what have you done to your "bike" today

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tony.mon wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:52 pm I went for yellow as I would be able to take pieces of broken plastic into court if anyone tried to claim they didn't see me...
HAHHAHAHA that's what my Mrs keeps saying!
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MacV2 wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:10 pm Washed a weeks worth of crap off Custurd...again...

If I'd known how dirty the number plate was I could have come home a bit faster on Friday...

The cameras would of had no chance... :lol: :lol:
Well that was a waste of suds & water...bloody hissed it down on the way home today... :lol:
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Dragged the blue one out for a bit of a fettle flushed & bled the front and rear brakes along with the clutch so it now has nice new clean fluid. Then it pi55ed down with rain so I packed up.


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Yeah this rain and cold hasn't been ideal.

Anyone want to come fill my inlaws drive with a garage so I can work in comfort?! :D
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Went out on the Tuono yesterday, took a wiggly route down to Dover, along the coast a bit then headed back up the M2 as far as Maidstone, then more wiggly back roads to home.
I much prefer February weather to January's....

But then today I had to clean it..... Took all afternoon. And Aprilia's go furry real quick compared to Honda's.

I also got the SP2 out of the garage and down to the patio, I was going to clean that as well, but ran out of time. It still fits like a glove..... and feels like home.

I don't think I'll ever grin when I see the Tuono on opening the garage door the way I do every time I see the 2, though.

Ah well, I can't keep them both.
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tony.mon wrote: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:30 pm Went out on the Tuono yesterday, took a wiggly route down to Dover, along the coast a bit then headed back up the M2 as far as Maidstone, then more wiggly back roads to home.
I much prefer February weather to January's....

But then today I had to clean it..... Took all afternoon. And Aprilia's go furry real quick compared to Honda's.

I also got the SP2 out of the garage and down to the patio, I was going to clean that as well, but ran out of time. It still fits like a glove..... and feels like home.

I don't think I'll ever grin when I see the Tuono on opening the garage door the way I do every time I see the 2, though.

Ah well, I can't keep them both.
Tuono is generic bike which you can buy one year, bin next season and replace it with monter, superduke, whatever, without single emotion.
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Yep.
Complete waste of fourteen grand.

Ah, well, I'd best put up with the horrendous depreciation for a couple of years and then buy another Honda.

Still, it has more buttons to play with when stuck in traffic.
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Finally picked the TL1000R up been waiting for 4 weeks for it to be ready, but it’s had new discs all round calipers stripped and rebuilt new brake reservoir and a buckle in the rear wheel repaired so all I need to do is service her and good to go for the biking season ahead. First impressions doesn’t pull as well low down as the firestorm but once the revs are up she moves, again slow speed and throttle is a little snatchy maybe that’s just me needing to get used to it. Is a big bike and feels heavy compared to storm, with standard indicators on I have to bend them up luckily they are flexible so I can get her in the house. So 1 short ride down with only about 2 miles of country lane the rest city riding pretty happy can’t wait to get some more miles in on some decent roads and hopefully better weather.


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Cleaned the calipers and pistons up as well as swapped the shitty unbranded SS brake lines for some Venhill ones. Also fitted some LED strip lighting in the shed but the old battery I was going to power them off is goosed.
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uk13iker wrote: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:23 pm Finally picked the TL1000R up been waiting for 4 weeks for it to be ready, but it’s had new discs all round calipers stripped and rebuilt new brake reservoir and a buckle in the rear wheel repaired so all I need to do is service her and good to go for the biking season ahead. First impressions doesn’t pull as well low down as the firestorm but once the revs are up she moves, again slow speed and throttle is a little snatchy maybe that’s just me needing to get used to it. Is a big bike and feels heavy compared to storm, with standard indicators on I have to bend them up luckily they are flexible so I can get her in the house. So 1 short ride down with only about 2 miles of country lane the rest city riding pretty happy can’t wait to get some more miles in on some decent roads and hopefully better weather.


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Swapped the front wheel on the blue one as paint was scabby on the old one, also cleaned discs, callipers and forks while I was at it. Then removed tank air box and carbs in preparation of fitting manual cct’s tomorrow or Friday



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wasted a lot of hours polishing the blue ones frame because, well just because really :eek2
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:
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tony.mon wrote: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:30 pm Ah well, I can't keep them both.
Why not? The value of the SP2 in the bank will return you (I predict) a lot less than the increase in value of the SP2. Just tuck it away some place .
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Fitted manual cct’s to the blue one, turned over ok just need to fit the new to me 19ltr tank tomorrow and hope there are no fuel leaks and it runs ok


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I changed the chainset on the Tuono. The rear sprocket and chain, after 14k miles, looked in really good shape. But, the bike is off the road for a couple of months so why not? When I took the CS sprocket cover off I was shocked.

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