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  1. 13 points
    Had a little day out on the "Burgervan" yesterday and oh what a wonderful piece of kit it is. Weather conditions varied from not bad to awful, (top of the Kirkstone pass, 20 yds visibility in torrential rain). No ill effects whatsoever, consumption meter showing 74.6 mpg for the trip. More than adequate performance and oh so very comfortable. Don't have a clue why Hartside has not been redeveloped after the fire of over a year ago as it should be a little "gold mine". Geoff.
  2. 12 points
    Those, hard working, chaps up at TEC (suppliers of Triumph parts to the discerning) have taken an interest in the new Royal Enfield 650cc twin. Looks good (to my tired old eyes, anyway). where is a citibank near me
  3. 11 points
    Nothing against scooters (heck I even have something with flappy placcy leg shieldy things myself) but I'm with Andy on this. Rather than trying to buy yourself out of indecision, just get on and ride the one you've got and, if you're too worried about getting it dirty, scuffed, nicked or exploding in a ball of flames then replace it with one you won't be so precious about. Having a bike you can look at and polish is nice but having a bike that actually makes you want to get out and ride is way, way, way, way better ... IMHO of course I can lend you a crappy old Enfield while I'm away in a few weeks time, feel free to ride it like you stole it (if you can imagine someone would actually steal an Enfield), under no circumstances clean the thing (a bit of cardboard under the engine to catch the oil drip does not qualify as cleaning) and don't worry about any strange noises, clunks, knocks or bangs, 'they all do that Sir'. Heck you won't even need to reset the trip, adjust the suspension or worry about when the ABS or traction control cuts in cos it ain't got any of that stuff. Just .... * put kit on * start bike * sit on bike * clunk into gear * head off somewhere and turn back when the fuel warning light (yes it has one of those!!) starts to flash, it's not very accurate so you'll have about 100 miles left to get home * repeat every chance you get ........ problem solved although you may want an Enfield which is even worse than wanting a scooter
  4. 10 points
    I didn't plan it but I ended up with two the same colour and they're both DCT.
  5. 10 points
    Nice look for a modern bike!
  6. 9 points
    Had a bit of free time this afternoon, so took the little red tractor to Bolberry head to have my sandwiches then had a bit of an explore😁
  7. 9 points
    You will be assimilated
  8. 9 points
    Honestly, seriously, really, if your MT is only worth about £3800, you love riding it, and it suits the type of riding you and Kelly like, then just get on and ride the thing and stop faffing around looking at adding another bike or swapping again. Let's be honest, like Alan above with his CB500 and me with my AT, your MT isn't exactly a future classic, they're a ugly collection of tubes and plastic with a utilitarian motor bunged in the middle (at least the MT twin is slightly fun) and made to buy, ride and forget. It will be only worth £500 less if you spend the next three years riding it rather than polishing it so save your money spent on polish and cleaning products for fuel (perhaps a tenner here and there for ACF50 so it doesn't completely dissolve) and the time you save not cleaning it on adding another half hour to your rides so you can get a bit more out into the countryside where filtering and such practice is replaced by cow turd dodging and keeping an eye out for police helicopters . You'll soon fall back in love with riding and when you finally decide you prefer not to ride but still want a bike in the garage to look at you can go out and buy a gorgeous Moto Guzzi instead one of those Japaneeeseee contraptions
  9. 8 points
    Is that where the customer always comes first?
  10. 8 points
    Saw this on the ABR forum and thought a few on here (and one in particular ) might like it http://yodagoat.blogspot.com/2019/05/shy-monkeys-get-no-bananas.html
  11. 8 points
    With all the comments reference retros recently I thought I would mention this one. Magni have used the modern MV to produce their version of the earlier ones. I keep telling Sue that this would go very well with my AGO replica helmet.
  12. 8 points
    Oh that’s easy. They are fabulous. The perfect accompaniment to a motorcycle. The NC encourages a certain minded type of rider (there are exceptions) ,the type that can appreciate what modern scooters bring to the party.
  13. 8 points
    I did exactly this. The NC for the longer distance fast stuff and a 110cc scoot for local. The scoot is an absolute blast, SWMBO loves it also plus you can get a full weeks shop on it or two sets of sailing kit and a SWMBO! Peanuts to run, easy to maintain and fun. I highly recommend it. Downside is your big bike wont get as much use.... I wouldn't be without mine, the NC would go first. Last service cost me £45 in oil and O rings. So simple I got the workshop manual and do it myself.
  14. 8 points
    How do you manage to get both your legs into one jeans leg? Impressive..
  15. 7 points
    90 mph in first gear makes the other five redundant?
