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Post  MevsyD on Sun Aug 04 2013, 19:47

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Well as I am first back having to miss the second rideout I am checking in to say I made it back a little wet after a fairly gruelling ride home. Altogether clocked up a tad over 900 miles in the three days and loved most minutes of it! There are some choice moments as there always is on these things but to be fair to knackerred to start typing them out... I would like to express my sincere thanks to those that organised and attended, fantastic from start to finish. Perhaps someone might have a word with the big man upstairs to sort the weather out next time eh?! Loved the weekend and once again huuuuge thanks.
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Post  Wooster on Tue Aug 06 2013, 19:30

@MrNutt wrote:Looked at a few sites and its £135-£160 for the rear alone, I could of just got a rear but as the front is nearing the end to thought sod it.

Ah yes the i saw the English riders coming tyre shop haha!

Ah, I didn't realise you'd swung for both, £235 is a fair price for the pair, Embarassed 

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Post  ellie on Tue Aug 06 2013, 19:34

@MrNutt wrote:nope! and i wouldnt have even pulled a single wheelie!!

indeedy better safe than sorry.

on a note with tyres, michelin are currently offering £25 cashback on the pilot road and pilot power ranges. according to this dealer. Ends at the end of August I think


I have them on my bike, I have tyre insurance but not needed to use it (yet)!.
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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Aug 06 2013, 22:28

Bet it would've got you home Wink 

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Post  terry lees on Tue Aug 06 2013, 22:39

I don't think DBD will mind but it was about 550 euros or as near as dammit £500 large ones!
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Post  Wooster on Tue Aug 06 2013, 23:38

Riding it home on the rims would probably have been kinder on the plums. Shocked
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Post  terry lees on Wed Aug 07 2013, 09:40

Started to clean the bike this morning, switched on the ignition and noted the trip mileage back home 313.7 and the fuel used 23,8 litres, and thought that seems pretty reasonable =13.18 miles per litre then multiplied it by 4.546 = 59.919mpg Bloody hell that is good. Have I got my sums right? By the way I was riding with Ross, so we weren't hanging around.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Aug 07 2013, 10:00

@terry lees wrote:By the way I was riding with Ross, so we weren't hanging around.

Did you hide his camera???

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Post  MrNutt on Wed Aug 07 2013, 10:02

No but we did hide his dice...
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Aug 07 2013, 10:47

@MevsyD wrote:
Steve, are you going to put any of the videos up at all?

I will do, might take me a little time to get to it though. Might just possibly post up 'clips' and not do what I did with the Alpine Vid.
A couple of problems, the unit seems to have altered some of it's settings. It has the wrong year and turned on its internal microphone, so the sound is not very good - will have to see if I can do anything about it.

Maybe someone closer to the Transit can say if there were flames from it when it blew or if it was the hazard/brake lights coming on. Think the cam caught the moment it let go. We are very lucky it didn't dump oil and diesel on the road when it did expire.


Terry that is exceptional mpg, I got 59 once (first leg leaving home and having the fuel starvation issues on the M1) but averaged 56
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Aug 07 2013, 10:51

I was directly behind the van, no flames from what I saw just loads of smoke and me laughing my ass off.

I am hoping to some some video editing again with Steves vids and mine and collective people's photos, not as long as the Peru one mind!!
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Post  furball on Wed Aug 07 2013, 12:17

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Post  SteveCat on Wed Aug 07 2013, 12:36

@terry lees wrote:59.919mpg Bloody hell that is good. Have I got my sums right?

Yes, it's right - fed the figures into Fuelly and it returned 60mpg
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Post  Wooster on Wed Aug 07 2013, 12:54

Sounds about right for a Cat. Very Happy 
I'll use about 15l every 200mls on a steady cruise (60mpg), but have sometimes only managed 140mls when blasting it (42mpg).


I thought I deleted that.
Right after I posted I wondered if I'd got the amount of fuel left in the tank when the warning light comes on correct, and I hadn't.
I thought there was 4l left in it, but it's only 3l, so I'd be using 16l for 200mls/140mls. (Given I usually fuel up as soon as possible after the light comes on)


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Post  MrNutt on Wed Aug 07 2013, 13:56

I seem destined never to get home!!

jut got a call from the dealer....tyres are all good and fitted....buuuut the front wheel bearings are shot, and they wouldnt feel happy me riding off on it as is... and tbh neither would I, dont want the front to seize up on the motorway.

