The rehabilitation of Sir Gustave Sabastian (‘Gus’)

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    so how is the healing going???
  2. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Had another visit to the Hospital Friday afternoon. The 'fluid' on the lung hasn't shifted, & if anything looks worse than earlier x-rays. Which means I get breathless with limited exertion. They were talking big needles again. Fortunately (???) they've given my body another couple of weeks to sort it's shit out.

    Still on Panadol & Ibuprofen, but the ribs seem to be mending. Sneezed this afternoon & it bloody hurt, but at least the ribs didn't break again. :umph

    The good news is that I won't be able to paint the house over Xmas...
  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I am sorry to hear that it's taking so long. I guess we are not getting any younger. It's also a good reminder to take it easy on these rides. Nobody wants to miss out on a painting job over summer.
  4. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Hey Steve do you still have a rh fork leg in stock? Mccardigans has a crack, 36mm r80gs


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  5. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Looking online, a fork stanchion from any of the '81-'94 forks would do the job. I don't have one of those. Gus's old forks are long gone sorry. Kane Veltman from R-Twin works could probably help. He seems to have a good supply of used spares. If it wasn't just before Xmas I'd say 7-10 days from blighty, but I'd suspect longer at present.

    The G/S forklegs are a little weak, & crack with hard useage
  6. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    hey clint check my pm.
  7. guzzitony

    guzzitony Guzton

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    bike looks alright Box'a.


    call it "patena".....:evil




    as in "you've patenad it!":rofl
  8. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Cheers guys. The crack is not a showstopper but as Chris is planning to pop in some new fork seals on Saturday we thought we might cast around in case someone has a replacement leg.

    Clint
  9. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    You did your pushrod seals a while ago didn't you? Do you want to add to the thrad on oldscool if you've had any probs.
  10. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Oops, typo, corrected.
    Pretty much what I was going to do. It's not a show pony...
    No issues at all. Yours must be installer error. I'd take it back to the chap that put them in for you for a refund...:D
  11. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Got the shim plate today thanks. here's hoping you are able to ride comfortably in the new year:beer
  12. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Mandy seems to have fairly strong opinions as to whether I should be riding over the next couple of weeks. Not sure what might have set that off...:lol3. So I guess I'll be driving to Cemetery Circuit then. And probably can't commit to riding at the Manfield open day early Jan....
  13. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    what?

    its taken a little dig in the ribs from a klr for Mandy to suddenly realize that you can't be trusted to act in a mature and sensible manner when on two wheels???

    I suspect she's the one who has been sabotaging gus all this time so that you spend more time fixing than riding...
  14. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Actually she has mentioned that she won't be passing the phone across when Andy Mac calls. She has decided that he is trouble, pointing out the Maungtooks ride, where I arrived home at 10.30, & the more recent Odlins Rd ride...:lol3. None of that was my fault of course...
  15. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    He's got a lot to answer for

    GT's knee/leg
    Andrews floppy wrist
    my dislocated pinky
    your rib tickle

    what esle?
  16. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Just caught up with this, good to see you are recovering and the bike's not totaled.
    I would blame Mark for this.... him and that KLR are a couple of dangerous bastards, keep well clear of them in future.
    Good news about the house painting though, can you get someone to do that on ACC?
  17. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Don't give me ideas...
  18. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Given my Spidi Jacket has just celebrated its 15th Birthday, time to retire it I think...The Armour was well past its use by date

    Mandy bought me a new RST Adventure Pro Series Jacket to replace it. That discussion goes easier if you've recently been injured. Bought for $399 from TSS Red Baron, after a minor haggle (listed at $429) - the $399 price applies at Moto-One & NWA websites, so...Nationwide is only bringing in the Gunmetal Jacket & Pants, so colour selection is limited unless you want to import. I've actually got this mainly for the venting, rather than winter riding comfort... Didn't get the pants - they didn't have my size.

    [​IMG]

    I actually did a lot of research prior to committing to this. From my perspective, this is a cheaper version of the Rev'it Sand Jacket, with a few minor tweaks. I also looked at the Klim Traverse & Latitude Jackets, but the costs of importing these took them outside of my ideal price range.

    Here's the RST YouTube blurb

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/237vfZR6V58" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I'll do a further write up once I have had a chance to ride with it..
  19. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    That's a nice looking jacket. Will you be able to zip it to your pants? I don't feel comfortable unless pants and jacket are connected.
  20. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Thanks. Zipped together jacket & pants isn't something I have ever worried about. The zip pitch is completely different between the Jacket & current tired (but soon to the replaced) Neo leather pants, so no, they won't zip together.