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@stevebaldy said:

it beggars belief that people get a Dane and not realise how big they get !!!...

I am half-Dane and weigh almost as much as my Honda Elite (aka Lead 110). :expressionless:

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2010 hayabusa front brake calipers

Do not buy pattern seals if you strip calipers as they are dangerous.... I had the displeasure of buying some from CARDIFF MOTORCYCLES which failed on me .... Sometimes air gets trapped in the pipe between the reservoir and the master cyl, to eliminate this fit a longer tube that bows down in the middle so the air rises into either the res or the cylinder... Try squeezing the pipe with the cap off and ill bet my hat the air is trapped in it ..... And if you can bear to be without the bike for a little longer you will probably find the brake seals are ok, what happens is the calipers corrode behind the seals pushing the seals on to the pistons causing binding .... A professional mechanic I know told me he very rarely changes seal on caliper re builds

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Do bikers still nod to each other ?

Blimey, i just nodded off reading all that blah blah...

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pros and cons of helmet types

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.

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Discuss the latest developments in MotoGP and its support classes here.
About time we had a BTSport coverage poll

@ianh said:

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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Discuss the latest developments in World Superbikes and World Supersport here
Boring WSB

Managed to watch the races on telly last night.. Tom Sykes and Jonny Rea battling and bashing was fooking brilliant.. There were only 31,000 at Donington this weekend .. not very good.:worried:

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The place to talk about anything related to domestic racing champtionships
"Where are they now ?"

I remember Chris guy and graham wood. great riders who could run with the best of them. my late brother in law Bob smith used to race with them in the late seventies Early eighties. often wonder what happened To them.

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Know where there's a 'safety camera team' in action. Share the joy here
Mce phone number one that you actually get answered.

I'm not sure if these guys are incompetent or thieves? Phoned up to get my no claims discount and spent 30mins on hold whilst they tried to understand why a claim was outstanding on my policy which pre-dated the policy with them and related to my car not my bike and had been 3rd Party @ fault from day 1. They also then told me that I needed to send proof of No Claims Discount which had already been sent and they even had the policy number on their system. The call centre agent was actually trying to be really helpful however I think companies systems/process had seriously let her down. Advice - you can only call the sales line if you want to get through to someone, and ideally try and avoid them if you can. I did however find out that you can attend track days etc whilst on hold so worth capitalising on if you do risk taking a policy out with them.

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Share advice and tips, routes and places to go and stay
king's lynn to Edinburgh

unfortunatley A1 is pretty much the most obvious route.......................if you're in no hurry, I would go A17, then A16 Boston / louth, then over Humber Bridge and do the east coast roads, Scarborough etc......much more pleasant riding, but you'd need to make it a two dayer or more !

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Loads of great tips for new riders and the chance to get together with other like minded bikers
Guys Yamaha or Honda

Thanks guys, what are issues i should look out for on the van-van's and ybr. and how do i check when i go look at them.

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Pillion Friendly

most of the best touring bikes are not up to the job, blackbird ?ffs thirsty and uncomfortable. zzr1100/1200, ffs seat rises at the back so under braking the passenger slides into the rider., gone back to a sports bike for now the whole touring thing with bikes is a fookin misnomer, they are either fat bloated slugs or very very expensive and come with service intervals that have car owners laughing their heads off.

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MCN digital edition

Decided to try the discounted digital edition this week. I will not be taking a subscription as I could not read the text on my tablet. There doesn't seem to be any way to increase the text size or download to read offline. Digital editions need to add flexibly if they are to gain popularity.
If this gets sorted I will come back for another look. Relax the protection and increase the convenience or lose out.

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The Great Brain Ride 2015 - 18th July

MMMmmmmm,
Not sure might do see what the diary says particularly if o/h is occupied with daughter. Think I'll phone our kidda see if he going.

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