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by Jak*
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Noisy Bikes / Police "Crack Down"
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Noisy Bikes / Police "Crack Down"

As always the muppets will make life difficult for the rest of us. It is not just sports bike owners and Harley riders, many trail riders have excessively loud exhausts and ride without consideration for other road users. What staggers me is the age of these pillocks. I get that when you are in your...
by Jak*
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Electric Bikes... the Future?
Replies: 51
Views: 3706

Re: Electric Bikes... the Future?

I would bow to your superior knowledge about batteries, but I think where electric vehicles come into their own is in reducing air pollution in cities. Obviously there are better long term solutions, such as decent public transport, stopping building homes where people are reliant on personally moto...
by Jak*
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Electric Bikes... the Future?
Replies: 51
Views: 3706

Re: Electric Bikes... the Future?

Whilst the prices may compare more favourably with new KTMs, BMWs etc they are a hell of a lot more than a Himalayan. Most Himmy riders are averaging between 75-95 mpg, you need to do a hell of a lot of miles to make the electric bikes cost comparable. The Himmy is also capable of doing well over 20...
by Jak*
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 452
Views: 49812

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

I was at a rally last weekend and someone mentioned there was a Himalayan weekend event coming up in September near Ashbourne. Is anyone on here going or have the details please?
Cheers Jak
by Jak*
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Battery information
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Battery information

Hi, I do not know about the Sertao, but most modern vehicles have a constant small drain on the battery even when turned off. This normally isn’t an issue unless you leave them for a couple of weeks or more. If the lithium battery is smaller than the original this may be your problem. Either disconn...
by Jak*
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Himalayan v 500 efit bullet
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Himalayan v 500 efit bullet

I have done about 11,000 miles on my Himmy and have had test rides on a couple of EFI Classics, I have also ridden my brother’s EFI Thunderbird. I wish I had test rode an EFI years ago as I have been really surprised by them. They are a massive leap forward from the pre EFI Bullets and make a practi...
by Jak*
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Bike hire Peloponnesus?
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Bike hire Peloponnesus?

Hi, thanks for the replies. In the end I didn’t hire a bike, partly due to lack of time and partly cos it was so bloody hot. Riding gear for the locals seems to consist of shorts t shirts and flip flops. Helmets seem to be optional although most riders of larger bikes seem to carry them. The Pelopen...
by Jak*
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: R11000 GS owner essex
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: R11000 GS owner essex

Welcome to the forum. I read your subject title and thought BM had really gone all out to capture the big bike adventure market :lol:
Cheers Jak
by Jak*
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 7433
Views: 432760

Re: EU. In or out?

I think you are absolutely right Dave. Other nations see the ‘EU project’ as more importantly at times than the needs and desires of the individual states. This will always cause a certain amount of stress at times and it is one of the great strengths of the EU that it has, by and large, been able t...
by Jak*
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Annual trawl of insurance.
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Annual trawl of insurance.

I went through bike sure for my Himalayan. What annoyed me was how many websites, including so called specialist bike insurers, did not recognise the model. Also the Royal Enfield scheme was vastly more expensive. Unfortunately it will be a long while before it is old enough to go on my classic poli...

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