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  1. Happy Christmas and new year to you all
  2. A carb problem. 1st, on the outside of the carb there will be a Philips screw with a big visible spring around it, this is an air mixture screw, turning it left or right will up and down the idle of the bike by really small amounts. Turn it right by 1/4 a turn and wait a min for the bike to react, if the revs rise a little without the bike being too reved up, it should idle. If it dies straight away try turning to the left 1/4 turn and wait for a reaction. Always remember where the screw was set at before you start turning it. If this doesn't make the bike idle probably you will have to clean the carb. Inside the carb there are 3 jets you have to clean spotless,,,, idle jet,,,,pilot jet,,,,and main jet. Obviously the idle jet is for idling and starting,,,,pilot jet is for throttle from idle to nearly 1/2 throttle and main jet is from half to full throttle. This is a rough explanation but that's what there for. Every bit of inside the carb needs to be really clean. The fact your bike dies coming to a stop, then hard to start, then won't take throttle to let you pull away tells me it's your jets BUT it's definitely worth a try first with the air screw, you might get lucky,,,,, maybe it was never adjusted from factory settings and after all the years it needs to be tweaked. Google carb cleaning before you touch the card and it's delicate setting Best of luck
  3. Not sure if there's many people on here anymore but let's try again. I'm going to stick my neck out and say we have 2 choices of destinations,,,,, The lake District or Devon/Cornwall. So last year everyone seemed to want to do Devon/Cornwall so happy to lean towards here. Both places will have heavy enough traffic during the summer but that's just the way it is. I can organise camping/hotel and plan a route if you all want. We could all meet up on Fri in Bath and ride down together. If going north to the lakes the southerners could do the same. So hands up on which destination,,,, most votes wins...... Then we'll pick a date,,,,again most weekend picked wins. Or I could do it like this: We are going to Lands End on the 3rd and 4th of June
  4. Completed. Really heavy rain going down there on Saturday, but stopped just as we landed. We were both dry apart from my boots, I really need a new pair. Pitched tent, had food, camp place is nice enough,,, then took to the roads,,,,, some really nice roads there, even the B roads are nice. Camped the night after I had 2 pints,,,, as usual I didn't sleep much at all. Sunday was lovely and sunny,,,, after breakfast we took off again. Stayed in the area for a while exploring,,,nice open countryside views. Lots of bikes around, most seamed to be in groups of 5 to 10 bikes. Eventually we started heading north for home,,, was around 1.30pm and we were still in Winchester so had to start getting my tramp on. Stopped in Goring for food, then Stoner, then West Wycombe, then Amersham, after that we turned for the M25 (only motorway we were on) and a quick blast home. Was a nice area, nice roads, great views, 428 miles total. My daughter is a natural as a passenger no matter what I'm doing on the bike. Haven't many pics,,,,, can't post them anyway. Is there no way to just add them on here from my phone? Photobucket and Imageshak do not work for me.
  5. How about the weekend off 23 24 25th June ?
  6. Lake District ? South Wales / Lands End ? Scotland ? Ireland ? Everyone take 3 days off + weekend Switzerland,,, always wanted to go there I missed the last few years meet, think the last one was Brecon (Wales), black mountain road. TIME IS TICKING
  7. No problem Drewpy, I might come up your direction the following month.
  8. Can't get the map picture up. So basically A)-- Burbage B)-- Savernake forest C)-- Marlborough D)-- Broad Hinton E)-- Avebury F)-- Devizes G)-- Shrewton H)-- Visit Stonehenge I )-- Upavon J )-- Tidworth Road K )-- Burbage / back to camp This could easily become a longer loop as she can do 3 hours on the bike non stop.
