Well today I picked up my 595 She's gorgeous, rode her the 70 miles back home and then went out with my other halfs cousin on his SP1, got more looks than he did Feels good to be back on two wheels, I can't stop looking at her. ATB, Gareth.
Been up the garage and removed the standard rear master cylinder from the Daytona as it is a 14mm one and fitted the ZXR400L 1/2 inch one I got from ebay for £12 as there is more lever pressure to cure the wooden brake on the rear, then syringed out the old fluid and bled fresh stuff through to the rear with the Sealey air bleeder.
If you've never used one before and have access to a compressor then they are the bollox. All you do is attach an air line and put the trigger catch over the trigger so the suction is pulling on the caliper bleed nipple, then open the nipple until you are happy it has pulled through the crap and no air is left in the line. Took longer to get the caliper off to ensure the nipple was at it's highest point than it did to bleed it through.
Wasn't too sure on the bar end mirrors but have decided to keep them and ordered the blanking caps from Triumph today for the grand total of £3.80. Also fitted the Street Triple indicators which meant removing the tank and the air box but not too big a job. Media File
last night i stuck the high-level TOR tune in it to see if there was a difference. My exhaust is inbetween low and high level really. Also reset the TPS and adjusted the position of my clutch lever a bit. Took it for a spin last night and it did feel slightly more responsive and crisp feeling.
rode it to work this morning and it felt nice then too. It's still not silky smooth when trying to hold it at 30mph on a barely open throttle, but i'm guessing that's character!
I think i'll check the throttle body balancing at some point though
Took it for a ride to see the Mrs, convinced her to finally come out for a ride, all of 1/2 mile to the beachfront had an ice cream, played with me new phones camera, rode home thought about cleaning it but made a sausage samidge instead coz I ache where she bloody held on so tight Pffft women
Nelster: Spent the day browsing luggage options, wondering how I'm going to get tent and all my kit on the bike for Ostrichfest. Bought another Kriega pack so hopefully it'll all fit together like a big jigsaw
Thought about a Ventura system, but I refuse to pay £270+ for something with about £15 of metal in it and the packs are not even waterproof
would be intersted to see the kriegas on the s3 was looking at a set meself
took the Scorpion stubby off the other half's SV ready for it's MOT tomorrow and thought i'd try it on my bike.. it's just a gnats willy too small to fit. I could have got it on with a bit of welly, but didn't fancy getting it stuck on there!
So put my Quill can back on and then fitted the standard dustbin to Gemma's SV. The SV sounds rubbish with the standard can on.
Dunno. Certainly not unless weather gets a lot better, and it still needs remapping for the Arrow system, so probably not eithyer way. I've booked fRiday off, but tbh I really can't be arsed with the whole camping thing this year andcan't see any cheap B&Bs in the area, so doubt i'llbe there. If I am then it'l probably be on the Bandit, the Striple needs the remap done, new tyres scrubbing in and it'd be useless for putting luggage on, even if i did want to risk scratching the paintwork.
went to the lakes for the weekend straight after physio on friday, it rained again so that's now 4yrs out of 5. Lots of traffic on the M6 as usual so spent almost as much time in 1st & 2nd filtering as I did at 85-90, 126.7mls and only used 8.72lts which was nice, left more money for beer
Went out for a wee run today, and found possibly the most expensive petrol station in the UK... it was however, in the middle of nowhere (great roads though), which goes to explain why it was rather expensive, I'd hate to have had to have filled up the car there. Price per litre... £1.57.
Thankfully, only needed to top up a wee bit, but still cost nearly as much as filling the tank up earlier on.
Whatever happened to the promises from Westminster & Holyrood about helping rural communities with the price of fuel. Not having a go at the forecourt (1 pump, not a national chain), they have to keep their heads above water.