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About ApolloMozart

  • Birthday 30/11/1980

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    NC750X DCT
  • Location
    Watford, Hertfordshire
  1. Thanks Mr. Fro and Dynax! I will try the ones from amazon first, they're smaller but could do fine.
  2. Anyone could manufacture some metalwork? Looking to have some hinges for a gate, which I plan to weld to the metal frame and gate. Have a look at the attached "drawing" and let me know if you can do it and how much it would cost. I need three of these made. Thanks
  3. Thought I'd post an update. Insurance paid, but obviously they deducted the excess and also took another £110 for not telling them that my wife was involved in an accident (not her fault). However, even after they deducted all this, they paid more than I was offered by the dealer for trading in the bike, so not too bad! Spent about £600 on train tickets though, and had to suffer from excess of people and lack of space... BUT, good things come to those who wait, and last week I took delivery of a brand new, blue NC750X with DCT gearbox, because I'm too lazy to shift gears! I very much
  4. A friend of mine is welding a wall anchor, made from 10mm steel, in the form of a square tube 180mm long. It will be mounted using threaded bars, going all the way through the wall and secured inside the house. Adding some fake bolts, to confuse the would be thieves. Will be using a Oxford Nemesis chain, securing the "next" motorcycle by the frame and rear wheel. Also planning to have a metal gate welded, and will install behind the wooden gate, so it's not seen from the road. Or should it be seen?
  5. I had a CBR500R for 9 months or so. Nimble and fast, but you do feel it is small-ish on the motorway. So went for a CBR650F. A lot more power, BUT I think the 500R has slightly more torques down the revs. I stalled the 650 more often than the 500. On the 500R you have to lean more over the tank. On slightly longer journeys on the 500 I was feeling a bit of pain in the wrists. As an all-rounder, there is very little wrong with CBR500R. Fairly fast, economical, good looking and not very expensive - what's not to like?
  6. Got a list of documents to send over, have all of them except service book records. I was doing all the servicing myself, but kept accurate records of what was purchased and when installed/serviced, including the mileage when it was done. Can provide loads of receipts (amazon, Sportsbikeshop etc), but not all of them. Receipts from local shops are long gone to the shredder... Do you think this will reduce the payout?
  7. Can anyone recommend a wall anchor?
  8. Even if I don't think about the weird neighbours, I still believe it wasn't a coincidence that the motorcycle was stolen the same day I bring a brand new one home. Everyone in the neighbourhood knew I had a motorcycle, knew what it was and how old was it. Why not steal it when we were on holiday and no one was home for two weeks? Why steal it the very same day a new one is seen? There weren't that many people outside our place when I arrived on the new NC750. And I didn't stay for too long, 10 minutes max. It must be one of these present who told the gang (I don't think one person cou
  9. Crossed my mind, might have a word and see what's he up to.
  10. Thanks for the advice, Winston!
  11. The thought did cross my mind... Don't think will work though - kids want their father home, not in jail! On a brighter note, I'm glad I didn't buy the red NC750X that day! Would have lost a lot more!
  12. Unfortunately the 650 will not need any more tyres at all - it has been stolen!
  13. Sometime between 2300 Saturday evening and 0400 Sunday morning my motorcycle has been stolen... One of our kids asked who left side gate is open and I knew something bad happened. The thieves jumped over the brisk wall between us and neighbors, and took the gate lock off (removed the screws holding it in place), then broke the steering lock (found piece of metal and plastic) and dragged the bike out. Wheels locked with oxford boss locks (front disk and back sprocket) but that didn't deter them. We have one of Ring camera doorbells, but the bast*rds did not drag the bike through our ow
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