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by john-g
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Recommend me a chain oiler
Replies: 19
Views: 2024

Re: Recommend me a chain oiler

I'm using a Cobrra Nemo-2 oiler on both of my bikes, very pleased with quality and ease of use. Manually turning the cap of reservoir a quarter turn per per fuel tank fill is sufficient for road use and no spray onto rear wheel. If it's raining or muddy just give it a shot more often. And only needs...
by john-g
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Shoei GT Air. Anyone using one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Shoei GT Air. Anyone using one?

Agree completely with both Mike and Nigel, had my GT-air for two years now and find it's perfect for me, especially the fitted sun visor. Over the years I've found that I have a Shoei shaped head so don't even try other makes now. Tried an Arai once but too oval where-as the Shoei seems a rounder sh...
by john-g
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: hard decision on changing bike
Replies: 54
Views: 5329

Re: hard decision on changing bike

I still miss my Super-10, three bikes later and wish I hadn't traded it in after 18 months and 10,000 miles use. Best Bike that I've owned in many a year.
by john-g
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: the reality regarding declaration to insurance re modifications/accessories (+ another point)
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: the reality regarding declaration to insurance re modifications/accessories (+ another point)

I had similar problems at Bike insurance renewal time last September. As I have 3 bikes on the policy and they wanted £389.00 inclusive I thought that I would try and get a bit more discount as have been with them for so many years with maximum No-claims discount, so phoned Carol Nash to discuss and...
by john-g
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: crf1000 africa twins second hand
Replies: 76
Views: 8346

Re: crf1000 africa twins second hand

After selling my XT1200 a while ago, I was looking for a new adventure style bike for touring and road only use. Initially leaning towards the Africa Twin but looked at various bikes, GS, AT,KTM, Triumph etc. but wanted to be able to get my feet on the ground (short leg syndrome), have a 17" cast fr...
by john-g
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Route planning
Replies: 19
Views: 1968

Re: Route planning

I would second Tyre, use it for all my tours. Not yet found anything better or easier.
by john-g
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: PCP, Drugs and the dealers?
Replies: 51
Views: 4366

Re: PCP, Drugs and the dealers?

I bought a bike on interest free. I tried to pay cash and get a discount but the dealer said it makes no difference to them because it was a deal from Honda. They wouldn't drop the price so I took the credit. My finance was through Honda as well, even though this wasn't a model where they were adve...
by john-g
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: PCP, Drugs and the dealers?
Replies: 51
Views: 4366

Re: PCP, Drugs and the dealers?

Agree completely, I bought a new Honda Crossrunner last July and instead of PCP took finance as with some arm twisting and to get something out of the deal I convinced them to give me 12 months interest free. Still don't like that going out each month as would prefer to pay outright, but for the pri...
by john-g
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: XT1200 Hard start
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: XT1200 Hard start

When I had the problem I thought it was the battery as well. Fitted a new one and no better, but when I pulled the F.I. Fuse and cranked a couple of times it tried to start but not enough fuel. Refitted the fuse and started first time, just as though the engine had flooded with repeated switching on...
by john-g
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: OCD and motorcycle ownership.
Replies: 60
Views: 5166

Re: OCD and motorcycle ownership.

I like to keep and ride a clean bike but am not over the top about it. My main hate is putting a bike away while still wet and if it is just washed will take it for a spin to dry out the electrics, discs and pads etc. Many times in the past it has been when cleaning the bike that problems have jumpe...

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