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Bugger off August.....

@albert88 Yes, the A686, but off the M6 at junction 40 I think, but don't waste a good ride, turn off the M6 at J36 (South Lakes) and go through Kendal and follow the A6 up to Penrith, one of the best stretches of road you'll ever ride. Then, at the big roundabout at Penrith, go right onto the A686 and follow the road up to Hartside Cafe. (I've been 3 times this year!) I recommend the hot roast turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce, but all their food is home made and superb. Then carry on down to Alston and turn right up the main (very cobbled and steep!) street and carry on to Middleton in Teesdale, again, another of the best roads you'll ever ride. Once there, turn right at the sign for Brough and you've got another brilliant moorland road. Then follow the road to Kirkby Stephen where you can either carry on to the motorway or take the road to Sedburgh and Devils Bridge. For me, its around 200 miles and a great day out, my favourite route. Be careful going up Hartside Fell though, some of the bends are sharper than you think!

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Chain Slack

Thanks again for all the help.

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Sat nav by Iphone

This is the best motorcycle smart phone application I have found. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Any recommendations for a back protector for a Wolf jacket?

You can easily find several of the back protectors on Ebay in a reasonable price. Most of the jackets contain removable back protectors so it's easy to fit the new one there without any serious concerns of sizing. Just make sure to order the right size.

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Lorenzo and Rossi now have respect

Yeah finally the Dogturd has kind of admitted he was wrong to try and stab his team mate in the back and get him sacked. Issuing a Factory with a Ultimatum and when his bluff was called crying off to Ducati where he should have been left to rot.

Nice of him, Eh?

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Boring WSB

STS.. You`re a very bad man... :laughing:

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Know where there's a 'safety camera team' in action. Share the joy here
Overtaking accident and over evaluated written off bike

ACIC on here may help.

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Rear brake lock up

If you have a Honda CBR600RR or CBR1000RR with C-ABS, you can either grab the brake lever or stomp on the foot pedal, and the electronics and hydraulic servos will do the proper distribution for you.

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CBT woes

@bmwgs said:

Do you know any one with a 125 gear bike you could learn on in a carpark or on privet land.

Don't toss the letter Q onto privet land if rabbits and foxes are there.

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Ginger Prix Motorcycles Norwich

I'm a new biker, and still trying to find my way in the wide world of bikes! I'm looking to buy my first 125cc bike after completing my CBT, which I'm mainly going to be using for commuting, but would also like to ride with my friend on a weekend. Most of my commute is 50/60mph A roads, with a 2 mile stretch of dual carriageway and a sprinkling of 30/40mph zones, so I'm trying to find myself a Honda CBR125R from 2011 onwards as that's the one I like the look of most!

Anyway, back to the topic - I've found a couple of nice looking bikes advertised through Gumtree by Ginger Prix Motorcycles in Long Stratton near Norwich, but it's quite a long way from where I live, and I can't find a lot of information about them. They only started to post on their facebook page a couple of months ago, so I'm guessing it's a fairly new business, but I was hoping some more knowledgeable people might be able to help!

I know my budget (£2,000) will be stretched trying to get the bike that I want, but as it's my first bike I don't want any insurance category bikes and would prefer to buy from some kind of garage for a little bit more peace of mind. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Brackley Bike Fest 16th Aug


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