What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby Blade » 04 Feb 2019, 16:43

Is there a finders fee?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 04 Feb 2019, 16:58

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

Postby Monty » 04 Feb 2019, 17:04

Cav wrote:Oh bloody hell... nice find !!!

OMG I want it!!!


Too late, you snooze you lose!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 04 Feb 2019, 17:09

I've messaged the seller anyway, need to find out if I'll need to replace the spring. And I'll try to talk down the price a bit
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 06 Feb 2019, 20:38

Got the seller to agree a price then I put the offer in officially, got a rejected offer and a message back from him saying he has the deposit from someone paying the asking price.

It's totally fair enough and probably a blessing in disguise but I'm a little narked.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 07 Feb 2019, 05:18

Started them both up. Giving them a heat cycle every 4 or so weeks while I can’t ride and rotating the wheels.

Sat on the Ducati and thought, wonder if I could risk it. Then twinged my neck getting off and realised a ride would indeed be a sh*t idea.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 07 Feb 2019, 10:27

Nothing literally haven't even looled it for for ages. I really need to take the cover off and wheel of down the road just to get those bearings moving but judt haven't had that time to do it

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

Postby D6Nutz » 09 Feb 2019, 17:00

Decided that as the sky was clear and the roads where mainly dry I needed to circulate the oil and rotate the fuel (giggle)

Got it for a couple of hours ago told, cuppa and a bacon sarni too.

Somebody needs to inform the m7rr's that it's winter and they really shouldn't grip as well as they do.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 10 Feb 2019, 17:34

Scrubbed the chain, gave it a really good clean. It looks like new.

Got an old towel and soaked it with acf50 then went round the bike wiping the exposed metal work.

I can't wait to give it a good clean when spring comes round. I used a screwdriver to fish out the crud in front of the front sprocket cover. All the plastics need to come off so I can get into those hidden areas.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 11 Feb 2019, 09:00

Had my first bird strike this morning.

About 5 minutes into my ride there's an almighty thud on the side of my helmet. No damage to the lid but there was a dead bird in the road.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 11 Feb 2019, 09:06

Kwacky wrote:Had my first bird strike this morning.

About 5 minutes into my ride there's an almighty thud on the side of my helmet. No damage to the lid but there was a dead bird in the road.


You did well then - they hurt! Glad it didnt damage anything.

I had one a while back in the outside lane of motorway - hit the bike, shoulder and lid. Mrs C was behind and had blood and feathers all over her :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 11 Feb 2019, 13:33

Bird-strikes are like a hole-in-one.....some people play golf all their life & never get one....others get one their first time out.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 12 Feb 2019, 18:24

Took the bike out for a 50 mile bimble to get some miles on the new tyres. I am impressed, I started to get a bit confident on the greasy roads and started powering out of corners that I know the Avon rear would have struggled with, not a hint of a slide on these Conti's.
I was putting faith in the lean sensitive TC too but it never needed to intervene.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 12 Feb 2019, 22:34

Fixed it (y)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 13 Feb 2019, 09:19

As promised I took the big AT into work today. It sure does make a nice noise with the baffle out.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 13 Feb 2019, 10:09

Fruity can, tall bike with plenty of lights, I imagine it parts the traffic (lol)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 13 Feb 2019, 10:15

It does. Especially with the fog lights on.

Plus it's big enough to knock cars out of the way should they not see me coming.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 13 Feb 2019, 10:24

You just need a white helmet and polite vest now (shocked) (giggle)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 13 Feb 2019, 18:57

Went for a very slow wobble on brand new tyres and I'm still cold now , think I'll have to have a few Brandys to warm up (blush)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 14 Feb 2019, 09:23

Very thick fog this morning.

I left home and there was a light mist. The nearby fishing pools looked stunning with a touch of mist on them as the sun came up. I was half tempted to stop for a photo.

As soon as I got on the motorway it was thick banks of rolling fog. Horrible.
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