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  1. He's OK with Yams Paul......it's Suzukis that seem to piss him off!
  2. It's ex-Ayuntamiento (Local Govt).......they bought it new in 2000, used it infrequently, and when it was due for it's first ITV (MOT) in 2005 they just left it in their garage! There should have been 5 stamps (every 2 years) in the docs......and there was only one, which was 2 days ago. Only in Spain! Consequently it's only done 8000 kms / 5000 miles and is 100% original. Very rare to find one like this.....I've been looking for a long time! And the red/black DJ02 model is very rare in itself.
  3. I had one back in 2000.....great bikes....fantastic motor! Good on fuel too! Apart from original downpipes prone to corrosion they're pretty bulletproof!
  4. This is a cheap 46 Euro bullet cam that I got off eBay nearly a year ago. It's pretty basic....but it does the job!
  5. I'm from South Wales.....but I've been living in Granada, Southern Spain since 2005.
  6. As a kid in the 60's watching the Mods and Rockers turn up at the fair! From then on it was just waiting out the time till I could get a licence and the money together to buy something. That happened in June 71, passed test in October 71 and still going! Now on bike number 60!
  7. Good to see you mate......yeh....it's killing me living here! Even the water is blue!
  8. Good to see you......thought I'd make a visit.....been a while! As I said earlier I don't get a lot of time these days! That's a 2000 model....20K on the clocks! But unlike Brit XT's (and I've had a fair few) they don't get ravaged by the climate! We do get rain, but the difference where I live (3000ft up in the mountains) is the air is very dry.......and salt doesn't get put on the roads! In fact, I've got a 20 year old Fiesta with not one spot of rust......whereas a Brit one would have disintegrated by now! Rust on vehicles just doesn't happen where I am! There's old guys with little bikes they bought in the 60's......they've never cleaned them.....but still no rust!
  9. Cheers....but not a lot of time for getting out and about and having fun.....I'm working every day! I'm not retired......and never will be!
  10. Cheers Slice! But I did do 50 British Winters before I came here in 2005.....so I paid my dues! And I'll never be back to pay any more!
  11. I'm another oldie at 60......and I think it's great! Too many of our generation have turned into sad old twats so get out and make a statement!
  12. Out early......destination was the Castle in Vélez-Blanco, Almeria! Riding through Orce.......and then onto Maria crossing into the province of Almeria from Granada! Parked up at the foot of the Castle....I was the only one there! And here it is in the background! Now here's the story of the Castle itself! Culture Alert! Castillo de Vélez-Blanco is located in the municipality of Vélez-Blanco, province of Almería, in the autonomous community of Andalucia, Spain. It was built by Governor of Murcia, Pedro Fajardo, 1st Marquis of los Vélez, following his appointment as Marqués. He set the headquarters of his new dominion by undertaking the construction of the local castle on the remains of an ancient and important Islamic citadel. It is situated on a hill overlooking the town. An important aspect of this castle is its huge tower, Torre del Homenaje, which is nearly 20 feet (6.1 m) high, an emblematic element of the castle and a symbol of the power over the dominion. The stone structure, had wooden stairs, which could be removed in case of danger isolating the upper level as a last defense. There is a proliferation of decorative elements topping its battlements. The building has been restored in stages during the second half of the 20th century, including the floors of the towers. In 1931, it was listed as a Bien de Interés Cultural monument. Now some shots! And here's a backdrop of the castle on the way out! Perfect weather....24C and blue skies! And as usual, completely empty roads!
  13. XTreme

    Handle bar grips!

