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Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,337
Posted By Tome
The ones I use I went to my local bike shop and...

The ones I use I went to my local bike shop and asked if I could have some that come off bikes that are delivered. They're blue. They work perfectly. They were free.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25,119
Views: 4,430,346
Posted By Tome
Thanks for the quick reply. Good stuff to know...

Thanks for the quick reply. Good stuff to know and I think it'll definitely be worth going for a later one in that case.
Would you (or anyone) happen to know if there is a visual difference to check...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25,119
Views: 4,430,346
Posted By Tome
I'm currently looking at DRZs and see that the S...

I'm currently looking at DRZs and see that the S had different suspension prior to 2003(?). Is there a major difference and what is the difference?
Also, is there any other advantage of getting a...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By Tome
The engine management lights on Truimphs used to...

The engine management lights on Truimphs used to be 3 complete heat cycles (cold engine to fan coming on) to clear it as long as it's not a recurring fault. Those ABS sensors are fairly sensitive and...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,165
Posted By Tome
In. Re-read instructions (doh!). Many thanks!

In.
Re-read instructions (doh!). Many thanks!
Forum: Europe 08-15-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Tome
I'd also recommend The KTM Centre if you can get...

I'd also recommend The KTM Centre if you can get there, the shop and service surpasses anything I've seen at any other KTM dealer recently.
Unfortunately Yamaha dealers don't tend to stand out so...
Forum: Europe 08-15-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,844
Posted By Tome
I've seen a lot of confusion about this recently....

I've seen a lot of confusion about this recently. Most recently I've been told it only applies to helmets sold in France, so any foreign riders would be exempt from the rule. Most people I know that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-06-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 736,329
Posted By Tome
Madness in the desert: The worlds craziest race...

Madness in the desert: The worlds craziest race (BBC Documentary)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tH2u7gtkziE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Obviously...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,891
Posted By Tome
Technically I suppose :augie UK rider, passed my...

Technically I suppose :augie UK rider, passed my full test at 17 but it meant I was restricted to 33bhp for 2 years. Firstly the insurance company tried telling me the restrictor kit was an engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tome
A guy at work has a CCM R30, the standard exhaust...

A guy at work has a CCM R30, the standard exhaust is made by Remus and surely has to be too loud to be original but apparently is. Lovely big single cylinder sound from it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,841
Posted By Tome
I usually find myself singing away quite happily....

I usually find myself singing away quite happily. I talk to myself too. Sometimes you need a good intellectual conversation :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,419
Posted By Tome
Just over 12,000 on my first go and just under...

Just over 12,000 on my first go and just under 15,000 on my second. Then about 8000 because of some back road in one of the 'stans' that looked very Scandinavian! You can move around on the maps and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 225,228
Posted By Tome
I don't know if UK roads are more well kept or...

I don't know if UK roads are more well kept or I've just been very lucky but my 2 closest calls are animal ones. First was a badger on an unlit country road, it just bolted across the road as I was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tome
Was thinking about this after hearing something...

Was thinking about this after hearing something about Saab and spares, I heard that a manufacturer has to produce parts for 10 years once a model is changed/discontinued. Thinking this would be...
Forum: Europe 04-26-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tome
I wanted to try one of these and had a bit of...

I wanted to try one of these and had a bit of trouble finding somewhere that stocked them. Hear good things and ABR mag rated it very highly.
Try calling some Hein Gericke stores, occasionally they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tome
From what I've read the road bikes are being...

From what I've read the road bikes are being ditched completely and one direction SP is looking at going is using a platform sharing system (like VAG cars do) across all 3 brands. While I think that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,820
Posted By Tome
I used to fill up while still sat on the bike...

I used to fill up while still sat on the bike with it upright thinking I could get more into the tank.
Once I realised the difference was so minimal and myself and the bike weren't hugely stable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,130
Posted By Tome
Agreed it is a royal pain when the road is taken...

Agreed it is a royal pain when the road is taken up like this but the news people said from the information they've gathered the bikes were said to be travelling at the speed limit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,300
Posted By Tome
I have skipped a bunch of pages but I often hear...

I have skipped a bunch of pages but I often hear them referred to as simply Charley/Ewan wannabes or gravel driveway warriors
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,571
Posted By Tome
Seems like a free to advertise thing. In the UK...

Seems like a free to advertise thing. In the UK Gumtree is popular but you learn very quickly what to look for and how ads are worded. And, no offence to anyone from these places, a very large number...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 101,517
Posted By Tome
I'm a bit late to the party but still :lurk A...

