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

Postby Kwacky » 29 Jun 2018, 08:48

Some car drivers see it as queue jumping - you've pinched their place. I really don't know why they get het up about it.

Yesterday morning I had a woman try to cut me up on a roundabout after I had filtered past her at some lights. You just get your head down and get out of their way.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 29 Jun 2018, 09:03

Legal question Also on way home

Before town and the stupid tw@

Busy road especially at just before 8am. 40mph road, wide road with plenty of room. Brand new homes built where a lovely bit of countryside marvelled.

School bus parked up on the opposite side (well a bus which the school kids use to and from school as well). Cars overtaking the bus (wide road can get 2 cars side by side and a bus quite nicely with room to spare for a bike (if wanted)

School kid popped out, notices the bus at the stop on the other side. Her face was worried (as i noticed her and i wondered what she'd do) she didnt look like she saw me (pretty difficult not to with a bright coloured bike and bright everything else that i wore, but hey ho.

Car behind me wasnt far but id say normal for a 40mph road at a busy time

Coming on to my question now!!

The girl didnt seem to look, like i said she didnt notice me or at least ot didn't look lile that more looking at the bus.

She looked the wrong way down the road and started to move. I heard a beep and looked back she managed to get into the middle of the road with cars either side of her. Guessing the driver had to slam on his breaks and surve (lile i say its a wide road so have wiggle room) as when i got to the 30 i had to stary filtering.

What if the driver had an incident?

Its not nice to think about but i know she didnt look at all. Where would the driver stand for that? Apart from being a very emotionally unstable person after such an incident with a young kid.

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

Postby Rossgo » 29 Jun 2018, 16:27

Kwacky wrote:Some car drivers see it as queue jumping - you've pinched their place. I really don't know why they get het up about it.

Yesterday morning I had a woman try to cut me up on a roundabout after I had filtered past her at some lights. You just get your head down and get out of their way.
(Facepalm) some true nobheads out there, these people need to read the highway code!

The bloke in the car this morning i thought was going to get out, going crazy! I can see why some riders loose their sh!t and smash a wing mirror off!

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

Postby C00kiemonster » 29 Jun 2018, 16:39

Rossgo wrote:WTF is wrong with people.



The internet isnt big enough to explain that :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 29 Jun 2018, 16:55

C00kiemonster wrote:
Rossgo wrote:WTF is wrong with people.



The internet isnt big enough to explain that :D


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

Postby Rossgo » 29 Jun 2018, 17:05

Checked the rear caliper (see thread for more details!)

Also just basking in the fact of how much i love riding, true freedom!

Got invited to a little ride out with my soon to be BIL for his birthday which he has organised tomorrow, theres only 3 of us going think hes a new friend hes got to know from a recent stag do, so will be nice to meet him for a hoon!

Also today me and das have been puttinf some rim tape and also similar type manufacturer stickers on his wheels. Not the greatest because we learnt we couldnt out his bike up on the paddock stands, we could on his last bike as i got him some of those paddock bobbins. Bit of a let down but didnt realise this bike didnt even have the threads for the bobbins so couldnt even nick mine if they were to fit. But fun never the less ans nice to spend some time with my dad around bikes! Sunburnt now though, dam its hot!!

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

Postby Rossgo » 30 Jun 2018, 09:42

Flying the colours Image

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

Postby Kwacky » 30 Jun 2018, 13:59

top man.

I've been out on a 1090 Adventure. Report to follow.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 30 Jun 2018, 20:21

Cleaned it and the chain, and found this...

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I'm thinking a 400+ mile ride up to holy island may not be the best idea for tomorrow, it's booked in for 9am Monday for a pair of Avon's, sadly it couldnt last that 1 extra ride.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 30 Jun 2018, 21:44

That's shagged
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 30 Jun 2018, 22:34

Should just get you to the tyre depot :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 30 Jun 2018, 22:45

I may ride up to where my mates are all meeting just to say hi and Bye, then a steady ride home. I still want a ride :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 01 Jul 2018, 01:46

It's barely run in.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jul 2018, 09:13

Stonesie wrote:Cleaned it and the chain, and found this...

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I'm thinking a 400+ mile ride up to holy island may not be the best idea for tomorrow, it's booked in for 9am Monday for a pair of Avon's, sadly it couldnt last that 1 extra ride.
Think id be a little nervous on that trye!!

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

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jul 2018, 09:27

Had a lovely relaxed ride with my soon to be BIL and his mate. I took them to Loomies, Portsdown Hill, back to Loomies, then home. Didnt take a look at tge mileage but i guess 160 odd if not a bit more. What a day, i am loving this weather.

On the way to Loomies though, we believe we had an undercover copper follow us. White lid, up right bike, great gear, riding style was very good but constantly kept an eye on us, also felt lile he was watching me due to his rosd positioning all the time and i was leading think he wanted to pounce. He popped out at a 30 and never passed us but stuck with us. When we got to Loomies he watched us and carried on at the crossroads.

Watch out if you go there today

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

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jul 2018, 09:50

The mate that came along. 1 year old bike and this was his chain! He doesnt know much about the maintenance side of things, take a look for yourselves!!Image

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

Postby C00kiemonster » 01 Jul 2018, 09:52

Rossgo wrote:The mate that came along. 1 year old bike and this was his chain! He doesnt know much about the maintenance side of things, take a look for yourselves!!Image

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Did he park it in the sea? Thats nuts..
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 01 Jul 2018, 10:23

Rossgo wrote:Think id be a little nervous on that trye!!


I'm a bit nervous myself so I have backed out of today's ride, will ride it tomorrow to the garage for replacement.

It's only just on it's wear markers so I didn't expect it to fall apart just yet.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 01 Jul 2018, 10:25

Looks like D6 taught him chain maintenance
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jul 2018, 11:54

C00kiemonster wrote:
Rossgo wrote:The mate that came along. 1 year old bike and this was his chain! He doesnt know much about the maintenance side of things, take a look for yourselves!!Image

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Did he park it in the sea? Thats nuts..
Kwacky wrote:Looks like D6 taught him chain maintenance
Crazy right! But the bloke really doesnt know what to do with it. Me and BIL said needs to get cleaned and lubed!! He replied 'it does, every year at service'

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