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Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« on: April 01, 2014, 10:40:28 AM »
Still without a permanent job but still mainly in temporary work (thankfully), I hope that a bit of insurance money will be coming my way in a month or two. Hey., someone might even be stupid enough to employ me.

I'll have to buy a new kitchen (or I'm dead). I'll have to pay off the overdraft and credit card debts. But, this could still leave me with enpugh to buy a bike in the £3000 to £5000 range....bikes are more expensive over here BTW

As you may guess from the list above, I do like a nice, good looking, muscular machine. Help me fantasy shop.  :bigsmile: I get a bit tired of doing it by myself, going through the MCN and Ebay ads.

If I can only have the one bike, sadly I can't have a bit of old Brit or Italian iron as well-it's got to be reliable and suitable for touring and commuting. Mainly commuting. Screaming acceleration isn't needed but the ability to piss on a Porsche Carrera is. I prefer naked bikes for looks but do understand the practicality of faired ones.
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 10:47:23 AM »
I voted Griso 12 but you can't go wrong w/ either of those trumpets.  I've owned a 955i S3 & a T-Bird Sport. I want another T-Bird Sport!
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 11:06:46 AM »
And who is voting other and what would their choice be?
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 11:15:27 AM »
I voted Velosolex.
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 11:20:13 AM »
I voted NON-Guzzi and NON-Triumph.

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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 11:47:07 AM »
Thunderbird Sport FTW!
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 11:57:57 AM »
I don't regret selling my Thunderbird 900 - the crankcase breather tube issue was pissing me off.

The Speed Triple and Griso are my two favorite bikes.  If you like wheelies, go with the Speedie.  Otherwise, the Griso seems more practical to own. 

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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 12:23:22 PM »
KTM super duke ;)
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 01:06:02 PM »
T-bird sport.  It fits who I think you are, and that's what matters.
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 01:21:22 PM »
My guess is you want the one you listed first...gorgeous bike. But you should simply buy the best bike you can find for the cash. Good luck with the insurance money and may I suggest a very bright colored bike that will be less likely to be mistaken for a parking bumper.

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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 02:07:01 PM »
I think you'd do well on a Honda Grom. In Honda red, to match your hair.
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 02:22:29 PM »
The lone vote for the Speed Triple....so far

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Re: Help me fantasize about buying a new sheep
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 02:24:37 PM »
Merino.  It will keep you warm.

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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 02:48:16 PM »
Merino.  It will keep you warm.

As in Moto?
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Re: Help me fantasize about buying a new sheep
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 02:56:25 PM »
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As in Moto?

No, as in sheep.

Did you not read the thread title?
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2014, 02:58:27 PM »
But, this could still leave me with enpugh to buy a bike in the £3000 to £5000 range....bikes are more expensive over here BTW.......

If I can only have the one bike, sadly I can't have a bit of old Brit or Italian iron as well-it's got to be reliable and suitable for touring and commuting. Mainly commuting. Screaming acceleration isn't needed....

Once again, a call for the PC800. You know you need one. Reliable, suitable for touring and commuting, relatively cheap.*


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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2014, 03:22:22 PM »
Griso 1200...IF you like/have the ability to work on the bike yourself.  Gootsies are just dang  :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2014, 03:41:53 PM »
The lone vote for the Speed Triple....so far


I'll second that.
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 03:43:39 PM »
The lone vote for the Speed Triple....so far


I'll second that.

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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2014, 05:07:40 PM »
The lone vote for the Speed Triple....so far


I'll second that.

Hi Ed. How has your day been?

I voted with Ed & Cookie...can I change my vote? 

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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2014, 05:14:11 PM »
T-bird sport.  It fits who I think you are, and that's what matters.

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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2014, 05:15:30 PM »
The lone vote for the Speed Triple....so far


I'll second that.


No idea. Can you?
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 06:58:34 PM »
I really like the Griso 12, but practically, I'm touting the Ninjathou...
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Re: Help me fantasise about buying a new to me bike
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2014, 07:20:14 PM »
Grom, grom, grom!!!



You want one.
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