If you're going to buy a NEW car, no matter what you buy, it'll be a pile of shit.Cheap shit, or expensive shit, but ALL of them are shit. If it's just for toodling around town, and general commuting, steer clear of diesel.. Don't waste your money buying a "posh" pile of crap.
Technical and tyres
Since original post I have found a post on the Honda Crossrunner forum of an identical case that occurred in France in December 2013. That owner experienced the same fault and smelt burning. On investigation the fault was traced the the wiring loom burning out at a point where it passes over the nearside rear radiator mounting lug. The routing of the loom passes through a pinch point that causes it to get hot, eventually resulting in a melt down. I've contacted Honda UK and am awaiting a phone call from them! The mechanic who stripped the bike is confident the side panel has never been removed which indicates the fault being down to a manufacturing problem.
Will keep you all posted re Honda UK's response.
Once again no report on the Supersport race in this weeks paper. Considering it was an historical occasion with the local brothers coming first and fifth.
Now if the winning bikes had been Triumph's, I'm sure it would have been headline news
Please MCN there are other races just as interesting as the GP, WSB and BSB, lets have coverage of the WSS as well
Touring & travel
April 16th will see the start of a budget 30day tour of Morocco down to the Western Sahara Desert, the Aim is to cover a 200km Stretch of the last 2008 Dakar Rally. Part of a team of 5 unless the BMW GS drops out then 4 definite bikes will turn out.
With a limited budget of £1100 we'll wild camp where ever we can and travel 4500mile through Spain/Morocco down to a southern point of Laayoune.
On paper a 2001 Honda CB500 and the St1100 are probably the most inappropriate bikes to take of road, never mind trail riding across the Atlas Mountains and riding for 3 days over the Sahara Desert.
Filmed over the 30 days using HD camera's Rod (the organiser) will film the Adventure," without support and aid of a back up team" He'll follow the challenge of the Honda CB500,St1100 and the African Twin on his Yamaha XT600 and document the heroic drops, punctures and mishaps on the way.
Without any aid or sponsorship from any Honda dealers, Yamaha's Infinity Motorcycles have stepped in and supplied us with some real goodies. We'll sleep under tarps/Tents or any unused Building on the way, till our return to the UK on the 18th May.
The Adventure is based on a " Take what you have & Use what you've got" Austin Vince at it's best, regardless of equipment or motorcycle you have, we're trying to prove you don't need the latest dual sports bike or up to date kit to do this type of adventure.
Rod and a cool guy "SNIPER" in 2014 under went a trip like this from UK to Turkey in 30 days with a budget of £900 !!!!!!!!!!. Things went well, until Sniper lost or had his passport/money/V5/Insurance stolen in Bulgaria.....
This year the film will be Edited and released on YOUTUBE around July. If you would like a taste of last years Boobs. SHAW2SHORE is his video channel. It is hoped the full write up of the Adventure will be published in the MCN.
Always manages to amaze me how seemingly reasonable people are totally ignorant of basic road markings.
You very very quickly develop the biker "6th" sense which not only saves your life but will make you 10 times better a driver if and when you get in a car.
Buying and selling
6'4" and 12.5 stone at 20 yrs old ... FUCK ME AUNT KATHS CAT ....I were " exactly " the same height and weight as you at 20 yrs old ... gonna tell ya summat now ... ( kind of a crystal ball thing ) .. in another 5 yrs time you will have " ballooned " too around 16st ... due too the intake of copius amounts of lager and shit loadsa fuckin Chinese / indian / mac'donalds ect ect ... and a chronic lack of excersize .... by 30 the shit REALLY will have hit the fan ... your continuous " binge " eatining and drinking will see you hit the " MAGIC " 20st mark .... could be said ( at this point ) your one HUNKY FUCKER of a bloke .. continuing too 40yrs old + ... you' ll then have surpassed the 20st mark ... and there for be classified as one BIG FAT GREY HAIRED BASTARD .... so ........ "For I were once YOU , and YOU will become me .... love youuuuuuuuu xxxx ... RSV MILLIE for " tall cunts " ..
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