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Title: Wales visit
Post by: GavD on July 12, 2018, 06:20:47 PM
Thought I'd post a few pics from our little 5 day trip to Wales.

Weather was exceptional, meaning we all got very hot, very quickly, but we shouldn't complain.

Big up to 3pot & jaydub who made the trip to join us.

Jaydub, unfortunately had a clutch rod oil seal issue at the end of friday which meant he stayed at base saturday to investigate whilst we headed out for a few hours before the footie. When we got back he had effected a repair, but unfortunately it didn't hold. 3pot then helped him with a second repair whilst we buggered off to the pub for beer and footie (sorry about that John). Anyway, good news was that he made it home, bad news was that he had to leave a day earlier than planned.

We did 900 miles in the 5 days, taking in some excellent roads thanks to 3pot's local knowledge. We did the mountain road between LLanidloes & Machynlleth 4 times.

Big mistake trying to get into Barmouth on a sunny sunday though, everyone was heading there in their cars which meant it took about half an hour to weave between the traffic. We had to treat ourselves to an ice cream.

Mo had picked up his new 1200 5 days before we left and was still running it in. Lovely bike, bit big for me but it suits Mo. It's got 8 riding modes, but at times I think he got it stuck in 'driving miss daisy' mode!!

 
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: GavD on July 12, 2018, 06:22:50 PM
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Post by: GavD on July 12, 2018, 06:26:03 PM
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Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: Timbox2 on July 12, 2018, 08:15:47 PM
Nice pics , see you visited my Local (Steelhorse Cafe)
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: GavD on July 13, 2018, 04:05:28 PM
Great burger!
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: JayDub on July 14, 2018, 06:59:36 PM
Yup! otherwise a great run, thanks to the islanders for the invite  :thumbsup and threepot for his unique and vast knowledge of the best roads in Wales  :notworthy (not to mention his time, assistance and fag packet).
I didn't think a clutch pushrod seal could leak so profusely! - and in such a short space of time.  All sorted now, just waiting for a new oil pressure switch (don't know when that failed :icon_eek:)
Sorry I  missed the burger though... I've never seen three grown men run so fast from an oil leak  :icon_rolleyes:
Here's some more pics...
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: JayDub on July 14, 2018, 07:28:42 PM
Don't know if this will work:

http://www.dropbox.com/s/n5v8dmoj519t7p2/2018-07-06%2020.18.04.mp4?dl=0
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: threepot on July 14, 2018, 07:43:14 PM
John,the gasket was made from a piece of card paper you found. You also miraculously found a round plastic screwtop that was the same size as the piston in the clutch housing! And one of my cigarette filters,,extra slim i must add,filled the slot in the cover! And a little silicon sealant!😉😉
Did the job,as they say!
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: GavD on July 14, 2018, 08:35:57 PM
I've never seen three grown men run so fast from an oil leak  :icon_rolleyes:
In our defence, we did have a taxi waiting.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: Timbox2 on July 14, 2018, 09:09:23 PM
Don't know if this will work:

http://www.dropbox.com/s/n5v8dmoj519t7p2/2018-07-06%2020.18.04.mp4?dl=0

It does, pretty impressive that :thumbsup
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: JayDub on July 15, 2018, 08:36:24 AM
It is Tim, I have your phone # do you want a link via WhatsApp?
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: Timbox2 on July 16, 2018, 08:16:02 PM
It is Tim, I have your phone # do you want a link via WhatsApp?

Go on then
Title: Re: Wales visit
Post by: JayDub on July 16, 2018, 10:09:05 PM
My mistake, don't need WhatsApp.
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