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  1. I would like to apologize on behalf of all Harley Davidson riders , myself included , who appear not to have a clue what their indicators are doing . It's bad enough having one button on each handlebar particularly the right one where you're doing three things at once . When you've got used to that , there's the self cancelling system which operates completely at random . Designed in the US , the tilt sensor appears to have no understanding that in order to go right at a roundabout you have to lean left , then right and then left again . Then there's lane changing on the motorway . The indicators always seem to stay on too long but whenever you flick the switch a second time to cancel it will be at the exact moment that they self cancel so of course you end up reactivating them . The only good feature is the hazard function which is very useful when you run out of fuel without warning in the fast lane * of the motorway . * Comments anticipated .
    6 points
  2. Home from a great weekend at Croft. CMRC meeting and a good display from the club. Thanks to all who showed their bikes and organised the stand. Had a great blast around the circuit in the parade laps on my 1980 Kawaski Z500. what a great way to mark the 40 years since i raced here. Anyone who watched the parade laps please post pics for us to enjoy. Rob B
    3 points
  3. Payment will be at pump only, no face to face appointments will be available
    3 points
  4. 3 points
  5. It's a pity you don't live near us, there's loads of diesel going free - all over the roads. It must be far too cheap considering how much of it gets thrown all over the place.
    2 points
  6. I need more diesel for the car in the next day or 2, I hope it's all calmed down a bit by then
    2 points
  7. Note to myself, Never buy a Harley
    2 points
  8. All petrol stations are open where I live, but all also have a good few yellow "pump not in use" signs on display. No queuing. When the news first broke, I think the intention was to just let people know that they would see more yellow signs than normal, but not to worry......
    2 points
  9. IME experience there are two ways to stay waterproof. The cheaper option is plasticised fabric that is not breathable and goes over armoured clothing, such as https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/256348?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkoGK3Z6u8wIV44BQBh1OdgfYEAQYBSABEgJ43_D_BwE Or, the more expensive option is any armoured clothing that includes Goretex, such as https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/390828
    2 points
  10. I once fed a 6 year old a Green Chilli hole convincing her it was a unripened baby carrot It was like a cartoon you could see her face turning red, she drank lots of water. It was quite funny till her parents told me she had tonsillitis. A week later she was thanking me, her friend who got it at the same time has not shifted it
    2 points
  11. I bet the tanker driver had a big smile on his face like the Pied Pipper… https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/02/fuel-crisis-man-who-tailed-tanker-driver-angry-he-didnt-stop-15353574/?ito=facebook|social|metroukfacebook&fbclid=IwAR22jty5Hx2wMAyklSmF93nlQ3iZBVhFiBJPJ_tn8GRrxURt9iYiLMm033Y
    2 points
  12. My rant if the day is getting up on dark mornings not really a rant I'm just missing the sunshine already. Bring on January when the first few plants start poking through the soil and you know spring is on the way. Sure I get that bloody SAD syndrome or whatever it's called. Driving into work today again back on the bike tomorrow.
    2 points
  13. Today I bought a new bike. My 2012 Versys 1000 GT with just shy of 30k on the clock was hit, again, by the rust gremlin, causing the need for replacement discs, pads and then to get it through its MOT. So, sitting in the showroom is a 2018 Versys 1000 GT, which was used by the dealer's owner, so it has never been registered, I will be its first reg keeper. Deal done, I don't pay for my bike to get the new discs and through its MOT and I get the "new" bike. It certainly looks new and has everything on it, plus uprated shock, exhaust, sat nav, heated grips and Datatag. It is also green! My fourth Kawasaki and the first that is green! I am so not going to let this one rust and am going to stop being an all weather rider, well that is the plan. A lovely winters day and temptation may get the better of me.
    2 points
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  15. @JackieOWheelshad a good weekend! Hoggs' Hooners 1,514.0 rennie 1,442.5 SuzukiRF 1,158.0
    1 point
  16. I can't believe its taken you 10 days to think of that! You're slacking old man
    1 point
  17. Plenty of time to ring but don't cancel your current booking! Remember mine was just an oil and filter and a check over the bike including remove brake pads clean up and refit I would see what you get for your money etc
    1 point
  18. I definitely need to call the dealer then - currently booked in with Rainbow for a month's time.
    1 point
  19. According to the news the crisis is over in most of the country, except the south. That's brilliant news - but I just wonder why none of the petrol stations near us have any fuel? Therein lies the problem - a breakdown of trust. When HM Govt said there wasn't going to be a crisis nobody believed them. So people who needed to travel to work / visit sick or elderly relatives / and a host of other perfectly sensible reasons for needing fuel made sure they got fuel while it was available. Which meant demand exceeded supply and it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Do they think that telling us it's all over will stop people being concerned? Not when they can see with their own eyes that it's clearly wishful thinking.
