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  1. Hi guys, some of you might remember me from years ago, but most of you probably won't. I've not posted in a while, and I've not ridden much either, so I've finally decided to sell up. The problem is, I've never sold a vehicle privately before and wouldn't know where to start in keeping the bike safe, but at the same time I can't sell without offering a test ride. How do I offer a test ride but stop the bike from getting stolen? The last thing I want to do is to give a complete stranger my keys! Side note - its mad to think I signed up to this site over 10 years ago, and the forum has offered a lot of great advice over the years and Ive made a lot of friends on here and had a lot of fun, so if anyone is still on here and reading this, thank you!
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  2. No merely at the sound of him buckling his armoured codpiece and wheeling the bike out under the cover of darkness. Has anyone seen Mrs @Six30 ? I am concerned. Cheers Ian
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  3. Yes, she lives on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides with no one to keep her company except her pack of highly trained attack Doberman’s.
    3 points
  4. I felt like shit the day after mine. Like a bad hangover. Was still there in the morning after that but I still went for a crap run (I can't run anyway) late in the afternoon and then fine again. At least I know it's done something. Was it just tuning in its 5g receptorcons? Arming the device? Do I now show up on GHCQ radar? Arrrggghhh what have I done?!
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  5. not laughing cause its a 125 or cause its chinese mate laughing at them stupid fooking saddle bags on it
    3 points
  6. hi, is this @XTreme come back ?
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  7. Raining here. On the plus side. I'm off to aldi. Lisa actually trusting me to go shopping to aldi on my own.....lol Plan to come back with a tent. A socket set for a fiver and several pairs of arm bands......
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  8. Eventually got round to putting this on the wall in the garage. Easy to assemble and install, well made, strong and robust, powder coated .... If you're with Bennetts Rewards you get a discount on the cost of purchase. I'm happy with it, bike gear was normally sat on top of the bike, on the floor on on top of the tool box, it's all in one place now and nice and tidy .....
    2 points
  9. I wonder what excuse HGV drivers will come up with when they use their size & relative invincibility to bully other road users, now the “I couldn’t see you” excuse has been taken away? .... Maybe “ I was pissing into a Lucozade at the time “ will replace it
    2 points
  10. If the lorry drivers using them don’t think they’re safe then no matter how clever the design or how much fuel they save (up to 3% I understand?!) they should finish working on them with real drivers before putting them on general release. Making changes after the 20th cyclists/motorcyclists gets squashed because of a blind spot is arrogant to say the least. Personally I’m fed up with technology and design that’s not been real world tested. You pick something up and it becomes clear they didn’t even bother to consult the users. It’s a rubbish approach.
    2 points
  11. Pot.....called...kettle...black
    2 points
  12. Sounds like she has a good job and earns a few quid... and single you say... Well hello...
    2 points
  13. Looks awesome, my problem would be having spiderwebs all over in a couple weeks..
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  14. Aw there he is with his special brand of comfort and joy.... he’s right about those bags though
    2 points
  15. My first wheely was on my 125cc at a T junction to nip into traffic. Give it big throttle quick out on clutch, previously trying this revs would fall off and I would be fine this time it was to much throttle I guess. I crossed the first carriageway on one wheel aiming directly at the pavement opposite yes I think little bits of did come out. Hit brakes brought front wheel down and practiced an embarrassing slow speed right turn to join carriage way. Enough people come a cropper on a 125cc not to laugh..
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  16. It will give me the chance to brush up on my slow maneuvers as I also have my MOD1 booked for the 27th April
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  17. That is a very badly notched clutch basket . I've seen an outer basket almost as bad as that but never an inner basket like that . Have you been drag racing or pulling wheelies or something ? Chuck it away and get a whole new clutch .
    2 points
  18. You're making massive assumptions again. I don't have an opinion per-se as I don't have any direct experience* or data. You from your own admission also have no experience or data yet are slating a system you know nothing about. It's been demonstrated to you here that the system has significantly less of an intrusion than conventional mirrors yet you still say the system is worse. You keep saying "they have not done their consultation adequately". How do you know this? From a couple of grubby pictures and videos from the internet? Let me tell you, if I employed the same tactic in my line of work, I'd be laughed out of the room and branded a f*ckwit for all eternity. *I have actually driven a tractor-trailer but that was a looong time ago.
    1 point
  19. I know , I was just trying to inject a little humour into what appears to have become a rather heated debate . If this can happen with mirrors I dread to think what could happen with camera especially one drenched in spray and filth .
    1 point
  20. Very smart. Like others have said, I’d get spiders and various critters as well as lots of dirt and dust if I did that where I put my bike. Instead, I’ve put a large kitchen cupboard in the utility room, which is nice and clean and means I have warm kit to put on rather bringing it in from the cold.
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  21. Nice & err, tidy
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  22. Many people are rightfully resistant to change because there is a gulf between the people that invent this rubbish and the people who have to live with it . And it isn't just cameras on lorries , it's every aspect of modern life . Do you think online banking was invented to improve your life ? No , it was invented so that hundreds of branches and thousands of bank workers could be closed down and given the sack . It's the same with loads of things . It's about squeezing an extra penny out of us so that people who have more money than you or I can possibly imagine get even richer .
