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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    I finally got a chance to get the bike out properly today, itís good to back in the saddle again.

    What I have realised though is that I definitely have a Shoei shaped head! I recently bought the Schuberth C4 and whilst it is a great lid, my oversized napper prefers a Shoei, so I will be off to buy a Neotec 2 very shortly, I always found the Neotec to be a superb helmet.


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    Hope you enjoyed the ride! Try the shoei GT air too, Shoei fit my best and Iíve done a fair few miles with one of those. You can get different sized cheek, and other, pads for free when you buy to get a proper fit.

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    Yep, another + for Shoei.
    I have a pair of x-Spirits, and a GT-Air.
    Although heavier, the GT-Air is my go to helmet.
    Very well thought out lid.

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    shoei make great helmets - if they fit you well you can also take a look at HJC which are similar (im using a HJC rpha 11 vermo which is similar to the shoei air and one of the best ive had for ventilation in the summer )
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    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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    . Source of inspiration?

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    That looks like a S1 Bell Star. One of the very first FF's
    Worth a fortune to a hipster.
    Mine was bright orange.
    Stupidly, I threw it away

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnabull View Post
    What was that road you recommended, do you have its number is Axx or Bxx or whatever and what part is the good bit. Weíll probably have a go down there.
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    Itís the B4391 Stuart

    Bala to Oswestry via Llangynog....

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    This is where I would take that 9 of Tonyís
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Actually I'm about to record a Unit Garage sound check, so that'll be the next one

    Edit: here you go!
    Lovely burble mate.

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    Just FYI, I've posted some Bull-it Covec Jeans FS if anyone is interested. Great jeans, just bought another pair in a smaller size.

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...aight-32-short

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    A quick snap from our ride into Wales last Sunday. On the road up into Blanau Festiniog.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    [IMG]This is where I would take that 9 of Tonyís
    Stop giving me unclean thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    Lovely burble mate.
    Cheers Jase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    MMís bike at Goodwood, amazing to look round it close up!

    Even nicer watching it go up the hill at full chat. Did you see Mamola on the two seater Ducati. 240 bhp, Moto GP engine wheeling all the way up the straights.

    I was blown away by Goodwood, I saw MC Guiness, Giacomo Agostini, Ian Hutchinson all the great riding bikes flat out.

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    It was amazing this year, and yes saw the bikes being given berries up the hill! My sons absolutely loved it, especially the wheelies

    They were also very excited when we came across this in the car park (so had been driven there and wasnít being exhibited )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    It was amazing this year, and yes saw the bikes being given berries up the hill! My sons absolutely loved it, especially the wheelies

    They were also very excited when we came across this in the car park (so had been driven there and wasnít being exhibited )

    That's astonishing. Any clues as to what's underneath?

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    Reading Henry Cole's A Biker's Life.

    I've only seen him on a few episodes of his TV shows and find him an interesting, if unengaging eccentric.

    I've recently been watching The Motorbike Show, and he's grown on me, and I'm seeking out more of his stuff. I was amused at his "review" of the new Triumph Street Scrambler; the bike I'd just bought; he was at the factory launch in Portugal, and pretty much rather than review the bike he used it to facilitate a travelogue through the roads of the Algarve and southern Spain.

    I'd no idea of his backstory though.

    The book is (now I've distracted the mother-in-law with a beer to get me some peace) unputdownable. His early life and relationship with bikes is fascinating, and the more I read, the more the review makes sense. The bike is what allows him to experience the world in the way he does rather than the world being there for him to experience the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    It was amazing this year, and yes saw the bikes being given berries up the hill! My sons absolutely loved it, especially the wheelies

    They were also very excited when we came across this in the car park (so had been driven there and wasnít being exhibited )

    What on earth is that?
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    That's astonishing. Any clues as to what's underneath?

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    No idea! Owner wasnít around, but it looked like it had been shipped over from a gulf state. I very much doubt youíd get an MOT on it


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    More bike related stuff

    [QUOTE=Gyp;5144703]That's astonishing. Any clues as to what's underneath?

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    Looks like I'm going to be working in Newcastle again by the end of the month, and I quite fancy taking a day trip down to Brighton before I go (weather permitting). If anyone local to me (north London/Herts) likes the idea then just drop me a PM... not a race at supersonic speeds down there, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    What on earth is that?


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    Thanks for finding that, a pointless but strangely cool creation

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    Not up to Tonyís standards, but first effort at a Vlog to take my mind of other things


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Not up to Tony’s standards, but first effort at a Vlog to take my mind of other things
    Good job Enoch, well done!!. Myself and Phil will hopefully be doing this road on Sunday, weather permitting. I played till the end to see if you got yourself pulling in the car park and see myself where we met.

