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TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER. their slowest bike

@albert88 said:

I understand that the OP was looking to crack the ton on the bike. If only there was a way of checking the top speed , spec and reviews on a bike before ya bought it.

Unfortunately Triumph have stated that they do not publish their bikes top speed. None of the reviews of my 2015 model quote a top speed😕 The only figure they do quote is horse power at 6800rpm. Unfortunately you can't reach this as in top gear the speed limiter cuts power below 5000 rpm.

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Help with trying to get forks to slide out of yokes seems to be held in by clipons but can not see any bolts left to back off????

Ive veen googling cbx750f forks and handlebars.
Take the clip ons right off from the top.
If they move back and forth that means they are just gummed on.
The clip ons are one piece including the clamp so needs more umpph and twisting and turning.
So soak in penetrating oil like WD40 for a couple of days then try twisting them off again.

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SHAD Side Panniers

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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Improving Safety for Motorcycle Riders, Survey for Undergraduate University project. [10mins]

nothing really unsafe about bikes
but the main thing about safety is other road users , car drivers need more training.. .insurance and police should stop automatically saying after a car pulls out on a bike , the bike was speeding
bikes should be considered when designing junctions and road surfaces

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Motogp tickets valencia 11-13 nov

@spenceg said:

It's hard sell now the doctor is the patient 😂

Probably more demand next year if Karel Abraham makes a return to MotoGP. :wink:

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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

@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 .

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Hooray! I just "won" BSB title on full factory bike

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.

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Green Card Insurance Non-EU countries

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 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.

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@Colonial-Piglet That's the gamble!!

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London DAS Training

Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can help... I'm looking for somewhere to do a 3 day DAS course in South London (I live near Wandsworth). I can only find two schools on google with mixed reviews and was hoping someone on here might be able to recommend one?



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125 cruiser for 6' 2 driver

@Beelady reliability is something I know Honda is famous for, I would like to know how the Hyosung stacks up compared to the Honda.
That you have no experience with the Hyosung is understandable due it being the underdog.
Both bikes look great and I found a site that compares riding positions, there they look the same size(ish)
I hope someone in the mcn community has some experience with both bikes.

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@hairybob thanks mate . my post in clothing [ Frank Thomas ].

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Oulton Triple Header results missing 3rd race.

My points are now correct, it would seem Outlon Park 3rd race points have been awarded.

I'll shut up now, good luck everyone.

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R.I.P john Hathaway

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