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pfoz88

Midfield
Imagine if you dropped it?
2 of my mates have just been round the top of Scotland for a few days, talking to one of them last night and he said they both dropped their bikes at different parts of the trip, ( they both ride new GS’s). One while faffing with his heated seat at a junction and the other coming back over the pass from applecross. They do t actually fall very far and we’re easy to pick up apparently, one had a few scratches on the engine bars and the other nothing at all.
 


Tuono

Winger
no, the compensating sprocket nut worked a bit loose as they can do. tightened it up but still vibrating a canny bit through crank.
something to sort when/if i get home.
I was just joking. A hammer and massive socket to adjust something as delicate as the carb float heights.
Well I thought it was funny. :neutral:
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I worked at some famous athletes house a couple of years ago and he owns this bike.
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Can't mention his name obviously but he did win medals at the Olympics.
 
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I was just joking. A hammer and massive socket to adjust something as delicate as the carb float heights.
Well I thought it was funny. :neutral:
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I worked at some famous athletes house a couple of years ago and he owns this bike.
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Can't mention his name obviously but he did win medals at the Olympics.
sorry, it went right over my head :oops:
that's a nice looking bike. i like the patina, also love exhausts like that in sections with bare welds. i had a springer quite a while back and it was quite 'interesting' handling wise.
 

johnna

Striker
Yip always used them. Just changed from an oxford to a noco 1a charger. The noco is streets ahead.

Said this before on here, in the winter its best to take the battery off charge it fully and keep it in the warm house. Cold kills em. If you are not using the bike in the winter that is.
Ended up getting a new battery in the end was just to hitty missy, seems to be ok now , on the plus side it got delivered in this box so will remove,charge and keep warm in the winter as its freezing in the garage 🙂

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John the Savage

Central Defender
I feel I need to improve my bike maintenance skills- if I get a puncture out on the road I’d be pretty much knackered. Anyone else know how to do repairs out on the road if needed or change an inertube/ fix a puncture?
 
I feel I need to improve my bike maintenance skills- if I get a puncture out on the road I’d be pretty much knackered. Anyone else know how to do repairs out on the road if needed or change an inertube/ fix a puncture?
Most motorbikes dont have inner tubes now. I carry some tyre strings and a co2 inflator with canisters Incase i get a puncture in the middle of nowhere.

Touch wood iv never had to use it.
 

John the Savage

Central Defender
Most motorbikes dont have inner tubes now. I carry some tyre strings and a co2 inflator with canisters Incase i get a puncture in the middle of nowhere.

Touch wood iv never had to use it.
Mine does- I know you can get those bacon strips to plug tubeless tyres. It's a Yamaha, so I should be alright mechanically, always in my mind if I'm out doing something like Blanchland to Slaley, I'd be right up sh**-creek. Best get some practise in.
 

johnna

Striker
Repair patch would though, if I stuck one of those in with it.
Yes but you need to get the tube out the tyre to put the patch on. Not a difficult job but you would need a couple of tyre levers, and a device, co2 kit or pump to blow it back up roadside. I prefer the co2 as it takes up no space at all.
reet, so looking like he needs to carry a spare wheel just in case :D
A spare tube would be the shout.
 
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