bazza_g

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  1. Telemetry has been released by Lambo for the run - amazing aero, sticky Tyres and heroic driving seem to be the order of the day! http://www.carscoops.com/2017/03/lamborghini-shows-huracan-performante.html
  2. can't believe I missed out on this opportunity!!
  3. Incoming MT09 (2017)

    After much faffing about on my part finally went down the Yamaha route and picked up this pair of beauties at the weekend - with 35kg less and 40bhp more than what I was learning on, its quite quick and the quickshifter is pretty cool too! Looking forward to getting some miles and experience under my belt - fingers crossed for nice weather and not too much time spent abroad
  4. Incoming MT09 (2017)

    Basically I didn't write what I thought I wrote in the original post - meant to say the pair was for me plus the university mate I did my direct access course with, the matching plates were a good idea after some bottles of red wine at the pub one evening lol!
  5. MT-10

    Dude - that is brilliant, kind of pisses on my incoming MT09 thread I was about to post
  6. Almost a new biker....

    To be fair its not much over 400 when I'm sat on it lol
  7. Almost a new biker....

    Hello peeps! Never thought I'd be starting a thread in this section of the forum! After a brief hiccup Module 1 is out of the way and Module 2 is this coming Friday (squeak!).... Not taking anything for granted but providing all goes well I will soon be bike shopping which, after a great day at the NEC on Monday, is looking like a lot of fun! The test ride short list is currently running at: Triumph Street Triple (soon to be replaced I believe) Triumpg Street Twin Ducati Scrambler (full throttle) Yamaha MT-07 and 09 Harley 883 Iron (stop laughing at the back) I don't want anything too nuts, insurance for a newbie will be a kick in the nuts but I'm used to that with cars... Am I missing anything obvious that should go on the test ride list? cheers, B
  8. Almost a new biker....

    That was not entirely my fault, there was A LOT of alcohol involved and someone has switched around the goped front/rear brake levers!
  9. Slovakiaring : 1st - 3rd Sept '17

    I already feel like this is a slippery slope lol! Dates being investigated.....
  10. Almost a new biker....

    Get ready for an incoming bike thread, less than 1 month to go.....
  11. Slovakiaring : 1st - 3rd Sept '17

    Tell me more!
  12. Almost a new biker....

    Yes please dude - have just been on the phone to firm up a quote but gave up due to the absolute bell end on the phone at MCE. Had literally already gone home for the day in his head, couldn't be bothered to go through the quote details and said "you got zero bonus, the cost is the cost init".
  13. Not sure if I've asked this before but I need some functionality in Outlook and I'm not sure if it can be added by means or a rule or similar? When an email is sent I need the To, CC, BCC fields checked and if the emailed addresses contain either @any_domain.com , or @my_company_com and @any_domain.com , where @any_domain.com is the same domain (ie same company or same company plus my company) then it sends the email. If the @any_domain.com addresses are not all the same (ie different companies but excluding my own company domain) then the email is not sent and the user is alerted. As you might have guessed we have had several instances of emails with multiple recipients intended for one company being accidentally sent to the wrong person(s) - at least with this check you can make sure the email is only going to one company, or one company and your own company. The idea came from the old PGP desktop I had that integrated to Outlook - it checked the addressee list and if a certain string was in the subject field it would not send the email unless I had the public keys of *all* the email recipients in my keyring. Any ideas?
  14. Almost a new biker....

    Good point, my dad's with MCE - will give them a go Am going a bit round in circles tbh, still haven't found time to test the MT07/09 - actually thats not strictly true as I did almost get a date booked but the dealer sold their 2016 demo bikes! Now waiting for the new ones to arrive. I go from MT07/09, then thinking the new Street Triple, then thinking get a deal the old Street Triple, to thinking the new ST-R has loads of new bits, then get big insurance quotes, then go back to the Yamaha's MT09 for punch and 07 for sensible - except I think the 7 feels too small just sitting on it not going anywhere!
  15. Almost a new biker....

    cheers for the linky - £1,100 with 600 excess - for the 9, getting better
  16. Almost a new biker....

    Just found one company, Lexham who have the 2017 MT09 on their underwriters system and they want £1,400 GBP (garaged with abus lock+ground anchor, no commuting, 3k miles a year)
  17. Almost a new biker....

    After the technical fluff up that was the Street Triple live launch I've looked at the specs and the middle model, the 'R', seems to be the one that gets most of the new trick bits - its also going to be at least £9k (the base model S is 8k). The other challenge at the moment is that neither the new Street Triple, nor the 2017 MT07/09 are on the insurance underwriters list yet - so currently unable to get any quotes until "the system" catches up (tried online with confused.com, Devitt, Bennetts and called the last two directly). Understandable for the Triumph as its only just been announced, but for the Yamaha's there are physical bikes in dealers to ride off on today - any ideas how to get round this insurance problem or know anyone who can quote?
  18. Almost a new biker....

    New years day update: took a Street Triple out just before christmas - crikey it was lively! Less weight and plenty more power compared to the 600 learner machine at the school. Still haven't managed to find a clear, non-hungover, dryish day to take the MT07/09 out All NEW Street Triple being unveiled on 10th Jan so definitely not making any decisions before then - might mean some deals on the outgoing model
  19. Almost a new biker....

    Typically I haven't had 5 mins to myself since passing to get moving on test rides - though my shiny new license arrived in the post this morning! Official!
  20. Almost a new biker....

    That looks lovely - great colour! Working in France next week so test rides to commence soon after
  21. Almost a new biker....

    Holy carp - I'm a biker!!!! Interesting module 2 ride, even had to do a real emergency stop after some old dears pressed the button on a crossing (40mph dual carriageway) - it instantly went amber and they just stepped out into the road!
  22. Almost a new biker....

    Hi Jon - thank you for the excellent information, Scotty was saying you guys had a ball in Spain! Will definitely test the 07 and 09 - the 07 is still in the frame after reading this months Bike mag real world performance test in which it more than held its own against much more expensive competition The upgrades you've made sound interesting - does that mess up insurance in the same way car mods do? Updating the suspension, exhaust, ECU and some cosmetics sounds like insurance license to stiff you!
  23. Almost a new biker....

    Yup - not read a bad word about the MT-07, especially if you add a nice Ti Akra to it. Financially a carefully ridden MT-09 would avoid the "change bikes in 6 months' pitfall that I am told is very common...
  24. Almost a new biker....

    A great bike but not really what I'm looking for in a first bike lol! It is a 1200, it is massive 260kg lump - and I've no intention to go 'adventuring' in the near future!
  25. Almost a new biker....

    As with Mook - none of this sports bike stuff will work for me lol!