The rehabilitation of Sir Gustave Sebastian

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  1. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I had a fatigue thing yesterday too, but the 20 beers I had Saturday night might have had something to do with it.:evil
  2. Eddieb

    Eddieb Long timer

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    Modern medics are f'ing useless and have no idea. After 50 odd tests on my blood last year, being hooked up to an ECG machine and $450 on a Neurologist I am apparently 'perfectly healthy'.

    I'm onto the hippie medics now.
  3. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Glad to hear your back in the saddle.:thumb
  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Good to hear you're jumping shit on Gus. Jumping shit is really really good for backs - the higher the better. Yeah that's what I do if my back is feeling sore - I go & jump shit :super
  5. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Who was the fcuker throwing jars at you?
  6. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Funny how people interprete 'jars'. I told Mike I'd hit a few jars on the way to his place - he wanted to know why I hadn't invited him....:1drink
    That's what home brew is all about isn't it. Building up a tolerance, as cheaply as possible, so you can drink more. And educating your palate, so it knows what weasel piss tastes like...(& I'm not criticizing your brew..).
    Certainly good for mental health. Not sure why my back hurts tonight though. Must have been something ...else
    Were you down last weekend? How are those K liners wearing?
  7. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    if he's going to start jumping shit again I'll make sure I bring the old klr along - I don't want him beating the crap out of my nice shiny new one with his ribs
  8. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Here's a few thoughts. Perhaps you could bring along a set of decoy handlebars to our next ride...:wink: Also think about parking further away from any steep climbs. 30-40 meters should about do it. Probably...
  9. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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  10. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Spent the weekend at Raumati. Michael has refitted my 1000cc kit, helicoiled a stripped thread in the sump for the bashplate, new sump gasket and rear engine gasket, fitted a high 5th and low 1st gear and new indent spring to the gearbox.
    The K liners are looking fine, only a small carbon buildup, about what you would expect. I was going to take photos but I forgot :D
    Did you get out for a ride in the weekend ? Hows the back holding up ?
  11. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    When you say refitted, did you take it out & back to a 800 for a while or you got a new kit?
    I really really am going to try to get over to welly wood next Spring to try out some of these hot airheads.
  12. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    I had the 1000 kit in it a few years back but the bike was drinking oil, so I started eliminating things to track down the problem. I took the 1000 off and went back to 800 to see if it was the 1000 kit but it turned out to be valve guides, even though they were newly fitted to BMW clearances. I got talking to Paul Rooney who put me onto k liners with minimal clearance. Bye bye oil consumption, but I hadn't got around to refitting the 1000 kit. In the meantime on of the gudgeon pins went rusty. For a while I couldn't find a replacement but Siebenrock have them now, and new rings. I have decided it's going to be a R100 GT ( Gravel Traveller ):evil
  13. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    You don't have any wetndry at your place?

    Kinda thinking I would prob do the K liners if I had to do the guides again.
  14. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Thanks for the feedback on the K-liners. I'll have a chat with Headmaster regarding this.

    Gave the back a decent work out doing some work around home - things have been getting untidy here. So far, so good, provided I pre-dose with Ibuprofen before, & then after.

    Haven't ridden this weekend, though I should have on Saturday, 'cause the afternoon was fine. Took Mandy for a walk at Titahi Bay instead, which was very pleasant.

    I've spent a bit of time tidying Gus, including painting the rocker covers. Mandy didn't appreciate me baking them in the new oven. I slipped them while she was out at some women's thing. She's has now given me permission to get a benchtop oven for the garage...:D

    Also spent a bit of time getting Gus ready for a WoF (fixed scorched wiring dating from the accident, relocated the indicator resistors, figured out how to get indicator warning lights up, & got the neutral light working again).

    Really like the new exhaust, but can't remove the rear wheel without dropping the exhaust, so the bike's due to go back to Damon for some rework.

    I've 3 BMWs & 2 Gileras in the garage at present. Babysitting Igor's R80RS. They've packed up the house & gone to Cambridge temporarily, pending flying to Korea. The Battle Panda went a week or so ago.Igor still owes us a write up on the upgrades.

    BTW, did you see Michael's article on Pipeburn?

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  15. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Yea. He showed me the article, and the bike. Cool.! Nicely finished and detailed. A neat Sunday morning bike, go out for a blat around :D
  16. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    A while ago I mentioned this article but wasn't able to locate my copy. Here it is on the UKGSer. Deals with engine upgrades resulting in better mileage / performance.
  17. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    That is a bloody good article. Cheers.
  18. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Yesterday I spent getting a bunch of little details sorted on Gus. I have shifted the resistors out of the headlight bucket, and repositioned at the tail of the bike. I used the $2 ceramic 10W 8.2ohm on the right side, but needed to go to 10W 6.7ohm on the left side for some reason. I’ve epoxied these into a steel tube (effectively acts as a big heat sink), & then cable tied this to the frame of the bike below the seat lock. They are coupled up to the left & right rear indicators respectively. If you lose a bulb then the indicators hyperflash like stock.

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    I have also set up some indicator warning LEDs, tied to the front indicators. These sit on brackets off the forks.

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    Unfortunately I missed getting to the WoF testing station –- a fuse popped & by the time I’d replaced it... …The old one expired 10/05/2013.
  19. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Ocean Beach 26th May 2013:
    Chris Adams had posted regards an Ocean Beach ride via Facebook. It was the first 'biggish' ride since for me since breaking ribs & puncturing a lung 25th Nov. It went well, except for Gus being pushed over onto me when we got back to Featherston, & the wind gusts going over the Rimutakas on the way back. I visited the other side of the road again (its getting to be a habit). One day that isn't going to work out as well...

    Every good ride should start at a Cafe. In this case Everest Cafe in Featherston. It used to be Cornocopia. Still nice.

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    At the end of the track (locked gates).

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    But we popped our head around the corner just to see what was there.. I guess we aren't supposed to go thru' here then..

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    Just down from our lunch break...

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    The view across to Lake Ferry, & the bar was particularly clear today.

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    I've also linked in Chris Adams You Tube video of the event





    Oh, and here's a gratuitous shot from a walk I did with Mandy at Red Rocks the other day, just because I like it...

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  20. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    nice.