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« on: June 06, 2012, 10:05:10 AM »

So I was surprised to find another member driving the same motorbike as me. And a number of other members seem to "live to ride". So what's your steed?

Mine: 2006 Suzuki GSR600, about 17k on the clock.

Currently being stripped down (by me) to confirm a suspected conrod failure.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 10:49:09 AM »

My current ride (2007 model GSR 600 - Same as Boogie's)and my dream ride (which is waaayyyy out of my abilities).  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 09:46:43 AM »

My kid on the Sporty. Cheesy ('07 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200L, very slightly modified Evil)
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 10:34:37 AM »

On what is to my mind one of the best balanced motorcycles of all: A Yamaha SR250. Hundreds of pharmacy deliverymen can't be wrong. It's 240cc mill is almost bulletproof, and frugal as hell, while still being torquey enough to lug my overfed ass around at a swift 90km/h. At 35,000km, its already paid for itself in petrol savings!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 10:46:21 AM »

My current ride (2007 model GSR 600 - Same as Boogie's)and my dream ride (which is waaayyyy out of my abilities).  Undecided
I don't know about that, you seem to lean into that corner very competently! Smiley

Mine: 2006 Suzuki GSR600, about 17k on the clock.

You know what they say: no pikchas, no bike! Tongue

Petrol savings:
For those who enjoy an algebraic challenge -
Suppose you buy a small motorcycle for Cm rand. You find that it consumes on average Vm liters of petrol per 100km. In contrast, your car consumes Vc liters per 100km. The fuel price is Cf per liter. How far do you have to ride your new bike before it has paid for its purchase price in fuel savings?


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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 10:52:54 AM »

Fair enough. Screen has since been removed, an aftermarket one I got with but didn't like.



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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 11:03:49 AM »

Wow, very sleek machine! Nice choice - both you and Faerie. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 11:17:22 AM »

Thank you. I'm going to try and not be tooo chuffed with myself here...

It is a beautiful thing, however when you ride it you learn to love it so much more.

I'm quite relaxed about letting other people drive it, and everyone gets off with a silly grin on their face. It really is such a sweet thing to ride.

I dig your hog too, a friend has one, and I think it's one of the better looking Harleys (me not being a general hog fan).
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 11:52:15 AM »

I'm quite relaxed about letting other people drive it,
Consider it a date! Wink

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 11:58:06 AM »

Lol, you'll have to wait until I collect it off the shelves and floor of my garage and re-build that huge meccano project.
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 23:10:20 PM »

Never learnt to ride properly, but bikes still fascinate me. Dad had an old BSA we used to tinker with in my early teens. Never got it finished before he passed, but one of my fondest memories is still learning how pistons and con-rod assemblies work. (The fun way! By taking it appart!)
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 18:14:13 PM »

WTF!!

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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 18:59:43 PM »

WTF!!
Not sure what’s confusing here.  The driver of the black Land Rover seems to have rear-ended one of the bikers (~0:24) as the camera passes, possibly having antagonised some of the bikers earlier.  The bikers at the rear confront the driver but he or she takes off hooting (~0:50), driving over some of the parked bikes.  The next bit is the chase on the freeway.  After the Land Rover takes a turn-off, it briefly gets caught behind some other cars (~5:05) but again takes off as one biker tries to open the driver’s door, almost knocking him/her down.  The pursuit continues for another minute and the Land Rover is forced to stop by city traffic where he/she is dealt a sobering dose of sprocket justice.

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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 19:39:55 PM »

Not sure what’s confusing here.
Not so much confused (WTF??) as amazed (cf. WTF!!) by the little drama. To me it looks as if the first rider to get hit, after pulling in in-front of the car, decelerated almost immediately. Just seems a bit, erm, brave, whatever the motive.

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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 19:50:39 PM »

Oh, okay, my bad.  I assumed confusion.

But yes, bravery, stupidity … tomayto, tomahto.  Mind you, the biker’s actions didn’t seem gratuitous and he did have all his mates there.  They came to the party, so to speak.

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