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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #315 on: 27.10. 2018 23:01 »
Doors...  *eek* Doors..  *eek* dont talk to me about bloody Doors  *razz*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #316 on: 28.10. 2018 08:45 »
Doors...  *eek* Doors..  *eek* dont talk to me about bloody Doors  *razz*
During our recent renovations I replaced 17 of the buggers..
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #317 on: 28.10. 2018 09:12 »
G'day fellas.
Got the box back in the cafe. New layshaft bush's. Took for a quiet ride (yer right) round the block. All good except I had a bunch of dero's looking for the wine when I got back *ex* Aussie members will know the "tale".
New front end on the rHonda so now looking at the weather to decide which one comes to work tomorrow for test ride. Wet = rHonda, dry = Cafe
Started putting together spare plunger box. Lots of chocolate.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #318 on: 29.10. 2018 09:08 »
Cold and at times wet riding over the weekend. Wore all my clothes in the tent on Saturday night. Quite a nice sunny ride home yesterday.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #319 on: 29.10. 2018 18:39 »
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Doors...  *eek* Doors..  *eek* dont talk to me about bloody Doors

Oh now "Riders of the storm"
And if you really had 17 old unwanted doors you could "Light my fire"
Sorry couldn't resist
All the best - Bill
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #320 on: 30.10. 2018 13:50 »
this has got to be  THE END ;)

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #321 on: 30.10. 2018 14:20 »
Feeling a little sad one Sunday, I thought I'd go for a look around the local garden centre which specialises in hyacinths.  Whilst there, I met a woman who said she was from Los Angeles called Maggie M'Gill.  I asked if she was lost, to which replied, 'Hello, I love you'!  Astonished, I said I loved her too, madly, and that she really 'lit my fire'.  She then touched me and we went for a drive down Moonlight Drive which isn't far from Love Street. 'Ah, Summer's almost gone', I said, to which she replied, 'I just take it as it comes'.  I said, 'I bet you five to one that when the music's over we'll break on through and find our crystal ship.  She said, 'You're plain nuts, I was only buying a pot plant for my mother - people are strange, I'm off through the back door man'.  Now I've got the roadhouse blues, she only loved me two times,  I've never been down so long.  The End.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #322 on: 30.10. 2018 16:39 »
Feeling a little sad one Sunday, I thought I'd go for a look around the local garden centre which specialises in hyacinths.  Whilst there, I met a woman who said she was from Los Angeles called Maggie M'Gill.  I asked if she was lost, to which replied, 'Hello, I love you'!  Astonished, I said I loved her too, madly, and that she really 'lit my fire'.  She then touched me and we went for a drive down Moonlight Drive which isn't far from Love Street. 'Ah, Summer's almost gone', I said, to which she replied, 'I just take it as it comes'.  I said, 'I bet you five to one that when the music's over we'll break on through and find our crystal ship.  She said, 'You're plain nuts, I was only buying a pot plant for my mother - people are strange, I'm off through the back door man'.  Now I've got the roadhouse blues, she only loved me two times,  I've never been down so long.  The End.

Way too much time on my hands, eh?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #323 on: 31.10. 2018 09:12 »
-1 round our way this morning and a light frost. So we have a dreft of salt laid across what was a bone dry road surface. It's now slick and corrosive. I'm just not going to be going out on it this year. It's all too much. And I suppose I get to pay for that 'service'. Grrrrr.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #324 on: 31.10. 2018 09:21 »
We've had frost the last two mornings so I imagine the roads will soon be seasoned with salt. Yum yum!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #325 on: 31.10. 2018 10:08 »
yes salt has a bog downside, so does driving (Monday morning) on roads with no salt or grit on them whatsoever, car was twitching it's backside at unexpected times, most of the roads were fine but odd bits were lethal, including the A1.
Came upon two cars in hedges, and one was in the process of being recovered (hazard lights flashing but hidden around a corner -  wooops)
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #326 on: 31.10. 2018 10:51 »
Folks just expect the same levels of grip regardless of conditions now. It’s all part of the great dumbing down prepping us up for when we get to step into self drive pods.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #327 on: 31.10. 2018 12:52 »
I fitted a Lucas H4 headlamp glass and reflector with one of Paul Goff's LED headlamp bulbs http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffylighting.htm (Special offer 4). A bit tight to fit as the bulb has a heat sink on the back so the wiring to the switch and ammeter needs easing across to each side. I tried the lamp out of the headlamp to see how hot the heat sink gets and it was only warm to the touch so should not cause a problem in contact with any wiring.
 
I also fitted a Britax Twistdip dipper switch on the left bar. For those who have never heard of one, it is a dipswitch similar to a throttle - twist it forward to dip and backwards for main. They are pretty rare now but I picked one up at Kempton earlier this year.

I find that nowadays, if you do not dip your headlamp instantly you end up with a flash of HID headlamps from modern cars which temporarily blinds you and the time taken to find the dipswitch can make all the difference.
I reckon the light output from a bike is sometimes not enough to trigger the auto-dip system on modern cars and this causes enough of a delay to blind you while the drivers wake up and realise that they have to manually dip the headlamps.

I have not tried the headlamp yet but it looks promising on the workshop wall. The other LED headlamp bulbs I have tried give a really poor main beam with a black hole right in front of you right where you need light - on this type the LEDs are placed exactly where the filaments on a halogen bulb are placed so the beam pattern should be a lot better.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #328 on: 31.10. 2018 14:10 »
I fitted the ancient Avon badger nose handlebar fairing to the Star Twin this morning. Got a fair old trip coming up on Saturday and the forecast is particularly dreadful. Still, the torrential rain should wash the salt off the roads.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #329 on: 03.11. 2018 17:58 »
And here's the badger-nose fairing. Did a fair job of keeping the rain off. Note the fine display of bike at the VMCC gathering.
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