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Ian1801

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Hi all looking at getting a bike again , sold my old Fireblade about 2 years ago, I’ve had bikes all my life thought I could live without one !
I can’t :sneaky:

Looking at a Ducati monster 916 or something along them lines , anyone got any advise I just can’t make mind up help

Also like
Triumph speed triple
Z1000
Nc30 but to small very nice tho
Ducati cafe racer scrambler but to expensive
The list goes on
Ian
 

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I did just that - I gave up biking quite a few times as my body began to call it a day on riding motorcycles.

On one of my many lapses I bought a M900 Ducati. Loved it but the ride is really hard.

I do think that every one should have a go on a big twin big motorcycle before they retire.

Good luck with the search :D(y)
 
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So much to choose from ,

You got on quite well with the big twin then? did you have any reliability issues ?

Cheers
Ian
 
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Thanks I will have a read of the triple thread

Ian

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So much to choose from ,

You got on quite well with the big twin then? did you have any reliability issues ?

Cheers
Ian


I had it around 18 months and had a small problem with an overflow pipe in the tank developing a hole and draining the tank at our local petrol station but nothing much else. I was popular that day :rolleyes::oops:

It had new belts when I bought it. So bar the simple maintenance items that was it.

I rode it in all spring/summer/autumn weathers but did not put a huge mileage on it.

They do demand a decent battery though - they will not turn over and start with a 1/2 dead one like a Honda would.

They also like to be in the correct gear for the speed/engine rev's. I found I used 1st gear a lot more often then say on my VFR800.

Would I buy another big twin - yes. (y)
 

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I had it around 18 months and had a small problem with an overflow pipe in the tank developing a hole and draining the tank at our local petrol station but nothing much else. I was popular that day :rolleyes::oops:

It had new belts when I bought it. So bar the simple maintenance items that was it.

I rode it in all spring/summer/autumn weathers but did not put a huge mileage on it.

They do demand a decent battery though - they will not turn over and start with a 1/2 dead one like a Honda would.

They also like to be in the correct gear for the speed/engine rev's. I found I used 1st gear a lot more often then say on my VFR800.

Would I buy another big twin - yes. (y)
It was that fast you couldn't catch it on camera.
 

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Ian,

How about an RSV or a TL1000R.

Very meaty bikes that won't break the bank.

All the best,

Andrew
 

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Triumph speed triple - lovely little bike - bit painful on the wrists at slow speed now - having gone over the handles once or twice:whistle:

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Tried a TL many years ago quite liked it

Or now you giving more bikes to think about ha ha

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A friend of mine has a Triumph Speed Triple and a Street Triple and they are
both great bikes you can ride for miles on in comfort.I personally prefer the
Speed Triple!
I have ridden a TL1000 over the years,and loved it, but it wouldnt be a good choice against the Triumphs.
 

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I had a Triumph Sprint as my last bike. I found it to be a very competent and comfy sports tourer to be fair. I loved the sound of the triple on full chat. I thought that the underseat exhausts looked good too, like a poor man's 916. (y)
 

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They do demand a decent battery though - they will not turn over and start with a 1/2 dead one like a Honda would.

Yes :rolleyes:
Ever tried bump starting a half faired bike in full leathers :eek:

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I have a Ducati 696 which is a lovely bike. We also fancied the scrambler but the price was ridiculous. I have arthritic thumbs and find manoeuvring the bigger bike tricky so I quite fancy either the KTM Duke or the new small BMW. .
 
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I have a Ducati 696 which is a lovely bike. We also fancied the scrambler but the price was ridiculous. I have arthritic thumbs and find manoeuvring the bigger bike tricky so I quite fancy either the KTM Duke or the new small BMW. .
I bought a Duke 390 18 months ago and love it. So light and enough power to overtake. I'm on it all summer, even Ann likes it :D2
 

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I grew up with bikes, but had 12 years out when my first son was born. I survived a mid-life return to a Kawasaki ZXNR Ninja, then a new Honda CB1300 for commuting in 2009.
I’m currently bike free and keep telling myself that I can live without one, no seriously, I can do it, I’m sure I can, I just have to try harder..... I think I can resist, I am strong !

Then my mate turns up on his Multistrada, then I start Googling ‘Pikes Peak’, then I remember that I’m not at all strong, in fact I’m quite weak and have the breaking strain of a Kit Kat :LOL:

The only thing that stands between me and this beauty is the small matter of the price tag !!.......

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If you are used to bikes with fairings, try a ride on an unfaired bike before you buy one.
 

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My friends got a Yamaha Tracer 900 coming up for sale. I never gave them a second thought until I saw it....
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I’ve just got to convince The Boss,,,,

So it will be a no then.......:(
 

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We keep our money separate so she can waste hers on shoes and bags, and I can 'waste' mine on bikes and gadgets. Worst I ever get is "huh, it's your money" (y) :ROFLMAO:

WE...... have just upgraded our camper,, so that’s what “I” have spent MY money on.. l
l have got MY Honda Sh300 on the back to keep me happy...... for now ;)
 

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KTM 990 Adventure - you can get a nice one for about £3-4k. Go anywhere, do anything, unusual, cracking ride, looks the biz. Orange only!

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You are making my life very hard , yep will definitely try a unfaired bike before buying , lot of years on faired bikes , that’s one of my ideas with a unfaired bike it might calm my speed down :whistle:
 

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Anybody want to buy a nice little bike, I do not want my CG125 anymore, I fear it might run away from me with all the power it has and I am getting really old now. Bargain price and with a vietnamese rack included.

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