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  1. Well its now official I am the owner of an R1200RT Pick it up on Tuesday I went to look at it yesterday and put a deposit down pending a test ride today and comparing it to the FJR its so much better in everyway! It feels lighter despite being heavier it handles effortlessly and soaks up the crap roads as if you are floating on a carpet! As a result I had to have it
    14 points
  2. I chopped in my old gsxr 600 for a new Yamaha Tracer 700, rode up to Chorley on the suzuki and back on the tracer, 440 miles all in! First impressions are good, plenty of torque, although it's going to take a while to get used to a twin after an inline four. Looking forward to putting some more miles on it this summer
    12 points
  3. This Evil piece of shit has gone down in part due to evidence I gave - we bought a kitten for our granddaughter from one of her agents & then spent £1k keeping the poor thing alive ( She’s ok now - the cat that is )
    8 points
  4. You really don't want to know... Having had slug and rodent issues, slugs we delt be with with salt under kitchen cabinets... Rodents poison, then traps and dogs much more effective. So replacing plastic pipe with brass and adjusting pipework (including an outside warm wash hose for the dogs) I find myself with cuts on hands rolling in a wet salty brine finding a loose cable. Turns out a rodents left a final gift chewed insulation, let's just say I put my finger on the mark.
    7 points
  5. Just ran the bike for a few seconds to get the oil circulating and we are sealed no leaks
    6 points
  6. OUTRAGEOUS apologies for my delay in replying was waiting for a bus for three days
    6 points
  7. Just cause others ain't wearing them don't make your selfish decision right does it. Covid and the jabs don't stop you getting it and don't stop you passing it on if you do, it stops you ending up in hospital. I've had covid and jabs but will carry on with rules in place until they are not.
    6 points
  8. Handed in my notice today... It feels good.
    6 points
  9. I cant say im not impressed.. it does stop any fluids from leaking in (or out). Great waterproofing, halfords should definitely stock up on these
    6 points
  10. Good morning. We’re off to our holidays today. We’ve rented a cottage in the Lake District and will be travelling a whole hour to get to it from home. I’m looking forward to a week of chilling, and walking the fells.
    5 points
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  12. Just back from the course. Starts with slides, videos and discussions, this took most of the morning. Then we was paired off with an officer (all one to one at the moment), they asked what we wanted to concentrate on, be it city or country riding. Being on the outskirts of London, we still had to do a bit of city type riding before we hit the country roads. Trying to put into practice what was talked about in the morning, being road positioning, speed, gear selection, reading the corners as so on. All this whilst trying to keep an eye on the officer who follows mostly thought out t
    5 points
  13. Well my plan for a big ride was put to a halt! only managed the first leg which is where I went to look at some bikes in a dealers! although that was the destination then on from there we was supposed to go home via snake pass But I ended up spending way too long in the dealers talking about this Deposit paid and its sold pending a test ride tomorrow
    5 points
  14. It is cordless now.
    5 points
  15. It crossed my mind today that one benefit of having more electric vehicles on the road will be that diesel spills will become a thing of the past.
    4 points
  16. Thanks all ,what the halfwitted woman doesn’t know and I can’t share it here yet is,I have the whole incident on camera,she didn’t report the incident at all in a works van ,then tried to blame me,I was apprehensive as I hate getting folk into trouble in this harsh work climate,however if she lies,she’s going down
    4 points
  17. I thought thatchers used Reed grass, bet the bloody French have banned us from growing it.
    4 points
  18. I had my second jab today. I shall continue to wear a mask where required. Not because I enjoy doing so, I find them restrictive, uncomfortable and wearing glasses I can't see most of the time. But it's not all about me. It's about everyone.
    4 points
  19. So glad I did my shed last year. Would of probably cost a couple of hundred more at current prices!! Its a problem in America as well. Seen loads of jokes and memes on some of the Facebook groups i'm part of. For Example......
    4 points
  20. Brilliant day out, had to refuel twice which isn't surprising given the size of the tank on the Bobber. Breakfast at the Flash Bar Cafe is to be recommended. Grindleford Station is actually on a working line but it's a decent stop for a brew and an ice cream. We came via Carsington Water and Ashbourne and found a cracking farm shop for afternoon refreshments.
    4 points
  21. The Town Crier in Chester was telling a group of American tourists that you can walk the entire circuit of the city walls which are originally Roman with a 19th century promenade built to link sections that had fallen into disrepair. He told them you can choose to go clockwise round, or anti-clockwise round, and circle the entire city walls. To which the lady asked - Which way's shorter?
    4 points
  22. Day off today. Four of us heading for the Flash Bar Cafe near Buxton and then on to Grindleford Station Cafe. No idea which way home yet. My protein intake is well up after riding home from the sailing club last night and going through a swarm of midges on the path along the lake when I had the front of my helmet flipped up. Yum yum.
