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#3901 OFFLINE   strangeangel

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

Cross posting - but I collected a brace of dismantled ( but with log book & number plates) Mobylettes today. The red one is a basket case but the blue one is pretty good - engine needs rebuilding ( but I have two of everything and may lob a 70cc top end on it)

Both tax & MOT exempt. Yay!

Think the blue one is going to get painted in Rustoleum orange.

Either that or grey. Cant make up my mind.

 

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#3902 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

new ferrari or ape

 

ape.


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#3903 OFFLINE   strangeangel

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:15 PM

new ferrari or ape

 

ape.

 

U WOT M8?


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:14 PM

new ferrari or ape

ape.


Feck that, A holiday in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa or Bali is what you meant to say.
The price of a Ferrari would let you do a good lap of Aus and NZ by bike then ride back with change!

#3905 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:57 PM

I'm sure you're right - I've heard nothing but good about them, but bar muffs are a bit like proper sat nav mounts, though, in that they're OK if you only have one bike. I've got about five that are going concerns, so I need something I can use on any of 'em.


Can I point you in the direction of Oxford Scootmuffs? Semi rigid and attach to the bar ends with velcro if you don't want to bolt them on. I bought them for the Xevo - forgot I had put on a different screen so have about 10 degrees of steering before they hit the screen. Bit big on the Vity but fit the Guzzi and CBR600 allowing full lock (well, near enough on the CBR).

Bit odd because they have a "thumb" on them and sit outside of the switchgear if you see what I mean.
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#3906 OFFLINE   CreepingJesus

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 11:27 AM

I can imagine why ex-squaddies would never want to see fatigues again, but army surplus boots (esp the 'courier' boots) are the bees knees for biking. Comfy, tough as fuck, shite proof, and they don't have steel toecaps. With enough G-wax in them, they last well too. I've had British and German ones in the past, and in my skint days, they were everyday wear. The shirts are good shit too, cheap enough to be disposable, and you can pick your nationality...!
Mind you, the lovely TT jacket I picked up from a charity shop for £15 a while back was a good buy. Fits like a glove, red lining...just what I would've bought myself if I had the funds.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:27 PM

I've never owned any bike gloves that kept water (and wind) out as effectively as my ex-British army Goretex mittens.

 

Very much like my ex-British army Goretex bivi bag too.

 

The Goretex gear will likley be good - the bivi bags were always well rated.

 

The regular gear we were issued was crap to be honest.


Tell it like it is...NOT how it should be ;)

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

Nope!

 

The bloke on the red 200 (4th pic down) has had the exhaust/chip/roller/stage 4 upgrade and said it pulled like a train now and would sit at 85mph on the flat on the motorway.  That's quite tempting, less so the eight hundred odd quid it'll cost. 

 

I'd imagine you could pick up a scruffy suzuki for less that that and keep all of your stuff standard then have at least 400cc of bragging rights?


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#3909 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:48 PM



Quick blast yesterday, then a bit of a wash

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:47 PM

new ferrari or ape

 

ape.

 

 

U WOT M8?

 

 

Feck that, A holiday in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa or Bali is what you meant to say.
The price of a Ferrari would let you do a good lap of Aus and NZ by bike then ride back with change!

 

top nearly good gear compared the new fezza to an ape cos theyve both been going 70 years

 

ape never changed why has the ferrari etc

 

would buy ape. end.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:48 PM

Feck that, A holiday in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa or Bali is what you meant to say.
The price of a Ferrari would let you do a good lap of Aus and NZ by bike then ride back with change!

and no - ive been through fiji which youd need to be at to go to the others

 

feck that

 

and a good lap of both islands of nz will be done soon and will not be costing anywhere near a ferrari

 

edit if i had the price of one of those ferraris in my pocket i wouldnt be buying - id be retiring :D



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:44 PM

With apologies in advance for the horrible image.

 

I mentioned a few pages above how I get horrible eyes after riding.

 

THIS is today after coming home from the MoT.  It had actually gone down a lot by this point, when I saw myself in the mirror a couple of hours after getting home - maybe an hour before taking this - it was redder and swollen with what looked like a water-filled blister under the red bit.  It feels like I've been punched.

 

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What the hell is going on?  I haven't cleaned the helmet out but I absolutely will before using it again.  Anyone experienced this before?



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

That's not nice. You want to get that looked at by the doc IMO.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:02 PM

Crappy phone photo above makes me think of conjunctivitis.

Do you wear contacts? If so stop right now until it clears.

 

Pop to the local apocarathary and get some chloramphenicol 0.5% eye drops. Even if its not conjunctivitis they will soothe the eyes. Then get them seen properly.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:18 PM

Try an antihistamine and see if that tackles it. Could be that you're sensitive to helmet clabber. Are your lips ok?
Could still be the above, but helmet cleaning and a trip to the doc's is in your near future, I predict.
If it's an allergic reaction, a slip on helmet liner (silk balaclava type thing) might stop the reaction happening so strongly, or quickly. GLWT...

