What’s the most boring bike related item to spend your money on?

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  1. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Senior Member

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    Mine has to be leathers, hate buying them, I’ve had the same set for 10 years (luckily I still fit - just!)

    I loathe buying them, no joy in it for me although I’d love a fresh set every year or two I just can’t bring myself to it and my money goes elsewhere!
    What’s yours?
     
  2. Empty_Ten

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    Visors and Pinlocks, because they're not cheap (but essential). I still havent gotten around to replacing my AGV Sport Modular Clear Visor, £70!! And Pinlocks being around £25-£30 each.

    I go through at least 1 clear one a year. And then there are the RPHA 11 visors which frequently crack around the release latch even if you're careful
     
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  3. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Senior Member

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    I must confess I’ve only ever bought one visor, I normally buy a new lid but then my lid budget is around £200 every 4 years :D I don’t get out much!
     
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  4. Selmer50mark

    Selmer50mark Elite Member

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    Road tax
     
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  5. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap Senior Member

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    do my speeding fines count ?
     
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    mk3golfcab Senior Member

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    Yes definitely!
     
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  7. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap Senior Member

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    well it's been 1250 in last year and a bit. glad it now counts for something
     
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    Selmer50mark Elite Member

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    Fookin hell GT :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  9. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap Senior Member

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    yes I know . Mrs graveltrap does like to remind me .
     
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    Gravel trap Senior Member

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    we ran out of cash doing up the house after we bought it so no lounge wall lights just the wires hanging out the wall . some no curtains downstairs . no doors downstairs no kitchen worktops just ply so she likes to say once a month oh I'd love to read my book and just have a small light on but you have to ride like a dickhead on that thing blah blah . I look at the outstanding jobs and think we'll I need a new fairing and the wheels need a powder coat an exhaust would be good so ill get her some candles from Lidl. yeah she likes them.so can read like a Victorian in her Victorian sitting room.
     
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  11. Brom66

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    Insurance it does my foucking head in
     
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    wellnuts - boring, I also hate them
     
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  13. Connor Parkes

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    I kept having this issue as did my father who also had the same helmet. Oxford replaced our visors 3 times because they would crakc and the loacking tab would snap off.
    What was noted was the use of anti-bacterial spray to clean the visors, I believe the eurea in the antibac was causing the plastic to go brittle and crack, stopped using that and close the visors pushing from the top and they have been okay since.
     
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    Security gear.
    Yes, I have top of the line locks and other gadgets but it just annoys the heck out of me that I have to spend good money just to fend off some idiot who doesn't understand the idea of 'personal property'.
     
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    Air fresheners, seem to get through so many as they keep flying off the mirrors. Don't know why, they last for ages in the car.






    ;)
     
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    I would normally agree but I've just repaired a crappy Argos anglepoise lamp with a wellnut today.
     
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    Tyres hate scrubbing them in although most modern rubber is much better than it used to be ....new set going on weekend so could be 1st time using mode 3 max traction control
     
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    Didn't even think to go claim on warranty and all that at the time. Mugged myself right off there :(

    I don't use mine much but when I dug it out the other day to lend the visor to the Missus, the tear off/pinlock post snapped when I took the pinlock off. It's a great helmet but the visor is definitely the weak point. I managed to cannibalise parts from the light tint visor included

    I do exactly as you do ie pushing from the top, and I think Oxford now advise that you use the latch to unlock the visor, but to push the visor up on the visor itself rather than the release latch.
     
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    Ear plugs. Been wanting to get some custom ones made as the foam ones are agony to get out sometimes.
     
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    I took the plunge on these a couple of years ago mate, the company I used is ACS. I cocked up though, you only get a 2 week comfort warranty with them. I didn't get a chance to do a long enough ride within the 2 weeks to give them a proper try. Turns out for me one of them becomes quite uncomfortable after a long day of riding. I now use foamies most of the time, luckily I can get them free from work. So if you do get some be careful of the warranty and make sure you give them a proper shakedown within the comfort warranty.
     
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