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A picture a day....biker banter

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Biker's Nemesis

30,977 posts

116 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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3DP said:
Just realised who you are! hehe

Nice bit of height despite having a big old lump on its back.

Fats25

5,977 posts

137 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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3DP said:
Was this on Enduro Kent today?

Biker's Nemesis

30,977 posts

116 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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My physiotherapy (fixing the bike) is coming along nicely despite looking like R2-D2 in my computer chair.

Wheels are away getting plastic coated.
KAIS rear shock is out ready to be replaced by a brand new standard one.
Panels are all de-stickered ready to go off for painting.

The only panels that have been off the bike since it was new are the belly pan and seat unit. Once the side panels and headlight cowl were taken off I was shocked at how plain dirty it is. I've spent most of the day cleaning all the stuff you can't see.

I've also found a couple of broken plastic brackets that need replacing so it's off to see my local dealer for them plus the small engine cover and bar end weight.

I have the cat and link pipe to look forward to cleaning over the next few days plus soaking the chain in paraffin.



Andy XRV

3,106 posts

88 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Thanks to Fats25 for organising an absolutely top weekend in Spain. My mate Pete's is a bit battered but the rest of us managed to keep it upright. As Fats is far better at writing reports than me i'll leave that with him. Fats might also be arranging a once in a lifetime charity ride......watch this space...;)


Fats25

5,977 posts

137 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Too tired for writing reports at the moment - but was a top weekend.

Lots of videos to edit - I did not quite get a 100% record for keeping it upright, I managed to do my standard loop at one point, and all caught on video - will get them edited as quick as I can with a full report.










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LiamB

7,096 posts

51 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Bloody hell.


I hope KTM payed you for that!

spareparts

5,812 posts

135 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Had a morning blast to clear the cobwebs and found a suitable place for a brief rest smile


mrdelmonti

1,399 posts

89 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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The mighty mopeds of team ballbag taking a short break.



Had another really good time this year despite being the only one in the team to crash. The organisers are looking to get 60 teams next year and laying out a bigger track, I imagine it'll be absolute mayhem!

3DP

9,337 posts

142 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Biker's Nemesis said:
3DP said:
Just realised who you are! hehe

Nice bit of height despite having a big old lump on its back.
It's the armour and the wind billowing the top - honest smile

@Fats25 - That was the 2nd Sept one we did Chris. A 70 hour week at work precluded any bikey stuff frown

3DP

9,337 posts

142 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Fats25 said:
Too tired for writing reports at the moment - but was a top weekend.

Lots of videos to edit - I did not quite get a 100% record for keeping it upright, I managed to do my standard loop at one point, and all caught on video - will get them edited as quick as I can with a full report.







Looks awesome - glad everyone is back ok. Were the bikes they lent you in a good state of repair?

moanthebairns

14,951 posts

106 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I went my first group ride at the weekend and managed to get everyone lost.



more than once!

3DP

9,337 posts

142 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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mrdelmonti said:
The mighty mopeds of team ballbag taking a short break.



Had another really good time this year despite being the only one in the team to crash. The organisers are looking to get 60 teams next year and laying out a bigger track, I imagine it'll be absolute mayhem!
Was this one of the Moped Mayhem races??

Fleegle

15,528 posts

84 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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moanthebairns said:
I went my first group ride at the weekend and managed to get everyone lost.



more than once!
What is that 'thing' at the front?

Fleegle

15,528 posts

84 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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3DP said:
mrdelmonti said:
The mighty mopeds of team ballbag taking a short break.



Had another really good time this year despite being the only one in the team to crash. The organisers are looking to get 60 teams next year and laying out a bigger track, I imagine it'll be absolute mayhem!
Was this one of the Moped Mayhem races??
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? scratchchin

mrdelmonti

1,399 posts

89 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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3DP said:
mrdelmonti said:
The mighty mopeds of team ballbag taking a short break.



Had another really good time this year despite being the only one in the team to crash. The organisers are looking to get 60 teams next year and laying out a bigger track, I imagine it'll be absolute mayhem!
Was this one of the Moped Mayhem races??
No it was an RAF organised "non race" event, raising money for the RAF benevolent fund. This one was at RAF Odiham.

Anyone can enter a team if you're interested.

moanthebairns

14,951 posts

106 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Fleegle said:
moanthebairns said:
I went my first group ride at the weekend and managed to get everyone lost.



more than once!
What is that 'thing' at the front?
A can am spyder

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorbikes/935...

ive never seen something turn so many heads, and its fairly nippy as well. its one of the strangest things on earth to follow, I kept on getting target fixation sat behind it and fked up a fair few corners just by wondering how the hell do you ride that, oh st its a corner yikes leeeeeeeeeeeeean

3DP

9,337 posts

142 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Fleegle said:
3DP said:
mrdelmonti said:
The mighty mopeds of team ballbag taking a short break.



Had another really good time this year despite being the only one in the team to crash. The organisers are looking to get 60 teams next year and laying out a bigger track, I imagine it'll be absolute mayhem!
Was this one of the Moped Mayhem races??
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? scratchchin
Me, Rob and Chris talked about doing one on a C90 a couple of years ago (RAF Wittering one). The rules at that one, were twist and go 50cc 2 stroke or 90cc semi auto 4 stroke, I believe - essentially, scooters and C90s.

Would still be up for one smile

http://www.c90club.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=...


mrdelmonti

1,399 posts

89 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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3DP said:
Me, Rob and Chris talked about doing one on a C90 a couple of years ago (RAF Wittering one). The rules at that one, were twist and go 50cc 2 stroke or 90cc semi auto 4 stroke, I believe - essentially, scooters and C90s.

Would still be up for one smile

http://www.c90club.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=...
Rules for this are pretty much the same. 50cc 2 strokes or 90cc 4 stroke, they can be manual auto whatever but no pitbikes or mini-bikes, and they must be in a road worthy condition.

There's normally one at RAF Benson as well and we're looking to take part in a few more.

Teams are made up of 4 people.

It was a real good laugh, no one takes it seriously and laps/times aren't counted it's just a bit of an excuse to knock handlebars and have a bit of fun.

Should have a few more photos soon.

stussyman

90 posts

71 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Took the last minute decision on Friday night to head through to North Berwick (from Glasgow) for a few pints with the boys (one of the lads has a family holiday home through there). Cold and dark ride through but woke up early Saturday morning to a stunning day so back out for a blat around the area.



On Sunday decided to give the bike a wash and a dose of AC-50 in prep for the winter:






cwis

740 posts

87 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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<Haynes> Simply.... </Haynes>



Albion gearbox normally fitted to Royal Enfield Bullets, amongst others. This one is cleaned up and ready to go back together. I thought I'd strip it while I waited for my engine bits to arrive...
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