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Oh bugger!
« on: 19.11. 2016 11:03 »
I've been very busy over the last few months so haven't ridden my sickle but have been meaning to take her out before the winter sets in. I don't mind the cold, it's road salt I want to avoid. Out in the car today I've seen gritting/salting trucks out. Buggeration!

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Re: Oh bugger!
« Reply #1 on: 19.11. 2016 11:40 »
Yep, time for winter hibernation. If I get it working (it runs just everything else) I will use the Norton a bit over winter  *smile*
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Re: Oh bugger!
« Reply #2 on: 19.11. 2016 12:49 »
Time for the ACF50 to come out of the cupboard I reckons  ;)
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Re: Oh bugger!
« Reply #3 on: 19.11. 2016 13:42 »
Ahhh, the damn salt, destroys cars and motorcycles. Maybe some safety gains (or not, people just driving much faster and being less careful because of stopping thinking about road and grip condition).

Used to ride my Triumph 900 winter time (quite mild climate here west), but residues of salt lingering on on the roads after a colder period were destructive. Not caring to de-salt & clean bike properly after riding resulted in some ugly attacks on alu and chrome.

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Re: Oh bugger!
« Reply #4 on: 21.11. 2016 11:56 »
Hoping to take the bezza out for one last ride particularly as it looks like my favourite bit of bends is going to be buggered up by the council roads dept. putting bloody sleeping police men on my lovely lanes ,what a complete cockup ! Just because some senseless young idiot's prefer to drive through fences  because they haven't any driving skills or commonsense  they are going to ruin a piece of road I've enjoyed safely for 50 yrs , Bob
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Re: Oh bugger!
« Reply #5 on: 21.11. 2016 17:04 »
We’ve had two sprinklings of salt out our way so far this Autumn. Both unnecessary to my mind. But drivers now seem to expect to be able to drive around regardless of prevailing conditions.

I don’t take my older bikes off road for winter as such, as there is no financial advantage to doing so. Some of my moderns I do SORN and reclaim the VED on them. I have a couple of rougher clunkers if I feel moved to ride and there is a salty slurry about.
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Re: Oh bugger!
« Reply #6 on: 21.11. 2016 20:01 »
honda 90 winter transport but now becoming a sought after machine prices going through the roof were will it end

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Re: Oh bugger!
« Reply #7 on: 22.11. 2016 12:57 »
I always think that Hondas are best. I used a little CB250RS for my commute for years before it finally dissolved (against the side of a Nissan Micra admittedly). You don't really have to worry about Hondas.

I commute by train now so do a lot less mileage generally. Preferred winter rides are my 1980 V50 II and '89 XLH1200; both of which have that kind of lived in look now.
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