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dirtydog 04-06-12 08:41 AM

GM chit chat thread
 
Here ya go, a nice new sticky chat thread for posting just about anything. Normal rules apply i.e within the U rating, no abusing other users etc etc

DJ123 04-06-12 08:43 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
DD, thanks very much! Much appreciated 8) You know that you're local to WayneL and Thunderace who are also in Aldershot??

dirtydog 04-06-12 08:53 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Yeah have had a PM convo with WayneL who's not far from me.
Where abouts is thunderace

Hopefully get the SV back on the road soon. Not been MOT'd for about 3 years now! Since its last MOT it's gained a GSXR750 front end and an Elka rear shock

DJ123 04-06-12 08:57 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Not sure where Thunderace lives, i only know it's Aldershot :lol:

3 years! Time to get it back on the road then ;) What type/model have you got? Gixxer front end v nice, i'm considering it for mine when i decide how long i am keeping it for.

Fallout 04-06-12 09:10 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Woohooo! New thread. Thanks Dawwwg! :D

dirtydog 04-06-12 09:23 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Mines a curvy S. bought by the other half (Kithat) new in 2001 and then acquired by me about 4 years ago when I bought kitkat a Raptor 1000.
Was originally pearl lively yellow but is now Shimmerin green. Showing about 35k miles now.

In my defence I've not been off the road for those 3 years as I had a Benelli Tornado for a little while

Here it is
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...8/363ca6ec.jpg

And yes the wheels are still mismatched like that, still trying to decide what colour to paint them!

DJ123 04-06-12 09:25 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Like a Kwak Green?

dirtydog 04-06-12 09:36 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Darker than kwak green, that picture was taken in the shade so doesn't do it justice really.

Been the last few years with having a baby (now 3 1/2) and busy lately with a mk2 xr2!

DJ123 04-06-12 09:48 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
That looks good 8) i like the look of that. I bet it eats corners better than before with the suspension set up

dirtydog 04-06-12 09:50 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
It should do, I've not ridden it in anger since fitting the rear shock

Bordtea 04-06-12 04:40 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Thats one hell of a bright wheel!

Nick_69 05-06-12 08:19 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
I actually like the colour of that bike and i think the wheel is ace

dirtydog 05-06-12 10:59 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
The green is much nicer and brighter in sunlight.

Wheels will either be silver to match the frame or black

DJ123 11-06-12 09:04 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Nackered, a long good weekend on the bike. This week is new front discs and pads for the bike, then hopefully a weekend of wearing them in (weather prevailing)
What have you lot been up to?

Tomor 11-06-12 09:20 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
sitting at home wishing i was a lot further east :(

DJ123 11-06-12 09:30 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
tomor, how come you couldn't attend?

The Idle Biker 11-06-12 09:42 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dirtydog (Post 2721510)
Hopefully get the SV back on the road soon. Not been MOT'd for about 3 years now! Since its last MOT it's gained a GSXR750 front end and an Elka rear shock

It's not a bike unless it's running on the road. Hurry Up!!!! ;-)

Tomor 11-06-12 09:48 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Work wouldn't give me the time off :( (i work saturday's aswell and the are tight arses :) )

dirtydog 12-06-12 05:10 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Idle Biker (Post 2724982)
It's not a bike unless it's running on the road. Hurry Up!!!! ;-)

Well it's running! Loads of work on at the moment so finding time to get it MOTd etc is proving difficult. On the flip side all the work means extra dosh to pay for the MOT and tax

Geodude 16-06-12 07:27 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WayneL (Post 2727603)
Sorry mate. Not really been on this week due to work.

Yes I have Buffalo gloves. I find the fingers fine, very comfortable in fact.

The only thing I didn't like was the thin velcro strap that went around the wrist, so I cut it off. I still use the thick velcro strap of course.

