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Re: Newbies

Post by Six30 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:28 pm

XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:08 pm
Six30 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Welcome to the forum :thumb:

at least @XTreme will have someone to share his stories of the second world war with now.
They're still finding unexploded bombs in Swansea now!

Don't know if similar is happening in Coventry @fastbob........cos that took a hammering as well?

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Re: Newbies

Post by Swagman » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:31 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Swagman wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Wow that is old. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
What can I say I do feel old
I think you have a bit to go yet though. :thumb:

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Re: Newbies

Post by Richzx6r » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:10 pm

Swagman wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Swagman wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Wow that is old. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
What can I say I do feel old
I think you have a bit to go yet though. :thumb:
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Re: Newbies

Post by curlylegend » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm

XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:37 pm

I'm an old codger just trying to get the most out of my second childhood
Hi......what do you class as "old"? Spit out the number my man!

The higher the number.....the better I'll feel about myself!
OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.

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Re: Newbies

Post by goat » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:17 pm

curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am
goat wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Welcome. I also have a Tdm 850 I bought earlier in the year, likes a drink of oil eh? How you getting on with yours?
I was aware of the earlier version's appetite for oil but in the two years and 30,000km I've had mine, oil consumption has never been a problem.
Mind you, I'm probably in a bit of a category of my own amongst TDM owners.... I really am an old fart !
I rarely take the revs over 4,000 rpm which suits the legal limit here for most main roads. I don't use Autoroutes because I'm a bloody miser and they're boring. Most of my touring is on minor back roads and deliberately avoiding tourist spots.
At first, I was using pretty expensive fully synth oil but that was the only time I had to top up between oil changes. Now I stick to the manufacture's recommendation, 10W40 either straight mineral or semi -synth. but I do check the level regularly.
From what I see on the estimable Carpe TDM site, if you ride it hard, it will use oil, no doubt about it !
I think it's the kind of bike you'll either get to like or you won't. I'm pretty happy with mine.
Mines a 2000 year. I'm a slow rider but I do like to open her up now and again, for the sound as much as anything. Uses about half a litre for a thousand miles, so I check oil after every run . Bought an output shaft oil seal to see if that helps. I quite like the bike but not overly sold on it at the moment.
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Re: Newbies

Post by bonio » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:30 pm

curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Hi......what do you class as "old"? Spit out the number my man!
The higher the number.....the better I'll feel about myself!
OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.
Blimey, that is older than Xtreme. Until now I wasn't sure that even possible :wink:
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Re: Newbies

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:09 pm

curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:37 pm

I'm an old codger just trying to get the most out of my second childhood
Hi......what do you class as "old"? Spit out the number my man!

The higher the number.....the better I'll feel about myself!
OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.
Top Man!

And I was born exactly one week before Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile!

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Re: Newbies

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:11 pm

bonio wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:30 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Hi......what do you class as "old"? Spit out the number my man!
The higher the number.....the better I'll feel about myself!
OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.
Blimey, that is older than Xtreme. Until now I wasn't sure that even possible :wink:
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Re: Newbies

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:28 pm

curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:37 pm

I'm an old codger just trying to get the most out of my second childhood
Hi......what do you class as "old"? Spit out the number my man!

The higher the number.....the better I'll feel about myself!
OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.
.
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Re: Newbies

Post by onesea » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:12 am

curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am
I rarely take the revs over 4,000 rpm which suits the legal limit here for most main roads. I don't use Autoroutes because I'm a bloody miser and they're boring. Most of my touring is on minor back roads and deliberately avoiding tourist spots.
I have a TDM 900 and cannot say I am so restrictive on revs, the rest I fully agree with.
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Re: Newbies

Post by James in Brum » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:27 am

fastbob wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:28 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm


Hi......what do you class as "old"? Spit out the number my man!

