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« Reply #275 on: 02 May 2014, 05:05:57 pm »
Great looking bike , you got a bargain there , enjoy .

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« Reply #276 on: 02 May 2014, 05:49:56 pm »
Well, the thou section is welcome to you, you mad bastard!  :b

Only kidding mate, bike looks stunning and I'm glad it went to you to look after her. Give it a clean though, swing arm looks filthy already  :b

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« Reply #277 on: 02 May 2014, 05:56:25 pm »
I spotted all the cleaning stuff on your windowsill! Glad you've got the bike. Ride safe & above all ENJOY the REDNESS! :lol

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« Reply #278 on: 02 May 2014, 06:11:20 pm »
looks sweet noggy. I would be toying with grinding those lugs for the rear indicators off though, might clean that area up a bit :)

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« Reply #279 on: 02 May 2014, 08:57:49 pm »
Nice write up mr nog....know what you mean about the overtakes and the smoothness of the 600 low down....the 600 is all about the revs, more relaxed with the thou......and of course ........faster   :lol.....ive got my 600 back on the road now after 2 years riding the thou it will be interesting to see  what its like.........nice looking bike that noggy......shame its not a gen 1 though   :rolleyes
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« Reply #280 on: 02 May 2014, 09:41:39 pm »
Or BLUUUUUUUUUUUUUU......
Just flapping about on this stagnant little pond on the outer rim of the internet.....yup....  :-))

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« Reply #281 on: 02 May 2014, 09:49:57 pm »
Easiest way to go fast........don't buy a blue bike

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« Reply #282 on: 02 May 2014, 10:24:57 pm »
Or BLUUUUUUUUUUUUUU......


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Interesting... you'd prefer admit to having a vag (normal for red bike riders) than allow people to think you ride a blue bike?  :lol :lol :lol :lol
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« Reply #283 on: 02 May 2014, 10:45:59 pm »
looks great good luck with it ;)

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« Reply #284 on: 03 May 2014, 12:28:15 am »
Nice look bike noggy :)

I do prefer the red on the FZ1 compared to the blue, has to be said  :evil

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« Reply #285 on: 03 May 2014, 06:50:58 pm »
Noggy, Just to let you know there is a ghost floating around at your front door  :eek
Yamaha Fazer 'the only bike you'll ever need' maybe ???

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« Reply #286 on: 27 December 2014, 08:29:21 pm »





Feel like dragging this thread up as a winter warmer. :evil :evil :evil :evil :evil :evil :evil :evil .


Bit o nostalgia :lol
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« Reply #287 on: 27 December 2014, 09:42:33 pm »
I've been wondering about a buell, the air cooled ones not the new type/EBR. One pulled up at the lights a while, sounds mint and look fun
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« Reply #288 on: 27 December 2014, 09:42:55 pm »
As a second bike like
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« Reply #289 on: 27 December 2014, 09:44:27 pm »

Because yous're dying to know then im now thinking of getting a Versys 650.


Ok ok ok...if yous insist.....here's a pic.
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« Reply #290 on: 27 December 2014, 09:46:42 pm »
I've been wondering about a buell, the air cooled ones not the new type/EBR. One pulled up at the lights a while, sounds mint and look fun


Is this one?
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« Reply #291 on: 27 December 2014, 09:50:17 pm »
Yeah that's the new one. Water cooled etc.  I'm thinking xb12 era.
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« Reply #292 on: 27 December 2014, 09:58:33 pm »
Yeah that's the new one. Water cooled etc.  I'm thinking xb12 era.


They look a bit mental.
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« Reply #293 on: 27 December 2014, 10:07:35 pm »





& here's an MV Augusta Brutale 800 for sale in Rochdale for a mere £7500.


I dont want one......im just drwing in Frosties so he can then buy my bike :b
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« Reply #294 on: 29 December 2014, 09:16:52 am »





& here's an MV Augusta Brutale 800 for sale in Rochdale for a mere £7500.


I dont want one......im just drwing in Frosties so he can then buy my bike :b
Bar Steward!!  :finger 
Still want one....My name is Frostius Frostimus Frostidius, commander of the Bikers of the Wokingham Massive and loyal servant to the TRUE Fazer Emperor, StevieRST. Father to a tired Tiger, husband to a murdered 600. And I will have my reward, in this life or the next.  :lol :lol
Like the Versys 650 in all honesty. Thought about the MT-09 Tracer, it's a cracker  :thumbup
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« Reply #295 on: 29 December 2014, 11:54:30 am »
Tracer will be a good bike but still well out of my price range.


I've been looking at sensible criteria now for my next bike....i've done the crazy speed and tricked up experience. Now im after circa 200 miles from a tank because filling up after 130 miles is annoying. Also after a bit more comfort plus a high riding position.


As much as i love the sound of the little MT07....i think i'd look like a mutant on it plus it doesnt have the tank range i would like.


The SM singles would be fun but too uncomfy on longer runs which i predominently do.


The big SM's are still outta my price range such as the 990 adventure.


Ive been using the cycle ergo to get an idea of sizes and seating positions of different bikes and that has also led me to the 650 Versys.


Ive grouped a load of the usual suspects together by their seating positions. - see next posts.
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« Reply #296 on: 29 December 2014, 12:06:35 pm »





Ok...the first group.


Hardly sportsbike crouched but still with a bit of a forward lean and reasonably crouched, likely to be painful for me on longer distances.....model used is 5 foot 11 to match me.......my thou is even mire crouched than the example because of the Gilles rear sets.
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« Reply #297 on: 29 December 2014, 12:07:25 pm »
Tracer will be a good bike but still well out of my price range.


I've been looking at sensible criteria now for my next bike....i've done the crazy speed and tricked up experience. Now im after circa 200 miles from a tank because filling up after 130 miles is annoying. Also after a bit more comfort plus a high riding position.


As much as i love the sound of the little MT07....i think i'd look like a mutant on it plus it doesnt have the tank range i would like.


The SM singles would be fun but too uncomfy on longer runs which i predominently do.


The big SM's are still outta my price range such as the 990 adventure.


Ive been using the cycle ergo to get an idea of sizes and seating positions of different bikes and that has also led me to the 650 Versys.


Ive grouped a load of the usual suspects together by their seating positions. - see next posts.


Out of general curiosity Noggy, how often do you need to do 200 miles in one hit? That kind of tank range really does narrow down your choices (although in your case that might be best  :lol )


Couple others to look at would be the V Strom (650 or 1000, depending on what you fancy), perhaps TDM 900 would suit the bill?


This is again personal, but all of those though you'll find gutless after your FZ1 - they're all twins putting out something like 80 odd hp (the TDM might be a bit more) - its less than your old FZS had!

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« Reply #298 on: 29 December 2014, 12:11:58 pm »





A few more in the semi-crouched position.......not bad, just not the most comfortable for me on paper.


Im not saying uncomfortable per say.......just that better can be had.
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« Reply #299 on: 29 December 2014, 12:15:54 pm »
Noggy, do you have some kind of neck/wrist injuries?
Again personal, but for proper distance riding I've always found a SPORTS tourer riding position to be much more comfortable (something like an ST1050, or my ZX-9R). When moving you you don't have any weight on your wrists as you hold onto the tank with your legs, and the wind lifts you up. Done a fair few 300 mile days on the 9 and was fine (it also gets over 200 before reserve on motorway runs  :lol ) - tried the same thing on both the FZS 6 and 1k I had and they weren't anywhere near as comfy. Despite the seats being softer, being upright like that puts too much weight on my lower back for comfort, and the lack of wind protection and upright riding position force you into the wind like a sail!