Inner turmoil...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by dwb, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. dwb

    dwb Guest

    So, I think it's a fairly well known (by me at least) fact that I've
    never quite bonded with the V-Strom as much as I hoped I would. In
    fact, in a year it's only done 3000 miles and 900 of those were in one
    trip. Yes it's competent, superbly comfortable and capable but...

    I miss the GSX-R. Okay, not the back ache, or the ankle pain or any of
    that - but I miss the excitement and the stupidness of owning such a
    daft sort of transport (and yes I know it's not a 1000). I also miss
    having such a (to me) nice looking machine in the garage.

    I'm not sure if my current disinterest in riding is more deeply rooted
    than just the bike, but I know it's not helping. Certainly I just don't
    want to take the bike out for a quick spin and I certainly don't want
    to look at it in the garage.

    And then the voices start... up the road from me is an immaculate 05
    GSX-R 750 (in the right colour) for sale that I have to say is calling
    to me - it's in a dealer so I could swap the current machine plus a
    small bit of cash for the 750...

    It's not practical, it certainly won't take me to France in comfort or
    in any way approaching sensibility - but boy am I tempted.

    For the moment, the body and bank say no... but still it's tempting...
    dwb, Apr 7, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    buy my fireblade.
    darsy, Apr 7, 2006
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  3. dwb

    dwb Guest

    It's the wrong make and colour.
    dwb, Apr 7, 2006
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    Adie Guest

    see my for sale notice for the trumpet. I know exactly where you're
    (replace spam with nickname to reply)


    Triumph 955iSS (for sale) / ZX9R / GSF1200 bandit / CG125
    Adie, Apr 7, 2006
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    simonk Guest

    Two words: "white carbon"
    simonk, Apr 7, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    it's "carbon/kevlar weave", actually.
    darsy, Apr 7, 2006
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    Daz Guest

    I *really* want one of those but can't justify a second bike costing
    circa 4k and don't want one enough to lose the gixxer. Doesn't stop
    me checking ebay every other day though.
    Daz, Apr 7, 2006
  8. dwb

    darsy Guest

    a V-strom is - at best - a "second bike". No way could I entertain the
    notion of having one if I could only have one bike[1].
    oranges are not the only fruit.
    That'll be "never", then, of course.
    I saw someone on an orange one pull a cracking wheely[2] away from the
    lights on Newgate Street at the top of Old Bailey - further convincing
    me that I want one.

    [1] fortunately, this isn't the case - if it were, I'd be fucked
    trying to make a decision as to what it would be.
    [2] though not as impressive as the bloke on the red/black R1 I saw
    last Saturday pulling a wheely on the A10 pretty much the whole way
    from the Lincoln Road junction to Southbury road - I was sitting in
    the car going the other way, and it looked very impressive.
    darsy, Apr 7, 2006
  9. dwb

    darsy Guest

    faster, lighter, less 70s-throwback-oriented, available in orange,
    Kiran thinks they're gay - what more could you want.

    I'm popping to Colin Collins in Watford tomorrow - I may be some time.
    darsy, Apr 7, 2006
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    Daz Guest

    On Fri, 7 Apr 2006 14:34:10 +0100, ginge

    I've never actually ridden one but I'm pretty sure it would be exactly
    what I expect. A mate has one but the miserable **** won't let me
    anywhere near it.
    Daz, Apr 7, 2006
  11. dwb

    dwb Guest

    Well I could yes - it's just the convenience factor and I happen have
    been reasonably impressed with the Suzuki's I've had thus far.
    Yes that is a possibility I suppose.

    It's all a bit moot as I think I'd be a bit mad to spend mega money
    whilst facing potential unemployment.
    dwb, Apr 7, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    welcome to middle age.
    darsy, Apr 7, 2006
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    Beav Guest

    There's likely to be one or two at BoSM you may be able to scrounge a go on

    VN 750
    Zed Thou

    mail is beavis dot original at ntlworld dot com (with the obvious changes)
    Beav, Apr 7, 2006
  14. dwb

    Beav Guest

    Get a loan with "suddenly unemployed/redundant" insurance. Lob 'em a payment
    or two, then let th' insurance take up the slack.

    VN 750
    Zed Thou

    mail is beavis dot original at ntlworld dot com (with the obvious changes)
    Beav, Apr 7, 2006
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    Lozzo Guest

    dwb said...
    Funny how different bikes appeal to different people. I have bonded very
    well with the Gixer, to the extent that I really can't see any other
    bike that I would replace it with. On the other hand, I've had so much
    fun screaming round on my shagged old Bandit 600 recently. Two very
    different bikes, but each one gives me so much pleasure.
    Lozzo, Apr 7, 2006
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    Daz Guest

    I used to really enjoy my crash knackered old Fazer. Wallowed
    everywhere and felt like it would spit me off in every corner, mega

    I need a cheap anti-gixxer bike.
    Daz, Apr 7, 2006
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    Lozzo Guest

    Paul Carmichael said...
    He's a lawyer, you can't kill lawyers cos they're like the undead.
    Lozzo, Apr 7, 2006
  18. Paul Carmichael, Apr 7, 2006
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    Mups Guest

    He was out and about in London a few weeks ago. Still only got the one
    eyebrow mind.
    Mups, Apr 7, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    I see him every couple of months or so - he posted here within the
    last couple of weeks too.
    darsy, Apr 7, 2006
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