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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:11 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:... being back onthe bike for the first sime since November!!
:2up good man :2up

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Zathos » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:30 am

Warm mornings :cool :2up

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:31 am

Zathos wrote:Warm mornings :cool :2up
it was loving freezing first thing this morning...but dry roads and the run to works was GGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT :biggrin2 :biggrin2 :biggrin2

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by al » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:42 am

Dave wrote:
Zathos wrote:Warm mornings :cool :2up
it was loving freezing first thing this morning...but dry roads and the run to works was GGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT :biggrin2 :biggrin2 :biggrin2
Heated kit takes the edge off of the cold allowing you to focus on the slippery road. It is nice being back on the road even with the crappy road surface.

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:50 am

I wore my peeked helmet today, AGV AX8-Dual.

Great for keeping the sun out of my eyes :2up , but due to the visor shape, there is no Pinlock or Fog City “double glazing” available…to it kept misting up.

Popping the visor open a wee bit made things a bit nippy

But still a great ride :biggrin2

I can feel “the long way home” happening tonight…again.

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by al » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:31 pm

Dave wrote:I wore my peeked helmet today, AGV AX8-Dual.
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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:23 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Dave wrote:I wore my peeked helmet today, AGV AX8-Dual.
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you got the colour correct

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by willian » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:05 am

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Dave wrote:I wore my peeked helmet today, AGV AX8-Dual.
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Definitely an improvement on your looks Dave, although not sure about the "club" affiliation :roll

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by haiax0 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:00 pm

Finally getting some time to bring the bike out of hibernation / winter commuting and getting it back into the sunshine / wild again.

Having spent Saturday doing general maintenance, cleaning the chain, degreasing, washing, polishing and applying a new coat of ACF 50 it soon stripped away most of my day...

Thank buggery I could lose myself in Sunday with out a care in the word.

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:45 am

Don’t you just love...
Dry roads, sunny day :2up


I might be feeling ill later on today and have to head home early…to arrive home later than usual :biggrin2

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Post by The Rossi Kid » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:15 am

Been out everyday since Wed on the 675 and loving it, feel a big difference having ridden through winter for 1st time in a few years. Bring on summer!

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by al » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:02 pm

Dave wrote:
Don’t you just love...
Dry roads, sunny day :2up


I might be feeling ill later on today and have to head home early…to arrive home later than usual :biggrin2
Your out of office notification was on at 9am this morning. There is leaving early then there is leaving EARLY! :log

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:12 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
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Don’t you just love...
Dry roads, sunny day :2up


I might be feeling ill later on today and have to head home early…to arrive home later than usual :biggrin2
Your out of office notification was on at 9am this morning. There is leaving early then there is leaving EARLY! :log
and my brain is still thinking of being out of the office :log

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:32 am

Don’t you just love...
...when you have just garaged the bike after a run, then it starts raining

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Zathos » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:29 pm

....first adhoc group run of the year :2up

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by al » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:14 pm

Zathos wrote:....first adhoc group run of the year :2up
Thankfully at least two of us turned up on bikes!
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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Gazza » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:24 am

So who had to wait for who when you came to a junction?

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by al » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:44 am

Gazza wrote:So who had to wait for who when you came to a junction?
There was no way I was keeping up with the car on me 650 V-Strom especially round the corners.

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Zathos » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:38 am

Car does better on the tight twisties, bikes seemed to be better on the more flowing sections.

And to be fair the roads are still covered on crap ;)

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by al » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:33 pm

Zathos wrote:Car does better on the tight twisties, bikes seemed to be better on the more flowing sections.

And to be fair the roads are still covered on crap ;)
Don't you mean "still covered in cars?" :log

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:11 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Zathos wrote:Car does better on the tight twisties, bikes seemed to be better on the more flowing sections.

And to be fair the roads are still covered on crap ;)
Don't you mean "still covered in cars?" :log

Similar thing, but at least crap does not hold you up as much :biggrin2

One of the good things about being on a run when someone brings a bath tub is that attracts a lot of attention and keep the old folks and non bikers away from …the bikes :log

I am sure Zathos got the phone numbers from a few pensioners on Friday, revitalising memories of their youth wishing for a ride in an open top car.

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:18 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Zathos wrote:....first adhoc group run of the year :2up
Thankfully at least two of us turned up on bikes!
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But only one had matching slipper laces :log

For a car, that orange bathtub goes round the corners well :2up

Similar with overtakes, nice bit of acceleration :2up
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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:09 pm

Don’t you just love...
Not falling over your bike when you start pushing it to its night-time parking space, only to find the steering lock is engaged

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by willian » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:06 pm

Dave wrote:
Don’t you just love...
Not falling over your bike when you start pushing it to its night-time parking space, only to find the steering lock is engaged

How are those nite light/ torch things working for you?

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Re: Don’t you just love...

Post by Dave » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:10 pm

willian wrote:
Dave wrote:
Don’t you just love...
Not falling over your bike when you start pushing it to its night-time parking space, only to find the steering lock is engaged

How are those nite light/ torch things working for you?
The "push" happened during daylight hours, outside while getting the bike into the cave.



The light mentioned, yip, it works great, mainly down to the superb position of the socket
A fine recommendation :2up

For those that are wondering what light is being discussed.
It is an iLLUMINATOR LED emergency sensor light, which can be currently purchased at your local Costco shop.

A fine bit of kit, basically a rechargeable torch with a motion sensor, between 20 and 30 second burn time when the sensor is activated.
Override on/off switch for the torch
Induction charging system, makes the torch easy to remove.
Handy when entering or departing a dark location when wearing full bike kit...no need to hunt for a light switch, no need to install a "hard" lighting system.

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