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#5221 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 12:18 PM

As you say, it can't do any harm. It's probably worth getting a copy of roadcraft to read too, I've found some useful stuff in that over the years.


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#5222 OFFLINE   Stinkwheel

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 01:01 PM

I don't know anyone else who's done one so taking a bit of a punt, but £50 for 7 hours with a TV police rider doesn't seem like bad value even if it is dead basic :)


What difference does it make to the course that he will be wearing a dress?
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#5223 OFFLINE   Barry Cade.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 01:54 PM

I did

 

I don't know anyone else who's done one so taking a bit of a punt, but £50 for 7 hours with a TV police rider doesn't seem like bad value even if it is dead basic :)I

I did one a few years back and it was a great day out, learned a lot, and there were only 3 of us so got a lot of time 1-1. They were free up here at the time and I'd have happily paid £50 or whatever for the day we had. Even better- the cop's name was Gordon Jackson. I think he rather liked being called Cowley the whole day.. We were the only 2 old enough to get it...


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:20 PM

I've heard mixed reports, Thames Valley plod are often said to do excellent interesting courses. I did one with South Yorks & it was so basic I'm amazed anyone could pass their test without knowing it all.

 

What did they say about use of speed, I know one rider in South Yorks who had a right argument with the instructor (who he knew anyway) about when it was appropriate and when it wasn't, boiling down to back lanes v A roads/ dual carrigeways,



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:52 AM

Is anyone going to the Motorcycle Show at the NEC?

 

I quite fancy doing either the Saturday (24th) or Sunday (25th). I havent been for years, but want to have look at the latest stuff. I'll go up on the bike [unless it snows].

 

If anyone wants to join me there, then let me know.


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#5226 OFFLINE   srad34

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:26 PM

I will be going with a pal, not sure when tho, tend to just wing it and rock up


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#5227 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 02:47 PM

Had the bike out a spin earlier as it's my only roadworthy transport at the minute.

Roads are definitely getting greasy, be careful out there!

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#5228 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 06:23 PM

Now I can get my bike out again I thought it was rude not to enjoy the sunshine today. Been out, got my bike boots fixed, popped down & visited Bub and watched the odo tick over 124k meaning it needs yet another service. It needs a back tyre too so will shortly get parked up for a bit as I want to strip the oil cooler off to replace the seized fan & treat the pipe work for rust before it becomes an issue.


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#5229 OFFLINE   scdan4

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:19 PM

Managed to get the afternoon free for a bit of new biking, but as it was raining I settled for fettling.

First up, replace bodge chain adjuster with the real deal.

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Much better.

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During this process discovered the previous owner had set the chain way too tight, so I set that up properly. Cleaned all the gunk off, rehung the silencers properly (one needs reriviting a bit) and set the chain guard straight.


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Much better.


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Then round to the front to replace the massively shite aftermarket indicators with proper ones that people have a chance of seeing. Must be getting old. I also investigated why there was insulation tape round the headlight, which seems to be just a lost locating screw, which I happily had a spare of.


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Should be seeable.
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Then time was up, but I’m happy with my work.
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#5230 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

I dragged the MT out of the garage and washed the flies and mud off it from when I last rode it a month ago, dried it off and gave the chain a clean and lube and locked it up under a couple of blankets, I won't be riding until April now so need to find something to do over the winter.

Might buy a cheap blackbird or something to fettle over winter as the MT is hopeless as a tourer/distance bike.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 04:17 PM

Looks great in it’s slightly grubby regular use condition.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:16 PM

That Aerial is fantastic - doesn't seem to be locked up either. Not sure there's much of a market for second hand Aerial spares though (now if it was an LC...).


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

That Aerial is fantastic - doesn't seem to be locked up either. Not sure there's much of a market for second hand Aerial spares though (now if it was an LC...).


He just got off of it and walked away. The alarm did bleep like a mental thing though.


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#5234 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:42 PM

Popped into Millsport Ducati in Ballymoney earlier (hometown of the Dunlop dynasty, and across the road from Joey's Bar)

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:03 PM

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