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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2017 at 17:11
Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

I took the 850GT out for a spin today.After riding the Bullet for the last month or so the GT felt like a bloody tank.However,after the first few miles I was back into Loop mode.I attended the ILOC first Sunday meeting at Tadmarton near Banbury.When I arrived at the pub there were no bikes to be seen anywhere,they'd all turned up in their cars!!
Anyway,I enjoyed the ride though the roads were a little muddy and greasy.
Not many bikers about today
The best bit is the roads are clear only saw two bikers today and few cars about on open roads .
Back on the Bullet at 6.00 am tomorrow.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2017 at 17:18
That's neat johnno.How did you manage to get your comment into the quote of my post?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2017 at 17:25
Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

That's neat johnno.How did you manage to get your comment into the quote of my post?
no idea ,
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2017 at 22:58
Him not use [ /quote ] [ quote ]

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Originally posted by cyclobutch cyclobutch wrote:

Hand guards and hot grips.


Sounds like could be a good title for a pop song


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 2017 at 10:25
Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:

Him not use [ /quote ] [ quote ]

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Originally posted by cyclobutch cyclobutch wrote:

Hand guards and hot grips.


Sounds like could be a good title for a pop song;

New Boots and Panties

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The bikie types lament after a near miss in greasy conditions no doubt.
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This Saturday, in Colchester, we’re off to Blockheads “concert” (in the loosest possible meaning of the word.).
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Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

This Saturday, in Colchester, we’re off to Blockheads “concert” (in the loosest possible meaning of the word.).


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 2017 at 18:45
No, I’m not that Clevor! As Ian said “there ain’t ‘Alf been some clever b****ds”, but sadly I’m not one of ‘em More like Jacksh*t George!! No, I’m Spartacus!
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Bloody springs!

Just been putting the (newly made by me) choke cables on the V50. As the old ones apart from being knackered didn't have much free play even with the adjusters right down, I made the inners about 5mm longer. Of course this meant there wasn't so much spring tension on the plungers so as I was fiddling about in between the carbs one pinged off and the spring totally disappeared.

Fortunately I had a "near enough" one in my box of old springs. They're cheap enough to buy a new one but I wanted to finish this off.
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Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:

Bloody springs!

Just been putting the (newly made by me) choke cables on the V50. As the old ones apart from being knackered didn't have much free play even with the adjusters right down, I made the inners about 5mm longer. Of course this meant there wasn't so much spring tension on the plungers so as I was fiddling about in between the carbs one pinged off and the spring totally disappeared.

Fortunately I had a "near enough" one in my box of old springs. They're cheap enough to buy a new one but I wanted to finish this off.

Did you say 'oh bother' perchance?
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Something like that.

I know it will reappear shortly.....
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I finally got my huge air filters for the Sport.  Then I had to modify one to make it fit on the left cylinder without thinking that shortening the filter neck would affect the balance.  Ah well, another one on order and I'll get it fitted now I know a technique.

I bought some K27 needles to replace the K18s and try them out.  Went to fit them today to find... someone had already fitted K27s.  Swapping to some K19s I bought didn't really give any results so I'm going to throw it at a dyno.  Retrotune (Cold Meece, Staffordshire) specialises in classics and has a particular fancy for Guzzis.  He did a great job on the Griso and has all the gear ready to go.

These things are comically huge but I'm told the bigger the better...!

Current: Griso 1100, Sport 1100, Zontes Panther 125.
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That looks a good 'un.
The right hand mirror looks huge is that a replacement? The standard ones have a tendency to move with the vibes and mine are a right royal pain in the arse .
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Im well interested to hear how you get on with the dyno
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