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

  1. TheDodoKiller

    TheDodoKiller Minimodder

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    I was looking at a XJ600 on ebay, but then I found out it had a non-standard exhaust, so it would be a pain for me to insure.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150996874836?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

    It's not exactly a ZXR, but it'd do me if it wasn't for the exhaust. And it's at a dealer, so you have *some* recourse if it goes bang.

    The last ZXR400 I saw was at my local yamaha dealer, it wasn't in great condition, yet they still wanted £2.3k for it. I have to say though, I love the air intakes. those alone are worth at least £2k.
     
  2. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    :thumb::thumb:
     
  3. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Anyone else absolutely love these, especially in this (admittedly completely "marmite") colour scheme?

    [​IMG]

    I recall once being out with my dad at Demon Tweeks in Wrexham - the store car park was sort of set down from the road on the inside of a bend. We were in the car park about to go and I heard one of these screaming down the road, the guy swept round the bend, knee down and promptly disappeared engine howling into the distance. That was the coolest thing ever as a ~10 year old :D
     
  4. Fat Tony

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    That's the 600 version isn't it? - the 750 had USD forks. I almost bought the 750SP in about 1998, but plumped for a 1996 Blade instead. Very very very nice bike.
     
  5. jizwizard

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  6. JoshH

    JoshH What's a Dremel?

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    Hah, I don't know where this Harlem shake came from, can't say this beats the naked women one floating about though ;)
     
  7. TheDodoKiller

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    I've said it once and I'll say it again; Harlem Shake can go die in a fire.
     
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  8. Xir

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    British insurances are a bit daft (and incomprehensible to me, used to Dutch and German insurances) :D
     
  9. RTT

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    Yep, that's the 600! The 750 in red and white was similarly lovely

    My Dad had a '98 RRX (navy blue/white/gold), his favourite bike to date :thumb:
     
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  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Isn't German insurance a PITA too? I thought every part had to be TUV approved etc?
     
  11. Asouter

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    Do any of you guys race ?

    A few pics of me last season

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  12. Fat Tony

    Fat Tony Minimodder

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    What is that !!??!!

    I tried mini-moto, but the bikes were just that bit too small for a fat lump like me - but that on the other hand looks perfect - wtf is that !!??!!
     
  13. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    They look like pit bikes to me?
     
  14. Asouter

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    Yup they're pit bikes, it's a race series at matchams. 140cc , 10 inch rims and a hell of a lot of fun. At £40 for the day much cheaper than a track day
     
  15. Asouter

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    Ohh I'm over 6 foot btw
     
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    Here's this seasons bike, this was my build over the winter...it's based on a Stomp KZR

    [​IMG]
     
  17. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    awesome :D
     
  18. TheDodoKiller

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    That just looks like a normal bike with unusually small wheels. Or unusually massive everything else. Its a conspiracy...
     
  19. Mr Happy

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    Guys

    Looking for the best way to clean and wax / lube my bike chain

    I am new to biking, only got my CBT and a CBF125, now the time has come when i think i need to give the chain a clean, it looks dirty and is sticky to touch, not sure if that is a problem

    So i need some cleaning stuff etc, not wanting the most expensive stuff on the shelf just something that gets the job done and where to buy it?

    Thank you in advance :thumb:
     
  20. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Use degreaser - spray it on and leave it for a few mins, then wipe off all the gunk with a rag (repeat as many times as necessary until nice and clean). Wait a bit for any left over degreaser to evaporate off, then spray new grease onto the inside of the chain. It only needs a small amount all the way round, in other words, don't cake it on like a 15 year old boy with Lynx!

    Cost for both lube and degreaser max £15. It will last a good while and is available from any bike shop.

    20 min job max usually! About every 100-200 miles I degrease and re-lube mine :naughty:
     
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