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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Unless you want to go much further, itís probably the most fun you can have.
    Bigger and faster is often actually less fun on normal roads.
    My XJR1300, whilst very old school, is far too big to be fun on smaller roads, something like yours or a KTM 390 Duke would be much better for country lanes and will be ridden closer to its limits which always adds to the fun factor.
    In our days the most versatile was probably the Suzuki DR 350. What a fun bike that was!
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Bike transport companies - anyone recommend any please without be going through the whole thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    In our days the most versatile was probably the Suzuki DR 350. What a fun bike that was!
    Agreed, which is why old 350-500 singles always fetch good money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    Bike transport companies - anyone recommend any please without be going through the whole thread.

    thanks

    they did a great job for me.


    http://thebikebus.weebly.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    Bike transport companies - anyone recommend any please without be going through the whole thread.

    thanks
    I used Samís motorcycle transport to pick up the R9T - would recommend him.

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    Just back from a pootle on the GS- havenít ridden it much recently so enjoyed a half day out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    Bike transport companies - anyone recommend any please without be going through the whole thread.

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    Depends where you are but Sussex Stolen Motorcycles are amazing anti thief superheroes who track down and find peopleís stolen bikes, just because they truly hate bike thieves.

    They part fund their activities by offering a bike transport service. Theyíre on Facebook if you want to get hold of them. I can get details if you want/are local. Theyíre genuinely worth supporting if you are.

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    Got the approval from the youngest 2



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    Bimbled around Kent for a few hours today - it was dry but quite fresh.
    Not an emergency vehicle, but an emergency comfort break was needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Bimbled around Kent for a few hours today - it was dry but quite fresh.
    Not an emergency vehicle, but an emergency comfort break was needed.

    That looks Great, comfy riding position?
    Is it the 1198cc or the newer bigger one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    That looks Great, comfy riding position?
    Is it the 1198cc or the newer bigger one.


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    Itís the older one.. on the new 1260 the exhaust pipes are hidden.👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Itís the older one.. on the new 1260 the exhaust pipes are hidden.ūüĎć
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    Yep youíre right hadnít noticed on my small iPhone screen. They look comfy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Bimbled around Kent for a few hours today - it was dry but quite fresh.
    Not an emergency vehicle, but an emergency comfort break was needed.

    I loved my Diavel, had the same Stealth Black. Sometimes wish I still had it but hey, change is as good as a rest. I would have the new 1260S in a heartbeat, for a change . I had the pipes polished on mine, made a massive difference visually IMO, and the full Termis I had made a massive difference aurally as well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    That looks Great, comfy riding position?
    Is it the 1198cc or the newer bigger one.

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    As confirmed by Enoch, it is the 1198 (Gen 2).
    I find the riding position comfortable, with a little stretch to the bars (but not too much) and 'traditional' peg positions so my weight can be transferred through the legs rather than coccyx. I put the touring seat on in anticipation of doing some long rides into Europe last year - that didn't happen and so I might put the 'proper' seat back on.


    Quote Originally Posted by cinnabull View Post
    I loved my Diavel, had the same Stealth Black. Sometimes wish I still had it but hey, change is as good as a rest. I would have the new 1260S in a heartbeat, for a change . I had the pipes polished on mine, made a massive difference visually IMO, and the full Termis I had made a massive difference aurally as well!!

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    I like the 1260 but, perhaps irrationally, some little styling issues put me off, like the pillion pegs and the unnecessary gap between the radiator and oil cooler designed to collect dirt from the front wheel (something Ducati designed out on the XDiavel)...and the 1198 has more than enough performance for me; a good half-days riding reacquainted me with some muscles that hadn't been used for some time!
    I quite like the subdued appearance of the naturally discoloured pipes, more than polished or coated - they are there but not in your face. I've been tempted to stick Termis on, but the cost is prohibitive and the good folk of rural towns and villages would probably erect barriers across the roads
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnabull View Post
    I loved my Diavel, had the same Stealth Black. Sometimes wish I still had it but hey, change is as good as a rest. I would have the new 1260S in a heartbeat, for a change . I had the pipes polished on mine, made a massive difference visually IMO, and the full Termis I had made a massive difference aurally as well!!

