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What have you done to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by barry.t100sr, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. barry.t100sr

    barry.t100sr Two-tents !

    Prepared "Old Tiger" for his MOT tomorrow , he's 52 years old next month:), and still kicks back on first kick :(.
    I suppose I could knock back the ignition timing,..... but,.... where's the fun in that ?

    TBC.
     

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  2. Barnesyboy

    Barnesyboy Member

    That looks fantastic Barry. Hope it passes.
     
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  3. Barnesyboy

    Barnesyboy Member

    Two years in Spidy undercrackers, time for the Batman ones.
     
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  4. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    Rode it 126 miles, parked it in a field, clogged my arteries with mucho cholesterol the rode it 126 miles home :)

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  5. SteveT

    SteveT Retired Hooker

    Have you found it again, Edders?
     
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  6. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Well-Known Member

    Now that's a lay-by and a half ;)
     
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  7. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    I made a note of its position when I left it, it was directly under the right hand edge of the second cloud from the left and parked it next to a blue GSXR

    What could possibly go wrong??
     
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  8. barry.t100sr

    barry.t100sr Two-tents !

    :D Why didn't I think of that ? I've been using the "ball of string method" all these years :(.

    Seriously Edders, where on earth was that meeting place ?
     
  9. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    Thruxton for the BSB racing, No1 daughter bought the ticket, paddock pass and grandstand seat as a fathers day present, she moved up quite a few places in my favourites list for that :D
     
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  10. Barnesyboy

    Barnesyboy Member

    Not done it yet, still on the train getting home, but I will be fitting my Beowulf oil and water radiator guards. Fingers crossed they go on easy since I need the bike ready for my French visit to chez Barnes tomorrow evening. Journey of torture I'm starting to think! 11pm sailing from Newhaven arrivng at 5am French time, still dark and likely to be hissing it down. Dark and wet and on the right - chuffing marvellous.
     
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  11. njr58

    njr58 Well-Known Member


    You'll be fine Kerry, just shut yer eyes and think of England or France :rolleyes:
     
  12. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    +1, you will be fine but just concentrate after a stop, thats the time you do something stupid like drive on the left. Not sure why I know that :rolleyes:

    I fitted a Beowulf combined radiator/cooler guard and twas very easy although you may still want to get your man to look at it :p If memory serves me correctly mine hooked on and used a single screw to retain it
     
  13. Barnesyboy

    Barnesyboy Member

    Well they fit where they touch and there is definitely room for slight improvement. I had to add some extra draft excluder (black sticky foam) to the sides to avoid the inevitable rattling, it's not a Goldwing engine after all.
    As for the riding it's easily done being on the left, I was out on the bikes (pedal variety) last time and was merrily going down the left hand side......then I see a car coming at me and make an embarrassed pull in to the side.
     
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  14. njr58

    njr58 Well-Known Member

    It can happen to anyone, moreso if you're tired, which is why it makes sense to have regular breaks
     
  15. Barnesyboy

    Barnesyboy Member

    Well what a flipping journey. Last night it was biblical all the way to Newhaven. The wife in her unknowing style was speeding up so I didn't ride in the dark, i was thinking otherwise.

    Finally arrived at about 3pm after 5 am (4am) uk time set off this morning from the ferry. In total including my English leg 580 miles. Bike was fine I was sore are syndrome. I need one of them sheep things like Barbie.
     
  16. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    And they all laughed :oops:
     
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  17. Big101

    Big101 The cake is a lie

    I did, then I remembered about your sheepskin seat cover jobbie...

    Good for keeping the sun off the seat, but less good at not absorbing heavy rainfall...
     
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  18. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    Not so sure, seen lambs with pacamacs but never a full grown sheep so as long as Dolores was donated from a full grown sheep (and we sincerely hope so or there is another avenue to explore there :eek:) then everything should be good
     
  19. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    Last time I checked, sheep were pretty waterproof.
    Fluff her up a bit in the morning and you are ready to go :oops:
     
  20. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    We are touched that you remember her name. (She would have replied personally but he hooves were removed when she donated her skin, so typing (and everything else) is a bit difficult for her :eek:
     
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