  16. 7 points
    * Larryblag stands up and salutes *
  17. 7 points
    But, somehow, gorgeous at the same time.. e85 gas station near me now
  18. 7 points
    Very well thanks. They tell me that I should be walking normally in two to three months. And that's not me stood outside the pub, just thought I should mention that 😉
  19. 7 points
    If Rocker had been able to keep his Crossrunner the services would have been way more expensive than his new 500 (obviously). And his Monkey will be half the cost of the 500.. My son has the best service package - get the old man to do it.
  20. 7 points
    Probably not. Back when I was in’t trade I had a punter accuse me of greed because I wanted to make a profit on the new model and also the part exchange. ”Why don’t you sell it yourself? Come back and see me with cash and we’ll talk”. ”Nah! I don’t want all them muppets and tyre kickers coming round my ‘ouse!” ”Ah, I see. But you want me to deal with the muppets and tyre kickers and not earn a penny out of it? Take your suit back to Burtons or your washing machine or tv back to Currys and see what they say..” He didn’t buy any and I didn’t sell anything. A fair result all round, I reckon.
  21. 7 points
    Trade in is just a negotiation. The stuff they come up with about "We'll have to repaint that engine case" is just an easier way for them to drive up the cash content. If you present them with an 18 month old bike with the stickers still on the tyre treads and they've already hit their target you'll find it's suddenly an unpopular colour or "these aren't easy to shift". Even mileage only has a limited effect. Sure, 2000 a year keep you in the area the salesmen like, but 10000 a year is no different to 5000. The few hundred pounds lower trade in turns into thousands if you buy a new bike everytime you hit 2000 miles. I sold my 8 year old, off roaded 50000 mile Bonneville. It wasn't going to be popular amongst old boys who wanted to drink coffee and talk about how youngsters these days don't have proper music. Most 2004 models on the auction site had under 10000 and were retailing at £2500. Triumph refused to take it as a part-ex against a £10k Tiger, they were buying up 2 year old GS's for £4k a go and couldn't get enough Tigers to meet the demands of BMW owners. Suzuki offered £1300 if I washed it. I asked how much if I didn't. It was £1300. Now if you like watching odometers hit 69 miles or the good coffee they give away in the managers office, fair enough, enjoy a new bike. If you aren't enjoying a bike swap it. However, not enjoying a bike over some possible future negotiation for the ne t one seems like a self fulfilling prophecy to me. Andy
  22. 7 points
    My free advice, worth every penny, is that I doubt shopping is the answer. If you can ride the Tracer two up why not one up? Won't the next issue be the close passes and general lack of respect you get on a smaller bike from other road users? The cost of a scooter will pay for a lot of repairs to the Tracer if the worst happens, if not you have lots of petrol/ferry money. After the scooter, the Tracer is going to seem like an unmanageable lump. IMHO buy petrol and take yourself for a few solo rides. Andy
  23. 7 points
    Dioramas are quite satisfying when you haven't the time, money or space. Relatively quick to complete so you're not over-faced. Techniques learned can be used on many things too, like aircraft modelling. You might have seen my latest on here. Apologies to all if this is a repeat.
  24. 7 points
    As some of you may know, we're running a couple of NC's - one a couple of years old with 120K miles and another just over 4 years old and over 200K miles Our main sources are Wemoto - who are excellent with their deliveries and Fowlers, again really quick with delivery. With Wemoto it tends to be normal service items (HiFlow), chains, plugs etc and Fowlers some of the more specific parts cables, suspension bushes etc Oil - we use 10W40 Castrol racing fully synthetic That's it.... Oh, by the way have been a BIG fan of Pirelli Scorpion II, but recently changed to Michelin Road 5 and getting ~20K for rear tyre !! That's my 10p..... take it as you will :-)
  25. 7 points
  26. 6 points
    Do you get in seven Mustangs? Must be quite a few, eh? The campsite that is currently ’home’ due to the interminable re-modelling of Tex Towers has a number of fishing lakes and these were parked by one earlier. I have never seen (I don’t think) more than one at a time before. Oldest was 1965 the others all pretty new.
  27. 6 points
    Fulfill your dream // The Superveloce 800 Serie Oro has arrived.....short video on YouTube Gorgeous bike [in my opinion] and lovely scenery [in my opinion] and refreshingly un-PC in 2019. Mind you, maybe the model is transgender...
  28. 6 points
    I've always regretted selling my blue/silver R100RS. I've had quite a few modern BMWs and they are NOT as well finished or reliable. I still regularly look for another airhead BM in case I spot a relative bargain... I've had a R1100RS, 2 x R1100S, 2 x R1150R and a F800R. I liked most of these bikes but nowhere near as much as the R100RS, which I bought up in Northumberland and rode back in one fast blast with no aches and pains [other than what I always have]; very impressive bikes! Nice pics Rocker...
