do. If it's proper sticky grime then some WD40 on a rag and wipe it down first then shampoo it.
     
  14. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,133

    Location: Shropshire

    Just waved it goodbye, easiest sale yet. No offers of clapped out fiestas/xboxes/the guys ropey Mrs.
     
  15. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2017

    Posts: 430

    Location: County Durham

    Put my sv650 up for sale a few days ago. Hope I get the same luck with selling
     
  16. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Sunny Sussex

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  17. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Now that’s a modified LC
     
  18. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,876

    Location: Clapham Junction

    It's also..... hideous :D

    As long as the owner's happy!
     
  19. unKle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,278

    Location: Kent

    Why the hell have they converted it to a twin shock!?

    I mean there's a lot of whys to those pics I know :D

    Brother messaged me earlier about a 350YPVS (86 N model) that is up for sale by someone he knows, £8k... yikes

    Sold mine for £1600 in '91. Hindsight and all that. Would love another stroker, especially turning 50 next year, I want to relive me yoof :D