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spondonste

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spondonste says:

What bike floats your boat?

With the new year arriving I'm considering changing some of my bikes (just fancy a bit of a change for some of them). Trouble is I struggling to find a bike I really want to own (either new or old) that I've not already tried in the past.

 

Either new or old, what bikes float your boat sufficiently that you could really contemplate parting with your own hard earned cash to get?

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

I like mine very much

MVaugusta F3, lovely little machine:smile

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preunit

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preunit says:

I

heartbeat.gif  my 990 smr

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bobsnicholson

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i know i will regret this suggestion

If you have several bikes, why not give a new Yam XP 530 T-Max a try. I have one along with my other bikes and i can honestly say it's a hoot. Some 500/600 riders get the shock when i pull away from the lights.:ph43r:

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bobsnicholson

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you

did say "change", why buy same same but differant??????

Want to own........tricky

Own cash........depends how liquid you are.

Bit o fun......deffo

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

bikes

ok, ill set the rot in, A Wing for 'popping to Wales" to see my folks in summer..duke 1198, just in  garage to look hot! 

erm..africa twin/tenere for winter fun..list goes on..lol

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

My faves are basically

a variation on a theme...

Guzzi 1200Sport, Monster 1100, Thruxton / Bonnie / W800, Harlet Sportsters / Dynas, Victory Judge / Highball / Hammer

...from the sporty(er) side of the air-cooled mid-to-big-twin, to the more relaxed side of that gene pool.

I kinda like the Duke Streetfighter, but would probably not enjoy ownership as much as looking at it. Ditto RC8R.

I do like dirt bikes though....and hypermotards - SMR, Hypermotard, Dorsoduro

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smidget

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smidget says:

spondonste

With your skills and knowledge have you thought of another bike build to your own requirements?

That way as you know you get what your after, although time consuming. 

Edit if a little late having just read the question again, its my age.

Still find the V Max MK1 does all I need, although I have made one or two changes along the way since buying it in 1998.

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Pizzazz

I'm deffo going to be keeping the spondon and it's currently being moded for the forthcoming year. The Spondon Owners Club and Street Specials MCC are planning to have a stand at the festival of 1000 bikes at Mallory so it'll be there as a minimum.

I've just been modding my CBR900RR fireblade to fit a 17 front wheel and I might toy with changing the swingarm and seat unit on it. That said though I'm not looking to take on lots of other projects (already got a TL1000S streetfighter and CBR600 race bike project on the go).

I just fancy something a little bit different which is going to give me a bit of a buzz when riding it but don't have much in the way of a short list.

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Perki6

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Perki6 says:

bikes

Well i want to Triumph dealer yesterday to be nosy and looked at the new Daytona 675, blue and white. I weren't to fond of it at first seeing it on a picture, but seeing it with my own eyes it looks pretty nice. Dont like the front intake though, its like a big hole i can fit half of my arm in. But i want a enduro bike like a KTM EXC or similar to play in the snow and use for winter riding. Dont want the Daytona covered in salt do we now 

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

Buzz and not something you have

the word supermoto is screaming at me here.

BTW - isn't a TL1000S streetfighter an SV1000?:lol:

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