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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 24 Feb 2009.

  1. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I believe the Australian Vee-Two Ducati's use roots superchargers?

    Centrifugal supercharger, seem to be the new vogue for car engines, electrical superchargers, that is.
     
  2. Rhydian

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    Any daring bikers commuting this winter?
     
  3. Ending Credits

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    I have a 35 minute walk to and from lectures every day (uphill both ways etc), I'd kill to commuting by bike lol. :D
     
  4. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    I honestly prefer walking now that I can (15 minutes each way). The salt corrosion was just unreal back when I commuted by bike, I couldn't stand to see that happen now that I've got a bike I really like.

    Had a courtesy bike this weekend, a Worx Chinese copy of an ER6n that was somehow much better (more comfy, smoother, more fun) than the actual ER6n. Go figure.

    Although after two three-hour motorway treks on it, I marvelled that anybody ever bothers getting naked bikes. So much neck pain. My next bike might be a sports tourer or an adventure bike, I want a nice accomodating windscreen.
     
  5. Trance

    Trance Two steps forward, one step back

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    Yup, still commuting 20 mins each way on the SV1000... already done about 5 wheelspins in the wet... taking a long time to get used to the torque. First driving lesson this weekend though, so maybe by the end of the winter I'll be able to get a car, haha.

    My bike has corroded more in the last 6 months than the last 11 years from being kept outside, makes me sad :( At least it has a garage now.

    Other reason I want to get a car is so I can give my bike some proper love instead of just quick washes because I know it's going to get filthy again in about 2 days...

    Ending Credits, do you live at the bottom of some penrose steps or something? How can it be uphill both ways...
     
  6. Rhydian

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    Do you guys use any acf-50 or similar products to coat your bike for winter?
     
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    Although the hills round here are pretty bad.
     
  8. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    I did on my previous one, but the current bike will probably just stay under a cover until spring - fair weather biking from here on out for me, after watching my last bike turn to rust. I ACF'd it, but I discovered the stuff too late. The damage was done.

    To ACF's credit the rust didn't get any worse in those final two years :lol: It really is magical stuff.
     
  9. Rhydian

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    You can still use the stuff on fair weather riding, brings out all the colors! Also it allows dirt to stick to it so all you have to do is a quick wash then re apply :p
     
  10. Rhydian

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    Well I start a new job tomorrow at J&S Accessories. I finally have an excuse when I don't stop talking motorcycles!
     
  11. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    We shall patiently await our complimentary gift vouchers this christmas, then. Congrats on the job.

    My bike's been out of action for two months now after a theft and recovery. The previous 3 weeks have simply been waiting for one part to arrive so they can finish the repairs (insurance claim covered it); I can't work out whether it's the garage's fault for not chasing it up more diligently or the supplier's fault for not taking action when the part has clearly been lost in the post. Not sure who to harass now.
     
  12. Rhydian

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    I can't promise anything, but if you promise not to harass me I'll buy you a meal in BK.
     
  13. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    It's not an Aprilia then as they can't shift a part in under 6 Months (if at all) :D
     
  14. Rhydian

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    Just met TheDodoKiller...must steal his bike, sounds mint!
     
  15. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Sigh, all the cool kids live in London. But at least I have clean air up here, that's worth more than community spirit! Right?
     
  16. TheDodoKiller

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    Haha! Thanks. De-cat's do that. I'm guessing you heard me nail it down Eastern Avenue then :D
     
  17. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    [​IMG]

    So ugly :(
     
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    Personally I think it's a bit cluttered, but otherwise quite a nice design.
     
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    I personally think it looks good; proper racebike for the road type thing with the headlights looking like an afterthought.
     
  20. Rhydian

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    I really like it, not as good as my cb1-400 but looks nearly as fast.
     

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