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Hello people. You've not heard from me for a while but FEAR NOT! I haven't been killed in an unfortunate blue-painting accident.

 

I've infact completely removed myself from the Ford gene pool. Again, as none of you knew, I passed my motorbike test in August last year, got myself a lovely SV650. Here is a picture of me on a track day a couple of months after I passed my test:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/davidc158/rye_8227.jpg

 

Recently, with my confidence growing and the money from the Focus RS burning a hole in my pocket, I decided to purchase this beauty, a 2008 Triumph Street Triple. 98bhp at the rear wheel 225kg with me attached. Power to weight ratio of 435bhp/tonne.

 

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5153167/IMG_4342.JPG

 

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5153167/IMG_4343.JPG

 

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5153167/IMG_4344.JPG

 

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5153167/IMG_4345.JPG

 

and finally, here's a picture to prove i've gone properly mad, showing you what the Focus RS made way for...

 

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5153167/IMG_4341.JPG

 

ooh, can someone edit my crazy-brain induced title there please... "New Pics" not "new topics"

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is that the 600 as apposed to the 1050? if so WHY? you will be bored in a week lol either way tho nice! bet exhaust sounds good with the baffles out? ;)

 

ps get your bike down more, chicken strips are for girls! ps why the mx5? bit of a come down no?

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the edge of your tyre liam. basically how much of the edge is worn (also on new tyres there are bits of sticking out rubber all over including round the edge). if you get it low enough on a corner they wear off/all the tyre is scrubbed in and if you do it enough the lip becomes more rounded.

 

it dates back to people playing chicken on motorbikes: the longer they left it to swerve the more they had to lean down which would wear the edge of the tyres away.

 

red is normal tyre wear yellow is the chicken strip

 

http://www.evo-host.co.uk/getimg/23231.jpg

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is that the 600 as apposed to the 1050? if so WHY? you will be bored in a week lol either way tho nice! bet exhaust sounds good with the baffles out? ;)

 

ps get your bike down more, chicken strips are for girls! ps why the mx5? bit of a come down no?

 

Considering I passed in August, I think the 675 is going to be more than fast enough for a good while. The speed's a pretty old design now, although a comment like that suggests you've not ridden either? :P

 

Chicken strips will be gone in good time.

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is that the 600 as apposed to the 1050? if so WHY? you will be bored in a week lol either way tho nice! bet exhaust sounds good with the baffles out? ;)

 

ps get your bike down more, chicken strips are for girls! ps why the mx5? bit of a come down no?

 

Considering I passed in August, I think the 675 is going to be more than fast enough for a good while. The speed's a pretty old design now, although a comment like that suggests you've not ridden either? :P

 

 

very true for a newbie didnt consider that, i spent my first two years on a cb500 lol saying that surely its not much of a step up from your sv?

 

was joking about chicken strips..though i have none myself :P just riding the last 14 years give or take 4 on the road :)

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The way I look at it:

 

MX5 for sideways

Bike for forwards

 

I think I need a third vehicle for long motorway journeys though, the other two aren't massively suitable.

 

MX5 is a bit of a comedown in comfort from the RS, but a come-up in terms of fun per mph. It's also still a come-up from an Escort :D :P

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The way I look at it:

 

MX5 for sideways

Bike for forwards

 

I think I need a third vehicle for long motorway journeys though, the other two aren't massively suitable.

 

MX5 is a bit of a comedown in comfort from the RS, but a come-up in terms of fun per mph. It's also still a come-up from an Escort :D :P

 

 

deffo agree on that side of things both willl be great ont he track if thats what you wanna do, 600cc is more than enough other than the straights which dont matter anyway as corners is the fun bit, same with the car.

 

agree with the comeup to the escort too, i doubt il have one again unless im skint in need of a car.

 

is the bike de-baffled?

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What have you done to the Mazda?

 

Winter tyres, made it dirty, left the door slightly ajaaaaaaar.

 

Bike looks, well, like a bike. Some shiny bits, some painted bits.

 

That's exactly how I thought until last August. I still don't really know much about them, but I know this is a goodun'

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