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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by IC3, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,825

    Location: /* */

    SV1000's are very nice!
     
  2. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,680

    Location:

    Bit of an update, my insurer is MCE, for some reason because i have only had my A license for 2 months they won't cover me, i asked to remove the KTM off my policy as it was sold, they said the only way to remove it is to cancel the policy, no way around it.

    So now i have no policy, no ncb, no refund for the 4 months i have paid for and i have to now start a brand new policy for my new bike.

    MCE can go **** themselves, they aren't getting my business again. *****.
     
  3. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    lol, mine only took 50 quid admin fee...

    BTW I've been sent a video, that thing spits flames like mad! :D
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  4. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,825

    Location: /* */

    A 1000cc twin will do that :)
     
  5. benji182

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 22, 2006

    Posts: 1,382

    Location: Oxford / London (UK)

    If you don't have the bike always cancel or amend the policy as fast as you can. Someone posted up some horror story in here or the car section of OcUK motors section. As Wazza said if the new owner has an accident it can efff up your insurance.


    What are the quotes like on the new bike with no claims bonus? I didn't have any when I got Lucy as hadn't been that long before hand passing.
     
  6. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,755

    Location: Kent

    1000+cc twin + no cats + decent silencers :D:cool:
     
  7. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,560

    Location: Wales

    Dont know wheather to get a shoei gt air and the special sena bluetooth headphone kit espdcialy for that helmet or just keep using my old spare helmet till the speing release of senas own helmet
     
  8. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    :D
    A short video with flames and their reaction. haha :p

     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
  9. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,680

    Location:

    Cheapest I've found is £483 fully comp with 0 ncb, which isn't bad really. :)
     
  10. edd1e

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,741

    Location: Oxfordshire

    That Aprilia is missing 2 cylinders :p

     
  11. JamesRJ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 9, 2002

    Posts: 1,485

    Location: Somerset

    I can't understand the mentality of people who are happy to let an engine bounce on the rev limiter ? No mechanical sympathy at all :(
     
  12. ConTRo13R

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,147

    Location: Canterbury, Kent

    Isnt that why it has a limiter?.. i havent bounced my twin yet but i have taken her to redline on the regular. My old inline 4 came of the limiter so often.. any issues at 67,000 miles... nope.
     
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,572

    Location: West mids

    What was their reason for not giving you any refund on the remaining months?
     
  14. Scooby_WR1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 1,015

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Hitting the limiter on a loaded engine is different than bouncing it off the limiter when it's revving freely.
     
  15. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

  16. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,572

    Location: West mids

    He looks like he's having a whale of a time to be fair :D I hope they're also going to do her for sitting so close to his back wheel.
     
  17. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,560

    Location: Wales

  18. Nomisf

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 6, 2006

    Posts: 1,377

    Location: Reading

  19. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,572

    Location: West mids

    It's just an OMG WTF!? reaction from someone whose never ridden a bike.
    You're pretty stable at those speeds and most of your steering is done with legs and body position anyway.
    The only real argument is the delay in getting to the front brake if something happens.
     
  20. Brackish

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 9, 2009

    Posts: 766

    Location: MK, Bucks.

    Hello all.

    Ok so I am relocating and I am picking up an R reg Kawasaki GPZ500s (its cheap!) as I will be commuting 60 miles per day and crossing the Dartford bridge. I know it needs an MOT, the forks are pitted and seeping and a service. All easy enough but it has the 33bhp washers in the carbs. How easy is it to remove these and do I need to put new bigger ones to allow full power? Also do I need to balance the carbs?

    I can't wait to get back on 2 wheels!! Just over a year with no riding has made me a bitter man lol.

    Cheers