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tony.mon wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:12 pm Yes, his mum.








And just the once...
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I'm sure that's not true :wink:

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went for a short ride this morning and propped the bike up on the stand afterwards to lube the chain. Lo and behold, the two tabs holding the taillight in place are broken... AGAIN!!!!!!! :Argue 1: :evil: This is the fourth time I have had this happen. The person who designed this feeble, backass set-up should be drawn and quartered. I will fix it correctly once and for all by making brackets to mount the taillight to the subframe.

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Rode it back from Devon...

731 mile weekend...

I'll let Frank have a munch then might wash it tomorrow... Might... :lol: :lol:
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MacV2 wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:58 pm Rode it back from Devon...

731 mile weekend...

I'll let Frank have a munch then might wash it tomorrow... Might... :lol: :lol:

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:lol: Frank is looking like he had a hard weekend :thumbup:

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Cleaned all the Devon sandy rain and flys off it and even degreased the chain sprocket and wheel.

Slackened the steering stem
Brg back to where it was to remove the low speed wandering, then tightened the chain.

Gave it a good dry and about to add some wd40 when I spotted this.

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That was a good spot Al.
I jet washed mine and ended up giving it a thorough wash, that Devon crap got everywhere


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Washed Devon off Nue Red & put the seat hump back on.

Just gotta wait for Doc Mons to post his wash report up... :lol:
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AMCQ46 wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:08 pm Cleaned all the Devon sandy rain and flys off it and even degreased the chain sprocket and wheel.

Slackened the steering stem
Brg back to where it was to remove the low speed wandering, then tightened the chain.

Gave it a good dry and about to add some wd40 when I spotted this.

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Well spotted Al, not something you want to see, but better to know about it now,

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Took the KTM for an MOT this morning and she passed!

I double checked the lights and horn as I left my house for the mot... damn horn doesn't work! Quickly ripped the extra loud horn from old Stormy and connected the wires and cable tied it to the side of the bike.

Where I had cable tied the temporary horn to the frame, it was vibrating and slightly muffled when you thumb the horn button, it sounds like a steam boat fog horn, the mot tester was wetting himself with laughter!

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MacV2 wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:31 pm Washed Devon off Nue Red & put the seat hump back on.

Just gotta wait for Doc Mons to post his wash report up... :lol:
I'm checking the weather for the 25th meetup first; if it's raining there's no point cleaning it...
And I still need to plug in the diagnostic computer to find out why it kept turning off traction control, the downshift blipper and abs every few miles, in an unpredictable way.
I suspect the front wheel abs ring sensor gap is too large- bloody complicated electronics again.
Still, makes a change from stripping the storm engine between meets to put new pistons in.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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Jamoi wrote:Took the KTM for an MOT this morning and she passed!

I double checked the lights and horn as I left my house for the mot... damn horn doesn't work! Quickly ripped the extra loud horn from old Stormy and connected the wires and cable tied it to the side of the bike.

Where I had cable tied the temporary horn to the frame, it was vibrating and slightly muffled when you thumb the horn button, it sounds like a steam boat fog horn, the mot tester was wetting himself with laughter!

The front discs are warped and i was worried about having to replace them for the mot, but I got away with it Image

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I'd love that for the track. Has to be one of the best looking bikes, ever.
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gilson wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:10 pm I'd love that for the track. Has to be one of the best looking bikes, ever.
Having had the joy of following Jamoi on a couple of runs I can tell you it's a monster! The punch out of a corner and the stability is unbelievable 8O
And lets not forget what Norman used to do with his, passing us all around the outside and leaving us for dust. 8O 8O 8O
Awesome machine with the right man at the controls :thumbup: and sexy as :n6013r0:

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Jamoi wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:47 pm Image

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I'm also a big fan of the RC8 8) 8)

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Pulled KXNine out , cleaned & re oild the K&N, it had one of the rubber bungs missing so found an old air filter & cut out the bung part from that, fitted fine...Propper bit of Blue Peter Enginering...

New plugs & made a bracket to fit indis on that will be far enough apart to pass an MOT.

Still got to service the callipers front & rear, fresh oil in the forks & check the shock linkage...

Had a visit from the Duffster & Bill, Duffy brought a tank over as I need one thats not rusty or damaged ... Sorted...another job to do swap some tanks over...

add it to the list of things to do... :lol: :lol:
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Took a ride to Banjo land to deliver a tank to Frank and Mac on my TDR watching Mac and my mate Bill change the spark plugs on one of the 9 storms Macster owns.

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