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Title: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 21 January 2014, 09:41:11 PM
As I have been booted off the "What did you do with your Fazer today?" thread for posting up comments about Kwaks and Peugeots (you bastards!  :lol :lol ), I'm throwing the toys out of the pram, and making my own thread. So there.  :b

So, if you have a nice car, other bike, or even a nice girlfriend (ooh err missus!  :eek ) - what did you do with it today?



I'll start: Cancelled the insurance on the ZX4... And got a pittance back (compared to what I paid the fuckers). :'( :'( :'(

And put fuel in the Peugeot  :car . Foc me, I'm only getting 57mpg out of a diesel!  :eek I miss my bikes...  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 21 January 2014, 09:44:49 PM
Ha ha Cristo you complete Foccerkwakker!!!!, :lol


Did nasty Red kick you out.....after all the help you've given him, the shame!!!, he hangs out with famous journalists now so not surprising....i bet he drives a Skoda as his other transport  :2guns
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 21 January 2014, 09:47:12 PM
Ok ill start.


Took delivery of my H&R Rear Anti Roll Bar, or RARB if you cant read or write.


It's for my Skoda


It's an estate


It is Red


Foc sake this thread has died already hasnt it!!!! :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 21 January 2014, 09:59:54 PM
Roll bars in estate cars, Noggy?!

And they take the piss out of ME?!?  :rollin :rollin :rollin

Oh, and Noggy - I said NICE cars!  :evil :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: rayburn600 on 21 January 2014, 10:22:03 PM
Hi Ya Noggy.
Dont let him get to you...
I got one of them Rally cars as well.


Only one thing tho I dont need a rear stabilizer, I know how to drive.


Briskoda rules.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 21 January 2014, 10:25:05 PM
Noggy and I are tarmac buddies, he can take the abuse!  :lol

Anyway, I can hardly talk. I mean, a Peugeot 106 1.5L diesel - yeah, that's real boy racer material!  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 21 January 2014, 11:45:47 PM
Ye rayburn  fazers & skodas, such good taste we have. 8)


Shame Cristo doesn't have either. :o


Never mind Cristo, my missus is throwing out her old hair dryer if you want to experience some real power  ;) , your natural enemy is now the elderly gent in the suzuki wagon-r & even then you've got no chance.


How long til your Bassbox install thread?, a couple o 6x9's & the latest Scooter CD should sort you out.


There was one 106 that was worthy though....the Rallye...stripped out go cart, i'd have one of those.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 22 January 2014, 12:39:11 AM
I had a 106 1.5 Diesel as my first car - was great fun, albeit completely gutless :P

In any case, not today, but recently treated my car to a decent and much needed service. New oil (fecking 6 litres...), filters, plugs (which were an absolute bitch due to it being a V6 and 3 of them being hidden...)

Also bought some GTechniq kit (water repellent stuff) which appears to be doing its job, but not as well as I had hoped. Waiting for a decent day to go out and apply another coat (tried putting 3 on the windshield in one go but that appears to have been the wrong thing to do? Pfft who needs instructions)

Next job is working up the energy to finally deal with the god damn gearbox swap I have been planning for 9 months and the timing belts I have been planning for over a year...

I wish I had a decent size garage :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lawrence on 22 January 2014, 11:59:19 AM
Rode the XX in to work and didn't get rained on too much  :D  I also have work to do on my car, I've either got a clogged fuel filter, knackered injector(s) or the fuel pump is dying.  Hoping it's the filter or, more likely but a bit more expensive, injector.  Failed fuel pump will write the car off :/
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: rayburn600 on 22 January 2014, 12:53:07 PM
Heh Noggy
Sorry no longer a Fazer rider. Sold that back in 05. Got the Kawasaki zrx1200 to replace it.
Pus one to keep it company in the garage.
Main bike:
Other
 - Kawasaki ZRX1200s/Tuono r
What Skoda you got.
I have the Audi Fabia Monte Carlo 1.6 105bhp. :lol

You fancy an Aprilia Tuono 1000cc V-Twin.
R
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: codgie on 22 January 2014, 07:23:20 PM
did oil and filters on the volvo today


8 filters


40 odd ltrs oil


several oil spill mats


but shes all ready for a long days work tomoz


oh shes a 20 ton loading shovel btw :lol :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 22 January 2014, 07:29:56 PM
ha ha ha ha.....nice one christo....good on yer  :lol


another skoda owner and briskoda member.....changed the thermostat and sender unit as it affects emmisions and the mot is getting close  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Doddsie on 22 January 2014, 09:08:47 PM
I cleaned my car!!!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 23 January 2014, 11:46:21 AM
I serviced the wife last night......she was giving off some funny emissions!  :eek :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 23 January 2014, 12:57:41 PM
Heh Noggy
Sorry no longer a Fazer rider. Sold that back in 05. Got the Kawasaki zrx1200 to replace it.
Pus one to keep it company in the garage.
Main bike:
Other
 - Kawasaki ZRX1200s/Tuono r
What Skoda you got.
I have the Audi Fabia Monte Carlo 1.6 105bhp. :lol

You fancy an Aprilia Tuono 1000cc V-Twin.
R



Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 23 January 2014, 12:59:30 PM
Heh Noggy
Sorry no longer a Fazer rider. Sold that back in 05. Got the Kawasaki zrx1200 to replace it.
Pus one to keep it company in the garage.
Main bike:
Other
 - Kawasaki ZRX1200s/Tuono r
What Skoda you got.
I have the Audi Fabia Monte Carlo 1.6 105bhp. :lol

You fancy an Aprilia Tuono 1000cc V-Twin.
R





I'd love a Tuono, defo my type of bike, they look mighty.


Ive got a monte Carlo too mate, tsi, its responsible for me not getting a tuono sadly.


Red knows the funny story behind my joining of Briskoda where i put my gripe down to the site intro ergonomics rather than the members themselves, its worth a look in the briskoda intro section.


In culminated in me calling reds bluff & being the proud owner of the mighty fazer 1200 :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 23 January 2014, 04:24:55 PM
I went for a spin on my 1989 XJ600, Wrexham, Ruthin, Denbigh, St Asaph, Abergele ( popped in to Woods Motorcycles ), Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea, and return. Sat on the prom for an hour, coffee and teacakes at the Cayley cafe. 91 miles total. Windy, sunny spells, not cold. Just washed the bike and put it to bed until the weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: steeeve66 on 23 January 2014, 10:42:57 PM
Did a 'rebuild' of the master cylinder on my CB500 (which has had a hard time of it this winter..). Have learnt once again the folly of using pattern parts..
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Motorbreath on 24 January 2014, 04:04:27 AM
Washed it and took a few pictures at the beach:




Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fireblake on 24 January 2014, 10:11:13 AM
I've just taken down the ceiling in the lounge which was already double layered and used my trusty old Beemer Touring to transport all the broken plaster board to the dump. The final load was several tubs of dust and nails that was swept up. Just before the entrance to the dump is a small roundabout. Feck, one of the tubs rolled over then rolled to the back of the car. I could not have made a bigger mess if I'd just thrown the dust straight into the back.
It's now pissing down so I can't get outside to clean it up.. What a twonk


Mickey the twonk
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mattsplat on 24 January 2014, 10:50:22 AM
Washed it and took a few pictures at the beach:

I miss my old Thunderace  :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Motorbreath on 24 January 2014, 12:54:27 PM
Why? and how is it compared with your current bikes?

They are cheap in UK too, aren't they? The one from this 2007 race 1500pounds!
http://www.visordown.com/features/zero-to-100mph-to-zero/11616-5.html (http://www.visordown.com/features/zero-to-100mph-to-zero/11616-5.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mattsplat on 24 January 2014, 01:05:33 PM
Why? and how is it compared with your current bikes?

Cheap performance, comfortable, corners on rails, excellent mid range, drop a -1 front sprocket on one and they really shift.

My FZ1 is now only similar powerwise because its had the ecu remapped.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 25 January 2014, 05:29:42 PM
Took the Astra to the garage on the Hartcliffe way and paid a tenner for the super wash , would have done it myself , but woke up with a sore throat , will be full blown flu by Monday just in time for my assessment with the NICEIC .
Also this morning installed some cables above a ceiling on Duckmoor rd ready for the plasterer to stick the new boards back up , and carried out an insulation resistance test on the existing wiring to check for inherent faults .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 25 January 2014, 05:31:44 PM
Retrieved the ZX4. Once the back room is clear, I'll start work stripping the engine.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 25 January 2014, 05:39:25 PM
Took my right eye to hospital to get a bit a metal removed from it.

2014 01 25 17 10 43
2014 01 25 17 10 43
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: codgie on 25 January 2014, 05:47:38 PM
now we know why they call you cosmic :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 25 January 2014, 06:01:24 PM
the dog took me for a walk just before it rained. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 25 January 2014, 07:50:26 PM
Took my right eye to hospital to get a bit a metal removed from it.

2014 01 25 17 10 43
2014 01 25 17 10 43

Youchie! What happened?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 25 January 2014, 08:15:38 PM
spent all afternoon stripping with mrs red in the hall,stairs and landing  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 25 January 2014, 09:34:55 PM
spent all afternoon stripping with mrs red in the hall,stairs and landing  :eek

Paint, right? :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 26 January 2014, 09:42:46 AM
yeh....is there any other sort  :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 26 January 2014, 03:37:48 PM
yeh....is there any other sort  :\

Well, yes.







Until you marry.  :lol :evil :lol :evil :lol :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 26 January 2014, 04:23:40 PM
Married for 18 years.....hav'nt a clue what your on about  :o.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 27 January 2014, 04:27:22 PM
Had my Niceic assessment this afternoon , all went well , so I can carry on working for another year as long as I can afford the renewal fee at the end of march .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 27 January 2014, 04:47:05 PM
Took the carbs off the ZX-4 - and spilt petrol everywhere. I smell rather aromatic now!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: midden on 27 January 2014, 05:20:22 PM
yeh....is there any other sort  :\

Well, yes.







Until you marry.  :lol :evil :lol :evil :lol :evil


Then it's wallpaper all the way  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dolau on 27 January 2014, 08:54:39 PM
I have a Mercedes SLK Kompressor  :)

My bike is in the shed for the dirty weather but unfortunately instead of me driving my Merc..... My son is driving it as his Suzuki GV has died.... again! and I am getting chaufer driven to work :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: pilgrim on 27 January 2014, 10:51:10 PM
Yesterday...........
Serviced my Exup valve (15 mins :) ) Made and fitted a new exhaust strap out of a strip of 20mm by 2mm stainless I 'found' at work.
Then did some stripping with the wife while the Lamb Balti was in the oven.
And yes. That sort of stripping :sex
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JZS 600 on 28 January 2014, 06:59:44 PM
Taxed and insured it
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: rayburn600 on 28 January 2014, 08:55:52 PM
Quote " Taxed and insured it "

Whatever you do.... don't ride it. you'll get it dirty. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JZS 600 on 28 January 2014, 09:01:13 PM
Foc man, waiting for the better weather!


(shame but I can't see me riding it through the salty hail stones at the moment)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dx408 on 30 January 2014, 12:08:11 AM
Out on the FJR (Saturday) trying to get some mileage on it for the first service. Went to Bridgend for a spin then up to Brecon (started to rain) dove back down to Merthyr via the A470 rain stopped  :) but the hail stones started  :\
Found my new Franky T trousers are NOT waterproof (will be taken back)
Road got so bad with hail looked like there was snow on the road got back to Cardiff wiped the bike down put it away.
Found out just how bad the Franky T's were leaking BADLY being the answer.
Looking forward to some decent weather to get out on it but forecast not looking good  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 03 February 2014, 11:15:55 PM
Well, this weekend, I ended up driving 100 miles on taxi duty. To all those who told me that a car is better because it has passenger seats: The bike is better because it DOESN'T! There I was, accelerating up the A1 at the speed of continental drift, two giggling teenage girls in back yelling and screaming in my left ear at a blooby video game, with a dog shedding hair over the passenger seat, and my landlord about to bite large chucks out of the fascia (In the passenger seat, under the dog!!)

Then I woke up late and had to thrash it into work. The fanbelt is slightly loose, and screams at me from time to time now (which pisses me off somewhat!!) The A14 and the bit through Huntingdon and Godmanchester were maddening - I want to filter, but I can't!!  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 03 February 2014, 11:26:49 PM
...two giggling teenage girls in back...

Ahah! I see you found your puncture repair kit ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 03 February 2014, 11:57:28 PM
...two giggling teenage girls in back...

Ahah! I see you found your puncture repair kit ;)

Red Dward references now?

Nope, driving them to Peterborough as a favour. And both underage, worse luck.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 04 February 2014, 09:42:19 PM
I stripped, cleaned and rebuilt the FJ carbs, I fitted the new coils, I fitted the new plugs, I finally got round to sticking the race foam seat onto the fibreglass tail unit. I considered washing it but went out for a "spirited" ride on the B645 instead. 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: rustyrider on 05 February 2014, 09:30:37 PM
driving them to Peterborough
Eek, driving to Peterborough via the A14/A1?  That means you passed within 50yds of my house.  Good job my missus wasn't out in her car.  Her and Christo on the same stretch of road would have been a 99.8% certainty of a collision!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 05 February 2014, 09:44:48 PM
driving them to Peterborough
Eek, driving to Peterborough via the A14/A1?  That means you passed within 50yds of my house.  Good job my missus wasn't out in her car.  Her and Christo on the same stretch of road would have been a 99.8% certainty of a collision!

Why, doesn't drive a Mercedes, does she?  :lol :lol

Yep, up the A1 from Huntingdon.  :) And I use the A14 daily to get back from work!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: rustyrider on 05 February 2014, 11:39:14 PM
Christ no, wouldn't let her loose in anything that size, she might damage somebody else!  She does have this habit of hitting things though, trees, parked cars, brick walls (twice) and has a scrape on every corner of her car, most of which can't be explained, they just sort of appeared there......

I live on the outskirts of Peterborough but also use the A14 every day.....
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 08 February 2014, 01:11:10 PM
Well, I did it again....  :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes




























I fitted my new towbar to the back of the Peugeot!!  :lol :lol

Pug
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 08 February 2014, 03:21:15 PM
Nice one. :eek







Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 08 February 2014, 05:47:47 PM
That will defo go faster than the pugot as its blue Nogster.... Probably spank the slow silver noggy fighter aswell lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 08 February 2014, 06:06:16 PM
Took my trusty skoda pick up for a mot.....it passed, of course  ;)......fitted new exhaust and rear brake pads to swmbo's car....that must have earnt me enough browine points to play with the lofo's tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 09 February 2014, 02:27:16 PM
Located and replaced intermittent door reed switch on house burglar alarm, replaced new logic chip in bell box and reprogrammed alarm.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 09 February 2014, 04:08:31 PM
Watching the snowboarding on the telly , wow.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mark YPVS on 09 February 2014, 05:16:51 PM
Just about finished the rebuild of the R1 :D :D
Just a road test and MOT 8)
Mark :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 09 February 2014, 07:32:05 PM
Had my arm cast off on friday so cleaned both bikes and then blew the cobwebs out today.


Bit of sun and back on 2 wheels = happy bunny with soppy smile  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Andy FZS on 09 February 2014, 07:48:06 PM
I spent an exciting weekend clearing a space in the garage for my pending new arrival. It took all weekend but I can now fit 2 motorbikes, a caravan, a 4x4 and all my other junk in. I really need to dump a lot of stuff, maybe another day.
Andy
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 09 February 2014, 09:02:29 PM
Did LoFos in the Peugeot!

And bought a swingarm for Project Christo.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 February 2014, 03:12:06 PM
Took the cage in to get it's little problem looked at. Often no speedo, now coupled with cutting out at low speed, usually when just turning in to a junction. Starts again immediately, but lose the power steering when it does it - this has made for one or two "interesting" moments! Now have to be ready to catch it, ignition off and quickly restart; loads of fun! Diagnostics show that it's missing speedo and odo info, sounds like it's all connected. Can we just go back to carbs and cables please?!!

Booked in for proper investigation next Weds, hope it doesn't get too pricey, as it'll eat into July's Euro tour money  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mark YPVS on 12 February 2014, 04:54:59 PM
Took the cage in to get it's little problem looked at. Often no speedo, now coupled with cutting out at low speed, usually when just turning in to a junction. Starts again immediately, but lose the power steering when it does it - this has made for one or two "interesting" moments! Now have to be ready to catch it, ignition off and quickly restart; loads of fun! Diagnostics show that it's missing speedo and odo info, sounds like it's all connected. Can we just go back to carbs and cables please?!!

Booked in for proper investigation next Weds, hope it doesn't get too pricey, as it'll eat into July's Euro tour money  :'(

Hi Nick,

On some cars the fast idle( when slowing down) relies on the speedo, so if the speedo doesn't work the car will cut out at low speeds ( less than 5 mph) .
Mark  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 February 2014, 04:59:07 PM
Yep, cheers Mark, that's what the garage are saying, so hopefully no worse than a change of speedo sensor might do the trick. We'll see after they've had a better look.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 12 February 2014, 06:14:24 PM
Fitted beefy new shocks to the wife's trike project:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1798220_10151948392346725_2028726434_n.jpg)

Started fabricating the new exhaust system:

(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/l/t1/1901533_10151948439081725_343473413_n.jpg)

And about a dozen other jobs:

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1607000_10151948475661725_874637275_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 February 2014, 06:21:59 PM
Fitted beefy new shocks to the wife's trike project:


And about a dozen other jobs:

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1607000_10151948475661725_874637275_n.jpg)

Z1000ST using original shaft drive?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 12 February 2014, 06:28:47 PM
Z400.......yeh, iam cheating  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 February 2014, 06:32:00 PM
Z400.......yeh, iam cheating  :lol

Huh?

Oh, just spotted chain in first shot  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 12 February 2014, 06:33:03 PM
Ahh both wrong, z400 with a z550 engine. chain drive to a modified BMW E36 diff you can just about see it in the piccie of the shocks
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JoeRock on 14 February 2014, 02:13:29 AM
Started rebuilding her!


Began with:
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc476/RockJos/20140213_151324_zps9a0bfc28.jpg)


And after about 7 hours of associated jiggery, skinned knuckles, and the rest:


(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc476/RockJos/20140213_171636_zps4d35540f.jpg)
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc476/RockJos/20140213_171647_zps7f329e18.jpg)

Getting her roadworthy ASAP, will get the wheels powdercoated black to match the bike, and then I'm going to ride her whilst I collect the parts I need to fit a ZZR1400 front end and ZX10R braced rear :)
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Post by: Deefer666 on 14 February 2014, 03:39:16 PM
Got wet!  :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 15 February 2014, 10:14:29 AM
Went out for a drive last night and reminded myself why I love cars just as much as bikes ^^
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 15 February 2014, 12:12:55 PM
Got blown across the carriage way on the elevated section of the A14 at Thrapston.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 15 February 2014, 02:00:25 PM
Got blown across the carriage way on the elevated section of the A14 at Thrapston.

:eek

You OK?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 15 February 2014, 03:06:30 PM
Of course, I am Berkshire's answer to Captain Scarlet and I ride an FJ (possibly the most indestructible bike ever made)..... Oh yeah and I have more lives than a whole cattery. I only got a little bit worried when my knee was brushing the crash barrier!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mattsplat on 15 February 2014, 03:22:42 PM
Got dragged around a superstore by my wife and 2 giggly teenage girls looking for carnival outfits.
I disappeared to the tool section while they did their giggling and grabbed a few bargains.
Then it was off to Aldi to buy up all their black spray paint for €2.99 a spray can  ;)
Gonna rustle up some chilli con carne and settle down with a bottle of Irish cream and a movie or two  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 15 February 2014, 06:36:54 PM
Replaced an old fusebox with a 17th dual rcd consumer only to discover that the PME earth connection had an impedance in excess of 30 ohms .
max value 0.35ohms , looked underneath the floor boards beneath the mains position  and outside ,  no earth rod present , so had to go and buy a rod in order to complete cert and tick the means of earthing box .
My fault for making an assumption .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 15 February 2014, 06:55:00 PM
Unblocked drain   :\........one life, live it   :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: pierre on 16 February 2014, 06:27:01 AM
Nothing with the CBF 600.Tendon damage in my shoulder,can't ride for at least six weeks. BUGGER.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Andy FZS on 16 February 2014, 08:08:31 AM
Esetest      Half of that is in another language, fortunately I'm bilingual, lol.
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Post by: Andy FZS on 16 February 2014, 08:10:35 AM
Bought some bits for a bike I don't have..............until Tuesday
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Post by: Frosties on 16 February 2014, 09:35:59 AM
Ref-fiited drivers door handle to wifes Mondeo after it "just came out"  :grumble  and nope, I've never pulled a door handle off either.
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Post by: Dead Eye on 16 February 2014, 09:40:38 AM
My mum managed to do that to my Golf :(
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Post by: codgie on 16 February 2014, 06:34:11 PM
Esetest      Half of that is in another language, fortunately I'm bilingual, lol.


yes lots of your mates told me you was bi  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol
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Post by: Andy FZS on 16 February 2014, 06:36:35 PM
Cheers...
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Post by: taylor on 16 February 2014, 07:10:10 PM
went out in the garden there was a strange bright light in the sky :eek
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Post by: Deefer666 on 16 February 2014, 07:30:48 PM
Took the FJ ratfighter out for a blast on dry roads for a change, Humiliated some blokes on an RF900 and a R1 then realised I REALLY, REALLY need a new rear tyre!
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 16 February 2014, 07:31:31 PM
 
Unblocked drain   :\........one life, live it   :rolleyes

went out in the garden there was a strange bright light in the sky :eek

Good to see someone taking that message to heart Paul - live on the ragged edge Taylor  :lol
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Post by: red98 on 16 February 2014, 07:39:44 PM
Yeh....not a good morning...blocked with food fat.soap  and hair..........not mine :rolleyes
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Post by: richfzs on 16 February 2014, 08:28:10 PM
  and hair..........not mine :rolleyes


You sure about that fella? Would answer the question about where it went....
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 16 February 2014, 08:32:25 PM
  and hair..........not mine :rolleyes


You sure about that fella? Would answer the question about where it went....

 :rollin
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Post by: Deefer666 on 17 February 2014, 06:29:05 PM
Went for a spin to check out some new workshop premises. The place I looked at has real potential
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Post by: ChristoT on 17 February 2014, 06:45:40 PM
Went for a spin to check out some new workshop premises. The place I looked at has real potential

Thinking of moving, Deefer?
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Post by: red98 on 17 February 2014, 08:55:59 PM
  and hair..........not mine :rolleyes

You sure about that fella? Would answer the question about where it went....




Very foccing funny...... :lol  :lol.......bastids, the lot of yer
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Post by: Deefer666 on 17 February 2014, 09:34:10 PM
Went for a spin to check out some new workshop premises. The place I looked at has real potential

Thinking of moving, Deefer?

Yep, my landlord is an ignorant, ungrateful wanker
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Post by: Deefer666 on 18 February 2014, 10:10:37 PM
The new unit is MASSIVE, over 3 times what I have at the moment and only slightly more rent....BUT it is rural, really really rural with grass growing out of the centre of the road. So I have decided to give it a miss and keep searching.
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Post by: noggythenog on 19 February 2014, 10:23:23 AM
Took delivery of my new  knox knee pads for going under my Roadrash kevlar jeans from adeejay.


Neoprene breathable sleeve means that the armour stays with the knee instead of the clothing.(foc that sounds like proper advertising speak! :) )


My knees have taken over 6 months to heal to an acceptable standard so must be protected.










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Post by: noggythenog on 19 February 2014, 11:35:35 AM
& some nice new gloves. :)




& hip armour :)




I feel like i'm planning to fall off again!! :eek
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Post by: ChristoT on 19 February 2014, 11:49:43 AM
Discovered how badly I need to sort my car's brakes. How do you get motorcycle oil out of car carpet?
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Post by: noggythenog on 19 February 2014, 11:54:23 AM
Discovered how badly I need to sort my car's brakes. How do you get motorcycle oil out of car carpet?


This stuff from Aldi is really good




Not sure they sell it all the time, i got it a few weeks ago.
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Post by: mr self destruct on 19 February 2014, 12:22:20 PM
How do you get motorcycle oil out of car carpet?


Don't bother mate, all my cars end up smelling of Castrol and kebabs sooner or later.  ;)
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Post by: Anquetil on 22 February 2014, 03:36:45 PM
130 miles on the XJ600, in the dry for once. Wrexham-Cerrig-Betws y Coed-Llyn Ogwen-Bethesda-Bangor-Llanfairfechan-Penmaenmawr-Colwyn Bay-Betws yn Rhos-St Asaph-Denbigh-Ruthin-Nant y Garth-home. The cafe on Bangor Pier was shut so had dinner in Colwyn Bay. Left at 7-30am as rain forecast in the afternoon. A bit nippy in the Ogwen Valley, see photo.
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 22 February 2014, 05:13:39 PM
Got the cage back today. New clutch switch and speedo sensor fitted, £150 inc labour. Ho hum.
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Post by: ChristoT on 22 February 2014, 05:56:48 PM
Stripped bits off the ZX, ready to go home to France in the parents' minibus. And buggered my back in the process!!
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Post by: Lawrence on 22 February 2014, 06:01:16 PM
Did some testing on the Mondeo and found out why it cuts out when I put my foot down.  3 knackered injectors  :\
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Post by: ChristoT on 22 February 2014, 06:05:09 PM
Also cured the god-awful noise from the fan belt. Here's praying it stays that way!
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Post by: dcurzon on 22 February 2014, 06:55:34 PM
yesterday - built me a website, www.mybadback.co.uk (http://www.mybadback.co.uk)
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Post by: noggythenog on 22 February 2014, 07:32:08 PM
yesterday - built me a website, [url=http://www.mybadback.co.uk]www.mybadback.co.uk[/url] ([url]http://www.mybadback.co.uk[/url])



Sorry to hear about the back.




All i can say is you'll only hear the bad stories about back operations online...not the good.




I had an operation 5 years ago and all is well...i've never forgot that pain & im thankful every day that i can move around normally
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Post by: dcurzon on 22 February 2014, 08:00:35 PM
Yeah it's pretty shit, but very hard to appreciate the pain and the difficulties unless you've been a sufferer.

I was offered surgery last time around but turned it down, recovered well! But then it just went again. I'll not be turning it down this time!
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Post by: taylor on 22 February 2014, 08:10:07 PM
got the new kuga a wash and brush up.
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Post by: ponkster on 23 February 2014, 09:34:33 AM
woke the Chopper up from its winter slumber - and woke all the neighbours up to - feck Id forgot how loud it is!


(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t495/ponkster45/photoVN3a.jpg)
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Post by: noggythenog on 23 February 2014, 11:05:05 AM
woke the Chopper up from its winter slumber - and woke all the neighbours up to - feck Id forgot how loud it is!


([url]http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t495/ponkster45/photoVN3a.jpg[/url])



Z's dead baby.......Z's dead!!!  8)






My old mans old import vmax with big can was mighty loud, worth having just for the noise, me & my mates could hear it about 2 miles away which was our cue to bail out of the house & continue our skullduggery elsewhere :)










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Post by: Deefer666 on 24 February 2014, 09:15:10 PM
Started modifying the FJ rat fighter to accept her new "abbreviated" tail piece, Anyone wanna buy an R1 tail unit ? LOL
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Post by: ChristoT on 24 February 2014, 09:16:30 PM
Shotgun!
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Post by: Deefer666 on 24 February 2014, 09:59:47 PM
Yean, thought ya might. I tried the tail unit today and its VERY short!

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Post by: ChristoT on 24 February 2014, 10:01:03 PM
Yean, thought ya might. I tried the tail unit today and its VERY short!

So you're very happy?  :D

Any chance of a pic?
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Post by: Deefer666 on 24 February 2014, 10:02:38 PM
Not yet, I need to make a new subframe first and find some tail lights the will suit it

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Post by: ChristoT on 24 February 2014, 10:09:09 PM
Not yet, I need to make a new subframe first and find some tail lights the will suit it

Out with the welding kit, eh?  :lol

Won't the R1 ones carry over?
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Post by: Dead Eye on 25 February 2014, 01:37:13 AM
Spent the evening plumbing... inside my PC...
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Post by: Lawrence on 26 February 2014, 03:36:51 PM
Double bubble screen turned up for the XX  :thumbup  With a corner broken off :thumbdown
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Post by: esetest on 28 February 2014, 04:22:35 PM
I must be getting old , got to have dentures .
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Post by: slimwilly on 28 February 2014, 05:18:03 PM
Got my Husky Enduro out of the garage and "rode it like i stole it" to the house we have just moved into. :)
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Post by: Deefer666 on 28 February 2014, 08:02:06 PM
Loaded the van up and set the stall up at a bike rally in Eltham, South London.
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Post by: midden on 28 February 2014, 11:18:28 PM
is there Bike rally in eltham? I presume on saturday
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Post by: robby boy on 28 February 2014, 11:41:39 PM
Gave the cage a wash, found a silver Mazda6 under a load of mud.

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Post by: esetest on 01 March 2014, 04:30:10 PM
Just pulled out the loose front tooth with the pliers from the Fazer tool kit , sterilised them first though . 
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Post by: ChristoT on 01 March 2014, 04:55:46 PM
I presume the tooth from your mouth? Sounds painful!
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Post by: esetest on 01 March 2014, 07:44:51 PM
Yes , it was more painful with it in , going to dentists thursday to have an impression for dentures , at that age when your teeth start to fall out .
I presume the tooth from your mouth? Sounds painful!
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Post by: Lawrence on 01 March 2014, 08:05:30 PM
You pulled out your own tooth with pliers?!?  :'(

I replaced the most knackered injector on the Mondeo and it runs ok now, doesn't cut out when I put my foot down :thumbup
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Post by: ChristoT on 01 March 2014, 08:09:48 PM
My landlord's Mondeo has shagged injectors, and wants to know if you fitted a new 'un, or a reconditioned one from Ebay.
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Post by: Lawrence on 03 March 2014, 06:27:52 AM
My landlord's Mondeo has shagged injectors, and wants to know if you fitted a new 'un, or a reconditioned one from Ebay.
Recon, my car is worth £1k tops ('04 Zetec, 156k miles).  This (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221299195052?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649) is what I bought.  Make sure you get the right type (502z in my case) and make sure it has the code on the label.  I'm not sure if it should have a new code since it's a recon but it works well enough with the one that's stuck on it so I'm not complaining.  You'll need an F-super cable to code it too but that only works on mid-2003 onwards cars.  Changing the injector and doing the coding took about 15 minutes.

I still have two that are pretty knackered though, not sure if I should change them too or just leave it...
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Post by: Deefer666 on 03 March 2014, 07:09:18 AM
is there Bike rally in eltham? I presume on saturday

It was fri/sat. and then pack up and head home sun. It was a great little rally hosted by MC Rottum at the Football club, def in the diary for next year.
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Post by: Frosties on 04 March 2014, 10:34:24 PM
Rode my Tiger 70 odd miles with a blown rear shock - interesting to say the least!


As they say in Winnie the Poo "Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fuuuuun  :lol . £300 odd quid and a 2 week lead time for a replacement  :'(
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Post by: esetest on 05 March 2014, 03:56:20 PM
Had to call out the AA today as the cage wouldn't start , took them about an hour  to get it going , he reckoned the plugs were the original ones ( so much for stamps in the service book) the gaps seemed rather large to me but i'm no expert  . Drove it down to Vauxhall Avon street , as its booked in for a diagnostic and 40k service tomorrow  morning , its gonna  be expensive , new plugs , filters , oil change , coolant change , fuel flush and temperature sensor .
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Post by: Mattsplat on 05 March 2014, 04:24:58 PM
Noticed the shower was dripping where it connects at the wall.
I hoped a new tap valve would cure it, but no, it didn't  :rolleyes
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Post by: taylor on 05 March 2014, 06:48:42 PM
took the spark plug out of my wacker plate, it wouldn't start. :'(
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Post by: esetest on 06 March 2014, 04:21:10 PM
car still in the Vauxhall dealer , apparently the oil filter collapsed on the technician when he tried to take it out , they think its never been changed .
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Post by: Deefer666 on 06 March 2014, 09:23:10 PM
I know what Christo did to his car today.......  :tape :tape :tape :rollin
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Post by: ChristoT on 06 March 2014, 09:24:21 PM
You bastard, Deefer! :lol
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Post by: Deefer666 on 06 March 2014, 09:27:58 PM
You bastard, Deefer! :lol

Yup!
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Post by: Andy FZS on 06 March 2014, 09:29:16 PM
What have you done christo.....
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Post by: ChristoT on 06 March 2014, 09:30:00 PM
Who wants a sweepstake?
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Post by: red98 on 06 March 2014, 09:30:18 PM
Come on then...spill the beans   :rolleyes
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Post by: Andy FZS on 06 March 2014, 09:30:48 PM
Oh dear  :( how bad
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Post by: Deefer666 on 06 March 2014, 09:31:10 PM
I'm saying Nuffin!  ;)
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Post by: ChristoT on 06 March 2014, 09:31:47 PM
Could have been worse, let's leave it at that.
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Post by: Andy FZS on 06 March 2014, 09:32:48 PM
Useless without pictures
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Post by: noggythenog on 06 March 2014, 09:38:21 PM
1st rule of foc-u..........dont talk about foc-u






2nd rule of Foc-U..........Grass Christo up on Foc-U at every opportunity.






There is nowhere Christo can hide.






Come on Christo.....dont dissapoint us now. :)
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Post by: ChristoT on 06 March 2014, 09:39:18 PM
See dedicated thread. :)
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Post by: esetest on 07 March 2014, 05:33:05 PM
Picked the cage up from  Vauxhall on Avon street , not as expensive as I thought it was going to be , but still £ 451 .
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Post by: Skippernick on 07 March 2014, 08:39:10 PM
Picked the cage up from  Vauxhall on Avon street , not as expensive as I thought it was going to be , but still £ 451 .


 :lol wish my vauxhall was that cheap sometimes.
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Post by: esetest on 08 March 2014, 05:04:08 PM
Ha ha , what Vauxhall do you have Skippernick .
Picked the cage up from  Vauxhall on Avon street , not as expensive as I thought it was going to be , but still £ 451 .


 :lol wish my vauxhall was that cheap sometimes.
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Post by: esetest on 08 March 2014, 05:05:32 PM
Had to use the cage this morning , needed to take the Bender to work .
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Post by: Skippernick on 08 March 2014, 05:31:23 PM
Ha ha , what Vauxhall do you have Skippernick .
Picked the cage up from  Vauxhall on Avon street , not as expensive as I thought it was going to be , but still £ 451 .


 :lol wish my vauxhall was that cheap sometimes.




2001 diesel astra estate, had it 6 years, used 3 alternators before the garage spotted the leaky water pump above it. Who designed that?
Hopefully it will get better now. :rolleyes
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Post by: ChristoT on 08 March 2014, 06:49:40 PM
Drained the tank, then actually put the RIGHT fuel in it this time!!  :eek :lol :lol
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Post by: red98 on 08 March 2014, 06:53:54 PM
Bought a road map of europe... :book
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Post by: ChristoT on 08 March 2014, 07:21:12 PM
Bought a road map of europe... :book

Planning a trip, Paul?
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Post by: Dead Eye on 08 March 2014, 07:30:56 PM
red98 is always planning a trip ;)
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Post by: red98 on 08 March 2014, 07:45:12 PM
Been thining about this one for a few years now...just need to get on and do it before its too late   :rolleyes....scotland was fantastic last year but I think I can go one better this year   ;)
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 08 March 2014, 08:20:50 PM
Bought a road map of europe... :book

What map did you get Paul? I've borrowed a couple of ADAC ones from a work colleague to help plan mine and Midden's trip in July, they look pretty good. Think he picked them up on various tours whilst over there, might do the same.
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Post by: red98 on 08 March 2014, 09:37:54 PM
hi nick...i bought a PHILIPS multi scale.it was the best w h smiths had and at £12.99 a bargain   ;)   plan to use sat nav which will be my next purchase.......will start a new thread nearer the time  :)
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 08 March 2014, 09:53:03 PM
Hope you know your north from your south  :lol

I use a Phillips one in that same series for the UK, excellent, has done sterling service since 2006.
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Post by: Deefer666 on 08 March 2014, 10:10:45 PM
Replaced the FJs Wiring loom with a brand new one as all the wet weather that we have had has killed the original.
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Post by: Frosties on 08 March 2014, 10:22:33 PM
Worked on the cage - 2 new wishbones (total bastard job), 1 new shock, changed ATF (smooth now), new thermostat, fitted 2 new front brake lines and bled through.  Oh the joy........ :rolleyes


Fazer getting TLC tomorrow..........
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Post by: ChristoT on 08 March 2014, 10:23:22 PM
What is it, Frontiers?
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Post by: Frosties on 08 March 2014, 10:35:37 PM
Frontiers.....you mean Frontera??


Nope, Ovlov V70 2.4T chipped to 260Bhp, poly bushed, uprated shocks/brakes. Upsets a few people when they get burnt  :lol :lol
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Post by: ChristoT on 08 March 2014, 10:49:54 PM
Frontiers.....you mean Frontera??


Nope, Ovlov V70 2.4T chipped to 260Bhp, poly bushed, uprated shocks/brakes. Upsets a few people when they get burnt  :lol :lol

I *meant* Frosties. Bloody autocorrect!  :D

I take it shifts then!  :lol :lol
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Post by: Frosties on 09 March 2014, 09:09:36 AM
Frontiers.....you mean Frontera??


Nope, Ovlov V70 2.4T chipped to 260Bhp, poly bushed, uprated shocks/brakes. Upsets a few people when they get burnt  :lol :lol

I *meant* Frosties. Bloody autocorrect!  :D

I take it shifts then!  :lol :lol


It shifts quite well for a brick & handles pretty good for a barge now its been played with. Trouble is, I only use it weekends and mainly for towing the Pikey Wagon so need an estate for kids stuff etc :rolleyes .  You can still burn the chavs though, hits 60 in about 6.5, tops at 150mph, stops on a sixpence, corners well and looks totally standard which is the fun bit :lol . Neeeeeeeeed morrrrrrrrrre poweeeeeerrrrrrrrrr!!! :D
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Post by: esetest on 09 March 2014, 07:15:35 PM
Glad you got yours sorted , hopefully mine should be now .
Ha ha , what Vauxhall do you have Skippernick .
Picked the cage up from  Vauxhall on Avon street , not as expensive as I thought it was going to be , but still £ 451 .


 :lol wish my vauxhall was that cheap sometimes.




2001 diesel astra estate, had it 6 years, used 3 alternators before the garage spotted the leaky water pump above it. Who designed that?
Hopefully it will get better now. :rolleyes
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Post by: Lawrence on 10 March 2014, 10:19:55 AM
Fixed the indicator switch on the Blackbird, which meant completely disassembling the switch to clean 16 years of shit out of it.

Also washed the car (3rd time in 2 years) and bodge-fixed my pressure washer.
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Post by: kitcrazy on 11 March 2014, 05:18:40 PM
took my new ride out.do ya think i look good? :D
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Post by: midden on 11 March 2014, 05:45:09 PM
Been thining about this one for a few years now...just need to get on and do it before its too late   :rolleyes ....scotland was fantastic last year but I think I can go one better this year   ;)
Hey as owner of new europe map  why not bite the bullet and join Nick and me.   
That is if Nick doesn't mind ;)
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Post by: midden on 11 March 2014, 05:48:04 PM
took my new ride out.do ya think i look good? :D
To be honest  I cant see you. Your new ride is blocking.  Nice bike though ;)
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Post by: red98 on 11 March 2014, 05:57:59 PM
took my new ride out.do ya think i look good? :D





thats what you get for eating all the pies    :rolleyes
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Post by: kitcrazy on 11 March 2014, 06:03:01 PM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: stevierst on 11 March 2014, 06:04:41 PM
Went for a quick blat to glasson dock on the thundercat. It reminded me how much I really need to set the suspension up properly! :o:o

And how painful 13,000rpm sounds!
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Post by: Mattsplat on 11 March 2014, 06:06:51 PM
Spent the day looking at C90's after deciding I'm going to ride one down to Africa  :)

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Post by: midden on 11 March 2014, 06:14:08 PM
Spent the day looking at C90's after deciding I'm going to ride one down to Africa  :)
Cool dude  :thumbup
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Post by: Mattsplat on 11 March 2014, 06:16:25 PM
Spent the day looking at C90's after deciding I'm going to ride one down to Africa  :)
Cool dude  :thumbup

150mpg is gonna be cool!  :rollin
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Post by: red98 on 11 March 2014, 06:24:53 PM
Been thining about this one for a few years now...just need to get on and do it before its too late   :rolleyes ....scotland was fantastic last year but I think I can go one better this year   ;)
Hey as owner of new europe map  why not bite the bullet and join Nick and me.   
That is if Nick doesn't mind ;)




your going a bit sooner than me......company would be good though......looking at the french road network today iam finding it hard to plan a route without using motorways....italy easy.......or is it me ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mattsplat on 11 March 2014, 06:28:06 PM
You said you were getting a satnav, put your route in the machine then tell it to avoid motorways.

Job jobbed  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 11 March 2014, 06:33:14 PM
Will get one and use the two together......got gps on the phone and tab which might come in handy.....I need to work out my overnight stops hence planning a route now.....must start a new thread  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mattsplat on 11 March 2014, 06:40:17 PM
I use Formule 1 hotels in France at about €35 per night and join the dots from hotel to hotel.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 11 March 2014, 07:28:26 PM




looking at the french road network today iam finding it hard to plan a route without using motorways....italy easy.......or is it me ?

Paul, go on Google maps, Europe - it'll tell you which routes are toll routes as well  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 11 March 2014, 08:11:24 PM
I use Formule 1 hotels in France at about €35 per night and join the dots from hotel to hotel.
:thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 11 March 2014, 08:44:26 PM
maybe we could organise a foccers euro trip?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 11 March 2014, 08:54:32 PM
Make sure you take your own food if kitcrazy goes   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 11 March 2014, 09:05:34 PM
cant argue with that :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 11 March 2014, 09:07:33 PM
This could go on for some time yet.....really wanted one of them pies   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 11 March 2014, 09:11:25 PM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin sorry red but it was just sitting there all alone :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 11 March 2014, 09:20:47 PM
maybe we could organise a foccers euro trip?

Me and Midden are going on 12th or 13th July for 3 weeks, mostly camping; Ardennes then Alps - anyone welcome along. I'm going for the riding and scenery, Mids has arranged to meet a goat called Heidi in Switzerland  :lol
I'm wondering if the Euro Fazermeet will coincide; we're planning a visit to the 'ring on the way back, you never know.

No Midden, that's NURBURGRING!!!!!!  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: midden on 11 March 2014, 10:13:48 PM
maybe we could organise a foccers euro trip?
like button pressed    :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

yes Kit come join us. I'm sure Heidi has a friend ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: midden on 11 March 2014, 10:18:14 PM
:rollin :rollin :rollin sorry red but it was just sitting there all alone :D


I know that feeling.  I've gone from windbreak to pork pie in just two rides  8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 11 March 2014, 10:45:15 PM
There are worse nicknames out there... And I've been called most of 'em! :lol :lol .:lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mattsplat on 12 March 2014, 04:20:14 PM
Fitted a dark visor to my Shoei, there's a big yellow thing in the sky dazzling me!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 14 March 2014, 09:49:47 PM
For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to try and amputate my thumb with a drill and a piece of aluminium!

After the blood had stopped pouring, and the swelling had gone down...


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 14 March 2014, 10:12:39 PM
Really... you call that a cut... man up.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 14 March 2014, 10:15:52 PM
Really... you call that a cut... man up.

The photo doesn't do it justice. The pice of ally spun round at speed, and hit my thumb at 45 degrees. It's really quite deep, bled like stink, and now throbs like a motherfucker!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Red Ceri on 14 March 2014, 11:56:57 PM
rebuilt the front end of my KMX200 after the left front fork seal sprang a leak and covered my disc with oil, fortunatley was green laning at the time so didn't need the frt brake too much.
 
Nick, Red pity you're going a week earlier than me, I'm off to Malta for my middle duaghters wedding and riding down and back, leaving the uk on the 23rd July getting to Malta on the 29th (via Sicily) and planning on getting home on 9/10th August.
 
Christo, think that for your own safety we'd better keep you away from anything that is powered  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Doddsie on 14 March 2014, 11:57:34 PM
Monty Python And The Holy Grail - Just A Flesh Wound (NSFW) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikssfUhAlgg#ws)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 15 March 2014, 12:10:47 AM
Monty Python And The Holy Grail - Just A Flesh Wound (NSFW) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikssfUhAlgg#ws[/url])


 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 15 March 2014, 07:39:12 AM
rebuilt the front end of my KMX200 after the left front fork seal sprang a leak and covered my disc with oil, fortunatley was green laning at the time so didn't need the frt brake too much.
 
Nick, Red pity you're going a week earlier than me, I'm off to Malta for my middle duaghters wedding and riding down and back, leaving the uk on the 23rd July getting to Malta on the 29th (via Sicily) and planning on getting home on 9/10th August.
 
Christo, think that for your own safety we'd better keep you away from anything that is powered  :lol






those dates sound familiar  ;) [size=78%]......and the same route....spooky....trying to plan route and dates this weekend parhaps we could meet up somewhere.......will pm you when i know more [/size] :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lawrence on 17 March 2014, 08:30:07 PM
Very nearly got rear-ended by some prat who didn't notice the lights had gone red.  Luckily for me he missed me by about 6".  Unluckily for the woman on a Deuville who was just in front of me, he ran straight into the back of her :\  No-one hurt though but a few bruises on her bike.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 17 March 2014, 11:25:38 PM
Wow, definitely a close call... glad you and your bike escaped unharmed
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 18 March 2014, 06:46:50 AM
copied all the pages of france and italy from my euro map and stuck them all together to plan my summer tour.......crazy i know but gives me the big picture......i now have a handy 8ft pocket map  :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 19 March 2014, 07:07:34 AM
Finally figured out what was wrong with the FJ, it kept hesitating on the throttle and chucking unburnt fuel out of the exhaust. I replaced the plugs, caps, coils, pick-ups still to no avail. I also replaces the 4-2 Neta system with a far sexier 4-1 Vance & Hines Megaphone from my old drag bike.

The problem was 2 knackered carb Diaphragms and the previous owner had stripped the thread on one of the pilot jets which kept working loose  :o .

Needless to say all this done and I knew it was fixed because the bars tried to smack my in the face the moment In opened the throttle in anger!  :D Now to get started on the new subframe and tail unit.


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 19 March 2014, 11:30:27 PM
Went to see need for speed , expecting it to be crap cos of the slagging off it got by the critics , really enjoyed it , maybe I'm just shallow .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 20 March 2014, 06:16:13 AM
copied all the pages of france and italy from my euro map and stuck them all together to plan my summer tour.......crazy i know but gives me the big picture......i now have a handy 8ft pocket map  :lol :lol :lol


I have somewhere plastic waterproof maps of France,Spain,,only small but very very handy especially in the rain.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 20 March 2014, 06:18:34 AM
Finally got the Husky Enduro over for a MOT, it passed with a couple of adviseries,two wheel bearings and shock pivot have slight play..
The 17 mile road ride at 60mph on knobblys was a bit vibey on the bars,my ass,my eyes,my everything :) , not a Fazer :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 22 March 2014, 07:03:29 PM
And today i taxed it,,so now i can legally rip down the lane to the shop


Oh and only £37 for twelve months :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 22 March 2014, 07:11:52 PM
And today i taxed it,,so now i can legally rip down the lane to the shop



Try to avoid doing it in your dressing gown and slippers though - perhaps a little note attached to the handle bars to remind you?  :fish
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 22 March 2014, 08:44:44 PM
Filled a hole in the wall where there was once a door, moved a light switch and did some plastering. Also listened to the mutterings of Exup and some good rhythm and blues, chewed the cud and drank beer.

 :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 23 March 2014, 06:20:51 AM
Filled a hole in the wall where there was once a door, moved a light switch and did some plastering. Also listened to the mutterings of Exup and some good rhythm and blues, chewed the cud and drank beer.

 :lol


You mean " Today i was working at home and an old mate (EXUP) came round, got in the way,moaned all day (MENSTRAL) and drank my bloody beer!!!!! :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 23 March 2014, 06:35:00 AM
This morning I stared at the Mondeo, swallowed back the sick in my mouth and took the bike to work instead.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 23 March 2014, 10:43:36 AM
Filled a hole in the wall where there was once a door, moved a light switch and did some plastering. Also listened to the mutterings of Exup and some good rhythm and blues, chewed the cud and drank beer.

 :lol


You mean " Today i was working at home and an old mate (EXUP) came round, got in the way,moaned all day (MENSTRAL) and drank my bloody beer!!!!! :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

 :lol To be fair he did go round the corner and buy a few bottles.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Oldgit on 23 March 2014, 12:08:18 PM
goatthemonkeybikeootfurrarun :D 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 23 March 2014, 01:14:37 PM
Fitted a new rear Hagon to me daily Tiger after the the last one let go at 90mph - they bounce a bit  :lol . Nice 'n' tight now  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: rustyrider on 23 March 2014, 02:10:52 PM
Got the Honda out and mowed two lawns.  Only thing a Honda is good for really.....

and realised that a year ago today I was at Heathrow about to board a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lawrence on 23 March 2014, 03:25:11 PM
Found I have a puncture on the blackbird  :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lawrence on 24 March 2014, 07:33:16 PM
Got some new PR2's on the Blackbird :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 24 March 2014, 10:51:13 PM
Got some new PR2's on the Blackbird :thumbup

Better news than punctures that!  :lol

I seriously need to check my Peugeot's tyres (both wear and pressure) - been meaning to do it for about a fortnight now!  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lawrence on 25 March 2014, 02:54:59 PM
Damn right.  It was in the front so made it feel awful, had to stop half way to work to pump it up again.

Got a small compressor (£11 from Maplin) with big crop clips (about £4 from Maplin for both) in my bag/box now.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 25 March 2014, 07:45:31 PM
My son asked me to check a squeaking noise he noticed from the engine bay of his Bora this morning. He noticed it when reversing the car to drive out of the driveway.
We checked and the power steering fluid was low, filled it up squeak gone.
Question was where did the oil go?
We discovered the steering rack was leaking out near the gaiter on the right hand side.
Rang the local Car Guru only to discover they are not repairable.  :'(

Waiting on prices for new, refurbished and used  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 25 March 2014, 09:05:52 PM
finished the decking on my new static caravan by the sea, :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 25 March 2014, 09:31:04 PM
Thoroughly test rode a XT660 super moto  ;) & Fitted new C&S and handlebars to a customers FZS600  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 25 March 2014, 09:48:32 PM
Thoroughly test rode a XT660 super moto  ;) & Fitted new C&S and handlebars to a customers FZS600  :D

When you say "test rode" - do you mean wheelying the foc out of it?  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 30 March 2014, 08:19:20 PM
Went to Cheddar , in the cage with the missus , for a bit of  lunch , enjoyed the warm sunshine .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 April 2014, 02:43:50 PM
Did some gardening , cleaned the pond filter and switched the pump back on , turned over & weeded  the raised beds , put some grass seed and compost on the bare patches where I removed the raised beds from the lawn , applied moss killer to the paths .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 06 April 2014, 06:41:26 PM
sat in my new static caravan, listening to the rain as I forgot to take my coat. :o
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 April 2014, 07:35:01 PM
sat in my new static caravan, listening to the rain as I forgot to take my coat. :o


Treat yourself...welcome to the wild windy west :\


I've done sweet foc all this weekend....left the shed doors open...but the bike hasn't shifted.....my mate says he was talking to the owner of the site you're on.....reckons he was a good guy....well so he claims but he is in sales so hmmmmmmmmmmmm :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 06 April 2014, 07:43:55 PM
I thought you'd been very busy lately Noggy - must have calluses on those typing fingers by now  :lol
 
And still haven't got any closer to deciding on a bike  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 April 2014, 09:40:34 PM
I thought you'd been very busy lately Noggy - must have calluses on those typing fingers by now  :lol
 
And still haven't got any closer to deciding on a bike  :rolleyes


 :rollin


Indeed i am seen




I've given foc-u a thorough thrashing right enough.....i dunno how i woulda survived without it! :b


Truth be known ive been extremely lazy of late....the gym has taken a big fuk-u.........maybe in the winter when im through with circumstantial fettling n stuff & i have a shiny new bike in the shed then i'll be quiet.....well....maybe....aint promising! :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Andy FZS on 06 April 2014, 10:06:07 PM
It might be worth have a bit of a whip round to get noggy a deposit to light up the load on the forum server....
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 April 2014, 10:11:15 PM
It might be worth have a bit of a whip round to get noggy a deposit to light up the load on the forum server....


I slag my mate off coz he's always on candy crush.


Im just as bad :o


But i have a bike to talk about :)




& he moves little colourful shapes about on his computer.






& i doubt he can do a tonne 30 on those coloiurful shapes! :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Andy FZS on 06 April 2014, 10:13:27 PM
But I though some coloured shapes were faster than others, or so peeps keep claiming. Lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 06 April 2014, 10:30:49 PM
I think he is a decent bloke noggy, time will tell, :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 April 2014, 10:40:22 PM
I think he is a decent bloke noggy, time will tell, :'(


A long long time...................you'll have to ban me...........




Yes...............i must be banned!..............




Admins! :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 April 2014, 10:45:50 PM



Just yous wait though!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 April 2014, 10:55:06 PM



Sorry im not that harsh really.


I meant
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Andy FZS on 06 April 2014, 10:59:09 PM
And back and back and back and back again lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: MadDogMcQ on 07 April 2014, 02:07:06 PM
I tidied my garage and tried to get my old 250 going.

