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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Have a look on Sales corner, there was one for sale not long ago.
    Madeofcheese and hhhh both have one as well. Not sure if there are any others.

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    Cafes

    Thought I’d make a post recommending (or not) as the case may be, some of the cafes I visit on my travels….

    Today’s contribution is Cafe Carys near the Brigands Inn just off the A470 near Dinas Mawddwy

    Fantastic roads in the area, and a lovely view from the cafe itself. There’s also a petrol station and (basic) toilets.

    Now please remember we’re talking about cafe food here, if you want gourmet look elsewhere.

    All day breakfast, is very very good, served hot and as far as I can tell quality ingredients. Milky coffee was piping hot too.

    https://vymaps.com/GB/Caffi-Carys-O1899046069/












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    ^^^ Yup. Been to that one, and it's all good (for what it is). I have to agree with your assessment of the toilets. Basic indeed.

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    Cafes…

    Here are 2 to avoid IMO

    Lakeside cafe at Blaenau Ffestiniog.. Lovely venue, but on my one and only visit I have to say the food was Rubbish. If I were to return it’d be just for a cuppa



    Trawsfynydd lake side Cafe…Again lovely venue, and it used to be good, but my last visit will be my last visit… Luke warm pies and crappy sandwiches.. they blame COVID. But I just think they’ve got lazy and can’t be bothered… it’s ok for a cuppa, but that’s it.
    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUs...les_Wales.html

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    New arrival the Michelin Road 6 to go on the H2SX

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    My New Year resolution lasted 29 days.



    Oh well!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    My New Year resolution lasted 29 days.



    Oh well!!!
    Very nice! What a terrible resolution, glad you saw sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    My New Year resolution lasted 29 days.



    Oh well!!!
    What a choice! Definitely worth breaking any resolution for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Very nice! What a terrible resolution, glad you saw sense.
    I would love a ride on an SP2. Heard great things, congratulations

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    60th Birthday

    Tomorrow is my 60th, which after last years events, I never thought I’d see..

    But here we are thanks to the fantastic work of the NHS still enjoying life.

    My sister has just been around with my cake which one of her friends has made. I thought I’d show it off before it gets cut up for tomorrow’s ride out (got a few mates joining me for a day riding around snowdonia)














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    With working headlights on top. Impressive!

    Many happy returns Andrew.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Very impressive, happy birthday Enoch!

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    Cheers guys… really looking forward to a day out with the lads tomorrow… will post some pics🎂👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    My New Year resolution lasted 29 days.


    Oh well!!!
    Is that instead of , or as well as the 1000R?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Cheers guys… really looking forward to a day out with the lads tomorrow… will post some pics
    Happy birthday Andrew , have a good one tomorrow, and don’t forget some early pics whilst the bike is still clean :)

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    Happy birthday Andrew and eats lots of cake, you deserve it!!

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    Awesome cake! Seems a shame to cut it up…
    Many happy returns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Is that instead of , or as well as the 1000R?

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    As well as, so a 100% Honda garage.

    I tend to like things in pairs, so I chopped my R1100GS and R1100S in for the SP1. That restored the balance!
    Last edited by j0hnbarker; 1st February 2022 at 18:15.

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    Happy birthday Enoch. Have a great day.

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    Happy birthday Andrew, great car and cake, enjoy your ride out with mates, good times

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    As well as, so a 100% Honda garage.

    I tend to like things in pairs, so I chopped my R1100GS and R1100S in for the SP1. That restored the balance!
    What a pair of stunners, role on Spring and less salt on the road.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Tomorrow is my 60th, which after last years events, I never thought I’d see..

    But here we are thanks to the fantastic work of the NHS still enjoying life.

    My sister has just been around with my cake which one of her friends has made. I thought I’d show it off before it gets cut up for tomorrow’s ride out (got a few mates joining me for a day riding around snowdonia)
    Fantastic skills there, have a great day tomorrow 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    My New Year resolution lasted 29 days.



