Hello, I'm New (and my Username uses a 'V' not a 'Y')

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Gav_2000, Jul 19, 2005.

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    Gav_2000 Guest


    I'm new to this group so thought I'd introduce myself. I've had a few
    bikes over the last few years of varying styles;

    Honda MTX125 - For learning, I'd never even sat on a bike before this.
    Honda CX650 Custom - For cheap insurance after my test
    Honda VTR1000 Firestorm - When I wanted to go faster
    Kawasaki VN800 Drifter - After I'd gone too fast

    and shortly

    Buell City X

    Since passing my test the only similarity between my bikes is that
    they've been V-twins, I've struggled to find a bike that's been
    comfortable and fun to ride, hopefully the Buell will be it.

    I'm from Northampton and work near Nottingham so will ocassionally be
    going up and down the M1 on the Buell.

    Anyway, go easy on me, I'm struggling to use the technology of this
    group in the approved way but I'm a quick learner so I'll get there.

    Gav_2000 (that a 'v' for victor, not a 'y' for yankee)
    Gav_2000, Jul 19, 2005
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    elyob Guest

    Gavictor ... that's a weird name.
    elyob, Jul 19, 2005
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  3. Gav_2000 wrote
    Later almost certainly.

    The problem with it is that if you use a bike for anything else other
    than a sunday hoon round the twisties it is hard to test it completely
    on even an extended assessment ride. Sadly, the only way to know if a
    bike is right is to invite it into your life and learn from the
    experience. I understand there is a lot to learn from owning a buell.

    Not a hope in hell.
    steve auvache, Jul 19, 2005
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    Ace Guest

    But not as wierd as Gayankee, you must admit.

    ..'_/_|_\_'. Ace (brucedotrogers a.t rochedotcom)
    \`\ | /`/ GSX-R1000K3
    `\\ | //' BOTAFOT#3, SbS#2, UKRMMA#13, DFV#8, SKA#2
    Ace, Jul 19, 2005
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    Eddie Guest

    Mostly about locknuts, threadlock, shakeproof washers, anti-rattle
    springs, etc., etc., etc.
    Eddie, Jul 19, 2005
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    tallbloke Guest

    But on the upside, they are fun to ride and have a great soundtrack.
    tallbloke, Jul 19, 2005
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    Gav_2000 Guest

    Exactly, I have a car for when I have to travel that does the job but
    is so boring it has cruise control, the Buell will be for when I want
    to travel somewhere and enjoy it.

    Gav_2000, Jul 19, 2005
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    dwb Guest

    As long as it gets you home as well ...

    I still remember that one Pixie trip I did where we stopped at the pub and
    Petel noticed his ?chain guard? (or at least some part of the Buell
    missing/loose) hanging off - no problem, due to him having at least one of
    virtually every fastener on the bike in one of his pockets :)
    dwb, Jul 19, 2005
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    tallbloke Guest

    I rode an early one. The saddle tried to saw my balls off. That was after
    180 miles. Yours looks more comfy though.
    tallbloke, Jul 19, 2005
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    darsy Guest

    The City X gets good reviews:


    And they're pretty cheap...might have to test-ride one before buying a
    darsy, Jul 19, 2005
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    prawn Guest

    I refer the right honorable gentleman to the comment made by Ace[1]
    earlier: nahay?

    [1] IIRC.
    prawn, Jul 19, 2005
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    darsy Guest

    let's see - he's just said he's new, and you've just asked him if he's
    new. I wonder what the answer will be.
    darsy, Jul 19, 2005
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    Gav_2000 Guest

    So there's still a market for Viz then!
    Gav_2000, Jul 19, 2005
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    prawn Guest

    Well, yes.
    prawn, Jul 19, 2005
  15. In uk.rec.motorcycles, darsy amazed us all with this pearl of wisdom:

    I phoned Warrs yesterday about a test ride. The test ride bloke was on
    the phone to a customer and other bloke said he'd ring me back.

    I've heard nothing.
    Whinging Courier, Jul 19, 2005
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    flash Guest

    One of the many advantages of having a video phone.
    flash, Jul 19, 2005
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    Gav_2000 Guest

    At Silverstone H-D you can just turn up during the week and take one
    out. You have to call at the weekend, I called on a Saturday morning
    and was out on one at 2pm the same day.

    Gav_2000, Jul 19, 2005
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    Gav_2000 Guest

    Bike & Ride magazine seemed to have ignored it but I just happended to
    be passing a H-D dealer and saw one. I found a few good reviews on the
    Internet so went back for a test ride, it was great fun and so easy to
    ride. It's quiet a small bike but was very comfortable during a 2 hour
    test ride. I'm too tall for a sportsbike and like twins so I guess a
    Monster would have been another choice but after the test ride on the
    Buell I didn't feel the need to look any further. The fact it cost
    'only' £6K was also a point in it's favour.

    Gav_2000, Jul 19, 2005
  19. In uk.rec.motorcycles, Gav_2000 amazed us all with this pearl of wisdom:
    What is it about that bike you like? I like the XB12S but I don't like
    the handguards.

    If you're after something with a lot of poke, I know someone selling one
    of these for £2,500:

    <taps nose and winks>
    Whinging Courier, Jul 19, 2005
  20. Gav_2000 wrote:

    <snip "I'm not gay">

    Do you have a problem with homosexuality? You're posting to the wrong ng
    if you do. Place is crawling with shirt lifters.


    CBR1100XX SuperBlackbird
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    MRO #24
    Paul Carmichael, Jul 19, 2005
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