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For Sale Board / Re: Pyramid hugger
« Last post by Leofric on Today at 02:21:36 PM »
Replied in pm. Regards
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Buying cbf1000 corrosion?
« Last post by GEZZA237400 on Today at 12:59:18 PM »
Hi I've looked at a 06 cbf1000 31k. It has some corrosion on the rear swinging arm near the rear shock. Is it something to worry about. Plus no real service history. Should I stay clear? Tia
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For Sale Board / Re: Pyramid hugger
« Last post by Kaltekhan on Today at 11:37:51 AM »
Pm sent.
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Accident, Crash, and Incident Reports / Re: Two crashes in 4 months.... :(
« Last post by Art on Yesterday at 10:20:12 PM »
Wise words
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In search of best value here.

I've ridden on Avon's, Bridgestone's, Continental's, Dunlop's, Metzeler's, Michelin's, Pirelli's and then some and have never had any issues with any of these leading brands. When it comes to comparing tyres new tyres have always felt better than the worn tyres they replace, always have, always will. I've found it difficult to distinguish between any of the above brands so my choice of tyre is based on cost where cost equals the real cost including delivery, fitting, taxes and mileage. So what are you riding and what are you paying ((Cost/mileage)*1,000) per 1,000 miles?

Ill kick off with my last pair of Bridgestone BT-023s

Front cost 99.60,  replaced after 9,837 miles, giving a real cost of 10.12 per 1,000 miles
Rear - cost 112.98, replaced after 10,548 miles, giving a real cost of 10.71 per 1,000 miles

I have a Bridgestone 120/70 ZR17 BT-023 in the garage to replace the front tyre which I got for 64.49 from Tyre Leader and my MOT tester will fit it for 10.00 so that should bring my front tyre cost down to 75.00, estimating another 10,000 miles gives a real cost of 7.50 per 1,000 miles, I'm thinking that'll be hard to beat.
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Accident, Crash, and Incident Reports / Re: Two crashes in 4 months.... :(
« Last post by Rev Ken on Yesterday at 09:27:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
It doesn't matter who is at fault an off is an off and can have life changing consequences. It is self preservation out there on two wheels, you need further training. RoSPA is a good idea, I've toyed with the idea of IAM once or twice but as a seasoned all year round rider with over half a century in the saddle I think I might benefit from the social interaction more than the training.

My recommendation for all new riders is to go on a Bike Safe day. Details of the West Midlands Bike Safe days can be found here, check them out once Lockdown is over. Take note they "ride in almost any weather except thick fog, ice or snow"!
I'd been riding for over 50 years in various countries when I did Bikesafe, and from there did the IAM advanced riders course. I had been an advanced trainer with Star Riders and I still learnt a lot! I'm certainly a better rider now than I was as in time I had not kept up with the benefits (and disadvantages!) of modern bike technology and changing road conditions.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Bridgestone or pilots
« Last post by Rev Ken on Yesterday at 09:09:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bluefox [+]
PR5s on mine,just inspire confidence and unbeatable in the wet imo.My mk2 had Bridgestones on it when I bought it,fine in the dry but sketchy in the wet.But to be honest Ive put pilots on my bikes for a long time and will continue to do so.
Me too! :123:
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Bridgestone or pilots
« Last post by Bluefox on Yesterday at 10:35:37 AM »
PR5s on mine,just inspire confidence and unbeatable in the wet imo.My mk2 had Bridgestones on it when I bought it,fine in the dry but sketchy in the wet.But to be honest Ive put pilots on my bikes for a long time and will continue to do so.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Last post by Kentcolin on Yesterday at 09:42:27 AM »
Mike,
  I'm on my 2nd pair of T31's. I think they are a great tyre and seem to be capable of  8000 or 9000 miles before they need replacing but I'm not a  fast accelerating heavy breaking rider..
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Last post by MikeV on Yesterday at 09:15:08 AM »
Any further updates on the T31s??   :300: :300:
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