(http://www.mcqart.com/garage.jpg)


(http://www.mcqart.com/15042012_8.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 07 April 2014, 06:58:57 PM
I'm jealous! What I wouldn't give for that man cave!  ;)
Title: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lawrence on 11 April 2014, 07:13:35 PM

Found I have a puncture on the blackbird  :(

Got some new PR2's on the Blackbird :thumbup
For fucks sake :(

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/12/umehe4ut.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ogri48 on 14 April 2014, 06:50:08 PM
Figuring it would help make it more sellable, I bought a taller screen for my cb1300 to complement the touring abilities of the full fairing, fitted it went on a 100 mile ride to check it out.
Worked brilliantly,80 -  90mph is blissfully relatively wind free, quick twist of the wrist 110-120 overtakes also no buffeting.
Massive downside is I'd forgotten how good the bike looks and feels. I'm really gonna struggle to put it up forsale. :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ogri48 on 14 April 2014, 06:53:46 PM
It's pretty damn snug behind that fibreglass and plastic...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 15 April 2014, 10:58:12 PM
Finally got round to adjusting the handbrake on the 106... which involved reversing onto a pile of wood in a vague check design to get the back end up in the air, then crawling underneath and attacking it with a 13mm spanner!!  :eek Sorted now, and the handbrake actually works (at last)!   :smokin

Then I had to tax it.  :2guns WHAT?!? £79.50 for the priviledge of driving that car on the God-awful British roads for the next 6 months?!? :grumble Not a happy bunny.

MOT coming up too...  :groan
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 16 April 2014, 09:52:21 AM
which involved reversing onto a pile of wood in a vague check design to get the back end up in the air, then crawling underneath and attacking it with a 13mm spanner!!

I'm a little lost for words. I knew you had a few, shall we say, issues... but... just wow...

So much money for random, untested, swingarms... but not enough for a basic hydraulic floor jack  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: richfzs on 16 April 2014, 09:55:53 AM
Natural selection will have it's way...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 16 April 2014, 10:18:33 AM
Hydraulic jacking: 10 mins of faffing about. Reversing onto the chocks, 20 secs. Job jobbed.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 16 April 2014, 12:48:28 PM
Natural selection will have it's way...


 :rollin :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 16 April 2014, 04:19:01 PM
Hydraulic jacking: 10 mins of faffing about. Reversing onto the chocks, 20 secs. Job jobbed.

10 mins of faffing about... Hydraulic Jacking. You are doing it wrong.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 16 April 2014, 08:28:35 PM
Treated myself to the Rush  DVD from Morrisons , fantastic film , shame I couldn't watch the first chapter due to  it freezing , will have to swap it tomorrow .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 16 April 2014, 10:39:05 PM
As Christo got fed up with the Kwak's and the Peugeot's and wondered what we got up to with our other toys....... Well, here it is.


Nice weather, blue skies and a bit of a bimble in my no 1 toy -  my Schweizer S300 CBi - it's an awesome way to get around and see the country, and the main reason why my bike riding has suffered (but I do love it and spent a lot of time getting my pilots licence - a lifelong dream).

(http://i59.tinypic.com/t6b4hk.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 16 April 2014, 10:43:04 PM
As Christo got fed up with the Kwak's and the Peugeot's and wondered what we got up to with our other toys....... Well, here it is.


Nice weather, blue skies and a bit of a bimble in my no 1 toy -  my Schweizer S300 CBi - it's an awesome way to get around and see the country, and the main reason why my bike riding has suffered (but I do love it and spent a lot of time getting my pilots licence - a lifelong dream.[size=78%].[/size]

Oh wow!

My boss has a Rotorway heli, and shares a Sportscruiser. I need to persuade him to take me for a bimble!!  :lol :lol

Say, Millietant, if you ever decide to fly into Main Hall Farm, Conignton, I can show you the most advanced plane being built in Britain at the moment: the e-Go!

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 16 April 2014, 10:47:32 PM
I keep the Schweizer at Leicester, how far is Conignton (if you don't mean Connington) from Leics? Could be worth a trip in with Liz one day this summer.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 16 April 2014, 10:54:43 PM
I keep the Schweizer at Leicester, how far is Conignton (if you don't mean Connington) from Leics? Could be worth a trip in with Liz one day this summer.

Sorry, I meant Conington, near Fenstanton, just to the west of Cambridge. You need to call ahead at Main Hall Farm to get landing permission, ask for Charlie Papworth.

If you plan to do it one weekend, let me know, I'll see if I can get the OK for you to have a look around (should be fine).  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 16 April 2014, 11:00:44 PM
OK, will do - and I'd be perfectly happy to take you up for a bit of a bimble when I'm there - if you'd trust me.


You don't mean Peterborough Connington do you - EGSF, if so, I've been in there a couple of times - just outside Stilton, East of A1(M).
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 16 April 2014, 11:07:31 PM
My wife Liz - having fun


(http://i53.tinypic.com/2cxjcow.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 16 April 2014, 11:10:23 PM
Bergwerk corner at the "Ring", a couple of years back, with my youngest - we did almost 100 laps over the Easter 3-day weekend - lots of track miles !


(http://i43.tinypic.com/2sab1qh.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 16 April 2014, 11:16:50 PM
OK, will do - and I'd be perfectly happy to take you up for a bit of a bimble when I'm there - if you'd trust me.


You don't mean Peterborough Connington do you - EGSF, if so, I've been in there a couple of times - just outside Stilton, East of A1(M).


No, not Peterborough Conington, this one!

Main Hall Farm is a farm strip (big surprise there). Grass. Quite a long taxiway. Used to be home to YLAC's HQ until they went bust, currently home to e-Go Aeroplanes. www.e-go.me (http://www.e-go.me)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 16 April 2014, 11:44:47 PM
Bergwerk corner at the "Ring", a couple of years back, with my youngest - we did almost 100 laps over the Easter 3-day weekend - lots of track miles !


([url]http://i43.tinypic.com/2sab1qh.jpg[/url])

Great picture, you youngest does not look to impressed with your riding  :) He looks like he is thinking "I wish he would go a bit faster"  :lol
If he is anything like mine, the first time I decked the pegs when he was on the back, all I got was "You only did it once" :D

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 17 April 2014, 12:13:13 AM
He was so relaxed he spotted Jochen at the side of the track. He definitely didn't enjoy going at sane speeds. We passed a lot of very surprised/shocked bikes and cars that weekend.


Here he is behind me again in 2012 - he'd grown so much I had to give him my leathers (and use an old set myself).


(http://i44.tinypic.com/2r6mq9e.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 17 April 2014, 06:49:44 AM
back down to earth  :lol .....ordered a carb repair kit for my suzuki gt 250 x7.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: adeejaysdelight on 19 April 2014, 11:40:13 AM
As I was working good Friday and I was in charge, I decided to give the boys an "extended" tea break  ;) .


I spent my three hours giving the car a right good clean. Although I forgot my chamois, so I will maybe give it another quick wash and dry so I can clay bar, polish and wax it.


Oh, it smelt lovely on the way home last night. Lets see how long that lasts  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 19 April 2014, 01:09:59 PM
Bought...






(wait for it)




A





bike








trailer for the car!  :lol Caravan club, here I come!  :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Super_Monkey on 19 April 2014, 04:17:12 PM
But my chop back in the house as I feel now I have a new Fazer it won't be being used for a while  :rollin


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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 19 April 2014, 05:49:34 PM
But my chop back in the house as I feel now I have a new Fazer it won't be being used for a while  :rollin


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Nice chop!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 19 April 2014, 06:44:29 PM
Drove back from Snowdonia to Bristol in the cage with missus   , went via the A470 and Brecon , great roads , lots of bikes about .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 19 April 2014, 06:57:20 PM
Mowed the Lawn with my OleoMac  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 19 April 2014, 06:58:50 PM
Took a ride out yesterday with my wife and our son (me on the Aprilia, Liz on her Fazer 1000 and son on his Fazer 600).


Went down the Fosse way to Stow in the Wold (massive traffic queues into Moreton and Stow) and then across to Cheltenham, to Ross on Wye and onto Goodrich Castle (A40 Gloucester to Ross is a nice curvy bit of road). Spent a good few hours there and then came back through Gloucester, Evesham and Stratford. All in, around 220 nice easy miles. Lovely day.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Super_Monkey on 19 April 2014, 07:06:52 PM
But my chop back in the house as I feel now I have a new Fazer it won't be being used for a while  :rollin


([url]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k116/cobainpunkethics/photo1_zps614dd71e.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s86.photobucket.com/user/cobainpunkethics/media/photo1_zps614dd71e.jpg.html[/url])



Nice chop!



cheers  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 19 April 2014, 10:49:04 PM
got my fzx 750 back on the road  :) :) :)  although i love my fazer thou it was great to hear the growl from the baby vmax once again
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 20 April 2014, 02:11:09 PM
Knocked some new wheel bearings into the FJ12 ratfighter, I guess FJ's are a little heavy to stoppie hence the mullered bearings!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: faz6 on 20 April 2014, 02:28:21 PM
washed my Peugeot 207 car and Peugeot van  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 20 April 2014, 04:33:03 PM
Took the wife and daughters to the Star on the Rhoddy for lunch .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: richfzs on 22 April 2014, 09:12:21 PM
Took one of my other toys to a local landmark...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 22 April 2014, 09:14:03 PM
Respect, Rich.  :thumbup

Finally got round to doing the tyre pressures on the Pug - should have been 33PSI, was actualy 26.  :eek

It might actually handle well on the way to work tomorrow! Or I'll be posting from a ditch....
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mark YPVS on 22 April 2014, 09:17:34 PM
Took the R1 lump over to have a new 2nd gear fitted  :'(
Mark :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 22 April 2014, 09:39:55 PM
nice chop super monkey, I bet your nuts ache when you get of the bike though, a proper nut cracker.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 23 April 2014, 06:54:20 PM
Postie stopped by today with a package from japan......carb rebuild kit for my suzuki x7......I can already hear the microns and smell the castrol R.... :D :D :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mark on 23 April 2014, 09:37:41 PM
I saved a pigeon from behind a gas fire today and I used my trusty screwdriver :rollin


Hope that's in keeping with this thread  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Oldgit on 24 April 2014, 05:02:26 PM
changed the fuel hoses on the Honda ST 70 and gave the wee bike a polish up. :pc
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 24 April 2014, 05:29:49 PM
Quiet day , notified jobs on NICEIC site and sorted out a glitch on computer , sent off claim form for faulty sofa , and set the ball rolling regarding PPI claim .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 24 April 2014, 07:29:33 PM
Went for a 130 mile blast on the thundercat into the lakes to see my dad.
Forgot how tiring it is screaming a 600cc bike to 13k on the twisties, I'm knackered! :-[
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 24 April 2014, 08:06:15 PM
Went for a 130 mile blast on the thundercat into the lakes to see my dad.
Forgot how tiring it is screaming a 600cc bike to 13k on the twisties, I'm knackered! :-[
Your getting old :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 24 April 2014, 08:13:31 PM
Went for a 130 mile blast on the thundercat into the lakes to see my dad.
Forgot how tiring it is screaming a 600cc bike to 13k on the twisties, I'm knackered! :-[

Your getting old :lol

Your not wrong! I was eyeing up my dads Harley earlier, that's how bad it's getting!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/2yquse7u.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 24 April 2014, 08:22:07 PM
 :eek Wash out you your keyboard for typing such a thing.

Did you know the 98% of Harleys are still on the Road somewhere in the world

The other 2% actually made it home :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 27 April 2014, 05:47:03 PM
Changed the Oil and filter on the Mazda 6.
Checked all the suspensions and roll bar bushes for wear and the gaiters for cracks. All ok :)
Going to need new rear tyres shortly :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 27 April 2014, 06:08:53 PM
Did Mersea Island to Molesworth in a little over an hour on the FJ ratfighter & I think a certain motorcycle magazine editor wants to steal her from me..... Aint gonna happen!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 02 May 2014, 04:58:25 PM
Got nearly £ 400 CCP compensation this week , so have put it good use and booked Ron Haslam track day ( my first ) for 30th july , Already booked campsite at Fort William for the 4th August , so gonna find a Travelodge near Donnington and make it part of my summer holiday .
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dave48 on 02 May 2014, 05:52:07 PM
Thought I would try out my sisters Karcher pressure washer-No NOT on the Fazer! Have scoured 10 years worth of grime/slime off slabs in back garden/side path-most of the s**t ended up on me but the results are good. :lol Finished off with some builders sand in the cracks-jobs a good one & will feel a lot happier back pedalling Fazer out of shed on terra firma! :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 May 2014, 05:07:14 PM
Took the wife to Fowlers for breakfast and had a look at the bikes in the showroom , liked the look of Aprilia Shiver , the Moto Guzzi Norge and the Bonneville Scrambler .
Also bought new  trainers from DW , had a go on the treadmill to make sure I get the right ones ,  gonna start going running with my daughter .
went to Mumand Dads .
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 05 May 2014, 05:21:51 PM
Fiddled with the FJ 1200 - got a Thundercat 17" back wheel which after measuring seems as though it'll be a simple fit. Wheel spindle is the same diameter (although the 'Cat one is hollow), just 8mm to take off the spacer on the chain side and 8mm skim off the caliper carrier on the other side. Sprocket is the same offset from the wheel centre-line as the FJ and the FJ sprocket even fits straight onto the 'Cat carrier. Rear FJ caliper also fits directly onto the 'Cat carrier and the torque arm mountings are the same. Woo hoo!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 05 May 2014, 08:20:20 PM
Fiddled with the FJ 1200 - got a Thundercat 17" back wheel which after measuring seems as though it'll be a simple fit. Wheel spindle is the same diameter (although the 'Cat one is hollow), just 8mm to take off the spacer on the chain side and 8mm skim off the caliper carrier on the other side. Sprocket is the same offset from the wheel centre-line as the FJ and the FJ sprocket even fits straight onto the 'Cat carrier. Rear FJ caliper also fits directly onto the 'Cat carrier and the torque arm mountings are the same. Woo hoo!

I think you'll find the T-cat back wheel is the same as the Fazer 600 back wheel.

I think.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JoeRock on 05 May 2014, 08:27:08 PM
Fiddled with the FJ 1200 - got a Thundercat 17" back wheel which after measuring seems as though it'll be a simple fit. Wheel spindle is the same diameter (although the 'Cat one is hollow), just 8mm to take off the spacer on the chain side and 8mm skim off the caliper carrier on the other side. Sprocket is the same offset from the wheel centre-line as the FJ and the FJ sprocket even fits straight onto the 'Cat carrier. Rear FJ caliper also fits directly onto the 'Cat carrier and the torque arm mountings are the same. Woo hoo!

I think you'll find the T-cat back wheel is the same as the Fazer 600 back wheel.

I think.  ;)


Don't think so mate, thought the T-cat ran a 180, not the 160?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 05 May 2014, 08:33:04 PM
Fiddled with the FJ 1200 - got a Thundercat 17" back wheel which after measuring seems as though it'll be a simple fit. Wheel spindle is the same diameter (although the 'Cat one is hollow), just 8mm to take off the spacer on the chain side and 8mm skim off the caliper carrier on the other side. Sprocket is the same offset from the wheel centre-line as the FJ and the FJ sprocket even fits straight onto the 'Cat carrier. Rear FJ caliper also fits directly onto the 'Cat carrier and the torque arm mountings are the same. Woo hoo!

I think you'll find the T-cat back wheel is the same as the Fazer 600 back wheel.

I think.  ;)


Don't think so mate, thought the T-cat ran a 180, not the 160?

Haynes says the rears are the same, but the T-cat ran a 120 front (I think). Punkstig is the man to ask!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 05 May 2014, 09:17:39 PM
There's a very slight difference in the numbers cast into the wheel from the 'Cat and the wheel on my son's '03 Fazer. I've checked out the brake elements as well and they're all different - but I haven't taken the Fazer wheel out to check the wheel unit itself.


As luck would have it, I can't lay my hands on the spacer for the brake-side (the one that sits between the bearing and the caliper carrier) - so I think I"'ll have to trawl for one - as the caliper mounts are different, I can't use a Fazer spacer.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 06 May 2014, 01:16:07 PM
Checked the MOT on the car as I knew it was due this month... It expired in mid March :|

Apparently I got rather confused - March is sort of like May... they both start ma-

Managed to book it in today so now sat in a reception waiting on the verdict...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 06 May 2014, 01:20:39 PM
Checked the MOT on the car as I knew it was due this month... It expired in mid March :|

Apparently I got rather confused - March is sort of like May... they both start ma-

Managed to book it in today so now sat in a reception waiting on the verdict...

"Doctor, will it live?"
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 06 May 2014, 02:46:35 PM
And it passed *phew*

Many many more advisories than last year which isn't so great, but nothing I can't handle once I have a garage :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lez72 on 06 May 2014, 04:48:44 PM
Damn those advisories.

A Note to Garage: If it needs doing, do it. If it doesn't and its not unsafe, why mention it ???
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 06 May 2014, 05:28:09 PM
The advisories include from things like "tyres older than 5 years" and "slight corrosion on floor pan" which are small issues that don't need huge attention (the floor pan will be dealt with soon)

But there are a few items like "front brake discs slightly corroded and slightly worn" as well as "both rear trailing arm bushes slightly perished and require attention soon" which definitely need to be looked at and sorted.

Also, I got an advisory for my headlight aim being almost too low! That has to be one of the rare occasions that gets issued... I imagine most other vehicles have the opposite issue of the beam being too high :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 06 May 2014, 06:52:30 PM
Fiddled with the FJ 1200 - got a Thundercat 17" back wheel which after measuring seems as though it'll be a simple fit. Wheel spindle is the same diameter (although the 'Cat one is hollow), just 8mm to take off the spacer on the chain side and 8mm skim off the caliper carrier on the other side. Sprocket is the same offset from the wheel centre-line as the FJ and the FJ sprocket even fits straight onto the 'Cat carrier. Rear FJ caliper also fits directly onto the 'Cat carrier and the torque arm mountings are the same. Woo hoo!


http://www.fj1200.info/Rims.htm (http://www.fj1200.info/Rims.htm)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 May 2014, 07:37:01 PM
There's a very slight difference in the numbers cast into the wheel from the 'Cat and the wheel on my son's '03 Fazer. I've checked out the brake elements as well and they're all different - but I haven't taken the Fazer wheel out to check the wheel unit itself.


As luck would have it, I can't lay my hands on the spacer for the brake-side (the one that sits between the bearing and the caliper carrier) - so I think I"'ll have to trawl for one - as the caliper mounts are different, I can't use a Fazer spacer.

As Christo says and as far as I know the wheels are the same with the only difference being that the FZS600 colour is  Low Gloss black LGB and Thundercat colour is Blusish Black BIB2
Check the part numbers, they are made of 12 alphanumeric characters up like xxx-xxxxx-xx-xx. The last two normally relate to the colour of the item. If it is only the last two characters which are different then the parts are interchangable but colour is different.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 06 May 2014, 09:41:29 PM
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Cleaned_zps7b2bffe2.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Cleaned_zps7b2bffe2.jpg.html)


Cleaned the two animals


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Gave the Husky a wipe over with WD40, comes up quite well.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 May 2014, 10:18:14 PM
Hmm totally gleaming


Can hardly look at the screen from all the glare
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 06 May 2014, 11:54:17 PM
Thanks for the info guys, but I already had the Thundercat complete rear wheel assembly (except that I seem to have mislaid a spacer).


If all goes to plan, the only two bits of work to do are taking some material of a spacer and the caliper carrier, then that seems like a real result, with minimum fuss and work.


I'll let you all know how it goes.  :)


I've also got a complete EXUP RU front end (with Ducati discs, Fazer master cylinder & "blue spot" calipers) to go in, but am waiting for the bottom triple clamp to come back - prior owner had fitted the forks & clamps into a Kawasaki and had swapped the stem.


Mind you, if anyone has a spare triple clamp with standard stem, that would be a quicker/easier solution.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 09 May 2014, 08:15:16 PM
Just took the Husky out for some trail riding,,,hhahumm,,well bridle path and foot path riding,,well there is no hikers about this time of night,did about two miles,,right near my house , then ripped it down the road for a speed trial,,it showed 140 on the km clock,,dont know how accurate it is but i was sure flying :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 10 May 2014, 09:08:09 PM
Went for a 3 mile run with my daughter .
 Got on with decorating the bedroom .
Took the wife to see Pompei at local cinema .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 10 May 2014, 09:11:14 PM
Preparing for my 4 year olds birthday party tomorrow, gulp
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 11 May 2014, 06:03:45 PM
Got on with the decorating , whilst waiting for the roads  to dry out and the clouds to  foc off .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 11 May 2014, 06:46:18 PM
Packed all my 1:12 Formula 1 scale kits ready for moving.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 11 May 2014, 08:21:22 PM
i did some more work on the Island,,keep her indoors happy,
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 11 May 2014, 11:17:59 PM
Too windy to really enjoy myself in the helicopter, so spent the day in the garage - Put new bearings in the suspension linkages on the FJ 1200, and wound on a couple of extra turns on the preload. Also took off the exhaust and gave it a good clean (all stainless, so a pleasant task) - will have to put it back on next week !
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 12 May 2014, 08:53:06 AM
getting the boat all ready for the summer.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 13 May 2014, 11:27:15 PM
The thumb survived my attempts at amputation with the drill, so my finger decided to see if it could go one better with the bandsaw.  :eek :eek

Ow.

Attempted amputation Mk2
Attempted amputation Mk2
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dolau on 14 May 2014, 01:25:22 PM
Happily commuting on the FZ6S today but yesterday.... I was playing in my other toy- MB SLK 200 kompressor - driving topless in the sunshine (with no helmet)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 14 May 2014, 02:48:00 PM
Put some new clutch plates plus an extra one in the FJ..... Now no more slippage on heavy acceleration!!! It'll have to do until I can find a Barnett clutch conversion.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 17 May 2014, 09:12:20 PM
Went for a 4 mile run with  my daughter this morning .
Watched the FA cup final , cracking game .
Went to a family barbecue .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 18 May 2014, 01:11:56 PM
Ridden 36 miles on my mountain bike this morning - been preparing for my annual ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland (known as the C2C route) next weekend -150 miles of pedalling over 3 days (and plenty of drinking each evening).


Liz and I organise the ride to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. This year we've got around 30 riders (normally 30 to 50), have had to keep it small due to lack of support crew volunteers.


But, we've got a good mix of old friends/experienced C2C'ers and new victims, oops sorry, new companions, so it should be a great weekend yet again.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 18 May 2014, 05:08:19 PM
Took the back wheel off the push bike , gonna have  to get a new inner tube .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Rexr on 19 May 2014, 12:18:19 AM
Bought a new bike jacket this morning from J & S in Glasgow (old Hein Gericke) came home and gave the car a wash... :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 19 May 2014, 08:52:02 PM
Sat in the POFS Peugeot at the side of the road, cursing, waiting for the feckin' RAC!!!

The bloody exhaust decided to shear off, so now I need a new middle section. Argh!!  :wall :wall

Fuck what my parents say, the minute it's done, the Fazer's getting insured and the Pug's going up for sale! Never had any problems like this on my old Fazer!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 19 May 2014, 09:03:50 PM
Put a new inner tube in the bike and put the wheel back on .
Went for a 35min run with my daughter .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 20 May 2014, 07:56:56 AM
Sat in the POFS Peugeot at the side of the road, cursing, waiting for the feckin' RAC!!!

The bloody exhaust decided to shear off, so now I need a new middle section. Argh!!  :wall :wall

Fuck what my parents say, the minute it's done, the Fazer's getting insured and the Pug's going up for sale! Never had any problems like this on my old Fazer!

Yeah, but then you never fell off the Peugeot  :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 20 May 2014, 08:52:26 AM
Sat in the POFS Peugeot at the side of the road, cursing, waiting for the feckin' RAC!!!

The bloody exhaust decided to shear off, so now I need a new middle section. Argh!!  :wall :wall

Fuck what my parents say, the minute it's done, the Fazer's getting insured and the Pug's going up for sale! Never had any problems like this on my old Fazer!

I'm beginning to think its you... my Peugeot 106 (same 1.5L diesel engine) was super reliable and never gave me that much trouble. It may be loud, but you should be able to drive it with the exhaust hanging off... I had to do a 30 mile journey home when mine did exactly the same thing. The great thing about the small pugs is that parts are nice and cheap - super cheap if you do the work yourself :D Brand new exhaust from front to rear cost me about £80 I think

On a side note... I'm beginning to plan the work on my MG and doing research in to project car... could be good fun ^^
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 21 May 2014, 09:32:58 PM
Went for a 40min run .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 21 May 2014, 09:47:01 PM
Went for a 41min run.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 21 May 2014, 10:26:29 PM
Didn't got for a run.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 21 May 2014, 10:28:49 PM
Went for a 5 minute walk :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 22 May 2014, 09:01:20 AM
Do you have slow blue trainers .
Went for a 41min run.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 22 May 2014, 09:02:05 AM
No trainers .
Didn't got for a run.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: brooker81 on 22 May 2014, 09:10:29 AM
Now back to thread.

Fly these around a bit Phantom/F550

(http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff444/brooker81/IMG_1680_zpsc44ed02f.jpg)

(http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff444/brooker81/IMG_2324_zps7a604f61.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 22 May 2014, 08:20:01 PM
don't like running
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 25 May 2014, 01:20:41 PM
Fixed the exhaust on the Peugeot. Long live scrappies, I picked up a middle silence in reasonable nick for about half the price of ebay. :woot. Now to hope the bugger stays on!! :lol :lol

In other news - ARGH! Anyone know a good way of cleaning bits of old exhaust gasket out of one's left eyeball? The joy of working on yer back under yer car!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mickvp on 25 May 2014, 01:23:35 PM
Fixed the exhaust on the Peugeot. Long live scrappies, I picked up a middle silence in reasonable nick for about half the price of ebay. :woot . Now to hope the bugger stays on!! :lol :lol

In other news - ARGH! Anyone know a good way of cleaning bits of old exhaust gasket out of one's left eyeball? The joy of working on yer back under yer car!


next time:

http://www.ace-safetywear.co.uk/store/boston-safety-glasses.html?gclid=COrX-K6Ix74CFYoSwwodClwAvA (http://www.ace-safetywear.co.uk/store/boston-safety-glasses.html?gclid=COrX-K6Ix74CFYoSwwodClwAvA)

might not look the greatest, but better than having to go to A&E and get some shit picked out your eyeball!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 25 May 2014, 01:25:37 PM
I foccin' hope there ISN'T a next time!!  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mattsplat on 25 May 2014, 01:25:46 PM
Woke up to a mains water leak in my garage.

Panic stations for a few hours till I got it fixed.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 27 May 2014, 07:00:31 PM
The Pug tried to kill me on the drive home
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: chris.biker on 27 May 2014, 07:08:00 PM
The Pug tried to kill me on the drive home


Or did you try to kill it?

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: tex on 27 May 2014, 07:09:48 PM

 had a game of squash with my son, that's me limping for the next week :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 27 May 2014, 07:10:50 PM
Defo kill me. Been round that corner hundreds of times, today, it decides to completely lose the rear end, go sideways along the road (nearly rolling), before trying to spit me off the road backwards. Impressive skidmarks all round!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 27 May 2014, 07:24:26 PM
Christo, I just don't think you're ready for your own motorised transport. Have you considered a bus pass?  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 27 May 2014, 07:37:24 PM
Christo, I just don't think you're ready for your own motorised transport. Have you considered a bus pass?  :)


(http://thedailyblog.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Grumpy-cat-no1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 27 May 2014, 07:51:01 PM
Hey Christo i dont think the 106 even qualifies as having a back end it is that foccin small.




Maybe extreme loading has knackered its suspension.........carried any heavy stuff lately? :pokefun .




That being said...i did the same when i was a youth...in my Nova :o [size=78%]......fully loaded with my mates & being too cocky......braking too late before corners in these little shit heaps can make the arse light.....& any bumps can pogo it up & make it doubly light.[/size]
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[/size][size=78%]Be careful dude coz i wouldnt wanna crash in a Nova......& a Nova is like a tank compared to a 106....actually have you considered a tank[/size] :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 27 May 2014, 08:00:11 PM
Hey Christo i dont think the 106 even qualifies as having a back end it is that foccin small.




Maybe extreme loading has knackered its suspension.........carried any heavy stuff lately? :pokefun .




That being said...i did the same when i was a youth...in my Nova :o [size=78%]......fully loaded with my mates & being too cocky......braking too late before corners in these little shit heaps can make the arse light.....& any bumps can pogo it up & make it doubly light.[/size]

[size=78%]Be careful dude coz i wouldnt wanna crash in a Nova......& a Nova is like a tank compared to a 106....actually have you considered a tank[/size] :b

It has a side - as it went sideways down t' road!  :eek

The handling on it's been pretty decent of late, hence my surprise.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 27 May 2014, 09:04:54 PM
spent five hours in the bottom of my boat replacing the fuel tank and lines.fat bloke in a small hole not good :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: midden on 27 May 2014, 09:16:18 PM
Defo kill me. Been round that corner hundreds of times, today, it decides to completely lose the rear end, go sideways along the road (nearly rolling), before trying to spit me off the road backwards. Impressive skidmarks all round!


Did you happen to take foot off accelerator by chance instead of on it some more?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 27 May 2014, 09:26:21 PM
Defo kill me. Been round that corner hundreds of times, today, it decides to completely lose the rear end, go sideways along the road (nearly rolling), before trying to spit me off the road backwards. Impressive skidmarks all round!


Did you happen to take foot off accelerator by chance instead of on it some more?

No, but as it went sideways, I hit the clutch - I didn't want iot going in a field!! As the car came to a halt, I found my foot was still locked on the accelerator, revving away! I definitely had the foot off the clutch when the arse kicked out, as I was trying to apply corrective steering.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 27 May 2014, 09:31:51 PM
Corrective steering lol........ Obviously there was a Merc nearby
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 27 May 2014, 09:35:00 PM
spent five hours in the bottom of my boat replacing the fuel tank and lines.fat bloke in a small hole not good :rolleyes




ok........thats more than a few times you've mentioned your boat......think its time for a piccie  :thumbup

oh......while we're on the subject, ive found a boat related item in my garage that will be of more use to you than me   :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 27 May 2014, 09:37:53 PM
spent five hours in the bottom of my boat replacing the fuel tank and lines.fat bloke in a small hole not good :rolleyes




ok........thats more than a few times you've mentioned your boat......think its time for a piccie  :thumbup

oh......while we're on the subject, ive found a boat related item in my garage that will be of more use to you than me   :rolleyes

Hand on, I think Midden's about to buy it for when he follows rodyork on his epic trip! Don't bust the deal, man!  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 28 May 2014, 07:40:30 AM
Defo kill me. Been round that corner hundreds of times, today, it decides to completely lose the rear end, go sideways along the road (nearly rolling), before trying to spit me off the road backwards. Impressive skidmarks all round!


Did you happen to take foot off accelerator by chance instead of on it some more?

No, but as it went sideways, I hit the clutch - I didn't want iot going in a field!! As the car came to a halt, I found my foot was still locked on the accelerator, revving away! I definitely had the foot off the clutch when the arse kicked out, as I was trying to apply corrective steering.


How are your rear wheel bearings? I've had a borrowed mk2 Jetta sideways in just the same situation due to a rear wheel jamming with the side loads. Got home to find the bearing knackered. Would've been nice of the lad to tell me beforehand.  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 28 May 2014, 07:44:27 AM
Funny, I had an advisory on a worn bearing on the rear at the MOT. Thought it was just the garage trying to make an easy buck off me. May have to reassess its seriousness...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 28 May 2014, 08:07:04 AM
*facepalm*

So you received health information about your car that could cause issues (including accidents) and decided it wasn't worth bothering with... even just to check yourself :|

I think I'm with nick on this one... maybe its time to go back to your pedal bike...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 28 May 2014, 08:19:47 AM
I wasn't aware it could lock up the rear, and the car felt stable. Like I said, time to reassess.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 28 May 2014, 06:00:43 PM
there you go an old 27ft seamaster
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 28 May 2014, 06:24:14 PM
Nice one mr crazy........has the old girl got a name ?   :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 28 May 2014, 06:33:03 PM
thanks red.do you mean the misses or the boat :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 28 May 2014, 06:45:13 PM
Thats 2 pictures of the mrs you have posted on here.......iam not counting though   :rolleyes    .....so, you have a blue boat,is it a slow one thats not too good on the corneers...... :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 28 May 2014, 06:49:54 PM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin 5mph with the wind behind us.its not going to be blue for long if we get some dry weather im ging to 2 pack it white :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 28 May 2014, 06:58:48 PM
Look much better white...and a lot quicker, mrs will be able to ski behind   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 29 May 2014, 07:16:52 AM
Wow  Mr Crazy,,,can we all go to Cowes week on that ,,you can come if you want to :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 29 May 2014, 08:02:23 AM
I wasn't aware it could lock up the rear, and the car felt stable. Like I said, time to reassess.


If you can hear it rumbling it needs replacing mate, I noticed it as soon as I picked up the Jetta. Throw the weight onto the side of the car with the suspect bearing (i.e. if right hand bearing, steer left) and it'll get a lot louder.


The job itself is a piece of cake, so no need to get the garage involved.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mickvp on 29 May 2014, 05:20:09 PM
Crashed my car into a deer  :o . Damage is not the worst though, should be able to get it roadworthy with some gaffa tape and a trip to the scrapyard  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Rexr on 29 May 2014, 05:42:17 PM
Detailed my m8's Triumph Street Triple.......looking good even if I say so myself....... :lol lovely colour as well imperial purple (2012 model)  8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 29 May 2014, 07:57:01 PM
Completed my 150 mile cycle ride (Whitehaven to Sunderland), acting as shepherd/sweeper for nigh on 30 other riders.


Whole thing was to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support - they gave fantastic care to my dad when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late '05 - anyone here who wishes to help out their family and friends who suffer with cancer, can add a bit of sponsorship via our (my wife and I) Just Giving page.


http://www.justgiving.com/Dean-Liz-Welburn (https://webmail.eurovia.co.uk/owa/redir.aspx?C=fcca919ab3154cda9a6c684a6a7a077a&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.justgiving.com%2fDean-Liz-Welburn)


Here's hoping you're all a generous bunch of Foccers (more generous than Aprilia owners at least).
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 29 May 2014, 07:58:25 PM
ChrisTo - I really hope they don't let you do anything mechanical at e-Go !!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 29 May 2014, 10:22:37 PM
ChrisTo - I really hope they don't let you do anything mechanical at e-Go !!!!!!!!!

Why don't you come to Sywell and find out?  :lol

If you came here in the Schweizer, you may be mugged - we've got Robinson R22s and R44s coming out of our ears!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: AMW on 30 May 2014, 08:28:53 PM
When not using the Fazer I have this one.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/AMWard/IMG_20140518_131313389_zps4dec7639.jpg)

A few weeks ago at the club (last time the sun cam out).

And my non two wheels:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/AMWard/DSCN1505.jpg)

Andrew
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 31 May 2014, 06:27:09 AM
ChrisTo - I really hope they don't let you do anything mechanical at e-Go !!!!!!!!!

Why don't you come to Sywell and find out?  :lol

If you came here in the Schweizer, you may be mugged - we've got Robinson R22s and R44s coming out of our ears!!


Would love to fly in but the Schweizer iis in E Mids having its engine swap (2,200 hours flown) - might well drive over though - if I can afford the diesel now.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 31 May 2014, 07:51:40 AM
You lot and your planes,,my brother inlaw and sister have a plane,,an old old wooden frame, canvas covered,open cockpit ,,biggles type,based up from Cheddar.private air field.
Now they keep saying they will come up to Shobdon airfield,our local one, and take me for a ride,,,,ummm mister,,,,so foar lucky enough they have not got here :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mickvp on 02 June 2014, 06:19:08 PM
Crashed my car into a deer  :o . Damage is not the worst though, should be able to get it roadworthy with some gaffa tape and a trip to the scrapyard  :D


I wasnt far off with my assessment it seems....


Pics of my quality repair job. From this:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/03/aqu9adej.jpg)

To this:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/03/uva6uvu6.jpg)

As I say, not perfect, and a bit ropey, but at least it's safe and roadworthy.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 05 June 2014, 07:52:53 AM
Had to pay the bloody DVLA £80 as LLP on my last Fazer, despite me explaining the situation directly. If there is even the slightest hint of a fuck-up when I send my licence in for derestriction, there's gonna be blood!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 05 June 2014, 07:07:55 PM

Had to pay the bloody DVLA £80 as LLP on my last Fazer, despite me explaining the situation directly. If there is even the slightest hint of a fuck-up when I send my licence in for derestriction, there's gonna be blood!

LLP ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 05 June 2014, 08:17:39 PM
Late Licensing Penalty. I never got round to SORNing it after the crash.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Rexr on 05 June 2014, 10:56:55 PM
Gave the car a wash
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 06 June 2014, 12:27:26 AM
Replaced worn carbon brushes in washing machine motor.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 06 June 2014, 06:42:10 AM
Read the above post on my fone.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 07 June 2014, 07:08:25 PM
printed off my flight tickets on the laptop, hasta la vista,.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 08 June 2014, 06:56:29 PM
Removed the roof tiles, battens and renewed the felt from the back of the house,also sorted a small electric problem on my daughters car, also burnt my arms, legs and the top of my head....bloody sun......need to get back out there and tidy up now......roll on monday so I can have a rest at work   :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 13 June 2014, 05:08:37 PM
enjoying the weather at ely 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 13 June 2014, 06:13:50 PM
Oh, lovely! Are you weekending there?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 14 June 2014, 02:06:08 PM
was down there for 3 days.back down next week.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 14 June 2014, 06:34:13 PM
Heli came back with new engine on Thursday, so I did my annual "Licence Proficiency Check" flight assessment today. Nerve-wracking, even though it's a regular examination, I always feel like I'm going to forget how to fly!


But, it was successful, so another 12 months flying until the next one, so I can relax now.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 15 June 2014, 10:33:39 AM

This morning I took the Mondeo to work as my bike's off the road awaiting an mot. I mot'd the Monoxide Hag last week and I'd hardly used it since the last one.

Late Licensing Penalty. I never got round to SORNing it after the crash.


I made that mistake a couple of times. Bought a couple of SORNed Beetles to restore, not realising the SORN isn't transferable. Two £88 fines on cars that were tax exempt anyway. Live & learn eh?  :\ [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Doddsie on 28 June 2014, 12:59:55 AM
Won a £25 B&Q voucher for the most original entrance to the school prom!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ogri48 on 29 June 2014, 03:56:20 PM
Got an old bike back together and took it for a run..
http://youtu.be/s6LQfvQkRy0 (http://youtu.be/s6LQfvQkRy0)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 29 June 2014, 09:42:19 PM
Went for an 8 mile run our longest to date , with  my daughter , smashed our average mile time , chuffed with how well we did .
Went to see Mum , she was looking much better today , she has got to have Chemo to be on the safe side , but she is fighting on . 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 04 July 2014, 02:36:23 PM
just had two great weeks on the river and only two days of rain :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 06 July 2014, 07:02:40 PM
Had a brilliant weekend with my wife Liz. We walked 3 miles to the pub last night and had some beautiful, Kriek, cherry beer, then went to a Thai Restaurant. Got up this morning, took the dog out walking for an hour, cycled 17 miles on our mountain bikes and then went to Leics Airport, jumped into Oscar Yankee (it's call-sign) and flew over to Rockingam (a few cars on track, but not many), then over Rutland Water and back.

Happy faces !

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2zeghh2.jpg)

Came home, mowed the lawn........ And logged on to FOC-U.

All in all, a pretty good weekend so far.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 08 July 2014, 06:26:26 PM
Met a friend on the way home from work on his new KTM adventurer (2 months old).
Took it for a spin................The only thing I could liken it to, was that it was like riding a mad horse. :lol

The low down torque was something else.
Surprisingly low comfortable seat and it handled great.
I came back grinning from ear to ear.

Great fun but would I buy one? No. I just like the inline fours to much :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 09 July 2014, 09:28:33 PM
Had to ride the Piaggio X9 again as the FJs electrics still ain't waterproof  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: chaz on 12 July 2014, 07:29:28 PM
Had a ride to Seaways Cafe then to Squires cafe on the MT-01 mainly sticking to speed limits and got 65mpg not bad for a 1700cc quarter ton + bike?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Andy FZS on 12 July 2014, 07:58:41 PM
Walked to the pub with hwmbo
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 July 2014, 08:13:23 PM
Got an old bike back together and took it for a run..
[url]http://youtu.be/s6LQfvQkRy0[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/s6LQfvQkRy0[/url])


That's going to look sweet with a nice paint job ogri. You know what? It's also gonna confuse the shit out of people  :lol

"Er, it's a Z1.......er, no, tank's not right...Zephyr? Nah, that's defo a Z1 tailpiece......CV carbs though, must be a Zephyr, that ain't no Z1 tank....nope, not a Zephyr engine.......  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dave48 on 12 July 2014, 09:20:39 PM
Spent today recovering from nightmare journey home from Cornwall yesterday-normally 5 hours driving time-took 8 hours! :'(
Hoping stays dry tomorrow to get Rhondda Reds pistons moving :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 14 July 2014, 02:01:01 PM
Went to a barbecue in the afternoon , in the evening went for a 9 mile run with my daughter  our furthest so far .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Rexr on 14 July 2014, 02:38:41 PM
Gave the car a well deserved wash, looked great......an hour later it was raining...oh well....... :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 15 July 2014, 10:03:58 PM
Begun the process of replacing all the brake discs and pads on my car...

I got lucky that both sets turned up today as I'd ordered them on eBay from different sellers and the rears weren't due to arrive until Thursday

However, whilst the fronts were a doddle the rears are being absolute pigs. All the caliper sliders were stiff and both pistons are semi-seized as well... I got away with winding back the pistons on my sisters car (she also has an MG ZS) with a pair of pliers but mine weren't having any of it, so now I'm waiting on a delivery of a rewind tool so that I can get the job finished


Next tasks are to replace the Cam Belts (yes, more than one...), Clutch, Gearbox, Exhaust (it has many holes...) and take a look at the throttle body / air intake... this is going to be one hell of a mission
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 20 July 2014, 01:18:38 PM
Just arrived home after 60 miles on the Dolan carbon fibre, in the quiet lanes between Ellesmere and Shrewsbury.
Fuel consumption: 1500mls of Torq energy. An afternoon of watching the Tour de France now.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: savvy on 20 July 2014, 02:05:23 PM
Cleaned front and rear screens and side windows on the car with wire wool. Lovely to see through now.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 20 July 2014, 05:22:28 PM
Went for a 6 mile run with my daughter this morning , Went to the cinema with the wife this afternoon , going to see Mum later on .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Punkstig on 24 July 2014, 12:44:21 PM
I had a 600 watt solar panel system fitted to the roof of the boat.
I am currently making ice from the power of the sun!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/24/geqe5ava.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 28 July 2014, 02:17:37 PM
Having a shed clear out and came across this   :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 28 July 2014, 10:27:52 PM
Took the cage out for a drive, as its the only fun I get at the moment as a "petrol head"... its definitely feeling a bit ill what with the exhaust being somewhat unattached...

I thought the hole had just gotten bigger, turns out the problem was slightly more severe than I had first thought...

(You can see the original hole in the top right)


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 30 July 2014, 04:52:41 PM
110 miles round trip on the XJ600 to meet a 'friend?' at a cafe between Shifnal and Kinver. Due to meet at 11-30am. I arrived at 11am, waited until 12-15pm, still no show. He only lives about 12 miles from the cafe but don't have his address.. Sent him a 'pissed off' email when I got back. No reply.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 30 July 2014, 06:36:10 PM
Modified an FZS600 hugger to fit the FJ1200 as it would appear that no-one makes one for the FJ.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 30 July 2014, 09:03:23 PM
Ron Haslem trackday at Donnington , great fun , learnt a lot , stoppies , going round a corner no handed and going round in circles with knee down , will post pictures when i get back off holiday , in Blackpool tonite , off to Scotland tomorrow .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 04:42:29 PM
Just put her in the garage last night, my replacement for the fz1.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/2ejybu8u.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 04:57:14 PM
Just put her in the garage last night, my replacement for the fz1.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/2ejybu8u.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 04 August 2014, 05:10:55 PM
So excited you posted it twice. :lol

Best of luck with it. Is it a 2001 model?

It looks to be in excellent condition what mileage is on it?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 05:23:15 PM
Just put her in the garage last night, my replacement for the fz1.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/2ejybu8u.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 05:26:59 PM
Damn bloody t'interweb on my phone keeps jamming up!

And yep, it's a 01 model plated as an 02 with 20k in it. Absolutely immaculate!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 05:31:00 PM
Just going to flat bar it and keep the rest standard. It's a minter!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 04 August 2014, 05:34:20 PM
Damn bloody t'interweb on my phone keeps jamming up!

And yep, it's a 01 model plated as an 02 with 20k in it. Absolutely immaculate!

Lucky bastard, :lol reckon they are the best looking of the R1s and still prefer them to the new ones.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 05:36:45 PM
Me too. I had a 98 for nearly 7 years and missed it when I sold her. This one's a keeper.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: woodwizzard on 04 August 2014, 06:49:36 PM
Very nice looking R1. The previous owner could've been me, looking at the size of those chicken strips ;) :lol
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Post by: slimwilly on 04 August 2014, 08:09:09 PM
Cleaned my barrel out on thi lot


02 08 14 wormsley
02 08 14 wormsley
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Post by: kitcrazy on 04 August 2014, 08:14:46 PM
 :eek stocking up then slim
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 08:49:01 PM
Very nice looking R1. The previous owner could've been me, looking at the size of those chicken strips ;) :lol
I'll have rid of them strips as soon as I get used to these Rosso corsa tyres, they're a bit weird!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 04 August 2014, 09:08:19 PM
Yeah, someone might think they were yours :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2014, 10:53:44 PM
Chicken strips..... On MY tyres???? Never!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Pots on 05 August 2014, 09:24:19 PM
I'm a keen angler carp fishing and deep sea boat fishing
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 05 August 2014, 09:32:38 PM
Having a shed clear out and came across this   :)

 :eek  It really does exist!  :lol

So what'll it be, full strip and resto, or just a tidy up? Does it....<gulp>....run?!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Doddsie on 05 August 2014, 09:48:34 PM
Why the camo` netting??
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 05 August 2014, 09:54:04 PM
Having a shed clear out and came across this   :)

 :eek  It really does exist!  :lol

So what'll it be, full strip and resto, or just a tidy up? Does it....<gulp>....run?!






oh yesssssssssss......started it up a few weeks ago and just ran on one cylinder, bought a carb rebuild kit all the way from japan, be fitting it soon, ill see if I can video it starting up......I'll make sure mrs red has'nt got her washing out when I do    :lol
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Post by: unfazed on 05 August 2014, 10:27:13 PM
Why the camo` netting??

Fish might see him :lol :lol
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Post by: Pots on 06 August 2014, 08:50:36 AM
Why the camo` netting??

It's a rule of the syndicate that all vehicles are covered with netting !! It's because there are a few houses overlooking the lake ! It's a bit of a pain but that's the deal .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 07 August 2014, 03:45:20 PM
Tried to adjust the exup valve cables as there was a 7k fault code, and found out the valve has seized solid! Bugger!

Repair, or fit 4-1 exupless system?
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Post by: AllyBally on 07 August 2014, 08:36:50 PM
Tried to adjust the exup valve cables as there was a 7k fault code, and found out the valve has seized solid! Bugger!

Repair, or fit 4-1 exupless system?

Strip it out and copper grease / graphite grease it, then make sure you give it the "full beans" every now and then. Mine started sticking not long after I got it, quick clean up and grease sorted it, make the valve work every now and then to reduce chance of it sticking again.
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Post by: stevierst on 07 August 2014, 08:54:08 PM
Yeah, I know how to fix it. Just fancy doing something different and wondered if anyone has already done it with decent results?
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 07 August 2014, 10:17:16 PM
Yeah, I know how to fix it. Just fancy doing something different and wondered if anyone has already done it with decent results?

I would PM Mike (Falcon) on that one Stevie. I believe he has an R1 of similar vintage, and as you know, what he doesn't know about these engines ain't worth knowin'.  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Revilo18 on 08 August 2014, 12:34:43 PM
As I have been booted off the "What did you do with your Fazer today?" thread for posting up comments about Kwaks and Peugeots (you bastards!  :lol :lol ), I'm throwing the toys out of the pram, and making my own thread. So there.  :b

So, if you have a nice car, other bike, or even a nice girlfriend (ooh err missus!  :eek ) - what did you do with it today?



I'll start: Cancelled the insurance on the ZX4... And got a pittance back (compared to what I paid the fuckers). :'( :'( :'(

And put fuel in the Peugeot  :car . Foc me, I'm only getting 57mpg out of a diesel!  :eek I miss my bikes...  :'(


Sorry to say - bought a Triumph Daytona 600 2004 and sold the Fazer  :rolleyes  ...... Let the flaming commence. Will miss the box-eyed bastard.
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Post by: Oldgit on 09 August 2014, 07:49:24 PM
went for a run on the Monkey bike--with new massive 125cc engine--life at 55mph max is quite interesting.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 13 August 2014, 04:03:39 PM
Just spent about 2 hours brushing and vacuuming the dog hairs from the car upholstery (the dog, that was my dad's, has gone to another home). If ever I carry another dog in the car, I'm gonna wrap the damn thing in cling film first!  :grumble
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Post by: noggythenog on 13 August 2014, 05:45:06 PM
Just spent about 2 hours brushing and vacuuming the dog hairs from the car upholstery (the dog, that was my dad's, has gone to another home). If ever I carry another dog in the car, I'm gonna wrap the damn thing in cling film first!  :grumble


My car had more hair in it than my dog had on himself.......actually the dog would get out of the car and brush himself down to get rid of all the extra hair he'd just picked up :lol


A 2 minute drive to my friendly local crew of mixed foreigners who talk no english and an hour later and woola!.......sparkling inside and out.....£15......worth every penny i say. 8)
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 13 August 2014, 06:30:58 PM
Just spent 2 more hours washing the outside and cleaning all the interior panels - just around the door sills to do now; there's green growths all around there where my dad used to take him to a local lake to go for a swim - yuk! There's probably someone around here I could have taken it to Noggy, but as it's now my car, I thought it would be good to give it a good lookover - this was one way of doing it. Next time, I'll throw a few quid at someone else though probably. Now I've got no energy to wash the bike and we can't ever have the car take precedence again, can we now!  :lol
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Post by: stevierst on 16 August 2014, 02:22:16 PM
Just finished the comfort kit on the R1 and been for a test ride. It's a proper thug bike again >:D
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/16/773db842b6a35a078ff480ca6d0e5c0f.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/16/6c8550f7bffb249590ab70aba4c42a30.jpg)
There's the odd cable that's a bit snug, but I'll sort that out soon enough.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Doddsie on 17 August 2014, 12:35:09 AM
Thug is good!!
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Post by: midden on 17 August 2014, 04:19:10 AM
Just spent about 2 hours brushing and vacuuming the dog hairs from the car upholstery (the dog, that was my dad's, has gone to another home). If ever I carry another dog in the car, I'm gonna wrap the damn thing in cling film first!  :grumble


wrapping it in clingfilm will make it impossible to open the door
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Post by: stevierst on 25 August 2014, 08:35:49 PM
Just put some heated grips on the Thundercat in prep for the rapidly approaching bad weather. Toasty digits :P

Also ordered a touring reservoir for the scottoiler. This bikes a keeper methinks.
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Post by: stevierst on 08 September 2014, 03:47:23 PM
Fitted a Scottoiler touring to the Thundercat, fitted a basic Scottoiler to the R1, replaced the choke cable for a longer Fazer one, stripped the exup valve and straightened it as it was sticking!
Just got the forks to rebuild now
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Post by: Anquetil on 13 September 2014, 09:10:06 PM
I went to Oulton Park on the XJ600. Spent all day there at the Hottrax meeting.
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Post by: Anquetil on 21 September 2014, 05:07:38 PM
A nice ride in beautiful weather to Beaumaris and back. Stopped in Bangor to take photo. 156 miles in all.
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Post by: sadlonelygit on 24 September 2014, 06:29:38 PM
discovered that my GSXR6 has the same headstock as a TL1000R............so fitting USD front end is a simple unbolt the one and attach the other.................why wasn't the Fazer so simple :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 24 September 2014, 08:07:08 PM
discovered that my GSXR6 has the same headstock as a TL1000R............so fitting USD front end is a simple unbolt the one and attach the other.................why wasn't the Fazer so simple :eek

How did you discover that???
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 24 September 2014, 10:13:42 PM
checked out the what bearings were used, read up about srads (750 has usd, 600 doesn't. same as my k series), discovered TL and SRAD share mudguard and brakes are the same from 97-03, found cheap front end on ebay, and hope suzuki have been lazy ;)
was over your way a couple of weeks ago. spent a night at Treacy's in waterford
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 25 September 2014, 07:04:20 PM
checked out the what bearings were used, read up about srads (750 has usd, 600 doesn't. same as my k series), discovered TL and SRAD share mudguard and brakes are the same from 97-03, found cheap front end on ebay, and hope suzuki have been lazy ;)
was over your way a couple of weeks ago. spent a night at Treacy's in waterford

Waterford Irelands oldest city, 80 miles further west would have brought you to my house  :D
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Post by: Dead Eye on 25 September 2014, 07:38:11 PM
Embarked upon the epic quest to complete the maintenance and work required on my car... new gearbox, exhaust, timing belts and possible clutch

Tonight's saga involved getting the car up in the air and removing the battery, front wheels, clutch slave cylinder, gear selector mechanisms and driveshafts.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 25 September 2014, 07:44:52 PM
checked out the what bearings were used, read up about srads (750 has usd, 600 doesn't. same as my k series), discovered TL and SRAD share mudguard and brakes are the same from 97-03, found cheap front end on ebay, and hope suzuki have been lazy ;)
was over your way a couple of weeks ago. spent a night at Treacy's in waterford

Waterford Irelands oldest city, 80 miles further west would have brought you to my house  :D
doubt you've got 48 teacups :rollin
80 miles west...........lislevane or newmarket. stopped at Youghal for a brew..........saw the 'whale'
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 25 September 2014, 08:42:50 PM
82 miles from Traceys Hotel in Waterford to my house near Cork Airport. :D

Did you enjoy our Roads?  :)

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Post by: sadlonelygit on 26 September 2014, 10:05:55 AM
not really
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S1DRGGKXrZQ/UZKyK6xKh2I/AAAAAAAAAD4/pI5Uhy3stJk/w800-h800/BU51FXF1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 26 September 2014, 11:29:41 AM
Unlikely to have made it to my house in that , but I could have handled the 48 cups of tea/coffee. :lol

How long were you in Ireland and where did you go?

