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Blackal
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Postby Blackal » Tue May 26, 2009 11:26 am

Stevie wrote:...... don't get on your high horse.

What's the problem?


The problem as I see it, is that if you want a high horse - you buy a high horse.

You don't buy a Shetland Pony and strap stilts to its legs :roll:

Alternatively - you don't buy a very high horse and chop it's legs down, or get it to mate with the Shetland Pony :roll:

Hope that clears things up. :scratch:


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Postby Stevie » Tue May 26, 2009 2:22 pm

Blackal wrote:
Stevie wrote:...... don't get on your high horse.

What's the problem?


The problem as I see it, is that if you want a high horse - you buy a high horse.

You don't buy a Shetland Pony and strap stilts to its legs :roll:

Alternatively - you don't buy a very high horse and chop it's legs down, or get it to mate with the Shetland Pony :roll:

Hope that clears things up. :scratch:


Al :wink:


Well, that's a very good point Blackal, but if I want to dress my high horse in a suit, I don't take him to Marks & Spencers, buy one of the peg then roll the trouser legs and sleeves up. I take him to Slaters where they measure him from hoof to shoulder and adjust properly.

It's all very well to decry bespoke tailoring as being an affront to the designers intentions if you happen to fit the off-the-peg sizes, but you don't look so clever when you trip over your hemline trying to mount your shetland pony.

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Postby e11evensies » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:33 pm

well i just divide Wednesday by 9 and i always get 6.

so buy what you want, do with it what you want, who really cares, leave it standard, change everything, make parts for it, but parts for it,

if its your bike and you are happy with it, good on ya, stick with it or change.
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Postby Daveg2812 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:51 pm

Hurrah :cheers: for a bit of yorkshire common sense
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Postby Stevie » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:01 pm

Daveg2812 wrote:Hurrah :cheers: for a bit of yorkshire common sense

Dividing Wednesday by 9 makes sense in yorkshire? Blimey. Note to self: stay out of yorkshire.
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Postby Blackal » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:55 pm

Stevie wrote: Note to self: stay out of yorkshire.


I'd be more worried about the Fifers on your doorstep............... :?

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Postby Stevie » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:05 pm

Blackal wrote:
Stevie wrote: Note to self: stay out of yorkshire.


I'd be more worried about the Fifers on your doorstep............... :?

Al :wink:


Never a truer word, Al. I always just hold my nose with one hand and ride like the clappers when passing through Fife.


Disclaimer: This does not apply to Cairneyhill, officer.
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Postby simon » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:07 pm

Dividing Wednesday by 9 makes sense in yorkshire? ...and get 6


Of course it doesn't make sense !!...



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Postby e11evensies » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:28 pm

no way, how can it, if you divide Wednesday by 9, it makes 6.

simple

wednesay +12 =16 divide by 2/8ths and a quarter = sunday then take this off the total figure of 75, and add monday = 6


simple :D [/u]
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Postby Nick » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:50 pm

Well, I have watched this site for a few years now and thought how sensible us Brits are, but recently and probably due to the big burgers, . It sems that we have changed into the Pelican site where all and sundry vent their frustrations on fellow enthusiasts

I blame the credit crunch the government and the euro

Or is it that we have all turned into grumpy old men

Each to there own I say and fit those conversion kits
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Postby Stevie » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:57 pm

e11evensies wrote:no way, how can it, if you divide Wednesday by 9, it makes 6.

simple

wednesay +12 =16 divide by 2/8ths and a quarter = sunday then take this off the total figure of 75, and add monday = 6


simple :D [/u]


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Postby doghouse » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:30 pm

bcr_rep05 wrote:Anybody got any pics of the handlebar conversions ?
On my last bike (a Triumph Sprint RS), I took off the clip-ons and put on
a set of Superbike bars. The bike felt perfect to me after that.
I'd be interested to see what they look like on an R1100S.


Voila!

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Surely motorcycles, just like most consumer products are designed to fit the average person. If your body shape or physcal ability means you dont fit that norm you change the bike to suit.

Its why we have apposable thumbs dont you know ? :thumbleft: :thumbright:
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Postby bricking it » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:41 pm

e11evensies wrote:well i just divide Wednesday by 9 and i always get 6.

so buy what you want, do with it what you want, who really cares, leave it standard, change everything, make parts for it, but parts for it,

if its your bike and you are happy with it, good on ya, stick with it or change.


Yep, good stuff.

IMHO I'll always change what I can afford to change and I'll probably have a fair idea what those things are by the time I've bought the bike. So I'll change em and stop there. If I still dont like it I'll learn to like it how it is or take all the bits off, put it back to stock, sell the feckin lot and start with summat else.

Having said that, its not all about the cost of changing the bits, some changes look sh1t as well as costing money!

Its your bike, but I know where you're coming from. When do you stop changing things and chuck it in? When you see summat else you fancy of course! (This also applies to marriages :D )
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Postby bluemanc100 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:57 pm

Here is a fine example of why its "each to his own"......

This bike is a dream to ride, and its a superbike with a bar conversion........

I challenge anyone to ride it and not get off grinning..............

And it could be yours for a decent offer......

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Postby Dingle » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:00 pm

I know I'm new here but Ive tinkered and played with a fair few of these motorcycle thingys. here is my 2p

IMHO I would change nothing then adjust all the adjustables and then go and spend pennies. The engineers at the manufacturers make and design their bikes to the cheapest option for the average rider. I always fiddle to make what they think is best better (if you know what I mean).

Its a first for me as my new steed is seriously modded so I'm heading back to basics. So I can get her all settled and used to me

My plan is to adjust the suspenders bars and levers to suit my physical attributes, ride about for a bit and then see whats happening. Without wanting to hurt feelings and all that jazz some of Claudia will probably end up going back to standard for a bit :(


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