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

Postby Hondaboy63 » 05 Jun 2018, 02:43

Took the wheels off. Cleaned the callipers, chain and wheels. Checked the brake pads. Placed a new decal on the bike.
Looks good
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2018, 08:26

A tankslap decal I hope ;)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 05 Jun 2018, 11:21

nothing as my MOT has expired without me realising (facepalm) lucky I checked last night as I knew it was due sson just didn't realise how soon! booked it in for Thursday morning so wont be doing anything until then
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2018, 11:41

Who keeps a bike long enough to need an MOT? :D

At least it's only off the road for a couple of days.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kingfixer » 05 Jun 2018, 15:15

Managed at long last to get all the mud and grass off the RSV4 and get rid of all the cracked fairing, the bellypan is intact so will keep that as a spare.
Doesn't look too bad but I think I need a new BST front wheel, depends what it looks like with the tyre off.
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new rearsets
new LH clipon & switchgear
steering damper ( unless it can be repaired )
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 05 Jun 2018, 16:30

Kwacky wrote:Who keeps a bike long enough to need an MOT? :D

At least it's only off the road for a couple of days.


I do.... now on 27K 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 05 Jun 2018, 16:33

kingfixer wrote:Managed at long last to get all the mud and grass off the RSV4 and get rid of all the cracked fairing, the bellypan is intact so will keep that as a spare.
Doesn't look too bad but I think I need a new BST front wheel, depends what it looks like with the tyre off.
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new rearsets
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steering damper ( unless it can be repaired )
Clock bracket
crash bungs


I hope the wheel is not buggered!! You sure it looked ok at the track?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 05 Jun 2018, 18:13

Used it to and from work last night.
On the way home I was heading towards town, traffic was heavy, slightly cloudy and also noticed a very fine shower (didnt get wet jist visor got a little wet). Anyway filtering along, i head up to the edge of town, traffic heavy, stand still almost, and as i get closer i notice a bike, the biker was clearly pondering whether to filter or not, i ride past him and waved, lile you do to other riders. I get through some more of the traffic and i notice him decide to filter with me! I manage to get through everything all the way up in to town and then hit the road works, he got stuck half way

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

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2018, 22:40

Rode it down to Kent.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 06 Jun 2018, 07:00

Kwacky wrote:Rode it down to Kent.


Welcome to the butt hole of the country that is the South East
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Postby Kwacky » 06 Jun 2018, 20:21

Rode it for far too long but still enjoyable
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 07 Jun 2018, 08:55

Did a stand up at work (basically helping out another shift on one of my days off) and when i was riding home this morning i was filtering past the cars. I got a little stuck so had to wait behind a van But just in front of a car i had just filtered by. The lady revved her engine and started to drive for what i could gather into me. She didnt go into me but she got so close. I could hear her shouting something so turned around her face was angry and she looked away but still fuming. I then looked back to the traffic and she once again shouted and i looked in my mirror dhe was giving me the wa [ker sign. I really couldnt make heads nor tails of what i had done that upset her so much. I thought she was going to drive into me at first.

Anyway i saw an opportunity to get as far away as possible from her and i did. Dont have time for people like that

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

Postby Monty » 07 Jun 2018, 09:14

Next time that happens put your bike on the stand blocking their car and walk back for a quiet chat. It's amazing how reasonable they become, very quickly. (lol)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 07 Jun 2018, 10:20

Monty wrote:Next time that happens put your bike on the stand blocking their car and walk back for a quiet chat. It's amazing how reasonable they become, very quickly. (lol)
To be honest that sounds very reasonable in my opinion and would be a good shout. Personally i was shocked that she went like that. Ive only ever experienced it a few times before but not for years and this was unprovoked she had no reason to get like that. I was happier when i saw an opening in the traffic and i could get out to be honest! Not something you wabt after 12 hours of being on your feet in an noisy environment!!

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

Postby Cavetroll87 » 07 Jun 2018, 10:38

Ive had that a couple of times before, funnily enough its always been women with me to, it really really seems to piss them off filtering.

I on the other hand had MOT done this morning, a nice clean bill of health
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 07 Jun 2018, 11:35

Cavetroll87 wrote:Ive had that a couple of times before, funnily enough its always been women with me to, it really really seems to piss them off filtering.

I on the other hand had MOT done this morning, a nice clean bill of health
Hmmmm...maybe us blokes just infuriate women...i feel theres a line between them doing school runs while they feel like we are just on a jolly on the bike?!!

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

Postby Cavetroll87 » 07 Jun 2018, 11:44

I think like a lot of drivers they don't realise filtering is legal and seem more willing to try and 'educate' us 'ignorant' 'rude' bikers that push in the traffic
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Monty » 07 Jun 2018, 14:31

It's definitely seems to be more of a female thing, maybe it's common sense related?

I remember being in the passenger seat at some road works when Sarah was driving. A bike came up to the front and tucked in in front of our car. She got really annoyed and said who said he could push in.

The fact that by the time she'd taken the hand brake off (who does that?) and got it in to first, he was 500 yards up the road was totally lost on her.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 07 Jun 2018, 14:32

Monty wrote:It's definitely seems to be more of a female thing, maybe it's common sense related?

I remember being in the passenger seat at some road works when Sarah was driving. A bike came up to the front and tucked in in front of our car. She got really annoyed and said who said he could push in.

The fact that by the time she'd taken the hand brake off (who does that?) and got it in to first, he was 500 yards up the road was totally lost on her.


It is definitely that pushing in mentality isn't it? and as you say it doesn't seem to cross peoples minds that by time you have gone you are never in their way at all
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 07 Jun 2018, 15:17

Its very strange isnt it. If we stayed behind cars we then would just be taking up more bloody room, hoe can they want that?!!

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