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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

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

  1. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,032

    Granville Lock Thread?

    I'm guessing the metal epoxy I I just bunged in there will be stronger than thread lock anyway?

    If I knew someone who had a little welder Id weld the thing together.

    It's a stupid design really, the mirror catches the wind which twists the arm anticlockwise, so the pressure of the wind against it is naturally wanting to unscrew it, combined with bumps and vibration etc.

    Anyway, well see if this works. The mirrors on this bike are my nemesis.
     
  2. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    Got the Rev'it airwave 3 delivered, airflow is amazing, can feel it just walking around, i thought i would have to be moving at a decent rate to feel it and it fits great also, keeping it for sure.
     
  3. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,032

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    Map of the one I did on Saturday.
     
  4. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 400

    Location: County Durham

    How do you think this will fair once the weather cools down, I've been looking for something I can use through the summer then into the slightly cooler weather before going back to my winter jacket
     
  5. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    Not sure about that, the air gets through it pretty easily, will have to see in the future.
     
  6. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,856

    Location: West mids

    I guess it's going to be very similar to my dainese air jacket, it really depends on how you get on with the cold.

    I can wear mine for my morning commutes once it gets to around 10 degrees but it is chilly after 50 miles of motorway and a roads. It means I don't overheat on the way home when it's jumped up to mid/high teens though.
     
  7. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    You've missed out some great roads there!
     
  8. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,032

    I'll take suggestions for next time.

    I went clockwise, so on the way back the A12/A14 was the fastest route as I just wanted to get home.
     
  9. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Skip the coast, and take the A148 at Fakenham, and go through to Cromer. I'd then take the A140 down to Norwich - the coast road isn't really on the coast anyway - and then take the A11 over to Thetford and beyond - some great roads around there, and very picturesque too.
     
  10. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Pencilled in some plans to do the NC500 over a week, setting off on 18 July. I think we're on Plan E now for biking this summer. England is very likely to be open for less restricted travel by then, so just need Scotland to play ball and allow travelling. Planning to wild camp.
     
  11. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    KTM's new 1290 engine, judging by some of the YouTube reviews, seems to be far more compliant than the previous version. This is interesting, as the previous engine was an absolute beast provided that you were heavy on the throttle.

    I'm interested in testing the SA version, but has anyone ridden the new 2020 Super Duke R?
     
  12. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,856

    Location: West mids

    Bought a connecting belt for my dainese jacket and my riding jeans, they know how to rob you.

    £40 and it's not even made of leather, the RST one was half the price and leather, but at least I won't be getting a cold crack going down the motorway now :o
     
  13. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,264

    Location:

     
  14. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Anyone other than a YouTube shill?!
     
  15. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,280

    Location: Northants

    Thinking of getting rid of the MT10 sp .. Really fancy a 1290GT but now lockdown seems to be over prices are back to rrp and no deals going on .. Think i might just sell and bank the cash and get a 1290gt end of season
     
  16. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,773

    Are you the person that posted on the facebook MT10 forum saying your 2017 MT10-SP only done 1000miles ?
     
  17. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,280

    Location: Northants

    lol yup
     
  18. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,773

    I thought it was..
     
  19. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    There'll be deals soon enough, given that the new 1290SD is here, and a new GT surely won't be far behind...
     
  20. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    delete
     
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