What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby Stonesie » 25 Jul 2021, 18:03

Thrashed it around the roads of North Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Met 2 friends at Squires then led down to Willingham Woods, as many B roads as possible.

Then Sergio led us over the Humber Bridge to the new NY 500 cafe near Pickering.

Gaz then led to the A19 where we said our goodbyes and headed home, on the last stint our Bluetooth headsets decided to start working properly, I'm sure they forgot about me being able to hear them, some interesting conversation occurred (giggle)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 25 Jul 2021, 19:22

Perkles wrote:I have to be honest I am thinking of getting rid of the BMW again its not really doing it for me I definitely prefer the Gen 3 I had it was far more engaging to ride


You just need an upgrade ;)

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

Postby Stonesie » 28 Jul 2021, 13:26

Washed the weekend's bug collection off the bike and saw the opportunity to test the new wheel cleaner, which smells more pleasant that the stuff I used to use ;) I didn't expect much metal dust among the chain gunk and dust but it "lit up" pretty fast, it's not that great on grease but it's designed for cars so I didn't expect it to be really.

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And now, a thunderstorm is rumbling it's way closer, just got the bike dried and put away in time 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 28 Jul 2021, 13:31

Looks like you've been busy with the road kill (lol)

I do like a nice SSSA
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 29 Jul 2021, 20:57

Raced a Tesla in the MV.

I wasn't disgraced.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 30 Jul 2021, 09:23

You'd always expect the worst bleeding to be on the inner barrel.

Haha.. any idea which Tesla?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 30 Jul 2021, 09:42

It was the Tesla S. It was being driven by a youngish guy, looked like he was in his late 20s.

I was on a dual carriageway and he pulled over to let me overtake. I wasn't going very fast. We came up to a set of lights. There was a car in lane one so I dropped back and waved him across to get into lane 2, which he did. He swung across to the right to give me room to filter. We both gunned it off the lights. The launch control on the MV meant that the Telsa got a small lead but to be fair to the MV it didn't fall too far behind. It's a long flowing road and not much traffic about. I backed off a bit and he pulled alongside me. It looked like his girlfriend was laughing her head off. A couple of thumbs up and then a rolling test from about 60mph to see who was quickest.

This went on for a few minutes. As we came up to a roundabout the lights were on red so he pulled up to my left and we had a quick chat. I told him I know I can't beat an electric car. He was impressed with the speed and sound of the MV. He couldn't believe such a small bike had so much power.

I won't say what speeds were involved but I do know what sort of speeds I need to hit in future to start pulling away (devil) (bandit) (devil) (bandit)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 30 Jul 2021, 10:03

These are the best types of encounters with car people aren't they.

I know it won't be until north of 135mph before you'll be pulling, that's when the curve backs off for them typically.

I think I told you guys about the Supercharged Civic Type R that I played with.. 3rd and 4th gear I was quicker and 5th and 6th we were neck and neck. Both our top speeds were identical so we just sat alongside each other on the motorway with nothing happening haha. He was VERY surprised I was on a 600 because his mate with a 1000 would only just pull away from him. We chatted for 20 minutes about his car afterward.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Perkles » 30 Jul 2021, 11:06

Four wheeled batteries are bloody quick next door neighbour has a new Etron
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 30 Jul 2021, 14:29

I hadn't realized electric cars were so quick! - Then again, nothing spins-up like an electric motor, so I really shouldn't be surprised.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 30 Jul 2021, 15:59

The latest Model S PLAID is Nuckin Futs... 0-120mph in under 6 seconds.

Not bad for a 4 wheeled battery pack
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 30 Jul 2021, 18:23

Yes...I just looked it up.... 0-60 in a hair under 2 seconds, which is literally "stupid fast"..... they're not exactly giving them away though, judging by the prices, which is probably a good idea, all things considered.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Perkles » 30 Jul 2021, 18:51

Spanked it the long way home
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 01 Aug 2021, 16:01

1st Sunday on the month is RAT run day. Should have got away with no rain, bloody rained on me all morning ! another new place to stop, The Milk shed. Cut short the fuil run up to Blazing Saddle's.
I did take my full wets troons and top...just as well !!!

As soon as I get in doors the sun comes out.... bloody typical
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Tuffers » 02 Aug 2021, 18:34

D41 wrote:I hadn't realized electric cars were so quick! - Then again, nothing spins-up like an electric motor, so I really shouldn't be surprised.


A customer has an electric Porsche. He says it's insanely fast. To me though, if I had enough money to buy a Porsche I'd want a petrol one so that at least I could hear the engine. The plank even drove it with a flat tyre to a garage a few miles away to get the puncture fixed! (facepalm)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 02 Aug 2021, 22:28

Yeah.... I'd want a petrol version too - an engine is the heart of a car... especially a sports car, and the fuel is it's blood. An electric car is about as visceral & inspirational as a microwave oven.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 03 Aug 2021, 21:26

Went out with Perkles and his lovely Pani.

Headed over to the Malvern Hills
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 03 Aug 2021, 21:45

You were lucky with the weather. We had an hour of torrential rain here
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 03 Aug 2021, 22:00

It thought about raining. We had a few drops.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 04 Aug 2021, 07:42

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