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  1. Merlin

    Motorbike Insurance

    Please post up your experience with them, if you go with them. They were by far the most expensive quote when I was shopping around last time
  2. Merlin

    Motorbike Insurance

    Hire a small bike and get your test out of the way. Most bike training companies will have 250-400ccs for lessons and tests. Even if you've been on learners for a decade, in the eyes of insurers, it counts for nothing. Get it done and start putting experience down against it. Whilst you're at...
  3. Merlin

    First time shares buyer

    I'm quite fortunate in that I have no debt. Fairly rare for someone my age. I tend to live very lean, allocating the bulk of what I do spend to my hobbies. My rent is low and I contribute to my Money Market fund manually. I'm quite disciplined, so this is fairly often and usually a fair bit...
  4. Merlin

    First time shares buyer

    Thanks for the input, everyone. It's greatly appreciated. Having read through all of it, it is immensely overwhelming, to be frank. I currently make use of a Money Market fund, which is returning a reasonable rate. The tanked share prices are the driving force behind looking into shifting some...
  5. Merlin

    First time shares buyer

    Hi everyone, In the midst of the crises facing the country, and indeed the world, I am interested in purchasing shares for the first time. As I understand it, being a Standard Bank customer, I am able to purchase shares directly, via the app, given a comprehensive registration process for...
  6. Merlin

    Vodacom Fibre Router HG659 Firmware?

    I passed it on to someone else, as-was. I've no idea if they came right with it. Sorry.
  7. Merlin

    Adv Tembeka Ngcukaitobi to probe claims of racism by medical schemes

    More fabricated NHI ammunition incoming in 3...2...1...
  8. Merlin

    WATCH | Bloemfontein biker fighting for his life after red robot crash

    I picked up this video on Facebook yesterday, and as a fellow 24x7 biker, am absolutely horrified. It really is a horror show on the roads. To further agitate this deplorable collision, there are some who feel the need to further fuel the fire... One Facebook respondent (a JMPD traffic...
  9. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    Thanks. I'll give it another try, as per your instructions. :-) No pinlock. I rarely snap my visor shut, even at higher speeds.
  10. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    As per the instructions? After cleaning and drying the visor, I apply C-Thru with a soft cloth, leave it to dry for 3-5 minutes, buff it, and repeat.
  11. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    I've been commuting on the orange animal, but I'm about to take a job in Stellenbosch. Rather than give up my happy space in the south, I've decided to tackle the approximately 28k km's worth of commuting mileage per year, on a dedicated tool; this '07 BMW F800S. She should prove considerably...
  12. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    I've now tried this stuff twice; most recently last night. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but it just doesn't work for me. If anything, my visor ends up horribly obscured, making it bludy dangerous.
  13. Merlin

    New Cabinet

    "Defence and military veterans"? WtF do we need a ministry for "military veterans"? What a joke.
  14. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    Wild @ Heart Richa Evolution This was several years ago. According to their website, they've moved to 97 Church Street, CPT CBD.
  15. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    Your assumption is correct. They've moved from a BMW to a Ducati to a KTM...and now into a box, as spares for the occasional pillion. :-D I'm sure that they'd stand up more than adequately in a test. I just happen to prefer my visibly armoured and far more comfortable Richas. They'll be due for...
  16. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    I'm aware of that, thanks. :-) Should've phrased my message to read that my two pairs are not armoured. They're BMW gloves, so they definitely aren't cheapies. Took them over from a relative when his bike was sold, so it's more a case of trying what came my way. As for feel, well, that's a...
  17. Merlin

    MyBB Motorcycle Owners Thread

    I've tried two sets of winter gloves, and have gone back to my Richa summer gloves. I have far less feel with winter gloves and prefer using my armoured Richas in any case. It's seldom that my hands really get that cold. My X-Kulcha jeans have a liner, so I never feel the cold on my legs. Use...
  18. Merlin

    From a BMW to DStv – these are the most expensive and unusual gifts given to South African politicians

    Mmusi Maimane (DA) 8 pairs Nic Harry Socks R2 360 Nic Harry R2,360? For SOCKS?! Something is clearly amiss here... https://nicharry.com/collections/all-socks?sort_by=price-descending All Nic Harry socks, according to their website, are R100 per pair. Do we now have questionable government...
  19. Merlin

    South Africa's networks are ready and waiting for 5G spectrum

    I can see it now... 20 Gbps for everyone! ...with a ludicrous cap, at an insane price...because South Africa. :rolleyes:
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