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Old 09 November 2012, 04:31   #11
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Why not stick with the 125 and put the saving towards a car ? Especially during the winter months when the extra speed could be lethal!

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Old 09 November 2012, 04:53   #12
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Go for the Suzuki and buy a set of off-road wheels and tyres., that way you get to play in the dirt which is great fun . I know quite a few people who've taken their bike licence as a stepping stone to getting a car, all have ended up keeping the bike in addition to the car.

As a point point of interest, what do you intend using the bike for ? Super-motors tend to be sold as hooligan town bikes but their wide handlebars make it difficult to filter through traffic at rush hour, they usually have small fuel tanks limiting range and their narrow hard seats and lack of a fairing limit their cruising potential.

I've owned a dr and a Yamaha xt660 both as trail bikes and loved them both. Have you thought about the Yamaha xt660. It seemed to buck the trend in that it had a more reasonable range and was quite comfy. The only reason I don't have it now is because it was written off when som scumbags tried to steal it.
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Old 09 November 2012, 05:19   #13
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Boats&Outboards"]Why not stick with the 125 and put the saving towards a car ?

Cause my 125 is so slow. Willonly trundle along at 60!

The longest journey i do is 30minutes to college the rest is 5 minutes to work, 20minutes poole or just blasting round country back roads! Lookimg for more speed 1. For the fun & 2. For the dual carriage ways to colllege & poole. Looking for something thatll atleast do 80mph

& love the idea of having a set of off & on road wheels!

Definatly top 2 are the drz & honda from looking at insurance
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Old 09 November 2012, 05:19   #14
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cheers guys!! Definatly wanna stay 4 stroke.....mostly because of the sound! Been trawling through some websites & these are a few ive found...

The KTM is definatly my favourite from what you guys have said, this ones in my price range, after market exhaust.....& just looks great!!

Anybody wanna buy a yamaha xt125x?
Had a Akrapovic system on my KTM 640...one of my favourite pastimes was making small children cry when I came past them

I need to stop reading this thread before I do something stupid like buy another one!

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...one of my favourite pastimes was making small children cry when I came past them
And this stopped when you sold the bike?
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Had a Akrapovic system on my KTM 640...one of my favourite pastimes was making small children cry when I came past them

I need to stop reading this thread before I do something stupid like buy another one!

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Hehe. I remember rolling through the lake district on a Visordown rideout. 15 big singles on open-ish pipes make a fantastic noise (mine had a baffle that made it <ahem> street legal, probably). Twas a great day until one of the YZFs seized solid.

As for useage: I think I agree with ppenman on everything other than the fact I never had any trouble filtering on my motard. You can waggle it from side to side in a way you can't with a 'big' bike to get past wing mirrors etc.
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Boats&Outboards"]Why not stick with the 125 and put the saving towards a car ?

Cause my 125 is so slow. Willonly trundle along at 60!

The longest journey i do is 30minutes to college the rest is 5 minutes to work, 20minutes poole or just blasting round country back roads! Lookimg for more speed 1. For the fun & 2. For the dual carriage ways to colllege & poole. Looking for something thatll atleast do 80mph

& love the idea of having a set of off & on road wheels!

Definatly top 2 are the drz & honda from looking at insurance
Congrats on passing, but I agree with B&O yer better off savin fur a car, yule b able 2 tow that RIB you wanted then. a series 3 landy would probably only cost a couple hundred on insurance, and loadsa fun when to choppy to go RIBin. the 4stk bikes do sound wicked though.
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Congrats on passing, but I agree with B&O yer better off savin fur a car, yule b able 2 tow that RIB you wanted then. a series 3 landy would probably only cost a couple hundred on insurance, and loadsa fun when to choppy to go RIBin. the 4stk bikes do sound wicked though.
Sensible thing would be to save i know...but few of my friends have bigger sports bikes & i get left behind!
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And this stopped when you sold the bike?
Ah but I thought that subject was banned on Ribnet
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Sensible thing would be to save i know...but few of my friends have bigger sports bikes & i get left behind!
Slow and steady wins the race. Many of us are only here by sheer luck or some divine intervention.

Give it 10 years and see how many of your friends with bigger sports bikes are no longer with us. Sorry but thats the reality of it.

I've lost more friends to motorcycles than any other single cause. I'm sure others will concur.
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