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Nothing special, no mountains, no deserts, no food that makes me drool, but for me, it's hot as ballz, and was using the bike as a tool to pick up some meds to keep my love/missus healthy. Represent!


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Nothing special, no mountains, no deserts, no food...]
No justification required muensterDeath...any excuse is a good excuse!
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In the middle of nowhere near Linkenholt in Hampshire for an evening ride.
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I’m currently sat having some coffee at Gordano Services in Bristol before heading over the bridge to Wales... pictures to follow 😎
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Wales never disappoints
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Where have I been? Nowhere. It's 94ļ today.

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I wish I could ride in Wales. I would love to go to Devil's Bridge.

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Today was more like where didn't you go on your Bobber.
Rode to meet Tom Tenore and his lovely wife as well as two other riders. After the obligatory pleasantries we suited up to go for a ride. Everyone started their bikes except me. Bike was dead, no lights, no cranking of the starter. After some attempts by Tom to wiggle the key we got instrument to light up. I depressed the starter and all lights went out. I urged the others to go on their ride and had someone pick me up by car, it was only two miles from home.
At home I attached the trailer to my SUV and went to get the Bobber. Back at home I checked voltage through the pigtail to the power socket outlet and got 3.8 volts. Assuming the battery was bad I removed it, what a pain? checked the voltage got 12.8. Fitted the battery, more pain than removal, turned the key, got instrument lights and she fired right up. tried several starts and all is good. Even though it appeared that the battery leads were tight, I have to assume that one or both weren't making good contact.
So the moral of my lengthy rant is to check the battery connections first should you have the same issue.

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Following up on my adventure; took the bike to my great dealer to have things gone over. They removed the battery and did a load test, as I suspected battery is good. They cleaned and reconnected the main ground to chassis other than the one for the battery. All seems good now, time will tell.🤞

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Long Test Ride For New Mods

Greetings Lads & Lasses,

With my recent sprung seat project being completed and the addition early this morning of some hard panniers, I wanted to get out on a longer ride to give these new mods a real shakedown.

I set out for a morning ride, covering around 150 miles. Headed over the mountains to the small historic mining town of Jerome for some breakfast. Lots of winding mountain roads, so always great fun. On the return part of the loop I hit the highway for some running at speed.

The sprung seat worked wonderfully, even on those cattle-grids I always forget about.. The bike felt comfortable, solid and stable. I really didn't think this project would work that well.

The panniers seemed surprising stable. Considering they hang off the back of the frame and have a little movement, when riding they hold up really well. I only had a little weight in these so time will tell.

I rode at speed cursing at around 90 for 30 miles and the windscreen really comes into it's own at speed.

Overall a great ride and no issues that I noticed with any of these upgrades.
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A bit late to report on a ride on Monday (12th) with a mate on his T120... Colchester, A134 to Glemsford, back roads to Bury St Edmunds, then the A143 all the way to Beccles for a pleasant lunch at the Wherry at Geldeston. Very black skies, and I'd already been caught in a shower in Colchester, so we decided to split up at the A140 with me heading south and him west. I thought I'd succeeded in running down between the showers until I got to the Copdock interchange A14/A12, and the heavens opened. The ride back down the A12 topped out at 50mph due to the weight of rain for 20 minutes was terrible. I only had my leathers on, and at one point the water was running down my legs into my boots.

The leathers dried out by the next day, my right boot is still wet despite stuffing in newspaper. I cleaned the bike the next day and was amazed how well it survived, probably better than a sort of damp day... 150 miles, only about 18 in the wet!
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