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by hotbulb
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: NC75O X
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: NC75O X

I test-rode a 700 (or possibly a 750 ) X a couple of years ago, and over the 90 minutes or so decided I didn't like it much, mainly because of the low rev limit, and it seemed too tame after the Transalp. I bought instead a 650 VStrom, which is great. Roll on to last week ...... the VStrom went in f...
by hotbulb
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Will electric vehicles become the 'dieselgate' of 2050?
Replies: 47
Views: 2836

Re: Will electric vehicles become the 'dieselgate' of 2050?

I just get more cynical as I age.... I'm becoming the archetypal grumpy old man! Anyway ......... I don't profess to know the answers but I'm certain that electric vehicles, at least as presently realised, won't suit me. I'm retired so don't commute, don't ride/drive everyday, but when I do I tend t...
by hotbulb
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Topic: hot grips wire?
Replies: 39
Views: 2695

Re: hot grips wire?

My throttle-side grip seemed cold a little while back ... I've new pair of grips in the garage so tried to pluck up the enthusiasm to change them. After a week or so, though, I thought I'd check the wiring - sure enough, the connector to the RH grip had become disconnected. Soon put right, and full ...
by hotbulb
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Theme song...The Duke's a Hazard. The lyrics...
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Theme song...The Duke's a Hazard. The lyrics...

Catherine Bach originally...
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by hotbulb
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Topic: ABC meets the Air ambulance
Replies: 20
Views: 2414

Re: ABC meets the Air ambulance

Good work, chaps!
by hotbulb
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: For whom the bridge tolls?
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: For whom the bridge tolls?

Anything that gets rid of that horrible melee at the "toll plaza" is OK by me .......... and not having to pay £5.60 to get home is always good, too. High time for the "powers that be" to turn their gaze onto the Newport bottleneck (Brynglas tunnels). I'm old enough to remember the first bridge open...
by hotbulb
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: KTM 790R Adventure price
Replies: 45
Views: 4835

Re: KTM 790R Adventure price

Blimey .... I thought the 790 was the "starter", priced to sell!
The parallel twin was, allegedly, cheaper to produce than the "proper" V-twin :shock:
by hotbulb
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:11 am
Topic: Winter Gloves
Replies: 12
Views: 6062

Re: Winter Gloves

I've used a pair of Weise winter gloves for a couple of years, and I'm happy with them, warm and dry. I can't find the exact model, but they're very much like the Weise Bergen (but with a short w/proof zip instead of the cuff velcro).
by hotbulb
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: NEC Bike show today
Replies: 38
Views: 4205

Re: NEC Bike show today

I'm off to the show tomorrow, so might conceivably change my mind when I see it in the flesh, but..... also from Husqvarna, I offer the Svartpilen, even uglier than its ugly sister the Vitpilen.
by hotbulb
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Who's putting £500 down
Replies: 22
Views: 2653

Re: Who's putting £500 down

'm not really a fan of the larger "modern" Nortons either, but I did pull up alongside one earlier today and, apart from the motor being a sort of oversize, 120% scale model of the old 750 Atlas engine, it didn't look too bad. And, unlike a lot of these very expensive, limited-production machines, i...

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