Date: 09-12-18  Time: 19:49 PM

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Introduction / Another new owner
« Last post by sahtlinurk on Today at 07:18:29 PM »
Hi,


I am Lauri, from Oxfordshire.
Bought a 2001 boxeye about a week ago. Still getting use to it, rode GS500 before so a serious move up in power and speed department :)
first thing i did was to change the exhaust back to original as was way too loud with DanMoto one. Photo attached.


Safe riding
L.


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milliput is good but it would be better either brazed or soldered that how they are made in the first place
 
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For Sale & Wanted / Re: bikers britain
« Last post by Mitch on Today at 06:49:46 PM »
Hiya Red, I will have those if you still have them?, (I'm after some idea's for routes next year). Cheers, Mitch...
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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Last post by robbo on Today at 06:35:55 PM »
A whizz out today on the ST, to Sammy Millers at New Milton
 Day started off wetter than forecast, but dried up during our breakfast stop at Alton. Not many people at the museum, which suited me fine. Came home on the A272, but didn't bother with Loomies, as daylight was fading fast. Another 235 miles racked up on the old girl, the mileometer rolling over to 62k.
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General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« Last post by tommyardin on Today at 06:13:45 PM »
Being told I didn't need surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
See attachment


Ouch! get well soon buddy.

I tore a flexor ligament in my right ankle a few years ago and was given a prosthetic ankle brace that I was supposed to wear for the rest of my time, I wore it for about 4 days and it rubbed in a couple of places, one place sore the other place bleeding, in the bin it went.

Was called back to Haslar Hospital a year later for a review and was asked how I got on with the Prosthetic brace, I told them I had stopped wearing it as it made me sore. They said bring it back next appointment and the can adjust it, I said that I did not really want it as I had learned coping strategies that got me by.
I was told to post it back to them, as it had cost almost £2.5K   :eek  to build it for me (I knew carbon was dear but WTF) they gave me a postage paid bag to return it.
I never went back again  :lol      
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TT100's were far better than the Avon skidmaster (Speedmaster). At that time possibly the best rear tyre was the Avon GP, certainly favoured by most Goldie owners.
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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
« Last post by devilsyam on Today at 06:11:55 PM »
nice as new yellow shock in stock email me please for details devilsyam@gmail.com
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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Last post by coffee on Today at 06:05:47 PM »
When you move to a new area and people see you're a biker and for some reason think you know everything about bikes,"oh my lads got an old bike which hasn't run for years maybe you'd have a look at it"etc.It makes you feel like saying "drive a car do you? in that case mines running a bit rough,I'll bring it round for you to look at",pisses me off :finger
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General / Re: What made you feel good today?
« Last post by tommyardin on Today at 06:01:33 PM »

lol im the same mate. I went back on site three years ago after the shoulder op, but all these three storey houses they build now have high density concrete blocks in he jack walls, and working off the deck on the ninth and final course I was pushing the mortar off the top of the eighth course coz I couldn't push it high enough with my weak shoulder. I was twice the age of the next oldest brickie in the gang (it was a 6 and 2 doing a lift a day), and trying to prove I could still cut it, but after three months the decision was made for me. Id been to thetford and paid fifty quid to take a fifty question test for my general site safety ticket, but it only lasted three months then I had to get a bricklaying specific one. conversation between me and the spotty young HSE officer on site went as follows..
HSE "you need to go back to Thetford and get your bricklaying site safety ticket..2
ME "Really? Christ anither fifty quid!!"
HSE "Actually its £1200 if you've never held one before, unless you can prove your qualifications"
ME "I did a three year ****ing apprenticeship with my dad in the seventies ..good enough?"
HSE" was it NVQ learning pathways?"
ME " Oooh..sounds pretty f***ing fancy...I have no idea what that is, though to be honest im fairly sure such a thing didn't exist back in the old days when you was judged on nothing more than how reliable and clean a trowel you was. It was City and guilds, which I thought was pretty much the benchmark"
HSE " Err no...not any more. the only way you could be accepted now was if you submit to ongoing NVQ site assesments of your work, which you'll have to pay for"
ME "  Wel..B***ocks to that old son!. ...over the last forty years I've built more houses than you've had w**nks you irritating little twat...best for both of us I go back to jobbing I think…"


Im fairly sure he thought it was best I did too.. :)


I left school in 1962 aged 15 did a year as an improver tool maker, but the soluble cutting oil did not suit me and made me poorly.
I then did a 6 month trial with a building company on approval as a bricklayer, then started a full apprenticeship in my trade, working 4 days a week on site and one day a week at Guildford Technical College.
My apprenticeship along with the 6 months approval was 3.5 years, I continued working for the company for a year after finishing my apprenticeship before going self employed and chasing the £'s from site to site.
My qualification now according to NVQ is worth very little, not that I give a toss one way or another as I haven't laid a brick now for 3 years and no one is going to offer an old git like me a start on a site now anyway. :lol      
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General / Re: Word Association
« Last post by coffee on Today at 05:50:28 PM »
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