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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

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

  1. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Yeah police are looking into talking to the rider.... but not the girl who was obviously on her phone and driving at the same time -_-
     
  2. RyanF

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 22, 2013

    Posts: 1,355

    Glad I'm not the only one who picked up on this. She's posing more of a danger by recording him on her phone than he is..
     
  3. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,755

    Location: Kent

    I wouldn't have ridden for miles with no hands (did he ACTUALLY ride for 2 miles with no hands?) but I'll happily do it to adjust my gloves, or for other reasons for a few seconds when off the throttle slowing down, or going downhill - the general public probably think it's the same as riding a bicycle with no hands where a sudden lean or change in direction can have you off :rolleyes:
     
  4. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    The general public are morons, you can ride in a straight line for as long as you like pretty much, the gyroscopic effect keeps the bike upright and forward.
     
  5. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,572

    Location: West mids

    Thinking about it, how did he keep going. He wasn't using the throttle and didn't have the clutch pulled in. It would have had to have been an impressive hill to keep him going for 2 miles!
     
  6. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Maybe he's upped the idle or got one of those grips that can lock the throttle open, I know some BMW's have them, also stunt riders equip their bikes with them.
     
  7. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,055

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Cruise control
     
  8. Stovepipes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,108

    Location: Greater London

    MCE charged me something like £200 quid for removing my scooter from my multi bike policy, apparently having only one bike is riskier than having several. :eek:

    But anyway always ensure you keep your insurance company informed of anything you do, they're always looking for any excuse not to pay out don't give it to them.
     
  9. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,560

    Location: Wales

    means you will ride your more expensive bike and be more likley to crash it than your crappy scooter.
     
  10. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,964

    You still living in the 90s? We have cruise control now :p

    Well... I don't. Good old fashioned cabled throttle on my Speed controlled by my hand rather than the computer :D
     
  11. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    One thing to remember, AVOID MCE... lol

    I was with Entire cover, paid something like £330 for TPFT cover.
     
  12. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,825

    Location: /* */

    This. Always.
     
  13. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,055

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I think im the only one that likes mce:eek:

    bennetts are decent aswell,but they have a lot of fees
     
  14. JunglistE

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,564

    Location: Bristol

    my friend is with MCE and is telling me to go with them as well,
     
  15. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,572

    Location: West mids

    Don't, there's plenty of other companies that will normally come in within about £50 of an MCE quote and don't have a ridiculous excess.

    Wazza is the only person I've ever heard say anything good about them, but he also rides around with oil leaks and glues his wheel bearings in place :p
     
  16. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,680

    Location:

    MCE were fine for me, until I needed their help and they didn't want to know, now then can go **** themselves.
     
  17. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,055

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I claimed from them for damage and loss of earnings just fine,but it was years ago,maybe they are crap today idk,seems to me they like to rip off new riders

    I have a big oil leak but its the cam cover gasket,I'm waiting till I have the valve clearances done,that way they can replace the gasket and balance the carbs at the same time,around £250
     
  18. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,476

    MCE were quoting an excess of £2000 on my 125(!) For some strange reason, I wasn't particularly tempted by their offer...

    I did go with Carole Nash who insured me with Aviva. They've been fantastic. From having my bike stolen, I had a like for like replacement within 3 weeks. They allowed me to move my policy to the replacement bike too - this cost £40 though.
     
  19. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,560

    Location: Wales

    bike sure were good for me this claim, mce were quite good on my last claim but it was a more difficult case so didnt work out as well.
     
  20. JunglistE

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,564

    Location: Bristol

    MCE are often £400 if not more cheaper than the nearest bid.