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Title: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-02-04 23:24:32
What did you do? Anything of interest? Something you'd like to share??  Please feel free to post it here  :)


Me?.. Well, Me n the good lady met up with a fellow RT rider for a bit of a bimble (https://i.imgur.com/uw75ziz.gif)
We was supposed to meet up with a fellow H-D/Pan rider, but 'man flu' got the better of him (tart) So we headed in the direction of 'Bowker H-D' in Preston for breakfast [size=78%](https://i.imgur.com/ehqLSkt.gif) where I was hoping to convert the fellow 'RT' rider over the the dark side? It wasn't to be, This man even drives a stolen BMW in his spare time [/size](https://i.imgur.com/1cUHue3.gif) So we ate breakfast and had a brief browse around the overpriced undertechnology'd H-D's (is that a word?) Before retiring to our flasks for a free coffee in the car park and onwards to our next brew stop  :)  All in all, A good day out with a fellow motorcyclist (of a similar mind set, The usual 'NM mindset')  On the + side, I managed to slip back in the H-D shop to purchase a piss pot for finer days out on the Dark Sided H-D  :)
(https://i.imgur.com/mBtrd7x.jpg)
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: heathy65 on 2018-02-04 23:29:49
ride out with the local Advanced Motorcycle group.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: RTman10 on 2018-02-05 08:39:57
Had a visit from a couple who own a 2014 RT LE.  Took them both out for a quick spin on the Can Am.  They are off to buy one this week.  The cloud from the dark side is creeping in. 
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Post by: michaelc2710 on 2018-02-05 10:07:58
You'll never convert me to the dark side of a HD (nice breakfast there though) beside's most of the HD customers had turned up in there car's fully kitted out in HD biking leathers.....what's all that about.
You didn't show me your ladies gloves when you purchased your piss pot.


You did convert me into bringing a flask of coffee, so well done on that.



All in all another good day out with 'Sim's scenic Tours' but if you tell everyone about my stolen BMW i'll have to burn it and nick something else.[size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: David. on 2018-02-05 10:35:52
The NM's have got K9 Tours, David's Days Out & Sim's Scenic Tours, just need Michael's Mystery Tours now.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-02-05 10:44:03
beside's most of the HD customers had turned up in there car's fully kitted out in HD biking leathers.....what's all that about.


Live to Ride, Ride to Live. Only when it's sunny though!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BoB21 on 2018-02-05 11:39:13
Yeah modern Harleys rust in rain
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-02-05 12:27:27
Went shopping for kitchen tiles in the car, not on the bike. 'Living the Dream'.  ??? Did think about the bike mid morning but committed to tiles by then.

PS. this is yesterday, doing SFA today.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: smileymiley on 2018-02-05 16:06:29
Walked what seemed like 10 miles of Seville's old town.... alas didn't get here by bike.  SWMBO has some lovely pics!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-02-18 22:01:44
Weather wasn't the best  :(   But we went out for a bimble round the Trough of Bowland, which included a Breakfast in Waddington.
(https://i.imgur.com/xQg6e4t.jpg)
A brew from the flasks at Dunsop Bridge. (tea rooms was shut)


(https://i.imgur.com/8Ko6nEn.jpg)
A re-fuel (charge for the old man) near Lancaster.
(https://i.imgur.com/LyfLqKH.jpg)
Then a brew at Devils Bridge.
(https://i.imgur.com/prAClRj.jpg)
Only 140 miles today, But a thoroughly enjoyable day!  :) [size=78%] Bikes dirty now though! [/size] :(
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-02-18 22:17:16
165 miles for me (according to bike but nearer 150 I suspect) around Rutland and Leicestershire including part of the Melton TT and lots of other white roads with no traffic. No piccys I'm afraid as only stopped once and that was at Gonerby Moor services on the A1. Didn't see many other bikes at all despite it being a fairly good day down here although a bit chilly laterly.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-02-18 22:39:36
165 miles for me (according to bike but nearer 150 I suspect) around Rutland and Leicestershire including part of the Melton TT and lots of other white roads with no traffic. No piccys I'm afraid as only stopped once and that was at Gonerby Moor services on the A1. Didn't see many other bikes at all despite it being a fairly good day down here although a bit chilly laterly.


