Once in a while you need a new hobby...

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Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] Kahbouter » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:16 am

Not to replace the old one(s) of course, but just something to pass the time when the internet is down, the power is out or something called 'The Sun' is shining outside. Although this new hobby of mine isn't dependent on sunshine, it is preferable. :)

So what is this new hobby, you might ask? (Or not, you might not have discovered the "Mark all forums read" button and click every thread to lose those yellow markers :P)

Well, this new hobby involves this bad boy:
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Yes, like I hinted in Yasmin's thread, I also got my license this year. Albeit not in the cold but on some the hottest days we've had this summer. It's a 1995 Kawasaki VN1500C, or also called Vulcan 88 on the other side of the pond (the Atlantic one). The exhaust pipes aren't standard, but sound as loud as they look :brow: :mrgreen:

Oh, and those tassels gotta go...
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] Hanno » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:52 pm

So your new hobby is turtle breeding?
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] RampantBunny » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:27 pm

again i will ask the question does it have turbo? :mrgreen:
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:18 pm

Very cool! Now give us the interesting stuff - how fast does it go? How big is the engine and so on :P
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] LcNessie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:03 am

I think the engine is about 60x60x50 cm... :crazy:
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:44 pm

[FnG] LcNessie wrote:I think the engine is about 60x60x50 cm... :crazy:


Nessie that is not even remotely funny :P
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] Yasmin » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:42 pm

Yay very nice bike :woot:



We could arrange a FnG biker meeting maybe next summer :rockin: :jester:
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] Kahbouter » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:43 pm

[FnG] Hanno wrote:So your new hobby is turtle breeding?

Yes! Amazing how you guessed that since all the turtles ran scared after hearing the rumble of the exhaust.

[FnG] Rampy wrote:... turbo?? :wub:

Sorry, Rampy, no turbo. But my car does, so maybe that counts for something :)

[FnG] Sphinxy wrote:Very cool! Now give us more numbers and technical details! :gripe:

Okay, Sphinxy, you asked for it:
Engine: SOHC, 8-valve, liquid-cooled V-twin
Bore x Stroke: 102 x 90 mm
Displacement: 1,470 cc
Engine size: approx. 60x60x30cm
Carburetion: Dual Keihin CV 36mm
Transmission: 4-speed, shaft drive
Power: 61.00 HP (44.5 kW)) @ 4300 RPM
Torque: 110.80 Nm (11.3 kgf-m or 81.7 ft.lbs) @ 3300 RPM
Wheelbase: 63.2 in.
Seat height: 28.3 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.2 gallons
Weight: approx. 285 kg (roughly 600 lbs)

It can accelerate faster than I've dared so far, but it's quick. Top speed is well over 160 km/h (confirmed speed :mrgreen:), but that's no fun on a bike like this. It turns in and handles better than I expected of this type of motorcycle, easy on roundabouts (of which we have a dazzling amount in the Netherlands)

And I'm all up for a FnG biker meeting. Sounds like a plan. :thumbup:
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Re: Once in a while you need a new hobby...

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:18 pm

Thank you Kahbouter - I understood 'some' of that :mrgreen:

Have fun and ride safely :)
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