You will have to return on the Fazer :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 26 September 2014, 06:18:02 PM
dublin, then onto killarney for 3 nights, then waterford for 1 and then the 9.00am special home.
very beautiful country filled with lovely people.........and you :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 26 September 2014, 08:22:32 PM
Gee, Thanks  :moon

When are you coming back on the Fazer for some fun? :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 28 September 2014, 11:43:06 AM
Took my brother and his wife out in the helicopter yesterday, and then gave my little nephew his first lesson..... Gotta start 'em young.

Go Joseph


(http://i60.tinypic.com/11gptle.jpg)



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Post by: Dead Eye on 28 September 2014, 11:48:34 AM
Got out and spent the afternoon continuing to work on the car.

Gearbox is finally removed though the bastard was a pain in the ass to split from the engine - looks like a little bit of light corrosion on the locating dowels so nothing major. Then proceeded to begin unbolting various ancillaries as I follow the Haynes book of lies in prepping the engine for removal.

All in all a good days work, more work to be done over the coming weeks :)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 02 October 2014, 11:13:26 PM
Replaced the front discs and pads on the Mazda 6. Spent 2 hours trying to remove the 4 disc retaining countersunk screws :eek . Stubborn little foccers were rusted in place. Thank goodness for left hand drill bits. :thumbup Replaced them with stainless screws and some copper greased them.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 03 October 2014, 06:03:28 PM
Cleaned the XJ600 and then applied ACF50, in readiness for the first spreading of salt on the local roads. It won't be long.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 03 October 2014, 06:55:53 PM
Cleaned the Thundercat, and polished it. Not washed it in months, and it took me hours to get her shiny again!

Also fitted flush led indicators to the front, and plate mount led indicators to the rear of the R1. Much neater, just got to get an led relay to slow the flash down now.
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Post by: noggythenog on 03 October 2014, 07:56:11 PM
Cleaned the Thundercat, and polished it. Not washed it in months, and it took me hours to get her shiny again!

Also fitted flush led indicators to the front, and plate mount led indicators to the rear of the R1. Much neater, just got to get an led relay to slow the flash down now.


No pics of that R1 then Stevie? :photo [size=78%].........also i'm curious....your Gen2 Vs this old R1 which is boss?......i think i can trust you to give an unbiased opinion.[/size]
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Post by: stevierst on 03 October 2014, 08:35:38 PM
Just got a couple of shots before I put my bar end mirrors on Noggy, but the comfort kit is fitted with a set of fat bars.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/03/5b3a76c87a083b6571b660fef4013fef.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/03/6994401680a7ded03d5a32e084400191.jpg)

Compared to the fz1..... It's almost like comparing the gen 1 to the gen 2.
It's about 30kg lighter,  and the bottom end torque is awesome , as well as wheelie prone top end. 45-50 mpg, 130-150 mile tank range!
The fz sems a bit more stable in the bends (probably down to the weight), and better for a pillion.
Got to rebuild the forks this winter, and looking at jet kits and 4 deg advancer which is sat on my shelf atm. And maybe a full gen 1 Nosecone to make her an R1/FZS hybrid.

Watch this space.......

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 03 October 2014, 08:47:55 PM






It does look the business stevie 8) .....& range sounds good...well simillar to gen 2 anyway.


Interesting to hear about stability.....but i was analysing today and i know folk say oh the gen2 is an upright sportsbike but what i've found is that you cant really corner properly on it while being semi upright & if i go down on the tank i can corner pretty good but the tank is just the wrong shape for me to do that for too long and the tendency is to want to sit upright again...ive gotta force myself to stay down.


Luckily for me at 100kg naked it isn't too easy for me to accidentally wheelie the FZ as i have plenty weight over the front end.....so i can really put the power down.....i can gun it in 2nd up to the redline and the front is light and skimming about but im not cartwheeling...i dont exactly feel in control but it sure is fun 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 03 October 2014, 09:04:25 PM
Got to admit that the R1 is a bit more responsive than the fz, in both cornering and acceleration, but it'd be a close one in a drag race between my old bike and the new one!
I could corner the fz like a demon, but as you said, your sat upright. I wore out the edges of my last rear tyre, but it always felt stable, and never skittish like my R1, but then again, the forks are a bit buggered!
In some ways I miss the fz, and in other ways glad I've got the R1.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 04 October 2014, 05:24:37 PM
bought a honda   :eek :eek :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 04 October 2014, 05:38:59 PM
spent two hours test riding a harley fat bob :eek had a right laugh.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 04 October 2014, 08:52:07 PM
Focced up my computer!  :'(

Was trying to download "Road - The Dunlop Story" from a source I now know wasn't very safe, and now got pop-ups coming up everywhere and slowing everything down to foc   :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 04 October 2014, 09:16:21 PM
bought a honda   :eek :eek :eek

You WHAT?!!

Paul, you're just greedy! How many bikes is that now? 5? And what the foc d'you want with a Honda? What Honda? Why? WherehowwhichwhatwhenwhyWTF?!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 04 October 2014, 09:22:38 PM
Yep...no5, remember though, I have just sold my project fazer  ;)....so, what honda ?.....same year as my x7, same cc.....no, not a wet dream  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 04 October 2014, 09:48:33 PM
Yep...no5, remember though, I have just sold my project fazer  ;)....so, what honda ?.....same year as my x7, same cc.....no, not a wet dream  :eek

CB250RS?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 05 October 2014, 06:44:00 AM
Yep...no5, remember though, I have just sold my project fazer  ;) ....so, what honda ?.....same year as my x7, same cc.....no, not a wet dream  :eek

CB250RS?


An old mower !!!!


Honda make good mowers :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 05 October 2014, 08:19:03 AM
"an old mower"...cheeky foccer  :lol .......is a bit agricultural,single cylinder,four stroke...not as smooth as the mighty fazer  ;) .......bit like that husky mower you have  :lol :lol :lol




well done mr crisp....a cb 250 rs .....better than a wet dream...single cylinder,4 valve head,twin exhaust ports and i think it was the fastest four stroke 250  back in its day.....my brother bought one brand new back in 1981,i had a couple of them a few years ago,great under rated bikes...this one needs a bit of fettling but it is road legal..did have a years tax on it but of course with the recent rule change that had to stay with the old owner....bought off gumtree right under nick crisps nose...a few miles up the road in whitney....nice bloke who loves his bikes and currently has a gsx 1400......not sure on the colour though  :eek [size=78%] [/size]
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 05 October 2014, 08:26:07 AM
Always fancied one of those myself, good little town bike.
Of course, yellow means that's a quick one - not sure you'll be able to handle that Paul  :lol Actually, doesn't look right at all in that colour; are you keeping it that way?

So why this? Just fancied it, or good for your commute, or...?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 05 October 2014, 08:39:25 AM
not yellow nick,orange with a white stripe down the middle.....not sure what iam doing with it yet,my spares fazer was going to be a cafe racer/flat tracker but i dont think it would have worked well without throwing loads of cash at it,thats why i sold it.....think it will work with the rs though,those alloy wheel rims will help,they are pitted and painted between the spokes but will clean up well.....i want to get on with the x7 this winter but the rs was a very good price so i snaped it up  :)   
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 05 October 2014, 06:42:14 PM
Dragged yet another project out of the back of the shed, made up a throttle cable from a push bike brake cable and had a test run down the garden.......no brakes yet  :eek :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 07 October 2014, 12:22:07 PM
fitted HID's to the previously woeful headlights in the Rapido (they are already projectors before anyone starts off with 'you'll blind bikers with the scatter' diatribe)
you wouldn't beleive how complicated a simple job can be!!
just waiting for dark now :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 07 October 2014, 05:23:07 PM
fitted HID's to the previously woeful headlights in the Rapido (they are already projectors before anyone starts off with 'you'll blind bikers with the scatter' diatribe)
you wouldn't beleive how complicated a simple job can be!!
just waiting for dark now :rolleyes

didn't know you had a Harley  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 07 October 2014, 06:13:53 PM
a HARLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 07 October 2014, 07:23:32 PM
a HARLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :eek :lol :lol :lol



Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 07 October 2014, 07:37:42 PM
Now theres an idea -- why dont we have dual sprockets like that -comute all week on one and pop the chain over to the other for somthing for the week end sir!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 08 October 2014, 08:09:05 AM
I made the mistake of taking a good look at the welds on the modified subframe of Ella my FJ ratfighter....eeeeekkkk! looks like the previous owner was a numpty and needs his welder taken off of him. In a fit of stupidity I cut the whole load off and started again....Doh! But on the plus side it means I can get rid of the hideous R1 tail unit in favour of something far sexier.


Here's the new subframe frabricated out of some old FZS wrap around engine bars:


(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/v/t1.0-9/10666020_10152517298006725_5261472769744631697_n.jpg?oh=22663b250ec5535fe44bdef8055c9b66&oe=54CBA95B)


New tail unit:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10409714_10152517384011725_8176961720963053438_n.jpg?oh=2eb9afcb19b8c2a09a6c05580cd45b8d&oe=54CA1271&__gda__=1422241895_8a8f37a35f8239780d473475d3d9d1e0)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10702000_10152517386371725_8629504140760591317_n.jpg?oh=ee03e68ded1d84e47c55e6298d5a1c6c&oe=54CB2210&__gda__=1420548975_b3fbdac1bb62d2394ec2d6870ddd360a)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 08 October 2014, 10:20:47 AM
a HARLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 :eek :lol :lol :lol


i'm not old enough to remember those old aermacchi's (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-whistle-2.gif) (http://www.smiley-faces.org)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 08 October 2014, 06:44:10 PM
You look it :pokefun :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 08 October 2014, 08:12:09 PM
Lighting storm took out our internet router and network switch last night, foc :grumble

Blew the line transformer off the internet broadband router see pictures

It tripped out the 30ma trip for the sockets which lighting always does and for the first time since I built the house 28 years ago, it tripped the 300ma trip I have on the house lights circuit.
The crack from the lighting was so great I thought it had hit the house and went outside to check, thankfully everything was still intact.  :)

There was no discernible time delay between the lighting and the peel of thunder and it appears to have hit the farmers shed just over 500m away. :eek


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Doddsie on 08 October 2014, 10:13:19 PM
Any pics of the shed??   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 09 October 2014, 09:36:54 AM
.......stuff........

that'll teach you to take the piss out of a man with a direct line upstairs :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 09 October 2014, 10:17:25 AM
Lighting storm took out our internet router and network switch last night, foc :grumble

Blew the line transformer off the internet broadband router see pictures

It tripped out the 30ma trip for the sockets which lighting always does and for the first time since I built the house 28 years ago, it tripped the 300ma trip I have on the house lights circuit.
The crack from the lighting was so great I thought it had hit the house and went outside to check, thankfully everything was still intact.  :)

There was no discernible time delay between the lighting and the peel of thunder and it appears to have hit the farmers shed just over 500m away. :eek


A bit suspicious that all of those failsafes.........failed aint it?



All the evidence points to your wife disabling said components under the cover of a storm :lol ......"ill show him & his fazer club!".......watch out for the bikes being set alight during the next solar mass ejection :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 09 October 2014, 12:37:39 PM
.......stuff........

that'll teach you to take the piss out of a man with a direct line upstairs :evil

 :oops
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sadlonelygit on 09 October 2014, 09:33:50 PM
a very young SLG with JP2
he said he was very proud to meet me :rollin
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k104/homeorwork1/20141009_212134_zpsmq7uhkbl.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 10 October 2014, 10:11:08 AM
Is it just me or-----------------
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 10 October 2014, 04:31:46 PM
Same fellow  :evil :groan
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 12 October 2014, 06:25:41 PM
160 mile round trip on the XJ600 to Anglesey for the Wirral 100 club race meeting, last one of the season at Trac Mon. Frost on cars when I left at 8am, warmed up later.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 17 October 2014, 04:40:42 PM
Very mild today. 100 mile round trip to Abergele, Colwyn Bay, back to Wrexham. Called at the Ponderosa, Horseshoe Pass, for a bite to eat. For once, my 25 year old bike wasn't the oldest in the car park.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dave48 on 17 October 2014, 07:14:49 PM
Very mild today. 100 mile round trip to Abergele, Colwyn Bay, back to Wrexham. Called at the Ponderosa, Horseshoe Pass, for a bite to eat. For once, my 25 year old bike wasn't the oldest in the car park.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dave48 on 17 October 2014, 07:16:23 PM
Very mild today. 100 mile round trip to Abergele, Colwyn Bay, back to Wrexham. Called at the Ponderosa, Horseshoe Pass, for a bite to eat. For once, my 25 year old bike wasn't the oldest in the car park.
My goodness an Ariel "Bleader"-bet that  smoked a bit going up the Pass! :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 18 October 2014, 05:56:54 PM
Look what was there the other week, Dave. A 1962 Ariel Arrow.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 19 October 2014, 04:53:21 PM
Rebuilt Ella the FJ with her winter clothes... The abbreviated subframe was taking far too long (so will be shelved until the new year & the airbrushed bodywork from my old Drag FJ has been fitted
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 19 October 2014, 04:54:51 PM
Oh yeah and finished plumbing in the 650 bros engine into Rommel my transalp/fazer hybrid thingy

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 19 October 2014, 05:14:55 PM
Oh yeah and finished plumbing in the 650 bros engine into Rommel my transalp/fazer hybrid thingy


Remember the 1st pics you posted of that Transalp and loved it. Updated pics please.
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 19 October 2014, 05:22:38 PM
It hasn't changed much, I just took out the wankered Transalp lump and put in a Bros one (same engine) Oh I did pull off the barbed wire graphics ready for the new Panzer Corps insignias.... And I removed the wanky rack from the back and put a Foxeye grab rail on
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 19 October 2014, 05:32:13 PM
Sounds like its changed for the better so still need pics  :D


Aaaaaaaaaaand..................feckin aaaaaaaaaaaand, WHITE TIE WRAPS ON A NICE BLACK RAT. FFS fella, make an effort with black ones  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 19 October 2014, 10:40:19 PM
Finally got round to continuing the work on my car and removed the engine :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 20 October 2014, 07:01:57 AM
Bought a stable mate for the Fazer, a YBR 125 for my winter commute. Laughed like a school girl riding it home its as keen as mustard.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazer390 on 20 October 2014, 01:37:45 PM
Replaced my 2ft single fluorescent tube light in my garage / man cave for a 4ft double tube unit...  :sun :eek :sun
 
I've now got light at the end of the tunnel... woo hoo...
 
 
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 20 October 2014, 10:37:51 PM
As promised pictures of my Rat Fighter in her winter guise...... Just gotta make the brackets to fit the matching nose cone and front mudguard.


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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 20 October 2014, 10:40:54 PM
Cheers Deefer, love it  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 20 October 2014, 10:43:28 PM
The paint work is old... at least 15 years possibly closer to 20. I will leave the bike like this through winter and then it'll gimme time to paint the other bodywork and finish of the abbreviated subframe.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 22 October 2014, 04:36:43 PM
Short ride to Bala and back, 66 miles, to drop something off at my mates house. A bite to eat at Tegid Cafe by the lake. I intended calling at the Ponderosa on the way back but it was raining so didn't bother.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 26 October 2014, 03:01:52 PM
105 miles total. Over to Llandudno, via Denbigh, St Asaph, then Rhos on Sea for dinner, called at the Ponderosa, Horseshoe Pass on way home. About 70 bikes there, including two Police bikes.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 28 October 2014, 11:11:21 PM
Modified a Mini brake master cylinder to work on the wife's kawasaki ELR trike project and made up new handbrake cables for it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 29 October 2014, 01:54:25 PM
Nice shiny new maxxis diamonds fitted on the R1. Gone to a 180/55/17 rear instead of a 190. Lets see if it helps with the flickabailty :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 30 October 2014, 04:49:23 PM
After a short ride on the 180 tyre, it's looking promising. Turn in seems quicker, front/rear balance feels better, and bar end input seems a bit less for the bike to lean.

It'd be a good one for the fz1 boys to try should they want quicker steering 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 31 October 2014, 05:43:58 PM
Stripped the Thundercat down to balance the carbs. Tank off (full to the brim), airbox off, and dig around for the balance nipples but couldn't find them!

Yamaha in their ultimate wisdom have put some pipes from the back of the carbs and plugged them along the under side the frame where you can get to them. Even the balance screws were accessible without moving anything but lifting the tank!

So silly me removed all that for Bugger all reason!
You can balance the carbs in virtually minutes without breaking into a sweat.

Why the Hell don't they do that with all their bikes????
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 01 November 2014, 08:40:46 AM
Busy week at the workshop, as well as customer stuff I have a list of stuff do to on my own bikes....


Did some work on Laura's Z trike


Replaced the rear master cylinder which could not be identified with one from a mini.


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But the actuating rod is way too short.... Out with the welder and it's extended by cutting it in half and extending it using a section of steel pipe that used to be a skirt hanger in Laura's wardrobe. Bodgery at its finest.
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Job done!


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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 01 November 2014, 08:45:32 AM
While I'm at it I may as well fix the handbrake as the guy who did it originally was blind Pugh who farked it up right royally.God knows what the cables were but we got some Renault Clio ones and cut them down and fed them through some stainless adjuster bolts made by Jonny Fantastic, folded them back on themselves and clamped using a small u bolt and shackle to form a loop. One cable to go but at least it works now.....Until Laura breaks them again
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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Deefer666 on 01 November 2014, 08:53:25 AM
Then coming out of Northampton at night Ella sounded louder than normal and considering normal for Ella is something like the sound of a warzone I deemed it to be an urgent fix before I came to the attention of the Bacon Boys....


This was the cause of the problem. The laughably inadequate baffle in the Vance and Hines drag pipe had finally given up


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While I pulled it out to repair it I could not resist firing it up..... Holy fuck I am now deaf and there is blood trickling from my ears.


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Out with the trusty mig welder and another job done!


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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 02 November 2014, 03:10:03 PM
Managed to a get a little spare time this afternoon, much to my surprise, so headed on down to the garage to continue with the work on my ZS engine

Finally found the stupid little hole used to lock the engine in the safe position and aligned the timing marks and painted on some of my own marks for reference later. Got everything setup finally and went to begin replacing the links belts to find that I've lost the new set of belts... needless to say I'm not overly impressed with myself given that it's something like £220 a set
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 02 November 2014, 03:20:22 PM
Managed to a get a little spare time this afternoon, much to my surprise, so headed on down to the garage to continue with the work on my ZS engine

Finally found the stupid little hole used to lock the engine in the safe position and aligned the timing marks and painted on some of my own marks for reference later. Got everything setup finally and went to begin replacing the links belts to find that I've lost the new set of belts... needless to say I'm not overly impressed with myself given that it's something like £220 a set

Was it on the clutch end after all?

Also, your belts are behind your door in your living room if you hadn't moved them since my last visit.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 02 November 2014, 05:30:05 PM
Rebuilt the carbs on my suzuki X7.....had a hell of a job getting one of the pilot jets out, didn't help it being recessed 10mm into the casing of the carb.....stayed calm and managed to get the bugger out, was thinking of searching ebay for new carbs at one point.......all done now ready to be refitted  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 03 November 2014, 02:27:52 PM
Managed to a get a little spare time this afternoon, much to my surprise, so headed on down to the garage to continue with the work on my ZS engine

Finally found the stupid little hole used to lock the engine in the safe position and aligned the timing marks and painted on some of my own marks for reference later. Got everything setup finally and went to begin replacing the links belts to find that I've lost the new set of belts... needless to say I'm not overly impressed with myself given that it's something like £220 a set

Was it on the clutch end after all?

Also, your belts are behind your door in your living room if you hadn't moved them since my last visit.  ;)

Yeah, the pin hole is behind the bell housing on the clutch side of the engine

Unfortunately, my belts are not where you believe them to be. I don't recall them being there before so...

I've gone through all the boxes in the flat without success so I'll have to try and turn the garage upside down as well :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: peterjca on 03 November 2014, 04:36:03 PM
I admired and salivated over my new bike before managing a quick run on it (my weekend house guests -- not bikers -- understood slightly):

Stablemate for FZ1
Stablemate for FZ1
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 03 November 2014, 04:46:33 PM
Growing on me more and more Peter; gis a go mister!  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 03 November 2014, 05:54:19 PM
I admired and salivated over my new bike before managing a quick run on it (my weekend house guests -- not bikers -- understood slightly):

Stablemate for FZ1
Stablemate for FZ1

Bastard  :'( :'( I could only afford the rear shock   :lol

Test rode one over a year ago and it was probably the best superbike I ever rode and it was comfortable also. I had great fun for a few hours especially when an M5 BMW tried to out run me when I went to overtake him.  :lol

Probably just as well I can't afford one because my licence wouldn't last a month  :D

Well wear and best of luck with it.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 06 November 2014, 05:05:30 PM
drove to my static caravan in saundersfoot, turned the heating on and closed the curtains, there is a storm outside and the sea is rough, also I have got to walk to the pub later, a full 100 metres. :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 06 November 2014, 05:20:26 PM
drove to my static caravan in saundersfoot, turned the heating on and closed the curtains, there is a storm outside and the sea is rough, also I have got to walk to the pub later, a full 100 metres. :)

 :eek Fingers crossed for you. When is the documentary going to be released?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 November 2014, 05:28:40 PM
drove to my static caravan in saundersfoot, turned the heating on and closed the curtains, there is a storm outside and the sea is rough, also I have got to walk to the pub later, a full 100 metres. :)


When i first moved down here everyone used to say to me "oh you must get some shit weather up there in scotland"


After almost 15 years of living here i can without a doubt say that ive never known a place to get so much wind & rain for so long......6 months of it we had last year.......low after low blowing through with 1 day of sunlight in between...horizontal rain...the westerly facing side of my house was covered in dirt and detrus after the 6 months like it was a ship that been well overdue a dry dock.......it is like living on the moon and east coast of scotland seems like California in contrast :lol


& folk live here in caravans ;)


Mind you i do still like saundersfoot.........well i like the kookabah resteraunt and their excellent kangaroo steaks...........mmmmmmm steak!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 06 November 2014, 06:57:03 PM
well said noggy, its nice to be in the warm and listen to the crashing waves though, log fire in the pub as well,. the kookaba is very nice only been there twice though allways busy. wisemans bridge inn for me tonight. :)  o and tomorrow and Saturday.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 09 November 2014, 03:25:26 PM
More suzuki X7 fettling today.....and a piccie for all you stroker fans  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 09 November 2014, 04:06:13 PM
It's a good start Paul. What're the plans for the rest of the bike?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 09 November 2014, 05:20:20 PM
Cheers nick, not much time to fettle today so just fitted the air filters and put the carbs back on the bike, plan was to use the origanal air box so I rebuilt the carbs with standard jets.....changed my mind now  :rolleyes...microns were always going to stay so it makes sense to loose the wardrobe sized air box.....once ive got it going and test riden it to see what needs sorting it will be stripped bare.....frame, swing arm, top/btm yoke, foot rest bracket and anything else I find will be blasted and powder coated black....iam in the process of having a batch of fork tubes remanufactured, got a good deal but I have to buy 10 pair   :eek......paint , was to be sheene colours, but ive changed my mind again  :rolleyes....the first one I had was white but I really wanted a red one, ...obviously  :lol.red was hard to come by at that time so I went for white ...so iam thinking standard red with origanal stripes.....everything else as it left the factory.....thats the plan as of today...but I could change my mind   :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 09 November 2014, 06:47:49 PM
changed my mind  :lol :lol :lol .....a FLF tank/seat unit and fairing have just come up on evil bay......so iam doing a sheene rep now   :rolleyes http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-X7-FLF-Tank-and-Seat-unit-and-Full-Fairing-/261655775940? (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-X7-FLF-Tank-and-Seat-unit-and-Full-Fairing-/261655775940?)






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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 09 November 2014, 07:00:16 PM
changed my mind  :lol :lol :lol.....a FLF tank/seat unit and fairing have just come up on evil bay......so iam doing a sheene rep now   :rolleyes

Link?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 09 November 2014, 07:16:04 PM
Come on nick  :rolleyes.....you dont really think I can do something as techno as a link      :o
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 10 November 2014, 06:43:12 AM
ooooo look at me posting my first linky  :smokin :smokin :smokin ....cheers mr crisp for showing me how  :thumbup ......FLF goodies sold overnight so iam now back to painting the bike standard red  :lol 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 10 November 2014, 07:07:32 AM
ooooo look at me posting my first linky  :smokin :smokin :smokin ....cheers mr crisp for showing me how  :thumbup ......FLF goodies sold overnight so iam now back to painting the bike standard red  :lol


Where is it then? :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 10 November 2014, 09:46:26 AM
Some people you just can't teach  :\   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 10 November 2014, 08:13:24 PM
Post 530....come on keep up, at this rate I'll have some video footage posted by christmas   :lol.....aint saying which one though.. :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: pilgo on 10 November 2014, 08:21:32 PM
Post 530....come on keep up, at this rate I'll have some video footage posted by christmas   :lol .....aint saying which one though.. :rolleyes

what , which christmas or which video ? nothing mucky please mr red  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 10 November 2014, 08:27:22 PM
Hi pilgo.... :lol ..no nothing like that...iam not good with all this internet techie stuff, nick kindly explained how to post a link , so thats a first for me...I bought myself a drift camera for the bike over a year ago now , but cant work out how to post the footage  :\.....its an age thingy  :lol................great camera though  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 10 November 2014, 08:48:10 PM
I bought myself a drift camera for the bike over a year ago now

 :eek  Feck me, was it?! Racing towards the grave, quick, write a bucket list!  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 10 November 2014, 09:06:49 PM
Hi pilgo.... :lol ..no nothing like that...iam not good with all this internet techie stuff, nick kindly explained how to post a link , so thats a first for me...I bought myself a drift camera for the bike over a year ago now , but cant work out how to post the footage  :\ .....its an age thingy  :lol ................great camera though  :lol


Come on red, you can do it.........my wifes gran even has an ipad and is on facebook, apple i message......not suggesting you should message her, i know youd like to :b


Do you use an ipad though or do you use a computer with a mouse and keyboard?........it really is slow work on an ipad.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 10 November 2014, 09:16:14 PM
Got an old PC and a tablet that I use to message on here...I can view the vids using windows media thingy but I cant get them into windows movie maker.....I think its my PC its foccing old, has a big key in the back to wind it up  :lol......I'll get myself sorted and start a new thread "red joins 21st century"...or something like that....sure you lot wont take the pi$$........... too much   :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 10 November 2014, 11:18:19 PM
Today i wished i had a massive shed so that i could actually have all my toys at home instead of in a different state in storage....le sigh.
Only have the FZS600 with me.
All of the below are being ignored and collecting dust currently :(.
But hey he who dies with the most toys wins right?  Doesn't matter if some of them don't go right? :D
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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 10 November 2014, 11:28:57 PM





Excellent Nebchernezzer........you'll go far with that theory......it is pretty much flawless :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 10 November 2014, 11:42:27 PM
Bet he hasn't got a Space Hopper  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: midden on 10 November 2014, 11:52:53 PM
Bet he hasn't got a Space Hopper  ;)
Bet he has and it'll be way bigger than yours  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 11 November 2014, 12:41:14 PM
I dream of having a huge garage where I can store all of my vehicles and tools and work comfortably around them... my problem is the amount of cars I would want to buy :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 11 November 2014, 06:52:05 PM
Mods PLEASE DELETE THE ABOVE COMMENT
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 11 November 2014, 06:57:12 PM
I have more cars than that :thumbup

Shame they are all Matchbox Model Cars :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 12 November 2014, 11:49:45 AM
Mods PLEASE DELETE THE ABOVE COMMENT

Don't worry, I'd still have bikes in the mix... I just lust after a few too many cars in comparison...


Back to topic; ordered and received the new bolts for the cam pulleys on ZS, but still can't find the fucking belts - if I haven't found them after this weekend, then the credit card will be taking a hit :(
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Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 12 November 2014, 12:02:07 PM
I wish I had a space hopper :'(..
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Post by: ChristoT on 12 November 2014, 12:36:26 PM
I wish I had a space hopper :'( ..


http://www.thegreatgiftcompany.co.uk/him/age/all_gifts_for_him/giant_space_hopper.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&productid=324&gclid=Cj0KEQiAp4yjBRCE_enjmpug944BEiQATCpLveGGveMsd5BiysujCqNud7GmZ8TyOAd430rwnsbfXIYaAhuA8P8HAQ (http://www.thegreatgiftcompany.co.uk/him/age/all_gifts_for_him/giant_space_hopper.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&productid=324&gclid=Cj0KEQiAp4yjBRCE_enjmpug944BEiQATCpLveGGveMsd5BiysujCqNud7GmZ8TyOAd430rwnsbfXIYaAhuA8P8HAQ)
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Post by: Doddsie on 12 November 2014, 09:21:52 PM
They have their own parking spaces round here......



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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 November 2014, 09:59:45 PM
They have their own parking spaces round here......

 :lol

Go on Doddsie, get a pot of yellow paint and write "Space Hoppers Only" above it. Then post a pic on here for lulz - double dare!  :lol
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Post by: ChristoT on 13 November 2014, 06:27:26 PM
Finally changed the oil on the Pugster of shame, aka Wug the Pug, with help from Dead Eye. Thanks Dead Eye!  :D

The job took twice as long when we found that Wug, being French, had a stupid square sump bolt. And none of Dead Eyes' tools fit. So, all aboard the Thou for a trip to Halfords. I'd forgotten the pleasures of cold ankles, and frozen gonads!  :lol :lol
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Post by: maddog04 on 15 November 2014, 06:29:18 PM
rode 70 miles today practising for my Rospa test, kept to all speed limits and had to wave a few lads through the bends while keeping to 30 in a 30.......they probably thought "WTF?" :lol
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Post by: Deefer666 on 17 November 2014, 05:23:18 PM
Picked up my winter wheels!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/1010150_10152612972691725_5846222543895231143_n.jpg?oh=65681b2f8d46fecea7387a25c3bcf737&oe=54D33960&__gda__=1424242341_ee000a4c2d4457971dc939ba58e9c0de)


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Post by: bigralphie on 18 November 2014, 04:42:30 PM
fancy tool chest that  :)
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Post by: Exupnut on 18 November 2014, 06:03:37 PM

Picked up my winter wheels!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/1010150_10152612972691725_5846222543895231143_n.jpg?oh=65681b2f8d46fecea7387a25c3bcf737&oe=54D33960&__gda__=1424242341_ee000a4c2d4457971dc939ba58e9c0de)

What IZ it Mark?
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Post by: Exupnut on 18 November 2014, 06:04:17 PM

Picked up my winter wheels!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/1010150_10152612972691725_5846222543895231143_n.jpg?oh=65681b2f8d46fecea7387a25c3bcf737&oe=54D33960&__gda__=1424242341_ee000a4c2d4457971dc939ba58e9c0de)

What IZ it Mark?
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Post by: noggythenog on 18 November 2014, 06:55:12 PM

Picked up my winter wheels!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/1010150_10152612972691725_5846222543895231143_n.jpg?oh=65681b2f8d46fecea7387a25c3bcf737&oe=54D33960&__gda__=1424242341_ee000a4c2d4457971dc939ba58e9c0de)

What IZ it Mark?


Its one o those micro road sweepers mate but without the sweepers....i hope deefers got his yellow waist coat and spam sandwiches ready for a 3 hour shift.......plus tea breaks. :lol
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Post by: pilgo on 18 November 2014, 07:41:17 PM
car passed its mot !!
 
mark 4 Golf Gti, 214,000 miles, only advisory was a near limit f/n/s tyre getting low (new one being fitted tomorow ),the emmisions were lower than on newer,less milage cars according to the examiner. just shows that regular oil changes and good oil is the way to go imho.
 
only down side is that i need to get some minor rust issues sorted,as id hate to lose a great car,after looking after everything else,by ignoring the rust.
 
 
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Post by: Doddsie on 18 November 2014, 09:22:53 PM
Drank it!!
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Post by: Deefer666 on 19 November 2014, 05:47:25 AM

Picked up my winter wheels!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/1010150_10152612972691725_5846222543895231143_n.jpg?oh=65681b2f8d46fecea7387a25c3bcf737&oe=54D33960&__gda__=1424242341_ee000a4c2d4457971dc939ba58e9c0de)

What IZ it Mark?

Its a 2006 Aixaim 751, I have no car license but because I passed my test in the dark ages I have the B1 entitlement which is Quadricycle. These cars are ali chassised and plastic bodied and wiegh less than 450kg which means under uk law they are not a car they are a quad thus falling under the B1 catagory.

I have had a couple of older diesel ones which quite frankly shit, slow (40-50 MPH), noisy and a great big pile of poo! This is a quite rare petrol version quite is a lot quieter, and considerably faster (70 +). I got it for a bargain basement price, so much so that when I popped into my local dealer to get a new mirror glass for it he asked me how much I paid for it and when I told him he spat his coffee out and called me a very rude word!. So no getting cold for me this winter!...... Deefer is a happy, happy bunny
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Post by: His Dudeness on 19 November 2014, 08:18:09 AM
Nice little car. Would you get a fazer engine in it?
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Post by: YamFazFan on 19 November 2014, 11:40:43 AM
Is the engine water cooled?
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Post by: Deefer666 on 19 November 2014, 06:54:03 PM
it is water cooled and I have my older Aixam that I blew up that will be receiving the fazer engine transplant.
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Post by: YamFazFan on 19 November 2014, 08:16:54 PM
it is water cooled


So you get a good heater as well :).I've driven a similar,all electric,vehicle a few times several years ago.It was like a van type version.Also classed as a quadracycle.
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Post by: Deefer666 on 20 November 2014, 06:28:06 AM
The older ones seemed to have heater settings that are permanently set to dry your eyeballs out even in summer, this one seems to work really well. The one thing with all of the Aixams I have owned is the heaters are always get fecking hot!
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Post by: alan sherman on 20 November 2014, 01:33:15 PM
Fun as it is - why not get a car licence?  You could take on Christ-Oh's Peugeot then and fix the things he's broken?

But good luck with the Fazer transplant into the older one - it'll be interesting to see how it performs.
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Post by: Deefer666 on 20 November 2014, 06:59:56 PM
Fun as it is - why not get a car licence?  You could take on Christ-Oh's Peugeot then and fix the things he's broken?

But good luck with the Fazer transplant into the older one - it'll be interesting to see how it performs.

Errr no, nothing could bring me to drive the Pug of shame. I dont have a car license because I never really needed one
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Post by: Dead Eye on 23 November 2014, 04:52:57 PM
Finally got round to continuing the work on the ZS engine. No pictures today though :(

Sorted out replacing the link belts on the rear of the engine, then set about the front. Old belt off, pulleys replaced, water pump replaced and then attempt to fit the front belt. Took me a while and I thought I had it, but I turned the engine through one entire cycle (720 degrees at the crank) and the timing marks were out... looks like I did something wrong and the belt slipped :( So removed the tension and the belt and figure I'll have another crack at it another time as it's too dark outside now
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Post by: esetest on 24 November 2014, 06:20:14 PM
Replaced the battery in the cage .
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Post by: Dead Eye on 24 November 2014, 07:37:59 PM
Back home this afternoon a little earlier than usual so as there was some light left I cracked on again with seeing if I could get the front timing belt sorted. 20 minutes later and its all timed up correctly and reassembly has begun :D

I have a new clutch kit arriving in the next day or two, but that's a piss easy job. Need to re-attach a few covers, try to find a few lost bolts I've left somewhere and then offer the engine back up the car.

Once that is done, clean up the new gearbox and reinstall and then the might ZS should be back on the road :D
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Post by: noggythenog on 24 November 2014, 07:46:39 PM
Back home this afternoon a little earlier than usual so as there was some light left I cracked on again with seeing if I could get the front timing belt sorted. 20 minutes later and its all timed up correctly and reassembly has begun :D

I have a new clutch kit arriving in the next day or two, but that's a piss easy job. Need to re-attach a few covers, try to find a few lost bolts I've left somewhere and then offer the engine back up the car.

Once that is done, clean up the new gearbox and reinstall and then the might ZS should be back on the road :D


When you're pisssi g about u derneath the car do you ever think ih shit the chassis is a bit rotten or whatever......not saying that it is but genuinely curious coz on my old golf.....well it wasnt bad bad....but it wasnt good either....the ZS is slightly more modern......where were those MG's manufactured and how thick is the metal and how dothe floor pans and sills look up clise and personal.


Before i got my type-r i had a few grand saved up and was gonna get a big bore performance engine from some place in Sommereset fitted but i buckled nd went for new car............but im always windering what if.......and will my modern made car stand the test of time...




Any thoughts?
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Post by: ChristoT on 24 November 2014, 08:13:25 PM
Back home this afternoon a little earlier than usual so as there was some light left I cracked on again with seeing if I could get the front timing belt sorted. 20 minutes later and its all timed up correctly and reassembly has begun :D

I have a new clutch kit arriving in the next day or two, but that's a piss easy job. Need to re-attach a few covers, try to find a few lost bolts I've left somewhere and then offer the engine back up the car.

Once that is done, clean up the new gearbox and reinstall and then the might ZS should be back on the road :D


When you're pisssi g about u derneath the car do you ever think ih shit the chassis is a bit rotten or whatever......not saying that it is but genuinely curious coz on my old golf.....well it wasnt bad bad....but it wasnt good either....the ZS is slightly more modern......where were those MG's manufactured and how thick is the metal and how dothe floor pans and sills look up clise and personal.


Before i got my type-r i had a few grand saved up and was gonna get a big bore performance engine from some place in Sommereset fitted but i buckled nd went for new car............but im always windering what if.......and will my modern made car stand the test of time...




Any thoughts?


My 2000 206 is very tidy, very little rust at all (although the jack up point is a bit focced). Amazing how many advances have been made in the fight against corrosion.

The things you learn at Uni - did you know that in London (and other major cities), there was a genuine problem with lamp posts failing down due to corrosion at the base? The eventual culprit: doggies taking a widdle against them! The acidity and humidity of the pee sped up the corrosion process, ensuring the lamp posts were weakened, and eventually toppled!
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Post by: Dead Eye on 24 November 2014, 09:22:28 PM
Back home this afternoon a little earlier than usual so as there was some light left I cracked on again with seeing if I could get the front timing belt sorted. 20 minutes later and its all timed up correctly and reassembly has begun :D

I have a new clutch kit arriving in the next day or two, but that's a piss easy job. Need to re-attach a few covers, try to find a few lost bolts I've left somewhere and then offer the engine back up the car.

Once that is done, clean up the new gearbox and reinstall and then the might ZS should be back on the road :D


When you're pisssi g about u derneath the car do you ever think ih shit the chassis is a bit rotten or whatever......not saying that it is but genuinely curious coz on my old golf.....well it wasnt bad bad....but it wasnt good either....the ZS is slightly more modern......where were those MG's manufactured and how thick is the metal and how dothe floor pans and sills look up clise and personal.


Before i got my type-r i had a few grand saved up and was gonna get a big bore performance engine from some place in Sommereset fitted but i buckled nd went for new car............but im always windering what if.......and will my modern made car stand the test of time...




Any thoughts?


It's mostly tidy, but you are right the floor pans need some attention. Light surface rust is appearing, so nothing too bad yet. My original plan (made 12 months or so ago) was to prep this and have the entire underbody wax oiled whilst the engine was out of the car. This job however will be outsourced to a garage as I don't have the space available where I currently live - I had never planned nor expected to be living in a flat.

The only other area of rust, is the centre section of the exhaust which as you know completely disintegrated. Once the car is back on the road, I will be organising a trip to an exhaust specialist where it will get replaced :) I got a quote for the entire system but the price of the manifolds was astronomical - £1,559. But a stainless steel cat-back system, with a lifetime guarantee was quoted at £359 from Longlife. They've got a good reputation on the ZS Forums so I figured I'd follow suit

My first Mk2 golf didn't have a single intact panel and as such was in very bad shape in regards to the body. I'm hoping the MG will last me many more years as I do enjoy driving it. It doesn't quite tick all the boxes that I would like for a car, but as a run-around it's solid and worth taking care of despite the rather atrocious fuel economy :P But I can live with that...
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Post by: Dead Eye on 26 November 2014, 11:56:35 AM
New clutch installed today, nice and easy job that took only 10 minutes this morning :)

I've managed to rope in Christo as an extra pair of hands to hopefully get the engine back in the car this Saturday :D
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Post by: ChristoT on 26 November 2014, 04:14:35 PM
The roofbars for the 206 arrived today! Might fit them over the weekend, haven't decided yet.

They're the genuine Peugeot lockable bars for £50 off ebay. Not too shabby, really.
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Post by: Robbie8666 on 26 November 2014, 04:18:19 PM
Scrapped the Vectra and Freelander failed MOT very badly so thats going for sale as spares... Radio/DVD player in it got to be worth £100 ..2.0L engine great nick just underneath has a rotted!!
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Post by: noggythenog on 27 November 2014, 10:54:14 AM
Had a sneaky trip to a Yam dealers and had a mooch at the MT07 & MT09.


Sitting on the 07 it feels like a toy compared to the FZ1.....i get the feeling you could really fling it about with ease.


The 09 looks far cooler though...there was one with blue annodised forks 8) .......& i love salesmen......you could have an MT09 for £100 a month via PCP.....bastard......why he have to go say that :lol ...........in the end though if i get a new bike it's so that i can keep it nice and long term whike knowing its history, not so that i keep changing it every 3 years and never own one.


But the MT07 i can have with a straight loan over 3 years......for £100 a month.........i mean that is good........i mean ive basically just lost that amount in a year by not buying the right thou......the money ive lost coulda been my whole first years payments. :(


Stealer recons he'll only give me £2350 for the thou now & thats including needing new tyres and impending mot......it aint allot.......plus i dont need a bike right now so its a bit pointless just to clear his stock.


Next year ill be looking at a £2k guaranteed trade in :eek ....mainly due the mileage being at 36k.


Still looking like next year before i do a deal, by then ill have got a fresh mot, new tyres, fresh oil and filter......so another few hundred quid spend, run it for a while to get some benefit and hopefully save up more deposit......if i can save up enough to make an MT07 circa £50 a month then that is throw away money really.
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 27 November 2014, 12:45:47 PM
Just give it to me Noggy and it'll save you all the heartache of spending any more on it  ;)
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Post by: ChristoT on 27 November 2014, 02:18:57 PM
Just give it to me Noggy and it'll save you all the heartache of spending any more on it  ;)

Or me! I am a more deserving party!  :lol
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Post by: slimwilly on 27 November 2014, 06:47:13 PM
Noggy, have you seen the new MT09, with the front fairing ,like the FZ1s  ??????  its a proper job..in January issue of bike mag
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Post by: taylor on 27 November 2014, 08:06:46 PM
wait until next year fellow Welshman, take your time pick the right bike in the best coulour, you will only get wet on it in the winter.
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Post by: noggythenog on 27 November 2014, 08:16:23 PM
Noggy, have you seen the new MT09, with the front fairing ,like the FZ1s  ??????  its a proper job..in January issue of bike mag


The Tracer slim?...yeh it's nice, well it's another clone....but i bet it rides nice.


An MT09 will be my lot though if it happens, it is perfect for my needs...as is the little 07.......but you know theres lots going on with bikes right now......for example maybe a few MT09 owners will now be tempted with a tracer instead....maybe sold on the engine but do touring...maybe the ones with money  will trade in their MT09's
For a Tracer and that migt give me a chance of a yamaha approved year old MT09 on finance. 8)


Well heres hoping anyway.
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 27 November 2014, 09:47:11 PM
Remember that time we did the road out to Aberystwyth Noggy? The MT07 is not the right bike for you  ;)

MT09 maybe.
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Post by: noggythenog on 27 November 2014, 09:56:18 PM
Remember that time we did the road out to Aberystwyth Noggy? The MT07 is not the right bike for you  ;)

MT09 maybe.


I love those roads :) ....& i enjoyed the A44 on the thou....but im a little fed up of my teeth being rattled out on less than perfect surfaces.


Fingers crossed Nick, if i knuckle down this winter and do some mega saving then an 09 could be mine maybe.....ill give you a shot if i get one.
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 27 November 2014, 10:00:36 PM
im a little fed up of my teeth being rattled out on less than perfect surfaces.



It's a shame your view of the FZ1 has been coloured this way. I reckon there must be something seriously wrong with the suspension still, and wonder how you'd find a stock one if you tried one? You are the first person I have heard criticise them so harshly.
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Post by: noggythenog on 27 November 2014, 10:11:13 PM
im a little fed up of my teeth being rattled out on less than perfect surfaces.



It's a shame your view of the FZ1 has been coloured this way. I reckon there must be something seriously wrong with the suspension still, and wonder how you'd find a stock one if you tried one? You are the first person I have heard criticise them so harshly.


Yeh it has been pissed about with so much for track riding that it isnt enjoyable on small roads.


Ive maxed out the compression on the front shocks yet theres still too much travel left even with my fat carcass on it....they've been uprated too much & sometimes the rear is jarring.....but on the A44 which is quite smooth, big corners it is quite nice.


Speed is excellent, noise, looks, bling factor are all good but the overall riding experience just isnt there......i feel like im really trying to ride around its haarshness and that ill probably be far better & quicker on any smaller but normally specced up bike.....i've done over 6k miles on it now & im still not happy.


Slim is the man to try it out...much lighter than me and well used to his FZ1 now.
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Post by: apage16 on 28 November 2014, 10:01:38 AM
Noggy, have you seen the new MT09, with the front fairing ,like the FZ1s  ??????  its a proper job..in January issue of bike mag


The Tracer slim?...yeh it's nice, well it's another clone....but i bet it rides nice.


An MT09 will be my lot though if it happens, it is perfect for my needs...as is the little 07.......but you know theres lots going on with bikes right now......for example maybe a few MT09 owners will now be tempted with a tracer instead....maybe sold on the engine but do touring...maybe the ones with money  will trade in their MT09's
For a Tracer and that migt give me a chance of a yamaha approved year old MT09 on finance. 8)


Well heres hoping anyway.


Or just trade in the FZ1, sell a kidney and get a Tracer yourself Nog!?


That's my plan, anyway...
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 28 November 2014, 01:23:03 PM
Well, I've got this leg, so I guess I can put this in this thread?

I took the plaster cast off a couple of days ago, a couple of weeks early, but it seems to be holding up well now, and I need to get it all working so I can get back to work. All very stiff, but a bit of physio seems to be doing the trick and can now bend it just past 90 deg. Desperate for a ride on the bike, but I don't reckon it's good enough for that just yet. Have driven the car ok though, and no longer using a crutch  :)
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Post by: ChristoT on 28 November 2014, 01:33:38 PM
Heaven forbid we move back to the OP!

Good news on the leg Nick, get well soon!  :)
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Post by: slimwilly on 28 November 2014, 05:06:18 PM
im a little fed up of my teeth being rattled out on less than perfect surfaces.



It's a shame your view of the FZ1 has been coloured this way. I reckon there must be something seriously wrong with the suspension still, and wonder how you'd find a stock one if you tried one? You are the first person I have heard criticise them so harshly.




Yeh it has been pissed about with so much for track riding that it isnt enjoyable on small roads.


Ive maxed out the compression on the front shocks yet theres still too much travel left even with my fat carcass on it....they've been uprated too much & sometimes the rear is jarring.....but on the A44 which is quite smooth, big corners it is quite nice.


Speed is excellent, noise, looks, bling factor are all good but the overall riding experience just isnt there......i feel like im really trying to ride around its haarshness and that ill probably be far better & quicker on any smaller but normally specced up bike.....i've done over 6k miles on it now & im still not happy.


Slim is the man to try it out...much lighter than me and well used to his FZ1 now.


Bring it over here early sunday or saturday evening and we will swap and ride to the NEC show,,now theres an offer for you Taffy/Jock :lol
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Post by: Dead Eye on 29 November 2014, 05:39:11 PM
MG got a bit of lovin today as the engine is now re-attached to the chassis with help from Christo... despite his yammering and complaining about being tired, cold and ill etc etc

Had a bit of trouble getting the lower mount to line up properly, but after a few hours and much swearing it is now connected - had to attach the top mount first which I expect I'll have to take back off again to gain access to a few bolts that weren't dealt with previously.

I may get back out on it tomorrow, but I'll see what the weather has in store first and how my well my muscles have recovered
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Post by: Doddsie on 29 November 2014, 11:33:17 PM
Bought some more, then drank that too!!!!!!
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Post by: Anquetil on 30 November 2014, 04:46:11 PM
A very pleasant 130 mile ride to Bangor Pier and back on the XJ600. Sunny, mild, quiet roads. A couple of hours on the Pier, some food and coffees, and a chat with friends. All in all, a great day.
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Post by: ChristoT on 30 November 2014, 10:06:53 PM
MG got a bit of lovin today as the engine is now re-attached to the chassis with help from Christo... despite his yammering and complaining about being tired, cold and ill etc etc

Had a bit of trouble getting the lower mount to line up properly, but after a few hours and much swearing it is now connected - had to attach the top mount first which I expect I'll have to take back off again to gain access to a few bolts that weren't dealt with previously.

I may get back out on it tomorrow, but I'll see what the weather has in store first and how my well my muscles have recovered

Need I remind you who lay in the mud and the cold to reattach your aircon pump?  :lol

Them llama burgers were reet tasty though!
 
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Post by: Dead Eye on 01 December 2014, 08:30:00 PM
More work completed yesterday - had to disassemble the left hand mount again to get a few more bolts in place but the engine was much steadier today so was easier to work with. About 90% of the left of the engine bay is now reassembled :) Only a few tidy up bits left there

Hoping to clean up the gearbox and get it re-attached this weekend. I reckon the exhaust is going to be the biggest faff of all the jobs remaining but at least I don't have to worry too much since it will be replaced soon :)


I'm a little concerned that every time I think about this project I keep feeling like I've forgotten something :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 01 December 2014, 08:51:26 PM

I'm a little concerned that every time I think about this project I keep feeling like I've forgotten something :\

That you left Christo lying in the mud the cold under the car after reattaching your aircon pump? :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 02 December 2014, 09:17:42 AM

I'm a little concerned that every time I think about this project I keep feeling like I've forgotten something :\

That you left Christo lying in the mud the cold under the car after reattaching your aircon pump? :rollin

I don't think that would worry him.... :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 02 December 2014, 02:53:01 PM
Hahaha, got it in one ;)

I'm fairly sure everything is looking positive so far. Managed to double confirm that the new Gearbox definitely has an LSD on it - Torsen Type B which is exactly what I was after :D Looking forward to seeing how well it affects the handling as the car was pretty good before hand.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Mark YPVS on 02 December 2014, 06:30:44 PM



Took the DT50MX round the block as im going to use it as my winter bike , its not quite as quick as the R1  :eek :lol :rollin


Mark
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 02 December 2014, 09:28:53 PM
Hahaha, got it in one ;)

I'm fairly sure everything is looking positive so far. Managed to double confirm that the new Gearbox definitely has an LSD on it - Torsen Type B which is exactly what I was after :D Looking forward to seeing how well it affects the handling as the car was pretty good before hand.

What kind of horsepower does you MG have?

Drive with caution until you get used to it, especially on braking and acceleration through tight bends and speeding through roundabouts,  :eek you will have to modify your driving style a little, but the reduction in torque steer will be a great help. :) Have fun, don't forget to let us know how you get on. :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 02 December 2014, 09:39:41 PM



Took the DT50MX round the block as im going to use it as my winter bike , its not quite as quick as the R1  :eek :lol :rollin


Mark

Seriously  :eek I thought you wouldn't notice the difference  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 02 December 2014, 10:48:36 PM
Hahaha, got it in one ;)

I'm fairly sure everything is looking positive so far. Managed to double confirm that the new Gearbox definitely has an LSD on it - Torsen Type B which is exactly what I was after :D Looking forward to seeing how well it affects the handling as the car was pretty good before hand.


What kind of horsepower does you MG have?

Drive with caution until you get used to it, especially on braking and acceleration through tight bends and speeding through roundabouts,  :eek you will have to modify your driving style a little, but the reduction in torque steer will be a great help. :) Have fun, don't forget to let us know how you get on. :D


How appropriate.

A quick Wikipedia search tells us the first LSD was made by ZF!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited-slip_differential (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited-slip_differential)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 03 December 2014, 12:04:47 PM
Hahaha, got it in one ;)

I'm fairly sure everything is looking positive so far. Managed to double confirm that the new Gearbox definitely has an LSD on it - Torsen Type B which is exactly what I was after :D Looking forward to seeing how well it affects the handling as the car was pretty good before hand.


What kind of horsepower does you MG have?

Drive with caution until you get used to it, especially on braking and acceleration through tight bends and speeding through roundabouts,  :eek you will have to modify your driving style a little, but the reduction in torque steer will be a great help. :) Have fun, don't forget to let us know how you get on. :D


It's the 2.5 litre V6 (MG ZS 180) but outputs circa 174hp according to the likes of Parkers ( http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/facts-and-figures/mg/zs/saloon-2001/21449/ (http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/facts-and-figures/mg/zs/saloon-2001/21449/) )

People have mentioned about how much difference an LSD makes but I really don't know what to expect... I would have thought it would make the car easier to control...

