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Do you ride a motorbike?

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by vagabanjo, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. vagabanjo

    vagabanjo Type 1 · New Member

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    Diagnosed aged 15, rode a moped aged 16, then a 250 motorbike, at 17 I past my car test, now at 52 I have been riding motorbikes for the past 5 years. I past the IAM motorbike test 3 months ago and regularly ride with advanced riders. I am interested how many others ride a motorbike and what challenges they have experienced. - Andy...
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Moderator
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    I'm a ex-biker, never had any issues (diabetes wise) with riding motorbikes.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm into my quirky Jap import cars..

    But in a thread earlier I found out @Chrisle68 has a bike!

    @urbanracer gotta be a good bet too?! Lol
     
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  4. Chrisle68

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    Yes have little Bandit 1250 never seen rain
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid after next Tuesday I will have 4 bikes.. oops how did that happen!
     
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  6. Chrisle68

    Chrisle68 · Active Member

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    Hi Jaylee
    So what sort car do you have a few of my mates have a sky line 480bhp and civics. As I live about 45 min drive from brands hatch And have done a few track days One of the best Nissan gtr the grip and speed AWESOME lol
     
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  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Lol. Nothing that tasty I'm afraid. I'm into the Mazda Bongo scene. The general practicality of the design is suitable for touring & camping? Had a 2.5 TD 4x4 for 10 years, & just recently aquired a newer petrol Aero model..
    I can't fault the road handling though.. Certainly less scary than throwing a Transit round bends.!
     
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    mist Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No, but if I did, I would put an inflatable unicorn horn on the handlebars.
     
  9. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to ride a Buel Firebolt....it was truly ace:)
     
  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    welcome back stranger... didn't realise you were a biker too..Is that the XB12R? I used to have one too..
     
  11. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes a white one with that amazing belt drive and the Eric Buel engine inspired by his time at HD:).....wonderful days.
     
  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was black and great until the electrics went and became very unreliable.. It left hubby stranded in Trafalgar Square one day and he had to push it a long way back to where he was working. Needless to say it went fairly soon after that. Also had the pleasure of one of the younger Mr Warr's of the dealership in Chelsea telling us to f**k off and never return when it went back there for the fourth or fifth time.. great customer service.
     
  13. Brillpaul

    Brillpaul Type 2 · Active Member

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    Ariel Arrow, BSA Goldstar, GSXR Slingshot , BMW R80RT......Honda 500cb.....at present (only the Honda!).

    So far no issues with Lada (the diabetes not the car )
     
  14. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Patent it.. Could be a safety feature? ;)
     
  15. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    He sounds lovely:(
     
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  16. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Kawasaki Er6n, first "big" bike after getting my A licence in June. Love it :)

    No issues wrt diabetes and riding. Neither insurance for driving or riding appears to have been affected. Insurance for my Audi S2 Coupe (220bhp) is just ~£180 and I'm 25...

    To travel super light when riding, I take my Dario Smart meter and insulin pens. They take up so little space that I don't even know I'm carrying anything. Glucose tablets in the other pocket and off we go!

    Grant
     
  17. Deespee23

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    BMW R1200RT - been off the road for a couple of years now in process of recomissioning (so I can sell it and get another Tonti Guzzi Le Mans - probably mk.2 'cos the mk.1s are silly money these days...). Been riding since 1973 and ain't gonna stop just yet, thank you!!!
     
  18. mibby

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    I had bikes as a kid and got back into it in 1993 with a Suzuki 650 Savage. Since then I've had a Suzuki 1400 Intruder, Harley 1200 Sportster, Harley Super Glide, Triumph Rocket III (proper mental!), Harley V-Rod, Triumph new Bonneville and currently a Triumph 900 Thunderbird.

    Never had any issues riding, but have had a couple of horrible lows (1.9!) at bike rallies after too much beer/not enough food... :)
     
  19. bulkbiker

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    Just seen your post.. if you are interested (long shot) I have this for sale at the mo...
    http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C767443 dunno if it tempts.. could negotiate a bit on price..
     
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  20. Deespee23

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    Thanks
    Thanks for the link BB - a nice bike and some other really nice bikes on there - I've bookmarked it. Did you know the diagonal stripes on the LM tanks were "invented" by Coburn & Hughes (Long legged and easy to live with....)

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    to jazz up a number of Mk2's they couldn't shift (remember the black/gold ones?........if only, if only...). Yours is a square barrel - I'm really after a round barrel but anyway, got to get rid of the BMW first - but thanks for thinking of me. You never know, when I've got rid of the "Bayerische Basta*d" - I might return to have another think about it. I remember when Elite Motors in Tooting had a load of G5s (basically a T3 with a Cali screen & panniers but ordinary footrests and were knocking 'em out for £1250 brand-spanking-new in 1982....:bigtears:)

    Cheers
     
    #20 Deespee23, Nov 1, 2016 at 10:48 PM
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
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