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Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 18:48

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Right, been having a debate/discussion with Terry over the last few weeks regarding the selection of my next bike. So just for fun I thought I'd ask the nation as it were. Like doing a street poll but lazier.

I'm looking at something which has a reputation for being a bit mental, the KTM 990 Superduke.

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'If all of life were like a KTM Super Duke it would be a short, barely glimpsed blur of action-packed vignettes. There is surely nothing more frenetic on two-wheels than the KTM 990 Super Duke short of sticking a nitrous kit, a jet turbine and a flame-thrower into the frame of a fold-up bicycle.'

I kind of like the sound of that, sounds hedonistic. green smile

Terry reckons I should look at something with longer legs, like a FJR1300 confused or a Triumph Sprint ponder or something of that ilk. You know, the sort of bike to effortlessly devour continents whilst carrying fresh pants, a large bottle of gin and a bag of limes in the panniers. (Separate panniers obviously)

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'The Yamaha FJR1300 is the first from-the-ground-up touring bike the Japanese firm has built. With shaft drive, comprehensive fairing, bespoke hard luggage, massive tank capacity etc, this motorcycle ticks plenty of boxes. The Yamaha FJR1300 has loads of power and the four cylinder engine makes 99 ft/lbs of torque at 7K revs too. That means grunt and plenty of it, more than enough to help two people, plus loads of kit, overtake safely on A roads.'

This also sounds good, especially the space for gin. naughty

Because I have not won the lottery (yet, it's coming), I can only choose one grumpy

So, help me decide. What do you reckon? Is it time I swapped a**e-ache for buttock-cosseting comfort? Can shaft driven tourers wheelie? Do you have any better options and if it were your money, what would you spend it on? (Must be motorcycle related,Rosco and DBD, that means no dodgy wigs, whisky or crazy ex-lap dancers)

Just to be fair, as it's currently in 2nd place.

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Disclaimer: I know this is a Thundercat site and that is the obvious answer, who knows? I loved my cat and might be tempted by another but this is just for a wee bit of fun. Hell, I can't buy ANY bike until I move into my damn house, I haven't even got a garage to put one in.......I'm virtually homeless for Christ's sake!


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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Eddie990 on Tue Mar 05 2013, 23:02

Right, house purchase is nearing completion! We should be in by the end of the month so the bike hunt gathers pace Very Happy

Booked the day off work tomorrow to head back home and sign important papers but that isn't happening now. So..........

A day off work, and nothing to do but go bike shopping ponder

Happy days!

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Post  MrNutt on Wed Mar 06 2013, 00:09

make sure you come back with something then!
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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Mar 06 2013, 00:21

That's the plan Dave Twisted Evil

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Post  Rosco on Wed Mar 06 2013, 00:28

Sounds like you might be signing important papers after all. Smile
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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Mar 06 2013, 00:47

Nah, she won't divorce me over a bike surely Laughing

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Post  YZFJohn on Wed Mar 06 2013, 09:07

Got my papers this week.

Hope you find something. A Mate has just traded his GS for a Tuono.
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Post  YZFJohn on Wed Mar 06 2013, 17:02

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Post  Rosco on Wed Mar 06 2013, 17:15

Isn't that Terry?
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Post  MevsyD on Wed Mar 06 2013, 22:41

Saw you were in Harrogate earlier, dirty horrible town eh? Smile what were you riding? And more importantly what colour?
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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Mar 06 2013, 23:26

Aye, 'twas awful!

Was test riding the Triumph Sprint GT, Pacific Blue. Nice bike but didn't really light my fire. Could have been coz it was such a shitty day.

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Post  MevsyD on Wed Mar 06 2013, 23:48

Hmm, tick tock before the Mrs changes her mind eh?
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Post  Eddie990 on Thu Mar 07 2013, 00:26

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Hmm, tick tock before the Mrs changes her mind eh?

Pfft! She could try!

As she would say 'I could voice my opinion Chris, but in the end you'll do what you want anyway so why bother' queen

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Post  terry lees on Thu Mar 07 2013, 09:12

Taught her well did'nt I! or did she pick it up from Lynda.
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Post  Rosco on Thu Mar 07 2013, 09:19

What a girl.....Why didn't God make them all like that scratch
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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Robcat on Thu Mar 07 2013, 10:40

Well if she likes the seat and style of the bike, that helps in the reason to buy it.

Think Linz was happy to just have a seat instead of a pad, that she's normally used to on the R1.

Have you tried the KTM 990 SMT, Chris?
I was out last Sunday with a bunch guy's and out of the 9 of us, 4 of the bikes was the Ktm's and they praise them no end. Ex-sport bike riders they are who wanted comfort, handling and performance.
Almost sounds like the Holy Grail....
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Post  Eddie990 on Thu Mar 07 2013, 10:48

I have been looking mate, test rode one a while back and it was luuuuuuuuvely.

There are a few kicking about just outside my price range so you never know!

Made an offer on a GTR1400 yesterday but the dealer knocked it back so the search continues.....

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Post  terry lees on Thu Mar 07 2013, 11:25

The Austin 7 is starting to look more and more like the tool for the job. Been talking to Katie about it, and she quite fancies the idea.
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Post  Eddie990 on Thu Mar 07 2013, 11:55

Ach, thats pish! Tell her if she ever wants to see the inside of a spa again she'll keep her nose out Laughing

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Post  Eddie990 on Mon Apr 01 2013, 20:25

Bike purchased this morning a new tucked up in the garage.

The future's bright, the future's..........

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Mon Apr 01 2013, 21:29

Going KaTooM???

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Post  MrNutt on Mon Apr 01 2013, 21:57

triumph?
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Post  Eddie990 on Mon Apr 01 2013, 22:01

Collected 990 SMT this morning green smile

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Post  MrNutt on Mon Apr 01 2013, 22:03

haha so much for the sensible options!! watch out rear tyres ya doooooommmed!
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Mon Apr 01 2013, 22:59

Well done. You know it make sense!!
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Post  Robcat on Tue Apr 02 2013, 00:25

Good boy!
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Post  Rosco on Tue Apr 02 2013, 00:27

We are all katoom'ed I tell ya.

Can't wait to see her.
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