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Post by wornsprokets on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 8:38 pm

So as i havent been on cb500 since tuesday as winter snow has set in ....so riding bike not an option, ive a sickly cb500s in shed with suspect faulty coil or elec fault . ive an 8by8 metal shed which  is like an icebox, i have to take my fireblade out  leave it outside under a cover...if i want to work on cb500s also ive my trusty cb500v outside under two covers .... hope this winter weather will end soon Twisted Evil  ..we have had red alert here weather wise last couple days so i havent been in work...
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Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 8:51 pm

North of Belfast and it's grand little to no snow here, @Beresford what's the A2 coast road like near you? Might ride it tomorrow depending on the wind?
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Post by tt fan on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 9:33 pm

I saw a bloke out today doing that 15-20 mph thing with both feet down. Fair play i wouldn't have fancied it - was bad enough driving the car!
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Post by Crash- Elmit on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 11:22 pm

I hope it's cleared somewhat by tuesday. I have a medical at Cummins Diesel after being offered a job there, and they work on the basis of "if you miss an appointment or take a day or time off in your 3 month probation period you do not get taken on or an extension to your contract" I have already been to Daventry for the original interview in the first lot of snow we had here but it had not layed on the ground to the extent it is now and it's going to be fun getting the bike away from the kerb outside the house due to how cars have forced the snow to pile up.

On a side note, I have never seen my bike covered in so much crud as it got on that journey. It's still filthy as the weather is just too awful to be outside cleaning it. my helmit and textiles looked like I have been off-roading
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 9:21 am

Winter started for me at the end of November and unless the temp gets to between 8 & 10 degrees that will be when riding season will start.
I am fortunate that being retired I don't have to commute, I do feel for those of you that have to ride to get to work. Hope you make you medical Crash-Elmit.
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Post by Beresford on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 11:38 am

@Jameshambleton wrote:North of Belfast and it's grand little to no snow here, @Beresford what's the A2 coast road like near you? Might ride it tomorrow depending on the wind?
Yesterday was fine James, but it has been snowing here for the past few hours and I haven't been that way today. I have to drive to Fermanagh later and I'm not really looking forward to that even though I had the car heater sorted out yesterday (faulty thermostat - something that's never happened to me before) and the heater is now toasty.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 1:48 pm

Drive's covered in black ice so I decided to call it quits, should be better next week temp wise. Starts warming up more tomorrow onwards. a toasty 4c on tuesday =D
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Post by skyrider on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 3:34 pm

well this morning my mum said she wanted to go to Lytham and have a look round the shops so off we went and when we got there we put our jackets on and set off, I think she lasted five minutes before she said it was too cold she was right too it was a bitterly cold wind so back in the car and off to a café we know for some dinner and then back home. and if its like this tomorrow I will be giving work a miss im not power washing in this weather and making my arthritis any worse, anyway what's it like where you guys are ?
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Post by sullivj on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 7:50 pm

Cold in Surrey, but not too cold to ride.
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Post by wrighty on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 8:32 pm

Sun/cloud, dry roads, bit chilly but not too bad, blowin a gale.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 9:16 pm

Started up the cb5 in the first time in about a month, did about 4 miles in total and maxed out at 110mph. Little bit different to the 145mph I've had out oy my 900
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Post by haybunch on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 10:03 pm

110 is good i think? ive only gone up to 90. i already done a speed awareness couese and i dont wanna risk it again :p
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Post by skyerae on Mon 28 Jan 2019, 6:41 am

Hail eveywhere up here in Aberdeenshire, and I have my module 3 of my Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to complete today. That is the actual road test on the truck (Category C) so will phone the examiner later on to see if it might still go ahead. Wouldn't venture out anywhere on the bike in this weather -  have ridden in the snow (while it was still snowing) and it was no fun - I ended up walking alongside the bike while using the throttle and handbrake to get it up a steep hill, and down the other side before parking it up and getting a lift home. Went the following evening and rode the bike home, in the snow but it had at least stopped snowing.
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Post by stormbringer on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 7:00 pm

@skyrider wrote:...anyway what's it like where you guys are ?


Danish. Grey, wet, +2 deg at day, dipping below zero nights. Salt everywhere.

We've had our first proper day of slippery roads. Immediately there was a 30% road accident frequency increase. Darwin strikes again!

Council's response; more salt.

And not a single biker out there.

In conclusion: Danish motorists are sub-par when it comes to coping with situations out of the ordinary.

Probably because they're non-caring nitwits. Recent years saw an invasion of micro-cars, most likely driven by former public-transport-customers wanting to go from A to B, preferably while facebooking or summat.

On occasion, I like to scare 'em. They do that easily - but only when they're paying attention... Which sometimes cause them to scare me instead. Something they completely fail to notice, being all focused on their smartphone.

I'm kinda hoping Darwin will take care of the issue, but he's apparently not effective enough. They grow in numbers Sad
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Post by ANDYC on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 7:44 am

@stormbringer wrote:

@skyrider wrote:...anyway what's it like where you guys are ?




Danish. Grey, wet, +2 deg at day, dipping below zero nights. Salt everywhere.

We've had our first proper day of slippery roads. Immediately there was a 30% road accident frequency increase. Darwin strikes again!

Council's response; more salt.

And not a single biker out there.

In conclusion: Danish motorists are sub-par when it comes to coping with situations out of the ordinary.

Probably because they're non-caring nitwits. Recent years saw an invasion of micro-cars, most likely driven by former public-transport-customers wanting to go from A to B, preferably while facebooking or summat.

On occasion, I like to scare 'em. They do that easily - but only when they're paying attention... Which sometimes cause them to scare me instead. Something they completely fail to notice, being all focused on their smartphone.

I'm kinda hoping Darwin will take care of the issue, but he's apparently not effective enough. They grow in numbers Sad

I believe that warning labels should be removed from everything and stupidity will eventually work it's way out of the human race by the process of the survival of the smartest rather than the present issue that we have, which seems to favour the dumbest.
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Post by wornsprokets on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11:28 pm

Theres no common sense now at all  one of lads on our construction site cut him self with his stanley knife got 6 stitches... Now health & safety officer... Want all knifes to be spring loaded (blade retracts) worlds gone mad
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Post by skyrider on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 6:47 pm

would that make them into flick knifes ?
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Post by ANDYC on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 6:56 pm

Trying to make things foolproof is not the answer.
And anyway nothing gets past a well determined tool.
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Post by wornsprokets on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 9:52 pm

Not  flick knife.. Same as Stanley knife but you have to keep  your finger on the switch to keep blade out.. If u dont blade retracts .
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Post by stormbringer on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 8:09 pm

@ANDYC wrote:Trying to make things foolproof is not the answer.

Right. Foolproofing any given process/item only causes a new breed of idiots to emerge, capable of circumventing any and all cleverly thought-out measures. You simply cannot win.

On the subject of brainless motorists: How about setting the driver license bar somewhat higher, introduce bi-annual checks (like MOT) and supply the existing fees & fines with ones triggered by stupid/dimwit behaviour or lack of basic knowledge?

Rumour has it finnish driving learners get points for mastering four-wheel-drifting on gravel. Introduce that here and hey presto, no more dimwits. Only motivated and capable drivers...
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Post by ANDYC on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 8:38 pm

I think that replacing airbags with a six inch spike on the steering wheel should introduce a good measure of caution.
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Post by motofan on Sat 16 Feb 2019, 9:40 am

@ANDYC wrote:I think that replacing airbags with a six inch spike on the steering wheel should introduce a good measure of caution.

I have to agree, also coupled with that outlaw seatbelts for drivers. On the downside, I wouldn't fancy driving like that and I'm much too old to ride bikes all year round again.
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Post by freeride on Tue 19 Feb 2019, 10:52 pm

Just been to North Norway not on the CB? minus 20C. Cars still drive around at normal speed and there are less 4 wheel drive cars than in the UK. Studded tyres on "normal" cars loads of old V70 Volvos and they don't throw salt around.
Half an inch of snow in the UK  and we come to a standstill!!!
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Post by stormbringer on Wed 20 Feb 2019, 5:24 pm

@freeride wrote:Just been to North Norway not on the CB? minus 20C. Cars still drive around at normal speed and there are less 4 wheel drive cars than in the UK. Studded tyres on "normal" cars loads of old V70 Volvos and they don't throw salt around.
Half an inch of snow in the UK  and we come to a standstill!!!
Same situation in DK. Half an inch of snow and we come to a standstill. And salt is everywhere at the slightest forecast of anything below 0C.
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Post by skyerae on Thu 21 Feb 2019, 7:57 am

In Scotland they are cost cutting, we rarely see gritters. They are normally sent out in the milder weather so they don't get stuck  affraid

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