I'm a bit late to the party but still :lurk
A great build you've got going on too!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,483
Posted By Tome
The most miles I've done in 24 hours was approx...

The most miles I've done in 24 hours was approx 755 miles. This was a round trip to Le Mans. I did watch the MotoGP while I was there too :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 1,021,005
Posted By Tome
I didn't realise Patricia Watson-Miller raced as...

I didn't realise Patricia Watson-Miller raced as recently as 2006! She's German and now resides in the UK too :P
Also, to everyone else posting pics, thanks. This is an mazing thread and I will,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,085
Posted By Tome
I always say to impatient mates that being able...

I always say to impatient mates that being able to overtake (or filter through traffic) is a privilege and not a right as a biker. However, it is courteous to move/pull over for faster vehicles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 205,640
Posted By Tome
That is one of the worst things about working in...

That is one of the worst things about working in a parts dept for OE parts. The prices are set by the factory and there's nothing you can do about it, even if you know you can buy 50 million...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 205,640
Posted By Tome
I have a lot of time for good dealers, especially...

I have a lot of time for good dealers, especially with new bikes under warranty :evil
I have found myself wondering about the service and/or parts dept on more than one occasion with 'information'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,787
Posted By Tome
Saw this story...

Saw this story (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/General-news/2012/March/mar0212-farmer-cleared-over-trail-riders-death/) the other day, bit of a morbid turn unfortunately.
Forum: Racing 12-18-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Tome
Registered. Although got no bike for it at...

Registered.

Although got no bike for it at the moment it looks like it's already going to be a great place for UK guys to share info, suppliers, etc.
Forum: Europe 12-16-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,569
Posted By Tome
I've never seen a real life SR40, let alone one...

I've never seen a real life SR40, let alone one for sale :lol3 Look like they'd be great fun for a trip though, supposedly light too, not sure about tank size though!
Forum: Europe 12-16-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,031
Posted By Tome
Yeah, 'fraid so :P I guess not much I get excited...

Yeah, 'fraid so :P I guess not much I get excited about, your better off not visiting places and seeing what the 'famous English countryside' is all about lol.
Forum: Europe 12-14-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,031
Posted By Tome
The tours haven't been available for some time...

The tours haven't been available for some time now. I believe that there was a way to organise a 'private' tour through a dealer with enough people, not sure on the full facts of this though. TBH I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 26,428
Posted By Tome
I think the coldest I've ever ridden in was about...

I think the coldest I've ever ridden in was about -5C (23F), early start at work and was still dark - fortunately there was little traffic as I found myself losing concentration quite a bit. And no...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 60,225
Posted By Tome
Obviously not me but still... a Harley... being...

Obviously not me but still... a Harley... being backflipped!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqgwo_WdyRo
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,786
Posted By Tome
I'm looking at them (UK) as a first adventure...

I'm looking at them (UK) as a first adventure bike, no serious off-road but lugging some luggage and a tent about, that sorta thing. I'm finding owners have great things to say and magazine reviews...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 31,215
Posted By Tome
Just 23, been riding since 17. With the UK...

Just 23, been riding since 17. With the UK licence system did my full test at 17 and got an ER-5 (restricted), then 19 got a 600 Hornet. Now on a Daytona 675 and rapidly saving for something more...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 987,635
Posted By Tome
Looks great! Luckily I'm a fan of the beacky bit...

Looks great! Luckily I'm a fan of the beacky bit :lol3 Can't wait to have a test ride.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 987,635
Posted By Tome
I've been led to believe the 1050 Tiger is being...

I've been led to believe the 1050 Tiger is being dropped, along with the Sprint ST.
To me it looks like Triumph have used the 'If it ain't broke...' philosophy and put their own twist on some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,292
Posted By Tome
Buncefield explosion...

Buncefield explosion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buncefield_fire) in the UK (aviation fuel btw). It woke me up from 20 miles away. The gf who lived closer at the time said it sounded like an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Tome
Shockingly, KTM are (or at least used to be) very...

Shockingly, KTM are (or at least used to be) very truthful with their bikes weights, usually ready to go but without fuel.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,994
Posted By Tome
These fits just about everything and easily too....

These fits just about everything and easily too. Not sure how effective they are as I recall them being smaller than some others. I see the KTM ones fitted to just about everything, even Aprilia...
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