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    when i was driving up the road today, my dad suggested that i should get a motorbike.
    i'm not sure if he's serious or not, but i've been thinking about the idea

    i know that you only need to do 1 day worth of cbt to ride a 125 on the roads but can anyone give me any more info (like cost of bike and equipment, fuel economy and performance)?

    any info/help appreciated, thanks
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    well i thought about this too some time ago, to save petrol for around town.

    i reckoned on a couple of hundred for insurance; i wasnt gonna bother with leahers, well i have a biker jacket already, and then just jeans - wouldnt have been going >30mph. but the prob i had was i couldnt find a cheap bike...i was lookin for a 125 (not seriously mind) but didnt see much that took my fancy.
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    you could buy a bike from halfords for about 100quid, then buy a 2litre ford granada injection engine for about another 300quid, a toolkit for about 50quid, and for a little imagination and some improvised engineering a 1000bhp bike

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    Depends on your age Gen, if you got a driving liscence etc

    Put it this way, you go buy a second hand NSR125 for about 500 , you&#39;re 18 and never had a vehicle it will cost you around 200 for 3rd party, probably around 600 fully comp.

    You must do a CBT at a cost of Approx 60-80 depending where you live and how far the instrutors need to travel

    Any other info just ask

    Tax for a 125 is I think 15 per year, MOT fee is 22 I think and fuel, you&#39;d get around 40 miles per gallon, agains depends on what you buy, 2-stroke are less economical than 4-stroke

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    Originally posted by TClite@12 January 2004 - 08:26
    you could buy a bike from halfords for about 100quid, then buy a 2litre ford granada injection engine for about another 300quid, a toolkit for about 50quid, and for a little imagination and some improvised engineering a 1000bhp bike
    If he could figure out how to make a 2 litre Ford Granada engine produce 1000 BHP, money wouldn&#39;t be an issue any longer.
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    i&#39;m 19 years old and have been on fully comp insurance for a car for 2 years now (since my 17th birthday). i&#39;ve had a full manual car driving license since i was exactly 17 and a half and i had the provisional license for half a year before that

    it sounds pretty cheap, all i&#39;d want it for would be running up and down the road every day
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think &quot;Ok, this is the limit&quot;.
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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    Originally posted by clocker+12 January 2004 - 15:35--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (clocker @ 12 January 2004 - 15:35)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-TClite@12 January 2004 - 08:26
    you could buy a bike from halfords for about 100quid, then buy a 2litre ford granada injection engine for about another 300quid, a toolkit for about 50quid, and for a little imagination and some improvised engineering a 1000bhp bike
    If he could figure out how to make a 2 litre Ford Granada engine produce 1000 BHP, money wouldn&#39;t be an issue any longer. [/b][/quote]
    Better still take the Ford Granada round a reasonable bend at more than 50mph and you have a two wheel motor vehicle.
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    Originally posted by clocker+12 January 2004 - 14:35--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (clocker @ 12 January 2004 - 14:35)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-TClite@12 January 2004 - 08:26
    you could buy a bike from halfords for about 100quid, then buy a 2litre ford granada injection engine for about another 300quid, a toolkit for about 50quid, and for a little imagination and some improvised engineering a 1000bhp bike
    If he could figure out how to make a 2 litre Ford Granada engine produce 1000 BHP, money wouldn&#39;t be an issue any longer. [/b][/quote]
    i had an idea of running a car engine on pure oxygen, but i don&#39;t know how the internals would cope with that
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think &quot;Ok, this is the limit&quot;.
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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    I hope Jonno dosnt forget about my &#39;lil &#39;ol promise about a MC tour with me - i&#39;ll be over one day, 1400cc&#39;s between the legs and off we go bro

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    Who got 1400cc&#39;s?...........I only got 1100 and it only accelarates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds

    Anyday UKdude You can even take her for a spin if you&#39;re a good boy

    @Gen......It&#39;s a good idea to get a bike, What sort of bike do you want? Are you worried what style it is?

    And are you worried about performance etc?

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