150 miles! and you only stopped once!?!? I'm gonna need 'thicker' undies for our next ride out!  :-[
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-02-18 23:26:21
150 miles! and you only stopped once!?!? I'm gonna need 'thicker' undies for our next ride out!  :-[
Dehydration is the key.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Royso on 2018-02-19 01:41:36
Couple of photos looking over Carlingford Lough to the Mournes taken yesterday on my 173 mile round trip.[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-02-19 09:07:02

Couple of photos looking over Carlingford Lough to the Mournes taken yesterday on my 173 mile round trip. (Attachment Link)
Lucky chap.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-02-19 09:23:28
Weather wasn't the best  :(   But we went out for a bimble round the Trough of Bowland, which included a Breakfast in Waddington.
[img width=800 height=600 alt=https://i.imgur.com/xQg6e4t.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/xQg6e4t.jpg[/img] (https://i.imgur.com/xQg6e4t.jpg)
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A brew from the flasks at Dunsop Bridge. (tea rooms was shut)


[img width=800 height=600 alt=https://i.imgur.com/8Ko6nEn.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/8Ko6nEn.jpg[/img] (https://i.imgur.com/8Ko6nEn.jpg)
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A re-fuel (charge for the old man) near Lancaster.
[img width=800 height=600 alt=https://i.imgur.com/LyfLqKH.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/LyfLqKH.jpg[/img] (https://i.imgur.com/LyfLqKH.jpg)
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Then a brew at Devils Bridge.
[img width=800 height=600 alt=https://i.imgur.com/prAClRj.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/prAClRj.jpg[/img] (https://i.imgur.com/prAClRj.jpg)
Re: What did you do today?

Only 140 miles today, But a thoroughly enjoyable day!  :) [size=78%] Bikes dirty now though! [/size] :(
Always fancied a 1400GTR like your mate's, especially in that dark metallic green colour. Weighing in at over 300kgs, unfortunately always a tad heavy for me. I went for the FJR1300s at the time, being around 40kgs lighter and then graduated to the RT being again about 40kgs lighter than the FJR. That's a lot of extra weight to push around the yard!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-02-19 10:09:36
Always fancied a 1400GTR like your mate's, especially in that dark metallic green colour. Weighing in at over 300kgs, unfortunately always a tad heavy for me. I went for the FJR1300s at the time, being around 40kgs lighter and then graduated to the RT being again about 40kgs lighter than the FJR. That's a lot of extra weight to push around the yard!


Yeah, it's hefty lump when you have to pick it up as well.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-02-19 22:55:36
Couple of photos looking over Carlingford Lough to the Mournes taken yesterday on my 173 mile round trip. (Attachment Link)


Cracking backdrop   8)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-02-25 21:14:00
The 'Big Un' and myself met up with up Michael, JB n Debs for a bimble up to the Dalesway cafe where we met up with Mick for us all to participate in a Bulk Tipper breakfast (https://i.imgur.com/ehqLSkt.gif)
Then we heading off in the direction of Masham (lead by the born leader Michael) for plenty of coffee and giggles.
 (https://i.imgur.com/ozJU8Pn.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ozJU8Pn.jpg)
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On the way back we stopped somewhere we've passed many a time but never called in. (I don't even know what it's called?) There was canal boats, Bentley's and friendly dogs.
(https://i.imgur.com/DtBrn7e.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/DtBrn7e.jpg)
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There was Horses too, I'm not interested in horses though ;-)
Then we all headed off home before the sun went down and it got really cold! Cracking day out! Soon be Spring :-)


Hope you all enjoyed your day (https://i.imgur.com/bH34QDt.gif)


Edit: It was Abbots Harbour at East Marton
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: stayingupright on 2018-02-25 21:31:12
Went on a big ride out of about 30 bikes today. Only about 35 miles to a pub.


