Technical and tyres
@jaffa90 The forks on a 1984 CBX750 are conventional right way up forks. What that means is the sliders are at the bottom and are disassembled from the upper stanchions by being withdrawn downwards. In your images you can see the top surface of the inner slider tube, the top of the spring, the top of the damper rod and the top of the outer stanchion tubes. I can't see a circlip on any of the internal part of the tubes
There will be circlips that hold in the oil seals but they will be at other end of the stanchion tubes and fitted in to the top of the slider tubes.
As ianmc said it's possible that there are snap rings around the outer portion of the top stanchion tubes that stop the stanchions being removed from the yokes (Honda seem to be the only manufacturers I've seen that use these snap rings). These can simply be slightly splayed apart (by hand) and pulled off the stanchion tube (again by hand) to remove. It is possible that there's a slight bur on the groove that the snap rings fit in so give the grooves a check and remove any burr. Once the snap ring is removed the fork should be able to be withdrawn from the yoke however it might be a slightly tight fit so might take a bit of twisting of the stanchion to get it out.
We've used Shad panniers and top box on three different bikes. Same boxes but new fitting kits for each bike. I suppose the boxes are around 3 years old now. They've survived several European trips and a few rallies as well. The inner straps work well when someone (not me!) forgot to close a pannier properly recently. I was expecting to get the contents hurled at me, following behind, but everything stayed put.
When I first saw them I thought they looked a bit flimsy compared to some of the more expensive makes but so far they've been really good and seem to be waterproof too, as no leaks so far.
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I am contacting you Riders with a short survey with the hope you can spare ten minutes in order to help me with my project, there is a section at the end of the survey where if you include your email address i will keep you up to date with the progress of the project!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and i hope you enjoy the survey:
@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
I take your point about Shakey, It's just that sometimes he runs his mouth off. In the past he scathed about the showdown format, Well after his Oulton Park "Performance" last month it sure worked out for him this year. Don't like Ducati in Production racing (and never have tbh) as they have always bent/manipulated the rules to suit themselves.
Legal and insurance
Thought I'd share my experience of bike insurance for a trip involving non-eu countries in 2016.
Research before the trip suggested Green Cards were no longer needed/available and border insurance should be available at the borders. However I eventually purchased a green card in UK from "Tour Insure" based in Germany and my mate decided to chance it, as it wasn't cheap 208 euro for 1 month.
Our trip eventually took us though Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina. On the first border crossing from Romania into Serbia on the E-70 directly south of Timisoara, my friend was unable to buy any insurance at the border but the border staff let him in anyway. The second non-eu border was from Serbia to Bosnia (Bosut/Velino Selo), where he was not allowed to enter Bosnia before purchasing some insurance which was possible at the border, they accepted my Green Card without question.
If you're interested in the trip, check it out here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH_LR3eSezzFwe8aLesPG2hcRaAekz-vY the border crossings are in part 2 and 3.
Hope this helps others like me who was a bit confused pre trip what the score was.