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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 238,404
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Did you do a ride report for this trip. I'd be...

Did you do a ride report for this trip. I'd be interested to read how many miles per day you did on your grom, and a few close ups of how you attached all your gear to the back
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 238,404
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Mine is fitted with A fender extender, a small...

Mine is fitted with A fender extender, a small screen, and Michelin City Grip winter tyres. I ride it most weeks when it's not freezing or raining. The stock Vee rubber tyres are really really bad in...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 196,698
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
This guy rode his C90 from Malaysia to the UK ...

This guy rode his C90 from Malaysia to the UK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c65EwotPOQ

your CT110 is destined to head south :)
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 196,698
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Then Go! It's better to regret the things you did...

Then Go! It's better to regret the things you did than the things you didn't

'Christmas eve 2014 was the day I said sod it all, packed a few belongings on the back of my CT90 and headed south...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 196,698
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I think it's the huge quantities of salt that is...

I think it's the huge quantities of salt that is put on the roads for 3 months a year. It causes corrosion in any unpainted metal very quickly
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 196,698
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Thats a tidy little bike you've got there. All...

Thats a tidy little bike you've got there. All the ones over here in england have been eaten away by tinworm
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 196,698
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Where is this photo taken?

Where is this photo taken?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 196,698
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I went bigger then shrank back down again. No...

I went bigger then shrank back down again. No point in getting to your destination quicker if the whole point of the journey was to enjoy the ride.

My NC750 has hardly done any miles since I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 294,927
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I had the dunlop trailmax replaced on my 750x...

I had the dunlop trailmax replaced on my 750x under warranty by hondaUK
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ed is on facebook, and has more frequent updates...

Ed is on facebook, and has more frequent updates on there.

He also has a DVD out, from a previous trip to drive his C90 from malaysia to england. It's really very funny, and a top christmas...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I guess with it being an aircooled lump, there is...

I guess with it being an aircooled lump, there is no mechanism by which the temperature is controlled, and driving to work at about 30mph is hardly working the engine. If its warm enough at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
When it's dark, cold and raining, then the...

When it's dark, cold and raining, then the shortest way home has a certain appeal
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Thanks for the tips. It currently runs on fully...

Thanks for the tips. It currently runs on fully synthetic 5w30 oil, I bought loads last year when it was on sale at a local motor shop.

I'll take it for a longer, harder, ride to see if that...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Grom Engine oil

I use my Grom to drive 7 miles to work most days, except when it's raining really hard.

I noticed that the oil at the last oil change had a layer of 'oil mayo' at the top, much like I would...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 196,698
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Have you tried muffs. The neoprene ones by...

Have you tried muffs. The neoprene ones by tucanno urbano are fantastic at keeping your hands warm in winter by keeping the wind off.

A good pair of muffs, and you can keep riding in summer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,850
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
In Europe, they independently test helmets, and...

In Europe, they independently test helmets, and give them a 'Sharp' rating. Plenty of 100 4* helmets, and a lot of 500 2* and 3* helmets.

The manufacturers of 2* helmets quickly mobilised the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
In the UK, legally, mopeds are 50cc and below,...

In the UK, legally, mopeds are 50cc and below, and motorbikes are 51cc and above.

You can ride any motorbike on the motorway, but you cant ride a moped, bicycle, or horse drawn vehicle on a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
US Gallons, 135 Imperial MPG. Tracked over 1600...

US Gallons, 135 Imperial MPG. Tracked over 1600 miles.

http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-uk/309241.png (http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/grom_125/2014/Northernmonkey/309241)
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I put winter tyres and handlebar muffs on mine, I...

I put winter tyres and handlebar muffs on mine, I also fitted the lead for my heated clothing to the battery.

The City Grip Winter tyres have so far proved good in the cold
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Wow, that sucks, my little 125 grom does 62mph...

Wow, that sucks, my little 125 grom does 62mph indicated, which is probably about 57, and only slows to 50 on the steepest hills with a headwind.

I'm averaging 110mpg
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It will bolt straight up, its stuff like the...

It will bolt straight up, its stuff like the ignition that will take a little time to get working.

Honda made about eleventy-billion of the same engine, and every little field bike and c90 clone...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
You can buy a full new lifan engine, with carb...

You can buy a full new lifan engine, with carb and 5 speed semi auto box for a couple of hundred.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 103,139
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Mine has a little screen on the front which I put...

Mine has a little screen on the front which I put on to stop me getting as cold in winter. It's made the bike 3 or 4mph faster.

In the UK, all 18wheelers do 56mph, and the extra few mph means I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Are they dunlop trailmax tyres? Mine were worn...

Are they dunlop trailmax tyres? Mine were worn after 1500 miles on my nc750x, and were replaced as a warranty item by Honda UK
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
If there was an official 150 or 180 version of...

If there was an official 150 or 180 version of the grom, mine would be up for sale right this second. I think its brilliant, but I'd really like a smidge more power
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Out of interest, why did you go for the DCT...

Out of interest, why did you go for the DCT version instead of the manual version?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
A DCT system, by by virtue of having multiple...

A DCT system, by by virtue of having multiple clutches, is big, heavy, and needs a fair bit of electric power to make it work.

For this reason, they're only fitted to big heavy bikes. I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,137
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Dropping your bike sucks big hairy balls....

Dropping your bike sucks big hairy balls. Everyone has done it at some time. Chalk it up as expierience
Forum: Battle scooters 10-27-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
There of plenty of sprockets available for the...

There of plenty of sprockets available for the grom/msx, however I've not tried any of them. It seems geared about right as it is, with the redline at 70mph.

Most of the people who re-gear them...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,783
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Practicality is a sliding scale. My grom is the...

Practicality is a sliding scale. My grom is the least practical form of transport I own, yet I use it to go to work, or to go to the shops if I only need a couple of things. Both of those are...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've ridden my grom (MSX125 over here) on a few...

I've ridden my grom (MSX125 over here) on a few motorways, it's legal here over 50cc. I've recently put a small screen on it for the winter, and it's added maybe 4 or 5mph to the top speed. that 4mph...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,855
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The ST is a hooligan machine. If it doesn't get...

The ST is a hooligan machine. If it doesn't get your pulse going, you might be dead
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,855
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I feel totally the same about my NC750x. There's...

I feel totally the same about my NC750x. There's nothing wrong with it, but I have no desire to go and ride it. It's like the toyota corolla of bikes. Blergh.

Bikes need a bit of soul about them...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,783
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
[QUOTE=JerryH;25309206] The Stella and Enfield...

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Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,810
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Over in England, the PCX is 2600, and the SMax...

Over in England, the PCX is 2600, and the SMax is 4000.

There aren't many SMaxes about
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35,629
Views: 9,011,683
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
This is AAAAAAmazing. I want a sidecar like this...

This is AAAAAAmazing. I want a sidecar like this for my grom
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,410
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Harley is a brand company, like Red Bull. ...

Harley is a brand company, like Red Bull.

The Red Bull brand has a drinks devision, a soccer devision, a Formula one devision, and a few other bits and bobs

The Harley Davison brand has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ditto this, I get loads less people pulling out...

Ditto this, I get loads less people pulling out in front of me when I wear my yellow helmet. That, and always having the headlight on, are the 2 things which will help the most
Forum: Trip Planning 09-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,638
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
What do you use this for?

What do you use this for?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,678
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
thats a shame. It's like the love child of a...

thats a shame. It's like the love child of a bergman and nc750x

http://www.eicma.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/HondaIntegra750-003.jpg
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