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CALLING ALL BIKERS 2

Started by: tonker (22777) 

Calling all Bikers - 1


Number 1 was getting a bit long. So, I started ....

CALLING ALL BIKERS 2

Started: 25th May 2020 at 20:08

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

I'll start Number 2 with .... When's this mass ride-out happening?

Replied: 25th May 2020 at 20:21

Posted by: firefox (3239)

I'll have a backsie off you.

Replied: 25th May 2020 at 20:37
Last edited by firefox: 26th May 2020 at 09:47:01

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Good man Tonks... when I suggested it...the 'Four' responders were me..thee..Peebee..and the Font of knowledge ..Laughinggravy..wouldn't call it a mass ride-out 😁 Better waiting till at least some facilities are open...i.e. Bogs..Cafe's..Bars etc...still up for it..might be end of june'ish. OKI KOKI Y'ALL ?

Replied: 26th May 2020 at 13:11

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

I'll be back in Spain as soon as the light turns green!

Replied: 26th May 2020 at 13:33

Posted by: tomplum (6971) 

if tha keeps to the A roads and B roads, I come too on my
fat cycle

Replied: 26th May 2020 at 22:20

Posted by: firefox (3239)


Replied: 27th May 2020 at 10:45

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

I got the bike out this afternoon, gave it a wipe down ready for the off!

Replied: 28th May 2020 at 18:06

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Haws the crash bungs? Still useable?

Replied: 28th May 2020 at 18:14

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

One is bent a bit upwards. I might take it off later.

Anyroadup, last week I was at Tesco's in Haydock and, as I arrived, a lad and girl arrived at the side of me on a ZZR1400. We got talking, as you do, well, as 'I' do, and I told him I'd fell off. He said 'bobbins' are commonly known to cause a lot of damage to frames and engines, due to their fastenings, and he wouldn't use them. He said he'd had a ZZR1100, and went for the 1400 for a ride to the South of France last year. He hadn't raised his handlebars either!

Replied: 28th May 2020 at 18:47

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Depends how hard you go down I suppose.

Replied: 28th May 2020 at 19:00

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

groups of 6 can meet lets get out!

Replied: 28th May 2020 at 20:26

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Ewd thi horses.....no bogs..cafe's pubs open yet !! I am raring to go same as next mon...but if tha get's caught short !! Not nice 😁

Replied: 29th May 2020 at 09:05

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Ast'ne'er roughed it?

Replied: 29th May 2020 at 11:34

Posted by: Reditus (377)

Washed the bike yesterday, leather fed the seat and cleaned the exhaust. Spent the longest cleaning the wheels (Noticed the podwer coater had powder coated the balancing strips).
Took it for a spin to dry off and laid it up. Got it out this Morning and had to use WD40 to clean the still very dirty wheels.

Time for a quiet amble now.

Replied: 29th May 2020 at 11:51

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Roughed it wit best....dock leaves and owt else in an emergency 😁

Replied: 29th May 2020 at 16:45

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

That reminds me...a tale of woe...having been caught out by a dodgey chinese...the same catastrophy occurred....reaching for flora and fauna and anything else resulted in "Jeezuz" nettled on the rear end...had a ringpiece like a japanese battle ensign for an hour or two...now carry half a roll in the top box 👍

Replied: 29th May 2020 at 16:55

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Time to bump us back to the top.
On the news Alderly Edge..performance cars owned and driven by Drongo's..razzing through the streets...an affluent area and being invaded by neighbouring Drongo's..why this made the news I know not. (In a previous life) any complaints of excess speed or dangerous driving we blitzed it..by fair means or foul we nailed their caps on...cheshire force was and still is run by the hooray henry's and more than likely it's their spoilt sprogs of family of farmers...footballers..business folk and the like that are creating this problem on their own doorstep. Arseholes.

Replied: 5th Jun 2020 at 19:05

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Some damned rich people domiciled around there.

Replied: 5th Jun 2020 at 19:20

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Aye. Even the council estate only has Waitrose trolleys dumped on their gardens!

Replied: 5th Jun 2020 at 20:13

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Had a big throb betwixt my legs this afternoon..marvellous.😁

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 18:35

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

The Dithering Strappe?

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 19:03

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

No Tonks...nowt do with the Crimson Crowbar 😁

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 19:24

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

The Throbbing Gristle?

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 19:28

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

No..nowt do wit Throbbin Robbin 😁

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 19:46

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Or "Thirish-Mons" tooth-ache 😁

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 19:48

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Knee Trembler?

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 19:48

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Avast ! This is going down hill 😁

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 19:52

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

I'll tell you a story, then ....

