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  1. miketweed

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    But we were all young once, weren't we??

    In 1988 when I re-built my black Mk1 XR2 complete with twin down draught webers and PECO big bore mild steel-rusty-in-week exhaust (full system with manifold £200!) I was the coolest dude in town.

    That's the problem, part of getting old is finally realising that you were actually the ONLY person that thought you were cool (except your other PECO buddies).

    Now I look back, smile, and think what a TVVAT!

    Unfortunately when I was 17, I was the only one of my 10 friends that had a car, now all of them would have big bore Saxo's on 0%!
     
  2. Amchlolor

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    They are death on a stick, everyone I know that has had one/has one (including my brother) have been knocked off more than once

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    Knocked off ?
    Did it result in death ?
    No.
    So they're not "death on a stick"

    In over 20 years of driving and riding bikes I've seen several people I know killed in cars.

    Never had to attend the funeral (touch wood) of anyone as the result of bike accident though.

    See those cars ?
    Death in a can they are.
     
  3. bacardi

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    saw a guy once look at a bike and he died, they're that dangerous
     
  4. cosmicblue

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    saw a guy once look at a bike and he died, they're that dangerous

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    A fast bike is the most fun you can have with your trousers on...... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. d3fy

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    saw a guy once look at a bike and he died, they're that dangerous

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  6. marriedblonde

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    I once heard about a guy that spoke the words crotch rocket and he died on the spot - they're THAT dangerous.

    In fact I heard the only person that can look at a motorbike and not die is the god that is Chuck Norris

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  7. Amchlolor

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    You wouldn't like bikes MB.
    Not enough of them to polish.
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  8. Amchlolor

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    Bowfer - once again, another flippant remark, with no foundation whatsoever....

    ill informed pish? Just sold my Blade, toying with getting an old 996, but I MUST be against bikes eh, sheeesh

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    What on earth are you doing coming out with the "15k rpm in town" rubbish for then,when you of all people should know it's not the case.

    Anyone you know ride like that ?
    You ride like that ?

    It's bad enough when Mrs.Miggins comes out with prejudiced **** aimed at bikes,never mind people who purport to like them. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif
     
  9. marriedblonde

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    Bowfer - never say never, wheres theres a will theres a way /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    And just for the record I LOVE bikes.

    I did try to post up ithe pics but for some reason the site doesn;t like to be linked to.

    http://www.crazyrussian.com/02/entry_1087.php
     
  10. bacardi

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    heh heh heh!!! Ahhh, purport to like them............you crack me up!


    I never rode my blade at anything above 8k in towns as it scares people (and eats children at anything above 10k)

    still, liking bikes doesnt mean i like them running at high revs, at speed through towns surely you cna understand that?

    just as much as I too think overly noisy cars are an annoyance,

    so, from your posts so far it would seem you hate noisy cars but equally noisy bikes are ok? as where you live there a fewer of them?
     
  11. marriedblonde

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    Happy new year everbody /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Oh and that bike in the link above is painted not polished metal.
     
  12. bacardi

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    painted? Man, thats way cool!
     
  13. Amchlolor

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    so, from your posts so far it would seem you hate noisy cars but equally noisy bikes are ok? as where you live there a fewer of them?

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    No,if you read my posts I'm just as hard on noisy bikes as I am on noisy cars.

    My 'problem' is the fact that bikers are often prosecuted for noisy exhausts,yet cars go unchecked.

    I'm not even saying the bikers shouldn't be prosecuted.
    I'm saying there should be equality and both should be done.

    I've quizzed a copper over this and he admitted it's an 'ease of prosecution' thing.

    One can see a "not for road use" stamp on a bike's silencer,whereas prosecuting a car driver often involces taking the car to an approved testing station for examination.

    So,basically,we all have to suffer noisy cars because the coppers cannot be bothered.

    Nothing new there then...
     
  14. marriedblonde

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    painted? Man, thats way cool!

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    Yer it's a special paint made by PPG I think about $200 a litre...

    Now that would be a dazzle hazzard on a car /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    And before any tells me I know an M3 was painted in it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  15. d3fy

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    How much paint would be required to cover a M3
     
  16. marriedblonde

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    Depends if you want to vandalise it, then about 5 litres of emulsion should just about do it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  17. Amchlolor

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    Depends if you want to vandalise it, then about 5 litres of emulsion should just about do it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    Have they parked in a child space ?

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  18. miketweed

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    If the space was full of children before hand, all the better.
     
  19. d3fy

    d3fy Active Member

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    Depends if you want to vandalise it, then about 5 litres of emulsion should just about do it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    Like this!
     
  20. miketweed

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    Did bowfer catch that M3 in a child space without a child???
     
  21. d3fy

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    No mate - it has a noisy zorst on it, so he got 'medieval on its ase'
     
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    No mate - it has a noisy zorst on it, so he got 'medieval on its ase'

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    with a pair of pliers, a hanger, and a blowtorch?
     
  23. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    No mate - it has a noisy zorst on it, so he got 'medieval on its ase'

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    with a pair of pliers, a hanger, and a blowtorch?

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  24. Amchlolor

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    No mate - it has a noisy zorst on it, so he got 'medieval on its ase'

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    It's 'ass'
    It's 'acoustic'
    It's 'mats'

    Here endeth the lesson.

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  25. mikep

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    Mr Moaning B oops I mean MikeP /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif how you getting on with the remapping for the DSG TDi?



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    It's top banana, just come back from a 100 mile round trip to Cambride on the A14, I particularly like the way the cars in my rear view mirror get very small very quickly! The production map isn't as economical as the original development map, so we're looking at a fixing that in the next couple of weeks. But a 200bhp+ diesel that does 42mpg on a fast run isn't too bad. Whereas before it was a 187bhp diesel which did 50+mpg on the same fast run, which would you prefer? I like the idea of switching between the two, watch this space........
     
  26. mikep

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    Nice bike debate boys, they always scared the bejabers out of me, which is why I never had one.

    The idea of catching my knee on a kerb as I went round a corner always made me wince.

    Respect to the guys who can ride them well though.......

    What were we talking about originally? We seem to have drifted off topic un peu.
     
  27. bacardi

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    oh man, thats a mess!

    can anyone read the text? an ex of mine tried something similar once, though luckily she was caught!
     
  28. OutLore

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    oh man, thats a mess!

    can anyone read the text? an ex of mine tried something similar once, though luckily she was caught!

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    I bet it wont get eaten by bird pooh though.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  29. marriedblonde

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    Depends if you want to vandalise it, then about 5 litres of emulsion should just about do it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    Like this!

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    Thats the one I was on about /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  30. porkapig

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    well i think i fit the tw@t description...

    a - second car is a 911with 3.8 rs motor
    b - have a noisy exhaust which cost a stack and gave zero extra bhp

    a car has to sound right in my opinion - barking and popping on overrun ideally :)

    needless to say a four pot diesel will never sound good with an aftermarket exhaust! - and regards to extra power with diesel exhausts - the flow nature at low revs in a tdi shows naff all gain in power... that said a larger diameter section just after the turbo will increase turbine wind up a little
     

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