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Tyres and Wheels / Conti Trail Attack 2 mileage
« on: June 16, 2017, 04:31:07 PM »
I got Rally Raid to fit the Conti Trail attack 2 tyres to my Level 3 wheels, fitted soon after I bought the bike last spring. Since then its done 14,000 miles, which is probably been the best mileage I've had from tyres on any bike, and there have been a few.
They were both well worn and had been feeling less than great for the past 1,000 miles. The rear was down to 2.5mm tread depth in places and the front had developed a strange lumpy wear pattern.
But besides the good mileage, I was happy to fit the same again today, as they have performed brilliantly in the dry and in the wet.
Furlong tyres in Manor Street, Yeovil, did a good price and great service. Its a lovely old style shop, specialising in bike tyres.

Richa. 19.99p last time I bought them. High waisted, big gussets on the legs so they go over big boots. They have a thin, uninsulated liner so they roll up small.
If they last 2 years they are good value.

TCX Infinity for me. Two years daily use and still going strong.
They replaced a pair of Daytonas which started leaking after a year. I tried a warranty claim. They were crap.
Before that I had various pairs of Altbergs, but while they were pretty good on the waterproof front, they all became sloppy and less supportive, and again, their warranty isn't all its cracked up to be.
Like an insurance company, you don't know how good they are until you have to claim.
I've no idea if TCX's warranty is any better. I haven't needed to find out.

Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Re: Givi D1121ST Touring screen
« on: February 23, 2017, 04:45:30 PM »
Yes please !

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Shed storage.
« on: February 12, 2017, 10:16:58 AM »
Depends how much space you've got.
I would say an 8' X 10' is the minimum. a 6' wide shed dosn't give enough space either side and if you can go for longer or wider, so much the better.
If all you can fit in is a "dog kennel" to keep it in and not work on it in the shed, then you could squeeze it into 8' X 5'. All of these also depend on where the door is and is it wide enough.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: First ride for thirty years
« on: February 04, 2017, 09:48:25 AM »
In case anybody should think that the full face helmet I have, that leaks rain down the inside of the visor, is some cheap bit of kit, its actually a Shoei Neotech.
Not a cheap helmet, and not one that you should have to worry about it having this fault.
But, its not a problem that you can check for when you try it on in the shop, and when you take it back and point out the problem, all you get is, "it looks alright to me sir".
In every other respect, its a great helmet. Fits well, comfortable, relatively quiet, has an internal sun visor etc. But, side to side vision is limited compared to a Jet style helmet, and in heavy traffic, I deffinitely feel less aware of what's happening around me on either side.
Yes, a full face is almost certain to give better protection if you have a crash, But better vision all around on a dry day and especially in the wet, can make the crash less likely to occur, and so should also be taken into account in any reckoning.
The most serious accident I ever had, I was wearing only an old style "pudding basin" helmet. Landing on my head I collected a fractured cheekbone and it didn't do my teeth any good, and yes, I was lucky it wasn't any worse. So while I wouldn't wear one of those any more. I am happy to continue with the jet style with the flip visor, for everyday, and in the wet and keep the expesive but leaky Shoei for the frosty weather. But that's just me, and as I'm glad to see others saying, it is a matter of personal choice.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: First ride for thirty years
« on: February 03, 2017, 08:55:10 PM »
Well in the wet, lets just say that trying to see past rain drops on the iside of the visor feels like a much bigger risk to my head, and the rest of me.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: First ride for thirty years
« on: February 03, 2017, 07:46:32 PM »
Welcome back onto 2 wheels.
Slow speed is possible, I can trickle along in slow traffic at about 7mph in 1st without slipping the clutch, but you have to sort of feed it down to a low speed like that.
Full face helmets? You'll have them all on here in a minute. "Have cheap head-buy a cheap helmet" etc.
I were a good qual. open face with a flip visor most of the time. Only when its really cold I wear a full face and I don't like it.
If its really wet, stuff the full face! It leakes rain all down inside the visor and ruins visibility. So in the wet I wear my HJC RPHA Jet which dosn't leak a drop, and if its cold and wet, I wear a scarf tucked over my chin, just like we always did.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Extenda Fenda Fitted On X Question.
« on: February 02, 2017, 09:32:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by KNIGHTDRIVER [+]
I fitted this one from powerbronze nit too bad fixes withe 3 self tappers
Is that on a 2013-15 CB500x, or on a 2016?
Asking because I have just got a powerbronze extender like that, but offering it up to my 2016x it des not look a very good fit at all. It needs to be bent to fit neatly to fit the mudguard and even then dosn't look good.
Have I bought the wrong one? Or is that as good as it gets?
I'd like to know, before I call them and complain. :027:

I should clarify:
I mentioned the shields that come as part of the Bark Busters, but the shields I have added, made out of plastic document folders, are in adition to those and produce something very like a handlebar muff but are open on the inner side, which is well sheilded by the bike's screen, and this gives about 70% the effectiveness of conventional muffs, but with easier access to the switch gear.
I agree that the BarkBuster shields on their own give very little useful protection on their own.
Again, if another member could offer to post some photos, they could send me a "pm" with their email, and I could send them pictures which they could then add to this thread.

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