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Gin

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  1. Basically this. Great bikes and hold their value really well, bit like the Varederos.
  2. Gin

    coronavirus....

    This thread started so wonderfully, bullishly british "F*** if I'm going to let some sniffles take me out! Not me, I'm made of nails Guv'. " Good to see somethings never change, aye six30! Jokes aside, hope everyones stayed well in the lockdown environment and still been able to get your giggles when you've needed them. x
  3. Hope you have a really awesome day, our Forum Dad!
  4. Most Triumphs are made in Thailand. Source: Worked at Triumph factory UK. I have to admit, I do love the guys who do the "Buying British engineering, better than that asian crap" who then learn that their bike was actually imported in and get a bit upset.
  5. The hairs more accurate for how I wake up in the morning, apart from that, spot on
  6. He has to go back in the wardrobe, if this carries on.
  7. Ffs [mention]Six30[/mention] , you know you can't send new members those private pictures anymore!
  8. What a shame their numbers have been slashed in the last decade, funding crippled and recruitment stalled. But at least current PM gets to boast he's going to add more police to the force, with no mention it was his government that cut them in the first place....
  9. HEY! There's a face I've missed! I don’t hear that much Hope you are well? Life's good, I really hope things are well with you too
  10. HEY! There's a face I've missed!
  11. Jeez Throttled! Close call Glad you've got it all sorted out in the end.
  12. That’s what I thought but if it’s designed from the ground up for bikes, and it lasts, surely it’s got to be worth it in the long run? Cheers for the advice guys, I’m going bite the bullet and get one. I’ll let you know how I get. Won’t be on the bike for a few weeks anyway but I like to be prepared!! Like I say, have a look about and you're likely to find them cheaper Hope you find one that suits you!
  13. Really glad for people who can find ones like this that suit them, it's great I have to say that I tend to get a really sore left shoulder after a few hours on the bike with a normal rucksack, no matter how I have the straps set up. The Kreiga is the first one I've found where that sets in Way later (around the 5-6 hour mark). Also I like knowing I can trust the waterproofing, especially when I have laptop etc with me! Guess it's whatever suits you and your riding style
  14. Were you feeling slightly worse for wear after our camping trip then gin? I thought it was just the hayfever you were suffering with Hah! Yeah that one was just Hayfever That really f**king sucked too, was out of action the whole day... Worse than being hungover! Was more thinking of previous rallies where people have left on the Sunday morning after a HEAVY karaoke session on the Saturday night (sometimes after sleeping under a picnic bench when they forgot to bring a tent... ) I have definitely worried about people until I've seen them post on the check in thread.
  15. I do quite like the french driving law of having breathalisers in the vehicle at all times. We ended up with ours still on our bikes coming back and it's nice to know that you have a way to check your own levels at any time. I think mostly so for the morning after a heavy night camping with biker mates P.s. Yes, I know it would lead to people checking "How close to the limit they are" before getting behind the wheel, but at least it's a little chance to make people have a second thought.
  16. Was going to add, I got mine cheaper as I bought it from the dealership that was servicing my bike and they happened to have a few in. Have a look about on Amazon, ebay, bike shop websites etc etc. You can find them LOADS cheaper I wouldn't even worry about getting second hand ones as mine then got used to carry all my uni stuff for a year, which properly tested the weight limit*, and it showing barely any signs of wear. They're really well made, resilient packs. *Old chunky laptop, 2nd screen, at least 3 engineering text books (normally more), bag of cables and power supplies, notepads and huge pencil case etc etc etc...
  17. Was getting worried these weren't going to be mentioned! I bought a Kreiga bag on a whim before two weeks in France on the bike. One of the BEST things I've ever bought for biking. Has a inner waterproof bag (Great for the unpredictable weather), designated pouch to put in a water bladder if you want (which on the hotter days is Sooo nice ) and so comfy, even for long periods of time which I've really struggled with in the past. Massively happy with mine, So worth the extra cost. Edit: This was the one I bought. But they have a good range.
  18. I have a friend down London way who collects old service bikes of different types and will ride them to shows, as he's regularly asked to have them on stalls. They look 100% the real deal but he's checked with the local police bikers many times that he's ok with riding on the main roads. They've always said that as long as he never turns on the Blues and Twos / non-standard lighting, then there's no problem. He's just another road user. ... Obviously he's also not allowed to pull people over etc Personally, same as above, as long as you're not trying to force traffic out of the way, skip to the front of the queue, bully people etc... Basically following the highway code... Then I don't really see the issue. I guess [mention]Throttled[/mention] would be a good person to have chime in on this one
  19. Gin

    Seriously?

    You know I have a lot of sympathy for EVERYONE else who was on the train that day, especially any one who is mental more vulnerable to the negative effects of seeing a persons head smashed open. It's my same logic as not wearing a helmet on a motorbike, If you want to take that risk then I couldn't give a toss about your life, but I DO care about the other road users / pedestrians who have to witness the aftermath of your accident / death.
  20. Hey all, I can see this was a bit of a thread last year with [mention]Via[/mention], but wondering if there's people about who are keen to try or already have a set up. We've got a couple at work that are fun to test out little bits with, but they're meant for slightly bigger tasks that I'm aiming for. I want to be able to print things that are about the size and detail of a Games Workshop figurine; so pretty small scale. Curious what you forum peeps have found when you looked into printers, what did you buy in the end, what kind of thing are you working on / printing any tips, tricks or general advice?
  21. I agree, equal pay for equal time, will be interesting to see how the sport changes in the years ahead to support this. A recent YouGov poll came back with only 19% of the nation thinking women should play less sets, 47% said they should play equal sets; whether that's both playing 3 or both playing 5. Equally womens football, especially in the USA where womens "soccer" is quickly becoming more popular than mens "Soccer", still needs to be dragged up to date.
  22. Didn't even realise there was a tournament on... Pretty crap at keeping up with sports! Apparently some tennis thing is happening too.. Or happened? Not sure. /s Well done to all those doing well at their sports and commiserations to those who didn't do so well. Also been hearing more about womens football lately, so guess that must be more of a thing at the moment? Good to hear about and all the best to the players.
  23. Jeez.. RIP and thoughts with the friends and family. Also, as there was no arrests, thoughts with the van driver. If this was just an accident they might seriously be struggling and I hope they're able to get the help they need.
  24. What an absolute tit! Of all the things to wear when you're going to commit a motorbike related crime...
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