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  1. Thread: It's cold.

    by SimonH
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    Just went into the kitchen, 11.8 in there! -6...

    Just went into the kitchen, 11.8 in there! -6 outside according to the wife's car and this is in Berkshire.

    We live in an old cottage and it really struggles once the temps are below zero,...
  2. Thread: RIP Jet Black

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    RIP Jet Black

    Passed away today apparently.

    Big Stranglers fan back in the day, very sad news.

    My original copy of Rattus Norvegicus still gets a regular airing.

    Very sad news.

    RIP.
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    Years ago we had a family holiday at the Ty...

    Years ago we had a family holiday at the Ty Newydd hotel in Aberdaron and on our first day there we were having a drink on the balcony and my mother whispered in my ear "that's Gordon Banks on the...
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    The way it seems to work is that if you order off...

    The way it seems to work is that if you order off the order book it will take ages but if you look on Autotrader/Ebay or ask your dealer for a "cancelled order" you'll get one, as long as you are ok...
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    I live in a rural location too and find my Cupra...

    I live in a rural location too and find my Cupra Born masses of fun on the twisty stuff, it really is satisfying setting it up for a bend using the B mode, then enjoying the instant thrust out of the...
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    How could I forget Weld. That was the tour...

    How could I forget Weld.

    That was the tour with Sonic Youth when they really cranked up the volume/distortion...if you watch the video on Youtube there are some dazed faces in the audience 🤣

    I...
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    Less is more..?! Love my Fireblade, but we've...

    Less is more..?!

    Love my Fireblade, but we've moved to a village surrounded by small lanes I really want to explore (which it is really not suited to), and there are also some Green lanes to...
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    Used to like that and from the same era of...

    Used to like that and from the same era of course Scorpions - Tokyo Tapes and Rush - All the World's a stage.

    Others I like: Motorhead - No Sleep til Hamnersmith, and the live album that came...
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    Very happy with my Cupra Born, an ID3 in a...

    Very happy with my Cupra Born, an ID3 in a different frock really but also a bit more sporty handling.

    On twisty B roads which are abundant where I live it's really good fun, love the way you can...
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    Back in the '80s when a motorbike was my only...

    Back in the '80s when a motorbike was my only form of transport, I used to plan winter journeys around stopping at establishments such as Little Chef...first port of call would be the gents to get my...
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    It was 13.8 in the kitchen this morning...her...

    It was 13.8 in the kitchen this morning...her indoors was not happy!

    15 year old son moans his bedroom is cold...dressed in shorts and T-shirt.

    Hard to believe not that long ago everyone was...
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    Some of you might remember my thread re finding a...

    Some of you might remember my thread re finding a charger for my EV on a longer journey...well that all went very well and was easy in the end. 99% of my journeys are less than the range of my EV so...
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    Crashes where the side-stand had been left down...

    Crashes where the side-stand had been left down were not not uncommon in the '70/80s when bikes with them started to become more commonplace, but no cut-outs were fitted.

    I suspect it's been a...
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    Reminded me of Ozzy's bad ear day: ...

    Reminded me of Ozzy's bad ear day:

    https://i.imgur.com/XYxGmGR.jpg
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    Possibly true in terms of size, but trust me, the...

    Possibly true in terms of size, but trust me, the feel of a bike on the move versus stationary is completely different. Without wishing to harp on about it, my Fireblade would feel terrible to a lot...
  16. I have a Thorens TD125 which is early 70s I...

    I have a Thorens TD125 which is early 70s I guess. Also a Rega Planar 3 which I know exactly how old it is as my Father bought it for my 21st birthday (so from 1985). Sadly one needs to go due to...
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    It's a little more feet back than you might be...

    It's a little more feet back than you might be used to I guess but makes complete sense when on the move...the motor is epic, but grunty enough low down you can grow into it as your experience gets...
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    My neck of the woods (although I usually do Combe...

    My neck of the woods (although I usually do Combe without an engine 😬 ).

    I did get out briefly on the Blade and I know what you mean re the conditions...headed out on the B4494 to Wantage over...
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    Well if you read the thread the OP, LTF, bought a...

    Well if you read the thread the OP, LTF, bought a Street Twin and kept it for about five minutes 🤣. Seriously I think you'd find you grow out of it very quickly.

    I have owned a Speed twin and...
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    EV Journey planning tips

    I am doing my first long journey in my EV this weekend and to say the least I'm a bit stressed out about it 🤣

    Any tips for planning the journey to ensure I don't run out of juice?

    It's about...
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    Thanks for that - current plan is still to fit...

    Thanks for that - current plan is still to fit the Eunos cams and a light head skim which gets it back to old 1.6 levels plus maybe a tiny bit more, but it's not so much the raw power I'm after, more...
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    Not yet! (Unless you count a K&N Cold Air...

    Not yet! (Unless you count a K&N Cold Air induction kit and MX5Parts back box.)

    It's actually the 90bhp 1.6 which feels quite lively up to 4k rpm and then pretty sluggish after that. There's a...
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    My CX bike is 1X and it's good for that albeit...

    My CX bike is 1X and it's good for that albeit even when racing CX you're a bit between ratios sometimes. Spinning out in a CX race isn't likely 😂

    On a bike for the road I really wouldn't...
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    Recently sold my ND2 NX5, which I was very sad...

    Recently sold my ND2 NX5, which I was very sad about, such a fantastic car.

    But today picked this beauty up:

    https://i.imgur.com/o3rwVoU.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/yaXklP3.jpg

    It's just as...
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    Looking forward to a fuller review in due course,...

    Looking forward to a fuller review in due course, but have to say...it does look great, congratulations :eagerness:

    Can definitely see me on a HD one day...but in the meantime still enjoying the...
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