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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Mr Fro » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:57 pm

sm0129 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:46 pm
Would anyone who has 2 bikes and a single garage mind posting some pics of how they fit in? The reason I ask is that I currently have a double garage and am looking to move house- I have found a house I like but it has a single garage. I am slightly concerned about the single garage as I have 2 bikes, table lift, 100l compressor and welder (plus other crap) and am worried about fitting it all in. 
In "my side" of the garage (effectively a single) I have 3 bikes side by side with space to squeeze down the side.

The rest is taken up with a pillar drill, 2 x 150x75cm benches, a 75x100cm fabrication bench, a welder & gas bottles, a toolbox stack, a couple of draw units, a grinding bench thing, a reasonable size lathe, and there's still loads of space left for assorted shite!

You've just got to get organised. 8-)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by sm0129 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:02 pm

Mr Fro wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:57 pm
sm0129 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:46 pm
Would anyone who has 2 bikes and a single garage mind posting some pics of how they fit in? The reason I ask is that I currently have a double garage and am looking to move house- I have found a house I like but it has a single garage. I am slightly concerned about the single garage as I have 2 bikes, table lift, 100l compressor and welder (plus other crap) and am worried about fitting it all in. 
In "my side" of the garage (effectively a single) I have 3 bikes side by side with space to squeeze down the side.

The rest is taken up with a pillar drill, 2 x 150x75cm benches, a 75x100cm fabrication bench, a welder & gas bottles, a toolbox stack, a couple of draw units, a grinding bench thing, a reasonable size lathe, and there's still loads of space left for assorted shite!

You've just got to get organised. 8-)
Thanks. Being organised is my worry :D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Mr Fro » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:05 pm

Stu wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:30 pm
"Storing this for a mate"
She doesn't allow me to have any of those. :cry:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Stu » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:09 pm

sm0129 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:46 pm
Would anyone who has 2 bikes and a single garage mind posting some pics of how they fit in? The reason I ask is that I currently have a double garage and am looking to move house- I have found a house I like but it has a single garage. I am slightly concerned about the single garage as I have 2 bikes, table lift, 100l compressor and welder (plus other crap) and am worried about fitting it all in. 
The FJR normally sits where the BMW frame is and the BMW sits on the bench under the cupboards. plenty of space in the middle you can get a third one in and just get round them even with furlough weight added :lol:

Although I am lucky I have an extension on the garage where I have shelving and my compressor etc

I might have a pic with them in position I will post it if I find it
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Stu » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 pm

Mr Fro wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:05 pm
Stu wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:30 pm
"Storing this for a mate"
She doesn't allow me to have any of those. :cry:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Grumpy Old Git » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:19 am

Ordered 6" curved pull-backs/risers and a front brake cable (longer). Booked a Sevice and MOT. Arranged for a 'courtesy bike' - The new Road King (which will be 'mine' for two days).
Sorted out today's short 'tag' ride (too warm for long-haul).
Fitted new footplate 'grinders' - These 'Tag' runs are wearing them out bl@@dy quickly!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by gogs01 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:50 am

I spent nearly three hours cleaning my bike after two 300+ mile days going down to Yorkshire to meet up with a friend for a ride out around the hills and dales with a night out thrown in.
Some brief rain showers on day #1 leading to some dirty sections of road then starting dry on day #2 but, as I headed for home (Dundee), the rain became quite persistent. The bike was left looking pretty sorry for itself so I had to give it a fairly thorough clean - very satisfying when it's finished .....

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by The Hitcher » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:30 pm

geofferz wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 am
The Hitcher wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:43 pm
geofferz wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Launch control practice
:shock: :shock: You’ve got a fuel gauge?!.
Ha! Your r1 does. Mine has a 'miles to bingo' counter too which is nice. Where's the r1 thread BTW?

Mine doesn’t have one it just has a fuel light, it does have a setting which tells you your MPG over the trip and amount of fuel used though.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Six30 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:38 pm

What I won’t be doing on my bike again on a Saturday is go to Matlock :x
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by geofferz » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:16 pm

XTreme wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:24 pm
geofferz wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 am
Morning launch control practice.
What does that involve?
Mainly practicing launch control in the morning.

Which basically just holds the revs at 10k so you pin it, dump the clutch and hold on for dear life. A la the below
geofferz wrote:
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Launch control practice
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Six30 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:30 pm

Had a cracking few days in the Peak District , great roads and country side , I'm definately coming back .

Today would of been my dads birthday and he would of been enjoying the roads here with me , so today was for him :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:19 pm

Six30 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Had a cracking few days in the Peak District , great roads and country side , I'm definately coming back .

Today would of been my dads birthday and he would of been enjoying the roads here with me , so today was for him :thumb:
It would have been good if things had been different :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Fish » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:50 pm

So my helmet's (Scorpion EXO) has a padding issue so is going back for a warranty repair. By all accounts it's a known fault. So I had to get a temp/second lid whilst that one's off. HJC RHPA 11 was what fitted amongst the best. I also fitted my grip puppies so I'll see how they go on Monday.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Stu » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:42 pm

Parked this next to it :shock:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:43 pm

Stu wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Parked this next to it :shock:

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I do like the tl1000s dont know why they just have that something
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