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  1. Godders

    Godders Well-Known Member

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    The wife’s old CB 500

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  2. Bad Billy

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    If that's on the road, then the answer is Yes!

    If on the track then no!

    Getting off the edge of a 140 tyre is easier than a 190, but in any case well done!
     
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  3. Godders

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    I struggle to take the chicken strips off my 98 Daytona’s tyres and off the heavier 885 I have, but the wife’s Honda is too easy to be a hooligan once again
     
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  4. Bad Billy

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    There is a CB500 race series which is very quick (compared to most peoples expectations) & very competitive, I race a Bandit which has 160 rear tyre, this is very easy to 'fall off the edge' of, so we hang off more to keep it on the fat part of the tyre.
     
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  5. Ron Ashurst

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    Please explain you fat &*%[email protected]$*)& ;)
     
  6. Bad Billy

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    You are such a fecktard Ron! :p

    Hang off bike more, but don't lean the bike in so far, this keeps it off the edge & in the middle part of tyre.:rolleyes:

    Don't try this on the road Ron, you probably won't be able to get back up! :D
     
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  7. Bad Billy

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    At this point I would like to apologise to @Godders the OP, sorry that @Ron Ashurst has come on derailing you thread, he is, to be honest, a little lacking, think of this like care in the community, letting him come and play with the grown-ups at least stops him eating the crayons. :p
     
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  8. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    I'm sorry @Godders
    I am the village idiot. But billy has a tendency to provoke me knowing I will respond.
    I have suffered several head head injuries, thumps and he likes to make fun.
    He really is a bit insensitive about it. But I am sorry for derailing your thread.
    That is a lovely shredded chicken strip by the way. :)
     
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  9. Godders

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    I’m just glad to be back on bikes again after a decade off them.
    Amazing what a replacement hip can do for you
     
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  10. Bad Billy

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    Good man, nice that the wonders of modern medicine have got back out there! :grinning:
     
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  11. RSReggie

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    Watch you don't fall off the side of the tyre and land on your hip !!
    You are as they say only as old as you feel :)
    I am still doing track days and off roading etc at 55 and if anything I am getting better at it with learning new skills and pushing myself . Hopefully by 60 I will be good at it ;)
     
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  12. Hippo-Drones

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    Awesome stuff... I'm really tempted to get a Suzuki GS500 and turn it into a trackday troll machine and winter hack! :)
     
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  13. Flay

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    I have a CB500 as a partner to my 955i Tiger. It is so much fun - encourages "making progress" and "maintaining momentum" through corners. Wonderful real world bike.
     
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  14. DCS222

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    Cool, I want my hip replaced!!!
     
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  15. Bad Billy

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    It's a lot cheaper if the worst happens than throwing your 765 down the track too!
     
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  16. Tigcraft

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    #16 Tigcraft, Jul 4, 2019
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    I’ve just dragged one of my old bikes out of storage, an Mz Skorpion sport, it’s a big 660 single with clip ons as std and for all the reasons above. It’s simple, it encourages making progress and also maintains momentum on corners. I’ve never been so exited about this moment, more so than any superbike I’ve ever owned. Part of me wants to ride it up to the GMU this year but its five years since I last rode it and I’m interested to see if my body can still find the riding position comfortable!!
     
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  17. Godders

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    I have just ordered a new set of Continental ContiMotions plus new inner tubes for the Thunderbird Sport as the ones on it were squared off and came with the bike when I bought it 12 years ago. Now I've gotten back into biking again and done a few hundred miles on these iffy tyres its maybe time to throw a little more money at her. She's certainly no sports bike so I'm hoping the Continentals will be more than up for the job.
     
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  18. DCS222

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    Tyres definitely need changing if you squared off the inner tubes!!!
     
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  19. Godders

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    I'll let you know when the tyres come off
     
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  20. Tigcraft

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    What??! Twelve years and no tyre changes and they were square to start with???
     
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