It was possibly too many to go in one group but it was fun seeing cars and people giving us a lot more room than normal.


It worked ok but we managed to split the group a couple of times at traffic lights etc.


Quite a few bikes shied off because of the cold as well
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: slowvet on 2018-02-27 02:16:59
Good thread with awesome pics. Keep them coming!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: heli_madken on 2018-03-01 13:15:45
I came to work in the car due to the 'Beast from the East' weather we are having here, just too wimpish to try riding across the sheet ice on the estate roads.


So having RT withdrawal issues  :(
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Ganesh on 2018-03-01 17:17:01
+1. woudn't have made it off the drive :(
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-09 20:08:33
A few images from today's ride.

Clues in another post somewhere.

?

(https://s20.postimg.org/rxctgwf8d/P1000374.jpg)
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: smileymiley on 2018-03-10 10:34:22
Cranwell.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: smileymiley on 2018-03-10 10:38:25
Had a bimble around Rutland Water with the better half. 
Got to get her back in the groove ready for the Picos in May :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-03-11 21:37:54
myself and the Trough Monster met up with Michael, Alex & Harry and John & Deb for a run over to Grindleford Station for breakfast (https://i.imgur.com/ehqLSkt.gif) and also to meet up with Chris who then took us for a lovely tour of the Peak District (https://i.imgur.com/uw75ziz.gif) thanks to all who attended, It was a cracking day out! (https://i.imgur.com/bH34QDt.gif)
(https://i.imgur.com/DaphftH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gst7MeN.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: michaelc2710 on 2018-03-12 09:10:31
Was a great day out on some great roads, cheers K9doc for leading the way.

Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-12 09:24:12
A pleasure as always to be out and about in good company. Interesting to see the amount of snow still hanging around in places but totally different down in the White Peak around Dovedale.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-18 13:37:25
Not many bikes out in the Peak District today !
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-03-18 13:51:10
Not many bikes out in the Peak District today !


Not the best day for it is it (https://i.imgur.com/yOhM1Zz.gif)  Clocks go forward next week though, So not long before Me n the good lady will be able to go out for little mini ride out's in the evening till the sun goes down (https://i.imgur.com/ehqLSkt.gif)




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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-18 14:28:04

Not the best day for it is it
Could be something to do with the weather, hadn't thought of that.

PS Do you always carry the warning triangle when you park up on your sunset rideouts? If so, do you carry it in your non-approved top box?  Miracle it's not been nicked.  :whistle:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-21 20:02:16

A crisp ride out in the Peak District today. Plenty of snow still around in parts.


(https://s20.postimg.org/nu17r8df1/P1000385.jpg)
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-03-21 21:24:07
Nice pics them sir!.. Where's that Waterway?. The poor Cat n Fiddle, such a shame it shut down :-(  It always seemed busy too! even in winter!! There does seem to be a new place opened up further down the hill (Macclesfield side) where the Walkers,Cyclist's and a few bikes gather, I've not stopped there yet though? Probably too busy getting over to Alderley Edge for an Ice Cream at the Wizard (https://i.imgur.com/ehqLSkt.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-21 22:50:57
Nice pics them sir!.. Where's that Waterway?. The poor Cat n Fiddle, such a shame it shut down :-(  It always seemed busy too! even in winter!! There does seem to be a new place opened up further down the hill (Macclesfield side) where the Walkers,Cyclist's and a few bikes gather, I've not stopped there yet though? Probably too busy getting over to Alderley Edge for an Ice Cream at the Wizard (https://i.imgur.com/ehqLSkt.gif)
Bugsworth (Buxworth) Canal Basin is an interesting spot with a nice pub adjacent, some good riding around there too.

http://bugsworthbasin.org/pages/home.html (http://bugsworthbasin.org/pages/home.html)

Tried to get a photo of the flight of locks at Marple (16 of them) but they were doing the road up which runs alongside so couldn't get near enough. Always been fascinated by our inland waterways. Must be in the blood as my dad's ancestors were bargees (not bhajis of the onion variety).

