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Old 21-07-18, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Road trip - Scotland

Packed and ready, oil change done, rear tyre changed. Mick arrived this afternoon and we're ready for the off early doors tomorrow.

All of my, Sioned's, and Eleri's stuff for six days away is contained in a tank bag, except three pairs of shoes in a small rucsack. Can't beat travelling light.

Pictures will follow.

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Old 22-07-18, 03:44 AM   #2
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I'm jealous!!!
Looking forward to the pics!
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Old 22-07-18, 07:03 AM   #3
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Bugger! Starter relay has died. Clicking but passing no current to the starter motor. Starter spins when the relay terminals are bridged so starter is fine. Ordered a new replacement from Busters on next day delivery. Don't want to be bump starting the SV for too long!
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Old 23-07-18, 03:42 PM   #6
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Well, a very enjoyable day of riding lots of twisty back roads between Kircudbright, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, and Laurieston. No big miles, just a spot of back roads bimbling and pretty much no other traffic.
Be glad to have the new starter relay arrive though, fed up with having to bump the bike!
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Old 23-07-18, 04:00 PM   #7
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C'mon Gary - you know the rule!
Always park at the top of a hill when starting dodgy
Bought my first house for that reason, then had to sell my bike to pay for it.
As they say in Scotland: " gang aft agley "
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C'mon Gary - you know the rule!
Always park at the top of a hill when starting dodgy
Bought my first house for that reason, then had to sell my bike to pay for it.
As they say in Scotland: " gang aft agley "
Ha ha! Problem is that the places we've needed to stop so far have all been pretty flat. The SV is pretty good at being bumped but it's not pretty getting those two big ol' pistons turning fast enough to fire up!

DPD have just messaged to say the relay will arrive tomorrow and they'll give us our 1 hour delivery time slot in the morning.
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Bugger! Starter relay has died. Clicking but passing no current to the starter motor. Starter spins when the relay terminals are bridged so starter is fine. Ordered a new replacement from Busters on next day delivery. Don't want to be bump starting the SV for too long!







Lucky it happened pre-trip vs mid-trip somewhere.

Having to overcome something to get there always makes it that much sweeter. Especially when it comes to rideouts.
Have a great trip!
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Ah, unfortunately Bill it has happened during the trip! We're up in Scotland currently. We were about to head out on our first day of riding up here when it happened.
In the end though, it was just a bit of an inconvenience rather than a major problem. Once the new relay arrives today I should be sorted.
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