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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 24 Feb 2009.

  1. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I found it on racevisors.co.uk, I'm pretty sure I've used them before.
     
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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Thanks gents!

    Meanwhile, you might have guessed I'm looking around at gear again because...

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    I'm done with the bike itself... I hope!

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    now that lockdowns are more or less behind us, I'm looking to stop tinkering and put some long rides on this thing :rock:
     
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  4. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Yeah, I'd highly recommend sportsbikeshop. They're pretty much my go-to store for everything except the bike itself.

    The only reason I didn't get a replacement visor from them is that they didn't have the pinlock insert.
     
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  5. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Been a good week riding around the mountains.

    Please excuse the heinous instagram edit.

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    My son passed his theory test on Tuesday but has fell out with his driving instructor so has decided he wants to get a scooter.

    I know he needs to do his CBT first but i really don't know what to be looking for, he's never ridden a bike before(cycle yes) and I haven't ridden a motorbike (50cc one of my friends owned) since I was twenty.

    Can we get something half decent for around the £500 mark at all?
     
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  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Coming from a country that lives and breathes scooters -- get anything Japanese, particularly with that budget pushing you toward the older/smaller end of the market. Aprilia and Vespa are big here now, but haven't been around long enough to have really been tested on reliability/longevity. That said, the Europeans do love their scooters, and I can't imagine they're much worse than the Japanese.
     
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    Another driving instructor?
    Unless he's limiting himself to city centre riding 30mph gets old fast
     
  9. CrapBag

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    Its a long waiting list for another instructor unfortunately.

    He will be using it for work, 8 miles which would either be lanes or an A road.
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Whereabouts are you CrapBag? (OT, but your username still makes me chuckle after 13 years) Happy to have a snoofle about and see if there's anything usable, but for £500 it'll be pretty rough.

    Imho the best way to go is a geared bike rather than a twist and go - learning to use gears will help when he learns to drive a car too.

    This is controversial, but once he's done the CBT then pay for some more tuition. Even being extremely generous, a CBT is a course that just about teaches enough to keep you from dying if you know how to drive already, for a young rider there's a huge amount of roadcraft that you could learn in a couple of hours which would make you much safer. It also minimises bad habits being learnt right at the start which are much harder to forget later.
     
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    South Gloucestershire (formerly known as Avon) nothing to do with Gloucester really although it is a neighbouring county.

     
  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    The nice folks at RE sent me a new Classic 350 to try out for a few weeks.
     

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