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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

It was a bit of a strange day today. I started off from home in gloroius sunshine and hardly a cloud in the sky, and little traffic I was marvelling about this all they way to Bordon, with the visor open. I thought I felt a splash of water. It must be from the trees. […]

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The first good ride of the Autumn/Winter

It finally stopped raining this afternoon, and the roads had begun to dry out. It was promising to be a more enjoyable ride home. I left work and it was cloudy, but it was a nice crisp evening. The grips where on heat factor 2, just enough to add a glow to my palms. As […]

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The commute

The commute is from Waterlooville to Farnham, just under 30 miles, and then back again. About 50% of it is dual carriageway, along the A3, that has a great big roundabout with a sandpaper surface 🙂 The rest is an A road up through Bordon. I guess the main problem with it is that it […]

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What to do with a hangover?

Option one was to slob on the couch all day re-hydrating, and watching all the pre-ordered DVD’s. The first of which had to be “Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure”, that my daughter has been waiting all week to watch. Option two was to strip the carb down and see what is going on. So, the […]

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The Ongoing Fuel Issue – Part 2

I did remove the inline fuel filter to no avail. As an aside, how can Halfords get away with charging £5 for 1 meter of fuel line? Other than mugs like me buy it 😛 Further tests today have concluded that the maximum speed before the engine starts coughing is 60mph. At 65mph there is […]

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The Sporty

Every one has to have a bike for “Tarting” around on.  It has all the bling and does not go out in the rain. Hell, there are 3 other bikes for getting dirty. This is the first bike I brought in the UK and it is really good fun. I soon learnt that the best […]

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The TDM

The bike that gets all the miles on it is the Yamaha TDM 850. 1484It is my “commuter”, clocking up 58 miles per day, going between Portsmouth and Farnham. The TDM is often referred to as the “Tedium” by many people. Tis true that it is not the most exciting ride, but then it is […]

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Go fast : Run out of petrol

Mmmmmm, I have found a new feature on the XT. I can only keep it at 70mph for about 1/2 a mile.  It then seems that the carb resevoir runs dry. So, I have to slow down again and let it fill. Initial investigations have shown that the float level seems to be correct.  The […]

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The DX

Many people know I have a few bikes in the garage, well 4 to be precise. One of the favourites is my Harley Davidson – Night Rod Special (VRSCDX) It is a real beast and never fails to put a smile on my face, even after having riden it for 3 years. Unlike many Harleys, […]

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The XT is MOT’d

The TX now has an MOT and tax on it.  It had been SORN’d for the last two years. There were no problems with the MOT, just a warning on the brake pedel being a bit loose, and the clutch lever was bent. I have also checked all the tolerences on the tappets, spark plugs […]

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