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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRA View Post
    You need my fundraiser offer of loads of bike cleaning materials ;)

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    I was thinking about it but I have a garage full of it which hasn't been used!
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    TFT does look good, but the lack of Ďcustomisabilityí of the display is disappointing. For all those that canít read a dial speedo quickly, is that age related ?!
    I'm 33!
    Quote Originally Posted by FazerBoy View Post
    I think there is a fair amount of Ďcustomisabilityí of the display. Iíve only just got the bike so havenít delved fully into it but there are definitely various options for the look of the display and the information shown...
    Ok mine there is none. You can change the top line from total mileage to trip, PSI, range etc but that's beyond basic and not what anyone would call customisable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    My Dyna speedoís been broken for 5 years. Never look at them really... ( no itís not THAT slow )
    Youíre saying your HD is the American equivalent of a Renault or a Citroen, where niggling things go wrong?
    Is it even road legal, without a speedo?
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Youíre saying your HD is the American equivalent of a Renault or a Citroen, where niggling things go wrong?
    Is it even road legal, without a speedo?
    Itís legal. Passes an mot each year... recorded mileage is 0000.
    Itís an Evo wide glide. Most reliable Harley engine ever built. No niggles just £500 for a new speedo. Doesnít bother me so I donít fix it


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    The TFT on my Street Triple RS is very customisable. You can change the look and position of speedo, rev counter etc and have various combinations of info displayed as well. Next time I pull it of of the garage Iíll try and remember to take a couple of pice to show what i mean.

    Later this year Triumph will also add bluetooth connectivity to those bikes with the TFT screen, and I understand this will have the capability to show your satnav from your phone. Now that could be a game changer, no more bulky add on sat nav on the bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Itís legal. Passes an mot each year... recorded mileage is 0000.
    Itís an Evo wide glide. Most reliable Harley engine ever built. No niggles just £500 for a new speedo. Doesnít bother me so I donít fix it


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    Iíll push my luck a bit but if you havenít posted one yet, can you show us a pic (of the bike)?
    Please?
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Just collected my pristine 95 mile old Xdiavel and rode it home👍😎







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    You got it dirty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    You got it dirty!
    That 240 back tyre sure flings the muck around.... it looks like Iíve done the Paris/Dakar on it🤪🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Youíre saying your HD is the American equivalent of a Renault or a Citroen, where niggling things go wrong?
    Is it even road legal, without a speedo?
    Who needs a speedo anyhow?

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    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Which wouldnít have been an issue before a vehicleís MOT history was available online.

    Whenever Iíve been stopped by the police in the past, the speedo has read 0mph although Iím sure an eagle eyed copper with a bee in his bonnet would soon spot the 0000 miles odometer reading!

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    If the odometer is not working, how do you know when itís due a service? Also what mileage are you going to say when you sell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    If the odometer is not working, how do you know when itís due a service? Also what mileage are you going to say when you sell?
    Quite short sighted for a £500 fix.

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    Cool

    It does have advantages, he won't be able to see how little progress he gets out of that huge engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Following a thorough soaking and a totally miserable ride last bank holiday Monday, I finally got around to buying my first set of proper Gortex gear...

    The wife treated me to some Triumph branded Gortex pants and a new Dainese Carve Master 2 jacket..



    Can't go far wrong with Dainese
    All my gear, leather and textile is Dainese.
    Now on my 4th GoreTex touring jacket.
    Jackets & pants can be a mix and match as they use the same zips.
    Great stuff I recon, (not as good as Rukka, who I've fallen out of love with, £200 gloves goosed after 2 years of very very light use)
    Dainese crashes well too.
    The D Store in Manchester is pretty poor though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboydonald View Post
    It does have advantages, he won't be able to see how little progress he gets out of that huge engine.

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    More bike related stuff

    Iíve just found out that Jamie Coward is the son of a mate of mine from when I was first riding bikes nearly forty years ago.

    He was always quicker than me and I heard that heíd started racing a few years after Iíd moved away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Iíve just found out that Jamie Coward is the son of a mate of mine from when I was first riding bikes nearly forty years ago.

    He was always quicker than me and I heard that heíd started raving a few years after Iíd moved away.
    Raving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post

    He was always quicker than me and I heard that heíd started raving a few years after Iíd moved away.
    Does he do any racing...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Raving?
    Quote Originally Posted by FazerBoy View Post
    Does he do any racing...?
    All right smart arses, Iíve exited it now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    All right smart arses, Iíve exited it now!
    Ah, but once weíve quoted you the shame will last forever...

    At least it shows weíre reading your posts carefully...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    All right smart arses, Iíve exited it now!
    Oh, good

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Oh, good
    Oh FFS, I give up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FazerBoy View Post
    Ah, but once weíve quoted you the shame will last forever...

