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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 12:35
Originally posted by guzzi4cats guzzi4cats wrote:

Huewen and Ryder.
i really wish that was what he meant but NO its time to put your bike away Angry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 12:39
WHAT SEASON ???

TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 12:42
Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

This is what you want at this price you can throw them away

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-22mm-7-8-Handlebar-Motorcycle-Bike-Handguards-Hand-Guards-Protector-Black-/122571050812
for that money im going to update my peices of home made plastic 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 17:20
I wonder if they'd fit my 2013 V7 stone.
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Originally posted by cyclobutch cyclobutch wrote:

It's salt that stops play. Roads round my way had their third dousing in a week last night. Grrrr.

Yep, that's me too...  Rode the V7 to work a few times last week and soaked up the "fresh" air, but to my mind it's a bit cruel to subject a nice shiny new bike to a daily salt wash/grit blast.

I suppose I could buy a cheap winter hack, but TBH I use the break from motorcycling to spend more time cycling to try and maintain some vague level of fitness over winter.

No, I don't wear Lycra Wink  I cycle like I ride my V7 - for the pleasure, not for the speed...
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Originally posted by cyclobutch cyclobutch wrote:

It's salt that stops play. Roads round my way had their third dousing in a week last night. Grrrr.

Ah there is that of course. Don't think we've had ours yet but can't be long. Ouch

Not much mud around this year, unlike last November - December (south Lincolnshire)


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I've got a 20 year old grand cherokee that I love - it's the caravan tug. It's a comfy automatic 4.0 litre beast with heated seats. A doddle to drive the miserable 10 miles to work down a dual carriageway...but (and my missus looks at me like I'm barking) I reach for the trousers,boots and jacket and roll the bike out in the frost.  No contest. When it snows or there's black ice or even fog sometimes ('cos me specs mist upDead) I cave in and get the car out.   But ,snug as a bug in all of those layers and just me and my head full of old 80's metal songs ready for the journey ......the season doesn't exist. Sod the salt and the weather and fair weather bikers,


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Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:


Not much mud around this year, unlike last November - December (south Lincolnshire)



Well you are bloody well welcome to some of the plentiful excess we have coating the Shropshire lanes at the moment then!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Android Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 08:25
with regard to hand guards I recommend the Barkbuster Blizzard
they don't collapse even at 125mph  cover your thumbs and you can still see all switches, with heated grips ...best ever.
 
yes I have had the stelvio plastic things but they were not as good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 09:15
Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:

Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:


Not much mud around this year, unlike last November - December (south Lincolnshire)



Well you are bloody well welcome to some of the plentiful excess we have coating the Shropshire lanes at the moment then!
From my memories of Shropshire (first 18 years) the roads were more often covered with something more slippery and smelly than mud. Usually happened twice a day when the cows were brought in for milking.
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Very accurate recollection Brian, nothing has changed but it is also generously complimented by mud in between the farm gates at the moment!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 12:21
Never had much time for the "I'm hard as nails, ride all year through 6 foot snow drifts and raging floods" types. Been there, done that but only because at the time I had no choice. I suspect most on here have a car licence even if they don't have a car, and isn't it nice to do something because you want to rather than because you have to?
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Completely agree. I'll never forget commuting in horrendous snow on my Norton Commando in the early 80s. As you say, the bike was my sole means of transport at the time. It wasn't too bad except going downhill being tailgated by a lorry........

So pleased I can choose when & where to ride now.
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I ride all the year round because I have to.I don't have a car or even a car licence.I used to enjoy riding in the snow, I saw it as a challenge.I must confess that I no longer enjoy it, in fact, I "bottled out" of the most recent Dragon Rally in anticipation of snow drifts in Snowdonia.For me Mike H has the best idea with his Ural outfit,I'd love one of those but haven't got the space for one.So I'll use the Bullet for winter,much easier to pick up than a Loop!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 13:32
I love riding – it still makes any trip special. But I’m happy now that I don’t have to. My commute these days is bicycle and train.

I’ll be riding the Pearl out to Astro Club tomorrow night and to Classic Bike Night on Thursday evening. And most of the fun of those is the ride – even if it rains or snows. 

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