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Old 23-08-2018, 04:41 PM   #11
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Big v twins was good fun used to love the TL1000s and r AKA the widowmaker!!!

They did the SP-2 in the white castrol colours if I remember correctly. Few weeks back I seen a group of sp-1 and 2’s heading down the M42 must of been 20-30 in a row, most I have ever seen in one place!!


Castrol colours were Colin Edwards superbike reps...

It was probably the FB owners group yearly meet up for a remembrance run.

One of their mates died of cancer (I think) and they have a run out every year...


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Old 07-09-2018, 02:50 PM   #12
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Nice SP 1. I knew a guy a few years back had one, he had to stop twice as often as everyone else for fuel !!
Is that S20R Bridgestone on the MT 09 ? Just wondering what mileage you get out of the rear tyre ?
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Nice SP 1. I knew a guy a few years back had one, he had to stop twice as often as everyone else for fuel !!
Is that S20R Bridgestone on the MT 09 ? Just wondering what mileage you get out of the rear tyre ?


I can get as low as 70 miles for a tank! But as high as 120 ish if I really nurse it!

Yeah, they were the standard S20s on it... not sure how long they would last, I changed them over to my standard Metzeler M7RR tyres...

Still got the S20s in the shed making a nice home for the spiders!

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Old 07-09-2018, 07:36 PM   #14
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I must be getting old because I remember when these came out and hankering after one!
Keep the thread updated Cuey with plenty of sarcasm thrown in if you please!!
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I like keeping the bike clean but generally the wheels only come off for fitting tyres, chain, sprocket, etc.
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Wheels are still on but the whole bike's off the ground now for clean and oil change.
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Old 13-09-2018, 11:03 PM   #17
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Cues that looks fantastic, love the livery and colour scheme, you going to convert to right hand drive?, what was import costs out of interest.
So how many know, and have you got any pics of your trip across us we plan do do this in next few years know we have done the west coast
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Cues that looks fantastic, love the livery and colour scheme, you going to convert to right hand drive?, what was import costs out of interest.
So how many know, and have you got any pics of your trip across us we plan do do this in next few years know we have done the west coast
Already done... changed the windscreen fluid to UK spec too...

Shipping, tax and the like came to around £2.5k cost a bit more for me as I had it boxed up before going into the container... and shipped it up from the English port.

For the riding trip across the US, I was about £4K all in.... overall I spent about £10k as I had a weekend in Vegas, a week in San Fran after the ride...and the bike too..

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Already done... changed the windscreen fluid to UK spec too...

Shipping, tax and the like came to around £2.5k cost a bit more for me as I had it boxed up before going into the container... and shipped it up from the English port.

For the riding trip across the US, I was about £4K all in.... overall I spent about £10k as I had a weekend in Vegas, a week in San Fran after the ride...and the bike too..

That seems ok i seen a few nice retro classics in the US and wondered what it would cost, I’m scared to find out to much

Sounded like a great trip with a few side trips built in
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That looks very nice, bet it sounds good. Can’t beat a big twin.
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