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  1. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    This thread is taking a worrying turn.:eek:

    About time too!:grinning:
     
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  2. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Yorkshire man here! And tiglet and me ain't related cos he's on the 'dark' side (Cheshire)
     
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  3. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Welcome in Chris, I think I might have seen some saddo wandering around bentalls in a triumph t shirt, at least now you can do the same with a smile on your face!
     
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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome ........ nice bike :):):)
     
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  5. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

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    But as Chris is touring Ireland it'll have to be Begorra the Explora.

    btw, welcome Chris. And why two weeks if the bike's already in stock?
     
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  6. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

    Mar 29, 2014
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    Oi bad boy!!
     
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  7. GaryM

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

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    As long as you didn't sniff it as well .... or should that be some ones knickers :)
    Welcome Chris and nice bike.
     
  8. Chris Chadwick

    Jul 31, 2017
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    It's definitely taking a worrying turn now! Cheers Gary
     
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  9. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    Well Chris, Welcome back to Biking, Your scuba diving skills would have come in handy at our meet this year:cold_sweat:.

    Best of luck with your bike, Safe riding :)
     
  10. Chris Chadwick

    Jul 31, 2017
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    Cheers Neil man (Havit)! I'll have to run her in so it's a good excuse for not going too fast from the start. I'm slightly worried about the size and weight if I'm honest - I'm a big enough bloke but haven't had a bike of this size before. My only accident - barring clipping the offside kerb on my Cagiva Canyon after a stupid overtaking manoeuvre approaching a junction (by me) many years ago - was a 1mph drop in the works car park. The embarrassment has haunted me ever since! :worried: Hopefully I've learned my lesson from that one! Actually, this isn't strictly true. I crashed my dad's old MZ 125 into a traffic island whilst trying to carry a takeaway curry in my mouth, with the bag hanging over the chin bar. I hit a bump and the bag pulled me lid over my eyes and I rode straight into a traffic island at the back of South Yorks police headquarters. I stuffed the knackered bike up a back alley and went round to a mates to eat the curry (I think I was over the limit at the time. :D) This was a looong time ago and I am well ashamed of myself for that behaviour. The next morning I went to get the bike (it started and I rode it home even though the bars were about 45 degrees to the front wheel!) A police motorcyclist came down the alley from the HQ as I was starting the bike and didn't say a word. Bizarre! Anyway, I'm older and wiser now.
    Sorry - gone a bit off-topic there.
     
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  11. Tal

    Tal Active Member

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    [​IMG]Chris.
     
  12. Chris Chadwick

    Jul 31, 2017
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    Cheers Tal!
     
  13. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member

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    One of them is a "little tinker"
     
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  14. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    You must be joking.
    I know my dad had a bike but I don't think he went over the hump to Yarkshire :eek::)
     
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  15. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    Now if your talking little it ain't me :eek:
     
  16. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Hi and welcome to the forum from another Yorkie (living dahn sarf!)
     
  17. Chris Chadwick

    Jul 31, 2017
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    Cheers Steve!
     
  18. Chris Chadwick

    Jul 31, 2017
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    Dozers Dad, I have just been introduced to 'Dora The Explorer' the TV model (so to speak!) I didn't cotton on to your comment at first - now I see! I can't use Dora now though, it's too common! Ha Ha! gonna stick with Nora I think, or ELEANORA! if she annoys me (which hopefully won't be often!). Almost there now - took longer to get ready than I was expecting. 2 more sleeps though and pick her up Saturday morning! I could have got her tomorrow but got to work and no escape! Pfft! They're just fitting a couple of aftermarket bits for me. Pic sent by the dealer to me today.
    Very excited now! :blush:
    [​IMG]

    IMG_1826 2.jpg
     
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  19. Gled

    Gled Active Member

    Jul 25, 2017
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    Wow, look at the shine on that! And the bike looks lovely too.

    Welcome to the forum Chris...

    Gled
     
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  20. Chris Chadwick

    Jul 31, 2017
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    Ha ha! Cheers Gled.
     
  21. Setchy

    Setchy Member

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    welcome.. I slipped through the security net. Live in Sheffield myself.
     
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