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Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Ah the TR1 - I had one of those from new. The...

Ah the TR1 - I had one of those from new. The enclosed chain was great for chain life, but the seal leaked and sprayed the grease over the back tyre. It also had an amusing habit of coughing back...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-12-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 180,676
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I was in my local KTM dealer yesterday, and as...

I was in my local KTM dealer yesterday, and as well as the 1290 Demonstrator, they had a new one for sale - my wallet started twitching...
Must resist.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By Gordon Bennett
Oh, and a quick shout out for the Kawasaki and...

Oh, and a quick shout out for the Kawasaki and Suzuki two stroke triples with 'spannies fitted....
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By Gordon Bennett
I've owned five Triumph triples - One T150 from...

I've owned five Triumph triples - One T150 from the Meriden era and four Hinckleys, but the one that really made the hair on your neck stand up was my Laverda Jota 180, so another vote for that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-12-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 180,676
Posted By Gordon Bennett
That is 8 Ohm, 50W +/- 0.5%

That is 8 Ohm, 50W +/- 0.5%
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,856
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: 525
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: 2,547
Views: 180,676
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: 3,770
Views: 1,036,856
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 13,335
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: 3,486
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
Posted By Gordon Bennett
And Multi Strada means...

And Multi Strada means...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
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: 3,770
Views: 1,036,856
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: 12,945
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: 2,316
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: 707
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: 3,770
Views: 1,036,856
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: 789
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: 348
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: 609
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: 1,798
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: 1,773
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: 15,515
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 1,467
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: 141
Views: 24,057
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
Posted By Gordon Bennett
9/50

9/50
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-21-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5,881
Views: 1,095,307
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: 2,140
Views: 272,221
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: 494
Views: 190,412
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: 203
Views: 53,790
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: 7,845
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: 2,651
Views: 701,553
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,...
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