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Hi to all, newb to the site.

Not new to bikes though, I`ve been riding since the age of 11 on crossers and then had my first road bike in 1975. Never been off bikes since.
Biker for life :thumb:

I`ve put some photos of past and current bikes in my album.
Do`nt know the site or anyone here, but anyway hi from England ! :)
 

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Welcome Hos, good to have you on board!

So what is your current ride?
 

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Welcome!

Im from the UK, the only actively posting UK member on here!

Would be nice to have another one!

Where you from?
 

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Welcome!

Im from the UK, the only actively posting UK member on here!

Would be nice to have another one!

Where you from?
Hiya !

Originally I`m from Birmingham, but lived most of my life in south Warks.
Last few years I've lived out east in Northants, its bit quieter out here
compared to the West Mids. :eek:

I get down The Ace now and then ;)
 

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Thanks zandit :thumb:

Got the blown Busa, a really nice ZR1100 and a T500 2 stroke in bits.
The Zeph isnt quite ready yet..... almost.

What are you riding atm ?
Unfortunately I am not spoiled for choice like you!!
My wife has a Ninja250R which was my 2nd bike, and I now have the 2010 Ninja 650R ABS model.

I have a ways to go before I get my next bike, but I am more than happy!!

That Busa must be a handful, have you had it dyno'd yet?:dance::popcorn:
 

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:dance:Welcome

Judging from your picts you are old as dirt like me an Throttle Rocket my hub! :)

Older, wiser and faster ;) :D :eek:

Started street riding when the last dribble of Bonnevilles was coming out of the Meriden Works. My old man worked for James and Velocette in the 50s and 60s, he rode a 1955 Vinnie up until his death in 2007. My Grandad was a biker too in the 1920s .... runs in the family !

Love the bikes and will never give them up as long as I can swing my leg over :thumb:

Thanks for the welcome !!
 

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Unfortunately I am not spoiled for choice like you!!
My wife has a Ninja250R which was my 2nd bike, and I now have the 2010 Ninja 650R ABS model.

I have a ways to go before I get my next bike, but I am more than happy!!

That Busa must be a handful, have you had it dyno'd yet?:dance::popcorn:

A rides a ride :thumb:

I love the 250R, saw it when it came out at the UK International Bike show a couple of years ago. Good choice ! Memories of the KR1S ;)

What does the 650R look like ? Any photos ?

The Busa is a blunt instrument of a bike. Had it dyno'd when it was finished and has a shade under 240 bhp at the rear wheel, but its very rideable. The blower works all the time, constant drive. Can sit it at 60mph in 6th gear, hit the throttle and it pulls hard right through to the top.
It drinks like a pro darts player though :eek: :D
 

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Hiya !

Originally I`m from Birmingham, but lived most of my life in south Warks.
Last few years I've lived out east in Northants, its bit quieter out here
compared to the West Mids. :eek:

I get down The Ace now and then ;)
Out in the sticks then!!

Currently based in leicester,

You have a good collection of bikes!

Wish I could have a 'busa
 

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Out in the sticks then!!

Currently based in leicester,

You have a good collection of bikes!

Wish I could have a 'busa
Oooh Arrr, its borderline of East Anglia :eek:...A lot of banjo players out that way ;)

Thanks for the pos feedback on my bikes.

Tbh you can get a Busa cheap enough if you look around. I paid £2500 for a
high mileage 1999 model. Took some work to get it pristine, but a nice bike at the end. Running costs are a bit steap though if you use them.
 

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Oooh Arrr, its borderline of East Anglia :eek:...A lot of banjo players out that way ;)

Thanks for the pos feedback on my bikes.

Tbh you can get a Busa cheap enough if you look around. I paid £2500 for a
high mileage 1999 model. Took some work to get it pristine, but a nice bike at the end. Running costs are a bit steap though if you use them.
Yeh but for me its insuring it thats the problem, affording the bike is the easy bit!

At least you wont have any riots up your way!
 

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Yeh but for me its insuring it thats the problem, affording the bike is the easy bit!

At least you wont have any riots up your way!
Yeah I hear you with the cost of bike insurance, its a killer.
I know a way you can insure a bike like a Busa or a race rep when you havent got enough or any NCD.

When I had no years NCD and was just getting constant "no quotes" for a Busa, a mate of mine told me how and I did it too. ;)

How is the situation in Leicester ?? My daugher was up at Uni there untill 2 years ago. Rioting here has not been anywhere near as bad as the major cities. Birmingham is looking really bad atm.
 

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Yeah I hear you with the cost of bike insurance, its a killer.
I know a way you can insure a bike like a Busa or a race rep when you havent got enough or any NCD.

When I had no years NCD and was just getting constant "no quotes" for a Busa, a mate of mine told me how and I did it too. ;)

How is the situation in Leicester ?? My daugher was up at Uni there untill 2 years ago. Rioting here has not been anywhere near as bad as the major cities. Birmingham is looking really bad atm.
What do you do to get it? You can tell me :p

Leicester isn't too bad! (apart from it being a shit city), the police is doing and excellent job and ending trouble before it really starts.
 

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What do you do to get it? You can tell me :p

Leicester isn't too bad! (apart from it being a shit city), the police is doing and excellent job and ending trouble before it really starts.
Leicester is ok :) You can get a good curry there just like Birmingham :D

The way I insured a Busa with no NCD was to get a cheap classic. A box of bits with a frame or engine number, as long as its an old classic.
I have heard of people just buying an old moped frame as long as its got a V5 with it.

This is how it works: Carol Nash do a classic/multi-bike policy.
As long as you have one classic bike on the policy you can insure any number of modern bikes on the same policy. Minimum of two obviously.

Doing it this was meant I got insurance at £600 fully comp for both the stock Busa at the time and also my T500 Suzuki c1975. Bear in mind that was with zero NCD !

I had given up trying to insure a Busa because I had countless "no-quotes" from all the usual brokers and bike ins co's.

I dont know how this works, but I know it does work and I know others who have done the same. :thumb:
 
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