Just done a little more work one of my Kawasaki's - the Vulcan S. Ive fitted a backrest and rack - here's a Blog post if it's your thing
Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
Bought the Shoei GT Air from Proto (Newcastle), walked around the shop for a good while with the helmet on as suggested, snug fit but became more comfortable the longer I had it on. Got the Dainese Veloster jacket from M&S motorcycles (Newcastle), excellent service and advice from the staff. Happy with the price I paid and would definitely shop there again.
My point here is, there are alot of black riders out there that aren't given a chance to Motogp, WBSK, BSK and TT.
Just remember that most of the Moto3 and some of the Moto2 field are paying for their rides, and about half the MotoGP field does not get paid by their teams. Being a great rider is not good enough - you have to bring family/sponsorship money with you unless someone thinks that you will be a future alien.
@Colonial-Piglet will you please be more careful , motorsport is dangerous ( as if you didn't know ) we often have signs around our racetracks telling us motorsport is dangerous and not take copy it on the public road when you leave , spoil sports .
BSB & TT
So the Classic TT/Manx is over yet not a thing in MCN today about last Wednesdays and Fridays races?
Plus nothing about the cheating from certain High profile teams in MCN, over sized engine and other technical infringements. Star riders disqualified for over sized fuel tanks but then the rider is reinstated by the Clark of the course so then the chief scrutineer resigns on the spot! But other star riders are excluded due to over sized engines and NOT reinstated? Now I'm not accusing any rider of cheating its the people who supplied and prepared the machines. But the regs state that the onus is on the rider to ensure the machine is legal!!
But what kind of message does this send out when machines are checked after the race and found illegal the Star rider is reinstated ( Remember the Dunlop incident at the TT with coated valve buckets.) It makes it a joke doesn't it, but even more when MCN doesn't report is obviously not news to them. Not impressed MCN. JB
Legal and insurance
My son turned 16 and to my wife's horror said he would like a scooter as a present for revising hard and doing well in his exams .we found a LEXEMOTO fmr50 on recommendation from someone who had purchased a different second hand model . My son passed his cbt and off we went to buy a scooter , the guys in the shop were very reassuring and we were told he could never go over 30 mph as the bike was a learner legal scooter ,restricted to 28 mph and my son would never even need to take his eyes off the road to look at the speed much to my wife's pleasure .however 2months in my son received a speeding fine Fromm Sussex police saying he was caught doing 43 in a 30 zone ,I contacted the police and after telling them the bike couldn't go that fast they gave me a fortnight to get the bike looked at by the dealer ,the bike was taken back to the dealer who said they didn't know why the bike would do this but would contact me when they knew ,I finally managed to speak to a guy called Mathew at LEXEMoto to explain the situation but he hadn't heard of any faults ,a couple of weeks went by so I contacted the dealer and was told that the speedo was wildly inaccurate and the cdi was faulty ,I took my findings to LEXEMoto and was told they had no spares in the country not even another bike to take the parts from however when I looked on eBay lexemoto were selling 20 but wouldn't let the dealer have one to try ,then my sons friend bought an identical scooter and his did exactly the same .i contacted the police to give them the evidence and was told that it did not make a difference as my son should know what 30mph was ,I have now requested the matter go to court as we don't feel this is my sons fault ,he has no benchmark to judge the speed other than thIs scooter .we got the scooter back after 9weeks and in those 9weeks my son has had to turn down work shifts and use public transport where ever he could at a cost to us ,about 600 pounds in total ,then a week after we got the bike back it broke down and needed recovery ,it was a faulty kill switch and then the bike started only going 18mph ,we discovered a screw missing on the plate on top of the carb ,all in all a crap first time bike experience and we still haven't gone to court ,he could get a fine points or even a ban and then a huge insurance increase .hes even mentioned selling it and getting a car .
It would appear there is a large batch of these from China as I contacted another dealer and asked about his fmr50 learner legal scooter and was told his could go 40plus mph .
My apologies for the length of this but in a nut shell LEXEMoto have no customer service skills and the bikes that they are importing are not restricted learner legal ,how many 16year olds are on these not knowing that if they have an accident their insurance is null and void .
Lesson learned ,put your money towards a Honda ,or Yamaha or Peugeot, it's not worth the hassle buying a LEXEMoto
Touring & travel
Did a few miles in Derbyshire yesterday and found a decent place for a bite to eat. Some words and pictures here:
Buying and selling
Seeing Deliveroo riders everyday somewhere nr Leeds, it seems the best scooter is one that can do this all day, with the rider generally wearing trackies and trainers with no gloves.