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You can also get 80cc cylinder kits for those lil' bastards :v:
If you disregard the law you can fit the RS125's engine into a RS50'S frame on older models and get a full arrow exhaust system and tune it up, broscientists say it will put out 35BHP with that setup but it's probably closer to 28BHP realistically. But still, at 16, you can roll up to your mates on their mopeds and completely annihilate them in any situation.
[QUOTE=AKA Alex;31012677]2 stroke sport 50's like the RS50 are commonly ridden by idiotic 16 year olds whos idea of maintenance is to wipe it down. You won't get many nods or waves on a RS50 and drivers will hear your hairdryer a mile away. If you can find a well maintained, derestricted RS50 (especially pre 2003) you will destroy any other 50 and commuter 125 at the lights, but make sure to maintain and warm it up well. Your other options are : - Wait until you're 17 and get a RS125 or Cagiva Mito, these two bikes are incredible in corners and older models can reach 25-30BHP (although, you'd need your full license to legally ride it unrestricted) - Do your test when you turn 17, take lessons for mod 1 and 2 and get your 33bhp license. You can restrict any bike to 33bhp (although, an R1 would be highly unsuitable) and you have access to much better, reliable and powerful bikes. You also prove to others you're serious about motorcycling and not another L plate teenager.[/QUOTE] My plan was to get a full moped (catergory P) license as I have a motorcycle training school next to my house, which would allow me to ride without L plates and with a pillion passenger if I wanted to, and then get a restricted A2 (33bhp) license when I turn 17.
Hey there, OP here with a small update on my SR. Yeah, I know the season is running for some time now, so have a late picture of how I just polished her to a shine. [img]http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1111/foto0040rk.jpg[/img] Also I gave her a little upgrade. Hand welded Luggage rack, just got it glavanized. Pretty cool, for a 2 hour job. [img]http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/58/foto0041z.jpg[/img]
So I might be getting a honda cbf125, sounds like a fun bike
[QUOTE=Asm;31060023]So I might be getting a honda cbf125, sounds like a fun bike[/QUOTE] Yeap, it's one of the most reliable and cheapest 4-stroke 125cc's from what I've heard. Only thing that bugs me in CBF/CBR is its relatively small size, but otherwise its good.
And its lack of power.
my zx6r [img]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189151_10150443441975557_528400556_17833183_1156883_n.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Asm;31060023]So I might be getting a honda cbf125, sounds like a fun bike[/QUOTE] The CBF 125 is a great commuting/learner bike. It has amazing fuel economy and you can pick up one for peanuts as it depriciates massively from new and evens out. An 09 plate with <5000 miles is normally no more than 1300 from what I've seen. The downsides are its small structure, it's not a road dominant bike at all, its power will be fine for town riding and occasional NSL roads but if you're riding any dual carriageways on a daily basis I'd go for somethingwith more power. The build quality is reasonable, but a budget bike is still a budget bike, honda or not.
[QUOTE=AKA Alex;31070691]The CBF 125 is a great commuting/learner bike. It has amazing fuel economy and you can pick up one for peanuts as it depriciates massively from new and evens out. An 09 plate with <5000 miles is normally no more than 1300 from what I've seen. The downsides are its small structure, it's not a road dominant bike at all, its power will be fine for town riding and occasional NSL roads but if you're riding any dual carriageways on a daily basis I'd go for somethingwith more power. The build quality is reasonable, but a budget bike is still a budget bike, honda or not.[/QUOTE] Ah thanks, thing is I'll need to be using dual carriageways so I might have to consider other bikes then.
Did my first lesson on the 9th, on a 125 Suzuki and it was so damn liberating after driving cars for a few years, going back for a second lesson on the 19th. I would be able to get my license in little over a month if I could sell my computer to pay for the tests, but that's unlikely. Aiming to get a Suzuki SV 650 (£530 TPFT insurance) or a Honda Bros 400 (£387 TPFT insurance). How much do you guys spend on clothing gear?
[QUOTE=MrTwicks;30978554] [IMG]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g120/ibop/IMGP2051.jpg[/IMG] [/QUOTE] Are those black Excel rims?
[QUOTE=MisterM;31075419]Did my first lesson on the 9th, on a 125 Suzuki and it was so damn liberating after driving cars for a few years, going back for a second lesson on the 19th. I would be able to get my license in little over a month if I could sell my computer to pay for the tests, but that's unlikely. Aiming to get a Suzuki SV 650 (£530 TPFT insurance) or a Honda Bros 400 (£387 TPFT insurance). How much do you guys spend on clothing gear?[/QUOTE] For my first set of kit I managed to get a huge bargain: - 2 piece leathers, not been crashed and look almost new when cleaned up for £25 from a car boot sale. - Second hand boots, worn around the obvious areas but 100% leather/kevlar with armour - £5 from the same guy. - Helmet and gloves were new for obvious reasons, they cost me £150 and £50 respectively. - Slightly used Knox back protector (top-end model), £25. The best thing to do is look around locally or check on ebay/gumtree for deals. The only thing I'd always get new is the lid. Sometimes they have been lightly crashed or dropped and still look fine.
New shark helmet for £170, look the job and are reputable solid brand. Rest of stuff I don't know how much I'd want to pay, not cheap out for sure. The real question is, textiles or leathers?
