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  1. 2 points
    So I'm off to see my Mum down in Portsmouth, about 150 odd miles so takes me about 2+ hours to get there from home, I leave the house and not more than 1/2 a mile from home this bloody woman who is following her friend home from dropping off the kids at school apparently and does not want to loose her turns right across in front of me, big black line from the rear wheel down the road and I'm jammed inside the front wheel arch, this while she explains the story of how we arrived at this moment. I am still trying to hold the bike upright while she goes on about this, if you didn't laugh you would not credit it..! NO "sorry mate my fault" just an explanation of how I have made her loose sight of her "NEW" friend. I'm on my way home and I arrive at a set of traffic lights to find a broken down truck blocking the outside lane, + police car helping to direct traffic from the cake shop on the corner? I stay in the right outer lane and squeeze past the truck and the traffic on the near side which has all had to pull over to the left lane to get by, I leave the lights and find a Merc trying to use me an ornament on his bonnet cos apparently I didn't have any right to use "HIS" side of the road when he had to pull over like everyone else, really you couldn't make this shit up could you? I'm now on the A34 just passed Newbury and on the home stretch to the M4 when this young woman who I am overtaking just pulls over into my lane, I'm on the edge of the barriers with the horn blaring plus shouting where the fuck do you think I'm supposed to go when she just keeps going I have nowhere to go car behind car in front and this tit trying to squeeze muggings here into a crash barrier. Apparently I'm supposed to vanish into thin air when she decides it's ok to merge with other traffic. Is it just me or are people just getting worse? I really don't remember when it was as bad as this and it's always the bikers fault..! Fuck it... Had my moan, feel better now..!
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    Standard of driving is woefull,,,,,see it every day, they dont look at junctions, txting , & fone glued to thier ears,,,,
  4. 2 points
    Cheer up mate at least you’re still in one peice 🤠 what doesn’t kill yer makes you stronger
  5. 1 point
    That would be incredibly kind. I’d be up for that (dates depending) and I’d happily camp to free up rooms for others. I’ll even have room on my bike for a few beers to share [emoji41]
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    Sounds good to me [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Im open to hosting an 2019 meet at Chez pilninggas (or as I call it the Shite-house). I'm in Monmouthshire. I have a few rooms, so not everyone would need to camp, but there is space outside for quite a few tents. There is even a B&B at the end of the road for anyone who doesnt want my cooking. I would be happy to lead a ride into mountainous wales on Day 1 (saturday); the Brecon Beacons are 25 miles away and offer a full day of twists and turns and lead a ride back up north via the the Marches on Day 2 (via either The Malverns or upto OK Diner on the A49- the Northern Contigent can ride up home from there), so we could all go our own ways after lunch. Let me know if that works.
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    Blimey!!!! For a 45 year old Lord your not very good at spelling 😦
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    Define 'new carb'. New as in quality replacement mikuni, new as in good second hand or new as in cheap and horrible Chinese crappy copy. Did you check the size of the jets, if their clear? It starts with no choke and the air screw is fully in so something is up in the carb, no matter how you spin the bottle its rich and sounds like its choking out once its warm.
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    Do you have the manual for the bike? it really helps if you know what should be happening from there. don't matter how any new/used parts you buy do you know the basics of fixing it? You have been riding it for 5 years then we assume you have serviced it and done all the usual checks so as above the battery and the wiring are your first port of call for this sort of problem. Take the starter motor off and test it on the bench, you can get a set of replacement brushes for about a tenner from any bike supplier, the brushes wear down and it is impossible to start the bike as the motor won't turn over.
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    Clean all the connections, ,check battery voltage too
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    You have actually ruined it already. Its not a barn find any more, its just a DT for sale. You should have left it as is, not so much as put the key in. Then its top dollar as a barn find. Now you have had the engine open for the crank seals there could be any number of issues, sorry but I don't know or care about your mech abilities if im buying a real classic for top money I want to do the spannering as I know my abilities. there would be a bucket of photo's and receipts afterwards too. Do you have any? Otherwise slice has said it all already.
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    Thank you all for your kind words and support, was feeling really hard done by when I got home, every bugger out there was after me..! What's the old saying? "It's not that your paranoid but are you paranoid enough".
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    geez slice, you don't half pick 'em. Still you're here to tell us and learn (ish) I once had a guy on his phone with a family in the car on the slip road to the motorway, had to bang on his window or I was going to get hit. never saw what he said too busy trying to stay alive and unharmed. Hate motorways, but they have their uses if you need to get somewhere.
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    Got to agree. Driving standards today are shocking, complete loss of control by the authorities, test unfit for purpose, motor cars too big and powerful, too many distractions, no-one prepared to wait or give way. Drivers compelte ignore traffic lights. Ive noted over ecent months that motorists at junction 25 on the M1 (suppose its the same everywhere) dont watch the lights that are in front of them, they are watching the next set around the island, when they swithch to amber they move off before their lights turn to amber. It happens at all of the slips, result is there is hardly ever a gap to pull into.
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    Ha, you were 'told'. Really?
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    Oh dear, Slice - glad you made it back in one piece. I had some guy yesterday overtaking two lorries on a bend with solid white lines down the middle. It was a 50 mph single carriageway and all I can say is I’m glad I was on my bike and not in the car. He was just being impatient and hadn’t read the road. I saw him momentarily panic when he saw me round the bend but thankfully he was in a fast car and decided to continue flooring it to complete his move. Had I of been a car he wouldn’t have fitted through the gap.
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    yep, getting worse over the last 5 years especially. In parts of Birmingham now they may as well switch off the traffic lights. People either que right through them or ignore them entirely. The only thing that annoys me more is how fucking bright the car headlights are getting, I live out in the stix and have already had a couple of close runs where some twat with a new car with the mega bright lights has not seen me coming and run the centre line. Makes every corner entertaining.
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    And I bet that £1 was green and made from paper.... Mind you I am told that fivers were white at one time as well :-)
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    You cheeky bugger ..! Your not wrong tho, I remember when you could buy a bag of chips and two seats in the cinema and get change for a pound..!
  22. 1 point
    Slice, we all get to an age when everything was cheaper in the past. I guess you have just arrived ... lol
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    Thanks for the replies guys.. Blackhat250.. the battery was added because the Magnito system wasn't working and I needed a quick fix the night before his 9th birthday.. added a 12v coil and gel battery to fire through the points all works well but only lasts until the battery is dead.. then recharge and go again.. got it running yesterday, lots of oil smoke as I over oiled the mix before putting it away 18 years ago.. lol (it's like James Bonds smoke screen..) should burn off with the next tank of fuel.. (premix) Any idea on the availability of parts for this bike..? or indeed where I could get parts for it.
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    Hi William welcome to the YOC. As you have already figured out changing the gearing on your bike will give you a top end boost but not a lot, the real problem is that your bike was designed to go at a certain speed and your going to find that getting it to go much faster will get expensive very fast, exhausts and carb kits plus boring out the barrel will help but every time you increase the speed the reliability will go down till you reach the time when it detonates across the road and throws you into the nearest bush if your lucky. Your best bet, take your test and ride a bigger bike..! Sorry mate but there is no magic fix for your problem. Now your other problem with going through sand at speed, again you can't, it's the same as the bikes and cars that do the DAKA rally even they slow down for sand.
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