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18 years ago I treated myself to a 1994 Urban Tiger Fireblade. Then I had a full, rolling road, Dynojet carb conversion carried out. A fast bike became even faster. Whenever I ride the bike, in my mind, I'm at least a demi-god.

This evening I tuned into ITV4 and watched todays highlights from the Isle of Man 2018 TT races. Demi-god? No. Elderly chap on a motorcycle which far exceeds the riders abilities? Sadly , yes...……...

Ian

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I was a keen biker up until about 5 years ago.

Lost a really good friend in a motorcycle accident and gave up shortly after.

Has a succession of Honda VFR's and ended up with a Kawasaki ZZR1400. Lovely bike, but I was going to kill myself on it!

 

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8 hours ago, welder said:

18 years ago I treated myself to a 1994 Urban Tiger Fireblade. Then I had a full, rolling road, Dynojet carb conversion carried out. A fast bike became even faster. Whenever I ride the bike, in my mind, I'm at least a demi-god.

This evening I tuned into ITV4 and watched todays highlights from the Isle of Man 2018 TT races. Demi-god? No. Elderly chap on a motorcycle which far exceeds the riders abilities? Sadly , yes...……...

Ian

I too watched the tt highlights.....those chaps are just something else!  

Ive always loved bikes but never had one on the road out of respect for my dad. He lost two very good friends in bike accidents and from that point forward it was a case of “my house my rules, you are not having a bike” and I think that just continued when I left home, I lost my dad a couple of years ago so I may in the future bite the bullet and go for it. 

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Here's my pride and joy, she is an old lady now 26yrs old and still runs like a good un.😍20150314_173710.thumb.jpg.9c87c3c0679b2428569d0c06791c0360.jpg 

I went without a bike for about 15yrs and in 2013 the wife treated me to a trip to the tt for my 50th and when we got back I just had to go I get myself another bike. 

I always watch the tt on TV but you just don't get the real speeds, on some parts of the course we were sat 3ft away from a bike passing you at 170mph it unreal there's nothing like it, it's amazing. 😊

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4 hours ago, cyborx said:

my 33yr old baby, and the reason i returned to fishing,,,, much safer at my age :lol:

 

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Do you still have her she looks mint mate 😀

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2 hours ago, finchey said:

Do you still have her she looks mint mate 😀

unfortunately not bud,, hairy boss thought it best for humanity that i was restricted to 4 wheels :wink:

cant wait till i get my mobility scooter :lol::lol:

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2 hours ago, finchey said:

Do you still have her she looks mint mate 😀

Tidy! My bike before the Fireblade was a GPz900r. Proper quick and a lot more stable than the Blade.

Ian

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7 hours ago, finchey said:

Here's my pride and joy, she is an old lady now 26yrs old and still runs like a good un.😍20150314_173710.thumb.jpg.9c87c3c0679b2428569d0c06791c0360.jpg 

I went without a bike for about 15yrs and in 2013 the wife treated me to a trip to the tt for my 50th and when we got back I just had to go I get myself another bike. 

I always watch the tt on TV but you just don't get the real speeds, on some parts of the course we were sat 3ft away from a bike passing you at 170mph it unreal there's nothing like it, it's amazing. 😊

That's a credit to you, mate. It's immaculate! Always loved the CBR600, probably always will.

Ian

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17 hours ago, welder said:

18 years ago I treated myself to a 1994 Urban Tiger Fireblade. Then I had a full, rolling road, Dynojet carb conversion carried out. A fast bike became even faster. Whenever I ride the bike, in my mind, I'm at least a demi-god.

This evening I tuned into ITV4 and watched todays highlights from the Isle of Man 2018 TT races. Demi-god? No. Elderly chap on a motorcycle which far exceeds the riders abilities? Sadly , yes...……...

