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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Jan 30 2013, 23:02

Is everyone just bursting to get out and wring the fekkin neck out of the bike???
Took the bike out the garage the other day to give it a little clean and polish. Got the sudden urge to get suited up and wring its bloody neck. Was like a mad frenzy came over me to get out there and ride the hell out of it. Then I thought of all the slush and grit on the road and reluctantly pushed her now shiney ass back into the garage...no happy, canny wait for decent weather and dry roads to go out and have some fun!!!
Bring on the spring!!!!

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Post  MrNutt on Wed Jan 30 2013, 23:09

I hear ya brother!! taz

though today the roads where dry so i sneaked a ride out, bike needed a good thrash to degunk the carbs, but now running scchweeettt..

tomorrows meant to be good to so might do a run out on a local tt type loop, though the bike is now filthy so I should clean her too... and do the oil change..
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Post  Rampers on Wed Jan 30 2013, 23:35

I've been feeling the same now the cat has a MOT and fresh rubber on plus I've treated her to a wash and lube this afternoon lol time to make it dirty again
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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Jan 30 2013, 23:43

I'm Itching for a decent rideout, just need a warm wind and rain free day...
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Post  Radar on Thu Jan 31 2013, 00:11

Snook out on the FZ1S for a local blast on Sunday, it felt SOOOO good to be out there again!

MUST get out on the RD and cat soon!
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Post  thunderstu600 on Thu Jan 31 2013, 00:46

I HAD to get out on the Cat today

I booked the Cats MOT for today and made sure testing station was miles away so I could get a decent ride, thought it would be 10 but was 15, oh well happy days. Very Happy she rode awesome and the r oneaction of the 10yr old when I pinned it past his dad was a delight, made me smile

Not too bad a result though, she failed on warped rear disk and front wheel sticking from gunked pistons. Although when I brought the bike home she felt easier to push so im sure it was just a case of using them to get free.
Another few days time and I gotta travel ALL that way again hehe.


Fab ride, nice weather,bit windy in places :(. specially at 80 Smile. Don;t know how people do m ways on bikes lol
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Post  HEHORE on Thu Jan 31 2013, 01:53

I feel sorry for you lot up north , only had one day with snow , that was a Friday and I was out on my bike on the sat, only.reason I wasn't out on Friday was because she failed the mot and was being worked on and stu, motorways are boring but you het used to the dull boring Ness of high speed straight runs
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Post  Rosco on Thu Jan 31 2013, 02:06

I think they add diesel to the grit up here so it's only 'fun' in the car.
Endurance on two wheels.

My shiny ass needs an even shinier back wheel put back on first.
Oh and the ability to hold on to some oil would be nice.

She's gonna be working again in February though - I can feel the smell of it.

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Post  Snowcat on Thu Jan 31 2013, 07:53

Itching, not the word. Waited patiently and tried to bide my time waiting for the roads to dry up but ended up saddled with a load of jobs off the wife and by the time I'd got through them my window of opportunity had passed.

Working on Saturday though and the plan is that the roads will be dry and I'll be riding to work and taking the long way home after Wink
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Post  billyw on Thu Jan 31 2013, 08:48

No Dave its definetly not just you. Despite the salt, wind, sleet etc, etc I too was hunting for the wee bit of clean dry road - just haven't found it yet.

Spring/ cabin fever.

Anyone remember tv programme Northern Exposure?
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Jan 31 2013, 09:17

I manged to get out last Saturday, only problem was looked like every car in London was out too Crying or Very sad

There was snow everywhere (not on the road thank goodness) and it was a far colder 6C day than the one the Scottoiler recorded in December.

Did manage to get up to the speed limit for a few seconds in the (/).

Was worth it Wink
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Post  biscut on Thu Jan 31 2013, 14:16

managed to get out of the bike in Northampton both yesterday and today. Having ice on the ground was driving me nuts. Good timing too as the traffic was a nightmare for two miles so was able to filter past it...always puts a smile on my face :-)
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Jan 31 2013, 16:48

got out yesterday and today and cleaned the bike to, just need to to stop putting off taking the fairings off and fitting these new clocks!
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Post  greencat on Thu Jan 31 2013, 19:39

Know what you mean chaps, but the roads are rubbish at the moment so I'm not venturing out grumpy

Did see a KTM RC8 heading over the Humber Bridge last Sunday - he must have been feeling the same!