So now got to pray that they have the bearings in stock when they find out which ones are needed and hopefully they will have them and I can be on my way today. If not I have nooo idea how long it might take for them to get in.


having said all that, glad they found it or I could have been going along on the motorway and the front wheel seize up... not a pleasant way to go!
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Post  terry lees on Wed Aug 07 2013, 14:01

Wooster, Its not a cat its a Honda CBF 1000F!
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Post  Wooster on Wed Aug 07 2013, 14:10

Certainly not.
Lucky you did swing for the changing the front and rear. Smile 

(I'd blame Ross. He has a habit of finding the lumpiest roads in Scotland green smile )
(I should check mine now you come to mention it, I smacked a huge pot hole on the M8 just before Glasgow Airport on the way back.)



I couldn't recall what you were riding Terry. Wink 
For a 1000cc that's bloody excellent mileage.Cool
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Post  ellie on Wed Aug 07 2013, 14:23

Thats excellent mileage for a thou Terry, Ive calculated I get 42.2 from mine lol.
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Aug 07 2013, 15:13

well thank chuff for that, bikes all sorted and i can head back home finally!

just got to entirely empty my wallet now......
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Post  furball on Wed Aug 07 2013, 15:36

Nice one MrNutty, just watch that new rubber for a few miles till they scrub in, have a safe ride home.

Davie..

Don't forget you're photo's and video footage....
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Aug 07 2013, 15:37

cheers davie!

i will be going gingerly me thinks, trying to scrub as much as i can before the motorway!

video might be a bit down the line but photos in the next few days hopefully!
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Post  Krusty on Wed Aug 07 2013, 20:52

Sort of a semi check in from us now we've got net access.  

Rode up with Davey on the Monday, headed for Rogart. Had a mini scare when just about to overtake a coach with Davey marking the other side of he road, a tarpaulin appears out of nowhere and it all goes black. Couldn't get a purchase on it with my left hand and it was all down to Karina's quick action getting the thing off my heed! Could have been interesting.

Spent the past couple of days in the sleeperzzz carriages at Rogart and now at Applecross for the next couple of nights (sunny!) then back home on Friday.

Thanks to the usual suspects for a fantastic weekend ( really missed it last year!) roll on S&T...
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Aug 07 2013, 23:07

Finally a proper check in from me, now home home. after having new tyres and front wheel bearings fitted I was all ready for my 200 mile jaunt down the motorway, 20 mins into said jaunt my speedo dies... pulled up and had a look but not much I could do with it, spoken to stevecat, he reckons somethings not been quite properly put back when the tyres/wheels were done. So tomorrow after work I'll be cracking the tools out!

I think either Scotland didnt like me or England didnt like me leaving...

Thanks again for a great weekend
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Post  Wooster on Thu Aug 08 2013, 00:22

Dealers, eh? Rolling Eyes Very Happy 
Hopefully it's just the cable that's popped out and not a busted worm screw. left thumb up
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Post  Eddie990 on Fri Aug 09 2013, 15:27

Right, believe it or not I've only just got a moment to myself and a reliable interweb connection so checking in!

Big thanks to Ross, Dave and the absent DBD for organising another cracking weekend. Loved it, even in the rain!

Thanks to the chefs & washer-uppers, with an extra special mention to Fi for the puds.

We had a really good ride south until Carlisle, then the bloody heavens opened. Properly!

Apologies for not hanging about to say cheerio to Mr Nutt and Bob, it was pishing doon and I just wanted to get home asap.

So, cheers folks, here's to the next one and I hope to see you at S'n'T in 6 wks time. clink 

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Post  Krusty on Sat Aug 10 2013, 15:41

Check in proper for us, back home after 1600 miles round Scotland over the past week.

Thanks Ross and Dave for all the organising and everyone else for being there - another blast of a BM! See you at S&T if you're there Smile
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Post  Eddie990 on Sat Aug 10 2013, 15:48

How were the Applecross cabins and Sleeperz?

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