    1 point
  20. Mind you if they had a sensible size tank you could actually get enough fuel in to actually complete a journey. These days you feel cheated at a BP garage because you can`t squeeze in the mandated personal allowance of £30 lol. Cheers Ian
    1 point
  21. I came here to search for a question like this and it was the one at the top anyway, thanks! I have been using a 2 piece RevIt! textile suit for a few years. As expected it held up fine for a winter or two but started to leak. The trousers would not hold out to the Monday morning seat puddle any more and sitting in the office looking like you wet yourself aint cool. The jacket leaks where there are folds, valleys and wind traps, like my elbows and chest/shoulders. Not unexpected in my experience. It's fine having a one suit does it all thing. It's got abrasion protection, minimal armour in the right places, waterproof membrane and even a thermal layer! Woohoo. But... a full jacket n trousers with sensible armour is getting close to £500 a time. For 2 years use? An alternative would be to go to Gortex gear, which might last 5 or 6 winters, but costs £2000 a set. Ouch! I've been off 2 wheels for 2 years and getting back on them, I need a recheck of my gear. Something I notice is that in the last 3, 4, 5 years a LOT more "urban" style "undercover" biker gear available. Jeans that are kevlar lined, with CE/Knox armor. Light mesh jackets to save your ass without cooking it. Waterproof over layers.... cheap (relatively speaking) waterproof over layers. I figure it possible to use biker jeans, lighter jackets and add other layers for what the conditions call for. The waterproof outer might get scuffed and leak after a year, maybe 2, but it's £50, not £500. They are probably really good waterproofs but unbreathable, but as you can take them off/open them up to cool down, unless you are riding 6 hours a day in rain, it's going to be fine. I expect buying all the different layers separately for summer+winter might add up to more than a Gortex do-it-all suit. But I think it would be more flexible and have a lower overall "running" cost. What do you think?
    1 point
  22. I put Miller in after he smashed every single session... apart from the one that mattered
    1 point
  23. Replaced the inner tube on Xena with the new one this morning, as I was riding on Friday it felt a squidgy on the back end so decided to put the new in. This time to make life easier I split the chain and I was able to complete the job start to finish in less than 3/4 of an hour. I am getting to be a dab hand at this inner tube fitting malarky and getting the wheels on and off, I might have to start offering my services
    1 point
  24. I know, right? I only noticed after a while
    1 point
  25. The older model Astra's confused me when we first had them at work with the dash lit up it gave the impression the lights were on when they weren't v confusing when your as thick as me
    1 point
  26. I'm with Fish. I use HG textiles, and if it really chucks it down I stick either a one piece oversuit on or a pair of walkers overtrousers and jacket on. They are only meant to be showerproof, but they keep your bike gear dry, and they are easier to dry out afterwards. For boots I have only ever had one truly waterproof pair, and they were called derryboots
    1 point
  27. Good evening. Back from a short trip to Glasgow where we’ve been working on my step-daughter’s flat, readying it for sale (and so she can pay back the money we’ve lent her to buy it). Yea gods, what atrocious weather for driving in, and what the actual feck is it with middle lane road hogs? Now chilling, slowly emptying a glass of Old Speckled Hen, and about to watch a old episode of Dr Who.
    1 point
  28. It is possible your 125 won't be fast enough to get up to the required speed in time for the speed recorder on Mod1. You have to go round a bend and accelerate up to a speed sensor 32mph before doing swerve and emergency stop. There's a diagram on the web somewhere showing the distances so you can try it out.
    1 point
  29. you can get 100% waterproof jacket and trousers from a builders supply
    1 point
  30. I've got a pair of Richa which are meant to be water proof, but aren't. It looked like I had pee'd myself. I ended up buying some Alpinestars Andes V2 (Clicky) which work a treat, but when the heavens really open up I put a pair of cheapo waterproof's on top of them. The other option is to look like a giant melon/lemon with one of these bad boys Everything is only waterproof to a point.
    1 point
  31. And there is people out there that dumb it down saying we should just crack on and its only a cold! I hope he is OK and recovers well and fingers crossed you stay negative too
    1 point
  32. Don`t get me started on cnuts who decide to wash their windscreen when I pull in behind them on a bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Castration and public flogging wouldn`t be enough to stop me raging! The BMW 1 series owner on the A34 the other day can count himself lucky to just need a new wing mirror lol. Cheers Ian
    1 point
  33. @billy sugger I must admit I did do before after spending a lot of time driving my Wife's car which had automatic headlights. Mine does not. Driving home when an oncoming car started flashing at me. I automatically looked at my speed and was on the lookout for a speed trap Was a few minutes down the road before it clicked as to why he was doing it
    1 point
  34. If a kid gets it , just exterminate it , one less screaming rodent that its parents have no idea how to parent ... sorted.
    1 point
  35. Erm disagree a bit, my mum is bed bound with dementia and has an asbestosis type issue from working in a factory in the 50's covid would be the end for her. She is comfy and happy at present I don't wish to change or jeopardise that, her carers are v good in ensuring risks are minimal to her. Wife still has cancer and works as an advanced nurse she works from home doing 111 so does her bit and more, again her immunity is zero with her radio treatment, she is high risk I don't want to lose my wife and the NHS can't afford to lose anymore staff. Can't overwhelm the system with everyone getting it together. If that's your view great, right on and all that. Just please make sure you and you're family don't pass it on to someone else who doesn't want it. I know we all have rights and cant be told what to do etc but that goes both ways my family don't want to be infected by someone who doesn't care about passing it on. Live your life your way just make sure it doesn't stop me living mine the way I want, all about fairness and respect
    1 point
  36. Rode to Marshalls BMW for a service While waiting @fullscreenaging picked me up and took us for a brew and a catch up Then rode home and well see nob of the day thread!
    1 point
  37. That's fine by me. I just wanna take the L plates off and carry the wife on the back Can this be done? What test do I need?
    1 point
  38. I'm sure my children would argue that point but thanks anyway
    1 point
  39. In fairness its the first time you've owned a badge with a bike attached.....
    0 points
  40. I don't have a bike at the moment, which is rather odd. There is a big bike shaped empty space outside the house.
    -1 points
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