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« Reply #950 on: 31 July 2022, 03:37:46 pm »
I still laugh about a club ride out a few years ago - I lost track of the number of times we had to stop, pick up the part which had dropped off and then wait while it was bolted back on (or ty-wrapped!) to the HD. The rest of us all had Jap built machines, I don't even think there was even a European built machine present.  :lol :lol :lol

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« Reply #951 on: 31 July 2022, 08:41:16 pm »
It’s funny how a make of bike can have an unreliability stigma, although most are true. I remember at the ‘95 Bol d’Or, virtually every recovery truck had a Ducati strapped on the back. Nearly all were current, at the time, 900SS’s. Now owners are putting some serious miles on Multistradas, but most seem to be sold before the 3 years are up :lol
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« Reply #952 on: 01 August 2022, 02:28:57 pm »
It’s funny how a make of bike can have an unreliability stigma, although most are true. I remember at the ‘95 Bol d’Or, virtually every recovery truck had a Ducati strapped on the back. Nearly all were current, at the time, 900SS’s. Now owners are putting some serious miles on Multistradas, but most seem to be sold before the 3 years are up :lol


Going back further, Suzuki GS electrics, made better with Honda Superdream Regulator/Rectifiers, or the Honda VF750F with chocolate cams, made better with Honda cams.


I think we are blessed to have a bike as reliable as the Fazer Thou..

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« Reply #953 on: 04 August 2022, 08:56:31 am »
It’s funny how a make of bike can have an unreliability stigma, although most are true. I remember at the ‘95 Bol d’Or, virtually every recovery truck had a Ducati strapped on the back. Nearly all were current, at the time, 900SS’s. Now owners are putting some serious miles on Multistradas, but most seem to be sold before the 3 years are up :lol


Going back further, Suzuki GS electrics, made better with Honda Superdream Regulator/Rectifiers, or the Honda VF750F with chocolate cams, made better with Honda cams.


I think we are blessed to have a bike as reliable as the Fazer Thou..
Totally agree :thumbup
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« Reply #954 on: 04 August 2022, 02:28:14 pm »
Fitting the Avons tomorrow - a rare day off, hopefully get some miles done in the afternoon.

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« Reply #955 on: 05 August 2022, 03:10:47 pm »
Chain and sprockets will be my next job, sometime over the next few days. Providing the weather stays fine, I should be doing my annual day trip to Cornwall next Sunday. Not much planned after that until mid September, when it’s Bol d’Or time :thumbup
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« Reply #956 on: 05 August 2022, 09:01:34 pm »
Rubber fitted. PR4's came off nicely and the Avons went on easily. Both wheels done in about 2hrs.

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« Reply #957 on: 06 August 2022, 09:01:26 am »
A scrub-in this morning and you're all sorted then. :)
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« Reply #958 on: 07 August 2022, 12:13:27 pm »
A scrub-in this morning and you're all sorted then. :)


Worked today.

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« Reply #959 on: 07 August 2022, 12:14:13 pm »
A scrub-in this morning and you're all sorted then. :)


Worked today.


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« Reply #960 on: 07 August 2022, 02:06:14 pm »
Leave it until next Sunday, and come to Cornwall for the day. You’d certainly get the highest mileage travelled award :lol
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« Reply #961 on: 07 August 2022, 08:12:25 pm »
Leave it until next Sunday, and come to Cornwall for the day. You’d certainly get the highest mileage travelled award :lol


Would love to - but working in Nottingham area all weekend. (I heard the grandkids are coming)  :rollin :rollin :rollin .
Helmets are on charge, as SWMBO wants to get out on the XJ600S for an hour or two, so tomorrow it is. Out from Worcester along the A4103, cracking scrubbing in road. :D

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« Reply #962 on: 08 August 2022, 04:43:55 pm »
Did you go down towards Hereford. Certainly a nice part of the country, know it quite well :thumbup
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« Reply #963 on: 08 August 2022, 05:05:08 pm »
Did you go down towards Hereford. Certainly a nice part of the country, know it quite well :thumbup


Yes we did, stopped at a little cafe for refreshments as well  :eek .
Tyres are nearly scrubbed in - will finish it tomorrow.
The only downside to the day was watching my wife run wide on a roundabout, leave the road and drop the XJ at about 5 - 10 mph on a footpath.
Pride dented. It took about 15 minutes to get her back on to get home.

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« Reply #964 on: 10 August 2022, 11:45:52 am »
Oh no :eek . Hope she’s ok, bet that dented her confidence more than the bike. At least she had an escape route by the sound of it. Hopefully you can both get out again soon, get some miles under the wheels, and put that days event firmly in the past. :thumbup
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« Reply #965 on: 10 August 2022, 04:29:00 pm »
Oh no :eek . Hope she’s ok, bet that dented her confidence more than the bike. At least she had an escape route by the sound of it. Hopefully you can both get out again soon, get some miles under the wheels, and put that days event firmly in the past. :thumbup


A bent indicator stalk and a scratch on the exhaust. There's a possibility that she's cracked a rib or two and I keep cracking jokes  :lol :lol :lol

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« Reply #966 on: 11 August 2022, 10:08:12 am »
Ouch…cracked ribs take ages to heal, something like 6 months  in the couple of occasions it’s happened to me. Going up to the bar always gives you a reminder, as you lean on the bar to get served and give yourself a dig in the ribs :lol . Still I suppose wives aren’t “getting them in” that often ;) .
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« Reply #967 on: 11 August 2022, 10:16:50 am »
Ouch…cracked ribs take ages to heal, something like 6 months  in the couple of occasions it’s happened to me. Going up to the bar always gives you a reminder, as you lean on the bar to get served and give yourself a dig in the ribs :lol . Still I suppose wives aren’t “getting them in” that often ;) .


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Still, she's got to get through the next 4 days - I'm working away and the Grandkids are visiting  :lol