    Stuart


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    I tested the 1260S (with Termis fitted) a while back. Absolute beast of a bike, but also surprisingly easy to ride. It would just about stay upright without the stand, I reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    As confirmed by Enoch, it is the 1198 (Gen 2).
    I find the riding position comfortable, with a little stretch to the bars (but not too much) and 'traditional' peg positions so my weight can be transferred through the legs rather than coccyx. I put the touring seat on in anticipation of doing some long rides into Europe last year - that didn't happen and so I might put the 'proper' seat back on.




    I like the 1260 but, perhaps irrationally, some little styling issues put me off, like the pillion pegs and the unnecessary gap between the radiator and oil cooler designed to collect dirt from the front wheel (something Ducati designed out on the XDiavel)...and the 1198 has more than enough performance for me; a good half-days riding reacquainted me with some muscles that hadn't been used for some time!
    I quite like the subdued appearance of the naturally discoloured pipes, more than polished or coated - they are there but not in your face. I've been tempted to stick Termis on, but the cost is prohibitive and the good folk of rural towns and villages would probably erect barriers across the roads
    Thanks for that, the previous version (yours) does seem to me to be more aesthetically pleasing.
    My best (comfy) bike was a BMW R100RS with a slightly higher smoke black screen the bike was Smoked Red. Got wrote off when a guy pulled out in front of me.


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    Got out for an hour today. Just kept local, getting used to the bike.
    Lessons start 2 weeks today and mod 1 is in 4 weeks.
    Gonna try and get out for an hour or so every day or two, then build up the time out from there. Hopefully a few weeks and I should be able to manage 2 to 3 hours out comfortably.

    On another note,, looks like I have found a solution to taking my walking stick with me. Gonna try my idea out tomorrow.

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    Another small mod to the rear light/indicators this morning and then a bimble around some local lanes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Another small mod to the rear light/indicators this morning and then a bimble around some local lanes.

    Can I just ask if the reflector was bought separately from/in addition to the tail tidy? I only ask as my R&G one doesn't include a reflector and it looks like you may have added a mounting hole to accommodate yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Can I just ask if the reflector was bought separately from/in addition to the tail tidy? I only ask as my R&G one doesn't include a reflector and it looks like you may have added a mounting hole to accommodate yours.
    Yes, the reflector... I found it in my garage. I think it was off an old push bike. I modified the bracket slightly and then drilled a hole through the number plate to attach it. I know most people don't bother but I thought I'd stick it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    Got out for an hour today. Just kept local, getting used to the bike.
    Lessons start 2 weeks today and mod 1 is in 4 weeks.
    Gonna try and get out for an hour or so every day or two, then build up the time out from there. Hopefully a few weeks and I should be able to manage 2 to 3 hours out comfortably.

    On another note,, looks like I have found a solution to taking my walking stick with me. Gonna try my idea out tomorrow.

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    Chris, I know it seems basic, but start with the simple stuff, remembering to cancel your indicators—- major fail. Also look at your position on the road. New learners often hug the left hand curb, along with all the crap that sits there it also harbours the largest pot holes. So adopt a more assertive position. Ive said it before Roadcraft the Police Riders handbook is still the best read a new or mature biker can invest in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Another small mod to the rear light/indicators this morning and then a bimble around some local lanes.

    Nice.. are they the triumph LED indicators or another brand?

    I changed the exhaust the other day to a ZARD system.. sounds great:) My hideous rack will be coming off when I pick up a standard pillion hand rail from somewhere too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stilgoe1972 View Post
    Nice.. are they the triumph LED indicators or another brand?

    I changed the exhaust the other day to a ZARD system.. sounds great:) My hideous rack will be coming off when I pick up a standard pillion hand rail from somewhere too.

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    They are the Triumph indicators. A fair bit smaller than the standard ones but still big enough to be seen, I think.

    I agree, the combination of the rack and tail tidy doesn’t really work. I also removed the hand guards from mine - even though they do a good job, I just feel they look too modern for the bike.

    As for the Zard, I’ve heard they’re quite loud... :)
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    My motorcycle/walking stick solution.

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    ^^^ Very elegant!

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    My Indian Scout Bobber groups are full of people making gun holders for their rifles and pistols who then get all defensive when anyone asks if they really need to do that. Yeah. Those sorts of guys....

