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New rider do's and dont's

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by NoNameNoNumber, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,971

    I dunno, people on here are always saying how on the road you shouldn't be trying to get you knee down, shouldn't clutchless upshift etc. Because you don't need to on the road, but there's nothing wrong with having a bit of fun sometimes pretending you're a proper racer, is there?! :D
     
  2. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,712

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Agree with Craig, plus the sound of a quickshifter changing at 16k rpm is just magnificent... if you don't know what this sounds like you need to experience it :D
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,179

    Location: /* */

    How does it sound different to manually clutchless up shifting?
     
  4. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,712

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    It literally sounds like the old F1 cars, a dip in tone then back up again, really difficult to explain, I'll check my cam and see if it got the sound half decent
     
  5. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,847

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Visibility.

    Black bikes with all black kit and a helmet are an accident waiting to happen.

    Brighten up, wear reflective and keep your main beam on at all times.
     
  6. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    So exactly the same as quick shifting properly then?
     
  7. One

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 24, 2011

    Posts: 6,162

    Location: ABQ, NM

    Stop being a bitch lol.
     
  8. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 42,179

    Location: /* */

    Meow!

    I'm just trying to find out if it's any different at all, it looks like the answer is no if you can already clutchless upshift.

    Edit: They're available for my bike and I'd happily buy a new toy if they were worth having, so wind your neck in.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2015
  9. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Use the clutch lever n shut ya cake hole:D
     
  10. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,581

    Location: Wales

    laziness :p
     
  11. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 42,179

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    I am incredibly lazy so it makes sense :p
     
  12. NoNameNoNumber

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2009

    Posts: 4,848

    OK so I want a disc lock, one with an alarm would be nice. For it to be worth anything with my insurance though it needs to be Sold Secure... Doesn't look like there's one on the market :/ Do I have any options?
     
  13. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 9,402

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    I saw no reduction in insurance prices so I've not stated a disclock as then you have to have it on all the time. Mines garaged though so maybe if its kept outside you might see a difference.
     
  14. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,971

    I also didn't see a decrease in premiums, even with my disk lock and Almax chain, so I told them I don't have either. At least then if I do forget to lock it, I'm still covered.

    As far as alarmed locks go, go for the Xena XX15. It can be a bit sensitive, but is worth it imo
     
  15. NoNameNoNumber

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2009

    Posts: 4,848

    Well ours is garaged and it's chained up with a Sold Secure chain as the insurers stipulated but I want to add a disc lock too, more for when I'm out n about etc... I suppose like you say it's best not to tell them I'll have to print the size guide off and check the XX15 fits our disc.
     
  16. Sin_Chase

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,539

    I've got a Xena. Seems a solid unit and the alarm works well, where you mount it on the disc will change sensitivity.
     
  17. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,835

    +1 for a Xena alarmed disclock.
     
  18. Stovepipes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,109

    Location: Greater London

    Here's a tip I just learned this the hard way. Don't assume that just because your textiles are pretty waterproof that the pockets are too.

    Got caught in a heavy downpour now my phone is water damaged :(
     
  19. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 9,402

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Ha, they usually say that either on the tags or a tag in the pocket.

    This is why I love my top box, don't understand why more people don't have them. No worries with fitting stuff in, getting wet or damaging your spine from wearing a backpack - not to mention not wearing a backpack is always more comfortable.
     
  20. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,746

    Location: Surrey

    One thing I'd add is; don't follow police/fire engines/ambulance when they're on blues, vehicles will obviously be getting out of the way of it, and tend to pull back into traffic without looking.