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/marple-locks (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/marple-locks)

It sure is a pity about the Cat & Fiddle, their drinking chocolate was excellent. They used to have a sign on the wall which read 'RIDE LIKE A KNOB AND DIE' which seemed quite appropriate considering the carnage that used to occur every summer weekend before they stuck the average 50 cameras up there.
The owners are looking for other leaseholders though, not necessarily for a pub, possibly café, restaurant or some other touristy attraction as it is the second highest pub (after Tan Hill) in England. Let's hope they keep the sign and the chocolate.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-21 22:58:14
Meant to put this up earlier.
Bonus point for 'house' and owner.
(https://s20.postimg.org/5m8z46uj1/P1000386.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-03-21 23:23:51
Chatsworth House, Owned by Bill Cavendish. Know him well! We had afternoon tea and Cucumber sandwiches on the the lawn only last week   ;)   He would have normally stretched to a bit of Ham but funds are a bit tight due to the recent refurbishment  ::)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-03-22 00:30:29
Chatsworth House, Owned by Bill Cavendish. Know him well! We had afternoon tea and Cucumber sandwiches on the the lawn only last week   ;)   He would have normally stretched to a bit of Ham but funds are a bit tight due to the recent refurbishment  ::)
He'll most likely clear a bit more tat out of his attic. He did similar a few years ago to make some space (only 297 rooms) but that only raised a measly £6.5 million. Still that would buy quite a few ham sarnies.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-03-22 21:38:06
Fitted my new Avant fender extender, Lovely little (big really) piece of kit :-) Much better than the postage stamp sized one that came with the bike :-(
(https://i.imgur.com/i7swX4f.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Our Gee on 2018-03-22 22:58:26
Spent the day fitting new front discs and pads to our Skoda Yeti. Dealer time for this job would be around a couple of hours so why did it take me all day ?. “Corrosion”. There are often gripes on this and other forums about corrosion issues on BMW bikes but believe me I have never seen anything like this on any bike.I was expecting that a bit of wire brushing would be needed around calipers and brackets etc but what I found was serious. Even the hubs looked like they had been trawled up from 6 years under the sea. Rust so thick that integrity of the hub must be in question. Hours of chipping, wire brushing and a coat of Hammerite has improved the appearance. After I couldn’t resist lifting the covers on the RT and gazed in wonder at the pristine calipers, shiny discs and lustrous paint finish !!
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Post by: Sprintgull on 2018-03-23 13:38:31
..... and lustrous pint finish !!.

I could do with one of those right now :)
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Post by: Our Gee on 2018-03-23 16:24:58
Thanks Sprintgull, dully coreccted.
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Post by: pwbike on 2018-03-23 22:31:32
Thanks Sprintgull, dully coreccted.

Do it brightly, with lustre.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-03-25 21:24:45
Had a lovely day out round Welsh Wales  8)
(https://i.imgur.com/pffehj8.jpg)
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: michaelc2710 on 2018-03-26 10:50:45
Great weather and a great 280 mile ride out.
Still gutted about my flask and cushions.....


