Are you happy with your Bike(s)?

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Are you happy with your Bike(s)?

Post by SteveW » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:40 pm

I'm pretty happy with my bikes at the moment. I've no issues with wanting a change.
My stable is down to 3 bikes. CCMGP450, DRZ400e and Ducati 950 Multistrada.
The CCM is a bit of a garage ornament at the moment, I've got no rugged road travel on the horizon for the next year....may be two years...My DRZ is also under used, but may be It'll get some green lanes in over Summer.
The Ducati is my commuter bike, but may get to stretch its legs in July/August with a trip to wherever Burnley are playing in the Europa League.
So I'm not really tempted with anything new. No itch that needs a scratch......well, the new GS850 sounds interesting! :D

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Re: Are you happy with your Bike(s)?

Post by Africa John » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Can't afford new (well until kids are post uni and mortgage is paid off so that's 12 years ahead aged 65) so it has to be my 2001 Africa Twin and 2005 Hongdou GY200 (SORN'd) and 1999 ZX7R (SORN'd)

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Post by HedgeHopper » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:07 pm

Happy enough with me Bikes, but this 5h**ty weather is giving me the right ump

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Post by AlanHolt » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:12 pm

My KTM 640 Adventure does everything I wanted it to do, cruise comfortably on the motorways, and it can do everything a CRF and EXC can do off-road. Sometimes it lacks excitement on-road, and sometimes i wish it was a bit lighter off-road, but as an all-round adventure bike, it ticks all the boxes.

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Post by DavidS » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:44 pm

Happy with the KTM 690 and Husky 450 but just started looking at selling my ‘67 Triumph Trophy.
I’m starting to get problems kick starting as my knee isn’t great so pondering a modern Bonneville instead with a nice electric boot.
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Post by boboneleg » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:47 pm

Blimey Steve, have you sold both GS850’s then ?
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Post by PHILinFRANCE » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:58 pm

Hey what happened to that proper purdy KTM450 Steve

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Post by Brenhden » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:13 pm

Extremely happy with my CRF Rally and it's my only bike. It's doing a bit more motorway work than I expected so I feel a bit sorry for it.
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

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Post by diggermanbob » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:20 pm

I'm proper chuffed with my XT660r and both my TTR250s 👍👍

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Re: Are you happy with your Bike(s)?

Post by SteveR » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:27 pm

Kind of... The issue is they are getting older, like the owner!

Vara is getting a full 32K mile service this week, one of the BIG expensive ones, but after looking at chopping it (and the Falcon) in for a big wheel SWM SuperDual a fortnight ago, I realised very quickly that it'll do me for a couple more years. Couple of trips planned this time, and it's always a great mile-muncher... and will go off road too!!

Still really loving the Honda NX400 Falcon, the little XR400 motor is getting a little rattly, probably the cam chain tensioner, but as I said to a friend earlier, it has been modded so much, it fits like a well worn pair of slippers. Cannot see anything in spite of much looking and testing, to replace it ATM. When Honda bring out a 350-500 CRF Rally, I might well change my mind !!

AJP 250 is a keeper, mainly because it's not worth much. Brilliant off road, but a tad tempramental and dire on road aftermore than 20 miles :o

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