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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.
Is there much difference?
Around $200 a year based on what I am seeing. $140 for Rego and $205 for Greenslip in NSW.
In Vic the Rego is $580 per year.
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I think the Daytona was about that (rego) and the Tiger was $170
Daytona NRMA Green was $175.50
I wonder why the Tiger was dearer..
I'd say 675cc vs 800cc, due to engine capacity categories:
i) Under 225cc
ii) 226cc to 725cc
iii) 726cc to 1,125cc
iv) 1,126cc to 1,325cc
v) Over 1,325cc
The cost calculator on NSW site only gives over 300cc
Well I just did a quick google before, and the resulting page was from 2010 so probably out of date
Put more miles on the zx4r. right arm going numb during riding for some reason. going to throw it on the stands and recheck my ergos. I have the front brake lever pushed as far down as it can go without touching bodywork, so there may not be much more I can do in that dept unless I switch clipons
Well I slipped out yesterday to get the Blue Slip done on the Triumph and took up the offerof a Loaner for the hour or so they needed mine.
I had a choice of 2 Royal Enfields... the Interceptor 650 or the Super Meteor 650 Cruiser... I must be getting old as I took the Cruiser option.
I must say the riding position is a little different from what I am used to but it is comfy. The Royal Enfield is a lovely retro looking bike and the 650 engine is sweet. Gear change is nice but no factory quick shifter option (probably not needed on a cruiser though). There are no different rider modes but it does have ABS. Pricing is pretty good $12500 on road which is pretty good value for money... If I didnt have the Triumph I would certainly think seriously about it.
I took a standard Interceptor for a test ride but didn't like it, felt too heavy in the steering and wanted to track on the road. Maybe the tyres needed more air in them? Engine was good and sounded great. Not much suspension travel for our country roads.
Be interested to have a ride on the new Scram 450 when they get here.
They had the Scram450 in the showroom yesterday... it is quite a tall bike. Looked good though. the thing I liked about the Super Meteor was the low seating position... being a Short Ar$e with short legs I find I am struggling at times with the Triumph and the Scram looked to be similar or taller.
RD125LC... Gen 1. Finally got this running ok. New fuel tap.... pod filter.... carb rebuild kit ( only wanted the bottom rubber seal).
Goes hard for a 125. Thinkin old school 1950's or '60's full race fairing and track it.
Threw a paycheck at it, and haven't even started touching the suspension yet. I already know the forks will need love, only one option at the moment for the zx4rr that 've found. She'll be dropping a bit over 10lbs via exhaust full system, getting ~50% more HP, captive wheel spacers, spool and frame sliders with this order.
Going to be interesting to hear your take on the extra horses.
It's a few weeks out from happening (Graves hasn't been able to produce enough for retailers to have stock), but more than happy to give my uneducated opinion on the subject when it does happen.
Nothing on the bike but have been researching some longer term reviews on the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650.
The Triumph is a lovely bike but I have some ongoing lower back issues which make it harder to mount the bike than it already is due to the high seat height and added to that I cant flat foot it when coming to a stop.. so seriously considering selling it and getting the RE.
One of those reviews... by an Aussie starts off ok butt then he starts saying the bike is a bit limited compared to the Indian Scout he just tested... WTF?
the Scout is almost double the engine capacity at 69 cubic Inches and double the HP (100 vs 47) and pretty much the same weight... yes I think in a 6th gear throttle roll on from 70 to 100kph uphill the Indian should have the legs on the Enfield...
Some of these reviewers are absolute numpties...
Apart from that.. the Enfield looks to be a pretty reasonable bike with a lovely note from the 650 270 degree parallel twin..
Plus it has larger brakes front and rear than the Indian Scout lol. Still havent made up my mind..
Have a close look at the build quality of the Royal Enfields
I was at a "multi" dealership here awhile back where I bought the suspension for my car , and they had a few Enfields in the showroom .... cant remember the models but the welds on the rear subframe were less than impressive to me.
Does the 660 have seat height adjustment ? .... my Tiger has a high and low setting and the first thing I did was put it on low! .... I also put my left foot on the left peg to lift myself over and on.
Are you on duty at Agquip next week?
Hi mate... yes, I have had a good look at this model and by all reports the build quality has improved dramatically on this one...
The TS660 doesnt have seat height adjustment but I do have the "low seat" which is 25mm lower than the standard one and yep, I mount via the left footpeg. It is the only way I can get on to be honest.
Seat height on mine is around 820mm where the Enfield is 740mm I think. The riding position having semi forward footpegs is easier on the back as well... a little weird at first though. Still havent made up my mind. Its too cold and wet here to even think about doing a longer Test ride right now anyway.
Yep, I will be out there all week. Staying in Tamworth so I will catch up with you at some stage
ZX4RR got woodcraft shorty sliders mounted yesterday. KLX115 got its oil leak fixed, petcock rebuilt, carb cleaned, tires aired up, and test-ridden. She's still a ripper, but it reminded me I need to order parts to try a transmission mod I haven't seen anybody mention trying before. Too many other projects on the plate at the moment, and I have ~6+mo until the next race season to get caught up and see how much of a difference it makes. I think stretching out 1st gear will help me get to turn 1 faster, but I was also contemplating just starting out in 2nd and saving time/money/energy if it will pull like it needs to. Trackday Sunday will let me know the answer to that one at least! Going to take that and the ZX4 out and see how long I can last in 100F@55% humidity forecasted. Will probably only be on the zx4 long enough to see what it's like on a super tight track, then switch to the KLX. Getting some training from Kris Lillegard. KK47 can send it!
Well, the last couple of weeks have been rather miserable (weather-wise), so I thought I'd try and piece together one good VT250F out of the many bits & pieces I have laying around. To my surprise, I found one engine that had reasonable compression (cold test), so I worked to make a set of carbs that might let her live again.
VT250F carbs are painful at the best of times, but some of the gaskets, o-rings and seals were completely stuffed. The bowl seals are so old and flat that I could have used 2 in each bowl!
I did however manage to make up a complete set of carbs (that didn't leak) and got the engine running. A small oil leak was my reward, but it's not too bad. Excited by the running engine, I threw enough bits onto the bike to go for a ride. Alas, the rear shock is in need of some oil. As soon as I sat on her she bottomed out, which was not expected given the bike had sat proper when I took her off the work stand. While swearing under my breathe and getting the bike back onto the bike stand, I noticed the suspension had slowly returned to fully extended. I will take the shock out another day and fill it with oil. The shocks on the VT250F are air/oil, so I pumped the maximum allowed into the rear 55psi and went for a quick squirt down the road. I was riding on the pegs, but it all seemed rather good other than the solid rear end.
Spurred on by my mild success, I started building up another VT250F, but the lack of time and carb bits has brought my adventure to a halt. I am waiting for some bits and am about to order a few carbs kits.
I have managed to put together some carbs to one degree of assembly or another. I will need to fix the rear shock on the first bike before I can look at selling it or registering it. I didn't do a compression test on the second bike as I was having trouble getting the gearbox into neutral. More fun and games to follow I guess.