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Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:26 am quote
Yeah, that's first on the list of things to do.

I saw a Hodna Grom today and I'm pretty convinced that I'm getting the better bike.

Lighter and more powerful.

I'm getting excited.

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Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:19 am quote
On the Grom the distance from foot peg to handle bar is too short.
Friend let me ride his, was doing a U Turn and was going to slow and went to put my foot down and could not get it off the pig because of the handlebars being in the way, lucky I was smart enough to just accelerate in stead and did not lay it down like I thought I was gong to.
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:22 am quote
Advice
OK the key to riding a Benelli TNT 125 is to keep it around 7000 rpms as much as you can and really commit to the corners.

It cruises at 50mph and is flat out around 70 mph.

This is so much fun.

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Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:59 am quote
Re: Advice
Bill Dog wrote:
OK the key to riding a Benelli TNT 125 is to keep it around 7000 rpms as much as you can and really commit to the corners.

It cruises at 50mph and is flat out around 70 mph.

This is so much fun.

Bill x
Have you got your knee down yet?
That's something I've never even attempted, let alone managed, on any of the bikes I've owned but if it's possible on anything it should be one of them.
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:10 pm quote
Pulse
No, for a couple of reasons.

The standard tyres are pretty awful and positively scary in the wet so until they get replaced with City Grips so I'm not even going to push it beyond their usual operating parameters.

I also like the way my limbs are arranged with only one bend in them.

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Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:09 am quote
Re: Advice
Bill Dog wrote:
OK the key to riding a Benelli TNT 125 is to keep it around 7000 rpms as much as you can and really commit to the corners.

It cruises at 50mph and is flat out around 70 mph.
Will you need to change your riding style once the running in period is over?
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:17 am quote
Eye
No, I think that I'm always going to ride it this way.

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Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 am quote
Bump
So I'm out on the Benelli today just having a riot on it but on the way home I dropped into my local generic supermarket to get some provisions.

I was only about 10 minutes away from the bike but when I returned there was a beaten up flat bed Transit with two really dodgy looking types eyeing up the bike.

Piss off you thieving little bastards.

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:04 am quote
if there's one thing that puts me off, it's that they look highly nickable

on the other hand, they're probably small enough to push round a medium sized grocers with a hand basket strapped to the saddle ..
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:22 am quote
Re: Bump
Bill Dog wrote:
So I'm out on the Benelli today just having a riot on it but on the way home I dropped into my local generic supermarket to get some provisions.

I was only about 10 minutes away from the bike but when I returned there was a beaten up flat bed Transit with two really dodgy looking types eyeing up the bike.

Piss off you thieving little bastards.

Bill x
It sounds like your Benelli is a real teaser for those types, Bill.
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:59 am quote
See
Yes, I could see their thinking as both of them were casing it as I walked out.

I think that I'm going to have to keep this one within eye shot if that's such a thing.

I'm sorry if I'm repeating myself but this bike really is so much fun to ride.

It's all about revs and commitment. Yes you feel a bit vulnerable because there's nothing in front of you and the lower half of your helmet hides the clocks but who cares, it's hilarious.

When it goes in for it's first service I'm going to get some really expensive oil put in it.

I think you know why.

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:48 am quote
Re: See
Bill Dog wrote:
Yes, I could see their thinking as both of them were casing it as I walked out.

I think that I'm going to have to keep this one within eye shot if that's such a thing.

I'm sorry if I'm repeating myself but this bike really is so much fun to ride.

It's all about revs and commitment. Yes you feel a bit vulnerable because there's nothing in front of you and the lower half of your helmet hides the clocks but who cares, it's hilarious.

When it goes in for it's first service I'm going to get some really expensive oil put in it.

I think you know why.

Bill x
A good quality synthetic like Castrol Edge should do for a lubricant that will meet your criteria.
BTW, what model Benelli is it??
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:54 am quote
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Benelli TNT 125.

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 am quote
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Bill Dog wrote:
Benelli TNT 125.

