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by Scott_rider
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: My new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: My new bike

Thanks Guys 8-) . The Tracer is quite low geared, imho, so I won't be changing it. To be honest, I usually like running my road bikes with the standard gearing but I used to change my race Enduro bikes upwards or downwards sometimes depending on the track, so it's good advice. I once had a Yamaha WR...
by Scott_rider
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: My new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: My new bike

Thanks guys 8-) . I'm no road tester so all I can do is compare it to the other bikes that I've had over the years but so far, so good. In fact, very good :) . Mine is the facelifted version and as far as I know Yamaha tweaked the engine, ergonomics, throttle action, and the suspension compared with...
by Scott_rider
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: My new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 800

My new bike

My new bike. I bought it in February before we knew what we know now :( . Anyway, its a Yamaha Tracer 900. It was pre-registered with 1 mile on the clock. I’ve done 1000 miles on it and have just run it in. I also did the first service myself, so to speak, as the dealers were closed. It’s very quick...
by Scott_rider
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Ferry bookings .... Refunds ??
Replies: 137
Views: 7808

Re: Ferry bookings .... Refunds ??

We were going out to Santander on 19th June and back 2 weeks later. Clearly, we're not going and accepted that we wouldn't be going several weeks ago. There are 3 of us and we've now paid in full which was £1400. We had to pay the second instalment of £700 about 6 weeks ago because at that time the ...
by Scott_rider
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: Exploring Salisbury Plain 27/5/20
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Exploring Salisbury Plain 27/5/20

Nice one 8-) . I've ridden the Plain several times in the past. Happy times.
by Scott_rider
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

In 1994 I bought a FireBlade with the fox eye headlights. I had a Micron can on it and a Stage 3 Dyno jet kit. It was fast as fcuk... :D (but that's all relative now compared to modern stuff obviously). I traded up from a GSXR750 and the difference was phenomenal. The first bike that you could easil...
by Scott_rider
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 5808

Re: Electric MTB

I should have said that it’s got a discrete button on the handlebar power module that puts it back into standard mode and limits it to 15mph top speed. It’s also a pedal only motor so there’s no throttle and I reckon it would take a well clued up plod to realise it was de restricted.
by Scott_rider
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 5808

Re: Electric MTB

I’ve borrowed my mate’s Electric MTB because he’s in the vulnerable category and is isolating for the foreseeable. It’s a Bianchi but made under licence by Ducati 😳. I kid you not. Anyway, it’s got the Bosch Performance Line motor and a 400w battery. It’s also been de restricted with a dongle. I hav...
by Scott_rider
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: Yamaha T 700 full on !
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Yamaha T 700 full on !

Nice video 8-) but the first thing that sprung to my mind was that it really looked like/reminded me of how my old DRZ-E behaved when it was ridden at speed or in anger. Clearly, I didn’t have his ability but I couldn’t help thinking that the way the front end slams down into the ground after the ju...
by Scott_rider
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Covid 19 and non-tax payers
Replies: 32
Views: 1693

Re: Covid 19 and non-tax payers

Just an observation...if under the new schemes someone who is on PAYE receives £2500 per month then that is their income to spend on running their home/family etc...BUT someone who is self-employed will have to use that same sum of money to not only run their home/family BUT also to run their busine...

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