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Old 10-01-2010, 11:06 AM   #766
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Wink It's pissin' down here today but yesterday

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Now, I'm off out on the heavily damaged gravel roads, just for the heck of it.

Lucky you You just have loads of good unsurfaced roads to play on. Did you take Blackie? They named a beer after her Just the job after a good ride




Unfortunately my ride was just local which meant rush hour traffic, city centre and a stop at the local pub

She's not been started for 3 weeks but chimed up first press.



Then down to Hein Gerrike to pick up 4 litres of 10-50 fully synthetic for an oil drop when get home. That's the reason for the luggage capacity. Good for traffic filtering too, panniers don't cut it in heavy rush hour traffic.



Round south and east of the city where I find once again I can't get past sports bikes after three figures (poor old sod). I blame frontal area and lack of top end horsepower, think Snakey would blame the rider. Call in for a swifter a couple of miles from home. Great for seeing the Red Kites round here.



Home and drop the oil and filter. For most a ten minute job, for me twenty. 'Fraid I don't work tidy.




I know she's no beauty but removing the top box helps a bit

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:37 AM   #767
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why is their a water bottle on top of the skidplate
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #768
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Holy f. That bike looks good. A bigger tank, figure out that ankle burner pipe and some luggage.

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Lucky you You just have loads of good unsurfaced roads to play on. Did you take Blackie? They named a beer after her Just the job after a good ride




Unfortunately my ride was just local which meant rush hour traffic, city centre and a stop at the local pub

She's not been started for 3 weeks but chimed up first press.



Then down to Hein Gerrike to pick up 4 litres of 10-50 fully synthetic for an oil drop when get home. That's the reason for the luggage capacity. Good for traffic filtering too, panniers don't cut it in heavy rush hour traffic.



Round south and east of the city where I find once again I can't get past sports bikes after three figures (poor old sod). I blame frontal area and lack of top end horsepower, think Snakey would blame the rider. Call in for a swifter a couple of miles from home. Great for seeing the Red Kites round here.



Home and drop the oil and filter. For most a ten minute job, for me twenty. 'Fraid I don't work tidy.




I know she's no beauty but removing the top box helps a bit

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Old 10-02-2010, 05:29 AM   #769
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Lucky you You just have loads of good unsurfaced roads to play on. Did you take Blackie?
Shure did, pushed 'er just the way she likes it. Revlimit rised to 9700rpm, just to make shure there isn't any little ponies missing out on all the fun.

Did you know that it is possible to scrape those footpegs in the twisty bends?!? I just had to try, even though Blackie is tall as a tower. It works, but it will give you one heck of a rear wheel slide. Had to keep 'er up using my left leg and knee. Speedway style.

The only downside is that is pretty damn cold now...

Still awaiting the report on how the adjusted twinnie-map runs, John! I think you can waste those sportsbikers when you get it done!


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why is their a water bottle on top of the skidplate
It's an expansion bottle for the coolant system. Copyright owned by yours truly
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:35 AM   #770
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Holy f. That bike looks good. A bigger tank, figure out that ankle burner pipe and some luggage.
20+litres ain't enough? Wadda ya want, a supertanker?!
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:35 AM   #771
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Laugh

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Shure did, pushed 'er just the way she likes it. Revlimit rised to 9700rpm, just to make shure there isn't any little ponies missing out on all the fun.

Did you know that it is possible to scrape those footpegs in the twisty bends?!? I just had to try, even though Blackie is tall as a tower. It works, but it will give you one heck of a rear wheel slide. Had to keep 'er up using my left leg and knee. Speedway style.


You are nuts


What are you going to be like when you get the 'Hooligan' finished?
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:40 AM   #772
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why is their a water bottle on top of the skidplate
It's for my sedatives


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Old 10-02-2010, 09:46 AM   #773
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20+litres ain't enough? Wadda ya want, a supertanker?!
Not often I disagree with you Johan but I could not get 20 of our generous UK litres into the tank after running out.

Still good for 200+ touring miles though

Think you might get 50
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:48 PM   #774
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Not often I disagree with you Johan but I could not get 20 of our generous UK litres into the tank after running out.

Still good for 200+ touring miles though

Think you might get 50
It's cause you blokes call it Gallons, fl.oz or some other non-logical measuring unit created from how much sheeps urine you could get into a standard size boot... Or such.

I seldom re-fuel Blackie, light comes on after 190. And the unit is Kilo-Metres.

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Old 10-03-2010, 02:02 PM   #775
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It's cause you blokes call it Gallons, fl.oz or some other non-logical measuring unit created from how much sheeps urine you could get into a standard size boot... Or such.

I seldom re-fuel Blackie, light comes on after 190. And the unit is Kilo-Metres.

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Strangely we can't buy a gallon of fuel here....litres only!

Actually kind of irksome to have a brain working in gallons and converting litres to gallons for MPG.....I'm starting to get used to KMPL.

I thought the original gallon was how much horse urine could be collected from a horse in a single cupped hand?
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:13 PM   #776
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The even stranger is that you measure how far you can ride on a litre of fuel but we measure how many litres it consumes per 100kms. You got it all backwards! A bit like left side of the road riding
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Strangely we can't buy a gallon of fuel here....litres only!

Actually kind of irksome to have a brain working in gallons and converting litres to gallons for MPG.....I'm starting to get used to KMPL.

I thought the original gallon was how much horse urine could be collected from a horse in a single cupped hand?
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:25 PM   #777
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The even stranger is that you measure how far you can ride on a litre of fuel but we measure how many litres it consumes per 100kms. You got it all backwards! A bit like left side of the road riding
I've been practising driving on the right side for years....scares the crap out of other road users!

I actually walk on the left....Had a few accidents with peeps walking on the right...head on's etc

I'm due to go visit with John on Friday to chew the fat and get to touch one of these beasts!

Two sleeps to the new Tiger being unveiled...maybe! and getting to touch a beast all in one week!....It's better than Christmas
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:14 PM   #778
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I'm due to go visit with John on Friday to chew the fat and get to touch one of these beasts!
Say Hi to the good lad for me, I bet you'll have a great chew
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:02 PM   #779
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try this link
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click on the vidio tab,

also more on the US Highland + others
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