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Messages - john roche

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 14 October 2020, 03:47:56 AM »
I've done nothing on a bike, 3 1/2 weeks ago I had a knee replacement op. The surgeon said I couldn't drive for 6 weeks, 15 days and counting! I did check I'd be OK then for weight bearing etc on the bike. I'll be going out on a VFR first as it's lighter.i


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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 10 October 2020, 06:05:11 AM »
I still have a couple of old VFR750's which are more sports bike than I'll ever need on the road. I also need to remind myself than in the 30+ years since I owned my GPz I've got older and slower  :)

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 06 October 2020, 10:56:04 PM »
I was thinking about my old GPZ900 the other day. I'd love to ride one now to see how they'e stood the test of time?

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 05 October 2020, 02:01:10 AM »
I used to think bad taste was better than no taste. now I'm not sure?

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General / Re: Good ride today!
« on: 26 September 2020, 01:20:19 AM »
I took a K75 out for a test ride when they first came out. The only test bike I ever took back before completing the route. It made me appreciate the CX500 I had at the time :)

Cheers

John

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 12 September 2020, 04:23:11 PM »
A few years back my VFR left a good part of its fairing in France after massive hailstones settled and turned the road surface to ice. It's sat in the back of the garage since. RecentlyI decided to put it back on the road as quickly and cheaply as possible. I don't think it looks too bad:



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General / Re: 10 Year Plan
« on: 01 June 2020, 08:11:35 PM »
At 67, the first part of the plan is to stay alive :)

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General / Re: Noisy motorcycles.
« on: 29 May 2020, 11:47:38 AM »
I think most loud pipes are for the 'look at me' effect. What they don't realise is that most of those that look are thinking 'what a w*nker'

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General / Re: New bike conundrum
« on: 10 May 2020, 02:34:46 AM »
I'd second a Versys 1000, my Fazer was written off a couple of years ago and I've got a Versys now. It reminds me of the Fazer in many ways but it's better. So it should be as it's 13 years newer. My wife tells me the pillion seat is really good too.

Cheers

John

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General / Re: driving licence
« on: 07 May 2020, 07:37:05 PM »
Glad it's worked out. As an aside, I always scan any documents before sending them off just in case they get lost or they manage to lose any entitlement off the licence etc.

Cheers

John

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I've got a Versys 1000 and I reckon it does everything my old 03 Fazer 1000 did but a bit better. So it should, it's a 13 year newer bike  :D


Cheers


John

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General / Re: Santa's Sack
« on: 20 December 2019, 10:14:03 PM »
That's very good YamFazFan, taking a few words out of a post so the context is lost. No wonder you spend so much time on that other thread :)

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General / Re: Santa's Sack
« on: 20 December 2019, 12:58:54 AM »
I've got a Triumph branded ventilated riding suit for summer because it was cheap. I ride 2 Hondas and a Kawasaki :)

Cheers

John

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General / Re: Best Top Box
« on: 30 August 2019, 02:53:57 PM »
I've had a Givi Maxia 52L for years and have used it on 4 different bikes including my old Fazer. It holds 2 helmets or loads of other stuff and I have had no trouble with it. I'm definitely getting my moneys worth.


Cheers


John

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 28 August 2019, 09:46:14 PM »
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Comfortable and practicable, or even going fast are secondary considerations on the ice cool bike.


In that case I really can't see the point of having one


Cheers


John

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 26 August 2019, 11:38:50 AM »
It strikes me that to make a bike 'cool' you take a perfectly good machine and make it less comfortable, practical and often more ugly. Whoever decides these things won't be anyone who's opinion I care about (yes I know people don't care about my opinion either). I'm quite happy to be uncool  :)


Cheers


John

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General / Re: Insurance Auto Renewal
« on: 10 August 2019, 07:32:09 PM »
Re my above post, in fairness I haven't heard a thing from CN.

Cheers

John

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General / Re: Insurance Auto Renewal
« on: 07 August 2019, 09:55:26 PM »
Good idea but we're on a biking holiday in Ireland at the mpoment, I need my cards  :lol


Cheers


John

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General / Re: Insurance Auto Renewal
« on: 07 August 2019, 05:52:27 PM »
I stayed with CN far too long due to my own laziness. Every year for the last few years they've got something wrong that I had to phone and get corrected. This year I rang them to tell them I'm changing to Bennetts, I got a reminder about auto renew 2 days later so I had to ring again. My old policy ends in 2 days and the new one starts. I'm still expecting them to take my money despite being told twice, I'll let you know.

Cheers

John

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I replaced my Fazer with a Versys 1000, I'm very happy with it  :lol


Cheers


John

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General / Re: BREXIT
« on: 05 June 2019, 02:01:15 PM »

How did we move from the NHS getting 350million to the NHS being "on the table" as part of a trade agreement.
How?

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General / Re: TALKING B****CKS THREAD
« on: 27 May 2019, 11:56:40 PM »

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On the other hand, yes Revoke Article 50, and think about leaving the EU in another 40 years time. You know it makes sense 
Good plan, I'll be long dead by then.  :lol 


cheers


John

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General / Re: Touring Tips and Tricks
« on: 14 May 2019, 02:21:28 PM »
I always take socks, pants and T shirts that are coming to the end of their usable life. Wear them and bin them. You'll have room to bring souvenirs  or a bottle or 2 home and you don't have to do a load of washing when you get home.


Cheers


John

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General / Re: Just for VNA a brexit thread
« on: 27 February 2019, 10:53:55 PM »
It amazed me that so many on the right are critical of antisemitism in Labour when there is so many, including members of this forum spouting such ignorant and vile islamophobia.

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