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Post by: michaelc2710 on 2018-03-26 12:49:58
Great weather and a great 280 mile ride out.
Still gutted about my flask and cushions.....
Flask has been replaced ready for the next bimble, lets hope we have more good weather. DILLY DILLY!!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-03-30 20:28:03
Today I got my Harley Davidson out of the garage and gave it a wash before taking it for a spin to dry it off   8)   It reminded me just how smooth that Boxer engine is  ;)


(https://i.imgur.com/xk3zThT.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-01 21:01:58
Today I/'we' delivered my mothers sunday paper before heading off for a little bimble around Arnside & Silverdale AONB  8)   
(https://i.imgur.com/aEWIslH.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-02 21:46:34
Put the stock screen back on the RT in readiness for the good weather (https://i.imgur.com/bH34QDt.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-03 21:50:09
Washed the RT because it was looking a bit grubby after the last couple of ride outs  :(  I also gave the Centre Stand a good rub down with some emery cloth and a wire brush before giving 3 coats of Hammerite  (https://i.imgur.com/R8Bf6pd.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: gogs01 on 2018-04-04 09:07:28
I took my bike into the local BMW dealer for service in cold (2 degrees C) and wet. Fortunately a short ride.
They gave me their 2018 S1000XR demo bike for two days, pointing out that it had been dropped and had some cosmetic damage (with just over 200 miles on the clock).  Everything was working so I rode off, then tried to set the mirrors (yes, I know that's the wrong way round  :alas: ).  This is where I discovered that the left mirror was loose on it's stalk.


The S1000XR - it's a Sport SE with HP style package) is a very enjoyable bike to ride, lighter and more powerful than the RT with easy handling and excellent brakes. The clutch is cable operated and slightly heavier than that on the RT, but the GearShiftAssist Pro is a joy, smoother up and down than on the RT.


When I reached home, five minutes with a 14mm spanner fixed the spinning mirror and I cleaned up the chain which looked like it hadn't seen oil ever.  I don't hate chains, but I hate rust !


That's what I did yesterday, today I'm hoping to put some miles on the S1000XR before collecting the RT.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BeeJay on 2018-04-05 11:05:44
Going to Chester Motorrad to collect my replacement RT. Fully loaded, as the previous one was, in Mars Red.
It's keyless so no need to worry about keys, just keep the fob safe in an inside pocket.
Going to clock up a few miles, Chester, Mold, Ruthin, Ponderosa, Llangollen, Porthmadog, Dollgellau, Bala and home over the Berwyns.
So if you see a Red RT being ridden "steadily" just wave.
Have a good day :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-05 11:15:47
Going to Chester Motorrad to collect my replacement RT. Fully loaded, as the previous one was, in Mars Red.
It's keyless so no need to worry about keys, just keep the fob safe in an inside pocket.
Going to clock up a few miles, Chester, Mold, Ruthin, Ponderosa, Llangollen, Porthmadog, Dollgellau, Bala and home over the Berwyns.
So if you see a Red RT being ridden "steadily" just wave.
Have a good day :)


Have fun! Nice day for it  :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Sprintgull on 2018-04-05 13:37:23
I bought a Werx Quiet Ride screen of that there eBay malarkey.  Looking forward to trying it out.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Maz12 on 2018-04-05 17:19:41
I bought a Werx Quiet Ride screen of that there eBay malarkey.  Looking forward to trying it out.
Will be interested to hear your opinion on the werx..  Compared to the stock screen
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-05 21:34:39
Nipped out for some 'deep fried Wensleydale'  (https://i.imgur.com/uw75ziz.gif)  (https://i.imgur.com/ehqLSkt.gif)
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Maz12 on 2018-04-05 21:45:19
my neck of the woods Simbo
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Post by: heathy65 on 2018-04-06 10:26:34
Not today but yesterday. Home in Birmingham to the Elan Valley via Kidderminster, tenbury Wells, Prestiegne, and Rhayader. A brew whilst watching millions of gallons of water overflowing the dam above the visitors centre then up the A470 to Llangurig, lunch at the Riverside cafe, right beside the river Severn. Next on to Caersws and a left to Dolgellau. Right at the roundabout took me to Bala on the A494 and on to the A5 to Corwen, Llangollen, and home via Shrewsbury, Bridgenorth and Stourbridge. A thoroughly enjoyable day of just under 300 dry and sunny miles .



Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-07 20:47:18
Went picking my new (to me) Winter hack up   8)   It's a 2007 V-Strom 650 Touring. What a pleasure to ride!
(https://i.imgur.com/9e5VQHi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ma78Dab.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Maz12 on 2018-04-07 21:15:55
Seat looks comfy
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Post by: k9doc on 2018-04-07 21:36:13
Went picking my new (to me) Winter hack up   8)   It's a 2007 V-Strom 650 Touring. What a pleasure to ride!
[img width=800 height=600 alt=https://i.imgur.com/9e5VQHi.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/9e5VQHi.jpg[/img] (https://i.imgur.com/9e5VQHi.jpg)
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[img width=800 height=600 alt=https://i.imgur.com/Ma78Dab.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/Ma78Dab.jpg[/img] (https://i.imgur.com/Ma78Dab.jpg)
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Good move, can't see the old RT getting much road time now. Do we need a subsection?
I agree, they are an absolute joy to ride. Considering lack of plastic, I find motorway speeds no problem with buffeting or noise but I do have a Touratwat little flip thing on top of the screen, a relic from my GS days. Sometimes even forget to put my visor down and 65 mpg so plenty of range.
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-07 21:44:03
Seat looks comfy


It's not too bad at all for a stock seat in fairness, It also came with a DL1000 seat which is an Inch thicker/higher and slightly wider than the 650's, I'll probably sell that though, along with the panniers and associated scaffolding, I have the RT for touring and holidays, so the Strom doesn't need any carrying capacity other than a flask of coffee and waterproofs which will fit in the top box. Cracking bike though! Can't wait to get out on in tomorrow and put it through it's paces    :)   It's only just had a new pair of PR4 Trails on it too, It'll be interesting to see how they perform?
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-07 21:51:44
Good move, can't see the old RT getting much road time now. Do we need a subsection?
I agree, they are an absolute joy to ride. Considering lack of plastic, I find motorway speeds no problem with buffeting or noise but I do have a Touratwat little flip thing on top of the screen, a relic from my GS days. Sometimes even forget to put my visor down and 65 mpg so plenty of range.
 :thumbs:


You're to blame for spending my money!  (https://i.imgur.com/1cUHue3.gif)  Just need an 05+ R6 now and my biking options will be complete  :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-04-07 22:01:42
You're to blame for spending my money!  (https://i.imgur.com/1cUHue3.gif)  Just need an 05+ R6 now and my biking options will be complete  :)
Don't think you'll be needing any more bikes and you can sell all the others in your stable. Plenty do 2 up fully loaded tours on the WeeSTrom so I'm saving you loads. Might even be fish 'n chips between 2 twice.  :) 
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Sullivj on 2018-04-07 22:37:28
Took my 2012 for an MOT.


Quick look over and pass as expected.


Nice to be riding pain free, with my new titanium hip.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: k9doc on 2018-04-07 22:48:11

titanium hip.
At least that's one thing on the RT which shouldn't disintegrate if it gets wet. Congrats on what is obviously a good recovery post surgery.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-07 22:59:48
Took my 2012 for an MOT.


Quick look over and pass as expected.


Nice to be riding pain free, with my new titanium hip.


Nice one! or 2 depending how you think about things lol It doesn't matter how confident or well maintained your bike is? there's always an element of doubt whether the MOT man is a complete and utter cock!?  Glad to see you back on the bike so soon after your op! Best wishes. 
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Sullivj on 2018-04-08 08:51:53
Thanks chaps.


I'm 6 weeks into recovery after my new hip.


I haven't ridden since October, as it got too painful, and I actually got stuck on the RT, because the pain was so bad!


Anyway, that's what finally inspired me to get it sorted.


My first ride after surgery was AMAZING. To ride without pain for the first time in about 5 years, felt truly fiantastic. I felt like I could happily ride the bike all day. It's hard to explain how good that felt.


