Hi all, as the title says, I’m new here from Slough, but I work in London, so am around every day (will be biking to work soon), and am quite new to biking in general - I did my CBT in May but only got my bike this month and have been riding for a couple of weeks.
I had a little mishap and had a mechanical/electrical fault with my bike (2006 YBR 125) that caused me to come off, so I am waiting to get that problem sorted out and fixed before I venture out again, but I am definitely interested in coming on some ride outs to meet more bikers, as I don’t know any down south.
But yeah, just a friendly post to say hello
This is my bike:
An electrical fault causing you to come off??? Please do tell… :ermm:
I was on a test run to work and back on Sunday, about two hours there and back. I was riding well, good clutch control and all that (especially on the busy A40). Almost home, got into Slough on a roundabout with multiple lights, just before I approached the final set of lights, my bike cut out.
I initially thought nothing of it (as a newbie, I thought it must have just stalled), ignited it again, came to the last set of traffic lights on the round about and I think the engine cut out as I was pulling off, I tried to take off as normal releasing the clutch slowly and adding throttle for acceleration, only the bike must have cut back in once I had fully released the clutch and added lots of throttle, as I went wheelie-ing down into the middle of the dual carriage way, bike slid down the road, making a mess of the left hand side of my bike
The most sickening thing about it? In the middle of a dual carriage way on the floor, traffic starting to come my way and not one car stopped, everyone just drove around me. No one helped, so I scrambled trying to get my bike up and out of the road by myself.
Thankfully I wasn’t hurt. Protective gear, does the trick! If I wasn’t wearing my bike jacket or trousers, I would probably have no skin left
Welcome. Sorry to hear about your off… Cagers are the scum when it comes to that… Fellow bikers, van and lorry drivers tend to help. But I guess it is luck too. But all part of the learning curve of biking. Stay safe !!
I can well believe no one helped you as once people are in there cars the outside world turns off! Yep I drive a car most of the time but come on, I’ve stopped to help people in less of a mess than you was! What is wrong with people? Anyhow glad your ok and that’s a cracking little bike you have there.
Oh dear…“buddy” was the wrong thing to say due to seeing some pic’s in newbie’s bikes and face’s…hello girly me thinks lol!
im a 125er too, after 3 years still
varadero 125 (does the job still)