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Old 09 November 2012, 12:33   #21
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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.
Honestly theyre all sensible with them!! Not gunna lie ive already low sided my bike into a verge after avoiding a car in themiddle of the road! Bent the bars, wrecked the exhaust cover, broke indicators & brake light cable. Bruised My back & neck that kiiiilled!! So i know how dangerous they are by learning the hard way
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Old 09 November 2012, 12:51   #22
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bike test

Well done on bike test, used to have a suzi drz 400, in s/m trim thought it was a great bike, sounded fantastic with a race ex fitted, only used for fun but quite quick and nimble, can be tuned and b/bore kit fitted,easy to service, but as said s/m not best bike for high miles usage.
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Old 09 November 2012, 13:25   #23
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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
So go for twice the power, double the insurance, fuel etc. All for an extra 10 MPH !!! Makes sense

There's been at least 5 bikers killed in the past 6 mths in Plymouth, whilst I'm not saying each was at fault by any means not one of them was on a smaller bike, which tells its own story

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Old 09 November 2012, 14:05   #24
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just looked at some car insurance quotes & theyve halfed since a few months ago!! 1.1 saxo third party fire & theft is 1.6k insurance. the cars for sale at 780 & looks pretty clean! works out cheaper than a bike!

Might not be the best tow vechile in the world but ill build up to a disco3 one day
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Old 09 November 2012, 14:10   #25
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Wise decision. Worth looking at fully comp too, sometimes they come in cheaper than TPFT

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You could alwas buy an early and sheddy Xtz660-a good older one will be no less reliable and the Tenere version have a decent tank range.I suspect you'd get one for around 800 quid. I sold mine for 600, but it really was messy-no plastic left without cracks-most of it was held together with cableties and the whole thing was painted olive drab.

I rode may last one (K plate) from Swindon to Newcastle on Tyne and back on knobblies about 18 months ago. It's only a bit much after about 100 miles, and saves on messing around changing wheels. JUst be aware you don't have much grip and ride accordingly.
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There's been at least 5 bikers killed in the past 6 mths in Plymouth,

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I wasn't gonna mention the down side, but your right its the same thing round here, nearly all involved collision with a car or van, and that's the trouble these days, there's just so many vehicles on the road compared to just 20yr ago, biker mate reckons he thinks when riding, he may die round the next corner, or that car will pull out and not see him, always trying to think ahead, he says biking is not as it was and more like Russian roulette, some you win many you loose. He lost his Son btw, who had 20yr experience.
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I never liked riding where it was busy. The reason I liked the supermoto was that it was fun out in the da les away from allvthe traffic. I never used mine as a mode of transport.
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Definatly not the best day to day bikes! Had a look at insurance quotes for cars & theyve dropped by 1000 :O so its cheaper to buy a car now!
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Definatly not the best day to day bikes! Had a look at insurance quotes for cars & theyve dropped by 1000 :O so its cheaper to buy a car now!
And you won't die so quick, and you can tow with one, stay dry and warm etc....almost grown up!
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