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  • RyanDS 20 Oct 2020 20:42:02 13,821 posts
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    300 for new regulator/rectifier.


    Suffice to say I was not happy. On plus side pick up new bike tomorrow.
  • BillMurray 20 Oct 2020 20:42:43 9,647 posts
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    Fuck regulator rectifiers. Think I must have gone through 3 or 4 on my Gixxer.

    (My fault probably for buying cheapo regulators off eBay for 30 quid)

    Edited by BillMurray at 20:43:22 20-10-2020
  • Deleted user 20 October 2020 20:45:46
    RyanDS wrote:
    300 for new regulator/rectifier.


    Suffice to say I was not happy. On plus side pick up new bike tomorrow.
    Eep.

    What’s the new ride? :)
  • RyanDS 20 Oct 2020 21:03:22 13,821 posts
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    EMarkM wrote:
    RyanDS wrote:
    300 for new regulator/rectifier.


    Suffice to say I was not happy. On plus side pick up new bike tomorrow.
    Eep.

    What’s the new ride? :)
    https://youtu.be/8sp0yh93Tes

    🤩
  • Deleted user 20 October 2020 21:08:56
    @RyanDS Yes, mate. Fucking yes. That is going to serve you well!!!!!!!!
  • RyanDS 21 Oct 2020 09:28:55 13,821 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:
    Fuck regulator rectifiers. Think I must have gone through 3 or 4 on my Gixxer.

    (My fault probably for buying cheapo regulators off eBay for 30 quid)
    I have had 2 in 2.5 years. Both original honda done at the dealers. I am not impressed at all. 350 quid each!!!

    Love my bike but will be glad to trade it in today.

    Edited by RyanDS at 09:29:11 21-10-2020
  • RyanDS 21 Oct 2020 09:30:31 13,821 posts
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    EMarkM wrote:
    @RyanDS Yes, mate. Fucking yes. That is going to serve you well!!!!!!!!
    I hope so. I normally do 2k a year touring Europe and this should be better than my hornet for that. Can't wait to travel with panniers etc and not need large backpack.
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Dec 2020 22:35:21 12,442 posts
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    So one of my friends has a Zero. My leathers still fit despite the Rona (and I haven't had a bike in years) and I took it out for a careful blat.

    Fuck. Me.

    I might need one. What puts me off is the lack of noise and the danger that causes. Oh, and the price.

    But I'm due a mid life crisis
  • RyanDS 15 Dec 2020 22:53:52 13,821 posts
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    I will honestly say a mid life crisis is great. Especially in lock down coronavirus world.

    Getting out on the bike is freedom. Also if anyone doesn't approve of the biker lifestyle you can pretend you are wearing leathers as you are in a gay sex fetish club. Winning no matter what.
  • elstoof 16 Dec 2020 07:54:29 26,690 posts
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    The range on electrics is still far too small just yet
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Dec 2020 07:57:38 12,442 posts
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    This one will do 80 miles on a charge, real world. I don't think I'd ride that far without taking a break
  • elstoof 16 Dec 2020 08:41:29 26,690 posts
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    Except your break is a mandated 3 hours every 80 miles, unless you only ever want to ride 40 miles away and come home again. They’d be great for commuting but just too limiting for pleasure riding until the tech improves
  • Timmywimmywoo 16 Dec 2020 10:03:36 62 posts
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    If anyone's bored (or, erm, wants to see an HDR video shot on the iPhone 12) then I've bunged up a quick and dirty behind-the-scenes vlog from the Triumph Trident launch. In which I wear a mask, so I expect Americans to flood the comments saying I'm a sheep.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPjp7pGltr4&ab_channel=TimRodieRidesMotorbikes
  • elstoof 16 Dec 2020 10:42:58 26,690 posts
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    Do you get to hang out with Fagan on these trips or is he too much of a star these days
  • Timmywimmywoo 16 Dec 2020 11:29:01 62 posts
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    @elstoof Yeah, he's been on most of the (handful of) bike launches I've been on. He's not let fame get to his head ;) Some of the car journos, however…
  • elstoof 16 Dec 2020 11:32:50 26,690 posts
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    I bet the other one is a massive diva though
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Dec 2020 12:16:44 12,442 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Except your break is a mandated 3 hours every 80 miles, unless you only ever want to ride 40 miles away and come home again. They’d be great for commuting but just too limiting for pleasure riding until the tech improves
    I don't disagree on any of that other than the time required. I don't know how bad the charging infrastructure is over there but level 2 (which is still slow af) does 0-95% in under an hour on the Zero.