    I think this would be a wonderfully English riposte to one of those posts.

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    New Exhaust on the Rocket


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    Nice note - definitely not offensive

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    Just had a test ride on this 2014 Thruxton 900


    Really enjoyed it. Knew what to expect from the engine since it shares similarities to the one thatís in my 2008 Speedmaster, but being in a lighter package it really was fun.

    Now got me thinking whether the sell my CB750 cafe that I spent all winter building!

    Andy.
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    I know they are not up there in class like most of the bikes on here but I am really happy with my two.

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    Been out this morning on the xjr, and have just renewed my insurance for next year. A whole £86 fully comp!

    Got chatting with Mr been everywhere, seen everything, done everything. He was struggling to fasten his magnetic tank bag on his pulling seat even though heíd been given four cable ties and it was so simple a five year old could do it. All whilst telling tales about the time, as a courier, heíd transported a Kwak 750 engine (gt750 shaft) on the back of his cx500!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    I know they are not up there in class like most of the bikes on here but I am really happy with my two.

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    Nowt wrong with those two Chris, the GS310 is far superior to the bigger ones off road and thereís a lot more fun to be had thrashing a smaller bike than cruising on a larger one. Mines an XJR1300 so old school big and heavy but Iím considering getting an XJR400 to go with it. Or even a KTM390 Duke to use on the quieter, narrower roads.
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    Nice little ride out today... let me know what you think about the side mounted number plate. I’m not convinced it’s a good look










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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Reckon at this rate you're going to start building bikes instead of buying 'em. Nice exhaust.
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    I agree I am not sure it's a good look either. It also looks more vulnerable, although that's probably a trick of my mind.
    To be where it is, it would need to be smaller, which may not be an option in this country.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I agree I am not sure it's a good look either. It also looks more vulnerable, although that's probably a trick of my mind.
    To be where it is, it would need to be smaller, which may not be an option in this country.
    Itís at the legal minimum size for a UK plate with 5 digits..itís not vulnerable though so Iím not worried about that.

    The fitting brackets etc are from a French company..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Nice video that Andrew I enjoyed that. That off side bolt on the lhs must have taken some finding!

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    FWIW I prefer the number plate in the original position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Nice little ride out today... let me know what you think about the side mounted number plate. I’m not convinced it’s a good look


    Don't know about the number plate, but how the f*ck can you wear that jacket on a red bike???

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Don't know about the number plate, but how the f*ck can you wear that jacket on a red bike???
    Iíll have you know, thatís a triumph vented jacket, and is so comfy, that Iíll wear it on any colour bike😈😎

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    Not been out much so far, and the HP2s takes a bit of "getting to know" each year - just had a short run out.

    Lots of bikes out in the sun........................


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Nice little ride out today... let me know what you think about the side mounted number plate. I‚Äôm not convinced it‚Äôs a good lookÔĎć









    I think it looks awesome and a big improvement on the original, personally.

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    Theory & Hazard Perception passed today.....bring on the DAS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Big View Post
    Theory & Hazard Perception passed today.....bring on the DAS!
    Congratulations!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Big View Post
    Theory & Hazard Perception passed today.....bring on the DAS!
    Great stuff.

    My lad has his booked for next week. Theory that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    FWIW I prefer the number plate in the original position.
    +1

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    After a couple of earlier missed opportunities, I finally got to blow the cobwebs away yesterday with a quick blast down to my cricket club for a bit of pre-season.

    It was great to be back out on two wheels again...roll on (a more normal) Summer!



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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    My motorcycle/walking stick solution.

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    My Indian Scout Bobber groups are full of people making gun holders for their rifles and pistols who then get all defensive when anyone asks if they really need to do that. Yeah. Those sorts of guys....

    I think this would be a wonderfully English riposte to one of those posts.
    A Gentleman uses an Umbrella tube..... i also carried one on my 1150GS when riding around Morocco.




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    i'd be too tempted to use it for jousting cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    A Gentleman uses an Umbrella tube..... i also carried one on my 1150GS when riding around Morocco.



    This might cause Billy Joe Bob and Chad Glockington to have a meltdown. Love it.

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