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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

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  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

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  3. Would be better with a half decent government

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  4. No it's crap!

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  1. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    My fave old skuul bike is either a kawasaki gpz550 or a Ducati monster
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    that Ducati monster looks increasingly similar to a Honda Hornet

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    I have a friend who owns a hornet exactly like this one here. god knows what sort of illegal mods or tweaks he has on that thing, though I do have to admit it does sound sexy as hell when you turn the ignition and start it up. its just totally orgasmic.

    Id try to have sex with his bike but my friend would mash my nuts into peanut butter with his spanner.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    That Hornet is nice, but I love the DESMO system on the Duke engines, makes them high revving monsters (no valve bounce)

    This is lovely

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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Hmmm If i was to go for a ducati, it would definitely have to be a classic 916 or a 996, though I find triumph motorcycles more to my taste when it comes to styling/design especially when it comes to superbikes.

    Yamaha R6 and R1's are also great bikes but they are for posers and idiots that like to showboat.

    If i found a cheap deal on an R6 though i wouldnt say no. it would make a nice ride to get around town. though I hear that the insurance for those bikes arent cheap for obvious reasons :laugh: they are death machines. bikes that serve no other purpose then to make you ride them faster!
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I don't like crotch rockets though, i hate the sitting position on them, all stretched out like, puts too much stress on your arms and wrists. I prefer a more upright position, its more comfy.

    I prefer a cruiser more than a sports rocket, thats why i like the monster, and you don't see that many dukes around so makes them a bit more special.
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    What you want to do is get out of hull and go down the A127 on a saturday or sunday evening. Along that stretch of motorway alone you will probably spot about 5 or 6 guys riding the monster towards or away from london.

    Of course superbikes will always be superbikes, and they will always be able to outrun the police and most of the other vehicles on the road. but at the end of the day the guy on the bike that dictates how the bike is ridden.

    I wouldnt say im a speedfreak or adrenalin junkie but I do love the sleek and sexy looks of a superbike. Similar reason why i want a triumph more then any other bike on the road, the name itself has a long heritage and id like to think a tad more class then twats who race about on the usual Yamaha R1s, Kawasaki Ninja's and Honda CBRs - Not that they are bad bikes! but they are pretty common with boy racers
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    anyone got some old watercooling equipment sitting around?
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    I may do but nothing that has any great value or use :laugh::laugh: I still have an old 360mm rad kit from Asetek back when they were still making WC kits for the consumer market before they left and became just an OEM.

    I dont think the waterblocks and other junk would be compatible with anything else
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    oh wow, thats old stuff!
    Yeah I'm trying to water cool a dual 771 system but really don't want to spend £150 on a brand new one, anything would be great to start with ;)
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    I know a guy who has a £20k Ducati of some sort, its a beast of a bike, all carbon bodywork, its very pretty, could be a 999 i think but not sure. google a honda NR its a bike they mead years ago for racing but it was available as a road version. It had weird oval pistons with 8 valves per cylinder.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_NR

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    This is the bike i have always lusted after, they only made 300 though and cost around £50k
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    'around 50k' youre forgetting that you need to convince the owner of the bike to let it go and im sure as hell he would use the excuse that its a limited edition to totally crank up the price.

    Im deciding if i should grab another MSI GTX 680 just for teh lols
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    Afaik Honda still have some of these in their warehouse, they made 300 but i guess they never all sold. if i ever get hold of 50k i'm having one.
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    Not sure what the fuss is with this Horsemeat saga, I lived in germany for 7 years in the eighties and they ate it all the time over there, their origional (and genuine) bratwurst are actually horsemeat..... yum!
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    Like the old saying; "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse" Now look at 'em all crying about it.
    Azazel and Bo$$ say thanks.
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    Room for one more?
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    Indeed ;) always room
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    cool :D
    Cheers
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    Unfortunately if you wish to join our band of merry men you must at first pay the 'UK Clubhouse' tax, after we've bled you dry financially and you are having trouble paying your bills only then will you become a true member of the UK Clubhouse.

    If you live in a Mansion however, then you must pay Mansion tax on top of clubhouse taxes
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    Where do I send my money?
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    abroad to a Nigerian bank account!!
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    Don't worry, they have it already. :D
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    cool :) I know a prince there.
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    As an alternative..... I accept paypal :clap:
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    As your in london i'll take cash ;)

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