    4 points
  23. Get the bike really want and ride it a lot because you've got 15 years before they turn off the Petrol .
    4 points
  24. I got offered a nice engineering job yesterday so I'm finally getting out of science.
    4 points
  25. Bagged a couple but was hoping to get about twice as many... couldn’t drag myself out of bed after a night shift though belsay hall aydon castle bp shell
    3 points
  26. Left Sunny Fife at around 1pm and rode to St. Mary's Loch to greeted with cold, rain and strong wind. This is why I shouldn't have travelled near 2000 miles to Cornwall... Shadow behaved beautifully, with 33mpg . True to be said most of the time was 3rd and 4th gear.
    3 points
  27. Windshield extension, I had to play with but at the end found best position. Still buffering but very helpful To many stickers
    3 points
  28. Highway pegs tested during 30+ hrs trip! 2000 km, perfect, best addition to my bike
    3 points
  29. Just got back from the BikeSafe course with the Met out of the Warren. 5 attendee's (6th was a no show) with each having our own officer. The morning was all about videos and discussion then a shortish ride out before lunch, with the afternoon being all about the riding. I now await the feedback with the things I can improve on. There was a couple of bits my instructor mentioned when we had the odd stop, which gives me something to work on. Really recommend this course.
    3 points
  30. Nice stu! Forum ads must be paying off! As much as I love bmw that logo is quite lairy mind!
    3 points
  31. So she had an RTC failed to stop has tried to hide it then tried to pass the blame to you. I would drop the footage to the police as well for good measure.
    3 points
  32. I still blame Thatcher....
    3 points
  33. This hyperbolic language about masks is hyperbollocks. Decriminalising the not wearing of masks? It’s a minor inconvenience to try to protect society in the middle of a pandemic. Even if it is the case they are redundant having redundancy in safety precautions is just common sense and the not wearing of masks is selfish and unhelpful. plenty of not protected people will feel empowered to not wear a mask because they see others without. This is not over yet no matter how much you hope it is
    3 points
  34. Definitely her fault mate, the fact she tried to drive of afterwards says it all, you did well keeping it together, sounds like she had an abundance of attitude! Not sure about the squeak, however it does sound similar to a squeak I had on an old GPZ I had years ago, that was caused by a warped disc. I would personally take it to the dealer and get it sorted, her insurers will be paying. Go to a physio and get you back sorted as well, keep receipts and submit them with your claim. Hope you get sorted
    3 points
  35. Sorry got to agree with @Bender here, yes I am more relaxed however inside in close proximity with strangers wear a mask. Is it really that horrific? Or make that big a difference? Fair enough in private with friends/ family. One problem is typically viruses mutate and become vaccine resistant, why do you think they are so nervous about the latest strain. The less people that catch the virus the less chance it has to mutate.
    3 points
  36. Its a me and the wife kinda bike! we love just pottering about and little quiet roads in the UK then we get a few little tours in for at least 4 day weekends and up to 10 days in Europe I am hoping it has a stable mate
    3 points
  37. Cheers Stu I will do something. We are moving to an Airbnb in Stratford in the morning. As it is on the canal and near pubs I will take more pics and update when we get back if you want? Cheers Ian
    3 points
  38. Whilst in Hay on Wye got myself a Texaco tag Cheers Ian
    3 points
  39. Gotta say the gospel pass was lovely and I am sure I could bore you rigid with pics but if you get the chance and haven't been there before please do!! Cheers Ian
    3 points
  40. Another nice day so; Duke of Wellington pub Bourton on the Water. Cheadworth Roman Vill and Classic Motor Hub West Midlands.
    3 points
  41. Today I'll not be on my bike.... I'm getting my lardy arse on a big bike.... DAS learning for me.
    3 points
  42. Good run out today and the Touchdown cafe at Wellesbourne is nice again open. Apple green and Jet to complete the petrol stations. Pheasant, Seven stars and Unicorn to start the pubs.
    3 points
  43. Just had my second jab - can I do what the fcuk I want now? If so I’ll be doing 150MPH along the M45 tomorrow - if I get stopped I’ll just show my vaccination card & be on my way
    3 points
  44. Latest travel update COVID - Green List The Green list will consist solely of countries that voted for the UK in the European Song Contest.
    3 points
  45. So you’ve grown a beard, started smoking a pipe & using your incontinence pads for as long as possible?
    2 points
  46. I hope he was hurt at least as much as the bike.
    2 points
  47. Evening! 6 days off work now Don't tell @Hoggs as she already thinks I don't work And no comments from @JRH please
    2 points
  48. Did I ? Maybe I did say that but from what perspective ? Having said that , I'm not specifically recommending that anyone buy a new bike on finance . It could be a classic bike or just something you've got a hankering for .
    2 points
  49. You've changed your tune chap - I buy bikes on finance and I recall you having strong words! I agree though. Just bought a BMW M4 (on finance obvs) - probably my last oil burner.
    2 points
  50. Today going to ride over gospel pass and aim to get lunch in Whitney on Wye then this evening pub dinner near Luggwardine. I am loving this weather and being lazy. Might look out for a tag or two as well. Cheers Ian
    2 points
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