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Re: Hi Again

PostSun May 14, 2017 8:44 am

Dave_W wrote:Goldilocks? What are they Cab?


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Goldilocks and the three bears?
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Re: Hi Again

PostSun May 14, 2017 8:51 am

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Dave_W wrote:Goldilocks? What are they Cab?


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Goldilocks and the three bears?
Too much weight for me I'm afraid. My ample arse on a 650 is more than enough so I don't think I'll bother with your suggested mod.


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PostMon May 15, 2017 10:49 am

I do like the super adventure bikes; KTM Super Adventure and BMW R1200 GS Adventure.

Although I'm getting to the stage in my life where I want to get rid of all my toys and only have 1 bike and 1 car to worry about.

I managed to sell the CBX750F, so I'm down to 2 bikes (2015 GSXR 1000 and 2003 VFR 800), and I'm contemplating chopping them both in for a Honda VFR1200F as most of my riding is commuting and then on-road short, local rides.

A while back I bought all the adventure gear with the intention of getting in some green trails, but it never happened as I never bought the bike (out of work for some time).

The thought of having a super adventure bike still appeals, but when it comes to £15,000+ for a bike, I need to start being sensible. An adventure bike would never cope with the narrow gaps in Manchester on my commute.
So maybe the next best thing is a sports tourer VFR1200F; it can commute (it's 25 mm wider than my current 2003 VFR800), it can take myself and my girlfriend on short local rides over the weekend, it would handle a European tour to Pyrenees in September this year, but falls short of the mark for green laning.
Best I just give up on the idea of ever owning an adventure bike and put all my rarely used adventure gear up for sake.
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Re: Hi Again

PostMon May 15, 2017 10:51 am

Cabernet wrote:To put the above in context. The Kawasaki middle weights for me
The Versys 650, too sat up right.
The ZX6r too prone.
The Ninja 650 Tourer, Goldilocks.

Suzuki;
DL650 V-strom, too perpendicular
GSX-R600, too prone
GSX-S750, too many cylinders
SV650 2017, with fly screen, Goldilocks


I should add that smaller capacity bikes make a lot of sense.
My best biking memories stem from small capacity bikes, whereas the larger capacity bikes scare the crap out of me at times.
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Re: Hi Again

PostMon May 15, 2017 8:33 pm

pch1 wrote:I do like the super adventure bikes; KTM Super Adventure and BMW R1200 GS Adventure.

Although I'm getting to the stage in my life where I want to get rid of all my toys and only have 1 bike and 1 car to worry about.

I managed to sell the CBX750F, so I'm down to 2 bikes (2015 GSXR 1000 and 2003 VFR 800), and I'm contemplating chopping them both in for a Honda VFR1200F as most of my riding is commuting and then on-road short, local rides.

A while back I bought all the adventure gear with the intention of getting in some green trails, but it never happened as I never bought the bike (out of work for some time).

The thought of having a super adventure bike still appeals, but when it comes to £15,000+ for a bike, I need to start being sensible. An adventure bike would never cope with the narrow gaps in Manchester on my commute.
So maybe the next best thing is a sports tourer VFR1200F; it can commute (it's 25 mm wider than my current 2003 VFR800), it can take myself and my girlfriend on short local rides over the weekend, it would handle a European tour to Pyrenees in September this year, but falls short of the mark for green laning.
Best I just give up on the idea of ever owning an adventure bike and put all my rarely used adventure gear up for sake.


I get it, but why not match an SH300i with the VFR1200?
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Re: Hi Again

PostTue May 16, 2017 12:26 am

Cabernet wrote:
pch1 wrote:I do like the super adventure bikes; KTM Super Adventure and BMW R1200 GS Adventure.

Although I'm getting to the stage in my life where I want to get rid of all my toys and only have 1 bike and 1 car to worry about.

I managed to sell the CBX750F, so I'm down to 2 bikes (2015 GSXR 1000 and 2003 VFR 800), and I'm contemplating chopping them both in for a Honda VFR1200F as most of my riding is commuting and then on-road short, local rides.

A while back I bought all the adventure gear with the intention of getting in some green trails, but it never happened as I never bought the bike (out of work for some time).

The thought of having a super adventure bike still appeals, but when it comes to £15,000+ for a bike, I need to start being sensible. An adventure bike would never cope with the narrow gaps in Manchester on my commute.
So maybe the next best thing is a sports tourer VFR1200F; it can commute (it's 25 mm wider than my current 2003 VFR800), it can take myself and my girlfriend on short local rides over the weekend, it would handle a European tour to Pyrenees in September this year, but falls short of the mark for green laning.
Best I just give up on the idea of ever owning an adventure bike and put all my rarely used adventure gear up for sake.


I get it, but why not match an SH300i with the VFR1200?


Because she (the one who must be obeyed) demands I only have one bike.

PS I've watched scooters struggling to get through Manchester traffic; their mirrors on handlebars are a design oversight. I fold my mirrors in on the bike and I'm narrower than a scooter.
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Re: Hi Again

PostTue May 16, 2017 12:28 am

Cabernet wrote:
pch1 wrote:I do like the super adventure bikes; KTM Super Adventure and BMW R1200 GS Adventure.

Although I'm getting to the stage in my life where I want to get rid of all my toys and only have 1 bike and 1 car to worry about.

I managed to sell the CBX750F, so I'm down to 2 bikes (2015 GSXR 1000 and 2003 VFR 800), and I'm contemplating chopping them both in for a Honda VFR1200F as most of my riding is commuting and then on-road short, local rides.

A while back I bought all the adventure gear with the intention of getting in some green trails, but it never happened as I never bought the bike (out of work for some time).

The thought of having a super adventure bike still appeals, but when it comes to £15,000+ for a bike, I need to start being sensible. An adventure bike would never cope with the narrow gaps in Manchester on my commute.
So maybe the next best thing is a sports tourer VFR1200F; it can commute (it's 25 mm wider than my current 2003 VFR800), it can take myself and my girlfriend on short local rides over the weekend, it would handle a European tour to Pyrenees in September this year, but falls short of the mark for green laning.
Best I just give up on the idea of ever owning an adventure bike and put all my rarely used adventure gear up for sake.


I get it, but why not match an SH300i with the VFR1200?


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Re: Hi Again

PostTue May 16, 2017 7:05 am

pch1 wrote:
And also...
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Why do you think I suggested it to a pussy whipped like you?
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Re: Hi Again

PostTue May 16, 2017 10:28 am

Cabernet wrote:
pch1 wrote:
And also...
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Why do you think I suggested it to a pussy whipped like you?


I've moved on from that relationship and left it in St Helens where it belongs
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Re: Hi Again

PostTue May 16, 2017 12:42 pm

pch1 wrote:
Cabernet wrote:
pch1 wrote:
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Why do you think I suggested it to a pussy whipped like you?


I've moved on from that relationship and left it in St Helens where it belongs


Not according to you board avatar. Get it updated lad.
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