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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 04 Feb 2021, 10:58

Bargain! You saved nearly 3 times what I paid for mine!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 04 Feb 2021, 11:11

Sickening isn't it?

I'm trying comfort myself by offsetting it against the costs I would have incurred by not commuting for a year. I've saved on at least one service, a chain and sprocket set, two sets of tyres, a shit load of cleaning stuff and gallons of petrol.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 04 Feb 2021, 11:25

(blush) I don't feel so bad about spending £270 on a set of discs and pads now.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 04 Feb 2021, 11:31

Yeah but you need those. It's my own mistake I've had to get a new battery. Live and learn.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 04 Feb 2021, 11:40

To be fair, you saved a lot more than £400 by not using it!

£270 for discs AND pads?! WHAT THE HECK! I paid over £500 just for discs, the cheapest option was still high £400s. As for pads, I'm lucky to get them for £75
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 04 Feb 2021, 12:02

Plus I've had the money in the bank from selling the Versys, probably earning me a massive 0.0001% per annum.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 04 Feb 2021, 13:37

Cav wrote:To be fair, you saved a lot more than £400 by not using it!

£270 for discs AND pads?! WHAT THE HECK! I paid over £500 just for discs, the cheapest option was still high £400s. As for pads, I'm lucky to get them for £75


Ebc discs and HH ebc pads from deamon tweeks... On the KTM sdgt I found a pair of Brembo gold series discs for £285 on eBay with free postage from Italy... Not anymore.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 06 Feb 2021, 14:43

Collected a new battery for the Honda. I'll fit it tomorrow and hopefully get out on the bike for a bit to check everything is ok.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 12 Feb 2021, 15:57

I swapped the after market fuel cap on the MV back to the standard. I don't want to give MV any excuses for refusing my goodwill warranty request. Not that they need one.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 19 Feb 2021, 14:48

The garage looks very empty with just one bike in it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 01 Mar 2021, 19:02

8) Rode it
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Perkles » 01 Mar 2021, 19:06

rode the slug
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 01 Mar 2021, 20:34

Kwacky wrote:The garage looks very empty with just one bike in it.

Any news yet on the MV?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 01 Mar 2021, 20:52

Nope.

I've not chased them to be honest. The MOT is due on the 20th this month. They can keep it until then if need be and do the lot before bringing it back.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 02 Mar 2021, 18:46

I went to the chemist for my prescription on the bike, somehow it took me 40 miles to get the 1 mile home (giggle)

The bike is deceptively fast, more so than the SX which had a buzz from the engine, this thing is smooth and sounds like it's not trying, also the upgraded suspension is smooth and composed, yet firm and sporty... I need to give it and myself a proper workout on clean roads but I love it so far 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 02 Mar 2021, 18:49

Got to love that creamy triple torque
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 04 Mar 2021, 02:43

Out on the Multi fir a couple of hours with Jess. Pub lunch and 27 deg C sunny day.

Although I’m a little dusty, I upgraded to business with points for yesterday’s flight and the attendant seemed keen on me getting through as much red wine as possible (lol)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Perkles » 04 Mar 2021, 10:42

kiwikrasher wrote:Out on the Multi fir a couple of hours with Jess. Pub lunch and 27 deg C sunny day.

Although I’m a little dusty, I upgraded to business with points for yesterday’s flight and the attendant seemed keen on me getting through as much red wine as possible (lol)

sounds like heaven 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 11 Mar 2021, 06:14

Got a deposit on the GB400TT today, this guy is dead keen on it, will be his first bike and he hasn’t got a bike licence yet.

So I pulled it out of the garage and started it for the first time in 4 months or so, second kick, fired into life!

Hopefully he’s going to view it this weekend and commit to the sale. He was keen to buy it sight unseen (other than photos) but I said I’d rather him see it first.

I’ll have to ride it down (2 hours away) to his for him if he buys it as he can’t ride it yet!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 12 Mar 2021, 11:44

Rode the GB into town for a pinkslip (MOT), it’s still a enjoyable ride, but definitely feels flat when you twist the right wrist
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