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Thread: Matt's Motaaaaahs: Skoda Rapid Spaceback and Honda CBR600RR. Cheerio!

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    Matt's Motaaaaahs: Skoda Rapid Spaceback and Honda CBR600RR. Cheerio!

    So, I figure I'd start one of these as I can see changes this year.

    I currently own this: my bought-as-new 2005 Skoda Fabia vRS.



    She turned over 136,000 last week, and - touch wood - has behaved herself. An alternator pulley and two driveshafts have been the only non-serviceable stuff to replace. She needs a new windscreen and a 'major' service soon, but still motors on. Cleans up well, too. Replaced the front tyres recently with some Hankook expensive things that I got at cost - much better in Englands winter grease.

    Only drive it occasionally on weekends, but she's a trooper.

    As for 2015 plans: plan is the fleet to gain a 4 wheeled and 2 wheeled addition. 4 wheeled I'm less bothered about. Something that I can drive and forget. I quite fancy a Skoda Yeti. We'll see. Also hankering over a 2.9 VR6'd Corrado. They are CHEAP. Hmm. (I don't need a diesel, I train to work. Not sure I'll own one again.)

    2 wheeled; list is as long as my leg. (Well, ok, I don't have a long leg, but you catch my drift.) I've an offer on a friends 2002 CBR600 Sport. It's leggy, but well looked after. Something good to get my mad skills back on as it's been a while since I've ridden. Or, where I'm also at, is an eff-it, just do it, kinda thing. Thinking 796 Monster (for the swing-arm alone...), 675 Daytona , KTM 690, ~06 CBR600RR, XJR1300. I like all sorts. Can't decide if I want to be in a hurry or not. Or at least seen to be in a hurry. I've love a BMW One90T but way to much dollah. We'll see.

    Anyway, will continue to update with random bits and bobs on a car that 3% of this forum know about.

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    Sharp.

    If you're gonna sell it, just sell it as-is. Don't put any money into it, let the next owner do that.

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    Get that weak shit off my track

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    I think the Fab will probably stick around. Not sure. If I go for something new, part-ex. All depends on how my non-car situation pans out over the next month or two. But I know what you mean.

    Yes, Ducati - but Ducati tax.

    Went to my parents last weekend and found two sets of leathers, one textiles and two old helmets. They've been in a damp garage for a while, so will not use those. Just need boots and a new lid and I'm sorted, kit wise.

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    Ducati over all things. Monsters are cheap and bullet proof. Especially the pantah based engines. Look for a 05-07 s2r 1000 dual spark and have a blast. If ya want more go, go with a 14T front sprocket.

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    In my brief 696 ownership experience, the main ways the Ducati tax will get you with a 796 are the short valve change intervals and OEM parts that are unavailable at substantial discounts like with Japanese or even BMW bikes (at least in the US).

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    Can't go wrong with a Honda momobike.

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    This weekend a Skoda Rapid Spaceback will be joining the gang. In Denim Blue, it looks lovely. The 1.2TSI engine's are a delight, and it's everything we'll need. The Fabia, whilst a hero, my find its way to a new owner. It's 143,000 old, not had a problem with it, but I think I've got everything from it I'll need. If I can find someone to give it a bit of TLC to get it to carry on and on, even better.

    2nd car replacement and bike search still on going...

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    Looks pretty good mate, although it's not exactly a huge change from your current motor, is it?

    Still, I managed to configure one for GBP21,590. Admittedly I went slightly mad with the options.
    Last edited by Yw-slayer; October 5th, 2015 at 03:30 AM.

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    It's a little newer bigger rear space, bigger boot to fit the dog, and not diesel. All we need. I don't drive during the week anyway, so it's just a replacement 'car' which I got for a song and will last a while I hope. The Fab has done it's job - and nothing big has gone wrong on it. Perfect time to swap to something new.

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