The higher the number.....the better I'll feel about myself!
OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.
That makes you 102 years old .
I would think it makes them 72?
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Re: Newbies

Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:09 am

James in Brum wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:27 am
fastbob wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:28 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm


OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.
That makes you 102 years old .
I would think it makes them 72?
I missed the 30 years bit , sorry .

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Re: Newbies

Post by curlylegend » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:49 pm

goat wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:17 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am
goat wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Welcome. I also have a Tdm 850 I bought earlier in the year, likes a drink of oil eh? How you getting on with yours?
I was aware of the earlier version's appetite for oil but in the two years and 30,000km I've had mine, oil consumption has never been a problem.
Mind you, I'm probably in a bit of a category of my own amongst TDM owners.... I really am an old fart !
I rarely take the revs over 4,000 rpm which suits the legal limit here for most main roads. I don't use Autoroutes because I'm a bloody miser and they're boring. Most of my touring is on minor back roads and deliberately avoiding tourist spots.
At first, I was using pretty expensive fully synth oil but that was the only time I had to top up between oil changes. Now I stick to the manufacture's recommendation, 10W40 either straight mineral or semi -synth. but I do check the level regularly.
From what I see on the estimable Carpe TDM site, if you ride it hard, it will use oil, no doubt about it !
I think it's the kind of bike you'll either get to like or you won't. I'm pretty happy with mine.
Mines a 2000 year. I'm a slow rider but I do like to open her up now and again, for the sound as much as anything. Uses about half a litre for a thousand miles, so I check oil after every run . Bought an output shaft oil seal to see if that helps. I quite like the bike but not overly sold on it at the moment.
So yours is a Mk2 ? That is a fair amount of oil consumption. What type of oil do you use ? And is it leaking significantly ?
And finally are we getting off topic ?

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Re: Newbies

Post by XTreme » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:56 pm

curlylegend wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:49 pm
goat wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:17 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am


I was aware of the earlier version's appetite for oil but in the two years and 30,000km I've had mine, oil consumption has never been a problem.
Mind you, I'm probably in a bit of a category of my own amongst TDM owners.... I really am an old fart !
I rarely take the revs over 4,000 rpm which suits the legal limit here for most main roads. I don't use Autoroutes because I'm a bloody miser and they're boring. Most of my touring is on minor back roads and deliberately avoiding tourist spots.
At first, I was using pretty expensive fully synth oil but that was the only time I had to top up between oil changes. Now I stick to the manufacture's recommendation, 10W40 either straight mineral or semi -synth. but I do check the level regularly.
From what I see on the estimable Carpe TDM site, if you ride it hard, it will use oil, no doubt about it !
I think it's the kind of bike you'll either get to like or you won't. I'm pretty happy with mine.
Mines a 2000 year. I'm a slow rider but I do like to open her up now and again, for the sound as much as anything. Uses about half a litre for a thousand miles, so I check oil after every run . Bought an output shaft oil seal to see if that helps. I quite like the bike but not overly sold on it at the moment.
So yours is a Mk2 ? That is a fair amount of oil consumption. What type of oil do you use ? And is it leaking significantly ?
And finally are we getting off topic ?
I wouldn't worry too much about going off topic.....it's fairly relaxed here.

For example, I put up a thread a couple of days ago about changing the bike and it's now reached page 4 with the discussion somehow moved onto the subject of transvestites.

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Re: Newbies

Post by curlylegend » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:59 pm

XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:09 pm
curlylegend wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm


Hi......what do you class as "old"? Spit out the number my man!

The higher the number.....the better I'll feel about myself!
OK, I first saw the light of day thirty years after the end of the Great War. So please forgive any cock-ups I make here, I just getting used to it.
Top Man!

And I was born exactly one week before Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile!
So April 1954 ? Jings, you'll remember BSA Bantams and Triumph Tiger Cubs, maybe even Triumph Terriers ? And all the other junk we got before the Japanese showed the world how to make motorcycles....... will people be upset by me saying that ?

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