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All the gear no idea

A Mazda MX5 and you think thats fast.
I think we'll leave it there.
Best really.

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Ask expert fellow riders about anything to do with setting up, fixing or improving your bike

We should make small adjustments and keep notes of what you have done.

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Find out here what's worth spending your money on and what to avoid like the plague
Goldfren S33 Brake pads and M&P Direct review!

Its a con all round, Goldfren S33 RACING PADS are for RACING and have limited road use. Its in the small print.

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The place to chat about your new lid, or to find out which gloves you should go for next time
Advice about clothing just bought


I picked up my new Sportster yesterday and wore my new leather jacket and jeans, just bought on Saturday, from J and S.
I bought textile trousers at the same time, with padding for when I use it in the rain.

This is the first time in 20 years that I have come back to riding and took hours trying on loads of different gear and asked loads of questions of the sales staff. One of the questions I asked was would it get draughty at the elastic type mesh seams between the legs and arms. I was told it wouldn't. As soon as I got above 40 as I joined the A1, I felt cold on the top of my legs and arms. The whole two hour ride back home was a chore, with me gritting my teeth. It wasn't the warmest day in May that I have seen, but any colder than that would be too much. I spent over £350 on both and wonder now whether I bought the wrong gear. I tried the textile trousers last night and they were a lot warmer.

Do you think I bought what could described as summer leathers? Will I be thankful of the airflow in summer when the temp reaches above 70? I was thinking of using the textile on days like yesterday and winter and buying a textile jacket to match. The textile have padding and protectors. Could I wear some base layer shorts and long sleeve under the leather? I wasn't expecting to do that.

I spent over £1000 on new gear for me and the wife and took ages to find the right fit. I just worry that I have chucked away money on stuff that isn't appropriate for me.

The bike will be used mainly for leisure on nice days, with the occasional ride into winter to work on bright days.

Thanks in advance.

David Drabble.

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Discuss the latest developments in MotoGP and its support classes here.
Casey Stoner original artwork by Anthony Dobson

@Stealth said:

@Piglet2010 said:

@smidget said:

OK I'll give you the knee, so why the wet and slick tyre?

Just cos there's a 27 on the helmet don't mean it is Stoner.


I thought it was Alice.

Alice? Who the fcuks Alice? .....

Some bird that painted her name on the bike.

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Discuss the latest developments in World Superbikes and World Supersport here
Donington race Sunday schedule on the 24th?

cant....true ! Officially, support races start at 10:15, first WSBK race due to start at 12:00

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The place to talk about anything related to domestic racing champtionships

It wasn't me , I didn't take 'em , don't blame me , I wasn't there.
I've got a mate who'll give me an alibi !
Where did you lose them ?

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Know where there's a 'safety camera team' in action. Share the joy here
Insurance For New Rider

Any Tips On Who To Go With That Are Trustworthy And Affordable (Not In Excess Of £500)

Full Comp With Pillion A Must
Locked Away In Garage Chained Up With Data Tag And Bike Trac Honda Hiss
Excess Around £450
3500 Miles Per Year Min
Payment Method Annually
2014 Honda Shadow Black Spirit 750cc

Anything Im Forgetting To Add To My Policy Please Feel Welcome To Advise Me

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Share advice and tips, routes and places to go and stay

This trip sounds great apart from the camping part.

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Loads of great tips for new riders and the chance to get together with other like minded bikers
Mod 2 Test Routes In Garretts Green!!!!!!

or you could have a ride over and follow them out....

if you are not at work that is..

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Get advice about what bikes to buy and how to get the best deal
Need help determining if this deal is worth it

Even in those small photos you can see the left hand front indicator has been snapped off and there is a big scuff on the left hand seat unit plastics.
Who knows what else there might be if you saw it in person?.... a bar end? left side mirror? front fairing?
bent handlebar? bent rear subframe? front forks out of line?

When a bike goes over its not just the engine case that gets damaged.
Without seeing it in person you will not know.,

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The new site is rubbish!

The worst site ever. Previously everything was clear. Now the site is so bad I honestly do not use it very much at all.

If they have any logs that counts the visit they already should know that.

Rubbish is a compliment!

If MCN guys have half of brain they should cut the losses and bring back the old site.

What a waste of money is this new site.

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Duck's Ford

Why would a bird that can both swim and fly need a ford:question:

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