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windy
03-29-2010, 05:00 AM
Well, at last, some good weather and some good riding buddies...:worship:

Out with the good Dr, Batfastard and squatepantz, fish & chips at Wetwang down to Thixendale to catch up with a mate and have tea with him and his missis then off to Squires. It was a decent shake down for us and the bikes, squatepantz left us at squire to perform some family duty but i reckon he had enough of a run to get back in the groove and it was good to catch up with him again.

We went on to Premier bikes then through Thorne using the back roads, up the A18 where the doc an I peeled of for Goole and Bat's headed for home. It's been a long winter and it was great to be out riding with like minded peeps..fast but not silly and no one taking risks...early days...:p:

Sunday the Doc and I headed for my brother's Pub at Mow Cop near Conggleton 120 miles, A628 to glossop, A57 snake pass, cut across to A6 Buxton road, stopped for Hot Chocolate then took the Leek road to conggleton which is where we saw for the first time the average speed cameras on the Cat & Fiddle route, I hadn't realised at first but they have also put them up on the Leek road, just 2 at the start but we stuck to 50'ish because we didn't know if there would be another further down or at the end...

Anyhow after a nice pub lunch I left the Doc at Steve's Pub, he was staying the night, chatting up the young girly staff. I hit the M6, M62 to get home...so, over 300 miles this weekend and the big T ran like a dream, a black dream as it happens..

Realy looking forward to this years Hoons, bring em on...:banana:

Oh, think I should mention I rode the Doc's R1....what can I say? Fooking awesome, I can see why he goes on about it...on and on and on..sorry but it is fantastic. I rode it on a stretch of road I know well so was able to pretty much go for it, no need for going up/down the gear box 1st 2nd and maybe 3rd is enough, came out of one bend around 90'ish (private road.) and as I twisted the throtle, gentley, it passed the 100 mark and lifted the wheel just a couple of inches, shuck it's head a little, settled and went in to shuttle like acceleration mode... nice. Cheers Jon. :plus:

ARAIHEAD
03-29-2010, 05:03 AM
RE-POST!!!!!!!!!!!! :p::lame:

Batfastard
03-29-2010, 06:34 AM
Really? :)

Batfastard
03-29-2010, 06:40 AM
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squatepantz
03-29-2010, 09:20 AM
cheers windy, bat n doc.... was nice to blow oot the cobwebs ;-)

ARAIHEAD
03-29-2010, 09:35 AM
cheers windy, bat n doc.... was nice to blow you three fella's ;-)

Mucky twats!:rolleyes:

Nob
03-29-2010, 10:07 AM
Can't wak a first good ride, how's the new bikes feelin lads ? I use them roads myself sometimes. I see TZones off again, might have to jack it in and start boring you over here :eek:

Batfastard
03-29-2010, 10:16 AM
Can't wak a first good ride, how's the new bikes feelin lads ? I use them roads myself sometimes. I see TZones off again, might have to jack it in and start boring you over here :eek:

Your welcome, should tell you to fuck off really, it's a tradition.

Bike is OK, bit to much compression damping on the forks (I think) it jarrs a bit over bumps. I've got upto about 350 miles :banana: now. So I am still rev capped at 6k, which is 104mph on the speedo (allegedly). Trying to keep up with Windy, Jon & Sqautepantz without over revving was pretty hilarious, I had keep popping another gear mid corner etc. Should finish off the running in at Easter (whilst Martin, sorry, Windy is at Butlins with the kids - he is only 3 feet tall so he gets in half price :) )

Still not 100% sure about the tyres - can't fault them, but something niggling away in back of my mind. The dust trails kicking up from Windy's rear wheel wasn't particularly encouraging either, not a good sign as you tip in on a walled corner :rolleyes:

Nob
03-29-2010, 10:22 AM
You got Pirelli Dragon corsa's on. Go on tell me to fuck off, I'll feel accepted then :)

Putting the Dunlop Qualli Sportmax's ? on mine next.

Batfastard
03-29-2010, 10:34 AM
You got Pirelli Dragon corsa's on. Go on tell me to fuck off, I'll feel accepted then :)

Putting the Dunlop Qualli Sportmax's ? on mine next.

OK.

Welcome & Fuck Off.

Yeah, Pirelli somethings, I think I might go back to Michelins next, I really liked the 2CT's that I had on the Tuoldo. I am sure the Pirellis's are fine, it's just me.

Rode out on Saturday with the stock clutch slave cylinder - had to send the MPL back to Germany for repairs, fook me it's a twat in slow traffic. I have shorty Pazzo levers as well. The MPL turned up Sat morning, too late to fit. I put it on before I rode out Sunday, what a difference. Need to fit the 15t front sprocket as well it's too high geared for low speed (following a brand new VFR 1200 through Sherburn) riding. Those VFR's are even uglier in the flesh IMHO. Think Pumba the warthog.

windy
03-29-2010, 10:39 AM
Your welcome, should tell you to fuck off really, it's a tradition.

