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by paul_tim2000
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: ABR Midlands Rally 7th-9th July 2017
Topic: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)
Replies: 340
Views: 37027

Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Well the Guzzi is very unlikely to be fixed in time for this event, may not even be ready for its holiday to Italy :( Apparently the garage has three bikes in for the same reason and is being told that parts are on 2-3 week delivery (plus shipping), Looks like I might have to take the car over to th...
by paul_tim2000
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:50 am
Topic: Navigating
Replies: 22
Views: 2208

Re: Navigating

Towns/Cities and major road numbers on a note taped to tank for the long distance bits.
Old car Sat Nav for the last 5/10 miles into a city/town/hotel/campsite (wrapped in clingfilm to waterproof the screen / digitiser)
Map in the luggage for when it all goes wrong (remarkably often)
by paul_tim2000
Wed May 31, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Its not tall and it ain't getting dirty . . . . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 2900

Re: Its not tall and it ain't getting dirty . . . . . .

I love the look of them, and appreciate the engineering, but always found them a bit 'boring'. My wife, who owned one for 6 years, really rated it though.
Hope you have great times with it.
by paul_tim2000
Sat May 27, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What Bikes!
Replies: 40
Views: 5312

Re: What Bikes!

Since I started in '77, the ones I remember for good, and bad, reasons; BSA 250 Starfire Honda 250 K3 Honda CB500 twin Suzuki GT750 kettle Honda 250 G5 Honda 250 RS (Brilliant) Suzuki GS550 Suzuki GS650 Katana Suzuki GS1100 Katana Triumph 650 Bonneville (Still in the garage) Suzuki GSX600 Yamaha TDM...
by paul_tim2000
Thu May 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: ABR Midlands Rally 7th-9th July 2017
Topic: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)
Replies: 340
Views: 37027

Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Hope to make it and meet some people for the first time
by paul_tim2000
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 21
Views: 3089

Re: Gloves

Halvarssons. I had problems getting gloves that were big enough, some manufacturers XXL were too tight in some cases, but Halvarssons do actually make some big gloves. I find gloves are like helmets in a way that you need to visit a shop and try em. No good guessing and just buying on Internet. +1 ...
by paul_tim2000
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:11 am
Topic: Bike seal ..... Good quality or not
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Bike seal ..... Good quality or not

Wait until it gets into the valve stem, especially with right angled valves, and solidifies so you can't get air into the tyre :angry:
by paul_tim2000
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:48 pm
Topic: Wanted bike satnav.
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: Wanted bike satnav.

I use an old car one, you don't want to be fiddling with it while riding along so the touch screen doesn't need to be glove usable (but I guess it helps?) About the only thing that would tempt me to a bike specific one is the windy route options. Steve +1 on the old car ones, I've got three old Gar...
by paul_tim2000
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:52 pm
Topic: MOTAD
Replies: 1
Views: 688


Another name from my past gone.
by paul_tim2000
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Do you trust bike dealers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3279

Re: Do you trust bike dealers?

In general I'm very cautious of dealers until they've earned my trust. I double check servicing when I can (mark filters etc) and always ask for removed parts to be kept for my inspection if it's not a routine change and I'm paying for the replacements, all the good dealers I use are quite happy to ...

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