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Biking Do's & Don'ts

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

  1. ShakenNstirred

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 8,853

    Location: sawley/ long eaton

    they have come a long way.
    had them on my 70s Yamaha but the distance was to short, and they would cancel just as you got to the turn unless you timed it perfect lol
     
  2. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,252

    Location:

    We could start one?
     
  3. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,907

    Looks like you've already started one...

     
  4. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    :(

    well they don't worry about what to or what not to wear when motorbiking do they:p
     
  5. Sandycheeks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2013

    Posts: 1,735

    I have, they were a good deal cheaper than buying here from the UK but the delivery was around 2 weeks - not a problem as I was told this from the start.

    I think I saved around £60 just buying a givi luggage rack and plate.
     
  6. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    Motoin.de were telling me that the package will be sent out tomorrow, 4 days later I write an reply they tell me "your package will be shipped out in the next 2 working days." 1 item got sold out even though it was showing as in-stock whilst placing my order, they only notified me of this after 4 days after placing my order... :mad:

    2 weeks seem kind of long, but that seems to be the average wait time for dainese and aplinestars products. :(
     
  7. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,841

    Location: West mids

    Unfortunately you can't have quick and cheap, so you either order from the UK at a markup and have it next day or save a nice wedge but need to wait a while.
     
  8. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    Oh well... Hopefully the trousers and boots will fit me as I have no way of checking, just going along with the size charts.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. ^JP^

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 13, 2004

    Posts: 4,244

    Location: Norwich

    Dainese are my new favourite as I found they offer some items in a tall sizes :)
    So nice having arm, body and leg lengths that actually fit without being too baggy.
    I did have to go up a chest size in the jacket though as back and chest inserts made it too tight.
     
  10. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    Size 50 was a nice fit, but with back protector I'm worried that 50 might be too tight, should I go for 52? I tried on the Seca Laguna D-Dry in store and the member of staff said that this size looks like a nice fit on me.

    I'm 6ft1 12stone


    Edit:

    How tall are you and what sizes do you wear from dainese?
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2015
  11. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,752

    Not seriously suggesting BMWs are in any way superior, are you??!! :D

    I suppose they have a load of fancy doo-dads... but any time anything goes wrong, either you have to take half the bike apart (no, really, entire front end off just to change a switch in a control cluster) and/or you have to give it to a BMW specialist for three days so they can use their specialist-only specialist tools to do what can be done with WD40 and a normal Halfrauds socket set on every other bike inside 30 minutes... don't even get me started on the stupid felt-washer dust "seals" on the swingarms!!

    I personally thing it's a design flaw feature to con stupid rich people into buying entire new engines when their pivots rust up...!
     
  12. ^JP^

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 13, 2004

    Posts: 4,244

    Location: Norwich

    I am 6'3 slim, 40" chest, 34" waist, 39" hips and went with 104 which is 52 Long. I have the Racing D1 leather jacket though which may fit differently to textile.
    I spent ages going over the size charts and getting measured before ordering!
    Good luck!
     
  13. One

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 24, 2011

    Posts: 6,162

    Location: ABQ, NM

    Harley's have auto cancelling indicators.
     
  14. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Seems like they include self cancelling indicators on the models most people approaching retirement age buy,you do become forgetful in old age I suppose
     
  15. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    Hahahaha,:p :D
     
  16. Sagalout

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,668

    Location: Harrogate

    I wouldn't know - not one single thing has gone wrong in the 3 years I've owned the GS. Working on it is dead easy - just need to buy a decent Torx set and a Haynes manual. Mechanically they are dead simple. I don't like the newer ones with the Jap style switchgear though - that's a step backwards to placate lazy journo's. They should have stuck with the 3 switch system my bike has.
     
  17. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    don't filter across the white hatching,only in emergencies

    cant believe howmany punctures ive picked up from there,full of **** and debris

    saw a chap doing it today on a bmw
     
  18. Sandycheeks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2013

    Posts: 1,735

    So you're saying the white hatching isn't actually a bike lane - who knew?
     
  19. RyanF

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 22, 2013

    Posts: 1,411

    Everything is a bike lane, if you're brave enough
     
  20. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,084

    Location: Berkshire

    What year is your bike Saga? My k1300s is 2009 and has the new jap style switchgear. My old f800st was 2007 and had the old style. Preferred it but tbh it doesn't bother me overly anymore.