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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2970 on: 06.08. 2023 19:32 »
Four of us (two A10's and two A65's) went on the VMCC Whitley run. about 80 mile round trip including mileage from home to the venue. It absolutely pi55ed down but that didn't stop us having a good time! In spite of this, all bikes ran well. Now, at home, the sun's come out. Oh how perverse is the British weather!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2971 on: 06.08. 2023 19:44 »
Nothing - for a couple of weeks now. Today the sun was out (unusual) so was up on the roof cutting rafters.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2972 on: 06.08. 2023 21:04 »
Sun here too just across the way from you RD, first decent day in what seems like ages. 
Clouds threatened but held back for once, so 240 dry km this morning doing local classic club stuff. Close to 50 bikes out today, which was good to see.
Other friends doing different runs out not far from me got the CheeserBeezer dunking though, so we're not out of the woods yet.

The neighbours say (farmers all) that 'proper August', and 'actual Summer' start here "on Tuesday". (Or maybe Wednesday.) From when we can expect mid-20C°s. We'll see. Next weekend should be another good one in terms of exercising oldies, so I hope they're right.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2973 on: 07.08. 2023 07:54 »
Four of us (two A10's and two A65's) went on the VMCC Whitley run. about 80 mile round trip including mileage from home to the venue. It absolutely pi55ed down but that didn't stop us having a good time! In spite of this, all bikes ran well. Now, at home, the sun's come out. Oh how perverse is the British weather!

I've now invested in some DPM Gore-Tex Army surplus waterproofs after Dundee.  XL jacket, L leggings, and L mitts used, off Fleabay, for £13 - can't say fairer than that.  Won't go out in pouring rain if I don't need to, but when I do, I want to be warm and dry in my old age!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2974 on: 15.08. 2023 20:36 »
i was going to take betsy beezer for a blast this afternoon but other things had to get in the way as they do, the weather was good and sunny and by the time i had done what had to be done ie running the GF about to appointments the weather turned very cloudy and dull at 4pm. but at 6.30 it became sunny again so out came betsy who hadn't been started since the polish up and she burst into life first kick. off we went over the hills and far away and it was very enjoyable with hardly any traffic, betsy was a bit naughty though she spat back twice when i blipped the throttle changing down *dunno* but apart from that we had a great time *yeah*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2975 on: 15.08. 2023 21:08 »
Nice Bergs *ex* *ex*  Just waiting to get over the lurgy I picked up on Sunday before pulling the Beeza clutch apart.  Next riding day will be on the Kwaka I'm afraid :!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2976 on: 16.08. 2023 06:55 »
Just the daily hospital visit, 65 mile round trip on the A10. Found myself with 2 hrs to spare so went off to catch up with my brother in law which added another 20 miles. A mix of sunshine and showers, country roads and dual carriageways, horrific traffic and clear spells.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2977 on: 16.08. 2023 10:18 »
G'day Fellas.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2978 on: 19.08. 2023 08:43 »
I went for a nice little 90 mile ride today with a number of local Hunter Valley Clubs - a Combined Clubs ride to Luskintyre Airfield (an old Tiger Moth Airfield) to Gresford in NSW for a barbecue. 64 bikes all up, and the Beeza went great. Now have 650 miles on the new motor and it is settling nicely and geez that electric starter is great!! *loveit*. There was a couple of girder fork bikes, and a full range of British and Japanese on Club plates. They didn't sit around either - Throttles wide!!!. Windy and cold, but who noticed?  *loveit*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2979 on: 20.08. 2023 20:45 »
G'day Fellas.
Went for a lap of the block (100 miles) with 10 mates, most on newish 100 cubic inch plus HD's. My little 80ci pushed them along in the twisties and kept up on the straights. The loud lever got a good workout.
Very cloudy my side of the mountains but a beautiful sunny day on the East side.
Beer and pizza at Nth Kurrajong pub then more beer at Wentworth Falls pub.
A great day out.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2980 on: 20.08. 2023 21:34 »
G'day Fellas.
Went for a lap of the block (100 miles) with 10 mates, most on newish 100 cubic inch plus HD's. My little 80ci pushed them along in the twisties and kept up on the straights. The loud lever got a good workout.
Very cloudy my side of the mountains but a beautiful sunny day on the East side.
Beer and pizza at Nth Kurrajong pub then more beer at Wentworth Falls pub.
A great day out.
Cheers

Looks like a crackin' ride Musky, hopefully out again myself tomorrow on the Kwak (maybe a Kwakin' ride, eh, groan)
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2981 on: 20.08. 2023 22:06 »
worty how far do you want to ride on the kwak you could bring the crank sprocket and i am sure MWAS will skim it and if it's skimmed too much you could shim it back up *bright idea*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2982 on: 21.08. 2023 09:37 »
worty how far do you want to ride on the kwak you could bring the crank sprocket and i am sure MWAS will skim it and if it's skimmed too much you could shim it back up *bright idea*

That's brilliant, thanks Bergs!  Can't do it today as the sprocket isn't off yet and I'll probably be heading East.  I'll be in touch for when's a good time for you and MWAS.  Any good ideas of how to get the nut off without adapting a big socket.  Will use Cols idea to lock the crank up.  Cheers *beer* *beer*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2983 on: 21.08. 2023 12:03 »
worty take the pin out remove the washer and hit it with a blunt punch if doesn't shift it means i put a bit of loctite on it so you will have to heat it up to break the goo .

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2984 on: 21.08. 2023 12:43 »

Beer and pizza at Nth Kurrajong pub then more beer at Wentworth Falls pub.

Funny thing about Kurrajong, when searching for it on Google Earth, you don't have to choose which "Kurrajong" you mean. *whistle*

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