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Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Not most says :) just fairly frequently. I...

Not most says :) just fairly frequently.

I managed to miss the rain all day, but hit some wet roads on the way home. On a sunny day, there can be hundreds of bikes parked up at the heart side...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It has a big step between 1st and 2nd, so I was...

It has a big step between 1st and 2nd, so I was using 1st and revving up a lot of the really steep bits.

On the switchbacks, I didn't need any more speed, but on the more open roads, which we're...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ive got 3 bikes, and I've been told I'm not...

Ive got 3 bikes, and I've been told I'm not allowed any more.

My father has a c90, and a collection of cyclemotors, and would have been along for the ride this weekend, if the c90 had not...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Gromming round the English Lake District - Many pictures

Not sure if this should go in Day tripping or not, but meh.

Took the MSX (as the grom is known over here) to the English Lake district.

260 miles, and one very sore arse later, I have some...
Forum: Europe 08-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Do this, and then head to loch lomond, loch ness,...

Do this, and then head to loch lomond, loch ness, and the western isles, specifically the isle of skye.

If you only have a few days in scotland, miss out any big cities, and head for the west...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,428
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ive got an NC750X, which, according to Honda is a...

Ive got an NC750X, which, according to Honda is a little more powerful and even smother.

I've only ridden it 1500 miles, for this reason. It's just a bit meh. I'll probably get rid of it soon. My...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,101
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
This makes me laugh out loud. Do you really...

This makes me laugh out loud.

Do you really think that the big car manufacturers give a shit about upsetting the oil companies, if they thought that they could release a car that did...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,644
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Its a woodsman, I think they were only made in...

Its a woodsman, I think they were only made in the UK. It was adapted by the imported, by taking a g5, then adding a new exhaust, a single seat, and a few misc farkles, but underneath all of that,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Next - With a train ...

Next - With a train

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/4E965FC3-1CF4-4DBD-BA3E-F0CC25C26758_zpsipo0uxf3.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
In the uk, we call these fire towers ...

In the uk, we call these fire towers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/B6729654-0764-4762-BB6C-BA9056630E95_zpsfcycwkqr.jpg

The fire fighters set fire to them and then...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,644
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I rode my 2010 enfield all round Scotland this...

I rode my 2010 enfield all round Scotland this summer. I did over 1000 miles in 3 days.

You're underestimating the bike by not taking it out

Here she is next to the frenchmans castle from...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
There is the option of buying a full new lifan...

There is the option of buying a full new lifan engine with carb that will just drop in place. The engine looks like a lot of work to get running agian.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,664
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
With less than 200 miles on the clock, it needs a...

With less than 200 miles on the clock, it needs a few more to loosen up a bit.

Change the oil at 200, get it warm for 5 miles, then ride it like you stole it. It'll seem better by 350ish.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's only called the grom over in the US. In all...

It's only called the grom over in the US. In all of Europe, and in asia, it's an MSX. Someone, somewhere, decided that a different batch of stickers made it onto the US model
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
OK then, a revised, and slightly easier tag.. ...

OK then, a revised, and slightly easier tag..

A building or structure more than 150 years old
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Next tag. A building or structure more than 200...

Next tag. A building or structure more than 200 years old

This is warkworth castle. Built in the mid 12th century, but extensively remodelled in the 14th century to close to its current form
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Grommet was a little out of place outside the...

Grommet was a little out of place outside the Harley dealer.

OT. Why do Harley riders hang out round the dealer? Is there free cake?
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've noticed that the US seems to name products...

I've noticed that the US seems to name products with odd names, and the same thing in the UK and europe have names made up with random collections of letters and numbers

In the US, you get a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Next tag then, your bike with a sailing boat ...

Next tag then, your bike with a sailing boat

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/B514F2DC-6B06-462B-A43E-E17112481599_zpsfgwgetnp.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Is this the only time ever a grom has been called...

Is this the only time ever a grom has been called a big boy motorcycle? :)
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,185
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Can my little Honda join in? ...

