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Eventually received some nice new shiny downpipes for my B750 (ordered last year to replace cracked originals) and fitted them a week ago . Not wanting them to stay nice and shiny I gave the bike a long tour of Wicklow on the day . This weekend I finished off the job with added salt when I visited the "Bike Festival" In the Eikon centre Northern Ireland near Lisburn .  https://www.eikonexhibitioncentre.co.uk/organisers/explore-the-eikon
    220mile round trip with the dash temp read out flashing constantly( low temp) on the trip there, 35 to 37 deg F Cry.  
Wandered around  , thawed out  , sat on lots of nice new shiny bikes , gasped at some of the prices...  Unusually,  I didn't meet anyone I knew there other than an exhibiting  local (to me) dealer.  
I hadn't been to this show in a few years and while it's not my favourite venue  it was packed with bikes and visitors. Maybe things are looking good for two wheels ?


Edited by nab301 - 11 Feb 2019 at 22:19
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Took it for a little ride to try out my newly installed heated grips and handguards, toasty warm until my heated jacket connector came out of the socket so I pulled in to plug it back in. A bit fiddly for some reason so I got off and knelt down to get it lined up, all good so far,,,,,,when I tried to stand up again I felt a strange "twang" behind my knee and that was my ligament stretching and an excruciating pain with it. Rode home with leg hanging limp, only 3 miles, doing 50 pence right handers because otherwise my boot was hitting the ground, must've looked a bloody sight!
Three hours later after hospital visit I'm now laid up for 3~6 weeks for it to heal!!! Weather looks set for some nice days too so a double bummer. to boot.

Oh the joys of getting old and unfit eh?Embarrassed

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Originally posted by Scousus maximus Scousus maximus wrote:

Took it for a little ride to try out my newly installed heated grips and handguards, toasty warm until my heated jacket connector came out of the socket so I pulled in to plug it back in. A bit fiddly for some reason so I got off and knelt down to get it lined up, all good so far,,,,,,when I tried to stand up again I felt a strange "twang" behind my knee and that was my ligament stretching and an excruciating pain with it. Rode home with leg hanging limp, only 3 miles, doing 50 pence right handers because otherwise my boot was hitting the ground, must've looked a bloody sight!
Three hours later after hospital visit I'm now laid up for 3~6 weeks for it to heal!!! Weather looks set for some nice days too so a double bummer. to boot.

Oh the joys of getting old and unfit eh?Embarrassed

Regards,

John

  get well soon John , once you have rode with heated grips there is no going back to the old wayThumbs Up
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Originally posted by Scousus maximus Scousus maximus wrote:

Took it for a little ride to try out my newly installed heated grips and handguards, toasty warm until my heated jacket connector came out of the socket so I pulled in to plug it back in. A bit fiddly for some reason so I got off and knelt down to get it lined up, all good so far,,,,,,when I tried to stand up again I felt a strange "twang" behind my knee and that was my ligament stretching and an excruciating pain with it. Rode home with leg hanging limp, only 3 miles, doing 50 pence right handers because otherwise my boot was hitting the ground, must've looked a bloody sight!
Three hours later after hospital visit I'm now laid up for 3~6 weeks for it to heal!!! Weather looks set for some nice days too so a double bummer. to boot.

Oh the joys of getting old and unfit eh?Embarrassed

Regards,

John



Once did the same thing while refitting a wing mirror, when I came to stand up from the kneeling position I couldn`t move my left knee and the subsequent pain made my eyes water. Mine ended up needing keyhole surgery and I wasn`t even that old then, mid twenties I think, so you have my sympathy with regard to the pain. Even now it makes me wince just remembering it

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It's important to keep yourself as fit and supple as you can when you lose that flush of youth.

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Zigolo engine completed and fitted into frame. Should be finished by spring,

Fitted new windscreen to Nevada. Out for a ride tomorrow test it out. Wanting a bit of comfort nowadays.


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Successful MOT awarded to my Superalce today. Hooray! I have a brilliant tester near me ,very understanding.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BondEquipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 21:11
Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

Successful MOT awarded to my Superalce today. Hooray! I have a brilliant tester near me ,very understanding.

Would that be the infamous Brendan or is he a bit far South for you.  

I have a 'sympathetic' tester near me. I swear my MOTs are as much an oral as a practical exam.  He likes a chat and to take the piss.  The bike is incidental!
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Spring's arrived down by the Severn!  Lovely day to fire up the Falcone.  Please note Phil's (Saultrader) narrowboat on the canal.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote saultrader Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 2019 at 12:40
Sorry I missed you Derek, we could have had a "shootout" twixt Falcone and Panther! I left shortly before you arrived and returned just after you left. It's not my boat, it's Simon's who works for me and who was very taken with your bike yesterday. I'm afraid that my sailing fetishes are purely saltwater.
I may fire up the Falcone tomorrow, I expect you may hear from me.
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Hey Derek, Where did you get the mirror?
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The mirror's pretty crap Chris, but it's the best I could find.  Just an ebay job with a bit of extra bending in the vice...

Phil, I was quite taken with your latest project "Resurrection".  I'm not an authority on river barges, but I reckon it'll take more than a miracle to Resurrect that!

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Looks like you've had a visit from Darth Vader!
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Originally posted by David_M David_M wrote:

Looks like you've had a visit from Darth Vader!
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