The torque steer on it before hand was a bit of a nightmare :P Especially if you just planted your foot to the floor  :evil :evil :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 03 December 2014, 05:36:17 PM
A ride to the Spiders Web cafe at Albrighton on the XJ600 to meet up with some old friends from cycle racing in the '60's and '70's. Bright and sunny but pretty cold, frosty when I left home. 88 miles total.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 December 2014, 11:37:12 PM
Completed my riding assessment today, the last step to becoming a north west blood biker!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 05 December 2014, 01:18:36 AM
Been respraying parts of the girlfriends car, all the paint was peeling off the plastic parts, spoiler, fuel cap, guard vent things.
Resprayed them in the back yard, refitted the bits last night.
Pretty pleased with how it came up.
Shoddy photos though haha.
Next is the finish the wheels, i painted one black and put a red rim protector on it, looks good so got to do the other 3 now.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/20141129_1549441_zps81d195c5.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/20141204_1818481_zpsea2425d3.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 05 December 2014, 02:48:48 PM
Nice work :)

Spraying is something I would like to get in to a little more, but I just don't have the space at the moment :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JoeRock on 05 December 2014, 03:43:16 PM
im a little fed up of my teeth being rattled out on less than perfect surfaces.



It's a shame your view of the FZ1 has been coloured this way. I reckon there must be something seriously wrong with the suspension still, and wonder how you'd find a stock one if you tried one? You are the first person I have heard criticise them so harshly.


Yeh it has been pissed about with so much for track riding that it isnt enjoyable on small roads.


Ive maxed out the compression on the front shocks yet theres still too much travel left even with my fat carcass on it....they've been uprated too much & sometimes the rear is jarring.....but on the A44 which is quite smooth, big corners it is quite nice.


Speed is excellent, noise, looks, bling factor are all good but the overall riding experience just isnt there......i feel like im really trying to ride around its haarshness and that ill probably be far better & quicker on any smaller but normally specced up bike.....i've done over 6k miles on it now & im still not happy.


Slim is the man to try it out...much lighter than me and well used to his FZ1 now.


Noggy I must have read that wrong - you've maxed out the compression damping? That's got nothing to do with the amount of fork travel you're using, but if you've maxed it out it'll be bloody stiff over bumps! Sounds like the forks have had some pretty stiff springs fitted? You can get new springs front and rear for about £150 odd to your weight and riding style, would that not be worth a go if you like the rest of the bike?!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 05 December 2014, 04:15:38 PM
Cheers Joe, are you sure mate?


Im pretty sure when i was adjusting it that i read that you adjust the compression and go out for a spin and then keep doing that over bumps and heavy braking etc until the cable tie is down to about 10mm from bottoming out.


Whatever way i was going it was going down more and more until i couldnt adjust it any further and it has probably about an inch and a half of travel still left that i just cant use as i couldnt adjust it any further.


If you've got more info though ill take it


Ta


Nog
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 05 December 2014, 05:42:35 PM
A stab in the dark here, but maybe the compression damping is designed for fine control but your springs are just completely out for your bike / weight?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 05 December 2014, 07:09:42 PM
Cheers Joe, are you sure mate?

Im pretty sure when i was adjusting it that i read that you adjust the compression and go out for a spin and then keep doing that over bumps and heavy braking etc until the cable tie is down to about 10mm from bottoming out.

Whatever way i was going it was going down more and more until i couldnt adjust it any further and it has probably about an inch and a half of travel still left that i just cant use as i couldnt adjust it any further.

If you've got more info though ill take it

Ta

Nog

Not very good advice there Nog, everybody has a different style and suspension should be tuned to individuals style as well as weight.
A good example is Lorenzo and Rossi, their setting are completely different yet both are exceptionally fast riders.
My sons and I are reasonably quick riders and anytime we have ridden together we have all kept pace, if we swap bikes we struggle to reach the same pace, because we have  very different suspension settings.

Much talk on suspension adjustments are track related and they do not transfer well to dodgy country roads.
You need to comprise between handling and comfort.
As a start point.
Set the static sag on the forks to 30mm,  turn the Rebound and compression adjusters to the standard settings
Set the static sag on the rear to 20mm and the rebound and compression adjusters to their standard settings.

Take it for a spin and see how it feels

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 05 December 2014, 07:21:42 PM
Hahaha, got it in one ;)

I'm fairly sure everything is looking positive so far. Managed to double confirm that the new Gearbox definitely has an LSD on it - Torsen Type B which is exactly what I was after :D Looking forward to seeing how well it affects the handling as the car was pretty good before hand.


What kind of horsepower does you MG have?

Drive with caution until you get used to it, especially on braking and acceleration through tight bends and speeding through roundabouts,  :eek you will have to modify your driving style a little, but the reduction in torque steer will be a great help. :) Have fun, don't forget to let us know how you get on. :D


It's the 2.5 litre V6 (MG ZS 180) but outputs circa 174hp according to the likes of Parkers ( [url]http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/facts-and-figures/mg/zs/saloon-2001/21449/[/url] ([url]http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/facts-and-figures/mg/zs/saloon-2001/21449/[/url]) )

People have mentioned about how much difference an LSD makes but I really don't know what to expect... I would have thought it would make the car easier to control...

The torque steer on it before hand was a bit of a nightmare :P Especially if you just planted your foot to the floor  :evil :evil :lol


You may find you will be over correcting the steering until you get used t the LSD, mainly because of the lack of torque steer. The power should be transmitted cleaner to the wheels and can catch you by surprise powering through bends :eek Without the LSD when one wheel spins it kills the power transmission a little. You may get some understeer on wet roads as both wheels spin, break traction and the car wants to go straight on. Just be wary, but it will definitely be better overall  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 05 December 2014, 07:57:52 PM
Cheers Joe, are you sure mate?

Im pretty sure when i was adjusting it that i read that you adjust the compression and go out for a spin and then keep doing that over bumps and heavy braking etc until the cable tie is down to about 10mm from bottoming out.

Whatever way i was going it was going down more and more until i couldnt adjust it any further and it has probably about an inch and a half of travel still left that i just cant use as i couldnt adjust it any further.

If you've got more info though ill take it

Ta

Nog

Not very good advice there Nog, everybody has a different style and suspension should be tuned to individuals style as well as weight.
A good example is Lorenzo and Rossi, their setting are completely different yet both are exceptionally fast riders.
My sons and I are reasonably quick riders and anytime we have ridden together we have all kept pace, if we swap bikes we struggle to reach the same pace, because we have  very different suspension settings.

Much talk on suspension adjustments are track related and they do not transfer well to dodgy country roads.
You need to comprise between handling and comfort.
As a start point.
Set the static sag on the forks to 30mm,  turn the Rebound and compression adjusters to the standard settings
Set the static sag on the rear to 20mm and the rebound and compression adjusters to their standard settings.

Take it for a spin and see how it feels


Yeh i did all that guys and had the missus out with a ruler measuring the rider sag and then once id got that sorted i got the settings off of Nitron and i zero'd the rear shock, i got the front rebound adjusted back and forward until i had sorted out as much of the juddering on the front as i could and then i went onto the front compression.......but no matter what i do there is still far too much of the front shock that im not using.


The softer i got it then the much better it felt but i cant do anything  else with it now without throwing more money at it.


It is set up to be a track bike and the previous owner i think must have had it just for that purpose.


Trading in is the way forward for sure. I can always buy another in future but this one is killing me.


Gimme the MT07.....non adjustable front.......otherwise known as no foccing about :) ........ok maybe stick on a better shock but one that i get the chance to spec for the type of riding that i do instead of picking up from someone elses settings.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 05 December 2014, 08:13:32 PM
What sag does it have?

If you can get 25 to 35 mm sag, you may just need to change the fork oil to the standard oil. It is likely that the previous owner has put in a thicker oil to increase the damping levels.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 05 December 2014, 08:33:47 PM
What sag does it have?

If you can get 25 to 35 mm sag, you may just need to change the fork oil to the standard oil. It is likely that the previous owner has put in a thicker oil to increase the damping levels.


Im pretty sure it is 25mm.....actually i think that was on your recomendation before.


He was a bit vague in his descriptions but he did mention that it "might" have uprated  Ohlins springs in the front so it makes sense....at the time i knew even less than i do now and ive learned a little from the process.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 05 December 2014, 11:59:48 PM
Noggy, have you ever checked the Laden sag (sag with you sitting on it)?

25mm static sag is a start point and go up or down according to personal preference.

Check the laden sag and post the result
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 06 December 2014, 12:11:41 AM
Didn't noggy say he had set it with his wife doing the measurements? I would assume that means he was kitted up and sat on it...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 December 2014, 01:22:52 AM
Didn't noggy say he had set it with his wife doing the measurements? I would assume that means he was kitted up and sat on it...

Missed that bit,  :groan

Laden sag would want to be 25 to 30% of the fork travel which according to the manual is 130mm which would make the laden sag around 30 to 40mm.

25mm would only be the start point of static sag
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 06 December 2014, 04:55:13 PM
So today marked the start of another weekend faffing around with the car...

Sorted out moving the clutch release mechanism and driveshaft end from the old gearbox to the new one and began the tedious and frustrating process of refitting it to the engine. Finally got this done though and whilst underneath trying to persuade a driveshaft in to position I noticed that the metal seal on one side of the diff appears to be damaged  :'( :'( :'(

I have as many appendages as possible crossed that it is just superficial and will require no attention. Rather pissed off with myself that I didn't notice it until this point - I even made a point of checking the rubber oil seals on the new box. Tomorrow I'll try to fill the box with oil and hopefully turn the engine over without it going bang either... if all goes well I will be super happy... if not, I'm going to sit in a dark corner under a duvet and cry my self to sleep...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 December 2014, 05:04:22 PM
Didn't noggy say he had set it with his wife doing the measurements? I would assume that means he was kitted up and sat on it...

Missed that bit,  :groan

Laden sag would want to be 25 to 30% of the fork travel which according to the manual is 130mm which would make the laden sag around 30 to 40mm.

25mm would only be the start point of static sag

I Think my brain is sagging :b

trouble is that coz my bike has a side stand only then I didn't know what the bikes normal sag was without me on it..........so I guessed that it was 10mm :o :o :o

and then we went with the 25mm with me sat on it....that's an accurately guessed 35mm...innit :o :o :o

yes I know :o :o :o

I hate this  bike :lol

oh and yes I had my kit on.....although admittedly I didn't quite feel the need to actually wear the helmet so I held it on the tank  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 December 2014, 05:47:40 PM
Became a chimney sweep for the morning and cleaned the chimney :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 December 2014, 05:58:13 PM
Didn't noggy say he had set it with his wife doing the measurements? I would assume that means he was kitted up and sat on it...

Missed that bit,  :groan

Laden sag would want to be 25 to 30% of the fork travel which according to the manual is 130mm which would make the laden sag around 30 to 40mm.

25mm would only be the start point of static sag

I Think my brain is sagging :b

trouble is that coz my bike has a side stand only then I didn't know what the bikes normal sag was without me on it..........so I guessed that it was 10mm :o :o :o

and then we went with the 25mm with me sat on it....that's an accurately guessed 35mm...innit :o :o :o

yes I know :o :o :o

I hate this  bike :lol

oh and yes I had my kit on.....although admittedly I didn't quite feel the need to actually wear the helmet so I held it on the tank  :)

Might be time to change to fork oil and put in the standard 5w
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 December 2014, 06:52:46 PM
Became a chimney sweep for the morning and cleaned the chimney :b


Unfazed it doesnt matter how much you clean that chimney i think you're a bit too old for Santa to visit this year.


Nice try though, you never know :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 December 2014, 10:26:01 PM
Wishfull thinking, he might get a new R1 down it. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 08 December 2014, 11:23:12 AM
So... life went bad for the MG over the weekend...

The new gearbox is mostly shot - god damn seller lied about its state...

Here is the damage to the cover surrounding the oil seal for the nearside driveshaft
ZS

After a bit of investigative work on the old box I figured I could just swap over the casings and life would be good. This did not work. I struggled for a bit trying to get the cover off of the old box, eventually resorting to Google where I found that there is a circlip hiding behind a bolt that needs to be released. Did this and off popped the cover with little effort. I proceeded to remove the new box from the car to do the same thing... but no. Not a chance. Fucker won't budge. I've done everything exactly the same as the old box but the cover still only lifts about 20mm and no further.

Stupid circlip...
ZS

Old gearbox
ZS


The real concerns are that there is some not very nice stuff leaking out of the box that happens to include metal filings... a fair few of them... and then, just to add salt to the wound, suddenly I hear tap tap tap tap as a load of ball bearings decide to make a bid for freedom. Looks like the bearing carrier on the offside of the diff has given up on life, which just so happens to be the one I can't even get to without dismantling the entire thing

Then I get a call from the estate agents. They aren't impressed with my vehicular maintenance. So, after all this, I give up. Old box, despite its issues, is going back on. I'll admit that I've made a bodge of this project from start to finish... but you live and learn. I look forward to having a nice 2+ car garage in the future where I have all the space I need, heating, lighting, tools where I can do whatever the foc I want
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 08 December 2014, 11:51:14 AM
Sorry to hear about your bad luck Deadeye......that is shit.........it pains me to read because i wouldnt have half the patience that you have doing all this.




What's the plan then?............is it time for the car to go despite your efforts?.....get another project maybe something less complicated ie no dismantling diffs etc?......or is it bullet biting time and buying a more confirmed reliable box etc


If i was gonna have a car project it would be something really small and relatively easy tech..........such as a Pug 106 Rallye
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 08 December 2014, 12:16:06 PM
No way, the car is staying! That is unless I blow up the engine when I try to start it... that would be an entirely different story...

However, what it does mean is no LSD for now and I return to my potentially problematic 5th gear and shifting issues. I live in hope that tidying up the clutch and associated mechanisms might have fixed it since the gears don't look too bad on the old box. Unfortunately, this is yet another item that it is out of my experience, so I'm not 100% sure what I'm looking for...

For the future I think the plan is to reinstall the old box and get the car back on the road. If my finances are looking better next year then I'll be moving out of my current place in to something like a 2 bed house with a garage. I'll have much more freedom to then take the box off and fit the LSD by either repairing the new box, or sourcing another one or something along those lines.

It's definitely frustrating and hard work, but I do really enjoy mechanics at the end of the day... it never feels like it, but I guess it must be true if I keep putting myself through all of this. Having a full on work shop would make life much easier. I'm pretty please with my new ratchet spanners - they've made life sooo much easier on a few scenarios already :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 08 December 2014, 12:32:18 PM
Took Dad to see Ralph McTell in concert as his Christmas present. My god, but what a performance! Humming all the songs today. Incredible delivery for a 70yr old!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 08 December 2014, 01:09:38 PM
So... life went bad for the MG over the weekend...

The new gearbox is mostly shot - god damn seller lied about its state...

Here is the damage to the cover surrounding the oil seal for the nearside driveshaft
ZS

After a bit of investigative work on the old box I figured I could just swap over the casings and life would be good. This did not work. I struggled for a bit trying to get the cover off of the old box, eventually resorting to Google where I found that there is a circlip hiding behind a bolt that needs to be released. Did this and off popped the cover with little effort. I proceeded to remove the new box from the car to do the same thing... but no. Not a chance. Fucker won't budge. I've done everything exactly the same as the old box but the cover still only lifts about 20mm and no further.

Stupid circlip...
ZS

Old gearbox
ZS


The real concerns are that there is some not very nice stuff leaking out of the box that happens to include metal filings... a fair few of them... and then, just to add salt to the wound, suddenly I hear tap tap tap tap as a load of ball bearings decide to make a bid for freedom. Looks like the bearing carrier on the offside of the diff has given up on life, which just so happens to be the one I can't even get to without dismantling the entire thing

Then I get a call from the estate agents. They aren't impressed with my vehicular maintenance. So, after all this, I give up. Old box, despite its issues, is going back on. I'll admit that I've made a bodge of this project from start to finish... but you live and learn. I look forward to having a nice 2+ car garage in the future where I have all the space I need, heating, lighting, tools where I can do whatever the foc I want








up against it deadeye  :\ .....been there myself a few times....going back many,many,many years when i was your age i had a mk1 escort with v6 3.0 ltr essex engine...one hell of a car.. :lol ....living with my parents and no garage meant working outside,it had a fierce appertite for rear diffs,gearboxes and head gaskets all fixed outside in all weathers,engine was a tight fit so to remove the gearbox that was engine out time,towards the end of my ownership engine in and outs were done in a day with time to spare  :D .....one car i shouldn`t of sold  :'( ...


time to walk away for a while matey,things will be easier when you go back......is the estate agent going to let you put it back together ?.........as iam a little   :rolleyes [size=78%]older than you,i now have my own garage at the bottom of the garden with light and power,and just about all the tools i need....it makes it a lot easier,no need to tidy up at the end of the day,just close the door untill tomorrow,iam half way through a job on mrs reds car its cold and frosty and wet outside but no problem for me ..........you`ll get there mate [/size] ;) .........pm to self,stop reading noggys long posts  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 08 December 2014, 01:45:44 PM





Ha ha Red ya swine! :lol




Why say in a few words what can be said in 50 words eh ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 08 December 2014, 03:16:02 PM

up against it deadeye  :\ .....been there myself a few times....going back many,many,many years when i was your age i had a mk1 escort with v6 3.0 ltr essex engine...one hell of a car.. :lol ....living with my parents and no garage meant working outside,it had a fierce appertite for rear diffs,gearboxes and head gaskets all fixed outside in all weathers,engine was a tight fit so to remove the gearbox that was engine out time,towards the end of my ownership engine in and outs were done in a day with time to spare  :D .....one car i shouldn`t of sold  :'( ...


time to walk away for a while matey,things will be easier when you go back......is the estate agent going to let you put it back together ?.........as iam a little   :rolleyes [size=78%]older than you,i now have my own garage at the bottom of the garden with light and power,and just about all the tools i need....it makes it a lot easier,no need to tidy up at the end of the day,just close the door untill tomorrow,iam half way through a job on mrs reds car its cold and frosty and wet outside but no problem for me ..........you`ll get there mate [/size] ;) .........pm to self,stop reading noggys long posts  :lol


Yeah, the weather doesn't bother me much as long as it isn't raining... even then it still doesn't stop me, I just complain about it :P

I'm getting a bit faster at dealing with the gearbox, but its still a pain in the ass getting it to line up with the engine every damn time.

As for whether the estate agents will let me put it back together... well I'm not really going to give them a choice in the matter. From what I've gathered speaking to my neighbours, no one cares apart from one grumpy old man in one of the flats who just so happens to be the building manager. Most of my neighbours have actually offered help and the use of any of their tools. If I get caught again and they choose to evict me, then so be it. I told them that there may be one more incident due to having to move the car off the premises - technically a lie, but they woke me up with their phone call so I wasn't processing information at that time. I figure if they say anything then I'll fall back on this.

Hell, the first time I was told that I wasn't allowed to have the car on axle stands - for whatever reason I don't know. Now its been upgraded to no work what-so-ever outside of the garage. Unfortunately, the car is in no position to be moved at this time without further work and the garage won't fit the car - especially with everything else already in there, including two Fazers :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 08 December 2014, 03:38:04 PM
One more quick one, I took some up close photos of the gears in the old box, do they look normal to those who know? I'm not sure if the marks on the teeth are supposed to be there or not...

Oh and now I can't get the fucking cover back on either...

ZS Gears
ZS Gears

ZS Gears
ZS Gears

ZS Gears
ZS Gears
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 08 December 2014, 03:40:25 PM





Ha ha Red ya swine! :lol



G
Why say in a few words what can be said in 50 words eh ;)






 :lol :lol :lol..........too much time on my hands mr nog, bike put away today untill next year, missing it already......anywhos, how long till we hear the patter of little nog ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 08 December 2014, 03:58:28 PM





Only about 3 & a half weeks to go :eek :eek :eek




Looking forward to a month off though to help the missus out.......i know it wont be easy.....but anything is better than going to work........famous last words.


& fingers crossed i aint night shift when she goes into labour because the NHS has been stripped bear down here and we've got nigh on an hours drive to the hospital because of that, plus i gotta get relieved at work and then get home first before we start that journey, plus it'll be January so hopefully no snow either.


It'll all pan out. :)


Plus im playing the "oh i need more of a sensible bike now that the baby will be here" card :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 08 December 2014, 05:15:57 PM
No way, the car is staying! That is unless I blow up the engine when I try to start it... that would be an entirely different story...

However, what it does mean is no LSD for now and I return to my potentially problematic 5th gear and shifting issues. I live in hope that tidying up the clutch and associated mechanisms might have fixed it since the gears don't look too bad on the old box. Unfortunately, this is yet another item that it is out of my experience, so I'm not 100% sure what I'm looking for...

For the future I think the plan is to reinstall the old box and get the car back on the road. If my finances are looking better next year then I'll be moving out of my current place in to something like a 2 bed house with a garage. I'll have much more freedom to then take the box off and fit the LSD by either repairing the new box, or sourcing another one or something along those lines.

It's definitely frustrating and hard work, but I do really enjoy mechanics at the end of the day... it never feels like it, but I guess it must be true if I keep putting myself through all of this. Having a full on work shop would make life much easier. I'm pretty please with my new ratchet spanners - they've made life sooo much easier on a few scenarios already :D

What was the problem with the original gearbox?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 08 December 2014, 08:33:17 PM
Dodgy 5th gear - it didn't like to engage without crunching most of the time unless I matched road speed and revs. I got pretty used to this so it became less of an issue. I also experienced heat soak, or something like that, with the clutch hydraulics which meant that in summer if I did anything under 50 for more than 15 minutes it became very hard to change gear. On very hot days in traffic it almost got to a point of having to pull over and stop because you just couldn't change gear.

There is information that the bracket that holds the slave clutch cylinder isn't up to the job, but also that the clutch release arm may need attention to free it up. The latter I have done whereas the former is something I will look at if I continue to experience issues. The hydraulic system itself is sealed so there isn't much you can do with it other than replace it. You can get a new system that isn't sealed which allows you to bleed the system adjust the pedal height in the car, but this mostly affects the other models, not the ZS 180.

Apologies for the long replies, but there's a lot of research and history that has lead me to my decisions :P The new box also had the LSD on it which would have been a nice upgrade. So, in the future I will be rebuilding a gearbox in some fashion :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 09 December 2014, 06:12:00 PM
stripped the golf in an attempt to fix a water leak....left in bits in the garage just to make DEADEYE feel a bit better   ;).......you not the only one matey   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 09 December 2014, 10:04:06 PM
Dodgy 5th gear - it didn't like to engage without crunching most of the time unless I matched road speed and revs. I got pretty used to this so it became less of an issue. I also experienced heat soak, or something like that, with the clutch hydraulics which meant that in summer if I did anything under 50 for more than 15 minutes it became very hard to change gear. On very hot days in traffic it almost got to a point of having to pull over and stop because you just couldn't change gear.

There is information that the bracket that holds the slave clutch cylinder isn't up to the job, but also that the clutch release arm may need attention to free it up. The latter I have done whereas the former is something I will look at if I continue to experience issues. The hydraulic system itself is sealed so there isn't much you can do with it other than replace it. You can get a new system that isn't sealed which allows you to bleed the system adjust the pedal height in the car, but this mostly affects the other models, not the ZS 180.

Apologies for the long replies, but there's a lot of research and history that has lead me to my decisions :P The new box also had the LSD on it which would have been a nice upgrade. So, in the future I will be rebuilding a gearbox in some fashion :P

Notches on the gears is normal,
Are all the linkages ok, nothing worn or twisted.
It may be sealed, but does it have a bleed nipple on the slave cylinder? It might be concealed
It there a small master cylinder reservoir above the clutch pedal, if so that is most likely where the seal is, probably a bit like the diaphragm in the master cylinder of the Fazers. Pull it up and cut a hole in the bottom of it and this will allow you replace the fluid, bleed it and keep the seal for the cap when you put it back on.

Did you try selecting gears when the box was out?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 09 December 2014, 10:34:09 PM
The linkages seem fine to me, I'll take a more thorough look in a few days when I take another crack at it.

The system is completely sealed - no bleed nipples anywhere. As far as I am aware, there is something you can do which involves rebuilding the master cylinder with some modified components to allow the system to be bled.

On both boxes I have tried selecting gears with the box off the car and they work ok :) From what I've read recently, the 5th gear synchro may be interfering with the casing going back on... or something like that :\ I found a complete rebuild guide to the PG1 box on the Rover Tech forums so that will come in handy later on
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 16 December 2014, 04:12:06 PM
A ride to Woods Motorcycles, Abergele, then to Rhos on Sea prom for a coffee. 95 miles, mild weather, dry roads on ride back.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 16 December 2014, 04:48:38 PM
The linkages seem fine to me, I'll take a more thorough look in a few days when I take another crack at it.

The system is completely sealed - no bleed nipples anywhere. As far as I am aware, there is something you can do which involves rebuilding the master cylinder with some modified components to allow the system to be bled.

On both boxes I have tried selecting gears with the box off the car and they work ok :) From what I've read recently, the 5th gear synchro may be interfering with the casing going back on... or something like that :\ I found a complete rebuild guide to the PG1 box on the Rover Tech forums so that will come in handy later on

Run the box with a drill at slow speed and try selecting gears  :) Make sure the box is bolted or strapped to a bench or something. :eek Speaking from experience here  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 17 December 2014, 12:42:59 PM
Today continued with my usual bad luck... the casing for the one working gearbox I have shattered...

I was tightening the bolts (not excessively, I promise) when suddenly the entire thing just splits in two. I now have no gearbox to go in to the car. Pretty much at the end of my tether so I've given up and purchased a new / refurbished unit from eBay meaning another £220 spent.

You know, I would of thought I'd be entitled to some sort of break given all the shit I've been put through the past few months... pahahaha I make myself laugh
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 17 December 2014, 05:09:44 PM
That was tough luck indeed. Only for bad luck you would have no luck :D
 You might as well dismantle it and see what was wrong with it and maybe become an expert on MG gearboxes ,especially on removing and refitting :)

Would you be able to make one good box out of the two???
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 17 December 2014, 08:07:36 PM
I think I can make a good one out of the two... but that's a job for another day. During this whole escapade I've been under pressure from the building management.

Turns out that I'm not supposed to work on my car outside of the garage - unfortunately this was in a separate contract that I wasn't made aware of, nor given a copy of when I first moved in and I'd already got the car to a point where it couldn't be moved when they told me.

In any case, its a long ass story which has boiled down to an official written notice that I need to remove the car before the 22nd. It's also pretty damn unlikely they will renew the lease with me... so I'm house hunting for somewhere better at the same time.

I'll be glad when winter is over, so much stress these past few months. I'm not entirely without fault I guess, but the whole situation is so totally fubar it's not even funny...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 17 December 2014, 08:53:37 PM


Do you love that car Deadeye, have you gone passed the point of no return?........I mean have you tallied up how much it has cost you on everything except consumables....if that figure is still really cheap then have you considered just getting rid of it and buying a little run around until the stress has passed over and things are more settled and then you can buy another project then when you have a clear mind and the facilities to do things at leisure.

there's lots of disposable cars out there for £500.......young guys and girls these days pass there test and they don't want them...they get brand new cars these days.......but I often see pretty good looking motors for sale for £500 and I think the key with these is not to spend any more on them....£500....rag it til it breaks....scrap....get another runner for £500

I think we've all been there with cars or bikes......I've had so many cars now and a few of them I spent some serious money on to keep them going......then other folk seem to get away with abusing their cars and them never going wrong no matter what they do.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 17 December 2014, 09:21:05 PM
I still love the car and it really isn't the car that's causing me the stress. I know full well that things may go wrong when doing any sort of work on a vehicle and I accept that. The stress is coming from the pressure of the Management Agency for the building (I'm in a flat with an en-bloc garage).

The costs I've put in to the car are still worth it, despite it costing way more than I had anticipated when I started in September.

Talking of another car though... it's likely I will be buying my friends car from him as well. It's a ridiculously good deal that I can't say no to - its a Mazda RX-8. They have their quirks, but they shouldn't really affect me plus I know its history of the past 2-3 years and what work has been done to it etc etc

Any foccers fancy helping me move house in Feb? :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 17 December 2014, 09:57:59 PM
I still love the car and it really isn't the car that's causing me the stress. I know full well that things may go wrong when doing any sort of work on a vehicle and I accept that. The stress is coming from the pressure of the Management Agency for the building (I'm in a flat with an en-bloc garage).

The costs I've put in to the car are still worth it, despite it costing way more than I had anticipated when I started in September.

Talking of another car though... it's likely I will be buying my friends car from him as well. It's a ridiculously good deal that I can't say no to - its a Mazda RX-8. They have their quirks, but they shouldn't really affect me plus I know its history of the past 2-3 years and what work has been done to it etc etc

Any foccers fancy helping me move house in Feb? :P
RX8 eh......ooooh very nice sir.........suits you sir...............but why keep the MG then?.....coz you wanna I suppose :lol............I'd like an RX-8 but sadly im now stuck with cars that can easily accommodate a baby seat....pah....oh well maybe when im in my 40's.

yeh these management thingies are stressful....but they kinda have their uses such as stopping the neighbours with mahoosive caravans parked right outside your house etc....it's amazing what you'll find in the small print of title deeds even as an owner....shed can only be so tall and so big compared to size of garden, no work vans, boats, trailers, caravans, ice cream vans, hot dog stands, kennels etc etc......it's basically because generally people cant be trusted to do things in moderation and use a bit of common sense so in the end it is blanket punishment. :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 19 December 2014, 07:01:55 PM
Bought a pair of NOS fork tubes for my suzuki gt 250 x7.........bargain at £100... :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 19 December 2014, 11:09:38 PM
Picked up cage no. 2 today :)

Finally have a car (54 plate RX-8) to get around and make use of... including picking up the new gearbox for the MG :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 19 December 2014, 11:12:12 PM
Picked up cage no. 2 today :)

Finally have a car (54 plate RX-8) to get around and make use of... including picking up the new gearbox for the MG :)


Come on deadeye.....i thought you knewthe drill by now.


 :useless
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 19 December 2014, 11:35:26 PM
 :useless
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 20 December 2014, 12:16:37 AM
I'll get pictures up tomorrow when there is some decent light :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 20 December 2014, 09:18:31 AM
Hope the rotary-wrangle engine keeps going!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 20 December 2014, 10:23:18 AM
I'll get pictures up tomorrow when there is some decent light :)


After he's polished it he means ;)




I think they get a bit tail happy those things deadeye, watch yourself on those slidey roads.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 20 December 2014, 12:29:28 PM
Certainly not a car to be driven hard by the faint hearted   :lol

Lovely looking car, best of luck with it, Dead eye
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 20 December 2014, 01:03:11 PM
Cracking engines those wankle thingys, I think just 1300cc in the RX8 but very quick and revy........only down side is there not to good on the old motion lotion.........I would have one.......deadeys taking his time polishing it    :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 20 December 2014, 06:20:39 PM
Evening all, first things first, piccies!

Mazda RX-8
Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8
Mazda RX-8


In other news... the MG LIVES!!! sort of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2bFRMYlWYM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2bFRMYlWYM)

The reason the pictures were late is that I've spent most of the day reassembling -everything- on the ZS. Finally got to a point of being able to start it. It was pretty rough running and I was concerned for a bit, but after 1/4 mile of its inaugural test drive with the new parts it cleared its throat and we were off :)

Its very loud at the moment (given that the exhaust is still a problem) and it's a bit vibey - but that could be down to the exhaust. The idle speed is rather fast at the moment - nearly twice as fast as standard so I'll be doing some research and checking that out.

The downside however... the radiator is leaking... looks like the engine did some damage when it was being put back in to the engine bay. So, going to need to buy a new one before doing anything long distance. It's good to have it running though, but I've left it parked around the corner to satisfy the evil menace that has been complaining and the estate agents.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 20 December 2014, 06:35:38 PM
A good day then deadeye   :thumbup.....like the mazda, and the colour   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 20 December 2014, 11:07:03 PM
Yep love the motor deadeye 8) .......one of the new shapes too...very posh
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 20 December 2014, 11:56:53 PM
It's not the sort of thing I would usually go for, but I just couldn't say no to the deal - it was somewhat of a steal ;)

The MG will sit still for the next few months until I can get round to replacing the radiator without incurring further wrath ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 21 December 2014, 06:19:18 AM
Nice car. you will pull the birds with that !!!  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 21 December 2014, 09:52:03 AM
Nice clean looking RX.


MG sure sounds ratty, is the exhaust blowing or is it very rattly hydraulic tappats trying to build up oil pressure
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 21 December 2014, 10:13:52 AM
The exhaust has rotten through such that the back box is no longer connected... plus I lost one of the nuts that holds the exhaust to the manifold and didn't renew the gaskets so its probably blowing there as well. It's not ideal, but the car won't be doing mega-mileage and I will be booking it in to have an entirely new stainless steel system as soon as I replace the radiator and fix the idle :)

Oddly, in that video the idle is at about the right speed, it was only later on that it started to have issues. I've got plenty to check though to make sure.

Dealing with the radiator should give me a chance to look in to sorting a cold air feed for the air intake. The existing setup is atrocious
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 21 December 2014, 12:57:18 PM
High idle be cause by the exhaust with the ECU trying to regulate fuel for the lean burning due to the exhaust blowing confusing the O2 sensors.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 21 December 2014, 05:17:14 PM
The major problem is behind any of the O2 sensors but I'll admit the manifold connection could be a problem...

I'd like to rule out as many of the other possibilities as I can first though as I'd prefer to get the exhaust changed without this as a problem to ensure any tuning isn't skewed.

Also, wouldn't the O2 sensors trigger an engine management light? I guess this is technically at the other end of the spectrum for readings but still...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 21 December 2014, 05:30:52 PM
It might eventually, but if the O2 sensors are working it will try and compensate.
If the O2 sensors were faulty it will show the light immediately.


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 21 December 2014, 05:55:49 PM
O2 sensors went on my old skoda and i got a dash warning straight away......pain in the arse......first year was faulty temp sensor and second time was faulty pressure sensor.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 05 January 2015, 02:46:03 PM
Mild, dry day. 80 miles in total, over to Oswestry down the Tanat valley, over the Berwyns to Bala, back to Wrexham via Llandegla. Traffic free roads, one reason I enjoy riding in the winter. Just hosed the bike down and dried it with the pet drier.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 05 January 2015, 07:14:44 PM
Renewed the insurance on the MG and bought insurance for the Mazda... my bank balance is really not happy :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Aegis Bearing Mel on 12 January 2015, 02:32:22 AM
Spent the weekend farting around with me Ute.

Tub liner off, reversing camera cables routed through bodywork, wire for tub LED lights down the same path, camera connected to reversing light supply, tub liner back on, LED strips for tub wired into cab light, door panels off, new speakers fitted, door liners back on, stereo fitted, cab gubbins re-fitted, bumper off, new headlights fitted, bumper back on and finally oil & air filters changed.

Ah, thank fook that's over.

I'll get some photos up when it's dark, let me see what the lights actually look like too.
:D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 22 January 2015, 06:13:14 PM
Drove it up to the top of the Kirkstone Pass, Lake District, and generally around the lakes and fells (never driven the car around there before).


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/LakeDistrictJan2015314_zps16352da3.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/LakeDistrictJan2015314_zps16352da3.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/LakeDistrictJan2015188_zpsc980ebc9.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/LakeDistrictJan2015188_zpsc980ebc9.jpg.html)



First time I've been up there in the winter too; thoroughly enjoyed a bit of slogging in the snow, though I didn't have the proper footwear for it and was limited for time.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 22 January 2015, 06:35:02 PM
Don't u ever go to work?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 22 January 2015, 06:59:19 PM
I will second that.??
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 22 January 2015, 07:28:25 PM
Not if I can help it  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 24 January 2015, 02:50:49 PM
Bought 2 new pistons for my suzuki X7, re-bore on monday, carbs ultra sonic cleaned yesterday waiting to be picked up all being well back in one bit next weekend   :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 24 January 2015, 03:22:31 PM
Don't forget grandpa..... The piston rings are fitted :-))
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 24 January 2015, 03:36:19 PM
Don't forget grandpa..... The piston rings are fitted :-))

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 24 January 2015, 06:16:09 PM
that's bloody clever, how long they been doing that  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 24 January 2015, 07:53:41 PM
Thats the first set ive bought where the rings have been fitted, easy enough to do, takes seconds........piece of cake these 2 strokes   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 24 January 2015, 08:24:13 PM
Well ok, just a bit jealous. Wish I'd bought that bloody LC!  :'(


Now looking at the YPVS 350N in PS this month  :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: tex on 24 January 2015, 08:24:41 PM
Took the tdr 250 out for a blast around herts, brilliant  fun,  not sure about the brakes though, think I'm spoilt with the blue spots!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 25 January 2015, 05:05:57 PM
Got the Husky out and took it for a spin for and hour, muddy bridle paths,lanes,puddles, like a big kid :D


24 01 151
24 01 151
24 01 152
24 01 152
[Limit reached]

Good fun on the slippy lanes, feels safer than the Fazer, well my Fazer is safe in the garage :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 26 January 2015, 09:08:03 PM
TE610?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 26 January 2015, 09:17:40 PM
TE610?


350
got alot of go too, spins up on tarmac easily
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 27 January 2015, 05:39:59 AM
Took the tdr 250 out for a blast around herts, brilliant  fun,  not sure about the brakes though, think I'm spoilt with the blue spots!


Sure I've seen TDR's with blue spot calipers - thought they were a straight fit - find a TDR forum and ask - problem solved :-)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 27 January 2015, 11:17:36 AM
Quote
350
got alot of go too, spins up on tarmac easily

Nice,  I've got a 610 of the same era... Motard project I've never finished haha...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 27 January 2015, 11:53:26 AM
Washed my baby bike; the Serow, took it for a short spin to dry it off and heat it up, drained the oil, cleaned both oil filters, filled it with a 1 litre of  10W 40 Semi and treated it against the salt laden roads.  :) Back to work tomorrow :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: tex on 27 January 2015, 12:06:18 PM
Took the tdr 250 out for a blast around herts, brilliant  fun,  not sure about the brakes though, think I'm spoilt with the blue spots!


Sure I've seen TDR's with blue spot calipers - thought they were a straight fit - find a TDR forum and ask - problem solved :-)

  Yes I think your right mil, you might need the master cylinder,  I've joined  the tdr forum, so will ask there, cheers
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 01 February 2015, 04:22:09 PM
Bought another two stroke    :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 01 February 2015, 04:35:12 PM
Picked up my suzuki X7 carbs from the ultra sonic cleaners........very good job, couldn't get them this clean at home   :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 01 February 2015, 04:40:28 PM
Collected the re-bored barrels for my suzuki X7....got all arty with my camera  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 01 February 2015, 05:57:20 PM
Hey Red you're getting the hang of this photo malarkey..........just in time for cameras to become obsolete :lol


I bet you can programme a VCR using the scanner/tv times :b






Unfazed......starting up your bike to warm the oil before draining it, i understand that bit.....but what's your opinion on starting up the bike with the old oil still in it???......because my bike is sorn for the winter i always like to drain the oil that has been sitting in the engine for months and not start the engine until there's fresh oil back in it as i thought the old stuff would be full of water or condensation and generally a bit crap..........ok it's the same oil that was in it when last switched off.....but just with added water maybe and been through some frost or whatever.


Am i being overly cautious then?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 01 February 2015, 06:03:03 PM
Bought another two stroke    :D

Do I really have to?

 :useless

Or can't you feckin remember what it is/where you've put it  :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 01 February 2015, 06:29:47 PM
Hey Red you're getting the hang of this photo malarkey..........just in time for cameras to become obsolete :lol






I bet you can programme a VCR using the scanner/tv times :b




VCR  ?..........just bought myself one of those new fangled beta max jobbies....very high tech, state of the art, latest technologies thingy........ :lol






Unfazed......starting up your bike to warm the oil before draining it, i understand that bit.....but what's your opinion on starting up the bike with the old oil still in it???......because my bike is sorn for the winter i always like to drain the oil that has been sitting in the engine for months and not start the engine until there's fresh oil back in it as i thought the old stuff would be full of water or condensation and generally a bit crap..........ok it's the same oil that was in it when last switched off.....but just with added water maybe and been through some frost or whatever.


Am i being overly cautious then?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 01 February 2015, 06:33:01 PM
Bought another two stroke    :D

Do I really have to?

 :useless

Or can't you feckin remember what it is/where you've put it  :rollin





no  no   no.......its a guessing game.......whats red bought now ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 01 February 2015, 06:35:24 PM
This :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 01 February 2015, 06:43:38 PM
That is way to quick for you, stick with the Fazer  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 01 February 2015, 06:45:03 PM
This :b





I have one of those   :rolleyes.....its not a two stroke though   :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 07 February 2015, 05:09:23 PM
100 mile round trip on the XJ600 to Colwyn Bay.An hour on the prom, coffee and cake.Dry, snow in the fields at Bwlchgwyn, A balmy 6 degrees. Saw many bikers today, presume heading for the Dragon Rally campsite, as they were loaded up with what looked like tents and sleeping bags.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: youngsterbiker on 07 February 2015, 06:12:13 PM
Tried to start the blackbird. failed
Put a heater infront of it. Failed
Tomorrow may be getting the plugs out and cleaning. (internet says 4 - 5 hours to do this. foccin fairings :@ )
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 07 February 2015, 06:54:48 PM
Fitted a new cat to the cage...MOT coming up and the last couple of years its just scraped through the emissions test so thought I it about time for a new one....should have been a simple job if it wasn't for the parts man giving me the wrong one.......twice   >:
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Rexr on 07 February 2015, 07:01:44 PM
Thought about washing the car.......then thought fook it, it's to fecking cold...... :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 07 February 2015, 07:23:17 PM
One clean Serow again, now devoid of salt for a few days I hope
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JoeRock on 07 February 2015, 10:58:16 PM
Took off the KLEEN air pipework and crap on my ZX-9R and ZX-10R, and fitted crash bungs to both. Pipework took about 30 minutes on the 9 - well over 2 hours on the 10. Bloody modern bikes will 6 million interlocking fairing pieces!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 07 February 2015, 11:16:04 PM
Finished installing burglar alarm in my Villa. 200 metres of cable... 22 window sensors, 4 external door sensors, 8 internal door sensors (didn't feel the need to do the third floor  :rolleyes ), 4 PIR's, Phone dialer and a bell box, Tested. Few! Never want to do that again.

Opened bottle of beer.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 07 February 2015, 11:48:55 PM
Took daughter to Preston trax on the R1 for a moto-x photo shoot (40 miles) then a 95 mile slippery blast out with the bro-in-law through the trough of bowland on the R1, finishing off with an urgent blood bike run to Blackpool Victoria hospital on the Thundercat (20 miles).
An awesome days biking, but a chilly one!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 21 February 2015, 03:13:57 PM
The RX-8 went out for its MOT. I was a little sceptical as to whether it would pass especially as I had to erase the ECU warning about the CAT emissions in the morning (I know, I know) but thankfully it passed with only some minor quibbles.

Time to figure out if I shall keep the car and spend money putting it right (it needs new suspension and CAT as a minimum) or just have a bit of fun and move it on. The aren't expensive to buy, but they are damn expensive to run. Never thought I'd be looking forward to getting back in the ZS for it's fuel economy :|
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 22 February 2015, 03:53:15 PM
Liz and I did 40 miles on our mountain bikes taking in bits of Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northanptoshire - cold, wet, miserable........... and the weather was rubbish too!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 22 February 2015, 11:08:56 PM
Shortened my r1 high level can as it was enormous before. I also took the pillion peg hangers off to tidy her up a bit.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/22/419e9e04fdf21609fbe1bca6ccb12b66.jpg)

Also balanced the carbs on the Thundercat (again) trying to get rid of the bottom end fluffiness.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 23 February 2015, 07:33:53 AM
4 PIR's,

If 4 Parachute Infantry Regiments can't stop burglars, nothing will. The lengths you have to go to, eh?  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 23 February 2015, 10:18:50 AM
4 PIR's,

If 4 Parachute Infantry Regiments can't stop burglars, nothing will. The lengths you have to go to, eh?  :lol

 :lol

It's a big 6 bed house Nick.

Next up is razer wire around my perimeter, acid filled moat with draw bridge and gate house, and machine gun turrets with those auto fire guns like in the alien film. Hopefully that will stop the Deer, evil Muntjac and Pheasants from fighting their way through my hedgerow, hoofing up my nice lawn and eating my vegetation.

Orf my land!

 :2guns
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 23 February 2015, 10:38:35 AM
Oh, how the other half live!!! sigh......  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: tex on 23 February 2015, 05:57:16 PM
Got the new bike lift in the shed.
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: tex on 23 February 2015, 05:58:49 PM
Another
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Ebme Geek on 24 February 2015, 11:17:16 AM
I am very envious of that lift,
but I must ask how rigid is that shed floor, all the ones I have come across have been quite flimsy.
 
Might be wise to put some 3/4" plywood  pads (even if it's just shuttering ply) under the feet to spread the load across at least a couple of rafters, I would be tempted to put a whole sheet under it.
 
If its as flexi under foot as the ones I have experienced the thought of the combined weight of the lift and a FZS1000 plus any forces by yanking on spanners, leaning on bench etc all going down through the feet just scares me, the risk of it punching through the floor and tipping over   :eek
 
Judge it for yourself, and again - Nice  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: tex on 24 February 2015, 12:44:27 PM
Thanks for the advice, yes I think your right  now I think about it, the floor is quite  thick, but there's a lot of weight there especially  with the thou, I'm going to put a sheet of ply under the hole lift. :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 24 February 2015, 12:51:19 PM
Just removed the XJ600 exhaust. Awaiting delivery of a stainless steel replacement, hopefully this afternoon.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 24 February 2015, 04:46:34 PM
New exhaust arrived. Fitted ready for tomorrow. I'm going to Oulton Park to meet some friends who are doing a trackday.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 24 February 2015, 06:10:13 PM





That exhaust has spruced up the whole bike Anquetil. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: midden on 24 February 2015, 08:13:19 PM
Would it be rude to say...........Christ XJ600's are ugly?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 24 February 2015, 08:56:31 PM
I must admit that it does look a lot better than the corroded Motad, Noggy.
  It wouldn't be rude at all to say that it is an ugly beast, Midden. When I bought it in 1989 it was the belle of the ball, but we all age. I have to say that she has been a good servant over the years and I do have a sentimental attachment, which is probably why I keep spending more money than she is worth on her. The exhaust, (£260.00), is worth as much as the bike.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: maddog04 on 25 February 2015, 08:28:21 AM
4 PIR's,

If 4 Parachute Infantry Regiments can't stop burglars, nothing will. The lengths you have to go to, eh?  :lol

 :lol

It's a big 6 bed house Nick.

Next up is razer wire around my perimeter, acid filled moat with draw bridge and gate house, and machine gun turrets with those auto fire guns like in the alien film. Hopefully that will stop the Deer, evil Muntjac and Pheasants from fighting their way through my hedgerow, hoofing up my nice lawn and eating my vegetation.

Orf my land!

 :2guns




the things you have to do to stay safe in rough as foc Manchester :lol :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 25 February 2015, 10:01:29 AM
 :lol

Originally from rough as foc SE London now in the middle of buck fuc rough as foc Suffolk.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 27 February 2015, 03:53:09 PM
70 miles round trip, Bala and back. Food and drink at Caffi Tegid by the lake. Frosty start, ice in the gutters at Bwlchgwyn, but soon warmed up.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 06 March 2015, 07:58:38 PM
Last weekend I began the work of replacing the radiator in the ZS - the final step toward getting it back on the road. Today I finished this off and the car is finally running properly with no leaks!!

Looking forward to using it more now and heading off to a meet with it tomorrow :) I'll get some photos up once I've had a chance to wash it... well... get someone else to wash it...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 06 March 2015, 09:14:11 PM
I fitted an integrated rear light to my V4 tuono and bar end indicators, so no sticky out indicators anymore! :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 06 March 2015, 11:43:31 PM
Last weekend I began the work of replacing the radiator in the ZS - the final step toward getting it back on the road. Today I finished this off and the car is finally running properly with no leaks!!

Looking forward to using it more now and heading off to a meet with it tomorrow :) I'll get some photos up once I've had a chance to wash it... well... get someone else to wash it...

Fuck off, I ain't doin' it.  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 07 March 2015, 12:04:31 AM
Last weekend I began the work of replacing the radiator in the ZS - the final step toward getting it back on the road. Today I finished this off and the car is finally running properly with no leaks!!

Looking forward to using it more now and heading off to a meet with it tomorrow :) I'll get some photos up once I've had a chance to wash it... well... get someone else to wash it...

Fuck off, I ain't doin' it.  :lol

why not? You have nothing else to do, no bike to ride  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 07 March 2015, 01:00:18 AM
Last weekend I began the work of replacing the radiator in the ZS - the final step toward getting it back on the road. Today I finished this off and the car is finally running properly with no leaks!!

Looking forward to using it more now and heading off to a meet with it tomorrow :) I'll get some photos up once I've had a chance to wash it... well... get someone else to wash it...

Fuck off, I ain't doin' it.  :lol

why not? You have nothing else to do, no bike to ride  :lol

I have hang gliding to learn, and ladies to pleasure.  ;) Liam can clean his own fuckin' car.  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 07 March 2015, 01:25:36 AM
I can't be arsed to do it myself so was planning on getting the guys at Sainsburys to do it...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: midden on 07 March 2015, 09:40:39 AM

I have ladies to pleasure.  ;) Liam can clean his own fuckin' car.  :b
So you do the housework as well as clean cars then?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 07 March 2015, 10:00:39 AM
House calls, more like! ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 07 March 2015, 12:42:54 PM
All nice and clean now :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 07 March 2015, 08:41:44 PM
All nice and clean now :D


And badly parked, look at the front tyre :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 07 March 2015, 09:08:06 PM
started with my trusty old inflateable hot  tub


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Then took the side of the summer house out


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Put this back in there


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And now its out there slowly warming up :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 07 March 2015, 11:34:07 PM
Took my Katie Em up to Scotland to ride some back roads and fire tracks with a few friends.

Base camp was at Inchree and ride outs were from there to: Point of Ardnamurchan, Isle of Mull perimeter road, Fire tracks and off roads through Glen Nevis and Glenrigh Forest.

Ride out on first day was cut short due to worsening weather conditions and our pace slowed from 15-40mph to 50 yards an hour. I dropped my Katie after all grip and traction vanished. It was the sort of road that you needed to read all the time. One eye off the ball and you've run out of road... and that was vanishing very quickly under falling snow.

In all a good four days riding in some Arctic conditions and a bonus day riding me Katie back from St.Helens to Suffolk.

A few pictures.
Gaz. Safety Officer  :lol
(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/10986694_10153018679728700_4362168436140984786_n_zps9swjkqw1.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/10986694_10153018679728700_4362168436140984786_n_zps9swjkqw1.jpg.html)

Ian. His stupid idea.
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and me.  :agree
(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/11025191_10153018681518700_8793806111794674213_n_zpsao7y5u7t.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/11025191_10153018681518700_8793806111794674213_n_zpsao7y5u7t.jpg.html)

Foc-u Salute.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/10419386_10153018691963700_4532375994242131960_n_zpsuuby6nra.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/10419386_10153018691963700_4532375994242131960_n_zpsuuby6nra.jpg.html)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/11025202_10153028938078700_1878275928548067716_n_zpsphrizrmc.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/11025202_10153028938078700_1878275928548067716_n_zpsphrizrmc.jpg.html)

Tracks above Glen Roy

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(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/11044176_10153028963138700_5186092473101438506_n_zpsp0yqild4.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/11044176_10153028963138700_5186092473101438506_n_zpsp0yqild4.jpg.html)

Forest track at Leanachan Forest

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/11022569_10153021459388700_4396238575386482761_n_zpsow6nnk5z.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/11022569_10153021459388700_4396238575386482761_n_zpsow6nnk5z.jpg.html)

On the ferry from Inchree to Corran.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5752_zpshpnvgqti.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5752_zpshpnvgqti.jpg.html)

On the way to Lock Ness.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5876_zpsjvenlngr.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5876_zpsjvenlngr.jpg.html)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5834_zpszc1ealtr.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5834_zpszc1ealtr.jpg.html)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5899_zpssllavymu.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5899_zpssllavymu.jpg.html)

Ferry to Tobermory from Kilchoan

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5902_zpsa8iraowb.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/March%20Ride%202015/DSC_5902_zpsa8iraowb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 08 March 2015, 06:20:19 AM
Bloody hell,,i would of come home sooner  :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol


Beautiful place though,amazing pics
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 08 March 2015, 08:05:23 AM
good for you kosmic for getting out there  :thumbup .....as a complete contrast i took  my son out on our push bikes yesterday...started at boulters lock.maidenhead.followed the thames path under  brunels rail bridge.onto bray and then cycled around dorney reach home to the rowing events at the 2012olympics............all in shorts and t-shirts     :D :D :D :D 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 08 March 2015, 08:09:40 AM
You !!!! :eek ,     you are his father ?, :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 08 March 2015, 02:16:52 PM
Slim.....have you ever seen Hot tub time machine?......top film, give it a watch.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Lez72 on 08 March 2015, 09:10:46 PM
Awesome film. Funny as Foc. I could watch it again and again
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 11 March 2015, 09:42:08 PM
Replaced the headlights on the ZS with clear versions :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 01 April 2015, 02:22:52 PM
Put the RX-8 up for sell as I just can't afford to run it along side the MG and the Fazer and I really need the cash right now. Sad to see it go, but realistically I never fell in love with it as I did with the MG
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 01 April 2015, 03:02:41 PM
Put the RX-8 up for sell as I just can't afford to run it along side the MG and the Fazer and I really need the cash right now. Sad to see it go, but realistically I never fell in love with it as I did with the MG

 :'(

Pity, it's a stonking car!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 01 April 2015, 03:58:39 PM
Taxed the DRZ and hit the country lanes and dirt tracks. Totally different riding experience to the Fazer which I'm loving.
 
