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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2955 on: 31.07. 2023 11:36 »
  I'm thinking maybe a nice card, a bottle of champagne, maybe some flowers, and food of her choice - wot do you reckon (help me here fellas) *dunno* *dunno*😱😨😱

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2956 on: 31.07. 2023 11:38 »
  I'm thinking maybe a nice card, a bottle of champagne, maybe some flowers, and food of her choice - wot do you reckon (help me here fellas) *dunno* *dunno*😱😨😱

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2957 on: 31.07. 2023 19:41 »
Went out with the Cheshire lads on my Super Rocket. We visited Donington Park where it was the second day of the CMRC Classic Races. Fantastic day out, 130 mile round trip on lovely country lanes. There were three of us on A10's and one A65. My speedo stopped working on the way home, just after the bike had clicked over 42,000 miles. Other than that, no reliability issues at all.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2958 on: 02.08. 2023 07:57 »
Decided it was time to replace the B31 chain after 25+ years of ignoring it, other than the odd squirt of oil through the inspection hole, inside its fully enclosed chaincase.
Well blow me, the chain that came out was near perfect. I put the new one on anyway but really need not have bothered. I now have a spare chain!
This chain was on the bike when I bought it and has toured Ireland, competed in the Beamish Trophy trial, been used for 60 mile a day commuting in all weathers, winters included.
I am now a great fan of fully enclosed chaincases.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2959 on: 02.08. 2023 08:32 »
This post is more like a 'What have you done with your wife(-ves) today?' in regard to our 25th anniversary (and nothing else *eek*)

First course:  Mashed avocado with salt and black pepper on toasted granary bread.

Main:  Chicken breast stuffed with honey and mustard pesto with cherry tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms and asparagus spears on a bed of mash, accompanied by triple cooked chips and a garlic and cheese flatbread.

Dessert: Spanish lemon cheescake (bought, not made)

All washed down with a reasonably priced bottle of Champagne (or cheap, as my son would say).

I also bought her a card, a plant and cut the lawns before the rain set in again.

Altogether received very well - safe for at least another five years??!!

As for the enclosed chainguard BS, you can't beat 'em.  Wished I'd had one on the Dundee trip as the rain washed the chain clean by the time I got to my halfway house.  Fortunately, I carry a can of white spray grease for such occasions, and the chain is one of those sealed ones anyway. 
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2960 on: 02.08. 2023 08:55 »
Just shows how gutless B31s are...
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2961 on: 02.08. 2023 09:46 »
wow worty after that lot i bet it was boxing gloves on straight to bed and blip time *lol*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2962 on: 02.08. 2023 09:53 »
wow worty after that lot i bet it was boxing gloves on straight to bed and blip time *lol*

Heh Bergs, we were that fat we couldn't move *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2963 on: 02.08. 2023 14:36 »
today urma yonda has been put in the storage garage while i sealed the concrete floor again in the workshop garage, luckily i don't need a bike lift i pick them up on lorry ratchet straps with the garage roof beam being supported with another. [ urma and betsy would probably bring the roof down without the support ] i set the girlfriend on yesterday painting things white to reflect light even though i have 4 strip lights in there it is a lot better so i don't have to have more than 2 on at a time. the downside of this garage is that i have to run a cable out down to the mains in the shed on the garden all the way past christine the naughty van, this cable has to go over the shty access road, never mind all this tinkering keeps me out of the pub and soonish the berger build will be hanging from the roof and getting put together *yeah*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2964 on: 02.08. 2023 15:25 »
today urma yonda has been put in the storage garage while i sealed the concrete floor again in the workshop garage, luckily i don't need a bike lift i pick them up on lorry ratchet straps with the garage roof beam being supported with another. [ urma and betsy would probably bring the roof down without the support ] i set the girlfriend on yesterday painting things white to reflect light even though i have 4 strip lights in there it is a lot better so i don't have to have more than 2 on at a time. the downside of this garage is that i have to run a cable out down to the mains in the shed on the garden all the way past christine the naughty van, this cable has to go over the shty access road, never mind all this tinkering keeps me out of the pub and soonish the berger build will be hanging from the roof and getting put together *yeah*

Yer need a traily bike to cross that road Bergs *whistle* *wink2* *grins*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2965 on: 02.08. 2023 21:38 »
Got my front wheel back with its new guaranteed to stop you quicker brake lining on the shoes, Too wet to try emergency stops this evening!

Hopefully the soles of my boots will last longer  *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2966 on: 02.08. 2023 21:54 »
G'day Fellas.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2967 on: 03.08. 2023 07:11 »
Got my front wheel back with its new guaranteed to stop you quicker brake lining on the shoes, Too wet to try emergency stops this evening!

Hopefully the soles of my boots will last longer  *smile*

Sav, do they need a 'bedding in' period before hard use?

I replaced the Octy's brakes front and back a couple of years ago and, being very pleased with the job, took it for a test drive.  Brakes weren't sharp because of the bedding in but, coming down a hill, I had to bang them on a bit sharper.  Felt like the front of the car was trying to go right and the back left - unpleasant and unsettling. :o :o *pull hair out* *pull hair out*  About 200m later, they behaved perfectly and have done ever since.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2968 on: 03.08. 2023 12:11 »
I didn't have a lot of choice on the 'hard use', got 200 metres down our narrow country lane and jack the lad came bombing around the bend before I had a clear bit to try them.

Lot of screeching! but I certainly stopped quicker and am here to tell the tale!  *yeah*

Yes they certainly seem to grab better after a trip up the local dual carriageway!, still noisy though but I don't mind waiting for that to settle.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2969 on: 06.08. 2023 16:42 »
Nothing on the Beeza today, but discovered that the reason for a bit of sluggishness on the way back from Dundee on the Kwaka might be down to slightly dragging rear drum brakes due to a partially seized brake spindle.  Pulled the rear wheel off not realising that the damper assembly would fall out, which it did.  As it did, a spacer bounced around the garage floor (more on that later).  Spindle was, indeed, quite seized, so dismantled and cleaned the whole caboodle and reassembled with some high temp grease - all good!  On putting the wheel back on, I noticed that the spacer on the sprocket side was sort of 'hollowed' out, resembling a bearing race.  Assumed this spacer doubles as a grease seal and is designed like that to fit correctly on the bearing face.  TBH, there's nowhere else for it to go, and it's all gone back together fine. 

Looking forward to this week for a Beeza run somewhere - Thursday looks dry and warm *smile*
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