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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1860 on: 12.09. 2021 17:52 »
... dumped acid all over the r/h silencer, stripping the chrome off.  When I noticed, I said calmly, 'Oh my word, that was unfortunate.  Never mind, I'm happy to pay another £60 for a new silencer'. *whistle* *whistle* *whistle* *problem* *problem* *angry* *angry* *angry*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1861 on: 12.09. 2021 18:26 »
Had a great spin around Wales today, stopping for a drink at a place called the Bafflehaus. Twas nice to chat to faces that are becoming more familiar with each visit. 98 miles in total according to Google maps. The bike, dare i say it, is running really well engine wise and if ridden at sensible speeds the front end is safe enough.
Felt good to be back in the saddle after a recent lay off. Came back from the Welsh rally which was after another rally the week before with approx 700 miles in 2 weekends. Felt sated BSA'ing wise and took 3 weeks off which was probably the longest time in 4 years apart from rebuilds and illnesses.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1862 on: 12.09. 2021 20:41 »
G'day Fellas.
Took the Cafe for a short blast. We're in lockdown so had to stay within my 5Km radius. 3 laps clockwise, 3 laps anti-clockwise. Starting 1st or 2nd kick, hot or cold but still might drop the needle a notch. Pulls away strong but a little fluffy at 12 to 3/4 throttle.
I can't ride her very far as my hip makes it hard to get my foot on the peg.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1863 on: 13.09. 2021 05:46 »
Took my 17 y/o son’s ’81 cb250rs for a test ride (I’m the test pilot). Being cheap (unsure where he gets that tendency), he bought an old wreck for the cheap rego, had to change frames, weld up pipes, centre the front wheel, resto the forks and various other treats on a bike that’s lived at the back of someone’s shed to 10+ years. The front brakes are terrible (wrong calliper) and tyres old and hard. But apart from that it’s a surprisingly fun bike. Still no rego or wof and the tyre shops are shut with lockdown, but nearly ready to go. Not that keen on him riding but he’s done great work on a first project.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1864 on: 13.09. 2021 08:00 »
.. Ican't ride her very far as my hip makes it hard to get my foot on the peg.
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Is that only a problem on the Cafe?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1865 on: 13.09. 2021 10:00 »
Well I headed over to The Trip Out on Friday with my pal. I was on Jug - my Guzzi Loop frame and he was on Hardley - my Sportster. But in the show tent I did see this.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1866 on: 13.09. 2021 10:29 »
.. Ican't ride her very far as my hip makes it hard to get my foot on the peg.
Cheers
Is that only a problem on the Cafe?
G'day GB.
Yes, in order of comfort is 51 A7, 88 HD, 83 Honda then the Cafe. Have to get the wife to put my left sock on in the morning *ex*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1867 on: 13.09. 2021 12:13 »
wow butch there's been some thought and work gone into that bike. i don't normaly like the bling but i like that one *dribble*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1868 on: 13.09. 2021 15:13 »
A trip to the dentist. Root canal treatment. My wallet is still screaming. Still, couldn't resist a bit off light off-roading on the way home. Not quite in the same league as the same bike (Juliet's A10) in the next pictures crossing the Corrieyairack Pass. Yes, the kids came along too. Made them what they are today (don't ask).
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1869 on: 13.09. 2021 17:00 »
Yeah, got the dentist in the morning.  My teeth are duff thanks to an inattentive father who never bothered with dentists - even though he had a very good dental plan at work! *angry* *angry* *angry*

Musky - try to get the wife to dress me in the morning after a beery session but it meets with significant resistance. *beer* *beer* *whistle* *whistle* *dunno* *dunno*

As for the blinged up chop, I prefer the polished look rather than engraving, but I do appreciate the work that's gone into it.  Used to go to the Kent Hell's Angels custom bike bash back in the '80s, saw some stunning bikes there (from the little I can remember). *smile* *beer* *beer*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1870 on: 13.09. 2021 19:01 »
i used to go to kent custom and still have the badge for the 10th aniversary, some great bikes down there and i have scores of photo's from those good old days. mind you some of the HA were t**s ,  bulldog bash was good to and i have scores of photo's of those times, i sold my T160 at the bulldog while tripping on acid *help* *eek* i went to the last bulldog as well. it is now a housing estate, bugger never got to take betsy up the drag strip either- off my tits to much  *whistle* *lol* *lol*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1871 on: 13.09. 2021 20:50 »
Know where you're coming from Berger - sounds like you had a similar 'youth' to me. :o *doh* *whistle* *???* *beer* *beer* *beer* *beer* *spider* *countdown* *pull hair out* *dribble*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1872 on: 14.09. 2021 12:27 »
Yes, the kids came along too. Made them what they are today (don't ask).

Blacksheep,  re photo 2.  I see you had to blindfold the kids so they couldn't find their way home!

re photo 3. Obviously didn't work then!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1873 on: 16.09. 2021 19:23 »
Took the project for a photo shoot today - been meaning to do this for ages. Maybe, given it's complete and running, 'project' is no longer appropriate? It's a '62 Golden Flash frame, gearbox, oil tank etc so perhaps a V2 Flash?
Anyway, here's links for those who took an interest in the machine. Apologies for the start-up fiasco. In order to ameliorate the huge strain on the starter my modus operandi has been to decompress the cylinders, hit the starter button and then slowly release the decompressor. This morning the rear carby flooded (rectified by a sharp tap on the float bowl) but not before the rear cylinder had been over-fuelled. Normally start takes around a second, but today I needed to give it some throttle to clear that cylinder. First time that's happened. And then I found the mirror had become dislodged .......

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1874 on: 16.09. 2021 21:10 »
Bet there's a big smile on that riders' face. Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond.
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