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Frosty
03-04-2002, 09:42 PM
I know that this a refrigeration site, but any of you 'fridgeheads' into bikes? I have a 2001 Yamaha R1 (awesome)

Look forward to your replies!

Frosty:D

frank
04-04-2002, 09:18 PM
Get a life mate - anyone knows that 4 wheels are better than 2 - or has yours still got stabilizers??:D

james
05-04-2002, 10:07 AM
I've got a cannondale R500, but I think it's a little bit under 1 HP :) . Wouldn't even cool my fridge with that, let alone a crate of carslberg on a desert island.

susair
05-04-2002, 04:19 PM
There is only one motorcycle---Harley's best f____ the rest!

aj
05-04-2002, 07:10 PM
did i miss something i thought a yamaha was an organ

Frosty
05-04-2002, 08:59 PM
Aj

Yamaha first started in business manufacturing pianos! Hence the tuning forks for there logo. They have progressed over many years to making all sorts of things, engines, electronic components (CD Writers and sound systems a speciallity) jet skis, bikes...you name it - they probably make it!!!

Anyway, whats up with you lot? Over 800 registered people and only 4 replies so far! Surely, there must be lots more bikers out there amongst you?

Frosty

frank
05-04-2002, 10:18 PM
4 replies! - just shows how sad you are mate!!!

Gibson
06-04-2002, 05:00 AM
right, with the tools in the saddlebags... the corporate logo on my helmet and a harley between my legs... That'll be the day!

Frosty
09-04-2002, 08:27 PM
Frank

Its obvious, I'm much sadder than I thought I was!!!

Oh well, Better trade it in for a push bike then.......no fuc*in chance!

Just off for a blast to blow off the cobwebs.

Frosty:D

frank
10-08-2002, 04:37 PM
Frosty


Are you still out there mate?? or has your bike taken you off into refrigeration paradise?

Sad Git!

Brian_UK
12-08-2002, 11:02 PM
Well, I hate to say it Frank, but......

I am now officially a 'sad git', I've just bought a BMW with two wheels. no they are NOT both on one side with a jack under the other :)

It works out cheaper to run a motorbike than a car for transport to and fro work so hey-ho Frosty I claim the fifth reply and want my prize :p

markdan
13-08-2002, 02:25 AM
I ride a Harley Davidson nothing but the best.

Steve
14-08-2002, 07:33 PM
Honda 250 trial bike for a bit of "green laneing". Nothing like feeling the wind in your face and mud and leaves in you mouth ;) to get rid of the stress....

frank
14-08-2002, 08:53 PM
Out and about in the big white van today fixing customers A/C left right and centre. Just loved it when the traffic started to get backed up and noticed a "BIKER" coming up between the lanes.
Nudged the van over and reduced the gap - hey - guess what ? the biker gave me 2 fingers!!!

Sad gits!!

(Only joking guys!!)

(Those London bikers surely do deserve it with their attitudes)

alpha
03-10-2002, 10:19 PM
Hello all, yep, im another fridge guy into bikes...got an R6 and a Gsxr750.... but recentley highsided the R6...bahh, never mind, plenty of time to fix her up over winter as work tails off a bit..

oh, and me gsxr does have summit in common with a fridge unit...
it has an Eliwell ewpc901t fitted in place of the old temp guage that broke...good thing about the eliwell is that it controls my rad fan too....hay ho...tis all a laugh...

btw, im in the UK...south of our sunny land and im a transport refrigeration fella...so hello all on my first post...

Brian_UK
04-10-2002, 08:18 PM
Welcome Alpha to the site, hope you enjoy it and can add as well as gain some knowledge.

If not, well keep writing, we all like to keep in touch. :D

alpha
04-10-2002, 11:02 PM
Hello there Brian..

To be totally honest, some of the stuff i have read on here so far has gone way above my head, think i will stick to my transport units, i understand them...all makes very good reading tho, but if i can add summit of use, then i most certainley will...

Cheers...

Darren wright
30-05-2004, 02:42 PM
Iam a ZX9R rider & luv it :) ...have been riding for about 15yrs on & off....have owned cbr600's & a blade in the past, this is the 1st Kawasaki i bought, had it for 19months now.

rbartlett
30-05-2004, 10:24 PM
I ride a Harley Davidson nothing but the best.

a classic those two comments have absolutely no connection...

harleys were never the best' at anything. (apart from breaking down)

if that 'style' is what you're after Indian were a far far better bike both aesthetically and engineering wise..a guy bought a harley because he knew no better..

http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/

cheers

richard

Latte
30-05-2004, 11:01 PM
Hello there Brian..

To be totally honest, some of the stuff i have read on here so far has gone way above my head, think i will stick to my transport units, i understand them...all makes very good reading tho, but if i can add summit of use, then i most certainley will...

Cheers...

Hi Alpha,
If you can work out how a Vector or SL Multitemp works then you are already 80% there. At the end of the day all fridges work on the same principal, you will find there are a lot of current reefer engineers on line and also 100's of us that have made the switch to commercial.

PS stick with the reefer stuff it's a lot less grief :D

Regards

Raymond

Latte
31-05-2004, 06:14 PM
Hi Guys,
For all you two wheeled petrol heads out there there may be an ideal job. At one of the shows in Birmingham a couple of years ago (Can't remeber if it was CV or Fridge show) Carrier (Transport side) were showing a motorcycle that they were using for engineers to use as a quick response vehicle.
Carried a few tools in the side pods, Gauges,set of screwdrivers, set of adjustables, valve keys ect but havn't heard anymore or how they got on or if they were ever used.

