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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by IC3, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 26,772

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I'm only 50kg and I can manage it

    Scottoilers are good,you can always wheel the bike forward and oil a section,rinse and repeat till you've lubed all the chain? I do that for speed
     
  2. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,520

    Location: Worksop

    Must me a technique thing then - I'm still a noob :p

    Yeah I do that as well, but looking g into other ways which it can be done too. Sometimes I forget, or just don't have time :(
     
  3. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 26,772

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I'd get a scottoiler then saves messing about
     
  4. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,302

    Location:

    It helps if you pull the bike back while putting the pressure on the stand, shouldn't be a struggle unless you're built like a girl lol..
     
  5. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,429

    Location: West mids

    I bought a 2nd hand Scottoiler just after I got my SV never gotten round to fitting it though.

    Takes all of 5 minutes to stick the bike up on the Abba stand and oil it.
     
  6. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,520

    Location: Worksop

    Clearly you don't know what I look like :p A scrawny bugger!

    Tom_e, are you looking to sell it at some point do you think?
     
  7. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,429

    Location: West mids

    I'll have a look at some point this week and check I've still got all the bits and let you know, no point in it just gathering dust in the shed.
     
  8. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,520

    Location: Worksop

    Thanks mate - let me know and I'll have it off you :)
     
  9. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,748

    Location: Kent

    I'm a skinny git and I can get my bike on the paddock stand! In fact it takes me longer to get the stand out the shed than it does to put the bike on it, lube the chain and take it off the stand.

    Today's report from the continent: it's awesome!! :D completely dry today, and the sun came out this afternoon. Some of the roads here are pure heaven... it you're a fan of constant radius, perfectly smooth corners that seem to last forever, you'll love it here!! I've been hanging off round most of them, giggling on the exit :D oh yeah, and they're deserted!! Some roads I've seen 2 cars in 10 or 20 miles, if this was the UK I'd get stuck behind a 40mph dawdler every few miles, it's better than wales here for quality of roads. Not many pics as the scenery isn't stunning, although it's pretty damn nice. I've been recording though so you lot will get a video at some point :D Cochem is a proper chocolate box pretty town, and it's cheap here, 2 nights camping for 23 euros.
     
  10. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,207

    How was the ride there, did you do it in one go or did you stop somewhere in-between?

    BTW I'm still waiting for that MT-10 video! :p

    Edit:

    Apart from that I did 2 accidental wheelies yesterday, the first was whilst coming out of corner I gunned it too quickly and the front went light (It was scary and so satisfying that I didn't crash :p). The 2nd time was on the motorway, after I pulled up on the hard shoulder (I wheelied the Duke before, so it wasn't that scary.) Oh and I nearly dropped the bike yesterday... my foot slipped on little stones, but I quickly catched the bike! :p
     
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  11. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,748

    Location: Kent

    Err, check in the YouTube thread ;)



    I rode to Luxembourg yesterday, 280 miles from Calais. Then today another 150 today to Cochem. Tomorrow will be exploring, maybe some unrestricted autobahn action :D then Thursday is a 200 mile day including a stop at the nurburgring, and then 300 miles on Friday back home via Spa francorchamps.
     
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  12. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,207

    Ehh... those group rides look so boring from everyones videos. I did see your right hand was itching to twist that throttle and see what the MT-10 can do! :p :D

    I guess its better to just get a test ride from the dealer, so you can actually test the bike properly. :p
     
  13. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,964

    You should just be able to sort of role it forward and let the bike just about put itself up.

    Scottoilers are good, but messy even with the right flow rate (the oil constantly dripping has to go somewhere). Kept my chain on my Hornet fine, but no better than a decent chain lube like castrol racing.

    There's also the tutoro oiler which looks good, you don't need the cable to your engine with those which is nice. I believe they can also take plain oil whereas a Scottoiler needs proper stuff (not sure if anyone has run a Scottoiler on normal oil though, might be too thick?).
     
  14. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,611

    Location: /* */

    Tutoro is fine with ep90 oil.
     
  15. JunglistE

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,156

    Location: Bristol

    Ugh. Been so ill this week (slept for 20 hours yesterday! And probably the same on Monday) but first day back at work and wish I rode to work but I just feel too weak to trust myself on one today
     
  16. Clum

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 7, 2008

    Posts: 2,771

    Location: Auckland/Edinburgh

    Anybody able to suggest somewhere I might track down some used Arrow slip on cans for a 2010 street triple? Not having any luck on ebay and have tried the triumph triple group on facebook as well.
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,429

    Location: West mids

    Clov!s is your man he spent a while hunting a set down IIRC.
     
  18. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,207

    I got the letter through from Police, I can do a course of my choice from the list. Cost £70 to £97.50, courses are 2 1/4 hours to 4 1/2 hours.

    No penalty points... what a relief! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,302

    Location:

    Send these guys an email asking how long it'll take them to back order some, for £350 for a brand new set is cheaper than people want second hand. In all the weeks I was looking, 2 came up, both were damaged and selling for £360 delivered.

    https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/8909/street-triple/slip-on-silencers-arrow-pair
     
  20. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 26,772

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    You'll just sit with a crowd of people and watch a video spotting potential hazards while the host asks random folk questions

    Still a waste of time and money

    @the abyss you don't get any points,I did just the coarse unless they have changed it since then
     
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