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Winter Lay up Procedure - Winter start up Procedure
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2bims



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Winter Lay up Procedure - Winter start up Procedure Reply with quote

Dark nights closing in...constant wet weather...and first signs of morning frost......Laying up a few bikes.......bike rotation on the go....Giving final clean and lube...brimming tanks up to top with 97/99 grade ethanol free fuel...linking up to chargers...lubing chains, over inflating tyres etc

Whats everyone else doing?










And evidently I don't want a whole winter "bike free"...so its time to break free Good Ol' TANGO...!!!!!!!!!!



Poor things been languishing at back of garage for the last 18 months...I didn't bother using it last winter...kind of miss the old girl....new oils and filters ordered.....Had to get the jumpstarter battery back up on her to get her going though....I'd drained the tanks and carb before laying up and disconnected the battery......Full fluids of clutch and brakes ongoing also...just need to get her MOT's first







And just for Back up....theres my Sons DT125R which is still taxed and tested (at 17 per year for road tax...theres no 6 month option available....)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expected more of you 2bims !!!!

What is that ?? SUPERSIZE PICTURES ARE US ????

Large thumbnails on Imgur . I know you getting old and struggle with technology but I only have a 32inch screen at work and can't fit those pictures on it !!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Havent quite figured it out yet....just use dropdown menu and click share to forums...the others dont seem to work for me...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2Bims

really taken by the block of wood in final picture

Glad that you are back......

regards
Gavin
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gav.....Block of wood is Optional Factory extra for Bimota side stands....DB2 used to languish there...will remove from place as "normal" KTM with normal sidestand will now reside in that position.

Been giving up the poisonous carcinogenic weed..3months now...so was staying away from potentially stressful situations...like trying to fix Bimotas...or how to import bikes from Mars ....etc etc...Tennis elbow now 95% better...so last week I fell off a ladder instead and now crokked me back.....this old age S**t is as bad as my grandparents made out.....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Will keep riding them occasionally. So hopefully won't have any problems

All the best

Katy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

still using mine - another 230 kms today Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

still using mine - another 230 kms today Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so that'll be 460 kms today then...............
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
Havent quite figured it out yet....just use dropdown menu and click share to forums...the others dont seem to work for me...


There's a list underneath the links of sizes , thumbnails etc. Defaults to original , just click on large thumbnail and then get the link.
Oh and preview before you post !!!!! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
so that'll be 460 kms today then...............


Was it groundhog day yesterday GK ?? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to "do some bits" and maybe "fuck about with the engine"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still using my SB6R in it's role as commuter bike.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:
2bims wrote:
Havent quite figured it out yet....just use dropdown menu and click share to forums...the others dont seem to work for me...


There's a list underneath the links of sizes , thumbnails etc. Defaults to original , just click on large thumbnail and then get the link.
Oh and preview before you post !!!!! Laughing Laughing


Ah.....that's the options when you look at one piccie at a time...I get it...I was uploading in bunches and just viewing all shots in a row...and the options on sizes only pops up when you view each picture individually in imgur....tis a delight to use though...absolutely no pop-ups, crap adverts...screen blockers and fall downs like PukeBucket...who write an email to me every week offering a $40 discount to their $399/year sign up fee.....jokers Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

out again yesterday, enjoying the late autumnal sunny weather around Troutsdale and the Forge Valley.........







then to the seaside for an ice cream.............



then home for a wash and wax..........


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