They don't always make you more visible anyway... Recently on a lovely summers lunch time riding the lanes locally, round a corner couldn't see anything, Then i spotted the horse and rider coming int eh other direction wearing a lovely yellow Hiz viz jacket, which belnded beautifully with the bright sun light on the green leaves of the trees, the horse being dark brown of course blended lovely with the tree trunks. - the rider would have been better in a totally different colour!
the are of a benefit in the dusk or dark with reflective strips that bounce the light off back towards the on coming cars.
Technical and tyres
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.............
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.
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!
BSB & TT
Legal and 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.
Touring & travel
Hi all, greetings from Ardmore, Co. Waterford in Republic of Ireland!
Having recently fulfilled a long held desire to travel the longest distance between two points here in Ireland (Mizen Head to Malin Head in one day, 445 miles approx) I'm now setting my sights on doing a long trip next year in 2016. I seem to recall reading somewhere online that doing the complete coastline of Great Britain is a trip that is sometimes undertaken by bikers; wondering if anyone has any tips, links, stories etc to get me REALLY motivated! Not that I need much more anyway, I've decided it's something I want to do and I rarely if ever back down when going through with my promises/threats!
I ride a really reliable 2003 Deauville 650 and unless I find a newer one in the meantime (or it dies!) then that is what I would be using.
Happy biking all, look forward to getting a response.
i thought direct access was done on a bigger bike, which will be more comfortable then being hunched up on a 125. maybe i'm wrong. it's a while since i bothered to look into the rules.
And yes, you should be able to do it in short sessions. try a different training school.
Buying and selling
I agree with most of the tips that have been already mentioned here. Though, I don't think crying is for me. Before I had what I think has not been covered yet, I would re-inforce, get knowledgeable about the bike specifications and accessories (including prices) and its competitions (usually another brand, the bike but the accessories). The competition of your bike, may not be straight competition, it could simply be your second or third choice. Knowledge is power: You will be taken seriously, you will discover strength and weaknesses of the bikes you are looking at.
Here is what I think has not yet been covered ...
Depending on brands you are contemplating, this tip may have various degrees of efficiency. But all combined, the deal you'll get will be difficult to match.
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
Come on then, don't be shy.....