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  1. I bought this...... nc750s Hubs got a yammy tracer 900gt They were just there, sat there together.....waiting for us.
    14 points
  2. After failing Mod 1 i was somewhat nervous. Hubs went first and looking at his face as he came back i thought he had failed and if he had i think i would've gone to pieces but no worries there as he passed. It was done in Southport last friday afternoon and people, cars, lorries and push bikes were throwing themselves infront of me. Its a damned good thing i can do a good emergency stop !!! Happened on my car test too I had turned into a road and was scanning for speed repeaters, couldnt see any so kept at 30....just as i spotted a 40 repeater in the distance the examiner spoke and said its a 40 and also at that very same time a white van nearly side swiped me overtaking us. So thanks for that and may a 1000 fleas infest your armpits forever more. So that was a minor. Didnt indicate off a roundabout 2nd minor. No second left life saver as i turned back into test centre road. 3rd minor. Passed mod 2 so I've no complaints. Examiner Rob was spot on. All my training was done by Wayne at Riverview Rder Training in Tarleton. Awesome experience but incredibly stressful and glad i never have to do it again !!!
    3 points
  3. You need to swap all your money into an account that's safe, I will open one for you later and I will get the bank manager to call you directly from Nigeria
    3 points
  4. When the f**k is it ever going to get warmer ? This is a f**king waste of daylight .
    2 points
  5. Passed mod one again today .. I was much more nervous today knowing that it could be a long wait for another go if I failed. It was much easier on the bigger bike and I got just 1 minor. When I did the emergency stop on the CG125 I only just made the speed. It must have played on my mind because on the bigger bike I whacked the throttle open coming off the bend and was doing close to 40mph through the speed trap. For the hazard avoidance I eased it down a little too much and got a minor. Who cares about a minor? Its a pass!
    2 points
  6. ya cannae go wrang with a honda eh.
    2 points
  7. From the start i had an issue with the bike i was on. It just felt extremely top heavy. U turns are a thing and i struggle with them. However by the time we got out of lockdown to do our mod 1 after 2 cancellations there was a Suzuki sv for me to ride....perfect. We had one refresher and the ride to the test centre. The examiner was awesome, i couldn't have asked for better but i failed...he looked more gutted than me....heres why though. Engine breaking on a big bike is fairly instant and what i did was rolled off the throttle in the speed trap, losing a precious 2mph which had me too slow. So i failed on the swerve avoidance. Engine breaking i jad heard of and knew what it meant but just didnt realise how quickly the speed drops when done on a bigger bike. Did a lovely U turn though
    2 points
  8. Not music but I saw this while checking out your link. Agro Adults Only - YouTube Made me chuckle and probably ideal for @Six30 or @Tiggie lol. I am off to see if there are more of them. Cheers Ian
    2 points
  9. That’s what PayPal is for.
    2 points
  10. My Wife and I were sitting in the living room discussing a living will. “Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug,” She got up, Switched off my laptop and threw out all the beer
    2 points
  11. They look like our milkmans when I where a lad.....
    1 point
  12. We used to have a company who advertised on here who was good but I can't remember there name! when I do I will post it!
    1 point
  13. I've been offered test drives of cars recently so I should imagine bikes would be no problem.
    1 point
  14. Have fun on the new bikes, I'm not jealous at all
    1 point
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  16. I had a loaner while my bike was in for warranty work. I liked the whole package. A mate’s got the Honda and is chuffed with it. I wasn’t so keen when I took one for a test ride.
    1 point
  17. I had a test ride on a BMW R nine T .. loved the engine hated the bike ....
    1 point
  18. You probably saw the footage of the attempted cash van heist in South Africa. Well some of the external footage has been released and the driver was even more cool headed under pressure than we first thought
    1 point
  19. If you want retro naked then of those four I'd say there's only one front runner.
    1 point
  20. Lovely Bikes .... Roll on the warm summer rides outs
    1 point
  21. Husbands done a thing....
    1 point
  22. Congrats on passing your test @gymwitch Hopefully I read your post right as you never actually said YOU passed but your partner did.
    1 point
  23. One of our gang has the NC750, he's very pleased with it. Enjoy.
    1 point
  24. good colour scheme and proper riding position
    1 point
  25. what happened to the harley shop have they moved on to the docks the original shop has been closed for a while now
    1 point
  26. i sometimes go in summer and then move on to ainsdale and birkdale
    1 point
  27. is yours the black/red one ?
    1 point
  28. I had to take the carbs of the shadow 4 times until I realised that I would be better doing the complete job properly end to end. Then the bike was happy and decided to work. "A shortcut isn't always the quickest route..."
    1 point
  29. @Ian Frog Reminds me of the infamous Rainbow sketch they did for their christmas party
    1 point
  30. I havent actually got it yet...might be ready this saturday so yes the weather had better buck up its ideas !!!
    1 point
  31. Well done @gymwitch and just in time for an improvement in the weather I hope. Is it a coincidence that you get some nice new wheels and the weather turns to poo? Cheers Ian
    1 point
  32. Very nice @gymwitch Enjoy
    1 point
  33. My current Harley riding music . I don't use ear buds , I just hear it in my head and sing along . https://youtu.be/iOUetwr3h04
    1 point
  34. Funnily enough today I had a fraudulent money transfer on an account which I only usually use for UK direct debits. However in April I foolishly bought some gadget direct from China on this card. Fortunately the bank realised it was dodgy and cancelled the transfer and refunded me the money. Can only assume it was some chancer out east.
