Any other motorcyclists here?

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landsurfer
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby landsurfer » 11 Jan 2020, 1:30pm

mercalia wrote:
landsurfer wrote:My pride and joy ...used in all weathers all year round for work and pleasure ..... 400cc of rampant power .. ok 27bhp.
Previous stuff .. MZ's all types and capacities, GSXR 1127's, YammaGammaTZ road bike ... Big Kawasaki's and Suzuki's, all types of 2-strokes ..... but my RE Himalayan is just pleasure to ride around on ....

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Thats an Indian Royal Enfield? How much did it cost? oh quite cheap. which one is it?

https://www.motogb.co.uk/make/royal-enfield


I got mine with 320 miles on it, ex demonstrator for £3800 .... An awful lot of bike for the money .. now at 5000 miles without a hitch.
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Cowsham
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby Cowsham » 11 Jan 2020, 1:45pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cowsham wrote:
tatanab wrote:About 1982 I was riding my café racerised 1960s Triumph (single seat, clip ons, long tank, rear sets) and wearing tatty leathers, when I found myself following what I took to be a nervous rider on a pox box (scooter). He kept looking at me in his mirrors. It wasn't until later that I thought "perhaps he has a sense of history".

Bearing in mind my taste for old style café racers, pretty light, not necessarily much power (1960s Triumph remember), I quite fancy a Mash TT except I have no possible use for it.

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Watched the review on that -- think I'd rather have the cb250 rs cafe racer I saw on the island last year

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Not a CB250RS, the RS was a twin exhaust port single, what you have posted looks (to me) like a cafe'd CB175 or 200.

John.


Sorry John you are of course correct it's not an rs but a K4 ( had a k4 myself so should have known ) that was a photo I got from the net that looked very similar -- but I dug out the photo I took on the island myself from my laptop and this is the actual bike I saw pictured here at Ballaugh bridge looking back towards the wee shop there.

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tatanab
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby tatanab » 11 Jan 2020, 2:10pm

mercalia wrote:how many miles can you do before your back side says no more? That aint a seat its a plank
Just like on a pedal cycle, it is a question of weight distribution between backside, hands and feet. My K4 250 learner machine would have my legs suffering cramp after about an hour. On my café racer Triumph with legs tucked up on rear sets and a single seat I have ridden 3 hours with no problems at all.
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On my 250 I could carry my time trial bike on the back. Not a practicality with a single seat machine.
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Hobbs1951
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby Hobbs1951 » 11 Jan 2020, 2:25pm

Cowsham wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cowsham wrote:

Watched the review on that -- think I'd rather have the cb250 rs cafe racer I saw on the island last year

Image


Not a CB250RS, the RS was a twin exhaust port single, what you have posted looks (to me) like a cafe'd CB175 or 200.

John.


Sorry John you are of course correct it's not an rs but a K4 ( had a k4 myself so should have known ) that was a photo I got from the net that looked very similar -- but I dug out the photo I took on the island myself from my laptop and this is the actual bike I saw pictured here at Ballaugh bridge looking back towards the wee shop there.

20190829_135835.jpg


Didn't mean to be churlish, and I do like it that enthusiasts are still modifying 'bikes rather than returning them to standard. And hate being Mr Picky but your second image isn't an RS, I'm sure it's a GB500 !

John.

pete75
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby pete75 » 11 Jan 2020, 4:05pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cowsham wrote:
tatanab wrote:About 1982 I was riding my café racerised 1960s Triumph (single seat, clip ons, long tank, rear sets) and wearing tatty leathers, when I found myself following what I took to be a nervous rider on a pox box (scooter). He kept looking at me in his mirrors. It wasn't until later that I thought "perhaps he has a sense of history".

Bearing in mind my taste for old style café racers, pretty light, not necessarily much power (1960s Triumph remember), I quite fancy a Mash TT except I have no possible use for it.

01-mash-tt40-cafe-racer.jpg



Watched the review on that -- think I'd rather have the cb250 rs cafe racer I saw on the island last year

Image


Not a CB250RS, the RS was a twin exhaust port single, what you have posted looks (to me) like a cafe'd CB175 or 200.

John.


Most likely a CB250 twin. They had CV carbs but I don't think the 175 or 200 had them. The small Honda twin engines look pretty identical though.

dim
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby dim » 11 Jan 2020, 4:18pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
https://apple.news/AI2YTqxL1RfST96DJNUjutw
Very fortunate for the rider that the following car driver managed to take the appropriate action and not driving over the motorcyclist.
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the guy was wearing an airbag suit jacket .... never knew those existed ...

