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  1. Loads of topics about this. Yes... its fairly easy, as long as you can find an accessible switched live. I think I was using the side light on my CBF which was accessible where I would be placing the rest of the wiring. Its best to use relay as you have stated so that you supply your own power through dedicated cables. The strom was easier as there are actually dedicated points to connect to which are already switched. The oxford ones have a 'power save' mode anyway. So they automatically turn off if you forget if they feel the battery gets to low, or they cant feel/hear (?!?!) engine
  2. My Parents actually have a pair of Vemar Helmets. As above, they are from the early 2000's. I wouldn't say a 'high value' brand, but have been OK helmets. Alyjough the graphic is different on their helmets, the overall shape and look of the helmet is the same...
  3. Get to speed in a straight line, look where you are going (keep looking where you want to go throughout!), keep constant revs, pull clutch in to allow slip and feather back brake to adjust speed. Stretches bike out and keeps bike stable. Don't try and adjust too many things at the same time; keep clutch bite and revs the same, then alter speed with the brake. Hope that helps.
  4. I've taken the plunge thanks to amazon's warehouse clearance on prime day. Picked to a second hand trekker. Still pigging expensive. Thanks for the suggestions Mr Fro Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  5. Hi guys, I'm looking for a top box for my v strom. I'm after a reasonable sized box and prefer the squarer adventure style boxes and think this will suit the bike more... But... is it me... or are top boxes just a silly price! Was looking at the kappa garda or givi trekker boxes... but at about 200 plus they aren't cheap. Is there a cheaper alternative? I have the givi e22 box and would like something similar. Thanks Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Anyone had any experience with ryde top boxes. Much cheaper than givi which is sending alarm bells, but great reviews. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01B6L4C00/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467748079&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=ryde+top+box&dpPl=1&dpID=41SocHRM%2BCL&ref=plSrch" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Don't need to use very often... but wife wants a box to help reassure her when on the back. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. Looking at the model, wouldn't there be a sacrificial seal in the notch. on the 'point' of the three chambers? Because the engine is so simple to strip. They wouldn't experience a great deal of physical load because the piston itself is held in place by the drive shaft. The seal just prevents the compressed gas escaping before the spark. Looks interesting!
  8. I have a pair of these... you can link to phones for calls, listening to music, etc... if you mate has one nearby you can chat whilst riding too... you can listen to the radio too! approx. 8 hrs battery life easily. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BT-interphone-Bluetooth-Motorbike-Motorcycle-helmet-intercom-Headset-800M-Biker-/252412271953?hash=item3ac4f19d51:g:eCYAAOSwL7VWiFmW" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  9. Spada Razor Jacket Spada Razor 'softshell' jacket, bought for £49.99 (sale price on Ebay) in May 2016. Bought as a summer jacket for 'warmer' days. The Jacket has CE approved padding, etc and reinforced arm and shoulder portions. The front and back faces of the jacket are a more typical 'softshell' material (I can't confirm how this holds up after an accident... and don't want to!). Jacket is 'shower proof' and OK for short period in heavy rain. It comes with a flimsy water proof over jacket... I haven't tried this and don't see me ever using as I have other jackets for wet weather. It does
  10. What model was it? - Honda CBF600 SA 2006 When did you buy it and how much did it cost? - Approx. £2600 in Oct 2014 Good points? - Nice, easy bike to ride. Low seat position (32 inch inseam) so very confidence inspiring for a first bike. Strong reliable build quality. Smooth, quick enough and good brakes. Good on the fuel... I have averaged, 53.2mpg over ownership. Bad points? - Seat a bit too low for me, the 3 seat heights are not really an option because as you raise the seat it leaves massive gap between the seat and petrol tank... weird! Seat material and padding is pretty basic
  11. If you don't mind the way a top box looks on your bike then it is defo the easiest option. Rucksack is fine, but depends on how you find it. I prefer luggage on the bike and not 'on me'. Why not just give a rucksack a go for a few days? What will you lose. If you like it, then upgrade to a waterproof lomo bag? If not, get a box? Soft luggage is much more faff than hard luggage for strapping on. etc...
  12. No... I'm not actually after a tracker for Motorbike... was more curious as to who had seen or maybe used them, and there experiences. I thought someone here may have had a go with one. Probably not something I would use for a motorbike anyway... more considering for push bikes. The 'crowd detection' seemed like the obvious downfall... The only thing that seemed interesting was that you can set it so that if an item moves away from you then it will alarm... i.e... if someone was to break in and nick a bike whilst you were asleep, the alarm would sound.
  13. Back pack: http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/motorcycle-drybag-rucksack.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have a couple of waterproof bags... not the rucksack... but they are great quality and value... very waterproof too!
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