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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

The Summer has gone

We have had some great days of sunny commuting, but one this is certain. The Summer has gone. The ride home has gradually been getting darker. I have not had to wear shades for over a week now. A couple of days ago I left home with a fantastic frost and the thermometer showing -1 […]

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What happened to the pigeons?

I have not seen the pigeon(s), at work, for some time. What I have seen is a Magpie. Do Magpies chase off pigeons? I have also started wondering if it is a mutant Magpie. You see, at the same time a Wagtail has started flying around the place. Have you ever noticed that with the […]

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I never thought I would say this…

Since sorting the front callipers, heated grips, and getting a nice big screen I am really loving the ST. There, I have said it. Does this mean I am now a member of the “pipe and slippers” brigade? Nope, because I am still having fun commuting, and still playing with other bikers en route. At […]

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Six hours to install heated grips

Tomorrow I am due to get a MRA Vario Maxi screen, which will get rid of the terrible turbulence. So, today’s job was to replace the heated grips, as the oem ones had given up the ghost. The choice was the Oxford Hot Grips, a mere £45 from J&S All in all it should not […]

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The first week on the ST

I have to admit I was apprehensive about having brought the ST. It is a big bike and I was not sure it was right for my commuting. How wrong could I be. It is fantastic, and perfect for the job in hand. This week was the first 350 miles and I am looking forward […]

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I now have a Pan

I have always had a hankering for a sports tourer, and took the decision to buy one as my new commuter, to take me through this winter and onwards. I picked this one up off ebay, in need of a lot of rlc. On the positive side, I reckon that I could make back any […]

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Harley Davidson dealers (cont.)

I took the swing arm off today in preparation for installing the new parts when they arrive. I soon found that the problem was no in wear of the bush. The pivot bar was moving left/right, as opposed to up/down. A quick stock check of the components, and it would seem that the locking ring, […]

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Harley Davidson dealers

When you buy a Harley you know about all the jokes and the bandied about reputation. You still go out and spend a sizeable wedge of money on buying one. I love my Night Rod Special. It is really addictive and rides like a “proper” bike. In fact, most Harley riders refuse to talk to […]

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