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STONEY!
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PostPosted: 13:45 - 18 Mar 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

awww what happened to the pink bash plate Laughing Laughing
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garth
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PostPosted: 11:11 - 19 Mar 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

STONEY! wrote:
awww what happened to the pink bash plate Laughing Laughing


I'd like to say it won't make an appearance again, but the bastard varnished it, so once it's chipped by stones it will show through. Laughing
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PostPosted: 11:36 - 21 Mar 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks amazing... wish I was you.
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PostPosted: 16:23 - 02 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a day out on the lanes yesterday. It's surprisingly good offroad, for such a lump. Bit vague, but overall not bad!

Think the air screw needs a tweak, but overall fairly happy.


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PostPosted: 09:36 - 03 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an epic trip, good luck and keep us updated!
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PostPosted: 21:23 - 08 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

34 days to go and house just gone up for rent. Here, if anyone's interested in what I do when I'm not pissing about with bikes!

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-54267555.html

Just installed a dynojet kit as I wasn't happy with how it was running. Ridiculous expensive for a needle and a few drill bits and shims, but it's way more responsive and quicker now. Will set the airscrew another turn out tomorrow and that should be job done!
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PostPosted: 21:41 - 08 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll let that within a week. Nice refurb! Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 13:20 - 09 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

grr666 wrote:
You'll let that within a week. Nice refurb! Thumbs Up


Cheers, been a slog. Five viewings on Saturday, been on the market less than 24h.
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PostPosted: 19:28 - 16 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

House is rented, they move in this weekend.

Bike is complete, bar making a bracket to sandwich the water container on the back. It gets shipped on the 29th.

I'm off on a 450 mile shakedown run to Padstow and back tomorrow/Friday.

Here's the donkey as it stands.

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PostPosted: 17:22 - 17 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck buddy.
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PostPosted: 10:47 - 18 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the trip, and send plenty of pics!
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PostPosted: 17:03 - 18 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back from the shakedown.

Managed 76mpg on the way down there Shocked

All good, running a treat, can't fault it since I've rejetted it.
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PostPosted: 09:12 - 22 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

garth wrote:
76mpg


Fuck a duck Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:25 - 22 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three weeks to go and I've just bought a compass that doesn't point north Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:27 - 22 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paddy. wrote:
garth wrote:
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Fuck a duck Laughing


Yep, 350 mile range.

I've also started making a list of things to do. The first one on the list is finger Avril Lavigne.
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PostPosted: 20:30 - 22 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

350 mile range you will be good, occasional plastic bottles for the longer stretches.

Enjoy Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:59 - 22 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a wonderful time and please do regular updates Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 10:27 - 23 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
Have a wonderful time and please do regular updates Thumbs Up


Will do.

Will probably update my Instagram the most. oli_dear if anyone wants to follow on there.
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PostPosted: 12:36 - 23 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

garth wrote:
I've also started making a list of things to do. The first one on the list is finger Avril Lavigne.


Laughing is there space on this journey.

I have a query, how do you get said bike to destination, just on a container ship and you pick up at other end?
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PostPosted: 11:24 - 25 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on a roll on roll off container ship.

Just turn up with the bike and shipping note, empty luggage and not much fuel in the tank and keys in the ignition.

I used HC travel, they've been brilliant.
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PostPosted: 13:24 - 29 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

How longs the journey on the boat, assuming you are flying there and meeting your pride and joy at the port.
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PostPosted: 18:20 - 29 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike shipped.

Not without issues.

DVLA have done fucked up and put a z instead of a 2 on the V5 vin. Have contacted Yamaha who are going to send me out a letter which I can then send with pics to the DVLA.

That won't happen in two weeks though so I need to get some special clearance bollocks to allow me to get it through customs.

Not a great day tbh
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PostPosted: 17:19 - 01 Jun 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

My best friend done LA to Alaska through Canada last year with his best friend, to say the least I was so jealous.

Be sure to pop some photos up, will you have something like Instagram to follow your adventure on?
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PostPosted: 10:42 - 11 Jun 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dabuke wrote:
My best friend done LA to Alaska through Canada last year with his best friend, to say the least I was so jealous.

Be sure to pop some photos up, will you have something like Instagram to follow your adventure on?


oli_dear. Thumbs Up

Less than 24 hours to go. Can't say I feel prepared Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:08 - 19 Jun 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm alive

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