Okay well, I’ve been talking about it for long enough; obviously my accident slowed me down a bit - I had literally test ridden the bike (well, a similar one) on the day I had my off and it’s only this week that I am being weaned out of my Rooney-Boot, so I am all set to go!
Here she is:
Have paid my deposit, insured her and am bringing her home on Friday, hopefully to debut her on Martin’s run on Saturday.
And it means I’ll be shot of the Cruiser as I’m part-ex’ing - so two causes for celebration! Now I just need to get rid of the scoot, although I quite like the idea of trading it in for a green-laning style bike …:w00t:
So excited - only 4 more sleeps!!
wow! looking good Ally!! It’s a gorgeous bike!!! Is it brand new?
Happy riding!!! I am sure you’ll love it lots!!!
Top notch for a middle weight
120+ mph, 70+ bhp and cheap as chips on the insurance too, should keep you out of trouble
Nope she’s a toddler hun - about 2.5 years old. Not ready to buy a brand new bike yet - the chance of me sliding it down the road at some point is quite high and it would REALLY upset me if I did that to a new bike! Think I will wait for 2 years crash free riding before I buy a brand new bike…famous last words!
You don’t waste time. I’m still waiting for the summer. On another note, our bikes will match. Woop Woop. Yellow goes well with green I’ve heard.
You don’t waste time. I’m still waiting for the summer. On another note, our bikes will match. Woop Woop. Yellow goes well with green I’ve heard.[/quote]
Yes indeed it does!
Will you need to part-ex it with a battery?
Yes indeed - ordered one today to be delivered to OMC tomorrow - hoping Matt can charge it and I’ll pick it up Weds on my way to BM - was hoping you might meet me before or after BM to install it (or at least supervise me doing it!!) :D:D
Your mad… Winter was the best time to buy as bikes are cheaper!
See you Saturday!
Nice one Ally! Looks a lot of fun.
Oooh - pretty colour - enjoy Ally!
Hmmmm shiney!!! very nice
Thanks chaps! Feel like a kid waiting for Christmas - only 3 more sleeps!!
Matching bikes, what next
Great choice Ally, hopefully it is dry on Saturday so as you can have some fun.
I must be missing something here. You have a bmw GS, can’t that do green laning?
Mian, it can but you can’t really really take it on challenging lanes, especially when you’re learning. It’s a very heavy bike so best to start on something light like an EXC/CRF
That’s my opinion after having ridden Claire’s BMW on that chalk hill
As I mentioned the ER6 has no centre stand, so you might want to look at paddock stands etc (since you like to look after your chain - hehe). I bought a paddock stand recently and although it’s a matter of practice I find it isn’t super easy getting the bike on the stand on my own. You have to have the bike upright, locate the paddock stand “cups” and then lift. It’s a bit nerve wracking (especially since I did it in the garage next to the Porsche the first time.
You might want to invest in one of these that looks a lot simpler/safer http://www.abbastands.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=1
Take the lesson from Grumble, greenlane on the scooter!