General Chat Thread, Looks like I have my first bike in General; Originally Posted by richard_s
Could be a good idea
I'd be up for it, I'm fitting a new engine on ...
1st February 2010, 11:11 AM #16
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I'd be up for it, I'm fitting a new engine on my sidecar outfit this weekend
Originally Posted by richard_s
1st February 2010, 11:11 AM #17
I'd love to get a bike but I don't need my wife to tell me it's not a great idea. I am toying with the idea of getting a Chinese 125cc scooter to keep in Portugal. Might enable me to cut down on hire cars. The roads are much quieter out there and drivers are used to small bikes chugging around.
1st February 2010, 11:11 AM #18
Amen to that - it would at least give the youngsters the ability to read the road ahead which is lacking these days. I remember when I first started having proper car lessons many many years ago. I had just got over a really bad bike accident, busted up leg etc - almost killed me and it shook me up pretty bad so I thought I had better learn to drive a car. So I started my first proper lesson and the instructor said after about 5 mins: 'you ride a bike don't you ?' I asked how he knew [ as I had not said anything ] - and he said well your foot is poised over the brake on every junction, you slow down at points in the road which is dangerous and you are talking to yourself whilst driving about what you can see ahead.
Originally Posted by bossman
Friend of mine [ teacher ] does this every year:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlm6eBLjPSM"]YouTube- The Pryenees Up !![/ame]
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1st February 2010, 11:14 AM #19
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Don't get a Chinese bike, I've seen frames sheer in 2 at the headstock
Originally Posted by laserblazer
1st February 2010, 11:17 AM #20
And who mentioned the side car ?
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV5jngUU464"]YouTube- Buckingham URAL v3 post colour/grain[/ame]
1st February 2010, 11:25 AM #21
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Agreed. Require a LOT of work to maintain. My friend bought one and things came loose/fell off constantly! Might be cheap, but better to invest in something that will last and are built to a much higher standard
Originally Posted by truslack
1st February 2010, 11:40 AM #22
Was that back in the early 80s? I had one back then. Great machine.
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