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    I had the same quote in mind during the last post.



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    Good to see you're beavering away playing golf...
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    2000 HD FXDX, nice riding and nice between the legs

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    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.

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    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?

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    Hi, Frank

    Quote Originally Posted by frank
    And now taken up golf
    But playing only at 19th hole

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    I would take up golf if my golf cart looked like Franks picture. For some reason I think the hood ornament is optional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abe
    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....
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    Thanks Brian

    Ill start my training in the Autumn

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abe
    Next summer, Ill grow my hair long.......so it can fly in the wind!!!!!!!!!!
    Make sure you grow it long enough to escape from the bottom of the helmet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abe
    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/
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    Thx Webram..........

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

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

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    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).
    It's a lovely day to pump some gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_UK
    Make sure you grow it long enough to escape from the bottom of the helmet

    Helmet?? or ..................my turban??

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    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.
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    I have a Honda XLV 1000 VARADERO '00
    i love my bike
    i love to ride!!!!!

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    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

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Howdy people's...

    Motorbike? Yes lovem!

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    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...

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    hey Abe, did you pass? you never told us.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooh View Post
    ride a Ducati Monster
    What is the difference between a Ducati and a water painting?

    A water painting runs in the rain

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quality View Post
    owner of a real bike here brand spanking 07 R1 Can`t ride it
    That's OK most R1 owners can't ride.




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    Still going OK Pete should be done for May with luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Viking View Post
    That's OK most R1 owners can't ride.



    I couldn`t agree with you more

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    1981 Honda CB750 Custom

    2004 Honda Shadow VT1100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    1981 Honda CB750 Custom

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    thought you might go for a Harley there Gary?
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    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.

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    g day fellas iv got a few bikes some nortons a couple of hoda fours and a 90 model fatboy

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    see this is where I get incredibly jealous, riding in Florida or Australia or Scotland ......................... mmm let me think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRC Guts View Post
    g day fellas iv got a few bikes some nortons a couple of hoda fours and a 90 model fatboy
    Hi MRC and welcome to the forum.

    I like your bio - 'remote area service tech', well that just about covers Australia I would think
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebRam View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    The winters here in Florida can be brutal. There are days when I am forced to wear a sweatshirt.
    Oh dear, what a shame The things you have to suffer for your relaxation
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    sweatshirt? thats summer clothing here
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    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...

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    I've got a 1997 RF900, a bit rare nowadays 'cos they stopped making them in 2000 apparently nobody liked the big ass on em

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    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.
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    LOL good story
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    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?

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    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.
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    Quads lean the wrong way on the curves... just like cars.

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    Refrigeration Paradise... are you serious! How are you calling the sad git.. ha !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh3simman View Post
    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....%60s&bike=991K
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    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.
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    hi fellas theres mine its a 1976 honda xl 125 fully restored to new condition see ya

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