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Old 22-12-2006, 07:13 PM
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Got the loan bike from the dealer this afternoon...

Its a sporty type bike with more bhp than I ever want, its uncomfortable, and rides funny (not that I'm complaining about a very generous loan, I'm just not a sporty kind of guy)... Scares the Fooooocking shi-ite out of me!!!!

I miss my nice and relaxed cruiser...

Weather not good, icy patches!!!!
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Old 22-12-2006, 07:16 PM
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Their good for stunting
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Old 22-12-2006, 07:26 PM
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Cos they're fun

Oh and its a more comfortable position for me and my dodgy back.
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Old 22-12-2006, 07:38 PM
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[QUOTE=Kylie]Cos they're fun

yup they are fun but i like fighters cause i dont like clip on bars
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Old 22-12-2006, 08:10 PM
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Oh and its a more comfortable position for me and my dodgy back.
Not for me,the closest to a sports bike I've ever ridden was a GSX750EFE,not exactly radical and before my back really screwd up,but it near crippled me!I had a seat on a mate's Aprilia and just sitting on it hurt like merry hell.......
Oh,and I can't fit on a CBR600.
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Mines not really a sports bike, its a pretend one - gsx600, but it takes the pressure off my lower back. Hurts my wrists mind...
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Old 22-12-2006, 08:51 PM
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'Cos they don't go down on corners as much as cruisers...

... on me Night Rod, I'm merrily trashing all my footwear on roundabouts as that's the first thing to touch down - and in the short time I had me Sportster I had almost worn away the pinch bolt for the front silencer.

But none of that when I take the wife's ZZR 600 out for a blast! Also as it's like riding me old 2-strokes, it only really starts to fly if you keep it above 10,000rpm
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Old 22-12-2006, 09:18 PM
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people rides sports bikes cos they are fun

I got one, ZX6R and I've also got me hardtail chop, different riding styles but both good fun.

sportsbike :- mad, frantic and fast

chop :- laid back, not so fast but relaxing
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Old 22-12-2006, 10:09 PM
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cuv there skinny and fly though traffic cues faster than fat cunky cruisers.
i don`t like the ridding position so it`s cruisers for me.
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Old 23-12-2006, 04:25 AM
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people ride em, cos they like em, why do people ride cruisers? why do people ride old brits? why do people ride trikes, sidecars, trail bikes, supermotos? scooters? cos that person likes that kind of bike at that particular time, everyones tastes are different, and what a tediously dull world it would be if we were all the same. we should be looking beyond what bikes people are riding, as the number of bikers on the road shrinks, and the bike licence gets more difficult to obtain, we should perhaps just be glad that so many people choose to ride at all.
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Old 23-12-2006, 08:21 AM
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Cuz they can blah blah blah.

Cuz they make great chop motors.Fantastic front and back ends.

Think all suites should ride em in icy contitions around Leicester only.So I get all the scrummy bits cheap

Hey Gothtec take it steady,you'll be fine.I once rode rg500 in the snow and I'm still here

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Old 23-12-2006, 08:36 AM
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cos they are easir to clean
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Old 23-12-2006, 09:11 AM
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i dont like the riding position, too much pressure on the wrist.............but each to their own
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Old 23-12-2006, 09:18 AM
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i dont like the riding position, too much pressure on the wrist.............but each to their own
Your wrists should be good an' strong ya wanker!
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Old 23-12-2006, 09:44 AM
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Cos they'd look proper twats on a custom dressed in multi-coloured leather pyjamas and a 400 helmet. I'm glad they do, i'd be fkin annoyed if everyone rode round on a tricked up Harley with apehangers, was annoying enough when they did get fashionable.
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Old 23-12-2006, 09:57 AM
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Cos they'd look proper twats on a custom dressed in multi-coloured leather pyjamas and a 400 helmet. I'm glad they do, i'd be fkin annoyed if everyone rode round on a tricked up Harley with apehangers, was annoying enough when they did get fashionable.