Elevated riding position allowing me to see over hedgerows, punchy out of the corners and I can't seem to get enough of that rear wheel stepped out and spinning malarkey. :)
 
Think it's found it's natural habitat. :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 01 April 2015, 06:15:52 PM
Took the Husky for the MOT, passed,,minor on the rear wheel bearings,,theres a job i will try,,


20 miles each way,,vibration nation through the pegs with them knobblys :lol , a good laugh really,then jumped on the FZ1s and went for a spin,a bit different, forks working a treat.


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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 02 April 2015, 07:47:00 PM

Took this for an MOT and it passed.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/IMG_0124.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/IMG_0124.jpg.html)


Met up with some mates at the Potteries Egg Run

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/burgess2%20-%20Copy.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/burgess2%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)


Got photographed by the local paper leaving the Egg Run car park.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/Egg%20run%20BW%20Bike.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/Egg%20run%20BW%20Bike.jpg.html)


Oh, and bought some new genuine Honda front discs for the CBF1000 so I can sell it with a clear conscience.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 03 April 2015, 03:27:24 PM
bought internet access for my static caravan, 100, pound, :'( but now have the modern world back. :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 04 April 2015, 05:04:26 PM
Did a bit more of my new painting.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8713/16843634478_ec2b0712a0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rEq2H1)ALB_0271 (https://flic.kr/p/rEq2H1) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 04 April 2015, 05:21:28 PM
Excellent work Kosmic. Oils I think?

Makes my efforts at watercolours seem pretty crap. I haven't done anything in quite a while, but hoping to get back into it one day. Never tried oils, but I wonder if I might find it a little easier than watercolours, as those are one-shot things; get it too wrong and there's no recovering it, whereas with oils you can rescue mistakes? Not to take anything away from yours, that's pretty bloody good.

Can I make a suggestion though? What it needs is....................................black. Yes, black, lots of lovely black all over the place, splash it on, black, BLACK I TELL YOU!  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 04 April 2015, 06:07:13 PM

Can I make a suggestion though? What it needs is....................................black. Yes, black, lots of lovely black all over the place, splash it on, black, BLACK I TELL YOU!  :lol

 :lol :lol  A Fast Show classic!

Great looking painting :thumbup. Wish I could paint like that :'(. I struggle with Cuprinol on a fence panel :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 04 April 2015, 07:10:50 PM
Took Wug the Pug for a little bimble down the back lanes. Used to do this on the Fazer, much different in the car. It's not particularly fast, but it is challenging - I suppose green laning is similar for bikes? The roads are barely wider than the car, and often, the hedgerows mean you can't see much until it's on top of you. You end up driving between 2nd and 3rd gear a lot, often on the brake more than the throttle. The mud on the road means you have to be very ginger around corners, less because of speed, but because of making sure you can stop safely if someone appears in front and you need to stop sharpish (which I did have to do a few times. And on that surface, you only have to look at the brake for the wheels to lock up).

Course the clear straights mean you can then give it a little more welly. But still way under the national limit (which all these lanes are). Great fun, only lasted half an hour or so, but cleared out a few cobwebs.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 04 April 2015, 08:32:15 PM
Excellent work Kosmic. Oils I think?

Makes my efforts at watercolours seem pretty crap. I haven't done anything in quite a while, but hoping to get back into it one day. Never tried oils, but I wonder if I might find it a little easier than watercolours, as those are one-shot things; get it too wrong and there's no recovering it, whereas with oils you can rescue mistakes? Not to take anything away from yours, that's pretty bloody good.

Can I make a suggestion though? What it needs is....................................black. Yes, black, lots of lovely black all over the place, splash it on, black, BLACK I TELL YOU!  :lol

Nick. They're not oils it's acrylic paint on canvas. You can get them to look like oils or watercolours depending on how much water you use. I don't really use oils any more because I hate waiting for it to dry.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 04 April 2015, 08:52:53 PM

Nick. They're not oils it's acrylic paint on canvas. You can get them to look like oils or watercolours depending on how much water you use. I don't really use oils any more because I hate waiting for it to dry.

Oh right. I did dabble briefly with acrylics, but not long enough to start getting the hang of it really. I used a canvas effect paper designed for acrylics. Maybe I'll give it another shot sometime.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 04 April 2015, 09:31:31 PM
I recently fitted a Rizoma brake fluid reservoir and an integrated rear light to my tuono v4
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 04 April 2015, 10:21:28 PM
100000 mile service on the Mazda 6 today, plugs were surprisingly good (just a few deposits) considering they had 50,000 miles on them. :)

All gaiters intact and no play in any of the bushes.  :)
Going to have to change the rear disks&pads and all 4  shock absorbers, no leaks just that the damping is not what it was.  :eek


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 04 April 2015, 11:56:12 PM
Nailed a couple of Led Zep tunes on the git-fiddle today:
'The Ocean'
'Over the Hills And Far Away'
'Trampled Underfoot'
Parts of 'Dazed And Confused' (no, I haven't invested in a violin bow!)
'In My Time of Dying' (slide in open G).

Well 'appy  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 05 April 2015, 08:28:59 AM
Changed the oil, spark plug and sharpened the blade on my lawnmower ready for the new season. ROCK AND ROLL!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 05 April 2015, 10:19:01 AM
Changed the oil, spark plug and sharpened the blade on my lawnmower ready for the new season. ROCK AND ROLL!

Hope you balanced the blade after sharpening.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 05 April 2015, 05:47:10 PM
Went out for a bimble on the pedal bikes with my wife and youngest son - 25 miles around Warks and Leics. lovely, relaxing, brain-resting, bimble.


(http://i61.tinypic.com/2mwb7di.jpg)


(http://i59.tinypic.com/27x2bk2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 06 April 2015, 06:25:57 PM
spent the day on the thames trying out my new toy  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 06 April 2015, 06:35:30 PM
Didn't know Fazers floated!  :eek

So what did you attach the outboard to, Red?  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 06 April 2015, 08:00:00 PM
Theres only on thing I could bolt the engine too...........an inflatable RIB made by........QUICK SILVER......I kid you not   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 06 April 2015, 08:09:21 PM
Theres only on thing I could bolt the engine too...........an inflatable RIB made by........QUICK SILVER......I kid you not   :lol

I remember those RIBs... slow as foc...  :lol :lol

Piccies?  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: louthyz on 06 April 2015, 08:56:48 PM
Hammered my Race Bike at Oulton Park:

(http://foc-u.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2508)
(http://foc-u.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2509)
(http://foc-u.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2510)
(http://foc-u.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2511)
(http://foc-u.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2512)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 April 2015, 09:13:25 PM
Theres only on thing I could bolt the engine too...........an inflatable RIB made by........QUICK SILVER......I kid you not   :lol

I remember those RIBs... slow as foc...  :lol :lol

Piccies?  :)


Mmmmmmmmm......RIBs :)



Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 07 April 2015, 08:27:11 AM
Changed the oil, spark plug and sharpened the blade on my lawnmower ready for the new season. ROCK AND ROLL!

Hope you balanced the blade after sharpening.  ;)


Well, I hung it on a nail and it was pretty much level, if that counts......  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 10 April 2015, 08:02:41 PM
Changed the oil, spark plug and sharpened the blade on my lawnmower ready for the new season. ROCK AND ROLL!

Hope you balanced the blade after sharpening.  ;)


Well, I hung it on a nail and it was pretty much level, if that counts......  :D

Nice one.

We used to get so many mowers in our workshop that were shaking themselves to bits because Percy Thrower had tried to sharpen the blade while still attached to the mower and then not balanced it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Tuckerhauser on 10 April 2015, 08:12:37 PM
My other ride:-)


(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z231/tuckerhauser/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0156_zpsuvnzgxut.jpg) (http://s191.photobucket.com/user/tuckerhauser/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0156_zpsuvnzgxut.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 10 April 2015, 08:32:31 PM
My other ride:-)


([url]http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z231/tuckerhauser/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0156_zpsuvnzgxut.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s191.photobucket.com/user/tuckerhauser/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0156_zpsuvnzgxut.jpg.html[/url])


We need a filter for yous smug gits :lol


Jus wait til yous are begging for oily old tat & cheap bling like the rest of us :b




Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 10 April 2015, 08:59:36 PM
Speaking of oily old tat, just discovered that Wug the Pug has developed a small oil leak. I suspect it's just the sump seal, still - bugger!

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sinto on 10 April 2015, 09:15:11 PM


We need a filter for yous smug gits :lol


Jus wait til yous are begging for oily old tat & cheap bling like the rest of us :b

+1
(don't we have a like button on this site?)

Can't do the wee guy rolling about laughing as I use a phone on here, but I am thinking that way lol ;-)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 10 April 2015, 09:28:34 PM
Can't do the wee guy rolling about laughing as I use a phone on here, but I am thinking that way lol ;-)

 :rollin is written:rollin. without the .   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 10 April 2015, 10:36:09 PM
Went for a cycle on the mountain bikes with Liz (St Cuthbert's Cave, up in North Nothumbrrland) and our old lab tagged along too. Also got we thought was a great pic of the dawn sum coming through the trees.


(http://i60.tinypic.com/108fmhc.jpg)


(http://i59.tinypic.com/2j5l10i.jpg)


(http://i59.tinypic.com/f1xnqd.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 10 April 2015, 10:46:00 PM
Went for a cycle on the mountain bikes with Liz (St Cuthbert's Cave, up in North Nothumbrrland) and our old lab tagged along too. Also got we thought was a great pic of the dawn sum coming through the trees.


([url]http://i60.tinypic.com/108fmhc.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i59.tinypic.com/2j5l10i.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i59.tinypic.com/f1xnqd.jpg[/url])



Are you in Australia?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 10 April 2015, 10:50:42 PM
 :rollin Northumbrrrrland must be cold.. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 11 April 2015, 07:36:11 AM
Message to self, don't type posts when tired and drunk (may have been cold as well)  :) :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sinto on 11 April 2015, 09:14:21 AM
:rollin Northumbrrrrland must be cold.. :lol

Like how you got the 'brrr' in Northumberland to make it sound cold even though you were drunk and tired lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 12 April 2015, 12:46:18 PM
Popped over to Leysdown on the DRZ, felt a bit out of place.

Scooters, just can't get excited over them.  :z
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 12 April 2015, 01:24:18 PM
Popped over to Leysdown on the DRZ, felt a bit out of place.

Scooters, just can't get excited over them.  :z


Often wonder what the scooter rider obsession with Mirrors is, I came behind one last week on the way home from work, I counted 28 mirrors on it and he had no idea what was going on behind, judging by the way he was wandering in the road. When a car blew the horn at him he nearly jumped out of his seat :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 12 April 2015, 01:51:46 PM
Well,  I actually sat on this one and guess what....

All the mirrors were pointing at me :eek

Does that answer your question?   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 12 April 2015, 02:23:31 PM
Well,  I actually sat on this one and guess what....

All the mirrors were pointing at me :eek

Does that answer your question?   :lol


Must be the scooter riders definition of a selfie  :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: sinto on 12 April 2015, 02:43:58 PM
Well,  I actually sat on this one and guess what....

All the mirrors were pointing at me :eek

Does that answer your question?   :lol
Did you check out the lights dazza?
Maybe we could use that sort of mod for the foccin rubbish lights we've got :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 12 April 2015, 06:23:54 PM
What do you mean rubbish lights, the lights on the early Fazer were great.................................. as long as you didn't ride in the dark. :lol

Initial quick fix is just an extra wire from the electrical box under the tank to the headlight.to bring on the dim on the right.


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 April 2015, 06:30:25 PM


scooter...........judging by the way he was wandering in the road.

They all do that sir  :lol

Horrible, wobbly things.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Robbie8666 on 15 April 2015, 12:42:15 PM
if he turned all those lights on at once then his battery would drain in minutes!! I was going to say he'd slow down but they don't go fast enough to slow down lol!
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 15 April 2015, 05:08:18 PM
Finally bit the bullet and dealt with the cars lack of exhaust. It's been a fun few months with the overly loud exhaust (particularly the last week or so with the back box totally removed) but it is now back to reality with a brand new, custom made to order, stainless steel exhaust from the cat back :) Lovely burly noise at the low to mid range which is awesome and she still roars when gunning it :D

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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 15 April 2015, 05:18:13 PM
Finally bit the bullet and dealt with the cars lack of exhaust. It's been a fun few months with the overly loud exhaust (particularly the last week or so with the back box totally removed) but it is now back to reality with a brand new, custom made to order, stainless steel exhaust from the cat back :) Lovely burly noise at the low to mid range which is awesome and she still roars when gunning it :D

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I can vouch for a certain growl at idle!  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 15 April 2015, 09:08:37 PM
Started re-assembly of my suzuki x7 after a rebore........2 stroke twiin cylinder 250cc, for you young uns ..........one piston in no problem, came to fit the other and one of the rings tightens up in the grove before the ends meet, just cant quite get it in the bore, so off with the rings and I try them one at a time, they go in easy  :rolleyes....so, put them both back on and try again, still cant get the foccin thing in....round peg in a round hole, and I cant foccin do it  :wall.......so off again, try them one at a time , no problems, fit both and still cant get the foccin thing in  :wall :wall :wall......so out of curiosity I take the rings off, turn them over and re-fit , fitted in the bore a treat  :D.....work that one out  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 15 April 2015, 09:17:52 PM
Started re-assembly of my suzuki x7 after a rebore........2 stroke twiin cylinder 250cc, for you young uns ..........one piston in no problem, came to fit the other and one of the rings tightens up in the grove before the ends meet, just cant quite get it in the bore, so off with the rings and I try them one at a time, they go in easy  :rolleyes....so, put them both back on and try again, still cant get the foccin thing in....round peg in a round hole, and I cant foccin do it  :wall.......so off again, try them one at a time , no problems, fit both and still cant get the foccin thing in  :wall :wall :wall......so out of curiosity I take the rings off, turn them over and re-fit , fitted in the bore a treat  :D.....work that one out  ;)

Now, I'm the first to admit I may not be a genius when it comes to mechanics, engineering and the like, so I may be wrong here, but....

Are piston rings not designed to resist blow-by during combustion; they will flex against the cylinder wall giving a firmer seal? So, if that is the case, they will be designed to fit in a certain way up? And correct me if I'm wrong, but on some engines, the rings will only sit properly up to the ring 'peg' if the correct way up, to prevent fitting the wrong way up?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 15 April 2015, 09:33:05 PM
Good thinking nick, the peg in the piston is the full width of the groove, I measured the rings and cant see any difference from side to side....very strange, you could be right but I cant spot the difference....might phone the supplier tomorrow and see what he says........head not on yet but still makes a nice plop, plop noise when I turn it over  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 16 April 2015, 07:10:31 AM
Quote "makes a nice plop, plop noise when I turn it over  "


Sounds like my wife after a session[/size]
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 16 April 2015, 07:31:57 AM
Quote "makes a nice plop, plop noise when I turn it over  "


Sounds like my wife after a session

TMI!! TMI!! :biker :eek :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 16 April 2015, 12:10:56 PM
Good thinking nick, the peg in the piston is the full width of the groove, I measured the rings and cant see any difference from side to side....very strange, you could be right but I cant spot the difference....might phone the supplier tomorrow and see what he says........head not on yet but still makes a nice plop, plop noise when I turn it over  :lol

Would be interested to hear their answer.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 16 April 2015, 09:13:30 PM
Booked the cage in for its MOT at the end of the month... fingers crossed it goes through without any issue after all the work that's been done
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 16 April 2015, 10:16:37 PM
Fixed a hood on a camera lens and saved myself best part of £500 in the process. Then went out and shot these.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7672/16984786899_e6e54d6587_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSTtpr)_ALB0657 (https://flic.kr/p/rSTtpr) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7590/16983442700_9b993e728f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSLzPA)_ALB0655 (https://flic.kr/p/rSLzPA) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr

Crops of above.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8768/16550829733_08681b2b97_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rdxk4k)247 Kestrel (https://flic.kr/p/rdxk4k) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8737/17145055586_ae23d74cb9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s83TGE)_ALB0655 Crop (https://flic.kr/p/s83TGE) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Robbie8666 on 17 April 2015, 09:28:30 AM
Fixed a hood on a camera lens and saved myself best part of £500 in the process. Then went out and shot these.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7672/16984786899_e6e54d6587_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSTtpr)_ALB0657 (https://flic.kr/p/rSTtpr) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7590/16983442700_9b993e728f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSLzPA)_ALB0655 (https://flic.kr/p/rSLzPA) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr

Crops of above.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8768/16550829733_08681b2b97_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rdxk4k)247 Kestrel (https://flic.kr/p/rdxk4k) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8737/17145055586_ae23d74cb9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s83TGE)_ALB0655 Crop (https://flic.kr/p/s83TGE) by Adrian Barnard. Trackart (https://www.flickr.com/people/44869982@N05/), on Flickr

Beautiful Kestrel there Kosmic!!

makes my day if on my drive / ride I see one of these early on then a few buzzards later!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 17 April 2015, 09:55:35 AM
Cheers Robbie. I kept and flew one of these when I was at secondary school. Inspired by the book Kes. They take an awful lot of dedication and looking after. She is now stuffed and sits on top the book shelf in my music room.

Kessie the Kestrel. She's starting to look a bit raggedy these days.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/DSC_6337_zpsm0pch10l.jpg) (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/DSC_6337_zpsm0pch10l.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Robbie8666 on 17 April 2015, 12:52:42 PM
Cheers Robbie. I kept and flew one of these when I was at secondary school. Inspired by the book Kes. They take an awful lot of dedication and looking after. She is now stuffed and sits on top the book shelf in my music room.

Kessie the Kestrel. She's starting to look a bit raggedy these days.

([url]http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/adthebad/DSC_6337_zpsm0pch10l.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s150.photobucket.com/user/adthebad/media/DSC_6337_zpsm0pch10l.jpg.html[/url])

I was inspired by the book Kes, only ever flown one twice as I heard they were high maintenance, waiting to retire & have a pair of harris to start with.

think it would be cool to have a hawk or falcon flying alongside me as I rode!! lol 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 17 April 2015, 12:59:32 PM
I've often thought about getting back into falconry and Harris Hawks are meant to be easier going than most other birds.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: celticdog on 18 April 2015, 12:57:08 AM
Man I love that movie . . . An absolute classic  :'(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3cayRMnVb8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3cayRMnVb8#)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 20 April 2015, 12:49:32 AM
Went for a little relaxed bimble through the woods and byways of the beautiful Kent countryside.
Good to see the bluebells starting to bloom.Had a little buzz along the sea wall too.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 20 April 2015, 12:55:43 AM
Took the helicopter out early this morning, up over Rutland water, down to Peterborough and back to base via Bruntingthorpe.


Then a 25 mile mountain bike ride with my 20 yr old son and his best mate.


Finished off by Ryan and I taking ou the Fazers for a 4hr ride down around the Cotswolds.


Awesome day (especially after watching WSB/WSS and seeing Motogp/Moto2/Moto3 results - c'mon you Brits, and VR46 !!!!!!!!).
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 25 April 2015, 05:28:59 PM
I went to Oulton Park on the XJ600 to watch some friends racing in the Wirral 100 Club event. Sunshine and showers, good attendance. BSB Oulton Park next week.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 27 April 2015, 12:35:03 PM
Took the MG for its MOT after the long winter of work... and it's back off the road again :(

Front spring is snapped and suspension mounting needs welding. Plus there are various small bits that need dealing with such as some suspension bushes, brake imbalance and the CV gaiter needs a look...

At least I now have a more justified reason for buying a welder... I just can't afford it :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 27 April 2015, 02:25:00 PM
Started the strip down and stripped down the throttle cable and lubed as it was sticking. Also started polishing the frame.. You can see the part that's polished... Just need to do the rest of the frame and forks. The rear tyre has a nail in it :( , so will take to bike shop to get a plug put in it. Going to check amount of oil in the forks as the front end is really soft :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: jimbojim on 27 April 2015, 02:28:49 PM
took the turbo off my x type jag, wow never seen a turbo with so much play on I, no wonder it smoked like an old steam train
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 27 April 2015, 02:54:48 PM
Entered the Nifty Fifty Endurance race in May, got myself a Suzuki TS50 for the job.
Spent two weeks stripping it down, sorting the clutch, brakes and carb, finally got it running Friday evening.
Took it for its first test ride at my mate's farm, got 50 yards down a track and came off, dislocating my kneecap and tearing ligaments and other meaty shit out of place.
I'm now in a brace, looking at surgery and can't ride for at least two months.
  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 27 April 2015, 04:37:14 PM
Ouch! That's making me cringe thinking about it, hope you recover well!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 27 April 2015, 09:04:53 PM
Entered the Nifty Fifty Endurance race in May, got myself a Suzuki TS50 for the job.
Spent two weeks stripping it down, sorting the clutch, brakes and carb, finally got it running Friday evening.
Took it for its first test ride at my mate's farm, got 50 yards down a track and came off, dislocating my kneecap and tearing ligaments and other meaty shit out of place.
I'm now in a brace, looking at surgery and can't ride for at least two months.
  :'(

 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Haha , I am in stiches after reading that :lol :lol :lol

bloody bikers ,,,fools or hooligans ? :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 27 April 2015, 09:23:54 PM
 :lol :lol :lol
They don't call him mr self destruct for nothing :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 27 April 2015, 09:54:37 PM
Entered the Nifty Fifty Endurance race in May, got myself a Suzuki TS50 for the job.
Spent two weeks stripping it down, sorting the clutch, brakes and carb, finally got it running Friday evening.
Took it for its first test ride at my mate's farm, got 50 yards down a track and came off, dislocating my kneecap and tearing ligaments and other meaty shit out of place.
I'm now in a brace, looking at surgery and can't ride for at least two months.
  :'(


You might want to ammend your profile "declaration" too to keep it up to date :lol


What a bunch of kamikazes us lot are.......maybe its coz we have Jap bikes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 27 April 2015, 10:17:41 PM
Entered the Nifty Fifty Endurance race in May, got myself a Suzuki TS50 for the job.
Spent two weeks stripping it down, sorting the clutch, brakes and carb, finally got it running Friday evening.
Took it for its first test ride at my mate's farm, got 50 yards down a track and came off, dislocating my kneecap and tearing ligaments and other meaty shit out of place.
I'm now in a brace, looking at surgery and can't ride for at least two months.
  :'(

Bloody typical,  :rolleyes It's all me, me, me, me, me and not one word about the poor old bike. I hope it's all right? :lol

Get well soon  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 28 April 2015, 06:57:34 AM

You might want to ammend your profile "declaration" too to keep it up to date :lol


What a bunch of kamikazes us lot are.......maybe its coz we have Jap bikes

Not sure if it counts as it was technically off road?  :b Bike was fine by the way, my mate was pulling wheelies on it afterwards.  :D

Pic of it here: https://www.givey.com/teampinkpuddle (https://www.givey.com/teampinkpuddle)

Worst part was I had my daughter's christening Sunday and ended up wearing a suit with cut off shorts, like that fucker in the money supermarket advert! Ever since she was born last December, my folks were asking me to stop riding, to ride safely etc. It's funny to think that every day I rag a 95bhp Yamaha down the M6 and through Birmingham, and it's a poxy 50cc bike at 10mph that actually does me in.  :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 28 April 2015, 10:56:31 AM

You might want to ammend your profile "declaration" too to keep it up to date :lol


What a bunch of kamikazes us lot are.......maybe its coz we have Jap bikes

Not sure if it counts as it was technically off road?  :b Bike was fine by the way, my mate was pulling wheelies on it afterwards.  :D

Pic of it here: https://www.givey.com/teampinkpuddle (https://www.givey.com/teampinkpuddle)

Worst part was I had my daughter's christening Sunday and ended up wearing a suit with cut off shorts, like that fucker in the money supermarket advert! Ever since she was born last December, my folks were asking me to stop riding, to ride safely etc. It's funny to think that every day I rag a 95bhp Yamaha down the M6 and through Birmingham, and it's a poxy 50cc bike at 10mph that actually does me in.  :rollin

Heels and all?  :eek :eek :eek
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Post by: unfazed on 28 April 2015, 05:20:59 PM

Worst part was I had my daughter's christening Sunday and ended up wearing a suit with cut off shorts, like that fucker in the money supermarket advert!  :rollin

 :useless
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Post by: nickodemon on 28 April 2015, 10:07:22 PM
Started the strip down and stripped down the throttle cable and lubed as it was sticking. Also started polishing the frame.. You can see the part that's polished... Just need to do the rest of the frame and forks. The rear tyre has a nail in it :( , so will take to bike shop to get a plug put in it. Going to check amount of oil in the forks as the front end is really soft :\


Added 30ml of 10w fork oil to the forks and there is now damping! :eek  Just waiting for the fork seals to explode... :lol
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Post by: mr self destruct on 28 April 2015, 11:40:46 PM
Heels and all?  :eek :eek :eek

Not quite, Navy blue Docs.  ;)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: the cueball on 02 May 2015, 07:30:08 PM
Took the 12R out for a ride today.... forgot how big and fast it is...  :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Punkstig on 04 May 2015, 01:38:31 PM
Attempted the kessel run, but with a top speed of about 8mph I don't think I have much chance of breaking the record!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/edbb16d2ee1a7ed60126e143435c0d1b.jpg)
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Post by: midden on 04 May 2015, 07:22:00 PM
Don't remember Chewbacca wearing a helmet  :D
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Post by: esetest on 09 May 2015, 07:42:02 PM
Washed all the crud from yesterday  off the new Guzzi , chamoised it , applied GT85 to the metal parts ,WD40 silicone bike shine to the shiny parts , cleaned the exhausts with Autoglynn metal polish .
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Post by: caretaker on 09 May 2015, 08:40:22 PM
went for a thrash on my versys. lots of power rangers out today.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 11 May 2015, 08:40:49 PM
Took the new Guzzi for a spin too WSM .
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Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 11 May 2015, 10:18:21 PM

I saw a 14 plate V7 Guzzi in the early '70s Black/Red colours today. Parked up at the top of the A50 slip road off the roundabout where it crosses the A38.

It wasn't yours was it?
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Post by: esetest on 11 May 2015, 11:28:46 PM
Mines a 15 plate , stopped at WSM in bike park near big wheel , had a coffee across the road , took advantage of the afternoon sunshine , i have got to put at least 80miles a week on it for the next 2 months as its booked in for its 1st service , its a tough life .

I saw a 14 plate V7 Guzzi in the early '70s Black/Red colours today. Parked up at the top of the A50 slip road off the roundabout where it crosses the A38.

It wasn't yours was it?
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Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 12 May 2015, 12:04:07 AM

I don't think the one I saw was parked there because its a good place to park. You would only leave your bike there if you had run out of fuel or it broke. Shame coz they're a lovely looking bike.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 13 May 2015, 10:12:15 PM
Went over Mums tonite , her cousins Teresa and Grace are visiting from Alabama , it was good to see them again , they made us very welcome when we visited in 2008 .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Brixmis on 14 May 2015, 08:30:53 AM
Kicked the cat after the sod that was supposed to come and check out my GPZ never showed up.

Not really - but I felt like it!  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 18 May 2015, 04:39:15 PM
Checked the tyre pressures on the Guzzi   , and noticed the locking nut on the front wheel tyre valve had worked loose , tightened it up and figured out why the mirror kept working loose despite tightening the nut up  , Took the Guzzi out to Cheddar and back via Chew Valley , maybe its because the bike is smaller but i feel more confident cornering on the Guzzi than i do on the Fazer  , but first popped into Fowlers to buy a pair of goggles as the visor on the new open face helmet is only  good  up to 60mph then my eyes water , what a difference with the goggles , my eyes didn't water at all despite taking it to 80mph .
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Post by: Dead Eye on 19 May 2015, 05:12:08 PM
With the front springs replaced and a more sympathetic MOT tester sourced the ZS is now back on the road!! The RX-8 has been out for it's last little trip and parked up on the drive with the SORN now declared and insurance cancelled. Going to aim to get a cover for it and give it a wash before hand to keep it from deteriorating whilst it is off the road.
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Post by: esetest on 19 May 2015, 06:13:41 PM
Decided to dodge the showers after work  and took the Guzzi  out for a spin this afternoon , went up the A38 , through Winford , Chewstoke , pass the Bluebowl , up over the mendips onto Shepton Mallet , then onto Frome , pass Longleat , stopped at the Little Chef , headed towards Bath , through Bath , then onto Keynsham , and up Queen Charlton into Bristol and back home , still cold for May .
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Post by: noggythenog on 20 May 2015, 01:45:26 PM
Swapped over my new smoked visor on my Schuberth....quite impressed actually...old one was passed it and had all the ani fog that had flaked off all over it...will keep as a spar inase im caught out by the dark.
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Post by: brooker81 on 20 May 2015, 03:01:47 PM
like that couch noggy. groooovveyyy
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Post by: noggythenog on 20 May 2015, 06:48:56 PM
like that couch noggy. groooovveyyy


Thanks mate...what about the helmet though  :pokefun :lol


Thats twice ive had to use that prod with a stick emoji on you :b
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Post by: Skippernick on 20 May 2015, 08:30:00 PM
like that couch noggy. groooovveyyy


Thanks mate...what about the helmet though  :pokefun :lol


Thats twice ive had to use that prod with a stick emoji on you :b


Will you two just get a room, so that we all don't have to share in your bromance!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 20 May 2015, 08:36:06 PM
like that couch noggy. groooovveyyy


Thanks mate...what about the helmet though  :pokefun :lol


Thats twice ive had to use that prod with a stick emoji on you :b


Will you two just get a room, so that we all don't have to share in your bromance!!
You're such a bitch skippernick......ill scratch yur eyes out....lets do lunch....your bike is red right???
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 20 May 2015, 09:00:53 PM
like that couch noggy. groooovveyyy


Thanks mate...what about the helmet though  :pokefun :lol


Thats twice ive had to use that prod with a stick emoji on you :b


Will you two just get a room, so that we all don't have to share in your bromance!!
You're such a bitch skippernick......ill scratch yur eyes out....lets do lunch....your bike is red right???


oh that made me laugh :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 21 May 2015, 07:22:05 PM
lots of talk about helmets on here gentleman,  :eek
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Post by: esetest on 22 May 2015, 06:15:03 PM
Washed it ,chamoise it , polished the exhaust , GT85 on the metal parts .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 24 May 2015, 08:34:47 AM
Got out yesterday and cleaned up the RX-8 and did a little touch up on the ZS. I'm planning to clean up the RX-8 from head to toe ready for it to go through a motor auction - got convinced by my neighbours that it was a good idea so I'm going to take a punt on it

I already have plans for my next car... I should wait but we'll see what happens :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 30 May 2015, 05:18:36 PM
Rode the Guzzi to Minehead today ,stopping at Riders in Bridgewater on the way , getting used to it, I reckon 75 miles each way is about far as my upper back can take , the mind is willing ,just wish the body felt the same way .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 30 May 2015, 05:33:02 PM
Well it's confirmed, the RX-8 is gone. Cleaned it up as I mentioned before and it got entered in to the Auctions on Thursday and sold that evening. Waiting on confirmation of exactly what it sold for, but I believe it was £850 (minus fees) - not great, but not terrible I suppose considering it's issues. At least it is dealt with and there is no come back on it
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 30 May 2015, 10:21:26 PM
Went for a spin down to lanark-douglas- muirkirk strathaven...
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Post by: Anquetil on 31 May 2015, 08:35:18 AM
I went from Wrexham to Caernarfon on the XJ600 yesterday, then on to Anglesey to attend the Welsh Classic Motorcycle Festival at Trac Mon. 175 miles in all. Booked a B & B in Caernarfon for the 27th June as I am assisting my brother at the Wirral 100 Club meeting at Trac Mon where he is racing.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: DekF on 31 May 2015, 02:26:51 PM
Rode the Guzzi to Minehead today ,stopping at Riders in Bridgewater on the way , getting used to it, I reckon 75 miles each way is about far as my upper back can take , the mind is willing ,just wish the body felt the same way .

Love the Guzzi  :)
We followed one from Baden-Baden on the B500 a couple of years back. The old? rider was clad in black, oldstyle leathers. He didn't hang about & the bike handled beautifully. I don't know what model it was but it was fun to follow on such a great road.
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Post by: DekF on 31 May 2015, 02:33:36 PM
Went for a spin down to lanark-douglas- muirkirk strathaven...

Nice Tuono nick  :)
What is the volume like with that endcan, or is it like my s1r whereby most of the volume is muted by the exhaust valve.
I ask because I fitted an Akra yesterday & while it's a little deeper in tone it doesn't sound any louder.
I'll post a pic if I can remember how to  :o
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Post by: nickodemon on 31 May 2015, 02:52:57 PM
It isn't that much louder than the huge standard can. Aprilia fitted an exhaust valve purely for noise regs. it remains closed until 6000 rpm to pass the noise tests. (God only knows how they got away with that one!). I disconnected mine because it caused hunting on a steady throttle.. It's the best sounding bike i've ever owned... 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: DekF on 31 May 2015, 03:10:45 PM
It isn't that much louder than the huge standard can. Aprilia fitted an exhaust valve purely for noise regs. it remains closed until 6000 rpm to pass the noise tests. (God only knows how they got away with that one!). I disconnected mine because it caused hunting on a steady throttle.. It's the best sounding bike i've ever owned... 8)

I can only guess how loud it is with the valve open  :)

Mine with Akra & bellypan to hide the hideous cat

(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x10/DeksFz1/20150530_165031%202.jpg) (http://s187.photobucket.com/user/DeksFz1/media/20150530_165031%202.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 31 May 2015, 03:20:24 PM
Will you two just piss off with your really nice bikes either of which i would like!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 31 May 2015, 03:23:04 PM
Will you two just piss off with your really nice bikes either of which i would like!!!


 :agree :agree :agree :lol




It's like having a painful turd.....you want it to stop but at the same time you want it to continue :b
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Post by: nickodemon on 31 May 2015, 05:53:45 PM
 :lol
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Post by: youngsterbiker on 01 June 2015, 09:21:18 AM
Traded in my old car. An 07 skoda roomster for a 14 plate insignia. Big moment, the skoda the first car that was 100% mine but had alot of help to buy her. The insignia is going to be 100% purchased by me and owned by me.
Feel like I'm growing up.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 01 June 2015, 10:25:15 AM
I've more or less never owned a vehicle less than 10 years old... (I bought my thou when it was 9 1/2 years old :P)

I guess my first step is to buy something less than 10 years old then I'll feel like a grown up when I manage to afford something that is less than 3 years old :P

For now though, I'll stick to cars born around the 90's ;)
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Post by: esetest on 07 June 2015, 09:39:54 PM
Went out on the Guzzi pass Castle combe , back home via Corsham , Bath ,  Chelvey Bridge and Chew valley lake , enjoying the sunshine on this great little bike to ride , perfect for the twisty roads , 500 miles done , 200 more to do by the end of June , then she goes in for first service .
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Post by: Millietant on 07 June 2015, 10:31:03 PM
Did the 50 mile cycle route of the Coventry and Rugby Bikeathon for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity, with my wife Liz, son Ryan and his best friend. Great weather, great ride (even though we did it  on our mountain bikes and got passed by hundreds (or what seemed like hundreds) of road bike riders) and lovely fresh roast pork and stuffing sandwiches at the end  :)



(http://i57.tinypic.com/2r2lzr6.jpg)
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Post by: nickodemon on 07 June 2015, 10:37:50 PM
Well done! :thumbup
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Post by: esetest on 07 June 2015, 10:44:06 PM
I Wil have to Google that road , the Guzzi is perfect for short trips and twisty roads , but due to the racing position a pain in my old neck after about an hour , it is also very vibey through the bars , so again I tend to stop every hour  , but I could invest in a trailer and then I could take it to these great roads .
Did the 50 mile cycle route of the Coventry and Rugby Bikeathon for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity, with my wife Liz, son Ryan and his best friend. Great weather, great ride (even though we did it in mountain bikes and got passed by hundreds (or what seemed like hundreds) of road bike riders) and lovely fresh roast pork and stuffing sandwiches at the end  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 07 June 2015, 10:49:29 PM
Rode the Guzzi to Minehead today ,stopping at Riders in Bridgewater on the way , getting used to it, I reckon 75 miles each way is about far as my upper back can take , the mind is willing ,just wish the body felt the same way .

Love the Guzzi  :)
We followed one from Baden-Baden on the B500 a couple of years back. The old? rider was clad in black, oldstyle leathers. He didn't hang about & the bike handled beautifully. I don't know what model it was but it was fun to follow on such a great road.


B500 from Baden Baden to Freudenstadt must be one of the very best stretches of asphalt anywhere in the world - and a perfect road for the Guzzi, with plenty of fast smooth sweeping bends !
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 07 June 2015, 10:57:30 PM
It isn't that much louder than the huge standard can. Aprilia fitted an exhaust valve purely for noise regs. it remains closed until 6000 rpm to pass the noise tests. (God only knows how they got away with that one!). I disconnected mine because it caused hunting on a steady throttle.. It's the best sounding bike i've ever owned... 8)

I can only guess how loud it is with the valve open  :)

Mine with Akra & bellypan to hide the hideous cat


Love youyr s1r

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Post by: esetest on 07 June 2015, 11:21:20 PM
Sounds fantastic .
Did the 50 mile cycle route of the Coventry and Rugby Bikeathon for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity, with my wife Liz, son Ryan and his best friend. Great weather, great ride (even though we did it  on our mountain bikes and got passed by hundreds (or what seemed like hundreds) of road bike riders) and lovely fresh roast pork and stuffing sandwiches at the end  :)



([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/2r2lzr6.jpg[/url])
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Post by: Millietant on 07 June 2015, 11:43:15 PM
It certainly was !


We just did the 150 mile C2C ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland two weekends ago, so it was great this time to not have any real hills  :) .
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Post by: unfazed on 08 June 2015, 04:41:25 PM
Took the hooligan bike to work today :lol nearly more fun than the Fazer  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 08 June 2015, 06:02:54 PM
Explored some new Byways today taking me all the way over the North Downs in between Ashford and Maidstone. It's amazing how far you can get without hitting a main road, beautiful countryside and views and a dirtbikes playground. :)
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Post by: Dead Eye on 08 June 2015, 11:07:24 PM
That looks awfully clean to be a "dirt" bike :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 08 June 2015, 11:41:35 PM
I reckon he took it there on a trailer and parked it for some promo shots! :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 08 June 2015, 11:59:08 PM
 :lol Busted,  o.k. Perhaps dirtbike was the wrong description.

I should of said, recently washed, just on the way out and so far avoided all the really muddy bits greenlaner :D

Or..... RWJOTWOASFAATRMBGL.   For short.   :b
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Post by: Fuzzy on 09 June 2015, 12:39:16 AM
Long time no speaky Foccers - this has been keeping me busy recently. ZX9r 2004.

Very clean but new bikes always require a bit of work, was working on it over the weekend hence it's semi naked state  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JoeRock on 09 June 2015, 02:32:54 PM
Long time no speaky Foccers - this has been keeping me busy recently. ZX9r 2004.

Very clean but new bikes always require a bit of work, was working on it over the weekend hence it's semi naked state  :b


Excellent taste sir, I've got an red 2000 plate E1 myself!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Fuzzy on 09 June 2015, 03:39:58 PM
Think we've crossed paths on the other forum :-) Great bikes aren't they, not as practical as Fazers but not far off if you can find luggage for them...
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Post by: esetest on 09 June 2015, 04:49:11 PM
Did half hour strength training and 22min run dodging the red light runners , this time a biker .
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Post by: downey on 09 June 2015, 10:26:10 PM
three weeks without a proper ride  :lol ,managed to get out for a few hours around co kerry  on a vstrom im "minding" for a friend ,the wrist is healing well cant wait to have the fazer bk on the road though,missing the power badly
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Post by: downey on 09 June 2015, 10:33:24 PM
Took the hooligan bike to work today :lol nearly more fun than the Fazer  :eek


blimey that cleans up well man  :thumbup [size=78%],you obviously have too much time on yer hands [/size] ;)
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Post by: nickodemon on 09 June 2015, 10:46:09 PM
I had a vstrom thou for a short while. Didn't like it at all. Brakes were pretty poor/ handling wasn't great, but the worst thing was the on / off throttle at slow speeds. Tiring to go round a roundabout and having to feather the throttle ain't my kind of fun!. I heard later that mine was the early model, which was prone to snatchy throttle :\  I owned a 650 vstrom for longer and it was a great bike in comparison to the thou..
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Post by: downey on 09 June 2015, 10:52:46 PM
comfortable id call it but lacking in the grin factor though,i was just glad to have something to get out in the rare irish sunshine
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 09 June 2015, 11:01:23 PM
Took the hooligan bike to work today :lol nearly more fun than the Fazer  :eek

blimey that cleans up well man  :thumbup [size=78%],you obviously have too much time on yer hands [/size] ;)

Beats cutting the lawn. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 09 June 2015, 11:43:09 PM
comfortable id call it but lacking in the grin factor though,i was just glad to have something to get out in the rare irish sunshine
Sunshine in Ireland! :eek  Must be like Scotland where i reside :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 10 June 2015, 06:24:32 PM
Due to parts not arriving , I had a free afternoon , so took the Guzzi to WSM , got chatting to a ZZR owner called Phil who was admiring the little Guzzi , very nice chap .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 10 June 2015, 10:49:11 PM
Quick little blat around my area in the cage as it was a nice evening :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 13 June 2015, 01:29:22 PM

I just bought this to go with the Fazer and the VN800.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0734_1.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0734_1.jpg.html)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0733_1.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0733_1.jpg.html)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0732_1.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0732_1.jpg.html)

I am one happy bunny, and ive never seen the wife so excited to see a bike ive just bought, the FZR1000 was the bike I had when I met her and the first bike she ever went on.
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Post by: nickodemon on 13 June 2015, 01:33:32 PM
Very Nice :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 13 June 2015, 05:34:05 PM
Spent 2 hours trying to find a rattle on the Mazda which was driving both my wife and I mad for the last few weeks.
It sounded like someone rolling a mineral can down the road.
Finally discovered after lifting the carpet by the drivers seat that an AA battery had managed to get under the carpet through the opening for the heater to the rear and was rolling around intermittently  :woot
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Post by: dazza on 13 June 2015, 06:31:51 PM
Took the DRZ along the Pilgrims Way and stumbled across this fella. Apparently the locals call him Percival.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 13 June 2015, 07:02:52 PM
Fitted lightech chain adjusters to my tuono v4
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 13 June 2015, 07:30:43 PM
Billy Balthorpe.....that FZR looks minted, must've cost you a fortune......anyway they are before my time a bit but i do like them and i sat on the 750 version which was surprisingly comfortable....my limited understanding is that this 1000 was crammed into the same 750 frame.


Anyway...my question is this....ok they look cool but how does it handle when it matters....have you done a y hard cornering yet & how would it compare in that department against the fazer?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 13 June 2015, 08:10:39 PM
Last year I fitted a  BSM Future exhaust to my 1994 NTV because it is made of stainless steel and the sound ist better  ;)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/29mnfd2.jpg)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/9pqjd4.jpg)

But midrange torque was not so good as with the original exhaust.
Today I changed the main jets in the carbs and the top cover of the air cleaner housing with the parts from the 1988 model and I fitted a K&N.
Now the bike runs better than with the original exhaust and the sound is again much better  :lol
And I balanced the carbs. Before balancing CO in idle was 2,2 % which is quiet good (German MOT limit is 4,5 %) and after 0,8 %  8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 13 June 2015, 08:35:01 PM
Billy Balthorpe.....that FZR looks minted, must've cost you a fortune......anyway they are before my time a bit but i do like them and i sat on the 750 version which was surprisingly comfortable....my limited understanding is that this 1000 was crammed into the same 750 frame.


Anyway...my question is this....ok they look cool but how does it handle when it matters....have you done a y hard cornering yet & how would it compare in that department against the fazer?

I had one in '98. My first track day at Donington 12 months later, 2nd lap, old hairpin, knee down no problem. From then on it got a bit silly, top end of the intermediate group, taking on just about everyone I could catch, on an 11 year old bike!! The harder you push these things the better the front end feels, the only niggle is the 18" rear wheel. They do need a bit of planning and commitment to REALLY hustle them, but it can be done.

Don't know how it compares to a Fazer, although I have one, I haven't had a chance to ride it yet, im still trying to get it so I CAN ride it. Hoping desperately that a guy sends Devilsyam a stolen recovered Gen 1 next week with a good set of downpipes and exup valve.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 14 June 2015, 03:27:35 PM
50 miles before dinner on my Dolan training bike in the Shropshire lanes. Watched Moto Gp after.
A biker in his 50's has been seriously injured at 10-30am this morning after a collision with a car on the A494 between Bala and Dolgellau. He has been airlifted to Stoke. Road still closed at 3pm
My thoughts are with his family. Hope that he survives and recovers.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 14 June 2015, 07:31:54 PM
Started the strip down of this sorry state of a bike. Waiting on a fuel filter arriving. It needs a clutch cable and speedo cable, but i don't want to buy anything yet until i can get the engine running correctly.... Water also in the headlight :wall . Glued the indicator lens back together, washed the air filter and oiled. On my versys i fitted a rear brake hose (green sleeving) :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 20 June 2015, 08:29:27 PM
Took the Guzzi out for a spin down to cheddar , up through the gorge , down through Burrington , Blagdon , Bishop Sutton , pass Chew Valley lake , over Dundry and home , needed that , lately too much work and not enough play .
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Post by: nickodemon on 20 June 2015, 08:56:20 PM
Gpx engine is goosed so selling the parts as fixing and the cost of parts required would be too much.. Shame to see a bikes life end :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 21 June 2015, 03:38:06 PM
Met up with some local lads and rode some fantastic byways to Glider café at Charing for some breakfast. A 20 strong contingent of the Kent greenlaners turned up looking and sounding like a Mad Max movie. A good start to Fathers day and only one little off when my front washed out over some tree roots. Managed to pick it up and remount before the others came round the corner and rip the piss out of me. :D Had to own up to it though when I needed to borrow an allen key to retighten my handguard  :o
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Post by: Grandma on 22 June 2015, 06:30:43 AM
Met up with some local lads and rode some fantastic byways to Glider café at Charing for some breakfast. A 20 strong contingent of the Kent greenlaners turned up looking and sounding like a Mad Max movie. A good start to Fathers day and only one little off when my front washed out over some tree roots. Managed to pick it up and remount before the others came round the corner and rip the piss out of me. :D Had to own up to it though when I needed to borrow an allen key to retighten my handguard  :o
That looks a lot of fun, not sure how my knees would cope with that lol :)
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Post by: esetest on 25 June 2015, 09:49:48 PM
went to Weston bike night on the Guzzi , good crowd tonight .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 28 June 2015, 08:03:53 PM
Did some disassembly on my BMW.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/29vjf44.jpg)

The initial reason was to replace the pushrod seals. But the last series of airheads suffer from some poor quality.
So I checked the weak points such as pitted cam followers and the "pin of horror"  :)
One cam follower was a little bit worn (no pitting) so I will replace it.
But the "pin of horror" is still in place. And this are good news. This part got its name in the German airhead forum because if it is missing it can cause a complete enginge breakdown or at least a complicated strip down to reinstall it.
This pin fixes the position of the front bearing of the crankshaft. It is caulked in the housing. But this caulking was done more or less carefully so it can fall out and you might find it in the oil pan.....
Often nothing happens but the front bearing can move and then the complete oil circuit gets blocked with all consequences  :eek


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 28 June 2015, 11:26:14 PM
Hence the name BMW  Bit More Work  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 29 June 2015, 08:49:32 AM
In Germany they say "Bring mich Werkstatt".
This is not immaculate German but it means "take me to the shop"  :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: hotmetal on 29 June 2015, 02:17:35 PM
Bring mich Werkstatt LOL! Hadn't heard that one before but I will definitely remember it!

One year at the Fazer-net.de Treffen one of the lads wheelied out of the hotel and crashed in the drainage gully.  He was on a ktm. I came up with Keine Tausend Meter, much to the amusement of the locals. Other than that I only know AEG. Auspacken, Einpacken Garantie.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 29 June 2015, 05:34:29 PM
Everyting better than this  :lol
Your awful motorbikes are here again
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: hotmetal on 29 June 2015, 11:13:37 PM
Heavy Old Nail, Dickhead Aboard.
Although I don't think that's fair on the FireBlade.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 30 June 2015, 05:30:10 AM
 :)
Here in Germany it is "Heute ohne nennenswerte Defekte angekommen" which means "arrived today without nameable defects"
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Post by: hotmetal on 30 June 2015, 09:33:26 AM
Passt gut zu Honda.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 30 June 2015, 03:28:17 PM
As the sun was out on my day off , took the Guzzi out to get the mileage on it ready for 700mile first service , went over Sundry .pass Chew valley Lake to Cheddar , stopped for a coffee , onto Bridge water pass the scamera van at Highbridge , knew it  was there onto Riders for a bacon and sausage nutty , then headed towards Glastonbury pass another scamera van knew it was there onto Wells , over Mendips stopping at Castle and comfort for a pint of Thatchers gold and a packet of Salt and vinegar crisps  , then back home , living the dream .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: bigralphie on 01 July 2015, 01:12:18 PM
had a little saunter round a closed public road in Germany last week   :lol
(http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q531/bigralphie67/IMG_5013_zpsb7aqwzs0.jpg) (http://s1162.photobucket.com/user/bigralphie67/media/IMG_5013_zpsb7aqwzs0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 02 July 2015, 02:33:54 PM
I rode the Street Triple courtesy bike back to the dealers in Abergele this morning to pick up the Fazer after a service.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 04 July 2015, 12:43:34 PM
Gave the Guzzi a good clean , ready for 1st service on Monday .
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Post by: dazza on 04 July 2015, 03:02:27 PM
Rode through this strange campsite and came across this.  :eek
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Post by: esetest on 04 July 2015, 11:01:10 PM
Went to see Terminator .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 05 July 2015, 11:43:10 AM
Went to see Terminator .


And????




Any good?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 July 2015, 07:29:43 PM
Went to see Terminator .


And????




Any good?
Yes , but I am  a fan of Arnie and the Terminator franchise , plenty of action and a few scenes from the first  film , but with different actors , worth a watch imo .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 July 2015, 07:33:06 PM
Started putting up a new fence , used the feather edge boards this time as the neighbours dog smashed through the old panels .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 06 July 2015, 05:33:52 PM
Took the Guzzi for its first service at Fowlers ,£178 , got them to check the oil leak from the offside rocker cover , they replaced the gaskets when they checked the valves . Got another section of fence done .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 July 2015, 06:22:00 PM
Razor wire is far more effective and does not block the wind  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 06 July 2015, 08:36:44 PM
Oh , i have thought about it and a lot worse . :evil
Razor wire is far more effective and does not block the wind  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 08 July 2015, 04:39:22 PM
Went out on the Guzzi , pass  Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes , up through Burrington , through Cheddar , stopped for a coffee , then headed for home .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 08 July 2015, 08:20:09 PM
Went out on the Guzzi , pass  Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes , up through Burrington , through Cheddar , stopped for a coffee , then headed for home .


£6.15 for a jacket potatoe, bloody hell is it gold plated. I have never noticed that before.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 09 July 2015, 02:49:10 PM
Cut the posts back , and fitted the fence capping .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 09 July 2015, 08:59:09 PM
Rode the Guzzi over my sister's to drop over a card & money for my Niece as it's her birthday tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 09 July 2015, 10:26:29 PM
I dove to the next state over (where i used to live) to get a car i left there some years ago...1500km there and back again.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/20150704_124358_zpsphy98sfn.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Nebuchernezzer/media/20150704_124358_zpsphy98sfn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 10 July 2015, 09:05:34 AM
 :eek :eek :eek I WANT IT!!!


I'd probably kill to get hold of a Silvia in the UK, but the cost is just far too prohibitive...  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 11 July 2015, 05:32:46 PM
Topped up the coolant, bled the clutch and changed the oil on the Aprillia RSV.


Looked at FJ 1200 and thought about taking the engine out for a clean and re-spray, but decided it was too much effort for today.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 11 July 2015, 07:02:30 PM
Topped up the coolant, bled the clutch and changed the oil on the Aprillia RSV.


Looked at FJ 1200 and thought about taking the engine out for a clean and re-spray, but decided it was too much effort for today.


I take it you've goosed the helicopter then.........thats what you get for buying cheap lidl tools :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 11 July 2015, 07:16:34 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 14 July 2015, 06:33:52 AM
Yep Noggy, helicopter is grounded. I was supposed to take it out Saturday, but the fuel gauge sender packed up Saturday morning - a £30 part, but it's on a 3 day delivery.


And NO, I don't buy those shitty Lidl tools (what an insult)....... I only buy them from Aldi
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 14 July 2015, 10:37:40 AM
 
Quote
I WANT IT!!!
 
Haha move to, oz they're cheap here.
I bought mine as rough example about 12 years ago for 9k. You can get a reasonable one for half that now, a rough one for much less!
Nice ones are rarish after years of abuse though.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 14 July 2015, 12:24:39 PM
Yeah, it's easy to get JDM cars in Australia what with being so close (comparatively). It's a minimum of £15,000 (~31,000 AUD) to get one imported to the UK from what little research I've done (P.S. Do you follow Mighty Car Mods?)

In other news, I go the front suspension swapped out on my ZS. I found out eventually that the new springs I put on it in May were in fact for the wrong damn engine variant - a problem that plagues the V6's as all the supplier catalogs are in fact wrong... god damn Rover!

