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    More bike related stuff

    Canít upload the video but itís on my instagram feed and here


    https://youtu.be/UeZqfL2IueE
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    I can only see than in 440p max on YouTube.

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    Took a few shots whilst out bimbling, to show the fork protectors and headlight grill. Love the grill and quite like the fork protectors, although it remains to be seen how well they stand up to use...







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    You guys getting out on your bikes in the U.K. are in for a real shock if the mainland Europe experience is anything to go by. Simply going for a ride, regardless of how harmless and self-isolating that may seem, would see some serious questions being asked by the Gendarmerie, fines levied and, in some, instances bikes confiscated.

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    I suspect that many of you are familiar with Allen Millyard and his amazing creations like the 5 cylinder KH the V10 viper engined bike, and the V12 Z2600

    But I thought this worthy of attention... the guy is an engineering genius, and he does all of this from his garden shed..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    You guys getting out on your bikes in the U.K. are in for a real shock if the mainland Europe experience is anything to go by. Simply going for a ride, regardless of how harmless and self-isolating that may seem, would see some serious questions being asked by the Gendarmerie, fines levied and, in some, instances bikes confiscated.
    Why would we be in for a shock??

    If a full lockdown comes, I suspect that 100% of the folk on this thread will comply...... so your comments are pretty stupid really..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    You guys getting out on your bikes in the U.K. are in for a real shock if the mainland Europe experience is anything to go by. Simply going for a ride, regardless of how harmless and self-isolating that may seem, would see some serious questions being asked by the Gendarmerie, fines levied and, in some, instances bikes confiscated.
    I think these two were out social distancing at the weekend.

    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.u...nother-3973104

    They did however get closer than 2M to each other, and paramedics, and a helicopter crew and an ambulance crew and various nursing staff and one has also got closer than 2M to the undertakers and their team. All of whom are desperately busy at the moment.

    I'm sure that wasn't their intention when they went out, but them I doubt anyone goes out with the intention of having an accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Why would we be in for a shock??

    If a full lockdown comes, I suspect that 100% of the folk on this thread will comply...... so your comments are pretty stupid really..
    Perhaps, do you think, advice to not undertake unnecessary journeys should have been adhered to in the first place? A bike ride hardly qualifies. Why wait for an enforced lockdown? So no, not a stupid comment. People should not be outside without valid cause. Wait for 8.30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I suspect that many of you are familiar with Allen Millyard and his amazing creations like the 5 cylinder KH the V10 viper engined bike, and the V12 Z2600

    But I thought this worthy of attention... the guy is an engineering genius, and he does all of this from his garden shed..



    the 6 cylinder bikes have amazing soundtracks, a friend of mine owned a cbx 1000 which had a 6-1 exhaust on it- it sounded like a formula 3 race car
    , not my friends old bike but the same bike with the same exhaust system >


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Perhaps, do you think, advice to not undertake unnecessary journeys should have been adhered to in the first place? A bike ride hardly qualifies. Why wait for an enforced lockdown? So no, not a stupid comment. People should not be out in the first place. Wait for 8.30.
    There are plenty of other Coronavirus threads for your opinions, so Iím not going to get drawn into any further discussion with you on this one and spoil my favourite TZ thread..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    There are plenty of other Coronavirus threads for your opinions, so Iím not going to get drawn into any further discussion with you on this one and spoil my favourite TZ thread..
    Fair enough. Enjoy the thread.....but please be kind enough to ride out responsibly.

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    Took this for a test today. Really liked it... not very fast but quick enough and really comfy. Anyone here got a Super-T?


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    Is that the new 700? I dont suppose you took it off road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Fair enough. Enjoy the thread.....but please be kind enough to ride out responsibly.
    I am going to chip in here as I went for only my second ride of the year on Saturday. Iím lucky enough to live on the edge of the Peak District so went for a 1.5 hour ride out on a route I usually take if time is limited. On this route I do not stop and get off anywhere.

    I am also a doctor in the NHS and before I left I weighed up the risks of an accident and my possible occupation of an ICU bed and ultimately concluded that the mitigation of all risk was pointless, especially as Iíll soon be expected to drive in my car to work with no MOT when all the garages close this week.