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For a limited displacement I understand it's a real bomb. No dealers in Canada that I've heard of. It looks to be a quality build though for its small size. Similar to Honda's Grom but the TNT has more oomph.
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:21 am quote
Stay
I think it's lighter and more powerful.

It won't have the build quality of a Hodna but it's 1000 less for pretty much the same bike kind of concept so I'm not that bothered.

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Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:40 am quote
Look What I Found!
Hi All,

Just browsing to help out a scooter business I work with and spotted this rather odd article about someone called Stephen Cooper.

I have a feeling he goes by another name around here!

https://scooterlab.uk/long-distance-uk-rider-needs-support-in-the-usa-news/

I highly recommend you click the link to find out more.

Hope you are all very, very well!

Charles.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:24 pm quote
Careful
Don't worry about him.

He's such an Asshole.

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Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:18 pm quote
evening Skoks.
My starting woes haven't stopped.

I've been to two different garages. One very helpful, plugged the scooter into his Texa box but the files couldn't be read as the ECU chip was full. Texa told him that was because there were too many faults being logged and all he could do was delete the files to free up memory. So we did that. 4 days later I took it back and the bloody thing was full again. After further discussion with Texa he advised me to take it to a piaggio dealer whose set up will by default be more up to date.

So I did that. Paid 66 to be told there are no faults being logged.

So far I have replaced battery, plug and ht cap. Garage 1 suggests it could be a lambda issue and also suggested that if I can find a generic lambda with the right size thread then I won't have to pay through the nose for the piaggio one.

Any thoughts, sage advice, piss taking... All welcome
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Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:27 am quote
Would a photo of some goats help?

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Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:12 am quote
Bless
All is right with the world now.

Everything is improved with a Goat.

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Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 am quote
Huskyteer wrote:
Would a photo of some goats help?

Are you Kidding?
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:24 am quote
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Are you Kidding?
Are ewe kidding?!
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:21 am quote
Sorry, did I come across a bit gruff?
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:28 am quote
I didn't mean to have a go at you.....
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:23 pm quote
No need to nanny me, though.
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:40 am quote
No ifs or butts about it.
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:44 pm quote
Spring scooting
Hi , it's Scooter Sunday at the Ace Cafe, Stonebridge . That's the 31st.
I'll be there for 12 noon for an Ace Big Breakfast, and a looksee at some other shiny scooters.
First run of the season. Gass
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:00 pm quote
Tumbleweeds...
Bit quiet round here.. Should I show my pics from Australia here, liven things up? (strokes chin..)

Graham
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:31 am quote
Cluck
Yeah, just go crazy.

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Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:27 am quote
Re: Tumbleweeds...
louswheel wrote:
Bit quiet round here.. Should I show my pics from Australia here, liven things up? (strokes chin..)

Graham
I'd love to see them
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:52 am quote
Time Travel
I now own a Kymco AK550.

That is all.

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Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:08 am quote
Very nice. Photos?
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 am quote
Seen
Tomorrow I promise.

It will be worth it.

Oh, hang on......

Bill x

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Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:45 pm quote
Re: Tumbleweeds...
ashbrook wrote:
louswheel wrote:
Bit quiet round here.. Should I show my pics from Australia here, liven things up? (strokes chin..)

Graham
I'd love to see them
OK! Just a few!
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:43 pm quote
Muscle
Yeah, that does look pretty good.

You look happy.

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Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:40 am quote
That looks like an amazing trip, Graham! What's the little fuzzy fella in the pic below the crocodile?
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:50 pm quote
Huskyteer wrote:
That looks like an amazing trip, Graham! What's the little fuzzy fella in the pic below the crocodile?
That would be a wombat!

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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:51 pm quote
Graham
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:22 am quote
louswheel wrote:
That would be a wombat!

Graham
Thank you!
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:30 pm quote
louswheel wrote:
Huskyteer wrote:
That looks like an amazing trip, Graham! What's the little fuzzy fella in the pic below the crocodile?
That would be a wombat!

Graham
He lies. It's a Koala-Pig!
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