Took the Duke to work today

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by The Older Gentleman, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. And gave it a damn good spanking.

    Now the Street Cripple has spoiled me. Power everywhere, smooth, sweet,
    rorty, goes like ****.

    And my beloved Duke now feels slow, crude, rattly, harsh and ancient.

    But ****, does it still make me grin :))
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 4, 2009
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    crn Guest

    TOG in second childhood shocker.
    Film at 11.
     
    crn, Nov 4, 2009
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  3. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, The Older
    I have to admit to turning the heated gloves on this morning.

    But only to 5. I'm not that nesh...
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 4, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    Heh. I'm commuting by bike at the moment.

    It's a bit crisp out there in the evenings now.

    Oh, i'm passing your neck of the woods on Fri evening if you're about.

    Cheers,

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Nov 4, 2009
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  5. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, zymurgy
    Should be. Call first, I may be seducing Mrs WUN. Or going for a curry.

    Or both.
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 4, 2009
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    Tim Guest

    Ahh that explains the "youthful" photo in Classic Bike then. There I was
    thinking it was vanity :)
     
    Tim, Nov 4, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    Ah, can't help with the 1st, but the 2nd has promise ;)

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Nov 4, 2009
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    antonye Guest

    You're a sly old dog and no mistake.
     
    antonye, Nov 4, 2009
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    'tis, isn't it? I'm thinking I need to put the second lining back in my
    HG suit.
     
    Simon Wilson, Nov 4, 2009
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    wessie Guest

    my new muffs & gaucho are lovely for warding off the elements. It riding in
    the dark that's alien to me.
     
    wessie, Nov 5, 2009
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    DozynSLeepy Guest

    Please, I'm still trying to convince myself I made the right decision in
    going for the ST4s. Desmodromic valves driven by several feet of timing
    belt certainly have a characteristic sound.
    Ah, the grin, yes, it's definitely a big grin and it definitely appears
    every ride ;-) .
     
    DozynSLeepy, Nov 5, 2009
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    antonye Guest

    I took the Hyper into town today. Pulled it out of the garage and
    it took a bit to start but was fine after that. It was a bit chilly,
    especially wearing thin jeans!
    I did notice that the clutch springs have gone rusty with the open
    cover. I'm sure they were stainless ones out of the old 748 clutch
    (replaced for the STM Evo slipper) but maybe not.
    And yes, the first wheelie of the day made me grin. As did the
    second. And the third. And, and, and... ;-)
     
    antonye, Nov 5, 2009
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  13. <Pained expression>

    It's an old archive shot they dug out. I didn't even know they were
    using it. And my family has lready taken the piss to the max.
     
    [email protected], Nov 5, 2009
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    Yeah, I'm not so keen on that bit either. Never have liked it. I'm ok
    with rain now I have decent gear.
     
    Simon Wilson, Nov 5, 2009
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    CT Guest

    I don't mind riding in rain.
    I don't mind riding when it's dark.
    I even don't mind riding when it's cold, much.

    But when it's cold, dark *and* raining, I use the car :eek:)
     
    CT, Nov 5, 2009
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    'Hog Guest

    Surely only Darsy would dip his knob in curry sauce before feeding to
    the SO
     
    'Hog, Nov 5, 2009
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    s/car/train/ and I'm with you[1].

    [1]into central London
     
    Simon Wilson, Nov 5, 2009
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    Tim Guest

    In message
    I think that's a *bite* then ;-)
     
    Tim, Nov 5, 2009
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  19. Buggroff.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 5, 2009
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    Tim Guest

    Yes sir, rightawaysir, which direction would sir like me to buggeroff
    in?
     
    Tim, Nov 5, 2009
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