A bit of an eye opener today

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GerryB
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A bit of an eye opener today

Postby GerryB » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:00 pm

Since I bought this bike from Jez several years ago, I've never hammered it , its always been the touring bike , even at IoM I rode it easy .
Some thing happened today , and it was ridden hard, near enough redline in most gears ...
Strange , it really handles well, gear box seems quieter when changing .....
I think we need a serious look at a few go faster bits .
Mind you , I had a big fright, when crossing the double white line at the embalse, the black paint in the middle is slippy , and the back side came gently around .... I thought for a moment it was going to drop , but lucky it was a save ... heart beat up , sphincter clenched ...

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Re: A bit of an eye opener today

Postby jeznewsome » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:58 pm

Good stuff but don't drop it! :D
'85 1100 Katana
'98 Buell S1W
''02 R1100S
'10 HP2S
'17 1290 GT

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Re: A bit of an eye opener today

Postby GerryB » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:07 pm

jeznewsome wrote:Good stuff but don't drop it! :D


I don't want to fall ...

65 now , and so many broken bones etc over years of racing !!!
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Re: A bit of an eye opener today

Postby jeznewsome » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:00 pm

Sounds like you at least had some fun with yours over the weekend, all I have done is clean, XCP and polish mine.....it'll be a shame to get it wet and dirty on the way to work tomorrow morning.
'85 1100 Katana
'98 Buell S1W
''02 R1100S
'10 HP2S
'17 1290 GT

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GerryB
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Re: A bit of an eye opener today

Postby GerryB » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:59 pm

jeznewsome wrote:Sounds like you at least had some fun with yours over the weekend, all I have done is clean, XCP and polish mine.....it'll be a shame to get it wet and dirty on the way to work tomorrow morning.


Fortunately , not much bad weather here , bikes stay reasonably clean all the time .
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