bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > Misc > General

Reply
 
Thread Tools View Mode
Old 25th Feb 2009, 11:31   #21
xen0morph
Bargain wine connoisseur
 
xen0morph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 2,925
xen0morph has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
My rat Kawasaki Eliminator EL250:








Currently off the road as I am stripping, painting and overhaulling the front brake calliper.

Now has a beercan exhaust, as the old one was falling to bits. Sounds like a Harley

Also has a small black touring screen on the front, pics soon.
xen0morph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Feb 2009, 11:44   #22
RTT
#parp
 
RTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: London
Posts: 14,100
RTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shuriken View Post
It's mostly because I plan to do a bit of touring/long journeys, and having a single going at 6000 rpm under my ass for long period of time is not my idea of fun
Ah, fair enough. I'll be commuting mostly which is half of the reason the Supermotos appeal to me. I really like Aprillia's supermotos, and the Dukes, but the Dukes are just way too expensive for a daily hack bike.

Quote:
A hornet is on my list, great first bike, usually cheap, and hondas have much better build quality than the bandits.
Nuff said. I went to the NEC bike show and was shocked at the difference between the Bandit and similar bikes from other manufacturers. It really needs some attention, it just looks and feels a decade older than everything else
__________________
This post is non-negotiable. All terms and conditions apply.
RTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Feb 2009, 08:35   #23
Moriquendi
Bit Tech Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SW Wales/Bristol
Posts: 1,691
Moriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
I picked up the bike yesterday and had a fantastic time sipping around the countryside . The bike was filthy when I picked it up so I didn't want to take pics of it, Ive given it a quick wash now so I'll take some pictures today and post them.

Moriquendi
__________________
My Deviance CAD and Photography.
My Project Log Making a one piece motorbike suit.
"Woman: without her man, is nothing" or "Woman, without her, man is nothing" Punctuation is important.
Moriquendi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Feb 2009, 08:51   #24
woof82
Mod Master
 
woof82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Oxford
Posts: 2,223
woof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Is it just me or is the direct access a little insane? How do you practise for that?
__________________
!
woof82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Feb 2009, 09:08   #25
Moriquendi
Bit Tech Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SW Wales/Bristol
Posts: 1,691
Moriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
You have to pay an instructor for training, you're allowed on the road on a 500cc bike with L-plates as long as you're accompanied by a certified instructor, that's why it's so expensive.

Moriquendi
__________________
My Deviance CAD and Photography.
My Project Log Making a one piece motorbike suit.
"Woman: without her man, is nothing" or "Woman, without her, man is nothing" Punctuation is important.
Moriquendi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Feb 2009, 09:46   #26
RTT
#parp
 
RTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: London
Posts: 14,100
RTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming Saiyan
^ what Moriquendi said. If you do an intensive DAS course, as I understand it, you spend usually the first day on a 125, the next three on a 500, then test the final day
__________________
This post is non-negotiable. All terms and conditions apply.
RTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Feb 2009, 16:50   #27
Moriquendi
Bit Tech Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SW Wales/Bristol
Posts: 1,691
Moriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Ok, today I rode from Bristol to Gloucester, the across to Ross-on-Wye then down the Wye valley to Chepstow and finally back to Bristol, if you ever get the chance to ride the A466, do it, it's fantastic!.

I took the camera along so here's a pic of my bike.


Still needs a propper wash but its much better than it was, I'll do a better job when I'm home and have access to a hose.

Moriquendi
__________________
My Deviance CAD and Photography.
My Project Log Making a one piece motorbike suit.
"Woman: without her man, is nothing" or "Woman, without her, man is nothing" Punctuation is important.
Moriquendi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th Feb 2009, 10:19   #28
RTT
#parp
 
RTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: London
Posts: 14,100
RTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming SaiyanRTT is a Super Spamming Saiyan
That looks lovely and very comfy Moriquendi

A few pics I took at the London Bike Show at Excel:

Charley Boorman's custom chopper (I'm not actually sure who manufacturered it)



Charley's bikes: (Left to right: Long Way Round (1200GS), his Dakar bike (F650) and his Long Way Down bike (1150GS) ). It was actually really awesome to see those bikes in the flesh. if anyone's watched it, you could see the bit in LWR (or was it LWD?) when his frame snapped near the back and how it'd been welded up!


This'll be me on a KTM 990 SMR


New BMW F800R which is really, really nice:


More here
__________________
This post is non-negotiable. All terms and conditions apply.

Last edited by RTT; 27th Feb 2009 at 14:24.
RTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th Feb 2009, 12:37   #29
Shuriken
same christmas AV for a whole year
 
Shuriken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Woolacombe, Devon
Posts: 1,312
Shuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
That's a beautiful looking bike Moriquendi, I'm quite jealous, how much did it set you back? (if you don't mind me asking).

Wish I could have made it to that bike show, they're all so pretty...a friend of mine has one of the new Kawasaki z750s, it's an amazing bike, the 1000cc one looks even better though, as it has dual pipes so looks a lot more balanced from behind.

The new Yamaha R1 launches today, my local shop is having a big launch party tonight with a chance to win one, I've got every possible digit crossed Although to be honest if I won I'd sell it any way, not a huge fan of supersport bikes, and a brand new R1 is definitely overkill for a first bike, especially when you're restricted
Shuriken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th Feb 2009, 13:38   #30
Xen0phobiak
SMEGHEADS!
 
