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I have a Honda CBF125 which is now a week old. Last week the bike started to kangaroo while on my way home from work and then cut out, it then wouldn't start and stay idle for any more than 1 minute before cutting out. It had however used a lot of oil in its first week of riding. I took it back to the Honda dealer and they changed the fuel pump... I picked it up this morning from having the fuel pump done and the bike was fine until after about an hour of riding I pulled up to some traffic lights and the bike wouldn't go into neutral at all. I had to keep it in gear and carry on riding, then another 200 yards up the road it went into neutral fine but when I tried to put it back into 1st gear to set off it wouldn't go into gear at all. I had to try several times and move the bike and eventually it went into gear. I have been advised by the Honda dealer that this is normal and it will do it because I had the breaks on and was on a hill, he had if I wasn't on a hill and didn't have the breaks on then it would be fine. He said I have to roll the bike forward or backwards and this will then allow me to move it into gear or neutral. I have spoken to experienced riders who haven't heard of this nor experienced it before and am wondering if this is right or now. I'm slightly worried as its a new bike only just over a week old!!
I use a full face shoei helmet at about £170 is a good price as i cant afford to spend £400 on an arai. I use to use mx lids in the summer on my old bike.
when my lid is past it i my do the hammer test ie hit the top of the lid with a lump hammer and see what happens then cut off the straps before i bin iit.
I was most aggrieved to received an email from BT yesterday.
Whilst the sums involved are relatively modest (for now) it still means i will have to pay £60 per year that i had not expected.
I have advised Ofcom of my concerns, whilst they dont deal with individual cases, i do think that their widespread and prolonged advertising of "free" motogp coverage was misleading could be seen as obtaining money by deception, ie tountamount to fraud.
Complaints now sent to BT and Ofcom and letter to MCN editor. Doubt it will get anywhere but good to vent!
From what I can tell, IF there is "small print" that facilitates this change, the term itself would fall under the UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS ACT <- doubtless plenty of info on the WWW on this... And if the term is unfair/a contravention of Contract Law, the resulting advantage certainly is!!
( See above: I cut an paste the reply I had from CAB in this thread ^^^)
Good to see that you've escalated your own case; for my part, I've contacted Trading Standards (via CAB) - but I will take a pointer from you and refer to OfCom too!
The more people that voice their opinions on this, the better!
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Well let's be honest, I won't be hitting those speeds haha.
Anyway just tested a 2012 ER6f and have to say it was vibrating quite a bit round 55+ but settled out around 70. Enjoyed it.
Also got to try out a 2015 Versys 650 and have to be honest I felt that was a great bike. It was a bit higher, heavier but felt like it as more presence on the road. Not as sporty looking as other bikes obviously but I did enjoy it a lot.
Going to read some reviews and make a decision Monday I reckon.
Test ride both during torrential rain/thinder - couldn't have picked a worse day of I tried!!
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