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  1. Now that is a proper intro. Welcome to the YOC.
  2. slice

    Anyone near....

    Not me I'm afraid, but someone will be nearby.
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    2019 NEC bike show.

    Yep that's me, burning wreckage on the side of the hill. As my Dad told me once "keep your mouth shut and let them think your stupid don't open it and prove you are. But should that Be "YOUR" or YOU'RE" ?
  4. slice

    2019 NEC bike show.

    No your right and I can only say that it come's from another forum where it seemed that if you don't qualify your words "cripple" then some folks get grumpy and I'm afraid that I let it bleed over too here and that was my mistake for which I apologise.
  5. slice

    2019 NEC bike show.

    F**k me I'm surrounded by the word police! "HELP"
  6. Anyone going this year? 16th to the 20th November I think, thought I might as well go again cos if we do go to Italy then there might be some kit worth buying and they have some strange stalls there that don't seem to be found anywhere else plus year before last there was a stall for motorcycle TREKKING which might be worth a look. I might go on the 18th as it's a Monday and as I'm retired and old I can get a cripple parking space (I do have a blue badge) and a cheap ticket!
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    Extra fuel carrier.

    I don't think range is going to be a problem really mate, there are going to be loads of fuel stations on whatever route you choose to take cos we are not the only daft buggers that do this sort of thing, plus as Bippo said she can carry a couple of those cans and I can stash a couple as well plus what ever you decide to hang off the bike we will look more like a transformer fuel bowser! As to the stops in Wales I at least had the chance to stop for a fag. And your bike being a "bit" heavy to wrestle around corners then try the FJR for a few hours, believe me when "they?" say it weighs nothing when your upright that's complete bollocks cos most of the time I like to be at least leaning half off the thing to go round corners and no one can say that's upright! If the wife's up for me going then I'm going whatever, would just be nice to have someone with me for when I need a moan about something.
  8. Just thinking about Cynic saying he had a low range on his new bike, so looked up what was out there to extend your range if your a bit too enthusiastic with the throttle! So I found this guy who, apart from the poxy music, seemed to have a couple of good ideas. If we do go for the "YOC does Italy" option this might work if we carried a couple just in case. Also it is illegal to carry a "soft" type of fuel bladder in the UK and Europe, or so I'm informed.
  9. Yeah I'm thinking 1 week poss 5 days and as to fuel it's not the north pole they do have fuel stations! But as Bippo said I can hang a gallon off the side and not even notice. In fact you can get soft fuel carriers that they use in Australia for the outback and they are available here as well tho they are not cheap.( Alex might be able to offer some help as he's in the colonies!) Anyway it seems some might be interested let's see how many others are thinking about it.
  10. OK I'm going with Bippo and Cynic, give it a miss and find something nearer and running, a bike you can see and hear is much better than one your told about by some guy who want's to flog it!
  11. Ok I'm game! Anyone fancy a trip to Italy next year? Those roads look awesome and the hotels are cheap enough (yes I'm old!) Shall we have a pole on who "might" be interested in the "YOC does Italy"? Bippo can lead this time and not get a gob full of gravel and mud (yes I'm talking to you PAT!) (I might wish slice had his dodgy wheelbearings to give me a chance in the corners.) Christ mate that bloody TDR is greased lightning around corners, my poor bloody FJR was wallowing like a whale trying to keep up! Plus the VMAX would be awesome on a trip like that.
  12. Well if it was me the first thing I would think would be it's a stolen recovered or a repo! Repo's are usually taken without the keys as the owner? usually tells them to "fuck off" when they come to take it away. If it has a new log book (V5) when you get it then call the previous owner and ask them why they got rid of it, if they tell you it's a repo then send it back. Otherwise things do get lost at dealerships and it might be an honest mistake.
  13. So finally got the bike finished, as I said before the wheel bearings were a tad knackered and I owe my MOT guy a beer! Did the fork stantion replacement and new fork springs tho that was a bit of a faff, I forgot that you have to fix the fork inner cartridge before you try to ram the seals in cos that way you fuck the new bearings and the inner components so what's another £80 when you think about it! Well it's finally done and next years ride out will see me not bouncing round corners like a horse on crack. So I'm off the road till April and then I'm thinking of doing the run down to Portugal again tho Bippo's story about the mountains in Italy has made me think about that instead. Might be fun to try those switch back roads with loads of corners, have to see what SWMBO has to say about that. Plus camping is NOT on the agenda so maybe the local hotel and hostels will fit right in with this idea.
  14. Well done bipps, loved the photos, so glad you had a good time even if it was wet and cold! Just got to go back to work now and earn some more money to pay for the next one. Thanks for sharing.
  15. Ah that's a bugger mate! It seems most folks like to think a low mileage bike is better than an often ridden one but the truth is if you make anything a trailer queen or garage junkie then it will have problems just from lack of use. I'm sure once you get the carbs sorted it will be fine but still a sodding nuisance.
  16. Hi mate, welcome back, glad you took the time to come and see us again! All we need now is for GROUCH to turn up and it's old home week.
  17. Oh well done Bips, yeah flinging 250 kilos of metal around can be a bit frantic on occasion but there are benefits to a big bike as I'm sure your finding. Really envious of you at the moment as I'm stuck at home with the bike in small bit's! Take care of yourself and hoping to see LOT'S of photos when you get back.
  18. Hi Garf, welcome to the YOC,
  19. Oh well done mate ! You must be well chuffed to have it running after all that faffing around. Bet you neighbours just LOVE the no exhaust sounds
  20. Best guess, hole in the piston or busted piston rings!
  21. slice

    Time has come...

    Bloody hell mate, I can hardly keep up with the tdr I have no chance now! Well done fella about time you arrived in the 20th century.
  22. Try here https://www.venturerider.org/forum/showthread.php?130047-2018-Star-Venture Or here https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/78-starbikeforums-help-desk/111898-2018-venture-transcontinental-forum.html Or just type "Star Venture 2018 TC forum" into Google and see what it comes up with? Might not be an actual forum for this bike as it's a fairly new direction for Yamaha bikes. Good luck anyway!
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