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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 08 May 2018, 19:26

duke63 wrote:
Cavetroll87 wrote:Rode to work and started to break in this lovely new jacket I picked up at the weekend, the trousers are waiting for me at home as they didn't have my size in stock.
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Nice leathers. I do like the Furygan stuff, it does stand out from the crowd. Their advertising is pretty unique too.


Cheers mate, to be honest I'll just be happy if they last a year without some of the stitching coming undone like the last brand I've had 3 times.....

Bit more plain than I'd normally go for but they seem to fit nice and be good quality

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby rocket » 09 May 2018, 17:29

Had a run out on the 675 :-) nice ride not to busy
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 12 May 2018, 12:39

New front tyre
new screen fitted
washed and waxed
filled with fuel
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 12 May 2018, 18:38

Took it to work last night expecting to take it tonight as well but it was hammering it down this evening, couldnt see where i was going on motorway, felt sorry for the poor buggers i noticed coming from the opposite direction who did take their bikes out, would of expected to see just big tourers out but also saw a couple of sports bikes! I know rain makes you a better rider theres no doubting that but not on way to work lol

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 12 May 2018, 19:37

Washed and dried it ready for tomorrow if the weather is okay.

I bought a cheap pet dryer on ebay and to be fair to it, the thing works great! About as noisy as a hoover but it's blowing out a strong jet of warm air that drys the bike nicely and get's all the water out of bolt heads and switch gear.
£44 well spent I think.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 12 May 2018, 21:11

Cheers for the link stonsie

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 14 May 2018, 16:32

Had a pootle on it today with my dad as he was off. Not very far just headed to H Cafe and had a catch up for and hour or so. Need to do more of this

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby rocket » 14 May 2018, 18:27

Gave it a little spanking round a Spanish track
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 14 May 2018, 19:35

lucky git
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 16 May 2018, 09:34

It was fecking windy this morning. I hate the wind when you're riding in traffic.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 16 May 2018, 09:37

Kwacky wrote:It was fecking windy this morning. I hate the wind when you're riding in traffic.


same down here mate, on the plus side I spent the morning practicing getting the front up
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 16 May 2018, 09:38

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Kwacky wrote:It was fecking windy this morning. I hate the wind when you're riding in traffic.


same down here mate, on the plus side I spent the morning practicing getting the front up

(wait) Getting the front up happens to me at all times of the day...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 16 May 2018, 09:43

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same down here mate, on the plus side I spent the morning practicing getting the front up


That's pretty much an impossible task on the Versys. I can get the front to lift a couple of inches at most but it doesn't like to hold that position. I'm sure it's possible but I'm not that gifted.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 16 May 2018, 12:28

Kwacky wrote:It was fecking windy this morning. I hate the wind when you're riding in traffic.


Thats the sail you've installed on the front :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 17 May 2018, 08:57

It's gone cold again. I had the heated grips on this morning. I must be getting soft in my old age.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 17 May 2018, 12:45

Took the 853 to Cornerspeed to have the new flywheel fitted.

Found the oil cooler was starting to leak as its been rubbing on the fairing screws. It needs replacing and there are none in the UK. ;(

So was pissed off.

On the flipside, Neil lent me his courtesy bike, a Monster 797 to get home. This bike is awesome. So much fun. Less is definitely more.

Starting to think my next bike might not need to have 150bhp. 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 17 May 2018, 12:56

duke63 wrote:Took the 853 to Cornerspeed to have the new flywheel fitted.

Found the oil cooler was starting to leak as its been rubbing on the fairing screws. It needs replacing and there are none in the UK. ;(

So was pissed off.

On the flipside, Neil lent me his courtesy bike, a Monster 797 to get home. This bike is awesome. So much fun. Less is definitely more.

Starting to think my next bike might not need to have 150bhp. 8)


Had the cooler worn through at a point then? Could it be repaired?

Coming down in power and weight as i have with the 765, i couldnt agree more matey (y)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 17 May 2018, 12:58

So I don't need one of these?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 17 May 2018, 13:04

We always want what we have not got, i guess.

As a pure fun bike to take round twisty roads, less is definitely more.

@cookie - The general advise seems to be that there is too much pressure through an oil cooler to repair it and aluminum will not weld with oil about.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 17 May 2018, 13:09

Kwacky wrote:So I don't need one of these?

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No

Thats a WANT not a NEED :D
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