Springtime comin, motorcycle time

  1. norlander

    norlander Member

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  2. roofman

    roofman Charles Darwin fan and forum supporter

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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Its ready and waiting for the road salt to get washed away then its go go go:)
     
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  3. monkeh

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    Im hoping to get out tomorrow, if i can convince the mrs its not to cold :thumbup:
     
  4. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    Still thinking of adding another bike to the shed, a bit lighter and nippier than the Pan Euro but not another full-fat tourer... at least a litre, not a BMW and preferably not an IL4.
    Worst case, I'll be hoofing around the Alps on the beast for another trip :D

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  5. norlander

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    Might wanna consider finding a single -500/600/650s about mostly in "trailie/adventure" format, which I don't like personally but I grabbed a 650 Dominator and will drop it down by changing the wheels, droppin the fork legs thru the yokes and mebbe spacers on the springs or new springs- when wallet allows- at the mo; I'll run it as it is.
    I liked to have summat completley different when I had fully loaded tourers.
     
  6. mechman Member

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    Looks a tad NICE.
     
  7. rockweasel

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    I bought the latest issue of "Built" the other day. I don't ride at all (well not yet), but the glossy cover and pretty pictures were enough to part me from my cash.
    My wife spotted the magazine and started leafing through it. "Are you going to get one? It'll get you out and about a bit more."
    Wait: My wife is encouraging me to buy a bike? It would almost be an insult not to; and so at the grand old age of 55 I'm looking at what niche I would fit into.

    Has anyone else taken up riding in their golden years?
     
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  8. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    How's your life insurance? :whistle: ;) :D
     
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  9. rockweasel

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    It's very healthy!!

    Oh .....
     
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  10. norlander

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    lots of blokes (and a fair few ladies) have, they were (maybe still are) labelled "Born Again Bikers" its not a new thing, just that there did seem to a surge in numbers at one point and for High performance sports bikes which caught a few chaps out.
    Lots of choice of "softer" machines now, some nice retro models, and training available for sorting rusty skills after a long lay off.
    Superb riding in Scotland, rude not to get a bike.
     
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  11. Crater Creator

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    That was the bike I had before the Goldwing, it's a great machine, just a little "disconcerting" at the top end of its speed range on the autobahn. I did the Alps multiple times on mine with the wife on the back - and I loved the electric screen.
     
  12. rockweasel

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    Speed is no longer my friend and I'd like to be around for a few more years, so we're talking 125cc for now.
    Older style of bike appeals to me, but not the potential restoration work involved.

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  13. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Maybe for the summer, bought for the PLOP Enduro but not had a great deal of time to build it.

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  14. norlander

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    Looks like a MASH, not ridden one but I'm thinking that they are overlooked and probably under rated, the engine is a copy of the Honda XBR unit iirc,
    spare bits are very reasonable for the most part, a new tank http://www.mashparts-asmotos.com/ep...ectPath=/Shops/78353786/Products/TANK500MSH13

    cheaper than breakers prices in a lot of cases and no dents/grunge to sort. Don't know anything about the OE tyres, might be worth checking.
    And yr right about restoration/building, tend to spend more time spannering than riding usually.

    http://www.morebikes.co.uk/14822/mash-roadstar-400-review/
     
  15. rockweasel

    rockweasel Forum Supporter

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    *****

    Mutt Motorcycles

    £2750 + OTR!
     
  16. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

    Not ridden much this winter, a shame as well as there's been plenty of dry days and very little salt has been put down a quick rain and its gone.

    I was intending go go out today, but man cold put a stop to that. Bored stiff now
     
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    is that one of the new francis baronets?
     
  18. rockweasel

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    "Mutt Mongrel" Here's the link
     
  19. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    and once you pass your test, you can move up to the 400cc version, the New Imperial I like the write up about it being a Birmingham company established in 1912
     
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  20. norlander

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    at these prices, buy a 400 as well, bore the 400, ported head, change the sprockets and gear it down, put the 400 injun in the 125, sell off the 400 rollin chassis, job done.

    That might be due to lots of bikes these days being geared too high? it gets reet up my hooter, I need Japanese market pulleys n belts to gear down my stupidly overgeared Dyna- but I fitted a big bore kit first before the gear change, now I have trouble keeping the damned front wheel down.
    Looks like those Mutts are MASH bits with Suzuki copy engine, assembled in Birmingham.

    Xde posts with Robotstar5?, them bikes should be called MIDLANDERS, best injuneering, best beer, best dogs, and sensible rock legends like Ozzie.







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