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    VARRAKK - Have a look at the Kawasaki ZX636 (2005 C1H & 2006 C6F) too - great track bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteeleResolve View Post
    VARRAKK - Have a look at the Kawasaki ZX636 (2005 C1H & 2006 C6F) too - great track bikes
    Not a single used ZX-6R for sale.
    See a lone 2019 Ninja 650 for about 6500 usd/euro
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteeleResolve View Post
    Trading in the K1300S for a new-ish V-STROM 1000 on saturday.

    Yep, I'm officially an old fucker now
    You change bikes quite frequently!
    The new V-Strom is pretty darn good for it price tag.
    But can't think of anything less exciting.

    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SteeleResolve View Post
    Trading in the K1300S for a new-ish V-STROM 1000 on saturday.

    Yep, I'm officially an old fucker now
    You change bikes quite frequently!
    The new V-Strom is pretty darn good for it price tag.
    But can't think of anything less exciting.

    Why?
    Fast enough for me, and stops me losing my licence. And comfy for me and the misses for long distance. Plus VTWIN TORQUES @ 4000ROM

    And I had the K13S for 2 1/2 years. I know it was comfy too but it is due for the major service, and the front ball joints on the duo-lever suspension need changing (around 1000 for both to be done). Plus I never really got the most out it besides on the track day I did. Its very fast (licence losing) in a straight line but not great round corners. Plus I've heard they get very expensive to fix at around that age (2010) and the suspension goes around that time. Since it is ESA, it's not going to be cheap to replace either....

    Tried a Honda CB1000R (2016), was quite good fun but not very comfy. Good A-Road blaster, not for long distances.

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    Haven't ridden since my op 4 months ago. Got addicted to fucking eve of all things again while recovering from my op. Now, I'm clean and need to learn how to ride again. Which part is the engine?
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    Власти, данной Богом, сынок, будь навеки верным...
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    Op success?

    Since I parked my bikes mid september, we have had 5-8 days without rain.
    Wish this shit could stop, clouds also needs to fuck off. Need some clear blue skies or I'll end up on a murderspree.
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    As social distancing and quarantine is not a thing in Swedenland (yet), I have put in over 1000km the last week.

    New for this year, I have gone back to Long Levers, so much better.
    Minimum effort now to pull in the brake, easy with even one finger and I can hold the clutch in forever without being fatigued.
    Put on Techspec tank pads, mostly to protect the paint. Pegs aren't high enough to really use them.
    Still waiting for my new Carbon Side Panels, month delay
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    Came across this in my Youtube Feed, very well made and music is perfect for the setting.
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    What do you do when a pandemic hits.. buy a new bike 😎😎


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    I'm working from home, and had no appointments between 1300 & 1500..

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    Huston, we have a crash!

    Got hit yesterday while exiting a roundabout by a car entering it.
    I'm doing fine, no injuries. Hurting in chest/ribs and shoulder muscle.

    If I didn't get knocked off the bike, I would have stayed on and not dug a trench with its side faring.
    Lucky me, car missed my leg and hit infront of knee and I missed a light pole by a arms length!
    Good gear makes a huge impact, don't be cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellie View Post
    What do you do when a pandemic hits.. buy a new bike ����

    That's the first time I've seen the license plate mounted like that. Is there a reason for that vs the traditional spot under the seat and by the lights?

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    So my true love the S1000R got wrecked.
    I waited for the 2021 model to replace it with, but since it was ugly, overpriced while using inferior parts I scrapped it.
    My only two candidates left was the Aprilia Tuono and Ducati V4S Streetfighter (On the later one I planned to buy a new 2020 model and save money).

    I didn't pull the trigger, since neither bike managed to scratch that itch.
    Gave up on looking for a bike, then some days ago I woke up and in zombie mode I clicked through my bookmarks on autopilot and landed on the search query I had made for bikes.
    There it was, the Ducati as I had mentally decided how it should be kitted out. Plus extras!
    216bhp on the rear wheel, so this bike might be a death sentence..

    A new 2020 costed 210k SEK. This one has 4600km on it + Ducati extras for 45-50k at a price of 210k (Plus all break in services completed).









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    That is a nice looking bike. You're going to die!

    What happened to the S1000R?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormus View Post
    That is a nice looking bike. You're going to die!

    What happened to the S1000R?
    A young lady hit me while exiting a roundabout.
    Got knocked off the bike and it went ploughing up the grass field in the island and got frame scratched up.
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    Congrats and may you rest in pieces (don't pls)

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    Nice bike.

    Looks sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stormus View Post
    That is a nice looking bike. You're going to die!

    What happened to the S1000R?
    A young lady hit me while exiting a roundabout.
    Got knocked off the bike and it went ploughing up the grass field in the island and got frame scratched up.
    Got to love a good SMIDSY. Glad you're ok - any motorcycle accident you get to walk away from is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellie View Post
    What do you do when a pandemic hits.. buy a new bike ����

    That's the first time I've seen the license plate mounted like that. Is there a reason for that vs the traditional spot under the seat and by the lights?
    Holy fuckballs, took me a year to respond.. Its actually the standard license plate holder for the 2020 MT-09, the under seat bracket is "optional"
    Bike still alive tho, been hitting up Circuit Zandvoort a couple times now, fun bike on track

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    We need to revive this thread. Good looking MT09, a seat for tender bottoms.

    Meanwhile I'm taming my dragon. Bike is WOW!
    Put on Lever and Radiator Guards. Don't think there is much more to add. Maybe a DB killer or two. Sound is at 14.

    (Insurance Cost: ~530 Euros pr. month)
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