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Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:41 pm
by Hooli
Ordered the chain n sprockets for my 14 today, that should be the last bit needed for the MOT. Except for fork oil that I plan to get on the way home as I should get the front end rebuilt this weekend.

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:12 pm
by Hooli
Almost done the 14 now, it needs about one more day's work. Just chain n sprockets, balance throttles & grease the swing arm pivot to go.

Just awaiting my battery returning from being borrowed to take other bikes for MOTs.

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:30 pm
by Hooli
It's sunny now, hope you've all got your steeds out & enjoying it?

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:17 am
by Hooli
14 fixed & a quick test ride today ended up being 207miles long. I've missed having a bike on the road!

I can't believe how good the front end is now, it never felt bad to me before but now it's like a different bike. Stable, pointy & totally ignores any bumps.

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:01 pm
by Hooli
Beginning to think my 14 is under delusions of being a classic.

I got a puncture in the rear thursday, so took the wheel out to get it fixed. Both mounting holes for the rear calliper stripped when undone, so I've had to fit thread inserts. Then when I put it all back together a bleed nipple snapped off! Now awaiting another in the post after drilling it out & having to fit a thread insert there too.

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:33 pm
by Hooli
My gawd it's hot. 112k service & replaced a leaking oil cooler pipe yesterday, to damn hot to ride it though.

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 am
by jimmy
Just finished fitting a chain and sprocket set and new pads to my 07 Bonnie.
One of the chain adjusters was seized solid and as its only a small bolthead it inevitably stripped. Once out, I ran a tap through the threads on the swingarm and I could almost turn it by hand so who knows the issue there.
Anyway up to the new Triumph Glasgow to pick up my two adjuster bolts and whilst waiting I was looking at a new Thruxton. The salesman spots an opportunity and starts his patter. I could feel my will power wane. Just in time the parts guy comes out with my bolts. I left the shop £11 poorer instead of the almost £12k so result all round (well all round for me anyway).
I did spend the next few days scouring ebay for Thruxtons tho' but thankfully the urge has worn off a bit now

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:07 pm
by Hooli
Yesterday I got told my offer on a new house has been accepted, I managed to find a mortgage too after two 'professional mortgage advisers' failed. New place is smaller, cheaper, worse area but has a decent enough garage so I can finally rebuild Stroppy.

Just need to chase down the ex Mrs Hooli to get her to sign the damn paperwork to take over the mortgage here & I get my life back.

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:12 pm
by jimmy
Does that mean you have to get the "Aka. Mr Vicky", and what about the dugs

Re: What did you do Today

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:39 pm
by Hooli
That's a point, I must update my signature.

As for the dog (only one left) I'm not sure yet. She is her dog, but as I've looked after her for the last nine months I might end up with her as I don't think she's got time. I don't mind, she's a lovely mutt.