If anyone has heard let me know

Regards

Raymond

phil68
13-01-2006, 10:51 PM
Yep, been riding for 25 years, I think it's one of those things that stays in the blood. Currently got a '99 Yam TRX850 for hooning around on & an '84 Kwak Z1300 (fuel-injected six cylinder) streetfighter which is my baby.

Johnny Rod
17-01-2006, 11:01 AM
I've got a breathed-upon '99 SV650 and go for the odd day motocrossing during the summer months. Surprised there aren't more bikers on here...

Lazarus
17-01-2006, 11:04 PM
Sold my CBR6 and my 250 KDX to help finance my move to Spain.... will soon have enough money to get another bike.... I Hope

US Iceman
17-01-2006, 11:10 PM
ZRX1100 Kawasaki.

You need Velcro on your pants to keep you in the saddle. :D The most dangerous part about this bike is the small rocks when taking corners too fast! :o

Have the road rash to prove it too.

willies boy
29-01-2006, 09:47 AM
Hi Guys,
For all you two wheeled petrol heads out there there may be an ideal job. At one of the shows in Birmingham a couple of years ago (Can't remeber if it was CV or Fridge show) Carrier (Transport side) were showing a motorcycle that they were using for engineers to use as a quick response vehicle.
Carried a few tools in the side pods, Gauges,set of screwdrivers, set of adjustables, valve keys ect but havn't heard anymore or how they got on or if they were ever used.

If anyone has heard let me know

Regards
Raymondyeah i binned it on the first roundabout!13kg cylinder of r404,tevs and driers all down the road ,went back got the van ,....aint looked back since!oh i ride an XR250R3 for trail riding.

Epalmer
29-01-2006, 08:58 PM
Yamaha makes the best street bikes in the world, I have a 05 r6, its a land based rocket ship.

eggs
29-01-2006, 11:21 PM
Last weekend my RG500gamma went to a new home, still got the 350LC though.

cheers

eggs

phil68
29-01-2006, 11:29 PM
Last weekend my RG500gamma went to a new home, still got the 350LC though.

cheers

eggs
Eggs, don't know if you're interested but Classic Bike magazine devoted a whole issue to stinkwheels this month, the Elsie & RG are both in there.

Anybody go to the Ally Pally show today?

Johnny Rod
30-01-2006, 03:30 PM
I'll be there this coming Saturday, not after anything in particular, was Ohlins-hunting last year.

SteveDixey
30-01-2006, 07:33 PM
I've got a breathed-upon '99 SV650 and go for the odd day motocrossing during the summer months. Surprised there aren't more bikers on here...

Just down the road from you, Cleethorpes. I keep it quiet tho as employers get nervous when you say you ride bikes. They seem to think it means endless days off recovering from gravel rash. :rolleyes:

Steve

Swampy
30-01-2006, 10:41 PM
Frank, It's Sad You Never Tried Two Wheels. 0-60 In Less Than 4 Secs For Less Than 7k. Been Riding And Rallying For 20 Years. The Only Reason We Don't Normally Post Replies Is We Have Lives Away From The Convoluter.

frank
31-01-2006, 07:12 AM
Frank, It's Sad You Never Tried Two Wheels. 0-60 In Less Than 4 Secs For Less Than 7k. Been Riding And Rallying For 20 Years. The Only Reason We Don't Normally Post Replies Is We Have Lives Away From The Convoluter.
The last time I had a bike (and the first) was in 1974. I used it as the main transport during the hot summer of 1975 - great, but I had to trade it in for 4 wheels to transport the family when the weather turned cold and i've never looked back.
They frighten me to death now and I wouldn't swap the Volvo :) :)

shark26
31-01-2006, 09:45 AM
Just sold my RX1000. :( very sad day.... but hey just bought a BMW 330 sport convertable.

(might just buy a fireblade) :)

Johnny Rod
31-01-2006, 01:47 PM
Steve, I didn't think they let you into North Lincs if you couldn't ride a bike.

phil68
02-02-2006, 11:08 PM
A pic of my moped project:) Anybody else got pics of their 2-wheeled steeds?http://groups.msn.com/z1300ridersclub/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=57

Johnny Rod
06-02-2006, 10:43 AM
Very nice

http://www.johnnyrod.co.uk/bike3.jpg

Now also blessed with Ohlins at the back, and mroe bits on the inside that you can't see. or the insurance people...

Terry Collins
06-02-2006, 11:36 AM
I have a Kawasaki ZRX1100 and a couple of old Jap Bikes. It's been my only sanity for 30 years.

jockfrost
10-03-2006, 07:56 PM
I have a specialized that does a hooor of miles to the pint.
Cheap to run and no tax required:eek:

Josip
10-03-2006, 09:31 PM
When I saw this final decision was to buy Volvo 240 ;)

US Iceman
10-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Josip, Is that a comment about women drivers? :confused: :D

Josip
10-03-2006, 10:35 PM
No :)

Next 2 can say much more i hope ;) I do not know if the driver was her husband :)

Received both pictures from my friend in Canada :)

US Iceman
10-03-2006, 10:38 PM
Now I understand. You want a car to protect you from the other drivers.:D

