The rehabilitation of Sir Gustave Sabastian (‘Gus’)

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

  1. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Hawkes bay somewhere on the weekend of the 25th this month. Be there or be square. Lurk on the HB thread over yonda to see what they are doing.
  2. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Hey Steve. I’m getting a small taste of your life and it sux. On the couch for a few days with a bad back. Off work until Thurs and bored shitless. At least I get a chance to catch up on everyones threads.

    I don’t know how you handled this doing nothing shit for months on end, and mine’s only a pretend sore back compared to yours.:(:
  3. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    The new bike should be back together by then so I'll do my best to get there.


    I hope it was a case of shaggers back and not done doing something stupid in the garden
  4. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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  5. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Best thing for keeping a healthy back is a heat pump:evil
  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Tiger Tamer

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    gardening accidents are a blight on the economy and cost the country millions every year in lost production and ACC costs...all gardens should be taxed :D





    hope ya get better soon Bart....we need an official photographer for the WW ride on the 25th !
  7. 1Waipukbiker

    1Waipukbiker Adventurer

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    Wot??? Our chief picture taker person is laid up:huh, hope ya back on 2 feet (and wheels) soon mate. Ive had some back issiues in the past including a couple of ops and walking was always my best remedy (if you can). Got me going again long before the "experts" reckoned I would be able to.
  8. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I’ll be there....just need to sort out a small chain issue (must stop buying cheap chains).
  9. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I've heard something like that somewhere before

    I wonder where.....
  10. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Mandy just said I was on the computer the whole time, so nothing really changed....:lol3
    Not my favourite activity, but amazing how fast things get away...
    Perhaps. Waiting to get the bike back...But Mandy says if I ride then I have to do the dishes again. :huh
  11. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    man that’s fighting dirty
  12. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Making sure you lift it with your knees, not your back...
  13. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Just back from Cycleworks after Damon built Gus a new Y pipe & link to the SV1000 Muffler. Both in stainless. Sound slightly fatter than stock, but way better than the 2 into 2. And I got Damon to adjust the centrestand, so that is now back on the bike.

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    Need to rebuild the valeo starter this afternoon.

    Postscript 4th June:
    Dropped Gus back at Cycleworks for some remedial attention to allow wheel removal. This should be completed tommorrow.
  14. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    "trailer fa**ot":rofl:rofl

    it ant a Harley
  15. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Sir Gus looks bloody good bro.
    Have you taken him for a pootle around the block? If you haven't ridden it do you expect to notice any power gain?

    What's that big box on your wall by your door?
  16. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Got the starter motor rebuilt & back in Gus. Starts much more happily now. Hugely heavy Bosch on the left, rebuilt Valeo on the right

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    :toney. Would have mussed my hair sweetie...Had to leave it a week at Damon's place. I'm the only one who drives here. And Damon lives in the back of beyond, so riding it there wasn't an option, as getting back would have been difficult. And then there my back. :D Enough excuses?
    And it was raining
    Not yet. Not really expecting a power gain. It was more about getting rid of the 2 into 2, to regain some ground clearance, & to get the centrestand back. Tonight I realised there is not much lateral clearance with the wheel, & I'm wondering if I can get that off without dropping the exhaust. Also I wish he hadn't put that dogleg in. Might have to go back to Damon for 'adjustment'.

    One immediate advantage of having the centrestand back on is that the big cloud of smoke at start up is gone. :rayof. That was caused by oil running into the combustion chamber on the (downhill) left side
    It was a light with sensor. Broken now.
  17. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    what - broken by some moron falling through the roof?
  18. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Took my first ride on Gus since 25th Nov, out thru' the older part of Churton Park (jumped a few speedhumps), over the twisties at Glenside - Tawa, & out on the motorway to Whitby. Caught a few jars to the back, but on the whole the ride was very successful. That means I’ll be good for some road riding at least. I can also stand on the pegs, so good there too. 43km round trip.

    The new exhaust is quiet, & the bike is running well, albeit a little rich at the bottom end. Seems to be plenty of grunt. Happy. This ride was just to see if I could ride again without too many issues, & to check how the exhaust worked. :D

    The neutral light seems to have gone away, which is a bugger. And I need to do something to create indicator warning lights, & to replace / reposition the indicator resistors. I'll need the indicators fixed before getting a new WoF, & then I'll need to get registration sorted.
  19. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Thats good to hear.

    Did you have to do the dishes when you got home?

    My fatigue thing came back in a big way yesterday, hoping it goes away again soon.
  20. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Nope. Cooked a chicken, bacon, & mushroom rissotto.
    Not good. Saw your facebook post. Allergic to everything? Hopefully the medics are getting a handle on it?