    Yeh....Grip Puppies are the biz! I would prefer to Grip Pussies though!
  14. Yeh....still at it Airhead! 42 years riding and 58 bikes cleaned......and not getting any younger!
  15. In this order: Jarno Saarinen Mike Hailwood Kenny Roberts
  16. .....so I thought I'd bring you guys up to date! Here's a little spin I had yesterday in the Altiplano region of Granada, Spain! Rain was forecast for later today.....so instead of getting out early to avoid the heat, it's getting out early to avoid the rain! Went through Orce..... ....then onto some nice open roads.... Recently fitted handlebar risers and Grip Puppies.....both make a hell of a difference to general comfort! Plenty of wide open spaces...... Then the roads get a bit rough... And you eventually end up in Galera! Bit disappointed I didn't run into a nice young chica who's into riding as I did recently..... ....but you can't have everything. And her horse had a bad dose of the shits as well.....so it ain't perfect here!
  17. Name: Yamaha FZ6S (2005) Date Added: 21 February 2013 - 02:16 PM Owner: XTreme Short Description: None Provided View Vehicle
  18. This is a brief review I did for my own site......thought it might interest some of you! Let me point out I'm no Mark Williams or LJK Setright when it comes to journalism.....but here goes! I was looking for an allround workhorse.....something I could use on good days for work, and something that I could ride for pleasure if I had any free time. I didn't want to spend a fortune....up to 2K max.....so it was not going to be anything exotic. The choices were pretty limited.....there were various niche market bikes like sportsbikes, sports tourers, tourers, adventure bikes, muscle bikes, dualsport, offroaders, custom etc.....but all I wanted was a BIKE! Something that could turn it's hand to anything....with the exception of focussed offroading obviously. Try finding a BIKE? It's not easy.....and it was looking more and more like I'd end up with a Bandit 600. But then I saw an ad for a 2003 XJ600N! June 2003 model (one of the very last), 9000 fair weather miles, FSH, very good nick, and two previous owners who were the two partners in a lesbian relationship. So the bike had been known since new. It's actually unusual to find a Divvy like this because they're generally used as commuter hacks and don't inspire much pride of ownership. However, I'd owned two Divvys/Secas in the past.....a 600 and a 900....so I knew what to expect. Anyway, sent Ren in and picked it up for £1350. Yes, you can look around and get cheaper earlier ones, but invariably they've had hard lives and have a much higher mileage. So....what do you get? Well you don't get a lot of performance with only 60bhp on tap. Things do pick up a bit higher in the rev range, but don't expect your face to get distorted with G forces! You don't get sharp handling....tbh it's pretty wooden so you have to ride within it's limits. Brakes? Mine is the later model with double disc and they're excellent. More braking power than engine power really. Comfort? It's genuinely very comfortable.....it doesn't look it, but it is. Fuelling? Old fashioned carbs! No FI, no high tech computers and all that shit...just plain, old fashioned carbs. And you know something? They do the job well. Put it in 6th at 25mph and it just pulls....no splutter or hesitation. Granted, there's not exactly much forward motion.....you'd be better off consulting a calendar than a speedometer....but that's not what the bike is about. Gearbox? Yams are known for notchy boxes.....but the Divvy has one of the best I've come across. No cracks or clunks, just a positive quiet action. Manoevrability? Excellent at low speeds because it's so small and light. Cobbled footpaths, low speed turning, and even getting on and off the stand are a piece of cake. Build quality? Middle of the road....not the best and not the worst. You will see a lot of rusty old Divvys about, but bear in mind what they're used for.....couriers, commuters etc. High mileage and little (if any) cleaning or maintenance. The equivalent Suzuki would have disintegrated.....did I tell you about when I bought a new Bandit and there was rust on it from new? Reliability? Even without regular maintenance the motors just keep on going. You can belt the things day in, day out (and most people do) and they just come back for more. I could just jump on it now, ride 1500 miles to the UK, and turn round and ride back and it wouldn't miss a beat. How many bikes costing £1350 could you say that about? Kit out a new R1200GS and you'd pay ten times that much......and if I had to put money on which of the two could make that trip without any problems, I wouldn't be betting against the Divvy! Maintenance? Simple oldtech aircooled motor, and tyres, consumables, and insurance (Group 9) are cheap. And quite happy to run on mineral oil. Running costs? Depending on how it's ridden, anywhere between 50 to 60mpg. Depreciation? They're cheap to buy so you'll never make money on them. But an original in outstanding condition is hard to find since they were discontinued in 2003. So I estimate I could keep it a couple of years and only lose a few hundred quid....which is cheap motorcycling really. So to summarise! It's old tech, old spec, cheap and cheerful.....but it does the job. If you want fun and excitement....then look elsewhere. But if you want a BIKE, as they were originally intended to be (before all these ludicrous genres of bikes were created to make bikers buy more than one).....a good Divvy is worth a look. In terms of value for money it's hard to beat. As an example, I would have paid double that price if I'd wanted to buy a Transalp of a similar year. Yet the Divvy betters a Transalp in all areas except handling and limited offroad capability ....that's a fact! And you know the irony here? If I'd bought a Transalp, people would be saying what a good bike it was. As it is I bought a Divvy for half the price and it's looked at as a sad POS. Funny old world! We're all living out of time you know! Bit like the Divvy!
  19. PM Alex and he'll get it sorted for you!
  20. Kawasaki were Suzuki's bitch when they started selling Suzukis and relabelling them Kawasaki! KLV1000, KLX400 etc.
  21. Thank god you're not riding Suzuki's bitches any more! That had to be the lowest point in their history.
  22. XTreme

    Site Update!

    As a further update.....goff, oldgitonabike, drewpy, and mervin have now assumed moderator roles!
  23. Sorry to hear that drewpy.....how old was Peter?
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