(I suffer from chronic eczema, and anything abrading my skin sets it off, so you have my sympathy, helmets are a pain in the cunt.)

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:08 PM

That's not nice. You want to get that looked at by the doc IMO.

I'd consider short cutting the process if there is an eye hospital or an A&E with an ophthalmic section within reasonable distance.


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:28 PM

Try an antihistamine and see if that tackles it. Could be that you're sensitive to helmet clabber. Are your lips ok?
Could still be the above, but helmet cleaning and a trip to the doc's is in your near future, I predict.
If it's an allergic reaction, a slip on helmet liner (silk balaclava type thing) might stop the reaction happening so strongly, or quickly. GLWT...

(I suffer from chronic eczema, and anything abrading my skin sets it off, so you have my sympathy, helmets are a pain in the cunt.)

Helmets are a pain in the cunt? That's what our lass says!
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:36 PM

I blame predictive text. It led me astray.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:00 PM

It's weird. Totally back to normal today.

I used to commute on the moped wearing this helmet and never had an issue. Now I get this for several hours afterwards.

First time it happened I went to the pharmacist, he thought it was hay fever and gave me antihistamines. It cleared up quickly, but no quicker than it does when I don't take anything.

I do wear contact lenses, but I didn't when I was commuting because shift work. I was wondering if my eyes maybe didn't like being in traffic fumes with contacts rather than glasses, but then I've never had this problem on a bicycle.

Thanks for the thoughts, helmet will be thoroughly cleaned tonight.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:01 PM

It's weird. Totally back to normal today.

I used to commute on the moped wearing this helmet and never had an issue. Now I get this for several hours afterwards.

First time it happened I went to the pharmacist, he thought it was hay fever and gave me antihistamines. It cleared up quickly, but no quicker than it does when I don't take anything.

I do wear contact lenses, but I didn't when I was commuting because shift work. I was wondering if my eyes maybe didn't like being in traffic fumes with contacts rather than glasses, but then I've never had this problem on a bicycle.

Thanks for the thoughts, helmet will be thoroughly cleaned tonight.


Does your helmet have a visor or are you in contact with head on breeze?

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:05 PM

Does your helmet have a visor or are you in contact with head on breeze?

It does have a visor, I tend to open it at low speeds and shut it on the move. Mind you it was quite warm yesterday so had it open more than usual... I might have a go with glasses on and see if that makes the difference.

I know, I know, it's always low speed on a Vision...

Edited to add - lips are fine, it's just the eyes.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:15 PM

I'm hypersensitive to derv. Often riding along if I am behind a shitty, sooty diesel my eyes become a mess. The worst thing is if I pick up a petrol pump nozzle and some nonce has splash disease-al over it when putting the bloody nozzle back, my hands burn and goodness help me if i rub my eyes or touch my lips for a good few hours afterwards. That might or some other similar emission be the cause.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:30 AM

The answer to a bank holiday is

Get the fuck outta the country

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:08 AM

It does have a visor, I tend to open it at low speeds and shut it on the move. Mind you it was quite warm yesterday so had it open more than usual... I might have a go with glasses on and see if that makes the difference.

I know, I know, it's always low speed on a Vision...

Edited to add - lips are fine, it's just the eyes.

Surely it'll be your eye getting bruised by your lenses coming into contact with the breeze? + 1 for trying glasses. 


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:18 PM

Oil brands: how much should I care?

 

Looking to change the oil and filter on my new SV, I can get the following off of the ebay:

 

A brand I've never heard of for £25.40

Motul for £25.49

Putoline for £26.99

Silkolene for £28.50

Motorex or Shell for £29.99

 

Are any of these nearly £5 better than the others?

I reckon I will go with Motul as I've heard of it and it's only a few pence more than the cheapest no-brand.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:31 PM

Motul is good stuff
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:16 AM

Oil brands: how much should I care?
 
Looking to change the oil and filter on my new SV, I can get the following off of the ebay:
 
A brand I've never heard of for £25.40
Motul for £25.49
Putoline for £26.99
Silkolene for £28.50
Motorex or Shell for £29.99
 
Are any of these nearly £5 better than the others?
I reckon I will go with Motul as I've heard of it and it's only a few pence more than the cheapest no-brand.


Halfords used to be cheap but not anymore made by rock oil

All those are good

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:56 AM

Motul is good stuff, that price jumps out as being quite keen.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 11:23 AM

Cheers all, ordered the motul.

I did check Halfords but their own brand stuff is £30 for 4l without the filter, even on trade.

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