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Showing most liked content since 11/06/19 in all areas

  1. 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😁
  2. 7 points
    90 mph in first gear makes the other five redundant?
  3. 7 points
    But, somehow, gorgeous at the same time.. e85 gas station near me now
  4. 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 😉
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 6 points
    I didn't plan it but I ended up with two the same colour and they're both DCT.
  8. 6 points
    Is that where the customer always comes first?
  9. 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...
  10. 5 points
    * Larryblag stands up and salutes *
  11. 5 points
    Gosh, perish the thought that you wake up to find it’s stiff in the morning. 😜
  12. 5 points
    That Super Veloce is nice but I lust after the Magni Filo Rosso....
  13. 5 points
  14. 4 points
    All these CB100R custom projects were built for the Waves And Wheels festival in France last week.
  15. 4 points
    Hubby picked up his new van yesterday same blinking colour... https://www.flickr.com/gp/153918776@N06/45e35t
  16. 4 points
    It’s a pipe dream
  17. 4 points
    Saw these customs a few years ago. XV750-based. Bloke made one each for himself and his wife.
  18. 4 points
    Subsequently found I could have got it for £500 over at Webbs but they were too far away at the time - SWMBO was very ill and I could not leave her. Lings are 5 minutes down the road. Have now found an independent who is cheaper and guarantees to do the job properly!
  19. 4 points
    Was looking around two New Interceptors that friends have just bought this weekend, I was impressed with the overall quality, they both said the gearshift was the best they have used in a long time, and for the money they were bargain's, Didn't know of the 3000 mile valve check but they are screw & nut adjusters like the NC so should be an easy job.
  20. 4 points
    My NC X 360 Miles on the clock and I was the THIRD owner Now at a healthy 9500. By the way the most expensive part of a can of beer? The can It costs 3p Think your being over charged ?
  21. 3 points
    I must admit that if I was offered a choice between the CB1000R and the CB1100EX there wouldn’t be a lot of ‘debate’ about it. I really like the styling of the Neo Café Sports (in all engine sizes) but I *love* the 1100. Actually, thinking about it, I reckon the CB1100 is the best looking motorcycle on sale today. Wow! Bold statement, eh?
  22. 3 points
    Took mine to Castle Combe last year, over a hundred there all told (it was a Fast Ford day) but no older ones on the circuit. Instead of the Mustang parade lap I opted to take mine round on a track session, only six cars in my session, my nearly new 'stang, four Focus ST's and a Fiesta ST, all of those with roll cages! I was first in the pit lane so let the Focuses storm past and concentrated on trying to keep far enough ahead of the Fiesta to stop him taking the paint off. Although the Mustang is deffo not the right car for C.Combe, in the end 430bhp made up for my lack of ability and the lack of 'precision'. They are an absolute hoot, for the money, no other modern car gets close IMO
  23. 3 points
    Thankyou crofty, i just had same problem 200 miles from home ..good battery good fuses dead everything ...was that same connector . Without you there would be no saying what i might of took apart..and worse a garage bill and inconvenience of breakdown cover . THANKYOU>
  24. 3 points
    If only I could reach the foot pegs...
  25. 3 points
    Open a guest house in the Picos mountains. You’re never going to be short of customers..
  26. 3 points
    Almost anything will be better than the OE Dunlops! I would go for Michelin R5s or the, slightly cheaper, Avon Spirit STs.
  27. 3 points
    Had plenty of that when we were commuting now we just ride for pleasure 99.9% of the time so only tend to ride in the dry unless either we get caught out or really have to be somewhere.
  28. 3 points
    Creeks = Cteks! Damned spellcheck!
  29. 3 points
    I can’t suggest Lidl’s charger. I measured the output voltage and it was to high, to aggressive for a battery. It could be the specific batch. You may try it but do some measurements at the beginning before you trust it... Personally I prefer Optimates and creeks...
