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Post by Alan H on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:30 pm

Not seen one of these for a long time - hard work though, by the looks (linky)
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by Alan H on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:33 pm

And another - prettier but more expensive. (linky)
had a CB72 a long time ago and my mate had a CB77 which could piss all over it, performance wise with only another 58cc or so to play with.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:28 am

But they're Japanese!
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Post by Alan H on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:20 am

Strangely enough, most Hondas are. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by lwt big cheese on Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:27 pm

Not any more. The small ones are made in China.
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Post by Alan H on Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:42 pm

Small japanese are made in china? I never knew that. I bet even Bill didn't know. I fact I don't think anyone in the universe knew that cos you're trying to kid us on.
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:25 am

CG's have been made in Brazil for years now
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by lwt big cheese on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:43 am

Information stolen from an Enfiield forum. But I think you have to registre so:
Joking aside Ric, when I was over Chells on Saturday looking at a 125 to buy, we had a long conversation about this. I was going to get a Yamaha which he sells, he also sells chinese easy riders for 500 quid less, and said buy whatever you like they both come out of china! I couldnt believe it but he showed me and has been a main dealer for Honda Yamaha Suzuki and Kawasaki (dropped them now) since the late 1960's.

He reckons one of the drivers that brings the bikes told him containers were going into Hinkley from China with bikes in. Cyril said to the driver, no mate youre wrong it'll be components, but the driver was adamant apparently, it was bikes! But maybe the driver was confused and meant Thailand? You can still buy a Jap built 125 I think but that'd be a Varadero at around £3500.

Incidentally I test rode a Honda CG125 (made in Turkey) and a Chink Easy Rider, there was no real difference, apart from the price, the Jap was 1400 quid on an 08 from a school, the easy rider was brand new at 1200 quid on the road!
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Post by lwt big cheese on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:44 am

The thread also said that they ar getting made a bit beter now.
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Post by Alan H on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:03 am

Couldn't have bin much worse.

Japs may be twats (are) but their bikes are ok. Chinks should stick to chopsticks and brazilians to nuts - or shaved fannys.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:46 am

Is there a "good" make to look out for?

I think my little boy may be in the market for one.
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:25 am

Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha,Kawasaki. All ideal for L riders.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:19 am

He's found a place that do all the 125 and then the 500 training in a week on their bikes. So he won't need to buy a bike just for the licence.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:34 am

OK,what does he want the bike for? fun, commuting,a mixture?What will he feel comfortable riding, what budget etc.
I recommend 2nd hand as he will fall off.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:33 am

Just for passing his test. So with the above deal it's job done!
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:38 am

What about after the test though? Dont wantto let him loose on the Enfield until he has some miles under his belt.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:30 pm

True enough. I'm missing gears all over the fucking place and brakes don't exist!

It would make for an interesting time for a new rider.

He would quite like an Enfield though.
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by rattleshake on Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:20 pm

klr 650, second hand. reliable, inexpensive, very easy to maintain and able to take serious punishment.
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by lwt big cheese on Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:19 pm

Mmmmm...
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by rattleshake on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:19 pm

lwt big cheese wrote:Mmmmm...

was that an approving "mmmmm"?
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:40 am

I think it was a thoughtful Mmmm, but that should be a Hmmmm.
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by rattleshake on Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:16 am

ahhhhh!
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by lwt big cheese on Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:01 am

Probably.

The thing is, Japanese are so easy to ride. Snick it in to gear and off you go.

The brakes work.

Tyres and handling are alright now.

The enfield is perfectly accepatable as long as you ride it remembering that it is a vintage bike. Whenever it was manufactured.

Maybe not the best for a new bloke. Mind you you could take the other attitude and say he might as well learn to ride properly!!

None of this sports bike bollocks where they scream out of the corner then "thruppeny bit" around the next bend as although the bike is fast they can't RIDE.

Are you old enough to have had one of the old mopeds where you never let off the throttle? You didn't brake as there wasn't much acceleration! lol
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Re: Super Hawk

Post by rattleshake on Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:42 am

lwt big cheese wrote:
Are you old enough to have had one of the old mopeds where you never let off the throttle? You didn't brake as there wasn't much acceleration! lol

i learned to ride on a '81 RD125 (185 special Wink )... pre-YPVS, where the clutch isn't a clutch but a torque converter. the lads all farted off on their cbx550s, yzf's and gixxers. had to keep up SOMEHOW! there wasn't alot of braking involved. What a Face
takes a certain age to ride the old stuff. it's better to learn to handle a nice bike and raise the difficulty. i don't think about the rider but the bike when saying this.



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Re: Super Hawk

Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:17 am

That pisses me off and I cant find it in the settings to turn it off, it is fucked bollocks!
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