    Oh well!!!
    Now that is a beauty, but but but, isn't that a Jota lurking behind it 😍?? Time to start doing the lottery!

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    Happy birthday Enoch, quite the milestone!
    Enjoy the day, hope the weather’s good

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    Many happy returns Enoch, have a great day. Hopefully the Speedmaster will be getting a run out, I love what you’ve done to that.

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    Many happy returns Enoch, have great day and a few good breakfasts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    As well as, so a 100% Honda garage.

    I tend to like things in pairs, so I chopped my R1100GS and R1100S in for the SP1. That restored the balance!
    Lovely pair and quite a change from the BMWs; shame they 1100s didn’t make an appearance on SC!

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    Thanks guys…

    Just getting ready cutting the cake for my mates… I’ll take a few pics and post em up later

    We’ve got

    Me…..Speedmaster
    Ash…..speed triple
    Ian….. GS 1250
    Swanny…. BMW 1150
    Rob… Multistrada..

    Breakfast at Capel Curig, a ride around Bethesda, llanberis, Ffestiniog and Bala, afternoon scones at Pale hotel near Corwen.
    Should be a good day if the weather hold up🎂👍

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    Happy Birthday Chap, have great day. Cheers, John B4

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    Have a great birthday and enjoy the ride.
    “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

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    All the best buddy

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    As others have said, have a great day and enjoy the ride.
    Andy

    Wanted - Damasko DA38 or DC80 Green - not the black versions.

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    A few pics from today










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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Lovely pair and quite a change from the BMWs; shame they 1100s didn’t make an appearance on SC!
    Thanks! I'm sure they would have been of interest. The R1100S in particular is in ridiculously as-new condition!

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    Son has booked his bike bike training and test for next month.

    Oh heck.

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    Looks like it's time to let the baby GS go, it's been a great little starter bike for me.
    Just ordered one of the new Triumph Tiger 660 Sport.

    Should be here in 2 to 3 month.

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    Looks like it's time to let the baby GS go, it's been a great little starter bike for me.
    Just ordered one of the new Triumph Tiger 660 Sport.

    Should be here in 2 to 3 month.

    Chris.

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    The 660 has rave reviews in Motorcycle News, so enjoy and May/Jun fantastic riding months, better than the rubbish we currently have:)

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    This is supposed to be torqued up, not finger tight. Who knew?

    Not the man in the Triumph factory it would appear!



    The torque settings should be

    Adjuster nut - 15Nm
    Lock nut - 40Nm
    Top nut - 90Nm

    They were

    Adjuster nut - finger tight
    Lock nut - finger tight
    Top nut - just a bit more than finger tight but not much.

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    Just added this to the garage.
    Got it with the Sat-nav and full Vario luggage.
    Just waiting for the next couple of free dry days and i'm off!


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    That’s quite scary Gyp! It’s bad enough when us mortals don’t use a torque wrench never mind a factory. Be interested to hear what the dealership say as I’m assuming you will be having words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    That’s quite scary Gyp! It’s bad enough when us mortals don’t use a torque wrench never mind a factory. Be interested to hear what the dealership say as I’m assuming you will be having words?
    To be fair, it was the dealership that highlighted me to the issue when it was in for service, but they couldn't check/adjust because the way I'd mounted the GPS means it's not possible to get to it without a fair amount of dismantling which they were reluctant to do.

    They said they'd be happy to put the rectification work through Triumph as a warranty job as long as I took the nav off to allow them access.

    I decided that, because of the fannying about with my custom brackets and wiring, it would be easiest for me to do it and let them know the outcome, which I have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    This is supposed to be torqued up, not finger tight. Who knew?

    Not the man in the Triumph factory it would appear!



