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by mw3230
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Riding in groups
Replies: 78
Views: 8820

Re: Riding in groups

There is no doubt that most groups rides turn into a procession through the countryside, or as Lolo has pointed out, a series of frustrating stops and starts waiting for others to re-join. A better option for groups is to rendezvous periodically at agreed coffee and lunch venues, but to ride their o...
by mw3230
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sena 20S Evo
Replies: 33
Views: 3778

Re: Sena 20S Evo

I've used BT comms for years - Sena SMH10 and more recently 20s. Despite all of the manufacturers claims, these system are undoubtedly better when limited to one to one communications between riders who are more or less in line of sight. Yes, they will connect larger groups of riders but the protoco...
by mw3230
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cheap and cheerful bluetooth intercom...
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Cheap and cheerful bluetooth intercom...

Also consider this one which we have been trialling for use with trainee riders. works remarkably well - less expensive and it talks to a SENA (probably other makes as well) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/V4-1200M-Bluetooth-Interphone-BT-Motorcycle-Helmet-Intercom-Headset-FM-UK-Stock-/201721819271?hash=i...
by mw3230
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The quest for a quiet ride! :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3111

Re: The quest for a quiet ride! :)

I'm a long time user of the foam plugs but having read the comments on this thread, I've ordered the silicone plugs recommended by Farmerboy. Looking forward to comparing them
by mw3230
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sena SMH10 bluetooth intercom thing...
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Sena SMH10 bluetooth intercom thing...

I agree with the OP and I've used the SMH10 for years with much success although as it has become a little temperamental (wouldn't connect to other riders any longer) I've just upgraded to the 10s. It's a little early to say as I haven't given it a good test but my early impressions are that it is j...
by mw3230
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: An interesting trip
Replies: 20
Views: 2183

Re: An interesting trip

And yet despite the lessons learned offered by visiting and preserving such places, similar (albeit smaller scale) horrors are repeated regularly throughout the world - Africa, Asia and the Middle East AND europe have all seen atrocities which are just as abhorrent. The rest of the world, us include...
by mw3230
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: The Wetherspoons Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: The Wetherspoons Experience

I've had a look at some of the hotels in the north and the Borders and they don't seem to offer suitable parking for bikes. Most refer to public parking nearby - perhaps not surprising given that they tend to be town centre buildings - but I prefer to have my bike a bit more secure
by mw3230
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: BMW System 6 helmet repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: BMW System 6 helmet repairs

I'm sure the "BM" helmets are made by Schuberth, so you might get more help from them. But I know Arai quote a 5 years "life" for their helmets, so you may get little help from any manufacturer on a 4 years old helmet unfortunately. Thanks for that - I was hoping for another year but fear you may b...
by mw3230
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: BMW System 6 helmet repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 825

BMW System 6 helmet repairs

I have a System 6 helmet - about 4 years old. Its a bit scratched in places but hasn't been bumped or involved in an accident (although it has fallen from the seat of my bike a couple of times. Now the visor mechanism has broken - one side has become detached from the helmet. This is the back plasti...
by mw3230
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Bike Hire
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Bike Hire

Seems to be quite expensive compared to car hire (although I've no experience of hiring bikes to compare this with)
by mw3230
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture Safe / Ultraseal
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Puncture Safe / Ultraseal

I think you're all tempting fate by mentioning the 'p' word
by mw3230
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Heine Gerick are back in UK
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: Heine Gerick are back in UK

Lowestoft ... is that a big population centre, or a place where there is a lot of bikers
by mw3230
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Biker Accommodation in the Dales
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Biker Accommodation in the Dales

Can anyone recommend a good biker hotel or pub in the Yorkshire Dales. I'm thinking of the sort of place that ideally has safe bike storage for perhaps half a dozen bikes and good food (or is situated in a location where there is good choice of eating places). All suggestions welcome although I'm no...
by mw3230
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: E bay
Replies: 24
Views: 2008

Re: E bay

It always amazes me that people buy second hand things on Ebay for almost the same as the new price, or more than the new price in some cases - especially when you factor in the p and p charges (which many sellers seem to see as part of their profit because they charge more than the genuine cost). T...
by mw3230
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Textile clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Textile clothing

It's probably pointless recommending Hein Gericke gear as they seem to have closed down for good in the UK but on the slight chance that you are going to the Continent then I'd suggest hunting for a HG store. Their clothing is slightly expensive but not eye poppingly so and good value for money in m...
by mw3230
Fri May 15, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: VideoComms - The Sena 10C
Replies: 25
Views: 2070

Re: VideoComms - The Sena 10C

I nearly bought one of the Aldi cameras which seem to get pretty good reviews. I wasn't sure about the fixing however and if it could be helmet mounted or needed to be on the bike so dithered and now I expect they're all gone A pal of mine suggested that at the price they are it would be worth getti...
by mw3230
Mon May 11, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: VideoComms - The Sena 10C
Replies: 25
Views: 2070

Re: VideoComms - The Sena 10C

The combined unit is attractive and as Ced says the ability to charge whilst riding is a useful feature. I already use a Sena SMH10 which performs very well and have been considering a camera for some time. One of the features which appeals to me is the video tagging which offers the opportunity to ...
by mw3230
Mon May 11, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: VideoComms - The Sena 10C
Replies: 25
Views: 2070

Re: VideoComms - The Sena 10C

According to the SENA website this item is 'coming soon' however I found it for sale in Germany - http://www.fc-moto.de/Sena-10C-Camera-Communication-System?gclid=CjwKEAjwg7yqBRCu5NmlgMm6i08SJADDEudZLgl-mlkLvzK6_zjAJJ7joMjIHYH8-NBpNYNBKT_H0RoCin3w_wcB - almost tempted! Think I'll have to wait for Ch...
by mw3230
Sun May 10, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Inexpensive Tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 2227

Re: Inexpensive Tyres

Postage to the UK is included in the quoted prices (as is VAT)
by mw3230
Sun May 10, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Inexpensive Tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 2227

Inexpensive Tyres

This German company posts tyres to the UK at low prices. A tyre I recently bought locally is available for £20 less. Worth a look I'd suggest -

http://sbreifenhandel.com
by mw3230
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Camping Tips & Queries
Topic: Camp Cooking
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

Re: Camp Cooking

When my sons were in the Scouts and away camping the group leader would, on the last evening before home, concoct a dish known as camp stew. Quite simply everything that was left in the 'larder' went into the pan - baked beans, tinned hamburgers, tinned veg, tinned hot dog sausages, tinned stew and ...
by mw3230
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Used buyers beware...
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Used buyers beware...

Tends to suggest that those methods of tyre repair are effective (if you choose to use/rely on them, a decision for the individual)
by mw3230
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tom Tom app problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Tom Tom app problem

Update - following advice above I bought a 'charge only' cable to power my iPhone whilst using the TomTom app on the bike. Wow - the difference is remarkable. After a several hour ride yesterday I arrived at my destination with my phone fully charged and the sat nav working all the way. Thanks for t...
by mw3230
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: GPS tracker security box
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: GPS tracker security box

Do a Google search on 'gps tracker security for motorbikes'. There are a lot of options
by mw3230
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: A Little Luck
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: A Little Luck

Better than arriving at the port with a fifty pound note ..... and no passport!

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