Ian

I love the urban tiger colours, I'd say it's my favourite blade colour. 😎

You never know I might treat myself when I retire if I'm still up to riding one 😀

It's a pity where not more local to each other we could of gone for a blast. 

Have you got any pictures to share with us mate. 

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16 minutes ago, welder said:

That's a credit to you, mate. It's immaculate! Always loved the CBR600, probably always will.

Ian

She was well looked after when I got her. 

I have spent a fair bit on her though, if the wife new how much I spent on the bike and fishing she'd kill me. 😂

Saying that she costs a hell of a lot more. 😁😁

 

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My Dads always been biker & have many memories of holding onto the back of his Honda cbr for dear life....    think his was a 500 .

Funny I've never gone down that route myself... perhaps it scared me enough for life lol .

I also have been a passenger on a fireblade ( friends dad this time ) oh my God never again :shock:

Mental is the only word :lol:

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4 hours ago, finchey said:

I love the urban tiger colours, I'd say it's my favourite blade colour. 😎

You never know I might treat myself when I retire if I'm still up to riding one 😀

It's a pity where not more local to each other we could of gone for a blast. 

Have you got any pictures to share with us mate. 

finchey, tell me how and I will!

Ian

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24 minutes ago, welder said:

finchey, tell me how and I will!

Ian

I'm not exactly the most technical person but I shall try Ian. 

The way I do it is from my phone, where you right your message at the bottom of the page were it says click to choose file I just click on that and then choose the gallery from my phone and then choose the photo you want and down load it. 

Once it's down loaded click on the photo and it will attach to your message. 

Some one else might be able to explain it better, like I say I'm not very technical. 😀

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On ‎03‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 23:54, welder said:

18 years ago I treated myself to a 1994 Urban Tiger Fireblade. Then I had a full, rolling road, Dynojet carb conversion carried out. A fast bike became even faster. Whenever I ride the bike, in my mind, I'm at least a demi-god.

This evening I tuned into ITV4 and watched todays highlights from the Isle of Man 2018 TT races. Demi-god? No. Elderly chap on a motorcycle which far exceeds the riders abilities? Sadly , yes...……...

Ian

Ian as you know my biking days are well past. 

The Isle of Man bit bought back memories as that is another place I was evicted from in 1982, never to return.

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Ive always had a bike or two , started when I was  10 on a ty 80 , at 17 I had a kmx 125 then  a cbr 600 then yam 660 tenere , I enjoy renovating them as much as riding nowadays , I have a bsa c15 with   oil carrying frame and modern ignition system that I built 20 years ago , here is one I finished a  month ago , not managed to compete on it yet as I pulled my back out 3 weeks ago ,

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17 hours ago, cloud9 said:

Please tell how you can get evicted from the isle of man ? This sounds great........

Long story short, I was taken to court by the Police for a traffic offence [sort of] and banned from the IoM.

 

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Sorry been a bit slow answering this thread.

Been on 2 wheels since the 70's current ride ZRX1200 also have a supercharged Hayabusa which I run in top speed events.

Wouldn't be without a bike.

Cheers 

Ian

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I had a few small CC bikes before passing my car test, Vespa 125, Yamaha rxs 100 and a rs 125 fair few off road bikes my fav being a YZ 80 and a gaggle of pull-back and goes.

My brother inlaw buys and sell bikes and cars got his own little custom paint shop does alsorts with fancy paints and hydro dipping got something i have never seen before, a 50cc chopper, so anyone looking to earn their patches could use it as a starter bike, see if the long forks ride is for you or not 💀 😂 

Check her out

 

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3 hours ago, cyborx said:

that a hardtail auto?

built one of those for my son years ago :lol:

Yes it has a pull cord start engine too.

Better post some of his other work, 

Before/after on the suzi a side car bike he
one of the ninjas he has done and some other stuff

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All finished and up for sale £700, it is a US import quite rare over here, suggested as a toy for a young budding biker or something for the man cave, even got a rev counter on it, lol.

 

 

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