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    Tony, nice of you to buy your son a bike and especially after the issues and shift work hopefully he has learned "buy right or buy twice". Honda's aren't the sexiest but they work very well and they're totally dependable. I'm sure he's very grateful.

    Oliver, that's quite a change from the R9T and a seriously nice bike. Don't see them often but when you do they're always worth a look and usually going double the limit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverte View Post
    Quite a large update from my side

    After 18 enjoyable months on a BMW R Nine T Racer (on which I found the riding position to be fairly bearable) and with a grand total of 2,700 miles completed I am moving to something new

    I have just put a deposit down on a 2010 KTM RC8R. Hopefully picking it up on Saturday (weather permitting)

    I will keep you all posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    @LTF - My eldest son had & youngest son currently has a CBR125 - The more sporty version. Both bikes have been reliable so hopefully your lad will have no issues.

    @oliverte - Love the looks & sound of the RC8R, but they are too tall for me. Are you planning to track it?
    Thanks mate - just wanted something safe and reliable for him. He did sit on the CBR but found it slightly taller than he was comfortable with. he also preferred a slightly more upright riding position coming from a scooter. For now, anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    @LTF - My eldest son had & youngest son currently has a CBR125 - The more sporty version. Both bikes have been reliable so hopefully your lad will have no issues.

    @oliverte - Love the looks & sound of the RC8R, but they are too tall for me. Are you planning to track it?
    Yeah, bit of track work for sure. I'm not a fantastic track rider but I'm hoping the KTM will instil some more confidence

    It's a very adjustable machine, I am 5 10' and wouldn't want to be any shorter to ride it comfortably. Having said that, I haven't started playing around with the ride height settings yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    Anyone interested in a ride out this Sunday/tomorrow? Leaving West London and heading towards Oxfordshire for a late brekky. Weather looks ok: sunnyish, double digits temp.
    I canít this weekend - but feel free to drop me a pm when you next do this and I can make sure I am free.

    I would like to do more day/ overnight trips this year to see if the bike touring bug will work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    I canít this weekend - but feel free to drop me a pm when you next do this and I can make sure I am free.

    I would like to do more day/ overnight trips this year to see if the bike touring bug will work for me.
    Get yourself over the the TZ Bikers Weekend thread then

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Now Iíll end up looking after it.
    Corrected for accuracy Tony👍👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    Anyone interested in a ride out this Sunday/tomorrow? Leaving West London and heading towards Oxfordshire for a late brekky. Weather looks ok: sunnyish, double digits temp.
    Are you in the TZUK Motorbikers WhatsApp group from the Rideout in the summer?

    What time do you meet in West London usually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Are you in the TZUK Motorbikers WhatsApp group from the Rideout in the summer?

    What time do you meet in West London usually?
    I'm in Central London and always keen for a spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Corrected for accuracy Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Tony, nice of you to buy your son a bike and especially after the issues and shift work hopefully he has learned "buy right or buy twice". Honda's aren't the sexiest but they work very well and they're totally dependable. I'm sure he's very grateful.

    Oliver, that's quite a change from the R9T and a seriously nice bike. Don't see them often but when you do they're always worth a look and usually going double the limit!
    Thanks mate - letís see how he gets on with chain maintenance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks mate - letís see how he gets on with chain maintenance!
    Don't be the one to pay for a Scott oiler if he needs one!

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    I think I'm in love.


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    Cold garage blues - will get better soon


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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Are you in the TZUK Motorbikers WhatsApp group from the Rideout in the summer?

    What time do you meet in West London usually?
    I am I think. Leave W London between 9-10 if going for late brekky in Oxfordshire at this time of year? Try to ride when temps are double digit...


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    Saw a flock of about 20 Royal Enfield Hymalayans in a pub car park near Birdlip today. I wonder if it's a press launch or if they've just become very popular.

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    Picked up my new ride, my best mate accompanied me on his MT10SP

    First impressions: yeh that big v twin is tempamental at low revs and does not enjoy idle, riding position is beautiful, it's pretty vicious in the power delivery - it spins up like a waltzer, front wheel is fairly planted under load but can feel it get light with all of the torque on offer

    Tomorrow's task is to see if my Gf will entry be able to get on the back!

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    Enjoy, they are good looking sports bikes!!


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    i know nothing about bikes except that my good friend builds some lovely bikes and this is his latest


    https://youtu.be/nJomaluYrYA


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    was there anyone at Triumph Watford today?

    The rocker launch was very low key

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    was there anyone at Triumph Watford today?

    The rocker launch was very low key
    I forgot, otherwise Iíd have been there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I forgot, otherwise Iíd have been there!
    will remind you next time. There was a lovely z900 there

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    will remind you next time. There was a lovely z900 there
    They keep trying to sell me more bikes! Always happy to pop up there, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3w3ll3r View Post
    i know nothing about bikes except that my good friend builds some lovely bikes and this is his latest
    https://youtu.be/nJomaluYrYA
    Your friend is a genius.
    Lovely looking BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverte View Post
    Picked up my new ride, my best mate accompanied me on his MT10SP

    First impressions: yeh that big v twin is tempamental at low revs and does not enjoy idle, riding position is beautiful, it's pretty vicious in the power delivery - it spins up like a waltzer, front wheel is fairly planted under load but can feel it get light with all of the torque on offer

    Tomorrow's task is to see if my Gf will entry be able to get on the back!