    1 point
  35. My mate brought his the other week where it was 3k miles on the clock, 2010 model with full service history for £1,700.
    1 point
  36. work around the £1700 area
    1 point
  37. I'm not concerned about the risk of infection as such but whether they will allow me to take a bike out
    1 point
  38. The old boys used oil for rust protection I here, I just think of it like wax oil...
    1 point
  39. I got caught in it coming home so... today I washed the bike as it was bloody filthy. I went to Chris Walker Kawasaki in Grantham for annual service. It was the 4 year one, so plugs needed changing. I also had some braided hoses for them to put on. It was wet and bloody windy on the way there. When I set off for home it was sunny but still very windy. Then half hour later there were showers, then rain. When I hit Horncastle it was horrendous. The winds picked up and when the hailstones came down visibility wasn’t very good. I kept the pace up behind a wagon and a car that fluctuated between 50 & 56 until the weather broke at Caistor. It felt like it had taken 4 hours to what probably took 30 mins. It was the second worst weather I’ve ridden in. The worst was on a Trip to N Ireland back in 2008. I couldn’t see 10 feet in front of me. The rain was coming down so hard it was bouncing back up higher than my helmet!!
    1 point
  40. Whatcha bought Gym? Cheers Ian
    1 point
  41. I rode it! proper blew the cobwebs away! but now I'll have to wash it
    1 point
  42. Buy a cheaper/used bike for your first bike. You are going to learn some valuable lessons on that thing which will involve it getting some battle wounds! Dont put yourself under pressure to be amazing at all things riding straight off the bat. Trust the process and take your time, seek ways to advance your skills too.
    1 point
  43. I have same feelings with sailing world where there is no legal requirements for qualifications. Some people have to be spoon fed and taught others recognise the risk (either by mistakes or by looking) and learn. Some stay local and don’t push there abilities, others look to learn or get away with it for years until. Sailing like biking is not difficult if you take your time think don’t over step your abilities, it is generally more forgiving as well. If someone starts justifying there ability’s afloat by qualifications i generally would choose not to sail with them.
    1 point
  44. I test rode one of these a few weeks ago. I've been riding for 30 years and I've ridden pretty much every kind of bike, but these days comfort comes high on my list of wants. I'm not interested in sports bikes or cruisers but beyond that pretty much anything goes. So I got interested in the Yamaha XSR900 because it ticks the boxes for me. Now to be honest I've never been a fan of the styling. Indeed, the first time I saw one I thought it was possibly the ugliest motorcycle I'd ever seen. But I figured that you can't see it when you're on it. So a test ride was arranged. Off the bat let's accept that pretty much all modern bikes within my remit do the fast thing, so I'm more interested in how they do the other stuff: The lane-splitting, the filtering, the slow shit. Because I ride in the real world and I wanna know if I can roll-off the throttle for a red light and then roll-on again when it goes green without doing the herky-jerky. I wanna know if it can pull away cleanly without flat-spots or hesitation. Because for me it doesn't matter how good a bike is elsewhere, if the off/on throttle transition sucks then it's off to Room 101. So I spent a fair bit of time pissing about in slow moving traffic: I pulled away with the absolute minimum of revs. I ran down to a walking pace and then sped up again. I deliberately selected too high a gear. And the XSR just sucked it up with nary a twitch. This is one seriously refined motor: The fuelling is spot-on and the slipper clutch beautifully light and progressive. Shame the gearbox is typically Yamaha, but then you can't have everything. Riding position: Good for me. Although, make no bones, this is a tall bike and I'm a tall guy. I liked it but it's a long way down. Short-arses look elsewhere. The seat, I don't like so much: The proverbial thinly padded plank which also liked to slide my nuts into the tank. Numb bum began to set in after 20 minutes. Doesn't help that the suspension is firm, which isn't a criticism per se but it's definitely set up on the sporty side. “Taut” is the word. And, while we're on the subject, handling is very good and the brakes are excellent. And what about that trendy instrument panel, it's way cool, no? Well, actually no. The speedo's clear, as is the gear indicator. The rev-counter, I could get used to, and the rest is a mess: Tiny figures & symbols laid out haphazardly. A product of form over function. Me no like. Still, I'm sure most people will get used to it in time. Also the XSR900 is afflicted with the same teeny-tiny switchgear that Yamaha fit to most of their current range. I suffered the same set-up for three years on my MT07 and lost count of the number of times I hit the horn at the same time as the indicators. Not recommended. And onto performance. Well there's a lot of hooey on the web telling you that this is a fast bike and not for the beginner. But in truth it doesn't instantly try to rip your arms off and low down it's a pussycat. Initially, I found myself thinking “Where's the fast bike?” Seriously, my MT07 felt quicker off the line. But spin the XSR beyond 7000rpm and it shows it's other side, the pussycat roars and the world goes into reverse. I read somewhere that the XSR is faster than the original Fireblade and I can well believe it. And the sound of a triple at full chat is like nothing else... And then you slow down and the XSR900 pretends that the whole thing never happened. So yeah it's fast but it’s not likely to catch anyone out. And if you’re really scared, there’s always B mode. So will I be buying one? Well, no. Because while I'm struggling to say much bad about the XSR900, it's a "Nearly" bike for me: The riding position wasn't as good on the road as it felt in the shop. And while the engine is fantastic, the clunky gearchange, torturous seat and fussy switchgear mar the experience. Overall nice enough bike, just not for me.
    1 point
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