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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Huskys are for the grown ups who hate the daft colour schemes.
    I'm going to counter your 'Potato, Potato, Potato' with.


    'Tick, tick, tick, tick'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Pen's bike is in shop and paid for.Waiting for paperwork.
    They delivered the bike today, but it wouldn't start

    The mechanic at shop started it OK and rode it into van, but no go here

    The lad who brought it is a good lad and the one who always helps me at the shop. I did feel sorry for the 2 of them pushing it up and down the road

    So they've taken it away

    But on a positive note, I gave them the wheels from the Husky and they'll bring them back with new tyres on. Saves me a journey

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    Pen's bike is back. They'd set the kill button in wrong setting, but still let starter turn


    But they delivered my new tyres

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Pen's bike is back. They'd set the kill button in wrong setting, but still let starter turn

    That's not unusual on European dirt bikes.

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    Pen's doing really well. She did a bit of off road as a kid, but she's very rusty to begin with. I've took her out 3 times and she's building up confidence.
    I tell her each time, that we'll go on dirt roads where the Duster can go. Then she doesn't panic. There's still some tricky bits, but I tell her to slow down and relax.

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    The Husky is a bit of a beast and often put it in the lower power mode when don't need the monster power. The biggest difference is the suspension. The Beta X-Trainer was a budget version of the 300RR and suspension is where the savings were made.

    The forks are a weakness of bike design. They have to absorb bumps and do the steering. The Beta struggled with both, but the WP forks on the Husky are great. Over rocky ground and up bumpy hills, bumps often deflected the Beta off track, so had no confidence as it often chucked me off or scared me.

    The Husky just goes where I point it. Still getting confident going over series of rocks where a fall will hurt. But getting there. It's most noticeable going up and down (and across) the rocky dried river beds. And up the big silly hills, I can carry more speed knowing that it will steer OK. Now they're fun, rather than struggling and falling off a lot, through lack of momentum.

    The Beta leaned towards a trials bike as it was smaller and different fork angle so was good in tricky bits. This is a bit bigger, but am learning how to do the slow stuff.

    I will never be able to do the bike justice, but all the lads said I am riding much more confidently. Before I would get off and push it down rocky steep banks, but feel confident to ride this one down and not be scared. Same on some tricky steep climbs

    The monster power is a hoot on the big hills

    Love it

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    You realise this leads to falling off at higher speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    You realise this leads to falling off at higher speed?

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    Lol. 90% of my numerous crashes are just toppling over at tricky bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Lol. 90% of my numerous crashes are just toppling over at tricky bits.
    You need to go faster to prevent this........

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    Changed the gearbox oil last week and came out clean and assumed bike had been serviced well. Took air filter out today and it was brown with dust. Now soaked in lovely oil and up dripping on the workbench.

    Took plug out and gap was huuuuuuuuge. Looked at the manual and it should be 1.3mm or 50 thou. It was even bigger than that My plug measurer only goes to 1.0mm, but all car/bike shops are closed today. Gonna blag a set of feeler gauges tmrw. Just wonder how it will go with clean air filter and proper spark plug gap. It's insane now

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    Today I had an impromptu flying lesson. Riding over virgin rough ground and the bike usually just rides over rocks as though they are not there. But hit one which moved and threw me into a big rock, which did not move


    Husky and Yorkshireman separated and both flew through the air.

    Mate behind said bike was about 6' in air and almost landed on me.
    I thought it was gonna hurt, but all the armour saved me. Just a very sore rib. No damage to bike.


    Us northerners are tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Today I had an impromptu flying lesson. Riding over virgin rough ground and the bike usually just rides over rocks as though they are not there. But hit one which moved and threw me into a big rock, which did not move


    Husky and Yorkshireman separated and both flew through the air.

    Mate behind said bike was about 6' in air and almost landed on me.
    I thought it was gonna hurt, but all the armour saved me. Just a very sore rib. No damage to bike.


    Us northerners are tough
    Just before I took to the air, I was having a great time, leading the ride and thinking "I'm 60 in 5 days and hooning around like a teenager"

    I'm starting to hurt in a more places now, but I have a fridge full of pain killers


    I feel every one of my years tonight

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    Everywhere hurts today

    I think today is gonna be a write off. Couldn't even walk the dog

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    We don't bounce like teenagers any more :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogri View Post
    We don't bounce like teenagers any more :P
    We fall off every time we go out, but they're all just toppling off losing balance. This was first quick one. Oh, I once went down when front tyre hit thick mud, but that was a soft landing

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