  9. May 6th Saturday Arrive about 12ish Camp 1 night Staying at: The Bruce Arms (pub + camp) leave for home Sunday Anyone fancy joining me for this. So it takes me 2 hours to get there,,, set up camp,,,chill for a bit,,,eat,,, then I'm going for a 2 hour ride in a loop. (This could be longer but depends how tired my daughter is). I myself would ride around all day. Then back to camp, eat more and have a few pints. Sunday leave for home but in doing so will be spending the day heading through the Chiltern Hills AONB. Really I'm just introducing my daughter to what a bike trip is like. The length of time touring around could be longer (hopefully) or shorter, just depends on how she feels or how tired she gets. You are welcome to come and join as maybe more bikes would make it a more exciting trip for her. Pat
  10. For anyone interested in rider to pillion communication I have got this,,,,,, "Interphone Connect Bluetooth Intercom" It is a brilliant bit of kit. Really clear sound. Also connects to phone, sat nav, other bikes if you want, waterproof and has built in radio. ect . Easy to fit into each helmet and so far perfect sound even at 70mph. I only wanted it so I could talk to my daughter on the back and make sure she was ok, and to be honest that's probably all I use it for (I'm not a teck lad),, but it will do lots more if you wanted it too. Little on the expensive side but worth it. Can get them on eBay, Amazon, Sports bike shop,,,,,,the usual places. Anyway if you're in the market for something like this,,,,, check them out Pat
  11. Hi all, "Newish" to bikes is my daughter. She just loves being on the back of the bike. It's also a great feeling for me to have her with me, us both doing something we love together. Can't get the picture up,,,,, sorry Pat
  12. I'm still here, Had no main bike for a year and a half but now I'm back with a versys 650
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    Dakar 2022

    Well it just finished today,,,,the best and hardest rally in the world,,, across the deserts of Saudi this year For those of you that don't follow it, Sam Sunderland from the UK has won by just 3 mins from 12 days of racing. Great achievement. Pat
  14. Happy Christmas everyone,,,, relax and enjoy
  15. Hey Danny I've had the same bike for years,,, there good. I suggest you make the rear suspension a little softer, this lowers the bike a little bit that you probably need. Use the C spanner on the shock. I wouldn't lower the front as it makes the bars shake terrible and it also falls quicker into the corner's which is not nice, especially when going slow. Don't worry about the gear indicator,, after a while you won't even notice, you'll soon here when you're in the right gear,,,, you'll also notice you've got it wrong when you try to throttle away,,,,, it will soon come right to you. When you get used to the bike you will be turning up the rear suspension again. The harder you push the bike the more stiffer the suspension you will need. There a fairly low seat height anyway so just wait and get used to the bike. I put 60k miles on mine and she never gave me any trouble. There also very fast if you keep the revs up. Good luck with yours Pat
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    At the moment I'm on Metzeler RoadTec Z6. 120 front 160 rear My last few tyres I have tried different types, to see what works best. Different types had added benefits but this set I have now are really good,,,, in wet and dry. I do throw my bike around a bit in fast and slow situations. They have never given me any reason to doubt them. Down the middle have no grip pattern but this is to give longer life when the bike is traveling up straight. Corners good in both wet and dry. Last year's Mot said I did 10,000 miles and these are still the same tyres I have on. They have actually outlasted my chain and sprockets. My route to work is half fast riding and then slow with plenty of corners and roundabout's. The only thing I have noticed with them is that the right hand side of the tyre is wearing faster but I think that is because of the way I enter roundabout's and then power around them as to not lose much time going to work. Anyway hope this helps. Pat
  17. Whasssss-up Maybe later at end of summer or skip a year ?
  18. Good on ya, you've been wanting one for a while now
  19. Nice one bippo, bet you enjoyed it all
  20. The next meet this year will be ??? The only weekend I have free is 24 + 25th of August
  21. Great vid Slice, any more,,,,,, uncut version !
  22. Have you got a good battery,,,, this bike will not do anything right without a good charged battery
  23. Yes Bip, great to meet you,,,,ment to say that in my other post. Ya did a great job being tale end Charlie,,,,,, your a good rider, I could tell from my mirror's,,,,,, so don't be scared to mix it up a bit in the middle of the group.
  24. I had a bloody great weekend, loved every minute. 100 per cent agree on a second meet every year. End of August ?? Blackhat you choose? Great ride out,,,, lots of miles, loads to see, great roads, perfect speeds (fast X slow), really like riding with you lot as we now know eachother's riding style's over the years. Your a great bunch of lads. Thanks Merve for the route and leading the way. No crashes is good as it doesn't spoil the day. I had good fun at the back, kicking up a sand storm on poor Tommy,,,, I know you were swearing at me, I can lip read,,,,, + out sneaky pint was so funny at the time. Really good weekend,,, my boots were full of water when I left Merve but the rest of me was dry. I took A40 home in the end,,,, was busy, had to do a lot of 50mph filtering. My back tyre is dead, I'll be lucky to get the week out of it. Yellow mellow,,,, pitty you didn't make it after all your time trying. Thanks all,,,,, chat soon,,,,,,, ps I didn't take any pictures, sorry Pat
  25. Home safe and sound at 6.40. busy now so post in a bit
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