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by Le_Fromage_Grande
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: How many different bikes have you ridden in a day
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: How many different bikes have you ridden in a day

I don't know, but I'd guess at 4.
It used to be fairly normal for me to ride a dirt bike in the morning and a sports bike in the afternoon, I never consciously thought about changing between the two.
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

Dodgy knees wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:57 pm Massively different abilities in novice at cadwell last week. Some were slow but some were definitely in the wrong group.
Seems to be normal for track days now, it's okay so long as everyone gives each other enough room.
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

BTW my mate can do 1:40s and lapped everyone in the fast group
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

2 minute lap times round Cadwell is top of novice, middle of Inters territory, on a 400 I'm about 2:15, but I leave some hefty safety margins, I'm riding at about 90%, I'm certainly not pushing, and there are corners I don't like, Hairpin and Mansfield, and you can shove the stupid chicane up your a...
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Free beer and food
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Free beer and food

If you visit Wetherspoons Facebook page and make a comment
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Lock down lard
Replies: 22
Views: 283

Re: Lock down lard

Buster Bloodvessel keeps appearing in the mirror when I try to look at myself
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

Any front end slides I've had have been unexpected, and how I've saved them I couldn't tell you, I just reacted to it. I remember the first time I rode on a proper MX track, I kept losing the front end and falling off, usually on the same corners, a mate advised me to practice on the much smaller fl...
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

KungFooBob wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:03 pm I used to be able to get my knee down in 10ft circles in McD's carpark on my FZR400 :)
Looking at you on the R6, you could probably get your knee down in a straight line on an FZR400, the seat height is very low, I've raised the seat on mine by 20mm and it's still low.
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

KungFooBob wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:53 pm This one is so old it was taken with a camera that saved the picture to floppy disk...

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LOL the bike is nowhere near the edge of the tyres
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Projects, Owners Bikes, Updates
Topic: Classic Triumph Bonneville
Replies: 362
Views: 11610

Re: Classic Triumph Bonneville

Pattern clutch baskets for LCs are terrible, they wear in 2000 miles like a genuine one does in 40000 miles.
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

I'm happy with the tyres sliding on dirt, happy with the rear moving a bit on tarmac, I don't like front wheel slides on tarmac, I find them a bit unnerving, thing is though I don't think I'm going that quick when I get slides. On tarmac I've probably had 2 front end slides, both on track and both ...
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Projects, Owners Bikes, Updates
Topic: Classic Triumph Bonneville
Replies: 362
Views: 11610

Re: Classic Triumph Bonneville

If you put the clutch back together as standard, you are likely to have slip problems in future. It’s a chronic fault that took them from 1957 to about 1982 to seriously address. Lots of people say the 7 plate kit fixes that. The home-made cork and extra plate bodge worked for me, but it was a surp...
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Cable clutch, adjusting the bite point ?
Replies: 14
Views: 125

Re: Cable clutch, adjusting the bite point ?

What Tricky said, but you could adjust it to have more free play at the lever, but the clutch must not drag, but this is a bodge for people with small hands.
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: TORQUE MONSTER: YAMAHA HL500 BY SE7EN SIX COLLECTIVE
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: TORQUE MONSTER: YAMAHA HL500 BY SE7EN SIX COLLECTIVE

They're a pretty bike, fucking horrible to ride in mud, and a big bore is going to make it run even hotter.
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: University challenge
Replies: 35
Views: 471

Re: University challenge

Count Steer wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:57 am learned to cook and did enough to graduate. (4 year sandwich course -
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Old Faithful – Berrybads Yamaha SR400
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Old Faithful – Berrybads Yamaha SR400

Overall okay, lots of bits I don't like, mostly the banana exhaust bracket
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Riding gear / Products / Accessories / Bolt-ons
Topic: Upbikers
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Upbikers

A camel toe would be more use
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

I'm happy with the tyres sliding on dirt, happy with the rear moving a bit on tarmac, I don't like front wheel slides on tarmac, I find them a bit unnerving, thing is though I don't think I'm going that quick when I get slides.
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Riding gear / Products / Accessories / Bolt-ons
Topic: Upbikers
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Upbikers

Just learn to ride without putting your feet down, as a short arse enduro rider I soon learned the Gaston Rahier method of dirt bike riding
by Le_Fromage_Grande
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?
Replies: 90
Views: 692

Re: What bike have you ridden to the limit of it's performance?

None, if you’ve ridden a bike to 100% of the bikes limit you’re saying no one could ride it quicker. I largely agree with this, but you could be cack handed and take weird lines that means you're hitting the bikes limits without being very quick (why do I suspect I've just described my own riding?)