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by paul_tim2000
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Adventure boot review
Replies: 21
Views: 923

Re: Adventure boot review

Alpinestars Belize (3/4 boot) for nearly three years now of commuting and touring (mostly on road) still 100% waterproof .
by paul_tim2000
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Norton in administration
Replies: 61
Views: 4252

Re: Norton in administration

I looked at this a couple of months ago and it seemed that there was a lot of smoke and mirrors going on in the finances. Very difficult to get an accurate picture from the publicly available information but I wouldn't have put the pension investments into it. Maybe someone with (very) deep pockets ...
by paul_tim2000
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: New parts From Italy
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: New parts From Italy

You pay Italian VAT now whilst in the single market.

AFAIK the arrangement won't change until the transition period ends (Dec 2020)
by paul_tim2000
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Petrol: supermarket vs shell etc
Replies: 38
Views: 2763

Re: Petrol: supermarket vs shell etc

Strangely the main bike (Guzzi Stelvio) shows very little difference when commuting, pretty constant 40mpg whatever the petrol. The car however gives 5%-10% less range when filled in the local Asda / Morrisons compared to the local Shell garage. Decision on where to fill depends on Price difference ...
by paul_tim2000
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Soft Adventure panniers with strap fastners?
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Soft Adventure panniers with strap fastners?

Tusk Pilot panniers from RockyMountainATV in the US. About $140 plus shipping/taxes.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/part ... ier-bags-p
by paul_tim2000
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Planning for next year
Replies: 21
Views: 6064

Re: Planning for next year

Make sure she's comfortable and secure. Boots comfortably on pegs without legs hitting luggage. No sharp edges on topbox/luggage to press into you when you're leaning against it for a couple of hours. Regular breaks on her schedule, not yours, so she's not just a passenger being dragged along like t...
by paul_tim2000
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: The thorny Issue of Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 2680

Re: The thorny Issue of Insurance

When I returned to the UK from Europe a few years ago Carole Nash allowed me to use my non UK bike insurance no claims record. They may have subsequently screwed up registering it with the Motor Insurance Bureau, tried to cancel it a couple of years later for alleged non payment (they had the money ...
by paul_tim2000
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: h7 headlight bulbs?
Replies: 13
Views: 6173

Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

There is an argument that, if the fillament failure is due to vibration induced fracture, the metal will be more ductile, and less likely to break, when hot and therefore will fail less when running. Anyone ever worked in the industry able to comment?
by paul_tim2000
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Hey guys and gals!
Replies: 14
Views: 3463

Re: Hey guys and gals!

By the way, any of you guys have an idea on what's the best hearing protection to use while riding? I sometimes hear ringing in my ears after a long ride and I did some googling and found out that I might have tinnitus. Tried generic ear plugs but I have weird ear canals and they just hurt when I p...
by paul_tim2000
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Garage/Shed
Replies: 32
Views: 3623

Re: Garage/Shed

https://www.tuin.co.uk/ I built a cabin from these guys a few years ago, excellent quality and fast delivery, choose a decent wall thickness then insulate it if you feel the need, we didn't bother. Only issue with this, log cabin, style is mounting anything to the walls, because the wood changes siz...

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