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    Posted: 15 Oct 2018 at 20:32
only fools went this time
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

Mablethrope beach races cancelled but 4 of us went  . . .

I went in early March. Wind was bitter. Good old school vibe to the place. Viewing area seemlessly becomes the paddock and the track! Peter Hickman was there wandering about too. Was funny seeing him a month later at Le Mans - a bit different weather.
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Mablethrope beach races cancelled but 4 of us went the weather was bad and at times the wind was strong enough to move the bike from white line to edge of road but me xpa 750 was ace compared to 1250bandit, thunderace, and latest African twin . That new v85 as got to be brill to beat a ntx /xpa 750
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Rode Norf to Saaath Landan this morning so that theone&onlymin could parlez with the oneandonly over a tasty Camel  ( fag/cigarette ! ). He took the Stelvio QV out for a blast and when he got back said  "they all sound like that sir". And with that good news it was back to Norf Landan so it was.
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MOT for the V50.
Sailed through.
Luv it!
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See you there unless you want to join up ?
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It was sheep for me Chris, but yes I know what you mean about the sun this time of year. Better out than in though Wink
 I'm hoping to get to Mablethorpe for the beach racing on Sunday, can't decide whether I want a nice sunny day (but in your eyes both ways) or a cloudy day...
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Today and yesterday I was out and about, mainly on the Suzuki. Yesterday really mild in Shropshire but crikey, the sun was low. Made it difficult at times to spot the suicidal pheasants that seem to be meandering about in the middle of the road in hoardes around here. Is just Shropshire or are they cluttering up the place waiting to be shot or run over everywhere?
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What a day for a run. I was cursing the whole day that I hadn't seen it coming and booked the day off!
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Absolutely mega day in the peak district yesterday, Nottingham to Gutsibits and back on some lovely twisty & hilly roads. Scenery was amazing in the sunshine, perfect biking weather!
PS. Excellent service from Gutisbits as usual, new silencer bought to fix my rattly innards Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by jpc jpc wrote:

...Take that relay, it's a pretty sturdy design compared to what you'll find in today's sealed plastic thingies...


You're not wrong. I'm eyeing up the epoxy resin and a couple of strips cut from a 'tupperware' box.

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Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

Originally posted by jpc jpc wrote:

Can't imagine what sort of abuse was visited on the one shown before, it looks like a horse stomped on it.


No abuse on my part, sir. It appears that the resin ? on mine has rotted and finger pressure alone, in removing it from position, resulted in the damage shown. And I don't have engineer's fingers, I assure you.

Apologies, I didn't mean to imply YOU were ham-fisted, these old parts often went through multiple owners.

Call it a sentimental streak, I feel I have to defend Guzzi's technology of the period, the "crap" reputation foisted on it is not deserved. Take that relay, it's a pretty sturdy design compared to what you'll find in today's sealed plastic thingies  Unhappy  Will they last half as long ?
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Originally posted by jpc jpc wrote:

Can't imagine what sort of abuse was visited on the one shown before, it looks like a horse stomped on it.


No abuse on my part, sir. It appears that the resin ? on mine has rotted and finger pressure alone, in removing it from position, resulted in the damage shown. And I don't have engineer's fingers, I assure you.
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Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:

I'd forgotten how awful the original relays are/were.

Yes 87 and 87a.



I had starting trouble a while ago, suspected the 39 year-old relay, had a look at it.

It was fine, it's built like a tank.  Can't imagine what sort of abuse was visited on the one shown before, it looks like a horse stomped on it.

The starting trouble was the 1 year-old battery, awfully dead.


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FinePix XP120
This is what I was originally thinking of.
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