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Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:00 am

After not riding for 6 months due to lack of money & a job that sucked up all my spare money in fuel to get there; The bike is finally ready for MOT Very Happy but not yet out of the woods as i still (after a year) need to change the clutch plates! just need another gasket & get them done. slips at high speed "roll on"
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:02 am

It is the season where the bikes start to come out of hibernation Smile
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Post by oldie on Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:54 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:It is the season where the bikes start to come out of hibernation Smile

Yeah.....and they're called 'Fair Weather Riders'  Laughing lol! .

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Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:02 pm

it was a forced hibernation!
Its been a knock on effect for me the last year.
Due to the high mileage i have been doing to/from work, i have had to put away quite a bit every month to pay for fuel. £3,000 spent last 12 months!
Due to the above, i could not afford to ride my bike; being a sports bike, they are not designed to go slow & tank range was no where near the van.
Due to me not riding as often, the bike fell in to disrepair; it developed a starting issue & i last rode it 6 months ago! this has been a very mild winter & i would have no problem riding through it as i have done many years before. the last year has been hard for me to cope with out riding as often as i should have been. i run a local bike club which made it even worse for me. I take pride in riding all weathers, how could i when i didnt even have a bike on the road?!
I quit my job in Cambridge this Monday! finally had enough of the bullshit & commute. I have a new job much closer to home for the same pay as before.
had the battery drop tested, starter motor checked/tested, starter relay tested which all passed just fine = short somewhere. As i was refitting the LED rear cluster i found one of the yellow Generator wires had corroded/burn out the crimp! which was the probable cause of the starting issues!
Last 2 weeks i have striped the forks, replaced the fork springs/seals/oil. fitted new front indicators, refit the old LED rear light cluster that i built 9yrs ago & found the rear brake light switch no longer worked which i also replaced.
With the new job starts monday & i will be able to go back to being a every day biker  What a Face 
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Post by PFM on Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Good luck with the new job, LP. Same line of work?

Hope you're not going to ignore the van like you have the bike!

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:42 am

Well that sounds a much better proposition LP. £60 a week on juice is a HUGE hole in the pocket and so much time spent travelling too.

Has your van had its mot yet ??

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Post by Logi on Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:33 pm

Yeah, fuel costs are a pain, I'm £40-50 a week myself, but needs must etc Sad

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Post by ToaseMan on Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:05 pm

£40 - £50 pound on flue logi? Buy a diesel hijet i hear there ment to do about 70 to the gallon. I also hear they can be run on old cooking oil. (Don't know how true either statement is)
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Post by leopard_pagan on Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:55 am

Van & bike passed MOT Very Happy
Am back riding the bike this week. I had a week off work so not sure if I can tax the van end of this month so might have to sorn it for a month.
Back to electronics woody.
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