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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Your sat nav battery will only last a couple of...

Your sat nav battery will only last a couple of hours. You'll want a USB charger on your bike to keep it alive
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I went with A* gear. It's not quite Rukka, but...

I went with A* gear. It's not quite Rukka, but it's also not an ebay special.
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-02-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Get yourself one of these ...

Get yourself one of these

http://www.bikebone.com/miva/graphics/00000002/CB4pic.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Waterproof Iphone holder and a USB charger works...

Waterproof Iphone holder and a USB charger works for me,
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've got a few Newcastle pics lying around...

I've got a few Newcastle pics lying around somewhere

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/69ECD42E-1B8B-4086-B28C-D0B5DA0A53B6_zpskbmzdgyj.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
You can post stuff to a hotel as well. Touring...

You can post stuff to a hotel as well. Touring via UPS :) That way eleventy pairs of shoes are waiting for you at your destination.

There is a guy from ebay in Northumberland (Native Viking)who...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's easy to ride a small bike a long way, you...

It's easy to ride a small bike a long way, you just have to ignore all the people who tell you it can't be done, then go and do it.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I think its a brake drum, but the shoe acts on...

I think its a brake drum, but the shoe acts on the outside of the drum instead of the inside.

Enclosed chains are the way forwards. I wish my Grom had one
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Thats not a uniform, it's just his riding gear, a...

Thats not a uniform, it's just his riding gear, a Belstaff jacket and some waterproof trousers.

He will be competing in a Vintage Motorcycle club event of some sort, hence the numbers
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
+1, change now, then again at 200 and 400, then...

+1, change now, then again at 200 and 400, then consider it run in. It will get a little faster, maybe 2 or 3 mph, after another 2000ish miles.

After 400 miles, don't worry about riding WOT for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I did a similar trip recently on my Grom ...

I did a similar trip recently on my Grom

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1055793

It's a good couple of days out. Your hayabusa is significantly more capable than the Grom, You'll...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-28-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I think you can get them through customs OK. ...

I think you can get them through customs OK.

My late grandfather owned this bike

http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1921-dene-v-twin.jpg

which was promised to my father,...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-28-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
For whatever the next registration on the pile...

For whatever the next registration on the pile is, its 75, but if you want your initials or whatever, it costs more. My Enfield registration, A20GRH cost me 500
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-28-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
$30 for something interesting it worth it. It's...

$30 for something interesting it worth it. It's high hundreds to low thousands for one over here
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Black one means I'm more likely to get squashed...

Black one means I'm more likely to get squashed while 50mph WOT because of all the crap I'm carrying.

Pelicases are invincible. I'm considering just using it as my check in luggage for work travel.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Im thinking of fixing this peli case to my grom...

Im thinking of fixing this peli case to my grom for a camping trip away in summer. I can more easily tie my tent and sleeping bag to the top.

It's currently just stuck on with tape as I can't...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Trip Report here ...

Trip Report here

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1055793
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-25-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
90 might be a bit heavy. I read on the Grom forum...

90 might be a bit heavy. I read on the Grom forum that going from 10 to 20 can help for those who enjoy their bacon
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-25-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've read that heavier oil can help. Was going to...

I've read that heavier oil can help. Was going to try it over winter. The suspension is set up for 150lb Thais
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Your pannier racks are ace. I wish I had the...

Your pannier racks are ace. I wish I had the skills to make some
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Michelin City Grip come in a 10 inch version....

Michelin City Grip come in a 10 inch version. They are an excellent road tyre in the wet and dry
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The 90 was great over winter, but now it's a...

The 90 was great over winter, but now it's a little bit warmer, it could be very slightly thin. Once the current bottle runs out, I'll try and find something a little thicker, maybe 120. I tried the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/5...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/5B64B289-ECAA-49FD-9C0B-F2EF069BE0F5_zpsewk4fdqs.jpg

Some of the trips are a bit mundane. I rode 8 miles to work this morning, and the Grom is in...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The old tyres sucked, they were replaced with...

The old tyres sucked, they were replaced with Michelin, and I've installed a rear rack so I can attach my top box. It had a screen in winter, but that's off now

Other than that, a little bit of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Mines got 6000 miles on it now, I've owned it 9...

Mines got 6000 miles on it now, I've owned it 9 months
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Holy crap! that is amazing!

Holy crap! that is amazing!
Forum: EMEA 06-14-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
100 miles a day is only 2 1/2 hrs at a sedate...

100 miles a day is only 2 1/2 hrs at a sedate trundle. I plan 200 mile days on my msx
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-14-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
If you're still stuck in a week, I could buy it...

If you're still stuck in a week, I could buy it and post it over. No idea how much to that would cost though
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-13-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's no hadrian's wall. Its single skin brick all...

It's no hadrian's wall. Its single skin brick all round with a slab of concrete dumped on the top. :)

Hadrians wall is only 10 miles from here. It's in about as good condition as the paint used...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-13-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
My house doesn't have one, it belongs to the...

My house doesn't have one, it belongs to the person over the street, and I pay then 20 a month to keep my crap in it. I've only had it a year or so. At sometime in the past it's been painted by the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-12-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've got an NC750X, its just a bit boring. I've...

I've got an NC750X, its just a bit boring. I've hardly ridden it at all since I got my grom.

If I had to get rid of one of them, I'd definitely be keeping the grom..
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-05-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,745
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The monolock system is rated to 3kg, and the...

The monolock system is rated to 3kg, and the monokey is rated to 10kg.

I'm guessing because of that, the MK system is stronger, however I carry anything that will fit in my 39L monolock box, and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-05-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
He is right in a way. A Toyota corolla is...

He is right in a way.

A Toyota corolla is much better choice of transport than a 2T scooter. It's more reliable, carries more crap, safer, has a heater and AC.

Everyone on this thread hasn't...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,745
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
If I leave the rack on, it takes 5 seconds to...

If I leave the rack on, it takes 5 seconds to click in place, so I'd keep the box for when I need it. 90% of the time I dont have it on as its UUUUUGGGGLLLY

37L is enough room for a small sleeping...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-04-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,745
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The universal givi kit needs no drilling to fit...

The universal givi kit needs no drilling to fit to 95% of racks.

It has some clever W shaped clamps, that you bolt between the rack and the base plate. It can be removed and refitted in about 5...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-02-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Depends on the engine fitted. There are...

Depends on the engine fitted.

There are out the box c90 mount engines with 14hp for 150cc and 18hp for 180cc, vs the Grom's 9.9hp

There are plenty of reasons to go grom over Chinese made...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 357,448
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
What sort of fuel filter are you using on aero?

What sort of fuel filter are you using on aero?
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,195
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Get the tyres swapped as well. The stock ones are...

Get the tyres swapped as well. The stock ones are super sucky. Michelin PurePower or CityGrip will cost you next to nothing.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Upload them to photobucket and it will resize...

Upload them to photobucket and it will resize them to a little smaller,

Cool trip, it's always more fun with a bike which isn't ideal for the job, although you might want to go tyre shopping :)
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-23-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Following this thread, this looks interesting. ...

Following this thread, this looks interesting.

http://www.shadonline.com/SHAD-SH40-CARGO-TOP-CASE-p/d0b40ca.htm

Something to strap light stuff, like sleeping bag and camping mat to,...
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