Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis! (Pics Added)

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Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis! (Pics Added)

Postby IainMW » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:51 am

Bought a Motorbike yesterday!

Triumph Sprint ST 955i! :grin

No pics of it yet but it lookes exactly like this https://www.staintune.com.au/exhausts/tr ... 20High.jpg

Needless to say it's not gone down too well the the Ex or the parents but sod them!

Can't wait to pick it up!

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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis!

Postby Stranger » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:24 am

Nice one Iain :tu

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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis!

Postby IainMW » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:52 am

I intend to. Don't want to end up as another statistic!

Hopefully picking it up next Saturday, so will take it for a gentle run and get used to it. :D
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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis!

Postby Stranger » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:16 pm

From experience I must tell you that when you change a tyre, especially the front one, make sure that you scrub it in well. Also, go for a softer compound; sod the expense the better it grips the more it's worth.
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Location: In the Foot Hills of the Valley of the Pie Eaters!

Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis!

Postby IainMW » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:55 am

Thanks for the advice, used to scrubbing in tyres on a bike, just not one this big! :D

It's got Bridgestones on it that are practically brand new, they have only done 600 miles :grin I have checked out the Triumph owners club forum and they have a list of recommended tyres so will follow that.

I thought car tyres were expensive but chuff me bike ones are even more! :eek

Can't wait to get it though, it's immaculate, V Reg, Jet Black, 27k from new, 2 owners, full service history and a list of receipts to go with that, a Meta alarm/immobiliser and Givi panniers and top box, I paid £2400 for it with 4 months warranty, full service, 12 months MOT, 6 months tax and a pair of engine crash stops thrown in as well from Fastline in Preston. :grin

It was one of those moments when you see something and go OMG! i've got to have that!
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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis!

Postby Stranger » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:23 pm

That looks like a good deal, I think it was Fastline that a mate of mine, who lives in Bamber Bridge, had his Harley up for sale with a while back.

As I remember and this is going back 19 or 20 years the last Metzeler front I bought for my GSX-R was nigh on £100 :eek
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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis!

Postby Paddy » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:21 pm

Now look at that aint she fine...

I hope when i get to mid life my crisis goes as well as that will.

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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis! (Pics Added)

Postby IainMW » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:06 pm

Well finally got round to adding a few pics of my new ride. Trouble is I have been diagnosed with Glandular Fever and feel like a bag of boiled S**te, so it's sitting in the garage at the moment :(

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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis! (Pics Added)

Postby Stranger » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:56 am

Always the way Iain, hope that you're feeling better soon :tu

As for the pics, I'll have to wait until I'm at home to view them :x
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Re: Bought a Bike - Signs of a Mid Life Crisis! (Pics Added)

Postby Anthony » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:03 am

I don't know anything about bikes, but that looks mighty fine!

Get well soon.
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