Date: 21-10-17  Time: 14:56 PM

Author Topic: Biggest waste of money  (Read 1514 times)

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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #25 on: 14 May 2017, 02:01:54 PM »
Super Unleaded petrol - or the (Shell) V-Power type diesel.

All the cost for no measurable benefit.


Not in performance but you should get more MPG, cleaner engine mainly EGR valve and less likely to screw the injection pump due to better fuel that lubs the internals. 
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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #26 on: 14 May 2017, 06:29:12 PM »
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Not in performance but you should get more MPG, cleaner engine mainly EGR valve and less likely to screw the injection pump due to better fuel that lubs the internals.

If it costs more, it must be better - right?    :lol :lol :lol :lol

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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #27 on: 15 May 2017, 10:48:26 PM »
the diesel I put in my bike!!
after driving works vehicles all week loaded bike up with all I needed for a rally then went to fill up,, automatically put black pipe in bike not green!!

didn't even register until 2 miles down the road & bike died!!

lesson learnt? no did it to new bike but noticed after less than half a litre so switched to unleaded and filled to brim :rollin next fill up was that expensive super unleaded ran a treat after that :)

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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #28 on: 19 May 2017, 08:09:53 PM »

My new model crossrunner
  Why? Don't you like it?
Long gone, really good bike completely spoilt by horrendous screen turbulence, can't believe the press didn't make a lot of this, worst bike I've owned by far.
It's easier to get more money than it is a day of your life back.

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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #29 on: 19 May 2017, 08:34:13 PM »


My new model crossrunner
  Why? Don't you like it?
Long gone, really good bike completely spoilt by horrendous screen turbulence, can't believe the press didn't make a lot of this, worst bike I've owned by far.
  I rode an xlv1000 Varadero a few years back and at speeds above 50mph the screen turbulence was so bad it rattled my helmet and gave me a headache after about 10 miles.

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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #30 on: 20 May 2017, 09:09:01 AM »


My new model crossrunner
  Why? Don't you like it?
Long gone, really good bike completely spoilt by horrendous screen turbulence, can't believe the press didn't make a lot of this, worst bike I've owned by far.
  I rode an xlv1000 Varadero a few years back and at speeds above 50mph the screen turbulence was so bad it rattled my helmet and gave me a headache after about 10 miles.
I had  a 2002 Mk1 Vara and a 2008 Mk 3 Vara and MRA Varioscreens on both helped a lot, my crossrunner had 4 different screens and a Powerbronze screen adjuster and I still sold it. It had factory panniers, fog lights and lots of other stuff, lost a fortune. I see Honda have now fitted an adjustable screen. Anyone thinking about buying one should have at least a 2 hour test ride.

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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #31 on: 20 May 2017, 09:31:32 AM »
PS> anyone want to buy a carbon fibre tax disc holder?

Put it back on your bike with a nicely shaped caption saying,
"Yes! this bike is Foccing Taxed and Insured"  :lol


I still have the blue anodised disk holder on the back of my 600, I have the words 'Fazer set to Stun' set inside it, a play on words from Startrek.
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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #32 on: 20 May 2017, 12:33:41 PM »
My first wife

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Re: Biggest waste of money
« Reply #33 on: 20 May 2017, 07:46:46 PM »
My first wife

Yeah, agree, she was a bit of a bike...................................................
Complete fabrication, I didn't make it up!