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  • agrid
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    This is on Virgin Entertainment at the moment.

    http://tv.esquire.com/now/car-matchm...s/749526083792

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  • tim661
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    Fitted a $25 fender eliminator to my gsxr600.
    Performed the 18,000km service - coolant topup, oil change, general once over and torque up.
    Also found my front fork seals are beginning to leak so need to get a rebuild, might get the spring rates changed for my weight at the same time.

    BOOKED IN TO COLLIE TRACK DAY!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    ..opps wrong thread.

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  • Barfridge
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    In the past 12 months I have:
    - not done anything with the cafe racer tail piece I have sitting about
    - hit 15,000km on the OEM tyres and replaced them with Pilot Road 3's (this is where the 18 inch front sucks, it limits tyre choices)
    - had my first problems, an oil leak that was sorted out by Pattersons under warranty
    - while the bike is with them I'm having their intake kit installed (Intake Express). Big bump in midrange torque without sacrificing anything at the top end. Really looking forward to seeing the difference.

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  • Barfridge
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    I'll sell it at 23,500km and just tell the new owner the belts have already been done, like every other Duc owner.

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  • filbert
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    Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
    On the way to work this morning I clicked over 8000km, I've had the bike 9 months so am riding pretty much daily on it. Zero issues, my only complaint is the plastic of the switchgear and front brake reservoir is discolouring more quickly than I would have expected.
    [MENTION=30080]RRossi[/MENTION] - got any suggestions for something to protect the hard plastics?

    On the weekend I did a country run on it. It will happily sit on 130 all day, and at 180 it was still pulling but that's hard work on a naked bike. You really sit on top of it, not in it, so you need to hold on. The super narrow tank isn't great for allowing your knees to support you either.

    A small screen would be ideal for those situations.

    Oh, and the Bell Bullitt with a bubble visor isn't the most aerodynamic thing in the world
    If you keep that up you won't be able to sell it with all of its original parts.

    Changing the tyres is going to be a real hit to resale value, I'd hate to think how much you'd lose by changing a chain and sprockets or heaven forbid spark plugs or an air filter.

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  • Barfridge
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    On the way to work this morning I clicked over 8000km, I've had the bike 9 months so am riding pretty much daily on it. Zero issues, my only complaint is the plastic of the switchgear and front brake reservoir is discolouring more quickly than I would have expected.

    [MENTION=30080]RRossi[/MENTION] - got any suggestions for something to protect the hard plastics?

    On the weekend I did a country run on it. It will happily sit on 130 all day, and at 180 it was still pulling but that's hard work on a naked bike. You really sit on top of it, not in it, so you need to hold on. The super narrow tank isn't great for allowing your knees to support you either.

    A small screen would be ideal for those situations.

    Oh, and the Bell Bullitt with a bubble visor isn't the most aerodynamic thing in the world

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  • 98kellrs
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    We have so little build threads here, keep us updated! Keen to see where you go with it!

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  • Barfridge
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    Nup, not me. (see above).

    I've mocked up the tail piece and gotten all the fixings. Next is some fibreglassing, prepping and sanding, then asking [MENTION=8418]potato[/MENTION] nicely to paint it for me in exchange for many pesos.

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  • 98kellrs
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    Originally posted by agrid View Post
    WTF?! That's not that googly-eyed guy from PSB in "Retro Bike" is it?
    Ha, didn't realise that was you Barfridge. I gave them all the pics and I never expected they'd like that one so much!

    Done anything new with B-Cup?

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  • Barfridge
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    Yeah, there's so many different things you can do with them...

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  • agrid
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    Hey [MENTION=5329]Barfridge[/MENTION], customising Scramblers seems to be popular.

    http://blog.motorcycle.com/2016/01/2...-lopez-studio/

    http://blog.motorcycle.com/2016/01/2...by-mr-martini/

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  • dennisw
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    No it's my bruva Geeza.

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  • agrid
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    Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
    That's stunning, but looks more monster than scrambler to me, especially with the S2R swingarm.
    WTF?! That's not that googly-eyed guy from PSB in "Retro Bike" is it?

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  • Stressfest
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    Originally posted by Stressfest View Post
    I'm fighting the urge to café mine out.
    Famous last words.. clubmans on, bar ends, m-shock on the way and looking at fork options atm. It's a sickness I tells ya!

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  • chew
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    I am a lover of minimalist motorcycles but that is gross. The underbelly and seat destroy it.

    Plus, hitting a muddy puddle would be fun.

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