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    I had an RC8, and it was about 40bhp away from being one of the best bikes I have owned (I have had pretty much everything) handled like nothing else, very comfortable riding position for a sports bike, looks amazing, but coming from a ZX10R at the time it just lacked that lunacy.

    It wasn't slow by any means but it just didn't have the punch I was used to.

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    Thereís a WhatsApp group for ride outs?

    How do you join? Tony!



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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Thereís a WhatsApp group for ride outs?

    How do you join? Tony!



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    Youíre in

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Youíre in
    Cheers. I do ride like the Devil though...


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    New Speedmaster

    Had to nip to the Triumph dealers today...my new bike was in the showroom having been PDiíd .... not collecting till March 1st.... but nice to see it ready to go...








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    ^^^ Looks good. I assume job #1 will be to put a smaller plate on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    ^^^ Looks good. I assume job #1 will be to put a smaller plate on it.
    Yes it will.... got one sitting on the shelf at home👍

    Then itíll be black wheels with bronze spokes, black engine cases, and my shark pee shooter silencers.😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    ^^^ Looks good. I assume job #1 will be to put a smaller plate on it.
    Really nice and lovely colour. I was looking at a Street Twin in Chester today, same colour, looks lovely. I admire your patience to wait until March.

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    That seat looks comfy!

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    Looks really nice Enoch! Youíve got patience to wait that long

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Really nice and lovely colour. I was looking at a Street Twin in Chester today, same colour, looks lovely. I admire your patience to wait until March.
    I was also in Chester today, considering a barely used CB1100EX as a second bike (keeping my GS)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    I was also in Chester today, considering a barely used CB1100EX as a second bike (keeping my GS)...

    When do you pick it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    When do you pick it up?
    Ií have arranged to have a ride on it at the weekend, but I have to say Ií am quite keen on it. A non-frantic 4 cylinder is just what Iíve been looking for, and the detailing on the CB1100 is excellent. Theyíre also good value imo - especially slightly used.

    So... next week, I guess. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    I

    So... next week, I guess. :)
    I knew it wasn't just considering :-)

    Looks gorgeous

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    Weather looks cold but sunny tomorrow. I am hoping to go for a bimble somewhere (anywhere!) either towards Bucks (Beaconsfield, Great Missenden etc) or towards Henley - Reading etc.

    Anyway fancy joining me at all (NW London ish)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    Weather looks cold but sunny tomorrow. I am hoping to go for a bimble somewhere (anywhere!) either towards Bucks (Beaconsfield, Great Missenden etc) or towards Henley - Reading etc.

    Anyway fancy joining me at all (NW London ish)?
    Yes, I'd be up for that... going to be chilly though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Cheers. I do ride like the Devil though...


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    Worth a watch.......thought provoking?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e0gSHUWTD8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Had to nip to the Triumph dealers today...my new bike was in the showroom having been PDiíd .... not collecting till March 1st.... but nice to see it ready to go...


    Very nice looking bike mate. Chunky front wheel and tyre looks good. Are the ones you're putting on similar?
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Very nice looking bike mate. Chunky front wheel and tyre looks good. Are the ones you're putting on similar?
    Hi Ian.... Iím putting these ones on, from the bobber, theyíre made by canyon in the USA... same diameter but slightly wider. And a bit lighter.



    Here they are on the bobber


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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    I was also in Chester today, considering a barely used CB1100EX as a second bike (keeping my GS)...

    How sad is this I looked at that as well. In terms of different bikes to the GS it ticks every box. Thereís something to be said about the bulletproof performance of an an in-line Honda 4

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    I.am curious are they tubeless?0

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    I.am curious are they tubeless?0
    My Canyon wheels are tubeless..👍👍

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    I have a growing urge for an adventure bike. Maybe a Honda Africa Twin or BMW GS but I would probably need to sell one of the current bikes to make room. I really must do a European road trip this year so whatís the view on best pre-owned bike for around £7k?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    I have a growing urge for an adventure bike. Maybe a Honda Africa Twin or BMW GS but I would probably need to sell one of the current bikes to make room. I really must do a European road trip this year so whatís the view on best pre-owned bike for around £7k?

    A nice selection you have there Gurmot. Just thinking out loud but if are planning on a European road trip why not look at touring bikes rather than an adventure style machine.

    Ride Magazine did a good feature in the current edition on the best value used touring bikes. There are plenty of choices to be had too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Hi Ian.... Iím putting these ones on, from the bobber, theyíre made by canyon in the USA... same diameter but slightly wider. And a bit lighter.



    Here they are on the bobber

    Ah yes, I'd forgotten what they looked like on the bobber. Should look good on the new one I reckon. Are you leaving it red for a nice splash of colour?
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Steve View Post
    A nice selection you have there Gurmot. Just thinking out loud but if are planning on a European road trip why not look at touring bikes rather than an adventure style machine.
    Strictly yes, but my hankering after an adventure bike is for wider use (at least thatís what Iím telling myself!). Thereís an 18 month old HAT for sale near me so I may just pop along and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Ah yes, I'd forgotten what they looked like on the bobber. Should look good on the new one I reckon. Are you leaving it red for a nice splash of colour?
    Yes... Red wasnít my first choice, but it was what they had in stock, and they did a better deal than if they had to order one in.

    But the red is growing on me, so Iíll leave it be..👍👍

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