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    , loop over Newbury a.
    So basically past my house then

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    So basically past my house then
    Ohh, maybe meet for a brew then

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Quite shocked today, i removed the screen so i can fit to Pygmys bike for the weekend for PEmbrey trackday. Then went out at lunchtime to meet Mrs Weeksy..

    Wow... what a difference. I've got very used to riding with the screen. But it cuts down on the wind massively

    Sadly, i much prefer without the screen fitted aestheetically

    2019-05-24_01-21-50 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    Just needs some cleaning now, but it's a bit hot !

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Quite shocked today, i removed the screen so i can fit to Pygmys bike for the weekend for PEmbrey trackday. Then went out at lunchtime to meet Mrs Weeksy..

    Wow... what a difference. I've got very used to riding with the screen. But it cuts down on the wind massively

    Sadly, i much prefer without the screen fitted aestheetically

    2019-05-24_01-21-50 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    Just needs some cleaning now, but it's a bit hot !
    I think thats always the case. I put a little screen on the Duke and was impressed at how good it was. I took it off cos I hated the look of it it though, but put it back on a day later. Just dont look back when you walk away from the bike...

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    I think thats always the case. I put a little screen on the Duke and was impressed at how good it was. I took it off cos I hated the look of it it though, but put it back on a day later. Just dont look back when you walk away from the bike...
    Yeah once upon a time i'd have REALLY cared about it being ugly, i'd have cared both what I think and what others think. These days, i just don't give a monkeys what either of them think

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    I think thats always the case. I put a little screen on the Duke and was impressed at how good it was. I took it off cos I hated the look of it it though, but put it back on a day later. Just dont look back when you walk away from the bike...
    Tint it.
    Its still fcking ugly, but it makes it a more butch, sportier sort of ugly
    I'll bring my tinting spray this week-end- we can sort it while we're waiting for the rain to stop....

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    As tricky mentioned in the other 790 thread, we have an upcoming trip.

    In my first setup I had the pillion pegs, but last night I thought about some m8 rings I bought for tying down on trackdays.



    2018-11-21_02-33-40 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
    VFD 620, undefined@3.5 mm, f2.4, 1/13s, ISO948

    couple of spacers on one side and we're golden


    2019-05-28_08-17-26 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
    H8216, undefined@4.4 mm, f2.0, 1/16s, ISO640


    2019-05-28_08-17-38 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
    H8216, undefined@4.4 mm, f2.0, 1/16s, ISO500


    2019-05-28_08-17-48 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
    H8216, undefined@4.4 mm, f2.0, 1/25s, ISO200

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    That's a nice neat job that How big is the bag? Looks a fair size.

    Been looking at 1090's yesterday, my fingers are still buzzing from Sat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    That's a nice neat job that How big is the bag? Looks a fair size.

    Been looking at 1090's yesterday, my fingers are still buzzing from Sat
    24-36L

    https://www.gear4motorcycles.co.uk/p...MaAhSJEALw_wcB

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    New pads went in over the weekend. Took them out for bedding in, they felt better, but in all honesty, at this stage it wasn't night and day... Will be interesting when i get to Pembrey as the brakes on stock pads do feel a bit weak.

    Was a good time to clean up the calipers fully though and a bit of lube on the pins etc.


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    Fitted the KTM screen this morning after picking up earlier. My one went on Pygmys bike at Pembrey and didn't come off again. So i've collected the new one

    Still looks ugly.. so you're not getting pics.

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Fitted the KTM screen this morning after picking up earlier. My one went on Pygmys bike at Pembrey and didn't come off again. So i've collected the new one

    Still looks ugly.. so you're not getting pics.
    Tint it!!

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

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    Tint it!!
    Tintintin

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    Tint it!!
    That doesn't make it pretty. It's still just as unpleasing to me. TBH once i've done Wales trip with the boys and the trackday at Pembrey, the screen will come off.

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Fun and games tonight.

    Was chatting with the boys about whether to swap to my Bridgestone S20 evo's now or after our Wales trip. Despite me not exactly agreeing, they said the Maxxis it came with are rubbish so as Mrs Weeksy is going to Reading tomorrow where my tyre guy is situated.

    So the wheels came out.... Well, i say they came out... That's where the fun and games come into it.

    Rear was done in less than 2 minutes, quick, simple and easy.

    The front though, i whipped off the calipers, undid the axle pinch bolts, went to undo the spindle nut... Oh... it's a 12mm allen key... Not an issue i have one of them of course.

    Hmmm. It's in the trackday spares box... Which is in the garage loft space.... which i can't access as the KTM is in the way of where the ladder goes.. So i'm clambering up on the workbench and get it. Easy... done.

    But the spindle doesn't come out.... I check the pinch bolts...

    It then dawned on me that the paddock stand that fits through the holes in the bottom of the forks was stopping the axle coming out.

    2019-06-07_07-31-07 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    I did recently give away one of the ones that fits under the caliper arms and on fork legs, i didn't need it any more LOL.

    So what's the plan now... OK, use the ABBA stand...

    Oh, that's in the loft space too, but further away to stretch... GRRRRR.

    Get it down... OK, how the sodding hell does this go together... Put the front lift arms in the wrong sequence so it didn't actually lift... GRRRR again.

    Anyway, get it done, fitted correctly and both wheels are out and ready to be shipped to the tyre guy tomorrow.

    2019-06-07_07-31-22 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    2019-06-07_07-31-32 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    2019-06-07_07-31-40 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

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