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By Quasar to the Dirt Bike Show (Nov 06)

TO THE DIRT BIKE SHOW, BY QUASAR
© Paul Blezard 2006

The Dirt Bike Show in the middle of November provided me with an excuse to go for a ride in my Quasar for the first time in two months. I didn’t think the bike was actually going to start when I first hit the button on the Friday afternoon – the starter motor wouldn’t even ‘catch’ to turn over, but just kept spinning uselessly. But just as I was going to give up after about five frustrating minutes, the old Reliant engine fired. Thinking that I might want to carry lots of bits and bobs back from the show, I fitted the brilliantly designed wrap-around panniers for the first time this year. It’s a straightforward five minute job which actually took about half an hour by the time I’d got all the nuts, bolts and spanners together and drilled a new hole for an extra bolt to hold the number plate on. I wiped the rain-splattered screen before leaving and was pleased to see that the wipers still worked, but I had to stop at a garage just down the road to wipe the screen more thoroughly on both sides because in the eight weeks it had spent sitting on my forecourt it had acquired a film on the glass which made it hard to see through in the dark.

Panniers for a Burgman AN400Y

Can anyone tell me who makes hard panniers for a 400 Burgervan

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Red Mole: M2Z-01

In 2006 ?

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website confusion

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out this site. Is there a page like a forum where a message is sent and others can reply to. Does my blog go out to everybody or only people who want to see my blog. How can I upload a picture of a FF project.

Two emails from Neo-Fukuoka (Kaneda's Powerbike)

The first email is this:

Thank you for an inquiry.
It is under adjustment towards sale. Reservation is due to be started as soon as the production facility of a factory is ready.
Thank you for your consideration.
neo-fukuoka

The second just came last night:

hello.

It is explanation of this motorcycle.

A name is "neo-fukuoka.ver2."
Full length is a little less than 3m.
Engine is 250 cc of a water-cooled single cylinder.
An engine maker is a product made from "KAWASAKI."
The five-step gear of a hand operated clutch (Operation is the same as the
usual motorcycle.)
A front brake is a double disk.
A rear brake is a single disk.
The planned body is a product made "FRP."

Thank you for your consideration.

neo-fukuoka

Safer bikes

I'm passionate about having a choice in everything and that includes bike safety. I bought a BMW C1 4 years ago and I still think it is a brilliant concept and a really enjoyable ride round town. I needed to travel further two years ago so bought a Honda Silverwing scooter and I'd love to see Honda bring out one with a safety cell like the C1. The BMW C1 should have been exempt from the helmet law as its safety features are more akin to a car and it is just stupid to wear a helmet in a belted vehicle.

Mexican FF

Here's a good one. I particularly like the illuminated skull.

Ian's picture

FF Films

Some clips from old TV programmes about FF's and some films of ourselves in action.

Hope you like them.

Voyagers Going Mobile

Voyager news item

Voyager Top Gear test

Design Matters

FF history

Beaulieu Ride 2003

ComfortTMAX

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November 2005.

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November 2005.

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Kaneda-inspired machine 003

November 2005.

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Kaneda-inspired machine 003

Kaneda-inspired Clone (Front Left) 002

November 2005.

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Kaneda-inspired Clone (Front Left) 002

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Honda DN-01.

39th Tokyo Motor Show, Japan (October 22 -> November 6, 2005).
 

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Honda DN-01.

39th Tokyo Motor Show, Japan (October 22 -> November 6, 2005).
 

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Honda DN-01.

39th Tokyo Motor Show, Japan (October 22 -> November 6, 2005).
 

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First view of DN-01 in 2005

Honda DN-01.

39th Tokyo Motor Show, Japan (October 22 -> November 6, 2005).
 
More shots of the DN-01 in the Commercial FFs section, in action on the road and track after it was put into production.

First view of DN-01 in 2005

I James Background

I am a Mortgage Broker based in The Forest of Dean. In my youth I rode a Lambretta Scooter until I was 22 years of age. At age 62 I have returned to scooterring by purchasing a new Honda Silverwing in June 2005. Before I took delivery of the Silverwing I undertook refresher training. I have since taken things steady and now am getting to grips with the bike. The enjoyment derived is tremendous. I attended Peter Billington's open day and was quite impressed with his comfortmax. I would like to say that I am an all weather biker but I may winterise the bike when the road salt appears.

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Name: Kaneda special project (base: Honda Fusion, also called the Helix - 250 cc).

More in KMC Website: Duca Craftwork page
 

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Name: Kaneda special project (based on the Honda Fusion, also called the Helix, or CN 250).

More in KMC Website: Duca Craftwork page
 

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Name: Kaneda special project (base: Honda Fusion, also called the Helix - 250 cc).

More in KMC Website: Duca Craftwork page
 

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