Years and years ago, when I was but a lad, six of us went out forra raaaaide on t'baaaaikes, laaaaike. We went to Southport and, on the way back, down t'Rainford By-Pass, we turned left towards Crank, just before the Lancs..
Flying along that country lane, past the Red Cat, bottom of the hill, left towards Billinge Hill.
Anyroadup, I'm first on GT550. Then Alan on RD400 and a couple more on RD250s, Stezzer was miles behind on his RD250.
We pulled up, opposite that farm, just before that little bridge. Suddenly, Stezzer shot past us all, full whack. Didn't know about the right hand bend just after the bridge!
He hit the bridge as quick as lager turns to piss. Took off and ended up in that potato field at the other side!
Had to wait an hour or so, before he recovered and rode slowly home.

And the moral of the story is, take care if you don't know what's at the other side!

Here it is!

Replied: 6th Jun 2020 at 20:07
Last edited by tonker: 6th Jun 2020 at 20:14:52

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Know it well Tonks...that farmer has made a fortune dragging vehicles from that field.

Replied: 7th Jun 2020 at 09:21

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Seeing as how this is a biker thread, I thought I'd put a link to one of my favourite saaaaites, laaaaike.. Although, I do realise that not all 'bikers' are really 'bikers' and some may be more 'biker' than 'racer'. It follows that the site might not suit everybody. Especially people who think a 'motorcycle' starts and stops with Harley Davidsons'!

Here we go ..... The YAMAHA TZ


Replied: 13th Jun 2020 at 19:02

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Very informative Tonks...I just love the riding bit...not enough brain cells left to store information of yesteryear ????

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 19:23

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Q: What makes a 'biker' a 'biker'?

Riding motorbikes? Owning motorbikes? Liking motorbikes?
Listening to (what's regarded as) 'biker' music?
Wearing a black leather jacket? Having long hair, a beard and no front teeth?
A combination of some, or all, of those?

What d'you think? Laaaaike?

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 21:28

Posted by: tomplum (6971) 

biking never leaves you but, if you carry on riding but losing your skills, you end up in an early grave, here is a bike that raced in the TT races from 1973

buried in a shed

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 22:00

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

Doo any of yoo remember Ogri from Bike Magazine

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 22:37
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 16th Jun 2020 at 22:39:17

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Replied: 17th Jun 2020 at 00:26

Posted by: peebee (513) 




God that made me laugh at the time.

Replied: 17th Jun 2020 at 00:48
Last edited by peebee: 17th Jun 2020 at 00:50:25

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

I fit into 2/3 of the categories Tonks...wouldn't do if we was all the same in all walks of life...you need characters.. and in the biking world there are some !!????

Replied: 17th Jun 2020 at 08:18

Posted by: tomplum (6971) 

there are characters all over the world in Bikes, cycles and this guy is a
shining star in the sky of characters, he is a,
Tandem With A Trailer and you cannot help but like him,

Replied: 17th Jun 2020 at 22:02

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Blow, (Suck/Squeeze/Bang)

Replied: 17th Jun 2020 at 22:36

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Seen him a couple of times on TV..yes he has got off his backside and is trying Tomplum....if only the other 3 million would try !!

Tonks...sorry to dissapoint you..I was speaking to "Chippy" Glenn's sister yesterday...he is still alive and kicking 65yrs of age in that sheltered accomodation at the halfway house. ????

Replied: 18th Jun 2020 at 09:36

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Strange, that. As it's not been only one person who told me, and those who told me don't know each other?
It's one of them 'rumours' that turns true. Even though they're not. Strange for up there, 'cos it's not really 'Wigan', and that's the capital of believable rumours!

Replied: 18th Jun 2020 at 11:35

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (115)

I think bikers fall into a few categories. You'll get those who buy a cheap bike purely to get to work and back, then sell it to buy a car and never go near them again. Then you'll have those who do racing/trials etc. Love riding but wouldn't dream of using one on the roads. Then there are those that have bikes intermittently all their adult lives. ( me ), you sell one but can never say you'll never own another one. They get into your blood. It never leaves you. You can walk down the street and see one parked up or riding past and you'll think, mmmm, that's nice. Wouldn't mind a hour on that. Some of the most honest/decent people I know ride bikes.

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 09:33

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (115)

Remember Ogri too. Was his mate called Malcolm, always struggling to keep up. And the dog I think was called kickstart.

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 09:38

Posted by: peebee (513) 

Is it time for 'Calling all bikers 3'.?

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 13:34

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

No. We're not at the bottom of the page yet.

Don't waste paper!

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 16:02

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Always carry half a bog roll in your topbox ????

