What did you do to your bike today???

Discussion in 'Mods, Upgrades, Accessories and Products' started by Benn The Pig, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. hitch

    hitch Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2017
    Messages:
    754
    Likes Received:
    235
  2. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202
    Okay. Why pick on my Hondas when Ducatis spontaneously combust in the street?

    Nevertheless, I get the message. Just ordered 6 of these:

    Fire Safety.jpg
    :):)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. raphael

    raphael Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    696
    Perfect! If your home
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
  4. Chukzn17

    Chukzn17 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    27
    Had my suspension set up by harris performance is hertford ,
    Wow , what a great difference for £60! The bike feels sooo much better now :D
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202
    Early morning ride to my favourite 'Fish Hill' (Broadway, Worcs). Only got 5 good corners but a good training ground.

    Damn odometer's passed the 1,000 mile mark on my 2018.:( Had to happen I suppose - it's taken 4 months!!:)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Wozza

    Wozza Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    290
    Had the bike 2 wks now up to 400 miles now 1 st 600 mile service booked in next sat....then may start to use power mode 1 although quite like it in mode 2 suspension less hash ....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Wozza

    Wozza Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    290
    Sorry that's harsh.....
     
  8. Barstewardsquad

    Barstewardsquad God Like

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    2,139
    The Wife's bike had needed some TLC as it kept losing power and cutting out in towns and so having had it fixed some time ago I was providing escort as she took it out for a ride to check out the work and hopefully help her regain confidence in it. After an initial good start it did mess her around a little bit, but seemed to recover. So we filled up and headed out to Willinghan Woods.

    All was good until we got to Market Rasen where the bike cut out and when it started would die when trying to pull away. Luckily my excellent mechanic skills saved the day, well I told her the choke was on and the sidestand was down :D:D:D

    Anyway after that it was as spotty dog as we used to say, or reet sweet as the local around her might say. After a cuppa at the woods the Wife led the way home and judging by the smile when we got home confidence has been restored.

    IMG_20180714_120824.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 6
  9. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202
    That is one nice NSR, BSS. If your wife loses confidence, or the bike becomes subject of a separation settlement:), keep me in mind!!:D

    How long have you/your wife had it? A real gem of a colour scheme too - I bet it turns heads everywhere!
     
  10. Barstewardsquad

    Barstewardsquad God Like

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    2,139
    Will do @nigelrb, not sure if it is pristine enough for a collector but is in very good shape for it's age.

    Wife has had it for a few years now. Normally gets a lot more attention than many other bikes, and those who are lucky enough to have a go on it normally get off with a big grin
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202
    Understandably. Like the 400, it looks a big bike but has all the capabilities of a small bike. Also, like the 400, I suspect it's 'awkward' to ride because of its very narrow power band. I can't help feeling that for a girl/woman (no matter how experienced she is) a 4-stroke would be more durable, but then again, there's little available that has similar street appeal. Cheers!
     
  12. raphael

    raphael Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    696
    That model was my first bike, so much fun
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Lozzy

    Lozzy Elite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3,823
    Likes Received:
    1,667
    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I'll pass that nugget of advice onto Maria Costello...
    I'm sure she'll find it facinating :rolleyes:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202
    If you re-read my post, you'll see I offered opinion and nothing that would constitute 'advice'.

    I would expect Ms Costello to heartily support my opinion that flexibility, smoothness, and ease of power delivery is far more desirable in a road going motorcycle than the harsh, abrupt rush of power generated by high-performance two-strokes.

    I hope you'll be kind enough to relay Ms Costello's response.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. Lozzy

    Lozzy Elite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3,823
    Likes Received:
    1,667
    I agree it's more desirable...but why would you narrow it down to be a possible issue for a girl/woman as you put it and not for any rider in general!
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  16. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202
    Granted, and fair enough point.

    My response was addressing BSS's post where we were openly discussing his wife's NSR. I didn't want to personalise my response by saying: 'I can't help feeling that for your wife . . . a 4-stroke would be more durable . . .' so I used the more generic term.

    Unfortunately, by highlighting this now, I pave the way for either BSS or his wife to challenge me about my suggesting Mrs BSS might be more at ease on a four stroke, and understandably so. For all I know, Mrs BSS could blow me into the weeds on the road - but this was not about personalisation - it was merely an opinionated comment in context with the discussion.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. Barstewardsquad

    Barstewardsquad God Like

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    2,139
    I am in fits of laughter here and the wife is apoplectic :D She is very capable on her bike it was just the issues she was having in towns that was knocking her confidence, and now that is fixed she is off and firing on all cylinders again. She loves her 2-stroke especially the virbrations when stopped, so much so she nicknamed it Tibbar ;)

    Anyway I am sure no offence was meant :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  18. dainesefreak

    dainesefreak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    260
    [​IMG]

    Today's bike ride turned into car ride due to lack of petrol. It was only spoilt by swarms of overweight, midlife crisis, lycra wearing, packs of males on brand new road bikes.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  19. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202
    Ah, yes. I did see you hoofing past!! :D:D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,202

Share This Page