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by popkat
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Shock Sock anyone.
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Shock Sock anyone.

I wish I'd taken a picture of the WP shock I got off Mark, it had a shock sock on and the spring was badly corroded, there was pitting all over it, looked like it'd been rough sandblasted. fortunately the shaft was ok, I cleaned and painted the spring and it all looks good, but if you look close you...
by popkat
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Shock Sock anyone.
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Shock Sock anyone.

I can't see the point on a dry weather bike, the shock will be well protected from stone chips by the hugger. Unless you like the look of it. In the wet they might help but you need to remove them regular and clean/dry the shock or it will corrode as moisture gets trapped. As it's probably a pain to...
by popkat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 32
Views: 445

Re: Sad news

So sorry to hear this Al :(
Lost for words, I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said.
All the best to you and all the family.




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by popkat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: New member

Reminds me of my old Triumph speed four.



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by popkat
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Import bike
Replies: 16
Views: 186

Re: Import bike

If it has a sticker can't odds that. would have had the original clock changed from KMS to MPH but that could have been done from new.. Don't know about Canadian model differences, it might have the emissions stuff on it, same as our F2 version but different in that I don't think they got the bigger...
by popkat
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Import bike
Replies: 16
Views: 186

Re: Import bike

Rare for an import from Canada, what makes you think it's from there ?




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by popkat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My CRMC race dates
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: My CRMC race dates

Was good to see you there Pete, Thanks for coming along :D . There's always plenty of nice bikes at these meetings, even mine was all shiny :o Once sorted the brake problems and suspension things were going much better until it dropped a cylinder :( finished a race on 3 then changed a plug as number...
by popkat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Handlebar height
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Handlebar height

In brackets on the first line :wink: VFR race bike with storm front end.. The VFR has a longer headstock so forks are pushed down. you know where the standard clipons fit to so add that to 33 and you've got standard height.. for example the top of the forks to the bottom of the groove is 5mm (that's...
by popkat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Job...
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: New Job...

Found this, say's your right, you can even nip off route to pick up a newspaper.
Dated may 2018

https://www.businessvans.co.uk/van-tax/ ... mpany-van/



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by popkat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Job...
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: New Job...

I thought the commute was classed as private use. I could be wrong though maybe just assumed, would be worth you checking out for sure though.



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by popkat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Job...
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: New Job...

If you not bothered about private use of a van, how are you going to get to work ? surely you'd have to commute on your bike and have all the costs that go with it.




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by popkat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Handlebar height
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Handlebar height

on my race bike (vfr with storm complete front end) I have the forks flush with the top of the handle bars, they are 33mm showing above the top yoke. if you measure from the top down to the bottom of the clip groove then subtract that from 33 you'll have the standard height. I think you might need t...
by popkat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: a thread with pic's specifically for rubbish, sorry I mean bike parts that are put up for sale on Ebay other sales sites
Replies: 50
Views: 1915

Re: a thread with pic's specifically for rubbish, sorry I mean bike parts that are put up for sale on Ebay other sales s

Need rebuilding.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-VTR1000-VTR-1000-Firestorm-1997-2005-Pair-of-Forks-Fork-Legs-Suspension-/143205657949?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276 Oh & rechromeing or new stanchions but I'll not mention that in the ad... :lol: :lol: Still at £30 thats the price of new seals but not ...
by popkat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Job...
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: New Job...

So you get to take a van home on the new job ?. the 6 week weekend on call as long as it doesn't clash with storm op's.. I know some people that do similar on call but they get asked to do more weekends (sometimes those asks are not optional as the firms need cover regardless) so you might have to b...
by popkat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My CRMC race dates
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: My CRMC race dates

I shall be up on the 6th. Hopefully with a cousin and his lad in tow :thumbup: I've got to be gone by three though. I'm off out on the tiles and need to make myself beautiful :oops: or that's what the wife said :roll: Nice one :thumbup: I'll be in a blue 6x3 awning/gazebo, there might be a few of t...