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Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3,735
Views: 1,022,011
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Another one that divides opinions, the Aprilia...

Another one that divides opinions, the Aprilia Moto 6.5.
The tank reminds me of a downhill ski race helmet. Aprilia gave a Pegaso to Philippe Starck and let him see what he could come up with. They...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-11-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Your best bet is to buy an ex demo bike when they...

Your best bet is to buy an ex demo bike when they flog them off at the end of the season. If it has to be new, then haggle over an accessories package and servicing costs.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-31-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 120,968
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Another gearing calculator for those that are...

Another gearing calculator for those that are interested:

http://www.gearingcommander.com/

A reasonable number of bikes standard gearing is in the drop down menus (but only 1290 superduke at...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3,735
Views: 1,022,011
Posted By Gordon Bennett
A dealer near me has become an agent for the...

A dealer near me has become an agent for the French brand Avinton.
I like the look, but the comfort seems sparse...

http://www.motoplanete.com/avinton/galerie/avinton-collector-race//19.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-11-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Funnily enough I was reading your post when I...

Funnily enough I was reading your post when I heard that he had been suspended by the BBC for swinging a punch at a producer - so no Top Gear on Sunday...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-05-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
That's the official UK price for a new one,...

That's the official UK price for a new one, 15999.....
Luggage is extra, Sir.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Gordon_Bennett

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Gordon_Bennett
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Correct, and it's the smallest county as well.

Correct, and it's the smallest county as well.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-25-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I just dropped in on a KTM dealer, and there was...

I just dropped in on a KTM dealer, and there was a brand new 1290SA outside, which is destined to be their demonstrator early in March. They insisted that I had to come back and have a ride - all day...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-24-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,536
Posted By Gordon Bennett
There is nothing wrong with Triumph - the problem...

There is nothing wrong with Triumph - the problem is with the American Triumph importer.

You hear the same tale of woe with other makes of motorcycle, and the one common factor is the American...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-23-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,331
Posted By Gordon Bennett
It took a second look before I realised that...

It took a second look before I realised that Street Glide had three people on board...

Great stuff.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-20-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
And Multi Strada means...

And Multi Strada means...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,713
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I've owned a Laverda Jota, and five Triumph...

I've owned a Laverda Jota, and five Triumph triples, but thought a long time about getting a Benelli.


http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/Benelli-TNT-Cafe-Racer.Stat.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3,735
Views: 1,022,011
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I posted a picture of that in the ugliest bike...

I posted a picture of that in the ugliest bike thread some time ago...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,352
Posted By Gordon Bennett
3-4 more bhp on a good day, and only smooth at...

3-4 more bhp on a good day, and only smooth at tickover. At a typical cruising speed of 75mph, my feet were vibrating around on the footboards (four different demonstrators), and on the over-run the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-05-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By Gordon Bennett
None of the above sounds like this or last year's...

None of the above sounds like this or last year's F1 cars.

Have a listen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/31110580
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Gordon Bennett
A popular choice is the Dynojet Power vision,...

A popular choice is the Dynojet Power vision, which as well as being an EFI tuner, lets you check and clear error/diagnostic codes.
Other tuners would do the same, like V&H FP3.

Or are you...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,735
Views: 1,022,011
Posted By Gordon Bennett
When the Katana GSX1100SZ first appeared, Jan...

When the Katana GSX1100SZ first appeared, Jan Fellstrom was credited with the styling.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Gordon Bennett
For a tender, the lead needs to be permanently...

For a tender, the lead needs to be permanently live, but the vest could be switched.
The fuse ratings could well be different.
Check the +ve and -ve are wired the same (they should be, but don't...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Heated gloves should have a fuse - have you...

Heated gloves should have a fuse - have you checked that?
If that's ok get a multimeter to check out the continuity of the wiring.
Forum: Europe 01-11-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Gordon Bennett
As your time is limited, I'd suggest a mini tour...

As your time is limited, I'd suggest a mini tour of mid and north Wales, avoiding the south as it's industrialised. The roads are good and largely quiet.
Alternatively the West country - Cornwall,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By Gordon Bennett
The only Triumph bit on that bike is the engine,...

The only Triumph bit on that bike is the engine, everything else is after market.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Is that your home address that you're publishing...

Is that your home address that you're publishing on the internet?

Have a good trip anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,122
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I've owned various exotic Italian bikes over the...

I've owned various exotic Italian bikes over the years:
Guzzi S3
Ducati 900SS Bevel
Laverda Jota
851, 888 SP2, 916

but the rarest I ever test rode was a Bimota SB6 like this. Handling was a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-01-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Sorry about that - I thought they needed a wider...

Sorry about that - I thought they needed a wider audience!
(grovels and tugs forelock)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-30-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I sat on this one at the recent UK show, seems...

I sat on this one at the recent UK show, seems nice enough to warrant a test ride next year. Just wait till next winter for the big discounts.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By Gordon Bennett
There's already a thread for this: ...

There's already a thread for this:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987293
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,004
Posted By Gordon Bennett
And die of boredom.....

And die of boredom.....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-22-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
9/50

9/50
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-21-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5,827
Views: 1,077,514
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Vin range 524056 to 602960 for the suspect head

Vin range 524056 to 602960 for the suspect head
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-20-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 252,300
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Common in MX. On the road you don't hang your...

Common in MX.
On the road you don't hang your head out round tight, blind bends.

Anyway it seem to slow Norrick Abe down...
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-17-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 185,742
Posted By Gordon Bennett
This is quite a stylish kennel I saw on another...

This is quite a stylish kennel I saw on another site.

http://chivethethrottle.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/random-t-10_03_14-920-98.jpg?w=919&h=716
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 49,459
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Staika - lovely, I got it to replace an old...

Staika - lovely, I got it to replace an old Vaude.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/15255720835_a7ed929e86_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,642
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Motus will announce that deliveries to customers...

Motus will announce that deliveries to customers will start by the end of the year.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 690,743
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I bought a gold Jota in 1978, but I wasn't a...

I bought a gold Jota in 1978, but I wasn't a great fan of the colour.
The snarl on the over-run really made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, very addictive. Thanks for the video clips,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 560,958
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I posted this in 2011. Obviously I can see into...

I posted this in 2011. Obviously I can see into the future so is anyone interested in next week's lottery numbers?
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 194,099
Posted By Gordon Bennett
The fuel tank holds 3.3 gallons, which won't give...

The fuel tank holds 3.3 gallons, which won't give it much of a tank range, maybe 110 miles and looking to refill?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5,827
Views: 1,077,514
Posted By Gordon Bennett
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/08/02/manufacturer...

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/08/02/manufacturers/indian-manufacturers/indian-announces-removal-brake-throttle-override/
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5,827
Views: 1,077,514
Posted By Gordon Bennett
And Indian have just announced that this will not...

And Indian have just announced that this will not be installed in the 2015 bikes, and can be programmed out of existing ones.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I used a car jack handle - insert into the end of...

I used a car jack handle - insert into the end of the exhaust, and hook the lug (or hook) into the baffle edge, and clamp mole grips onto handle end so you can tap it out with a mallet or hammer....
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