  30. 3 points
    https://www.bikedekho.com/news/here-s-a-british-take-on-a-650cc-scrambler-from-royal-enfield?utm_campaign=here-s-a-british-take-on-a-650cc-scrambler-from-royal-enfield_20190610&utm_medium=connecto&utm_source=all_notification&utm_term=650cc-scrambler-from-royal-enfield&utm_content=100000
  31. 3 points
    The 900 Hornet would be my ideal w/e lunatic bike. Bulletproof engines as well, as it's the older Blade engine. You can pick them up cheap as well - I've been tempted lately.
  32. 3 points
    But, you forgot to add the working space, for each Honda will pay a rent, you didn't add electricity, and many more. A £60 to £100 per hour cost I think is acceptable, a service do need to pay salaries, rent, electricity, pay for tools and also maintenance of tools, if they use a lift table, that will need to be inspected annually for H&S, torque wrench will need calibrations regularly, also they pay insurance, if they botch the job and you get injured that a lot of liability for them.
  33. 3 points
    I'm the third owner of my X and it had about 800 miles when I bought it! It's got a more respectable 30k now 😊
  34. 3 points
    With the constant leaking and topping up I'd have thought the oil change was continuous.. :-)
  35. 2 points
    Or a grown up one.
  36. 2 points
    Why would you need to worry about paint finish on a battle tank in a war ? I had an ex army land rover and the just seemed to have put another layer of paint over the last depending on where it was going next
  37. 2 points
    Go on then, don't leave us hanging, what is it that you don't like?
  38. 2 points
    I've just seen a 3 year old NC750S with only 600 miles on the clock. It was still serviced every year though!! Bargain for someone.
  39. 2 points
    Didn't go to see Suspension expert. Had long chat on friday with Tech help from Brooks suspension. Was great help and encouraged me to try couple different seeting before chucking the towel in lol So took the forks off again. Changed oil to 10w and reduced oil level by 25mm (125mm air gap). Backed my preload adjuster off (pre set preload 20mm). Now have 20mm spare on my adjuster. Would'nt normally change more than one thing at a time. So i'm not sure which one made the difference lol Went for ride. Mansive difference. Adjuster 7 full turns in. Even better. I'm now very happy with what i have achieved. The bike rides just how i like it. Comfort wise it's right for me. Bit on the sporty side. Will play with Preload adjuster to see what difference that makes. So thats it for now.
  40. 2 points
    What the bloody ‘ell is it?
  41. 2 points
    I do like parallel pipes. there is something about the design that keeps drawing your attention. But no bl**dy mudguards at all.
  42. 2 points
    Belstaff has a sale on at the moment, there’s some really nice stuff in there including quite a bit from their motorcycle range. I’ve ordered a Belstaff Ariel waxed cotton jacket in green (I avoid leather goods hence my penchant for waxed cotton. I really wanted a red one but the green was available in my size with the price reduced and still a distinctive colour as in not-black like 99% of motorcycle gear. Personally I find that Gore-Tex is the biggest rip-off known to man; it is neither waterproof nor breathable, that line is total bunkum and this I have learnt from many hours hiking, running, cycling and canoeing. But if it works for you then you’re lucky and the hefty premium is perhaps worth it.
