NBD - but it's not a bass!

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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by basshack » 11 Jun 2018, 17:45

I'll just say congratulations and leave the humour to the clever guys, but yes you deserve a treat after the trot you've had.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 11 Jun 2018, 18:39

BassLine wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 17:17
I'd give my left nut to own one of those...... oops, sorry! :ninja:

Seriously though, enjoy it Pete.... you deserve it.
Nice try, wrong nut :) I thought the bike was pulling right at first, but it turns out I just had to adjust my seating position.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by sharpman » 11 Jun 2018, 18:44

Gorgeous Pete, and im sure it is fast
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 12 Jun 2018, 14:13

BazzBass wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 12:41
glad to read a post of yours where you're not getting screwed over, ripped off or had some other thing go wrong.
What, like maybe parking it outside my shop and not engaging the side stand properly. Yep, that actually happened! But at least this time I have no-one to blame but myself.

But it shows you how well built the bike is. The rear fender and headlight scraped down a cement rendered wall on the way down. The wall has more damage than the bike. Most of the scratches buffed out and the remaining ones aren't noticeable unless I point them out to you. No other damage at all. The mirror didn't smash, the blinkers look like they're designed to un-clip on impact so it was a simple matter of clipping them back into place. I had no rear brake for a while, then it came back. My guess would be the brake fluid drained away when the bike was on it's side, but drained back into position as I got moving. Thankfully the front brake wasn't affected.

On the plus side, the bike's first incident was low speed and involved no injuries.

Just looking at the service history, it has a 4,000km service interval. The last service was at 8,000km, it's now got 14,000km, 2,000km overdue. That explains why it's hard to find Neutral. I've booked it in for a service and general once-over tomorrow. The guy at the local bike shop almost had his eyes pop out of his head when I told him what sort of bike it was. "Holy Crap, you don't see those around here!". Well you do now buddy :)
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Classic5 » 12 Jun 2018, 22:10

That's an absolutely beautiful bike Pete. I don't think I've seen anything like it. What a beast :D

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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by ozrider » 12 Jun 2018, 22:24

Cool Pete! That's an insane amount of cc's for a bike!

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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by hamo » 12 Jun 2018, 22:55

ozrider wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 22:24
Cool Pete! That's an insane amount of cc's for a bike!
It is but fairly common in the big v twin cruisers these days. Most Japanese cruisers are around that including my Yamaha at 1900cc although Triumph take the cake at 2300cc with the Rocket 3!
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by ozrider » 13 Jun 2018, 00:40

hamo wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 22:55
ozrider wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 22:24
Cool Pete! That's an insane amount of cc's for a bike!
It is but fairly common in the big v twin cruisers these days. Most Japanese cruisers are around that including my Yamaha at 1900cc although Triumph take the cake at 2300cc with the Rocket 3!
I would hate to make a mistake with the kick stand! Would be a lot of fun, but its been a while for me too.

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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 13 Jun 2018, 06:45

hamo wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 22:55
ozrider wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 22:24
Cool Pete! That's an insane amount of cc's for a bike!
It is but fairly common in the big v twin cruisers these days. Most Japanese cruisers are around that including my Yamaha at 1900cc although Triumph take the cake at 2300cc with the Rocket 3!
It's more powerful than Harley's biggest engine, that's all I care about :)

Jokes aside, it's not all about speed for me. All that power amounts to the most effortless cruising ever.

I did the fuel consumption calcs, on the highway I got 4.7litres/100km. It ain't thirsty .....
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by rodl2005 » 13 Jun 2018, 10:20

With Hobart's balmy weather and all..... Pete, your story above re the kick stand, reminds me of a... slightly similar one of mine.
Back about 25 years, I "borrowed" :peep: my dad's vintage '68 (I think) Triumph Bonneville to get to my girls house for a quick, erm.... I think they call it a booty call these days. ;)
That all went to plan. Then I rode the 25k's or so back home. I mentioned the balmy conditions already, let's just say it was a lovely winter's day.... sunny, still, but probly 10° &..the wind chill factor.... well, my knees took all the of the 80kmh I would've been traveling, right into em.. 80k's of -800° wind, right into my kneecaps! :blah:
I didn't realize the effect this might have, and when I stopped at an intersection, I put my left foot down and...

:thumbdown. nothing. There was nothing of my knee. Nothing!
It just gave way, frozen from the cold wind. Must've looked great from the car behind me... so...
Bike and me go crashing to the ground! :/ Dads Bonneville hit me and the ground, hard!
Smashed the rearview mirror and the left indicators (which iirc, I think, were add ons as possibly the original didn't come with em???)
To top things off, as my knee had frozen, I didn't have the strength, right then, to lift the bike back up :peep:
Embarrassing.... much!

Carry on.
Hope you have much better luck Pete. It sure looks to be a beauty! Send, jeeeez, that's a huge amount of cc's! It may well be pretty usual these days, but, damn! "My" Bonneville was powerful at only 650cc.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 13 Jun 2018, 11:09

Well when I was picking the bike up after it's service today, I bumped into someone who owns a shop around the corner from mine. He was trading in a Sportsbike for a Suzuki Boulevard cruiser - 1800cc's. He's pretty sure it won't be as fast as his 1200cc, 2 cylinders Vs 4.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Macbass » 13 Jun 2018, 13:33

Well done, Pete!
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by OzzyGreg » 14 Jun 2018, 06:01

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Noice!
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