Motorbike owners of the SMB



David M

Striker
Well, I bought myself a bike last week and the garage have just been on the phone to say it's ready to go. I was happy for them to deliver but due to holidays it'll either be back end of next week or beginning of the week after but obviously I'd like it sooner than that! With that in mind, does anyone know of any reputable motorcycle transporters?
 
Well, I bought myself a bike last week and the garage have just been on the phone to say it's ready to go. I was happy for them to deliver but due to holidays it'll either be back end of next week or beginning of the week after but obviously I'd like it sooner than that! With that in mind, does anyone know of any reputable motorcycle transporters?
i haven't used them personally but a couple of mates have and spoke well of them.
 

JAZZMANB

Striker
Does anyone have any recommendations on bike locks and disc locks?
Like insurance its a trade off between cost,value of bike and likelihood someone tries

I Still have my abus granit chain and padlock from 1991 ,it was £120 then
mcn etc do reviews of best
 

offshore

Midfield
Like insurance its a trade off between cost,value of bike and likelihood someone tries

I Still have my abus granit chain and padlock from 1991 ,it was £120 then
mcn etc do reviews of best
I’ve still got my granit from the 90s they are a good lock but as I’ve always said if they want it nothing will stop them taking it.
 

Tuono

Midfield
I had a bike stolen in the 1990's that was locked with an Abus Granit. I couldn't understand how the lock was still locked but the bike was gone 😕. Years later I learned they could be easily unlocked using the end of a warmed up biro. I'm guessing they left the lock hoping I'd use it again on another bike,
 

yamar1

Striker
The tool of choice these days for the thieves is a cordless angle grinder with a cutting disk on, will remove almost any lock in no time. The secret is have a few locks and put them in an inaccessible place so to make it hard for them. However, sadly if they want it, it will go. You just have to make it as hard as you can for the bastards. Mine at home is in the shed locked well, which has a top alarm on it, 2 locks on the bike, side of house blocked in by a car, Quality Cctv. If they do get it away id be shocked. When im out and about on it and park it up is when i worry.
 

JAZZMANB

Striker
I’ve still got my granit from the 90s they are a good lock but as I’ve always said if they want it nothing will stop them taking it.
Yes,my mate had exact same one ,his bike was nicked
Freeze spray I think
I have about 8 types of locks and I chuck them between bikes ,linking them all up
Just delays and hassle really
 

offshore

Midfield
Yes,my mate had exact same one ,his bike was nicked
Freeze spray I think
I have about 8 types of locks and I chuck them between bikes ,linking them all up
Just delays and hassle really
Yeah they stole my gpz900r with the freeze spray trick from my yard in 93 all that was left was about 4 parts of my lock. Now I it’s locked to my ground anchor in my garage and hopefully my alarm goes off. I don’t really park the bike outside much and if I do it’s only to pop into a cafe for a coffee on a ride out and try and keep it in view.
 
I had a long awaited test ride of what has been my dreambike for 20 years, an R1250GS 2021 reg.


Hated it. I'm gutted. Just couldn't live with the vibrations and lack of grunt and finesse from the boxer engine.

I'm going to have to rip up my plans and start almost from scratch. On Tuesday I'm getting on a Triumph Tiger 1200, having already ridden an Explorer. I loved the triple. I'm also going to have a ride on a Rocket 3.
 

obrienobrien

Midfield
I had a long awaited test ride of what has been my dreambike for 20 years, an R1250GS 2021 reg.


Hated it. I'm gutted. Just couldn't live with the vibrations and lack of grunt and finesse from the boxer engine.

I'm going to have to rip up my plans and start almost from scratch. On Tuesday I'm getting on a Triumph Tiger 1200, having already ridden an Explorer. I loved the triple. I'm also going to have a ride on a Rocket 3.
Not fancy a Harley..??
 

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