What did you do to your motorcycle today?

Nicky

RMS Regular
Drives
HiluxSurf
Got my new helmet delivered yesterday; I am usually a Shoei buyer but got a great deal on the C4 by Schuberth. My old Multitec by Shoei was not fitting properly anymore and you only have one noggin so thought best to get sorted sooner rather than later. Feel a bit 'dirty' buying German stuff when I prefer stuff from Japan :grinning:

Opted for the SC1A Bluetooth kit to be added to the helmet as the rest of the kit is preinstalled/built in from factory, so you just slide the module in one side and the battery into the other slot, pair your phone and sat nav and thats it. Pretty slick. The Shoei Neotec II has the same setup but no decent deals on these at the mo so opted for the C4 as the price comparison was a no brainer

First ride with it this morning and feels good. Wee bit heavier than the Shoei, the volume could be louder from the SC1A system as I wear earplugs when riding always have done. So a bit dissapointed with this and there are no settings to be able to increase volume anymore from the setup menus.

The visor is pretty big and great field of vision. Be interesting to see how it copes when the weather changes with regards to fogging as its got a pretty large pinlock visor in place again factory installed.

And the sungalss visor is a nice addition to modern helmets now. Even though i wear glasses fulltime and have reactions lenses, these do not work when the visor is down so this works well indeed as had a bit of sunshine on the m1 this morning and tested it out.

Seems to be a quality helmet and comes with 5 year guarantee whne you register it online. Venting seems a tad better than my old Shoei.

Opted for Gloss White, there was some nice designs in the range but for my flip up I do like a plain helmet and white is as good as any to be seen in by other road users. sorry for the generic pic below but this is pretty much it

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Infinity had those at £200 or so a few months ago when I went down and bought a load of gear. The chin strap was too far back and dug into my neck when my head was down a bit or I’d have been tempted by 1.
 

nobby

RMS Regular
Location
wee Norn Iron
Drives
Jap stuff
At 200 that's an absolute bargain for this lid. I paid a bit more than that minus the comms system and I thought I got a good deal. You should have bought it and flogged it 😀
 

Ollie

RMS Regular
Location
Co. Down
Didnt want to start a new thread but has anyone any recommendations for bike transport? From London back to anywhere in N.I.

Is there a going rate?
 

Bizizl

RMS Member
Drives
350z
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Put it to bed!

..Laid it down, checked out the touch points - where to protect should it go down.

Its proper light too. Axle sliders due. Seen some that replace the existing chain adjusters. Thinking something slightly longer/wider for the rear would be good tho as the exhausts stick out quite a bit.
 

Matti_f

RMS Regular
Drives
van,Tucson,TTid
Up on stands for a real all round clean and begin to play out in my head how I'm going to modify this one to make it my own.

Blasphemy but fat bars and a custom cnc top yoke is o route .....💩
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Nicky

RMS Regular
Drives
HiluxSurf
MOT’d the 1150GS last week, so got all the paperwork away to DVLA to get it registered. Hopefully the don’t fcuk about with it and it’s a simple process.
 

fabiostar

RMS Regular
Location
just over there.
Drives
my wife insane
went out on mine for the first time since Feb without it running like ****...its had eveything and i mean every dam thing changed on it to try to solve a splutter and backfire problem and it was??? all over a bloody carb shroud, to long and painfull to tell the whole story but the big girls back on the road at last.










 

Captain Starlet

RMS Regular
went out on mine for the first time since Feb without it running like ****...its had eveything and i mean every dam thing changed on it to try to solve a splutter and backfire problem and it was??? all over a bloody carb shroud, to long and painfull to tell the whole story but the big girls back on the road at last.










Fantastic, did you get a new tank?
 

fabiostar

RMS Regular
Location
just over there.
Drives
my wife insane
Fantastic, did you get a new tank?
yeah i had that tank made last winter and the problems started the same day i fitted it so the finger of blame got pointed at it, whats the chances of that the very same day lol but after changing
entire looms x3
ecu x3
every swtich god knows how many times
carbs by at least x4
airbox several times.
entire bloody engine x1
clocks x2

i got the race motor rebuilt and tucked up to save it getting miles on it... fitted a good standard donkey which also didnt run?????? it turned out the standard motor didnt like the little cowl that sits below the carbs. once i fitted it and it barely looks any different from the race motor cowl, away it went so refitted the twin fill tank,
 

Captain Starlet

RMS Regular
New exhaust fitted, it's loud lol

Love the class wee details on it 🐒🍌

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You don't know what to be at ffs :joy:. Love the pipe
yeah i had that tank made last winter and the problems started the same day i fitted it so the finger of blame got pointed at it, whats the chances of that the very same day lol but after changing
entire looms x3
ecu x3
every swtich god knows how many times
carbs by at least x4
airbox several times.
entire bloody engine x1
clocks x2

i got the race motor rebuilt and tucked up to save it getting miles on it... fitted a good standard donkey which also didnt run?????? it turned out the standard motor didnt like the little cowl that sits below the carbs. once i fitted it and it barely looks any different from the race motor cowl, away it went so refitted the twin fill tank,
That's painful even to read, I'm sure there were many nights pulling the hair out. At least you got to the bottom of it, and now you have plenty of spares.
 

Nicky

RMS Regular
Drives
HiluxSurf
Mounted the panniers to the bike last night which took a lot of fannying about and quite a bit of work making the new brackets. I bought the side panniers last year and they came with a rack for an R1200GS, and in my error, I assumed the rack would fit with a small amount of modifying. May as well have been for a Kawasaki ffs. Got there eventually as I was reluctant to spend the £230 for a rack and then a further £80 on the mounts for the boxes considering I had already made latches to lock the boxes on to this frame a few months ago. The wife bought me the matching top box and rack for Christmas, so was adamant these side panniers were going to be fitted too...

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Gave the bike a healthy dose of ACF50 over Christmas and spent a bit of time removing some bits to clean them up and paint them, and although it’s filthy in the pic, it has actually cleaned up very well now. With the miles I’ve put in over the last month or so, it’s now due another service, so I’ll get on that this week too.
 
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