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Featured Last Ride Of 2017.

Discussion in 'America, Speedmaster & Rocket' started by BykerBry, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. BykerBry

    BykerBry Well-Known Member

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    Last ride of the year today before being SORNd tomorrow. A bit cold but worth it. Tested my new screen but not sure that I like it so will decide next year if it will be kept or not. Will keep the Bonnie taxed so that I will have something to ride during the winter months on dry days if there is no salt on the roads.
    Roll on Spring 2018.

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  2. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Good to keep one bike running through the winter. I will use the Bonnie if it's dry and sunny (like today) but the Tiger will get used all the time unless there is snow on the ground. Surprising how many dry days there were last winter - the longest gap for not riding was only three days.
     
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  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    I SORN'd 3 of my toys today.
    It was tempting to keep them all taxed throughout the winter but potentially a waste of money as well?

    I wish the government would add the road tax costs to fuel prices. That way it would be impossible not to pay the tax. Plus we would only pay for the amount of time we actually spend on the road.

    Or allow us to buy personal road tax i.e. The individual is taxed to use the road. Based on the most expensive to tax vehicle they own. Then any/all additional vehicles are covered FOC.

    It sounds simple/fair to me. As we can only use one at a time.

    I guess it all comes down to lining the pockets of our thieving [email protected] government! :imp:
     
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  4. BykerBry

    BykerBry Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2017
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    Agree with the waste of money just to sit unused but I think it’s worth keeping one taxed just in case we get some decent weather and the salt gets washed off the roads . Might just save me from my winter depression if I can get out a few times.
     
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  5. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    My recently purchased Sprint Exec will be the dry days only winter bike.
    I'll just need to be careful as the tyres are brand new.
    I've never tried to scrub in new tyres in December before! :eek:
     
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  6. stollydriver

    stollydriver Senior Member
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    I understand sorning your unused bikes - but I presume you keep them insured..
     
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  7. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Noble Member

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    Bike SORN'd at the end of October and re-insured on 1st November. Too many scallywags around these days, and knowing my luck ..........:mad:
     
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  8. BykerBry

    BykerBry Well-Known Member

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    Definitely keep them insured. You just never know what may happen even at home in a locked garage. It would probably not save much money to stop the cover as they charge an admin fee for just about everything.
     
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