Josip
10-03-2006, 11:29 PM
I had one idea to buy some small jaht (sailer) but after I saw this picture I give up ;)

eggs
24-03-2006, 09:05 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8707581595122927957&q=moto+gp

getting back to bikes, i started missing mine today. Give this vidoe a look:eek:

cheers

eggs

US Iceman
24-03-2006, 10:43 PM
Grand Prix racing in rush hour traffic.:eek:

Perhaps when I was about 20 and recovered a lot faster.:D

Still, that was a nice video and commentary.

frank
06-04-2006, 03:45 AM
Now i know why I've not been on a bike in 30 years :D
And why I've given up weight lifting :D
Given up Bull Fighting forever :D
And now taken up golf ;)

rbartlett
06-04-2006, 07:15 AM
And now taken up golf ;)

Standing on a buggy is not taking up golf Frank.. ;-)

Cheers

Richard

US Iceman
06-04-2006, 02:57 PM
Frank,

The pictures really illustrate the reasons for not participating in some sports.

I am however quite sure the last picture does not promote golf. Perhaps bird watching or a nature lover. :D

frank
06-04-2006, 03:15 PM
Perhaps bird watching or a nature lover. :D

Or a "Bird in the hand is worth 2 in the BUSH" (unless she's like me and hairless :p )

US Iceman
06-04-2006, 03:22 PM
I had the same quote in mind during the last post. :D :D

phil68
06-04-2006, 09:58 PM
Good to see you're beavering away playing golf...:D

nh3wizard
30-06-2006, 05:42 PM
2000 HD FXDX, nice riding and nice between the legs

giovanni
02-07-2006, 07:15 AM
Honda 450 Then honda 500/4 gave it up about 20 years ago. To many kids, (5) , etc.. but it was a great time. Each summer took one of my sons on a 2 week cruise. Saw some pretty country.

Abe
02-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Forgive my intervention in this thread at the eleventh hour
I want to learn how to ride , get licensed to ride a motorbike in the UK
Im taking a proper course
As a UK car driver, what are the requirements, do I have to take any theory tests, etc??
And what size am I limited to?

Josip
02-07-2006, 11:57 AM
Hi, Frank :)



And now taken up golf ;)

But playing only at 19th hole ;)

Best regards, Josip :)

US Iceman
02-07-2006, 08:12 PM
I would take up golf if my golf cart looked like Franks picture. For some reason I think the hood ornament is optional.:D

Brian_UK
02-07-2006, 11:15 PM
Forgive my intervention in this thread at the eleventh hour
I want to learn how to ride , get licensed to ride a motorbike in the UK
Im taking a proper course
As a UK car driver, what are the requirements, do I have to take any theory tests, etc??
And what size am I limited to?Not 100% sure Abe about the requirements nowadays but your best bet is to contact a Bike Training School for info, check in the Yellow Pages or Thompsons.

It rusn something like - start on a 50cc for CBT Compulsory Basic Training, then you can move up to 125cc, more training then allows you to go for a larger bike.

Unless, of course, you already have some bike on your licence....

Abe
03-07-2006, 02:01 PM
Thanks Brian

Ill start my training in the Autumn

Next summer, Ill grow my hair long.......so it can fly in the wind!!!!!!!!!!
:eek:

Brian_UK
03-07-2006, 08:02 PM
Next summer, Ill grow my hair long.......so it can fly in the wind!!!!!!!!!!
:eek:Make sure you grow it long enough to escape from the bottom of the helmet :D

WebRam
03-07-2006, 11:13 PM
Forgive my intervention in this thread at the eleventh hour
I want to learn how to ride , get licensed to ride a motorbike in the UK
Im taking a proper course
As a UK car driver, what are the requirements, do I have to take any theory tests, etc??
And what size am I limited to?

here you go Abe

http://www.flycol.co.uk/

http://www.passmasters.co.uk/frameset.htm

http://www.ncsl.co.uk/biketraining/

http://www.begin-motorcycling.co.uk/

http://www.ridemotorcycles.co.uk/

Abe
04-07-2006, 12:01 AM
Thx Webram..........

Barry Sheene, eat your heart out!
Im a coming........

btw............ With respect
May he rest in peace

Johnny Rod
04-07-2006, 11:07 AM
Tried to post this yesterday but didn't work...

You have a couple of different routes as you are (probably) over 21 - 125 test or direct access (DAS). If you are under 21 you can't do DAS.

Before you're allowed on the road on anything you have to do your compulsory basic training (CBT). After that you can ride a moped or 125cc bike with L plates, limited to 15bhp (top speed about 80mph), no pillions or motorways. If you pass the test on the 125 then you can ride anything up to 33bhp with no L-plates or other restrictions for 2 years, after which the 33bhp limit goes too. You can buy bikes which are much more powerful e.g. 500/600cc with restrictor kits, so after 2 years you pull out the kit and thave the same bike but 70/80/90etc. BHP. If all you do is commute round town or aren't bothered about lots of motorway miles, a small biek may be all you need anyway, and you can squeeze 90mpg out of a 125.

Direct access gets you to your unlimited licence in one step. Downside is you have to pass your test on a bike of over 54bhp (usually 400cc upwards), but unlike the 125 you can't just go and ride it - you can only ride it with L plates and an instrctor following you. The test is tougher too (rightly so). Downside in practical terms is you get your licence with less time on the bike, so the test is harder to pass and it does open the door for numpties. Mind you, plenty of them in cars...

