Hi from Cheshire

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  1. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    Scrambler - Cat and Fiddle.JPG Thanks for the welcomes and p!ss takes. You've gotta laugh at yourself, and I keep finding new reasons to do so. I managed a ride out to Macc / Cat & Fiddle / Buxton / Bakewell. Limited to 50mph most of the time, and stuck behind tin boxes, but still great bends to roll around. Lots of lovely bikes out, including a blue Scrambler!!! heading into Buxton as I headed back out to the Cat & Fiddle. It was almost as good looking as my red and silver one ;)

    Newbie moment of the day: Trying to fill the tank to the top, I managed to pull the hose out just a little too far, and sprayed everything in sight. Oh well, it should make it easier to rub the excess chain oil off the bike, after setting the Scottoiler to 'prime' on my last ride out.
     
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  2. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    Now on 482 miles, with the first service booked for next week. Spot the difference between the photos: about 15mph extra in the grin zone in my case!
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  3. jogler56

    jogler56 Member

    Apr 19, 2016
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    Hi Si,

    Good luck with the new bike. My (third hand - but new to me) 2002 Bonnie arrives next week after a 30 year break from biking. Apprehensive, yes - but will take it steady and cant wait! Just want some sunny rays to hit Cornwall this summer.
     
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  4. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    Enjoy the Bonnie!
    I've been away for 10 years, and my last spell was a brief interlude following 20 years without a bike. I love this bike, and am enjoying it a lot. I met a chap at the Cat and Fiddle who put me onto the Police Handbook, and Mike Waite's DVD and courses. I now have a returning biker session booked. It only makes sense after passing a test that required me to ride without stabilisers for ten minutes, almost 40 years ago. Could be worth a look!
     
  5. jogler56

    jogler56 Member

    Apr 19, 2016
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    Cornwall
    I am exactly the same. Got my full licence in the early 80's and remember the man with the clipboard. I am going to book a 1:1 session with one of the instructors down here. I think its around £120 for a full days training...so I think that would be a good investment. There are a few more cars around now ....even in Cornwall. I'll look out the police handbook and Mike Waite's DVD's. Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. PETER CLARKE

    PETER CLARKE Senior Member

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    Go on then how much difference did it make then;)
     
  7. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    Spoiler alert: "the difference" is the Dart Flyscreen - I've not had one before and was well impressed and not a little surprised by the effect. The upright riding position made speed a self-limiting factor. The addition of the flyscreen lifts that into legal limit territory, and has added a sense of stability that saw me tackling corners in a rather more robust manner. Huge grins!
     
  8. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
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    Is that a euphemism for something else. ;););)
     
  9. PETER CLARKE

    PETER CLARKE Senior Member

    Nov 11, 2015
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    If it has made that difference (in little Britian syle) I WANT ONE
     
  10. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    482 miles on the clock. 500 mile first service booked for Wednesday. 20 miles to the dealer. Desperate for a ride today... Classic Bike Show 90 mile round trip. Grrrrr!
     
  11. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

    May 12, 2014
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    Pain isn't it? I miss-timed the 500 mile service on the Tiger and had to sit looking at it for a couple of days!
     
  12. James ellerby

    James ellerby Active Member

    Feb 6, 2016
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    Hello si , same bike - same colour - same milage ha ha . Where did you get your dart screen from?

    I'm booking in my first service back at youles Manchester tomorrow image.jpeg
     
  13. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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  14. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

    May 12, 2014
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    The Dart flyscreen made a big difference on my Bonnie - surprising for it's size but worth fitting.
     
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  15. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

    Apr 27, 2016
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    Hi Si welcome, where are you in Cheshire?

    Wessa
     
  16. James ellerby

    James ellerby Active Member

    Feb 6, 2016
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    you might do if England ever actually figures out what summer is .....!!

    thanks for the link
     
  17. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    Hi - Wincham, between Northwich and Knutsford. It seems as though a group of us emerging in the area. I feel a meet up coming on when the sun finds its way out!
     
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  18. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....

    Apr 28, 2016
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    Hi from another new to the board :)
     
  19. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    What a blast... a quick ten miles twisting round the lanes of Pickmere, Antrobus, Tabley. Way too much fun before breakfast and today's rain.

    I always thought that "looking ahead" was about safety. After watching Mike Waite's DVD and focusing more on the vanishing point, I'm tackling those twisties with much more gusto, having fun and feeling safer too.

    My Scrambler is coming to life, and I even found myself wanting to fit some noisy pipes and wake the locals up (to share my fun of course)!
     
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  20. jonny

    jonny Active Member

    Mar 26, 2013
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    I haven't rode over that way for a could while. I'm nearer Chester (Delamere forest) and have my back lane route out into wales which i love
     

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