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Old 30-06-17, 08:07 PM   #1031
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Heated grips? I had them on my last bike but it's not the palms of my hands that is the problem and they didn't help. I think (hope) my winter gloves will suffice if they are shielded from the air stream (by the guards).
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Old 30-06-17, 08:11 PM   #1032
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I too tried heated grips some years ago,same problem.I now have Hand guards and use Keis heated inner gloves.They keep all the hand and fingers warm.Not super hot but tolerable even in low temps.I always buy my Winter gloves one size Bigger to accommodate inner gloves.

Also core body temperature is important so I have a homemade heated breastplate made out of stiff Bubble wrap with a couple of flat cheap heat pads on it and tuck it under my jumper.All powered through wires run through my Riding jacket.

Cold Weather food tip.Have a bowl of porridge(I use those quick Sachet ones) if you are going out for a Winter ride/commute.Porridge is a slow release food and will keep the core body temp up for hours


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Old 01-07-17, 06:28 PM   #1033
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Today I fitted some bronze fairings and tank to replace my tatty vandalised ones. Also some new throttle cables, grips and levers.

All that's left now is front brakes, axle, and seat covers need stapling on!

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Old 06-07-17, 10:23 PM   #1034
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Started fitting new gaskets on the Raptor, was an advisory on last years mot that there was a slight blow (they were being generous lol) gasket was non-existent, 10 each and I needed all three. Fitted new clamps as well while it was apart
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Old 07-07-17, 06:06 PM   #1035
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I ripped out the piezo speaker under the car dash that screams bloody murder if I decide to open my door with the keys in the ignition. Downside is I won't know if I leave my lights on, but it's worth it.
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Old 07-07-17, 06:10 PM   #1036
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Retensioned the front cct on the VFR. Tricky to get to just like the SV. Found the internal spring was kinked. Back on now and nice and quiet.
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Old 07-07-17, 06:12 PM   #1037
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Started oil change ready for my camping trip to Devon next weekend. Letting it drain overnight and put it back together tomorrow before doing the oil change and filter service on the wife's scenic.

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Old 07-07-17, 06:16 PM   #1038
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Started oil change ready for my camping trip to Devon next weekend. Letting it drain overnight and put it back together tomorrow before doing the oil change and filter service on the wife's scenic.

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why are you leaving it to drain overnight. there is absolutely no need.
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Old 07-07-17, 06:17 PM   #1039
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why are you leaving it to drain overnight. there is absolutely no need.
Need to pick up a new crush washer in the morning 😉

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Old 09-07-17, 08:51 PM   #1040
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So bike sorted and ready for my ride to Devon for next weekend and wife's car sorted for summer. Whichever brightspark designed the pollen filter location on the MK3 scenic has obviously never set foot near a workshop!

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