Step one is CBT no matter what you want, so might as well get on with it! You can find out more once you're there. Cost should be around £60-70 plus bike hire about £30 unless you want to buy a 125/moped straight away and use it (a bike shop will deliver it to the training centre for you).

Abe
04-07-2006, 07:40 PM
Make sure you grow it long enough to escape from the bottom of the helmet :D


Helmet?? or ..................my turban??
:D :D :D :D

Brian_UK
04-07-2006, 08:58 PM
I must admit one thing that I would like to see as a general rule..

That is that EVERY car driver should have spent some time on two wheels, motorised, during the early spring or autumn. That way they would be more aware of the road conditions when sat inside their metal boxes on wheels.

varader
12-08-2006, 06:47 PM
I have a Honda XLV 1000 VARADERO '00
i love my bike
i love to ride!!!!!

Loops
17-08-2006, 02:25 PM
Ok so here's my collection and I haven't been without a bike since I was 12 yrs old, so a little biased.

99 Triumph Tiger 900 (in the best colour Yellow) 885cc efi - 67,000 miles and counting

1981 Suzuki GN400 Red Canadian Import - four stroke single 85 mpg anyone?? For sale anyone need a cheap winter hack? PM me.

1980 Suzuki GN400 Black Canadian Import - customised to loook like an Arial HT trials

1999 Jinlun 125cc - for the learners in the family.

On it's way a late 1940s Douglas 350cc - Blue

Mini 1000cc needs a clutch

Ford Ranger 2003 needs front wheel bearings !

Highly recommended is the advanced motorcycle training - be honest we all got bad habits and don't pay attention. This will improve your riding (and reduce your insurance premiums) - I just got quoted £220 fully comp for a multi bike policy for all four together, fantastic.

Did anyone out there get hassle from your company for riding a bike on business? Mine just banned biking on the grounds of 'health and safety' - even though it's probably saved them a fortune on fuel\parking \conjestion charges.....don't get me started GGRRRRR!!!

Two wheels best, fours wheels if I must and you insist and if HSE say so, but not my choice.

Cheers

Loops

Brian_UK
04-10-2006, 11:27 PM
Have you noticed that the evening temperature is dropping now, (Southern UK).

My first warning signs are getting cold knees where they stick out from the fairing.

US Iceman
05-10-2006, 01:00 AM
Yep, it's starting to get cooler over hear also. I finally got my bike out and started for the first time this year. Now that's pitiful.:(

Reefer Madness
11-11-2006, 10:48 PM
Good day to you all. I have three bikes, 83 XL500 RC which I am rebuilding after blowing it up trying to do the Scorpion a couple of years ago, getting bits is a pain, a 82 CBX550F which I started commuting on until the top end spat most of the oil over my legs and havn't sorted yet and a 98 NT650V Deauville which I use, when I'm at home, to get around on. I'm looking to get a WR250F when I finish in this place to get back into Enduro racing and a bit of greenlaning, if there are any left after the NERC thing thats happened whilst I have been away. Keep the faith and upright. :cool:

Actinide
07-12-2006, 11:36 AM
Howdy people's...

Motorbike? Yes lovem!

Honour Role:
1989 ZXR750 H1
2001 TL1000r
Current 2006 GSX-R1000

Have riden mostly dirt bikes all my life, but opted for the love of being on the road, and freedom...

WebRam
07-12-2006, 09:50 PM
hey Abe, did you pass? you never told us.

Pooh
08-12-2006, 09:32 PM
Steve dixey where in cleethorpes Im in Waltham and ride a Ducati Monster for fun and am always smiling, might see you about or if your passing nip into the college for a cuppa, always welcome.

ian

SteveDixey
09-02-2007, 11:13 PM
ride a Ducati Monster

What is the difference between a Ducati and a water painting?

A water painting runs in the rain ;)

Pooh
10-02-2007, 03:24 PM
Steve
So do Ducati's pop into the college any day and mine will have been riden to work and home again every day, even in the snow.

Ian

Quality
10-02-2007, 08:22 PM
owner of a real bike here brand spanking 07 R1 Can`t ride it yet cause registration doesn`t go through until 28 feb well worth the wait though ps. hows ya spesh doin Pooh

The Viking
10-02-2007, 08:55 PM
owner of a real bike here brand spanking 07 R1 Can`t ride it

That's OK most R1 owners can't ride.


:D
:cool:

Pooh
10-02-2007, 09:16 PM
Still going OK Pete should be done for May with luck.

Ian

Quality
10-02-2007, 09:44 PM
That's OK most R1 owners can't ride.


:D
:cool:
I couldn`t agree with you more :)

Gary
14-02-2007, 10:11 AM
1981 Honda CB750 Custom

2004 Honda Shadow VT1100

WebRam
14-02-2007, 11:11 AM
1981 Honda CB750 Custom

2004 Honda Shadow VT1100

thought you might go for a Harley there Gary?

Gary
14-02-2007, 11:58 AM
My choices were: Buy a Honda and retire or buy a Harley and keep working to pay for it.

I took the Shadow for a test ride and the decision was a slam dunk. You just can't beat Honda for quality and dependability... even at twice the price.

MRC Guts
14-02-2007, 12:57 PM
g day fellas iv got a few bikes some nortons a couple of hoda fours and a 90 model fatboy

WebRam
14-02-2007, 03:32 PM
see this is where I get incredibly jealous, riding in Florida or Australia or Scotland ......................... mmm let me think?

