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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #810 on: 08.09. 2019 00:13 »
Taking the A10 on the IHC Spring Rally to day, should do about 300K looks like being perfect weather. Run my TT100 tyres at 26/28

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #811 on: 08.09. 2019 05:13 »
G'day wortluck.
I run very similar pressure in the AM26's on the cafe. Suspension on the hard side and they perform brilliantly. Depends how hard you ride.
G'day Peter.
I just put a set of TT100's on the plungerwith 32/34 in them. Haven't tried them yet. Hope to scrub them in through the week for a good thrashing next w/end.
Just got home from Lithgow. 500 mile round trip, up via west home via coast. A nice ride just for a cuddle  ;) (wifes been away for 2,1/2 weeks with another 1,1/2 weeks to go.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #812 on: 08.09. 2019 08:42 »
I think you've got it Musky, I do a mix of riding but generally like to stuff the ol' gal into corners and get it cranked over a bit! *eek*  Right handers are better as left handers tend to scrape the centre stand a bit when I'm really enthusiastic.  A bit of a problem when it kicks the bike back up on a blind-ish bend *eek* *eek* *eek*  I reckon the bikes are at their best when you're generous with the throttle and are rattling up and down the 'box *smile* *smile*

Wish we could get a bit more of the Aussie weather here, Winter has its moments but not many of them are biking moments.  Hope the cuddle went well, *smile* and well done for winning the Ashes (will probably be today) *sad2*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #813 on: 08.09. 2019 09:04 »
  Right handers are better as left handers tend to scrape the centre stand a bit when I'm really enthusiastic.  A bit of a problem when it kicks the bike back up on a blind-ish bend
Wish we could get a bit more of the Aussie weather here, Winter has its moments but not many of them are biking moments.
I fixed that problem by grinding off (took a few corners) the extension arm.
The last 100 miles on the way up were cold (4C) windy (40mph) rain and dark. Then add the roos and wombats. Not pleasant. Cuddle was worth it  *whistle*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #814 on: 08.09. 2019 22:10 »
Made a tool for the cush drive nut out of an old 3/4" whit socket. I was suprised to fond that the slots on the nut were not equidistant.  Thought it was my marking out but was found it was the nut . Supposedly was NOS  so might have come from the reject bin.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #815 on: 08.09. 2019 22:22 »
Bsareg over the years I have had lots of dealings with the horrible NOS reject bin, from sprockets to cables and cush drive springs. its not a good bin to go delving in *roll* *problem*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #816 on: 09.09. 2019 06:33 »
Rode the Douglas to the VMCC Edinburgh Veteran and Vintage Gathering. Perfect weather, 100+ miles covered, only ran out of petrol as I turned in the gate at home. Spot the cunning roadside repair to the Sunbeam's gearchange gate.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #817 on: 11.09. 2019 17:34 »
Yesterday and today I have been fettling Emily, (the motorbike, not the Au pair girl!) in readiness for my trip to the Isle of Wight at the weekend. I will be riding the bike, 140 miles each way, plus the club ride-outs.
I've changed the oil and filter, third time since my engine troubles, just to be sure of clean oil. I've set the tyre pressures. Checked primary case oil level. Topped up the gearbox oil. Taken a little slack out of the taper head bearings. I've shortened the new chain I recently fitted by one link by using a half-link and adjusted the chain slack. I recently bought a pair of ex-military canvas pannier bags, so I've had to modify my carrier frame and added nylon straps to keep the bags against the frame. I'm currently packing a rucksack with my clothes for the weekend. The weather forecast looks good, so I'm taking my all-in-one weather suit  ;). I know that if I take it I will not need it, and vice-versa. I'll be setting off tomorrow morning. After that, I probably will not be online until next week.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #818 on: 11.09. 2019 21:02 »
G'day GB.
Have an enjoyable and safe ride mate. I'm sure it will be trouble free.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #819 on: 11.09. 2019 22:03 »
G'day GB.
Have an enjoyable and safe ride mate. I'm sure it will be trouble free.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #820 on: 13.09. 2019 18:45 »
Picked up the A7SS from its second visit to the paint shop  to touch up the frame scuffs after putting the repaired tin-ware back on.

Looks a treat once again.

Will put a sign on it in car parks - "Women drivers approach this bike at your peril!"
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #821 on: 14.09. 2019 19:22 »
Absolutely nothing, But helped a mate how to sort his.   *wink2*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #822 on: 14.09. 2019 19:33 »
G'day GB.
Have an enjoyable and safe ride mate. I'm sure it will be trouble free.
Cheers
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #823 on: 14.09. 2019 19:42 »
Been fitting new seat to the Beeza.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #824 on: 14.09. 2019 21:31 »
Spent all day draining and replenishing all four oils after a quick 20m warm up.  Checked plugs, a bit sooty, but ok - may try hotter plugs??  Gave the ol' gal a good old clean, pumped up the tyres a bit, checked the sump gauze (no bits of metal or other bits!!).  I think the ignition and fuel are set up right as, when I gently pushed the kickstarter down to check compression, she fired up???? *eek*

All set up now for the next opportunity to go for a mega ride. *smile*