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PostSubject: my bikes   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:15 pm

These are my toys , The R1 has been replaced by the vl800,and the gas gas just sits in the garage and never gets used.







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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:27 pm

Love the SV! Had a look at one today as a matter of fact. Same engine in the V-Strom. How do you find the handling compared with such a thoroughbred as the R1? The Intruder must feel very relaxed compared with either! Just looked again and realised yours is the 1000 SV - I was looking at the 650 today. Nice bikes mate!
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:11 am

Looks like your living the dream, ace bikes.
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PostSubject: sv650   Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:25 pm

cheers mate , the sv handles good most of the time , but it likes to shake its head if your accelerating hard out of corners at about 90 mph , which i very rarely do lol , the sv650 is a cracking bike , and probably handles better than the thousand, the R1 was outstanding at everything , except being comfy and pillion friendly.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:56 pm

Cracking bikes m8.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:34 pm

Great rides
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:55 am

Love them all but in particular the GASGAS, I have always had scramblers and often thought about a trial bike but I am to old, to fat and to arthritic to spend my cash in that direction now. Shame, we can still dream.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Tue May 08, 2012 5:30 pm

Recent updates to my bike,Show chrome sissy bar and rack bought off flea bay for 175 and seems good quality, and the tank chap bought from over the pond where mr intruder kindly gave me the link, hopefully should have a screen this week as they've finally arrived in stock. an that's about it for now as iv'e run out of money for now.

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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Tue May 08, 2012 5:44 pm

Lolling real good
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Tue May 08, 2012 6:36 pm

Thats a nice bit of kit especially at that price & particularly love the shelf design
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Tue May 08, 2012 8:30 pm

Top quality accessories make a good bike look even better. Nice mate!
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:27 pm

Just a quick update, I put some indicator and head light fenders on today then went for a quick spin before it started pouring down yet again
that exhaust is so loud I put some more packing on the baffle which didn't make it any quieter at all, so lucky my neighbour is deaf




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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:59 pm

That is such a smart bike. I know what you mean about the noise - sometimes you want the sound without the volume. I am sure you will get the baffling to your liking eventually.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:55 pm

When they send you deaf you won't worry about the noise anymore
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:13 pm

lookin good mate lookin good
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:19 am

Look how much it's changed from the 1st photo ..... ace !
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:24 pm

good looking bikes mate
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:26 pm

sim your bike is gorgeous the white walls make it stand out looks cool.are they bought tyres or have you painted them cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:07 am

Thankyou Phil, the tyres are painted with white wall tyre paint
http://www.suzuki800.com/t1358-diy-white-wall-tyres-suzuki-c800-c50
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:43 pm

Hey Sim...

Your bike looks STUNNING.

Can I pick your brains on the sissy bar?

When you fitted the sissy bar, did you use the same mounting points for the hard panniers too?

As you know I've got hard panniers which are pretty similar, which I'll have to temporarily remove to fit the sissy bar I just bought.

Cant decide whether to use the same mounting points for everything, or whether to fit the sissy bar, then drill a couple of holes in it, and hang the pannier brackets off that. Certainly give me more flexibility in the position....

Any thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:15 pm

Hi Mal, Thanks Yeah Mal I used the same holes,I just got some longer ss allen key dome head bolts, then used ss washers between the pannier brackets and sissy bar to stop it getting scratched, I never take my panniers off but quick release would be handy sometimes.
One thing I've been toying with is putting the bolts through from inside, then fitting the sissy bar, then a half chrome nut and washer as a spacer, then the brackets for the panniers and a dome/spike head nut, so it's four nuts to remove the brackets and panniers all in one ?
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:17 pm

OK, ta.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:50 pm

sim do you have hard panniers now or soft ones.are thet used or just cosmetic and which do you prefare.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:06 pm

The ones I'm using now are Viking panniers, Leatherette outside but a solid inner with a metal frame to hold the shape, As for use lol they're always full of stuff from flask,waterproofs,tools,sat nav,spare reg,locks and of course the micro fibre polishing cloth
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:18 pm

That is a beautiful Bike. I ordered the tank cover for my Trike today. I see it will look great on mine.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:27 pm

Proudtexson wrote:
That is a beautiful Bike. I ordered the tank cover for my Trike today. I see it will look great on mine.

