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Post by Garry » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:32 am

I don't buy it any more but looks like there is an article on why you need a KR1S this week :P
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Re: MCN

Post by podman » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:42 pm

Ill have to get that then...was the TZR250 last week...NSR next ?!

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Re: MCN

Post by Binetta Steve » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:59 pm

Just read it as I get MCN through a Readly subscription. Its a bit of a waffly article. Reminding us again how fragile 1S are and alway budget on a 600 to £800 rebuild when buying. They also mention the plastic oil pump teeth failing, they have nicked that from the Bike review.

In testing they run the bike upto 12,000 rpm, braver than me. Overall its a bit of a neutral review

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Post by pookie » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:40 pm

seems like more lazy journalism, these people seem to make a living from sitting on their arses and surfing the net, copying everything they see, i'd never heard of oil pump drives failing until I read the 'Bike' magazine article

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Post by JanBros » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:51 pm

mine did once, and you only find out when it is to late :cry:
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Re: MCN

Post by podman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:53 pm

Same old , same old then..

Look out for next months PS Mag...that will be a much better KR read I have no doubt...

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Post by Binetta Steve » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:37 am

podman wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:53 pm
Same old , same old then..

Look out for next months PS Mag...that will be a much better KR read I have no doubt...
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Re: MCN

Post by podman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:02 pm

If you get the mag, have a quick squiz at the "next month" page in this months edition.

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Post by Binetta Steve » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:19 pm

podman wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:02 pm
If you get the mag, have a quick squiz at the "next month" page in this months edition.
Ah KR1R review nice one

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Re: MCN

Post by pookie » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:41 pm

Just grabbed the last copy of mcn from my local Sinsburys, couldn't believe that they had dragged up that Eric Sawford guy who was in the Bike magazine write up as well, he should change his name to Billy Bull***t, he reckons the original Kr-1 was £2500 new, I bought mine just one month after it went on sale and it cost me £2999, he also states that he has recently sold one for 'over £6000' he didn't mention whether it was a Kr-1 or an 's' model, don't think he knows the difference, and claims to have sold 'hundreds' of Kr-1's over the years when only 10,000 were made worldwide, so he must have sold nearly every Kr-1 and 's' imported into the uk, luckily i didn't buy mine from him, then, as in the 'Bike' article he says that unless you spend half your life servicing and fettling it the bike will fall apart just by looking at it! this guy needs to get a job in journalism, maybe working for the daily star, if I lived near St Neots I would be straight round to his shop with a list of questions demanding sensible answers, this guy is a pillock :evil: ok, rant over.

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Re: MCN

Post by Binetta Steve » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:08 pm

Come on Pookie get off the fence, say what you mean!🏍👍

I didn't realise it was the same guy, but the feel of the article is identical.

Still on our own KR Kive resources there are some good period road tests not written by chimps!

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Re: MCN

Post by pookie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Just got this months (November) practical sportsbikes, it's wrapped in cellophane with a copy of mcn so you can't have a quick flick through before you buy, there's no Kr-1r feature, but in the 'next month' section there's 'Kr-1r resto' mentioned, wonder how many more months will pass until the feature appears? :roll:

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Re: MCN

Post by Binetta Steve » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:37 pm

Yup page 94 says Kr1r resto , but the nicest pic is the Kr50 yep that’s right an AR50 in a full green liveried race frame....stunning

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Re: MCN

Post by Johnfarley » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:13 pm

Lol got to say I like that as well 👍

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Re: MCN

Post by pookie » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:05 pm

Yeah, that kr/ar 50 is very nice, there's a feature on a Suzuki Katana resto as well, as I own one of them it made up for the kr1r omission.

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