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Spank86 29-06-12 10:21 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Idle Biker (Post 2735646)
Getting a "new" bike on Saturday, wooohooo! Guess what type?

A motor one?

Fallout 30-06-12 07:58 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
A motor one that goes vrooom vrooom?

Mark_h 30-06-12 09:13 AM

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Maybe you are going to be as cool as me and have got yourself one of the rare Suzuki Epicuros. So cool Suzuki had to stop making them as all other bike sales plummeted once people saw these as nothing else would do.

If you have been lucky to secure yourself an Epicuro we could go for a mega-blat somewhere. Remember blue ones are fastest.

The Idle Biker 30-06-12 09:28 PM

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ha hah well you're kind of close.

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...Gixxerday1.jpg

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...srODQ60_12.jpg

Road legal (daytime) track bike. 750. Garagaed since 2004, rescued and given a half decent paint job and tons of stickers. Looks great from 10 foot away :-)

It's my road bike for now. Not very practical, but que sera!

DJ123 01-07-12 08:10 AM

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looks damn nice 8)

Fallout 01-07-12 08:27 AM

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You may need to take up smoking with all those Rizla decals. ;) Are the headlights swapped for air intakes then?

Nick_69 01-07-12 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Fallout (Post 2736526)
You may need to take up smoking with all those Rizla decals. ;) Are the headlights swapped for air intakes then?

No that looks like a race fairing. Nice looking bike Lauri will need to see I in the flesh at some point.

The Idle Biker 01-07-12 08:22 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Thanks Guys. I rode it down to the Goodwood Festival of Speed today. It steered like a Dog. Engine, gearbox, great. Front end crap. I noticed it on the test ride but it was down country lanes with severe cambers and I thought the steering felt funny but I put it down to the state of the road. So I reckon either.

1:The front tyre pressure is really low (I hope)
2: The clip ons aren't lined up (I hope)
3: It's bent (I fear)

Will check it tomorrow. Fingers crossd.

Mark_h 02-07-12 08:50 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Idle Biker (Post 2736447)
ha hah well you're kind of close.


http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...srODQ60_12.jpg

Road legal (daytime) track bike. 750. Garagaed since 2004, rescued and given a half decent paint job and tons of stickers. Looks great from 10 foot away :-)

It's my road bike for now. Not very practical, but que sera!



I'm sorry, but
1) Can you fit either a 5 litre can of dulux or 2x4 litre cans of bike oil under the seat
2) Can you fit two full-face helmets in the top box

I fear the answer to both of these is no.. unlike the awesome Epicuro. You've missed a trick here focusing on marginally more power at the expense of practicality !

Mark_h 02-07-12 08:57 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Idle Biker (Post 2736789)
Thanks Guys. I rode it down to the Goodwood Festival of Speed today. It steered like a Dog. Engine, gearbox, great. Front end crap. I noticed it on the test ride but it was down country lanes with severe cambers and I thought the steering felt funny but I put it down to the state of the road. So I reckon either.

1:The front tyre pressure is really low (I hope)
2: The clip ons aren't lined up (I hope)
3: It's bent (I fear)

Will check it tomorrow. Fingers crossd.

Know it's probably something you've already looked at but recently my front tyre went off. It sort of went halfway between being squared off and V'd. You could not actually see it but you could feel it if you ran your finger over the body of the tyre at 45 degrees.

Front end was horrible. Bike initially fights to straighten up when you tip in then kinks over. Bit like riding over raised white-line or big over-banding all the time.

Had this same symptom last time and a tyre swap sorted it. Last time was a Mitch PR2 dual compound so guess the centre portion is just MUCH harder than the sides. Suspect you've got less "sensible" rubber on the front of your but may be a similar wear issue if it's been heavily tracked.

Off to get a new PR3 this afternoon!


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