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Old 03 April 2018, 06:07 PM   #1  
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New bike inbound next week, Iíve always wanted one so why not, **** it!!!

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Old 03 April 2018, 07:53 PM   #2  
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That's freaking awesome!

I passed my CBT in about 1997, IIRC. But never bothered following it up.
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Old 03 April 2018, 08:01 PM   #3  
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That's freaking awesome!

I passed my CBT in about 1997, IIRC. But never bothered following it up.


Get it done, you wonít look back. Cars are awesome, but bikes are just that little bit more special.
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Brought the bike home on Wednesday there, rode the KTM down and rode the Beemer back.










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Out for a short run yesterday whilst it was dry, originally the plan was to head off to the Doune hillclimb in the Evo with the family but the starter packed up, so bike it was.







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A few pics from the weekend, managed 100 miles roughly on Sunday.










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Some more from a previous run, week before I think.














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Old 19 June 2018, 07:25 AM   #8  
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I absolutely love this bike, leagues ahead of my previous bikes in term of performance and looks, not just power but brakes as well. I havenít been out much of late due to work but I try as much as I can.


Bike at work getting washed, chain degreased and lubricated for the next outing.






On a private road, 150mph with just over 3k revs left to go

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Looks the business m8 , happy for ya ,
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Finally swapped the plate over from the Evo tonthe bike, the Evo has been sold. Iíll be sad to see it go but also happy at the same time.





I fancied getting back on track with a bike, last track day on 2 wheels was in 2010 and now that the track car has gone I need my track fix. I didnít fancy taking the road bike on just in case it went **** up so there was no other choice, dedicated track bike it was.










Itís a 2008 ex R1 Cup bike, a Rob Mac bike with a decent spec. Std engine but running a full akra with a PC3, unknown power but will be plenty enough for me on track, too much in fact.

Suspension wise itís running K-tec fork internals and a WPnrear shock

520 chain conversion, HM quickshifter, rcs steering damper etc

Few things still to get before getting out on track but it wonít be too long.

I fancy getting an IRC auto blipper and downshifter as that would make a huge difference on track, but expensive but itíll work in conjunction with the HM quickshifter.
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Sweet / you get a good deal on that
It’s the Big Bang model with x plane crank is that correct ,
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Sweet / you get a good deal on that
Itís the Big Bang model with x plane crank is that correct ,
Big Bang was from 2009 on, this had a new engine from the previous model using the conventional 4 valves per cylinder unlike the previous models 5 valves per cylinder.


I had narrowed it down to this or a 13s R6 and the price difference is what swayed me towards this. It was a great deal, plus I like my litre bikes, R6 would have been ideal round Knockhill but still, the difference in price is what essentially sealed the deal.
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Quick blast last night, first time out on Zee German in over 2 weeks.





















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great pics wull
borrowed m8’s ex cup bike was telling you about Sunday last only to stamp my ego spinning the rear & opposite locking into 2 nd gear turns ha ha , frightened myself silly had to calm it down

Then went to a local bike meet ,
was a ok turn out





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Main suprise for me was coming across this beauty
yes a 98-99 EVo Fireblade

& this was number 100 of 100
i said to the guy riding it are you mad , that’s a 30K+ bike appreciation it should be stored not rode esp as it’s number 100
he gave me a cheeky grin & said **** that ha ha

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