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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: 26,119

    Location: West mids

    If it's a decent cover you can do it straight away, my Oxford rainex is fine after 4 years of covering my bikes straight away
     
  2. Razor-BladE

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2009

    Posts: 3,938

    Location: Bristol

    Yeah it's a decent thick cover. I've done it a few times now and it seems to be ok. I kind of puff it out when it's on, to try and limit how much it's touching. However, I was more wondering if it would overheat the engine or anything?
     
  3. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,162

    Most covers have reinforcement by exhaust at least to avoid holes. It's best to wait to avoid condensation, but you don't risk overheating the engine or anything so bad.

    I covered my sv up straight away for 3yrs straight away in bad weather and let it cool on good days when not in a rush. Was fine, I think was an Oxford cover of some sorts.
     
  4. Evian

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2014

    Posts: 1,507

    Hey guys what is a decent pair of bike jeans?
     
  5. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,119

    Location: West mids

    I've had my hood jeans for 4 years crashed in them a couple of times and they're still absolutely fine. Proper fully lined protection as well rather than little patches.
     
  6. Razor-BladE

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2009

    Posts: 3,938

    Location: Bristol

    First time on a NSL road yesterday on my YBR. Wouldn't think twice doing 70 in a car, but feels pretty fast/scary on a bike. Definitely feel vulnerable when you can see in the mirror cars closing in and overtaking.
    The upright riding position of the YBR doesn't feel very well suited to those speeds! My plan was to be on this YBR up until the end of the year before doing my full licence, and I know I still have a lot of learning to do, but even just 2 weeks in, I'm itching on wanting a bigger bike... hmmmm.
     
  7. khemist

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,744

    Location: Scotland

    Ordered some proper road tyres for my 250 rally since that's what most of my riding will be - Bridgestone BT 45's.

    Getting them fitted on Monday, looking forward to testing them out.
     
  8. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,119

    Location: West mids

    You'll have none of those feelings on a big bike with no l plates, those conditions are where the little bikes really show their weakness.
     
  9. Razor-BladE

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2009

    Posts: 3,938

    Location: Bristol

    I think I'll stick it out for the time being... I don't plan on using NSL roads too often.
     
  10. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,723

    Location: In a house

    Passed my test, second time. Just scraped it. But the instructor and examiner were both actually quite complimentary about my riding, "other than a couple of apparent brain farts".

    Very good feeling, now bike hunting!
     
  11. khemist

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,744

    Location: Scotland

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    Congrats man!, i've been doing around six hours riding a day for the last three days and loving it, weather is to turn tomorrow though so meh!.
     
  12. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 18,383

    Congrats! :D
     
  13. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,162

    What is wrong with you? How is the bike not already found??? I bought my bike 30 seconds after examiner said yes you've passed. I even had 2 backup ones in case first one was no longer on sale ahaha
     
  14. khemist

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,744

    Location: Scotland

    Yeah, i had mine bought five months in advance and stored away, was a good price so i didn't want to miss it.
     
  15. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,723

    Location: In a house

    Stable is a bit full, already have a 2 cars (3 if you include the Mrs audi) 2 motorbikes and 7 push bikes.

    Buying and storing another motorcycle is not easy, and especially when I currently have a 6 yard skip on the driveway!

    Soon, soon :D
     
  16. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,193

    Location: /* */

    I had an awesome track day yesterday (my second one) and we had the whole track to ourselves for the whole day. I had a great time, some close battles, and I learned a lot. I'll post the proper photo once I get it from the photographer.


     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  17. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,607

    Location: London

    Congrats dude :cool:

    Do you have anything in particular in mind? What style of bike?
     
  18. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,723

    Location: In a house

    Cheers :)

    Looking for a Honda 600 odd, Hornet or CBF600. Should be fast enough, and easy enough to haul into London and some commuting :D
     
  19. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,607

    Location: London

    Have a look at the CBR600F as well, and if you want a nice V4 rumble, maybe a VFR could be worth considering?

     
  20. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,723

    Location: In a house

    Will do, looking for something sub 1k, so I can sell my cbr125 to cover most of it, then just give it some love to bring it up to standard. Likely to be quite old.

    I learnt on a 2005 cb600f, and it was nice to ride, enjoyed the engine and power delivery.