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daisyduke666

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daisyduke666 says:

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Hi all,Ive had a look around this place the last couple of weeks not sure whether to come in or not as there doesn't seem too many females around and some of it looks a little bit shark infested

But anyway thought Id say hello and give it a go and share my experiences . Currently riding the Big bang R1 but have had blades mostly before.  Not quite gelling the R1 as much but will carry on with it through the summer.  I am quite small so it can be a bit of a wrestle riding it.

I haven't any current photos to put on my registration as most of them were on a previous relationship pc but will try and find some out later depending on welcome.

Riding style is safe but quick so don't look for chicken strips. Any one else riding one ?

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

you see....

we are a caring bunch really !!  :huh:

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

Welcome back daisy

steve, geography was never my strong point :biggrin: 18% in my mocks, never pursued it as an 0'level :lol:

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

Daisy....

we can do that.

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

talk about bikes

???? bloody hell what a novelty lately :lol:, and I agree no personal stuff , careful tho if you bat for both sides a few aren't very forgiving in that dept:lol:

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

A few?

you obviously did shite in your mathematic mocks bb :lol:

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Daisy

Spoke to Gordon and Mark last night on our rideout re: your comments and query on the crossplane crank R1...they both love theirs but say it is a bit of a 'marmite bike' - you either love it or hate it. This is because it feels so different from a normal in-line four ..(and the fly-by-wire throttle is so instant that it can make it feel 'snatchy' till you get used to it)..

Gordon said he has heard of some Yamaha dealers getting bikes back soon after a sale because the new owners just can't gel with the bike ..so you are not alone. :winkie:

Everyone was surprised to hear of your problem with Honda build quality ...sounds like you just must have been unlucky with this bike as Honda generally are considered the best of the Japanese manufacturers in this regard. :winkie:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

fly by wire

does take some getting used to, I have it on my MV and slow riding through traffic can be a bit tetchy as it's so responsive.  Sneezing with fly by wire is very scary:shock:

Honda build quality recently I felt has dipped slightly. Mr BB's last Blade had to go back due to paint blistering after 3 months.  Not what was expected . Very interesting thoughts on the R1 I'll pass your info Kam onto Paul

 

Can you believe Mr BB is torn between my bike and the R1.  The only thing thats winning at the minute is there are so many R1's for sale the prices are attractive.  I think he will take mine out with the lad run on sunday to see if it's still in contention on a bit of a blast. 

He finds the MV a good riding position even though he's 6' and has all the power he needs for general riding and it handles like it's on rails, plus she is pretty. 

There is a black one available at Silverstone with only 65 miles on with a previous owner, so we have to find out the story behind that .

 

I'd be interested to know if it is the fly by wire that DD is finding strange, as said it does take some getting used to the instant response, and no sneezing:smile

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

My R1 was an 09 model

the last model before the crossplane crank, and i have to say the fly by wire on that was horrible. have to say it was more of a delay when you opened it up rather than instant!:wacko:

Ok if you're ringing its neck at high revs, but low revs around towns it was snatchy as hell(the former being what it was designed for, the latter a reality check).

the return to a cable throttle with the Daytona was like finding a long lost love again!:biggrin:

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lesleyh

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lesleyh says:

,,,

Way too technical for me, so I'll stick to 'hello Daisy and welcome to the forum', simples:biggrin:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Thanks Diablere

I'll pass the feedback on it's helpful when your toying with 2 bikes.  A road test is quite hard to come by down here but I think in Newbury might be able to assist, usually tho it's not really long enough.

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