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

  1. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Thanks mate, results as follows.............................




    PASSED :rock::clap::D
     
  2. Rhydian

    Rhydian New Member

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    Done my cbt last year, hopefully those stories are completely fictional :(

    Grats! I should be doing mine soon :p
     
  3. Orca

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    Gratz mate! What's next on the menu for you now, Mod1 & Mod2?
     
  4. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Yes mate Mod 1 and 2. Instructor want 4 hours training for MOD 1, then a further 8 Hours for MOD 2 :eeek: All money money money.


    Trying to get MOD 1 out the way for next Friday (27th)

    MOD 2 when i scrape the money together.


    Still undecided what bike to get, i want something powerful enough (not to go crazy on i promise) so i wont want to change it after a few months.
     
  5. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    SV then, easy choice. Or a Diversion.
     
  6. Rhydian

    Rhydian New Member

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    how about a honda cbf500/600 restricted its a cheap and powerful choise.

    i paid for 5 days lessons 660 quid including theory so i would be an idiot to fail mod1/mod2 lol.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Learning on the CBF 500, feels like a solid bike and comfortable to ride, so it could be an option to buy one.

    Not sure if there would be a great difference between the 500 and 600?
     
  8. Rhydian

    Rhydian New Member

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    Grabbed this off another forum

    If I was going to chose between the 2 I would defiantly grab several quotes on either bike for insurance because that's were the price may differ since 500/600 around the same price point £2000/3000.
     
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  9. Fat Tony

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    Nicely done
     
  10. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Nice one mate, think i know what i would choose between the 2 :thumb: Have some rep :thumb:


    Thanks mate :thumb: Starting to get a really good feeling about NEARLY being able to ride with a full bike license
     
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  11. Fat Tony

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    Go for the four potter
     
  12. Ljs

    Ljs Well-Known Member

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    These CBT stories... It is because CBT isn't actually a test, it is training therefore you can't fail.

    Thinking about getting my license actually, since I no longer have a car (sold it when I moved in with my girlfriend about 3 years ago now as we didn't really need two and hers was newer). Fancied one for a while so I'm going to start saving what spare pennies I can find. Not in any particular rush but I need to get it out of my system!

    Just looking at the cheapest and best ways of going about it all.

    For a bike I quite fancy the Kawasaki ER-5, mainly because it is super cheap but still is respectably good and looks very nice to my eyes. Could pick up a 2002-3 low mileage one for roughly around £1000.

    CBT, theory, MOD1 and MOD2 come in at around £220 without any lessons/training.

    Basic equipment - helmet, jacket and gloves (sharp 5 helmet and CE armour jacket) comes to about £250.

    I had an insurance quote for around £200 on the above bike as a new rider (but having held drivers license for 12 years) which I thought was pretty reasonable. Tax is dirt cheap (£55) after owning a car and fuel comsumption is laughable.

    I worked out that after the test, bike and equipment is paid for, the cost of insurance, tax and fuel will only come to £50 a month. I remember years ago spending £250 a month with my car on fuel alone.

    On the road for £1500?
     
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  13. Rhydian

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    Awesome bike disrespected by my crappy photos
     
  14. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    A couple years ago i thought the world about r125s they just came out, they where massive, beautiful, works of art in my mind... I changed my desktop to this beautiful R125 i always wanted.

    Then it finally happened, years later i managed to walk into a dealership and buy my dream bike after allot of hard work... Within 5 minutes the appreciation wore off and now it's falling apart to my laziness and self neglect.

    Tomorrow guys, give your rides a good clean, check the oil, fix the minor problem or two, and enjoy it :)

    Also never tighten your panels too tight... They'll break! and if you do buy a bike from new make sure you have that service at 600 miles because it really is important!
     
  15. Orca

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    Gratz on your new purchase! You'll be even more chuffed when you shift those L plates :D

    Been down to a bike showroom today myself... let's just say I won't be riding my CBF125 for much longer... :clap:
     
  16. Mr Happy

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    spill the beans, what you bought :D
     
  17. EvilMerc

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    Looking forward to the videos! Are you thinking of going to the London motovlogger meet the weekend after next?
     
  18. Orca

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    Patience now, photos and vids as soon as I get it :D

    I may do if the weather holds up! The recent trend seems to be a few brilliant days followed by a few dismal weeks of rain :rolleyes: and we've got a few sunny days coming up...! Will see how it looks closer to the date :thumb: You thinking of going too?
     
  19. EvilMerc

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    I will be if the weather holds out, ought to be a good day out.
     
  20. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Cracking weather here at brands hatch this weekend. Shakey on pole too! Race one about to start
     

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