Tiberius
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby Tiberius » 11 Jan 2020, 4:56pm

dim wrote:the guy was wearing an airbag suit jacket .... never knew those existed ...


GUESSING.....You're NOT a MotoGP fan ?? They have been around for many years there.

pete75
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby pete75 » 11 Jan 2020, 5:02pm

Tiberius wrote:
dim wrote:the guy was wearing an airbag suit jacket .... never knew those existed ...


GUESSING.....You're NOT a MotoGP fan ?? They have been around for many years there.


MotoGp - Is that what they call scrambling now?

pete75
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby pete75 » 11 Jan 2020, 5:09pm

landsurfer wrote:
mercalia wrote:
landsurfer wrote:My pride and joy ...used in all weathers all year round for work and pleasure ..... 400cc of rampant power .. ok 27bhp.
Previous stuff .. MZ's all types and capacities, GSXR 1127's, YammaGammaTZ road bike ... Big Kawasaki's and Suzuki's, all types of 2-strokes ..... but my RE Himalayan is just pleasure to ride around on ....

fullsizeoutput_202.jpeg


Thats an Indian Royal Enfield? How much did it cost? oh quite cheap. which one is it?

https://www.motogb.co.uk/make/royal-enfield


I got mine with 320 miles on it, ex demonstrator for £3800 .... An awful lot of bike for the money .. now at 5000 miles without a hitch.


Have you seen Noraly's website about her long distance trips on a Himalayan. https://www.itchyboots.com/bikers-guide ... -the-world

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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 11 Jan 2020, 5:23pm

Hi,
No I never knew that an air suit existed either.
GB 500, I didn't look closely but yes the engine looks very modern.
I thought you said CB 500, I have a CB500t in the shed :)
It's a bit of an overgrown CB 250, And handles like one too :P
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dim
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby dim » 11 Jan 2020, 5:30pm

Tiberius wrote:
dim wrote:the guy was wearing an airbag suit jacket .... never knew those existed ...


GUESSING.....You're NOT a MotoGP fan ?? They have been around for many years there.


Hmmmm ... do they work on bicycles? 8)

Cowsham
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby Cowsham » 11 Jan 2020, 5:37pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cowsham wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
Not a CB250RS, the RS was a twin exhaust port single, what you have posted looks (to me) like a cafe'd CB175 or 200.

John.


Sorry John you are of course correct it's not an rs but a K4 ( had a k4 myself so should have known ) that was a photo I got from the net that looked very similar -- but I dug out the photo I took on the island myself from my laptop and this is the actual bike I saw pictured here at Ballaugh bridge looking back towards the wee shop there.

20190829_135835.jpg


Didn't mean to be churlish, and I do like it that enthusiasts are still modifying 'bikes rather than returning them to standard. And hate being Mr Picky but your second image isn't an RS, I'm sure it's a GB500 !

John.


No probs John it was my bad -- my photo was on the laptop and couldn't be bothered to get it out and transfer it back onto my phone so I looked it up on Google -- and a few articles came up -- saw that but didn't look close enough.

I'll get the link for the 250k4 for Pete

pete75
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby pete75 » 11 Jan 2020, 5:37pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,

I thought you said CB 500, I have a CB500t in the shed :)
It's a bit of an overgrown CB 250, And handles like one too :P


Not really. It was a bored out CB450 Black Bomber. I've had both and thought the 450 the better bike.

Alex Moulton had one.

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pete75
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby pete75 » 11 Jan 2020, 5:40pm

How many people here passed the proper motorcycle test, L plates on your 250 and a guy with a clipboard observing you from time to time?

Cowsham
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Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Postby Cowsham » 11 Jan 2020, 5:42pm

pete75 wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cowsham wrote:

Watched the review on that -- think I'd rather have the cb250 rs cafe racer I saw on the island last year

Image


Not a CB250RS, the RS was a twin exhaust port single, what you have posted looks (to me) like a cafe'd CB175 or 200.

John.


Most likely a CB250 twin. They had CV carbs but I don't think the 175 or 200 had them. The small Honda twin engines look pretty identical though.


Here's the article I mistakenly got the picture from -- nice bike
http://www.bikebound.com/2017/01/31/hon ... afe-racer/