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by Chippieminton
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Sunday Runs, Rideouts, Track days ,Rallys, Events
Topic: Op Storm IV Yorkshire 18-20 may 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 5843

Re: Op Storm IV Yorkshire 18-20 may 2018

Last time I was round there was for a weekend in a Caterham I hired from Lancaster with my brother and the roads were amazing. Sure you've all been before but if not you're in for a treat.
by Chippieminton
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: From 107 to 126
Replies: 142
Views: 8966

Re: From 107 to xxx

More cursing and removal of parts followed by refitting and finally getting it all together. Front and rear pistions https://www.dropbox.com/s/fb9pblt58tbmq1v/DSC_0238.JPG?dl=1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tuisxf5bcw1dh04/DSC_0237.JPG?dl=1 Dinky flywheel https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2nxj7clckl5iiy/DSC_0...
by Chippieminton
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Looked under the tank today and........
Replies: 18
Views: 904

Re: Looked under the tank today and........

firestorm_al wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:21 pm
The air filter reminds me of Joy Division for some reason
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That's excellent
by Chippieminton
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Newbie hello - maybe my new (old) bike has been here before?
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Newbie hello - maybe my new (old) bike has been here before?

I'm a bit late to the party, but welcome! :) There's a couple of us around Ayrshire with Storms (myself/geordie) but I don't think either of us are doing many miles just now.... Whereabouts in Ayrshire are you? I'm in Prestwick. My hometown! :) There's another couple of Storms in Prestwick, both of...
by Chippieminton
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18447
Views: 578539

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

I think tony summed it up perfectly. Reliable bike with lots of character, but it was built to a cost over 20yrs ago, so there are lots of things you can do to improve it or personalise it. But also very easy to spend more on it than its worth to sell, although if you are keeping it a few yrs it's ...
by Chippieminton
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18447
Views: 578539

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

They don't need attention as a rule, but lots of us can't leave well enough alone..... That's good to hear. And I suppose that's the joy of an older bike isn't it, that you can actually do stuff to them. I was very guilty with my last two bikes (VFR1200s) of just riding them and giving them the occ...
by Chippieminton
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18447
Views: 578539

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

So I've finally got mine on the road (yesterday, briefly) and it feels OK. Today I sat my little kids on it and they seemed underwhelmed. Hard to impress little kids these days. It got me to thinking: This forum and the FB page do seem to be full of people doing things to their bikes all the time. H...
by Chippieminton
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Newbie hello - maybe my new (old) bike has been here before?
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Newbie hello - maybe my new (old) bike has been here before?

Matt and Chippy, either of you had a look in the sunday runs section for the SW Scotland trip in Aug? we will be based on the edge of Loch ken this year, but we will still be doing the Dalry / Ayr / Girvin / Newton Stewart / New Gallowy loop on one of the days, so would be great to see a few more l...
by Chippieminton
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Newbie hello - maybe my new (old) bike has been here before?
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Newbie hello - maybe my new (old) bike has been here before?

I'm a bit late to the party, but welcome! :) There's a couple of us around Ayrshire with Storms (myself/geordie) but I don't think either of us are doing many miles just now.... Whereabouts in Ayrshire are you? I'm in Prestwick. Sorry it's taken so long to acknowledge your post. I have not been on ...
by Chippieminton
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's annoyed you today??
Replies: 3288
Views: 90825

Re: What's annoyed you today??

Happy for you to take the positive from that Alex. Just wish I'd seen yours in November when I was buying. Sure mine will get sorted, and it's only money (although my better half doesn't seem to see it that way). Once the thing is up and running I'll be less pissed off about it. The Facebook thing i...
by Chippieminton
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's annoyed you today??
Replies: 3288
Views: 90825

Re: What's annoyed you today??

Seeing Alex's nice sorted bike on here for less than I've ended up paying for a bit of a dog (as it turns out).

Being kept waiting to join the Facebook group for two months.
by Chippieminton
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Old newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Old newbie

Also worth considering one of the Facebarf pages as there are lots of Stormers on there who dont come here... This one is not bad there are a few forum Stormers on there... https://www.facebook.com/groups/48059891549/ I tried joining that group but haven't heard anything back. I'll need to try agai...
by Chippieminton
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's annoyed you today??
Replies: 3288
Views: 90825

Re: What's annoyed you today??

People who botch up jobs that are supposed to be done properly. Still don't have my bike due to this, having signed up on here three or four weeks ago. Very annoying.
by Chippieminton
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18447
Views: 578539

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Thanks Chris

Sounds like an elegant solution.
by Chippieminton
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18447
Views: 578539

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

They touched the tank on full turn, and the brake fluid tank touched the screen slightly. Whoever fitted them, replaced all the casing bolts with pink aluminium bolts... I was advised to get these put back to stainless steel asap. He had a bit of a nightmare taking off the sprocket cover... All ord...