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by picos mestizo
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Ride like a Copper...
Replies: 124
Views: 10093

Re: Ride like a Copper...

Was riding an XT600E when I was first taught to use those observation techniques. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk Dont think the bike affects the observation techniques but in the case of an XT600E allowance would need to be made for acceleration, yet another characteristic that needs to be ta...
by picos mestizo
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Ride like a Copper...
Replies: 124
Views: 10093

Re: Ride like a Copper...

Machine capabillity has not been mentioned & these Police bikes have two very important get you out of gaol devices which none of my bikes have. So my PERCEPTION of a manoeuvre which is riskier than I want to take is clouded by the judgement of my machines capabillity & of course a video onlookers o...
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Ride like a Copper...
Replies: 124
Views: 10093

Re: Ride like a Copper...

Agree 100 percent Gedge, but didn't want to say it because people don't like to hear it. Most people who haven't done advanced training, don't understand advanced riding. That's why I generally dislike "instruction" videos. A little bit of knowledge is always dangerous, and in a 15 minute video the...
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Ride like a Copper...
Replies: 124
Views: 10093

Re: Ride like a Copper...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pmYh1FWYtUA @ 9.36 - not totally convinced that holding back on the left for a right hand bend "safe" overtake has absolutely assured there is no concealed entrance on the right. Why risk it? Now that was a decent video! Once I realised that...
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Ride like a Copper...
Replies: 124
Views: 10093

Re: Ride like a Copper...


@ 9.36 - not totally convinced that holding back on the left for a right hand bend "safe" overtake has absolutely assured there is no concealed entrance on the right.
Why risk it?
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What's The Best, No Nonsense, do it all Green Lane Bike?
Replies: 183
Views: 23059

Re: What's The Best, No Nonsense, do it all Green Lane Bike?

Best of both, all in one package! :blink:
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: triumph bonneville as an alternative adventure bike
Replies: 62
Views: 8468

Re: triumph bonneville as an alternative adventure bike

This has probably been seen before but it seems to be a fairly honest appraisal of a Bonneville by an owner rather than an observer (thumbs) Suspension always seems to be an issue with new machines. Now I know for a fact that Triumph spend a lot of time road testing machines before their release & ...
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: triumph bonneville as an alternative adventure bike
Replies: 62
Views: 8468

Re: triumph bonneville as an alternative adventure bike

New Bonneville. In dealers February. (thumbs)
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: German company Africa queens. Goodies for the new Africa twin
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: German company Africa queens. Goodies for the new Africa twin

johnnyboxer wrote:
picos mestizo wrote:Not too sure that 'Queens' was a sensible choice of title. :unsure:
They've been called that for over 20 years :laugh:

They named the original Africa Twin - the 'queen of the desert',............
You sure it's not after Humphrey Bogart's steam tugg :P :cheer: :laugh: :woohoo:
by picos mestizo
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: German company Africa queens. Goodies for the new Africa twin
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: German company Africa queens. Goodies for the new Africa twin

Not too sure that 'Queens' was a sensible choice of title. :unsure:

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