  29. 6 points
    I have Klim gear which comes in light grey and it soon looks grubby. On the other hand it is very comfy in hot weather and I think the grubby look says rufty tufty biker, mind yer manners. (I know, I am a deluded old fool but I'm happy).
  30. 6 points
    So, DL650 didn't last long, and in less than one year I'm back on Honda again. Couldn't leave Rocker at his new shiney Crossrunner on his own, and bought my own one. It's 19 plate in red, from Kent Motorcycles, collection on 19 June. Added sat nav, hand guards, fenda extenda and 45l colour coded top box plus Datatag tracking service for £109 per year.
  31. 6 points
    Stephen, with a cleverly disguised paint job on the tank, side panels and swingarm we could probably make an African Monkey - as I'm already calling it
  32. 6 points
    Said the Spurs supporter......😁 No, I'm happy the way I am, whoop whoop😎 No one needs a big bike to tour on, I was in Norfolk with the C90 club. We are the zen travellers, and we're adventurous
  33. 6 points
    I just read that as ‘Good luck with resolving your dementia Larry’ 😁😁
  34. 6 points
    Correct me if I am wrong but he was posting a joking photo of a bike on rails comparing Garry’s love of railways and bikes.... how did this turn in to Rocker in a rage...?! Again.... yawn....
  35. 6 points
    No, still can't see it!
  36. 6 points
    Monkey only counts as half....
  37. 6 points
    Maybe 9HP and 110cc is a bit too much for you to handle
  38. 6 points
    Saw these two at Krazy Horse today. Thought of Tex!
  39. 6 points
    Not jeans - it's actually a very narrow denim skirt. Another of Larryblag's eccentricities.
  40. 5 points
    Gosh, perish the thought that you wake up to find it’s stiff in the morning. 😜
  41. 5 points
  42. 5 points
    I can't even drive a car without a seat belt on. So when I started to drive service buses it was very weird. So the thought of riding without gloves would never enter my head. We have vented jackets here and they help until you are in town with no air rushing through the vents and the heat rising from the engine We have summer gloves but our trousers are the kevlar lined jobbies that are thick and hot but you just get used to it. I wore full leathers for quite a few years on the job bike and later on covert body armour in all weathers so well used to be uncomfortably hot at times which has to be better than uncomfortably skin shredded.
  43. 5 points
    Sounds like you have a Trialmaster (not Trail, as I previously indicated). Being a slave to fashion I had to check out the Ariel on Belstaff’s website. It’s a real looker, although sadly not available in red - just black or military green. If there were some way of hiding it from Mrs. Woody I would get one immediately. The problem is I already have the Trialmaster as well as a non-motorbike Fieldmaster (also waxed, but no abrasion resistance and no possibility to add protection). Add to that a Dainese triple layer all year jacket and a Dainese summer jacket and for some reason SWMBO thinks I have too much already (Thankfully she forgets that I also have the Knox Urbane shirt and accompanying leather jacket). Trying to compare it with the number of shoes in her cupboard gets me nowhere, by the way, except in trouble. She doesn’t understand.
  44. 5 points
    At 6’3” tall I think I’d prefer an Africa Twin, if you don’t mind. The writer claims to have a “sixteen stone arse”. I wonder how much the rest of him weighs?
  45. 5 points
    small scooters are lots of fun, a different mindset from when you ride the tracer. I enjoy riding my 125 as much as my 500.
  46. 5 points
    Larry have you considered combining passions?
  47. 5 points
    When I got the Rally it was mintier than a minty thing. The first drop and scrape was the worst. After that I became less precious about her and now I only take a hose to wash off the muck. I took off all the plastics and ACF'd her before the winter. My advice is to let the Tracer be your all round bike and enjoy her. I was looking at scooters also but know if I got one the Rally could go back to being a garage ornament. Still might get one thoughand so might you. Either way we will still love you
  48. 5 points
    This is the last thread I needed....I'd forgotten all about my Forza 300 itch and have now found myself browsing PCX125s and old C90s.......must resist 😅
  49. 5 points
    One possible cause is that the rear wheel bearings have been replaced (not uncommon) and they have fitted the chain side one first fully home in the recess, then fitted the disc side and spacer up to it. This puts the wheel offset towards the chain side, increasing the ABS sensor gap. The disc side should be fitted first fully home, this controls the positioning of the wheel/disc/ABS ring relative to the swingarm and therefore the caliper and ABS sensor. Then the spacer and chain side bearing are fitted until it makes contact with the disc side bearing. Half a mm is the sort of distance I'd expect from doing it in the wrong order (depth of bearing recess).
  50. 5 points
    Praying that it will start???😂
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