How many MDer's are/were motorcyclists?

Arry

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I’ll let you know some prices and options. The bobbers are known for being a bit stiff and unforgiving
Cheers... looked at the Fox (adjustable) but at £360 is a bit pricey... the Hagon gets a good rep, but not heard of many riders changing to them
 

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Cheers... looked at the Fox (adjustable) but at £360 is a bit pricey... the Hagon gets a good rep, but not heard of many riders changing to them
Just bought a YSS rear shock for the VFR having heard good reports. Be fitting it over the next week so be interesting to see how it works.
 

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While I was doing a tad of maintenance on my bike yesterday, it idly crossed my mind as to how many of my fellow Maggotdrowners are or were motorcyclists?

If you are bikers what babies do you currently have?

Likewise if you were a biker in the past what was your favourite bike?

This is my Honda VFR800 (I am over 60 now so can legally own one;)) taken back in October in the Wye Valley, Erwood nr Builth Wells.
I've got a vfr800fi also.....just turned 37..... :p

I sold my Deauville when lockdown begun (I know.....but it was beautifully comfy!) that I was using to commute and my MT09 late last summer.
I was without a bike for ten days (genuine horror at having an empty garage) and bought the vfr as a "do it all" stop gap bike.
But to be fair to it. It's been superb. Had it 18 months or so now. Fairly low miles (36k) and in very good nick for its age.
Sounds brilliant, handles well and a good all round bike it seems.
 

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Is that the one thats an "engine out" to do a major service...? I did hear one of the Honda V4's were a bit of an arse come service time
 

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Is that the one thats an "engine out" to do a major service...? I did hear one of the Honda V4's were a bit of an arse come service time
No they are not too much of a pain. Valve adjustment needs a few bits and pieces removing first but no issues. Much easier to work on than the rear bank of cylinders than my 900 Ducatis.
 

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Is that the one thats an "engine out" to do a major service...? I did hear one of the Honda V4's were a bit of an arse come service time
You might be referring to the VTEC models, the one that succeeded the Fi.
 

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Just bought a YSS rear shock for the VFR having heard good reports. Be fitting it over the next week so be interesting to see how it works.
Be interested to know how you get on. Like yours my rear shock is 20+ years old. I'm happy to service forks, but don't have the ability to recharge the nitrogen bladder of a rear shock. I have JHS Racing nearby in Keynsham though who would likely do it. But for a couple hundred more I could get a new shock.
 

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@Arry , HI a lot of those LCs had stolen engines in them
at one time they were the most stolen bike,

its changed now a scooter the GTS300 Vespa which what they use round london
 

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Cheers... looked at the Fox (adjustable) but at £360 is a bit pricey... the Hagon gets a good rep, but not heard of many riders changing to them
Halons are about the most budget end shocks you can get. Not the greatest and if it gets to more than 5 years old they won’t bother to repair it, they just try and sell you another new one. Get a proper shock Arry, it will be worth it, and if and when you sell the bike, you can remove and fit the old one back on. Providing its in good nick, and either fit the shock to a new bobber unless you change models, or sell it on.
 

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I have been riding since 1973 Started with a pedal to start Moped full licence 1974 started in bike trade 1976 own bike repair business since 1983
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Current toys Honda MSX125 AKA grom and NC750xDCT both 2018
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Oh well, that’s the Bonneville sold today, best go bike shopping soon……
 

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Wotcher getting...?????😉

Not sure, probably another Harley, but I maybe tempted by another classic, seen a cheap 1978 Z1000 that’s arriving in the country soon and a reasonably cheap 900Z1B, but it needs the 4 into 4 exhaust and a paint job.
 

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I agree with arry get Kawasaki, I had a Z1R back in the day and loved it. My mate had a Z1B in green with a 4 into 1 Yoshimura pipe it looked and sounded fantastic
 

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Borrowed me mate Danny's Z1000 ST and loved it... cracking bike... my own Musclebike was a Suzuki GSX1150eg... bonkers motor, awful chassis
 

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I had a Z1000 back in the day, good bike, but is it good to go back, not sure. The Z900 either Z1A or Z1B would be tempting, but decent bikes are approaching £20K now. Seen one that needs a bit of work, I just haven’t got time to spend on it.
 

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My friend has just bought a Kawasaki H2 the one with the supercharger

he will be using it for straight line racing.
dont ask cos i aint got a clue a bout
 
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