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Postby ross.cheeks » 03 Jul 2009, 23:04

sorting out my direct access at the mo and got the CBT next week, jsut wondering if anyone else on here had bikes
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 04 Jul 2009, 23:22

I've got a Kawasaki KR1 in bits in my garage after i fell off it a number of years ago (at least 10 years now). Every year i keep saying i'll repair it and get it back on the road but a combination of not knowing exactly why i fell off, an increase in biker deaths/serious accidents in my area and the constant increase of sh1t car drivers year on year tends to put me off.
I'm a firm believer in every new car driver having to do a CBT as part of their training as doing my old part 1 of the motorcycle test years ago made me a much better car driver.
Good luck in your CBT test mate, are there still 2 Direct Access routes?
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Postby ross.cheeks » 05 Jul 2009, 18:56

im not sure, i know im going to be doing it on a big bike, an ER5 is what the guy doing it uses. cant wait to get it sorted now :twisted:
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Postby ross.cheeks » 11 Jul 2009, 13:11

well thats my CBT passed! :D started off on a little van van thing and then got on the ER5 and out on the roads etc, was awesome, im really enjoying it, mite be doing the module 1 test on tuesday, going to have a look 2moz if he thinks im ready, he said im not far off just need some fine tunning on observations mostly.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 16 Jul 2009, 14:43

passed the module 1 on tuesday and have got the module 2 booked for a week monday :twisted:
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Postby ross.cheeks » 27 Jul 2009, 17:04

passed my test today! whoop whoop! just need to get a bike now :lol:
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Postby Gordo » 28 Jul 2009, 11:08

Be careful, matey, this is when you really startt o learn - and don't forget - they REALLY are out to get you :wink:
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Postby ross.cheeks » 28 Jul 2009, 11:38

oh yeah, not got a bike yet any way, just wanted to get it done while im not working and have loads of time. but as for people being out to get you, your not wrong, some people just dont think bike at all, theyll jsut fly out of junctions :roll:
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Postby jbowman » 18 Aug 2009, 23:06

Well done & congrats on getting on two wheels, forget the ER5, got for somthing abit more slid like a Bandit, SV650 or Hornet. You wont regret any of those!
I passed my direct access two years ago, 24 now, but been riding all my life, but my first big bike when I passed my DA was a Bandit, but since then the stable has grown :lol: Got a GSXR 600 K3, Suzuki DR250, BMW R1150 GS and a couple Honda C50's (best of the bunch!)
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Postby Gordo » 19 Aug 2009, 01:02

TWO C50s?
I had one of the very early models - pushrod engine rather than the later OHC and it was a hoot to ride around town - flat out everywhere and still not fast enough to get a ticket!
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Postby ross.cheeks » 19 Aug 2009, 10:31

jbowman wrote:Well done & congrats on getting on two wheels, forget the ER5, got for somthing abit more slid like a Bandit, SV650 or Hornet. You wont regret any of those!


being 6'6" has ruled out a fair few bikes, found the hornet and sv a lil bit small and uncomfy, do like the bandits and keeping my eye out for one should it pop up cheap. ive jsut been offered an er5 for 500 sheets and i ran the insurence on it and its only 170 odd quid for the year so i mite have a look at that for now to build up some road craft and then next summer (or when i have the funds) get a j2 zx6r in yellow
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Postby jbowman » 22 Aug 2009, 16:01

Ross: Ah yeah, height, yeah that can be an issue, in some cases as set of handle bar risers can help, but if you can get a first bike cheap enough to hack around on for a year then go for it.

Gordo: They are tons of fun! Ive got an early 1968 model in the process of rebuilding, my bro has a classic C90 with chopped rear end, after market can & 125cc engine conversion in bright orange - goes like stink!
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Postby Gordo » 23 Aug 2009, 09:17

Forgot to ask - do you get a lot of girls asking for rides? I think girls just found them cute and unthreatening, like the owner - silly girls :twisted:
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Postby ross.cheeks » 06 Feb 2010, 21:38

ive gone and bought myself a bike:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 08 Feb 2010, 02:07

nice bike mate, what's the insurance like?
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Postby ross.cheeks » 08 Feb 2010, 17:57

400 quid fully comp, madness how cheap that is for first bike, no experience etc etc car insurence is a joke!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 08 Feb 2010, 21:51

I had a R5 GTT and it only cost me £250 fully comp but my KMX 125 cost nearly double that :shock:
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Re: anyone ride motorbikes?

Postby Herbie_Flowers » 28 Apr 2017, 00:23

Currently getting my fix on this bad boy, sorry about the quality but my phone is ancient :wink:
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