acwman's Member Page
Member: acwman
Name: acwman
From: Dorset, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Member Info: Well, What can I say! Love bikes! I first rode a bike when I was in college. My first ever bike was the original Yamaha FS1E £90 if I correctly remember!..mmm maybe should have kept it as they seem to be collectors items nowadays. Top speed going down a very steep hill was 60mph(Indicated). At this speed it was deadly, as the brakes were shite! I always seemed to be working on this bike, and was visiting the local breakers every other week! Way back then there was no need for CBTs etc! My next bike was a Suzuki ER50 motoX bike. I was up at my local hills back in Reigate. Back then, it was far easier to go off roading without too many complaints! We use to get up some very steep inclines...though a couple of hundred feet run up was needed, otherwise you would just fall back down nearer reaching the top! This bike was where I first learnt to wheelie... It was all technique as obviously the bike was very underpowered and wouldn“t just wheelie with throttle! I decided to go practical and got rid of what I thought would be my last sportsbike. I am now living with the BMW R1200GS. Loads of room on this bike, and can travel distances without getting any aches and pains at the end of it. The biking season came back, and withdrawal symptoms set it. I yearned for a sportsbike again! I bought myself my first litre sportsbike.. The carb version of the R1. Really fell in love with this bike. truly an exceptional bike... Though reasons I had to sell it..
 
 Current:
2004 BMW R 1200 GS

Photos: 5
Purchased: Aug 2007
Info: All day comfort... One day I will do my tour of Europe! I have the full pannier set, which makes it easier living with this bike.
2001 Honda CBR 900

Photos: 6
Purchased: May 2008
Info: CBR 929RR-1 Fireblade Braided hoses, Carbon Rear Hugger, Power Commander, Jardine sports can, Double bubble....
 
 Past:
2004 Suzuki GSX-R 600

Photos: 3
Purchased: Oct 2005
Sold: Apr 2006
Info: Lovely chassis, nice handling, though for me, it seemed to put a lot of weight onto my arms, making any longer distance riding a bit of a chore(anything more than 1/2 and hour!)....also my bollocks seemed to get a bit of a squashing from the front of the tank aswell from the riding position which made it more the uncomfortable..!
2004 Buell XB12R Fireblot

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 2006
Sold: Jun 2007
Info: My best bike to date! Really loud..just like a harley. Enough torque to rip your arms out of their sockets. Bucket loads of FUN to ride! Just my size. I“m not that tall and it doesn“t put as much weight on my arms as the GSXR, and I don“t end up with backache after an hours ride! My first experience of a V Twin motor, and paired with the Buell XB Chassis....I“m lovin it!!
1999 Cagiva Mito 125

Photos: 5
Purchased: Jun 2004
Sold: Nov 2004
Info: Loved this bike! Ducati looks in a 125 guise...For me it was totally reliable, and nippy. Handled great! I decided to give a RS125 a try and traded it in for a RS125.
1996 Kawasaki ZXR 400

Photos: 3
Purchased: Aug 2005
Sold: Feb 2006
Info: Great BIke, and to me has to be the best looking 400 sports bike. Just the right size! Handled great. Had problems with the carbs when I first got it, as the previous owner had let it sit for a while, and had to get the carbs cleaned out and overhauled.
2000 Aprilia RS 50

Photos: 5
Purchased: Jan 2002
Sold: Jan 2003
Info: Got a 70 big bore kit on this..carbon reeds, and new exhaust. Went well, but it was a screamer! Loud as F*&K!
2003 Ducati 749S

Photos: 4
Purchased: Jun 2007
Info: At last, I feel I have got my dream bike! The Ducati name, Italian thoroughbred; looks lovely, Sounds lovely, and handles pretty darn good! Keeping my fingers crossed that the reliability issues associated with the Ducati name are a Myth!
2000 Yamaha YZF-R1

Photos: 5
Purchased: Mar 2008
Sold: Apr 2008
Info: Lovely bike....wish that I never sold it!! I even went to look for another in this condition for the price I sold it for.... and couldn''t! Polished rims, Akropovic exhaust, few carbon touches. dark screen, undertray. Found steering a little heavier than I expected.. This carb version of the R1 was very smooth throughout.
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