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 18:00

Posted by: tomplum (6971) 

Replied: 23rd Jun 2020 at 19:42

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Of course I'll disagree. It's common knowledge that they're crap. But, of course, it's every mon to his own. To me, Harleys are basic, sub-standard and old-fashioned, and I wouldn't have one give me.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2020 at 20:54

Posted by: tomplum (6971) 

towd thee,

Replied: 23rd Jun 2020 at 21:08

Posted by: peebee (513) 

'Potato potato potato'
Did you know that 85% of Harleys made are still on the road..............the other 15% made it home.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2020 at 21:22

Posted by: tomplum (6971) 

they are an icon peebee, I'd have one tomorrow if i had the means to buy one and a safe place to store it, they scream , America, Big, loud and brash, they never won any speed races or endurance tests, A pig to handle and a beast to get on the main stand But, they are a mans bike and the sound of that ' potato potato' tick over, is music to my ears,

I love em and so do tens of thousands of others,

Replied: 23rd Jun 2020 at 22:07

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (115)

I've owned a Harley. Very heavy, crap brakes, didn't go round corners, not what you'd call fast, but I'll tell you what, every time I took it out I had the biggest smile on my face. Park it up somewhere and you always knew where you'd left it, there was a crowd round it. I eventually sold it to a B..l end from down south, big mistake. My next bike will probably be a beemer or similar as I,d like to get into blood biking and I couldn't see me doing that on a Fat Boy. If I could own 3 bikes ( I know, I,ve only got 1 ar.e ) They would be, 1- Investment - Vincent HRD/ Triumph Hurricane/ Manx Norton, 2- day to day - Beemer/ Triumph Speed Triple, 3 - Pleasure - Custom built Harley :). What's your,s ?

Replied: 24th Jun 2020 at 09:17

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

if i could own 3
my 1st would be a ducati panigale v4r for my front room
2nd honda rc30 as above
3rd i already own it my honda vtx 1800, does everything i ask of it..

Replied: 24th Jun 2020 at 09:27

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

Hello Girls.... Done the dirty deed and part ex'd the exocet for the owd Mons tourer.
Her indoors was struggling with pillion position... Foot pegs. Back support etc so....
Out goes the kawasaki GTR 1400.
In comes the BMW R1200 RT. Full spec. 2012 Model. 9000 miles from new.. One owner probs the last bike I will own. ????

Replied: 24th Aug 2020 at 18:56

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Replied: 22nd Nov 2020 at 18:48

Posted by: tomplum (6971) 

I don't remember Tom Hall in Penny Lane yikland but. I do remember Bill Pope's shop in West end road, I knocked about with his Son, also called Bill who joined the police force and became a traffic police biker , probably around mid to late 1970's, you mates leechy and hazeldene would know him as well,

Replied: 22nd Nov 2020 at 21:09

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

I have a vague recollection of Tom Hall being in that shop which became James Taylor's expensive catering equipment shop

Replied: 22nd Nov 2020 at 22:07

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

It was run by Chris Hall, Tom Hall's son, in the mid to late 70's. I was at Old Boston at the time and a friend of mine, from Upholland, worked for them.
Chris lived across from my wife when she lived in Shevington. That's how I got into the racing.
It was fun while it lasted, but I'd probably be well-off now if I hadn't got hooked!

Replied: 22nd Nov 2020 at 23:04

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

Duggie was from Shevington

Replied: 23rd Nov 2020 at 12:17

Posted by: peebee (513) 

Very Interesting.

Recreational motorcycling in England permitted under new measures
COMO Recreational riding PR

Published on 11 November 2020 by Mike Waters

Tags: COMO, COVID-19, coronavirus, lockdown, press release

Filed under categories: BMF News, The world of motorcycling

The Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations (COMO) has examined legislation and guidance for the new lockdown in England. If you are not required to self-isolate, the rules do permit riding alone or with one other individual. You are still subject to the social distancing rules and other measures.

Many riders have been asking whether riding alone is allowed under the new lockdown rules. The government has clearly stated that riding as essential travel is allowed. We looked into rules on riding for leisure and mental well-being, which are not so clear.

We have studied both the legislation and the guidance and have concluded that the rules do permit riding for pleasure, alone or with a mate.

You can ride for recreation on public roads so long as you are:
- on your own
- with one person from another household, or
- with the people you live with (your household) or your support bubble

Bikers congregating in groups is not allowed under the legislation and will draw unwanted attention, as will any reckless riding. Please use good judgement and avoid any action that will adversely affect the reputation of motorcycling.

We will publish a revised version of the Covid-safe motorcycling guidelines once we understand the situation after the current lockdown period expires.

The Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations membership consists of representatives from the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF), the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), the Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC), the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF), IAM RoadSmart, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU), the Triumph Owners’ Motorcycle Club (TOMCC) and Biker Down UK.

Have your say on our Facebook page.

You can join the BMF and help us protect the rights of motorcyclists for just £28 a year. Find out more here.

Replied: 25th Nov 2020 at 18:00
Last edited by peebee: 25th Nov 2020 at 18:01:20

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

common sense...

Replied: 25th Nov 2020 at 19:08

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Replied: 29th Nov 2020 at 12:32

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Thinking of selling my RT, Tonks. Been on it once this year, and that was to three sisters.

Replied: 29th Nov 2020 at 17:10

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

They really aren't worth having if they're just going to sit there. I don't think I've been out on mine since that day I called at your house. I'll either sell it on or take it over to Spain for the occasional use of, in nice weather, on good roads.

Replied: 29th Nov 2020 at 22:31

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Mind you, this corona-bollox hasn't helped matters, eh.?

Replied: 29th Nov 2020 at 22:33

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Aye, will have a think.

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 06:23

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

hmmm RT you say now who did i see who had a RT?....

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 11:35
Last edited by laughing gravy: 30th Nov 2020 at 11:49:39

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Several people I suspect. Want a picture?

Stock picture


Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:00
Last edited by firefox: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:02:09

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

thats not a RT!

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:09

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Its a GS, wrong pic..



Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:16
Last edited by firefox: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:18:55

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

your secrets safe with me,in future though be very careful as the most innocent of remarks can blow one cover...

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:27

Posted by: firefox (3239)

I am selling the sodding thing, not smuggling classified documents!

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:29

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

The rain is falling hard today, comrade, shall we see snow this Christmas?

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:39

Posted by: firefox (3239)

The green fields of Tibliski will see no deer.

On a sad note, the TT has been cancelled next year.

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 12:55

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

Saw it earlier on the telly.

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 13:03

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Note to self
Post news before ITV get wind.

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 13:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

Have yoo ever fell off it

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 13:51

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

Can you do 180mph on it?

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 14:28

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

I've geet one as well... 2012 Model... Brill.. Out on it t'other day... Heated handlebars.. Heated seats.. Cruise control.... Marvellous...

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 14:34

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

Were yoo in Swinley

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 14:42

Posted by: firefox (3239)

TTS, no, never fell off.
Standard fitting on the bike, Billinge biker.
Used Cruise control once in Blighty, too many cars about, overseas it's brill.

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 14:47
Last edited by firefox: 1st Dec 2020 at 09:15:04

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (115)

Nice looking bike Firefox, what year is yours?

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 09:47

Posted by: firefox (3239)

It's a 12 mate

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 10:06

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

TTS... Not up swinley... Tend to drift around my end.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:11

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

Am sure I've seen a picture of a bike like that on here before

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:31

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Use the search facility, find it and post it. Or are you lying...AGAIN!

Yes, he's lying.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:35
Last edited by firefox: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:42:42

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

Now, is there any need for that reply

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:38

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

Billinge Bike:

"TTS... Not up swinley... Tend to drift around my end"

Oh right then, well yoo have got a double, a doppelgänger, an impersonator, a pretender to your throne

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:38

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Tonker, want this for any reason?

If he doesn't want first dibs, if anyone else can use it, feel free.

Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 11:54

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

I haven't got a bike with one silencer, Firefox, It will just sit on a shelf in my garage, along with the one remaining 110 transformer I can't get Tomplum to adopt !
I'll ask Mac if he could use it, when I see him,

Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 18:57

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Ta.

Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 19:29

Posted by: Billinge Biker (552)

TTS. Got me there lad.... Surely there can't be another as nice as me?.
Blue BMW R1200rt.. ST55RAK.... 2012 Model on my plate... That's me.

Replied: 19th Dec 2020 at 17:05

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Replied: 28th Dec 2020 at 14:16
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Posted by: peebee (513) 



Triumph my arse.!! now here is a mans machine.

Replied: 28th Dec 2020 at 17:30
Last edited by peebee: 28th Dec 2020 at 17:31:48

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

And that bobby is thinking "what an idiot"

Replied: 28th Dec 2020 at 19:25

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

At Ballaugh Bridge, once you're 'in the air' .... you can't change direction!

Replied: 28th Dec 2020 at 19:50

Posted by: peebee (513) 

PC Plod...." I will get that ruddy hooligan next time round, I will stand in the middle of the road and raise my hand at him".

Replied: 29th Dec 2020 at 18:32

 

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