Two wheels good.

Talk about your cars etc here. Keep it sort of sensible and on topic please.
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Wrong sort of bikes for this thread old chap.
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Went for a tootle on the cheapo divvy. Only did about 40 miles.
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Took 5 mins before the left most cylinder fired. Possibly the lead to the plug. Might put new plugs in anyway.

First impressions are it's not much faster than a GS500.

Quite tappety when I got home.

The new bargain basement gear I bought gets mixed reviews. Jacket and trousers kept the cold out, gloves didn't. It was 4 degrees and falling before I set off.

I did enjoy it though. Looking forward to some slightly warmer weather and better road conditions.
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That should feel significantly faster than a GS500. Heated grips are the answer to cold hands. I won’t go to the end of my road without them.
Also if you’re enjoying it now just you wait till the summer 😉
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brandersnatch wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 5:04 pm That should feel significantly faster than a GS500. Heated grips are the answer to cold hands. I won’t go to the end of my road without them.
Also if you’re enjoying it now just you wait till the summer 😉
My memory of the GS is very old, so probably is faster.
The last bike I had on the road (legally) was a fireblade which might be skewing my expectations.

I'll get something better for the summer, finances permitting.

Being slow is a good thing until I get a few more miles under my belt.
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The GS500 only exists to give GPZ500 riders something to laugh at.
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A26 is closed ..man on a motorbike hit a deer . Air ambulance attending ..

Way too many deer , bring back hunting with hounds
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Warren t claim wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 6:24 pm The GS500 only exists to give GPZ500 riders something to laugh at.
Can anyone name a decent four stroke middleweight twin?
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7 large to have to do twice weekly oil changes!
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We used to openly laugh at these back in the late 80s.
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Warren t claim wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:02 pm
Warren t claim wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 6:24 pm The GS500 only exists to give GPZ500 riders something to laugh at.
Can anyone name a decent four stroke middleweight twin?
SV650?
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