I've been doing all of the exercises religiously and got myself an excercise bike to help strengthen the muscles around my new joint. I've done 3x 4km each day from about week 2, and that's helped me to lose over a stone since the Op.


I'm just getting ready to go out on the bike again. I feel like a kid with a new toy - I can't get enough of the bike at the moment.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: gogs01 on 2018-04-08 09:10:53
..... I'm just getting ready to go out on the bike again. I feel like a kid with a new toy - I can't get enough of the bike at the moment.


ENJOY !!  😊
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Sprintgull on 2018-04-09 10:37:57
Well done and welcome to the Airport Security Dance Club.  I've got a titanium hip too and the difference was amazing.  Good quick recovery too.  I found that it was the soft tissue that took the time to sort itself out.  My hip is on the top of a rod that goes down almost all of the femur.  Sets the airport thingy off every time.  So I carry a print of the x-ray which seems to help and also have shoes, belt, etc all off before I get anywhere near the scanner.  Used to it now, never had a problem beyond the usual pat-down and scan with the wand.  On the bike?  No problem at all.  I do 500+ mile days with no problem.

A postscript:  This hip was an upgrade from a previous stainless steel item that did not work.  First comment from my kids were that they were pleased my scrap value had increased. :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-10 21:54:52
The usual, Went to work  :(  then came home and stripped the Wee Stroms front calipers down ready for new seals & pistons   :)
(https://i.imgur.com/Nn6Bj5Y.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-04-20 22:26:08
Threw a 'sickie'   :)  (only my second unauthorized day off in ten years) and fitted a little (https://i.imgur.com/R8Bf6pd.gif) to the H-D before taking it for the obligatory bimble in the sunshine.
Flush mount gas cap and LED fuel gauge and an Analogue rev counter with digital speedo (that can switch between kmh & mph)   ;)   it also has 600 different colour variations.
(https://i.imgur.com/DbMEU3W.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: pwbike on 2018-04-21 00:27:06
I finished a tool roll for my R1200RT LC. It's a copy of the Touratech B1 tool kit. I'm just waiting on the arrival of an E8 socket and a front axle tool.
Partly made
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Finished - Open
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Finished - Rolled
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BoB21 on 2018-04-29 05:25:07
Went for guided tour of the Vulcan Bomber at Wellesbourne airfield /touchdown cafe for Tewkesbury team we even managed to get in the cafe. They let us park our bikes in front of bomber for photos . sorry I've no idea how to post them. Very much well worth a visit and only  £10 donation.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Sullivj on 2018-04-29 19:44:16
Took the Mrs on her first ever pillion ride. She really enjoyed it, so thankfully the money spent on her gear, isn't wasted!


She's even planning our first short break.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: David. on 2018-04-29 19:47:58
Took the Mrs on her first ever pillion ride. She really enjoyed it.

Excellent, will she be coming to Leicester in July.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BoB21 on 2018-04-29 21:04:43
Hope so she can keep my missis company while I'm drinking
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Sullivj on 2018-04-30 21:36:12
Excellent, will she be coming to Leicester in July.


No, unfortunately she can't make it. Someone has to look after the children!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2018-05-02 22:36:09
Got the RT out of the garage and took it for a drink before for tomorrows excursion   8)  it felt kinda funny after riding the V-Strom more of late.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2019-08-04 21:51:41
Had a bit of a last minute ride out due to the storm that never materialised.
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: michaelc2710 on 2019-08-05 09:26:23
nice pic's pal, bike looks well
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ezymount on 2019-08-10 17:41:14
Pic taken on southern end of Blue Ridge Parkway in western NC. That was about a 160 mile day. Recent ride was Franklin to Hayesville, Murphy, north back up to Bryson City, and back down thru Dillsboro to Franklin. That loop was about 130 miles and goes along the Natanhala River for some distance.
Endless routes around here to explore, hopefully will get to most of them before I can no longer throw a leg over ! Turned 71 this year, so I figure I got at least 10-15 years of riding left 😜


