View Full Version : M25 Friday
02-27-2003, 11:48 AM
First time i have seen another futura on the road.
last friday on the M25 heading towards M1 direction, anti clockwise, at maybe 1 Oclock, was it you, ( i was in the car travelling in the opposite direction, saw the mirrors first the rear view of stock exhaust, Silver one so travelling very very very fast.
02-27-2003, 02:37 PM
Could have been Rab's bike being run in for him.;)
02-27-2003, 04:29 PM
Can't be ....... :(
And anyway .... I'd have to have it serviced down there, and that'd be a rip off :rolleyes:
Thats London tho'
02-28-2003, 10:47 AM
Will you be able to sleep tonight Rab?
02-28-2003, 11:06 AM
Whats the weather going to be like up there tomorrow Rab, will it matter and are you going to be out anyway.
I bet you have that wedding day smile all over your face when collecting.
02-28-2003, 12:04 PM
Yeah, no worries, I'll be able to sleep ok :p
I'd like to say I had that new toy feeling, but I'm actually pretty pi$$ed off inside at the mo'
It should of been here LAST friday :rolleyes:
It should of had panniers fitted :rolleyes:
I wanted it to have a tank bag :rolleyes:
I should of had a week to get it properly polished and sorted :rolleyes:
I wanted the tankslapper kit fitted before I got on it :rolleyes:
What do I get??...... a nice new bike, with vision plus headlamps, doubts as to the first service, doubts as to the warranty, doubts as to whether they have a clue what they're doing :mad:
And worse than that, I put my money down 3 months ago :mad:
Anyway, thanks for the thoughts, the banter cheers me up,
I'll be fine in the morning :lol:
<em>edit</em> OH , and the weather is to be what it always is , and what I could of told you it was going to be MONTHS ago .........
Cloudy and windy; morning rain followed by showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, with a 90 percent chance of precipitation. Strong wind from the South-South-East, with a maximum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius (47f). Saturday night; Evening rain followed by a brief shower or two late, with a 80 percent chance of precipitation. Gentle breeze from the South-South-West, with a minimum temperature of 1 degrees Celsius (34f).
02-28-2003, 02:33 PM
Ermmmhh are you saying your bride is not coming to the alter tomorrow.
So sorry if that's the case and I hope you've got a prenuptial agreement.
02-28-2003, 02:55 PM
The bike _IS_ ready to pick up tomorrow. In the Pi$$ing rain .....:rolleyes:
02-28-2003, 02:56 PM
Rab, you sound just like I did when I got mine! :p
Ride the bike and you will forget. If all else fails, at least you cant get it pregnant!! :lol: :lol:
Seriously, Scottish weather will pale into insignificance once you are on your silver spur. Enjoy!
02-28-2003, 03:04 PM
Tell you what Jon ,......
You go to Scotland touring, and I'll go to belgium to C Danny :lol:
Naw, I thought not .....:p
watch out for those 2 old women :rolleyes:
03-05-2003, 05:13 AM
Good to hear you got your beloved Futura at last Rab but sorry to hear some parts are still missing , i can understand you being pissed off and happy at the same time !
You shouldn't have been jealous on our weather during the past weekend on Jon's visit 'cause it was raining showers on sunday all day long and on monday they left at sunny and little bit foggy weather but when they crossed the channel it was winter again for them.
I'd wish i could take my Mille out to Scotland one of these but i don't think we're going to make it this year tough !!
Cheers and enjoy the RST in those magnificent scenery you're at !
03-05-2003, 09:18 AM
Did you get to use the bike communication gear you purchased recently, how was it, or did you forget to use it as you were late leaving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|I |I |I |I
03-05-2003, 06:54 PM
Right. This intercom system was on the whole an excellent bit of kit. :D
Earplugs were easy to fit but had a tendency to pop out when pulling your lid down over your bonce. Once in they were comfy. Those with overactive earwax glands may want to get them steam cleaned or something as it plays havok with reception!! :lol: :lol:
Once on the bike, pillion connects the two tubes and speech can begin. Sometimes they worked perfectly, sometimes not. Sometimes you would hear nothing then all of a sudden they would work again (probably earwax again).
We had no problems hearing each other up to 70mph. We could talk at 90mph although we had to shout and repeat about 5 times. It helps if you bend the mic to rest against your lips. Watch out for the bit when your pillion unplugs at the end of the journey. The pop in deafening!! :eek:
Verdict. We will definitely use this system everytime we do a trip. Its quite good fun for a pillion to hear the sort of crap that comes out of the average biker's gob when he's having fun!
It may take a couple of minutes to get the setup right before the ride but this budget option is well worth it. So there.:p
03-06-2003, 08:18 AM
thanks for the update
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