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June 18, 2021, 04:20:11 PMReply #150 on

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Well, I can get mine out on the road without problems. However, it won't do much. :D And if you look at my calendar, that is not going to be fixed soon...
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June 19, 2021, 12:23:09 PMReply #151 on

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Hmm, let me think, spending hours in a darkened garage trying to trace a fault on a Ducati, or test riding shiny new bikes in the sunshine?

Shame work has to interfere too.

I'm sure you won't be too far behind me Ghulst  :thumbsup
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Hahahaha, I am actually seriously considering taking it to a specialist to have it done. Just because I like riding shiny bikes much better and this one is getting on my nerves. ;)
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I think Tabitha is almost there. Yes, I know I've said this before but every time I roll her out of the garage, I find something else that needs doing.

I had her out of the garage on Wednesday & while looking at her, realised there were a couple of things making her look a little ... er...scabby.

The footrest hangers are all corroded as is the grab rail. Courtesy of Sin, I have a spare set of footrest hangers, so took them of to the powder coaters to have them done the same colour as the wheels. this is not too far off the frame colour & should look good once they're back & swapped over with the originals.

I didn't think the grab rail would look as good 'frame' coloured, so I've now sprayed it satin black, which pretty much matches up with the seat, those black plastic bits on the side fairings and the cockpit area.

I'm still on target to have her on the road by 27 July, when my Tiger's insurance is due, and the cost is just a little over £2k (£1600 if you exclude general service items like tyres fluids, filters etc.).


I may have mentioned that I find somethign else to do every time I wheel her out of the garage.

Well, it happened again yesterday. the oil pressure warning light didn't light up when I turned the ignition on. It could be the bulb or the sender. I've got tome to investigate though.
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Nah, it wants to get out so badly, that it already had oil pressure. ;)
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Nah, it wants to get out so badly, that it already had oil pressure. ;)

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Your tester might have a panic attack worrying about scratching it  :icon_lol:
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I've found out why the oil pressure light wasn't working. Replaced the bulb with a new one but it didn't work. Just on the off chance the bulb was duff - it came from a pound shop - I had a blue LED bulb so tried that.

There was a faint blue glow. Out comes the multi-meter & the volts to the bulb holder was anything from 11.75v (the same as the neutral bulb holder) down to 3.4v and everywhere in between.

I rigged up a temporary earth & all was well.

I'll sort out a more permanent fix tomorrow.
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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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Just couldn't keep out of the garage...

Insurance for both Tallilah and Tabitha is now sorted & starts on 27th July for the princly sum of £89 for both. I'll book Tabitha in for her first MOT in probably 14 years for the 27th.

Courtesy of Sin_Tiger, I have a spare set of Footrest hangers, so I took them off to the Powdercoaters a few weeks ago. Picked them up yesterday. They nicely finish off the bike & (more luck than judgement) are an almost identical colour match to the frame.

Only one fly in the ointment, I've only managed to fit three of them. The left front one is still the original, scabby one as I've been unable to unbolt the footrest.

Managed to mangle the bolt when trying to undo it, so gave up & refitted the un-powder coated one until I can source a replacement M10 bolt. I'll have to drill out the original, so will leave it until after I have Tabitha on the road.

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 :pimp that finishes the job off nicely  :thumbsup

If I remember correctly, the thread on the footrest pivot bracket is M10x1.25 (fine), If you get stuck give me a shout.
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The end is nigh.

Tabitha is booked in for her MOT at 3.00pm (GMT) on 30th July'

I picked her up on 18th January 2020, that will be 559 days from when I started. I'll tax her from 1st August.

I can only estiimate the number of days she's been off the road, but there's no MOT history on-line and that began in April 2005. However, I found out today that the computer records are only kept for 10 years, I checked the MOT history the day I brought her home so it's safe to assume in January 20, that it's over 4,208 days sitting in a garden.

From what the previous owner said, he parked it up when he bought a Speed Triple & there's a photo of that on his Facebook feed dated 31 May 2008. I also can confirm it's his Speed Triple in the photo as I know the bike & the owner is a family friend, so add another 600 days to that.

That's a loooong time to be sitting around doing nothing.

I'll let you know how the big day goes.
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Oooooh, I'm getting moist  :icon_mrgreen:  :new_popcornsmiley
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My Trophy is ready for an MOT and is booked in tomorrow (30th June).

Rode her for the first time today, a grand total of 1.3 miles around the village so although I managed to pop her into 4th, I never went above 30mph (ish), didn't want to take the pi$$ with no tax or MOT.

Had just stepped off my Tiger 955i after a 190 mile ride too.

What an engine, it may sound like an old diesel when ticking over, but that soon disappears when you wind her up. Can't believe how smooth the gearbox is. there was a small issue when I first fired her up & went to snick her in to 1st, she stalled as if I hadn't pulled the clutch in. Tried again, same issue, so I put her in 1st with the engine off, let the clutch out & rocked her back & forward. there was a clunk & the clutch was free. I'm assuming it's from lack of use as it was fine after that.

I did notice two things, the bars aren't straight when the front wheel is, so I'll need to sort that - an easy job though, loosen the fork clamps, bounce the front up & down a few times then tighten it all up again - should do it.

The other thing is when I rev the engine, it doesn't always drop the revs quickly, I suspect the air mixture screws. They were set to 2 1/2 turns from fully in but it's not right.

Certainly a different beast from the Tiger that's for sure. May take some getting used to.


Edit:  Turns out it's not the front suspension that needed aligning, it's the frame that the nose cone hangs on, it's out by about 25mm. Never noticed before, but there's a bigger gap between the tank & fairing infill panels on the left than there is on the right. There's a small scuff on the right fairing at the top, so my guess is when it was dropped on the right side, pre my ownership, it bent the fairing frame a little. I'll have to straighten it after it's back on the road. As I'm still unemployed following my redundancy, it's not as if I don't have the time.

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 :wings That's a great result, bendy bits aside.
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That was an experience, torrential rain, the roads awash, visibility down to probably around 30m, new tyres, new brake pads and a bike I've only ridden 1.5 miles at less than 30mph in the dry.

Yes, the 8 mile round trip to the MOT station was certainly an adventure.


BUT TALLULAH PASSED

Next up, sort the gear change lever as it's a bit too high, straighten the nose cone frame and try to get the carbs sorted out. It's still ticking over at around 1100rpm and the revs fall far too slowly when I shut the throttle off. Think I'll check the fuel tap vacuum pipe first.
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