Brian_UK
14-02-2007, 04:45 PM
g day fellas iv got a few bikes some nortons a couple of hoda fours and a 90 model fatboyHi MRC and welcome to the forum.

I like your bio - 'remote area service tech', well that just about covers Australia I would think:)

Gary
14-02-2007, 08:20 PM
see this is where I get incredibly jealous, riding in Florida or Australia or Scotland ......................... mmm let me think?

The winters here in Florida can be brutal. There are days when I am forced to wear a sweatshirt. :eek:

Brian_UK
14-02-2007, 08:57 PM
The winters here in Florida can be brutal. There are days when I am forced to wear a sweatshirt. :eek:
Oh dear, what a shame:rolleyes: The things you have to suffer for your relaxation :D :cool:

WebRam
15-02-2007, 12:31 AM
sweatshirt? thats summer clothing here

MRC Guts
16-02-2007, 11:27 PM
winter is lovely here in far north queensland...27 28 c most days...blue skys....love it...summer is great to but thats when we get the rain [liquid sunshine] last night we got about 50mm in a couple of hours...but its still warm...and always nice for a ride...

liamroys
21-02-2007, 08:59 AM
I've got a 1997 RF900, a bit rare nowadays 'cos they stopped making them in 2000:eek: apparently nobody liked the big ass on em

Gary
21-02-2007, 01:07 PM
I have a friend who claims to have originated the Harley "Fat Boy".

As the story goes, he was sitting in a bar in Sturgis having a few drinks when someone told him that Willy G. Davidson was out in the parking lot and wanted to meet him. He said "yeah... sure" and continued drinking.

About an hour later he wandered out to the parking lot to find Willy G. admiring the modifications he had made to his bike.

Shortly thereafter, out came the Harley Fat Boy, which looked a lot like his bike.

I don't know how true it is, but it's a good story and he tells it well. :D

WebRam
21-02-2007, 07:10 PM
LOL good story :)

nh3simman
07-04-2007, 09:09 AM
In my neighbours garden, I see an old BMW R600 (probably around 1975). It seems to be in excellent condition. Good body. A while ago, I heard his son puttering around the garden and it sounds good.

Can you still get parts for these bikes?

WebRam
07-04-2007, 11:21 AM
looks like it

http://www.knfilters.com/search/applications.aspx?Prod=BM-0100

coolments
14-04-2007, 12:52 AM
For all you petrol heads i would like to introduce you to road legal quads. mines a yamaha yfz 450 0-60 in 4.5 secs and you can ride it on a car licence and at only 300 quid fully comp insurance, cheapest and most fun of getting a speed thrill on four wheels dont you think. I pray for snow.

Gary
14-04-2007, 02:18 PM
Quads lean the wrong way on the curves... just like cars.

Shakey
20-04-2007, 12:42 AM
:eek: Refrigeration Paradise... are you serious! How are you calling the sad git.. ha !

Brian_UK
20-04-2007, 06:54 PM
In my neighbours garden, I see an old BMW R600 (probably around 1975). It seems to be in excellent condition. Good body. A while ago, I heard his son puttering around the garden and it sounds good.

Can you still get parts for these bikes?SOrry, forgot to post this earlier...

Good spares source here..

http://www.motobins.com/displayprod.php?function=subs&subs=991&title=ALL+K%60s&bike=991K

Brian_UK
20-04-2007, 06:57 PM
I'm thinking about parting with the old BMW K100RS (1984) and buying a brand new old pattern (India) Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet.

They used to be one of 'the bikes' to be around when I was somewhat younger and it's the nearest I can get to my old 500cc Norton single of days gone by.

airconadam
20-04-2007, 08:14 PM
hi fellas theres mine its a 1976 honda xl 125 fully restored to new condition see ya

Brian_UK
20-04-2007, 11:02 PM
Nice one Adam, my it's as old as my daughter - argh, don't tell I said that....

marc5180
21-05-2007, 09:35 PM
im in the middle of taking my test so i can also become a biker.....should be fun:eek:

US Iceman
21-05-2007, 11:24 PM
hi fellas theres mine its a 1976 honda xl 125...


Those were good bikes. I had a 1974 XL250 I rode everywhere and some places I should not have (straight up, straight down, ditches, trees, rocks,... you get the picture:D )

airconadam
22-05-2007, 05:07 PM
hey us ice man i think they were all very similar arnt they wel iam due to sell this at the moment and change so if anyone is interested just let me know ihave alot of detail about this bike but let me know thanks alot

airconadam
22-05-2007, 05:08 PM
o yer us ice man and they climb anything as you say tress rocks etc there great adam

Eng Student
13-06-2007, 03:03 PM
I saw a bike thread, and I couldn't stay away. Here is a pic of my RC-51.

http://a459.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00584/85/47/584757458_l.jpg (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=58793447&albumID=0&imageID=1557285)

I put a lot of mods into it, use to race it, but now it is just for the street. To expensive to have track days.

Eng Student

Brian_UK
13-06-2007, 07:28 PM
Trouble is, we can't see the bike :D:D

Eng Student
13-06-2007, 07:40 PM
Is that you can't see the pic? thumbnail? or that I can't bring it over for a play date?

Or is it that I am fat...lol.

