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    When I was in my twenties I craved speed, so I bought a Laverda 1200 Mirage. It was a very capable motorcycle, although it had a tall motor which was carried high up in the frame. Due to it's top heavy feel, it wasn't the best handling machine but wind the throttle up and that 180 degree motor would emit an off beat spine tingling howl.

    The Lav never returned more than 27 miles from a gallon of 4-star petrol, mainly due to my heavy right hand pulling those three huge pumper Dell' Orto carburettors.

    These days I'm older and wiser, I love to potter around on my Iron 883.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    The implication is in your post.
    Is it? - bollox.

    All I said was my 2007 883 seemed better to my mate than his 16 year old 1200.

    But now you are looking for something which isn't there - is it because I have had a lot of quick bikes? - Now I'm older and wiser - much wiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettin'onabit View Post

    All I said was my 2007 883 seemed better to my mate than his 16 year old 1200.
    No it wasn't,

    what you said was:

    "my 2007 883 pulls better, is quicker and much smoother "

    do you read what you post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    No it wasn't,

    what you said was:

    "my 2007 883 pulls better, is quicker and much smoother "

    do you read what you post?
    Yes, I can read because I am educated and don't look for something which isn't there---you are a bit of a dick if you can't spot it, so here it is again......I have underlined the relevant bit so you can spot it easier - go back and check it out or go to Specsavers.

    "My friend has a 16 year old 1200 but he reckons my 2007 883 pulls better, is quicker and much smoother."


    Looks like someone else shouldn't be allowed near bikes and spanners, eh?

    Maybe he just buys washing machines all the time?
    Last edited by Gettin'onabit; 09-29-2018 at 10:14 PM.

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    As I get older I seem to get shorter and lighter and my bike gets taller and more heavy and now I'm retired I have less money but more time to spend it.

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    I may have to get a Figure Machine Primary Cover I could then have the best of both Worlds....A motorcycle and something that looks akin to a washing machine?



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    But how do you get your socks etc in there?

    Let me guess - through the engine oil filler cap??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettin'onabit View Post
    But how do you get your socks etc in there?

    Let me guess - through the engine oil filler cap??
    Hi Gettin'onabit,

    Need to read up on it but believe socks and undercrackers may be able to be able to be poked in through the gearbox drain plug, refill the oil and eventually they may or may not (according to opinion) appear in the primary window?



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