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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    Welcome. Reading it made me hate my rat-race life even more...!

    It's interesting that you find that to be the case. I have noticed a trend of fewer riders going to the effort of acknowledging each other these days, which is a shame. It's always a nod in my neck of the woods, but a few wave and you can tell the riders from the continent when they stick a leg out

    I try not to examine too closely the likelyhood of another rider ignoring my nod based on what they're riding, but I can't help but notice that it does seem that adventure bike riders seem less likely to nod/wave than most, GS riders in particular. No offence to any potential BMW owners present, but in my experience it just seems a "you're not in the club" kinda thing. Not all of them of course, but seemingly a higher percentage than the average.

    Interestingly, cruiser/chopper/Harley riders always seem happy to acknowledge me, regardless of the fact that all I've ever ridden have been Japanese bikes (in fact - all I've ever owned have been Hondas!). Puts the whole "cruiser-riders hate sports-bike riders" thing in perspective, but perhaps that's just an american stereotype. Any of you guys from the states find that to be the case?

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    A taste of my day's non-ride, courtesy of the below...

    putting my front wheel back on after fitting the Avon storm ultra 2 (back went on a couple of days ago). Gotta love fresh boots, and the resulting lovely crisp, smooth turn in. Except when you're bolting the brake caliper back on and the bolts stretch

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    Before you ask - yep, I was using a torque wrench, 31Nm. I can only assume that the last person to bolt the caliper on was not...

    Doesn't fill me with confidence as to the previous owner's mechanical treatment of the bike, or the stress placed on those bolts when I was breaking from high speed. Anyone else experienced this? Stretchy bolts is a new one for me. I've witnessed sheared ones and stripped threads (thank gawd, the threads on my caliper seem ok), but these are a first.

    Fortunately, I can borrow the mounting bolts from my VFR800 while I wait for the replacements to show up (currently repairing after a knock-over before it's MOT'd and sold, so it's not on the road) as it seems to be the same bolt. The same caliper and linked braking system in fact.




    Edit: On the subject, anyone interested in a very fine 2000 Black VFR800Fi, about 34k mls?

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    TWU, you're right it is usually GS riders, but interestedly Harley guys do tend to wave/nod.
    Have done the same as you a couple of times ie robbing my VFRs for stuff, mainly wheel bearing spacers, twice! Just removed my back wheel ready for a new tyre and MADE sure i put them on the axle complete with the nut.
    I used to just tighten bolts as in that's tight enough, but bought a digital torque wrench last year and now religiously stick to manufacturers specs.
    A black VFR? not many around. Going to sell my yellow VFR but keep the red one. Too many good memories plus i've spent a lot on her upgrading.

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    Quote Originally Posted by ThisWayUp View Post
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    Anyone else experienced this?
    Trying not to divert this thread, yes https://www.cbrxx.com/suspension-tire...ety-issue.html
    Full of Hot air? Intercool yourself............ you know it makes sense

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post
    Trying not to divert this thread, yes https://www.cbrxx.com/suspension-tire...ety-issue.html
    Mmmm interesting read. Think i will order a set, just in case. Not exactly going to brake? the bank.

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post
    Trying not to divert this thread, yes https://www.cbrxx.com/suspension-tire...ety-issue.html


    Sorry, guilty as charged! Thanks for the pointer, useful stuff.

    Back on topic, today's ride!

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    And as a bonus offering, a sexy pair of legs



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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    A couple days late.
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    Down from Rocky for the GP then GOR (glad i done it..but slow)
    Made it to Port Pirie for mums lamb roast.
    Now to get back home!

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    Another fun day at lakeside raceway queensland australia. Glad I put the 6mm shim in its made a huge difference to the handling.PA220017.JPG
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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    Whats mikey doing in oz? He's taking it seriously......... tyre warmers!

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    GP Weekend comes to an end. Rode with demac to Benalla where we had beers and burgers at the Royal. demac continued north while I headed back to Melbourne.



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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    A decidedly autumnal Sunday, but dry and not too cold so what to do?

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    I just rode 320 miles from Norfolk back to exmoor and forgot to take any pictures, even took the camera so I could add to this thread

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    Doh!!!
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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    It's the thought that counts

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    Re: Let's see it! A picture of your day's ride...

    Quote Originally Posted by woodwizard View Post
    I just rode 320 miles from Norfolk back to exmoor and forgot to take any pictures, even took the camera so I could add to this thread
    Haha! I guess it was too good a ride to be thinking of such things...

    Never mind, you've got some good roads on your local patch - plenty of time to thrill us with pics of the perfect riding weather that British winters always bring us!


 
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