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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

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

  1. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,572

    Location: West mids

    Look for a model which states it fits a 99-02 SV and that'll fit.
     
  2. Brackish

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 9, 2009

    Posts: 766

    Location: MK, Bucks.

    Found my Kawasaki ZRX1100 bikini fairing nose frame with the original head light!

    Forgot about that, time to move it on lol.
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,825

    Location: /* */

    Ask Schaaf, he's an Austrian motovlogger.
     
  4. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    Messaged him, got a reply within 5 minutes. Sent me this
     
  5. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,825

    Location: /* */

    He's a great chap. I'm trying to arrange a ride with him but he lives on the wrong side of Austria for me.
     
  6. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,476

    I've been considering doing a bit of an epic journey (for a newbie :p) to get some miles under my belt, but not sure if a 5 hour or so ride would be too much... Obviously it would be broken up with breaks. Here's a google map of the proposed route:

    https://goo.gl/2XfsWY


    Would I be asking for trouble, or should I just go for it this weekend (weather depending!)
     
  7. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,572

    Location: West mids

    I don't know about on a 125 but I done a similar thing only a couple of weeks after getting my SV 5 hours straight from Wolves to Barmouth and I done the 3.5 hour ride down to Brighton about 2 days after getting it and it was fine.

    We're luckily that Wales is only a relatively short ride away, some great roads over there.

    The forecast is heavy rain all day Saturday and not much better Sunday though so might be worth waiting :D
     
  8. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,476

    It's the 125 thing which is the concern :D
     
  9. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,113

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    If you're not used to it then you'll certainly be tired by the end, but you'll also have had a lot of fun - go for it! Seems a shame not to get into the Shropshire Hills though when you're so close.
     
  10. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,476

    I'm happy for anyone to propose changes to the route. The guys at work suggested the Abergavenny to Bulith Wells stretch is great, the rest is open to change. It'll be on a 125, so no M ways sadly.
     
  11. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,825

    Location: /* */

    Just be aware that when you get lost in Abergavenny all the signs start calling you Mardy.
     
  12. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,755

    Location: Kent

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Selly+Oak,+Birmingham,+West+Midlands,+UK/52.1664873,-3.3975955/Crossgates/52.6119192,-2.5952373/52.4577753,-2.1270249/52.4426632,-1.9372429/@52.334669,-2.6126022,9.63z/data=!4m37!4m36!1m10!1m1!1s0x4870bc29169fef11:0x217fc7477a76f9b!2m2!1d-1.937655!2d52.442696!3m4!1m2!1d-2.8735602!2d52.2175001!3s0x48703bde61e6da4b:0xa005fcba1b723ee!1m0!1m15!1m1!1s0x486fdd01840e4451:0xdf842de008f2bb07!2m2!1d-3.337831!2d52.27509!3m4!1m2!1d-3.3434856!2d52.491308!3s0x486ffb36bda98e45:0xe08fff938fc8d9e8!3m4!1m2!1d-3.2590842!2d52.5309881!3s0x486ffdaa1e3bdf4d:0x66d84ca2d80877bb!1m0!1m0!1m0!2m3!1b1!2b1!3b1!3e0

    Maybe more like this. The A483 from Newtown to Builth wells is a absolutely cracking road, lots of awesome bends. I'd basically set that as your main gold, and just choose the best roads to get there and back :D I do that sometimes with the A272 down south, the roads getting there don't matter too much :)


    I'm tempted by a Gen2 Tuono in the summer, this bike looks in very good condition, love the colour matched wheels, and that price!! 130bhp 1000cc v-twin, a little wind protection and decent comfort for long trips...:D

    Not great pictures, but that fact the mirrors are turned in and it's in their living room in one pic would indicate it's been well looked after :p

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/aprilia-tuono-1000-/301864221224?hash=item4648827a28:g:yNEAAOSwpzdWqQJH
     
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  13. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    You are restricted by the size of your tank on a bike so just go for it as you'll be stopping plenty anyways. ;)
     
  14. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 12, 2004

    Posts: 6,769

    Location: Manchester

    Chaps. Ive just spent an hour cleaning the chain on my Honda hornet, used petrol in the end and came up very nice

    I intend to wash the bike tomorrow morning, . Do i lube the chain before washing it or can I lube after?

    Also Am I ok to leave the chain un lubed over night? (bike is garaged, no damp)
     
  15. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,055

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Lube it before washing it,you won't wash the lube off
     
  16. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,680

    Location:

    Go out on it for a few hours and warm the chain up and then apply the lube and leave it to soak in, washing your bike and then adding lube after will just send it everywhere when you spin the wheel to move the chain.
     
  17. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,964

    Lube tonight, wash tomorrow, ride, lube chain again. That's what I'd do after washing it, get a good layer built up again
     
  18. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 12, 2004

    Posts: 6,769

    Location: Manchester

    Thanks guys
     
  19. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,526

    Location: Worksop

  20. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

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