...read as "I saw everyone else riding these custom motorcycles and I thought, golly gosh I would look way coolio if I got my self one of these. So I went forth and procured the parts, accessories, tassles and teddies bears.".... as if *LOL
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Old 23-12-2006, 09:59 AM
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So they are fast, you can throw then around (cough cough - couldn't get it on the bloody centre stand great heavy lump or is that center of gravity too high) and you look good in your pj's...

but why!!!!?

Trying to get the wife and luggage on it...aaaahhhh!
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Old 23-12-2006, 10:01 AM
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So they are fast, you can throw then around (cough cough - couldn't get it on the bloody centre stand great heavy lump or is that center of gravity too high) and you look good in your pj's...

but why!!!!?

Trying to get the wife and luggage on it...aaaahhhh!


I had a CBR1000F briefly and it was a gret laugh, that said it's more of a tourer. I can't stand the little bollock rockets cos my wrists hurt.
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Old 23-12-2006, 10:16 AM
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i tried em wrists only hurt below 80!!! but 20 mins and my back was acheing...........

but for sitting at 120 on motorway they are great!!!
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the deciding factors when I bout my last bike where;
20% of the time to do some serious touring/rallying mileage in 2007, so having luggage capability was needed
80% of the time is just to go out for a ride out and have fun
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Old 23-12-2006, 12:19 PM
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At the end of the day, it's all down to personal choice. Just because you don't like them doesn't make it wrong. My main bike is a Honda Blackbird and yes, it is bloody fast and probably a little too much for my needs. I bought it to be reliable and big and fast enough to take me and Jill around Europe and to rallies. At first, it was a tad too much on the wrists but, once I'd ftted some bar raisers, it was a lot better. I've also fitted some panniers and a baglux tank harness which makes it just about perfect for me and my needs. I also have a DR600 for winter and work which is great fun around town and back lanes but not much good for a two up trip around Europe although I did take it to the Elephant (solo though). Your bike is your bike and if it is perfect for what you want, great. We are all individuals and want our bikes for different reasons. Your reason for having a bike will be different to someone else. Not everyone like rallying and not everyone likes travelling vast distances but we all like bikes just like not everyone wants to ride fast all the time.
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hmmm...thats a good question,i have a 96 fireblade and an 97 xr600 both great bikes in their own right.but the xr is going.the blade is reliable,fast,cheap to buy and run,loads of spares,comfy(really!) i can get loads of luggage on it and mrs gixer.i did fancy something like a bandit or xjr but the blade got my vote.
the bad bits are,it doesnt stand out in a crowd
clip ons can give my wrists some grief
the misunderstanding that owning a sports bike doesnt make you a proper biker....im not going to even get ito that
if it falls off its stand its gonna cost!
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Old 23-12-2006, 04:54 PM
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If it falls off its stand streetfighter it.
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i like that,positive thinking
ive always had modified bikes,but sometimes blending in is the way to go,where i live you have to be.
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Old 23-12-2006, 05:25 PM
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Thought they bought them so that when the weather was nice they could meet up with the rest of their friends, compare helmets and leathers ride 10miles for a coffee come home and then go and play golf..................................





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Old 23-12-2006, 06:53 PM
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The GSXR was arguably THE sports bike of the time but I dont think that way of my old slabby now. It's comfy, good seat height for short arses and a strong heart. Old sports bikes rock. New uns are only good to keep the classics on the road. IMHO.
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Old 23-12-2006, 07:38 PM
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Just because they are there. and cheaper than the big cruisers, if you can figure that one out , i know i cant, they have a higher spec than most but cost a fraction of the cost. Especially of our American cousins. And street fighters are a natural evolution of sports bikes, more comfy with renthals on and they still handle and stop and cost peanuts as they are normally crashed born again biker bikes.
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Old 23-12-2006, 08:11 PM
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i like that,positive thinking
ive always had modified bikes,but sometimes blending in is the way to go,where i live you have to be.

my neighbours have porshes and jags.. I have a ratted (now knackered ) Honda rebel .. they can fuck off if they think i'm cleaning myself up for them. fucks sake I have to wear a shirt and slacks everyday to work !
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Old 23-12-2006, 08:39 PM
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