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Offline Kentcolin

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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #10 on: 21 October, 2020, 11:43:21 AM »
RevKen
I agree with you. On a crisp winter's day with no salt on the road £20 is a small price to pay for a ride.
I hope I'm still riding at your age but I'm sure it won't be on my Cbf1000.
Very best wishes to you and your wife

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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #11 on: 21 October, 2020, 06:53:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kentcolin [+]
RevKen
I agree with you. On a crisp winter's day with no salt on the road £20 is a small price to pay for a ride.
I hope I'm still riding at your age but I'm sure it won't be on my Cbf1000.
Very best wishes to you and your wife
Thanks, I had 7 years with my CBf1000 and still think it was the best allrounder in 66 years legal riding. I've stepped down to my current BMW F800GT and hope when that gets too heavy I'll be happy to drop to an even lighter bike to suit my short legs and my stooped posture (heredity). My wife is taking time to recover, but is making steady progress, even if it takes the rest of this year to some semblance of fitness for an 80 year old. I'm lucky, not yet fully fit, but am getting there.

Keep riding!
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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #12 on: 21 October, 2020, 08:07:33 PM »
Buy yourself a old 70's toy. any make will do .
No tax, No mot just insure it and put petrol in as and  when the fancy takes you. you can go out on   the coldest days  you wont get cold as you wont want to go to far from home in case it dies
And if it dies you keep warm pushing :mfrlol:

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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #13 on: 21 October, 2020, 09:17:39 PM »
Oh  and wobbling round on skinny tires , 70's brake technology and suspension will make the biffer seem like a super bike come the spring

Offline Kentcolin

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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #14 on: 21 October, 2020, 09:29:48 PM »
Not that I'm biased but an MZ 250 Supa 5 is a perfect winter bike. I've had 3 of them before I passed my car test and I loved  them.

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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #15 on: 22 October, 2020, 08:50:31 AM »
I currently have a Suzuki GT 380   SLOW , NOISY SMELLY she has spent more time in the shed than  on the road.
BUT WHAT A HOOT when she runs

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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #16 on: 22 October, 2020, 09:16:32 AM »
Edger,  you're right.
Ok so most of us own bikes that can get across Europe in a couple of days  with comfort and reliability but smaller bikes are just so much fun. A friend of mine has just sold his Indian Chief because he loves riding his Enfield Interceptor so much.

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Re: To SORN or not to SORN - That is the Question
« Reply #17 on: 22 October, 2020, 03:04:00 PM »
I sold my CBF and replaced it with a Tracer 700 to get a lighter bike. It’s ok but it’s my Bonneville that brings the biggest smile to my face