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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

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

  1. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,097

    Location: /* */

    It's top of my list, it checks all the boxes except that it's ugly compared to the 390/1290.
     
  2. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Went for a good ride on Sunday. Learnt that the front will stay up while going down crests pinned in 3rd :D
     
  3. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,549

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Both wheels on the road please :D
     
  4. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I didn't say that was on a public highway ;)
     
  5. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,831

    Location: West mids

    Been borrowing @IC3 massive private driveway?
     
  6. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,549

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    :p I believe you
     
  7. UMZZM

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 10, 2019

    Posts: 1

    hey quick question can a 50cc panels fit a 125cc panel
     
  8. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,173

    Location: In a house

    Got the Hornet MOTed, just an advisory on the front tyre :) She is a reliable beast, battery was not really happy after 2 weeks of no use in the cold though!

    The baby blade is just waiting for the floor to dry, and boards to cover the walls in its new home before it can be moved out of the cold garage! Then I can slide in the new motor!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,538

    Location: Wales


    Not sure if its official ridge or knock off.

    It's ok getting carda out is fairly easy if you've got strong fingers the hinge side the aluminium cases are tapered so you can pinch it and make the sides and carda aplay open a few degrees.
     
  10. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Get a Stealth wallet instead, much easier in my opinion.
     
  11. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,803

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    First ride out of 2020 today. Actually really good - cold but no salt and good grip in the dry when the sun came out. Got just over 100 miles in, which felt enough to get the new brakes and chain bedded in.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,762

    What the idea of having screens fitted to the hand guards :confused:
    Is it so you're hands can see where there going :p
     
  13. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,803

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Yeah, that'll be why. Very good.

    Or, alternatively, it'll be to correct the woeful effort originally made by BMW so that you have enough protection for sitting on the bike for 10+ hours a day.
     
  14. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,642

    Was you and another at KingsLynn roundabout Saturday.
     
  15. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,803

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Nope, not me, I was just in Suffolk.
     
  16. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,789

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    will be starting my bike up for the first time in 6 months over the next few days. Battery was removed and is now on a trickle charger for the next week or so to boost it back up.

    From what I remember, I think i put a full tank in; anything else I need to be aware of? Tyres (PR5'S) have gone shiny again so they'll need re-scrubbing in( Shame ;) )
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,831

    Location: West mids

    Check your tyre pressures but apart from that should be a drop the battery in and go job.

    I rode my bird for the first time since September at the weekend and that's all I did, battery was out and on a charger so hooked it up, put a couple of psi back in the tyres and ripped off down the M54 no issues.

    Mine is stored outside as well so took it easy on the brakes for the first couple of applications just to scrub off the surface rust that had built up.
     
  18. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,658

    Location: Жит&#10

    You will need scrubbing in again too. After 6 months off the bike it will take a while for your skills to catch up, so ride accordingly.

    I know that’s not popular advice but it’s the reason the Air Ambulance critical care vehicle parks up on the A32 on good weekends this time of year.
     
  19. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    Some suggestions please for a naked bike in the 700cc range for a lanky git please?
     
  20. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,463

    Location: Bristol

    A budget would probably be useful for people to suggest a bike, given you could get anything from a 20 year old bike to a brand new showroom one with your loose criteria. :p