Ordered , thanks for find
The only vendetta I have is against opinions / fake news I don't think I personally stated that cheap helmets were safer - as above what I'm against is the constant Apple Iphone type comments/voting. Yes paying premiums for less air resistance, less noise and the like (except branding) is always going to benefit most I agree with your comments about Sharp testing including the stuff about Chinese manufacturers - again I don't think I've stated otherwise... Sharp testing is just an added extra safety net. But the report also states in so many words there is little difference in cost v's protection Also, just to add, there is little difference between full face and modular when it comes to safety (having a dig at another member here sorry). Although there is a difference the statistics are skewed because of the volume of testing full face against the small number of modular. re the accident you saw and GRP it could be said that even with GRP on the same accident at a slightly different outcome could still potentially split As I stated above, I'm against opinion based criticism... give me facts and I'll STFU and I'm against the Apple Iphone supporters type comments. I agree totally with your comment "and I would recommend that everyone gets their first helmet fitted" Although I have criticism (from experience) of some retailers/stores who ignore or aren't interested in this.
Don't know what vendetta you're pushing philphil61, but the report you link to even makes the point: "are more expensive helmets more protective...overall yes". But the reports a lie anyway as most know that Sharp testing (which is all the report is correlating-not actual safety) is only a guide to how hard the manufacturer has been able to make a shell and that nearly all of the Chinese manufacturers can make a lid to pass the tests with flying colours by bulking out plastic on the test areas. Not necessarily safer. After see'ing a guy's jaw completely removed when his plastic helmet split in half, I won't wear any less than GRP as they stay together. ARAI and Shoei have been in the game long enough to make a safe helmet, and their test rigs are way beyond what sharp testing actually measures (such as deformation, deceleration), yet according to Sharp testing they score consistently less than plastic helmets, so other considerations obviously come into play. Plenty of experts advocate that Sharp testing is not a good measure of safety - https://www.visordown.com/news/general/scrap-sharp-helmet-ratings-says-leading-scientist I will admit that Sharps testing has raised the game of the Chinese manufacturers so you can get a Cheap lid that will offer good protection, but to say that it offers better protection than the likes of an Arai or Shoei would likely not be correct. Anyway, the most important consideration when buying a helmet is that it fits properly, and I would recommend that everyone gets their first helmet fitted as you will end up getting something too big otherwise.
https://blm.io/blog/motorcycle-helmet-safety-price/ Written/produced by Ben Moore and no he's not a helmet specialist back in 2014 he analysed all the available data and produced this report without having to rely on opinions.
Helmets are not all created equal. You won't find too many polycarbonate (AKA plastic) offerings from the top manufacturers for a reason. Scooter and moped riders arguably need more protection than trackday racers. You can pick-up Shoei or Arai for as little as £200 albeit without a power rangers colour scheme.
Didn't thought about that. Cheers
Nope, but get waterproof spray in Aldi for not even 2quid and they will b waterproof. (y)
I assume they are not Waterproof.
Received them today, great buy. Quality leather. Pleased (y)
Personally i wish i had known this stuff when i started. Would have bought Knox Handroids or something :)
Yes, rst's are tighter...
Great price for Gore-Tex boots. Waiting for my price match code from sportsbikeshop...
If anyone else doesnt want to use M&P Sportsbikeshop have matched the price for me and they are being delivered Monday, they only have limited sizes in stock though
I've had a pair of these for a couple of years. Good boots but the heel protection cage in them is terribly squeaky when you walk. Hadn't read previous comment. Shall apply wd40
Had a pair similar to these for years - TCX S-Race. Had them for years and still look like new. Even slid down the road at about 40mph on them and they held up fine. The only problem I had was that the plastic "Torsion Control System" squeaked quite loudly every time I took a step. WD-40 sorted that out though.
They've also got the 595 model for £390. That's a huge saving compared to anywhere else. Plus up to 24m interest free :)
If motorcycle specific then they're normally waterproof and can still be used wearing gloves.
Why is it when anything has the word motorcycle in it like sat nav or camera the price is 4x that of a car?
