3 bikes, 3 views

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lozzo, Sep 14, 2003.

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    Lozzo Guest

    CRM250. TY WavyDavy
    Not as quick or as evil as I thought it would be, but fun all the same. I
    can see it being an ideal off-roader on a fast trails, but crap on the
    nadgery bits. It wheelied Ok, even if my attempts were a bit crap, but in
    my defence, it's been ages since I seriously tried to wheelie a bike, and
    I'd only been on it for 2 minutes. I really couldn't see me buying one if
    I was in the market for a traiie, I'd have another XR400R instead as I
    found that easier to ride.

    ZXR400. TY PowerGrainger
    I was coerced into riding this one, and it's fun. Very stable and handles
    like it's on rails. It's got a gem of an engine that unfortunately is
    totally gutless, but I do ride a ZZR11 myself and this bike is restricted
    to 33bhp on a weird throttle stop thingy, which gives about 10 deg of
    throttle movement. It does wheelie Champ, but it takes alot of revs and a
    lot of clutching to do so, and the results aren't exactly spaectacular.
    It should be a real jewel of a bike when the restriction is taken off.
    I'd love one for attacking back roads on, it'd make a worthy replacement
    for something like 350LC.

    VTR1000F Firestorm. TY Spete.
    Engine 100% lovely, makes all the right noises and produces adequate
    power to loft the front wheel in 1st and 2nd on the throttle. Handling
    70%, way too hard at the rear and forks are typical VTR i.e lock up when
    braking hard, which leads me nicely into the brakes. Brakes 20%, fucking
    horrible and a liability. Spete did warn me that they were not very good,
    so i took a handful of lever just up the road to be confronted with a
    pulse that moved the lever about 8mm in and out. That is a seriously
    warped disc and the pads have no bite or feel in them. Tbh the brakes
    stopped me from having any *real* fun, so I can't make objective comments
    about things I'd normally try. I tried the VTR because I'd owned one new
    in 1997 and loved it and wanted to take a trip down memory lane. I can't
    say I'd buy another one now though.

    '95 Kawasaki ZZR1100D, '97 Kawasaki GPZ500S, '83 Honda CB250RS
    Big Zed Little Zed Dead shed
    New to ukrm? : www.ukrm.net/faq/ukrmscbt.html
    "He's like a child, only not as clever"
    Lozzo, Sep 14, 2003
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    Alan.T.Gower Guest

    Nice write ups.
    Alan.T.Gower, Sep 15, 2003
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    mups Guest

    I did think it would be a bit dafter than it was but cracking fun all the
    same would make a good second or third bike.

    Top marks for Mr Bonwick for after having just meet me handing me the keys
    to his 9R and making my bike feel like the overweight under braked barge
    that it is.
    mups, Sep 15, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    Ah, I see a job coming on...
    Hog, Sep 15, 2003
  5. What he's missed out of this review (I guess coz he was on the bike at
    the time!) was the comment (by Stritchy?) along the lines of "he looks
    like a pimplke on the arse of that bike!

    Seriously, watching him stand on the pegs (with the side stand down)
    to get enough leg room to kick-start the bike was one of the funniest
    things I have ever seen. I *so* need to get a better attitude to bikes
    being 'too big for me'.
    You're welcome.
    heh, yeah. I think the words were "Champ says my bike can't be
    wheelied" and the man was off!
    Power Grainger, Sep 15, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    Power Grainger fascinated us all by saying...
    He's a cheeky Tsar, that one.
    *All* bikes are too big for me, hence I've developed methods of getting
    moving on most of them.

    ZZR1100D, GPZ500S, CB250RS
    BOTAFOT#57/70a, BOTAFOF#57, two#49, MIB#22, TCP#7, BONY#9,
    BotToS#8, GP#2, SBS#10, SH#3, DFV#14.
    Url for ukrm newbies : http://www.ukrm.net/faq/ukrmscbt.html
    Lozzo, Sep 15, 2003
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    Muck Guest

    On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 13:33:05 +0100, Lozzo wrote:

    Better than being too tall for a bike. I sat on Graingers ZXR400, and my
    knees came up higher than the petrol tank. :/
    Muck, Sep 15, 2003
  8. Heh. That's the only thing that keeps Will off it! There's got to be
    some bonuses in life.
    Power Grainger, Sep 15, 2003
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    Spete Guest

    Dear Mr. Hog.........
    Spete, Sep 15, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    That'll be SteveH fest then
    Hog, Sep 15, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    Ah, so you have seen it running with fucked mains then
    Hog, Sep 16, 2003
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