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Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by James in Brum » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:59 pm

What’s like, has anyone been. Is it worth going? If so what for?
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by billy sugger » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:06 pm

if your looking for a new bike it's a good place to try out the different models under one roof, and it's also good for bargains from end of season stuff. I go most years and replace my old gear
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by geofferz » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:47 am

Worth it just for fun or not? Considering I live 3 hours away...
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by Six30 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 am

It's a jolly good day out .
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by Pie man » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:38 pm

Debating whether or not to go on the bike on Monday. It would be a 200 mile round trip. However, just read the bike park charge £1 per item and is a 10 min walk away, might as well go in the car..... :?

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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by JRH » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:04 pm

It is £12 to park the car though.
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by Stu » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:06 pm

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It is £12 to park the car though.
not if you leave late!

they just wave you through basically saying piss off its home time :lol:
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by Stu » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:10 pm

@JRH

Tried the leaving late trick!

That bast*rds got me! :crybaby:

I had to pay my 12 quid :lol:

Maybe they have got wise to it
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by JRH » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:47 am

Stu wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:10 pm
@JRH

Tried the leaving late trick!

That bast*rds got me! :crybaby:

I had to pay my 12 quid :lol:

Maybe they have got wise to it
Oopps :lol:
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by Stu » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:56 pm

JRH wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:47 am
Stu wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:10 pm
@JRH

Tried the leaving late trick!

That bast*rds got me! :crybaby:

I had to pay my 12 quid :lol:

Maybe they have got wise to it
Oopps :lol:
On the plus side I got a good deal on some custom earplugs so took the plunge :)
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by JRH » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:31 pm

Stu wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:56 pm
JRH wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:47 am
Stu wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:10 pm
@JRH

Tried the leaving late trick!

That bast*rds got me! :crybaby:

I had to pay my 12 quid :lol:

Maybe they have got wise to it
Oopps :lol:
On the plus side I got a good deal on some custom earplugs so took the plunge :)
Hope you get on with them ok. I had custom earplugs several years ago and they were fine. Changed my helmet a couple of years ago and not they begin to hurt after an hour or so. Think the new helmet presses more on the ears and pinches the ear plugs against my glasses. And before you say wear contact, I have those but then can’t read the instrument cluster or my SatNav. :roll:
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by Stu » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:34 pm

JRH wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Stu wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:56 pm
JRH wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:47 am


Oopps :lol:
On the plus side I got a good deal on some custom earplugs so took the plunge :)
Hope you get on with them ok. I had custom earplugs several years ago and they were fine. Changed my helmet a couple of years ago and not they begin to hurt after an hour or so. Think the new helmet presses more on the ears and pinches the ear plugs against my glasses. And before you say wear contact, I have those but then can’t read the instrument cluster or my SatNav. :roll:
For the price I paid I thought sod it I am going to try them!

Plus the wife really struggles for earplugs too! so she has a set!

We both have Arai helmets and they have pretty decent space around ears so I am hoping that's not going to be an issue
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by MikeHorton » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:46 am

My wife and I went to the show yesterday and had a great day. I have to say there were some really threat stands and some not so. The Ducati stand seemed over cluttered and a little uninspiring. Harley, Kawasaki, zontes, kymco and Benelli had great stands with really knowledgeable reps there.
Some of these better Chinese brands have really upped their games.
The new vstrom 1050 was impressive and a big improvement on the tired old model.
I only managed to get my pockets emptied by the renapur leather balsam stand and signed up for the IAM course and saved a considerable amount.
Well worth a visit, however note if anyone is going by train there is large-scale disruption on Saturdays if you have to use the local train operator who are having a series of strikes!!!!

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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by skyrider » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:23 pm

renapur leather balsam brilliant stuff it is the first thing i use when i get a fresh leather :D
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Re: Motorbike show at the NEC 16-twenty something that Nov

Post by MikeHorton » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:54 pm

Skyrider I agree, it's amazing I'm in the process of treating all mine and the wife's leathers. I use my fabric in the winter but nice to get them all ready for the spring

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