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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2250 on: 11 March 2020, 11:55:32 AM »
Red, here's a pic, I've put a note through the door with my number,  defo 3 bikes all x7s
the night i was born, lord the moon stood a fire red., my poor mother her crying,
she said the gypsy was right, and she fell right dead

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2251 on: 11 March 2020, 06:40:55 PM »
well spotted TEX,thanks for going to the trouble of taking a pic and leaving a note  :thumbup ......


how much is your "finders fee" ?
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2252 on: 11 March 2020, 08:31:30 PM »
Lol , nowt mate, hopefully he just  wants to get rid of them, fingers crossed.
the night i was born, lord the moon stood a fire red., my poor mother her crying,
she said the gypsy was right, and she fell right dead

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2253 on: 17 March 2020, 06:37:11 PM »
One of my pals has just bought a new 900 GT Tracer which needs running in. So took advantage of the fairly empty roads, and had a whizz round Kent and Surrey on the Triumph, to keep him company. His advised rev limit equalled 80mph, so good progress was made which racked up another 180 miles on the old Speed Triple, whilst self isolating at the same time. :thumbup
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2254 on: 17 March 2020, 06:53:17 PM »
What's a 900 GT Fazer?? 🤔

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2255 on: 17 March 2020, 07:44:19 PM »
good write up on bennetts website... ;)
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2256 on: 17 March 2020, 07:49:26 PM »
good write up on bennetts website... ;)

Oh so he meant a tracer 900?

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2257 on: 17 March 2020, 08:20:57 PM »
I was a bit puzzled aswell,thought I'd been in a coma for a few years. :lol :lol
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2258 on: 17 March 2020, 08:29:03 PM »
Spent a while discussing Fazer/Tracer merits today, hence my pals bike morphed into  a 900 GT Fazer......not anymore though :lol :lol .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2259 on: 18 March 2020, 08:23:25 PM »
 Fitted the Evotech hub bobbin and swingarm protector.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2260 on: 18 March 2020, 08:24:27 PM »
The mudsling;


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2261 on: 18 March 2020, 08:25:49 PM »
The other side of the hub bobbin and the SC Project can;

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2262 on: 18 March 2020, 08:30:14 PM »
Speedo Angel.  Just wanted something to protect the TFT from scratches and other premanent marks, R1200R forum users recommended Speedo Angel.
My fitting technique not quite 100% perfect but then the camera really shows up every single mark.  But looks fine in practise - will soon see what it's like in daylight.


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2263 on: 19 March 2020, 06:15:32 PM »
You'll have heard of "a whiter shade of pale" well I'm a greener shade of green . :lol
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2264 on: 19 March 2020, 07:31:18 PM »
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You'll have heard of "a whiter shade of pale" well I'm a greener shade of green .
Cheers bud.  Not bought a bike for 16 years, so I figured I could justify splashing ooot a wee bit.
I wanted it in place for the spring.  And it is.  Just a bit frustrating now - the gritters are back oot again.
It's sitting there ready to go - just being brand new I don't wanna subject her to salt and grit. 

Polished it today :D   Thought I'd give the battery a wee charge too.  Looked under the seat - no sign of it.  No idea where it is.
Returned the Evotech radiator gurad that didn't fit and ordered an R&G one - fingers crossed.  Don't why so many bike manufactuerers now leave them bare and exposed.

I'll need to refer to the owners manual.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2265 on: 21 March 2020, 12:53:04 AM »
I wonder if it's one of those small Lithium ones you can put upside down in a really hidden away spot,be interesting to see where it is.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2266 on: 21 March 2020, 06:53:56 PM »
 I’ve found it! 8)   It’s sort of low down under the tank.  Under the side cover below your knee I guess.  It’s a bit tight in there.  So, I referred to the owner’s manual, it tells me I should charge it using a motorad CANbus charger via the charging socket.  It doesn’t tell me where the charging socket is.   Grrr.  But I get the impression the charging socket is actually the accessories power socket.  Anyway, I have asked a question on the R1200R forum just to be sure to be sure.  I think I need an optimate4 which with luck will come with the CANbus socket (I hope).  I’m pretty sure it’s lead acid – lithum would have been nice.


Can take a photo in due course if you wanna see the location. 



Dash shows 11.7v  - not great but hopefully in a few days’ time it will be on charge. It’s a fitted with a tracker – so maybe that slowly drains the battery. 



R&G radiator guard now fitted.  I’ve had the horrible large plastic self-tapping type screws out and back into the fan frame more times than I would care for through faffing about with radiator grills.  But it’s sorted now. 
 

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2267 on: 22 March 2020, 12:13:16 PM »
R&G radiator grill fitted.  Cos of the faffing about with the Evotech grill I've now had the horrible self tapping style screws out and back into the fan frame more times than I would care for.  So the grill is now on and staying on.
Went for the titanium finnish rather than plain black -again just to try and give the overall blackness of the bike a wee lift.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2268 on: 22 March 2020, 06:23:40 PM »
Very nice
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2269 on: 22 March 2020, 06:44:32 PM »
Cheers Tex.  She's still not been out.  The roads are still covered in salt and grit.  Wouldn't normally bother me, but it's just spotless.  And aye it's cold with nae cafes to stop by and warm up in.

I'm now wondering if all it's gonna do is go to and from work due to ever tighter non-essential travel controls.  That's if I'm not sent home from work or made redundant.
What a strange world we now find ourselves in.  And what a time to tae delivery of a brand new bike.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2270 on: 24 March 2020, 07:44:42 PM »
 My optimate 4 Can Bus charger arrived today.  Instructions made my head hurt.  But it appears to be doing something and will hopefully keep the battery sweet.


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2271 on: 25 March 2020, 12:05:43 AM »
'kin hell I can't make top nor tail of that  :lol  still, after you've had it for a bit I should think it'll all become clear. ;)
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2272 on: 25 March 2020, 12:33:34 PM »
 And I thought it was just me.  You should see the foccin instructions.  :eek


 
I figured out if you sort the charging leads and switch it on it changes mode – so it changed to green lamp only which means standard charging mode.


So, I switched it off, then back on again, and the two lamps at the bottom flashed telling me it was now in Can Bus mode.


I switched it off again, took the short off, but didn’t connect it to anything and switched it on – lots of lights flashed and it ended up with just the green power lamp on.


I switched it off once more, plugged it into the bikes charging socket and switched it on again.  It ended up as per photo.  So, I’m guessing it’s doing it’s stuff.


Phew! :evil
 

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2273 on: 25 March 2020, 01:28:29 PM »
Whatever happened to 2 crocodile clips, one red and one black?  :eek

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2274 on: 25 March 2020, 07:17:36 PM »
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Whatever happened to 2 crocodile clips, one red and one black? 

Plan A - Pop the seat off, pop the battery out, charge on bench for half an hour.  Job done.  Hmm - nope - no battery to be seen.

Plan B - Locate battery, pop the battery out, charge on bench, ummm, ah there it is, umm foc that.
Plan C - Purchase optimate, fanny about scratching head and cursing instuctions - plug in - switch on - thank foc - finally sorted. 


Quite happy now I've got it figure out.