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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    you been ok mate, missed ya and hope all was well
    I'm fine thank you Spyda. Just enjoying real life than communicating with the half dozen Bozo tossers on KB Run up more kms that way. How are you and yours mate?

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    A nice wee 180km poodle to finish off the month/year on some preemo back roads.

    All the best for the new year you'll.

    Remember now- ANY DAY on a motorcycle is a good day....
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    Got a bit tired of folk asking me what Darky was so got Sharon at Computer signs to make up another decal.. It looks rather smart. Darky past it's WOF check today without any issues at all.

    Both Darky and the XF650 are filled up to the brim for their next journey. Life's too short to spend hours in front of a computer like the KB Knitting Circle does.

    See ya out on the road cpaps and chapess's.
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    He types after spending hours on the keyboard posting in kb

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    A cracker 200km ride on Darky yesterday afternoon. Palmy- Fielding-Kimbolton-Rangiwahia--Apiti-Pahongina valley road-back road to Clyton,(bypassing Ashaurst)-then back to Palmy. Only 10 cars/utes and two motorcycles sighted between Kimbolton and Cloyton. Wheres all this traffic congestion at folk here keep moaning aboutt?

    Between Kimbolton and about 10kms put of Rangiwahia most of the road is tight twisties with a lot of slick tar except between the tyre tracks so it pays to take that part easy, especially in the wet. The rest fine, as you would expect.
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    What an awesome write up. The traffic report was especially thoughtful. Maybe a weather report would be useful for the next one?
    I've always thought the 550f was a bit of an ugly duckling, though I can see how you two make a great little team.

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    Oh I forgot. There were KB knitting circle members hiding in the bushes So be careful folks , they might accuse you of doing something you haven't done more than once.

    Also some, especially so called ex-spurts, are prone to stalking.

    Just saying...

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    Had a spare hour today so made engine belly plate out of the remaining ali mesh I made the XF650s oil cooler grill out of. Didn't take long and it was attached with four stainless steel hose clamps from Bunnings Motorcycle Spares. I painted it with a couple of coats of matte black with a Rustolium quick dry primer/paint mix spray bomb. These are very easy to use and a bit like using an air spray gun because of the way the trigger mechanism is set up. The plate is barely visable.

    Another project done that has been waiting a couple of decades to find one of those roundtoits. Very happy with the result and that is really all that matters really.

    Just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    The plate is barely visable.

    Just saying...
    Or effective. Alloy mesh as a protection? Against what? The manufactures know what they are doing, that is why they use solid alloy or steel.

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    Popped in to the local my local Supercheap Auto here in Palmy. Usually do it twice a month on a regular basis. My favorate motorcycle oil 4ltr Gulf Western 20w50 was on speciual at just under $20 so got a pack with another wee diksconount having a Super Cheap card.

    Then popped into our local Dairy to get some milk and bread. As I was leaving two youg chaps about 16-17 years old I guess, in unison said "Cool bike bro!". Obviously their have better taste in motorcycles compared to numbnuts. I thanked them theb toodled off home for an ice cold drink.

    Ride safe everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    Or effective. Alloy mesh as a protection? Against what? The manufactures know what they are doing, that is why they use solid alloy or steel.
    Goodness I never saw tghis this one.

    Numbnuts you never read you post did you? The stuff is used to protect stock car radiator grills from stones and other debriis ficked up from the stock car in front. I figure in it is fine fand dandy or my little excursions on gravel at a moderate pace.

    I used something called common sence. Something you obviously lack.

    How's the classical music going in your pink padded cell numbnuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    ... Then popped into our local Dairy to get some milk and bread. As I was leaving two youg chaps about 16-17 years old I guess, in unison said "Cool bike bro!".
    Cool story bro ...


    Obviously too old to recognize sarcasm when you hear it.
    When life throws you a curve ... Lean into it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    Goodness I never saw tghis this one.

    Numbnuts you never read you post did you? The stuff is used to protect stock car radiator grills from stones and other debriis ficked up from the stock car in front. I figure in it is fine fand dandy or my little excursions on gravel at a moderate pace.

    I used something called common sence. Something you obviously lack.
    The manufacturers must lack common sense too, as none of them use the same material for engine protection. Or perhaps they see it being as being the wrong material to do a good job.
    Whats next? Pantyhose over your helmet to give that extra layer of protection and keep the bugs from sticking to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    The manufacturers must lack common sense too, as none of them use the same material for engine protection. Or perhaps they see it being as being the wrong material to do a good job.
    Whats next? Pantyhose over your helmet to give that extra layer of protection and keep the bugs from sticking to it?
    panty hose are great, they were invented so siamese twns could rob banks too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    panty hose are great, they were invented so siamese twns could rob banks too
    Aaaaah Spyda me ol chumb. Always a bright shining light amgunst the dark shadow that is the Sisters Grim.{ aka the KB Knitting Circle Ladies}.

    Pantyhose are good to wear in winter as well.

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