Technical and tyres
Thought i would let you know.... Changed the master cylinder guts, and put a new slave cylinder on the Bike, cleaned the actuating rod to the clutch pack and used Castrol semi synthetic oil.
It was a pig to bleed the clutch! tried it all ways and showered myself to boot! Finally succeeded and all is fine, clutch working fine and flew through its MOT. Thanks for the help.
Well there ya go. ... He fucked it. ..
Yes he's faster than me and has more skill in his toes than i have in my whole body but he's still a twat. ... and to blame the bike! ! http://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/racing/british-superbikes/2015/july/mechanical-trouble-led-to-stoner-leg-break-crash1/#.VbUf4l5wbqB
Touring & travel
@VoxmanPat A police force concerned about using a phone whilst driving???? Now there's a novelty. Wonder if it will catch on over here?
Kawasaki W800 v Triumph Bonnie 2011
"But, on my favourite B-roads and a half dozen other unknown ones, it steers and holds a line like no other bike I’ve ridden for ages."
Since the Bonnie does not have a ridiculous amount of power to put to the ground, it gets by with a 140-mm wide rear tire (and 110-mm) front, which means the bike turns in and steers without effort, unlike a 90-pound lighter supersport. For all but the tightest corners, one can just push it over with the outside knee to turn in.
One thing the article hints at but does not say is that one can have fun on a Bonnie at less than banning speeds, unlike a modern race replica which feels asleep at anything below the ton.
Cartridge emulators for the fork, better rear shocks, and a custom reworked seat will fix the only problem that really detract from the bike (on the to do list).
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
Come on then, don't be shy.....
The Tank Museum, Bovington is hosting a ride in for local & national bike clubs on Sunday 6th September 2015.
There are many scenic routes in the local area, including the Jurassic Coast & Sandbanks and the Museum has a strong connection with Lawrence of Arabia, who died nearby at Cloud’s Hill. The event is in conjunction with ‘Wheelers Events’, a charitable organisation putting on motorcycle ride ins across the country for local charities. www.wheelersevents.co.uk
The biker’s village on site at the Museum will include a hog roast and provide bikers with a great place to meet and socialise, whilst raising funds for the Museum and other local charities.
Inside the Museum Jim Dowdall, Stunt man, will be providing a free lecture on his experience in the business and involvement in Hollywood blockbuster, Fury at 11:30 titled ‘Mechanism Armour in the Movies’ for the biker audience on site and general visitors to the Museum. (Subject to change based on availability. Capacity is 120 on a first come first served basis).
The ride in will take place between 9am – 3pm and bikers will be charged just £2 to enter the ride in. Museum opening hours are 10am – 5pm. Bikers can benefit from a discounted entry rate to the museum on this day, using a unique code distributed at the event. See the website for more details http://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt52926