Xen0phobiak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Wrexham
Posts: 3,847
Xen0phobiak has yet to learn the way of the DremelXen0phobiak has yet to learn the way of the DremelXen0phobiak has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Hawg Heaven made Charley Boormans one I think.
__________________
In an emergency situation involving two or more officers of equal rank, seniority will be granted to whichever officer can program a vcr.

World of Tanks profile
Xen0phobiak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th Feb 2009, 22:36   #31
wiby645
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 194
wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.wiby645 is definitely a rep cheat.
omg i want that ktm 990 smr
wiby645 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Mar 2009, 20:18   #32
Moriquendi
Bit Tech Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SW Wales/Bristol
Posts: 1,691
Moriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the DremelMoriquendi has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Sorry it's taken me a few days to reply, took the bike home for the weekend. The bike cost 2700 with the panniers and top box, which is pretty reasonable I reckon for an 18,000 mile bike. It's very comfortable indeed, only problem is the wind in the chest at 70-80mph, I have a wind shield for it but it wasn't on the bike when I bought it and I haven't got round to fitting it yet.

Moriquendi
__________________
My Deviance CAD and Photography.
My Project Log Making a one piece motorbike suit.
"Woman: without her man, is nothing" or "Woman, without her, man is nothing" Punctuation is important.
Moriquendi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Mar 2009, 21:41   #33
Shuriken
same christmas AV for a whole year
 
Shuriken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Woolacombe, Devon
Posts: 1,312
Shuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
That's a damn good price if you ask me, nicely done! I've just remebered that my car's tax, insurance and MOT are due in April, so it might be a bit longer before I get a new bike
Shuriken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Mar 2009, 22:41   #34
woof82
Mod Master
 
woof82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Oxford
Posts: 2,223
woof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyanwoof82 is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Charley Boorman's custom chopper looks the sex. It's like a steampunk motorbike of awesomeness.
__________________
!
woof82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Mar 2009, 00:50   #35
Krikkit
Super Moderator
Moderator
 
Krikkit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lincs, UK
Posts: 23,344
Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.
I love KTM's too - I think I'd give my left leg for an 1100 RC8 or SuperDuke.
__________________
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Zlad!, The Wut?!, The Kempness
Krikkit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Mar 2009, 06:15   #36
Oreon_237
CHEA BRO!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,170
Oreon_237 has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
seems you guys have it tough for getting a motorcycle. im looking at a Ninja 250 for my learner bike. heard good reviews about them and they look awesome imo. am a bit of a KTM fan myself
__________________
Rigless.
Oreon_237 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Mar 2009, 08:26   #37
Shuriken
same christmas AV for a whole year
 
Shuriken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Woolacombe, Devon
Posts: 1,312
Shuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
We do indeed, and 'da man' is constantly trying to make it tougher as well, hence the new 2 part test they're bringing in.

I heard whispers among bikers that the government want to ban motorcycles out right in the UK, no idea if there's any truth in that, but to be honest it wouldn't surprise me.
Shuriken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Mar 2009, 09:14   #38
weasal
Supermodder
 
weasal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow, uk
Posts: 447
weasal has yet to learn the way of the Dremelweasal has yet to learn the way of the Dremelweasal has yet to learn the way of the Dremelweasal has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
From what i have heard about motorcycles bans is that there have been a few talks between officials. The one thing i have heard is that it's not aiming for an outright ban of bikes but rather for off road bikes. The ban would supposedly leave road bikes rules as they are.

After talking to my parents i have managed to get them to agree to letting me get a bike. Sadly the only part is that i am getting allowed to do the DAS so have to wait till I'm 21 aka another like 3 years.

Chris
__________________
Macbook:2.4ghz,4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, OSX, Server 2008.
I may have lots of apple stuff but im still not a fanboy
My Flickr
weasal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Mar 2009, 09:40   #39
Shuriken
same christmas AV for a whole year
 
Shuriken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Woolacombe, Devon
Posts: 1,312
Shuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the DremelShuriken has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
In the nicest possible way dude, you're 18, legally an adult, if you want a bike go get one!
Shuriken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Mar 2009, 09:55   #40
Silver51
I cast flare!
 
Silver51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 2,959
Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.Silver51 is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shuriken View Post
... I heard whispers among bikers that the government want to ban motorcycles out right in the UK, no idea if there's any truth in that, but to be honest it wouldn't surprise me.
This old chestnut. The best places for information on bike related legal stuff is either the MAG (Motorcycle Action Group) or BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation) websites.


Anyhoo, 1984 Honda CX650. The head gasket's just gone, so it's making smoke like a Hollywood special effect. I have a choice, either spend 400 to fix it, or save my monies and get something like a Triumph Tiger 955i. Or make the switch to the dark side and get a Smart Roadster.

It's going to take a few months of saving either way.


Silver51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aardvarks and aasvogels, amusing offal anecdotes, awesomeness, biker, bikes, motorbike, motorbikes, motorcycle, motorcycles, must go faster, say yes to skimmed milk, transport, you need a v12

Thread Tools
View Mode

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:58.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.