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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

    yh also the zip pocket thing,i hate having open jacket pockets when im riding

    I don't think they have any bike's that have self cancelling indicators?
     
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  2. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 19,971

    I haven't heard of them having auto cancelling indicators either. Don't know how well it'd work on a bike?

    I haven't got into the pocket checking habit, no doubt I'll lose something one day if I don't! :(.
     
  3. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    yh like winegums? :rolleyes::D
     
  4. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

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    Most commonly found on BMWs, but have been around for decades.
    Two main types - Typically either they auto-cancel after X flashes or X time, or they self-cancel after you travel a certain distance.

    Obviously not amazingly popular, as we still haven't gotten them as standard.
     
  5. Sagalout

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,668

    Location: Harrogate

    My indicators cancel themselves - some of you should try the superior riding machine and drag yourselves out of the dark ages :p
     
  6. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    just one more thing to packup haha

    gadgets make you lazy,come back to the old school/dark ages:p

    gear indicators,luxury

    abs who neads it

    traction control pfff

    quickshifters don't get me started

    what do you do when you have all those? actually ride the damn thing or nod off due to boredom:D

    EDIT:its only cause I don't have those goodies,if I did they would be the best thing ever)
     
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  7. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

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    I want a GS, but even second hand they're out of my budget :( :p
    A bike for life though.
     
  8. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    :D

    Was gutted when I got home and they were gone.
     
  9. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,538

    Location: Wales

    ive had the loud speaker "can number 3 please take your helmet off"

    *take helmet off revealing full IRA/sas style balaclava*

    "thank you number 3"

    :confused:
     
  10. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

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    timing based or lean angle based like the new vfr?
     
  11. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    haha

    I wouldn't trust self cancelling tho,id still keep pressing to make sure they had canceled themselves
     
  12. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    DON'T ride in shorts, its freezing when you go faster than 40mph...
     
  13. Sagalout

    Soldato

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    Location: Harrogate

    It's calculated on speed and distance, so you can sit at a junction and they won't cancel.
     
  14. Flack88

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2011

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    Location: Staffordshire Somewhere

    Wear t-shirt and sandals to complete the whole look. ;)
     
  15. wazza300

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    At least you'll get a cool breeze blow across your todger wearing shorts

    And the occasional fly go up the shorts leg
     
  16. Captain

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    I wouldn't wear shorts going 10MPH, it's still going to hurt. :p
     
  17. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    I just went to halfords to pick up some tools quickly, I then met my mate and we went over to my other mate. By the time I noticed how freezing it is on dual carriage way when we were going 70mph I remember that I only went to get some tools... From a 20min trip it became a 3 hour trip :p

    I cycle on a road bike, my average speed is around 20-25mph. I don't wear any protective gear apart from a helmet when I remember to wear it, now imagine Tour de France 2015 cyclists who hit speeds of 62-70mph+


    Edit:

    BTW NEVER buy anything from Motoin.de, their service is terrible. I cancelled my order with them and bought the stuff off ebay, came after 2 days. :rolleyes:

    Has anyone used Motocard?
     
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  18. Flack88

    Wise Guy

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    Or a wasp/bee. :eek:
     
  19. Sagalout

    Soldato

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    Fwiw I agree with you, and also cycle, sometimes hitting 50mph on descents in Lycra, but prepare for a flailing from people that wear full leathers to push their bike out of the drive ;)
     
  20. wazza300

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    I wonder if there's any nudist motorcycling clubs