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The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:57:44 pm »
Yup, would love to meet ya 😁

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The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:41:54 pm »

Pete, Im just saying.....but dont you think its ironic that on a Kawasaki site the only current topic activity is about BMWs and in a good light.  :popcorn:
Strength to the brotherhood that is bmw.  :whistling:
Not so ironic on  GTR1400 site when Kawasaki has discontinued the GTR line.
Even I am starting to look at BMWs as Kawas ideas of SportTouring now seems to be sportsbikes with panniers  :mfr_lol: :rip: :hang:

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The Dark Side / Re: One for PRD lol
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:30:18 pm »
If you want the brand, be prepared to be buggered,.... without lube! :mfr_lol:
Same with many big brands.
They try their damndest to make it difficult to switch and in the meantime you pay and pay and pay.

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The Dark Side / Re: Not dark just a bit shady.
« on: February 08, 2017, 06:51:12 pm »
I rode one many years ago.
I found it terrifying.
High C of G,  small wheels, way underpowered, scary as  :censored: when filtering in London traffic.
Seat was comfy and the weather protection does work.
Would prefer a BurgerVan or a T-max.

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The Dark Side / Re: Gone for good.
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:15:42 pm »
He rented one in the US and got burns on his leg from the poorly positioned exhaust system.

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The Dark Side / Re: Gone for good.
« on: August 31, 2016, 05:18:23 pm »
SofaWing 1800s are a hoot,.... for a H*nda.
They handle way better than they should and have adequate power.
Only problem is that the panniers are permanent so they are a PITA to filter on.
All I want for now is a more comfortable riding position on the 1400.
I have a feeling Mr Russell may be getting some more of my money this winter.
My commiserations Steve on being bikeless.
Now go test ride some stuff and see what takes your fancy.  :banana: :hammer: :biker3:

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The Dark Side / Re: Overpriced
« on: August 29, 2016, 12:03:14 am »

Z1300 from the late 70's/early 80's.  Straight 6 shaft drive   :punk: :scooter:
Had one, 1984 Z1300/6 with Digital Fuel Injection fitted with a Krauser fairing and panniers.
Would sit at 140mph for a whole 1hour,.... and then ya had to fill up again. (Average 22mpg!)
Smooth motor and superb gearbox.
Heavy old pig in the twisties and very prone to carpark drops.
I loved mine as it was the first Boomer sized bike.
Even made the Vetter GL1200 look small :D
My GTR1400 is the first new bike I have bought since the big Z.

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The Dark Side / Re: Six cylinders.....PAH !
« on: May 29, 2016, 11:42:42 pm »
Nice, but I prefer the 666 or Millyards V12 V2300.

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The Dark Side / Re: GTR SMASHED!
« on: May 16, 2016, 08:29:45 pm »
I've just seen your photos. Did you get the ladies name and did you blank out the registration?
I didn't get her name as she was blameless.
All she did was try to avoid a serious accident with a d**k who couldn't drive worth  :shit:.
I have her registration but I blanked it out before posting on here.
Not really worth claiming on insurance as have sourced a fairing upper from a friend in Austria and a fairing frame from ebay.
Now just need a centrestand and the time to prep and respray all the plastic and reassemble.

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The Dark Side / Re: GTR SMASHED!
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:39:15 pm »
Nah, he's long gone.
I just hope he enjoys knowing he's a class A ****!

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The Dark Side / Re: GTR SMASHED!
« on: May 08, 2016, 08:51:21 pm »
And here are some pics of the damage to the bike.
I would include a pic of my blue left hip but it's not pretty even without the 8" diameter bruise.  :asshole:

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The Dark Side / Re: GTR SMASHED!
« on: May 06, 2016, 10:35:49 pm »
Thanks peeps, it was on a country lane so no cameras nearby.
Bike needs new fairing cowl and left side as well as the inner and the fairing frame.
Also need a new centrestand and a few other minor bits.
I have most of it in my spares collection,except the cowl and centrestand.
Looks like about 300 in bits and about 30hrs work

I have a purple egg on my left hip and an achy chest and left arm, oh and both thumbs hurt.
But nothing Paracetamol and Ibuprofen can't handle.  :wheelchair:

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The Dark Side / GTR SMASHED!
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:49:02 pm »
Had a bit of a down on the way home tonight. ABS probably would have helped.
Car in front was hit by a blue BMW coming the other way. I braked hard to not hit either and the front wheel locked.
GTR1000 has a lot of busted plastic and a bent fairing frame but runs fine.
I am heavily bruised and some small grazes but nowt broken. :banana: :banana:

BMW tosser just drove off.  :death: :tank: :shit: :gun_bandana: :censored: :2guns:
May need to invest in some cameras for the bikes as am getting sick of arseholes doing a runner after doing a stupid.

Woman driving the car in front was shaken but OK. Damaged front wing and wing mirror.

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The Dark Side / Re: Think of a better name?
« on: December 12, 2015, 01:28:37 pm »
funny you should mention the car tyre (tire) practice  George it's something that's recently been discussed on another forum I frequent. ....just cant see the sense in it myself   :no: 
Strangely enough, I get it. Over there they have a LOT of straight roads, less rain, and their roads are generally more abrasive than ours, so a car tyre with its harder rubber gives vastly better rear tyre mileage and the effect on cornering is less than you'd expect.
Illegal over here but I still wouldn't do it even if it wasn't as that difference in handling feels like going back to Avon Ditchfinders. :no: :shit:

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The Dark Side / Re: Think of a better name?
« on: December 10, 2015, 05:52:11 pm »
The Dark Side is good and kudos to OC for that.
In the USA DarkSiders are people who run car tyres on the rear of their bike.
Personally I also like the name "Bikes Made Weird"  :banana: :banana: :clap: :mfr_lol:

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