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festa

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2015, 08:23:02 AM »
the  er 6's may  be  more  than a grand  but  worth it

call in to gt superbikes there is  usually a finance (0%usually)

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2015, 08:41:55 AM »
How sluggish are the 500s I mentioned I think this may be a logical step up as long as they'll do 80 lol

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2015, 09:05:44 AM »
How sluggish are the 500s I mentioned I think this may be a logical step up as long as they'll do 80 lol

depends on your idea of sluggish, in my opinion they're deathly slow, but jumping from a 125 you might think they're quick :dunno

if you see the light and go the ER6N route... bear in mind that a 2008 to 2011 ER6N was only 3600 new so don't be fooled into thinking they (a dealer) are doing you a good deal just because the new one is 5,400+ :thumb

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2015, 09:46:15 AM »
125 sluggish! Something that will do 70/80 uphill is what I want and not die!

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2015, 10:46:37 AM »
I understand your point but unfortunately money dictates too :/ I meant die as in lose power too :p hopefully not the literal sense! Unfortunately for me too there is no where local to me that sells motorbikes new so need to travel, but hey ho :)

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2015, 10:53:48 AM »
Kawasaki er6.
Simples.

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2015, 11:02:23 AM »
Haha there a a theme! I do appreciate advice but don't think I can stretch to the er6

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2015, 11:47:27 AM »
keep saving... avoid beer, fags, girl/boyfriends and fast food and move in with your parents :bgrin

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2015, 12:01:57 PM »
Ha unfortunately way past all that.!

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2015, 12:14:27 PM »
Give Baz 07963 872009 a call (Baz bikes Treorchy formerly Wayne Bowen Motorcycles- he's a top bloke and dead honest) . He has two SV650 available for sale both 2002 models with circa 20k miles. Both very clean with full MOT and he has services them. I think he's asking 1200 each. 1000 in hand and mention me and he'll probably let them go for that.


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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2015, 12:17:54 PM »
Wow thanks I'll have a think, I'm not quite ready yet bit maybe able to sort something!

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2015, 09:37:18 PM »
Sv650 is a solid and fun v twin engine in a decent enough frame.
Suspension was ok until pushed really hard.
Great bikes and sold in big numbers, but smaller and less comfortable when compared to the bandits.
I'm 6ft with long legs and 20mins on a sv650 and I was ready to hand the keys back... had a ball on it but too small for me and my legs went numb.

I had a DL650 V-strom with the same engine and my gearbox self destructed after 60k miles of offroad abuse, winter commutes and red lined every day. They take some serious punishment, I pushed mine a little too far.
But the DL650 can be had for low money if you look around. Mine comfortable cruised 2up with 60kg of gear @95mph but the rear sock was soggy as feck.

The older 600 bandits were a solid lump,  built to last with and understressed old tech engine. 650's were a tech improvement but still as solid with better suspension. Unfaired and top faired options are around but there was also the GSX600f and 750. Basically a bandit with full fairing.
All can be picked up cheaply but some of the mint ones will have owners wanting new bike money for them and the bike is 15 years old.

A 500cc bike will seem fast to a 125cc but you soon discover it's comfort limits. They will do 100mph and cruise @ 80-85 but you'll not want to stay on it long at that speed as the vibes on 500 twins like the cb(f)500 gs500 makes things go numb.

I did contemplate a 500 to replace my ageing VStrom but I needed 2up comfort. the new honda cb500x didn't have the oomph I wanted.
And thats what bike choice comes down to...
Want and need.
I WANTED a bike that goes like stink, handles like a scaled cat, can do 250 miles to a tank and have a comfortable 300 mile a day seat. But that doesn't exist for me. So I bough a big twin adventure bike again.

But I could have bought a 650cc maxi scooter for my commuting/touring NEEDS. The mrs told me she'd divorce me if I bought a scoot. I totally understand where she's coming from but the Burgman has all the toys to play with lol.

Speak to thunderroad about test rides... the mrs passed her test back in june.
She passed on a cbf600 and now Rides a 500 Royal Enfield (27hp) they said not a problem for her to test ride a brand new CBF100 (100hp) even only having a full licence 3 months. She wanted to ask about a Busa but I told her no!
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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2015, 04:54:33 AM »
Awesome reply Mr diver! Thank you! Where's thunderroad ?

Ps 500s are appealing at the moment, even just to learn post test!

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2015, 08:07:24 AM »
ThunderRoad Is in Bridgend, Cwmbran and Gloster. Bridgend is closest to me so that's the one I've used or a few years.

There are a few major dealers around the Swansea area, but I'm not sure if they'll let you test ride the bikes.
Different dealers use different insurers that stipulate experience... I went to test ride the New DL1000 when one bike was doing the rounds of the dealers just after the press launch and got told the insurers insisted on 5 years riding with full licence   :taz
Give some local dealers a call and ask about what the score is with test rides.

Trick I found was, If you just sit on a bike and try to get comfy and it doesn't feel right - it's not the right bike for you.
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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2015, 08:28:14 AM »
thank you, useful advice! feeling comfortale will be the biggest factor as i have no experience besides my 125 and odd go on a gladius!