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by budd
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Sunday Runs, Rideouts, Track days ,Rallys, Events
Topic: Scotland 2020 31st July till 2nd August
Replies: 73
Views: 8754

Re: Scotland 2020 31st July till 2nd August

cheers Al sleeping in the van no problem and I'm sure would be welcomed by anyone unfortunate enough to have shared a room with me in the past :D
by budd
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Sunday Runs, Rideouts, Track days ,Rallys, Events
Topic: Scotland 2020 31st July till 2nd August
Replies: 73
Views: 8754

Re: Scotland 2020 31st July till 2nd August

not sure how the independent republic of Scotland will differ from the Britain re lockdown easement ( I'm sure wee Jimmy will be along in due course to offer enlightenment) but the Boris as just announced significant loosening of the lockdown yoke north of the border, hopefully Scotland will follow ...
by budd
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Sunday Runs, Rideouts, Track days ,Rallys, Events
Topic: Op Storm Wales 2020 September 11th 12th 13th
Replies: 108
Views: 11982

Re: Op Storm Wales 2020 September 11th 12th 13th

given what Boris as just said it looks like things are going back to normal ( a new normal for sure but it's certainly an improvement) so hopefully this meet will now be on again I wait for positive news with baited breath. :D
by budd
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

cheers Mac, I'll give the Mr Muscle a go, :thumbup:
by budd
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

I tested one for about a week when they first came out (1148cc version) and and quite enjoyed it. The ergos were the main thing, allowing you to make the bike comfortable for everyday riding. Hope it works out for you. I have a really knackered leg so the adjustability was key for me it surprises m...
by budd
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

i bet it sounds raucous with the Akra system! I have put an akra end can on the 1190 Adventure, but it is the official KTM one and its baffles are spotwelded in to make sure emissions are still complied with! if I decide it is too quiet I have found the youtube video on the best way to debaffle it ...
by budd
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

Nice one Budd :thumbup: although nothing wrong with your well modified Aprilia in my eyes. I have always liked the look of these RC8's, I even have a scaled down model of one, Chris. TBH Chris you're right there's nothing wrong with my Aprilia (well apart from its reluctance to start on occasion) i...
by budd
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

Yummy! I always fancied one of them too. It'l be great to see it (and hear it) in the flesh. I nearly traded the SP in for one when it came out....but only nearly :D your honda will be a better long term investment Pete and I would really have liked an SP but they are to low and long for my dodgy k...
by budd
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

tony.mon wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:29 pm I always fancied those when they first came out, but there was a gearbox concern with the early ones which put me off a bit.
hopefully as this is the later R version the gearbox should be sorted :thumbup:
by budd
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

I do like the idea of one of those things. All the adjustment should suit you as well with your gammy leg. Oh, and FFS, clean up that trials bike! yeah they have quite a wide range of adjustment and is one of the reasons I opted for it I'm currently trying to work out how to adjust the seat height ...
by budd
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

AMCQ46 wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:38 pm you like a bike that will randomly fail to start .... Normans RC8 was a pain in the butt on the 1st NI trip, so this should be business as usual for you
i should have bought an Honda...
by budd
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

here she is, https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49484498741_1881530c5c_c.jpg collected it yesterday, '09 RC8 R, 17000 miles, full akra race system, with corresponding KTM power parts map, a few little jobs to do, firstly get rid of that black screen I think a very light tint would look better and b...
by budd
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: new bike for this yr

grumpyfrog wrote: Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:49 pm Still keeping the Ape?
no the ape will be sold, I'll return it to stock, hopefully it will be easier in std trim, plus I'll sell off the bits and pieces I fitted to it separately.
by budd
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike for this yr
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

new bike for this yr

new bike collected today, all I'm saying at the moment is I think Norman would approve, details to follow...
by budd
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Sunday Runs, Rideouts, Track days ,Rallys, Events
Topic: Op Storm Wales Sep 13th to 15th 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 15159

Re: Op Storm Wales Sep 13th to 15th 2019

top weekend as usual made all the better by the stunning weather, thanks to everyone for the excellent 'craic'. It was nice to have a pit crew to sort the hateful Aprila, the problems started early when I kicked the rear indicator off (and this before i'd even got it off the drive !!) thanks to Kev ...