Ride safe !
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: R2K on 2019-08-11 00:34:46
Beautiful day for a ride in Wisconsin (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190810/48178719b1943b7c97b65bfa3c29ab69.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: garth514 on 2019-08-11 22:47:07
Spent the day by the pool on holiday in Sicily listening to the locals playing on the coast road ..plenty of Ducatis at full chat...very jealous
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Old-Git on 2019-08-14 09:09:50
I'm just back from a long weekend in the Ardennes, great roads around there and into Luxembourg. Little traffic or plod. Gazilions of mosquitos tho.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BoB21 on 2019-08-17 22:00:15
Went from portsmouth to Dungeness and Beachy head the senic route 300 miles in total
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: austin1964 on 2019-08-18 11:35:31
Friday a day with the Police on Bikesafe
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2019-08-24 12:27:33
Took my GS in for it's annual service and got this thing as a loan bike. It's got two good things about it.
1. It handles well.
2. It's going back!.
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: hammo on 2019-08-24 15:26:23
Just fitted a set of Tourtech engine protection bars on my RTLE which i purchased for a bargain off Fleabay , well chuffed they look and fit really well .
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: R2K on 2019-08-24 23:49:46
On an out West ride, Tucumcari, NM(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190824/e0125302cde02d9741ad3b2e7bab8092.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190824/bb40c72cfc6e0ecdb7ae39ee8e464c66.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Old-Git on 2019-08-25 09:58:24
I did a track day the other day on one of my other bikes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ3Vctr-r9k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ3Vctr-r9k)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BoB21 on 2019-08-25 18:51:51
300 miles to Exmoor and Portlock hill.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: mondeoman on 2019-08-25 19:56:27
Nothing, too hot.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2019-08-25 22:21:35
Nothing, too hot.


Me neither, a little light buffing whilst taking on plenty of fluids  ;)
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: simbo on 2019-09-08 21:37:41
Had a little last minute Coddiwomple on the GS. I'm going away on the RT for a few days tomorrow and didn't want it feeling left out, I took it on some 'less travelled' roads more suited to the GS and White RT1250 models. 😁
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BeeJay on 2019-09-08 22:11:30
Had an excellent wekend at Oulton Park for BSB courtesy of Bennetts bike insurance rewards.
:)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Marcosalopo on 2019-09-08 22:25:31
Went down the Brenner pass Austria to Lake Garde  0 degrees and snow on my visor!  2and half hour journey took 4 and half.
Traffic jams and coluldnt see where I was going.
Off to Rimini for the MotoGP next weekend , hope weather improves .
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: hammo on 2019-09-09 09:12:52
Polished and checked out the RT for a weekend away shortly starting at the battle of britain air show in Duxford!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Rick B on 2019-09-09 10:11:15
Had a lovely trip around Llanberis Pass then over to Lake Vyrnwy and into Bala,(that was Sunday BTW)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: DavidMcK on 2019-09-09 11:02:59
Just back from this, 2,662 miles in 8 days for me.


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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: mondeoman on 2019-09-09 11:08:57
Mowed the grass.(https://d3oqeh0ujy6117.cloudfront.net/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.png)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: michaelc2710 on 2019-09-09 11:27:16
Had a little last minute Coddiwomple on the GS. I'm going away on the RT for a few days tomorrow and didn't want it feeling left out, I took it on some 'less travelled' roads more suited to the GS and White RT1250 models. 😁


Looks like you had a good day pal, No off roading for the "White R1250RT" this weekend just work and polishing the XK.
Have a good safe trip away
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: stayingupright on 2019-09-10 21:43:31
My beast had it's first MOT today. It passed ...

I also managed to get a set of GT PR5's fitted ... Apparently one of the first supplied in this size in the UK