I wasn't insinuating there was anything wrong with his comment, much the opposite the picture in my head that came to mind was pretty funny
Some bikers use things called tank bags which have a clear pocket for a map so there's nothing wrong with the ops comment
Been riding since the 70's, so I have a few
you clearly have obsession with helmets!))
Yeah the mods edited my post, that's the total if you buy one on it's own, I bought two and added ear plugs to take it to £25.02 and qualify for free DPD courier delivery
sorry, £17.49M&P Direct must be including postage.
Always was £11.99 si8nce I posted this
And I got sent a yellow one after ordering black... by this point no black left, So they refunded me as it was their fault, happy xmas! nice gesture M&P
I know. And yeah that's exactly what I will be using it for, it's just to stop messers, nothing stops professional thieves sadly.
I'm just joking man. To be honest living in London I would only use something like this as an extra lock maybe on the rear wheel. But I'm a bit paranoid about bike thieves
I have a few bikes, not all Harleys, most are though, so no bite here..
Surely being a Harley would be deterrent enough (cheeky)
I'd contact them, never had an issue like that and I've had 12 or more
just a follow up, I bought 2. The first one I opened started letting through rain onto the tank and seat from day 3 onwards. I might try the other, but tbh I expected a bit more quality.
Cheers, 2 for £16.50, that's gotta be better value than the JDC cover for £25, even if they only last a year. Bought
Yes, all covers disintegrate from uv exposure. I buy a few of these, cheaper and easier to carry IMHO.
Are these covers really waterproof? I remember buying a tech7 cover years ago, but I can't remember if I was satisfied. They usually only last max 18-24 months before they start falling apart because of constant exposure to sun and rain. I was going to order this one from amazon (JDC Motorcycle Cover Waterproof – RAIN - XL https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008DGJWVQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KP4nAbBADQJG0), but as the previous same one only lasted 18 months, I might buy this one instead...
pants. they need a temperature regulator (optional extra!!) to control the heat or else its just full blast all the time Gerbing XR12 is way better.
I hope so..... I don’t fancy leaving them on the bike. If not, I’ll spice in a push fit connector
I suppose it depends on your needs - 2hrs is fine for me as I’m unlikely to ride for more than 2hrs without a stop anyway. As for dexterity, ive not tried them on so can’t comment. Previously I’ve tried heated grips and thin seal skin gloves under my main gloves, this is good but doesn’t save me on longer journeys
Having played around with cheap heated grips, I personally found they didn’t work too well, hence looking into electric gloves, which should heat the outside of your hand where the heats needed
I think the gloves will have a connector to disconnect them from the motor bike's battery when you get off. The wattage of the gloves isn't stated but because they use the bike's battery, which is continually topped up by the alternator, then there is no reason for have a too low wattage heating element. I have a pair of cycling heated gloves which run off Li-ion batteries zipped into the cuffs. There is a trade off between comfort (there are 3 heating levels) and run time due to the limited battery capacity.
Thanks guys. I did not know about this stuff, so I will give it a go.
This guy knows.......
100% Agree ive been using Fenwick for years, the FS1 is a 1 Ltr bottle that Dilute and it makes 10 ltrs. it can also be used neat as a de-greaser for your chain. Muc-off is ok and its been around years but their is much better on the market now.
Buy Fenwick and dilute yourself - far better value for money
Missleading..... yeah, it’s £15.25 plus postage for one or £39.96 for 4....
Similar but look at the comparison of their stuff vs much off. Probably available on YouTube. ..