    I also wouldn't use it for touring but that's not what they're for, really.

    Like electric cars, the problem isn't range anxiety, it's charge time anxiety
  • elstoof 16 Dec 2020 12:21:53 26,690 posts
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    Infrastructure here is exactly what you would expect it to be. I’m imagining a perfectly evenly spaced line of Supercharging stations all the way from BC to Manitoba for you

    Edited by elstoof at 12:23:23 16-12-2020
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Dec 2020 12:29:56 12,442 posts
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    I never leave Metro, there's bad enough fuckin hillbillies in Coquitlam
  • fontgeeksogood 13 Feb 2021 21:06:26 12,442 posts
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    I really want a Diavel, but I'm not that confident a rider (long break). Should I get an 821 Monster instead? As I understand it, one could leave it in 'pussy' mode as they grew some balls
  • fontgeeksogood 13 Feb 2021 21:07:08 12,442 posts
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    (I didn't like the lack of noise of electric motorcycles)
  • elstoof 13 Feb 2021 22:10:30 26,690 posts
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    821 has been replaced with just “Monster”. I test rode one last year, it was nice, not particularly exciting. Good torque, I’d expect it’ll get boring after a short while and you’ll want to chop it in. I’d take the Diavel any day, much more of an event to ride one, I’m assuming this won’t be a daily rider? Diavel will have the same sort of rider modes to leave it in rain mode or whatever, but tbh that won’t last long. Modern Ducatis are just so easy to ride now
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Feb 2021 05:36:22 12,442 posts
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    Right.

    I wasn't going to buy the new Monster, it looks like shit
  • elstoof 14 Feb 2021 09:02:19 26,690 posts
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    The old one isn’t great looking either, both are just pretty vanilla bikes that’ll get the day to day tasks done with a tiny bit more flair than the rest
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Feb 2021 09:20:13 12,442 posts
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    I don't honestly know if it'll be a daily rider or not. I doubt it, but who knows what the New Normal will be
  • elstoof 14 Feb 2021 09:22:08 26,690 posts
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    Have you ridden either yet?
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Feb 2021 09:32:44 12,442 posts
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    I rode a 2005ish Monster. In 2005ish.

    So, no. All the electronic trickery and wet cooling will be new
  • elstoof 14 Feb 2021 10:14:43 26,690 posts
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    What was that, Monster S4? In a lot of ways the Diavel has moved into the space that the Monster used to sit, while the Monster has dropped down to the sort of easy to live with, jack of all trades bike with a luxury label. You’re a big unit right? You’ll know when you throw a leg over if the 821 is big enough. You might feel like you’re perched on top of it. The Diavel would eventually cost a bit as a daily, servicing won’t be cheap on either but you’ll cane through rear tyres if you ride it “properly”
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Feb 2021 10:29:00 12,442 posts
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    Right. I'm relatively handy with spanners so it'd 'just' be the expensive services which will be needed. And I am a big unit so would probably want to switch out the rear shock of a Diavel (heard they are quite slack).

    I never felt perched on the S4, has the ergo changed a lot? Will need to wait until all of *this* is over and then go play on both.

    It's been so long since I've done regular riding I probably ought to try deadlifting them. I'm deffo gonna drop whatever bike it is I buy. Second hand is probably the route to go
  • elstoof 14 Feb 2021 10:38:16 26,690 posts
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    821 is a smaller bike than the S4 vintage, it’s about the same as a Street Triple
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