Cheers Dave I really like the tank cover as it serves a purpose as well as looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:33 pm

simbo wrote:
Proudtexson wrote:
That is a beautiful Bike. I ordered the tank cover for my Trike today. I see it will look great on mine.

Cheers Dave I really like the tank cover as it serves a purpose as well as looking good.
Did you paint the whitewalls. It looks great. Really shows against the black.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:57 pm

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Did you paint the whitewalls. It looks great. Really shows against the black.

Yeah Dave I painted them with white wall tyre paint, I kept seeing all you guys in the States and Australia with them and couldn't resist.They don't come as standard in the UK but you can get them aftermarket, My tyres only had 3000 miles on them so I couldn't justify renewing them.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:33 pm

We had a little trip out watching the para gliders on Marsden moor today, On the way back Jo forced me to call at the Equestrian shop so she could pick up some crap or other? So while I was having an oily rag outside, I took a couple for the showroom.




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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:02 pm

Sex on a stick...

Looking sharp Sim... well done.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:26 pm

great pics sim bike looks amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:27 pm

Looking good Sim.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:35 pm

Those whitewalls are...

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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Well presented bike Sim.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:55 pm

bigmal wrote:
Those whitewalls are...


Yup.
In fact they're sooo much that it should become compulsory for Sim to install one of these at the rear:
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:51 pm

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In fact they're sooo much that it should become compulsory for Sim to install one of these at the rear:

What's that picture Marcin ?
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Lol you haven't noticed?

Think "dogs bollocks" and look again...closely...at the rear
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:51 pm

Hey Marcin
All I can see is a message saying:

pics bbzzdd.com unauthorised referrer sorry :(
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:55 pm

Oh....must be hosting restrictions. I see it alright.

I re-uploaded from my hosting server: :)

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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:32 pm

Dogs Bollocks? That dog must have been the size of a bull!
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes    Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:27 pm

Looking ace Sim can't wait to get mine sorted i need to be riding before the weather turns again!
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:25 pm

After our little excursion around North Wales On Sunday , I've decided my arms and legs can't cope with the head down arse up riding position any more It was an emotional decision because :what1: I've had it since it was born But it's a sad farewell to a good servant


On the plus side though, I've bought one of these to fill the empty space in the garage hopefully it will be a good replacement ? I'm sure the colour will grow on me eventually


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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:01 pm

nice bike sim be able to chomp up the miles on that when on a long run i got a screen like that lot better than the standard one that used to be on my bike me thinks you have a few extras to fit although you might be able to resist bars look cumfy nice sit up possition lookin at the picture again nice choice sim sweet ride enjoy
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:45 pm

sweet machine,your a lucky chap to have such nice toys enjoy mate,you only live once.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:49 pm

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Brilliant choice. One of the best tourers on the market and great value for money. That screen should make for good air-flow. I like the luggage - I'm thinking of fitting panniers to my DL although the furthest I go fully loaded Tesco! Is it new? Not sure about the colour - I'm not a fan of black myself as you know
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:13 pm

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That screen should make for good air-flow. I like the luggage - I'm thinking of fitting panniers to my DL although the furthest I go fully loaded Tesco! Is it new? Not sure about the colour - I'm not a fan of black myself as you know

It's not actually got that screen on it I just used that picture for reference, but I've ordered one It's second hand John, 60 plate but has only covered 1200 miles and it looks like new, I know what you mean about black There was a DL fully kitted out in the shop that caught my eye but I had a 600n Bandit once and loved it, so I thought I'd give the 1250 a go.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:38 pm

So....what is it?

Suzuki...DL...V-Strom?...1000cc?

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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:56 pm

Lol It's Suzuki GSX1250f-st more commonly known as a Suzuki Bandit, They used to be either 600cc or 1200cc but later models are 650 and 1250, the original bandit 1200 un-faired was a bit of a hooligans choice because of it's ability to wheelie,(I went to a wheelie school day and they used 600 bandits)
over time they've become more sedate (like me) and used as touring bikes.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:22 pm

Cracking looking bike Sim,with the pedigree of the Bandit it is going to be bullet proof.
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PostSubject: Re: my bikes   Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:25 pm

The Happy couple.

And ready for there first night in bed.
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