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01 May 2015 - 10:27 PMAs I have been buying and selling quite a few bikes over the last couple of years, plus taking my own green laning bikes around to ride, and with the recent upgrade of my van to a RWD Transit instead of the old FWD, I decided it was time to get a proper ramp fitted rather than using the portable thin steel ramps I used previously. Not only because they can only take a certain amount of weight (wouldn't have managed with the Goldwing I just bought), but also with the RWD Transit the load bed is a few inches higher than the FWD which makes the slope of the ramps steeper and makes it a little dangerous loading and unloading.
So here are some photos of the new ramp. As we I a registered and fully insured private courier then please bear me in mind for any bike moving requirements you may have as a couple of others have previously:
At 3m long when extended and 1m wide, it makes it easy to just ride bikes in to the van which is what I did with the Goldwing you can see in the last photo.
24 April 2015 - 07:37 PMLooks like I might be back on the biking / bike ownership / riding road again by the end of next week.
Have been thinking for a while about starting a little project and really fancied getting an old Goldwing and stripping it right back and making it a bit of a custom brat bike. So I have been searching and searching for weeks for a suitable donor candidate. But then an already rebuilt and converted bike has come up for sale at reasonable money (or at least I think so) so I took the plunge and agreed to buy it, thinking I will just make a few changes to make the style how I wanted it, but at least it has already had a whole host of mechanicals done.
So there ya go. Something very different to the previous bikes I have had. Something to plod about on and look cool. Not sure how long I will keep it. Will just have to see what its like actually using it. May have to sell some of the other bikes I have acquired over the last few months though :whistle:
22 March 2015 - 08:44 PMThings are a little quiet on here so though I would try stir some conversation by putting up some old photos I have from forum meets / rides. Some faces are still on here and you may recognise then. Some have unfortunately disappeared over the years. Nevertheless I just thought it might be a giggle.......
Not all rideouts were in the nice sunny weather:
20 March 2015 - 08:20 AMAnybody watch Bike World on the telly box last night and see the review they did and the new Kawasaki H2 and H2R? :blink: WOWZERS!!!
Looks like an awesome piece of kit, both of them. Even the guy reviewing it seemed totally speechless by it. Very much doubt I will ever get to experience one though :(
26 February 2015 - 09:37 PMJust can't get this new bike clean!! Lowered seat. Lightweight. Smoked lenses. But one careful owner??? My ass; have you seen the rear tyre, no chicken strips on that bugger!!!
Just bought this as a CAT B. Rear end took the heat (rather than fire itself) and smashed and melted rear plastics and electrics within the subframe / seat unit. But other than that, and some other bodywork melting and deforming, the rest of the bike looks good. So looks like it is going to be a track bike build :D
Also picked up an RSV1000 ....... or whatever they are called (not sure how to spell Aprillia / Aprilia) but this really is just to break for spare parts: