Technical and tyres
@HOSBUSA The weather last year wasn`t bad at all...Are you going to the Day of Champions.? Because thats worth going to,you really do get close to Rossi and Co.The auction is some thing else people paying Thousands for signed T-shirts ... Jaw dropping..
No sadly, but we are saving everything we have for the FIA European drag racing Finals at Santa Pod in Sept.
BSB & TT
No one like queuing, its one of life's utterly pointless activities.
But locking my helmet to my bike simply means a good fund raising idea loses out.
Surely there is a way to organise this so as to avoid or minimise the queues ?
After all, its hardly a surprise that most people want to pick up their gear just after the last race finishes
Legal and insurance
It's Europe wide. I think they all went to different school's together?????
U.A.E. insurance. Car or bike or both or as many as you like 3 or 4% of the declared value of each vehicle. Only fully comp. And it don't matter if you are 17 or 77 years old in/on a Fiat or a Ferrari or a Scooter or Superbike.
It would f a lot of these bastards up if they introduced the above system.
Touring & travel
Hey there, soon to be rider here, and need some advice. I usually travel down into london every month and sometimes fortnight, but train tickets are expensive and it'd be much cheaper for me to use my bike. So i'm asking if anyone has some do's and don'ts for me.
Buying and selling
I'm interested in a 2008 Yamaha R1 that I've seen for sale. I haven't viewed the bike yet, but have had a good view chats with the seller, asking plenty of questions. He's describing it as mint, as good as the day he bought it new, and now with only 1800 miles on the clock. It's never been tinkered with, eg no race cans, etc.
I've done an HPI Check on the bike and all came through spot on. I then checked the MOT history and it showed a fail on its 2nd MOT which was when it was 4.5 years old and 1000 miles on the clock. It failed with the front tyre having less than 1mm tread depth, a faulty rear light and an advisory of loud exhausts. When I asked the seller about this, he was shocked and contacted the MOT test centre. They said that they had an MOT tester that passed everything that came through the door. Apparently, VOSA started asking questions and the tester started to fail bikes to get the stats looking better, and then immediately passing them. The owners would not know anything about the failures, and receive their pass certificates.
He seems a genuine chap, but my first concern is that the bike could have been used as a track day bike for those first 3 years before its 1st MOT and then had the clocks put back on, etc. This could explain the mileage of 1000 miles and having a very used tyre, noisy exhausts, etc. My second concern is, if it's a genuine bike and it's a dodgy MOT centre, would you take on the incorrect MOT history and have a potential problem when you come to sell it? I'm not happy that the seller has refused to contact VOSA to see if the record can be deleted from the history. I think he knows the owner of the MOT centre as a friend, and doesn't want to get them in trouble.
Not sure whether to walk away from it or not.... any advice?
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