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Ms_G

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  1. lol no hallucinations of yet seems to have dissipated now though, thankfully
  2. Ah so oil being heated/burned on exhaust is likely to produce this smell? I’ll call the dealership that did the service and double check with them too thought I’d check the hive mind here first
  3. Hey Just had my Honda rebel cmx500 back from its first service - I know there is an oil change for this but I can now smell acetone quite strongly? I’d this from the new oil? Hoping it will fade as it’s giving me a headache
  4. It was a lovely, peaceful, socially distanced ride - thoroughly enjoyed it
  5. Not sure how to get the images the right way round lol
  6. Ok lemme see if I can manage to figure out posting pics here
  7. I managed to do 100miles just round London on the afternoons it dried up, so think I managed to scuff them sufficiently before Sunday morning when I got VERY wet - still took it easy though and it dried out for our "Ride Out Against Racism" around London yesterday God but riding around with loads of other bikes was awesome! Fun day out BUT must remember sunscreen when wearing an open faced helmet doh Loads of pics on my instagram >>> @ms_mctofu if you fancy a gander of the ride out
  8. Hey all So I got my beautiful new bike[Honda cmx500 rebel] been out on her twice just around London in the dry weather and have done about 50miles to scuff the new tyres - I'm due to join a small ride out on Sunday but weather is looking unpredictable How many dry miles should I get on the tyres before riding in the wet? I think I recall my dealership saying approx 100miles? that sound about right? Ms G
  9. All advice has been most welcome so thanks all I traded in the 125 for the 500 so don't have that to practice on but as said before i'll give it a go and if I don't feel safe/comfortable doing it I wont Someone on FB mentioned joining a local IAM group? Do you think it's wise to do advanced training right away? Or should I give myself a while on the bigger bike? Personally I would give it a few months. I wouldn't want to overload with things to think about until you have the 500 comfortably doing what you want. Cheers Ian I thought as much, cheers!
  10. I had forgotten how things like proper cable adjustments made a difference and would have mentioned it earlier if my fuddled brain hadn't completely overlooked it. To be fair I think the guys have advised the op well on this thread. Cheers Ian All advice has been most welcome so thanks all I traded in the 125 for the 500 so don't have that to practice on but as said before i'll give it a go and if I don't feel safe/comfortable doing it I wont Someone on FB mentioned joining a local IAM group? Do you think it's wise to do advanced training right away? Or should I give myself a while
  11. Why?? Did you actually take the time read the OP? Um yes, I mean 3 years aint a lifetime of riding but I have been on my geared 125 almost everyday in London so not completely unconfident on the gears - I'll give the clutchless shifting a go and if it doesn't feel comfortable or safe, I'll just not do it but I do really appreciate all tips from more experienced riders, that's what I'm here for Also definitely not a dude lol [for the other poster]
  12. You’re welcome. You’ll be a whizz at clutch less gear changing in no time. You can actually change down the gear box without the clutch, but it’s a hell of a lot trickier as the engine is under load. You are more likely to do damage to the box, so leave going down alone. Unless one day you own a bike with a quick shifter. A lot of sports bikes are getting these added as standard nowadays. Maybe it will filter down to all bikes one day? Let us know how you get on. I'll definitely give it a go
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