Eng Student

Brian_UK
13-06-2007, 07:51 PM
NO, can see the photo without problem, I'm not sure about the routing of the exhaust pipe though :)

Eng Student
13-06-2007, 08:15 PM
The only excuse I have is it looked good on paper.

aldematt57
28-10-2007, 04:50 PM
Ducati M-900, dubbed Il Monstro (Monster) by the Italians.
I wanted a 914 when I bought the Monster, but I just couldn't pony up the extra money for the 914.

Pooh
28-10-2007, 04:53 PM
Aldematt
you have excellent taste in bikes, awesome machine and on the twisties there aint much that will get away from you. Is yours the fuel injected one or carbs.

Ian

aldematt57
28-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Aldematt
you have excellent taste in bikes, awesome machine and on the twisties there aint much that will get away from you. Is yours the fuel injected one or carbs.

Ian

Thanks Pooh. Mine has the dual Mikuni 38mm carbuerators.
It's a 1994, so it's been around a while.
I've had three normal maintenance valve adjustments on her and her top speed is only about 130, but you're absolutely correct, she's a beast in the curves.:D

I've owned the Japanese made motorcycles and they are nice, but my Ducati weighs 404 lbs. (dry weight) and my Aerostich kneepads have seen their share of scrapes when I was a younger lad.
My wife won't let me drive like that now.:p

Pooh
28-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Mine wont so I do not tell her, but she has a 620 Monster of her own so she does know what they go like. My Monster is a M900ie which is off the road at present due to some slight modifications I am making
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/albert-gert/IMGP1490.jpg

Ian

airconadam
28-10-2007, 08:16 PM
nice ihave just bought a 2006 honda cbf 600 but gota have a restricted to 33bhp:mad: but its all a learning curve any one intersted in this take a look thanks alot fellas
adam:D

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180171626612&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=008

aldematt57
28-10-2007, 08:48 PM
Mine wont so I do not tell her, but she has a 620 Monster of her own so she does know what they go like. My Monster is a M900ie which is off the road at present due to some slight modifications I am making.

Ian

Very nice bike Ian! I love the custom tail exhaust and the carbon fiber accents around the seating.
Sweet color scheme too.
I'm going to see if I can dig up some photos of my Monster to post.

Very cool bike indeed.

Pooh
28-10-2007, 08:54 PM
Alde
the whole back end is from a 999 as is the forks wheels etc, a work in progress but will be done early next year.

Ian

chris96
28-10-2007, 11:25 PM
I had a gsxr- had to sell it tho!!!

God how i miss it.........

Chris

aldematt57
28-10-2007, 11:33 PM
Alde
the whole back end is from a 999 as is the forks wheels etc, a work in progress but will be done early next year.

Ian
I thought so.
I remember the old 888's had that same look in the rear. Those trellis type alloy frames are unmistakable Ducati. Very nice.
I like the 'tricked out' effect you've given the Monster.
Good luck with it.
Post some pictures of your progress and the completed project, if you can.

aldematt57
28-10-2007, 11:35 PM
I had a gsxr- had to sell it tho!!!

God how i miss it.........

Chris
I used to ride with a GSXR owner.
I could give him all he wanted from 0-90 and after that, I could do nothing but choke on his exhaust.:D
Very fast.

Bones74
02-11-2007, 03:31 AM
06 R1 racebike, has more than enough Ohlins, etc get anyone excited!!:D

Quality
02-11-2007, 02:37 PM
Ride 07 R1 absolute perfect for myself as were the previous 3 R1`s Ive had . I Tried the blade and the gsxr but found the R1 better each time

absolute-zero
03-01-2008, 06:27 PM
I have a 2006 Suzuki C90T motorcycle fully dressed loaded with custom accessories, and drag pipes.:D:cool:

I can honestly say i have ever ridden as my only source of transportation. as per some of the posts i have seen in here. ALL Leisure Riding here.

So i guess this may make me sad mate:eek: but i certainly wouldnt change it for anything.

I am thinking of buying a Suzuki Hyabusa or Yamaha R1 for some crazy riding, but have not yet got the old lady commited to my thoughts on this sensitive subject:(



Keep on riding dudes:cool:

A-Z

TRASH101
03-01-2008, 07:20 PM
Got a couple of bikes although never really been much of a race bike fan. Rallies were better:cool:.

Main bike at the moment is honda CB 11X but its a bit duff in the winter:( so I`m trying to get my KLR 650 back on the road ( short of plastics and rear shock if anybody has some lying about ).;);)

Any body into chops ? ( not lamb or pork )

philfridge
05-04-2008, 12:14 AM
Hello i also got an r1 mines an early 1 year 2000 the mad 1

drew71
12-04-2008, 04:29 AM
Hi all
1979 Triumph T140 Bonneville Custom, always in a constant state of rebuild/modification. Its last incarnation was around 77bhp/150kgs wet weight, which though good for a bike pushing 30years is cold comfort when an R6 passes me and nearly sucks me out of my boots !

albionharley
15-05-2008, 03:39 PM
Two Harleys - a 1963 Duoglide ( Panhead ) that i've owned for nearly 20 years and a 1998 Sportster 1200cc that i bought last July cause the Pan was playing up and the wife was fed up of me sulking without a bike that worked.