So, second set of springs ordered which were correct and have been fitted - car handles like a dream now. No more body roll or understeer :D :D :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 17 July 2015, 09:08:56 PM
Just done the full tune up mods on the tiger 1050.
Home made TOR exhaust,
De-cat (bastard of a job!)
K&N filter
Opened airbox
Custom map installed.

 What a difference! In the words of Jeremy Clarkson. POWER!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 19 July 2015, 06:06:35 PM
Went to the harbour side festival .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 19 July 2015, 09:23:09 PM
I hope the festival finishes tonight I want my car park back tomorrow morning, ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 25 July 2015, 04:08:07 PM
Rode down  the A38 , up through Burrington down through Cheddar gorge , stopped for a coffee and a chat , then rode on to WSM , for chips and then back home , lovely sunny weather   , good to be back two wheels after my enforced absence due to a bad back .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 26 July 2015, 04:25:00 PM
Nothing today as the weather was shit but went for a ride along the pilgrims way on the DRZ yesterday.
My brother came round on his new WR full of beans banging on about counter steering and  use of engines centrifugal effect on slow speed control, bless him.  :lol  He's currently doing his bike test.
 
Then he totally out trumped me by informing me he's just put a deposit down on this  liittle beauty. :)  Bastard.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 28 July 2015, 04:08:14 PM
Dodged the showers and rode to Bibury  , had coffee and cake and then rode home , got caught in a shower last couple of miles .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 28 July 2015, 09:10:56 PM
Washed and polished the Guzzi after today's ride .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 28 July 2015, 09:35:56 PM
Fitted my USB charger socket with clock flip top lid to the R1 as I'm sick of not knowing the time on it.

Only problem is I can't ride for 3 weeks with my wrist which is knackered from a work injury!
::)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 29 July 2015, 03:33:44 PM
 :wall :pc :pc :pc :pc :pc :pc :pc :pc :pc     :wall
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 30 July 2015, 09:16:20 PM
Sometimes pictures speak louder than words  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 30 July 2015, 10:06:55 PM
Don't go into the long grass!!!

Especially after fellows pissing in it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 31 July 2015, 06:26:24 PM
Did some pre MOT checks on the cage , got new front tyres fitted on Monday , fitted the near side mirror insert , topped up the washer bottle , checked the lights and indicators , 1 rear fog light and 1 rear light not working , cigarette lighter not working due to blown fuse  .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 04 August 2015, 10:14:47 AM
been working hard
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Post by: kitcrazy on 04 August 2015, 10:21:09 AM
it looked like this before we started
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Post by: slimwilly on 04 August 2015, 05:32:33 PM
Mel that looks fab,,well done mate
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2015, 06:16:15 PM
Fitted a Baglux tank cover to the tiger which I got for a bargain. :D

 Only to find out that it needs a specific tank bag to fit!

My alpha bag is now bloody redundant! ::)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 04 August 2015, 07:47:29 PM
Fitted a Baglux tank cover to the tiger which I got for a bargain. :D

 Only to find out that it needs a specific tank bag to fit!

My alpha bag is now bloody redundant! : :)


No it doesn't.
I have a magnetic cargo tank bag on mine.
I put black cable ties through the loops on the front of the bag to attach to the tank cover clips.
Set the bag on the tank to where you want it, put the cable ties into the clips and tighten to the necessary length and cut off the ends. :thumbup
I have put up thousands of miles with mine like that :D and one crash :'( no problem.
If the bag does not have magnets or weak magnets, then tie in the rear to the metal attachments.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 04 August 2015, 08:15:05 PM
I've grafted my Oxford mini Tank bag on it in a similar way, but i expected my alpha bag to fit on!

Bloody robbing buggers have put the rear clips a lot closer to the front plastic loops so you can only use the cross'r bag at eighty something quid!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 04 August 2015, 09:40:29 PM
Tried to tax the Fazer last night only to find the MOT had run out in April  :wall :groan

So took the big mirrors off the Tiger and removed the bar ends - now only 0.5" wider than a Fazer, so good for London's changing traffic pattern. Fitted these and well chuffed - can now get passed vans.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 06 August 2015, 04:14:12 PM
Went for a bimble to Cheddar Gorge , had lunch, got asked about the Guzzi by a Yank , then had a trike owner asking about the Guzzi ,then rode to Chew Valley Lake , parked up , took some pictures , had my Bakewell tart , lost my cherry .
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Post by: esetest on 06 August 2015, 04:16:18 PM
Pictures.
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Post by: Freck on 07 August 2015, 06:14:31 PM
Had a ride out to North Wales to get some running in miles on my new Ducati  :D
Doesn't look very good weather on the pic below but it was lovely most of the day, unusual for Wales  :eek


Steve
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 07 August 2015, 06:39:50 PM
Had to service the front brakes on the tiger as looks like one of the pistons seized and wore a pad out prematurely!

New EBC pads fitted, so I had to go and bed them in a bit. 8)
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Post by: nickodemon on 09 August 2015, 03:48:28 AM
Fitted lightech chain adjusters to my tuono v4
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Post by: dazza on 09 August 2015, 12:58:33 PM
Felt like I needed to rattle the foc out of my internal organs, so I did.  :D
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Post by: Freck on 11 August 2015, 05:04:59 PM
Took the Ducati for its first service today and went for a little pootle on their Multistrada demo for a couple of hours while it was being done.
Think I need a bigger garage........and bank balance  :lol
Superb machine, I could ride that thing all over Europe  :)


Steve
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 11 August 2015, 05:20:39 PM
Had a ride out to North Wales to get some running in miles on my new Ducati  :D
Doesn't look very good weather on the pic below but it was lovely most of the day, unusual for Wales  :eek


Steve
Fantastic looking bike .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: johnakay on 11 August 2015, 05:44:59 PM
NC700 ride out,cloudy but fairly warm.
around trip of 97 miles. just over the local moores..
(http://nc700-forum.com/forum/attachments/nc700-general-discussion/25691d1439310626-2015-what-did-you-do-your-nc700-today-dsc03095-jpg)
(http://nc700-forum.com/forum/attachments/nc700-general-discussion/25692d1439310852-2015-what-did-you-do-your-nc700-today-dsc03097-jpg)
(http://nc700-forum.com/forum/attachments/nc700-general-discussion/25693d1439310860-2015-what-did-you-do-your-nc700-today-dsc03065-jpg)
(http://nc700-forum.com/forum/attachments/nc700-general-discussion/25694d1439310867-2015-what-did-you-do-your-nc700-today-dsc03063-jpg)
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Post by: Freck on 11 August 2015, 08:55:07 PM
Had a ride out to North Wales to get some running in miles on my new Ducati  :D
Doesn't look very good weather on the pic below but it was lovely most of the day, unusual for Wales  :eek


Steve
Fantastic looking bike .
Thanks mate, I'm lovin' it!
Only problem is the Fazer's getting a bit neglected at the moment  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 11 August 2015, 09:03:30 PM
Had a ride out to North Wales to get some running in miles on my new Ducati  :D
Doesn't look very good weather on the pic below but it was lovely most of the day, unusual for Wales  :eek


Steve
Fantastic looking bike .

+1. Gorgeous bike.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 12 August 2015, 05:36:54 PM
Got a puncture in the cage , after I left the car park at Hengrove  leisure centre , I had to stand on the wrench to loosen the nuts , put the spare on , will hopefully get it repaired tomorrow .
Think I annoyed the chavs in there Audis  across the way , as they had to move there cars to let me by  , apparently it's now ok to block the highway .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 12 August 2015, 08:42:34 PM
poor wench with sore nuts, ;)
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Post by: esetest on 16 August 2015, 08:52:14 PM
This evening , .Went for a ride down to WSM via the A370 , came back via Banwell , Blagdon , pass Chew VAlley Lake , and up over Dundry , bit of a chill in the air , Autumn  is almost here .
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Post by: riedrider on 19 August 2015, 09:01:16 PM
Changed the valve covers of my Bring Mich Werkstatt from polished round style to black angled style

(http://i57.tinypic.com/fly2pk.jpg)
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Post by: Oldgit on 20 August 2015, 04:59:43 PM
New Bike--running in at present--she's got all the trinkets and novelties as well--proper fast too
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Post by: slimwilly on 20 August 2015, 06:10:23 PM
Funny place to have the panniers
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Post by: sadlonelygit on 20 August 2015, 06:46:00 PM
fitted some airhorns to the motorhome, then got the 'start error' message of death from the dash, panicked, checked the internet for a remedy, saw how much it was going to cost, cried for a while, checked a bit more and found that the start solenoid and horn share a fuse, changed fuse, no horn but at least she lives :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 20 August 2015, 07:31:00 PM
New Bike--running in at present--she's got all the trinkets and novelties as well--proper fast too


Did you go for the magic tree upgrade.....forest fresh..mmmmmmmm :lol


Anyway...i feel we need a review :deal
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Oldgit on 20 August 2015, 08:56:39 PM
New Bike--running in at present--she's got all the trinkets and novelties as well--proper fast too


Did you go for the magic tree upgrade.....forest fresh..mmmmmmmm :lol


Anyway...i feel we need a review :deal
No magic tree air freshener fitted yet and no ashtray either, just done over 500 miles on her, cornering is smooth and steady, acceleration in Dynamic mode is pretty fierce, will take a wee bit of getting used to, but so far no real causes for concern, just a pretty good bike. 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Freck on 22 August 2015, 07:48:07 PM
Got wiped out on my new Ducati, last Sunday actually, so no riding for me for some time  :'(
Can't even get in the garage to do some tinkering, just pain and rehabilitation for me for the next few months at least  :'(


Steve
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 22 August 2015, 08:17:38 PM
Got wiped out on my new Ducati, last Sunday actually, so no riding for me for some time  :'(
Can't even get in the garage to do some tinkering, just pain and rehabilitation for me for the next few months at least  :'(


Steve

Half a story, what happened?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Freck on 22 August 2015, 09:36:26 PM
Got wiped out on my new Ducati, last Sunday actually, so no riding for me for some time  :'(
Can't even get in the garage to do some tinkering, just pain and rehabilitation for me for the next few months at least  :'(


Steve

Half a story, what happened?
National speed limit country road, I was doing about 60, came up behind two cars doing about 40.
Neither car indicating so I pulled out to go past them (and indicated) as nothing coming the other way. As I came alongside the rear car (Saxo) he turned right into me and I hit his front wing/wheel and was punted off into the weeds.  :'(  Bike flipped over and into a field smashing through a fence.
Don't know if he was turning into a farm entrance or pulling out to overtake or what, but he was telling me while waiting for police/ambulance that this was the third car he'd written off in the last year or so!!!  :eek  Wanker!


Needless to say, I'm less than happy with the situation  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 22 August 2015, 10:54:18 PM
Foc, Are you ok?

I think Wanker is to nice a word for him.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 23 August 2015, 02:38:07 AM
Bought Liz a pedal bike over in the USA and then we took it (and my brother in law's bike) for a little 26 mile jaunt along the Hop River Trail from Willimantic to Manchester (in Connecticut) in perfect weather conditions.


Great ride through the trees with awesome scenery, just not enough hills.


Off to the Case Mountain Trails tomorrow - brilliant off-road MTB tracks.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Freck on 23 August 2015, 09:46:19 AM
Foc, Are you ok?

I think Wanker is to nice a word for him.
Not too bad thanks mate, both arms in casts, bashed up left leg and in a lot of pain.
Could have been a lot worse though so am still pretty thankful  :)
Steve
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Ben Diesel on 25 August 2015, 01:05:22 PM
Took my 20 year old 92,400 mile VFR for its MOT.

Pass. No advisories.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 26 August 2015, 06:47:05 PM
Just bought this for the R1. I'm gonna be sat at the front door like a kid waiting for it to arrive. :P
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 26 August 2015, 07:13:20 PM
Just bought this for the R1. I'm gonna be sat at the front door like a kid waiting for it to arrive. :P


Have you not seen the shock snap thread stevie????


Get it on there mucker....& a reference to maxxis :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 30 August 2015, 05:53:07 PM
Just got back from a sunny and fun few days at Blackpool .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 30 August 2015, 07:19:43 PM
Took the head off my honda cb250rs to see why its burning oil, yep, that will be why then...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 31 August 2015, 12:46:41 PM
Re-assembled my 250 honda with ebay bought barrel and piston, started second kick  :thumbup...welding up the exhaust pipes this afternoon, thats going to take a little longer  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 31 August 2015, 02:13:18 PM
Mr Red...some tutorial that was :pokefun ......what damage am i actually looking at?......face of the piston looks all pitted & stuff but what else oh knowldgable one?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 31 August 2015, 02:46:31 PM
Took the head off my honda cb250rs to see why its burning oil, yep, that will be why then...

Yep, sure has plenty of paths for the oil to follow, must have been like a two stroke :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 31 August 2015, 03:56:17 PM
Woooooo....hold up there MR NOG.......a quick check on FOC-U rules and regs tells me that if you dont own a fazer you cant use the "poke fun"thingy...... ;).....heres a piccie that might explain it better to a non fazer owner...... :lol...didn't do a "how to" as not a fazer , same principles though.. ;)


unfazed....surprisingly it didn' t smoke that much and a compression test showed a good reading only a slight improvemet with a drop of oil down the bore before re-testing, you could smell it though, and to make matters worse  I dont think the oils been changed since new, a real stale smell  :\.....didn't expect this level of damage though, I had already bought the replacement barrel/piston before stripping as cheaper than rebore/new piston/rings...all good now
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: joebloggs on 02 September 2015, 03:23:03 PM
Got a engine under tray for my Eunos. MOT time and Mr MOT man wouldn't be impressed with my slightly modified steering rack :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 02 September 2015, 04:22:59 PM
Took the Guzzi out for a spin around the country lanes  in the Autumn sunshine .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 02 September 2015, 07:20:38 PM
Woooooo....hold up there MR NOG.......a quick check on FOC-U rules and regs tells me that if you dont own a fazer you cant use the "poke fun"thingy...... ;) .....heres a piccie that might explain it better to a non fazer owner...... :lol ...didn't do a "how to" as not a fazer , same principles though.. ;)


unfazed....surprisingly it didn' t smoke that much and a compression test showed a good reading only a slight improvemet with a drop of oil down the bore before re-testing, you could smell it though, and to make matters worse  I dont think the oils been changed since new, a real stale smell  :\ .....didn't expect this level of damage though, I had already bought the replacement barrel/piston before stripping as cheaper than rebore/new piston/rings...all good now

Last time I saw that kind of wear was on a CB125 which had a lot of piston slap and the gudgeon pin was badly worn. We thought that may have been the cause or the bore/piston wear. We rebored it to first oversize and replaced all the bits and it went like a train for years after. Never really understood why the pin wore so badly, as it never happened again.
What was the play in the gudgeon pin like?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 02 September 2015, 07:47:24 PM
Woooooo....hold up there MR NOG.......a quick check on FOC-U rules and regs tells me that if you dont own a fazer you cant use the "poke fun"thingy...... ;) .....heres a piccie that might explain it better to a non fazer owner...... :lol ...didn't do a "how to" as not a fazer , same principles though.. ;)


unfazed....surprisingly it didn' t smoke that much and a compression test showed a good reading only a slight improvemet with a drop of oil down the bore before re-testing, you could smell it though, and to make matters worse  I dont think the oils been changed since new, a real stale smell  :\ .....didn't expect this level of damage though, I had already bought the replacement barrel/piston before stripping as cheaper than rebore/new piston/rings...all good now

Last time I saw that kind of wear was on a CB125 which had a lot of piston slap and the gudgeon pin was badly worn. We thought that may have been the cause or the bore/piston wear. We rebored it to first oversize and replaced all the bits and it went like a train for years after. Never really understood why the pin wore so badly, as it never happened again.
What was the play in the gudgeon pin like?


....gudgeon pin eh.........it was a bit like this i reckon :b


 :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 02 September 2015, 09:03:55 PM
Woooooo....hold up there MR NOG.......a quick check on FOC-U rules and regs tells me that if you dont own a fazer you cant use the "poke fun"thingy...... ;) .....heres a piccie that might explain it better to a non fazer owner...... :lol ...didn't do a "how to" as not a fazer , same principles though.. ;)


unfazed....surprisingly it didn' t smoke that much and a compression test showed a good reading only a slight improvemet with a drop of oil down the bore before re-testing, you could smell it though, and to make matters worse  I dont think the oils been changed since new, a real stale smell  :\ .....didn't expect this level of damage though, I had already bought the replacement barrel/piston before stripping as cheaper than rebore/new piston/rings...all good now

Last time I saw that kind of wear was on a CB125 which had a lot of piston slap and the gudgeon pin was badly worn. We thought that may have been the cause or the bore/piston wear. We rebored it to first oversize and replaced all the bits and it went like a train for years after. Never really understood why the pin wore so badly, as it never happened again.
What was the play in the gudgeon pin like?


....gudgeon pin eh.........it was a bit like this i reckon :b


 :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun




just a small amount of play in the gudeon pin UNFAZED, made a good racket  :eek...little bit of wear in the cam and followers, no exhaust on at the moment as iam welding up a few holes, but starting up and using the old screwdriver trick to the block reveals a nice quiet engine, looking forward to getting the exhaust back on to see what its really like.......you missing the fazer NOGGY
 :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :pokefun :nana       :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 02 September 2015, 09:36:41 PM
Missing the real Fazers he Red and afraid to admit it, took my 600 for a run tonight to test out the new pipes. :thumbup

Still a few nice clean ones around Noggy,

My 2003, 86000miler all weather baby, after seeing this you know you still want one :pokefun :lol Not for sale :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 04 September 2015, 08:40:42 PM
Took the Husky 350 out for a quick spin,,called at the pub for a pint,, got home and the dog had escaped,,oh dear ,, got into the chicken orchard,,,i found one badly chewed chicken,,,still alive ,,,,just.

Terry the young cockerel came out from the bushes,unscathed,,3 pheasants came down from the trees to me,,then after half an hour I spotted another chicken,,looks ok,,it was wedged in some thistles,be tween some rubbish,,

so 1 chicken missing and a pheasant,, hope they appear in the morning,, also hope the injured chicken survives.

My fault,,leaving poultry out while away,,dog just doing what working dogs do.

Now the dog was out,,came to greet me,,,naughty dog,,,buttttt, my wife says the dog only got out when it heard the motorbike,,,perhaps mr Fox paid a visit,,thats why the chicken is missing,,,,,so what happened ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 04 September 2015, 09:01:37 PM
Took the Husky 350 out for a quick spin,,called at the pub for a pint,, got home and the dog had escaped,,oh dear ,, got into the chicken orchard,,,i found one badly chewed chicken,,,still alive ,,,,just.

Terry the young cockerel came out from the bushes,unscathed,,3 pheasants came down from the trees to me,,then after half an hour I spotted another chicken,,looks ok,,it was wedged in some thistles,be tween some rubbish,,

so 1 chicken missing and a pheasant,, hope they appear in the morning,, also hope the injured chicken survives.

My fault,,leaving poultry out while away,,dog just doing what working dogs do.

Now the dog was out,,came to greet me,,,naughty dog,,,buttttt, my wife says the dog only got out when it heard the motorbike,,,perhaps mr Fox paid a visit,,thats why the chicken is missing,,,,,so what happened ?


The fact that the chicken was chewed & not dissapeared thus proves that Bruce was the culprit.....he wanted to eat it......but he also knew youd want it...he was torn.....so was the...err.......anyway...if the fox had got it you wouldnt be seeing it...bruce should still be rewarded for leaving you a bit.....and preffering chappie.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 05 September 2015, 07:31:55 PM
Picked it up....and rode it home from cheltenham on the A40......& had a bacon roll at Oasis cafe Abergavenny....first tome i've been there. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 05 September 2015, 07:40:37 PM
Picked it up....and rode it home from cheltenham on the A40......& had a bacon roll at Oasis cafe Abergavenny....first tome i've been there. 8)

What did you pick up? a bacon sandwich, a car a bike, what ?????? :rolleyes Please, please, please don't say it was a BMW :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 05 September 2015, 08:20:13 PM
Picked it up....and rode it home from cheltenham on the A40......& had a bacon roll at Oasis cafe Abergavenny....first tome i've been there. 8)

What did you pick up? a bacon sandwich, a car a bike, what ?????? :rolleyes Please, please, please don't say it was a BMW :'(


100% yamaha :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 05 September 2015, 08:47:31 PM
Picked it up....and rode it home from cheltenham on the A40......& had a bacon roll at Oasis cafe Abergavenny....first tome i've been there. 8)

What did you pick up? a bacon sandwich, a car a bike, what ?????? :rolleyes Please, please, please don't say it was a BMW :'(


100% yamaha :D







MT ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 05 September 2015, 08:52:11 PM
He was and maybe still is hell bent on a MT07,  perhaps he has secomed,

it would do for him hooni9ng around the welsh peninsula
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 05 September 2015, 08:53:23 PM
Ok.ok.ok


Here's a pic of the front mudguard....probably sideyways.




What's in the safe Red :lol :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 05 September 2015, 09:05:47 PM
It's naked, and it's a parelell twin,,, umm , a bike for a little guy now owned by a big hairy scotsman who is gonna thrash it.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 05 September 2015, 09:24:25 PM
Took the Husky 350 out for a quick spin,,called at the pub for a pint,, got home and the dog had escaped,,oh dear ,, got into the chicken orchard,,,i found one badly chewed chicken,,,still alive ,,,,just.

Terry the young cockerel came out from the bushes,unscathed,,3 pheasants came down from the trees to me,,then after half an hour I spotted another chicken,,looks ok,,it was wedged in some thistles,be tween some rubbish,,

so 1 chicken missing and a pheasant,, hope they appear in the morning,, also hope the injured chicken survives.

My fault,,leaving poultry out while away,,dog just doing what working dogs do.


Well this morning all pheasants present and later on the second Cream legbar chicken reappeared, unharmed too,

the injured cream legbar never made it,,so just lost one,,good result really from a dog attack


Now the dog was out,,came to greet me,,,naughty dog,,,buttttt, my wife says the dog only got out when it heard the motorbike,,,perhaps mr Fox paid a visit,,thats why the chicken is missing,,,,,so what happened ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 September 2015, 01:03:01 PM

Woke the neighbours up at 0615....and rode it to work.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 06 September 2015, 04:55:23 PM
So how's the '07 then slim? We need a user's report!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 06 September 2015, 06:24:37 PM
So how's the '07 then slim? We need a user's report!!!!
Hmmm, another case of mistaken identity me thinks, quite common with you lot I'm told. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 September 2015, 06:27:38 PM
Ok.ok.ok
Here's a pic of the front mudguard....probably sideyways.

What's in the safe Red :lol :evil

It's missing 2 exhaust pipes :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 September 2015, 07:22:03 PM
So how's the '07 then slim? We need a user's report!!!!
Hmmm, another case of mistaken identity me thinks, quite common with you lot I'm told. :lol


Im certainly not slim....by name nor nature :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 September 2015, 07:52:20 PM
Took another picture :photo


This is like catch phrase :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: stevierst on 06 September 2015, 07:53:08 PM



Im certainly not slim....by name nor nature :\

Oops, I got a bit mixed up there :-[

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 06 September 2015, 07:57:20 PM
Mmmmmmmm  lets see....twin cylinder, yamaha, water cooled, trellis frame, koso speedo..........think ive got it..........is it a motorcycle ?     :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 06 September 2015, 08:02:08 PM
Mmmmmmmm  lets see....twin cylinder, yamaha, water cooled, trellis frame, koso speedo..........think ive got it..........is it a motorcycle ?     :lol


Yes...well done Red....i knew youd crack it.....whats in the safe?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 06 September 2015, 08:17:47 PM
CRACKING..........ah yes, the safe, what did I do with it   :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 06 September 2015, 09:03:28 PM
CRACKING..........ah yes, the safe, what did I do with it   :rolleyes

Put it in a safe place of course, doh! :lol

Fair swap I reckon - you reveal all about the safe in exchange for Noggy telling us about his new bike  :think
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 06 September 2015, 09:14:49 PM
not a TDM,,whatever that is,,was,,

And as the right honerable my name is, my name is Slim Shady   ,,,here,,hows the mix up happened,, I do NOT write pagres of tosh==============================================================================================================DO I ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 September 2015, 10:10:34 PM
Took another picture :photo

This is like catch phrase :lol

Looks like a TRX850 frame
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 07 September 2015, 05:16:32 PM
Its atrx 850 with a different front end and clocks :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 07 September 2015, 06:22:41 PM
Went out on the Guzzi  in the  beautiful Autumn sunshine , around the ring road, through Codrington , Pennsylvania , pass Castle combe , Corsham , through Bath , onto Longleat , stopped at little Chef for lunch , then carried onto Warminster by pass , through Shepton Mallet , across the Mendips along the Old Bristol Road , pass Chew valley Lake , onto Mums in Felton for tea and gossip ,then back home , 100 miles today , bike as usual was great fun .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 07 September 2015, 07:25:38 PM
Did you take it through the monkey enclosure?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 07 September 2015, 08:48:48 PM
Results are in :deal


In 3rd place for guessing that it was a motorcycle with a frame - Red98


In 2nd place for a goid guess at it being TRX based - Nickodemon


In 01st place for being a crafty old foccer & sending me the exact sales link via pm - Unfazed :woot




Well done Unfazed...you've won the entire contents of Red98's safe......all he has to do is reveal what that is :D




Anyway here she is.......noggyfighter 2....a little bit different & ticking all the boxes so far. 8) .....ps.....the front fairing is a detachable thingy just havent had the time to take it off yet, was marginally useful on the long trip home but more importantly was included so i took it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 07 September 2015, 09:21:19 PM
Results are in :deal


In 3rd place for guessing that it was a motorcycle with a frame - Red98


In 2nd place for a goid guess at it being TRX based - Nickodemon


In 01st place for being a crafty old foccer & sending me the exact sales link via pm - Unfazed :woot




Well done Unfazed...you've won the entire contents of Red98's safe......all he has to do is reveal what that is :D




Anyway here she is.......noggyfighter 2....a little bit different & ticking all the boxes so far. 8) .....ps.....the front fairing is a detachable thingy just havent had the time to take it off yet, was marginally useful on the long trip home but more importantly was included so i took it.

Did not want to spoil the fun of the rest by telling all to soon :lol :lol Here it is :eek
https://www.gumtree.com/p/yamaha-motorbikes/pro-built-custom-lucky-13-cafe-racer-street-fighter-like-harley-davidson-triumph-buell/1129204915 (https://www.gumtree.com/p/yamaha-motorbikes/pro-built-custom-lucky-13-cafe-racer-street-fighter-like-harley-davidson-triumph-buell/1129204915)

Now where the Foc is Red98 with the safe?  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: joebloggs on 09 September 2015, 03:07:51 PM
Eunos went through MOT with one advisory for low brake fluid level. Not to bad for a 22 year old car. Owned it for three years and only spent £60 on parts in total  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 09 September 2015, 04:01:19 PM
I took my 26 year old XJ600 for it's MOT. It passed.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 09 September 2015, 05:39:18 PM
Sorry Noggy, but I guess beauty is in the eye of holder.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 09 September 2015, 06:19:18 PM
I quite like it... Not the screen tho :smash
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 09 September 2015, 10:23:16 PM
i'll see if I can get some half decent arty farty pics up sometime soon.....with the screen off...admittedly it ruins it.

got 2 weeks off coming up and hoping during all that time I can get at least a day out on her around Wales to really test out the handling.....I foresee the Newtown road being a feature.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 10 September 2015, 08:39:03 PM
Took a micro spin on the noggyfighter for a couple of obligatory Presseli pics.


Was quite amusing going full chat up the hillside with throttle wide open and drowning the valley with noise.


Took a couple of decent corners seemingly at ease at 90 but tbf the majority was at circa 80-85 which is exactly where i like to be.......85 in 4th means throttle pretty much 3/4 way to pinned, especially on a gradient......you've got to eek out 100 but it is achieved reasonably rather than with ease.


In all honesy i think on an open A road it will show its limitations in the grunt department....but only because the chassis is so sweet that it could go so much quicker and that is only a testiment to how sweet the yzf rear and R1 front combo handles....not a criticism of the engine per say.....so light and so smooth in the corners......old noggyfighter felt light on the front in such circumstances.....noggythou was just heavy and fighting with me with a stiff feeling front......this feels light on the front as if it will go light except it never actually goes light if that makes sense ie doesnt start to break traction at the front or get unsettled.




Really need a decent trip on her in mid wales to fully review.


I can see me owning more bikes in the future but i really cant see myself ever selling this bike 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 11 September 2015, 02:27:34 PM
interesting looking bike , i like it,  but  a smaller bikini fairing would improve it imo
Results are in :deal


In 3rd place for guessing that it was a motorcycle with a frame - Red98


In 2nd place for a goid guess at it being TRX based - Nickodemon


In 01st place for being a crafty old foccer & sending me the exact sales link via pm - Unfazed :woot




Well done Unfazed...you've won the entire contents of Red98's safe......all he has to do is reveal what that is :D




Anyway here she is.......noggyfighter 2....a little bit different & ticking all the boxes so far. 8) .....ps.....the front fairing is a detachable thingy just havent had the time to take it off yet, was marginally useful on the long trip home but more importantly was included so i took it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 11 September 2015, 08:55:25 PM
The TRX looks very nice. Much better than my TDM  :lol
Today I finished my project „side stand without crash bar“. On the BMW R100R and R100GS the side stand is mounted in the crash bar. This means no crash bar = no side stand. Best solution in that case is a Mystic side stand. Never available used and new for 300 €. Mystic copies cost about 250  €. So I bought a damaged set of crash bars for 27 € incl. postage. And had some fun with, grinding welding and painting.


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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 12 September 2015, 10:13:13 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 12 September 2015, 10:22:58 PM
It sure is a bit different Noggy,,or Mad Max ,,,whatever,lol

Ride and enjoy xxxx
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 12 September 2015, 10:58:26 PM
Wassat slim?......another pic.....ah ok....since you insist :b


I only took pics coz Nick was being so smug with his lakeland pics....where he photoshopped his bike into the lakes.


Thats what he does...he showed me the software....and his camping kit is alll just pictures of camping kit that he transposes onto wherever he wants us to think he is.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 13 September 2015, 12:06:11 AM
Chilling on the river
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 13 September 2015, 04:11:56 PM
Flogged the noggyfighter on a 50 mile coastal jont.


Then got cought reading the what did you do with your fazer thread :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 15 September 2015, 12:56:50 AM
O.k. So not me personally but thought my brother had been a bit quiet for the last few days and today I found out why.
It was a  bit of an animal on the road but now it's been supermoto'd.......  It still is, just goes round corners better.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 15 September 2015, 03:38:46 PM
Sun came out so Went out on Guzzi down to Cheddar and back .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 15 September 2015, 07:59:00 PM
Dazza.....what BHP doesthat husky thing have then.....i remember meeting a couple of chaps one day and i tagged along on a coastal run...an FZ1 naked and a Huskie race tuned thingy like that with stickers all over it....it was nuts...on the back wheel most of the time....but soon ran out of puff even on moderate twisties........after going to a twin im like that to a certain degree although mine has 80 odd BHP so can still do a tonne ten at a push but mostly im at 85-90 and giving it some just to be there.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 15 September 2015, 08:54:13 PM
Good question Noggy, I think husky have got it about 51 at the crank with a 0.9 hp loss at the back wheel. Yes, they are going to run out of puff but weighing in at just over 100 kg and the way it delivers its power I can see it monstering my Fazer in the tight technical twisties. Going to put that to the test soon.  :)
 
I did a little speed test, me on my DRZ, as I hit my max of 95 it was just pulling away from me. I maxed it out about 108 indicated, think it may read a couple of mph faster due to the smaller diameter front wheel. When I held mine at 60, the Husky's clock was reading between 60 and 62.
 
 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: joebloggs on 15 September 2015, 11:08:46 PM
O.k. So not me personally but thought my brother had been a bit quiet for the last few days and today I found out why.
It was a  bit of an animal on the road but now it's been supermoto'd.......  It still is, just goes round corners better.  :D

Had a friend built a motard using an aircooled yamaha YZ490, fucking animal of a bike. first time out it span in 1st then second, gripped in 3rd slamming my mate straight into the ground, breaking both collarbones.

He never rode it again
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: joebloggs on 15 September 2015, 11:26:16 PM
Wassat slim?......another pic.....ah ok....since you insist :b


I only took pics coz Nick was being so smug with his lakeland pics....where he photoshopped his bike into the lakes.


Thats what he does...he showed me the software....and his camping kit is alll just pictures of camping kit that he transposes onto wherever he wants us to think he is.
Theres a really nice TRX cafe in Grantham, spoked wheels and usd forks (think they were but been awhile) will try to get a pic of it sometime.
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Post by: dazza on 15 September 2015, 11:28:03 PM
Ahh yes, owned an old air cooled 490 many years back. 4 speed box and could be a bastard to start.
Thing was like a coiled spring just waiting to hurt you. Flipped mine in 3rd gear too, just remember seeing the rear mudguard shatter as I slid down the road behind it looking at the sparks.
Even rode it off road for a while with a knackered shock,  that was challenging. :lol
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Post by: joebloggs on 15 September 2015, 11:31:45 PM
Ahh yes, owned an old air cooled 490 many years back. 4 speed box and could be a bastard to start.
Thing was like a coiled spring just waiting to hurt you. Flipped mine in 3rd gear too, just remember seeing the rear mudguard shatter as I slid down the road behind it looking at the sparks.
Even rode it off road for a while with a knackered shock,  that was challenging. :lol

Everyone should have a spin on a twostroke once in their life. I had a 250lc with a YPVS lump fitted, passed everything except petrol stations
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Post by: noggythenog on 16 September 2015, 07:57:53 PM
Get a pic up mr Bloggs 8)


I could have had a much better condition standard TRX for the same money......even a mint one.....one that would maybe appreciate a little......but i just couldnt resist having this one regardless of its faults.....took it to work for a meeting earlier on.....filled me with joy....every pissed off pedestrian i seen made it even better...it is that loud :evil


Yes i have to hold back now....going from nigh on 150bhp to 80 ish bhp that is gonna happen......but im more sensible because of it.....i inow its limits....the pressure isnt on to be performing, even the self induced pressure...it is fast enough....and looks cool...and sounds cool....what more do i need............a triple...thats what :b
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Post by: stevierst on 16 September 2015, 08:39:20 PM
Just got back off a mini break with the missus on the tiger. Blackpool to Barnard Castle for a couple of nights and exploring the sights of Durham.

It was her first time where we've spent the night away on the bike, and had to pack both the panniers with the usual ladies items. I had barely a tank bag full. ::)

She enjoyed it though, she's planning France next year!
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 16 September 2015, 08:57:13 PM

Everyone should have a spin on a twostroke once in their life. I had a 250lc with a YPVS lump fitted, passed everything except petrol stations

Got talking to a chap who used to race TZs on the Island the other day, he made me laugh. When I mentioned I'd owned a couple of H2 750s, he said, "ah yes, used to be said they were the only petrol-cooled motorcycles"  :lol
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Post by: joebloggs on 17 September 2015, 01:20:31 PM

Everyone should have a spin on a twostroke once in their life. I had a 250lc with a YPVS lump fitted, passed everything except petrol stations

Got talking to a chap who used to race TZs on the Island the other day, he made me laugh. When I mentioned I'd owned a couple of H2 750s, he said, "ah yes, used to be said they were the only petrol-cooled motorcycles"  :lol

Was in Matlock a couple of years ago when the Kawasaki triples club arrived, there was an RGV250 with a KH750 lump fitted, it had three unsilenced expansion chambers, and the sound, the most evil sounding twostroke I've ever heard.
Gave me a twitch........
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 22 September 2015, 11:40:21 AM
I took the XJ600 to have new chain and sprockets fitted. I got caught in torrential rain coming back. Of course, the sun is out now.
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Post by: slimwilly on 22 September 2015, 08:48:01 PM
Just got back off a mini break with the missus on the tiger. Blackpool to Barnard Castle for a couple of nights and exploring the sights of Durham.

It was her first time where we've spent the night away on the bike, and had to pack both the panniers with the usual ladies items. I had barely a tank bag full. : :)

She enjoyed it though, she's planning France next year!
stevie, she is one ugly bitch
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Post by: slimwilly on 22 September 2015, 08:49:33 PM
Stevie that is you with the helmey on aint it
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Post by: stevierst on 22 September 2015, 08:56:22 PM
Stevie that is you with the helmey on aint it
Thank God you posted this  straight after, I very nearly took offence slim :P
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Post by: noggythenog on 23 September 2015, 08:20:33 PM
Took a blast to Aberystwyth with my mate on his CBF, couple of adventurers joined  us over the presselis


The weather was spot on.....sun high in the sky and offset so not straight in my eyes....was nicely cool and the roads were great....and pretty quiet too....had fun on the noggyfighter....being able to cane a bike wide open and al the way through the revs from 2nd gear onwards is pretty amusing :) .


Had a shot of the CBF on the way home to see what my mate was moaning about and fook me it is bloody scary......back end is totally frightening....like it was trying to crab sideways when you started turning in...or the bike was twisting in the middle...he reckons it is aparently a common flaw and a new rear shock will sort it out...fook me ive never experienced anything like it :eek .


Finished off mooching in the local bike dealers where he was looking at an old model Tiger 1050.



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Post by: unfazed on 23 September 2015, 08:27:22 PM
You should try riding the old XS650 or the Z1 :eek
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Post by: noggythenog on 27 September 2015, 08:00:18 AM
What are these strange creatures you talk of Unfazed?


Anyway........rode it home after night shift.
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Post by: Anquetil on 27 September 2015, 03:11:35 PM
I went to Streetfighter Sunday at Prees Heath on the XJ600. Massive turnout due to the lovely weather. Great music, good food.
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Post by: unfazed on 27 September 2015, 03:38:52 PM
And woke everybody from Pembroke to home  :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: noggythenog on 27 September 2015, 04:25:58 PM
And woke everybody from Pembroke to home  :rollin :rollin :rollin


Pretty much :lol




So good to see the bike world buzzing with this late sun......better than the actual summer although we are still BST.......i like the cool air and younjust get the sense that everyone is out making the most of it 8)
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Post by: esetest on 27 September 2015, 06:21:16 PM
Went on a ride out with the Bristol motorbike riders from the Reckless Engineer in Templemeads to Glastonbury then onto Cheddar , where I left the ride out to make my way home .
Washed and polished it , took the battery off , need to get some ACF50, covered it over , won't get out on it till next year .
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Post by: dazza on 28 September 2015, 12:07:08 AM
Busy old day on Kent's greenlanes today. About a hundred  riders from  a north Kent enduro club held an event covering 90 odd miles of byways  across the county.
Explored some more byways never ridden and took in the beautiful Kent rural countryside.....Oh, and only fell off once  :D
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Post by: Anquetil on 03 October 2015, 03:52:28 PM
Cleaned the XJ600, treated with ACF-50. New chain and sprockets fitted in the week, so all ready for winter, and the speading of salt in the very near future.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Tangoman on 03 October 2015, 06:08:31 PM
Had a XJ600 from new back in1990 same colour, very quick for its day, shame had to sell it less than a year old due to growing family and shrinking wallet
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 03 October 2015, 06:18:59 PM
I bought this new in June '89. As you say, it was reasonably quick for it's day, tested at 129mph by one of the bike mags. It's never let me down, and is pretty economical to maintain and to run. I still enjoy riding it.
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Post by: nickodemon on 03 October 2015, 08:19:04 PM
Washed and polished these two and covered in acf 50. Sold the sv 650 today also...
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Post by: esetest on 09 October 2015, 06:41:31 PM
Bit more done on the.  Bike shelter .
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Post by: taylor on 10 October 2015, 04:26:11 PM
looking good est, nice job.
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Post by: esetest on 10 October 2015, 09:14:55 PM
Took my wife and daughters to Harvester for the wife's birthday .
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Post by: esetest on 11 October 2015, 04:34:35 PM
looking good est, nice job.
Its getting there , bit more done today .
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Post by: joebloggs on 11 October 2015, 09:43:39 PM
Annoyed the hell out of some muppet in a Nissan cube or something similar, kept trying to undertake me and the car following several times, if he/she made it they'd only be one car ahead so kept closing up to the vehicle in front just as we got close to some slower moving traffic in the left hand lane. The driver behind me kept smiling every time I did it lol

Immature on my behalf, maybe, but why take the risk when you clearly can't make headway if you manage to pull it off
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Post by: riedrider on 13 October 2015, 11:56:34 PM
Picked up my "nice weather car" from the garage after repairing several damages due to low use (8 k miles in 11 years)  :rolleyes
It was fucking expensive but I still like the car and the number plate  :)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/24kyvcm.jpg)
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Post by: Anquetil on 15 October 2015, 04:05:41 PM
A ride on the XJ600 to Bala and back, dinner at the cafe by the lake. Dry, 11 degrees. Road salt spread this morning in Bala and surrounding area.
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Post by: noggythenog on 15 October 2015, 07:06:39 PM
A quick 30 mile evening blast on the noggysaurusRX to Milford and back....to get fish and chips.....and a bottle o buckfast.....seemed like a good idea at the time...and still is......closest ive been to a supermoto style and i love it.....could see me getting a big capacity supermoto in the future......how long til those superduke r's become affordable i wonder :evil
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Post by: red98 on 17 October 2015, 06:43:14 PM
Made a couple of bike skate boards for my jap classic 250's, snug fit in the shed, can now push the bikes in, put them on the boards and push them sideways against the wall, bikes are higher off the ground so if I push the bikes back over the step to the shed it makes rear wheel removal easy...
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Post by: kitcrazy on 17 October 2015, 06:52:11 PM
excellent job red :thumbup
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Post by: tex on 17 October 2015, 08:27:59 PM
Love it red
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Post by: noggythenog on 17 October 2015, 08:44:38 PM
Fair play red thats some good workmanship.....you are a crafty foccer in many different ways 8)
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Post by: Anquetil on 18 October 2015, 02:43:41 PM
120 mile round trip on the XJ600 to Castlewood Cafe, near Uttoxeter, from Wrexham. Dull, dry, mild. A lot of bikers on their way to the Classic Motorcycle Show, Stafford.
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Post by: noggythenog on 18 October 2015, 03:53:21 PM
Forgot to say yesterday I managed a little jont around the Presseli hills...the "other" side of them for want of a better description...they are steeped in history and I really need more time to get out and explore them.....many of the rocky crags are ancient burial mounds.

before I went out though I checked my oil as the last short spin I did it was a bit dark to check properly and the TRX is difficult to guage as you have to check it warm with the oil in the catch tank before it drains down........anyway....it was foccing empty :eek......took a bit of filling and has used quite a bit although they are known for it anyway but I don't mind filling up...what I hope I haven't done is any damage......felt good when I was out on it so fingers crossed :rolleyes......im passed caring anyway...shit happens.....if it breaks ill get an adventure bike......not a BM though.

anyway some pics when I can upload them.....first pic doesn't do the road justice but anyway it is called the old roman road...no prizes for guessing why....it really does go way off into the distance and further behind but with a slight kink and an tree in the way of getting a pic of all of it.
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Post by: dazza on 19 October 2015, 01:40:34 AM
Got smothered in mud round the byways.
A bit wet and slippery but lots of fun.
Short video clip showing conditions.
https://youtu.be/YlvirZ_dCMs (https://youtu.be/YlvirZ_dCMs)
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Post by: johnakay on 23 October 2015, 05:35:15 PM
esetest were you in malta last week  coz we saw this
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Post by: dazza on 26 October 2015, 12:24:08 PM
Think I may of found a cure for that overheating problem  :D ....How deep was that puddle  :eek  https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDcQtwIwBGoVChMIhd3pzo_gyAIVBNEUCh1Nzw7h&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Do_KT39l0SRc&usg=AFQjCNFxVmGu3djQPWNGMOuWPZ3uHfxa6w&sig2=5En-vkP7_EUNeSAUKmJM0g&bvm=bv.105841590,d.bGg (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDcQtwIwBGoVChMIhd3pzo_gyAIVBNEUCh1Nzw7h&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Do_KT39l0SRc&usg=AFQjCNFxVmGu3djQPWNGMOuWPZ3uHfxa6w&sig2=5En-vkP7_EUNeSAUKmJM0g&bvm=bv.105841590,d.bGg)
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Post by: noggythenog on 02 November 2015, 07:26:04 PM
Managed a pleasant little ride on the noggysaurusRX today......fog cleared at 12 to glorious warm sunshine.


Off i went..over the presselis-cardigan-aberporth.....went south to a tiny place in the sticks to see a guy about shot blasting my yzf swingarm....20 quid ish he said 8) ........35 ish quid to shot blast and powder coat 8) ..


Headed south again to Cenarth-Cilgerran-Cardigan so had looped back to Cardigan....stunning roads i dont often do.......then on the way back i went fishguard instead of the presselis before eventually back to haverfordwest.


Did about 90 miles i think....was lovely...all in my summer gear.


Wasnt much chance for a pic & the sun was always either in my eyes so i missed some good photo chances...or it was direct in the camera spoiling the image.......managed a token effort pic about 5 minutes from home....lion rock in the background......quite a big crag but looks small on the pic....sun setting to the West to the right of the pic so for once wasnt direct in the lens.
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Post by: bobdog on 02 November 2015, 07:49:55 PM
got the winter bike sorted  :)
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Post by: noggythenog on 03 November 2015, 11:26:28 AM
Bloody ell bobdog........that doesnt look standard whatever it is.....i love it 8)






Well 2 days in a row ive been out hooning.......in November!!!




Had one of the best rides ever & was only supposed to be nipping out......70 miles later :)




Absolutely ripped the tits off of the noggytrx through the cold morning air and quiet roads.....some more of east pembs/cardiganshire roads again........Haverfordwest-llandisillio-crymych-cardigan-egglsyrw-presselis & home........some thoroughly recommended roads for sure if anyone visits this way in future......between yesterdays and todays roads ive now got another cracking loop..........deadly serious at some points i was thinking "these are the best roads in the world" just the way the one splendid road led to another...and another...lovely views and not much traffic.


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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 03 November 2015, 01:26:21 PM
some thoroughly recommended roads for sure if anyone visits this way in future......between yesterdays and todays roads ive now got another cracking loop..........deadly serious at some points i was thinking "these are the best roads in the world" just the way the one splendid road led to another...and another...lovely views and not much traffic.


Oxfordshire, on the other hand, is shite  :(


Only about a month to go then will be up in a much better area for biking...just as winter closes in  :'(


Still, then I can get up in those fells and start learning about this DSLR thingy  :)
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Post by: noggythenog on 03 November 2015, 02:57:57 PM
some thoroughly recommended roads for sure if anyone visits this way in future......between yesterdays and todays roads ive now got another cracking loop..........deadly serious at some points i was thinking "these are the best roads in the world" just the way the one splendid road led to another...and another...lovely views and not much traffic.


Oxfordshire, on the other hand, is shite  :(


Only about a month to go then will be up in a much better area for biking...just as winter closes in  :'(


Still, then I can get up in those fells and start learning about this DSLR thingy  :)


Sounds like your plans have come to fruition Nick. Good luck with the move & indeed with getting in the hills with some nice snowfall, hot soup , fresh air and rece missions for the best roads come summer time.
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 03 November 2015, 04:07:47 PM
Cheers Noggy. Solicitor says 2-3 weeks, a month at the outside  :)


Lake District for fell walking; Yorkshire, Northumberland and Scotland for biking; all for photography  :D  I can't remember what it's like to have a life  :lol
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Post by: bri h on 03 November 2015, 04:49:00 PM
Good for you Nick im glad its all coming together :)
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Post by: bobdog on 03 November 2015, 04:57:17 PM
Bloody ell bobdog........that doesnt look standard whatever it is.....i love it 8)  its a p reg honda slr650 with a fmx 650 front end and wheels, triumph 955i shock koso speedo engine painted black and a bit of tinkering:)

its my winter bike end of september till 1st of april love riding this bike it handles great wouldnt say it was fast but for winter its right :)




Well 2 days in a row ive been out hooning.......in November!!!




Had one of the best rides ever & was only supposed to be nipping out......70 miles later :)




Absolutely ripped the tits off of the noggytrx through the cold morning air and quiet roads.....some more of east pembs/cardiganshire roads again........Haverfordwest-llandisillio-crymych-cardigan-egglsyrw-presselis & home........some thoroughly recommended roads for sure if anyone visits this way in future......between yesterdays and todays roads ive now got another cracking loop..........deadly serious at some points i was thinking "these are the best roads in the world" just the way the one splendid road led to another...and another...lovely views and not much traffic.
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Post by: taylor on 03 November 2015, 08:21:07 PM
spending a couple of weeks in my static carafan in saundersfoot, the weather has been great until today. :'( here is winter.
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Post by: joebloggs on 11 November 2015, 12:52:15 PM
Went and thrashed the Eunos down about 100 miles of unknown back roads last night, top down all the way.  :D
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Post by: slimwilly on 11 December 2015, 06:37:59 AM
Well I havn't yet, but the rifle is coming out today, after a few very very busy weeks working I get to go to Dorset in search of Bambi !!!, two days stalking and an afternoon on the pheasants.
Good group of chaps,much whiskey downed at night,rented farmhouse, much jolliness. hohoho .
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 11 December 2015, 08:46:12 AM
Well I havn't yet, but the rifle is coming out today, after a few very very busy weeks working I get to go to Dorset in search of Bambi !!!, two days stalking and an afternoon on the pheasants.
Good group of chaps,much whiskey downed at night,rented farmhouse, much jolliness. hohoho .


Slimwilly, whisky and rifles.....what could possibly go wrong?  :eek
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Post by: Skippernick on 11 December 2015, 08:17:32 PM
Well I havn't yet, but the rifle is coming out today, after a few very very busy weeks working I get to go to Dorset in search of Bambi !!!, two days stalking and an afternoon on the pheasants.
Good group of chaps,much whiskey downed at night,rented farmhouse, much jolliness. hohoho .


Slimwilly, whisky and rifles.....what could possibly go wrong?  :eek


I'm scared and I'm in wiltshire.
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Post by: esetest on 20 December 2015, 06:06:16 PM
Went to see the new Star wars movie .
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Post by: slappy on 20 December 2015, 06:44:56 PM
Went to see the new Star wars movie .

Worth going to see?
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Post by: esetest on 20 December 2015, 06:50:57 PM
I would give it 8 out 10 .
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Post by: slimwilly on 20 December 2015, 07:58:51 PM
Well I havn't yet, but the rifle is coming out today, after a few very very busy weeks working I get to go to Dorset in search of Bambi !!!, two days stalking and an afternoon on the pheasants.
Good group of chaps,much whiskey downed at night,rented farmhouse, much jolliness. hohoho .


Slimwilly, whisky and rifles.....what could possibly go wrong?  :eek


I'm scared and I'm in wiltshire.


wr
we had a great time, walking the forests like dads army,, couldnt ind a deer friday or saturday then on sunday morning i stumbled upon a herd of fallow, queing up at a partime job kiosk, christmas eve work by all accounts,,lol
sticks up, bang , one down, watched them run and stop, bang ,,number two, made it all worth while









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Post by: Anquetil on 28 December 2015, 02:46:40 PM
A 90 mile round trip on the XJ600 to The Cayley on the prom at Rhos on Sea. Very mild, mostly dry roads, little traffic. Saw many bikers out, many heading towards the Horseshoe Pass.
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Post by: joebloggs on 31 December 2015, 04:43:23 PM
Dug the hard top out of the shed, sealed the rear screen with silicon and fitted it just before it started to bucket it down.

Fingers crossed the seal holds while it cures.

Changed the anifreeze while I was in the mood to mess about with the car
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Post by: noggythenog on 06 January 2016, 03:22:43 PM
Went against the grain but i started her up again just to make sure there was a charge in the battery......been waiting a whole month now on just one clear day when im off to take it to the garage for some fettling.


Also had to make a custom can to appease the neighbours :lol
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Post by: tex on 06 January 2016, 05:12:10 PM
Took the tdr for its mot, sailed  through, then taxed it.
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Post by: unfazed on 06 January 2016, 06:19:13 PM
Took the tdr for its mot, sailed  through, then taxed it.

Was it that wet at the mot centre  :lol
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Post by: noggythenog on 06 January 2016, 06:57:27 PM
Took the tdr for its mot, sailed  through, then taxed it.


I think we deserve another pic of the TDR tex...........how are you getting on with it?
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Post by: esetest on 06 January 2016, 10:07:53 PM
Me and the wife started to learn ballroom dancing tonight , it was a good laugh
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 06 January 2016, 11:34:53 PM
Bought it  :D


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg.html)


What a foccin day that was! Too knackered to go into detail now, more later.
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Post by: Skippernick on 07 January 2016, 06:53:11 AM
Uh oh.
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Post by: esetest on 07 January 2016, 08:26:38 AM
Bought it  :D


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg.html[/url])


What a foccin day that was! Too knackered to go into detail now, more later.
Cracking looking bike , looking forward to your review , thinking of getting one of those in a couple of years .
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Post by: tex on 07 January 2016, 11:54:27 AM
Took the tdr for its mot, sailed  through, then taxed it.

Was it that wet at the mot centre  :lol

   :lol it did rain all day
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Post by: tex on 07 January 2016, 11:59:39 AM
Took the tdr for its mot, sailed  through, then taxed it.


I think we deserve another pic of the TDR tex...........how are you getting on with it?
  Hi nog,
                 Yes getting on great with it, nice and light,  keep forgetting it needs loads of revs to pull away which can be enbarasing,  never let me down yet!  Loves the b roads, and had it a year and it has not blown up yet, although  at 10.000 rpm it sounds like it .     :eek ! I'll post a pic soon
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 07 January 2016, 12:35:04 PM

Bought it  :D


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg.html[/url])


What a foccin day that was! Too knackered to go into detail now, more later.


