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 Post subject: new member
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Hello all, I am a new recruit having just purchased a Buell which I pick up on Thursday. If you would like a chuckle at my expense check out the "really nice M2" thread. :rotfl:

I also own a 1994 Speed Triple and a Triumph Leg End which I have butchered to suit my personal tastes (see below).

2 grown up kids and a fab wife to whom I have been married for 28 years. After 32 years with BAE Systems, took redundancy 2 years ago and am currently playing at being a consultant engineer.

Looking forward to "fettling" the Cyclone and hooning across the Trough of Bowland on those tight back roads.


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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:54 pm 
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Current ride: S1w X1 1125CR
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Welcome enjoy fettling and using your Buell. You've done a nice job of the Legend. I have a Thunderbird Sport which is great until I ride the Buell again and remember that the V twin is more grunty fun.

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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:57 pm 
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Current ride: XB12Scg well tweaked
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Hi, be good to see you at an event or two. I was out on mine today have done the niggles through the winter. Seems to be better than ever but perhaps that's just me and the new Arai hat. Cheers from me anyway. :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:19 pm 
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Warton or Samlesbury ?......do you know our very own Jez Newsome ?....or Andy Hunter ?

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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:30 pm 
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Current ride: XB12Scg well tweaked
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Just read your other post. Yeah this site has a rapid turn over, they either commit suicide or wind up in therapy. I normally work in India so I'm quite adapted to it. I don't think they've made the perfect bike yet by any of the manufactures, but when you get out on the Muell and you get it how you want it I think you'll have a good laugh. Mine's an XB and I like it more than the R1 or the Aprilia that I had before. Sure it's not got the top speed, but traffic and twisty bits where I live are just good fun. It's now been mapped a bit, so its not really slow, plus it makes noises like you are going fast. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:44 am 
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Current ride: XB12SS Tiger S R9T
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gripperod wrote:

Looking forward to "fettling" the Cyclone and hooning across the Trough of Bowland on those tight back roads.


Have you been over to Wray bike night. Tiz a good ride out on a summers evening.


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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:51 am 
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"plus it makes noises like you are going fast. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:"

Yeah, I'm hoping for a "Sopwith Camel" type experience, loads of noise, vibration, and the sense that you are right on the edge; without actually going that fast............ :rotfl:


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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:22 am 
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Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:35 am
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Current ride: Buell M2 Cyclone
Welcome!
You'll love the M2 - it's the best model, although orange and grey is the fastest colour scheme.....


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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:07 pm 
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Current ride: Buell X1 2001
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welcome :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:14 pm 
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welcome to the club mate :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:43 pm 
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Welcome. In Time some of your biking friends may come to think you have become possessed or have joined a shady cult..........nothing you say or do will reaffirm that you are normal to them! :hehe:


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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:25 am 
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:yt: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: new member
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:43 am 
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Location: Glossop in't th'hills
Welcome to the madhouse. You'll get loads of advice on here. Most of is sound advice, some of it not. As you've been an engineer that long you'll be able to sort out the wheat from the chaff. The triumph looks well :yup: . I've a 2011 speed triple I've faffed about with. Gone are the sticky out bug eye lights to be replaced with a single round lamp fork mounted. It'll look similar to yours from the front.


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