What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jul 2018, 11:55

Stonesie wrote:
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.
Think it was a wise decision lol

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

Postby Stonesie » 01 Jul 2018, 12:14

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

Postby duke63 » 01 Jul 2018, 12:25

Some people shouldn’t be riding a bike. Which he wouldn’t if that chain snapped and wrapped itself round either sprocket seizing either the engine or the rear wheel.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jul 2018, 17:15

I did point the chain out and let him know about basic chain maintenance. I also said about yhe fact if it broke it will then write his bike off. His only been riding a year or so. Does make you think about tye theory, maybe they need to add a simple bike maintenance section in the theory

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

Postby Deegee » 01 Jul 2018, 17:18

Darwinism in process by the look of it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 02 Jul 2018, 00:49

Rossgo wrote:Both days been 31 degrees. Unsure how kiwi and the other Oz lads do it in that temp! However great for tyres!


Shows how subjective weather is, high 20’s low 30’s is perfect riding weather imho!! Yet Jess and I did a 525km loop on Saturday and the temps were a high of 17 deg C and 5-6 deg by the time we got home. Even though we both had thermals, a layer of clothes, and quilted textiles on we were both frozen!! I remember thinking “The TS boys would be scoffing at me right now” :D

It was the longest ride I’ve done in a day since my NZ tour and the longest Jess has spent on a bike. We got away late so did it in 2 stints of about 3 hrs each. Only stopping for a 1/2 hr lunch when the tank ran dry. There were heaps of bikes out and I saw some very stupid moves and shook my head in wonder how some of these guys survive. As we heading off after lunch we soon caught up to a small bunch of riders, the lead guy was on a 1198. They were well below what I like to travel at ( and we were heading down a quiet national park windy road, so didn’t want any roadblocks). The 1198 guy left his mates and tried to keep up. Every set of corners he dropped back and then nailed it on the straights to catch up. Once we hit the steep twisty climb out of the valley I never saw him again. Not bad on a old Multi two up (lol). After that we encountered some serious wind, I’ve never had a big bike been blown around so badly, it wore me out constantly making adjustments to counter it. The last hour was just focused on getting home. Was gettting dark and cold and we didn’t really enjoy it much. Our fault for taking too long to get out of bed in the morning... but there were no kids in the house, so that had to be taken advantage of ;)

At least I know Jess can handle a big day on the bike so can plan some bigger rides away when we get the chance.

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

Postby Rossgo » 02 Jul 2018, 08:47

Kiwi, those burgers look good yum yum

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

Postby Kwacky » 02 Jul 2018, 08:50

A nice warm ride into work, weaving through the traffic. with the petrol light flashing all the way there :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 02 Jul 2018, 08:57

Kwacky wrote:A nice warm ride into work, weaving through the traffic. with the petrol light flashing all the way there :D
The petrol light game, i love that game i used to loose a lot though!!

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

Postby Kwacky » 02 Jul 2018, 09:17

27 miles on reserve. I'm happy with that.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 02 Jul 2018, 09:27

Kwacky wrote:27 miles on reserve. I'm happy with that.
That's good range to be honest. Would happily get you to the next service station if needed

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

Postby Stonesie » 02 Jul 2018, 10:25

The MT would have probably run dry at that lol.



Today im sat at Doncaster Motorcycles having the Avons fitted, then to scrub them in and visit my local ktm dealer as the exhaust clamp snapped. They fitted a new one here for free but advised me that the others are rotten too.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 02 Jul 2018, 10:31

Tell Dr Tepi that @tankslappers from Twitter says hello.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 02 Jul 2018, 20:34

I had a decent first ride, after about 80 miles I started getting a little brave and had a minor rear end slide, just enough to remind me they are new and to take it easy. I really like them so far and they seem to suit the bike's sporty side.

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

Postby Frankie » 02 Jul 2018, 22:11

Nice little ride up to the Lugershall bike night,,,, another village do, that turns itself into a large bike meet for the evening.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Monty » 03 Jul 2018, 09:16

Out on Sunday, the roads have melted and everywhere is on fire!

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

Postby duke63 » 03 Jul 2018, 10:44

Monty wrote:Out on Sunday, the roads have melted and everywhere is on fire!

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Has Itchy's leap become Itchy's pool of tarmac?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Monty » 03 Jul 2018, 11:34

duke63 wrote:
Monty wrote:Out on Sunday, the roads have melted and everywhere is on fire!

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Has Itchy's leap become Itchy's pool of tarmac?


No idea, couldn't get anywhere near it. Fire engines everywhere. We gave up on the White Peak and headed up to the Dark Peak.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Monty » 03 Jul 2018, 13:06

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

Postby D41 » 03 Jul 2018, 16:31

It's a decent advert, I suppose.
What don't you like about it??
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