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    Bikes.....the proper kind....none of that Lycra stuff here

    Any of you fine upstanding people ride motorcycles?

    I've been riding for 30 years (started at 8)

    Had a good few bikes

    Just sold my Fireblade



    Which was probably the best all round bike I've ever ridden

    Currently own a ZZR1100 which is a turbine of machine



    Very smooth very very fast and very stable.
    Suspension is a bit soft, brakes leave a bit to be desired, but I'm working on these!

    Anyway.....what you got?

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    Nice Fireblade!! Had a '98 and was my first road bike, really loved it with a full boss exhaust system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinw View Post
    Just sold my Fireblade...Which was probably the best all round bike I've ever ridden
    If you don't mind me asking, why did you sell the best bike you have ever ridden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, why did you sell the best bike you have ever ridden?
    Had it five years, just started to get bored of it.
    I had taken the bike as far as I wanted to go cosmetically and mechanically.

    Also it was starting to take its toll on my back and wrists, and my 8 year old daughter has started taking short runs on the back.
    On the blade she was lying on my back, which was pretty horrible.
    On the zed she can sit comfortably.

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    I've just seen a tiny little (but looked like a fair sized engine) framed bike out on a walk (small frame but quite 'fat' tyres) ... had to walk past three bikers who were adjusting things on one of them..
    It looked tiny in comparision to the other two anyways... much lower to the ground and overall smaller...
    no idea what the little one was, but it looked way cool

    (I have to pedal any I sit on)

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    Had a C model ZZR1100 (ZX11) for over a decade. It was a great bike. When the weather is nice my motorcycling hobby displaces my watch collecting hobby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray916MN View Post
    Had a C model ZZR1100 (ZX11) for over a decade. It was a great bike. When the weather is nice my motorcycling hobby displaces my watch collecting hobby.

    Amen to that!

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    Oh yeah - similar story here as Ray's and my screen-name too refers to one of the bikes.

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    My stable did change a little bit 4 years ago; the yellow / orange bike was just a temporary guest (but I did log some 18K miles on it), waiting for this:

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    And the bike in the front is mostly seen in its red "dress":

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    Not yet getting bored with these bikes; the Hailwood Ducati showed up in 2001, the R100R Classic in '95
    IWL member 90

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    Wow a MHe
    You don't see a lot of those cutting around

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    One of my current toys. In the process of restoring a BSA Cafe Racer as well

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    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
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