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Re: Oops

Post by S-Westerly » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:53 pm

I happen to rather like my insectoid predator. When I decided to return to biking it caught my eye straight away and the rest is history. TBH I'm not a fan of lots of chrome and wire wheels mainly because I am a lazy bast*rd and keeping them shiny is far too much like hard work. A twice yearly application of ACF and a quick wipe down and I'm good.
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Re: Oops

Post by Six30 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:03 pm

manxie49 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:28 am
Buy It .... worry about how you'll pay for it later :D

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Re: Oops

Post by fastbob » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:36 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:53 pm
I happen to rather like my insectoid predator. When I decided to return to biking it caught my eye straight away and the rest is history. TBH I'm not a fan of lots of chrome and wire wheels mainly because I am a lazy bast*rd and keeping them shiny is far too much like hard work. A twice yearly application of ACF and a quick wipe down and I'm good.
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Re: Oops

Post by dynax » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:09 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:53 pm
I happen to rather like my insectoid predator. When I decided to return to biking it caught my eye straight away and the rest is history. TBH I'm not a fan of lots of chrome and wire wheels mainly because I am a lazy bast*rd and keeping them shiny is far too much like hard work. A twice yearly application of ACF and a quick wipe down and I'm good.
About an hour once a month for a full wash and clean and a thorough polishing, 10-15mins once a week for a quick polish up including the chrome wire wheels :lol:
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Re: Oops

Post by XTreme » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:08 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am
I was wandering round our local motorcycle emporium the other day and it struck me that there are some amazing machines made available for us to play with. Some of them are clearly based on a retro design that in my view will still look great 20 years from now. But I do wonder if the modern insectoid predator look is going to date very very quickly.
Yes......like the angular 80's styles look weird now.

Whereas what retros do exist are always based on 70's designs!

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Re: Oops

Post by fastbob » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:50 pm

XTreme wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:08 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am
I was wandering round our local motorcycle emporium the other day and it struck me that there are some amazing machines made available for us to play with. Some of them are clearly based on a retro design that in my view will still look great 20 years from now. But I do wonder if the modern insectoid predator look is going to date very very quickly.
Yes......like the angular 80's styles look weird now.

Whereas what retros do exist are always based on 70's designs!
And in my eyes those 70,s Japanese bikes seem to be paying homage to the British bikes of an even earlier era if you look at some of the styling queues .

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Re: Oops

Post by Bianco2564 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:07 pm

XTreme wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:08 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am
I was wandering round our local motorcycle emporium the other day and it struck me that there are some amazing machines made available for us to play with. Some of them are clearly based on a retro design that in my view will still look great 20 years from now. But I do wonder if the modern insectoid predator look is going to date very very quickly.
Yes......like the angular 80's styles look weird now.

Whereas what retros do exist are always based on 70's designs!
What they won't be able to recreate is that 2-stroke era.
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Re: Oops

Post by brad93 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:24 pm

Buy it. I wanted the 750 for my first bike but insurance was too much. Think I might have to check again next year when I get a years no claims

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Re: Oops

Post by skyrider » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:33 pm

XTreme wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:42 pm
skyrider wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:01 pm
and that kawasaki is nice 8-)
That style never goes out of fashion!
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Re: Oops

Post by Six30 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:38 pm

Went for this one ,deposit paid , pick it up Saturday , will have tail tidy fitted :D

I have officially banned my self from viewing bikes on line and most definately entering motorbike shops for the next 3 or 4 years ......
maybe 2 :?
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Re: Oops

Post by Marino » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:49 pm

Mat black?
Beautiful, but difficult to keep it spotless.
I like it, congrats and enjoy it :cheers:

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Re: Oops

Post by runningman » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:52 pm

Nice.

As a matter of interest, what was up with the Speed Triple?

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Re: Oops

Post by Six30 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:41 pm

runningman wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Nice.

As a matter of interest, what was up with the Speed Triple?

Nothing at all .... on the way down to bike shop yesterday on it , I thought what the fook am I doing ....
once I get the new one it will just be a fond memory .
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Re: Oops

Post by The MLC » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:13 am

Nice. Contemplating one myself,got to sell the 750 first!

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Re: Oops

Post by Richzx6r » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:18 am

Six30 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Went for this one ,deposit paid , pick it up Saturday , will have tail tidy fitted :D

I have officially banned my self from viewing bikes on line and most definately entering motorbike shops for the next 3 or 4 years ......
maybe 2 :?
Like that's really gna happen :scratch:
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