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    I am officially an old man :(

    Fed up of getting soggy, through rain or heat, and being uncomfortable and deaf after an hour, I've given up biking. And become an old man.


    After a few PMs to Zak I worked out I could get a pretty good deal on a 2 year old Honda, which is powered by the fuel of Satan

    So, with the Honda (old man part) and diesel (sacrilege) bits in mind, this is what I've got....




























    To say I'm pleased is an understatement - and cheers muchly for your help Zak

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Awwww Giving up biking So Sad. What did you have?

    I dont have a car. All year round rider me! :d

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Very nice How much was it?

    And is that a Porsche Boxster next to it?

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Nice! Ive driven the 1.8 I-Vtec, never experienced a Honda Diesel, first impressions?

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Parcel Shelf Checklist:

    Box of tissues
    Two cushions
    Tartan Blanket
    West Highland White Terrier (optinal extra)

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    I love that colour and that engine..and that company...and that shape....

    and I know it was value too

    Lovely car....my missus will be very jealous now! It's her ideal car (after a Skyline R34)

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Cheers for the kind words guys, now done the return trip to Norwich in it, a bit tired but was comfortable for the full journey


    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenBurn1000 View Post
    Awwww Giving up biking So Sad. What did you have?

    I dont have a car. All year round rider me! :d
    Yea, it wasn't a decision I was taking lightly, was going to go for a Yamaha Fazer before I saw this was within budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by samcross View Post
    Very nice How much was it?

    And is that a Porsche Boxster next to it?
    A few quid less than it should have been

    Lets just say I could get a brand new Fazer 600 with options and a fairly nice Rolex for what I ended up paying, but as Zak said, it was good value for age/mileage.

    Oh, and yes, that is Dad's car

    Quote Originally Posted by rastamanblues View Post
    Nice! Ive driven the 1.8 I-Vtec, never experienced a Honda Diesel, first impressions?
    I drove both, and as much as I liked the revvy Vtec engine, it just didn't do it for me. As I'm still a student I can't let running costs run away from me, but all the fun was to be had far far up the rev range. The Diesel is the complete opposite, whereby overtakes can be done whatever gear at whatever revs, and be all over and done with before you are exposed to danger.

    I also found I preferred the fly by wire throttle of the diesel to the petrol, which I thought was too sensitive at low speeds. Oh, and did I tell you its got a Variable Vane Turbo the likes of which are fitted to the 911 GT2/Turbo?

    I'll be able to say more once I've done more than the 140 miles I've done so far, but so far, so good

    Quote Originally Posted by Konan555 View Post
    Parcel Shelf Checklist:

    Box of tissues
    Two cushions
    Tartan Blanket
    West Highland White Terrier (optinal extra)
    Now you say that, the Terriers family members have got, so I may well be able to get a humorous picture or too, but I can say with some certainty that a tartan blanket will not be allowed within a hundred miles of my car

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I love that colour and that engine..and that company...and that shape....

    and I know it was value too

    Lovely car....my missus will be very jealous now! It's her ideal car (after a Skyline R34)
    Yup, I can't stop grinning. It's all Parm's fault anyway, showing me the pictures of his TypeS. Damn lol.

    Oh, and your missus must have good taste then

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Cheers for the kind words guys, now done the return trip to Norwich in it, a bit tired but was comfortable for the full journey
    You know you're in a comfy seat if you came Elveden way into Nelson's county on bank holiday Friday

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Oh forgot to ask, whats the mileage?

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Wonderful car. Love the look of it

    Although I have zero intention of getting rid of the bike, a car is looking more and more on the cards currently. We seem to have very similar tastes Dave as the Civic is the one I'm seriously looking at. Still, its probably a bit out of my league currently cost wise and I wouldn't imagine the best suitable first car?

    Think i'll pick up a cheap second hand car to start with. Road sense ain't bothering me - been riding a big bike on the road for >2 years and countless smaller ones before, just controlling a big(ger) lump of metal is going to be strange
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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Nice looking car.

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    I'd have had a nice Pan-European or Goldwing if I fancied more comfort personally. Still, I've only spent about 3 of my 29 years being a biker, and my bike is currently off the road, so I suppose I can't talk.

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Konan555 View Post
    You know you're in a comfy seat if you came Elveden way into Nelson's county on bank holiday Friday
    Heh indeed, it was an arduous task overtaking all of the caravans too

    Quote Originally Posted by rastamanblues View Post
    Oh forgot to ask, whats the mileage?
    20k, or was when I picked it up

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Wonderful car. Love the look of it

    Although I have zero intention of getting rid of the bike, a car is looking more and more on the cards currently. We seem to have very similar tastes Dave as the Civic is the one I'm seriously looking at. Still, its probably a bit out of my league currently cost wise and I wouldn't imagine the best suitable first car?

    Think i'll pick up a cheap second hand car to start with. Road sense ain't bothering me - been riding a big bike on the road for >2 years and countless smaller ones before, just controlling a big(ger) lump of metal is going to be strange
    After getting fed up of getting soggy, I was going to go the 'more powah' route and get the Fazer, and hope that made up for the getting wet part. Decided that would only work in the short term unfortunately, and I found by being forced to wait until the bike insurance had run out to change bikes, I'd accumulated a little bit more in terms of funds for the next purchase, and realised these were just about in reach without going the finance route.

    This is actually my first car, been a biker for my entire period on the road. I did, however, learn to drive in a Focus, and as such the lack of rear visibility and size haven't been a massive problem. Modern cars are so easy to drive that its really only having the confidence to attempt it that is the barrier to feeling comfortable in one.

    It is strange, however, going down country lanes and worrying about the width of the vehicle and worrying about going past other cars at any speed greater than 20 mph, something that never worried me on the bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Rave View Post
    I'd have had a nice Pan-European or Goldwing if I fancied more comfort personally. Still, I've only spent about 3 of my 29 years being a biker, and my bike is currently off the road, so I suppose I can't talk.
    Yea, though I thought that would be a half way house rather than a proper solution. That and I liked sports bikes too much lol.

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Very tidy motor there! no excuse not to go to the next meet thats *roughly* in your area!

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    YOU'RE an old man? i drive a jazz!

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    Re: I am officially an old man :(

    Stop grumbling and join Hondas-On-Track

    Dave, you should get another bike in a few years (and keep the car) then enjoy the best of both worlds.
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