Glad u bought the round eye. Makes it look iconic.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 07 January 2016, 01:42:24 PM
Black is well known as the fastest colour for twins & triples 8)


Those triple r have a lovely induction noise too. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 07 January 2016, 06:27:29 PM
lovely bike nick nice,  nice bit of gold bling.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 07 January 2016, 08:16:27 PM
I've had a soft spot for black and gold since the Ducati 900 SS from the early 80s.


What a day though! I chose the dealer I went to because they had several examples to choose from, so thought it'd be more likely I'd find one that was right. They also had a Daytona that had been converted to naked from Street Triple parts, which intrigued me - more power! The salesman told me it had been assembled at the Triumph factory using only genuine parts. But in the end, I thought it would be hard to sell if I wanted to try something else later, and the price was too high.

Went down the M6 to Manchester, planning M60, then across the Peaks. Hit Manchester and ended up stuck in traffic for nearly 2 hours due to an overturned tanker lorry. Tried to cut through Manc itself, but hit roadworks and diversions everywhere - must've seen every street in the city centre. Then got stuck behind every slow vehicle trying to head east (strangely, they weren't all blue). Ended up driving the Cat and Fiddle road among others.


Finally got there, and while I was grabbing my bike kit from the car, locked the keys in it  :'( In the end they found someone from a car repair shop next door to break in to it, but before that, I found I'd taken two left hand gloves with me  :'(  so had to buy a cheap pair there, which I'll probably never use again  :rolleyes


Loved the bike on the test ride. Punchy, torquey power delivery, light and nimble, poised and balanced. I think it will be much better suited for some of the roads up here. The riding position got my weight a little over the front nicely, which gave a confident feel. Front brake (radial calipers on the R model) had plenty of bite and feel. Got complimented on it's looks at a petrol station I stopped at. Which brings me to...yep, no fuel gauge, got told by the salesman that the trip meter is tricky to operate (?!), but oh well. Didn't have time to check that.


They had some other nice stuff to drool over in the showroom, including a Spondon ZX10R, Super Duke 1290, RD250LC, an RD500LC that hasn't been started from new  :eek , and David Jeffries proddy TT-winning R1.


Coupla pics:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1624_zpsb24dbo1y.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1624_zpsb24dbo1y.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1633_zpsomtfet9e.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1633_zpsomtfet9e.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1634_zps8cppvivg.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1634_zps8cppvivg.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1637_zpsbks1r9rf.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1637_zpsbks1r9rf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 08 January 2016, 09:06:57 PM
I like the black & gold colour scheme. Very nice.

Do you know how much the RD500 was priced at?. I'm guessing somewhere between £15,000-£20,000.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 08 January 2016, 09:30:19 PM
Bought it  :D


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1622_zpscq3dxnog.jpg.html[/url])


What a foccin day that was! Too knackered to go into detail now, more later.



Lovely looking bike you have bought. I had a triumph sprint 1050 and absolutely loved the power delivery and silky smooth throttle. Cracking engines. Good choice :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 11 January 2016, 10:52:57 PM
Our second ballroom dancing lesson at the Elmgrove centre  tonight , it's excellent value and great fun .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 11 January 2016, 11:10:05 PM


Got complimented on it's looks at a petrol station I stopped at. Which brings me to...yep, no fuel gauge,

Didn't I tel you that !!

Nice colour though apart from the gold= less black
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 11 January 2016, 11:17:24 PM

Do you know how much the RD500 was priced at?. I'm guessing somewhere between £15,000-£20,000.



I don't think it's for sale, nor the 250.




Got complimented on it's looks at a petrol station I stopped at. Which brings me to...yep, no fuel gauge,


Didn't I tel you that !!



Not that bothered tbh.

Quote
Nice colour though apart from the gold= less black



Fazersharp, I think I found a video of you:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIW9sL-Yf6Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIW9sL-Yf6Q)


 :lol


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 12 January 2016, 08:28:47 AM
 :rollin

My eyes - my eyes are pies and yours are lies !
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mtread on 12 January 2016, 01:18:20 PM
Fitted Oxford hot grips to the Tiger 800, but what a faff! You have to sand down the throttle tube to get the grip to fit. Mind you, with the official Triumph ones costing £185  :eek  it was a no brainer
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: hotmetal on 12 January 2016, 06:27:37 PM
Good choice Hedgetrimmer! (I may be biased as I've got an 09 ST-R). Good to see you've found a nice one (and the corresponding forum LOL!)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 12 January 2016, 08:41:21 PM
Good choice Hedgetrimmer! (I may be biased as I've got an 09 ST-R). Good to see you've found a nice one (and the corresponding forum LOL!)


Well, fancy meeting you here  :lol


I know next to nothing about Street Triples, so thought I'd better go somewhere where someone does  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: joebloggs on 15 January 2016, 06:54:19 AM
Re sealed the Eunos hardtop rear window when the Focer leaked everywhere after attempting to seal it from the inside only, doesn't look great but at least I don't need waterproofs to drive the thing now
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 16 January 2016, 10:40:25 PM
Went to see Creed with my other half .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 17 January 2016, 09:09:26 AM
My 03 plate Honda Jazz, very cheap, 120000 mile commuter failed the MOT.  The horn was knackered, which it's been for the past three MOTs, it worked but didn't really make a lot of noise, this time they didn't like the fact it kind of made a noise and then kind of honked, said it was two tone and not allowed.  :lol


Anyway, they joys of an old car is that I get to go and play down the scrappy in a situation like this.  :)


Got a new horn, realised the pump for the rear screen wash (that had packed up last year) was situated just to the side of the horn, so grabbed that too, BONUS!


Fitted both, both worked, MOT passed and I can now wash my rear window as a bonus!  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 17 January 2016, 10:36:02 AM
Mine is in my local garage.....full service, pre mot, powder coating the swingarm and top yoke, cleaning, greasing, steering head bearings, sorting out the lights, carb balancing..........looks like ill be skint.......but illhave a fully operational bike come april which is a rarity for me. 8)


Next year it will be the breaking system & a new seat unit....maybe cafe racer style....possibly a new headlight.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 17 January 2016, 11:03:46 AM
Yesterday, took delivery of the Street Triple, took the battery off and put it on maintenance charge, locked the bike up, pulled a cover over it, and watched the snow bury it and the Fazer  :\ 


Also arranged to have a nice large shed installed to hold both bikes and give me somewhere to work on them, installation date end of Feb.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 17 January 2016, 01:16:28 PM

Also arranged to have a nice large shed installed to hold both bikes and give me somewhere to work on them, installation date end of Feb.

Just make sure it is big enough to take at least 4 bikes?  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 17 January 2016, 01:25:04 PM

Also arranged to have a nice large shed installed to hold both bikes and give me somewhere to work on them, installation date end of Feb.

Just make sure it is big enough to take at least 4 bikes?  :lol


Kind of you to offer to buy 2 more for me - I'll get back to you with what I want  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 17 January 2016, 03:41:20 PM

Also arranged to have a nice large shed installed to hold both bikes and give me somewhere to work on them, installation date end of Feb.

Just make sure it is big enough to take at least 4 bikes?  :lol


Kind of you to offer to buy 2 more for me - I'll get back to you with what I want  :)


Think you'll find a recovery trailer takes up the same space as 2 bikes....so unfazed tells me  :pokefun
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 17 January 2016, 04:13:01 PM
I was thinking of more when a couple of Foccers would be visiting, they wouldn't be expected to leave their bikes outside.  :lol
 It would be very difficult to negotiate the steps into the kitchen  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 17 January 2016, 05:50:32 PM
I was thinking of more when a couple of Foccers would be visiting, they wouldn't be expected to leave their bikes outside.  :lol
 It would be very difficult to negotiate the steps into the kitchen  :lol


I like your thinking... LOFOS hit Cumbria.


As to getting into his kitchen up the steps, you've seen kickstart, right?  :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 17 January 2016, 06:07:26 PM



I like your thinking... LOFOS hit Cumbria.



Can you imagine how many cafes there are between you lot and Cumbria? Better set off now if you want to make it up here by summer  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Robbie8666 on 21 January 2016, 08:04:38 AM
changed the screen on my Biffer & started to pack panniers ready for rally season! :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 21 January 2016, 09:01:31 PM
Put the winning bid on it on Ebay,


This is a new chapter :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slappy on 21 January 2016, 09:03:23 PM
Put the winning bid on it on Ebay,


This is a new chapter :eek


Give us a clue then :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 21 January 2016, 09:28:49 PM



I like your thinking... LOFOS hit Cumbria.



Can you imagine how many cafes there are between you lot and Cumbria? Better set off now if you want to make it up here by summer  :lol


If we left Midden at home I reckon we could make it by Easter if we left this weekend  :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 21 January 2016, 09:44:35 PM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Panzerbuilder on 21 January 2016, 10:44:59 PM
Sold my Thundercat and ordered the belly pan & crash bugs for the Fazer.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 22 January 2016, 06:43:09 PM
Put the winning bid on it on Ebay,


This is a new chapter :eek


Give us a clue then :)

It's a thou, black and been down the road, so a cat "D", mostly rh fairing,seat fairing.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 22 January 2016, 06:44:13 PM
And the damaged side
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 22 January 2016, 07:09:03 PM
Nice one slim your gonna have fun on that m8
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 22 January 2016, 07:28:18 PM
Thanks,Kit,,i hope so,,it seems to be the less focused superbike,no mode gadgets,just rider input, so I thought I would try it,£4,150.00 and 1,700 miles on the clock, 2009
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 22 January 2016, 08:49:54 PM
Its still a Honda. :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JZS 600 on 22 January 2016, 08:59:17 PM
Got a replacement seat for my Viffer 12 from CM Custom Seats, excellent service!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazerscotty on 22 January 2016, 09:23:21 PM
Put the winning bid on it on Ebay,


This is a new chapter :eek


Give us a clue then :)

It's a thou, black and been down the road, so a cat "D", mostly rh fairing,seat fairing.

You won't like it.....   :eek :eek :eek :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 22 January 2016, 09:26:41 PM
Are you keeping the fazer though slim just in case you hate the honda?


P.s....get rid those orrible mirrors while you're at the fixing up stage.


I teally do t know what to think of those blades.....neither like or dislike them......if i had to have a honda though it would be one of those vtec vfr's because they look so sexy.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 22 January 2016, 10:12:56 PM
My last bike was a Honda, a VFR, what a beauty of a bike, just like what it says on the box,amazing quality and reliability,just like the FZ1s,,(except the fireblades 175 bhp engine is expected to use a litre of oil per 1000 miles,hell,the vfr didn't)

It will be fine, it's just a bike,lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 23 January 2016, 09:06:16 AM
My last bike was a Honda, a VFR, what a beauty of a bike, just like what it says on the box,amazing quality and reliability,just like the FZ1s,,(except the fireblades 175 bhp engine is expected to use a litre of oil per 1000 miles,hell,the vfr didn't)

It will be fine, it's just a bike,lol


Good luck with it though....thats a few extra horses....always nice to have a change........


I feel as is the custom it needs a nickname.......


The Black Death :b


Id call my bike Black Death..........but it is too slow......."black not quite dead but in absolute agony forever" doesnt have the same ring to it :o
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: darrsi on 23 January 2016, 09:24:09 AM
My last bike was a Honda, a VFR, what a beauty of a bike, just like what it says on the box,amazing quality and reliability,just like the FZ1s,,(except the fireblades 175 bhp engine is expected to use a litre of oil per 1000 miles,hell,the vfr didn't)

It will be fine, it's just a bike,lol


Good luck with it though....thats a few extra horses....always nice to have a change........


I feel as is the custom it needs a nickname.......


The Black Death :b


Id call my bike Black Death..........but it is too slow......."black not quite dead but in absolute agony forever" doesnt have the same ring to it :o


What about "The Plague".
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: darrsi on 23 January 2016, 09:26:15 AM
My last bike was a Honda, a VFR, what a beauty of a bike, just like what it says on the box,amazing quality and reliability,just like the FZ1s,,(except the fireblades 175 bhp engine is expected to use a litre of oil per 1000 miles,hell,the vfr didn't)

It will be fine, it's just a bike,lol


One litre of oil per 1000 miles, that's ridiculous, in fact, more like an oil leak!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 23 January 2016, 09:41:41 AM
My last bike was a Honda, a VFR, what a beauty of a bike, just like what it says on the box,amazing quality and reliability,just like the FZ1s,,(except the fireblades 175 bhp engine is expected to use a litre of oil per 1000 miles,hell,the vfr didn't)

It will be fine, it's just a bike,lol


Good luck with it though....thats a few extra horses....always nice to have a change........


I feel as is the custom it needs a nickname.......


The Black Death :b


Id call my bike Black Death..........but it is too slow......."black not quite dead but in absolute agony forever" doesnt have the same ring to it :o


What about "The Plague".


 :lol .......excellent....slims is black death & mine is the plague :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: joebloggs on 23 January 2016, 01:37:04 PM
Caught my knuckle with my angle grinder, bleeding well but got off lightly
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazerscotty on 23 January 2016, 05:41:14 PM
Fitted a pair of Highway Hawk levers and a Scottoiler to the wife's VT750 - in readiness for the Kickstart next weekend  :D
Then went a bit of a bimble....






This was the right way up when I attached it.... :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 23 January 2016, 07:58:33 PM

Do you know how much the RD500 was priced at?. I'm guessing somewhere between £15,000-£20,000.



I don't think it's for sale, nor the 250.




Got complimented on it's looks at a petrol station I stopped at. Which brings me to...yep, no fuel gauge,


Didn't I tel you that !!



Not that bothered tbh.

Quote
Nice colour though apart from the gold= less black



Fazersharp, I think I found a video of you:


[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIW9sL-Yf6Q[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIW9sL-Yf6Q[/url])


 :lol




Today I will mostly be listening to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 24 January 2016, 01:51:43 PM
Just returned from a 120 mile round trip to Castlewood Cafe, near Uttoxeter, from Wrexham, on the XJ600. Very mild, 13 degrees. About a dozen bikers there when I arrived. Roads wet and muddy. Hose pipe ready to wash the bike, after a coffee.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 25 January 2016, 08:42:23 AM
Added some auxiliary lights to the CBF commuter. Feck me what a difference, it was like a parting of the waves. The picture doesn't really do them justice and all for £25 - one happy bunny :D . Also upgraded the headlight to Philips Extreme and LED side lights - although one side flickering  :'( 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 25 January 2016, 10:37:29 PM
We had our 4th Latin and ballroom dance lesson tonight , we started to learn the rhythm foxtrot , which I picked up easily , unlike the cha cha  .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 26 January 2016, 07:27:03 PM
the cha cha, nice one esetest.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 26 January 2016, 08:03:53 PM
cant wait to see you on the telly :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 27 January 2016, 08:41:09 PM
You have to be a celeb apparrently in order to do strictly .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 27 January 2016, 09:03:22 PM
but your a star on here m8, we will all vote for you.    cha cha cha, :)    bristols fine ,  est
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Robbie8666 on 28 January 2016, 03:00:35 PM
packed my panniers & topbox nearly ready to go just gotta load tent & rollmat tonight ready for Kickstart tomorrow!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazerscotty on 28 January 2016, 03:43:41 PM
Wot he said!  :rollin :rollin :rollin
Only its the wife that's riding her loaded VT750, whilst I shall be on the Fazer  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Robbie8666 on 29 January 2016, 11:18:25 AM
see you in the bar!! or round the fire lol :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: chaz on 29 January 2016, 03:47:43 PM
I got the lawn mower out and cut the grass, IN JANUARY, that's a first and I'm in Yorkshire.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 29 January 2016, 05:40:28 PM
mowed the grass, what. :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek.  I still need a boat.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 29 January 2016, 06:34:56 PM
I got the lawn mower out and cut the grass, IN JANUARY, that's a first and I'm in Yorkshire.

The fact you got the Lawn Mower and cut the grass :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 29 January 2016, 06:36:12 PM
mowed the grass, what. :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek .  I still need a boat.

Its the foccing ARK we need over here  :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 29 January 2016, 07:27:05 PM


Its the foccing ARK we need over here  :rolleyes


Don't know about that, but I'm thinking of putting up a wind turbine up in my garden  :\ 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 30 January 2016, 10:12:02 PM

Took a risk and bought an OEM cd/radio for the Mazda 6, for £30 incl postage as the CD lens head in mine was having a mind of its own, only realised when I unwrapped it the it was a 6 cd Bose unit which is fitted to the 2.3 MPS model. :)

 I stripped out the centre console (intergrated Radio) and then  I discovered the fittings and cable to the console were different, but  the  CD/radio cables were exactly the same. After a bit of serious thought and a bit of *&^"$%£ :wall realised I could probably remove the base and amp of the CD/radio unit and keep the original face. Nothing to lose as this stage I dismantled both and Bose one slotted into the original face like a glove. Whats more it works and loads and unloads and plays all 6 CDsand Radio, plus the display give all the information including which number CD is playing :)

Fixed the interior lights which have not worked for a few weeks, it was a dodgy switch connection.  :thumbup
Took me longer to figure out how to take out the light unit than it did to fix it :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 30 January 2016, 10:30:04 PM
What are these strange CD things of which you speak?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 30 January 2016, 11:04:21 PM
What are these strange CD things of which you speak?

Evolution of the LP, to which we have returned :lol probably have not arrived in Carlisle yet due to flooding :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 31 January 2016, 06:38:57 PM
Replaced the big and ugly original headlight by a repainted Hornet 900 unit:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/20pzihz.jpg)

And changed the TDM panniers from Yamaha to Krauser like I have it already on my Fazer and the NTV:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/15rnn7s.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 31 January 2016, 08:12:40 PM
Good result rierider...been looking at swapping to a round headlight on my trx and that hornet unit looks ok. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 31 January 2016, 08:45:56 PM
Good result rierider...been looking at swapping to a round headlight on my trx and that hornet unit looks ok. 8)
It looks almost the same to me
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 31 January 2016, 09:49:26 PM
Finally took the plunge and spent nearly £700 on Rukka Gore Tex jacket & trousers, link below. Good quality feel and a 6yr warranty - got fed up of trying to re proof my gear and failing badly.


https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-matti-jacket/4164 (https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-matti-jacket/4164)


https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-focus-gore-tex-short-trousers/5772 (https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-focus-gore-tex-short-trousers/5772)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 31 January 2016, 10:24:22 PM
Yup....no beating quality ....post up a piccy...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/58b3cb15ac7571dcc67268ae2ec3a468.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 31 January 2016, 10:58:38 PM
Okay..............errrrrrr, do you want a pic of me wearing the gear  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 01 February 2016, 06:45:17 AM
Oi....don't get saucy
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 01 February 2016, 06:18:57 PM
@noggythenog
The original Hornet 900 SC48 headlight has a chrome ring and an unpainted housing:
(http://i68.tinypic.com/v42zyx.jpg)
Here in Germany they are rare and quiet expensive. You can buy a new aftermarket headlight for about the same price. But I think the OEM-quality from Stanley is better even if it is used. The one I used for the BMW was cheap since the housing had a crack and the chrome ring some dents and scratches.
An alternative is the very similar headlight from the naked version of the Suzuki SV650.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 01 February 2016, 07:40:31 PM
@noggythenog
The original Hornet 900 SC48 headlight has a chrome ring and an unpainted housing:
([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/v42zyx.jpg[/url])
Here in Germany they are rare and quiet expensive. You can buy a new aftermarket headlight for about the same price. But I think the OEM-quality from Stanley is better even if it is used. The one I used for the BMW was cheap since the housing had a crack and the chrome ring some dents and scratches.
An alternative is the very similar headlight from the naked version of the Suzuki SV650.



Yeh id probably have an SV650 one as they are quite common over here....i just think getting a honda item will guarantee some sort of quality....the mt03 style light on mine looks ok but the quality isnt there....actually a bit shabby.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: riedrider on 01 February 2016, 07:46:08 PM
Stanley was/is also supplier for Suzuki so the quality should be comparable to Honda.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 01 February 2016, 07:59:53 PM
Finally took the plunge and spent nearly £700 on Rukka Gore Tex jacket & trousers, link below. Good quality feel and a 6yr warranty - got fed up of trying to re proof my gear and failing badly.


https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-matti-jacket/4164 (https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-matti-jacket/4164)


https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-focus-gore-tex-short-trousers/5772 (https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-focus-gore-tex-short-trousers/5772)


Frosties.....with a 6 year guarantee on this stuff that is still only £150 ish per year for those 6 years....for guaranteed comfort.


I can see myself being interested in some...maybe become an all year biker for the first time...few things motor related in the pipeline but sadly not involving any MV Brutale.....my missus might soon have a driving licence & so i plan on giving her the 3 year old skoda and getting myself an old merc sprinter to get done up as a camper.....complete with space for loading a bike.....thing is i dont want to be putting unnecessary mileage on a camper just by going back and forward to work.....bike is the obvious answer.....but i need to look smart in work and be dry so itll have to be an all weather bike and some decent all weather gear.......decisions decisions :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 01 February 2016, 09:15:36 PM
Finally took the plunge and spent nearly £700 on Rukka Gore Tex jacket & trousers, link below. Good quality feel and a 6yr warranty - got fed up of trying to re proof my gear and failing badly.


https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-matti-jacket/4164 (https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-matti-jacket/4164)


https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-focus-gore-tex-short-trousers/5772 (https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/rukka-focus-gore-tex-short-trousers/5772)


Frosties.....with a 6 year guarantee on this stuff that is still only £150 ish per year for those 6 years....for guaranteed comfort.


I can see myself being interested in some...maybe become an all year biker for the first time...few things motor related in the pipeline but sadly not involving any MV Brutale.....my missus might soon have a driving licence & so i plan on giving her the 3 year old skoda and getting myself an old merc sprinter to get done up as a camper.....complete with space for loading a bike.....thing is i dont want to be putting unnecessary mileage on a camper just by going back and forward to work.....bike is the obvious answer.....but i need to look smart in work and be dry so itll have to be an all weather bike and some decent all weather gear.......decisions decisions :b


More like £115/year Noggy. First day with it on today and got to say it felt good - still needs breaking in properly but you can feel the quality. Don't know why I didn't do it years ago........the time I've wasted with Nikwax products. Feel safer wearing it for some reason........


The MV Brutale will happen one day and same as you I'm gagging for a decent camper or base van to work on - fancy a nice T5. One day our dreams will come true  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 03 February 2016, 03:39:28 PM
Replaced the rear light bulb in the offside rear cluster on the Astra .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 06 February 2016, 10:46:00 PM
Spent 5 hours dismantling and reassembling my Mazda 6 to find the cause of a rattle under the drivers seat which was driving my wife and I to distraction.

Disconnect the battery, disconnect the seat Air Bags and pretensioners, remove the front and rear door kick panels remove the front seat, remove the rear panel on the rear seat,  remove the drivers side seat belts, remove the rear seat,  remove the pillar panels, remove the kick panel in drivers foot well and remove the carpet clips.
I rolled back the carpet on the drivers side to expose the floor, nothing there to cause a rattle.
Flexible camera attached to the laptop searched inside the floor stiffener running across the floor under the drivers seat.
A foccing AA battery. :grumble How in the foc was I going to get this out, the plastic rear foot well heater could not be removed without removing the centre console. I finally managed to catch it with a flexible claw working through 4 different 8mm holes and after 20minutes got it as close as possible to the door where I could fish it out easily.
Don't know how the battery got in there as there is a 20mm lip from the base of the floor to the slot for the heater.
Did a further check with the camera to make sure there was only one battery in there.
Now I had to put it all back together. :'(
Then realised when I was ready to reconnect the air bags and pretensioners, realised I never reconnected the battery after disconnecting the air bags and pretensioners which means the ECU will have reset "foc". :wall
Reconnected the air bags and pretensioners reconnected the battery.
Now I had to go through the procedure of getting the ECU to relearn its 108000 miles settings. :'(
Ignition on for 1 minute, off for 1 minute. Start the car running rough took it for a 15minute spin, turn it off leave it for 1 hour, turn on the ignition for 1 minute, turn it off for 1 minute. Start the car leave it idle until it reached normal operating temperature (20 minutes), turn it off leave it for 5 minutes. Restart it and it appears to be back to normal.
Why the foc didn't I just reconnect the foccing battery. :grumble
At least the rattle is gone.  :)




Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 07 February 2016, 06:13:09 PM
Well I bought an accident damaged 2009 Fireblade, only 1700 miles on the clock,it is like new.

So new battery,plastics inc seat rearend,tank cover, rh fairing,inc other panels, front brake lever,rh foot rest,brake lever assembly,exhaust .Crash bungs,cottonreels rear end,

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Frr1_zpsxlzwekgn.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Frr1_zpsxlzwekgn.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/WP_20160203_19_44_47_Pro_zpsro4xom3p.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/WP_20160203_19_44_47_Pro_zpsro4xom3p.jpg.html)

Insured it, just waiting for a throttle twist tube to arrive and will have a go on it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 09 February 2016, 06:43:42 PM
very nice. ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 09 February 2016, 11:32:54 PM
Went to see the new Dad's Army film this evening... :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 10 February 2016, 04:38:22 PM
Actually rode the Striple for the first time since buying it  :eek


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1641_zpsixeidnhd.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1641_zpsixeidnhd.jpg.html)


Good fun, although was being a bit careful on brand new tyres and an unfamiliar bike. But boy, what a soundtrack!  :evil 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 10 February 2016, 05:35:39 PM
So, you was just teasing the hedges then  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dave48 on 10 February 2016, 05:40:24 PM
They are too "hard" to bother with hedges up there-its dry stone walls that need "refacing" :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 11 February 2016, 08:26:46 PM
Just got back from Scotland , we stayed at Loch Long hotel with Lochs and Glens , it was excellent value for money , I would definitely recommend
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 12 February 2016, 12:37:36 AM

Sold my VN800, and im gutted. I loved that bike. But when you get offered a VN1500 for a price that was ridiculously, stupidly cheap, it had to go. I cant justify (to wifey and myself) having two bikes of the same type. Yes, there's a case to be put for a green laner, and I would probably get it passed by SWMBO, but two cruisers? Or two Fazers? Whats the point unless you are doing it short term to make a few bob?



Im just trying to make myself feel better about selling my VN800 aren't I.


Yes I am.


Shutting up now Sir!!!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: darrsi on 12 February 2016, 11:55:35 AM
Went to see the new Dad's Army film this evening... :'( :'( :'(

I already have my idea of what it will be like, but what was your verdict?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 12 February 2016, 06:07:55 PM
Went to see the new Dad's Army film this evening... :'( :'( :'(

I already have my idea of what it will be like, but what was your verdict?

I found it very disappointing.

I really like the original show and I did try to view the new movie with an open mind, trying not to compare the characters too much with the old cast, but I found that's inevitable (and therefore disappointing).

The old storyline of Mainwaring removing his spectacles and consequently stumbling around gets used a lot and the ending was a bit OTT.

Overall I would give it 1* out of 5.



Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 12 February 2016, 07:01:34 PM
Well later this afternoon the roads were dry,got home early enough to tax the fireblade and take it for some fresh petrol and a gentle test ride.
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Blade%201%20hampton_zps4ka1smnp.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Blade%201%20hampton_zps4ka1smnp.jpg.html)
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Blade%202%20Hampton_zpsgky8j0zn.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Blade%202%20Hampton_zpsgky8j0zn.jpg.html)
It went very well,i don't know if I will get on with it but will see how the summer goes.
The bike has only done 1700 miles and you can tell, it is so tight,and it sure goes, it has the original tyres on,6 year old Dunlop Qualifires,plenty of tread but I will change them as they may be harder than new.
I tried it a bit on the dual carriageway, haha, hell, what can I say.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 12 February 2016, 07:22:33 PM
Looks great  slim hope you enjoy it mate  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 12 February 2016, 08:21:10 PM
hang on slim, clench your cheeks.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 12 February 2016, 08:34:58 PM
put the heating on in my static carafan, then went to the pub :D   will call back in an hour or two, lifes a bitch.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 12 February 2016, 08:41:24 PM
Well later this afternoon the roads were dry,got home early enough to tax the fireblade and take it for some fresh petrol and a gentle test ride.
([url]http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Blade%201%20hampton_zps4ka1smnp.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Blade%201%20hampton_zps4ka1smnp.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Blade%202%20Hampton_zpsgky8j0zn.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Blade%202%20Hampton_zpsgky8j0zn.jpg.html[/url])
It went very well,i don't know if I will get on with it but will see how the summer goes.
The bike has only done 1700 miles and you can tell, it is so tight,and it sure goes, it has the original tyres on,6 year old Dunlop Qualifires,plenty of tread but I will change them as they may be harder than new.
I tried it a bit on the dual carriageway, haha, hell, what can I say.

 
Looks sweet Slim, will be down your way this year pretty soon.....will give you a look in and hopefully meet up for a raid across the border.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 12 February 2016, 10:05:37 PM
Hope to see you Dazza,fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dave48 on 13 February 2016, 09:04:20 AM
Nice bike & I like the look of your "family seat"! :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: darrsi on 13 February 2016, 09:24:57 AM
Went to see the new Dad's Army film this evening... :'( :'( :'(

I already have my idea of what it will be like, but what was your verdict?

I found it very disappointing.

I really like the original show and I did try to view the new movie with an open mind, trying not to compare the characters too much with the old cast, but I found that's inevitable (and therefore disappointing).

The old storyline of Mainwaring removing his spectacles and consequently stumbling around gets used a lot and the ending was a bit OTT.

Overall I would give it 1* out of 5.


I work in the industry, and obviously see the amount of time and effort that can go into films, but i'm also known at work to be one of the harshest critics ever.
I appreciate everyone has their own personal opinion on everything in life, which i totally respect, as people will inevitably have different tastes, but in truthfulness the moment i heard the new Captain Mainwarings voice i immediately shouted out "That's gonna be shit!"
Exactly the same response as when i went to see Carry On Columbus years ago. There are some things you simply cannot bring back to life.
Back in the day we had some real unintentional gems, with totally raw acting where people would stumble and fumble through their career making them priceless in this day and age.
We don't have anyone even close to the likes of Sid James, Charles Hawtrey or Kenneth Williams to make us laugh out loud any more, it's all about rude and crude now which is a real shame.  :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 13 February 2016, 10:04:04 AM
Went to see the new Dad's Army film this evening... :'( :'( :'(

I already have my idea of what it will be like, but what was your verdict?

I found it very disappointing.

I really like the original show and I did try to view the new movie with an open mind, trying not to compare the characters too much with the old cast, but I found that's inevitable (and therefore disappointing).

The old storyline of Mainwaring removing his spectacles and consequently stumbling around gets used a lot and the ending was a bit OTT.

Overall I would give it 1* out of 5.


 but in truthfulness the moment i heard the new Captain Mainwarings voice i immediately shouted out "That's gonna be shit!"


Yep I know what you mean. I thought he sounded more like the vicar in the original series/film!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 13 February 2016, 06:15:31 PM
Nice bike & I like the look of your "family seat"! :lol
Yeh, gates take a bit of painting every two years
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 14 February 2016, 06:48:29 PM
Went to see the new Dad's Army film this evening... :'( :'( :'(
Its shocking to think that if it were now then I think I would of been in Dads Army, I wonder if we were suddenly transported back then how many of us would actually be the age to be in Dads Army (home guard)
Actually I don't know the age, anyone know ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 14 February 2016, 07:22:29 PM
Went to see the new Dad's Army film this evening... :'( :'( :'(
Its shocking to think that if it were now then I think I would of been in Dads Army, I wonder if we were suddenly transported back then how many of us would actually be the age to be in Dads Army (home guard)
Actually I don't know the age, anyone know ?


I think the upper age of conscription in WW2 was something like 40?. So anyone over that age I guess, although the Home Guard comprised of men aged 18-65 I think because it included those waiting for their call-up papers, people in reserved occupations (eg essential war work) and those not considered fit enough for regular active service etc...

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 14 February 2016, 07:35:30 PM
40 ! well that's it then I would of been in the home guard 9 years
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 17 February 2016, 10:49:11 PM
Not a bike....but will soon accommodate my bike.....


Here's my new toy in its current form.


Yet another ballache 4 hour train journey & 4 hour drive home but welk worth it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 17 February 2016, 11:23:24 PM
It would have been cheaper just to include bike recovery on your insurance.  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 18 February 2016, 08:37:30 AM
It would have been cheaper just to include bike recovery on your insurance.  :lol :lol


It was cheaper than buying Rukka clothing though.....just stick my bike in the back & get out in all weathers and stay bone dry :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dave48 on 18 February 2016, 08:43:27 AM
Whats this? Fair weather biking-Pembrokeshire style! :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: darrsi on 22 February 2016, 06:09:44 AM
I won just over a couple of grand on the Irish Lotto a week ago on their version of Hotpicks so thought i'd treat myself.


I had the week off as well using up my holiday, so bought a 4K Panasonic 40 inch LED tv, and also a twin HD tuner Freeview recorder/Bluray/DVD player that also upscales every channel to 4K as well.


Now, i work on a daily basis with high end monitors, but the picture quality when using the HD channels is simply jaw droppingly stunning, and believe me i'm a fussy sod due to my job.


Also both of them have wifi so have all the extras available as well with no need for any wires at all to faff about with, and can also receive anything from my phone wirelessly too.


Job's a good'un.  :smokin 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 22 February 2016, 02:03:58 PM
A ride to Bala via Oswestry and the Tanat valley, over the Milltir Cerrig. Return via Corwen, Llangollen. Beautiful weather, sunny, 7 degrees. Dinner at Cafe Tegid by the lake. Speed detector van at the end of Bryneglwys straight on way out and another at Acrefair on the Llangollen to Wrexham road coming home. My 84 year old father in law has just done a speed awareness course having been caught doing 25 mph in a school 20mph zone near his house at Ruabon !
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 22 February 2016, 07:36:49 PM
I won just over a couple of grand on the Irish Lotto a week ago on their version of Hotpicks so thought i'd treat myself.


I had the week off as well using up my holiday, so bought a 4K Panasonic 40 inch LED tv, and also a twin HD tuner Freeview recorder/Bluray/DVD player that also upscales every channel to 4K as well.


Now, i work on a daily basis with high end monitors, but the picture quality when using the HD channels is simply jaw droppingly stunning, and believe me i'm a fussy sod due to my job.


Also both of them have wifi so have all the extras available as well with no need for any wires at all to faff about with, and can also receive anything from my phone wirelessly too.


Job's a good'un.  :smokin




This is a great story Darrsi you lucky bugger.


I only just got a 50 inch HD tv and i think that is great so can only imagine
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 22 February 2016, 08:20:20 PM
I won just over a couple of grand on the Irish Lotto a week ago on their version of Hotpicks so thought i'd treat myself.


I had the week off as well using up my holiday, so bought a 4K Panasonic 40 inch LED tv, and also a twin HD tuner Freeview recorder/Bluray/DVD player that also upscales every channel to 4K as well.

Now, i work on a daily basis with high end monitors, but the picture quality when using the HD channels is simply jaw droppingly stunning, and believe me i'm a fussy sod due to my job.

Also both of them have wifi so have all the extras available as well with no need for any wires at all to faff about with, and can also receive anything from my phone wirelessly too.

Job's a good'un.  :smokin

We all know where we are going to watch the Motorcycle Racing now  :woot
What time are we on for WSB this weekend  :D
  Lucky Sod.  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: darrsi on 22 February 2016, 09:42:44 PM
Should've been more to be honest, i normally do 3 lines for £2 @ 700-1 on Wednesday & Saturday.
Turns out i've been ticking the wrong box and been doing the next two Wednesdays instead, with no Saturdays at all.
Then by pure luck i had another £3 on each line before i went out on Saturday, and my numbers came in.
I was actually expecting £3505.
Not complaining though, plus i realised my previous error too.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 23 February 2016, 07:09:31 PM
Well what a nice day,,so asked the boss if I could finish early, he said yes (Me !) lol
Home by 3pm and took the Blade out,just to run the new rear tyre in you see,,
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Bridge%201_zpsekjmhhpg.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Bridge%201_zpsekjmhhpg.jpg.html)
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Bridge2_zps9xv858vl.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Bridge2_zps9xv858vl.jpg.html)
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Blade%20Baskerville_zpsn12azhwn.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Blade%20Baskerville_zpsn12azhwn.jpg.html)

Well these Blades certainly have some power, hell I never got in the high rev range, bloody awesome, talk about hang on.lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 23 February 2016, 07:56:58 PM
A very cold ride on the Striple, but couldn't wait for summer anymore. Starting to get the hang of what this bike is about; zapping up and down the gearbox to that wonderful triple symphony  :)  This bike brings out the hooligan in me  :evil


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1654_zpsv8sx9nkb.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1654_zpsv8sx9nkb.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1656_zpsa7hu2gkq.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1656_zpsa7hu2gkq.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1663_zpsxnhxa5rp.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1663_zpsxnhxa5rp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 24 February 2016, 07:36:24 AM
Its nice around there Nick, 3 degrees when I got back home last night, I have just bought the Oxford 2.0 Jacket and trousers and they with the thermal liners are abosolutly amazing,very very warm,no chill anywhere, loads of pockets, I have been looking for a waterproof set of Textiles for a while, jus thope they are cool enough in the summer, I have fitted the heated grips too,
Bike looks good, nippy is it?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 24 February 2016, 10:35:42 AM
Its nice around there Nick, 3 degrees when I got back home last night, I have just bought the Oxford 2.0 Jacket and trousers and they with the thermal liners are abosolutly amazing,very very warm,no chill anywhere, loads of pockets, I have been looking for a waterproof set of Textiles for a while, jus thope they are cool enough in the summer, I have fitted the heated grips too,
Bike looks good, nippy is it?


New gear always seems to be really warm - will you still think that when you pull it on again next winter though? I can't bring myself to wear full textiles on the Striple, always leather jacket and jeans. Bit silly really, but just doesn't feel right. Not bothered on the Fazer, I'll wear whatever is right for the conditions. I miss the heated grips I had on the last Fazer!


The Striple seems to be what I had hoped it would be, but only had two proper rides on it so far, so still need to investigate it a bit more. It is pretty quick for it's capacity, plenty enough for the tight, twisty roads on the hills around here, where the Fazer can be a bit too much of a handful. Light as a feather compared to the Fazer as well, of course. I wouldn't want to do really long distances on it (although it's capable enough), so the Fazer stays for that stuff. I can't imagine replacing that.


Didn't think I'd see you go back to sports bikes Billy - must be the influence of all those nutters you hang out with now  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 24 February 2016, 06:56:48 PM
Nah ! no influence, I bought it blind, just like I did the Fz1s,, The Fz1s fazer I spotted being written about a few times in the mags,probably a lot of Gen 1s so I to the risk and ordered one online,,well you have met me from that move, I had a great time on that bike,i loved it,and now 3 years on I got itchy feet.

So I decided I wanted a lighter bike,watched a lot of Street triples and speeds too, but wanted a sub 200 kg bike with a bit or a lot of fairing then it hit me,,Fireblade,,lots written about them,mags full of them and like I do,impulse did it,,
And its a lot lighter than the yam fz1s, I had a good ride last night, really enjoyed it,felt comfortable and made me smile much,,lol
I will see if on longer rides If I can live with it,i will see, 
very excited with it.
Cant wait to come up for a couple of days, I have never been to the lake district
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 25 February 2016, 03:39:43 PM
Sprayed the Guzzi with ACF50 .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: celticdog on 25 February 2016, 06:41:33 PM
Gave the missus next door the going over with some jizz cream.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 25 February 2016, 08:18:37 PM

You dirty Dog!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 26 February 2016, 05:03:24 PM
It may be feckin freezing today, but I just couldn't help it - this bike is exactly the tonic I need:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1672_zpsgax6rvvs.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1672_zpsgax6rvvs.jpg.html)


Same trip as the last one, reeling from corner to corner on this mad little bike is turning me into a kid again  :evil  I love it when people on mobile phones turn to stare with a "noisy bastard!" look on their faces, so I blip the throttle to underline the fact  :lol  Haven't grinned so much since my RG500  :D


The scenery wasn't bad either:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1676_zps8mo96zah.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1676_zps8mo96zah.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 26 February 2016, 05:49:12 PM
You are our tour guide, keep it coming
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 26 February 2016, 06:40:53 PM
The hill in the pic above is Skiddaw, near Keswick. I daren't head any higher into the hills at the moment in case of ice, so I just keep doing this little run for now. Helps to have the cafe in Keswick for a coffee and warm up! From home, a blast through Carlisle centre, making loads of noise  :lol , then A595, great fun blasting past the cars and some nice bends if you get them clear, then tighter bends down the 591 to Keswick. Not as good as the best Welsh roads, but fun all the same.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 28 February 2016, 02:11:13 AM
Haven't started the DRZ for a few weeks now. Went to start it in preparation for a Greenlane outing today and battery didn't quite have the guts to start it.
Borrowed this bit of kit from my brother and I've got to say, I was impressed.
Apparently, this can jump start a transit van. I'm not convinced but a handy sized emergency jump pack nevertheless.
To give you an idea of the size of this, that is a two pence piece in the second picture.
The power unit itself, is the same size as a mobile phone.  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slappy on 28 February 2016, 10:15:30 AM
Often thought of buying something similiar myself, there seem to be a lot of different ones out there, but the thing that stops me is the thought of how long it would hold its charge and when I had to use it would not work .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 28 February 2016, 10:44:59 AM
That looks a great bit of kit Dazza.  Bonkers how much power can be in such a small piece of kit.


Today I replaced the 8 spark plugs on my Jazz, what happened to the good old days of 4 spark plugs presenting themselves nicely at the front of your engine?


The Jazz has four at the front and four at the back, it's a faff but no problems!  :D   (See, I can do a job without focing it up, maybe it's just the bike I have issues with.....  :\ )
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Dead Eye on 28 February 2016, 01:28:12 PM
Well that's weird... can't say I've heard of that sort of configuration on a 4 cylinder before

But I know the pain as 3 of mine on my V6 are right up against the firewall and are an utter bitch to get to
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 28 February 2016, 06:07:12 PM
Well that's weird... can't say I've heard of that sort of configuration on a 4 cylinder before

Alfa Twin spark???
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 28 February 2016, 07:47:34 PM

Today, did the Keswick/Borrowdale/Honister/Buttermere/Whinlatter/Keswick loop. I wrapped up so much, I was actually too warm at times. And found my old cold-killers inner gloves before going, which worked a treat inside Spada Enforcer gloves.


Borrowdale:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1682_zpsmv8iruwq.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1682_zpsmv8iruwq.jpg.html)


I think that's called Sergeant's Crag:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1687_zpspa1ruzyv.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1687_zpspa1ruzyv.jpg.html)


If you walk to the foot of it, then swing around it to the right, the path takes you up towards Angle Tarn and you can go on to Bow Fell from there. I did it the other way around a few years ago, starting at Langdale, and camping down below the tarn.


Heading up towards the Honister Pass:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1689_zpsuqhuhugt.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1689_zpsuqhuhugt.jpg.html)


And at the cafe car park:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1693_zpstp1ie7ur.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1693_zpstp1ie7ur.jpg.html)


Slate sculpture:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1705_zps1qqfjmqg.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1705_zps1qqfjmqg.jpg.html)


One of the things I love about the Lake District is you don't have to walk far above the roads and car parks to get some really stunning views:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1697_zpsllofwduo.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1697_zpsllofwduo.jpg.html)


Although I have definitely lost my hill-fitness!
Yeah, I know, I've posted this view before, but it's a favourite of mine  :) :


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1713_zpslnluqc18.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1713_zpslnluqc18.jpg.html)


I had been a bit concerned about the possibility of ice on this loop, but in actual fact the roads were all dry, and very little run-off from the hills. Past Buttermere and you go past Crummock Water:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1731_zpszvphtmuu.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1731_zpszvphtmuu.jpg.html)




There's a great walk I did above here. Starting with Whiteless Pike:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1739_zpsuqpex8fv.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1739_zpsuqpex8fv.jpg.html)


You carry on up onto, I think, Eel Crag, then turn to cross a broad, high plain, which takes you to the top of Grasmoor:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1729_zpsp3zzmscp.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1729_zpsp3zzmscp.jpg.html)


From which you get some really spectacular views all the way to Scafell on a good day, with ridge after ridge in between.
Also viewed from hereabouts, Red Pike:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1737_zpsw6buvntd.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1737_zpsw6buvntd.jpg.html)


From the Buttermere side, a bit of a desperate scramble on very loose, steep scree towards the top!


A last shot looking back down the road before heading for the cafe and home:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1747_zpsd3awqj7z.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1747_zpsd3awqj7z.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 28 February 2016, 07:48:29 PM
sat on my sofa watching the bikes through the window,  gutted to ill to ride. :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 28 February 2016, 08:52:37 PM
sat on my sofa watching the bikes through the window,  gutted to ill to ride. :'(

You can make up for it in the summer  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: davey boy on 28 February 2016, 09:10:11 PM


Today, did the Keswick/Borrowdale/Honister/Buttermere/Whinlatter/Keswick loop. I wrapped up so much, I was actually too warm at times. And found my old cold-killers inner gloves before going, which worked a treat inside Spada Enforcer gloves.


Borrowdale:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1682_zpsmv8iruwq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1682_zpsmv8iruwq.jpg.html[/url])


I think that's called Sergeant's Crag:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1687_zpspa1ruzyv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1687_zpspa1ruzyv.jpg.html[/url])


If you walk to the foot of it, then swing around it to the right, the path takes you up towards Angle Tarn and you can go on to Bow Fell from there. I did it the other way around a few years ago, starting at Langdale, and camping down below the tarn.


Heading up towards the Honister Pass:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1689_zpsuqhuhugt.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1689_zpsuqhuhugt.jpg.html[/url])


And at the cafe car park:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1693_zpstp1ie7ur.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1693_zpstp1ie7ur.jpg.html[/url])


Slate sculpture:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1705_zps1qqfjmqg.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1705_zps1qqfjmqg.jpg.html[/url])


One of the things I love about the Lake District is you don't have to walk far above the roads and car parks to get some really stunning views:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1697_zpsllofwduo.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1697_zpsllofwduo.jpg.html[/url])


Although I have definitely lost my hill-fitness!
Yeah, I know, I've posted this view before, but it's a favourite of mine  :) :


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1713_zpslnluqc18.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1713_zpslnluqc18.jpg.html[/url])


I had been a bit concerned about the possibility of ice on this loop, but in actual fact the roads were all dry, and very little run-off from the hills. Past Buttermere and you go past Crummock Water:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1731_zpszvphtmuu.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1731_zpszvphtmuu.jpg.html[/url])




There's a great walk I did above here. Starting with Whiteless Pike:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1739_zpsuqpex8fv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1739_zpsuqpex8fv.jpg.html[/url])


You carry on up onto, I think, Eel Crag, then turn to cross a broad, high plain, which takes you to the top of Grasmoor:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1729_zpsp3zzmscp.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1729_zpsp3zzmscp.jpg.html[/url])


From which you get some really spectacular views all the way to Scafell on a good day, with ridge after ridge in between.
Also viewed from hereabouts, Red Pike:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1737_zpsw6buvntd.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1737_zpsw6buvntd.jpg.html[/url])


From the Buttermere side, a bit of a desperate scramble on very loose, steep scree towards the top!


A last shot looking back down the road before heading for the cafe and home:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1747_zpsd3awqj7z.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1747_zpsd3awqj7z.jpg.html[/url])

Had to go to Ambleside in the car today went over hardknot pass because the road is closed at dunmail rise and was surprised at the lack of ice
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 03 March 2016, 01:01:40 PM
Took half of the old deck up .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 03 March 2016, 01:23:27 PM
Took half of the old deck up .


More info needed....Flight deck of aircraft carrier, gun deck, roof, swimming pool wall or decking  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 03 March 2016, 04:58:56 PM
Took half of the old deck up .


More info needed....Flight deck of aircraft carrier, gun deck, roof, swimming pool wall or decking  ;)
Decking on the patio.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 03 March 2016, 06:53:22 PM
did you have a swimming pool under the deck :eek :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 March 2016, 02:02:04 PM
Started  to fit the new decking on top the pool .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 05 March 2016, 09:20:06 PM
having a pint tonight so swapped my cafeter bag to the two litre not the one litre. lol  living the dream. :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Frosties on 05 March 2016, 09:56:29 PM
having a pint tonight so swapped my cafeter bag to the two litre not the one litre. lol  living the dream. :D
:rollin  Top bloke to keep smiling  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 07 March 2016, 06:17:29 PM
Had a fairly long route planned today, but felt I needed to allow time for the passes to defrost a bit. Then, by the time I'd given the chain a clean and lube, didn't get away till gone mid-day.


First stop was for coffee in Keswick, then blatted along the A66 to go down by Ullswater, but road closed before Pooley Bridge, so had to turn around, head back a ways, and head in on a different road. Ullswater shots:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1769_zpsbrjcfrny.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1769_zpsbrjcfrny.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1780_zpse9rpb1c8.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1780_zpse9rpb1c8.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1782_zpsnitjupoa.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1782_zpsnitjupoa.jpg.html)


Got lost in the woods  :lol


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1785_zps2iphs1v2.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1785_zps2iphs1v2.jpg.html)


A quick run to the top of the Kirkstone Pass:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1786_zps0gx3bmf6.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1786_zps0gx3bmf6.jpg.html)


I was going to go down to Ambleside, then Coniston, and across Birker Fell to Wastwater, but it was 4pm by the time I got to Kirkstone, so had to admit defeat and turn back. Oh well, these longer runs will have to wait until the weather warms up a bit.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 07 March 2016, 06:42:14 PM
Stunning scenery there Nick  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 07 March 2016, 07:00:20 PM
 :agree......looks like you made the right decision moving north.....might be coming north this summer for a couple of weeks of FAZER TIME........will pm you if iam your way .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 07 March 2016, 09:01:19 PM
Stunning scenery there Nick  :thumbup


I never get tired of it. The roads in the Lake District aren't the most fun, as far as hooning it goes, but enjoyable in a different way. I'm looking forward to summer when I can get exploring the Pennines and Scotland more too.

Paul, you'd always be welcome to stop by here, but I'll be away for a bit from the end of May. You'll know on here when I'm back though.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 12 March 2016, 02:34:09 PM
cracked a can in my carafan down west wales,  waiting for WALES v england to kick off.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 12 March 2016, 02:56:41 PM
Carried on fitting the decking .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 12 March 2016, 03:14:18 PM
esetest there are some nice new copings for the top of that wall down in wapping wharf car park, they are not going to be used,   instead of pay and display.   you could pay and take away. :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: robby boy on 12 March 2016, 05:05:05 PM
Carried on fitting the decking .




Looks like your greenhouse needs a good scrubbing too mate.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 12 March 2016, 05:15:13 PM
When youve cleaned the greenhouse tidy that hose before someone trips and falls  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 12 March 2016, 05:53:25 PM
When youve cleaned the greenhouse tidy that hose before someone trips and falls  :eek
Thats jobs one million and one million and one on my list of things to do in the garden this year , i'm only  on job number one . :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazerscotty on 12 March 2016, 07:23:35 PM
Bought an "oil extractor" thingy from Machine Mart and changed the oil on the Merc.
Took a while, but then I didn't have to roll around on the floor etc etc - ooh and no spills either  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 13 March 2016, 05:15:34 PM
Finished laying the decking .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 13 March 2016, 05:32:06 PM
I went to the Anglesey Circuit on the XJ600 to support three friends who were racing in the Wirral 100 Club meeting.Very mild, dry, no wind, some sunshine, perfect conditions. 164 miles in all.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Freck on 13 March 2016, 05:36:32 PM
Finished laying the decking .
:useless


We've got a see the finished article!  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 13 March 2016, 06:13:30 PM
Rode the Striple up to the Hartside cafe. Much better suited to these roads than the big Fazer, just feels like everything's a bit more in hand. Great road up there, but Sunday is obviously not a good day for it, as there were loads of chavved-up cars tearing up and down, barely keeping to their own side of the road. So my cunning plan is to do it again tomorrow, when it's supposed to be sunnier too  :D


Can't wait to get the Fazer back on the road though, cos I want to start doing longer runs into Jock land....bit more comfy than the Triumph, and easier to strap some luggage on if I want to B&B it.


And before that, for all you gardening fans, carried on with repainting shed no.2  :lol

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 14 March 2016, 07:20:28 PM
Longest run on the Striple yet today, and they're not likely to get any longer! It's ok for about 150 miles, but after that, gimme back my Fazer!  :'( Route was Alston, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Brough, Hawes, Settle, Windermere, Kirkstone Pass and home. About 210 miles I think.


