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Offline Fat Rat

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2016, 14:42:31 »
Fitted a taller Screen to the FJR. Now I have an electrically adjustable Screen it makes me wonder how I survived before  :smirk:



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2016, 18:38:55 »
Why would one adjust the screen once you've found the spot that works?

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2016, 18:47:27 »
It depends on the conditions (wind, rain) and where you are riding. On the Motorway you may have the screen high, in town maybe not.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2016, 19:19:52 »
He's fitting air conditioning and an ashtray next week  :stirpot:

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2016, 22:02:10 »
Of course that's all standard with the FJR  :whistle:
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2016, 20:20:28 »
Turned the mrs GSX1400 into a GSX1400-GT

   



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2016, 20:35:09 »
Finished painting the 'bike trailer, fitted new wheels and tyres. Stripped, cleaned, lubed front brakes on the Nail. 15 years old and no corrosion  :)
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 10:12:58 »
Just fitted a new chain on the Royal Enfield, the split link made it an easy fit, adjusting it was a bit fiddly. Whoever designed the snail cam adjusters should go back to school, although they'd be in their be in 80's by now  :old:

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2016, 18:49:32 »
Gone camping in St Davids.
It's turned a bit wet and windy tonight.
Food is cooking on the coleman stove. Cider is cold.
Bike getting wet.




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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2016, 22:43:08 »
Bloody hell Nathan, it's lashing down here  :crazy:
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2016, 10:51:30 »
It was a toasty warm 2 degrees last night. Frost on the bike this morning.
Still warmer than the Peak District on ST6.
Now I'm heading home the sun is shinning.



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2016, 12:58:52 »
"Put a mudguard Extender on it" the salesman says when I ordered the bike....."keeps the crap from splattering up onto the radiator"......... "it'll keep your new Bonneville looking' good"



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2016, 19:23:18 »
Took my wife out for her first trip on the back of the Varadero. She's happy with the comfort and luggage possibilities for Austria in the Summer.  :shock:
I'm happy with how the bike behaved 2-up.  :smirk:

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2016, 19:31:53 »
Did you notice she was there?
I didn't the first time SWMBO went pillion.

I've found the bike handles a bit better with a bit of weight over the rear wheel.



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2016, 19:50:10 »
I know what you mean - though I wouldn't want to call mine a bit of weight in her hearing.  :icon_wink:
Suspension seemed a lot less bumpy. I expect I've got it set up wrong - I usually do.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2016, 16:19:01 »
Collected it from the dealers  :lala:
Fitted shock sock and mudguard extension  :shrug:
Blasted it with ACF50  :dl_ninite:
Found space to keep semi-necessary ****  :thumb:
Rode it and increased mileage by a factor of 37  :dance:

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2016, 19:09:22 »
As I've lashed out on a new car (Merc' GLC220d sport) I've swapped my private plate that was on my M class to my Supertenere using the DVLA's online transfer system. Surprisingly painless and easy, which is nice.
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2016, 21:39:15 »
I assume you have to change both insurance policies and incur the admin fee?

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2016, 18:32:48 »
I took the Bandit out for a decent run yesterday: it's the first time I've been out on it apart from dropping off & collecting for the MOT.
Well, this is a bike I'm going to take a wee while to get used to...
The seating position is comfy enough, but just so different; the 4 cylinder power delivery feels flat as a fart, and that dinky little 17" front makes the handling a bit alien compared with the sedate response of a 21". Katie is 5kg heavier but the Bandit just seems to carry it's weight a bit more noticably. Maybe it's the tank sat on top of the frame that I've got away from feeling? The lower gearing made me hunt for more gears every time I hit an open bit of road as well.
There's no denying that it's a very capable B road carver, but the cold day and tyres I'm still scrubbing in didn't inspire me with massive confidence yet: summer warmth & a few miles might get me past that.

I'm just not quite there with her yet...
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2016, 06:43:15 »
I assume you have to change both insurance policies and incur the admin fee?

One new policy (car) and one detail change, done on line for £0, which is nice.
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