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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by IC3, 3 Feb 2016.

  1. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,627

    Location: Pontefract, UK


    Just one of those 'itches to scratch' i suppose.

    Won't be my final bike, who knows what i'll get next, but i'll try and enjoy it for now whilst the going is good.

    Rich.
     
  2. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,068

    Location: Shropshire

    Putting the bird up for sale today, may actually be bikeless for the first time in nearly 6 years.
     
  3. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 5,481

    You can’t but try bikes! My ktm enduro bike has been faultless and it only comes with a 30 day warranty which is next to useless anyway!

    I’m a few steps away from getting a 790 adventure r to do some of the TET on as well as some commuting. There’s not a lot out there that comes close and there are some great deals at the moment.
     
  4. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,627

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Schubeth S2 sport......what are they like? I know they tend to be a size smaller in fitting compared to most other brands.

    Noise, comfort? Any good/bad points to note?

    Rich.
     
  5. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,305

    Location: /* */

    My Schuberth C3 Pro was exactly the same firment as my Shoei GT-Air. Both brands tend to make helmets for people with an intermediate oval head shape.
     
  6. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

    Posts: 5,825

    Location: Bristol

    Does anyone keep a bike out on a main road?

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    We've just bought the property outlined and it has an allocated parking space. I think it'll be more effort than it is worth to try and wheel it round to the rear garden so I'm sort of left with the choice of do I move my bike back to my mothers and just pick it up as and when I want to ride it or do I leave it in the allocated space. I don't think I'll be allowed to install an anchor into the parking space so I'm wondering what provisions I could do to make sure it's 'safe' out on a main road. Annoyingly it's around a corner so I can't even see it from the house.

    I'm guessing a big massive heavy duty chain for the back wheel but not sure that would be enough? I already have a Oxford Monster disc lock but I don't want to just rely on that. Any ideas?
     
  7. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jan 2011

    Posts: 1,345

    Assuming there is no lamppost? Tbh cover and disc lock kept my bike safe for years but try your luck, ask if you can install a discreet ground anchor. You bought the place so it's not unreasonable...
     
  8. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

    Posts: 5,825

    Location: Bristol

    I can't remember if there is going to be a lamppost there, i think it'll be a tree. I did think about asking about that, I just figured they'd get all arsey about it. my bike is pretty much always under a cover as well so should keep prying eyes away... hopefully.

    unrelated but you'd think that! Even asking about having a Sky dish put up seemed like a hard time with them!
     
  9. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,649

    Location: Bristol

    Your location says Bristol, my advice, keep it out of sight!

    I don't know if the thieving little scrotes still operate around Bristol but I'd take every precaution I could.
     
  10. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jan 2011

    Posts: 1,345

    Then you have the other option, do it, don't ask, see if anyone complains :) tbh these guys typically don't check so unless your neighbours get all ******....

    You could also be cheeky, say that your parking spot is being stolen all the time so you need a lockable bollard, use that to lock your bike!
     
  11. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

    Posts: 5,825

    Location: Bristol

    I believe they're still about so I take no chances and have it sat in the back garden most the time!

    Better to ask for forgiveness than permission I suppose. If only we could afford somewhere with a garage :mad::(
     
  12. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,627

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Thanks, and how long did it take to 'shape' itself to you? As we know helmets can be a little snug at first and i don't want to get the wrong size.

    Rich
     
  13. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,305

    Location: /* */

    About 4 hours until the pressure point on my forehead completely disappeared.
     
  14. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,627

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Ah that's not long at all. Thanks.
     
  15. Tenzo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,088

    Such a lovely evening for a little ride out in the sunshine, does remind me how beautiful the UK can be at times!
     
  16. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,649

    Location: Bristol

    Been quite enjoying Zack doing his Daily Rider series and although this one isn't something you'd actually daily ride, it's good fun to hear it and interesting to hear about the bike if you know little about them. :)

     
  17. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,627

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Well the going is no longer good, after being back to the dealer for a radiator leaking, over 2 weeks in their workshop, i've had bike in my possession for about 4.5 of 6.5 ownership.....it's now somehow loosing coolant again.

    I've emailed the dealer telling them i want to return it for a refund. Hopefully not too much hassle, but does anyone see there being a problem? Problem arose just 14 days after buying, but got it back after the first 30 day period. I have given them a chance to repair it, and the law states i'm entitled to ask for a refund minus fair use of the bike whilst i've had it in the first 6 months.
     
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  18. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 2,271

    Is this the KTM? That sucks, let us know how you get on.
     
  19. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,627

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Certainly is, it's a shame really as the bike ticks most of the boxes for me personally. But it's that doubt that's in my mind now...will keep updated.
     
  20. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2017

    Posts: 429

    Location: County Durham

    Managed to get a decent ride out today, weather was perfect. Clocked up about 170 miles in total, started at Seaham (UK North East) and followed the coast north, stopped at some castles along the way

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