Can't find a specific section of the forums to suit your bike-related topic? Have your say here
GOT OUT THIS AM AND ---

@vulcanroger said:

Pic No 8 --- the one with the no overtaking sign. I sat there in a layby for 10 minutes watching birds, they're swallows...

African or European:question:

read more
Ask expert fellow riders about anything to do with setting up, fixing or improving your bike
Honda VFR800 F1 X anniversary LCD problem.

A quality battery will hold its charge for weeks when not in use providing theres no drainage / leakage. Whats the voltage reading at the battery the morning after (without charging) before starting,(1) when switching on,(2) when cranking,(3)?????
Also you may have an earth / negative problem (bike/frame/ earth) so check all again with the negative / black probe touching the frame.

read more
Find out here what's worth spending your money on and what to avoid like the plague
New French Laws

The French being French will just ignore any law they don't like and if the authorities start clamping down , they'll take to the streets and bring the country to a standstill as they've done before.
Unlike most countries , when French bikers protest , they do it properly .............

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oFaWpajavQ

The FFMC (our equivalent to MAG) are are quite a powerful group who have been known to bring every major city in France to a standstill at the same time. Got caught up in one in Marseille once - very impressive.
The chances of being pulled in France by the police are slim if you're on British plates unless you're doing something really stupid. They can't be arsed with the paperwork.

read more
The place to chat about your new lid, or to find out which gloves you should go for next time
Jackets for long arms

From my own experience with long arms and a long body too, the Joe Rocket range of jackets I found to be a good fit for sleave length and body length. The Joe Rocket Hayabusa jacket has a long kindof back extension over my kidney area when sitting on the bike. Its a very good fit.
The usual issue with having long arms is if you buy any shirt or jacket that has the right arm length, its mahoosive in body size!
But we are all different shapes and sizes, as per usual try them on.

http://www.joerocket.com/

read more
Discuss the latest developments in MotoGP and its support classes here.
MCN's Love Affair

I normally wouldn't agree with you as I'm a massive Rossi fan but in this instance you're bang on.Sam's win was top draw after the kind of weekend he had and when was the last time you seen such a winning margin in moto3? Then again how long will Leon Haslam continue to get top rides with only a handful of wins in christ knows how long he's been excusing his way ? He's been living off his old mans reputation since day one,I wonder what the excuse will be this year?

read more
Discuss the latest developments in World Superbikes and World Supersport here
World SuperSport Report

Once again no report on the Supersport race in this weeks paper. Considering it was an historical occasion with the local brothers coming first and fifth.
Now if the winning bikes had been Triumph's, I'm sure it would have been headline news

Please MCN there are other races just as interesting as the GP, WSB and BSB, lets have coverage of the WSS as well

read more
The place to talk about anything related to domestic racing champtionships
VIP

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 ?

read more
Know where there's a 'safety camera team' in action. Share the joy here
Type approval document for BMW S1000rr 2015

Hi,
Do any of you know how I can get the type approval document for BMW S1000RR (2015 year)?

If so, can you let me know the procedure and cost?

Thank you,

read more
Share advice and tips, routes and places to go and stay
BIKE TRIP FORM UK TO SOUTH FRANCE MAY 2015 7 - 10 DAYS CAMPING SEEKING OTHER RIDERS

I did a solo trip around France last year in July and it was great. Got down to the south coast and stopped on a campsite at Le Lavandou, very busy round there at that time but lots of campsites and should be quiet when you go. Its only 20 miles from St Tropez along a nice coast road so thats worth a trip. I also recommend Annecy in the Alps. A great campsite to stop at is Camping Champs Fleurie which is about 4 or 5 miles south of the town itself. All amenities near by and the manager Catherine is a cracking blond lass who speaks good English. I also recommend Amboise in the Loire Valley for a campsite which is vast and only a few minutes walk into town, and its cheap. Hope this helps.

read more
Loads of great tips for new riders and the chance to get together with other like minded bikers
If Riding the Clutch causes wear to the discs, how should I ride on a slow moving traffic?

Slipping the clutch in moderation is fine on most bikes, even some with dry clutches (BMW oilheads and Moto Guzzi cruisers), but if you notice the clutch becoming either grabby or slipping more at it heats up, it is time to cool things off. Now if you have an older Ducati race-replica with a dry clutch, it would be best to use the clutch as little as possible (the bikes are crappy commuters and tourers anyhow).

Almost all slow/plod riding schools in The Colonies teach a friction zone / brake-torque technique, but they all have the riders do breeze-outs (riding around at about 1,000 rpm over idle in second gear to cool things off) between each exercise.

read more
Get advice about what bikes to buy and how to get the best deal
Best cruiser for a 6ft 4 fella ?

Unless your names Gimley, cruisers arent for you.
Being 6 foot 2" tall and 130 kg myself any bike looks small.

The only bilke that looks right with me on according to my little lady is the Rocket 3.
So forget everything I just said. The Rocket 3 is the cahones !
Sorry jimbo, its a been a long day :grin:

read more
FAQs about our new sites. If you are having problems look for an answer here or post a question
Ride away insurance T&C link broken

The link to terms and conditions for your ride-away insurance on every bike sale page goes to an old, broken page:
http://www.mceinsurance.com/contents/terms-and-conditions/

read more
Get together, plan your ride outs, make the most of your biking lives!
Thank you

@nev said:

It's looking to be a bit of a Record breaker...........!

Temperature wise or number of forum members appearing ? Ha

read more