    1 point
  23. How many of you have driven a large vehicle with these fitted V's with standard mirrors? I know people who have driven buses with these fitted and at first they was all the arguments against them then once out on the road those arguments faded away! They could actually see more and due to their design then stay cleaner than mirrors. The only concern about them is if the screens stop working but that is a vehicle defect and prohibition so should not be driven any further as per the requirements if a mirror gets knocked off And the screens are in a slightly different position so you have to get used to where they but most vehicles have mirrors in different places and when you can drive up to 5 or 6 different ones a day you quickly get used to them
    1 point
  24. All the cash in your hand or no test ride.
    1 point
  25. Now there’s an image I could well do without.
    1 point
  26. Nice. Road bikes on road tyres (bias plies?) just let loose
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  27. Apologies for the late response, you've probably found out by now but here you go. The spec weight of each is XL1200T 263kg (511.5 lb) https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/h-d/harley_davidson_xl1200t_17.htm CTX1300 338kg (745 lb) but mine was the deluxe, only the deluxe was sold in the UK, and I added a couple of bits so was probably about 345kg. https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_ctx_1300_14.html The combination of lower weight and height really makes a difference when pushing it around. I do still miss the performance of the CTX1300, absolutely fabulous bike to ride. Only big criticism is the panels. The fitting 'pins' are susceptible to breaking. If you did get a CTX1300, I think you can still get them new as they weren't big sellers due to the price but some distributors still have them crated. They were only built for one year as a test bed for the upcoming modified GL1800 Goldwings.
    1 point
  28. Yes, Citronella, cinnamon and any other citrus fruits keeps them at bay and no need to kill the poor things
    1 point
  29. Woke Supremacy ....
    1 point
  30. What you really mean is that UK drivers aren't the worst.
    1 point
  31. It would just take everyone to Woke at Six long enough I reckon.
    1 point
  32. It's not until September so fingers crossed, as far as I'm aware no announcement has been made to say they're considering cancellation "as yet"
    1 point
  33. Reason I still like my job. When I'm away I literally live it but that's fine because there's nowt else to do. When I'm home I don't even think about it and rarely have emails or online meetings etc. This leave I had one for about an hour concerning an event in Nigeria. The rest of the time I can do my own thing regardless, Covid restrictions excepting of course. One reason they piss me off so much.
    1 point
  34. Crash protection .
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  35. I struggle to switch off. Always have done. I'm on my week off/shift break. Still checking emails and attended an online meeting yesterday. Working extra tomorrow nightshift. I feel its worse at the moment because there's nothing else to do. When I'm at the coast, I still attend meetings online/or previously we would watts app call when one of attendees was away. But I switched off for the rest of the time. Managerial roles on shift are a bit of a strange one to be honest. We work 12 hrs shifts 365 days a year, but most of our planning and HR stuff is carried out mon to fri. Thus, we end up working daft hours as a norm. Last summer when the pubs were open I actually attended a teams meeting whilst having a pint inside my local in Hornsea. Just sort of goes to show that shift breaks in reality don't exist. It was the only time the meeting could be held, I'd come off a 60 hour week. Grace was doing an online lesson in the van and I wanted a pint....lol Best meeting I've ever attended.
    1 point
  36. I didn’t realise kiwi Bob would be so sensitive, I presumed this was a forum to share knowledge and get advice rather than creating friends
    1 point
  37. My daughter spent a few weeks with us here last year. She’s been working 12-14hr days at home, solitary as she’s single. She came here as her bubble and we cut that down to 10hrs a day by encouraging her to join us on walks. I digress. I occasionally listened to to her Skype meetings: she runs a large team of (offshore and onshore) credit controllers and credit managers, reporting to the U.K. Financial Director. No meeting more than an hour, updates only, serious issues dealt with individually out of the meeting . Always positive & constructive. I found it exhausting just listening. The pace was unremittting. Then I recalled my working life... our meetings were rarely so intense, but, being retired, I’d forgotten what a chore they could be. I’m glad I’m out of it. Best of luck.
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  38. Good stuff
    1 point
  39. You have a point I remember last year listening to Claudio Von Planta talking about failing his bike test for the long way up (or maybe round ) and he actually failed twice not just the once shown on the prog. One fail for riding too confidently (ie fast) and not doing his life savers and the second time for being too cautious, he couldn’t believe it He passed the third time when he remembered his life savers and rode like he normally does just slightly slower. So that’s the key, like you normally do but slightly slower and you’ll be dandy. But this is a CBT not a full test, they only want to check your not gonna have or cause an accident and you’re going to be waaaay past that standard or you wouldn’t still be riding
    1 point
  40. @NeilM you have to watch this one you know what they say slowly slowly...
    1 point
  41. Previous response maybe not much help but the notches will stop the plates from sliding nice ways, so when it gets bad it causes a sticky clutch I suppose. But I've never seen how bad it needs to be to become an issue so I'm still not much help. Buuut if the plates are in spec despite looking worn and the basket has notches like that then perhaps that's the problem and not the plates themselves. Sometimes they aren't that expensive at least.
    1 point
  42. You'll be fine mate - keep your eyes and mind on the road and you'll be fine.
    1 point
  43. Had my first jab this morning . No ill effects so far .
    1 point
  44. Thought all the over 70’s had been done Ian ?
    1 point
  45. Thats some nice bikes you've had I quite like Sportsters myself and if I was to get a Harley thats the model I'd go for
    1 point
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