NBT: I've bought a Honda!

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Re: NBT: I've bought a Honda!

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Apparently Lowestoft is an utter shit hole, I quite like it, even when the tide is nearly in.
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Went out for another spin this afternoon, going through the forest between Snape and Tunstall a bird came out of the forest and hit the inside of my knee and the tank, the yellow smear is what was left of it on the bike
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Re: NBT: I've bought a Honda!

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I've been fiddling round with screens, fitted this yesterday
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It works well and looks okay, but it's made of metal and I didn't like the idea of having a metal blade right where it's likely to smack me in the face in a crash, so I decided to make a same size and shape screen out of plastic, looking round my garage I saw an old universal touring screen I bought for my CB400 about 10 years ago, a bit of cutting and drilling later and I've got this
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It looks better than the metal one and works better, I'm pretty happy with it.
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I prefer the looks of the metal/silver screen. :P
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This Puig looks decent.

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Much too big
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Re: NBT: I've bought a Honda!

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Track evening at Snetterton booked for Monday
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I love Snetterton, great circuit. Hope it stays dry for you
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Supermofo wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:20 pm I love Snetterton, great circuit. Hope it stays dry for you
I've only wasted £59 if it's missing down and I don't go.

Tonight I spent 45 minutes getting my Acerbis brake protector to work with the standard bar end weight, only to find this was pretty useless as you could move the protector with gentle pressure on it.
I then discovered you can just pull the bar insert out and use the one that came with the Acerbis, which took about 5 minutes to do.
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Track evening completed.

It's the heaviest bike I've ever ridden on track and you could feel it, especially under braking, I had the ABS lights coming on a few times when the back end lifted under braking, the Dunlop tyres lack feel and don't give much feed back, but they do grip, it felt a bit odd riding on road tyres on track, I prefer the more rigid construction of a race tyre.

It's fast, without trying much I was hitting about 150mph on the straights, it probably top out at about 160, pretty good for an unfaired bike, but, despite the high top speed and good acceleration, I think I lapped faster on my FZR400 a few years ago, the FZR cornered a fair bit quicker.

I really enjoyed the evening, we got 3 full sessions and one half session when a 2000 mile 2024 Suzuki GSX1000GT (the touring version) broke a chain, which knocked a hole in the crankcases, spreading oil the length of the start straight - I felt sorry for the guy, hopefully it will get fixed on warranty.
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Le_Fromage_Grande wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:08 pm Track evening completed.

It's the heaviest bike I've ever ridden on track and you could feel it, especially under braking, I had the ABS lights coming on a few times when the back end lifted under braking, the Dunlop tyres lack feel and don't give much feed back, but they do grip, it felt a bit odd riding on road tyres on track, I prefer the more rigid construction of a race tyre.

It's fast, without trying much I was hitting about 150mph on the straights, it probably top out at about 160, pretty good for an unfaired bike, but, despite the high top speed and good acceleration, I think I lapped faster on my FZR400 a few years ago, the FZR cornered a fair bit quicker.

I really enjoyed the evening, we got 3 full sessions and one half session when a 2000 mile 2024 Suzuki GSX1000GT (the touring version) broke a chain, which knocked a hole in the crankcases, spreading oil the length of the start straight - I felt sorry for the guy, hopefully it will get fixed on warranty.
Nice one. Our little crew here seems to have lost the Trackday love these days, so it's nice to see someone out there.
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Wonky photo from my ride today
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So today I read the handbook to find out why the hazard lights were flashing when I braked hard, turns out this is what it does, ie; it's meant to do it, it's quite distracting when you're braking for a corner.
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Le_Fromage_Grande wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:25 pm So today I read the handbook to find out why the hazard lights were flashing when I braked hard, turns out this is what it does, ie; it's meant to do it, it's quite distracting when you're braking for a corner.
That sounds a bit daft.
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Photos from track day are online here

https://www.msvtphotography.com/p/22516 ... -june-2024

The photographer has an amazing ability to make me look slow and fat.
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Le_Fromage_Grande wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:10 pm Photos from track day are online here

https://www.msvtphotography.com/p/22516 ... -june-2024

The photographer has an amazing ability to make me look slow and fat.
Can't see them :(
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Yorick wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:17 pm
Le_Fromage_Grande wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:10 pm Photos from track day are online here

https://www.msvtphotography.com/p/22516 ... -june-2024

The photographer has an amazing ability to make me look slow and fat.
Can't see them :(
Maybe you have to use an email account that is registered as being at the track day.
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Next Monday evening at Snetterton booked, lower group.
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I bet there's a free AI tool that will remove the watermarks.
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If ever there was an argument for dark visors...
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