Hot we paid £22 ish last time for this from M&P. Delivery was prompt and well packaged Voted hot
That would be there cheap version they do, not genuine muc off
Sure I saw this in 1 litre bottles in Poundland this week.
good find op, heat added
Thanks op! hubby ordered this,got 10 litres for £5 more than Halfords 5l £21 Heat added
choices choices ... so many choices,,, me personally I use good bucket and wash. muc off , fs1, snow foam , suppose they all do the job,, however hopefully this post fits the bill for a muc off fan..
make your own cleaner using petrol water washing up liquid just a s good if not better than this horrendously expensive stuff and no it will not explode unless you us it like a ****
I second this advice.
or you could buy Fenwicks FS1 Cleaner Concentrate, its 1Ltr that you diluted with 10 parts water. so this makes 10 Liters. its also very good as a degreaser if you dont dilute it. its much better than muc-off. and its better quality & value a 1Ltr of Fenwicks FS1 Concentrate costs around £9.99, but that makes 10 Liters.
I feel guilty. Genuinely thought it was a good post as like I say, I got my chain kit for £38. Didn't realise they would go on to screw customers with pricing. Won't be using them again. Apologies to anyone who got messed about by them.
Good post, not your fault they are rob dog con artist illegitimates :|
That's not just cheeky its pretty disgusting, I always shop at GhostBikes.com they have a 15% off using code Blk15 and it works on everything including sale and clearance, they haven't let me down before so that's usually my first stop
Complete nonsense so this is.... I waited up til 1am this morning, items in cart waiting to buy, only to be met with an increase in price! A shop that would have cost me £89.95 before the event will now cost me £114.45! They are at it, I emailed them expressing my disappointment but haven't had a reply.... I'm going to sportsbikeshop.com instead, they are price matching every black friday deal......
On the main page there should be a banner. Says on there. Prices shown on product pages are already reduced by 25%.
FS365 Great stuff, used this after every wash on my motorbike and it kept it looking like new! heat added
ACF50 is superb, I coat my bike in it at the start of every winter but use this during the winter as well to top up protection
ACF50 is by far the best stuff to get.
John McGuinness as well ;)
Maybe not the latest incarnation of Qualifier but what a deal at £99! Can't go wrong...,PS I think Marquez uses these....:p
Thanks for the positive feedback - glad I posted the deal. I know Dunlop Qualifiers are not for everyone but some people like them and at that price they are ideal for someone on a budget. I have the new Dunlop Sportsmart 2 on my bike which are good but they are more than twice the price of these!
Haha no, they can't deal with the power delivery so get chewed up pretty easily, the RR are much better. I too run Michelins now I'm on the power pure not really much difference from 2ct truth be told. Coming up to 20 years road, track and instruction. More tryes and bikes than I can count on both hands and feet :)
A lot of burnouts then.... (_;) Good tyre, ran 3 sets of these on my old B12, 2 up, often right behind people like this... on pilot roads at the mo' for no other reason than M&p's deals on tyres... another good tyre :) no one on the road outrides the limit of their tyres.... been riding 30yrs ;)
The original Anakee's haven't been around for years, i wouldn't believe anyone still had stock of them..... even the Anakee 2 have been superseded by the 3 recently. So you can pretty much guarantee you'll get the 2..... and the fact others are clinches it.
Hi there, Are you sure it's 2? If so, I will order them... Thanks
Anakee 2's delivered for me too :) .. bargain!!..thanks to OP for a great spot.
Well I've ordered a pair. I'll report back when I receive them.
Ordered this and trust me it's humongous! Avoid unless you want to look hidious
Sweet!! .. thanx lol. :-)
Interesting!! .. it be 'SIMILAR' to that of Dazzer1975's Deal at: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mobius-ActionCam-Full-HD-Sports-Camera-1080P-30FPS-720P-60FPS-Pocket-Camcorder-/151071891306?pt=Camcorders_Professional_Video_Cameras&hash=item232c961f6a lol. :-)
Sweet!!, thanx lol. :-)
Whoa! that escalated quickly :) wasn't trying to spread lies, bash your comment or cause you offence, just replying to what I saw from where the link took me. Apologies for any offence caused. I get nothing from this post and i'm in no way affiliated with M & P or Midland Just thought is was a good deal for this camera that is all and thought I would share. "winter is coming"
+1 for the Mobius as a much cheaper & possibly superior alternative to this deal. Mobius review... http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2013/7/8/the-mobius-camera-the-do-it-all-mount-anywhere-1080p-micro-c.html