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Is practical boring?

@Stealth said:

@norris very nice, very nice indeed.... the Ape is looking remarkably good for all its miles....
Two questions....
1 Do you have a back brake
2 The sticker on the screen... did you put it there?. Have you visited Aprilia Performance?. THE place to take your Ape, Griff is the man!...

Ridden to Tamworth a few times to see Griff, also had them service it on their travelling service days. Condition mainly due to little things eg image works sell new graphics and fit them. Bottom of fairing gets peppered in stone chips but they only charge around £50 for set of stickers which you can't distinguish from original.
The original seats were beginning to split, so found some good second hand ones, though you can buy recovering kits now.

Over the years have collected various bits and pieces on ebay if they've come up cheap. have a complete body kit in loft inc tank if anything happens.

One thing that needs doing is the rear shock spring, as the plastic coating is now peeling off so that will be a winter job.

Rear brake? The mythical brake. I know Griff sells a kit that relocates the master cylinder which cures the issue. I just put a railway sleeper on the pedal in the garage which expels the air and leaves the brake ok for around 300 miles. Done that for 10 years. Had the letter from Aprilia for the recall but all they did was bleed it,

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R1200GSA additional lights.

Answered by Andy Beckett, Bahnstormer
The kit should have come with a relay and independent switch and the
I think the instructions say to take the switch live feed from the main beam wire. However, due to the canbus system I’d advise taking the switch live feed (for the relay) from the power socket. This will also allow you to run the additional lights on either dipped beam or high beam without any conflicts.

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Abletronics absolute protec plus problem with movement sensor

Holy moley........... :confounded:

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Velour t-shirts? Velour? Like a seventies lounge suit? Do you do crimplene?....Cause I'm running low on underpants.

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Hi, Has anybody got 2 x Day of Champions tickets with Paddock access that they would be willing to sell?

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Hi i am looking for tt accommadation from may 30th to june 5th for 4 males. Any help would be much appriciated.

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I would report it to the police also, just in case she turns gangster on you.

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European Road Trip 2016

Just finished writing the third and final part of my Blog Post following this years European Trip (Spain etc).

If its the sort of thing you're interested in then there are words and pictures here:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

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Help! Unsure about fuel petcock symbols

@rowantree said:

what else can I do?

Tell Suzuki their symbols are a failure. They confused you and honestly I think either the symbols are reversed or the arrow on the lever is backwards. Yes I am a grumpy old man but for goodness sake, the lever has an arrow prompting a selection of an empty tank or a tank that has fuel in it.
The way it is you select an empty tank, "run out" of fuel and flip the lever to magically have fuel again. Do you believe in magic? In a young girl's heart.....:notes:

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Yamaha FJ1200 for £1000 - worth it for first 'big bike'?

@Beelady Yep got it yesterday and spent the afternoon practicing figure of 8's in the car park. Done training for my mod1 today on a honda nc700. Nice weather for it except when stationary taking instructions off the instructor, bit hot in my armoured kit.

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@promomast I've replied to your PM, but this site is fickle, so you may not have got it. Hopeless on here sometimes.

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Fruits in your team name - the secret bonus!

@jonni2bad I think you have a valid point here regarding the 'fruit type' team name.

My guess is that the people running this game are moonlighting between here and appearing in PG Tips adverts.

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