    However, out on my ride I saw countless families out for walks in big groups that had clearly come from different households and lots and lots of bikers pulled over in the usual haunts stood round drinking brews. I became more and more uneasy and was glad to get back, and when I did, I saw a picture of 20-odd bikes parked up at Matlock Bath on social media.

    None of us want to give the impression that we are sticking two fingers up at joe public by acting like tw4ts, so if itís just leisure riding rather than commuting because our only vehicle is a bike, then please consider putting the bike in the garage and polishing it for a few weeks until the coming crisis has abated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    I am going to chip in here as I went for only my second ride of the year on Saturday. Iím lucky enough to live on the edge of the Peak District so went for a 1.5 hour ride out on a route I usually take if time is limited. On this route I do not stop and get off anywhere.

    I am also a doctor in the NHS and before I left I weighed up the risks of an accident and my possible occupation of an ICU bed and ultimately concluded that the mitigation of all risk was pointless, especially as Iíll soon be expected to drive in my car to work with no MOT when all the garages close this week.

    However, out on my ride I saw countless families out for walks in big groups that had clearly come from different households and lots and lots of bikers pulled over in the usual haunts stood round drinking brews. I became more and more uneasy and was glad to get back, and when I did, I saw a picture of 20-odd bikes parked up at Matlock Bath on social media.

    None of us want to give the impression that we are sticking two fingers up at joe public by acting like tw4ts, so if itís just leisure riding rather than commuting because our only vehicle is a bike, then please consider putting the bike in the garage and polishing it for a few weeks until the coming crisis has abated.
    Very well put. Hopefully times will change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    About to go out for a ride, but not before fitting a headlight grill and some neoprene fork covers (both from Unit Garage)...
    Were your forks cold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manganr View Post
    Is that the new 700? I dont suppose you took it off road?

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    Itís the 1200. No off road today although with the state of the roads it felt like it on some stretches


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Fair enough. Enjoy the thread.....but please be kind enough to ride out responsibly.
    Off the roads then. Welcome to the real world, on this thread or any other. Sorry to piss on the biker parade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Off the roads then. Welcome to the real world, on this thread or any other. Sorry to piss on the biker parade.
    Actually Iíve been volunteering delivering food parcels for those that canít get out... so Iíll be back on the bike tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Actually Iíve been volunteering delivering food parcels for those that canít get out... so Iíll be back on the bike tomorrow.


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    Ergo you have good reason, as opposed to those swanning around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Sorry to piss on the biker parade.
    Seems it was the only reason you visited the thread, so mission accomplished👍

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    Ok, itís official now, so we can we please get away from the standard TZ animosity and back to looking at nice photos of each otherís bikes?

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    Finished my garage sort out and reorg, both bikes tucked away. Just got to wash and polish the car now and then that can be covered and left on charge..






    I created a charging station in the corner.. Optimates for the bikes, and battery charging for Milwaukee and Dewalt tools. Been wanting to do this for ages..

    Both bikes on charge..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Finished my garage sort out and reorg, both bikes tucked away. Just got to wash and polish the car now and then that can be covered and left on charge..






    Very tidy & spacious. Impressed.
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    More bike related stuff

    I am VERY jealous of your garage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfCheese View Post
    I am VERY jealous of your garage!
    So am I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfCheese View Post
    I am VERY jealous of your garage!
    Cheers... itís not a bad place to hang out... can always find something that needs fixing, fettling or tweaking to keep me out of trouble👍

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    Looks amazing Enoch! Coincidently started clearing mine (a tad smaller) out today to lay a new floor. Iím turning it into a temporary gym for the duration, so the car is relegated to the drive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Finished my garage sort out and reorg, both bikes tucked away. Just got to wash and polish the car now and then that can be covered and left on charge

    I created a charging station in the corner.. Optimates for the bikes, and battery charging for Milwaukee and Dewalt tools. Been wanting to do this for ages..

    Both bikes on charge..

    See - my garage is Ďmeantí to look like that - but it is full of gardening shit, snow-blower and zip-up scaffolding.

    I need a clear-out. I had great plans for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post


    Took this for a test today. Really liked it... not very fast but quick enough and really comfy. Anyone here got a Super-T?


