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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

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

  1. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,964

    Most of them re-sell anyway, so I don't think any two people are going to get the same service.

    For example - BikeSure - I got knocked off, got a courtesy bike next day even though that wasn't in my policy, got my helmet covered which was again, not in my policy and they were overall very good. However, that was actually BLD, so you can't rate BikeSure for that.

    Then, my brother gets knocked off, he's also with BikeSure, but got passed to some other company who didn't offer a courtesy bike, made him pay excess for helmet and so on.

    Then, you have the repair company who is again separate, so once again you can't rate BikeSure themselves for that.

    Then you have the legal company.

    Then there's the kit cover company (sometimes same as the legal company for some reason iirc).

    Insurance is a mess. Resellers selling reseller's resold services which are then outsourced and re-sold to the resellers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
  2. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,055

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I'm no expert but the washers should easily come out,whenever you disturb the carbs its best to re balance them
     
  3. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,680

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    Anyone used Principal Insurance? They have quoted me £425 fully comp which is the cheapest i have seen so far.
     
  4. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    Woohoo i'm insured now, if the weather is nice in the morning i shall take it to work, if not, i'll have all day Saturday :D
     
  5. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    I'm with them at the moment. No problems in terms of getting the policy.
     
  6. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    Good to hear, they've just rang me to check how i'm doing today, told me the policy has gone through ok and to have a good weekend, nice of them. :)
     
  7. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    Should I take the bad luck with finding the right SV as a sign to buy an MT07? :D The guy from the black SV hasn't replied for two days now, I didn't write on here as I didn't want to jinx it... :(
     
  8. Clov!s

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    I like the MT-07 more than the SV. Can you pick up an MT for less than £4K though?
     
  9. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    Nope, the only sensible and not so sensible thing to do is to buy a new one.
     
  10. Clov!s

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  11. IC3

    Sgarrista

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  12. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    Only 15 hours from you. :D
     
  13. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

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    I would say new if you plan on keeping it a year or two,and second hand if planning on keeping it longer?

    you worry less about it getting nicked/dropped/winter weather eating it if its used/few years old vs new

    up to you though really
     
  14. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    Only? I could probably give him a ring tomorrow and say 3900 delivered. But I need a high quality video of the bike first :p

    I'm keeping the bike for at least 2 years, possibly 3 depends on when I do my DAS. Then, I'll be getting another bike and you all already know what it'll be! :D :cool:

    I was thinking today about a touring bike, but I'm not entirely sure if it would suite me. I mean, I like travelling and doing longer distances on a bike... But I also like to go quick around the twisties, so I think my best bet would be a naked. Any other bike suggestions other than: SV650, XJ6N, MT07, ER6F and Z800e?
     
  15. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,359

    Location: Southampton

  16. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    127bhp, the factory power can't be greater than 94bhp for it to qualify for A2. After that the bike 'needs' to be restricted to 47bhp, e.g. throttle restrictor. :p
     
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  17. MowyTone

    Mobster

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    Location: Southampton

    ah yes sorry forgot it needs to be restricted
     
  18. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    Thanks to the idiots who were jumping straight away on 1000cc bikes and crashing we've this stupid law... :mad:
     
  19. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

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    Location: Worksop

    Yeah exactly. :mad:

    Anyway, I have been looking around for bits for my early 03 curvy SV 650. Assuming both of my tests go well next week *touch wood* then I'll be buying crash bungs, along with a nice exhaust. However I'm confused at what I'm looking at, I like the Scorpion ones, but how do I know that it would fit?

    To be fair I'm actually worried about my tests too... I know to treat them as a lesson and do everything the way I have been taught. Perhaps I'm over thinking it all :(
     
  20. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    I gave a proposition of this TRIP instead of Romania, the guy who wants to go to Romania wasn't happy as 70% of people voted for my idea. :p

    I would leave them in Prague and be on my way back to UK, this is not the final thing. Its just a rough idea, any idea on where to go in Austria not too far away from the route would be nice! :p
    Only like 10 hours from prague to Calais, I could do that in a day. Be on the fairy, get some rest and then straight home. :)

    Edit

    So in total I would of done around 6500km's in 2-3 weeks time, that's not that bad tbh. :p I was thinking of getting the bike delivered to Poland one-way, as the trip would be boring due to me being in a rush. So the distance would drop to 4800km's.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016