    The torque settings should be

    Adjuster nut - 15Nm
    Lock nut - 40Nm
    Top nut - 90Nm

    They were

    Adjuster nut - finger tight
    Lock nut - finger tight
    Top nut - just a bit more than finger tight but not much.
    Yep...quite common that.
    15Nm is not much more than finger tight.
    Factor in a few wheelies and stoppies and you can understand why they loosen.
    Given the dia of the tread, the 40Nm lock nut isn't doing much either, does it rely on a tab washer for safety?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Yep...quite common that.
    15Nm is not much more than finger tight.
    Factor in a few wheelies and stoppies and you can understand why they loosen.
    Given the dia of the tread, the 40Nm lock nut isn't doing much either, does it rely on a tab washer for safety?
    I knew it would be my riding like a stunt god that was the issue!

    From what I can tell, as the tab is there to stop the washer rotating, not the nuts (its tang goes simply into the stem), its role is to stop the 15Nm nut being further tightened as the 40Nm nut is done up.

    I don't think the tab washer is adding safety at all, just reducing the chance of over tightening the bearings

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    The 40nm is enough to lock the lock but to the adjusting nut. With the top yoke and top nut above this, it’s in no danger of becoming dangerous.

    The worst you’ll notice is a bit of knocking through the bars and the steering being a little twitchy.

    Still, it’s better to do it yourself then you’ll know it’s right. I personally don’t trust maintenance of my bikes to anyone but me.
    Last edited by Dave+63; 9th February 2022 at 08:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    The 660 has rave reviews in Motorcycle News, so enjoy and May/Jun fantastic riding months, better than the rubbish we currently have:)
    I did 900 miles last week🤪.. since splashing out (see what I did there) on new Rukka kit I’ve enjoyed riding in the rain. Might seem like madness but the roads around N Wales are all but dead in the winter and the views and scenery just seems more vivid..

    Won’t ride if it’s really windy, and I won’t go out if there’s a chance of ice, but a bit of rain isn’t an issue👍👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I did 900 miles last week浪.. since splashing out (see what I did there) on new Rukka kit I’ve enjoyed riding in the rain. Might seem like madness but the roads around N Wales are all but dead in the winter and the views and scenery just seems more vivid..

    Won’t ride if it’s really windy, and I won’t go out if there’s a chance of ice, but a bit of rain isn’t an issue
    Can't beat a bit of Rukka gear Enoch, the best wet weather trousers and jacket I've ever used. I haven't tried their gloves yet but as my Alpinestars are on their last legs I may give them a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    Can't beat a bit of Rukka gear Enoch, the best wet weather trousers and jacket I've ever used. I haven't tried their gloves yet but as my Alpinestars are on their last legs I may give them a go.
    The gloves are good, but not the warmest, I have the Virium and the Apollo, the Virium aren’t leather but have knuckle protection, and are 100% waterproof the Apollo are leather and extremely comfortable and waterproof, but way 2 expensive at over £200. I got mine from Motolegends for £108 which was a bargain

    My mate has the Rukka lobster claw style, and although they look a bit odd he swears by them for warmth and waterproofness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waiteu2 View Post
    Just added this to the garage.
    Got it with the Sat-nav and full Vario luggage.
    Just waiting for the next couple of free dry days and i'm off!

    Hope you enjoy it!
    (Got one identical🙂)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    The gloves are good, but not the warmest, I have the Virium and the Apollo, the Virium aren’t leather but have knuckle protection, and are 100% waterproof the Apollo are leather and extremely comfortable and waterproof, but way 2 expensive at over £200. I got mine from Motolegends for £108 which was a bargain

    My mate has the Rukka lobster claw style, and although they look a bit odd he swears by them for warmth and waterproofness.
    I've often thought the lobster claws must be the best with regards to wet weather resistance but they just look too odd for me! I'll check out the Apollo and Viriums when I'm next at the dealers.

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    New bike day:


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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    New bike day:


    No wonder your Henrys are smiling! Two iconic bikes!

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