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The bike where it all came together, where everything just clicks and you feel like a riding god. Had been riding a couple of years, ...

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    The bike where it all came together, where everything just clicks and you feel like a riding god.

    Had been riding a couple of years, owned loads of 50's, 100's, 125's a few import 400's, then I bought an FZR400RR, but I was still shit.

    Had it a couple of months, fitted some fresh rubber... that summer everything fell in to place.

    Bought some leathers with knee sliders and got my knee down, pulled my first wheelie, did my first stoppie, went on my first trackday.

    I flipping loved that bike.
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    About : General Mayhem

    Off topic general discussions, general banter, general opinion & general mayhem. As a rule of thumb, if its motorbike related then it doesn't belong in here.

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    I'm sorry. I'll go kill myself immediately.

    Seppuku is the correct punishment for posting on the wrong forum, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I'm sorry. I'll go kill myself immediately.

    Seppuku is the correct punishment for posting on the wrong forum, right?
    yup, or a habanero and horseradish enema.
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    Mine has to be the RWB Blade you'll have seen in other threads... Was my first for all of the above, including rolling stoppies up to traffic lights etc

    First trackday, first race... first trip to Wales... we did a lot ..... then i destroyed it hahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I'm sorry. I'll go kill myself immediately.

    Seppuku is the correct punishment for posting on the wrong forum, right?
    Not any more, it's been commuted to Bukaki.


    Probably a GSXR400 for me, after a few years of ratty 50's and 125's I paid what was then a kings ransom for a 400cc, I didn't think it was even possible to go that fast when I first rode that.
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    Honda Bros, me and a day off. I actually took it for dyno tuning at Stan Stevens place. Was all done by 10 am and the sun was beating dwon. So I headed into Kent. Feck knows where I went most of the time but eventually ended up near Dymchurch and Dungeoness and then onto Rye where I sat on the harbour wall eating fish and chips and feeling exhausted but sated. I'd not been riding hard but had been riding very enthusiastically a good couple of hours for mile after mile after mile. The little V twin had been punching me through the bends at enjoyable angles whilst the race can had been singing to me. Twas a fecking great day.

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    Lots but my fzr400rr 3tj got me into trackdays, my nc30 got me into v4's and my 620s got me into Ducati's, these 3 are all my bikes are about now, weird how all have less than 70hp
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    No single bike.... My second bike was a CB350K4 and it was on that that I discovered the joys of keeping it pinned and hanging on, but TBH that was less to do with the bike than the crowd I was with, who were likewise into silliness on the roads. My first Commando was the bike that made me realise the pleasure that can be had from something with both power and handling though, shame I wrote it off eventually but it did European touring and club racing equally happily, so much for non user friendly Brit bikes

    Last one that comes to mind is a TZ350G, having raced successively large Nortons this litle thing was amazing, never before or since have I felt so much power in such a precise and focussed package
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    Very close call between my GSXR600 supersport bike and the 748SP race bike ive had...id probaly have to say the GSXR. Could ride beyond what I thought i could on that bike and it looked after me too. Although we did fall out a few times, snapped valves and when it snapped its crank but overall we had a good 3 years together and had some of the best times ever on a bike..20th in my first ever british supersport race against all the gods of racing. Dont think i will ever better that day.

    Shame it got sold and then the twonk that brought it broke it proper.
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    My KTM Duke II. Made me realise what I relished most about bikes and what I had lost sight of with ever quicker more serious committed bikes. Fun. That first summer with the Duke was amazing, silly little wheelies, peg down on round abouts, the blat, blat, blat of the single, effortless handling, bunny hopped curbs and speeds that never cracked 90mph but gave twice the feeling the Blade I'd had before had given me. Hell I even liked the cement mixer vibes that made the bike move backwards on its stand, made the mirrors redundant and made you trip out if you looked at the rear light too long. I will get a Duke III at somepoint.
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    My NC35 was an eye opening roadbike, not as fast as my fireblade or 916 but a lot more exciting to ride on normal roads.
    First bike I scraped the footpegs on too, even after I'd removed the hero blobs.
    Maybe I'll put it back on the road one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    My KTM Duke II. Made me realise what I relished most about bikes and what I had lost sight of with ever quicker more serious committed bikes. Fun. That first summer with the Duke was amazing, silly little wheelies, peg down on round abouts, the blat, blat, blat of the single, effortless handling, bunny hopped curbs and speeds that never cracked 90mph but gave twice the feeling the Blade I'd had before had given me. Hell I even liked the cement mixer vibes that made the bike move backwards on its stand, made the mirrors redundant and made you trip out if you looked at the rear light too long. I will get a Duke III at somepoint.

    My supermotos were a revelation to me too. I remember swapping for tyres ex race wets cos rain was foorecast for the next few days and ending up running them for the whole winter! . Changing the cam for a midrange one. Generally fucking around with it at any given opportunity and of course, riding it like you stole it. I too will have another supermoto one day.
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    FJ1200, on a BikeSafe day from The Warren, hustling it through a corner at 60mph near Biggin Hill scraping the footpeg the whole way around. Police officer said it looked like I was having fun.... To be honest, I was shitting myself I had misjudged the corner and just chucked it in and held on!!!! It was fun in retrospect!
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    Zx7R, first knee down
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