    At least it shows weíre reading your posts carefully...
    Clearly not carefully enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Oh FFS, I give up!
    I really did think it was a branch of motorcycling I wasnít aware about.

    Perhaps I was correct?



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    Evening all,

    Are there any good recommendations for bike insurance? Iíve been off a bike for about 3, maybe 4 years now, so the NCD that I had built up is no longer valid.

    I will try the usual comparison sites etc, I was just wondering if there were any gems out there worth knowing about?

    Thanks


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    Took my wife for her first ride as a pillion this evening. Now wants to do DAS so she can have her own bike!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Evening all,

    Are there any good recommendations for bike insurance? Iíve been off a bike for about 3, maybe 4 years now, so the NCD that I had built up is no longer valid.

    I will try the usual comparison sites etc, I was just wondering if there were any gems out there worth knowing about?

    Thanks


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    Go compare got the best for me. A mate re-started a while ago and the first year was a lot, but massively went down after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Evening all,

    Are there any good recommendations for bike insurance? Iíve been off a bike for about 3, maybe 4 years now, so the NCD that I had built up is no longer valid.

    I will try the usual comparison sites etc, I was just wondering if there were any gems out there worth knowing about?

    Thanks


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    I got my renewal recently from Bennetts. Decided to give Bikesure a call to see if they could beat it like for like. After around 30 mins and on hold for ever they couldnt. The girl asked what i had been quoted, so i told her and she said she would go and Ďask someone elseí to see if they could get a better quote. I asked her to ring back. She called me back and beat Bennetts by £90 ish. The whole point is wtf didnt she do this in the first place. Anyway, i asked her to mail me the quote and she agreed to call after the weekend to discuss further. She did neither.

    I then went online on the MCN quote line thingy and managed to beat the Bikesure quote by another £90 ish !!

    It worked for me so maybe give it a try, I will save nearly £200 on my original renewal quote.

    Stuart


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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Evening all,

    Are there any good recommendations for bike insurance?
    The only topic of motorcycle discussion that will give you more varied an opinion than `what oil` or `what tyres` is `which insurance`.
    Ask a dozen folk and you`ll get a dozen answers.

    Saying that (!) i`ll give my recommendation - Peter James.

    Although, i am going to try and lean on them this year as i`ve just had my premium renewal quote and it`s ~15% more than last year but more importantly has gone over the physcological one hundred quid barrier for the first time....

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    Thanks Chaps,

    Iíve had a good look online and made a few calls, itís a bit of a shame Iíve gone out of scope for the NCD but Iíve managed to get it down to a respectable price with the usual add ons, shame itís not what I was paying in 2015, which was just £74.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnabull View Post
    I got my renewal recently from Bennetts. Decided to give Bikesure a call to see if they could beat it like for like. After around 30 mins and on hold for ever they couldnt. The girl asked what i had been quoted, so i told her and she said she would go and Ďask someone elseí to see if they could get a better quote. I asked her to ring back. She called me back and beat Bennetts by £90 ish. The whole point is wtf didnt she do this in the first place. Anyway, i asked her to mail me the quote and she agreed to call after the weekend to discuss further. She did neither.

    I then went online on the MCN quote line thingy and managed to beat the Bikesure quote by another £90 ish !!

    It worked for me so maybe give it a try, I will save nearly £200 on my original renewal quote.

    Stuart


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    Similar experience of Bikesure - complete waste of time IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    If the odometer is not working, how do you know when itís due a service? Also what mileage are you going to say when you sell?
    I do an annual service ( do it myself )
    I used to build choppers so I know what needs doing when...
    Iíve got no plans to sell. If you know these engines you can tell a good tight one by how it sounds. Mileage isnít really relevant on a bike from the 90ís with this engine. I know a guy in the US that has over 500,000 on one with no rebuild.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Iíll push my luck a bit but if you havenít posted one yet, can you show us a pic (of the bike)?
    Please?




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    Thank you. Love the first one.
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Evening all,

    Are there any good recommendations for bike insurance? Iíve been off a bike for about 3, maybe 4 years now, so the NCD that I had built up is no longer valid.

    I will try the usual comparison sites etc, I was just wondering if there were any gems out there worth knowing about?

    Thanks


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    Rather surprisingly, my car insurer, LV, were the best I found for my Hayabusa. I think I was with Hastings for my bikes beforehand - Suzukis of 1250cc and 750cc and Yam of 1000cc - all under 200gbp. Hastings quoted 520 for the 'Busa but LV were around 210

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    Collected my Speed Twin on Saturday and put nearly 100 miles on it, loving it so far.