Bike is OK, bit to much compression damping on the forks (I think) it jarrs a bit over bumps. I've got upto about 350 miles :banana: now. So I am still rev capped at 6k, which is 104mph on the speedo (allegedly). Trying to keep up with Windy, Jon & Sqautepantz without over revving was pretty hilarious, I had keep popping another gear mid corner etc. Should finish off the running in at Easter (whilst Martin, sorry, Windy is at Butlins with the kids - he is only 3 feet tall so he gets in half price :) )

Still not 100% sure about the tyres - can't fault them, but something niggling away in back of my mind. The dust trails kicking up from Windy's rear wheel wasn't particularly encouraging either, not a good sign as you tip in on a walled corner :rolleyes:


Err hum...I was rev capped me sen don't you know....

Give it a few more miles on the jarry (is that a word?) front end, mine felt like that when I first rode it but it has either settled down or I'm getting used to it.

Jeezus the bike went well Sunday, 255 miles, did one bend close to 3 figures, leant well over, steady as a rock and accelerated all the way round....:banana::banana: awesome....:worship:

Route on Saturday was 125 miles from my place back to my place and what ever you lads did getting to the start and getting home.

Top day out....

Oh BTW Nobist...yer can FO...welcome on board mate....:p:

:peace:windy

Batfastard
03-29-2010, 11:03 AM
I think I did about 180 miles Saturday, added another 100 on Sunday.

I know your running in as well, but I was laughing me head off in me helmet at trying to change gear cranked over on a left hander at 90 odd because the little red light was going bonkers. :happy:

Your probably right about the forks, I am not going to start adjusting anything until I have got a couple of thousand miles on the clock, just to make sure everything is bedded in properly.

Persuaded Premier to send the van out to collect the bike for its 600 mile sservice, Liz's needs her MOT so I am getting both serviced at the same time. :)

Nob
03-29-2010, 11:10 AM
Well, seen as were all freinds now, go fuck off yer sells :)
Never really had an issue with the clutch on any of me Apes, but then again I am a double hard Manc. Them PP levers I got off Weeksy are the dogs though, I've got the bite sooo sweet. Not to keen on the slotty bit in the centre of them though. Got nearly 3k on mine now and it feels like it's loosenin up a bit.
Wierd trip with the Ohlins though, and I aint no suspension guru by any stretch. All I did was wind everything to soft, left the sag etc and blimey, fluked it big time, spot on for this fat lad. :banana:

Nob
03-29-2010, 11:15 AM
Notice you all have different screens on, should of mebbe tried em all out and put the results on the front on next weeeks MCN. Big T screen test, shock winner inside.:)

squatepantz
03-29-2010, 11:42 AM
Mucky twats!:rolleyes:

aawh don't be sore just coz you was to busy to join us coz you was doin yer nails... :rolleyes:

Hey up nobist.... another black factory fud... I'm not jealous..... Bastards

Nob
03-29-2010, 12:47 PM
Hope the weathers allreet on Sunday.

twin4me
03-30-2010, 04:50 AM
OK.
Rode out on Saturday with the stock clutch slave cylinder - had to send the MPL back to Germany for repairs, fook me it's a twat in slow traffic. I have shorty Pazzo levers as well. The MPL turned up Sat morning, too late to fit. I put it on before I rode out Sunday, what a difference.

Can you put up a link for this?

Every Spring I wonder how my clutch hand will cope but it gets stronger with use (cue Araihead)

Batfastard
03-30-2010, 05:33 AM
Can you put up a link for this?

MPL Tuning Parts (http://www.mpl-tuningparts.de/english/welcomepage.html)

and the Clutch slave Cylinder (http://www.mpl-tuningparts.de/shopd/index.html)

Check EBay - they are often on sale (from MPL) and go for less money than buying direct from their online shop, there aren't any on at the minute, I checked.

Edit. Worth considering, Evolzione make one, available from AF1 (http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=807), also Oberon make one available direct from Oberon (http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/Aprilia_Clutch_Slave_Cylinder.html), from Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OBERON-Aprilia-Clutch-Slave-Cylinder-BLACK_W0QQitemZ280434072410QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_M otorcycle_Parts?hash=item414b2c5b5a#ht_2029wt_962) , or from Aprilia Performance (http://www.apriliaperformance.co.uk/Parts/Tuning/tuning.html) - Griff is on here somewhere.

Windy Mart has an Evo clutch slave on his T, I don't know anyone with an Oberon unit fitted, but they are about 30 cheaper than MPL.