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Not up to Tony’s standards, but first effort at a Vlog to take my mind of other things
    Hi Enoch, Love how you get the stand (presumably) on the deck without batting an eyelid. Great stuff, that beast certainly hustles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    Hi Enoch, Love how you get the stand (presumably) on the deck without batting an eyelid. Great stuff, that beast certainly hustles
    Cheers Mouse.... itís just the pegs touching down, doesnít take much on tight turns, but they just fold back so not a problem..

    As for hustling, that was just a very gentle cruise at less than 3k rpm... although itís only 75 Bhp, she does pick her heals up if you really gun it. Not sports bike like by any means, but enough to be fun, especially with the suspension limitations.

    Itís just a fun bike, not brilliant at anything, but good enough to BOB around on hear and there..

    Cheap to run too.


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    Wow...that fuel data is impressive!!
    Few years back I had an Aprilia TuonoR with modded TB's.
    On a run down to Swizerland a few years back, one afternoon, it averaged 26mpg.
    Mate did the same run in his TVR Chimera a week later, and managed 27mpg.....

    The road in your vid looks great....I think I've ridden it....not sure...
    Where please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Wow...that fuel data is impressive!!
    Yep, no complaints re fuel consumption, if you look at this data, it shows the TRUE average over 4.5k miles..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    The road in your vid looks great....I think I've ridden it....not sure...
    Where please?
    It’s the B4391 Llangynog to Bala...

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    I enjoyed that, thanks for posting it up.

    Biking, like diving, is a great way of clearing your mind of other 'stuff'.

    R
    Ignorance breeds Fear. Fear breeds Hatred. Hatred breeds Ignorance. Break the chain.

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    Oooh, what lovely roads!!! Very good quality video image as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post

    It’s the B4391 Llangynog to Bala...
    Of couse it is!!!
    Ridden it many times!
    Thanks!

    Amazing how they can achieve fuel figs like that isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Amazing how they can achieve fuel figs like that isn't it?
    Itís cos I ride like a pussy...🤪🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Itís cos I ride like a pussy...
    I get 210 miles per tank on the GSA

    30 litre tank and always fill up 26 litres per 200-230 depending on the weather (summer is faster)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I get 210 miles per tank on the GSA

    30 litre tank and always fill up 26 litres per 200-230 depending on the weather (summer is faster)
    I just filled up the Honday monkey it only did 213





    Miles to the gallon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    Thanks, thats one different looking beast!
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Not up to Tonyís standards, but first effort at a Vlog to take my mind of other things

    Great video, looks like a lovely road.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Thanks, thats one different looking beast!
    That has more presence than any other car I've seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post


    30 litre tank and always fill up 26 litres per 200-230 depending on the weather (summer is faster)
    That's like a supertanker in comparison to mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    That's like a supertanker in comparison to mine...
    Small tank or are you a red line king too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I get 210 miles per tank on the GSA

    30 litre tank and always fill up 26 litres per 200-230 depending on the weather (summer is faster)
    Thatís an impressively low miles/tank number for a GSA!! Do you ever shut the throttle?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Small tank or are you a red line king too?
    Hahahaaa.....bit of both I guess.
    I toured central Spain a few years back, the GS's with us were very, very useful.
    Fuel light on the Tuono on at 85-100 miles....would syphon from GS into empty plastic water bottles, then into Tuono to make next fuel stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Thatís an impressively low miles/tank number for a GSA!! Do you ever shut the throttle?!
    Full system, lots of enthusiasm and an overweight rider!

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    Unhappy Thatíll be £650 thank you very much

    Just what I needed...

    Belt £400
    Fitting £250




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    Grrrrr.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Just what I needed...

    Belt £400
    Fitting £250



    I always struggle to understand why motorcycle drive belts are so expensive, when they are, fundamentally, the same as car cam belts.

    At least in materials and construction if not in size.

    Ok, there's a fair amount of work involved, but the belt needn't be that expensive.

    I'm guessing the main dealer would only fit the OEM part though

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjuk View Post
    Grrrrr.....

    That should be fixable as it's straight in and nowhere near the sidewall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    That should be fixable as it's straight in and nowhere near the sidewall

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    Yep. Got it to a bike shop and have plugged it 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Thatís an impressively low miles/tank number for a GSA!! Do you ever shut the throttle?!
    Today's round trip to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Today's round trip to work
    But only Avg speed of 26mph?!

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    My MPG display on both bikes is way off reality, the Ducati being worse..

    Display on the Triumph is around 6 or 7 mpg more than actual. Display will show 69 mpg, real mpg is around 62-63

    The Ducati will display 62, real MPG is nearer 52

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