Greengrocer
28-05-2008, 10:03 PM
OK guys, like someone else said right at the beginning of this very long thread “bikes aren’t really my thing”. However, I have owned and ridden the following:


NSU Quickley moped when I was a kid (remember them? – death traps)
BSA 250cc Tiger Cub (used to get through more oil than petrol – another death trap).
Basically I've been in 4 wheels since I was 17 - far better for attracting members of the opposite sex - and having it!!Anyway I digress. Whilst on a holiday in Canada last year my son & I spotted a chopper in Unionville (nr Markham) that looked remarkably like the the Indian Larry tribute bike that we had seen built one of the Discovery Channel programmes. The attached pictures are of the bike as we saw it and one of a TV screen shot of the real thing. On the day the some of the bye standers claimed it wasn’t the “real McCoy”. We begged to differ and a heated argument took place. What to you guys reckon? No doubt the USA/Canadian members will have a better view on this one. Appologies for the porr quality mobile phone photos.

Pooh
29-05-2008, 09:35 PM
Greengrocer
sorry to correct you but you either had a Triumph 250 Tiger Cub or a BSA C15 250 the engine was the same but with some slight frame mods. I have a 1960 BSA C15 in the garage but unfortunately it got submerged in the floods last year and I have not had chance to get it back on the road.

Ian

Greengrocer
29-05-2008, 11:35 PM
Greengrocer
sorry to correct you but you either had a Triumph 250 Tiger Cub or a BSA C15 250 the engine was the same but with some slight frame mods. I have a 1960 BSA C15 in the garage but unfortunately it got submerged in the floods last year and I have not had chance to get it back on the road.

Ian

Hi Pooh/Ian. As I said in my original post "I don't do bikes" so I bow to your superior knowledge. We are talking some 38 years ago so the old grey cells are struggling to recall the details. I think it must have been a Triumph since I do remember it as a Tiger Cub & not as a C15 250. Either way if it had the same engine it must have leaked oil the same which ever version. I can recall riding it Willesden tech on my day / evening release days and returning to a puddle of oil under the machine which was leaking from the crankcase oil feed to the external push rods? (am I correct in this description?). I seem to remember that the previous owner(s) had bodged a repair on the bolt which had been "araldited" in place due to a stripped thread - hence the leak (no AA checks in those days - It only cost me £17).

Oh what fun when you only had to pay your mum £5 a week keep and spent the rest on beer, women and an annual holiday away with the lads.

I take it you are not an expert on American Choppers?

sbkvelocity
31-05-2008, 05:39 PM
Guys,
Have a look at these bikes, not everyone likes it, but its a special in all ways! It may never beat Hondas, Yamahas, Suzukis or Harley, but it does make you feel different and special, it classic piece.Available in various capacity, max is only 500cc, enough to get the feel!
And the good thing is that its much cheaper than any grand bikes(Approx $3000 u.s.).do take look at pics!

albionharley
31-05-2008, 11:17 PM
Hi - nothing wrong with an Enfield mate;)

Obviously no longer made in the UK - but still a classic :)

Although i own 2 Harleys i love old Brit bikes :D

T82
07-06-2008, 03:01 PM
Add me to this list. Dirtbikes are more to my liking but still like road bikes all the same.
Currently in the shed:
Yamaha WR426
Husky CR125 (Sons bike)
74 Honda XL250 Motosport ( waiting restoration)
Honda Pilot (US & UK boys will probably know what this is)
Just need to find time to enjoy them before the body gives out :D

Paulajayne
10-06-2008, 01:06 PM
Out and about in the big white van today fixing customers A/C left right and centre. Just loved it when the traffic started to get backed up and noticed a "BIKER" coming up between the lanes.
Nudged the van over and reduced the gap - hey - guess what ? the biker gave me 2 fingers!!!

Sad gits!!

(Only joking guys!!)

(Those London bikers surely do deserve it with their attitudes)

Bikes are allowed to filter in the UK - You deserved two fingers --- LOL

charlesuk
20-06-2008, 09:54 PM
I had better own up and join the list. Pinarello paris for the road. Specialized hardrock for the rough stuff. Ps............ the wife will not let me add a Ps as it involes lycra , ladys and hot sunny days

Pooh
21-06-2008, 12:27 AM
Greengrocer
not on american choppers as they are not designed to go round corners or stop when you want them too, I am more for the riders bikes as well as the classics , 1963 Ducati Brisk, 1960 BSA C15, and a 1960 Vespa VNA 125 Scooter, as well as the two Ducati Monsters the boss and I ride all year round.

I beleive once a biker always a biker no matter what you are riding, it really annoys me that some of the guys I ride with wont acknowledge scooter riders because in their minds they are'nt proper bikers, my question is has it got two wheels and an engine then it is a motorbike.

Ian

NIKK38
05-01-2009, 08:23 PM
Edit, edit<

Voyager
06-01-2009, 05:11 PM
My current ride is ---- nothing.

Learnt in the army on the old BSA B40, and since than have owned :
AMF Harley SS175 (trail bike)
BSA Bantam
Suzuki GS425
Suzuki GT380
Yamaha XS400
Kawasaki GPz 750 R1 (twin shock)
Kawazaki GPz 750 (unitrak)
KawaZuki Renegade GzX1127 **
Kawasaki GT750
Yamaha XJ400s

** The KawaZuki was a one-off I built in the 90's :
GPz750 unitrak frame, ZX10 wheels with Pirelli Dragon GT tryes, CB1000f four piston brakes on custom Ali hangers, ZX Turbo Bodykit, Suzuki GSX1100f engine, Mikuni RS36 flatslide carbs, Dynojet Stage 1 tuning kit, Hi-Flow air filters.
Tested on a rolling road : 130bhp, 82lb/ft torque.
I clocked up 82,000 miles on that bike during the first 2 years of 5 years as a bike courier.

hillbillywillie
19-01-2009, 02:22 AM
I was a Rocker back home. I built two nice Norton Dominator cafe racers-Manx seat, Manx dropped bars etc. Was in the 59 club and travelled to London from Scotland.
Had a Royal Enfield Continental GT 250 as well.
A '59 Tiger Cub, a Tiger 100 cafe racer, a '49 BSA Bantam, a Norton Big 4, a Norton 16H, a suzuki gt 350, a Yamaha xs 250 and my last bike was a Yamaha fj1200.