Other than that I find the gloves very good. They are summer gloves out of interest.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Wayne

Ey up Wayne, thought it better to reply to the above in here so i dont derail the other thread. I've got the Bays as below:

http://www.glmsales.co.uk/lg_images/...-Bay-Glove.jpg

Im on my second replacement pair in a month because of the stitching round the outside seam on the fingers coming away? My finger tips get squashed numb by the weird stitching (seam sewn round the outside of the fingers) and dont know anybody else with the same glove. Ive been and got some Tuzo TZ10's and they do fit like a glove. Maybe i will give the Buffalo Bays another try and see if they give a bit.

Fallout 21-06-12 10:22 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
I have an MOT! Ready for another years carnage!

DJ123 21-06-12 11:12 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
And brake pads?

Fallout 21-06-12 11:29 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Yeah, and new brake pads. Forgot how ****e they are when they're new. Squeeeeeeeeeeze harder (wayhey). Hopefully they'll wear in and the mechanic didn't do something stupid like bleed out all my brake fluid.

Also bought some RST trousers so I can finally stick my budget ones in the wardrobe, and a tail bag ... plus some oil to apparently help clean my downpipe (doubt it!).

DJ123 21-06-12 06:58 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
yeah, after a few miles they'll bed right in. Think mine are just about bedded in now.
You really did go 'shopping' then, what did you get a tail pack for when you have that tank bag ;)

Fallout 22-06-12 10:25 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Well, to transport my new trousers home, obviously! :D Nah, I figured the more storage the better. Should avoid me having to wear a backpack in future.

DJ123 22-06-12 05:34 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
always best to stack the bike with luggage than the rider

Fallout 22-06-12 06:52 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
True that. The only thing is, the bungees wore away a bit of paint work where I clipped them on. Will need to find a better connection point.

Tomor 22-06-12 09:51 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Get some wide clear tape and stick that over your fairings. then the bungees wont scratch :) problem solved

Bordtea 23-06-12 02:03 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomor (Post 2732409)
Get some wide clear tape and stick that over your fairings. then the bungees wont scratch :) problem solved

Your bodging knows no ends!

Mark_h 23-06-12 05:43 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomor (Post 2732409)
Get some wide clear tape and stick that over your fairings. then the bungees wont scratch :) problem solved

If you use selotape parcel tape (other brands are available) it's very cheap. AND to make it easier to get off, put some wax polish on the paintwork first but don't rub it off. Then it sticks enough to protect the paintwork but not so well that it's a bugger to get off and/or takes your stickers off.

DJ123 23-06-12 06:17 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
get the rubber netting style stuff and put it under the tailpack with over hang on the sides where the bungies are against the bodywork. The bungies will still rub through the tape/clear plastic.
this stuff or similar: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle...item45ff8d9e57

littleoldman2 23-06-12 06:53 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
I use the same material. My better half bought it to line the kitchen draws.

Mark_h 23-06-12 07:43 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daddyjob (Post 2732489)
get the rubber netting style stuff and put it under the tailpack with over hang on the sides where the bungies are against the bodywork. The bungies will still rub through the tape/clear plastic.
this stuff or similar: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle...item45ff8d9e57

Problem with the rubber mesh is if you get any grit in there eg, riding through rain on muddy roads, the rubber holds it and it will also eat through your paintwork pretty effectively. Best bet is both rubber mat and tape (tape under rubber) but depends how precious you are about the paintwork.

I did 1500 miles in bad weather through France with the sellotape method and suffered no damage or rub through at all.

DJ123 24-06-12 01:00 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Bodmin thread has now been started, i've picked a location and dates. Please post in there any details you want to add, input, if those dates are not good or places you want to go. I want the trip to be one to remember and a fun weekend

Tomor 24-06-12 02:15 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
I will ask at work tomorrow but don't see it being a problem as will be quiet around then.

Nick_69 27-06-12 09:33 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
I need to find out if im working that weekend or not, also its triumph live that weekend as well

The Idle Biker 29-06-12 10:53 AM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Getting a "new" bike on Saturday, wooohooo! Guess what type?

DJ123 29-06-12 09:27 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
does it have 2 wheels?

The Idle Biker 29-06-12 09:48 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daddyjob (Post 2735992)
does it have 2 wheels?

Correct. It does.:D

DJ123 29-06-12 09:57 PM

Re: GM chit chat thread
 
is it blue?


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