Penalty points & Carol/nash

Penalty points & Carol/nash

I went back to 2 wheels this time last year after a ten-year absence due to losing my bottle after a hi-speed collision with a car that broke the lights.

Because it was over 10 years I lost my 10 years no claims bonus so i had to start from scratch and carol&Nash gave me the best quote.

They charged me 230euro for fire&theift on a 125 which i thought was fair.

Then this year they were asking the usual questions. Any convictions points

etc.As last year I said no but I being honest i said i got 3 points 5 years ago but they are gone 2 years now. He then preceded to up my premium by 25%.

Because I had got points in the last 5 years driving a car. Is it legal to punish for spent points.

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A Scottish couple took in an 18-year-old girl as a lodger. She asked if she could have a bath, but the woman of the house told her they didn’t have a bath, although if she wanted to, she could use a tin bath in front of the fire.

“Monday’s the best night, when my husband goes out to darts,” she said. The girl agreed then to have a bath the following Monday.

After her husband had gone to the pub for his darts match, the woman filled the bath and watched the girl get undressed. She was surprised to see that the lass didn’t have any pubic hair.

She mentioned this to her husband when he came home. He didn’t believe her, so she said: “Next Monday, when you go to darts, leave a little early and wait in the back garden. I’ll leave a gap in the curtains so you can see for yourself.”

So the following Monday, while the girl again got undressed, the wife asked: “Do you shave?”

“No,” replied the girl. “I’ve just never grown any hair down there. Do you have hair?”

“Oh, yes,” said the woman, and she pulled up her nightdress and showed the girl that she was most generously endowed in the hair department. The girl finished her bath and went to bed.

Later that night, when the husband came in, the wife asked him, “Well, did you see?”

“Yes,” he said, “…but why the hell did you have to show her yours?”

“Why are you worried about that?” she said. “You’ve seen it often enough.”

“I know,” he said, “but the dart team hadn’t.”

Source: Lodger……

Front sprocket coming loose

Front sprocket coming loose

Hello lads,

I had my chain and sprocket’s changed in July by a mechanic close to where I live. While I was driving home from the shops the nut that holds the front sprocket came off.

I have been told that this should not have happened. I have no receipt from when it was done is there any action I can take to have my bike fixed or because I don’t have the reciipt will I be told I’ll have to pay?

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Andrew Irwin gets works Honda seat for BSB 2019

Andrew Irwin gets works Honda seat for BSB 2019

Andrew Irwin has signed to ride for Honda Racing in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike series.

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Irwin joins the Honda team after a promising debut season in the Superbike class with Be Wiser Ducati, which saw a best result of fourth place in the final round at Brands Hatch.


“Honda has such a pedigree and most of the top riders in the world have ridden for them at some point in their careers. To be part of that racing history and heritage really excites me,” said Irwin.

“This year was my first year in Superbike and was a huge learning curve! Towards the end of the season I found my way and felt it was all coming together, so now with Harv and the team I will be aiming for the Showdown, which I believe is a realistic target.

“We will have a full season and also a test programme, which I didn’t have this year and I was still competitive, so we’ll be aiming for the front and I see no reason why we can’t be up there.”

Honda will announce a team-mate for Irwin in the coming weeks which leaves Dan Linfoot looking for work. It is believed Jason O’Halloran did a deal to join McAMS Yamaha some weeks ago.

Source: Andrew Irwin gets works Honda seat for BSB 2019

Motorcycle Live Bargains

Motorcycle Live Bargains

Hi all,

Heading over to the NEC next Friday for the show. Since it’s Black Friday I’m hoping there might be a few deals floating around. It then occurred to me that maybe those of you that are going over before that might come across some bargains worth posting up here for those of us following along later?

Anyone think it’s a worthwhile idea? :thumbsup2::thumbsup2:

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Airbag Vests

Airbag Vests

Anyone here using airbag vests? Looking for suggested brands and reviews, especially from those who ride sports bikes. Heading over to Motorcycle Live tomorrow and I might pick one up if they’re going for reasonable money.

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