What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby Cavetroll87 » 30 Jul 2018, 09:42

Kwacky wrote:Vents closed, dark visor swapped, goretex gloves on.

It looks like business as usual with the weather


Yep, clear visor back on, vents closed, textile gear.

What a lovely morning! (rain) (rain) (rain) (rain)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 31 Jul 2018, 08:43

Ah the joys of wet roads and bright sun. I fecking hate it when the roads turn into sun reflectors.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 03 Aug 2018, 21:37

Nothing to the bike but i pulled out all my pads from my HJC lid over the past few days and thoroughly washed them. Smells lovely but will wait until my helmet dounut to come through the post before putting it all back together!

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

Postby Kwacky » 05 Aug 2018, 18:12

Bike was washed and waxed. ACF50 and a double dose of chain wax as the bike will be stood still for over a week.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 06 Aug 2018, 12:26

Booked it in for some new tyres to be fitted. Going to try Bridgestone BT 016 PRO. A mate gets these and say they are very good.

Getting it done at a new place I've never been to (new to me) because only heard good things about it and also they are cheap. Place is called Ride In Bike Tyres in Reading


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

Postby duke63 » 06 Aug 2018, 14:20

Took the Multi in for its annual service and spent a couple of hours on two of these babies.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 06 Aug 2018, 15:44

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

Postby Frankie » 06 Aug 2018, 19:47

Yesterday was a last min decision to follow my nose, and let the bike decide on the route lol....lots of off track B roads in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, which was fun. Then into Wales, and across to the coast and down the coast road for a while until I noticed the time...


Warm evenings, no threat of rain is the recipe for a long day out, did start to get a little chilly at speed in the dark ha ha... Need to do that again soon. I think next time I will do an early start, i did leave it a bit late.
450 miles later, one numb bum! which i reckon kicked in around 350 mile mark.... (raaar) (facepalm)

If the reports of sun and dry being the main weather until October a few more rides into Wales in order (sun)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 08 Aug 2018, 18:34

Took Jane's CBR out for a blast

Got chased by the feds

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

Postby Monty » 08 Aug 2018, 19:47

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

Postby Kwacky » 08 Aug 2018, 20:00

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

Postby C00kiemonster » 09 Aug 2018, 18:47

Kwacky wrote:Took Jane's CBR out for a blast

Got chased by the feds

#standard


We did have to have a chat with a couple of fairly reasonable gendarmes :D

Completely stealthy cop car - no markings, lights, nothing. It wasnt even clean.

We zipped past at a 'reasonable' amount of greater speed (sweat) and he pulled us in and gave us a bollocking. Not quite sure if a fine will come - we will see :D (sweat) |(

I'm just glad he didn't see us 5 minutes before (devil)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 09 Aug 2018, 21:12

Fingers crossed nothing comes through the post fellas

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

Postby Rossgo » 10 Aug 2018, 13:36

Dropped it off at Blade Swindon for a service. It's bloody peeing it down still got to collect the bike yet I got soaked on way home! Got a 700 Tracer as a courtesy bike, I'm surprised how quick it is and comfy, lovely heated grips with it too, just a shame it looks aweful

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

Postby kingfixer » 10 Aug 2018, 18:38

Fitted the tail tidy to the tuono !!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 11 Aug 2018, 06:31

This was the 700 Tracer I got as a loan bike. It shifts I was surprised. Comfy and easy to ride however it was too big for me, I was barely touching my toes on the floor on one foot. 112 miles I rode on this bike. I got stuck in traffic last night for miles, this thing ate up the filtering!! No issues whatsoever! Looks horrid but does do the job well!

Yesterday rode 232 miles all in across 2 bikes getting to dealer and back.

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

Postby Rossgo » 11 Aug 2018, 06:35

Today getting new tyres fitted. Going for BT 016 PRO. My dad had a go at me last night as he said he I should of gone for a modern tyre, he doesn't trust the older ones!! I said the BT were less than 200quid fully fitted. Have heard good things about the BT016 PRO anyway so should be ok.

Any experience with them?!

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

Postby Kwacky » 11 Aug 2018, 10:02

Had them

Hated them. Crap grip in the wet and didn't last very long. If you want a good cheap tyre ultra ED from Avon.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 11 Aug 2018, 14:19

Im very impressed with the Avons on my bike, 3D Ultra Sport's handle everything the big KTM throws at them and now I've lowered the rear tyre pressure to 36psi cold it just feels right, comes up to 42 once warmed up.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 12 Aug 2018, 10:01

Kwacky wrote:Had them

Hated them. Crap grip in the wet and didn't last very long. If you want a good cheap tyre ultra ED from Avon.
Really! I'm surprised I've heard good things. I have unfortunately got them now lol! I tried them out in the dry yesterday afterwards for 20 miles or so, I found them a lot better than the 023s. But havent tested in rain. I've changed my riding habbits now, I tend to use the bike as a play thing, with a mix of commuting but usually in fry weather, unless caught out. So fingers crossed it won't be too bad!

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