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When Flying.......?

@Piglet2010 .... I'll be coming by Boat............... !

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Ask expert fellow riders about anything to do with setting up, fixing or improving your bike
help identifiying year of my bike ?

@spondonste said:

The 10th digit in the 17 digit VIN number identifies the year of manufacture. If it's '2' then it was manufactured in 2002, 3 means 2003, 4 means 2004 etc. Your VIN number identifies the bike as being manufactured in 2003 (Looks like it was the dealers store for a little time before it was sold).

You were 0ne ring out.............:smirk:

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Find out here what's worth spending your money on and what to avoid like the plague
Sat nav by Iphone

@Dot said:

Being Old and Stupid.......can someone please tell me what the hell you're all talking about...........

Just hang on the rear wheel of SatNavSteve and you will be fine.

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The place to chat about your new lid, or to find out which gloves you should go for next time
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
Overloading & Insurance

all the motorcycle luggage i've bought tells you how much weight is safe and also what max. speed they reccomend.
not that most of us really stick to it. and what happens if the rider is vastly overweight or super-skinny? i don't think there's much they can do about it but they will ask what you were carrying when you had an accident, or at least my insurance company has just asked me that question. luckily i could put my hand on my heart and tell them with a clear conscience. I was sad enough to weigh my tail pack and tank bag before i put them on the bike.

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Motorail

Another option is using the new service www.bikeshuttle.co.uk which takes your bike, leathers and helmet from the UK to Geneva while you fly out to meet it. Saves all that motorway riding through France and works out cheaper and takes less time.

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Loads of great tips for new riders and the chance to get together with other like minded bikers
New Rider with Questions

@NJC1984 10-15 miles of Dual Carriageway is fine for any naked up to the 70 limit........... it's only when you are trying to keep above 170 that it starts to get a bit painful ......unless you have a tailwind ........... in which case 186 is probably the limit.

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How to get the best deal on a new bike

@Pascal - This is only in your favor if your time is worth little - faffing about for multiple dealer visits while you could have being doing something productive or even enjoyable negates the savings.

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Dear Forum IT guys

Thanks guys.

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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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