Ride safely. Hope to catch up with some of you over the summer.

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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Thu Jan 31 2013, 20:54

Absolutely desperate to get back out on the bikes, as they've been stored for way too long due to our house moving antics!! Whilst I've not had a chance to get out on them JUST yet (you're not wrong with your comments about the roads up here Rosco!), I have, at least manage to get them shipped off to the mechanics for some long overdue TLC, ready for their MOTs and subsequent 'F-R-E-E-D-O-M' saltire on the roads again!

...... now, does anyone need a kidney..... as I'm probably going to have to put mine on eBay to pay to get them back affraid pale

Looking forward to catching up with a few of you laterz...... :whoop:

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Post  thunderstu600 on Thu Jan 31 2013, 22:57

Fab ride, nice weather,bit windy in places :(. specially at 80 . Don;t know how people do m ways on bikes lol

stu, motorways are boring but you get used to the dull boring Ness of high speed straight runs

What I meant was, how do people ride motorways on a windy day, specially at 80+ mph. I was on A+B roads going for MOT, hit 80 for 2 seconds and thought this is bloody dangerous lol
Maybe this equates to inexperience, i'll get there one day Smile

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Post  Rosco on Fri Feb 01 2013, 00:15

Hi mate.

I felt exactly the same when I went out on a windy day on my first bike (Suzuki bandit) during the last millennium.

It's just experience and your body, brain, muscles will just get used to automatically making the right little movements (and sometimes bigger ones)

Bit similar to driving a car in a straight line as you still automatically make lots of little adjustments I guess.

It can definitely be scary passing big lorries when it is really windy as you can go quickly from no wind to a blast.

It's all part of the 'fun'

Endure enough and you'll start to enjoy it.

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Post  SteveCat on Fri Feb 01 2013, 09:57

As Rosco says a lot of it is experience.

I've ridden a lot in the wind, but I think one of the worst was riding on the M4 (yeah I know, my fault Very Happy ) two up with luggage for a 2 week trip to Ireland last year. The wind was pretty strong, I found I couldn't maintain the speed limit. My helmet was being buffeted about to the point I could only see a blur. Put up with that for a while and then took the next off ramp and continued on B roads.
No sign of any wind at all, and the bends were really good Wink

Take it easy in windy conditions, some of your muscles would be working harder and this can fatigue you quicker, neck muscles in particular.
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Post  Nickmarvy on Fri Feb 01 2013, 10:16

Most definitely not just you.
Not been out on the bike since New Years Day. Taken to hugging myself and rocking gently
as i sob. New (christmas prezzy) go-pro sitting neglected.

Still! The signs are good for tomorrow, cat scratch fever, here we come Very Happy
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Post  ellie on Fri Feb 01 2013, 17:49

We had a cheeky ride out the first weekend in January but they're tucked away under boxes ready to move as we speak.

I tend to get the urge when it's 10 degrees+ lol.


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Post  kwakkat on Sun Feb 03 2013, 11:03

went to work on the bike on friday so the boss could do her shopping & i was changing the front wheel bearing on the cage on sat
you just can,t resist a bit of right wrist
till i went round a roundabout & felt a 2 wheel slide
then thinking what the hell are you doing stay safe guys gal s the summer awaits us
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Post  Snowcat on Sun Feb 03 2013, 19:31

Got out on the blade yesterday and I looooooovvvvvvveeeeeeddddddd it!! Can't believe how much I've missed it and really had a blast. It was a bit cold, damp and icy at 7am when I set off so had to go easy but by midday when I was coming home the sun had dried the roads.

Can't wait for next weekends camping exploits now. Hawes or Nortg Wales, no decision made on where yet!!
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Post  ellie on Sun Feb 03 2013, 21:33

Camping next weekend Steve? Are you bonkers?!!!!

5 star hotel & a cooked brekkie would be better!!
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Post  Snowcat on Sun Feb 03 2013, 21:45

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Camping next weekend Steve? Are you bonkers?!!!!

5 star hotel & a cooked brekkie would be better!!
It's that time of the year Ellie, remember last year, snow, ice, bikes etc.. If I don't do this they won't let me on the good trips, it's the rules.

Plus it's how I got my nickname/user name Wink

Oh and we do at least get the cooked breakfast at Swallow Falls
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Post  Rampers on Mon Feb 04 2013, 09:39

Don't forget the episode you had last year Steve with setting up your bed lol
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