[QUOTE=MisterM;31097508]New shark helmet for £170, look the job and are reputable solid brand. Rest of stuff I don't know how much I'd want to pay, not cheap out for sure. The real question is, textiles or leathers?[/QUOTE] Well textiles are more practical by far, they are mostly waterproof and have quilited removable linings. They also don't require regular cleaning and leather upkeep. The downsides of textiles are that they are not as strong as leather when it comes to abrasion resistance and don't slide as well either, meaning you have a higher chance of rolling instead of sliding. Most modern textiles are strong enough to withstand a spill, though, and are cheaper to buy too. I personally prefer leathers because of the snug fit but they can be cold in winter and hot in summer depending on what else you're wearing.
Oh man, I am going to have a field day on Saturday. I know a guy who works at the local A&S Motorsports and they are having a day where you can ride all of the demo bikes all day. They have 3 main brands that they carry. Ducati, BMW, and Triumph. They also have a large selection of all sorts of different used bikes. I will post pictures once I have them of me riding everything.
Oh god, you lucky bastard. I love Ducati and Triumph.
I have a question: Has anyone here got a bike that they kept on the road over night? Problem is, I cannot find anywhere thats sheltered to park my bike near my accomedation, I know a place I can park it, but it wont be chained to anything and it will be at the side of a side-road. Will there be a problem with this? Will theft be easy? Can my bike get easily damaged from weather conditions?
[QUOTE=Asm;31196377]I have a question: Has anyone here got a bike that they kept on the road over night? Problem is, I cannot find anywhere thats sheltered to park my bike near my accomedation, I know a place I can park it, but it wont be chained to anything and it will be at the side of a side-road. Will there be a problem with this? Will theft be easy? Can my bike get easily damaged from weather conditions?[/QUOTE] Covers can keep most of the weather off of it. Disc locks and chains can be good deterrents. I'd be tempted to go for an alarmed disc lock. Still, it's all deterrents, nothing that a professional theif would be bothered by. There isn't much stopping it disappearing into the back of a van, locks intact to be dealt with at the thieves discretion. What sort of bike is it too; they will be much less tempted to steal a tired of cheap bike than a brand news sports bike.
It'll probably be a Suzuki GN125, so its very unlikely to be stolen. But I'd still like to know if my bikes safe as its like 2 streets away.
[QUOTE=Asm;31198380]It'll probably be a Suzuki GN125, so its very unlikely to be stolen. But I'd still like to know if my bikes safe as its like 2 streets away.[/QUOTE] Is there a reason you can't park it any closer? Staying in a dorm at college or something?
[QUOTE=anklyne;31206095]Is there a reason you can't park it any closer? Staying in a dorm at college or something?[/QUOTE] I dont think there will be any place closer, my accomedation is on a main road and next to two pubs, so theres always drunks about if I parked it behind the building so it could get damaged. I'll have to look around and see if theres a place I could put it.
Second lesson today, theory booked and no CBT to do for me so that's £160 I don't have to spend. 30mph is crazy fast on a motorbike compared to when in a car.
Here are the results from my Saturday test ride! [quote][IMG]http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/716/img7610k.jpg[/IMG][/quote] That Speed Triple was something else. I am definitely picking one up when I am in the service. [quote][IMG]http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6555/img7603i.jpg[/IMG][/quote] This BMW 1200 RT was not so different from my bike, just newer. [quote][IMG]http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5082/img7620n.jpg[/IMG][/quote] I test rode a Ducati Monster, not this Diavel, but the Diavel was really low to the ground and had a great engine noise and features. The gears on the Monster were too tall, it did not want to go at all until it was at speed.
I will Probably buy a Brand new Husqvarna Te 449 2011 soon. Enduro class bike, street legal, BMW engine. [img]http://motor3.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Husqvarna_TE449_2011_motor3_01.jpg[/img] If i do it, i will post a video of the first start.
Sweet, got £1000 for my first bike. Hoping to get a Honda CG for around £500 and get some protection for less than £200 then i'll have £300 left for insurance.
Thinking of spray painting my bike (pedalslol) lime green, but im going to tape the logos and shit so it doesn't look stolen also maybe spraying the rimz gold :v:
[QUOTE=c0nk3r;31337125]Thinking of spray painting my bike (pedalslol) lime green, but im going to tape the logos and shit so it doesn't look stolen also maybe spraying the rimz gold :v:[/QUOTE] Even better, make it look stolen and sing "drive it like you stole it" when riding.
Passed my theory test on Tuesday, I was really tired and hungover so I'm not sure how the hell I managed 49/50 on the multiple guess. Only got 1 over the pass mark on hazard perception though. [editline]28th July 2011[/editline] Hopefully if I get my CBT done before I go away then I can do my practical next summer for my full license.
Hey there, OP here with a small update on my SR. [thumb]http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1111/foto0040rk.jpg[/thumb] Thought, I might take this here beautiful bike on a trip to france and [I]HEY[/I] what's that smell... Hey, wait, no no nononono, stop it, what the fuck are you doing? [B]NOOOOOO!![/B] [thumb]http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7202/foto0073w.jpg[/thumb] But, but, I thought you were... please don't... how did this... [thumb]http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7430/foto0074l.jpg[/thumb] ... Well, Fuck! Yes, the entire wiring loom decited to fucking catch on fire. First the lighting stopped for some reason and I had to abort my shopping trip. Ignition still worked, so I thought it had something to do with my previous repairs on a loose battery cable. So when I got home and checked, it was all out of juice. Figures, it might have been screwed over by the loose contact. But even a fresh one didn't give any better results. I checked all the connections, but nothing showed any malfunction. That was until I checked the wiring behind the lamp where every fucking cable had molted into a big mass of shortcircuit, failure and bad timing. All the plugs are molren shut, everything is fucked. I need to replace all of them.
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