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Re: riding this weekend?

Post by Kata » May 16th, '20, 16:46

I would have to seriously think about it if someone offered me a Rg125 against the gsxr...

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Post by Fozz » May 16th, '20, 20:09

Was good to get out for a spin today,only 40 miles but its a start.A mate took delivery of a shiny new fireblade today so will be out again tomorrow!

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Post by Primalcarl » May 16th, '20, 21:38

Nice run today up to Bude and back 8)

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Post by billinom8s » May 16th, '20, 22:04

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Was good to get out for a spin today,only 40 miles but its a start.A mate took delivery of a shiny new fireblade today so will be out again tomorrow!
Are you gonna be recruiting him for here?
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Post by bkingalan » May 17th, '20, 18:31

Went out for a play today was going to make it for Simon’s ride but didn’t wake up until 5.30 so no way was I getting there for 6.00 🤬🤬
Did Bridport / coast road to Weymouth/ back passed the cerne giant home by 10.30 really quiet great to get out again 👍👍👍
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Post by Streetmann » May 17th, '20, 20:05

I actually thought about meeting billinom8s this morning but work all week kids up early so didnt really want to get up 30 mins earlier than I had to any way so I got out for a little ride left home 8.45 ish got home a little after ten was a good little ride to dust of the cobwebs was quite roads also result

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Post by Jug_Inspector » May 18th, '20, 13:30

Me & the good lady were out yesterday.
Out over to Minehead, grabbed some fuel & then on to Lymouth and finally back across Exmoor to home - 160 miles(ish) in total.

Was a bit achy towards the end but getting my riding stamina back.
Gonna do a longer one tomorrow I think, probably over to Bude.
I plan on getting a few rides in now to tide me over in case a second spike happens and we all get locked down again.

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Post by jer r1 » May 22nd, '20, 18:22

On duty from 07.00 Monday morning till 07.00 Tuesday morning and Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday from 19.00 to 07.00 so plenty of bike time .
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Post by Kata » May 23rd, '20, 18:32

Of on a ride around Wiltshire.tom on the FJR..

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Post by menzies3032 » May 23rd, '20, 19:35

Managed to get out on Bunny67 Superduke 990 on Thursday. First time that I have ridden a naked for any real distance and got to ride it the way i like to ride at my own pace just to try and get used to the bike and riding a twin. Did from Teignmouth to Holsworthy through the usual lovely a roads an country side. Was a blood epic ride loved it.
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Ride it more, you'll learn.
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Post by menzies3032 » May 23rd, '20, 20:23

Just might be doing that :D 8-} :ymparty:
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Re: riding this weekend?

Post by Scotty » May 24th, '20, 10:26

Part of the trick is learning not to ride a twin like a four - use higher gears and enjoy the torque and midrange rather than revving it lots. The relaxed nature of a twin is much easier to live with on the roads, you’re not always looking for another gear.
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Post by Jug_Inspector » May 24th, '20, 10:36

You can also make good pace without sounding like you are, another feature of a big twin that can be very relaxing.

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Post by menzies3032 » Jun 1st, '20, 17:23

Scotty wrote:
May 24th, '20, 10:26
Part of the trick is learning not to ride a twin like a four - use higher gears and enjoy the torque and midrange rather than revving it lots. The relaxed nature of a twin is much easier to live with on the roads, you’re not always looking for another gear.
The big difference that I have noticed is that been 4000 and 8000 revs the torque and the drive is totally the same. On everything else i have ridden you get a power curve and as you go up the revs you get a greater acceleration. Its a very different feeling as you bang up the box as you have no sense of speed change it all stays at the same pull...

Its defiantly a different type of ride. Biggest complaint is how vibie it is my feet are numb by the time i get home don't get that on a 3 or 4 pot.

But hey its got 2 wheels and an engine and the suspension and handling is excellent so not going to complain to much.
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