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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

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

  1. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,526

    Location: Worksop

    Oh I like noise!! :p
    That will be the one for me. I have noted that my bike will need the exhaust cutting as it is fully welded, where should I cut it? (Unless I have the wrong end of the stick :confused:)

    This is the best picture I have:
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    Hopefully I can ride it late next week, should all my tests go well! :D
     
  2. Sagalout

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,668

    Location: Harrogate

    This is why shaft > chain :p
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,822

    Location: /* */

    How fast are you spinning your wheel!
     
  4. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    Just ordered some M5 20mm long screws to make the camera mount more discrete.

    BTW I've just flashed 1.2.13 firmware with 35mbps that works only on high compared to 15mbps that is in the original firmware. The difference is amazing, now I'm just doing a script for noise reduction and better saturation. Another thing I've ordered is IR Lens for the Xiaomi. :p

    @TallPaul_S, if you're interested in modifying yours, let me know. :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  5. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,669

    Location:

    Too bloody fast the first time! :p
     
  6. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,571

    Location: West mids

    Yep you need to cut the stock end can off on the SV, there's instructions on where to measure and cut with the exhaust or plenty online if you do a quick Google.
    I've got the Scorpion carbon fibre Serket on mine, it's very nice :cool:
     
  7. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,822

    Location: /* */

    A sneak peek at Monday's video:
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    This was an awesome road!
     
  8. JunglistE

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,558

    Location: Bristol

    Had a day training today. I learned some important things.

    Even when it is sold as 'waterproof' it is typically anything but. Also, I'm going to invest in some waterproof socks!

    Was very rusty in the morning we did a mock test and at the end my instructor asked how I thought I did. I replied with ****ing ****e and he laughed and said pretty much :D but I put that down to not being on a bike since pre-chrisrtmas.

    after lunch we went back out and he was shocked at how much better I was riding and said If i could keep to that standard I should be able to pass. As someone with very little prior experience and hasn't ridden in a month or so I done really well.

    The radio also stopped working for the last 2 hours so that was quite fun as when I was riding ahead I just felt like I was by myself and he said I was looking really confident and like a complete different rider than I was in the morning.

    Got all day tomorrow to brush up on some things and then all I can do is give it my all on Tuesday.
     
  9. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Best of Luck with it I remember the Buzz I got when I passed. :cool:
     
  10. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

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    You've got a good memory, remembering that far back :D
     
  11. JunglistE

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,558

    Location: Bristol

    Just got to keep those nerves away and concentrate for a half an hour!
     
  12. 4T5

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    It's weird what memories are coming back first :p
     
  13. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

  14. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    How many of you own or have owned a adventure bike of some sort? I've added Yamaha Tenere XT660Z onto the list, no sure if its a good idea...
     
  15. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,822

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    The Yamaha XT660 is not a nice bike.
     
  16. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,755

    Location: Kent

    How tall are you? They're not short bikes so if you're lacking in height they may not be for you. Also they're a single so not the best for long distance stuff.



    Try and get a test ride on anything and everything you like the look of, then you'll know what you like and don't like.

    Adventure bikes can be awesome, but that genre covers a lot of bikes - from extreme off road bikes with 21" front wheels that can go round the world, to 160bhp 'sports bikes in heels' that can keep up with the best naked or sports bikes.
     
  17. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    187cm tall, getting test rides with A2 license is impossible for most bikes I like due to the stupid restriction laws... I'll most likely end up with a naked or a sport-tourer... :(
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016
  18. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,755

    Location: Kent

    Ahh you'll be fine then, that's about 6ft 2in, an inch shorter than me. I can flat foot pretty much anything.
     
  19. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,476

    If you're looking into adventure type bikes, check out the F 650/700/800 GS bikes, and the V-strom, perhaps tiger 800.

    I've been on a friends f800gs and that felt perfect (I'm 6'2") - so am leaning towards that style of bike. Bikes made for shorter people cramp my legs.
     
  20. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,526

    Location: Worksop

    I'm in the same boat.

    I guess when your on the test, ride as you were taught, not thinking of what the examiner wants to see. Because technically, they are the same thing. :)