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Post  Radar Sun Apr 08 2012, 17:41

5 days to when I leave for a 800 mile weekend outing to Scotland for the WeeMac and I start getting the bike ready...

No MOT, no tax, oil thicker than a premiership footballer, bald tyres and I have not ridden the Thundercat for 6 months

Good job I am not leaving in 5 days then...oh hang on...sh!t!

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Up on the paddock stand and out with the back wheel

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Pretty grubby in there

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Bit of Gunk and elbow grease and things are looking better

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I am even going to clean the hugger

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Finally using my workbench for some actual work!

Get the new tyre fitted on Tuesday and hopefully get the MOT done too. The give the old crate some fresh oil and a new filter.

It would probably be easier to take the FZ or RD, but hey ho!
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Post  mrfrance Sun Apr 08 2012, 17:56

Nothing like being organised! pmsl

Good luck
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Post  Radar Sun Apr 08 2012, 18:08

mrfrance wrote:Nothing like being organised! pmsl

Good luck

Yep nothing like!! Rolling Eyes
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Post  robertcains Sun Apr 08 2012, 19:20

Radar wrote:

Yep nothing like!! Rolling Eyes



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Post  Rosco Sun Apr 08 2012, 19:20

Lovin the kilt Tony!
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Post  Panzerbuilder Mon Apr 09 2012, 00:05

Better late han never. Mind you with 3 bikes your spoilt for choice!
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Post  Radar Tue Apr 10 2012, 14:50

New tyre now fitted to the rim for £8 including a new valve. Refitted the wheel to the bike this morning

MOT passed at Grand Prix Motors today with no advisories. The 12th consecutive time the Thundercat has passed its' MOT first time.

Just got to tax it now and then change the oil and filter
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Post  Radar Tue Apr 10 2012, 20:19

Now taxed, fully legal.

Got the oil filter this afternoon. Will do the oil/filter change in the morning and then all set.

Just hope the weather gets a bit warmer!
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Post  Wooster Tue Apr 10 2012, 21:03

Aye, it was snowing this morning...but it was nice when the sun came out.

At this time of year it's pot luck as far as the weather is concerned.
It's looking good though, the pressure chart for the weekend shows a high pressure system over the Borders, so it should be dry (although a tad gusty).
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Post  ellie Tue Apr 10 2012, 23:25

Best pack my long johns then! sunny
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Post  Rosco Tue Apr 10 2012, 23:31

ellie wrote:Best pack my long johns then! sunny

And your short nicks.
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Post  Radar Wed Apr 11 2012, 13:53

Thundercat now has fresh oil and filter and enjoyed her first proper run of the year up to Quatt and back. All seems ready for Scotland on Friday.
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Post  YZFJohn Wed Apr 11 2012, 15:58

I did my oil and filter at the weekend. First time, hands are still recovering from burns and scratches, why put the damn filter inbetween the exhaust pipes?

After undoing the drain with the socket I thought I would undo it the rest of the way by hand, it was a little warm and when I let go of it, it decided to come all the way out! Don't think my wooden shed floor will rot very quickly now! So much for my Heine Gerick Oil tray to catch the oil. rofl
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Post  ellie Wed Apr 11 2012, 20:44

Rosco wrote:
ellie wrote:Best pack my long johns then! sunny

And your short nicks.

There's nowt short about my nicks green smile
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Post  Wooster Wed Apr 11 2012, 20:56

A five pack of 'Bridgets belly warmers' it is then. green smile
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Post  ellie Wed Apr 11 2012, 21:35

Are you saying I have 5 bellies? The bloomin cheek! green smile
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Post  ellie Wed Apr 11 2012, 22:35

YZFJohn wrote:I did my oil and filter at the weekend. First time, hands are still recovering from burns and scratches, why put the damn filter inbetween the exhaust pipes?

After undoing the drain with the socket I thought I would undo it the rest of the way by hand, it was a little warm and when I let go of it, it decided to come all the way out! Don't think my wooden shed floor will rot very quickly now! So much for my Heine Gerick Oil tray to catch the oil. rofl

Am I missing something? Why not wait till the pipes cold?
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Post  YZFJohn Wed Apr 11 2012, 22:46

ellie wrote:

Am I missing something? Why not wait till the pipes cold?

You know how long that takes after it has been run for 10mins to heat the oil up? Really, women, no wonder Nick does all your maintenance! LMAO
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Post  ellie Wed Apr 11 2012, 23:21

He doesn't, I do all his maintenance, he's just too embarrassed to admit it!

Don't tell him I told you!
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Post  Rosco Thu Apr 12 2012, 08:30

ellie wrote:
Rosco wrote:
ellie wrote:Best pack my long johns then! sunny

And your short nicks.

There's nowt short about my nicks green smile

Knickers Wink
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Post  ellie Thu Apr 12 2012, 11:38

Rosco wrote:
ellie wrote:
Rosco wrote:
ellie wrote:Best pack my long johns then! sunny

And your short nicks.

There's nowt short about my nicks green smile

Knickers Wink

What a load of pants.
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