I kinda just miss the road

On 13/05/2018 at 11:18

I had an incident a few months ago (almost a year ago) where my motorbike got stolen and I just kinda gave up and didn't care anymore, just focused on my job getting the cramped train to London every day. I actually went to a honda shop yesterday and whoops... I went and bought a bike.. Should be collecting it next Saturday but the problem is.. I rushed in and just bought it (only a cb125r, it looked so nice in red!! 2018 model and only just found out it was a 2018...)

I looked at my CBT and it expired 3 months ago so looks like I need to try to book it in before Saturday! I was going to do my A2 and just get a bigger bike but I think I'll get back on the road for another year...

So... has anyone ever visited a bike shop just to look around without even planning to visit it and ended up coming out with a new motorbike? I felt like I done and messed up but oh boy.. I can't wait to not commute by train every day, even if its just a 125

On 13/05/2018 at 14:54

That is very spontaneous! I did buy a Harley Davidson which I hadn't specifically planned to purchase but it was following a demo ride (I was actually in the market for a BMW but visited a local Harley dealership on one of their open weekends took one for a spin and bought it! had a couple since and still love them but also lucky enough to have a BMW Adventure which is my everyday bike. Going to take the new Goldwing for a demo next week (promised my wife I won't buy it lol :)
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On 13/05/2018 at 15:37

Ah mate sorry to hear you had the bike nicked :-(

I sort of did, went in to look at the Tracer and bought one haha. I did test ride it first but not with the intention of buying one. I just wanted to see what an more upright bike felt like. Got back and ordered one haha.

You're not going to regret buying the bike! Get that CBT booked in and back on the road!

Good to see you back in the forums mate :-)
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On 18/05/2018 at 11:55

I done my cbt yesterday, it was funny since I watched a video a few days ago (I think spicy110) about how some places are really bad when teaching you the CBT, round my area there were 4 of us and 2 instructors, they really when into more detail than my previous cbt etc.. and picked up on some bad habits since I haven't been on a bike for a few months.

I can't wait until tomorrow!??!!!! I might get my A1 license done to get the L plates off, I did want to go for the A2 and get a bigger bike but I'll wait until I hit the 3 year mark on a motorbike and be sensible.
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On 18/05/2018 at 12:11

Nice one mate! Hopefully you will get us some pics of the bike :-)
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On 20/05/2018 at 19:17

Did you collect the bike mate?!
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On 21/05/2018 at 12:17

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-B3jyDZNw5av940qkhmTsFyY4laYdpg1/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1vc3F3VNQ51zGTYQ3P0W76ISJAmFTyN_g/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1ysa5F4P257BtAgsesp0C8V24oSOM9z0c/view?usp=sharing

Visited Wheels Honda in Peterborough took the new Goldwing out for a spin but did I buy it?.....

On 21/05/2018 at 12:24

No I didn't it was the DCT model and very smooth and using the sport mode very quick for a big tourer. I used to have the previous version of the Goldwing and found it very cramped for the rider for such a big bike (I am six foot two) The new bike is slimmer,has more room in the cockpit and is far more comfortable for a taller rider. The DCT was very smooth and you hardly felt it change gear but for me it was missing something...soul. So it will not be on my wish list but it was still good fun to be out in the sunshine on two wheels!
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On 21/05/2018 at 17:23

That's a shame mate, sounds like you enjoyed it still though :-)
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On 28/05/2018 at 20:40

I've literally been on my bike everyday, every night! getting used to it, I love the look of it but I need to get those L plates off because it's ruining it!

https://i.imgur.com/ly6fNui.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/qjpHEMo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BqZAVOp.jpg

I feel like I would love to step up to the 300cc in 2 years time, would be nice if they had one between 300 and 1000, the 1000 would be too much from a 125! :P
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On 28/05/2018 at 21:09

Bike is looking awesome mate! Glad you're happy with it :-)

I think 1000 from a 125 is a bit of a jump haha What about the CB650F?
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On 10/06/2018 at 11:13

Yeah sounds good! I bought a new exhaust for the bike and it's looking nice, need to get a picture soon!

On 10/06/2018 at 11:58

The new exhaust:

https://i.imgur.com/xflPihO.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/QMfpjR4.jpg

The welding looked horrible when I first opened the package, (it was really poorly packaged as well....) + I've put the baffle back in because damn... it's so loud...
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On 11/06/2018 at 18:59

Nice!

What is the exhaust and is it a full system? Looks like it?
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On 11/06/2018 at 23:59

Yes its the full system, it's so tiny haha, it is the GP-r1 exhaust

On 24/06/2018 at 10:31

I got a little video of it!



It still sounds like a silly 125 ;)
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On 24/06/2018 at 17:58

Doesn't sound silly mate, I reckon it sounds pretty good!
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On 30/06/2018 at 14:02

The exhaust is fully welded and I noticed something today. I went and bought a gasket to fit inbetween the exhaust/intake since it was popping like mad (although it sounded like a baby version of RJ's s1000r hahaha). I had just about to take off the exhaust and I noticed, holy...sh*t look at this crack...

https://i.imgur.com/5imWayG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/weZp59Z.jpg

So, instead of going mad with a public review etc.. I've emailed them privately and asked for either a full refund or for them to send me another exhaust. It was done up hand tight and I didn't go over the top, the thing is... The crack is on the actual weld itself so this is what made me send them a long email.

I'm putting my original back on until I can get it fixed
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On 30/06/2018 at 17:44

Ah mate, that'a a hell of a crack! Hope they can sort it out for you quickly
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On 02/07/2018 at 14:52

Have you heard back from them yet?
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On 05/08/2018 at 10:09

Yeah I haven't had to time to box it up and ship it so I got a friend that is a welder to just weld it and clean it up a bit for me

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