What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Stu » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:12 am

XTreme wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:40 pm
Stu wrote:
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Nice improvement @XTreme
You pulled the trigger on an F800GS yet Stu........or has the missus put the kybosh on it? :lol:
It will never happen!

While they are a nice bike I can't see me and the wife touring on one of those!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:08 pm

Well I went out.......but take a look at this!

This level of fly splattering is not normal for Winter!

All the front of the bike, my visor, and even my helmet cam......all covered in it.

I have to bin most of the video footage I took today......it looks like somebody's puked over the lens.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by ThePhatomfart » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:17 pm

It'll be those illegal fly's getting into Spain and looking for a ride :lol: :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by JRH » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:04 pm

Took it out for a spin. First time in ages.
Bagged some tags.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:50 pm

Get your Man or Woman of the Year vote in NOW!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Grumpy Old Git » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:27 pm

JRH wrote:
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Took it out for a spin. First time in ages.
Bagged some tags.
So did I 8-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:23 pm

Dragged the ER5 indoors for general fettling . I've taken off the daft handlebars incase I decide to sell it and fixed some dodgy wiring to one of the back indicators . If I do sell it I shall be very sad to see it go . We've had some lovely adventures over the last two years and it's given me the chance to keep my mechanical skills up to date.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:35 pm

You got the bike in the house Bob?

You can't be married? Woman have a thing about bikes in houses!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by TimR » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:48 pm

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Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:35 pm
You got the bike in the house Bob?

You can't be married? Woman have a thing about bikes in houses!
Er i have to stop my Wife wanting to bring her bike in the house .
To ease her displeasure of my refusal the garage is now heated overnight and her bike has a cupboard heater under it permanently and covered ....
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:53 pm

TimR wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:48 pm
XTreme wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:35 pm
You got the bike in the house Bob?

You can't be married? Woman have a thing about bikes in houses!
Er i have to stop my Wife wanting to bring her bike in the house .
To ease her displeasure of my refusal the garage is now heated overnight and her bike has a cupboard heater under it permanently and covered ....
If she's into bikes then it's a different situation Tim.

Those of us with non-biker wives don't get as much cooperation.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Pbassred » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:48 pm

New bike. New heated grips.
If there isn't enough lubricant, you must be doing it wrong.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:46 pm

XTreme wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:35 pm
You got the bike in the house Bob?

You can't be married? Woman have a thing about bikes in houses!
I was engaged at one point years ago but oddly enough things deteriorated when I bought a bike into the house . I tried putting a house plant on top of it and even suggested that it would be handy for drying her underwear on but it quickly became apparent that she did not share my sense of humour . Probably a blessing in the long run .

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mr Fro » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:03 am

Funny how women dislike automotive stuff in the house.

Many moons ago I was with a girl who couldn't quite understand that the bathtub was the best place to clean up the cylinder heads from a Ford Essex V6.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Stu » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:25 am

Mr Fro wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:03 am
Funny how women dislike automotive stuff in the house.

Many moons ago I was with a girl who couldn't quite understand that the bathtub was the best place to clean up the cylinder heads from a Ford Essex V6.
The ex wife was all excited when I put the dishwasher on!

Not so excited when she didn't know what cupboard a clutch basket went in :?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:42 am

I wrecked our last dishwasher putting a cylinder head in it. My biggest boo boo was taking an angle grinder to a rusty old car and forgetting to shut the door between the garage and the house. Everything was covered in a fine red dust. I have no idea why she puts up with me.
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