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Post by mattg on Sun 04 Jan 2015, 4:20 pm

Howdo folks!

I'm new here as i've just purchased my first "big bike" having passed my DAS test in November having spent the previous few months riding a little YBR125 having done my CBT.

Here's the bike as collected...

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only 18K miles on the clock and in nice order with recent Bridgestones front and back. Looks to have been very well looked after.

So far, i've replaced the throttle cables as they were sticky, changed the oil and removed the Givi rack from the back (just need standard rear indicators now that's off - off to the for sale section!)

Will update as things change.
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Post by sullivj on Sun 04 Jan 2015, 5:20 pm

Welcome to the forum. Looks like a nice honest bike - thanks for posting a picture.
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Post by Alvi on Sun 04 Jan 2015, 8:41 pm

Hi Matt,welcome. Bike looks tidy. Don't bin the rack, you might change you mind - most useful bike accessory going, I reckon
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Post by teamster1975 on Sun 04 Jan 2015, 8:49 pm

Welcome Matt, from another Matt! Wink
Looks very nice and as the others say having a rack of some kind is a god send, especially when you've got a pillion (even more so if it's your wife, the amount of crap they carry)
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Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 05 Jan 2015, 12:35 pm

Hello!

I can only agree with the comments above about the rack (I also have one) - it is useful, plus you can take the box off if you don't want to lug it around everywhere. Anyway, that is up to you (you can always put the rack back on before you go on a trip).

From your picture it looks like you already have the standard indicators. When you fit the Givi rack you remove the underseat pillion handles to fit the rack (the handles also serve as indicator brackets) and fit the indicators directly to the rack bars. So if you want to change back you'll need the two handles (which the previous owner may not have given you...).

Looks like a nice bike (they all look nice compared to mine!), you should have some fun!
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Post by mattg on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 9:34 am

The rack is off as for what I use the bike for I don't need it and I prefer the look of the bike without. Thanks for the indicator tip, that's now sorted Smile I'll be putting the rack up for sale if it's any use to anyone.

Anyway, managed to get out for a ride yesterday. So much nicer now I've replaced the old, sticking throttle cables.



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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 9:47 am

how much were you looking at for the rack Matt?
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Post by teamster1975 on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 9:48 am

Looking very nice Matt, roll on spring!
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Post by mattg on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 9:58 am

@Llewelyn1965 wrote:how much were you looking at for the rack Matt?

Say £25 plus postage?
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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 2:15 pm

any idea how much postage would be?
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Post by mattg on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 2:16 pm

@Llewelyn1965 wrote:any idea how much postage would be?

Can't see it being more than £8 so to make it easy I could do £30 delivered?
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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:43 pm

Great. I'll have it. How do I pay you? Do you have a paypal account?
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Post by mattg on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:56 pm

@Llewelyn1965 wrote:Great. I'll have it. How do I pay you? Do you have a paypal account?

I do indeed, rather embarrassingly it's Matt.hotstuff@gmail.com Smile if you PM me your address I'll make sure it's sent next week.
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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 11:33 pm

Hi Matt. I have paid £30 into your account and pm'd you my address. Thanks for that. Smile
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Post by Ayrton F on Mon 12 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Welcome to the forum Mat!

Have you got any plans for the bike ?
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Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 12 Jan 2015, 12:59 pm

@mattg wrote:
Anyway, managed to get out for a ride yesterday. So much nicer now I've replaced the old, sticking throttle cables.

I had to replace my throttle cable recently as it had snapped.

I couldn't believe the difference - the throttle was 'touch sensitive' by comparison with the old cable, it took be a day or two to get used to it!

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Post by mattg on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 9:29 pm

@Ayrton F wrote:Welcome to the forum Mat!

Have you got any plans for the bike ?

Just maintain and enjoy really. Needs a couple of minor bits tidying but is mechanicaly excellent now.
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Post by skyrider on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 10:26 pm

I bet he will regret selling that rack in the future very handy things Rolling Eyes
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Post by mattg on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 6:58 am

@skyrider wrote:I bet he will regret selling that rack in the future very handy things Rolling Eyes

Why the rolling eyes? It's horses for courses.


I won't regret selling the rack. I'm using this bike to gain experience before moving across to an R6. It's for fun only not carrying things. I've got cars for carrying stuff around.


I'm just being sensible and not jumping straight on something too powerful from the off.
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Post by skyrider on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 11:14 am

ok sorry
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Post by mattg on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 6:02 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:

@mattg wrote:
Anyway, managed to get out for a ride yesterday. So much nicer now I've replaced the old, sticking throttle cables.



I had to replace my throttle cable recently as it had snapped.

I couldn't believe the difference - the throttle was 'touch sensitive' by comparison with the old cable, it took be a day or two to get used to it!


Makes a huge difference doesn't it!

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