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  • Chew
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    If you’re going to be commuting on it, dont pay top dollar as it’ll soon get wrecked. Good intentions to keep it clean, but that will soon fade after a few months.

    Also i’d recommend something upright which will help you in traffic and avoid naked bikes. You’ll appreciate a screen in the wind/rain.

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    mugsys_m8 – I like all those options, I just can’t afford them. For most of those the lowest price option is 5k.

    I agree with you about the looks of the Zephyr- it is a little odd. But I like a little odd.

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    Which model?
    I bloody love MZ’s

    ETZ251. It’s a bit of a mis-match: It has the rear rack, wire spoked wheels. Looks like the Kanuni’s from Turkey but is in fact German made: It must be one of the last ones to leave the proper factory. It’s on a K plate. Mint condition or was when I put it away in 1999. Been sitting in my parents garage since and Dad’s messed around with it a bit: bits of rubber starting to fail etc. Planning to bring it home and get it back up working this summer. It does have a stripped thread on the exhaust manifold which is straight in the barrel so that needs sorting: was going to try to get a 300 barrel and piston for it. Going to put the MZB ignition on it too.

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    Passed my theory test!

    πŸ™‚

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    what do you want, a round of applause? πŸ™‚

    Did you also do the hazard perception test today as well then?

    PeterPoddy
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    Did my test on my instructor’s SV650, hated the bastard thing! Swore to avoid v-twins ever since

    But you went and bought a parallel twin with a 270 degree crank which mimics a vee twin! πŸ˜‰

    You should ride more vee twins, specifically Ducatis, then get back to us! πŸ™‚

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    the crank arrangement doesnt create the same braking effect as a vee though really. (I thought they only did it for the gurlge sound πŸ™‚ ) And at least a Honda engine doesnt sound like its midway through lunching its valves!

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    Stoner – Yep. It’s all in one.

    One month till Mod 1.

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    I have decided to hold off any bike buying thoughts until I pass.

    I still like the Zephyr, but I think I need to test ride some bikes to work out what I like to ride…

    Pah! don’t be so sensible! I bought my Street Triple because I thought it looked ace in an advert and was a bargain. did my DAS 4 months later.

    mrmoofo
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    Just buy a Tuono ….

    I would very much recommend not buying the 1100 wing. I have a gl1000. It weighs more than a small moon. If you drop that ****, and you will, you will need a crane to get it back up again!!

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    Yes, buy a Tuono. But budget for a new sprag clutch and a new clutch slave cylinder. And a new left side bodywork and/or handlebars/clutch lever/mirror/fairing bracket/screen for when the sidestand (that sits inboard of the COG when it’s down) fails and your bike falls over… πŸ˜†

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