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  • Birthday 16/12/1986

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    2016 R1, 1989 CB1
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    Taunton, Somerset
  1. Thanks You wont be disappointed with one of these. Apparently Yamaha manufacture them on a 4 year turn around, meaning there will be a revised model every 4 years. So if you can wait until 2019 then it will be updated again. The new 'Blade does seem pretty awesome too, with more advanced suspension (and other trick bits) than the R1. If you want any more pictures or whatever then let me know! happy bike hunting
  2. The 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 in Race Blue. I purchased this in June 2016, new from my local dealer at £15135 including OTR charges. We have probably all read a fair bit about the latest incarnation of the R1 following its massive redevelopment for the 2015 release. The 2016 model is the more or less the same, but without the gearbox problem which was the subject of a recall for the 2015 model, and slightly updated paintwork. First Impressions: First off, the build quality feels, in my books, superb. I have never owned any Italian bikes which are said to have an excellent finish and attent
  3. Hi all, Can anyone offer some guidance/advice on how to best go about becoming a motorcycle instructor? I am almost 30, have had my Cat A licence for 8 years and its clean (touch wood haha). In my day job I do a lot of coaching of my staff, so I think I have the skills and patience which would translate well as a motorcycle instructor. Are any of you out there already instructors? can you give me some insight into what the job is like? Many thanks
  4. Anyone in the Taunton area fancy a ride out?
  5. Hi all, I need to sell my Brand New, Never Used SW Motech Blaze Panniers. I bought them to fit to my now written off Yamaha FZ1N. They were never fitted. The mounting kit comes with them which is for the FZ1/FZ8. They are currently selling for almost £250. I have them listed on ebay for £199 but I am open to sensible offers. Please have a look at the ebay listing for full details. As I said, they are totally brand new. They are super quality, made of ballistic nylon and expand to 21 litres each. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351897070115?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1
  6. Hi all, sorry for the slow reply. The FZ1 is no more! Unfortunately it was written off on July 19th. While returning to sussex from somerset, where me and the wife were in the process of relocating to (and subsequently have), we were involved in an accident on the A303 in Hampshire. A dozy, selfy taking bitch decided it was ok to join the A303 dual carriageway from a slip road, and cross straight across lane 1 and into lane 2, immediately in front of me. I slammed on the anchors, shaved off some speed down to about 45/50 I reckon, but it was no good, slammed into the back of her. I headb
  7. Awesome mate, Ill hit you up when I've moved down! Cheers
  8. Find a missus that rides and then you can get all the bikes you want
  9. 2016 Yamaha R1 http://imgur.com/fEaywUi.jpg 2008 Yamaha FZ1N http://imgur.com/q3OI6lG.jpg 1989 Honda CB1 (CB400F) http://i.imgur.com/xvcQ33V.jpg Is there a previous bikes section on here?
  10. Hi folks, I am moving down to Taunton area from Sussex in September this year. I have spent the last 8 years since getting my licence getting to know the roads Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Kent. The wife is from Somerset hence the move. But I don't know the roads of Somerset so well of course. Anyone fancy a meet up and showing me some of the best roads around Somerset?
  11. Thank you very much for this onesea, very useful
  12. The 1989 Honda CB1, NC27, also known as the CB400F or Honda Bros in some markets. This particular bike that I am reviewing is a Japanese import, first registered in 1991 in the UK. This model does not have a screen or any front fairing. There are some NC27s which have some limited front fairing. Specs: 399 cc liquid cooled DOHC four valves/cyl. inline-four Chain driven cams 55.2 bhp @ 10,000 rpm (when new, probably about 40~bhp now!) 29 lb.ft (39 N·m) @ 9,500 rpm (when new!) 6 Speed Transmission 179kg dry 12l fuel tank 1370mm wheelbase Showa front forks, non adjustable Elect
  13. Here is a picture: http://imgur.com/CePmhfQ.jpg
  14. Nice XT! I had an XT660X, loved it. That engine is bulletproof, you just can't kill them (trust me I inadvertently tried as this was my first "big" bike!) Excellent Yamaha build quality as usual, and you gotta love that thump!
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