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  1. Help ! ! !

    Hello again, it's your friendly naive Englander here again asking all of you who read this for your assistance and forsight with stuff i know nothing about, well, not as much as i would like to know anyway.
    Me and the Wife were out doing stuff today in preparation for the arrival of my Aprilia RSV1000 Mille which we are hoping to pick up from the customs people in mid December and decided to pop into the AA to get an insurance quote, (oooops!).
    Thinking that as ...
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  2. Help ! ! !

    Hello again, it's your friendly naive Englander here again asking all of you who read this for your assistance and forsight with stuff i know nothing about, well, not as much as i would like to know anyway.
    Me and the Wife were out doing stuff today in preparation for the arrival of my Aprilia RSV1000 Mille which we are hoping to pick up from the customs people in mid December and decided to pop into the AA to get an insurance quote, (oooops!).
    Thinking that as ...
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  3. Steampunk inspired veteran build

    Been setting about converting the original carbide gas headlite to a 12 volt system
    Disemboweled a small jappa quartz halogen unit off a GSX-R & modified the old shells internals to suit
    One of my sons works at Metro Glasstech & scored me some fluted obscure glass that will do very nicely for a period style lens
    Also found a brass windscreen washer bottle off an old Brit sportscar that, once polished up, will fit the overall theme rather well
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  4. steampunk inspired veteran build

    As you'd expect, no self respecting Steampunk Adventurer & his trusty Velocipede would be without a gimball mounted brass compass/sundial combo....
    Heres what I got of Tardme recently,looks like shit now but I expect this will polish up rather nicely! .....'TO THE MAN CAVE!!!'.....& several hours later emerge with the recreated treasure in the pic.......then its on to adapting the sundial to the now polished gimball mount for a truly quasi Victorian Satnav System
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  5. And here we went

    Man I need to improve my riding and the bike needs work. The mods have done heaps with the bike a potential 43 sec lapper (I'm still getting there at 47 secs). Sketchy took the bike out and I am eternally grateful to him for doing so and giving me some great pointers.

    Tonight though I have a garage which resembles one from Christchurch after the quake.
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  6. Short Persons Bike

    Hi there, just realised it's been over a year since I've been on this site! Oops!!

    Been riding a Honda VTR 250 for a couple years now...really looking to upgrade. Unfortunately, I'm only 5'2" and my current bike is probably the max height I could comfortably reach the ground on (even now I can't put both of my feet flat on the ground).

    I prefer sports bikes...but wouldn't have a clue what bike's are suitable for a midget like me? Anyone out there have ...
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  7. Thompsons Bike Museum

    I finally had an opportunity to clean the bike last weekend and was shocked to see that when I had the bags off, the left side of the rear tyre was smooth. The tyre only had 9,500 Kms on it and I had ordered a new one a couple of weeks earlier, but with a three week lead time and the expectation that I would get this weekend’s ride in, then change it on the 102,000Km service for the MDA ride next week…..Fat chance! But fortunately the shipment arrived and I was able to pre-empt the service, so come ...
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  8. First ride !

    Well, where do i start i find me asking myself. After knowing this guy (Brendan) for barely a month we were talking about V twins as we are both owners of V twins at the moment, mine is due to land from the UK on 06/12/2010, his is a Motto Guzzi V1100, he dropped into the conversation with me and the Wife, " hey man if you fancy a ride at the weekend you can take mine out ". Talk about chilled out ! lol.
    As the only riding of the motorcycle variety that we have ...
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