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Biking Do's & Don'ts

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by wazza300, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Do,buy a flip helmet:p or a burka

    Youll get served then
     
  2. BigRazer93

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 24, 2009

    Posts: 2,819

    I think its more so you can vert your age by looking at your face. Plus, get a identification incase you decide to ride off without paying.

    To be honest, its a load of crap. I've never been asked to take my helmet off, I wouldn't throw a fuss, but think its pointless.
     
  3. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,779

    Location: Kent

    Search for "Balaclava in a petrol station" on youtube, Baron at his best :D - plenty of beeped out swearing, but bit dodgy to post as every 3rd word is a beep!

    Ridiculous that a full face balaclava is fine but a helmet isn't. if any petrol station asked me to take my helmet off I'd simply go elsewhere, plenty of other places that would get my business.
     
  4. Sandycheeks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2013

    Posts: 1,735

    I've never been asked to remove my helmet either but if asked I suppose I would, not really bothered to be honest, if it's policy then so be it.
    Maybe I'd feel different if I had actually been asked.
    There is a thread on this subject on the Versys forum with some getting quite heated over it.
     
  5. Sandycheeks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2013

    Posts: 1,735

    Do: Remember to turn your winkers off, really winds me up.
     
  6. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,779

    Location: Kent

    I've got into the habit of cancelling my indicatiors every so often. I have to press the cancel button every 20-30 seconds, it's like an OCD thing :o:D
     
  7. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    :eek: I do that aswell,not every 30 seconds though but i do it at junctions/crossroads ect when I see a potential pullout

    that's a good habit to have
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2015
  8. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    I do the exact same :D glad I'm not the only OCD paranoid one.
     
  9. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    only the cool riders cancel their indicators

    its weird though,i was thinking im the only one who did that

    (still don't stop em pulling out on you haha)
     
  10. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,754

    Only been asked once, over the loudspeaker as well, despite being at a Pay-At-Pump, where they have clear CCTV of my registration and all.
    Strangely, that's the only time I've NOT removed my lid. I just felt it was the 'done thing', to not be hiding my face especially when paying.

    Some stations have 'no helmets' stickers on the door anyway, like banks.

    Only the eventually-dead ones don't... and only the rich ones have self-cancelling indicators.
     
  11. Flack88

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2011

    Posts: 1,679

    Location: Staffordshire Somewhere

    That vid of Baron's made me lmao when I 1st saw it. :D
     
  12. Brackish

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 9, 2009

    Posts: 767

    Location: MK, Bucks.

    Do take care in petrol stations as some do not clean the ground at the pumps and its a puddle of slippery gunk!

    Do blip the throttle at good looking women (or men if thats your fancy).

    Do get a pinlock visor with insert.

    Do get out in the cold and wet to build skill.

    Do not get iridium anything unless it is spark plugs.
     
  13. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I also do this. You never know if you've forgotten! However I mainly find myself pointing it out to other riders
     
  14. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,323

    +100. Especially in france where cleaning the forecourt doesn't seem important, I make sure to pick a clean place to fill up.
     
  15. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,779

    Location: Kent

    Yep, I've gone to park up next to a pump, put my foot down, felt it slip a few inches and gone to a different pump. Not worth the risk if some idiot has dumped petrol all over the forecourt.
     
  16. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,971

    Same :D every time there's potential for me to turn off basically.
     
  17. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,084

    Location: Berkshire

    Arg same here too!
     
  18. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    I cancel the indicators fairly regularly as well when I'm riding, thought I was the only wierdo that did that :)
     
  19. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,645

    mm I have only recently started to do the same this past year or so I also have incorporated a zip pocket check before I set off a couple of times :D I thought this was an old dude problem like myself.

    I have to remind my buddy for the past 20+ years that he leaves his on :p
     
  20. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,908

    Same here! :D