Cruisers

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by nigeleeezzzz, Apr 21, 2007.

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    nigeleeezzzz Guest

    Im thinking of getting either a California or a V-Max. Which is the
    most comfortable for the passenger if we go touring? Thanks for any
    advice
     
    nigeleeezzzz, Apr 21, 2007
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  2. Their own bike.

    No probs.
     
    steve auvache, Apr 21, 2007
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    AntonyF Guest

    Buy my Drifter.....guaranteed the most comfortable sofa for your pillion!
    Although the styling is an acquired taste.
    It's got one of those Ledrie rear pillion rests too (+luggage), for ultimate
    in pillion laziness (less stress on your ears on arrival also).

    I've got a whim for a 995 or similar Tri at the moment, but haven't found
    anything justifying the change yet.
     
    AntonyF, Apr 21, 2007
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    Jeremy Guest

    TOG's got one for sale at the moment.....
     
    Jeremy, Apr 21, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    You aren't going to get very far touring on a V-Max - 80 mile tank range....

    Steve
     
    Steve, Apr 21, 2007
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    Mark Hamer Guest

    Im thinking of getting either a California or a V-Max. Which is the
    I've got a VMax, it is no tourer, and I've ridden a few Guzzi's. The Guzzi
    is made for it.

    The Max is a traffic light dragster. The seat is crap, fuel tank is crap, it
    is not a sensible motorcycle, aftrer a couple of hours in the seat I am
    knackered. Hell of a lot of fun though and as reliable as hell, still looks
    mint after six years of daily use. Bits fall of fGuzzi's but you can sit
    comfortably in them all day.

    Baldymoon
    www.another-way.co.uk
     
    Mark Hamer, Apr 21, 2007
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    AntonyF Guest

    Mucho dinero ?
     
    AntonyF, Apr 22, 2007
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  8. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, AntonyF
    Ten dorrah, he ruv you rong time.

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    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha Vmax Honda ST1100 wiv trailer
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 22, 2007
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    AntonyF Guest

    I think I've seen the ad. Not bad looking but a tad far from me, and I'd
    hope to get something a wee bit newer if I could.

    With this one is there a discount available for non colourblind bidders?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triumph-955i-...5QQihZ016QQcategoryZ36093QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
    AntonyF, Apr 22, 2007
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    Mark Hamer Guest

    Buy my Drifter.....guaranteed the most comfortable sofa for your pillion!
    Would that be the one advertised in BSH last month?

    Mark
     
    Mark Hamer, Apr 22, 2007
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    Mark Hamer Guest

    ... overheating in traffic jams ...


    Is there any fix for the overheating thing? It happens when the weather is
    really hot and I am riding around town. The bike cuts out at the traffic
    lights. I have fitted a new fan switch that comes on earlier and this helped
    a bit but not enough.

    I have been told it is a design issue, the carbs being buried in between the
    cylinders get little airflow and overheat, causing fuel to vaporise
    (vapourise?)

    A US site recommends something called 'water wetter' - no really.
     
    Mark Hamer, Apr 25, 2007
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  12. I would recommend learning to ride in traffic, where riding means the
    wheels are turning.
     
    steve auvache, Apr 25, 2007
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    Pip Guest

    Google for it, eh?
     
    Pip, Apr 26, 2007
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    Mark Hamer Guest

    Google for it, eh?


    Just bought some off Ebay
     
    Mark Hamer, Apr 27, 2007
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    Christofire Guest

    [water wetter]

    It's supposed to help with heat transfer, as some of the PC
    water-cooling lot use it. If it's a fundamental design flaw that your
    bike isn't suitable for your riding, you're left with two sure-fire
    fixes:

    1) Change your ride so you don't use the bike in town.
    2) Change your bike.
     
    Christofire, May 3, 2007
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  16. <Googles>

    Hell's bells. I thought those mudguards were some kind of freaky add-on!
     
    Mungo \Two Sheds\ Toadfoot, May 21, 2007
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