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I still love it , in fact the Dragon rally bores me nowadays because the weather is so nice . What I don't like nowadays is if weather is bad car drivers just want to sit on your rear wheel which is frightening . MikeH as got it right
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 17:42
Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:


Well you are bloody well welcome to some of the plentiful excess we have coating the Shropshire lanes at the moment then!

No that's alright you can keep it thanks LOL



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Tis the tax it fer 6 months thing aint it ?....
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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 20:28
I suspect that has something to do with it. For my part I can't see the point of saving a few quid on RFL against a several thousand pound bike.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Motty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 20:42
Salt has been placed on the roads down here last week and this week (why?)
I try to keep the bikes ready in case we get a heavy rain (to wash away the salt) followed by a nice sunny dry day. Fingers crossed
It’s more fun to try to ride a slow bike fast .....
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In the mid 1980's, one of my bikes was a BMW R100RS and I'd gone to work on it on the late shift. That evening it snowed quite a lot, so I had to come home on snow covered roads to my house which was a journey of 10 miles mainly on back roads. I live on a hill and after getting home in one piece and still upright, I approached my house going down hill at about 10mph, I tried to stop but the brakes kept locking the wheels on the compacted snow and ice, and so being unable to stop,  I had to continue past my house to the bottom of the hill and go around the block for another attempt.
Therefore to go around the block I had to go up the hill on the road that ran parallel to my street. I got about 30 metres up the hill before the bike ground to a halt with the back wheel still turning at what would have been a speed of about 10 mph had there been any traction. I sat there wondering what my options were, back wheel still turning. Stay here all night or put the gearbox into neutral and somehow get the bike to the bottom of the hill, going backwards without falling off on the compact snow / ice which I managed to do..
I did make it home, by getting a push up the hill from my wife and with me walking alongside the bike and running it in first gear.


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I remember, going back before that, going into the Boat show in Earles Court one afternoon. came out to find it had snowed, snow had been packed hard too by that time. Interesting ride home to Battersea where I lived, but got back fine (slowly), did a U turn in the side road to park up, stopped and my foot just slid away and the bike went down.
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I love riding, so I’m not going to stop just because it’s winter. I went several years without a car recently due to lack of money. I have access to a car now again, but if the weather’s bad, I’d rather my Son has it rather than his bike. His bike is more expensive than mine and though he did a great job riding in wet Wales this year, I’ll worry less if he can use the car.
I’ve ridden in snow a few times but wouldn’t out of choice. I enjoy it in a car, but it’s nerve wracking on a bike.
Even if you’re not going to ride much, I can’t believe how people lay up their bikes for the whole winter. You miss so much, and it would drive me crazy not riding at all.
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Originally posted by kateguy kateguy wrote:

Tis the tax it fer 6 months thing aint it ?....

Well. yeah. I tax for 12 months in the spring and then SORN for a rebate around now. I've got a couple of Winter riders that stay taxed, and a bunch that thankfully now are exempt. Had to keep Zed running through Nov this year whilst effecting repairs on the others. 

I won't give DVLA a pound more than I have to.   
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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

I remember, going back before that, going into the Boat show in Earles Court one afternoon. came out to find it had snowed, snow had been packed hard too by that time. Interesting ride home to Battersea where I lived, but got back fine (slowly), did a U turn in the side road to park up, stopped and my foot just slid away and the bike went down.

Went out to look at the Le Touq beach races in Feb a couple of years back. I was on my XLH1200 Sportster and was staying out back of the town over the Saturday night. Woke on the Sunday morning to find that inches of snow had descended. Just to get up the hill out of the village I had to push the bike whilst slipping the clutch gently in 1st. It was an epic ride out that I still have happy memories of. I was knackered enough by the time I got to the channel tunnel that I slept on top of the bike for the entire crossing. Dropped it just the once whilst exiting the filling station on the UK side. Only damage was from the concerned French gentleman who helped my pick it up … by the rear indicator.

 

Out on the autoroutes I’d been happy enough to see the shovels and gritters but that was the coup de grace for the finish on the bike. Looks a right shed now.

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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

I still love it , in fact the Dragon rally bores me nowadays because the weather is so nice . What I don't like nowadays is if weather is bad car drivers just want to sit on your rear wheel which is frightening . MikeH as got it right


As I mentioned above, they were doing it back in the early 80s. Not much changes really.
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

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 cugsy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 2017 at 15:15
Ditto
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 2017 at 15:26
Snap. LOL





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 17:38
Today was cold with snow at side of roads so have now added me old handle bar muffs
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