Last visit was: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:25 pm It is currently Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:25 pm

All times are UTC+01:00




 [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:50 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:19 pm
Posts: 2
Location: South Leicestershire
I've been having a look round the forum for some time now and at last here I am !

I'm what you might call a mature rider (if you were being kind) - and only passed my test 7 years ago at the age of 51 (now I've given it away), but since then (and from being a youngster really) have got the bike bug. My current "stable" includes 3 sports bikes and .......

I fell in love with the XB at the NEC show last November where thay had an XB9SX displayed on a stand at about 45 degrees - it looked awesome but sitting on it was forbidden (and not very practical at that angle).

So seven months on and after a test ride of the 9 and the 12, on 1st June I collected my XB12Scg - Hero Blue (not sure about that name but it looks the dogs). I'm 5' 8" ish but would have bought the XB12Ss had it been the same geometry but didn't like the thought of the longer (albeit slight) wheelbase.

First impressions - keeping it below 4000 - what a hoot. I've never owned (nor ridden) an unfaired bike but this is gonna be my number 1 and because of wind blast should keep my out of serious trouble with Mr Plod. Can't believe how quick it turns in and how manoeuvrable it is. Definitely need to be careful because when I had the test ride, I hit the limiter 5 times in the first few miles (where on here is that discussion about buying a Demo !!). Roll on 500 miles. :)

So, the manual is read, suspension tweaks this afternoon (to manufacturers recommendations for my weight) and get riding.

Small plate and "Buell Logo'd" dust cover ordered - rear paddock stand next on the list.

I'm sure I'm going to be "asking" rather than contributing so thanks in advance.

Promise not to be so long winded in future posts ! ;)

_________________
09 XB12Scg


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:10 pm
Posts: 833
Location: Thames Valley, Rive Droite.
Greetings, Earthman. 8-)

Nice write up, welcome.

_________________
Good in straight lines
2001 X1 "The Tart's Handbag"
2001 FZS1000 "The Fridge"


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 6:24 pm
Posts: 795
Location: Kent
Hi and welcome. Enjoy the bike and the site - don't worry about some of the answers to some of your questions, they can't help themselves, bless 'em :lol:


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:06 am 
Offline
Moderator (Ret.) D.S.O. and where's the bar
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:24 pm
Posts: 5846
Current ride: Oooh, lots!
Location: The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales
RickGM wrote:
I fell in love with the XB at the NEC show last November where thay had an XB9SX displayed on a stand at about 45 degrees - it looked awesome but sitting on it was forbidden


Verboten! You should've been with us 4 years earlier :D Image

Ooh look, Kneedown Normie! Image

You're most welcome, Rick - nice to have someone here even older than me :old:

_________________
Diggertours ... doing it between the hedges ...
2001 X1 :D
1963 Grumph Scottish 3TA
1975 T500M
1978 GT380 Flat Tracker Project
2015 Multistrada


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:19 pm
Posts: 2
Location: South Leicestershire
Digger wrote:
RickGM wrote:
I fell in love with the XB at the NEC show last November where thay had an XB9SX displayed on a stand at about 45 degrees - it looked awesome but sitting on it was forbidden


Verboten! You should've been with us 4 years earlier :D Image

Ooh look, Kneedown Normie! Image

You're most welcome, Rick - nice to have someone here even older than me :old:


Thanks all for the prompt welcome.

The 45 degrees was in the vertical plane - stoppy like !! :)

_________________
09 XB12Scg


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:12 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:10 pm
Posts: 833
Location: Thames Valley, Rive Droite.
RickGM wrote:
The 45 degrees was in the vertical plane - stoppy like !! :)

And? Natural environment for some of us! ;) :twisted:

Not me, obviously, for reasons which may be obvious from that second pic. :lol: (I look more comfortable than Digger at that angle, although I have no idea why! :lol: )

_________________
Good in straight lines
2001 X1 "The Tart's Handbag"
2001 FZS1000 "The Fridge"


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:37 am 
Offline
Needs more cowbell
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:09 am
Posts: 9011
Current ride: None
Location: Southampton
Welcome to UKBEG, chap. You will fit in nicely!

_________________
"With square conduct, level steps, and upright intentions ..”


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:47 am 
Offline
Moderator (Ret.) D.S.O. and where's the bar
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:24 pm
Posts: 5846
Current ride: Oooh, lots!
Location: The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales
Norm wrote:
...(I look more comfortable than Digger at that angle, although I have no idea why! :lol: )

As I recall, it was because the "photographer" kept me holding the pose for 10 mins before taking the shot..... ;)

_________________
Diggertours ... doing it between the hedges ...
2001 X1 :D
1963 Grumph Scottish 3TA
1975 T500M
1978 GT380 Flat Tracker Project
2015 Multistrada


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 1:55 pm
Posts: 823
Location: This side of the sheugh
Digger wrote:
RickGM wrote:
I fell in love with the XB at the NEC show last November where thay had an XB9SX displayed on a stand at about 45 degrees - it looked awesome but sitting on it was forbidden


Verboten! You should've been with us 4 years earlier :D Image

Ooh look, Kneedown Normie! Image

You're most welcome, Rick - nice to have someone here even older than me :old:


Does that make us young cubs :lol:

Welcome by the way :old:

_________________
Ulster By Birth Crabbit Old Git By The Grace Of God
2003 XB9s
2007 STT
2010 XT


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 4:44 pm
Posts: 304
Current ride: Fatbob
Location: North.............Well almost
Welcome Rick we are all quite mad you know

Digger wrote:
You're most welcome, Rick - nice to have someone here even older than me :old:



you are a member of a very small & exclusive club :twisted: ;)


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:10 pm
Posts: 833
Location: Thames Valley, Rive Droite.
Digger wrote:
Norm wrote:
...(I look more comfortable than Digger at that angle, although I have no idea why! :lol: )

As I recall, it was because the "photographer" kept me holding the pose for 10 mins before taking the shot..... ;)

Yes, I do appear to be holding my breath too! :lol:

_________________
Good in straight lines
2001 X1 "The Tart's Handbag"
2001 FZS1000 "The Fridge"


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:30 pm 
Offline
Mr. Tourettes
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 1:51 pm
Posts: 2471
Location: cambs
Hello from just up the road :dance: young :dance: man :dance:

_________________
xxxx


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello to Everyone
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:19 pm
Posts: 2
Location: South Leicestershire
richie wrote:
Hello from just up the road :dance: young :dance: man :dance:



"Just up the road", "young man" sounds like Cloughy speak. So is "just up the road" Nottingham or Derby ??

_________________
09 XB12Scg


Top
   
 
 [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited