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Henrik said :-
Ha, that scooter us far to big for Sharon, look at her feet :-)

Enduro-bike is better, not KTM like here, but the GS is actually low-seated they say

26/03/2018 13:31:10 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Do you not think pink is Sharon's colour?! Sharon actually likes being a feminine lady but I think the image above is just a little too much even for Sharon. Despite my explanations about the advantage of scooters over motorcycles Sharon definitely absolutely would not entertain the idea of riding one.

Personally I think the pink scooter might be better suited to myself.
26/03/2018 17:21:34 UTC
Henrik said :-
Nahhh, not pink, your right, not white, and not yellow, but I can only guess

Her color MIGHT be black, or dark-blue, dark-purple, dark-red,...

Don't like Scooters, and don't like choppers, but only the high types :-)

Hmmm, a challenge, good that the green Kawa is usable,.. seems a fine bike

No Ren, not you on a pink scooter, there is no way back from there :-)
26/03/2018 19:25:33 UTC
Henrik said :-

26/03/2018 20:53:02 UTC
Borsuk said :-
Now I need mental floss. I have visions of Ren on a pink scooter looking like Barbra Cartland in drag.

I need half my brain scooped out now. Before it infects the other hemisphere.

Aggghhhhhh. Too late, too late.
26/03/2018 23:15:38 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Henrik! I need to get Sharon one of those there coat - cover things!

Borsuk. You should see me on Friday nights...
27/03/2018 11:24:12 UTC
Borsuk said :-
That cover would double up as an outer sleeping bag Ren. You would never be cold on or off the bike again.
28/03/2018 22:31:51 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Now you're taking Borsuk - dual purpose.
30/03/2018 08:05:08 UTC
Sharon said :-
My favourite colour is green, who would have guessed eh with a Kawasaki. I have just painted my bedroom green too. I actually quite like pink too but in small quantities, certainly not a pink scooter, no,no,no not ever.
01/04/2018 08:05:09 UTC
Neil Robinson said :-
Hi ren the ed,I made a comment a while back about muc off,and included a pic of my brand new Yamaha Xmax 400abs,you were interested to see how I got on with it.neil

Yamaha Xmax 400abs
02/04/2018 08:39:46 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
COR! X-Max 400, that should be a lot of fun. How you getting along with it Neil?
02/04/2018 08:58:48 UTC
Neil Robinson said :-
Hello ren,not too bad thanks,it does have its flaws like many other bikes,I find it very light at the front end,it’s quite quick and torquey,I’ve done just 5450 since new,I clean it more than ride

02/04/2018 09:08:43 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Clean it? What does "clean it" mean?

I'd never considered that a scoot might have a light front end but when I think about the layout, particularly the position of the motor, it makes sense. Do you find it makes much difference to the handling?
02/04/2018 09:11:01 UTC
Neil Robinson said :-
Hello,yes it does very much so,the engine is centralised and low down,Yamaha have tried to level it out by putting the 14l fuel tank and battery up the front,doesn’t work in my opinion,the engine is quite heavy I should imagine,the scooter weighs 215kg,so it isn’t light,and we haven’t got the best roads in the world,I go to Melton Mowbray quite a lot,and the b6047 is busy with bikes on nice days,I get buzzed all the time.

Size compare
02/04/2018 09:27:42 UTC
Ian Soady said :-

Sun shining, Guzzi all together - what else to do but go for a short ride in the Warwickshire countryside. Perishing cold but very enjoyable. The only problem was the indicators deciding to pack up a couple of miles from home so I had to confuse other road users with hand signals......
05/04/2018 10:26:42 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
.... I had intended to change the fusebox as it has those horrible MZ type ceramic jobs in it but other things intervened.

So why didn't the indicators work? Their fuse was making poor contact with the daft little copper tas.......
05/04/2018 14:16:40 UTC
Borsuk said :-
Hand Signals.
That would confuse them. I personally find most people south of the border have no idea what the function of the indicator stalk is. To take it to extremes they say in Singapore you can recognise an expat by the fact they use their indicators. The locals don't because if they do the sod behind them might block them. Which is not actually a joke as that is exactly what happens.
05/04/2018 16:38:58 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
I will on occasion use hand signals to reinforce my intentions. Perhaps if I've turned left then I'm turning left again, rather than allowing anyone to think I've not cancelled my indicators I'll stick my left hand out.

Of course riding Japanese motorcycles my indicators typically do work.

I often wonder if the Germanic Executive Transportation Systems (GETS) are as equally reliable. They often seem to be dysfunctional. Perhaps it's me not seeing them?
05/04/2018 18:13:30 UTC
Borsuk said :-
Why would a GETS driver need to indicate Ren. The road is his private preserve, us untouchables should be grateful he allows us to use it never mind expect him to signal his intentions. After all he is kind enough to let us know he is there by shining 10 mega watts of lights 6 feet off our arses and into out mirrors so we get blinded when we check them, as well as drowning or own pitiful headlights out with his and rendering the road in front of us a black hole made from our own shadow.
06/04/2018 16:11:25 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Initially I thought that ALL LED lights were blinding. As time has progressed it seems while they are rather piercing if the original design is correct and the vehicle has not been messed with then LED headlamps are OK. However I think *either* the original design is wrong or the lights are incorrectly adjusted and many of the LEDs are phenomenally blinding.

I'm all for the new LED lights one bicycles because they are incredibly effective - I dare say some are brighter than many car lights. While the law forbids cycle lights from being set such as to dazzle other road users this is seldom the case.
09/04/2018 09:34:21 UTC

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