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Offline Norms23

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A few days in Wexford
« on: July 12, 2015, 05:11:36 pm »
Having a few days touring around Wexford and the Trophy is impressing me more by the minute. Only problem was forgetting about the DISKLOCK! Myself and My better half dispatched to the car park followed quickly by the bike!
The bike pinned my right foot to the ground and it was not an easy beast to lift when you are on your ass. However a few choice words and a lot of sweating soon got us on our feet. No injuries just scratched plastic and battered egos!
Need to get airbags fitted to the side of the bike to help lift it off you! Lol
Have to drown my sorrows now
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Re: A few days in Wexford
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 06:14:24 pm »
Ouch !  :087:

Glad you weren't hurt ( other than emotionally !  :138: )

Whenever I have used a disc Lock I connected one of those brightly coloured elasticated straps
from the lock up to the handlebars - as a reminder  :028:

This isn't much use to after the event , or when you are trapped under the bike,
but just in case, now seems a good time to remind Members of a post over in the "How To" Section :

HOW TO: Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle

Cheers  :821:




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Re: A few days in Wexford
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 06:17:16 pm »
Having replaced 2 front fenders which have cracked when I tried to move off with a disk lock in place I too can whole heartedly recommend the luminescent curly cable between disc lock and handlebar.... Fortunately neither time spilled the bike and the fender is a relatively cheap bit of plastic!
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Re: A few days in Wexford
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 06:41:40 pm »
Need to get airbags fitted to the side of the bike to help lift it off you!
Judging by your Forum Profile picture, you already have plenty of experience with air bags  :745:


 

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Re: A few days in Wexford
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 08:22:44 pm »
I use the bright orange cable which came with the disclock and it has never failed to remind me to remove the lock. That's why the manufacturer supplies it with the lock and I too heartily recommend its use.
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