What Have You Being Doing With Your Non-triumph Today?

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  1. MrOrange

    MrOrange There is no good cop!
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    Replacement thread. Original lost when OP left the forum.
     
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  2. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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  3. Dozers Dad

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    #3 Dozers Dad, Sep 16, 2019
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    Put Dougal (our MX-5) in for his first MOT in our ownership today.
    My regular tester is having a sabbatical so I went to one of those tyre & exhaust places. Only cos they had a deal on (an MOT for £25)
    Obviously, using anywhere like that for an MOT is like putting your head in a lions mouth! o_O
    But I planned to work to the fail sheet & take him back for a retest.

    Amazingly!!... he passed with only one very minor advisory for one slightly corroded rear disc. It looks fine to me & I reckon they were just being extra picky.
    Anyway, considering Dougal is 13yrs old. I'm delighted with that result! :)

    BTW... I was like an expectant Father in a maternity ward waiting room o_O
    The last time I put such an old car in for an MOT was back in the 80's. They were invariably held together with Isopon P38, chicken wire & newspaper. With half an inch of underseal applied to hide my creative bodgery :kissing:
     
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  4. Rspete

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    @Dozers Dad great results!

    Finished work and got bored so cracked on and done our lasses motor!
    What a cracking detailer.

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  5. Dozers Dad

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    Nice one Pete. That looks absolutely stunning mate! :grinning:
    I assume Mrs Pete is very happy? Happy wife = happy life.
    Please tell your friends cos I have several more of those paint sealer sets available.
     
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  6. Rspete

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    Honestly the photos dont do it justice mate, i did the thunderbird as well, will post some pics on saturday and yes the mrsRspete's is very happy. :)
    I'll deffo tell my friends! :blush:
     
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  7. Dozers Dad

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    As I've said many times mate. It really is the dogs dangling bits but it ain't worth the £350 a car dealership will try to relieve you of! o_O
    At £25 with you supplying your own elbow grease to apply it. It becomes far more realistic :)

    You'll have more time to ride your bike now. The manufacturer claims you'll never need to wax the vehicle ever again. The reality is that's the case but only for approx 5yrs.
     
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  8. BATEBY45

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    Not today but last Thursday I took the Tippi to show the guys at the Fosse Riders club night,.....WTF's a Trippi I hear you say, a 50 cc three wheeled moped is what it is and it belongs to the charity that I volunteer for,. It was donated months ago and sat waiting for attention which I have given it, drained the stale fuel, cleaned the carb, bought a new battery, got it MOT'd (class three). Now it has to go to raise funds for the charity ( National Police Aid Charity, on f/book and twitter ).
    It was meant to go to one of our projects in Africa but having ridden it and seen how many one-off parts it has we have decided that it wouldn't last long on African tracks so to comply with the donors wishes (who would like it to go abroad) but where the roads are paved.

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  9. AMXsteve

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    Put a new charging rotor on a buddys kat and took her for a nice test ride after

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  10. Cap City Murph

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    Did a ragjoint delete on my k10 chevy truck
     
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  11. AMXsteve

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    Put a backrest on the old gs
    Yes its ugly but the passengers love it

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  12. Biker Jock

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    IMG_0616.JPG New battery in the beemer today. Only one of a long list of tasks to do today, so didn't get out on it. Since I retired, Monday is fettling/chores/admin day where I try to do all the boring stuff and free up the rest of the week for fun. Doesn't always work out that way, but that was the retirement plan.

    I enjoy fettling the bike, so it's not all bad.
     
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  13. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood

    Work is slow so I lost my OT. I think I am going to try and get a part time job at the Salvage Yard after work. :cool:
    It would be AWESOME!
     
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  14. Adie P

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    Ooooh yeah! If that happens you'll get first chance of any parts for the Speedy! Or maybe another Hinckley 900 as a fixer-upper! Good luck with that - hope it works out.
     
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  15. Wishbone

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    Bought a 2004 CBF600 as a short term runner until I find a new cruiser to replace the Speedmaster:
    So spending the dry spells today checking it out for nasties, charging battery and put seat to lowest setting for my little legs.
     
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  16. Cap City Murph

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    I love those bikes i think i owned all the gs bikes that one looks mint !
     
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  17. AMXsteve

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    It was a clean bike when i got it last year with 15000km i did a cosmetic restoration over winter and iove it now. It was my first bike at 16 so 37 years ago
     
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  18. Ivor

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    extended a fork brace and had it powder coated ready for larger tyre, cant make my mind up whether to put a front mud guard on or not yet

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  19. feckless

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    Took the Harrier out for a blast in the lakes the other day. It is great with the E start fitted I no longer dread pulling in at fuel stations LOL.
     
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  20. Adie P

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    No pictures - didn't happen ..... and I NEED more pictures of that Harrier. ;) Especially now it's got an electric boot!

    Please.
     
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