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Post  sir digby on Mon Apr 28 2014, 16:10

Suns out in yorkshire Scarborough here I come
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Post  greencat on Tue Apr 29 2014, 08:33

Was the same in Lincolnshire yesterday evening - now foggy!
Several bikes out as I drove home later than usual; work is such a pain in the ass! Steam Ears So didn't get out.  grumpy 

How was Scarborough?

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Post  sir digby on Tue Apr 29 2014, 08:59

Had my best run out on the beast yet did Fridaythorpe/brid/Scarborough/thirsk/Helmsley/york I even got a bit of a shufty on the last bit to york rather than my usual old lady pace and I have to say I was slightly nervous about the jump to a R1 but it is far more capable on the road than my skill level will ever get too what a machine it is.
Iam starting to think ill never get my dream vfr800 now ive spoilt myself with this but anyways looks like bloody work is going to get in the way for the rest of the week for me now roll on Saturday
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Post  greencat on Tue Apr 29 2014, 10:16

Now that sounds like a nice run! Not jealous - much!

Good to hear you're getting to grips with the R1. I think the opportunity for more practice is all most of us need/want  green smile 
You should head down to Goole sometime and do the Crowle road, then it's not that far to the Lincolnshire Wolds.
If you want to meet up sometime let me know (work permitting confused_2).

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Post  sir digby on Tue Apr 29 2014, 11:12

Sounds good chris have to have a bimble round your neck of the woods one weekend before tol which I want to come on this year anyway ill pm you some dates once ive checked the diary but off on me hols on the 27th.
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Post  YZFJohn on Tue Apr 29 2014, 15:43

Mine seems to be going through a period of teaching me how to do maintenance more than riding.  Steam Ears 

On the brightside - look at what i've learnt in Nearly 3Yrs and 39,000miles of biking - Wow, it's been that long already.  Don\'t Panic
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Post  sir digby on Tue Apr 29 2014, 20:43

Jesus john thats some mileage pal good on yea wish I had done that.just sneaked out for another cheeky bimble tonight went up to harrogate to take advantage of these tour de France roads nice fresh tarmac I must say and only afew 70 year olds in lycra thinking its for them but the R1 soon put them back to side of the road.
hows the newish ride anyway I hear lady luck is saving her charms for u this summer.
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Post  YZFJohn on Tue Apr 29 2014, 20:56

Glad ur getting on well with the R1,  wish I could afford a Newer bike.

The Kwikasfookie is now in a Load of Fookin Bitsie.  Carbs are playing up so they have been removed and dropping them off to be sorted tomorrow. Likely to be a perished 'I' ring or diaphragm but I have enough bits and can't cope with anymore so let the specialists do it.

I'll get there with her but missing a lot of ride time.
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Post  sir digby on Tue Apr 29 2014, 21:10

Ill need another 3 years of breakdowns for me to catch u up on the miles matey. Scrimped and saved for 2 years to get the money together (starting a business in a recession didnt help)but after getting so pissed off not finding the right vfr800 had a moment of madness and just bought it out right but in a way glad I did in another way hope I haven't spoilt myself with such a powerful bike because had a vfr as a hire bike and it felt like a big step backwards.
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Post  YZFJohn on Tue Apr 29 2014, 21:12

Have a VFR when u get old and enjoy the R1 while u have ur youth. Lol
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Post  sir digby on Wed Apr 30 2014, 09:47

Hope u get the bike sorted out soon john.
hopefully I will be able to get out later today again got a 2 month contract starting thursday so iam going to be limited for cheeky afternoon bimbles for abit booooooooo.
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Post  YZFJohn on Wed Apr 30 2014, 10:06

@sir digby wrote:Hope u get the bike sorted out soon john.
hopefully I will be able to get out later today again got a 2 month contract starting thursday so iam going to be limited for cheeky afternoon bimbles for abit booooooooo.

Glad the business is rolling in for you. Know a few people gone self employed and they reckon if they hadn't they could have ended up on the dole. When things are not good with the economy a lot of people/ companies look to the smaller businesses for their needs to keep costs down so I think you did right.  left thumb up 

The Performance guys have had a look at the carbs and they are Fooked - worn out which what is causing my issues. So had a look on eBay and theres a set from a bike with 8400miles for £100 notes all in so looks like I will be buying. Shame they are up in Perth, Scotland otherwise I would have gone pick them up so I could have a ride this weekend. May go Fishing instead.

If I can last out 2yrs all should come good for me financially, the bike isn't helping but just don't have funds to go out and buy another one, but at the end of the day I am learning a lot mechanically and it stops me sitting in front of the telly or spending my loot on beer.
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Post  greencat on Wed Apr 30 2014, 11:03

Hi Mark,
Yes, send over some dates when you get the chance and we'll see if we can arrange a meet. Happy to show you some of Lincolnshire; equally happy to head up to E/N Yorks.
I doubt you've spoilt yourself, but I also doubt you'll want to swap the R1 for a VFR for a while! Make this season a 'getting to know you better' season and just enjoy the ride  Very Happy 
Hope work isn't too demanding and you manage to put some miles in.
Same sentiment for you John. Hope you get the bike sorted soon and we catch up later on.
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Post  YZFJohn on Wed Apr 30 2014, 11:34

@greencat wrote:Hi Mark,
Yes, send over some dates when you get the chance and we'll see if we can arrange a meet. Happy to show you some of Lincolnshire; equally happy to head up  to E/N Yorks.
I doubt you've spoilt yourself, but I also doubt you'll want to swap the R1 for a VFR for a while! Make this season a 'getting to know you better' season and just enjoy the ride  Very Happy 
Hope work isn't too demanding and you manage to put some miles in.
Same sentiment for you John. Hope you get the bike sorted soon and we catch up later on.
Cheers,
Chris

Cheers Chris,
replacement carbs ordered on express delivery so hopefully will now have her back together this weekend. If you don't mind a third tagging along keep me in on the loop with dates and I'll try and make it as well.
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Post  sir digby on Wed Apr 30 2014, 21:11

sounds good to me chaps just need to get my teeth into this big job for afew weeks then ill know but I did forget its a bank holiday this weekend so ive got a choice (if the boss lets me) go to the car and bike show at ripon race course on sunday or out for a blast with a few mates around the buttertubs pass on monday
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