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Old 19-03-17, 11:32 AM   #1001
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Putting the final touches to my '78 T140E before I sell her. Museum grade rebuild. *sigh*
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Old 19-03-17, 06:49 PM   #1002
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Spent most of a day trying to import a windows XP VDI file to Vitualbox. Gave up and created from scratch, a walk down memory lane looking at XP installation dialogue.
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Old 20-03-17, 09:17 AM   #1003
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Done a couple of jobs on the SV at the weekend, one was replacing the rear pads. All done, nice and easy job jobbed.

Got in from a ride and noticed something splashed over the rear offside, on closer inspection it appears moving the res or possibly having a little too much fluid in there has caused the seal between the res and MC hose to spring a bit of a leak so I need to drain that and get a couple of winds of PTFE tape around it until I can get some new hose and do it properly.

I knew it had gone far too easily.
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Old 20-03-17, 12:44 PM   #1004
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Managed to lock up the starter motor this morning. Just pulled it out, checked it over and put it back and we're away again.
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Old 20-03-17, 02:41 PM   #1005
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How does that happen Gary?
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Old 20-03-17, 03:40 PM   #1006
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Started it and accidentally hit the kill switch. It must have managed to lock the starter gear against the ring and locked itself. Never happened before, and working perfectly now.
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Old 20-03-17, 11:50 PM   #1007
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Not on the bike but I did dress the curb marks and strip the paint off my lads 17" Clio alloy wheels and threw some paint on them. They look ok for 50 inc tyres.
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Old 21-03-17, 06:57 PM   #1008
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The gear change on my VFR. I run an upside down race pattern shift which is normally just a case of turning the crank on the gear shaft over, however the VFR doesn't have any linkage as the shift lever comes straight off the shaft as on a dirt bike. It's been bugging me for ages so today I finally got round to making a backing plate to sit behind the foot peg onto which I mounted a lever and then made up all the associated linkage. A proper raid of my parts bin using pieces from Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda! A proper result though so no more pulling up to the lights in 6th.......
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Old 21-03-17, 08:22 PM   #1009
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Red, photo please. I'd love to see it. Are you on the VFR Facebook group?
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Old 21-03-17, 08:48 PM   #1010
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