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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 27-06-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Insurance Q: awareness course or points & fine?

Hi Craig380.
Firstly no, you shouldn't have done a runner, you did exactly the right thing.
Secondly if you were past the vehicle and crossing the centre markings when the oncoming vehicle came...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 27-06-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Insurance Q: awareness course or points & fine?

That's a shame, did you watch the footage? Without embarrassing yourself are you able to give some detail to the circumstance, not wishing to laugh at your expense, after all we all make mistakes,...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 26-06-18, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Insurance Q: awareness course or points & fine?

Sure is from their point of view. This way they make 85 and don't actually have to go to the trouble of proving you did anything wrong...... It would have to be one hell of a misjudged overtake...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 25-06-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Red Herring
Re: More ridiculous mpg figures (AL7)

You're clearly not enjoying yourself enough...... I pretty much only ride my SV recreationally and I'm lucky if I get 82 miles out of a tankful! :eek:
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 25-06-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Bleedin' Brakes

Be aware that when you rebuild calipers (and do a really good job) the pistons almost move to easily. This means when you try to bleed the system they move back fractionally when you release the...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-06-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Injury Claim

I guess the question you should be asking yourself is are you after what you can get, or what you deserve? The two are not necessarily the same thing and ultimately only you will have to live with...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-06-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Injury Claim

I think you're being a tad optimistic if you think all car drivers will learn to look before moving..... It's generally far more effective if you yourself learn not to assume they won't look and...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-06-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Injury Claim

Whatever they offer you it won't be worth as much as the lesson you hopefully learnt around traffic awareness. Probably not the answer you wanted to hear, and possibly a little harsh without knowing...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-05-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,269
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Oh no, not again (speeding)

If you ever want to ask a camera partnership a real low baller ask them in what percentage of offences detected where the speed recorded was in excess of 30mph over the posted limit was an offender...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 14-05-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Red Herring
Re: What to do?

I guess it just comes down to your time management. A "small water leak" is an easy fix that just requires a little time invested by you to learn how to fix it, or time at work earning money to pay...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-05-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Pricing your bike to sell

I don't think anyone buying a ten year old bike is expecting it to be completely blemish free unless you have described it as such. Anything ugly such as a dent in the tank, cracks in the fairing or...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-05-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Pricing your bike to sell

My only advice would be that if it's a tidy modded bike you're going to get a better price from someone who is looking at it rather than from someone on the end of a phone. It follows that finding a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-05-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,269
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Oh no, not again (speeding)

When Speed Awareness courses were first introduced they were intended to divert prosecutions, however they also had to pay for themselves so the ACPO guidelines were generally ignored because they...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-05-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,269
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Oh no, not again (speeding)

So ask yourself this, genuinely. How many of us would bother riding bikes recreationally if either every time you went over a speed limit you automatically got fined, or all bikes were physically...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-05-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,269
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Oh no, not again (speeding)

The authorities would do well to consider where they want to go with the future of traffic enforcement. When otherwise responsible and law abiding citizens start to feel unfairly victimised there is...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-05-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,511
Posted By Red Herring
Re: The Crash Detectives - a sobering story

I had a great knock off once due to me looking for somewhere quite to hide up. It had been a rather more boring than usual mid week night shift and the miserable weather was turning my town centre...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-05-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Unnecessary use of Stinger on Bike?

There is so much BS associated with this story that it's hard to know where to begin. The officer wasn't even remotely engaged in stopping the traffic to allow "children and bikes" to cross the road...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-05-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,511
Posted By Red Herring
Re: The Crash Detectives - a sobering story

I'd be happy to discuss tactical options and defensive riding if you like, and it sounds as if you've already pretty much identified what the options are. Plenty of suggestion on here about giving...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-05-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,511
Posted By Red Herring
Re: The Crash Detectives - a sobering story

This driver was poodling along the motorway at an average speed below 60. That's a fact from the investigation. It's not unreasonable to assume he would have been overtaken by numerous other...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 30-04-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,511
Posted By Red Herring
Re: The Crash Detectives - a sobering story

If suggesting the biker may have done something to provoke the reaction from the driver is ridiculous perhaps you could offer your opinion as to what started the chain of events?
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 29-04-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,511
Posted By Red Herring
Re: The Crash Detectives - a sobering story

OK, lots of emotional language both on here and in the article, including the words use to summarise at the end. Lets look at reality shall we? Once upon a time many many years ago if you...
Forum: Track Days 12-04-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By Red Herring
Re: which track.....

To answer the second part of your question, Lydden isn't a bad place to start as a Novice, plus it's got a long right hander. Fairly short circuit so easy to learn the basics, none of the turn in's...
Forum: Track Days 12-04-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By Red Herring
Re: which track.....

I thought Pembury was supposed to have the longest left hander in the UK, as for right handers Cadwell is well up there. From tipping in at Park you've got a brief acceleration out, a roll and...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-04-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,145
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

I'm not sure if you're deliberately mis-reading and mis-quoting what I wrote or you just don't understand it. Either way it makes any kind of rational debate on the subject pretty difficult. I...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-04-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,145
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

Reading this thread drift you would have to be pretty dim not to detect a dislike from some individuals towards drivers of certain brands of cars, such a dislike that they are proposing (even in...
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