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

  1. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Just need to MOT my CBR125R this month. I'm keeping an eye on the temperatures next month. Once it hits 18-19deg I'm on the bike. Been itching to ride.
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    Still my NC750X (manual, none of that DCT weirdness)

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    Not the fastest or most exciting bike out there, but it's an absolutely solid day-to-day bike - exactly what I need in something I ride pretty much every day in all weather.

    I've been puncture-free for a couple of weeks now - fingers crossed!
     
  3. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Behold, gentlemen: the ancient incantation to summon all manner of nails, screws, barbed wire, broken glass, caltrops, screwdrivers, and other Poynted Thynges into thine path.
     
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  4. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Yeah he's royally screwed (or nailed)
    himself now.
     
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  5. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Yay.

    [​IMG]New by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    It's totally different to anything I've ridden before, even my old Honda Shadow cruiser, the test ride was the couple of hours ride back after paying for it and aside from the clutch being a tad heavy it's bob on.

    [​IMG]114ci by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    114 'sit down & hold on's' OK fast it ain't, it's still being run in but it'll get to above the national speed limit quick enough and just sit there rock steady with no bother barely ticking over at 2k, redline is around 5.5k, for sure I did immediately miss the extra 5,000 rippums I had on the Striple, but adjust your brain and enjoy the ride and where you used to find yourself stretching into triple digit speeds you start enjoying the ride @ 60-70mph.

    [​IMG]IMG_20190512_150128 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    Thankfully the previous owner had got rid of the tow hitch number plate arrangement and stuck a yank one instead, with a black backed plate too so that's saved me one job.
    He did also fit a sissy bar & luggage rack, but it's quick release so once I sourced a few bolts that's going on ebay.

    The mirrors are the worst I've ever tried to use so they're going, other jobs include new end cans, new indicators front n back and fit a brake light, but no rush.

    [​IMG]IMG_20190512_151039 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    Some hate the headlight, I love it.
    It fits me like a glove, it goes, stops and turns well, and I've never been so popular when I pulled into the pub to have a pint by the river
     
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  6. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    I once had a dream to do DAS & get Z750s - like many of my dreams, it never happened.

    Aren't they mandatory in the UK?
    That should be what it's about, anyway... not balls-to-the-wall between sets of lights - mebbe just me, then? Nice mount, either way.

    EDIT:
    OUCHIES...! Late in the day but I just saw about yer spill; take it easy on yer Hog.
     
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  7. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, brake lights are a requirement.
    This has them as part of the rear indicator's, looks tidy but I don't trust most car drivers to see them.
     
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  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    How do you find it with regards to how you're treated by other road users versus something more... crotch-rockety?
     
  9. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    It's not something I've ever given thought to, I get on with my stuff they get on with theirs.
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Fair enough! Wondered if by virtue of being a bit more substantial, you felt gyou were given a wider berth by others on the road.

    Whilst I do long for something with two wheels, the vulnerability added to the number of clowns on the road allowed to pilot things with four or more wheels terrifies me.
     
  11. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    I take as much or as little room as I want, ain't not no one coming past me when I'm on a bike so I've never worried about being given room, but I've been riding a litre + bike for 13 odd years before this one.
    A good offense is the best defence.
     
  12. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Ride confident & expect 4+ wheeled users to be a-holes... if they aren't, it's a bonus.

    Just as there are some Ferrari/Porsche etc drivers who drive their cars within the limitations of the Highway Code, there will equally be CBR/GSX-R etc riders who do the same. If you want to drive with your nethers in charge of yer brain, take it to a track-day.
     
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  13. Xir

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    Finally got round to repairing my RST1000 after it's tip-over, so now I started my season a bit late :grin:
     
  14. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    Did a trip at the weekend.

    Didn't realise BikerPics.co.uk would just happen to be nestled in a bend on a road that I just happened to be driving on... (The A44 near Ponterwyd, since you asked...)

    It me!

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    Just don't look too closely and you won't see how bloody messy the bike is...

    Tempted to buy the full res shot...
     
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  15. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Were they there on the Friday do you know?
    I popped across the border and over to Aber on the 44, lovely riding road
     
  16. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    Not according to their Facebook events page, I'm afraid

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  17. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Bums, still I went Friday to avoid the bank holiday and festival traffic so not to worry
     
  18. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    I've been tinkering.
    Looks 100% better, but YouTube may have lied about how loud they are. :whistle:

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    Better by - Flickr2BBcode LITE


    [​IMG]Sat nav by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Sat nav by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    But as an early 'before' tease see the OEM indicator / rear / brake light side by side with the replacement O0 ;

    [​IMG]Side by side by MrLongbeard, on Flickr
    That should tidy things up.


    Seat off, not a lot of room under there, I'm going to have to get creative with the dash cam DVR when I put it in.

    [​IMG]IMG_20190621_111932 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    Hooky workshop manual says the tank must come off to swap out the front indicators;

    [​IMG]IMG_20190621_114607 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    The manual lies, but it'll give me more room to run sat nav and dash cam cables neatly and out of sight.

    OEM obligatory before shot of levers and 1970's council house indicator;

    [​IMG]IMG_20190526_130500 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    After, much more sexiness, diddy inicator (but ruddy bright) and blacked out expensive Oberon shortie lever;

    [​IMG]IMG_20190621_131941 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    Side by side comparison of the arse end;

    [​IMG]IMG_20190621_152019 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20190621_151940 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr
     
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  19. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    You're right, that does look better - much better :thumb:.
     
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  20. Yaka

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    look heck of alot better,which indicators are those on the front lever?
     

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