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*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
yeh i have to agree it is a good little bike very simple most of it is made of metal so quite easy to get welded like the frame tank foot pegs exhaust .
well i am giving my xt a hard test just now riding it 50 miles a day in all weather and i am planning to keep it for as long as it runs and keeps going
i have covered it in acf 50 so it is looking a little rough just now but give it a hose down twice a week so we will see how well the acf 50 has worked come spring ..
heading of for a camping weekend next week so lets hope the roads are clear in the highlands ....
Just re-read a couple of my earlier posts on this thread and my comments (brags) about being an ex bike cop come over a bit arrogant! I left the job in 2003 and it's fair to say I'm pretty ordinary when riding now. Some would say I ride too slow. I ride defensively and no longer enjoy taking pointless risks.
I apologise for sounding an arse!
What really does wind me up is when someone makes a silly mistake and instead of apologising reacts by either refusing to look in your direction or even worse aggressively gives you the finger!
Contrary to popular belief NOT all bike cops are fantastically gifted riders. I met some (a small minority it must be said) who were often arrogant and superior towards other bikers they met while on duty. It was these idiots that gave the rest of us (mere mortals) a bad name.
I know of two IAM (Instructor qualified) riders who I wouldn't trust with a Puch Maxi moped.
The most gifted rider I have ever seen or known is one of my best mates. I have known him since my schooldays (30 years plus). He's an Engineer by profession and has never had any official instruction. What he doesn't know about riding a bike or building/fixing one isn't worth knowing.... When we have ride outs he makes me look like a learner
I guess what I'm trying to say is Don't be intimidated by anyone you perceive to be expert - everyone makes mistakes occasionally.
Don't be too intimidated by people who call themselves EXPERT - Remember the bankers called themselves expert and look what those idiots have done to the country!
Expert will never have the same meaning again (for me anyway).
wow i am glad you got that off your chest Neil but dont think many people are interested in bike cops riding ability as they are just a pain in the arse
at the best of time..or looking to make the goverment a little extra cash ...thats why bike cops ride with cops because most normal people
cant be arsed with all the crap they preach about every day ..
Like Jens, I disagree totally with Dave. Motorcycle cops, like all policemen/women are doing a valuable job on our behalf for which they often receive little thanks. In the case of those riding bikes they are generally keen bikers as well and have an empathy for other bikers, and like the majority of regular bikers they must get very frustrated at the minority who disregard the law endangering other road users and giving the non-biking community more ammunition to persecute us. Of course, they have also seen close up the results of the carnage that can be caused by idiot riders. Like all groups, there will be a few who are not up to the mark, but in my experience (40 years riding) the majority are fine.
I wonder what Neil thinks about such a reaction to his honesty, and apology. I, for one, admire him for his words.
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