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***Biker's Lounge Thread***

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by bakes0310, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    LOL just noticed that. Was supposed to be triple. I was working on something talking and posting on here.
     
  2. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,084

    Location: Berkshire

    Bugger! What speed is it that you start to get annoyed/fall off the back? I very much like being able to hide behind a cowling, nice and quiet, you know, can read a book or play on the Gameboy.
     
  3. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Usual motorway speeds 70-80! prob dont help that im tall though..

    I have done a sustained 140 on it probably few years ago now but my neck was probably more used to it then :p
     
  4. Ghosteh

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 18, 2006

    Posts: 4,144

    Location: Liverpool

    Yeah, Motorway and naked bikes = pain. When I did my first long ride on my Bandit from Liverpool to London, I just remember how much pain I was in the next day lol. Love my faired bikes now :D.
     
  5. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,003

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Great to hear you're back in the saddle mate, well done :)
     
  6. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Thanks dude :)

    Great to ride again! my arms aching abit now, not sure if its anything specific or just a combination of everything again but ill see how it goes :/
     
  7. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    So, I took the baffle out of my Scorpion exhaust last night :rolleyes:

    There's a definate performance boost, but daaamn it's loud :eek:
     
  8. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    whats a baffle.... :p
     
  9. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    That'll be why you carry ear plugs I take it? :D
     
  10. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    Im considering drilling the rivets out of my stock VFR Exhaust and taking the wadding out then re-rivet it.

    Good idea or bad?
     
  11. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,003

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    I guess it's to be expected, you've been off for ages, so it's time your muscles learnt how to sit on a bike again; I forget which racer said it, but it apparently doesn’t matter how much stretching you do, time in the saddle is the best way to get your muscles back into riding shape – couldn’t agree more really, I’m finding the more I ride the more comfortable it is :)
     
  12. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    Im baffled! someone care to enlighten lol
     
  13. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,003

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    After wearing them for almost 500 miles now, I thought that I would post my thoughts on the Handroids:

    *The exo-skeleton – I still, for the life of me, cannot work out what they do; sure they look nice, but I think they’re just a gimmick rather than a necessity – if anything I guess they may stop your fingers being snapped backwards.

    *The feel – brilliant, they feel like you’re not wearing anything (ooh err), so fingering the controls is faff-free, which is always nice.

    *Comfort – very comfortable, no real issues with any part of the glove on a long ride, the wrist clamps are comfortable, and the only gripe I have with mine are the fact where I went for large over medium, there’s a little excess on the palm that rucks up close to where my fingers start and did cause a bit of pain by the end of the ride – I’m hoping the rubber there will supple up with time and this won’t be an issue though...

    *PITA – the little white plastic clips on the top keep popping off, they haven’t left the gloves (yet!), as there are three points that connect them, but seeing these bits flap away is a little disconcerting – I think that I may have to use a little dab of glue to keep them in place.

    For £160, they’re in the same price range as what I paid for my Alpinestars GP Pro gloves, but the Handroids are leagues better in my opinion, from the off they were comfortable and didn’t need to be broken in, whereas my GPs took several thousand miles to become comfortable.

    Oh, and if you have a bean head like mine, you’ll find it tough getting these into your helmet when you park up :p
     
  14. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,003

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Something that stops my R1 idling like a rough old Ducati :D
     
  15. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Damn right and I need them on this Street Triple damn thing is stupidly noisy.

    I think its something girl riders use?? :confused:

    Nice writeup dude, yea I think the exo skeleton is just another level of protection, not that id want to test it.. though my bog standard Alpinestar GP Pro did a good job of protecting my hand in my accident.
    I just want the Handroids because they look awesome :D think im going to pick some up in a few weeks.
     
  16. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    Actually wore my Handroids to work this morning. I'd switched back to winter gloves over the last couple of weeks since the weather took a dive.

    Still loving the feel you get on the controls. Finding they want to ride down my arm a bit though. Maybe that's cos I'm still in quite bulky textile clothing atm though. I'll maybe play with the wrist adjusters some more...

    Hopefully be ok when the new leather arrives :D
     
  17. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    If anyone wants to buy me some gloves feel free LOL.

    Bought some Frank Thomas ones at the march bike show. damn things are falling appart and Im not using them all that often.
     
  18. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Get some Racers gloves, they do a nice kangaroo glove thats not that expensive.
     
  19. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland


    You got any links for them?
     
  20. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

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