I love bikes, but haven't had one since coming to the US.
I really wanted a Norton commando and a Triumph bonneville export but never did get round to getting those.

waynealli
19-01-2009, 04:57 AM
I bought a Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa about three years ago, still scares the crap out of me but still love the top speed and acceleration, Within the posted speed limits :)

sexysouthwest
19-01-2009, 10:12 AM
I just got rid of my Ducati 748sps,Good i miss her...Bloody kids ruin all my fun!!

WebRam
19-01-2009, 01:02 PM
OK guys, like someone else said right at the beginning of this very long thread “bikes aren’t really my thing”. However, I have owned and ridden the following:


NSU Quickley moped when I was a kid (remember them? – death traps)
BSA 250cc Tiger Cub (used to get through more oil than petrol – another death trap).

Basically I've been in 4 wheels since I was 17 - far better for attracting members of the opposite sex - and having it!!Anyway I digress. Whilst on a holiday in Canada last year my son & I spotted a chopper in Unionville (nr Markham) that looked remarkably like the the Indian Larry tribute bike that we had seen built one of the Discovery Channel programmes. The attached pictures are of the bike as we saw it and one of a TV screen shot of the real thing. On the day the some of the bye standers claimed it wasn’t the “real McCoy”. We begged to differ and a heated argument took place. What to you guys reckon? No doubt the USA/Canadian members will have a better view on this one. Appologies for the porr quality mobile phone photos.


are you sure you took these photos mate? I found this one on the web

http://turbo.discovery.com/biker-build-off/slideshows/roundfour/gallery/tribute10_hzoom.jpg

Voyager
22-01-2009, 12:53 AM
never really been much of a race bike fan. Rallies were better:cool:.


Ever done the Farmyard Party ?

suctionheader
03-05-2009, 10:46 AM
I have a Husaberg FE450 enduro bike which is designed for off road usgage. This is a great hobby
as the chances of getting knocked off my bike on the road by car drivers is limited as cars cannot go where my bike can. As I live by Salisbury Plain I have a large area where I can go riding. The great thing about an enduro bike is that you jump 20ft in the air and land without breaking anything on the bike.

TRASH101
05-05-2009, 08:36 AM
Ever done the Farmyard Party ?



First rally I ever went to way back in '92. Haven't been since '06.

Been nowhere this year so far. How about you?

TRASH101
05-05-2009, 08:40 AM
This is a great hobby
as the chances of getting knocked off my bike on the road by car drivers is limited as cars cannot go where my bike can. As I live by Salisbury Plain I have a large area where I can go riding.

Look out for them landrovers:p

multisync
05-05-2009, 09:25 AM
Greengrocer
sorry to correct you but you either had a Triumph 250 Tiger Cub or a BSA C15 250 the engine was the same but with some slight frame mods. I have a 1960 BSA C15 in the garage but unfortunately it got submerged in the floods last year and I have not had chance to get it back on the road.

Ian

The T20 tiger cub was a 200 cc. The Cub was bantam not a C15.

Quality
12-05-2009, 10:16 AM
New 2009 R1 Delivered 1 hour ago :D, off to have some fun now (back to work) :mad:

Kumek
12-05-2009, 02:19 PM
Well, as all in this life i prone to be broken, I try to have things of highest quality. So here it is:
2002 BMW F650GS Dakar :o

Frosty
14-07-2009, 11:12 PM
Got my new R1 last July, saw it in the window of a yam dealer in Melton Mowbray in England. Just saw this flash of red and black as I passed by the shop window! Anyway, came back a few hours later and went to the shop - fell in love with the bike - 08 R1 in Haga santander livery. Couldn't keep away...sleepless nights...had to go back and do the deal. Got it on a sat morning and just couldn't keep off it. 4 months later and the paints peeling off the panels that get hot and I'm pissed! Phoned Yam dealer and got it in for a respray!!!!! Brill, business as usual. Guess what...4 months later and the bleedin paints peelin off again. Angry phone calls to the Yam dealer quotin sale of goods act 1972 (ammended) and I get the original panels put back on, with a brand new petrol tank - competion white - fab. Im still waitin for the £800 refund for the non-standard paint job, but I'll get it in the next week or two. Gonna put the money towards a nice hol in Jamaica next year. Motto: the quality of the original Yam panels cannot be beaten, I was unlucky, apparently this rarely happens, but it did, and it caused me untold grief!!! The bike is back to standard, albeit with an R&G tail tidy, a solo rear seat conversion and a pair of Michellin Pilot Power 2CT tyres, and its now the dogs danglies...

steelinhome
18-06-2011, 01:08 AM
Harley-Davidson XR1200http://www.refrigeration-engineer.com/forums/images/smilies/cool.png