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    Fettling

    Well, today's the last day I had to ensure the bike is spruced up and working correctly.

    Had the front tyre sorted yesterday - the TPS was loose and the rim and tyre are now airtight

    Fitted the panniers and all-important stickers left over from previous trips, and washed and polished the rest of the bike.

    The most important thing for any gnarly adventure-type is havng pristinely clean tyre-walls, so they had a liberal coating of tyre shine, and are now blacker than a blacky-black thing in the dark.

    I'm just so butch.

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    i had a look in the oil window as i walked past mine yesterday.

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    Bugger

    Knew I'd forgotten something...

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    AFAIK i just need to check the tyre pressures and chuck the luggage on.

    sounds too simple, something's bound to go wrong

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    I polished the centre and side-stands, just to be sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post

    Had the front tyre sorted yesterday - the TPS was loose and the rim and tyre are now airtight


    The most important thing for any gnarly adventure-type is havng pristinely clean tyre-walls, so they had a liberal coating of tyre shine, and are now blacker than a blacky-black thing in the dark.

    I'm just so butch.
    Glad to hear you got the tyre issue sorted but the shiny sidewalls?


    Quote Originally Posted by cookie View Post
    i had a look in the oil window as i walked past mine yesterday.
    Looked at mine yesterday-looks fine too, I will take some for top ups as mine is only a pup with 1 thousand miles on

    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    I polished the centre and side-stands, just to be sure
    Fantastic attention to detail

    No more fettling time left for me as I have a busy week ahead, I might leave the top box at home this trip and try out another option for carrying essentials like phone,camera & wallet etc.
    I've de-stickered the panniers in readiness for a "wrap" job which may or may not happen in time for this trip and that's about it, disappointed my the Kaoko throttle lock/cruise control thingummy wont' fit on the 12 bike but fitted the 06 and 09 bikes.........back to the drawing board on that one but it appears that I need a longer cap head bolt for the right side as the spacer/handguard design is different
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    BLING

    I've bought one of these -

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/tilley-w...k-wrap-p122946


    Because after staying with you lot for a couple of days, I'm going onwards and downwards to Croatia
    Should be HOT HOT HOT
    Why PLAN when you can play it by BEER

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    Preparation has been ramped up, I checked the GSA started. It did.

    Not ridden it for weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    BLING

    I've bought one of these -

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/tilley-w...k-wrap-p122946


    Because after staying with you lot for a couple of days, I'm going onwards and downwards to Croatia
    Should be HOT HOT HOT
    Hmmm...do they do Next Day Delivery?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie View Post
    Preparation has been ramped up, I checked the GSA started. It did.

    Not ridden it for weeks.
    Excellent work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    BLING

    I've bought one of these -

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/tilley-w...k-wrap-p122946


    Because after staying with you lot for a couple of days, I'm going onwards and downwards to Croatia
    Should be HOT HOT HOT

    Oh No !

    What about our Ted caps ?


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    the fettling continues.

    i've just put Fastest on my iPad.

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