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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-10-21, 06:41 PM
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Re: Alternative mirrors for curvy 'S' ?

Well... after all the faffing about and indecision on mirror choice, I have now made my own glass fibre mirror spacers, approximately 12mm thick slightly angled upwards too ( kind of wedge shaped), ...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-10-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
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Re: Alternative mirrors for curvy 'S' ?

Good call, it's not just the width of the standard mirrors that's the problem but the height also! Just using spacers will only take care of the width and not the height in order to clear the levers...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-10-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
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Re: Alternative mirrors for curvy 'S' ?

Unfortunately not, the only breakers/spares outlets are all 'on-line' dealers. No actual shops near me I've called deal in used spares! The only possibilities I've come across is Honda NC30...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-10-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
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Re: Alternative mirrors for curvy 'S' ?

Thanks for the link, but I'm looking for alternative fairing mirrors, was hoping to get a pair from a different bike that's a bit higher using the original fairing mounts and hopefully the same bolt...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-10-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 611,842
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Congratulations, I did my IAM many years ago, my insurance gave me a 10% discount..which was a nice touch. But as the insurance went up the next year it didn't make that much difference tbh. Still...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-10-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
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Alternative mirrors for curvy 'S' ?

Hi all, as title suggestes.. I'll be needing some slightly longer stemmed mirrors for my curvy 'S' as now gotten rid of the clip-ons andI've fitted risers and bars ... the brake and clutch levers...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-10-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10,094
Views: 1,513,579
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Spot on! Wouldn't do the prison thing... more to burden the tax payer with!
Forum: Idle Banter 03-10-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,727
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Re: Petrol shortage

Bozo is exactly that ... 'a bozo' always has been and always will be. This Tory government is the worst I have ever seen, and now Labour has torn itself to pieces, the Tories have zero opposition...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-10-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By gadget
Re: Alternative clutch cable for curvy

Quick update on vstrom clutch cable... fitted it a couple of days ago and it was a complete doddle to fit, no issues with length or routing either. Really pleased with the results. I thought the...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-10-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
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Forum: Idle Banter 02-10-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,727
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Re: Petrol shortage

I managed to get petrol yesterday, limited to 35, I also filled my fuel can for topping up my sv, the looks I got from others at the pumps were daggers. One woman said 'do you think that's fair? ...
Forum: Idle Banter 26-09-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,727
Posted By gadget
Re: Petrol shortage

Known that for a long time but ... well said anyway!
Forum: Idle Banter 24-09-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,727
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Re: Petrol shortage

All gone silly in Dover too, saw a guy filling his car and had two mahoosive Jerry cans too! Total numpty.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 19-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By gadget
Re: Alternative clutch cable for curvy

Decided to bite the bullet and buy an 06 vstrom clutch cable, apparently lots of success was had using one of these on a curvy 's' due to it's good length and shallower bend in the metal tube before...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-09-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
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Alternative clutch cable for curvy

Hi all, I've now added 3 inch risers and ABM superbike bars to my curvy 'S', I've had no issues with throttle cable length at all as all I had to do was reroute them from in front of the forks to...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-09-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By gadget
Re: Who Owns the Fence

Probably thought you wouldn't bother with it all If they drowned you in bulls@#t and lies!
Forum: Idle Banter 16-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By gadget
Re: Who Owns the Fence

From what you've said so far it sounds like they don't want to commit to any liability for repair or maintenance, at some point they'll have to give you a definitive answer to the problem although...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
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Re: Who Owns the Fence

If it's not detailed in your deeds I would probably visit your local council planning records office to get it verified as to who exactly is responsible for it, might be a bit of a faff but if anyone...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-09-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
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Re: Counter Leaning

Motogp / WSB / BSB and most road race pilots do actually use counter steering to great effect, the changes in bars width and shallower angles allows the effective use of counter steering. It only...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-09-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By gadget
Re: Who Owns the Fence

I would say if the fence came with the property and wasn't added after it was bought it will be evident in the deeds, therefore I would assume it was be the property owners responsibility for...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-09-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By gadget
Re: Apple phones are not designed for bikers

I've has a Samsung S20 mounted on my curvy top yoke via a magnetic mount since the phone was new, been no problems at all with vibes despite the near solid mounting.
Never had the Apple brand and...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-09-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10,094
Views: 1,513,579
Posted By gadget
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

������ been there, done that. .... more than once!! Doh!
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-09-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,765
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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 05-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,765
Posted By gadget
Re: The dreaded E10 fuel scenario!

Good question. Probably something to do with production costs or something equally bizarre.
In reply to a previous post ... I'm not overly worried about using E10 as I've been using E5 for ever,...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-09-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,765
Posted By gadget
Re: The dreaded E10 fuel scenario!

I've read that ethanol actually boosts octane to achieve the minimum 87 rating required. The 'bang for buck' loss is aimed at the projected increase in E5 fuel ... average 15 extra for a 55 litre...
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