1. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    How hot is it?

    Too hot to have a war of words with Dive!

    Now that is hot, getting close to 30C again.

    -VR
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    07 Aug '22 21:34
    @gambrel said
    I had a bad crash on it, totalled. I was banged up, road rash etc but okay. I never had another bike.
    I never had a bad tumble.
    But in 1980 I was doing 70mph plus tracking the line through a sweeping bend on the Somerset/Devon border on my Suzi GSX 250 when the front sprocket spun off its shaft causing the chain to jump off of the rear sprocket. Fortunately the rear wheel didn’t lock otherwise I would have been in a lot of bother.
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    @divegeester said
    I never had a bad tumble.
    I crashed into the front of a car - his fault - and landed on my back on his roof in about 1982. I remember doing a textbook judo breakfall and so was unscathed.

    I had what was almost a nasty crash with another motorcyclist on a dirt road in Papua in 1993: blame 50-50. We both got up off the dirt, checked ourselves for damage, and then our bikes, shook hands and went our separate ways.

    In 2010, I crashed into a rubbish skip on a dark backstreet when I swerved to avoid someone stationary and possibly doing something illicit in the middle of the road. I broke my collarbone - which still gives me gyp.
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    @fmf said
    Bikes that big are serious things and potentially dangerous in inexperienced hands.
    What’s the biggest or most powerful bike you’ve ridden?
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    @divegeester said
    What’s the biggest or most powerful bike you’ve ridden?
    The biggest motorcycle I ever OWNED was a Suzuki GS75O in the mid-1980s. I had a spin on a Honda 1000 cc or 1100 cc once [for an afternoon]. I cannot remember what model it was.
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    @divegeester said

    “Kwaka” and “Suzi” are well known motorcycling abbreviations of “Kawasaki” and “Suzuki” who both made 2 stroke triple cylinder machines.
    Maybe among the illiterate British.

    I've never heard those two words referring to motorcycles. 🙄
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    @suzianne said
    Maybe among the illiterate British.

    I've never heard those two words referring to motorcycles. 🙄
    Thanks because you know sweet FA about motorbikes.
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Why don’t you know anything about motorcycles?

    Why do you alert posts by me which mention the abbreviation of motorcycle manufactures?

    Why are you such a Karen?
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    This is my bike, only mine is black. Keep in mind I'm 5'3", just like the woman in this review.

    YouTube
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    https://youtube.com/shorts/Qw44eVG2tdE?feature=share

    Here's me popping down to Indomaret to get a pint of milk.
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    @suzianne said
    Maybe among the illiterate British.

    I've never heard those two words referring to motorcycles. 🙄
    I've e heard "Kaw" (Cow) before
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    @fmf said
    https://youtube.com/shorts/Qw44eVG2tdE?feature=share

    Here's me popping down to Indomaret to get a pint of milk.
    Link fixed, please try to use links which are user friendly.

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    @suzianne said
    This is my bike, only mine is black.

    [youtube]7I7Y5NSRD78[/youtube]
    Congratulations; when did you pass your test?

    Metallic graphite rather than black, isn’t it?

    In my opinion a much wiser choice than the Suzuki 600 you initially mentioned and a bike which will satisfy for years without you feeling the need to upscale. It’s still faster than most sports cars but it is fairly predictable, light and easy to manoeuvre off of the kick stand and push back from the kerb when in a tight space. Personally I prefer the naked look of the ‘Z’ over the ‘ninja’

    For me, the problem with “sports bikes” is that they are designed to be raced, they want to be raced, it’s very tempting to “race” them and the throttle is a drug which is unforgiving! In the US speed limits are ridiculously low.

    I’ll be getting a sports tourer, a used ST1300 which I linked to earlier which I’ll feel safer taking the precious one out on.

    Have fun.
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    @divegeester said
    Link fixed, please try to use links which are user friendly.

    [youtube]Qw44eVG2tdE[/youtube]
    Piss off, my link was fine.

    Gold Wing my ass. I wouldn't buy a Honda.

    In case you didn't get it the first time, I have a Kawasaki Ninja 400.

    What's a GW, an 1100?
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