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    A couple of the lads on Ukgser have had them. People like them as long as you stay on the tarmac. I understand the way the weight is held up high makes them a handful off road. I would need a step ladder to get on and off one though👍

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    RIP Tony Rutter

    One of the greatest all time British riders from back in the day, and Michael Rutterís dad sadly passed away today..

    He had a pretty amazing career, just like his son.

    https://www.bikesportnews.com/news/n...tter-1941-2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    A couple of the lads on Ukgser have had them. People like them as long as you stay on the tarmac. I understand the way the weight is held up high makes them a handful off road. I would need a step ladder to get on and off one thoughūüĎć
    The weight is very low actually. It felt much lighter than I expected... Iíll be doing some gravel and piste on it for sure. But first I have to find the right example to buy...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    One of the greatest all time British riders from back in the day, and Michael Rutterís dad sadly passed away today..

    He had a pretty amazing career, just like his son.

    https://www.bikesportnews.com/news/n...tter-1941-2020
    Sad to hear of Tony Rutters passing. I saw him race many times at the TT and short circuits. His son Michael is also one of the great British riders and a keen supporter of all road racing.

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    Beautiful morning for a ride...




    Just waiting for some samples - Stoke to Birmingham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Beautiful morning for a ride...




    Just waiting for some samples - Stoke to Birmingham.
    Now thereís job satisfaction personified
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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Beautiful morning for a ride...




    Just waiting for some samples - Stoke to Birmingham.

    Brilliant.....we've bought quite a few of those.
    Keep up the good and highly respected work!!!!

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    Taken on a pre-lockdown ride with my son...



    He wants to move on to a bigger bike now, so I guess he’ll be taking his A2 test once we’re all back to normal.
    Last edited by learningtofly; 26th March 2020 at 01:01.

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    A couple of my old bikes from back in the day

    I will also will try and find some old pics of my Z650ís and GPZ900 that I also owned a long time ago...

    first up my 1992 ZZR1100... had a custom paint job and was around 145bhp with the loudest exhaust known to man...





    I sold the ZZR for my first Triumph, a 1994 Tiger 900 which ended up being featured in Performance bike magazine readers special...
    It made around 110 bhp running sprint cams, carbs and ECU... it had daytona forks and wheels so that I could use decent tyres...






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    Thanks for sharing Enoch, used to read PB religiously back in the day.

    Hereís some mates and I on older Kwakaís (and a ducati) somewhere in deepest France


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    Good days Matt👍👍

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    God, I love this bike!


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Tony whatís not to like, its individual, the colour is striking, the performance probably exceed 95% of us mortal riders. And...........its a real mule for custom bits as you are finding out. 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Tony whatís not to like, its individual, the colour is striking, the performance probably exceed 95% of us mortal riders. And...........its a real mule for custom bits as you are finding out. 
    Hah - a money pit, you mean! I do appreciate your consistently generous comments about it, though

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    Have to say Iíve always been tempted by the R9T also...the masochist in me wants the Cafť racer one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    Have to say Iíve always been tempted by the R9T also...the masochist in me wants the Cafť racer one

    Same here, I sit on one every time I go to a Motorrad dealer, but at 6ft 2Ē the GSA is more my size

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    Does anyone know do the Boris volunteer army has roles that entail riding bikes?

    Yesterday it was described as food runs and pestering old people on the phone and today it was described as moving dead people.

    Anyone heard if they require someone to ferry blood/organs/ takeaway food around ?

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    My sisterís friend sent her a pic of me sitting on my mates bike. I would have been around 20 at the time, so 1982 ish...

    Can anyone guess the bike??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    My sisterís friend sent her a pic of me sitting on my mates bike. I would have been around 20 at the time, so 1982 ish...

    Can anyone guess the bike??

    I was thinking FZX750 but I don't think the clocks look right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I was thinking FZX750 but I don't think the clocks look right
    No, I'm sticking with FZX

    With something bungeed in the way of the clocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I was thinking FZX750 but I don't think the clocks look right
    Nope..... funnily enough the clocks are held on by a bungee, because the week before, the owner was hit from behind by his mate, and went down at about 20mph..

    Turned out that his mate hadnít got a licence, or insurance so my mate ended up with his bike, which was a GPz 750 turbo..

    They were both in the army serving in Germany when this happened..

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