Idle thoughts while stuck in lockdown

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Obvious really....



LE Velocette...or at a push my Victor 441
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Both less than 4k.
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Something with clip ons so you can spin them round to make it narrower

Or a Transit van so you can park the Rockstar in the back overnight

How high is the gate. Would the bars on a tall dirt bike go over the gate posts?
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How about "modern classics" like the Bonneville etc?
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inewham wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:07 pm Something with clip ons so you can spin them round to make it narrower
Too much faff for a 20 minute ride, I'm lazy. :D
inewham wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:07 pm Or a Transit van so you can park the Rockstar in the back overnight
What? and make it EVEN EASIER to steal?
inewham wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:07 pm How high is the gate. Would the bars on a tall dirt bike go over the gate posts?
6 foot. (well - about 5 and half, but the same effect).
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You are approaching this the wrong way. You don't need a new bike, you need a new house
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Druid wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:26 pm You are approaching this the wrong way. You don't need a new bike, you need a new house
Yes, but not going to happen soon, and there are other reasons that doesn't work out (lack of houses within desired style/budget/location with garages)
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A TDM850 or 900?
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Image

Narrow? Tick
Won't want to ride on motorways? Tick
You don't have to believe everything you think
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Beancounter wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:31 pm A TDM850 or 900?
After seeing all the issues you have?


;)
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Mid life crisis? Tick.
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cheb wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:24 pm Mid life crisis? Tick.
BWAHAAHAHA - did that 3 years ago. :D
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And again last year. Who says you can't have more than one?
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Rockburner wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:23 pm
Beancounter wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:31 pm A TDM850 or 900?
After seeing all the issues you have?


;)
Only one of my TDMs had issues and that was the one that you came to view with me. ;) My other TDM was uber reliable. OB doesn't have trouble with his 900, touch wood.
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SV650, you can change the handlebars if they're too wide
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TDM is 800 wide.
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Raleigh Chopper?
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Beancounter wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:14 pm
Rockburner wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:23 pm
Beancounter wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:31 pm A TDM850 or 900?
After seeing all the issues you have?


;)
Only one of my TDMs had issues and that was the one that you came to view with me. ;) My other TDM was uber reliable. OB doesn't have trouble with his 900, touch wood.

Exactly - you think I'd buy one with my vast TDM experience?
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In actuality - whilst browsing ebay my eye was caught by these :

Probably a shed.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1993-TRIUMPH ... %7Ciid%3A1

Definitely a contender
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CBF500 ... %7Ciid%3A1


Barrel scraping, but kinda what I had in mind.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GS500 ... %7Ciid%3A1

Yeah, but no, but yeah, but no, but hmmmmm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Enfiel ... %7Ciid%3A1
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