I want I want I want - new(er) bike advice

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Mark_S, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    They smooth out heaps once you get a hundred thousand k's or so on 'em :lol3

    Does it all for me. Until I can afford a kitted up 690 anyway.

    Clint
  2. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    No you've just gone numb :D
  3. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    yes I suspect the final answer is that there is no answer

    Its an interesting conundrum to mull over and over....

    In the meanwhile I'll continue to enjoy my 'fleet' for as long as I can afford to.

    A nice shiny set of Pilot Road 4's got put onto the sv today.
    I might have to go and take the shine off them tomorrow.....
  4. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    morning tea in Martinborough
    lunch at Ballance (near Woodville)
    afternoon tea at Kimbolton

    and this time I remembered my jacket liner

    I've spent worse days

    and the new tires are magic
  5. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I love riding the sv but was still interested in having an alternate more adventury bike to ride as well.

    I spent a chunk of time riding a tdm900, a vstom 1000 and a couple of 955 Tigers.

    They are all ugly bikes but of the 3 I liked the look of the tiger best (despite some magazines describing its looks as 'inbred' and 'having been punched in the face really really hard').

    I also thought it had the most interesting engine.
    They all handled well and stopped well and were comfy.

    So when a $1 reserve insurance write-off tiger appeared on tardme a couple of weeks ago I was quite keen. I brought the bike for $3080 and it turned up today.

    <img src=http://webcoda.com/images/bike/IMG_9782.JPG>

    <img src=http://webcoda.com/images/bike/IMG_9783.JPG>

    Its an 07 (last model with 1050 cases, head and gearbox) with 18000 miles (or maybe km?).

    It high-sided at slowish speed on gravel (down south somewhere) and rolled over the top.

    The factory panniers took the brunt of the impacts and although repairable will never look pretty again.

    It needs new bars, new front indicators, some repairs to the fairing and paint touch-ups on the tank and front fender etc.

    The front wheel doesnÂ’t line up with the handlebars which I hope is just forks being twisted in the clamps but who knows.

    All in all I'm very happy with it - It looks like it was well cared for before being binned and the engine sounds fine and has plenty of oomph. Hopefully I can get it all tidied up and back on the road for maybe $5k?
  6. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Damn now that was a good score. :clap
  7. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    3000 grands a good score alright...
    The forks look bent in the pic...
    may just be the twist at the clamps..
  8. dazzadm

    dazzadm Been here awhile

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    Ha, My wife wanted that bike and we watched it all week... (Just wrong timing for us)
  9. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Excellent stuff Mark. I was just admiring one tonite at the swimming pool. I have a soft spot for them & they would factor into my "if I ever had to buy another bike" list.

    Not looking at it I would say they wouldn't have written it off if the forks were just twisted however I'd love to be proved wrong. I got some forks straightened by a crowd up in cambridge. Cost about $200 IIRC.
  10. dazzadm

    dazzadm Been here awhile

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    In the end we got this beast to add to the stable....:rofl

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  11. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Good...Like Tigers.

    Will it make the SV redundant? You always seem to have at least one redundant bike.
  12. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    :lol3:clap



    offtopic kind of...
    That vulcan they have on Tme at the mo is my favourite cruiser hmmmm...
  13. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    Nice work Mark, Like your fascination for interesting butt ugly bikes :D

    don't understand why ya don't just fit some of Bart's $10 adventure tires on the SV an make it into a dual sport?
  14. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Score! :clap
  15. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Congratulations Mark on the new steed.

    Looking forward to seeing photos of it on the top of cnut hill.
  16. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Thanks guys for the positive comments

    I took this afternoon of work and pulled the front end out. forks,axle and triple clamps are straight and there is no evidence of frame damage around the steering head (which was the reason that was given for de-registering).

    The only problems I have found are the rear section of the front guard is broken and the radiator leaks which is odd as it looks nice and square and unborked?

    Can motorbike radiators be repaired?

    Everything looks well maintained - steering head bearings were in perfect shape and looked like they had been repacked at some point and the front wheel bearings had fresh grease in them.

    Nigel - It's not intended to replace the sv. I plan to ride both and if one becomes a definite second choice I may flick it.

    Darren - how much did you pay for the CT110? I will own one of those someday

    Marty - the sv is quite a competent light duty dual sport - but I do wonder if I am abusing it a bit.

    Craig - Vulcans are my favourite cruiser as well - but that is like saying someone is your favourite dentist....

    Wayne - It will get to the top of Cnut when you provide the helicopter

    It's actually quite a beefy wee thing and with its unprotected belly I can't really see me tackling anything too nasty.
  17. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Talk to Carey. He seems to get around on his okay. :D
  18. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Looks like a great Cape2Cape bike :D
  19. dazzadm

    dazzadm Been here awhile

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    Hopefully then, you'll also find someone who just wanted some space in their shed too. I just had to drag it out of their shed and onto my trailer. Definitely the right price for a 1975 CT90 with 3500km on the clock. Just needs a little TLC....
  20. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Slut. That&#8217;s what you are, a bike slut. How many bikes have you had in the last 5 years?

    I&#8217;ve only had one

    OK, I&#8217;m a bit jelous.