Midlife crisis kicked in!

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Midlife crisis kicked in!

#1 Post by Mrbubba » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:20 pm

New to the forum and new to motorbikes!
I passed my direct access at the end of August and bought a 2008 Kawasaki Er6n nice and cheap.
I've been having a blast riding it and only wish I'd done this sooner.
The kids aren't too sure, but they'll come round 😀

The main reason for buying the bike was to commute to work, I've done this most days, but used the car for the night shifts, as I don't fancy dozing off on the bike!

I'm hoping to learn a bit more about the maintenance side of things, so I'll be browsing and digesting the forums

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#2 Post by rennie » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:03 am

Hello and Welcome :D
Ian.

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#3 Post by mikestrivens » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:30 am

hello and welcome . Let's hope you don't doze off driving the car either!
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#4 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:14 am

:wave: :wave: :wave:

This place is a goldmine (and sometimes minefield!) of knowledge, you picked a good place if your wanting some mechanical advice.

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#5 Post by Arwen » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:26 am

Welcome!
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#6 Post by Fleck » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:16 am

If I ever even came close to dozing off on a bike I'd sell it. Even in traffic I'm overtaking and filtering (carefully) never a dull moment. :thumb:
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#7 Post by Bender » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:40 pm

Welcome, there was a rider from blyth I think who was believed to have fallen asleep while riding, it ended terminally, so yes best not to fall asleep on bike or in the car.
Bite my shiny, metal ass!

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#8 Post by Speedy23 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:53 pm

Mrbubba wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:20 pm

The main reason for buying the bike was to commute to work, I've done this most days, but used the car for the night shifts, as I don't fancy dozing off on the bike!
....I really hope that this doesn't mean you're OK with dozing off in the car!! :shock:
Oh my God, what's happened? I don't know man...I just got here myself!

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#9 Post by Mrbubba » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:10 pm

Speedy23 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Mrbubba wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:20 pm

The main reason for buying the bike was to commute to work, I've done this most days, but used the car for the night shifts, as I don't fancy dozing off on the bike!
....I really hope that this doesn't mean you're OK with dozing off in the car!! :shock:
Haha no, definitely not! In 15 years of shift work, not fallen asleep on the way home once, I'd just rather be in the car after nights (at least in the winter months)

It was bloody cold heading in to work this morning

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#10 Post by Tango » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:41 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate. ........ 8-)

Yeah......why didn't you do it sooner?..... :wink: :lol: :lol:
I feel the need....the need for Speed......Triple

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#11 Post by Mrbubba » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:45 pm

Tango wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Welcome to TMBF mate. ........ 8-)

Yeah......why didn't you do it sooner?..... :wink: :lol: :lol:

I had a wife....now I have an ex wife 😁

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#12 Post by Ian193 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:44 pm

Mrbubba wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Speedy23 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Mrbubba wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:20 pm

The main reason for buying the bike was to commute to work, I've done this most days, but used the car for the night shifts, as I don't fancy dozing off on the bike!
....I really hope that this doesn't mean you're OK with dozing off in the car!! :shock:
Haha no, definitely not! In 15 years of shift work, not fallen asleep on the way home once, I'd just rather be in the car after nights (at least in the winter months)

It was bloody cold heading in to work this morning
Your not kidding I cycled to work in shorts this morning Won’t be doing that again as I’ll have my scooter when I get back from my holidays

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#13 Post by Topper » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:35 am

Hi and welcome aboard.
I am not a mechanical guru so cannot offer any advice on how to fix your bike.

I can offer this though,.................. which you will find very usefull

DO NOT FALL ASLEEP ON THE BIKE :D :D :D

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#14 Post by Hoggs » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:58 pm

Hello and welcome :cheers:
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#15 Post by BIKERDAD » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 pm

Welcome .. is it possible to fall asleep when riding a bike .. what happens to the big grin on your face ?? Can you sleep with a grin on your face. Lol .. my wife falls asleep on the back of me when we on motorways.. I feel her leaning on me I turn on the intercom and shout ha ha .time for a brake