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Old 21-09-2009, 08:48 AM
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may be time for the fjr to leave the garage, it's been nice but I don't have enough time to do the long trips that it excels in and i don't get out enough on it to maintain the riding skills needed to exploit its performance - and, as i realised when i went out the other day, it's now a lot quicker than my eyes and brain.

I need something thats comfy for two (very comfy for her behind), does not need to much tlc apart from the odd bucket of water and oil change, does not vibrate like a jack-hammer or shed parts down the road, is capable of carrying enough kit for rallies and foreign trips, does not cost a fortune, does not require attitude, does not weigh a ton, does not require a ladder for her to get on, has proper brakes, can be thrashed without putting me behind bars, and finally (most importantly) comes in black, or a darker colour

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Old 21-09-2009, 10:07 AM
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lol,good list there,all i could find is a:

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Old 21-09-2009, 10:08 AM
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use the throttle better, then it won't be "too fast" for you
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Old 21-09-2009, 12:09 PM
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Get yourself an old Z750. plenty of them left and you can have serious fun on one. I do.
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Old 21-09-2009, 04:02 PM
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...yes sir. Putting my friends Bulldog away....he is 6ft4ins and its the only thing that doesnt look like a "clownsickle" with him on it. What a lovely machine....

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Old 21-09-2009, 04:32 PM
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they drink petrol though - mate had one as a courtesy bike after a smash and he reckoned 2/3 the economy of a tuned lawson rep gpz1100 with wiseco kit on his standard commute
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...yes sir. Putting my friends Bulldog away....he is 6ft4ins and its the only thing that doesnt look like a "clownsickle" with him on it. What a lovely machine....
Very nice, I wouldn't mind a ride on that.

Like the bike too.

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Old 21-09-2009, 05:55 PM
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Very nice, I wouldn't mind a ride on that.

Like the bike too.

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Old 21-09-2009, 06:44 PM
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a c90 or a bulldog ? - c90 has it so far
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Old 21-09-2009, 06:47 PM
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use the throttle better, then it won't be "too fast" for you


a good point, but what's the point in only using a bit of it ? engines are there to be thrashed, I just don't need to go into warp speed when I do it
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750 Zephyrs are comfy, will hold enough luggage for two for a fortnights camping trip and does around 50 to the gallon on a long run. I took the missus round Jocklandshire on mine for our honeymoon.

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Old 21-09-2009, 07:21 PM
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i'm really looking for something a bit newer ( unless they've started making them again) - my ccm is old and clunky and needs tlc, i'm shit with dodgy electrics and the current mrs eigerton had enough years of waiting for the rac to get us home when our family transport was an a10
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mrs eigerton had enough years of waiting for the rac to get us home when our family transport was an a10
A10s never break down for long, just tighten up the loose bolts, fill them back up with Duckhams 20w50 and get back on.

Come to think about it whenever I wanted to take my missus anywhere mine broke down.

It must be the wifes fault.

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A10s never break down for long, just tighten up the loose bolts, fill them back up with Duckhams 20w50 and get back on.

Come to think about it whenever I wanted to take my missus anywhere mine broke down.

It must be the wifes fault.

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I have to say mine was reliable - you could rely on it to get to the pub, and the rac to get us home
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Old 21-09-2009, 08:17 PM
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The Bulldog is a nice looking bike, well tried engine and looks fast standing still. You can buy a low milage one for a packet of peanuts.

The main problem with it is that it will only do about 100 mph but the design gives the impression that it is fast.

I rather like it, but feel that I am not yet old enough to buy one.

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So a c90 in black with dark black highlights and deeper tones of inlaid blackishness....
Sprint ST is comfy pillion ride......

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Old 21-09-2009, 08:25 PM
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my bsa had that thanks to joe lucas
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Old 21-09-2009, 08:30 PM
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Old 21-09-2009, 08:32 PM
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I can see that on a Far Canal shirt v. soon
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I have to say mine was reliable - you could rely on it to get to the pub, and the rac to get us home
Or they could take us to the rally after we'd gotten pissed in the pub havin' 'broken down'.

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I can see that on a Far Canal shirt v. soon

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Old 21-09-2009, 08:41 PM
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Or they could take us to the rally after we'd gotten pissed in the pub havin' 'broken down'.

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Old 26-09-2009, 11:14 AM
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So I have just spent a few days running around the dealers looking at what's what. There was not much from japan that inspired me, one of the yam cruisers was quite nice but there was something not quite right about it, not sure what it was - it ticked the boxes in my head but my heart wasn't in it. There was a guzzi that I liked but having had a bad experience with italian electrics I wasn't sure I could trust one again. I wanted to try out the bmw r1100r but I went in three dealers and was completely ignored by their staff, so bollocks to them. I flirted with the idea of another Harley but for the build quality and what it would cost to get a brand new bike running properly I had to say no - I would have said no anyway for until the US government spends more of it's tax revenue looking after its own people instead of killing others it ain't even getting the steam off my shit.

That's how I ended up looking in the triumph shop - I've always hankered after a bonny, ever since I rode one around a field in devon in my youth. So me and the current Mrs E went out for a test ride on the new Se model. I really liked that bike, it felt like a 250, and went well enough for what I want, did the m-way okay, was an absolute hoot around the country lanes and was not as bland as I thought it might be. Only problem; it was a bit cramped for the two of us. So we took it back to the dealer whereupon Mrs E saw a speedmaster with a nice chair and insisted we had a go. I was a bit dubious, I liked the styling but thought it might be a rotten ride, nonetheless I agreed to a test and we got on for what I had decided would be a quick wazz up to the next junction on the m.way and back, sufficient miles to hate it. One juntion became two and so on and on and on. Two hours later we got back to the dealer, Mrs E claiming it was the first time in nearly 30 years of warming my back that she had been comfy enough to nearly fall asleep.


When I eventually found a dealer that didn't want to take the piss I put an order in on this .......

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Very wonderful mate. Look forward to seein' that before the year's out if possible.

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Old 27-09-2009, 10:33 AM
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excellent choice Mr E. I bought one a few months ago, still grinning.
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Old 27-09-2009, 06:47 PM
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still grinning.
which is what it's all about isn't it


Very wonderful mate. Look forward to seein' that before the year's out if possible


not sure when I actually get it - the fjr went in to the dealer today but with the house move impending (hopefully) I'm in no hurry - the space in the garage got filled with boxes as soon as i got home
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