Took the TL for a trundle

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Pip Luscher, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Pip Luscher

    Pip Luscher Guest

    This evening I discovered that all this wonderful 160mph superbike
    technology won't stop a bike getting a puncture.

    I also discovered that a colleague who notices a flat tyre and is
    prepared to hang around to help pump it up and also will then lend
    said pump for the journey home a wonderful chap to have around.

    Finally, if one has a puncture, it's also rather pleasing to recall
    that the tyre is at the end of its life anyway.

    The commute itself? well, either because the tyres were err, tired, or
    maybe because I've been riding the Guzzi exclusively the last few
    weeks, but TBH the TL felt rather ponderous and not very satisfying to
    ride. And yes, I did check the tyre pressures before I left in the

    I dunno, I do love the fact that it's a big reliable V-twin sportsbike
    and it's a just a little different, but I will be getting something
    smaller for trackdays soon, so maybe it's time to move on, but I'll
    wait for summer before I decide for sure.

    Ho hum.
    Pip Luscher, Feb 9, 2006
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  2. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Pip Luscher
    Oddly enough, me too.

    Seeing a nail is just *too* tempting. I've got to pull the fucker out.



    The wonder gloop I stuck in the tyre did sweet FA as well.

    Lucky the bike was back home in my garage when the temptation became too

    Wicked Uncle Nigel - There are few things in life more sinister than a
    public toilet with the lid closed.

    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Feb 9, 2006
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