Not sure I've got the hang of catching the Yorkshire Dales on camera yet:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1796_zpsfyoub4e0.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1796_zpsfyoub4e0.jpg.html)


And all the best views were looking into the sun today, heading south. Brough castle, just a quick shot:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1801_zpsi7xenuds.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1801_zpsi7xenuds.jpg.html)


Pennines:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1811_zps4miykb28.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1811_zps4miykb28.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1817_zpssmnwt3qo.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1817_zpssmnwt3qo.jpg.html)


Pen-y-Ghent:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1823_zpssry31ixq.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1823_zpssry31ixq.jpg.html)


Church at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, with Pen-y-Ghent rising behind:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1824_zps7zu8xsv5.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1824_zps7zu8xsv5.jpg.html)


Heading up towards the Kirkstone Pass from Windermere:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1832_zpstylrxect.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1832_zpstylrxect.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1833_zpsvungem8d.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1833_zpsvungem8d.jpg.html)


And I'm now deaf, cos the Striple's pipe is embarrassingly loud!  :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: MMCMME on 14 March 2016, 08:07:00 PM
Rode the Striple up to the Hartside cafe. Much better suited to these roads than the big Fazer, just feels like everything's a bit more in hand. Great road up there, but Sunday is obviously not a good day for it, as there were loads of chavved-up cars tearing up and down, barely keeping to their own side of the road. So my cunning plan is to do it again tomorrow, when it's supposed to be sunnier too  :D


Im still yet to make my first trip up to Hartside. This will be my first summer with a "big" bike so hopefully plenty of trips out and about the North East :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 14 March 2016, 08:24:38 PM
Rode the Striple up to the Hartside cafe. Much better suited to these roads than the big Fazer, just feels like everything's a bit more in hand. Great road up there, but Sunday is obviously not a good day for it, as there were loads of chavved-up cars tearing up and down, barely keeping to their own side of the road. So my cunning plan is to do it again tomorrow, when it's supposed to be sunnier too  :D


Im still yet to make my first trip up to Hartside. This will be my first summer with a "big" bike so hopefully plenty of trips out and about the North East :)


It was only my second time up there yesterday, so I'm still taking it fairly easy until I'm more familiar with the roads, but that should come as it's only half an hour or so from me. Plenty to catch out the unwary! But some excellent bends on the way up too. I was missing my old local stomping ground dahn sarf (High Beach); looks like the Hartside will be the replacement, but bloody cold up there at times!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 16 March 2016, 10:21:41 PM
It was our penultimate dance lesson as beginners tonight , we carried on with  the Quick step and started learning the Jive .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dickturpin on 17 March 2016, 08:50:32 AM
Went for a spin and saw the Flying Scotsman train
[Limit reached]
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 17 March 2016, 05:53:39 PM
Went for a spin and saw the Flying Scotsman train
[Limit reached]

Should have gone to specsavers, that's a car :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 17 March 2016, 07:09:50 PM
that,s what I thought,    perhaps it,s eddie the eagle. ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 17 March 2016, 07:16:21 PM
Wouldn't have minded seeing some photos of the Flying Scotsman though - or couldn't you keep up with it?  :lol


I did about 150 miles on the Striple today, which is much more realistic for it if I don't want to end up in pain  :lol  Route was Alston, Hexham, Stanhope, Middleton and home. This is the Triumph's proper hunting ground from now on I think. Absolutely gorgeous weather today  :D


Stopped at Derwent Reservoir:


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And then got all arty-farty with the camera  :lol


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(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1876_zpsa9hrfcry.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1876_zpsa9hrfcry.jpg.html)


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And it's nice to enjoy some complete silence for a while:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1885_zpsyvrf8iqn.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1885_zpsyvrf8iqn.jpg.html)


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Especially after the aural battering this bike subjects me to  :lol  I love it, like a symphony with the pipe, the transmission whine and the roar from the air box; it all builds to a howling crescendo when you wind it on, but by foc, it's deafening!
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Post by: taylor on 17 March 2016, 07:21:41 PM
lovely place nick,  good pics to. 8)    I got a res like that just up the road we used to race along the straight bit.   when younger. :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 17 March 2016, 07:29:47 PM
Cheers taylor, still just using the compact, haven't got to grips with the DSLR yet  :rolleyes
No straight roads along this reservoir, it's all very twisty, bit bumpy too. The Triumph's suspension is set up rock hard at the moment, and it's rattling my fillings out! Must get round to having a fiddle with it.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dickturpin on 17 March 2016, 07:46:15 PM
@ Hedgetrimmer....maybe some Flying Scotsman pictures tomorrow... It's around here till 20th I understand.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 17 March 2016, 07:50:45 PM
@ Hedgetrimmer....maybe some Flying Scotsman pictures tomorrow... It's around here till 20th I understand.


 :thumbup


On the subject, is it just me that thinks they should have repainted it in the same green it was when it served the LNER, complete with it's 4472 no.? That's how I always picture it anyway.
Where did you see it dick? Once it's installed at York, I'll definitely need to do a trip to the railway museum.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dickturpin on 17 March 2016, 08:04:17 PM
I too liked the old number...not sure why it wasn't retained.
It's on the North York's Moors railway this week till Sunday.

D
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Post by: unfazed on 17 March 2016, 11:05:59 PM
Speaking of other machine, where is NoggytheNog gone? :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 18 March 2016, 06:30:31 AM
Speaking of other machine, where is NoggytheNog gone? :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes


Being a Welshie he's jibbering and crying in the corner after getting beat by England last weekend.  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 18 March 2016, 06:37:45 AM
Speaking of other machine, where is NoggytheNog gone? :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes










spring time in deepest wales...............what do you think hes doing  :rolleyes                                    :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 18 March 2016, 06:48:57 AM
Baaa
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 18 March 2016, 09:11:19 AM
Probably in the back of his new van  :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 18 March 2016, 10:34:23 AM
noggy is Scottish so I am he was cheering England on :lol,          I am down noggys way next week so will check the fields out for him. :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dickturpin on 18 March 2016, 09:06:23 PM
@ Hedgetrimmer


Well I went to see the Flying Scotsman today but it was a rest day...will try again tomorrow.
In the meantime I think you will like this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEBxah6c_o0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEBxah6c_o0)


D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 18 March 2016, 10:59:01 PM
Something of the dragon emerging from it's lair as it exited the shed there. Hard to believe these monsters were once everyday sights when you watch them now. Red98 has actual real memories of them  :eek


But there again, he remembers when he saw the first chariot the Romans brought over  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 19 March 2016, 05:20:18 PM
Fitted new r&g crash bungs to my v4.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dickturpin on 19 March 2016, 08:13:02 PM
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For Hedgetrimmer  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 19 March 2016, 11:44:11 PM
seeing as i now have "something else" i went to molls gap in killarney co,kerry on the beemer
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 20 March 2016, 12:04:27 AM
The van is white so as not to raise any sheepish suspicions.

It is also still just a van at the moment but I have grand plans....and they include the bike still.

been a bit too busy at noggy HQ....not much time for anything.

The bike went into the stealers about 3 months ago....still there......I did say I wasn't in a rush.....but I didn't mean to take 3 months on it :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 20 March 2016, 03:10:15 AM
seeing as i now have "something else" i went to molls gap in killarney co,kerry on the beemer

Hubbahubba!!!

Downey my van isn't just for sheep you know......your bike would seriously get it!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 20 March 2016, 10:34:18 AM



For Hedgetrimmer  :D


Cheers for those, interesting  :thumbup


It's not that I'm a bona fide trainspotter, but those big ol' steam locos are just very impressive bits of kit, and there's something of patriotism in this particular one, with all it represents. Magnificent beast!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dickturpin on 20 March 2016, 11:59:13 AM
You're welcome.... Didn't expect to get on board but I was at the right place at the right moment! I'm not a trainspotter either but did have the Flying Scotsman on my Hornby trainset about 45 years ago!
They said it's number was its official number whilst under British Rail livery.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 20 March 2016, 12:41:50 PM
seeing as i now have "something else" i went to molls gap in killarney co,kerry on the beemer

Hubbahubba!!!

Downey my van isn't just for sheep you know......your bike would seriously get it!




thanks i think,,,,, ha ha and its a lot more fun than riding a sheep or so i've heard  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 20 March 2016, 06:16:08 PM

Went up to Blackpool and bought this. Spent the rest of the afternoon riding round to my mates and showing it off. Its lovely, doesn't vibrate, handles, stops well, very chuckable, and FAST (for a cruiser).

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0815.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0815.jpg.html)

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(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0821.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0821.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 21 March 2016, 12:15:42 AM
fairly cool billy,,well wear
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 21 March 2016, 05:48:36 PM
Started painting the pergola .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 21 March 2016, 05:58:43 PM
Shame your neighbours are not as house proud as you esetest   :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 21 March 2016, 10:11:18 PM
It's turning into gardeners weekly :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 21 March 2016, 10:32:41 PM
Shame your neighbours are not as house proud as you esetest   :eek
Thats their garden on a good day . :rolleyes
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 21 March 2016, 10:34:37 PM
Great looking bike , gonna be taking a Harley out for a demo Saturday .

Went up to Blackpool and bought this. Spent the rest of the afternoon riding round to my mates and showing it off. Its lovely, doesn't vibrate, handles, stops well, very chuckable, and FAST (for a cruiser).

([url]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0815.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0815.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0818.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0818.jpg.html[/url])

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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 21 March 2016, 10:37:30 PM
Just got back from our last lesson as new beginners , quickstep and jive tonight .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 24 March 2016, 11:20:41 AM
Washed and chamoised  the Astra , and took a pile of the old decking to the top.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 24 March 2016, 06:56:28 PM
put the heating on in my static caravan  and cracked a can,  two weeks in the rain. :\ :\  but a pub within 50 metres on the beach. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazerscotty on 24 March 2016, 08:33:29 PM
Washed and chamoised  the Astra , and took a pile of the old decking to the top.

Took the decking to the top of what?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dickturpin on 24 March 2016, 09:31:13 PM
Washed and chamoised  the Astra , and took a pile of the old decking to the top.

Took the decking to the top of what?
I wondered that too....then I realised I didn't give a foc.. :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 24 March 2016, 09:42:51 PM
Washed and chamoised  the Astra , and took a pile of the old decking to the top.

Took the decking to the top of what?
Tip not top .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: markie_wales on 24 March 2016, 09:48:36 PM
Messed around on Salisbury Plain.

Cheers

Markie

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 25 March 2016, 12:52:17 PM
Messed around on Salisbury Plain.

Cheers
Markie

That reminds me the other week I was trundling along my fave twisties when I hit a load of mud on the road from a tractor. But then up in the distance there was this brown blob and as I got closer to make out what it was I realised it was bike and rider completely covered in mud.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: markie_wales on 25 March 2016, 04:05:29 PM
Yeah my mate got a bit mucky getting his out of this. The mighty 950 SE got though ok ;)

Cheers

Markie
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 25 March 2016, 06:08:28 PM
Finished off painting the pergola .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 26 March 2016, 02:04:53 PM
Took a Harley iron 883 out for a demo ride , looks , and sounds great , but not much oomph after 70mph  . Gonna try one of the 1200,s  next .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nath on 26 March 2016, 07:18:23 PM
Thought about cleaning the car as it's minging  :eek


(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/nath911t/_57%201_zpscgykmyiu.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/nath911t/media/_57%201_zpscgykmyiu.jpg.html)


Decided against it and cleaned the bike instead. Much more satisfying .... and smaller  :)


(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/nath911t/20160325_143131_zps77fizfjg.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/nath911t/media/20160325_143131_zps77fizfjg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 26 March 2016, 08:51:08 PM
That ugly merc is blocking us from seeing the condition of your car, to see if it really needs cleaning, although from what we can see, it looks clean enough  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 26 March 2016, 10:45:27 PM
Shit - there you were taking a picture of your car for us all  and Angela focing Merkel goes flying past
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Nath on 27 March 2016, 10:14:36 AM
Ha ha, definitely a marmite car but I love it. My bike does more mileage than my car. Although I've got space in the garage for another bike  :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 27 March 2016, 07:13:56 PM
sat on my arse outside the pub on the beach,  had a few nice sunny day but windy what will tommorow bring. ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 27 March 2016, 08:50:37 PM
sat on my arse outside the pub on the beach,  had a few nice sunny day but windy what will tommorow bring. ;)

To much drink will do that  :lol

How is the health?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 27 March 2016, 09:09:16 PM
very good unfazed thank you.       feeling great no slashing my panse , bits of signs on the erection section ,  so all looking good  so have come to pembroke for two weeks ,  i have my results in two weeks so hopefully all is good. :) ..      as i say this wow the storm just started. 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slappy on 28 March 2016, 03:18:38 PM
Washed my Focus, wifes Fiesta, daughter in laws Fiesta, sons Peugeot Boxer and his Impreza turbo, amazing what you find to do when waiting for parts for your bike, mind you I love driving the Impreza :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: celticdog on 29 March 2016, 11:36:09 AM
Family eaten too much chocolate over Easter?   :'( This is what you need, a pot of home made Pea & Ham Soup!
This'll give your exhaust pipe a good blow out!  :rollin   :rollin   :rollin Get cooking Lads!



Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 03 April 2016, 03:41:29 PM
Spent the day cleaning the Guzzi , washed , chamoised , and polished it , put the battery.back on , started it first push of the button , put air in the tyres,  put fresh fuel in , then took it for a spin , went Down. The A38 to Churchill , through Burrington , across the Mendips , back along the A37 into Bristol,  what a buzz , love riding the Guzzi .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: tex on 03 April 2016, 05:30:41 PM
Lovely  bike
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 03 April 2016, 05:59:08 PM
Lovely  bike
Thanks and great fun to ride .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 03 April 2016, 09:55:44 PM
Lake District run today. Weather was mostly dry, though not very bright, so the pics aren't great. Zapped to the Filling Station cafe, where I got chatting to a chap with a silver gen 1; he's just got an R6 shock off Luke, but not a member on here. He sold the bike, rode around on others for 5 years, then found the exact same bike for sale, so jumped in and bought it back!


Then the long way round to Ambleside via Ullswater and the Kirkstone Pass (I'll be glad when the A591 is open again, and can just zip straight down that way). Looking back towards the Kirkstone from the gnarly little lane that plunges steeply down and into Ambleside:



(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1911_zpsk2jslgpg.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1911_zpsk2jslgpg.jpg.html)


Then went down to Coniston Water, but still the sun didn't want to play, despite this, the only patch of blue sky I saw today:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1925_zpsp55hhxg0.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1925_zpsp55hhxg0.jpg.html)


So then I headed along Little Langdale, and crossed into Great Langdale. Bow Fell in the background:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1945_zpssjefaduf.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1945_zpssjefaduf.jpg.html)


And the Langdale Pikes:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1946_zpsyxxs1rnc.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1946_zpsyxxs1rnc.jpg.html)


By the time I got back to Keswick, it had started to rain, but not enough to spoil the ride, and it's nice to get back at nearly 8pm and still be able to put the bike away in daylight.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: davey boy on 04 April 2016, 08:36:07 PM
Looking good
The road down to Ambleside from kirkstone pass is called the struggle it's great when you get a clear run down weeling  and jumping the crests
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 04 April 2016, 10:39:33 PM
took the beemer to the ocean late this evening couldnt take the cabin fever no longer ,said id only keep it for days when there wasnt a cloud in the sky but fuck it this is ireland  :rollin  i just better get used to cleaning it
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 05 April 2016, 07:22:26 PM
took the pup down to get the boat ready for the season.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 05 April 2016, 07:24:36 PM
he loved it
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 05 April 2016, 08:02:38 PM
Great dogs Borders are, kit-crazy


My boy is 7 now, first dog & really is a character :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 05 April 2016, 08:10:48 PM
hes 7 months now and already a great dog  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 April 2016, 09:20:03 PM
Gave the lawn a good forking  and covered it with a top dressing .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 05 April 2016, 10:46:40 PM
Wasdale today:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1967_zpsss4jmjn8.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1967_zpsss4jmjn8.jpg.html)


Crap light again. I did linger for a couple of hours in the hope that the sun might break through, as it was brighter towards the coast, and that seemed to be heading in the right direction, but not a chance. Hard to capture the sheer scale of the Wastwater screes, but they surely look spectacular as you approach:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1966_zpsgjiujp8e.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1966_zpsgjiujp8e.jpg.html)


I camped here for a night when I did my epic fell walking trip, and in the evening was privileged to watch a spectacular weather phenomenon. From a clear blue, sunny sky, a band of cloud swept up along the lake at about half the height of the screes until it stretched the full length of the lake. I'm sat there outside my tent watching this cloud just metres away on the other side of the lake. The cloud developed all the way up to the mountains, clear above and clear below, and as the sun began to set, turned a beautiful bright salmon pink, with the pale blue sky above and the bases of the sunlit mountains below. And just as quickly as it developed, it all disappeared again to leave the stars shining in an otherwise empty night sky. I'll never forget it.


Yewbarrow; something about the shape of this fell from this viewpoint that mesmerises me, don't know what it is:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1972_zpsjyrsdktp.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1972_zpsjyrsdktp.jpg.html)


Packhorse bridge with Seat Allan in the background:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1973_zpsmbxqsroh.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1973_zpsmbxqsroh.jpg.html)


Messed about with various compositions while I was there despite the grey skies; this one not great compositionally, but at least the cloud had some definition:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1984_zpsnh5o2yox.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1984_zpsnh5o2yox.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1987_zpsnsx2yu35.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1987_zpsnsx2yu35.jpg.html)


Somewhere up in that ^ clag is Scafell, but never mind that; look how clean the bike is!   :) Which didn't last long, as further along towards Wasdale Head, there was loads of run off from the fells across the road   :(


Feet-wet time:


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Hey, and why didn't someone tell me about that brilliant stretch of the A5086 from about Deanscales down to Frizington?! Proper little rollercoaster with a good surface, and I encountered bugger-all traffic on it too. A perfect stretch for the little Striple to show what it could do   :evil
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 05 April 2016, 11:25:24 PM
Looking good
The road down to Ambleside from kirkstone pass is called the struggle it's great when you get a clear run down weeling  and jumping the crests


Ah yes, I had forgotten it's name. But foc hacking down it wheelieing and jumping the crests!  :eek  You have to pull in for cars in some places, sheep all over, bumpy and steep, dry stone walls brushing your elbows...the list of hazards never ends!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 08 April 2016, 05:09:36 PM
Gave the fence and the shelter a coat of paint , and cleaned the greenhouse .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 09 April 2016, 01:44:15 PM
Fitted pads to the cb500 and didn't fuk it up

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160409/f0048b095bd2424aa779b6399f797222.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160409/cf7b5413a93763c1b850f823039159e6.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 09 April 2016, 03:17:32 PM
Fitted pads to the cb500 and didn't fuk it up


 :eek  Quick, crack on with the Fazer, while you're on a roll!  :lol
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Post by: taylor on 09 April 2016, 09:20:55 PM
gave the decking an oiling around my carafan, then went to the pub over the road for some red wine, its just gone up to 645 a bottle, bloody robbery for a pub on the beach. :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: steeeve66 on 09 April 2016, 10:05:27 PM
Serviced the water pump on my KTM.
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Post by: unfazed on 09 April 2016, 11:27:52 PM
Ran the OBD scanner on the Mazda 6, all tests okay and then changed the Oil and filter .
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Post by: downey on 10 April 2016, 12:39:00 AM



ah here we are  :rolleyes
[size=78%]went on another evening blast to kinsale on the s1000rr  before the wknd rain is due,,playing around with the differnt modes and dtc/abs ,,the things brain is gigantic ,,i prefer slick ,a lot more responsive  throttle even got a nice wheelie on the way home and felt very comfortable doing so[/size]

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Post by: dazza on 10 April 2016, 02:04:23 AM
Video evidence or it never happened  :D
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Post by: downey on 10 April 2016, 10:51:09 AM
im slightly better at wheelies than working cameras and hopeless at having both do what i want at the same time :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: esetest on 10 April 2016, 01:26:09 PM
Took the Guzzi for a spin down to Cheddar , stopped for a coffee and a natter , then came home via Chew Valley Lake .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 10 April 2016, 01:33:59 PM

Are you using your gloves to stop the underside of your stand getting scratched  :lol

(http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11414.0;attach=24026;image)
 
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Post by: downey on 10 April 2016, 06:16:33 PM
would ya blame him  :lol ,,that thing is mint  :thumbup
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Post by: esetest on 10 April 2016, 06:42:26 PM
:rollin
Are you using your gloves to stop the underside of your stand getting scratched  :lol

([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11414.0;attach=24026;image[/url])
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Post by: esetest on 10 April 2016, 06:44:33 PM
She's a beaut  :D
would ya blame him  :lol ,,that thing is mint  :thumbup
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Post by: slimwilly on 11 April 2016, 06:50:31 AM
Had a trip with these two
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/3bikes%20stratford_zps5d2wzgob.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/3bikes%20stratford_zps5d2wzgob.jpg.html)
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 11 April 2016, 10:28:50 AM
Had a trip with these two
([url]http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/3bikes%20stratford_zps5d2wzgob.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/3bikes%20stratford_zps5d2wzgob.jpg.html[/url])



Are you a late-blossoming power ranger?  :lol
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Post by: slimwilly on 11 April 2016, 01:49:58 PM
Are you the "Village idiot ?"

hahahahahahhaha..lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 11 April 2016, 02:07:51 PM
Are you the "Village idiot ?"

hahahahahahhaha..lol


 ;)   snigger!
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Post by: esetest on 11 April 2016, 02:53:08 PM
Cleaned my leather jacket and trousers with nixwax .
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Post by: nickodemon on 11 April 2016, 05:20:30 PM
Bought this :)
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Post by: unfazed on 11 April 2016, 06:41:16 PM
Bought this :)

Is it a project  :eek
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Post by: nickodemon on 11 April 2016, 06:52:08 PM
Sort of... It is in really good condition, but being an Italian bike i decided to check threads about common faults and found there are two connectors in the harness that are prone to overheating, so i found one and the plastic is burnt, so i will need to replace it. I haven't managed to get at the second connector yet as its inside the tailpiece. I checked the voltage across the battery in it was 13.7 at tick over and 13.3 at 4000rpm, so it was slightly low and the connectors that cause it are the ones i'm going to fix. I also took a look at the k&n air filter and it needed cleaning and reoiled. Replaced several bolts with stainless...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 11 April 2016, 07:04:54 PM
Bought this :)
It looks mint .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 11 April 2016, 08:01:25 PM
Cheers. :)  Like every bike i buy, i give them a thorough going over and check known faults etc..
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Freck on 11 April 2016, 08:21:35 PM
Bought this :)
Fabulous bike mate  :thumbup  I love Tuonos, great bike to ride as are the Milles. I've had a few and have been hankering after another one.
One weak point on them is the rear brake, worth giving it a good dose of looking at and a bleed.
Hope you enjoy it.  :D
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Post by: nickodemon on 11 April 2016, 08:58:00 PM
Already checked it :thumbup  I had a Falco a few years ago and the back brake on that was partially seized. This one seems to look ok.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 15 April 2016, 05:26:12 PM
Bought some new motorcycle boots from J and s accessories .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: NorthWestern on 15 April 2016, 08:49:16 PM
Same here! My current boots have been letting water in for a few months so ordered some altbergs

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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 16 April 2016, 09:34:33 AM
Another one with new boots.....my first decent pair.....didnt get on with my last shorty boots they didnt feel protective.


Be nice to actually do some riding....the trx has beeen serviced & is ready to ride but too much overtime going down & the odd day ive had off has been wet.


If my bike was more easily sellable id try something else this year......always fancied a Tuono Nicko they sound like my cup o tea.....will persevere with the trx for now & continue tinkering with it & bringing it up to scratch.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 16 April 2016, 11:25:24 AM
I've got tcx boots and they are brilliant. I'm taking my tuono out for it's first proper ride today, so i can tinker with the suspension. It sounds amazing.. Neighbours are going to hate me :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 16 April 2016, 01:29:25 PM
I've got tcx boots and they are brilliant. I'm taking my tuono out for it's first proper ride today, so i can tinker with the suspension. It sounds amazing.. Neighbours are going to hate me :lol


Is one of your tuono a twin & the other a V4?
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Post by: nickodemon on 16 April 2016, 05:15:55 PM
Yes mate. Here are a couple of better pics after a ride today :)
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Post by: noggythenog on 17 April 2016, 10:40:52 AM
Looks badass nicko :evil :evil :evil

So that is the Gen 1 then which is the twin and a bit more "raw" than the newer ones.

I really like the character of my little twin but it does run out of puff so I will some day try out a big cc twin.......they mostly get slated for having poor mpg and tank range which doesn't bother me much at the moment.....always liked the look of the TL1000R because they look like the SRAD which is a beautiful looking bike yet with a big twin engine.......but they are heavy and not exactly excelling in particular field..........The Tuono at least excels in being a hoon machine 8)


In other news for the thread....I actually got out last night....my mate just got a series 2 FZ6 so went for a spin down the coast toward Tenby, manorbier, penally and over the "ridgeway" which is an excellent lane spec road over a large ridge with excellent views out over the coast of pembs and all the way over to the Preseli hills.

My little TRX had the jump on the FZ6 at slower take offs as it has the low down grunt my mate was surprised at its acceleration.
I also followed him for a bit and almost home he was keen to gun it off the last roundabout onto the last straight......sadly we were put off our stride a bit by a couple of cars so by then we were already at middle speeds by which time I couldn't get the jump on him but on the overtake and subsequent flatty outyness I kept right with him until I ran out of puff at more than respectable speed for roads so im happy with that as a gauge of where the bike is at. :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 17 April 2016, 01:42:22 PM

Whipped this little beauty out of the garage and fired it up. Also went for a nip around the block, very naughty, not tax or MOT, I'm expecting the door to come in soon followed by the Serious Crime Squad.
Found out it needs new clutch plates (slipping) and new downpipes (blowing), ah well, sod the expense, new stainless pipes and an EBC clutch kit coming up.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0828.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0828.jpg.html)


Going out on the Victory today so got that out to join in the photoshoot.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/DSC_0829.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/DSC_0829.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 17 April 2016, 01:49:05 PM
Just a little heads up - naughty boy, one of your photos shows your neighbours van number plate which is traceable to which you (naughty boy) live next door to. Naughty Boy.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 17 April 2016, 02:05:41 PM
Just a little heads up - naughty boy, one of your photos shows your neighbours van number plate which is traceable to which you (naughty boy) live next door to. Naughty Boy.

Billy lives next door to Red98.......Skoda pickup.....cant be many of those about......if he doesn't then id be worried about Red turning up, stealing the pick up and loading the bikes on the back...we all know he is capable he has put up pics on here of bikes loaded up on a pickup before :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 17 April 2016, 02:32:43 PM
Ooooo...a skoda pick up, nice  ;)......could be billys truck," think bike " sticker in the rear window....

do like those FZR's nice looking bikes, a future classic for sure....
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 17 April 2016, 02:41:58 PM
I'm happy with my security. Serious equipment/plant would be required to half inch them from out of the garage. The Fazer lives under a heavy cover at the back of the house, to which there is no access from the front.

 
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 17 April 2016, 02:52:46 PM
I wasn't referring to security but to the public admission of no tax -mot- insurance and riding around the block
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 17 April 2016, 02:57:07 PM
Just a little heads up - naughty boy, one of your photos shows your neighbours van number plate which is traceable to which you (naughty boy) live next door to. Naughty Boy.

Billy lives next door to Red98.......Skoda pickup.....cant be many of those about......if he doesn't then id be worried about Red turning up, stealing the pick up and loading the bikes on the back...we all know he is capable he has put up pics on here of bikes loaded up on a pickup before :b



:-)   dont know what your on about noggy  ;-)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 17 April 2016, 02:59:38 PM
oh...one more    :lol
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Post by: kitcrazy on 17 April 2016, 03:02:26 PM
 :eek red you are the fazer recovery guy :thumbup what would we do without you
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 17 April 2016, 03:06:22 PM
I wasn't referring to security but to the public admission of no tax -mot- insurance and riding around the block

If the police want to spend God knows how much money actually PROVING I rode the bike round the block, bring it on.

By the way, SOMETIMES I RIDE BIKES WITH NO TAX ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY. I await the 3 O Clock Knock tomorrow morning.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 17 April 2016, 03:09:49 PM
what is that forest Red?......is that where you butcher them all :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 17 April 2016, 05:41:41 PM
Fat fingers, small keyboard  :lol.......no not a fazer graveyard....bracknel forest, great MB track
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 17 April 2016, 08:36:11 PM
Fat fingers, small keyboard  :lol .......no not a fazer graveyard....bracknel forest, great MB track


I was going to say that looks like good fun on a mountain bike.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 17 April 2016, 11:02:10 PM
went to the west cork motorcycle clubs drag race ,,great weather good sized crowd too,,even got the beemer on the rolling road for 20 quid ,bargain,,,184.97 at the rear wheel   :eek  very happy with that
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 19 April 2016, 02:42:09 PM
Wouldn't have minded seeing some photos of the Flying Scotsman though - or couldn't you keep up with it?  :lol


I did about 150 miles on the Striple today, which is much more realistic for it if I don't want to end up in pain  :lol  Route was Alston, Hexham, Stanhope, Middleton and home. This is the Triumph's proper hunting ground from now on I think. Absolutely gorgeous weather today  :D


Stopped at Derwent Reservoir:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN1852_zpsyqr107no.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN1852_zpsyqr107no.jpg.html[/url])


And then got all arty-farty with the camera  :lol



And it's nice to enjoy some complete silence for a while:


Especially after the aural battering this bike subjects me to  :lol  I love it, like a symphony with the pipe, the transmission whine and the roar from the air box; it all builds to a howling crescendo when you wind it on, but by foc, it's deafening!



Make sure you do a run from Alston down to Barnard Castle along the B6278 - a lovely toad for the Striple. AND also, cut across from Middleton to Brough, another awesome but of road for the Striple (crested corners for leaned over corner exit power wheelies) - just watch for the sheep.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 19 April 2016, 02:56:07 PM
Good to see everyone getting out on whatever else theyve got.


I managed a 70 mile local North Pembrokeshire TT circuit over the Preselis, Egglswrw, newport, fishguard, st davids & back to haverfordwest...very enjoyable.....got back just in time for the gym.


Here is a pic of my bacon, sausage & onion bap......yes that's right you fat bastards that was bacon baps & gym in the same thread :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 19 April 2016, 05:14:21 PM
Liz and I have been getting out on our mountain bikes over in Connecticut - some easy stuff on the Hop River Trail and some nice off-road riding around Case Mountain  :)


(http://i68.tinypic.com/htyxpv.jpg)


(http://i68.tinypic.com/oqhcv7.jpg)

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Post by: slappy on 19 April 2016, 05:43:31 PM
Foc me noggy ,that baps nearly as big as your bike :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 19 April 2016, 05:45:24 PM
 :eek those hills look steep


Liz and I have been getting out on our mountain bikes over in Connecticut - some easy stuff on the Hop River Trail and some nice off-road riding around Case Mountain  :)


([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/htyxpv.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/oqhcv7.jpg[/url])


Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 19 April 2016, 05:52:16 PM
Took a chance on it not raining and took the Guzzi out , stopped at  Glastonbury  for lunch , Riders in Bridgewater for a coffee  , Cheddar  for an ice cream  and stopped at Dads on the way home to make sure he was alright .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: celticdog on 19 April 2016, 06:35:10 PM
As the weather's been great I think I might take the roller out for a spin . . .  :rollin :rollin :rollin
When you've got foc all you've got to make your own entertainment  ;)

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 19 April 2016, 06:52:10 PM
Where did you get that stripy paint ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 19 April 2016, 06:54:29 PM
Where did you get that stripy paint ?




 :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: celticdog on 19 April 2016, 07:23:07 PM
Where did you get that stripy paint ?


I wanted tartan effect but this was all they had. I went for diagonal too, it's half the price of horizontal.  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 19 April 2016, 07:50:50 PM
Liz and I have been getting out on our mountain bikes over in Connecticut - some easy stuff on the Hop River Trail and some nice off-road riding around Case Mountain  :)


([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/htyxpv.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/oqhcv7.jpg[/url])


Did it take long to get up to speed on the wall of death with a bicycle? What has me really stumped is how you are able to stand on it  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 19 April 2016, 10:25:13 PM
Good to see everyone getting out on whatever else theyve got.


I managed a 70 mile local North Pembrokeshire TT circuit over the Preselis, Egglswrw, newport, fishguard, st davids & back to haverfordwest...very enjoyable.....got back just in time for the gym.


Here is a pic of my bacon, sausage & onion bap......yes that's right you fat bastards that was bacon baps & gym in the same thread :lol

Using the old Gym excuse for having a full fat lunch  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 19 April 2016, 10:29:57 PM
Good to see everyone getting out on whatever else theyve got.


I managed a 70 mile local North Pembrokeshire TT circuit over the Preselis, Egglswrw, newport, fishguard, st davids & back to haverfordwest...very enjoyable.....got back just in time for the gym.


Here is a pic of my bacon, sausage & onion bap......yes that's right you fat bastards that was bacon baps & gym in the same thread :lol

Using the old Gym excuse for having a full fat lunch  :lol :lol




Gotta get my amino acids in you know unfazed, Leucine, arginine, glutamine, baconine





Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 20 April 2016, 12:02:46 AM
 :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 20 April 2016, 06:44:25 PM
Mr Sharp - yep, it was steep, rocky and covered in wet leaves, but good fun - couldn't have ridden it the other way though (no traction).


Unfazed - you just make me feel old and stupid, coz I don't get your comment..........and I know it must be me, i don't get what my kids joke about either these days - when you become a pensioner, I'm sure you automatically lose your sense of humour 😕.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 20 April 2016, 07:11:21 PM
Mr Sharp - yep, it was steep, rocky and covered in wet leaves, but good fun - couldn't have ridden it the other way though (no traction).


Unfazed - you just make me feel old and stupid, coz I don't get your comment..........and I know it must be me, i don't get what my kids joke about either these days - when you become a pensioner, I'm sure you automatically lose your sense of humour 😕.


I think Unfazed must have been on the moonshine when viewing the pics and he thought they were being displayed side on.......he should have recognised that the rest of the world was also side on & he was lying in the gutter viewing foc-u on a smart phone he just robbed :lol ........these whippersnappers never learn :b
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 20 April 2016, 07:31:37 PM
You mean the world is flat and the picture is on its side :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 21 April 2016, 12:05:56 AM
Don't ride too far, you could fall off the edge !!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 21 April 2016, 12:10:51 AM
Oh! Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 21 April 2016, 06:33:12 PM
Took the tuono for a spin. The only things i have done so far are a couple of wiring mods and stainless brake caliper and fork pinch bolts. I will need to strip down the bar ends and get them powdercoated!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: robby boy on 23 April 2016, 04:46:12 PM
Took the Sprint for its mot, minus 2 degrees and snow for the 10 mile journey. On a more positive note it passed with no advisories and the ride home was a tropical 2 degrees.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 26 April 2016, 06:22:03 PM
Taxed the Guzzi .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 27 April 2016, 02:43:49 PM
Took the Guzzi out for a spin , didn't go far , still too cold .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 27 April 2016, 03:44:21 PM
For you or the Guzzi?   :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 02 May 2016, 06:54:10 PM
started the bike getting ready for a bit of action.   I might even polish my rocket give it a try. :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 03 May 2016, 12:38:30 PM
Just returned from a ride on the XJ600 to West Kirby, Wirral. Traffic laden route, glad to be home. I had to go to pick up an antique pocket watch,(1880),that a watch repairer had done some work on for me. Ticking away nicely now.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: HarryHornby on 04 May 2016, 05:05:19 PM
Rode my road bike  (pedal bike) past Dazza's place (in an attempt to get fit for a 100k ride in June).
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 May 2016, 09:51:01 PM
Insured the Guzzi .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 05 May 2016, 10:38:02 PM
Well done.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 06 May 2016, 12:50:10 AM
As the Fazer is now reserved for the Europe trip, took the Striple to the Lakes again.


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2911_zpsz6rbcmwk.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2911_zpsz6rbcmwk.jpg.html)


Blea Tarn and Langdale Pikes:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2935_zps0lq8siva.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2935_zps0lq8siva.jpg.html)


Then headed for the Hardknott Pass, first time on the Striple:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2952_zpsbyhioo0e.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2952_zpsbyhioo0e.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2956_zpswucoofr6.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2956_zpswucoofr6.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2958_zpsjbmx1rru.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2958_zpsjbmx1rru.jpg.html)


Hardknott Roman fort:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2960_zpsykqnfj9p.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2960_zpsykqnfj9p.jpg.html)


Then Wasdale. Reflections:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2974_zpsdwsexyrl.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2974_zpsdwsexyrl.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2965_zps9t1xll6n.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2965_zps9t1xll6n.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2971_zpspfm3tww0.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2971_zpspfm3tww0.jpg.html)


Oops!


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3004_zpshpuuvsnz.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3004_zpshpuuvsnz.jpg.html)


Was getting into a nice rhythm on the way back when some car came hacking it up behind me. The light was fading at this point so I let him go in front cos the Striple's headlights are pants, then chased him. He was moving, no idea what car it was, but three figure speeds were clocked, and fun was had!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 06 May 2016, 07:05:26 PM
Went to pick up a 48 from Riders today , unfortunately  they didn't have one so i ended up hiring 1200c , same riding position and engine as the 48 , but 10 kgs heavier , the extra 400cc makes all the difference , plenty of torque , handling was fine , much better than i expected , sounds great , did lots of overtakes , filtering is excellent as the cagers hear you coming and get out of the way , i could see myself getting a 48 in a couple of years , rode it to Weymouth , then onto Minehead , then back to Riders of Bristol , 230 miles of sunshine and dry roads , it was fantastic .     
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 06 May 2016, 08:17:58 PM
Pics from today .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Oldgit on 07 May 2016, 06:44:42 PM
went metal detecting with my new Nokta Fors Core machine today, reasonable success, lots of junk, brass etc. and 2 coins --no too bad for a beginner.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Anquetil on 08 May 2016, 03:55:32 PM
Just returned from 60 miles cycling in the hills in the Ruthin, Denbigh area, on my Dolan carbon fibre, Campag. equipped bike. Nice quiet roads, not many vehicles at all.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 08 May 2016, 03:55:49 PM
Last night , went out with the other half for a curry and  a pint of thatchers.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: kitcrazy on 09 May 2016, 10:41:21 AM
Great weekend on the river.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Robbie8666 on 09 May 2016, 12:44:30 PM
took the CBF down to Cornwall Friday, managed to get over 220 Miles to the tank & didn't stop for 4 hours!
washed it then lowered the seat,
rode it back yesterday :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 09 May 2016, 02:10:43 PM
Went for a  7 mile run  this morning  and up the driving range this afternoon .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 09 May 2016, 10:34:50 PM
As the Fazer is now reserved for the Europe trip, took the Striple to the Lakes again.


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2911_zpsz6rbcmwk.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2911_zpsz6rbcmwk.jpg.html[/url])


Blea Tarn and Langdale Pikes:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2935_zps0lq8siva.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2935_zps0lq8siva.jpg.html[/url])


Then headed for the Hardknott Pass, first time on the Striple:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2952_zpsbyhioo0e.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2952_zpsbyhioo0e.jpg.html[/url])


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2956_zpswucoofr6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2956_zpswucoofr6.jpg.html[/url])


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2958_zpsjbmx1rru.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2958_zpsjbmx1rru.jpg.html[/url])


Hardknott Roman fort:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2960_zpsykqnfj9p.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2960_zpsykqnfj9p.jpg.html[/url])


Then Wasdale. Reflections:


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2974_zpsdwsexyrl.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2974_zpsdwsexyrl.jpg.html[/url])


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2965_zps9t1xll6n.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2965_zps9t1xll6n.jpg.html[/url])


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN2971_zpspfm3tww0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN2971_zpspfm3tww0.jpg.html[/url])


Oops!


([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3004_zpshpuuvsnz.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3004_zpshpuuvsnz.jpg.html[/url])


Was getting into a nice rhythm on the way back when some car came hacking it up behind me. The light was fading at this point so I let him go in front cos the Striple's headlights are pants, then chased him. He was moving, no idea what car it was, but three figure speeds were clocked, and fun was had!

Nice shots and nice bike ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 09 May 2016, 10:45:52 PM
Don't know where to start but here goes..... Tuono v4 ecu has been sent tyo gabro racing in Italy to have his reflash done. I will have to do the throttle learning with guzzi diag. i have bought the appropriate cables and software... Wish me luck ;) Tuono v2 that's recently purchased (replacement for fazer No 2) I have bought an Eprom chip that's adjustable. The V2 simply needs the old chip removed and replaced with new one. Hopefully all will work well.. I will keep you posted :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 09 May 2016, 11:58:14 PM
Went for a cycle around Alburferia  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: rayburn600 on 11 May 2016, 04:27:18 PM
Test rode the new Tiger Sport 1050.


Now ordered. Wow.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 11 May 2016, 09:46:58 PM
unfazed I thought most people looked like that in alburferia  8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: johnakay on 12 May 2016, 10:32:14 AM
Went for a cycle around Alburferia  :lol


look like richard branson?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: johnakay on 12 May 2016, 10:38:38 AM
we went to Hardknott pass last year beautiful.
we went for a spin the other weekend around middleton in teesdale and head off to hawes .weather was very nice, as usual we avoided most of the bikers rout/coppers are every where.lol[/size]
we did a 147 mile run ,beautiful scenery pictures doesn't do it justice..
(http://nc700-forum.com/forum/attachments/nc700-general-discussion/29603d1462810566-2016-what-did-you-do-your-nc700-today-dsc03264-jpg)


(http://nc700-forum.com/forum/attachments/nc700-general-discussion/29600d1462810542-2016-what-did-you-do-your-nc700-today-dsc03261-jpg)
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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 12 May 2016, 04:35:57 PM
unfazed I thought most people looked like that in alburferia  8)
Yes, but usually after midnight :lol


Went for a cycle around Alburferia  :lol

look like richard branson?
Wish I had his bank balance :'(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 12 May 2016, 04:46:59 PM
Our 9 year old Bosch Washing machine stopped working last night, drum was turning intermittently, but would not spin.
Considering its age reckoned it was motor brushes, got a set of Bosch brushes specifically for it this morning at a cost of €25
One hour later; motor out, brushes changed and everything back together, sorted. :thumbup

Brushes definitely worn  :eek
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 12 May 2016, 06:51:47 PM
Yep I did the exact same thing a few years ago on a bosh washing machine until finally the pcb burnt out, after about 14 years didn't think twice about buying another bosch
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 12 May 2016, 11:19:13 PM
Fist time in 9 years taking it apart, certainly well put together and was suprised how easy it was to take apart and put back together. :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: JKay on 13 May 2016, 12:16:44 AM
Great weekend on the river.
What river and what boat ?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 13 May 2016, 01:41:19 PM
Took the Fireblade out last night down to Burnham on sea and then called by the Weston Super Mare bike night on the prom

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/Weston%20bike%20nite%2012.05.16_zpszjrfx60d.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/Weston%20bike%20nite%2012.05.16_zpszjrfx60d.jpg.html)

Picked up some passengers on the way back
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/WP_20160512_22_25_25_Pro_zpsqnlmezzl.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/WP_20160512_22_25_25_Pro_zpsqnlmezzl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: fazersharp on 13 May 2016, 03:54:32 PM
I love the "splay pattern" on your lid it makes it look like the lid is coming at me out the screen
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 13 May 2016, 04:05:53 PM
I love the "splay pattern" on your lid it makes it look like the lid is coming at me out the screen


Don't you think it's time you gave up the hallucinatory drugs at your age?
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 13 May 2016, 07:34:39 PM
Visited the Rolling Stones exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery today. Well worth a look if you are a fan  :guitar


http://www.stonesexhibitionism.com/ (http://www.stonesexhibitionism.com/)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 14 May 2016, 08:39:23 PM
Went for a spin on tuono v2
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 15 May 2016, 09:57:12 PM
Caned the Striple again today. Well, it's the only way it can be ridden  :evil


Went up to the Hartside in the afternoon, had a sniff around this:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3676_zpshkhiqefq.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3676_zpshkhiqefq.jpg.html)


Which looked nice through the rose-tinted specs  8)


Then went home for tea, but hadn't had enough, so blatted down to the Lakes, where I did discover that the A591 is open again, yay! So now, for the first time since moving up here, I can access these views again:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3677_zpssxar5vyg.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3677_zpssxar5vyg.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3681_zpsmllu6woe.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3681_zpsmllu6woe.jpg.html)


Blencathra:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3684_zpspu0qmvu3.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3684_zpspu0qmvu3.jpg.html)


Skiddaw:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3685_zpsfuhpdxkd.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3685_zpsfuhpdxkd.jpg.html)


Thirlmere:


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3690_zpsn9btx4cu.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3690_zpsn9btx4cu.jpg.html)


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/nicknicklxs/DSCN3736_zpsugokvlcp.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/nicknicklxs/media/DSCN3736_zpsugokvlcp.jpg.html)


Then proper caned it home  :evil :evil
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 16 May 2016, 09:57:43 PM
Liz and I cycled the British Heart Foundation 50 mile Cotswolds ride yesterday with a few friends from Yorkshire.

Probably didn't help spending Saturday night in the pub (had to get up at 5.30 Sunday morning to get down to Cheltenham ready for an 8 o'clock start to the ride), but the ride was great and the weather was fantastic. A few nice hills (no nasty ones) and lots of quiet roads.

Weekend after next we do our annual Coast to Coast cycle ride (150 miles approx) - we have 30 riders with us and hope to raise a load of money for Macmillan Cancer Support - will post up a Just Giving link, hoping for a bit of support from you guys on here. This is our ninth consecutive year of organising and doing this ride - especially poignant as we've lost 3 family members to cancer in the last 18 months and Liz has a 30 yr old friend going through chemo right now.

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 16 May 2016, 10:01:10 PM
That's a really great thing you are doing. Well done for your 50 mile ride and best of luck raising funds for your cancer charities. :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 17 May 2016, 06:02:32 PM
Washed and chamoised. the Guzzi , then rode it to Bibury via the Mendips , Longleat , Bath , and Corsham .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 17 May 2016, 06:07:50 PM
Thats fantastic , good luck with your other challenge , finished mine on Sunday , completed the my Marathon challenge and have raised £75 for BHF .
Liz and I cycled the British Heart Foundation 50 mile Cotswolds ride yesterday with a few friends from Yorkshire.

Probably didn't help spending Saturday night in the pub (had to get up at 5.30 Sunday morning to get down to Cheltenham ready for an 8 o'clock start to the ride), but the ride was great and the weather was fantastic. A few nice hills (no nasty ones) and lots of quiet roads.

Weekend after next we do our annual Coast to Coast cycle ride (150 miles approx) - we have 30 riders with us and hope to raise a load of money for Macmillan Cancer Support - will post up a Just Giving link, hoping for a bit of support from you guys on here. This is our ninth consecutive year of organising and doing this ride - especially poignant as we've lost 3 family members to cancer in the last 18 months and Liz has a 30 yr old friend going through chemo right now.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: slimwilly on 22 May 2016, 07:32:41 PM
I bought some oil and filter and there on the shelf was a tail tidy ,so on impulse I bought one for the fireblade.
While I did it I also removed the rear pegs, that was a pain, had to split the subframe, the retaining bolts are inside the frame.
Before
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/long%20tail_zps3bvusltj.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/long%20tail_zps3bvusltj.jpg.html)

and after

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/slimwilly/tail%20tidy_zpsyvrrw5bz.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/slimwilly/media/tail%20tidy_zpsyvrrw5bz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 22 May 2016, 09:53:33 PM
Went to Whitehall garden centre , got some bark , had a coffee and a chocolate cake , and spent a couple of hours enjoying the garden .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 22 May 2016, 10:27:24 PM


Picked this up yesterday. So that's two of these ive got now in the same colours.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/image%205.jpeg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/image%205.jpeg.html)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/image%206.jpeg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/image%206.jpeg.html)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/image%204.jpeg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/image%204.jpeg.html)


Its a mess, mouse nests everywhere, when I eventually got the tank open it was horrible. The fork stanchions are focced, as are chain and sprockets, cant get the callipers off, exhaust is standard and was only fitted 12 months before the bike was left in a garden, so hopefully I can rescue it.   
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 22 May 2016, 11:01:40 PM


Picked this up yesterday. So that's two of these ive got now in the same colours.

([url]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/image%205.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/image%205.jpeg.html[/url])

([url]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/image%206.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/image%206.jpeg.html[/url])

([url]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/Billybalthorpe1/image%204.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s183.photobucket.com/user/Billybalthorpe1/media/image%204.jpeg.html[/url])


Its a mess, mouse nests everywhere, when I eventually got the tank open it was horrible. The fork stanchions are focced, as are chain and sprockets, cant get the callipers off, exhaust is standard and was only fitted 12 months before the bike was left in a garden, so hopefully I can rescue it.



Breaks your heart to see such a lovely bike left to rot like that  :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 24 May 2016, 12:13:34 AM
I went to Rhossili on Sunday, and got 2 flights in on my hang glider!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bwzAeEUt8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bwzAeEUt8)

Even better, those two flights were enough to see me signed off! As of Thursday, I will be a hang glider Club Pilot!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: red98 on 24 May 2016, 06:32:48 AM
well done christo  :thumbup ......now,put the glider away and get out on your fazer   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Exupnut on 24 May 2016, 07:51:32 AM
Nice vid Christo...I'm impressed.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: noggythenog on 24 May 2016, 09:22:28 AM
That looks brilliant Christo id love to try it some day, nice landing too. Taken you a long time to get there with the weather but looks well worth it 8)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 24 May 2016, 10:54:41 PM
bloody hell christo that looks class ,id say there was a lot of bad landings to get that good,,or is it dead easy and anyone could do it  :lol ,might buy one actually and find a hill ,looks deadly :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 24 May 2016, 11:14:49 PM
Over a year of training to get there! It's amazing though, can't recommend it enough. That said, buying an eBay wing and bombing off a hill WILL result in you getting hurt or killed.

Best advice: look at the BHPA website, find a local school, and sign up for a fun day or a tandem. Cheap, fun, and the best way to decide if the sport is for you.


Sent from my HTC Desire 320 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: ChristoT on 26 May 2016, 10:28:33 PM
Got formally signed off! (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160526/26090cab63c5522860b35e3fbdfc1228.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mickvp on 27 May 2016, 09:54:07 AM
Nice one christo mate, looks like a blast. Need to be a bloody big set of wings to carry my heft though :rollin
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 28 May 2016, 08:33:45 PM
That must be some adrenalin rush taking off and breathing the air miles up with fantastic views. Brilliant :)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: nickodemon on 28 May 2016, 08:39:21 PM
I fitted a gabro racing v2 / v5 chip to my v2 tuono. Only tried in v2 mode and it's much smoother and a bit more power.. I havent tried in v5 (bonkers mode ) :eek  Yet :lol . Fitted my reflashed tuono v4 ecu and did the throttle handling and throttle learning, now i need to recalibrate my aprc settings...
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Tangoman on 29 May 2016, 08:48:52 PM
In between servicing the Fazer built and extension to my man shed a little 10 x 12 building just fitting it out over the summer                              (http://)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: markie_wales on 31 May 2016, 05:26:43 PM
Of for a not very muddy ride (it's drying pout nicely) round Salisbury Plain on the KTM with a mate who hadn't been off road before, so a bit of a wobbler still :)


cheers


Markie
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 03 June 2016, 06:49:31 PM
Washed and  chamoised the Guzzi .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 04 June 2016, 07:47:49 PM
oiled the decking on the carafan, whilst having a few beers then payed my years internet payment for the carafan.  :\
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 05 June 2016, 05:42:27 PM
Took the Guzzi out for a couple of hours this afternoon , roads were surprisingly quiet considering the hot sunny weather .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Millietant on 05 June 2016, 10:53:41 PM
My wife and I cycled the 65 mile route on the Coventry and Rugby Bloodwise Bikeathon.


Third charity ride in a month, after the 50 mile British Heart Foundation Cotswold ride and our Macmillan Cancer 150 mile Coast to Coast ride.


Feeling tired, but well worth it for all of the charity money we've raised.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: markie_wales on 06 June 2016, 10:52:50 AM

Changed the rubber handle bar inserts on the KTM to aluminium - hadn't realised how much the rubber had softened up and how back bat "flex" had been introduced. Nice and solid now, and no noticeable change in vibes. Ready for a big off road ride coming up with the KTM lads!

cheers

Markie
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 06 June 2016, 04:02:21 PM
I had a little help putting the finishing touches to my daughter's first Yamaha.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/jonnyspatter/Bike/454BC8A4-9221-4BCD-9E22-D86C595B4AF9_zpsnmrqakfe.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: robby boy on 06 June 2016, 09:39:43 PM
Took the Sprint out on Saturday, told the wife I'd be a couple of hours max as it was dull, went up the road for an hour and it brightened up so continued out west to Applecross, Arrived home 350miles and 5 hours later,, she wasn't best pleased :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: esetest on 08 June 2016, 05:12:41 PM
Took the Guzzi out for a spin around Chew Valley Lake .
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: mr self destruct on 09 June 2016, 06:42:24 PM
I had a little help putting the finishing touches to my daughter's first Yamaha.


([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/jonnyspatter/Bike/454BC8A4-9221-4BCD-9E22-D86C595B4AF9_zpsnmrqakfe.jpg[/url])



And today I realised I NEED an XSR900 in these colours to match!
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: YamFazFan on 11 June 2016, 07:04:17 PM
Went to Trooping The Colour. Superb stuff! :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Billy Balthorpe on 11 June 2016, 07:14:58 PM

Got the VN1500 MOT'd. Got to clean and polish it tomorrow ready for photos and Ebay.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Freck on 11 June 2016, 09:02:08 PM
Went to Trooping The Colour. Superb stuff! :thumbup
Is that you in the hat at the end of the balcony?  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 14 June 2016, 12:10:16 AM
sold the s1000rr  :'(  lot of fun but gave me too many aches and pains
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 15 June 2016, 08:56:18 PM
had a play with my chopper,   its still not a hardtail. :(
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 15 June 2016, 09:52:24 PM
had a play with my chopper,   its still not a hardtail. :(

Whatever turns you on  :lol :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: taylor on 15 June 2016, 10:02:00 PM
it must be the micro chip,  and its not in the manual. :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 15 June 2016, 10:43:38 PM
rode my new bike home in the rain ,,but really enjoyed it nonetheless :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: dazza on 15 June 2016, 10:48:20 PM
That is a thing of beauty Downey :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: downey on 16 June 2016, 12:02:24 AM
thanks dazza ,,its waay more comfort than the beemer thats for sure,,sounds epic too  :D
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 16 June 2016, 08:36:12 AM
rode my new bike home in the rain ,,but really enjoyed it nonetheless :D

Cool  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 16 June 2016, 08:09:13 PM
rode my new bike home in the rain ,,but really enjoyed it nonetheless :D


Another bastard.
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: unfazed on 16 June 2016, 09:45:07 PM
At least he kept his Fazer  :lol
Title: Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
Post by: Skippernick on 17 June 2016, 06:24:47 AM
It was more in reference to the fact that he got one of those, I want one.