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Post by UxbR » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:21 am

Hi All,

Hope everyone is well and keeping safe under the current circumstances.
New the forum and due to collect my new bike this coming Saturday, I'm based in Uxbridge Greater West London.
After a 10 year break from my Honda Varadero 125, I recently passed my full bike test and placed a deposit on 2014 ZX6R.
The bike is purely for enjoyment as I use my company van for work, I'm a heating engineer by trade working mainly in central London.
I hope to be doing a few track days, finding some good UK roads, being part of the motorbike community again and hope to do an advanced rider course of some sort later this year or next.

I hope to get a touring bike I the next few years and travel Europe but have always wanted a 600cc super sport so finally took the plunge.
The bike is a 2014 ZX6R NON ABS, has 7000 miles and I've purchased from the KTM/Triumph main dealer in Oxford, the bike seems immaculate throughout although is fairly modified so am hoping reliability is not an issue.
It's had a service before leaving the dealer and comes with 3 months warranty.
It's had the following extras that I'm aware of....
Full arrow exhaust system
Kaoko throttle lock
Woolich quick shifter
Woolich race tune with launch control, custom map and pit lane limiter
TST Rear light conversion and tail tidy
Aftermarket screen (I think?)
Braided brake lines
Rear seat cowl
Crash sliders

Also I've purchased Tech Spec 5 piece snakeskin grip set and ASV full length levers (although still unsure if I'd prefer the shorties so might swap at Sportsbikeshop aftrer collecting the bike). As well as 2 piece leathers, boots, gloves, helmet, back protector etc.

It's booked in for a Biketrac with Bahnstomer in Maidenhead 2 days after I collect the bike, they are doing a promotion at the moment for £300 including fitting. As well ground anchor, chain, Oxford Boss alarm lock and bike cover I hope the tracker will never be needed but will definitely give me piece of mind.
Hoping for a safe and hassle free summer of riding.

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Post by FallingDown » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:57 am

Welcome. Uxbridge is one of my old stomping grounds. Harefield boy 😉

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Re: New to the forum

Post by UxbR » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:01 pm

Thanks for the replies, I picked up my bike a day early and despite the restrictions couldn't help but go for bit of a ride.
My thoughts and experiences so far.....
Bike feels very stable at speed, cruising at 80/90, the bike felt like it was just waiting to be opened up.
Lot's of low end torque, not much to compare it to but although the 636 is meant to have better low end torque than some other 600's, i was very impressed and much better than expected.
My helmet is borderline too big, at high speed, tilted my head to look over my shoulder and the wind pulled my helmet out of it's natural position slightly. Luckily it's a Scorpion Exo helmet and has pump up function that pumps up an air bladder to expands the cheek pads to give a tighter fit -worked a treat.
Too easy to go too fast, opened it up on a few empty spots in the motorway and well into triple didgets before I realised how fast I was going.

Loving the bike so far, shame about all the movement restrictions in place at the moment but will do a few essential trips over the coming weeks.

Going to try and remove some of the stickers and tank pad tomorrow as I have a 5 piece tank pad kit I want to fit.
Was going to try WD40, and heat up with a hair drier, possibly running dentil floss behind stickers in an attempt to remove.
Also cheap amazon alarm arrived today and pretty good for £12.
Cheap £15 GPS arriving from Amazon tomorrow as my biketrac installation was cancelled due to Covid 19.

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Re: New to the forum

Post by FallingDown » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:39 am

I know it's the worst time to get a new bike mate but please don't be another twat that uses "essential trips" as an excuse to ride especially when you're boasting about doing triple figures on your first ride. Almost all of us have done it and then some and normally I've got no problem with someones talent to ego ratio putting them in an intensive care bed but right now your risking other people's lives. Be part of the solution not the problem and we can all get back to riding for fun.

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Re: New to the forum

Post by UxbR » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:10 am

FallingDown wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:39 am
I know it's the worst time to get a new bike mate but please don't be another twat that uses "essential trips" as an excuse to ride especially when you're boasting about doing triple figures on your first ride. Almost all of us have done it and then some and normally I've got no problem with someones talent to ego ratio putting them in an intensive care bed but right now your risking other people's lives. Be part of the solution not the problem and we can all get back to riding for fun.
Point taken.
That trip was bringing the bike home.
Other essential trips will be just that.
Currently off work as I have a vulnerable person in the house, my company ban has a tracker so cant use while off work so essential trips will be just that

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Re: New to the forum

Post by James in Brum » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:23 am

Nice to see someone reacting well to possible criticism on the internment.
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Re: New to the forum

Post by FallingDown » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:27 am

Yeah fair play @UxbR . Stay safe.

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