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    Sticky: My issue with splitting on single lane roads are...

    My issue with splitting on single lane roads are the bikers splitting the other way.

    XD
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    Sticky: Started filtering, main roads (2+ lanes in one...

    Started filtering, main roads (2+ lanes in one direction). Not as bad as it used to feel, but it's started getting a bit lighter in the mornings, so no feeling of getting blocked in by a wall of...
  3. (Not lane splitting) Pulls behind shiny...

    (Not lane splitting)

    Pulls behind shiny expensive car at robot, usually a two-door. (Nothing wrong here....)

    Woman driver. (Gets nervous)

    Aaaaand she's doing her makeup. (Awww FFUUUUUUU-)
    ...
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    Definitely. Look too small compared to the wom-....

    Definitely. Look too small compared to the wom-.
    Terr-

    Things. Unless they are really big.
  5. Thread: Boots

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    I use safety boots currently for a lack of...

    I use safety boots currently for a lack of anything else. Sides are over my ankle at least.

    Looking at getting magnum classics with the sole reinforcement and those are over ankle too. Around 600...
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    Run while you still ca-! *muffled screaming*

    Run while you still ca-!

    *muffled screaming*
  7. The difference a well fitting helmet makes.

    As per title.

    Am a student so was borrowing my dads Vega helmet, hasn't used it for a while and cleaned it. Had the slidey adjustment strap thing and was a bit wobbly. Felt a bit heavy on the...
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    Sticky: Back on topic sorry :embarrassed: Tried...

    Back on topic sorry
    :embarrassed:

    Tried filtering for the first time this morning. Felt a little claustrophobic.

    XD
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    I'm interested, located in Randpark Ridge

    I'm interested, located in Randpark Ridge
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    Sticky: Not going to be able to this Sunday but if you...

    Not going to be able to this Sunday but if you organise one in the future I'll keep an eye out.

    :)
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    Sticky: Don't know what sorcery they used, but it rides...

    Don't know what sorcery they used, but it rides like a dream now, no problems with hills at all, actually able to accelerate decently rather than try and crawl up.

    Just out of interest, those who...
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    Sticky: Got the bike back this afternoon, tested it...

    Got the bike back this afternoon, tested it around the area, we have some hills. So far seems great, much better acceleration on hills than before, clutch is a bit fiddly after replacement but I'll...
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    BWC Motorcycle Gear Stall

    :scratch:

    1) Brightwater Commons, anyone purchased leathers from there? After "discovering" that I have a 'leather' jacket, looking at buying a new one. Student and so budget is... tight.

    Also...
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    Whenever you stop, stick your hands on the...

    Whenever you stop, stick your hands on the engine.

    *innocent whistle*

    I got those cheap fingerless ones, but I wouldn't mind a pair of inners.
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    I wear fingerless ones under my bike gloves....

    I wear fingerless ones under my bike gloves. Seems to help
    :thumbsup:
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    Ja I wear a hiking buff as well. Don't know how...

    Ja I wear a hiking buff as well. Don't know how bad Stellenbosch is but it makes the cold manageable in JHB.

    Mainly for the nose/mouth area. By beard protects the rest.

    8)
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    Sticky: Thanks for the tips guys, will be sure to when I...

    Thanks for the tips guys, will be sure to when I get it back. Sending it in for a service/checkup tomorrow.

    Hopefully it isn't too sick.
  18. Thread: n00blet

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    Are there any Monsters in the Closet? :p

    Are there any Monsters in the Closet?
    :p
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    Sticky: Really? Wow. :o PM sent. *EDIT* Scraped...

    Really? Wow.
    :o
    PM sent.

    *EDIT*
    Scraped jacket, not squishy bitz, can't complain. At least the other leg didn't get damaged.
    :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: If I start slowing I drop it but even then its...

    If I start slowing I drop it but even then its veerry sluggish.
    Should I be revving higher? I try to keep it around 4k on level roads and 6k on inclines.

    Unless that's normal for a 180?

    It's...
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    Sticky: Uh I'm still getting used to this travelling...

    Uh I'm still getting used to this travelling thing and I don't know street names.
    =/
    I take the M20 from behind Cresta. And to answer your question, all of them. *shame*

    I was talking to a guy...
  22. Thread: n00blet

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    So thread derailments are a thing here too? ...

    So thread derailments are a thing here too?

    Once more into the breach then!

    :salute:

    @Grunt

    Seems legit. :headbang:
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    Sticky: Greetings mense, forum newb here. :dance: My...

    Greetings mense, forum newb here.
    :dance:
    My bike tends to start losing power on uphills, so whenever I can I just let people pass me (preferably on the right). Bit me yesterday when I waved a...
  24. Thread: n00blet

    by Alptraumsong
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    n00blet

    Hai ther!

    Recently started riding, mainly commuter stuff, but I figured it would be easier to pester you guys with questions if I joined up.

    Muahahahaha.
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