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March 19, 2014, 02:27:13 PMReply #300 on

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March 23, 2014, 09:39:13 PMReply #301 on

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At last, took Stanley out for his shakedown ride today. -6 this morning with fresh snow off the road... but what the hey! So the tube to tubeless conversion seems to be working, the Scottoiler is oiling, and according to the newly fitted charging system monitor LED the charging system is up to snuff. Initial impressions: even though the po put stiffer springs in the front he still boings about on hard braking. The brakes are not stellar, but after all they do have a lot of mass to haul to a halt. I like riding with the front of my feet on the pegs so will have to get used to the fact the pillion peg support bracket is quite close. The gearbox is the smoothest I've used in many a year. Power is definitely more 'exciting' than my Thruxton was. The po re-jetted and made the exhausts louder; I like the rorty sound but am not from the "loud pipes save lives" school of thought.

Anyhoo, here he is
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Nice

Thanks. I think that this is going to be a long and fruitful relationship.
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I used to have long hair, took acid and went to hip joints. Now I long for hair, take antacid and need a new hip joint

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Tiger country. A ride out after balancing carbs.
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April 01, 2014, 06:47:54 PMReply #307 on

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More pics from hereabouts

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I am NOT jealous, No definitely NOT jealous.

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I used to have long hair, took acid and went to hip joints. Now I long for hair, take antacid and need a new hip joint

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Well I've managed to get both through an MOT, the 95 with an advisory on the rear tyre only and the the 96 with no advisories but a slightly sticky front caliper (just needs a registration number now - please DVLA  :notworthy).

I'd forgotten just how good these machines are with a decent set of carbs, gave me a couple of  :bug_eye moments when I was less than gentle with the throttle.

But for the moment it's back to sleep for a couple of months while I try to survive darkest West Africa  :icon_scratch:
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Pair of tigers, lots of caspian blue, 4x4s... very similar scene on my drive!

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Pair of tigers, lots of caspian blue, 4x4s... very similar scene on my drive!

Hope your 4x4's are more mobile than mine, getting neglected in favour of the Steamer  :icon_redface:
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Since I got the 4x4 I have practically had to be dragged out of it. I love it. £1000 shogun has completely displaced my very expensive BMW...the beemer is more or less ornamental now. Only problem is that it takes up so much of the drive it hard to get the bike out... :bug_eye

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Now that is what you call a Klaxon  :icon_eek: I think you can figure out his priorities, don't stop for anything  :icon_lol:

I can see Rybes getting the hots for this  :icon_wink:

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Well I've managed to get both through an MOT, the 95 with an advisory on the rear tyre only and the the 96 with no advisories but a slightly sticky front caliper (just needs a registration number now - please DVLA  :notworthy).

I'd forgotten just how good these machines are with a decent set of carbs, gave me a couple of  :bug_eye moments when I was less than gentle with the throttle.

But for the moment it's back to sleep for a couple of months while I try to survive darkest West Africa  :icon_scratch:
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