  43. 2 points
    BMW are usually sensible. They think long term, but see below. Service costs are just supply and demand. I had a bloke in January want me to fly out to Antigua to fix a trailer. Basically prepared to pay anything because he'd been pulled in by European technology (US trailers still have square wheels and a bloke called Gummy sat on top with a shot gun) and when he'd broken it no one there had a clue. Even with airfare, hotel and £50 per hour travelling and £250 per on site I won't go. When he broke it again it'd be a warranty job. Supply was zero (at least in his mind I was the only person who knew what it was) , demand very high, price stupid. Why would they? Warranty is a legal requirement, but the law is too expensive for Joe Public. There is a limit, Whirlpool for example have surrendered to the Australian government and ours have finally brought up bigger guns than Peterborough Town Council, so may get a result. Accept that and warranty is a PR exercise. Your mate wasn't going to buy another demonic valve bike, so let him trade is wreck at the Honda dealers and badmouth them, but do it without the cost of an expensive repair. Copied from another forum. Ted works for a BMW dealership near Liverpool. "As a BMW Tech, I would only buy a brand new 310 and only expect it to last 20,000 miles before throwing it in the bin. Current faults on most 310s. Leaking and seizing calipers. Cush drive rubbers failing in 2000 miles Utter garbage chain and sprockets fitted as standard Random sensor failures Snapping frames where the side stand mounts (recall to reinforce frame in place) The motor seems to be okay. No serious problems seen. It's a seriously 'Built to budget' bike. It's probably on par with Asian bikes half the price. You pay a lot for the badge." The BMW sales model is about contact which I have explained to Ted and he doesn't really get. You sell the punter overpriced tat on the basis it makes him feel better and has a bigger margin (won't be huge for BMW they are still too small to lean on the major suppliers) . Buzzwords are" Exclusive", "Premium", "Executive". When said tat drops to bits you treat him better than God but not consistently. Sometimes the suited lizard licks his boots and cancels the bill. Sometimes "they all do that SSsssir". Sometimes we encourage SSsssir that it might be time to upgrade before the warranty runs out. The customer actually feels better for paying more overall because if it cost more it must be better. Win-Win. Andy
  44. 2 points
    I think we maybe overlooking the costs of running a business? Business rates, rent, insurance, running costs of a building etc, then there's the the cost of the staff, training, sickness, wages! No one wants to feel they're being ripped off, that goes for both the customers, employees or proprietors? To put things into perspective perhaps, I have just had my Honda car serviced by a Honda dealer, that was about twice the price of the NC'X's service.
  45. 2 points
    Aye, and you don’t get a Jaguar service for the price of a Fiesta either! High performance and high tech costs, both at the initial purchase and in the maintenance.
  46. 2 points
    There's a vid on Youtube showing how to service the RE 650 Interceptor, it looks quite easy, it's by the TEC Bike Parts guy. You don't a radiator to move like the NC, but there is the tank in the way, but that just needs unbolting and lifting up to clear the cam cover. For most RE 650 owners I imagine that one service a year/3000 miles will be about right?
  47. 2 points
    That was me when I passed my Direct Access on a Suzuki GS500 and then bought my 600 Divvy....first bike and all that😅
  48. 2 points
    This youtube link popped up this morning Tex....I'd never heard of this company but I do admit to browsing Street Twins and Scramblers recently....the power of the internet😅 It's part 4 of a series.
  49. 2 points
    Just like to add,,I now have 7 leather jackets,,,most bought in charity shops...my new jac did not cost 1275,no sir more like £500,,still I,m worth it... I latter found out her bags cost £170 and £450...but she,s worth it too...can anyone spare a penny!!!
  50. 2 points
    Got started this morning doing the checks, checked the main fuse, fine. continued down the line to the ignition switch and disconnected the connection below the ignition switch to get a reading, no reading on looking further the female part of the connection was so corroded it turned to dust when I gave it a good poke, ah that's not so good. I disconnected the battery and stripped the connection fitting a new 6.3mm connector that I had in the garage. connected the battery back up turned the ignition switch and eureka it works. I have to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me troubleshoot this, with out instructions from Chris and Simon particularly on how to use the multimeter I would have been trailering the bike to an auto electrician. I realise now what might have happened. In my long coolant story I mentioned coolant spraying out of the water pump hose connection over the engine, this connector is above it and very close. I was thousands of miles away but continued filling the radiator when it lost fluid to get me home, this took about 10 days to get home so a throrough drenching during that time , I plan to check all the connectors before I box the bike back up. so once again many thanks for all the help and suggestions help
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