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by snapdragon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Nearly there.... scrambled
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Nearly there.... scrambled

Thass a very pretty bit of kit that there is.
by snapdragon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will it / Won't it
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: Will it / Won't it

:thumbsup: 600 I daresay when you lives in a forest-y sort of place there's bits of trees and such to make things mucky :( but what is this 'wash' of which you speak? :suspect: It didn't piddle on me :tada: The mechnik thought she was ticking over too low so turned it up, sounds wrong to me now, but...
by snapdragon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will it / Won't it
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Will it / Won't it

Took her ladyship to the bike fettlers to get her glued up brakes massaged into health first thing... It was drizzling, and slimy roads.

It's flag-cracking and shiny blue sky now.

What are the odds that it'll be raining again by the time he phones me that she's ready?
by snapdragon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: End of an era ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2524

Re: End of an era ...

Well it’s happening... plan A of a scrambler icon dark 800 got scrapped due to Ducati not being able to supply one in time for my March birthday (despite ordering it in December), plan B of a 800 full throttle, and then paint it black , got scratched when I discovered the dealer had a pre registere...
by snapdragon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Throttle response
Replies: 17
Views: 3842

Re: Throttle response

Righto, I've been riding mainly the raptor for a long while, I know changing up with the scooter was a "laugh" when I hit the wrong lever :doh:
Slow start sounds scary, I need zilch to thirty pdq from home most days
by snapdragon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Throttle response
Replies: 17
Views: 3842

Re: Throttle response

Thanks for the replies so far. Personally, I don't see the problem as being associated with a particular rev-level; rather more the matter of feeding-in miniscule amounts of that lovely torque while riding slowly around gravelly tight corners and suchlike. //snip// Nick Umm, so feathering the clutc...
by snapdragon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An apology...
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: An apology...

HiFi wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:01 am
I've been away for ages but have loads of little jobs to do on the Rappy over winter so maybe a mini-revival will happen :D
Hooray :happyhappy:
by snapdragon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An apology...
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: An apology...

:lol: :mrgreen:
by snapdragon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: End of an era ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2524

Re: End of an era ...

:(
:thumbsup:
:cry:
:pilot:

Doing the right thing is the right thing to do :dance:
by snapdragon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petrol Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: Petrol Tank

I know this is a wrong thing but:

I have a swelled tank also, and to fit it back after changing the air filter (after hours of blood, sweat, tears, swearing and more swearing) I sacrificed the top hat washers at the headstock end since I'm techno-dumb and not capable of making a new rear fitting
by snapdragon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 205
Views: 29184

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Ouch
Lifting it from the ground I found do-able as long as the tank's near empty.
mine also has 'war wounds' :blush:

And the reminder to check tyres was apposite, thank you
by snapdragon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Returning biker. Bought a v raptor
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Returning biker. Bought a v raptor

Oooh welcome in. :) Advice? Well.. Ride and enjoy mostly, a rare beast that's classic uncommon yet not exclusive. Basic maintenance and care will see you enjoying for large amounts of miles. :mrgreen: Pet your bike, talk to it, they're multi lingual, speaking both Italian and Japanese fluently but u...
by snapdragon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Front spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Front spark plug

This is excellent tweaking, thank you for the info.
I'm still riding with a mud flap attached behind the radiator to protect the front cap, must be more than ten years since we did that little adjustment.
by snapdragon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: swing arm
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: swing arm

Local guy made one for mine an age ago, he cut notches into a socket I think it was twenty eight or twenty nine mm.
by snapdragon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Surplus to requirements?
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Surplus to requirements?

Ooooooooh