    Had a little sit on one of these yesterday at the local dealer, very impressed. If things go how I hope in the next month or two and subject to test ride I think I'm going to get one...had my Striple 11 years now and whilst it still rides as good as the day I bought it and I still really like it think the Speed Twin ticks a lot of boxes for me as a potential change

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    Just back from a taster observation session with the IAM following on from recently attending the bikesafe course (which I really enjoyed).

    Have to admit I was a little apprehensive on what to expect when you look at some of the comments and feedback on the IAM. But it was a great ride out for the full morning and I think I will go for it. My observer was a national observer and a top bloke as well whilst also local to me so that probably helped.

    Doing all of this does show how basic the standard required to pass your A license is though. Learning a lot more now which ultimately is my aim.

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    More bike related stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by JonRA View Post
    Rather surprisingly, my car insurer, LV, were the best I found for my Hayabusa. I think I was with Hastings for my bikes beforehand - Suzukis of 1250cc and 750cc and Yam of 1000cc - all under 200gbp. Hastings quoted 520 for the 'Busa but LV were around 210

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    Same here, although Iím with Aviva. They absolutely slaughtered every other quote I got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjuk View Post
    Just back from a taster observation session with the IAM following on from recently attending the bikesafe course (which I really enjoyed).

    Have to admit I was a little apprehensive on what to expect when you look at some of the comments and feedback on the IAM. But it was a great ride out for the full morning and I think I will go for it. My observer was a national observer and a top bloke as well whilst also local to me so that probably helped.

    Doing all of this does show how basic the standard required to pass your A license is though. Learning a lot more now which ultimately is my aim.
    I'm 80% of the way through the IAM course, and I've enjoyed all the sessions so far. My group rotates the observers for each session (a good thing, I think), and their styles, advice and standards do vary quite a bit. However, I think the principles are sound and I know my riding safety has improved significantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Same here, although Iím with Aviva. They absolutely slaughtered every other quote I got.
    Also using Aviva. As a new starter with zero no-claims, they came out better than all of the other big-name companies.

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    Decided to pull the trigger and picked up a Rallye HP with the Billet pack and all the trinkets. My 3rd GS! New 1250 motor is super smooth compared to the outgoing 1200 and pulls quite a bit stronger, even when compared to my 1200 which was Hilltopped. Had never ridden the 1250 until collection today! Now to get it run in by Wednesday...


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    Very nice! Impulse buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    Decided to pull the trigger and picked up a Rallye HP with the Billet pack and all the trinkets. My 3rd GS! New 1250 motor is super smooth compared to the outgoing 1200 and pulls quite a bit stronger, even when compared to my 1200 which was Hilltopped. Had never ridden the 1250 until collection today! Now to get it run in by Wednesday...

    Some nice upgrades there , hand guards, sump guard, spots, screen extender , pannier fit, head guards to name a few. Im hearing some good reports of the 1250 over on UKGSER , folk seem to rate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Very nice! Impulse buy?
    It was! Had no intention of selling or buying anything other than getting some food at their superbike event, but the salesman seemed ultra keen to do some biz. He worked hard to get me to sign lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Some nice upgrades there , hand guards, sump guard, spots, screen extender , pannier fit, head guards to name a few. Im hearing some good reports of the 1250 over on UKGSER , folk seem to rate them.
    The Rallye TE came with the HP Billet pack: milled mirrors, fluid pots, adjustable pegs and gearshift, adjustable brake and clutch levers, engine cover, and cylinder head covers all milled from beautiful solid ally. Itís a beautiful upgrade.

    Transferred over my fogs, GSA screen with XScreen, screen support brackets, Bumot panniers, and a few other bits from the outgoing R1200. Will get some miles in this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    Decided to pull the trigger and picked up a Rallye HP with the Billet pack and all the trinkets. My 3rd GS! New 1250 motor is super smooth compared to the outgoing 1200 and pulls quite a bit stronger, even when compared to my 1200 which was Hilltopped. Had never ridden the 1250 until collection today! Now to get it run in by Wednesday...


    Stunning. Ride safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    Decided to pull the trigger and picked up a Rallye HP with the Billet pack and all the trinkets. My 3rd GS! New 1250 motor is super smooth compared to the outgoing 1200 and pulls quite a bit stronger, even when compared to my 1200 which was Hilltopped. Had never ridden the 1250 until collection today! Now to get it run in by Wednesday...

    Very very nice and some tasteful upgrades. Will you go full system or change the exhaust?

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    just do one of the comparison searches and choose the cheapest one (or cheapest one that fits your criteria ) , theres no loyalty with insurance companys-they are all out to rip you off , cheapest for me last year was MCE @£280 fully comp for a speed triple with one yrs NCB.

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