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    My wife has absolutely zero interest in bikes and just rolls her eyes when I change bikes or buy another etc.. But when I had one these before and now again with this one, she has commented on what a lovely, sporty looking bike it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    My wife has absolutely zero interest in bikes and just rolls her eyes when I change bikes or buy another etc.. But when I had one these before and now again with this one, she has commented on what a lovely, sporty looking bike it is.
    You've had one before ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    You've had one before ?
    Yes, the DCT version a couple of years back? Only sold it as it was crippling my then fooked knee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    My wife has absolutely zero interest in bikes and just rolls her eyes when I change bikes or buy another etc.. But when I had one these before and now again with this one, she has commented on what a lovely, sporty looking bike it is.
    Missus told me to buy this new GSXR. Even though it was discounted by 4 bags, it was still 60% more than I'd paid for any before.

    When we first saw it, she fell in love and said "JFBI". I didn't argue

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    I just checked outside to make sure you hadn't nicked mine and put a new can on it. NC700 manual, Puig screen, same colour.
    Still there, though. Good taste
    Ahh but have you got multi function spotlights! These have a flash setting and some kind of spot or flood beam setting! In the unlikely even I still have it when it the clocks go forward, i'll let you know if they're any good!

    Black back 8x6 number plate winging its way to me...

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    Ahh but have you got multi function spotlights! These have a flash setting and some kind of spot or flood beam setting! In the unlikely even I still have it when it the clocks go forward, i'll let you know if they're any good!

    Black back 8x6 number plate winging its way to me...
    No. I bow to the superior coolness of your accessories

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    Scored a set of Genuine Honda front brake pads on eBay for 20.

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    Scored a set of Genuine Honda front brake pads on eBay for 20.
    KFB said OEM pads were shit but every man has his price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    KFB said OEM pads were shit but every man has his price...
    I find the finish on EBCs crap these days. Pain is to too thick which leads to stiction on the pins etc. So I returned to OEM and found them best all round. Maybe time to try some other makes then?

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    I'm pretty sure it was Bendix pads I used. Wouldn't touch EBC with a shitty stick.

    They were much better than the Honda OEM, better initial bite and a lot less fade, but I suspect at the expense of disc wear.

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    EBC were rubbish. SBS are actually okay, but I have squealing piggies up front at the moment. Have two sets of Honda OEM for when I swap this lot out. Rear pads are lasting ages, so not an issue.

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    I always go for Brembo, always more "Bitey" than OEM pads IME

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    What's 'Cat N'??

    I thought there were only 4 write-off categories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    What's 'Cat N'??

    I thought there were only 4 write-off categories?
    There is...

    A, B, S and N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    What's 'Cat N'??

    I thought there were only 4 write-off categories?
    There are

    A, B, S and N

    A and B are proper fucked but you can sell the parts off a B

    S is structural but repairable and driveable

    N is non structural but repairable and driveable

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