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About Scotty

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  • Birthday 03/19/1969

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    'arlow & London


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    Essex, UK
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    Audi A4 Avant

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  1. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    Good piece
  2. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    The tough year for road racers continues
  3. RIP William Dunlop

    Very sad for all especially his pregnant wife What must Michael be thinking?
  4. RS3 - Saloon!

    LOL - it's always dangerous to test drive more expensive more exciting cars!
  5. So bloody slow!

    For the first time in a year or so it DOESN'T seem slow
  6. What would you do.....?

    That's good news.
  7. What would you do.....?

    I've only ever seen it done so that you can't see it! I'd not be happy either. Just looked on their site and this flyer says it's meant to be invisible! Even says "stealth UV etch" .... however whilst typing I pinged the pics to some bike mates. One has said " My cbr1000f was like that when I got her. It buffs off no probs lol. " Not sure if that's good or bad. I'd certainly take it up with the dealer. Just seems wrong. You didn't ask them to damage your panels.
  8. New pants please

    As you can imagine that vid's on every bike FB group and bike forum. I've watched it loads and still can't believe he go under the side skirts and out the other side and between the wheels. Quite amazing.
  9. I've bought something orange!

    The GS is always lurking in the background. I test rode one a number of years ago just to see what the huge following was about and was quite impressed but just didn't align really with my wants. I'm looking for less 'adventure' style and more road/sport/touring focus. The GT just fits my individual wants/needs like a glove. Then there was the financial deal. It's a fecking bargain with this discount compared with the GS. To be honest the GT is more often compared with the Tuono (race bike with straight bars) and the BMW S1000XR and a few others and mainly wins. My mate has a Tuono so it'll be interesting when we do to the Mosel Valley in May which is more suited/fun/etc. Another's coming on a KTM 1290 Adventure S. No GS's I've always liked the GT but the cost put me off and that negative was removed. So many dealer's staff actually bought them despite having access to all sorts as it's a proper deal. It also won some Sport Tourer awards etc and gets great reviews. It's a bit niche and some have even put it within its own category : hooligan tourer. It's so easy to ride normally but you now there's so much power available. I'm getting frustrated right now as I decided to garage it until the salt's gone and it's too cold to spend time tinkering or putting on stone chip protection etc. I'm itching for Spring! I'm not sure I could do what you've done and hang up your boots (for a while ). I'd be (more) grumpy etc at home! It's like an addiction. I just need that fix.
  10. New pants please

    A few pairs of pants needed here
  11. I've bought something orange!

    Not much going on with it right now. 300 miles ridden and then put away due to all the salt on the roads, etc. I thought I might as well spare it one winter by waiting 2 or 3 weeks. Given the weather right now it might be a couple of weeks longer than I thought! I've got to know how it all fits together whilst wiring up the satnav. It's just a Superduke R with some bodywork, a bigger tank and extended rear subframe. A Beast in sheep's clothing
  12. New pants please

    How car-ist! Or should that be marque-ist?
  13. Help- huge favour needed

    Boys don't grow up....they just get older Many have moved away from track days altogether. I have in cars but now do it on bikes. You of course have gone the other way. You wouldn't play with us on track and now do so in much more expensive toys. You using your cars fully makes me smile ... a lot
  14. I've bought something orange!

    I collected the bike from Bristol on my trailer on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday there was a lot of fettling putting on rad guards, fender entenders, hand guards etc but today in the glorious sunshine I managed to have a 90 mile spin. I'm limited to 6500rpm (redline is 11,000) but it's not too bad : you just snick another gear and use the torque. It's still good for about 120 or so. I can't wait to unleash the full 173bhp though. Normally when I have brand new tyres I'm really steady and bed them in gently. This bike just gave instant confidence so was happy at 70-80% straight off the bat. It's really comfortable with plenty of leg room and an upright stance. The screen's really effective even above legal speeds (ahem!) . The heated seat and grips get too hot on max but I guess when it's really cold I'll get a true test. Loving it already especially the Akra enhanced noises Shame it got dirty on it's first trip out but the enjoyment easily makes up for it. Excel bike show tomorrow. I need some bits and maybe will pick up a 60mm socket and a 250NM torque wrench(!) for the rear wheel nut.
  15. New pants please

    Jeez - that was travelling. Totally deserved sentence!