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Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:36 pm
by Ben
Nice one! I knew you wouldn't be able to resist a few mods.

I've never seen that Hornet pic before, so thanks for that.

A pic of my trusty ZX10. 189bhp on PDQ's dyno. Suspension setup by K-Tech. She is a total peach.
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Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:10 pm
by wastegate
The zx10 looks brutal. Do you get ever past 50% of its capabilities on the road - if so you must ride like a loon.

Pic, your welcome. One with your loptoff helmet ears attatched.

Not modified bikes for many years but El Burro is a bit of a hound and the shock change is because someone at Honda specced a spring that will just about support a ( small ) 6 year old child. On the forums people complain that 2 up and they can't get the sidestand down! I have had max preload set just one up.

Changing the rear sprocket tonight and the whole thing has been sprayed with black paint .... sprocket, nuts, carrier, wheel spindle head and nut ... the sprocket was glued on by the stuff. Commuted through a winter and the `scottoiler effect` is all I can think.

Happy days. There is a good bike lurking underneath, I am convinced ... err maybe.

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:34 am
by Ben
Not on the road but it's fun even up to 50%. It's a good bike to ride to a trackday and ride home again..
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Except in this case where the Akra failed the noise test but fortunately someone in our group had a quieter can!

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:58 pm
by RiceBurner
The road beasts:

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Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:26 pm
by Ben
RiceBurner wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:58 pm
The road beasts:

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RB, genuine question - why have two bikes that are so similar in capability / application?

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:30 pm
by RiceBurner
Ben wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:26 pm
RiceBurner wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:58 pm
The road beasts:

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RB, genuine question - why have two bikes that are so similar in capability / application?
Genuine answer - because they're not that similar. ;)

Expansive answer: I bought the K on a whim because I'd blown up Rock3, and I didn't like the Triumph Daytona that I recommissioned for MadLiz, and I 'knew' the K's foibles and had a Flash Tour coming up (this was 2017 iirc).
When I came back from travelling earlier this year I still had the K because I couldn't sell it: tried end of 2017, early 2018, and again early 2019 - even at reasonable prices I didn't get a single sniff, so I'm kinda stuck with it at the moment. But anyway - I had decided whilst travelling that I wanted another Rockster, so I bought one and in the end it turned out to be useful that I still had the K, because the Rockster had some niggly faults that put it off the road a few times (and indeed currently - the rear shock's seal has blown - I need to get it rebuilt).

I prefer the Rockster for most riding - the K has an atrocious saddle that is torture after an hour, and the riding position is too forward for me these days - both fixable, but I haven't done the fixes because the K was only ever meant to be a stopgap. I may actually get the fixes sorted out because the K is so powerful it's probably better for 2-up riding (which I'll be doing a lot more of this year). Need to try it once the weather improves.

Although the K is something like 3 times the max bhp of the Rockster (160 vs 85, both when new), in real-world usage you're right, there's not a lot of difference in actual speed across country, but it's a very different experience on each of the bikes.

I reckon I'm actually faster across country (ie 300 miles of non-motorway twisties) on the Rockster than the K - simply because the Rockster is more pleasant to ride at real-world speeds and conditions, and the Telelever is so confidence inspiring - the DuoLever I find isn't as stable.

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:39 am
by Moff1198
Newbie here, thanks for the invite Ben.
Pic of my trusty steed with a friend 😊

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:08 pm
by Ben
Nice wheels Moff! When I saw 1198 is your username I wrongly assumed you had ...an 1198! Those Diavels are superb bikes, right? I had a proper giggle on one on the Ronda road in Spain a few years back.

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:56 am
by Bigyin
Both my bikes ...

The fun one i use to enjoy and explore...... I had one the same that was written off in an accident after 40000 miles but this one will get to explore as well hopefully

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My work bike i use for teaching new riders

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Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:11 pm
by Gio
Bigyin wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:56 am
Both my bikes ...

The fun one i use to enjoy and explore...... I had one the same that was written off in an accident after 40000 miles but this one will get to explore as well hopefully

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My work bike i use for teaching new riders

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I like them, whats the if any consequence of the top box when riding in crosswinds?

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:16 pm
by Bigyin
Gio wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Bigyin wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:56 am
Both my bikes ...

The fun one i use to enjoy and explore...... I had one the same that was written off in an accident after 40000 miles but this one will get to explore as well hopefully

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I like them, whats the if any consequence of the top box when riding in crosswinds?
I have ridden in high cross winds with it in the UK and not really noticed any problems, even with full panniers lobbed on it as well while touring Europe and Scandinavia.

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The only issue i have noticed is it does induce a bit of a weave about 135 mph but thats not exactly a daily occurrence and doesnt do it at 135 mph without the box on

Re: The 'Post a picture of your bike' thread

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:27 pm
by BikerGran
Love the red - I suppose the box is a necessary evil but it does detract from the lines of the bike.