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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ditto this, I get loads less people pulling out...

Ditto this, I get loads less people pulling out in front of me when I wear my yellow helmet. That, and always having the headlight on, are the 2 things which will help the most
Forum: Trip Planning 09-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,710
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
What do you use this for?

What do you use this for?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
thats a shame. It's like the love child of a...

thats a shame. It's like the love child of a bergman and nc750x

http://www.eicma.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/HondaIntegra750-003.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Do they sell the scoot version of the NC in the...

Do they sell the scoot version of the NC in the US? I think its called the integra?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
While the idea of touring on a small bike seems...

While the idea of touring on a small bike seems awesome, I'm not sure a small smoker is ideal. WOT and smokers isnt ideal.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I changed the oil in mine at 75, 225 and 500...

I changed the oil in mine at 75, 225 and 500 miles. The oil was definately slightly glittery at 75 and 225 changes. It was clean at 500, so I changed from 10w40 cheap oil to a 5w30 fully synth at...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The fart locker?

The fart locker?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The NC700 has a high centre of gravity, and feels...

The NC700 has a high centre of gravity, and feels very heavy at slow speeds. It quickly loses the impression of weight above 15 or 20mph though.

Its noisey, as the screen directs airflow to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,674
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ebay, 0.99 start price, no reserve, 10 day...

Ebay, 0.99 start price, no reserve, 10 day auction, starting on Thurs at 8pm
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Not most says :) just fairly frequently. I...

Not most says :) just fairly frequently.

I managed to miss the rain all day, but hit some wet roads on the way home. On a sunny day, there can be hundreds of bikes parked up at the heart side...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It has a big step between 1st and 2nd, so I was...

It has a big step between 1st and 2nd, so I was using 1st and revving up a lot of the really steep bits.

On the switchbacks, I didn't need any more speed, but on the more open roads, which we're...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ive got 3 bikes, and I've been told I'm not...

Ive got 3 bikes, and I've been told I'm not allowed any more.

My father has a c90, and a collection of cyclemotors, and would have been along for the ride this weekend, if the c90 had not...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Gromming round the English Lake District - Many pictures

Not sure if this should go in Day tripping or not, but meh.

Took the MSX (as the grom is known over here) to the English Lake district.

260 miles, and one very sore arse later, I have some...
Forum: Europe 08-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Do this, and then head to loch lomond, loch ness,...

Do this, and then head to loch lomond, loch ness, and the western isles, specifically the isle of skye.

If you only have a few days in scotland, miss out any big cities, and head for the west...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,238
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Ive got an NC750X, which, according to Honda is a...

Ive got an NC750X, which, according to Honda is a little more powerful and even smother.

I've only ridden it 1500 miles, for this reason. It's just a bit meh. I'll probably get rid of it soon. My...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,967
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
This makes me laugh out loud. Do you really...

This makes me laugh out loud.

Do you really think that the big car manufacturers give a shit about upsetting the oil companies, if they thought that they could release a car that did...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,136
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Its a woodsman, I think they were only made in...

Its a woodsman, I think they were only made in the UK. It was adapted by the imported, by taking a g5, then adding a new exhaust, a single seat, and a few misc farkles, but underneath all of that,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Next - With a train ...

Next - With a train

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/4E965FC3-1CF4-4DBD-BA3E-F0CC25C26758_zpsipo0uxf3.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
In the uk, we call these fire towers ...

In the uk, we call these fire towers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/B6729654-0764-4762-BB6C-BA9056630E95_zpsfcycwkqr.jpg

The fire fighters set fire to them and then...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,136
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I rode my 2010 enfield all round Scotland this...

I rode my 2010 enfield all round Scotland this summer. I did over 1000 miles in 3 days.

You're underestimating the bike by not taking it out

Here she is next to the frenchmans castle from...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
There is the option of buying a full new lifan...

There is the option of buying a full new lifan engine with carb that will just drop in place. The engine looks like a lot of work to get running agian.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
With less than 200 miles on the clock, it needs a...

With less than 200 miles on the clock, it needs a few more to loosen up a bit.

Change the oil at 200, get it warm for 5 miles, then ride it like you stole it. It'll seem better by 350ish.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's only called the grom over in the US. In all...

It's only called the grom over in the US. In all of Europe, and in asia, it's an MSX. Someone, somewhere, decided that a different batch of stickers made it onto the US model
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
OK then, a revised, and slightly easier tag.. ...

OK then, a revised, and slightly easier tag..

A building or structure more than 150 years old
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Next tag. A building or structure more than 200...

Next tag. A building or structure more than 200 years old

This is warkworth castle. Built in the mid 12th century, but extensively remodelled in the 14th century to close to its current form
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Grommet was a little out of place outside the...

Grommet was a little out of place outside the Harley dealer.

OT. Why do Harley riders hang out round the dealer? Is there free cake?
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've noticed that the US seems to name products...

I've noticed that the US seems to name products with odd names, and the same thing in the UK and europe have names made up with random collections of letters and numbers

In the US, you get a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Next tag then, your bike with a sailing boat ...

Next tag then, your bike with a sailing boat

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/B514F2DC-6B06-462B-A43E-E17112481599_zpsfgwgetnp.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Is this the only time ever a grom has been called...

Is this the only time ever a grom has been called a big boy motorcycle? :)
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,784
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Can my little Honda join in? ...

Can my little Honda join in?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/7A9B17EA-FC22-4785-8FE2-03B3901520F6_zpsau6tt4of.jpg

Local war memorial
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,843
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I bought my NC750X on 0% finance. The finance...

I bought my NC750X on 0% finance. The finance offer was direct from Honda, to try and shift more bikes in March (In the UK the financial year starts in April)

The 0% deal was over 3 years, with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,843
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
If you can get a 0% deal, then the money is...

If you can get a 0% deal, then the money is better off in your bank account.

I got my Honda on a 0% deal for this reason
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
The other bike is a royal enfield woodsman. ...

The other bike is a royal enfield woodsman.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/6E61E27E-4910-443E-88CE-2AC452ACE5A3_zps0zqrmtzx.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
It's like a mini version of my nc750x ...

It's like a mini version of my nc750x

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/geoffhill/474CC2F2-514C-4203-8D63-A0E6467FD7CA_zpsmbthluh8.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,525
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
In the UK, and the rest of the Europe a Moped has...

In the UK, and the rest of the Europe a Moped has its on licence category,

they are defined as having less than 50cc, and a maximum design speed of 50kph.

You can drive a moped when you are...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I've got it. My first thought is 'It definitely...

I've got it. My first thought is 'It definitely needs the loud exhaust that I didn't buy. It sounds like a sewing machine'

Other than that, it's ace.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
3 doesn't seem too many if you're doing 20k a...

3 doesn't seem too many if you're doing 20k a year.

Ditch anything that you're driving or riding less than 1 or 2 k a year, but keep stuff you're using or you'll just regret it
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
Unfortunately, if you're in the UK and just...

Unfortunately, if you're in the UK and just learning, you have to stick a big red L sticker to the front and back of your bike. Can't really get away with that excuse here
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I'm still undecided if I should splash an extra...

I'm still undecided if I should splash an extra 300 for the carbon exhaust that was on the demo bike tho

...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 209,789
Posted By TheNorthernMonkey
I dropped into my local dealer on Saturday, and...

I dropped into my local dealer on Saturday, and asked for a test ride, and after tearing around town for an hour, decided that there was no way I could have one. I would be banned for driving like an...
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