Can my little Honda join in?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/7A9B17EA-FC22-4785-8FE2-03B3901520F6_zpsau6tt4of.jpg

Local war memorial
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,769
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I bought my NC750X on 0% finance. The finance...

I bought my NC750X on 0% finance. The finance offer was direct from Honda, to try and shift more bikes in March (In the UK the financial year starts in April)

The 0% deal was over 3 years, with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,769
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
If you can get a 0% deal, then the money is...

If you can get a 0% deal, then the money is better off in your bank account.

I got my Honda on a 0% deal for this reason
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,664
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The other bike is a royal enfield woodsman. ...

The other bike is a royal enfield woodsman.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/6E61E27E-4910-443E-88CE-2AC452ACE5A3_zps0zqrmtzx.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,664
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's like a mini version of my nc750x ...

It's like a mini version of my nc750x

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/474CC2F2-514C-4203-8D63-A0E6467FD7CA_zpsmbthluh8.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,066
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
In the UK, and the rest of the Europe a Moped has...

In the UK, and the rest of the Europe a Moped has its on licence category,

they are defined as having less than 50cc, and a maximum design speed of 50kph.

You can drive a moped when you are...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,664
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've got it. My first thought is 'It definitely...

I've got it. My first thought is 'It definitely needs the loud exhaust that I didn't buy. It sounds like a sewing machine'

Other than that, it's ace.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
3 doesn't seem too many if you're doing 20k a...

3 doesn't seem too many if you're doing 20k a year.

Ditch anything that you're driving or riding less than 1 or 2 k a year, but keep stuff you're using or you'll just regret it
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,664
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Unfortunately, if you're in the UK and just...

Unfortunately, if you're in the UK and just learning, you have to stick a big red L sticker to the front and back of your bike. Can't really get away with that excuse here
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,664
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I'm still undecided if I should splash an extra...

I'm still undecided if I should splash an extra 300 for the carbon exhaust that was on the demo bike tho

...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,664
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I dropped into my local dealer on Saturday, and...

I dropped into my local dealer on Saturday, and asked for a test ride, and after tearing around town for an hour, decided that there was no way I could have one. I would be banned for driving like an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,793
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Did 300 miles on the Enfield today, not in...

Did 300 miles on the Enfield today, not in Northumberland today, but over in the Lake District going over Kirstone twice, and missing out the A66, and going past butter mere then down over hard...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,793
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
went for a ride in the sun Today through...

went for a ride in the sun Today through Northumberland National Park

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/79F02E5C-3797-4134-A9DE-5671575EC4C7_zpsavtraacn.jpg

Dodged the sheep
...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Looks like not moving his body correctly to me....

Looks like not moving his body correctly to me. If his arse was 6 inches further to the right, then nothing hard would have touched the ground
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-25-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
There arent too many pictures of the ride accross...

There arent too many pictures of the ride accross here, as I was mostly paying attention to not falling off,

Some views down the pass
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The end of Ullswater leads to the kirkstone pass,...

The end of Ullswater leads to the kirkstone pass, and certainly the most scenic road, which leads down to the towns of Ambleside and Windermere town, and with another cafe at the top, is always busy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It was modified by the importers at the time,...

It was modified by the importers at the time, Watsonian Squire. As they are no longer the importers, and have gone back to the sidecar business, this model is no longer availble
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Overnight in the English Lake District

After going on a few day trips, I decided it was time that I got the stuff together I needed to do my first overnight camping trip on the bike. I'd not tried this before, and with Mrs NM heading off...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,704
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Nearly all the parts are available very cheap on...

Nearly all the parts are available very cheap on ebay direct from India. Everything takes a couple of weeks to turn up, but is very very cheap. Everything is available, as long as you can wait 2...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 25,180
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've taken mine on 200 mile days. It's good if...

I've taken mine on 200 mile days. It's good if youre in no hurry. Wonderful on backroads, and although it'll do 60mph, if you're after a bike to do 60mph for miles and miles, this isn't the one.
...
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