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Post by Clarkey » 29 Sep 2019, 08:48

lee711 wrote:Popped in for a nosey and saw this thread, so hello peeps. Still riding but predominantly commuting to work, which takes up most of my time now. Moved on from the fireblade and passed through Tuono v4, Bandit 6, GSXR 600, and now stable a GSXs1000 and a CRF1000l Africa Twin. Mainly gravitate towards the Africa Twin because its just a great do what you want bike.

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Not a bad collection is it. Bet the Africa twin is a lovely thing

Do you have a long commute then?

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Post by lee711 » 29 Sep 2019, 17:05

@Clarkey yes the AT is really nice ride, it has the DCT gearbox which is a revelation, the gixus is basically a naked gixxer thou and is a bit of a wild thing. Commute from wirral to kirkby twice daily so the AT just sucks the ride up and is good on juice too, pulls 51 mpg compared to 40mpg on the suzuki.

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Post by Clarkey » 01 Oct 2019, 23:22

lee711 wrote:@Clarkey yes the AT is really nice ride, it has the DCT gearbox which is a revelation, the gixus is basically a naked gixxer thou and is a bit of a wild thing. Commute from wirral to kirkby twice daily so the AT just sucks the ride up and is good on juice too, pulls 51 mpg compared to 40mpg on the suzuki.
Yeah I bet the DCT is good, especially stop start traffic... never ridden one but would be curious for sure

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Post by Xjr1300 » 18 Oct 2019, 07:36

I’m still around only recently remembered my password lol,to be honest I’ve not bothered with any forums of late not just NWB
I’ve still got the XJR1300 but hardly use it nowadays mainly because we now have grandkids so finding a dry day with no work and no kids is nearly impossible

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Post by Clarkey » 19 Oct 2019, 00:21

Xjr1300 wrote:I’m still around only recently remembered my password lol,to be honest I’ve not bothered with any forums of late not just NWB
I’ve still got the XJR1300 but hardly use it nowadays mainly because we now have grandkids so finding a dry day with no work and no kids is nearly impossible
Kids ruin things don't they, lol. Good to hear from you all the same, and great that you've still got it for the odd bumble about when you do get time

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Post by Cabernet » 19 Oct 2019, 11:23

Clarkey wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 00:21
Xjr1300 wrote:I’m still around only recently remembered my password lol,to be honest I’ve not bothered with any forums of late not just NWB
I’ve still got the XJR1300 but hardly use it nowadays mainly because we now have grandkids so finding a dry day with no work and no kids is nearly impossible
Kids ruin things don't they, lol. Good to hear from you all the same, and great that you've still got it for the odd bumble about when you do get time
Kids are a self inflicted handicap.
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Post by Topper » 31 Oct 2019, 20:31

Trike 1.jpg
Had to go to the darkside to keep me in the fresh air.
Knees & shoulders wont take the twistys any more
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:D Manners cost nowt.......so.....use em!! :D

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Post by Clarkey » 31 Oct 2019, 22:36

Topper wrote:
Trike 1.jpg
Had to go to the darkside to keep me in the fresh air.
Knees & shoulders wont take the twistys any more
That's a cool beast. Bet it'll eat the miles

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Post by Topper » 01 Nov 2019, 04:38

Not ridden it yet Clarkey.
Its only done 7000 so loads of room to get the miles in on a crispy day. i am a bit nervous really as never ridden one before
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Re: Fishing for lurkers...

Post by Topper » 01 Nov 2019, 04:41

Clarkey wrote:
29 Sep 2019, 08:48
lee711 wrote:Popped in for a nosey and saw this thread, so hello peeps. Still riding but predominantly commuting to work, which takes up most of my time now. Moved on from the fireblade and passed through Tuono v4, Bandit 6, GSXR 600, and now stable a GSXs1000 and a CRF1000l Africa Twin. Mainly gravitate towards the Africa Twin because its just a great do what you want bike.

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Not a bad collection is it. Bet the Africa twin is a lovely thing

Do you have a long commute then?
That looks like Daz in the background of the top pic Clarky....... Is it?
:D Manners cost nowt.......so.....use em!! :D


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