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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes
« Reply #30 on: Apr 13, 2011, 23:25 »
this might interest you

http://www.motocom.co.uk/emailmarketer/display.php?M=140183&C=3d71bfb756478fcd3d720aa4b91ecf88&S=83&L=10&N=26

lots of cheap kit apparently..

Also I still think you should sack off the crappy cat c and get a real bike.
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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes
« Reply #31 on: Apr 13, 2011, 23:29 »
CBT: Complete

Amount of money needed to be spent on lessons/tests: Considerable.

 :D

Just don't fail....then it gets REALLY expensive.
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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes
« Reply #32 on: Apr 14, 2011, 08:57 »
Next job: Theory.

Also, I pulled my shoulder attempting to put a GS on its stand. Serves me right for not listening to the instructor and doing it wrong.

Really enjoyed it though. Almost enough to make me want to go and buy a 125 and rag around on that for a few months.
« Last Edit: Apr 14, 2011, 08:59 by Alex @ Racersguild.co.uk »

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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes
« Reply #33 on: Apr 14, 2011, 09:13 »
Next job: Theory.

Also, I pulled my shoulder attempting to put a GS on its stand. Serves me right for not listening to the instructor and doing it wrong.

Really enjoyed it though. Almost enough to make me want to go and buy a 125 and rag around on that for a few months.

like I said - you'll learn a lot
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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes
« Reply #34 on: Apr 14, 2011, 10:00 »
On the other hand, it's not somewhere I plan to spend any time. It'd cost me a lot of money (that I possibly don't have at the moment) to buy and insure, then I'd have to sell it.

And at the same time, it's the same pot of gold that I need to use to buy a helmet/gloves/jacket/trousers/test/lessons.

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Screwed if I do, screwed if I don't.

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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes
« Reply #35 on: Apr 15, 2011, 08:45 »
125's hold their value and don't really depreciate so you can get a few months use and if you clean it and make it look tidy - you can often make a profit!
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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes - Update Page 3
« Reply #36 on: Apr 25, 2013, 19:23 »
So: After TWO YEARS of procrastination, I manned up, did my tests, passed my Mod one no problem, and after a silly mistake on my first mod2, I passed my mod 2 on Monday  :laugh:

Today, I collected this:

Kawasaki Versys KLE650

Then rode it back 105 miles. I'm unbelievably chuffed!

Thanks for the push in the Versys direction [Al] :)

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Re: Bikes, tests, etc / FAO Rootes - Update Page 3
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2013, 22:52 »
Nice, they are good bikes - I had the er6n, same engine.

I'd think twice about putting a race exhaust on -my scorpion was cool in that it spat flames and freed the engine up a bit, but it makes them really quite noisy. Good in traffic but you need ear plugs!

Great choice chap.
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