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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's totally legal over here in England. ...

It's totally legal over here in England.

This is a normal ride to work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj2L349E3eo
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The edit button isn't working Here is the...

The edit button isn't working

Here is the picture at the bottom of the pass that I didn't post properly

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Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Seemed like the first real day of spring today,...

Seemed like the first real day of spring today, so what better to do than go out riding.

Met up with Jonny, on his bandit 1250, which only had 10x the capacity of the little grom

...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It seems not entirely dissimilar from my Royal...

It seems not entirely dissimilar from my Royal Enfield. A low powered single to putput around on
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The down pipe was looking nasty so I attacked it...

The down pipe was looking nasty so I attacked it with the spining wire brush of doom til it was back to metal, then repainted it with 2 coats of vht paint. The muffler wasn't so bad as it doesn't get...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The bike lives in my garage at night, and the...

The bike lives in my garage at night, and the undercover work car park during the day.

In the UK, the highways people spread salt on the roads to prevent them icing up. This gets thrown up off...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,493
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Yellow looks ace. Less gold wheels can only be a...

Yellow looks ace. Less gold wheels can only be a good thing too
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
35F this morning, and fog bringing the visibility...

35F this morning, and fog bringing the visibility down to about 3-400ft. Rode into work anyway, and it's cleared right up as the sun came out.

Carried out a brief service on the MSX now its at...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
A quick video from England... It's a little bit...

A quick video from England... It's a little bit colder over here than it is over in Arizona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=duoY8Sv7t6c#t=555

<iframe width="560"...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The cat cleaned up quickly, but the header took...

The cat cleaned up quickly, but the header took quite a while with the rotary wire brush on the drill to shift the rust. Just waiting for it to dry now so I can re-fit
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Over here in England, the winter hasn't been kind...

Over here in England, the winter hasn't been kind to the Grom Exhaust header.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/04C5F21C-C031-478D-BCEA-C7951858FD76_zpsjetmcylg.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's worth it for the increase in power alone....

It's worth it for the increase in power alone. When a bike only has 50ish hp, a few more make a big difference, unlike when you have a few hundred, and the last few are rarely used
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,704
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Read your question wrong :) I blame a lack of...

Read your question wrong :) I blame a lack of coffee
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,704
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
You can use a tubeless tyre with a tube on a tube...

You can use a tubeless tyre with a tube on a tube rim with no issues. My Royal Enfield has avon tubeless tyres, tubes, and spoked rims. 8000 miles so far and no issues
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,637
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's not my 'thing' by any stretch, but that...

It's not my 'thing' by any stretch, but that exhaust is cool
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
No point in keeping a bike you don't connect...

No point in keeping a bike you don't connect with. For that reason, the burgman has to go.

Do you connect with the BMW? If not, ditch that to.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Probably the easter weekend. Grommet is already...

Probably the easter weekend. Grommet is already to go
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
When I had a problem with the vac system on my...

When I had a problem with the vac system on my old car's turbo system, the garage pressurised the vac system with smoke, to see where it was leaking out
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
:eek1:clap:eek1:clap:eek1

:eek1:clap:eek1:clap:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,688
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Cool, I can't even begin to guess at what might...

Cool, I can't even begin to guess at what might be in the garage in 5 years time, but it sounds like a plan. I live in the North of England, near hadrians wall. About 90 minutes easy ride to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,688
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Want to do a scoot swap? You can borrow my...

Want to do a scoot swap? You can borrow my msx/grom or royal enfield for a trip round england and scotland, I'll stick some miles on your scoot round newfoundland?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I never wrote a RR for last years trip to...

I never wrote a RR for last years trip to Scotland, but I've got a few pictures.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I took the NC750x into work today, as someone I...

I took the NC750x into work today, as someone I work with wants to buy it. I never really got on with it, so I'll just be left with the Grom and my Royal Enfield.

Once the days get a little...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's a little cold over here in England. Rode the...

It's a little cold over here in England. Rode the bike into work, and then its been sleet/snowing for a few hours. Hope it all goes by 5pm
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,323
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I can try for Chinese food. No sushi bars near...

I can try for Chinese food. No sushi bars near here
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,493
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I need to take mine in for the fuel pump re-call....

I need to take mine in for the fuel pump re-call. I might get them to do that at the same time. Thanks for the info though. Was that at Newcastle Motorcycles?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,493
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Do you have any battery issues with running the...

Do you have any battery issues with running the heated grips? I'd like some for mine but was worried about running the battery flat
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Is the new battery fully charged? It doesn't...

Is the new battery fully charged? It doesn't sound like it is.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,493
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
If it uses the standard C90 engine mount, then it...

If it uses the standard C90 engine mount, then it opens up a world of 15hp+ 180cc lifan engines, which aren't currently useable
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,493
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I'm no lightweight at 195lb + gear, but the USD...

I'm no lightweight at 195lb + gear, but the USD forks bottom out on any pothole deeper than an inch or so in the road. I'd need to change the forks, or eat a lot less pies to make it work off road
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Are you going to get some funky lining work done...

Are you going to get some funky lining work done on the trail? Sb certainly knows how to drive a paint brush.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
That would work. Obviously, you'd need to use the...

That would work. Obviously, you'd need to use the cell phone on mobile data, and not connected to your wifi at home, as when its connected to your home wifi, it would have the same address as your...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The posters IP address is very easy to track. If...

The posters IP address is very easy to track. If the poster created the second account from the same IP address as the banned account, it would be fairly easy to spot for anyone looking.

...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,759
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Starting from the UK, why Africa, or why all of...

Starting from the UK, why Africa, or why all of africa.

There is plenty of adventure to be had accross the Balkans, eastern europe and Morrocco without heading quite so far from civilisation as...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Not sure who is more happy with who they found :)

Not sure who is more happy with who they found :)
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,493
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
My dealer did a 99 first service deal for me,...

My dealer did a 99 first service deal for me, but I won't get a deal price on the second service.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,493
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Has anyone on here done the Valve Clearances on...

Has anyone on here done the Valve Clearances on their's yet? Mine is due its 2500 mile service, and I don't want to pay dealer prices on a bike wasn't that expensive.

Oil changes are easy, but...
Forum: Europe 02-03-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
No DS riding, but loads and loads of brilliant...

No DS riding, but loads and loads of brilliant blacktop riding. Of the places you listed, that would be my choice
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Red and SB, Fortune favours the Brave. I think...

Red and SB, Fortune favours the Brave. I think you're both mad, but mad in a good way. Best of luck
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 271,621
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Congrats. That's a big wiggly line you have to...

Congrats. That's a big wiggly line you have to drive along
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