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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by Delta Mike » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:59 pm

jafman wrote:
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It should be noted that allthough having lived in Scotland for some time I am English (just in case your ringtone on your phone is 'Bannockburn'

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There s a ‘Bannockburn’ ringtone....? :wink:
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by Copycat73 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:04 pm

dynax wrote:
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@S-Westerly :lol: What you have is a "WANT" not a "NEED" perhaps what i should have said is that a 125 would be suitable for most peoples basic needs :lol: :thumb:
well then .. sell yours and buy a 125cc .. :booty:

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by dynax » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:10 pm

Copycat73 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:04 pm
dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:12 pm
@S-Westerly :lol: What you have is a "WANT" not a "NEED" perhaps what i should have said is that a 125 would be suitable for most peoples basic needs :lol: :thumb:
well then .. sell yours and buy a 125cc .. :booty:
They are already :booty: :thumb:
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:31 pm

dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:55 pm
125cc wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Just goes to show how much fun can be had on these wee bikes!

Think I may venture out and stretch my wings a bit further once I get my winter gloves in the post. 8-)
With todays modern 125's the reality is these machines are all anyone actually NEEDS, they are suited for every type of riding that being commuting, popping into town a weekend pootle or a full on tour :thumb:
No no no , I need a 1200 Harley just like I needed an 1100 Suzuki or a Zed 1000 or a GS850 . If you think you can ride the whole M6 followed by the M74 , M8 and the A82 through Glen Coe to Fort William on a 125 in one day then good luck to you .

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by FallingDown » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:40 pm

Copycat73 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:04 pm
dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:12 pm
@S-Westerly :lol: What you have is a "WANT" not a "NEED" perhaps what i should have said is that a 125 would be suitable for most peoples basic needs :lol: :thumb:
well then .. sell yours and buy a 125cc .. :booty:
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:13 pm

I for one definitely couldn't go back to a 125cc as imho they are bloody dangerous I will definitely go with the train of thought of more power is safer and no.....you will not instantly kill yourself as you will be too shit scared to open up a bike with 200+bhp on stepping off a 125 than anything else.

They are easier to ride as the bike is capable of so much and just pootling around is using so little power that you have so much more brain power to be used on observation and everything else that requires your attention

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 pm

Great Fun on Small Bikes .

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by JackieOWheels » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 pm

fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Great Fun on Small Bikes .
Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.
Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?
Ride safe everyone, hope to see you all out there!

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by Stu » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:21 pm

JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 pm
fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Great Fun on Small Bikes .
Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.
Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?
Track only and they are great fun!

You would be surprised at how much they handle like a full size bike!
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:34 pm

JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 pm
fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Great Fun on Small Bikes .
Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.
Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?
Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .

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Post by JackieOWheels » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:26 pm

fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:34 pm
JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 pm
fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Great Fun on Small Bikes .
Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.
Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?
Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .
Haha, I won't lie, I had to look up those two people you mentioned above so I had no idea who they are, I also watched the video of Andy's lap online, it was pretty insane! How he did that in under 8mins is impressive!!
Ride safe everyone, hope to see you all out there!

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 pm

JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:26 pm
fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:34 pm
JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 pm


Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.
Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?
Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .
Haha, I won't lie, I had to look up those two people you mentioned above so I had no idea who they are, I also watched the video of Andy's lap online, it was pretty insane! How he did that in under 8mins is impressive!!
I can't believe you've never heard of Guy Martin . He's never off the telly ! Here's the two of them trying for the Nurburgring van record .

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by JackieOWheels » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:34 pm

fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 pm
JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:26 pm
fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:34 pm


Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .
Haha, I won't lie, I had to look up those two people you mentioned above so I had no idea who they are, I also watched the video of Andy's lap online, it was pretty insane! How he did that in under 8mins is impressive!!
I can't believe you've never heard of Guy Martin . He's never off the telly ! Here's the two of them trying for the Nurburgring van record .
He does seem to have done a lot of documentaries for Channel 4, I've not seen any of them :lol: Worthwhile?
Ride safe everyone, hope to see you all out there!

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by JackieOWheels » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:46 pm

That video was brilliant! I loved the lap record by Andy as it was more first hand view but this one had suspense! The car was on fire! :thumb:
Ride safe everyone, hope to see you all out there!

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:11 am

dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:55 pm
125cc wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Just goes to show how much fun can be had on these wee bikes!

Think I may venture out and stretch my wings a bit further once I get my winter gloves in the post. 8-)
With todays modern 125's the reality is these machines are all anyone actually NEEDS, they are suited for every type of riding that being commuting, popping into town a weekend pootle or a full on tour :thumb:
Listen to this with headphones at full volume and you just might begin to understand .

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