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  1. Cheers. I don't think they are too bothered by the plate they get given, more the ability to sell the current original plate Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  2. Someone I know has a classic bike. 1950s era. It has the original plate, which is six digits and contains "911" Given it's probably worth something to Porsche sniffers, can you sell the original plate and get a different age related plate issued for a vehicle, or is this a no-no? I know some would be aghast at removing some of the vehicles original identity but the owner isn't bothered and it's not the best example anyway.. .. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  3. Oh I like that Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  4. I understand that, there is something a wee bit wrong about a parallel twin in a cruiser chassis. My wife likes Harleys. But she's short and in the process of doing her big test so not very experienced beyond her 125. The CMX on paper has similar performance as a Sportster 883, but is waaaay lighter and has a really low seat (did I mention she's a short arse). It's A2 compliant so won't set the world on fire but it handles better than you'd expect, has Honda build quality and only really feels lacking when you try pushing it on a bit. It will do the ton if you really want it to but is much happier cruising. The engine is the CBR500R lump but tuned for more low down torque. It doesn't really have much top end as a result, but feels reasonably torquey from low rpms Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  5. Yeah, CMX500. I have to say it ls far better than I expected Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Dawned on me I never did update this post on here, so without further ado: I've been putting some miles on it since I collected it, and have to say it's bloody good fun. If it was down to me I'd have a louder pipe and a smaller plate pronto. But Mrs thinks it sounds fine as is. Shame as that OEM exhaust isn't pretty..... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  7. I am a regular listener of S&S, when I heard it mentioned I knew there was only one Mondeo they could mean! Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Mental, it can take a week for me to get bits posted from 100 miles down the road Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  9. It's the truth though. I've had a fair few moments on the bike where you've went from perfectly good tarmac to "Jesus I'm on ice!" With absolutely no warning whatsoever so you learn to expect the unexpected - crap surface, spilt diesel, loose chippings. All things in a car might give you a subtle twitch but can stick a biker in hospital. A local lad hit a railway sleeper that fell off a lorry on a dual carriageway here at the start of summer. He's not long out of hospital and his bike was written off. Had he been in the car? Yes the car might be a wreck but he wouldn't If you have local knowledge you can mitigate - for example there is a roundabout near me that's notorious for diesel spills. I have a once lovely pair of spendy RST boots that are scuffed to buggery as a result of almost having a massive off. I lost the front end and just managed to stay upright using my boots as additional contact points. Not intentionally either, my feet were off the pegs and dragging the road as a result of being in the middle of an accident. It's more noticeable on a bike given how much more direct feel you are experiencing from the tyres compared to a car. On a bike the biggest factor in having an off or not (beyond how you are riding) is 110% tyres. Especially in wet weather. Bikes do expect a bit more from a tyre than a car granted. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  10. Potentially just a few niggles after being laid up then put back into regular use again. If it wasn't for MOT fun and games I'd be tempted to decat it and map it. There is a guy in Carrick who seems well respected in Evo circles, and has mapped three of my friends cars. Having said that I imagine there is already more than ample performance as is..... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  11. £2000+ for a nice one. Seriously. When you are approaching proper bike money ahm oooot Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  12. I've also ordered a three issue subscription to give it a bash. It was my birthday yesterday, may as well treat myself! Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Nah, that's just tanks of waxoyl to keep it topped up Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  14. Well....after consideration I felt the Enfield would be something she would grow out of fairly quickly. As a second bike just for me I'm sure it would be grand, but I'd probably wish I'd bought a second hand bullet for a more authentic experience. So I've went and bought a bike we both like, but she doesn't know yet. It's a bike I fancied when it was launched, but wouldn't have bought just for me. It has a low seat height and she loves the looks. All will be revealed next week when I collect it.... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  15. Just seen Fakers new acquisition in the flesh. It's a very lovely little car indeed. Seriously solid too! Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  16. That looks brilliant sir. Will have to get a gander at it Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  17. Himalayan too tall. She's a short arse [emoji12] Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  18. Bandit sold within four hours of advertising it. Made a nice return on it too. Prices are mental at the minute. Same story selling the wife's 125 last week. She wants to do her full test rather than repeat CBT every two years. She doesn't really want a big bike, just a "faster 125" in her words. It would be a bike she would use occasionally, and an excuse for me to have a second bike I wouldn't necessarily pick for myself. Top of the tree at the minute is the new Enfield Meteor 350 Her favourite is the base model in Yellow. It's got a low seat, really cheap for a new bike at £3499 and sort of fits what she's after. I love the looks and would happily have one in the garage as a second bike, but I worry that she would quickly grow out of 20bhp and 27nm of torque. Having said that all the reviews seem very positive......and she only wants a bit more oomph for getting out of junctions. She's not a fast rider by any stretch. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  19. The Oshkosh MTVR I believe uses switchable differentials. I'm sure it would be possible to re-engineer the Stalwart to take advantage of something similar. I mean it would be horrifically expensive to engineer properly, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was a market in the middle east for a resto modded Stalwart, although I'm not sure what it's USP would be - those lads probably already own an OshKosh or three, and a few of those six wheeler G wagon jobs. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  20. Honestly every time I went online to book an MOT They'd moved my due date. It's the same with the wife's car, it doesn't expire until January 2022 now!! Don't forget the MOT is done in government test centres over here. There's a massive backlog, you generally need to book a month in advance for some centres. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  21. So this month I have a) met Hairnet, he exists sold the wife's 125 for massive* profit. Her CBT is up and she's debating either doing her full test or not bothering at all. She was a confident enough rider on the 125, but just wasn't doing the miles. c) Today the Bandit 600 passed its MOT. It's been on a covid extension now for the best part of two years. All I had to do was fit a headlight bulb I'm probably going to move it on - I bought it off a mate for my dad to use but he's done maybe 20 miles on it in a year. I got it cheap, I've tidied it up and would probably see a small profit here too. I was in the Honda main dealer earlier admiring CMX500 rebels. Was quite impressed - it would fit the bill rightly as a second bike for me that the Mrs could take on if she does her big test. It's the sort of style of bike she likes, we looked at Sportsters (883s) but they seem heavy for what they are, and a lot of that weight is up high. The Honda is much lighter in comparison, better made and the performance seems comparable. Less torque but much less weight balances that out. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  22. It's a big scam isn't it? Bit of shopping online and I can almost half the renewal price......with current insurer being the cheapest quote! Bastards...... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  23. Both bikes insurance is up. The bandit renewal quote made me larff: £111.99 which sounded pretty good until I read the itemised bill: £57 insurance premium £25 renewal fee £29.99 legal cover The renewal fee takes the biscuit as I could cancel and start a new policy without having to pay that. And I don't remember having legal cover last time so that must have been snuck on. Legal cover? Is it worth the paper it's written on? I was involved in a non fault accident years ago, any my usual solicitor claimed his costs off the other party with no hassle Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  24. @hairnet looks like I bought mine right after you Obviously I'm meeting Hairnet to ensure he doesn't steal any potatoes Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  25. Cheers, I'll speak to my mate. Might be a deal with Hairnet delivery services [emoji1787] Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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