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Do you ride a motorbike?

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

  1. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    How amazing, 4 bikes, I wont tell my husband this, or he will want to have another one, we have a BMW which is good for me as I am like a sac of potatoes on the back its more comfortable than our beloved Ducatti 900 26 years old this year, its looked after more than wife, wonderful to hear your collection, hope many days of enjoyment, here in Mallorca when less tourists its wonderful to go up the western rugged coast for excursions, nothing better, even though I wont let the person upfront! go more than 60klm an hour....that normally causes a divorce.
     
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    hooose Type 2 · Active Member

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    hooose Type 2 · Active Member

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    Mine too 20180814_193028-1.jpg
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    You're safe I'm down to 2 now... phew...!
     
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    Lordy100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I fell over and broke my leg whilst going into work, in the staff car park, I think I'll not bother with work anymore if that happens. Now riding horses is not dangerous at all :)
     
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    MangosteenElbow Type 1 · Active Member

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    Ha! Too true. You reminded me that a long time ago (pre onset of LADA) I broke my leg stepping off the curb leaving work after a straight 36 hour stint. Spiral fibula fracture not detected for 2 weeks.
    Who knows? Working like that could have contributed to onset.

    Rather be riding.
    Currently G310GS.
    Gets off the tarmac to see the likes of furries, below.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    Nice topic and liking the bike choices.

    i also ride.

    Current bike, Suzuki RF900 an Old Un, But a golden
    left biking when first married, came back '95

    No concerns or issues re diabetes so far

    had 250 suzuki, dt125 yam, ntv 650.

    Rent cars but usually its a scooter when on holidays.
    great way to get around and avoid all the weird/odd parking laws

    Hope to rent an Enfield next trip to India, got used to goa traffic, been using 125 scooters when there.
    No speed, but then again i am carrying precious cargo...so we take the time to see the views, after all, we
    don't have to be anywhere, for those 3 weeks..:headphone:
     
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  8. bluecurlylegend

    bluecurlylegend Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You just don't get it, do you ?...…
    Never mind, Motos aren't for everyone.
     
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  9. bluecurlylegend

    bluecurlylegend Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Last year got back into motorcycling after a 20 year gap. And it's ****** brilliant !! I've got an old but perfectly maintained Yamaha TDM 850. I've only done 12,000 km on it this year, but living in France, I've never ridden it in the rain. I've followed Hannibal's tracks into Italy and spent days lost in the Pyrenees. Next year I hope to meet up with an old buddie from Glasgow in Croatia.
    And it wouldn't have been so enjoyable without eating LCHF. I can ride all day without dying of starvation and If I don't eat that night, too bad.... I'm not going to die ! All I need for emergency rations are a bit of hard cheese, a chunk of dried sausage and some water.... easy !
    Dangerous ? Jings, I'm lucky if I exceed 60kph on most of the roads I travel. And if I do cruise at 110kph it's on a quiet well surfaced dual carriageway.
     
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  10. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @bluecurlylegend

    Liked the TDM when i first saw them Good bikes.

    and it's all about 'perceived' risks and what WE find acceptable as individuals.

    Lulu, said their piece, "life's dangerous"..type fashion..
    then simply repeated it... in a thread that most would guess is about people who LIKE motorcycles, go figure.

    Who knew food was going to be the Hidden killer in the room...:D
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    I used to be an instructor and we often had motorcycle cops come and give chats to course attendees. One thing that has always stuck in my mind is them (the cops) telling us that most accidents happen at speeds below 30mph, because that's when you (or the 3rd party) are often not paying full attention. Many of these accidents are worse than high speed accidents simply because they happen in towns, involve another vehicle and you're not travelling fast enough to be thrown clear of the collision.

    Of course part of this is anecdotal and I've never seen any data to support it but food for thought perhaps. "I feel the need for speed."
     
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  12. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @urbanracer

    I suppose that does make sense.

    I remember the advert for bike safety and it went something like,
    "Ride the roads you know, as well as the ones you don't"
    sounds thrilling , get out there and start living...exploring new roads and places

    a clever play on words..read one why it reads as i put, but read another way.
    it read " ride as well on the roads you know, don't just switch off, just because they are
    familiar..."..which i suppose echoes their advice..

    and THAT still rolls around inside my head on the odd times i get complacent after a run out,
    and i'm back on home ground., so to speak.

    Nice post , cheers
     
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  13. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You stick to your guns girl. Repeat this as often as you like. I used to play rugby and have seen a few serious injuries, watched a fellow climber fall off a rock face, seen and had a few crashes while flying my hang gliders some friends were killed! I still ride my 1000cc motorbike, but these days the most dangerous thing I do is wind up Mrs J, my wife. Yep you have your view I have mine.
     
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    Only passed my bike test at the age of 46 last year and I now have two of them, Tiger for travel with first Holiday around France and the ZX6R for a adrenaline rush flying around Snowdonia at speed we shall not mention. Until you feel the speed or freedom you get you will never understand, best way to unwind.
     

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  15. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @alf_Josiah ..i've seen your posts, the missus part seems less adrenaline rush then kamikazi :woot:..if she ever spots your posts...:D
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks..;)

    Lovely bikes...:happy:

    And the rush of a bike...i do feel sorry for those car owners that have to spend in BIG ££££ to get anywhere near that feeling...:D

    Boys at work all like to brag about 'the ' Fast' cars they have...winds them right up when i snigger..LoL

    Mine..
    [​IMG]

    And the bike..as a therapy, it got me through some awfully dark times.
    but a good run out, the wind in my face, car disappearing in the wing mirrors...suddenly all alone out on the road...<sigh>
    then back home with a clear head, and good to GO..back into the mix for another 24/7 week ..PRICELESS.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Winding up Mrs J is like playing russian roulette.
     
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    searley Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve had a large number of bikes over the years

    Honda cb125
    Honda dt125
    Honda cb250
    BMW 650
    Kawasaki gpz900rr
    Suzuki gsxr1100
    Honda cb1300

    Now a Harley lowrider

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  19. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    she's a beauty...:)
     
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  20. bluecurlylegend

    bluecurlylegend Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the roads I use, as a matter of fact, the majority of the roads I use, are limited to 80 kph and frequently go through towns and hamlets where the limits are often 50 and 30 kph . So my average is often 60 ish kph.
    Sure, I love the fact that I have a potential of about 180 kph top speed, and I have possibly better acceleration than most Ferraris, but what I like most about my moto is that I can enjoy and appreciate what I'm riding through. I can spot and take part in local attractions.... like a bunch of motards having lunch or just passing some time together, or just appreciating each others motos…..
     
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